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Karl Rove: 'Strong likelihood' Trump will be convicted in Senate if Giuliani defends him

Republican strategist Karl Rove on Sunday predicted that President Donald Trump would likely be convicted in his upcoming Senate trial if he allows attorney Rudy Giuliani to orchestrate his defense.

"Normally we'd say not much chance [of conviction]," Rove explained to Fox News host Chris Wallace. "But [Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's] statement is a sign that every Republican senator needs to take this seriously."

"And I think it's all going to boil down to what's the president's defense?" he continued. "Rudy Giuliani charted a very bad course for the president in the morning papers when he suggested that the argument was going to be, well, there couldn't have been incitement because all the charges of widespread voter fraud are true."

Rove insisted that the charges of voter fraud "have been rejected by over 50 courts with judges appointed by President Trump, President Obama, President Bush, President Clinton and I think even one Reagan justice."

"So if it's the Rudy Giuliani defense, there's a strong likelihood that more than 17 Republicans will [vote for conviction]," Rove said, "because essentially that argument is, this was justified, the attack on the Capitol and the attempt to end the congressional hearing on certifying the election was justified because all these charges are true. And frankly, they aren't."

"I think it really boils down to what's the defense that the president is going to make," he concluded. "And if it's Rudy Giuliani's defense, I think it raises the likelihood of more than 17 Republicans voting for conviction."

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QAnon congresswoman faces calls for arrest after live-tweeting Nancy Pelosi's location to rioters

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), a gun-toting supporter of the QAnon movement, is facing backlash after she was accused of live-tweeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) location during the attack on Capitol Hill last week.

Boebert shared the tweet soon after President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol with deadly results.

"The Speaker has been removed from the chambers," Boebert wrote.

"Today is 1776," she declared in another tweet.

Twitter users responded by calling for the freshman representative to be jailed and removed from Congress.

"@FBIWFO please arrest @laurenboabert for aiding and abetting those who were hunting down @SpeakerPelosi on Jan, 6th by tweeting the Speaker's whereabouts," one person responded. "She's 5ft tall, 100 pounds and carries a Glock (and won't stop telling everyone)."

"@SpeakerPelosi you need to have her removed with every fight that you have. This is nothing short of an attempt on your life," another Twitter user agreed.

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Jim Jordan seeks 'unity' after trying to overturn election: Impeachment is 'not healthy for the nation'

After trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Sunday argued that impeaching President Donald Trump for inciting a riot is "not healthy for the nation."

Jordan, who had officially objected to the results of the Electoral College, repeatedly insisted during a Fox News interview that now is the time to unify the country.

"What happened [with the riot] Wednesday is wrong, it's as wrong as wrong can be," Jordan said. "But I hope the Democrats don't go down this road [with impeachment], we don't know they're going to. Let's hope that they do not do that."

"Now the Democrats are going to try to remove the president from office just seven days before he's set to leave anyway," he continued. "I do not see how that unifies the country."

Jordan pleaded with President-elect Joe Biden to give a speech defending Trump.

"Let's bring the country together and move forward, and return to being this America, the greatest nation ever," he remarked. "That's where we need to focus."

"For the good of the country, I think it makes sense for Vice President Biden to do that," the Ohio Republican said. "I think [impeachment has] real constitutional problems but most importantly, it's not healthy for the nation."

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Trey Gowdy rattles Fox News host by saying Trump incited riot: 'Did you listen to the president's speech?'

Former U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) seemed to catch Fox News host Sandra Smith off guard on Thursday after he blamed President Donald Trump for a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

"I worked there for eight years, Sandra," Gowdy explained. "I never thought I would see Americans assaulting law enforcement officers, trying to break in to the people's House. Prosecute every damn one of them to the fullest extent of the law."

Smith wondered if more needs to be done to "secure the nation's Capitol."

"How could this happen?" she asked.

"You know, Sandra, I'm not a blame the police first person," Gowdy insisted. "I don't know how reasonably foreseeable it should be for cops, that tens of thousands are going to be told to go fight, that an election was stolen from them, to go fight, to blame Mike Pence, to blame Tommy Cotton and Ken Buck."

Smith interrupted with a disingenuous question: "Who is they? Who told them to do that?"

"Did you listen to the president's speech yesterday?" Gowdy challenged her.

"I did," Smith admitted.

"Then you tell me," Gowdy shot back. "What said that? Who said go fight? Who blamed Mike Pence? Who blamed Republicans? Who said the election was stolen?"

"Are you suggesting the president wanted them to do this, to scale the walls and invade the Capitol?" Smith pressed.

"Among my many limitations, Sandra, I can't tell you what was on the president's mind," Gowdy pointed out. "I can tell you that he said, let's march together to the Capitol. I don't think he marched with them. So I don't blame the cops when tens of thousands of people were told an election was stolen from them and then they decide to scale the walls of the people's House. I don't blame the cops for that! I blame the people who did it."

Smith concluded by asking Gowdy if Trump has a place in the future of Republican Party.

"I don't know," Gowdy shrugged. "If you want to ask me a really tough question. Ask me what the Republican Party stands for. It used to be law and order. It used to be things that I could rattle off for you. I'm not real sure anymore."

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'We've never seen anything like this': Chris Wallace unloads on GOP for Electoral College challenge

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Wednesday blasted a plan by some Republican lawmakers to vote to object to the results of the 2020 election.

During an appearance on Fox News, Wallace explained why the Republican plan is more offensive than when Democrats objected to then-President George W. Bush's re-election in 2005.

"I think that the point that needs to be made is how extraordinary this is," the Fox News host said. "We have never seen what we're going to see today. People point back to 2005 when George W. Bush beat John Kerry and a congresswoman from Ohio and Sen. Barbara Boxer of California both objected and both sides went into their separate chambers to debate for two hours about the vote in Ohio."

"The difference is that John Kerry, the failing candidate then, had already conceded and, in fact, he was very much discouraging and disavowing Barbara Boxer's effort to hold this objection," he continued. "And in fact, when it got to the Senate, she lost by a vote of 74 to 1."

Wallace pointed out that around 100 Republican lawmakers were expected to object on Wednesday.

"You've got the sitting Republican president who's going to be making a speech in a few minutes saying the election was stolen from him," the Fox News host noted. "We have never, ever seen anything like this."

According to Wallace, Jan. 6 is "usually the day when people in our Democracy behave well."

"Usually this is the point when everybody comes together," he remarked. "Losing hurts but they sit there and say for the greater good country and in keeping with our democracy and our Constitution, we're going to recognize that the person who got the most electoral votes won the election."

"And the fact that that's not going to happen today is kind of sad," Wallace added.

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Fox News host claims Blacks were 'captured' and blames 'African-American culture' after Georgia runoffs

Fox News host Rachel Campos-Duffy on Wednesday reacted to potential Republican losses in the Georgia runoff races by blaming Black people who she said had been "captured" by Democrats.

The morning after the Tuesday runoffs, Fox News host Sandra Smith spoke to Campos-Duffy about the results.

"You're analysis is very important this morning," Smith said. "You and your husband, Sean Duffy, are very strong voices in the Republican Party. You see what's happening, you just watched what's happening down in Georgia."

"I think there are limits to what [Republican] politics can do," Campos-Duffy replied. "I believe culture is more important, that elections are lagging indicators of what is happening in the culture. And let's be very clear, we have been under a multi-generational, very patient, very potent indoctrination program by the left."

"And they have captured so many aspects of American life," she continued. "From media, social media, big tech, corporate America, all the way down -- you know, our education system, not just our universities, but all the way down into, you know, our elementary schools."

Campos-Duffy then opined on the Black community.

"The African-American vote was very important in this vote," she said. "It really is what won the day."

"And the African-American culture has been captured by the left," the pundit added, "whether it's sports, media, their leaders. I mean, to the point where you have a pastor -- a pastor, a Christian pastor -- who unabashedly announces that he is pro-abortion."

Campos-Duffy claimed that the state of African-American politics "is a very serious problem."

"Make no mistake, Sandra, last night on the ballot, socialism was on the ticket and socialism won," she remarked. "And if socialism can win in deep-South Georgia, socialism can win anywhere!"

"This is a massive wakeup call to conservatives, to Republicans, that it is -- we're going to lose our country and our values if we don't engage in this culture war," Campos-Duffy insisted. "Our ideas are not passed on in the bloodstream to our children, they are taught."

She revealed that she was "trying not to be too dramatic about this."

"But I really do think that so much is at stake," she concluded. "The African-American vote was so important. As I mentioned before, they were captured. As you look at this Hispanic vote, not as susceptible to socialism."

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'The entire society is rigged': Fox News host throws tantrum after failed election challenges

Fox News host Will Cain on Monday claimed that the "entire society is rigged" against people who support President Donald Trump.

During a segment about GOP lawmakers who plan to challenge the Electoral College results, Cain claimed that "Republicans can be forgiven for their skepticism" about the election.

"Because whether or not an election was rigged, it certainly feels like society is rigged right now," Cain opined. "From the complete squelching of dissent on college campuses, inside the media institutions, to being lied [to] about the Hunter Biden story, to watching President Trump impeached, every step of the way watching President Trump undermined, his legitimacy questioned."

He continued: "When you deal with that, not just for four years, but decades, you start to think, if not an election, the entire society is rigged against people who hold my values."

Co-host Pete Hegseth agreed.

"The more you're told not to question, the more you're told not to challenge, the more you start to feel like something's not right here," he said.

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Raffensperger battles Fox News host on Trump tape: 'I don’t understand how truth would jeopardize the country'

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger tangled with Fox News host Sandra Smith after she accused him of putting the country in "jeopardy" by releasing a contentious telephone call with President Donald Trump, who pressured him to overturn the election.

During the interview on Fox News, Smith repeatedly badgered the Georgia official about his past statements suggesting that absentee ballots are not secure. Raffensperger pointed out that he is following the law by permitting the use of drop boxes and mail-in voting.

Smith then went after him over the Trump telephone call, which created a firestorm of criticism for the president when it was released.

"It sounds to the casual observer that you are getting very political in nature," Smith said. "It appears to be an attack on the president. I'll ask you about the leaked phone call now that you had with the president that you have gone on the record with one of my colleagues saying you thought it was important to leak that phone call."

"Others might say that was a phone call with the president of the United States," she continued. "His team is pushing back saying that was a confidential phone call. Why did you decide to leak that?"

"It wasn't a confidential conversation," Raffensperger objected. "It was a phone call that I didn't really know what the outline of the meeting was. There was not preset meeting with lawyer to lawyer but we did have our attorney on there since the Trump campaign has sued the governor of Georgia."

The Secretary of State noted that it was Trump who had first divulged the call on Twitter.

"He stated what his positions were and they weren't factually supported," Raffensperger explained. "I corrected him on the phone call on Saturday and obviously last night he said the same pieces of disinformation."

Smith interrupted: "Sir, you have gone on record and said you believe your numbers will be supported in the court of law. So why did you go the avenue of leaking a phone call with the president. Don't you worry about the precedent that that sets?"

Raffensperger again pointed out that Trump initially made the call public.

"He has 80 million Twitter followers and I understand the power he has behind him," he observed. "We have 40,000. I get all that. But he's continued to be misled or he continues, he doesn't want to believe in facts."

Smith cut him off again: "The question is why not let it play out in court? Why put into jeopardy, you know, our country by leaking a phone call of that nature and not just let your numbers and your facts play out in the court of law?"

"I don't understand how truth would ever jeopardize the country," Raffensperger replied. "We're standing on the facts, we're standing on the truth. And so we have the numbers here. You want to come over here to our office, come on by."

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Fox News host rips 'outrageous' GOP Electoral College plot: 'It's a very dangerous precedent'

Fox News host Jedidiah Bila on Sunday criticized Republicans who want to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's victory by officially objecting to the results of the Electoral College.

"I actually find it really outrageous," Bila explained to Fox News host Howard Kurtz. "And the reason is that if you look at what's gone on here, I think the media has actually been pretty fair, particularly the news divisions."

"This has gone through the courts," she continued. "Sixty cases have been brought to the courts, oftentimes widespread voter fraud has not even been alleged in court because there simply isn't evidence to support that. If you look at the evidence that has been shown, it does not support that."

Bila added: "There's nothing that supports that this was rigged or stolen. And I think it's a very dangerous precedent. Elections have consequences that I think you have to accept."

The Fox News host reminded viewers that President Donald Trump's own government had said that the 2020 election was the most secure in history.

"It's not just me saying that," she said. "That's what the evidence supports, that this was a secure election. You don't want people to feel that they can just say on a whim, 'Well, it wasn't secure,' based on really nothing and try to overturn the will of the people."

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Karl Rove goes off on Sidney Powell: 'Any idiot with access to Google' can debunk her lawsuits

Fox News contributor Karl Rove on Tuesday lashed out at Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell over what he called "idiot" ideas about the 2020 election.

During an appearance on Fox News, Rove excoriated Flynn for suggesting that President Donald Trump declare martial law to overturn the results of the election.

"Talk about an idiotic idea," Rove told Fox News host John Roberts. "There's no ability for any president to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1803, claiming that the issue has got to do with the hubbub around the election. No president would have the authority to do that."

"General Flynn may have served honorably in the military, but he is sure is heck not a constitutional law scholar," he added. "And when it comes to giving good advice to the president about politics, he's at the bottom of the list in my opinion."

Rove also had tough criticism of Powell, an attorney who has represented Flynn and has filed lawsuits to challenge the results of the 2020 election.

"Ms. Powell has peddled theories that have little basis in fact," he explained. "The idea that Hugo Chavez from the grave was somehow involved in stealing this year's election."

Rove pointed out that Powell's "expert" witnesses had been repeatedly humiliated in court.

According to the Fox News contributor, "any idiot with access to Google and the county election returns" could debunk Powell's claims.

"What she has done to sort of throw mud on the president through her antics is unbelievable," Rove lamented. "The president has been so ill-served by this crowd and she's chief among them."

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