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Developing now, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019
KAMALA HARRIS IS COMING AFTER YOUR HEALTH PLAN: Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., raised eyebrows Monday at a town hall when she vowed to eliminate all private health care insurance for approximately 150 million Americans if she is elected president … Asked by CNN host Jake Tapper if people who like their current health care insurance could keep it under her “Medicare for All” plan, Harris, D-Calif., indicated they could not — but that, in turn, they would experience health care without any delays. Her statements appeared to be a full-throated call for single-payer health insurance, as opposed to merely expanding Medicare, and a dramatic embrace of the kind of proposals advocated by Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders.
ROGER STONE: MUELLER WANTS TO SILENCE ME – In an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, embattled former Trump adviser Roger Stone said Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment was meant to silence him for his support of President Trump … Stone also believes Mueller’s indictment was part of larger plan to charge both Trump and Vice President pence with Russian collusion and get them out of office. ““Look, I honestly believe that they’re going to try to charge the president and the vice president with some hopped-up frame of Russian collusion,” Stone said Monday night on “Hannity.” “That way they can make [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi president. She can make Hillary Clinton vice president and then step aside. It’s a nightmare but I think that’s what they have in mind.”
Stone’s allegations come as Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker announced Mueller’s Russia investigation is “close to being completed.” Stone was taken into custody last Friday and indicted on charges of obstruction, making false statements and witness tampering. He will be arraigned on Tuesday.
BOLTON’S NOTES CAUSE STIR: National Security Adviser John Bolton may have inadvertently revealed a potential next move by the Trump administration in the Venezuela crisis when photographers captured a note on a legal pad that read: “5,000 troops to Colombia”… Bolton was holding the legal pad in full view of the White House press corps while he and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the imposition of sanctions on Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PDVSA, a move aimed at increasing the pressure on disputed president Nicolas Maduro to step aside in favor of opposition leader Juan Guaido.
Sources tell Fox News that the White House is considering pre-positioning U.S. forces in Venezuela’s western neighbor in case they are needed. However, the sources said that no such move is imminent. The National Security Council declined to comment on the note, while the Pentagon referred questions to Bolton.
DOJ CHARGES CHINESE TECH GIANT WITH FRAUD: China’s government is calling on Washington to “stop the unreasonable crackdown” on Huawei after the Justice Department on Monday charged the tech giant with 13 felonies, including fraud … The 13-count indictment against Huawei, the world’s biggest supplier of network gear used by phone and internet companies, was unsealed Monday in New York. It charged Huawei, two of its affiliates and a top executive at the company, Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Canada last month and is facing extradition to the U.S. A formal extradition request is expected to be filed by Tuesday, according to acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.
The charges include bank fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. A separate case filed in Washington state charges Huawei with stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile. The indictments come as as trade talks between China and the U.S. are scheduled for this week.
FIVE POLICE OFFICERS ON THE MEND: Five Houston police officers were shot Monday while serving a search warrant at the home of suspected drug dealers … Two suspects were shot and killed in the exchange with police. Two officers remain in critical condition at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston with gunshot wounds to the neck. Two other officers remain hospitalized in good condition. The fifth officer was released Monday night after being treated for a gunshot wound to the shoulder, officials tweeted.
‘THIS IS WHAT PUTIN DOES’ – “The CNN camera [at the scene of the arrest] is going to serve Roger Stone better than the Mueller team. Look what we were able to witness.” – Michael Caputo, former Trump campaign adviser and longtime associate of Roger Stone , on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” arguing that Robert Mueller’s raid of Stone’s home was a show of force reminiscent of Russia’s tactics. WATCH
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On Fox News:
Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: Special guests include: Former N.J. Gov. Chris Christie on his new book, “Let Me Finish”; Jason Chaffetz, Fox News contributor and former Utah congressman.
Your World with Neil Cavuto, 4 p.m. ET: Special guests include House Minority Whip Steve Scalise.
Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8 p.m. ET: Tentative guests include: Joe Lieberman, former U.S. senator; Tammy Bruce, Fox News contributor and president of Independent Women’s Voice.
Hannity, 9 p.m. ET: Gregg Jarrett, Fox News legal analyst; Jesse Watters, co-host of “the Five”; Jessica Tarlov, Fox News contributor; Michael Goodwin, New York Post columnist; Monica Crowley, Fox News contributor.
Fox News @ Night, 11 p.m. ET: Kris Kobach, former Kansas secretary of state.
On Fox Business:
Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: Special guests include: Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury Secretary; Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO; Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council under President Trump; House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy; U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich.; Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform; Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union.
Varney & Co., 9 a.m. ET: Steve Hilton, host of “The Next Revolution.”
Kennedy, 9 p.m. ET: Kmele Foster, co-host of “The Fifth Column” podcast; Matt Welch, editor at large of Reason.
On Fox News Radio:
The Fox News Rundown podcast: The House Armed Services Committee is holding a hearing on Tuesday to take a closer look at the ongoing deployment of the U.S. military at the southern border. U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and he discusses what to expect from the hearing. Presidential historian Doug Wead weigh in on the first of its kind conflict between President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the initial standoff in this year’s State of the Union address. Plus, commentary by Dr. Marc Siegel, Fox News medical correspondent.
The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: Former N.J. Gov. Chris Christie for a full hour. Lee Smith, media columnist for Tablet magazine, on his recent op-ed, “What if the FBI had probed Obama?” U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and former U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., on the latest on the immigration battle in Washington and the political unrest in Venezuela; Chris Stirewalt, Fox News digital politics editor, on President Trump’s upcoming State of the Union address and the latest 2020 presidential race news.
2002: In his first State of the Union address, President George W. Bush says terrorists are still threatening America — and he warns of “an axis of evil” consisting of North Korea, Iran and Iraq.
1998: A bomb rocks an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala., killing security guard Robert Sanderson and critically injuring nurse Emily Lyons. (The bomber, Eric Rudolph, would not be captured until May 2003. He is serving a life sentence.)
1936: The first inductees of baseball’s Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, are named in Cooperstown, N.Y.
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