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tomorrow night, this is the announcement. circuit news sara carter and john solomon, huge breaking news. if i am hilary or fake news, i will not be sleeping well tonight. see see you back here tomorrow night. steve hilton is up next. ♪ >> steve: good evening, everyone. i'm steve hilton and welcome to "fox news tonight." president traub held a wide-ranging press conference where he even revealed his preferred opponent in the 2020 election. >> i hope it will be around. is she going to run? i hope. >> steve: i think a lot of people hope that help. but first, another populist surge. at this time in austria, the right wing party making strong gains in the parliamentary election after they pledged to get tough on immigration. and the ongoing refugee crisis, the party that got the most votes, led by the 31-year-old sebastian kirk, one of the
youngest leaders in recent european history. the question is, when will the ruling elite get the message that people don't want open borders? joining us now from reaction, a powerful populist voice, monica crowley. literally the perfect person to talk about this. i remember when we first got talking. it was during the 2016 campaign. i got back from campaigning for brexit. you are one of the loan voices supporting donald trump but saying that the populist voice would prevail. immigration is one of the issues at the heart of that. what is your take on what happened in austria? >> i think there are a lot of visitors dividing the western democracies. right, left, liberal, conservative so on. it's the elite versus everybody else. about a year ago, there is an
extraordinary piece in "the wall street journal" -- the protected crowd versus the unprotected crowd. what we are seeing across the west end here in the united states, the election of donald trump. we are seeing the revolt of the unprotected crowd. the revolt of regular citizens looking for jobs. looking for security and looking for their nation's sovereignty. that's where the immigration crisis is really kicking into play with the assent of the nationalist and in these popular votes. people want their country. they want to preserve their nation's sovereignty. and their nation's culture and heritage and probably above all, moral law. >> steve: what is wrong with that? i remember years ago when i worked in politics in the u.k., a guy called michael howard, leader of the british conservative party. he ran an ad campaign which was on this topic.
he said it is not racist to want to control immigration. the elites keep coming back. the very sensible things that you said, they brand it as racist. i'm sure that's what's going to happen to this guy in austria. >> of course but he seems rather fearless. yourself included, it was trying to counter the leftist message but also the message of the globalist and the elite who do not want any part of these policies. keep in mind too, steve, the ruling class controls the media and all these western countries and the people are arriving in enough numbers to say no, we are rejecting this message, we want to restore our countries back to their foundational principles. whether it is in austria or the u.k. or the united states. >> steve: the other thing you see about this, the elites -- they are not actually affected by it.
it's not their jobs that are going away as a result of unlimited immigration. not they are wages that are going down or their neighborhoods that are under pressure. they don't live in those places where immigration really has an impact. with elite just try to crush any discussion. an approach that everyone is now rejecting. >> the mass migration that has come into western europe, there is a security element, a lot of women in german towns cannot go out after sundown because of fear of being raped, assaulted, et cetera. we saw over 70,000 migrants have come into that country in the last year or two years, mostly muslim. in germany, it's over a million. mostly muslim. what you have are the citizens of this country, these countries saying wait a minute, our cultures being subsumed?
our economies? we want to drive a stake into the ground and say wait, this has to stop. this is getting out of control. >> steve: you are right. i was seeing every report frome german government. the massive influx of new immigrants. very difficult to emigrate. you've seen a deep steep decli. i want to bring it back to america and to see how the populist rebellion plays into our politics here. looking ahead to the next election in 2020. the election of donald trump wa was -- what to think about the battle going on within the republican party? steve bannon, mitch mcconnell being his main target. how's that that going to play out? >> steve: know he's got multiple foils. >> he's got the mainstream press. the democratic party and
leadership, far left. and he's got the republican establishment on top of which mitch mcconnell sets. mitch mcconnell and to some extent paul ryan, i would say in the united states today we actually have a three party situation. we've got democrats, republicans, and then we got donald trump. what is happening out in the republican party, the reason donald trump became the nominee and was ultimately elected was he was able to maximize and exploit these extraordinary crosscurrents happening in the united states. when people say to me how can the republicans have elected donald trump? i said republicans did not elect donald trump, disaffected democrats and the ten key swing states helped elect donald trump. he is now presiding over a massive historic realignment. we haven't quite gotten a hint. >> steve: i heard newt gingrich, i think the world of him.
she said what bannon is doing is completely stupid. all you need to do is elect a few more republicans to pass the president's agenda but the republicans we've got, if it's the same old republicans, why should we think it's going to be any better? >> donald trump crushed 16 professional republicans, some had over $100 million. donald trump's whole message was i am here to smash the existing order. that includes the republican establishment as well. nobody quite has a handle on how this is going to play out. maybe including donald trump. he is writing the tiger we are seeing happening across the west. >> steve: we are by to be discussing it coming up. president trump is putting the swamp on notice. we will have a report on a major development in russian tim. we've got a huge pile of brian kilmeade's unused jokes to get through. there's not a lot of time to squeeze it all in but we are
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ed henry. what went down today? with mitch mcconnell, he hasn't been the most popular figure with the president as of late. >> good evening to you. it's interesting because the most important message the president said today was he was literally standing shoulder to do older with the senate majority leader. there's been frosty relations and instead, they got together and had lunch. they went to the rose garden and told the media in the world, look, we are going to work together on tax cuts and the rest of the trump agenda. interesting because the president at one point told reporters that they've never been closer than they are right now. that's interesting because of course, it comes weeks after the commander-in-chief said he was very disappointed in mcconnell and suggested he might even lose his job for repeatedly failing to repeal and replace obamacare after seven years of promises. this is the third consecutive week the president has had to deal with passing things up with
the key players. rex tillerson, a couple of weeks ago saying i'm still on board. last sunday it was john kelly saying i'm not going anywhere. the president tried to turn it on democrats say look, they've been obstructionists, that's his key problem on the hill. he dished out criticism to fellow republicans think some should be a themed of themselves for blocking repealing and replacing obamacare. most important for our viewers tonight, when they are going to get a tax break, it's interesting the the president and senator mcconnell said they want to see progress on tax cuts in the next couple of months. maybe it will get done next year instead of this year. listen. >> i would like very much to see it done this year. we will go a step further. if we get it done, great achievement. it took years for the regular administration to get taxes done. i've been here for nine months. >> the goal is to get it done this calendar year. it's important to remember that obama signed obamacare in march
of year two. obama signed don frank in the year two. the goal is to get it done by the end of the year. speak of the goal to get it done by the end of the the year. interesting. steve bannon, trying to pick out republican senators in the primary fights saying he will only endorse challengers who agree to vote against mcconnell being on at the republican leader. here's what mcconnell said, here's what bannon said the conservatives. >> this is not my war. this is our war. and the alt didn't start it. the establishment started it. it's a war against the g.o.p. establishment. >> the president praised bannon but said he would like to talk him out of having this war with some of these republican
senators have been helpful to the president and his agenda. mcconnell meanwhile trying to save his job, basically said look, look at the lesson from 2010 when they were antiestablishment key party candidates who won back republican primaries but were not strong enough to beat democrats in the general election. that's going to be an issue for the republican party moving forward to the 2018 midterms. >> steve: it's the swamp talk. you are right there in the thick of it. recently, one of the things that really got the president worked up about mitch mcconnell was when he made that remark about the president having excessive expectations about what could get done and how quickly. it's all very well for him to say that. i remember paul ryan sitting down with our own sean hannity quite a few months ago saying very clearly we are going to get repeal of obamacare done. we are going to get tax reform done and we are going to get infrastructure done. no one even talks about that anymore. all within 200 days.
paul ryan said that to sean hannity. i just see these people in congress say these things and frankly, i don't believe a word of it anymore. >> as i travel the country, i talked to republican voters who say look, we were told if you get a republican house, you will be able to repeal and replace obamacare. they did that. but obama is going to veto it anyway. you've got to have a republican senate. that's the key. they did that as well. and while coming i give going to get the veto from president obama. then they say you're going to get a republican in the white house. here they are, they seem stuck in the mud. what the president was dealing with today was dealing with the swamp. yes, he wants to challenge mcconnell and press him and say you've made all these promises. it's finally time to deliver. the president spends all his time beating up on mcconnell, he won't have anybody who is his cheerleader and point man getting anything done. he's trying to walk a fine
balance. real frustration for republican voters. get this stuff done already. >> steve: thank you very much. good to see you. it's bringing in our guest to talk about the dramatic news conference, aaron mcknight. white house correspondent for the independent journal review. and daniel halper, contributing editor for the washington free beacon. erin, i want to start with you. having heard from the president and mcconnell, what is their best guest about whether we are going to get the tax reform and the tax cuts that everyone is desperate for to get the economy going? never mind this year, if it ever going to happen? >> great question. i wish i knew the answer. it's impossible to know the answer. i don't think we're going to know if anything happening until it's actually signed. we don't know what president trump is going to do until the moment he does something. i would point out that secretary
steven mnuchin was on the air yesterday and said he believes that he could have a bill signed by the president by december but remember, he's been saying all along, he had said earlier this year. they keep on moving these goal post. i had heard back in march that the number of republican lobbyists in town felt very good about tax reform and that they were a lot further along on tax reform than they were on health care reform. look at what happened with the health care effort. i think mcconnell is right in pointing out that the obama administration did not get health care and did not get dodd-frank until the second year of his administration. that would suggest that republicans on capitol hill should make this a more involved, complex process like it was in 2009 and 2010. >> steve: what drives me crazy, you've got absolutely right in terms of their attitude. it's the attitude that is the problem. no sense of urgency.
dreaming about the schedule in the process they go to without realizing the people are desperate for a pay rise, for jobs. daniel. sorry for the rant. i want to get your take on one particular thing that mcconnell said. that frankly, really angered me. when he was talking about steve bannon's efforts to recruit republicans to against the incumbent in the senate, mitch mcconnell said the most important thing is winning and the way you would make is choosing the right candidate. what he didn't say was the way you win it's by actually doing things that help people in the real world. it felt to me that he's not even interested in the actual substance of getting things done for people. >> obviously there's a big problem with on capitol hill. it's a big problem. from president trump's point of view, there is basically avenues. you can either trash republicans
and say this action is not right, it's wrong. these people are signed on the process. we need to get rid of them or the people that have power in place right now and we need to work with them to try to get something done. doesn't fail, who knows what happens in 2018? that's what he's doing. that's every decision rather than going to war hoping that the next election will prove something that the last few elections despite it going republicans way, try to work with the people you have and hopefully get something passed even if it seems unlikely at this moment. >> steve: we've been hearing it for so long. erin, what you make of the argument that it doesn't matter when you have more republicans? as i was discussing earlier with monica, the real division between the establishment and the populist movement is more aligned with what president trump campaigned on. isn't steve bannon right that you need to get rid of these republicans and get proper
populace populists in? >> i know a lot of people are saying it was another crazy donald trump press conference but i think really he was trying to play peacemaker between mitch mcconnell and steve bannon, calling them both his great friend and saying very nicely he was going to try to talk steve bannon out of these challenges and the president are on the same page and they are fighting for the same thing. that it represents a real turn for donald trump, finally understand strategy. >> steve: last week, daniel. will the police and boats back of the week coming up with? i'm not sure, it depends on the results. i think there will be plenty of time for donald trump to go to war with republican establishment if they continue not to deliver. i do think it is worth a shot given that these are the people
here right now to try to get something done at this moment. >> steve: amen to that. that's all we want, something done. great to see you both. thank you for joining us. up next, an explosive 60 minutes report on the opioid epidemic and d.c. elite under fire. who's really fueling the opioid crisis? stay tuned. hope up up up ...isn't it time to let the real you shine through?
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right. frankly, the world pass a drug problem. growth of the drug problem. we have been going to do something about it. >> steve: president trump said the federal government was going to do more to crack down on the opioid epidemic. >> this is an industry that allowed millions and millions of drugs to go into bad pharmacies and doctors offices, that distribute them out to people that had no legitimate need for those drugs. >> steve: we got that wrong way around, that was not president trump but big pharma on the dash take a look >> for most of the last century, in a terrible that opioids can cause meant that they were shunned of the treatment for pain but that all changed in the 1990s. a public relations effort to make opioids acceptable. part of it was run by a
nonprofit, the american pain foundation. sounds nice, right? nonprofit focused on reducing pain. except that the organization was basically a front for big pharma. it received 90% of its funding from medical companies. some of their board members had financial ties to drugmakers and the health swamp is like no other. it's literally killing people while enriching those to play the game. >> steve: joining us now to analyze, john wolf, a former drug czar under george w. bush. and a senior editor, jacob sullivan. i wanted to start with you because there's so much to unpack. one of the issues is whether tom moreno who has been nominated for your old job should continue in that process, given his support for legislation which
many are alleging completely undermined the fight against the opioid epidemic. you think he's the right man for the job? >> there will be certainly more careful scrutiny. some allegations that will trouble people. i think the president indicated that today. >> steve: what you think about the wider issue about specifically this legislation? it's interesting that one of the other sponsors, marsha blackburn who was all for it last year is coming out with a statement today saying there are unintended consequences and maybe we should look at reversing it. what you think of the impact this particular bill has had? >> it's a little early to tell. your early report is absolutely right. there was a gigantic failure by medicine, industry and by others. when i was in office in 2006, big pharma was charged with criminal charges in $600 million
fines. this is tip of the iceberg. this was a kind of juggernaut, that we should have unlimited access to the very powerful and addictive substances and now people are dying. this goes back to the obama administration, the obama justice department as well. what's killing people today, still too many misused prescription drugs but also the key was fentanyl coming from criminals in mexico and china. right now, we are trying to rebuild the capacity to enforce the drug laws which president obama crippled. >> steve: jacob, i know that there is an argument you can make for the liberalization of the drug lords, but what do you say to what is really at the heart of this? whatever the situation is now, that has become so criminalized? this whole opioid epidemic was created by the pharmaceutical
industry. the same industry that funds all these people in congress that are making it easier for them to do this. >> it's a bit more complicated than that. >> steve: is not that much more complicated because -- releasing oxycodone in 1996, saying the problems about opioids were nothing to be proud about. they had to pay $600 million in fines because of their lives. >> there's a real issue having to do with the inevitable conflict between drug control and pain control. this is a real issue. not invented by the pharmaceutical industry. you have lots of americans suffering from pain needlessly because they cannot get access to drugs that would relieve the pain and whenever the government cracks down on nonmedical use. yes, it affects nonmedical use to some extent and i would argue for the worst. pushing people into the black market where the dangers are
much greater. it also affects bona fide patients. pain cannot be objectively verified, if you are encouraging doctors to be at the margin and more suspicious, you will have people ending up being cut off from the treatment they need in order to make their lives livable. look at the comments at the end of the cbs news story. about the marino bill and you will see complaints from a bunch of different chronic pain patients that say it's gotten much harder if not impossible to get the drugs they need. in fact, some of them are driven to the black market as well. that does not improve the situation, to have a crackdown which actually makes drug use more dangerous, makes the doses were protectable. if the problem that john walters menton, fentanyl spiking. >> steve: i don't understand -- look. given that we have this crisis of addiction, what would you do about it? >> the key thing to do at this
point is asked why are people dying? a very interesting thing has happened in recent years, that use of prescription opioids, leveling off or going down and death continues to climb. heroin, the number of deaths have gone up much more dramatically. now even heroin usage is tapering off and still death is happening. why is that? they are mixing it heroin or rather opioids with other depressants. how do we get at that issue and how do we get ways to discourage people from using these dangerous mixes of drugs? it's a very common element. what do you do when someone overdoses? having wider access which can save people's lives, i think we should go further and explore supervised injection facilities for people can take these drugs, they bring their own drugs but take them under medical supervision so if something goes wrong, they can be saved
sometimes. >> steve: i'm sorry to cut you off, i just want -- i appreciate that and those very specific points. a quick final word from john on that. do you think that more liberal approach is the right way to go? just very quickly? >> james answer is more drugs. the reason they want more drugs, we are living with the legacy of the obama administration, barack obama and joe biden and eric holder and the entire effort to suppress this. it's the wrong policy. you can see it more graphically demonstrated in the over 50,000 deaths a year to date from drug overdoses and use is expanding. they've handed this message to president trump. he has a very tough job. the first thing to deal with is cut up the supply and cut off the people who are perpetrating this crime on mass murder against americans. >> steve: thank you, john. i do appreciate that. i think a lot of people would agree with you about that.
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desertion. you probably know, he spent five years intel captivity until 2015. president obama traded five taliban commanders for his release. watch this. >> i can't comment on bowe bergdahl because as you know, i guess he's doing something today as we know and they are setting up sentencing. i think people have heard my comments in the past. 25 years ago, 50 years ago, you do what he did, it goes quickly. right? it's called "you are dead." >> steve: [laughs] we certainly did hear his comments in the past. we are hearing from sergeant bergdahl himself with some footage from bergdahl shot last year. >> i guess i will go back to kangaroo courts and lynch mobs. they got what they wanted.
the people, just shoot them. you could never convince those people. >> steve: is the only person you really want to hear from on this topic, kimberly guilfoyle who's been following this right from the beginning. >> thank you for bringing that up. and the accurate introduction. this is a fascinating case, as a former prosecutor in los angeles, san francisco. i monitored this case for three years. there is nothing where he was railroaded into doing something. he has the options to be able to take this to a trial and he chose not to. instead, to have in front of a military judge in the military judge heard different pieces of motions, evidence, et cetera and of time and ruled things that could come in like people that were injured, looking for bowe bergdahl. all of that was going to be admissible. he was getting tells along the way that showed what the judge
thought of this case. thought of his behavior. he's gone ahead, desertion is five years in the misconduct for the enemy. he could get a life topped on that case. life with out possibility. the question people are saying it's okay, he pled guilty to this. what happened was reprehensible but what is the proper amount of punishment that should meet the crime because this is someone who was held in captivity for five years with the taliban and by his own admission, he said it was horrible terms and he tried to escape jail from 15 times but don't tell that to the people he endangered and entered that were trying to save him. there are a lot of other options if you are dissatisfied with the people you're working with. we don't feel things are being handled properly. for me, i believe that there is proper sentence, he should do some time, besides being stripped of his pay and
dishonorable discharge. it's terrific what you did, i think president obama made a very bad deal just like you did with the iran deal. yes, it's a pattern of bad choices. president trump having to come in and clean it up. five very dangerous taliban prisoners, high-value targets, the military targeted. where are they today, steve? missing. they cannot be accounted for. they were supposed to be under home detention in qatar and somehow, someway due to our relationship with qatar right now, we don't know where they are and we know they tried to reengage to become radicalized and engaged in jihadist behavior. >> steve: just get kimberly, i knew it. press play and you know the whole story. one thing, to get your take on. what she would make of this in terms of the administration's response where they handled this and the things they said about bergdahl at the time? >> great question.
well, the administration. they did a whole welcome, the rose garden. do you have bowe bergdahl's father there. he was speaking. the whole thing. people think what's going on with the situation, right? the comments they were making. bowe bergdahl says i wasn't able to get a fair trial because of the presidents comments. the court ruled that that cannot come in as evidence, what president trump -- canada trump at the time said. but not wanting to undo the influence of proceedings, sentencing is pending. he took the high ground. we haven't seen any more tweets about it and no public statements or utterances. job well done. >> steve: i agree with that but the stuff that they said, they haven't gone back and cleaned it up. >> they are not going to. >> steve: one more reason why people are so fed up with politicians. they just move on and people
forget. >> the lips are moving and they are lying. that's right. they tried to exonerate him from the beginning and throw a welcome party. now the truth and justice has prevailed. >> steve: so happy to see you here. >> same with you. >> steve: wyatt president trump was begging for hillary clinton to run in 2020. stay with us. researchers of technologies that one day, you will. some call them the best of the best. some call them veterans. we call them our team.
>> steve: all right, president trump is having some fun at hillary clinton's expense. the president reacted to her support to nfl players protesting the national anthem and whether she could yet again be his opponent in 2020. >> i hope hillary runs. is she going to run? i hope. hillary, please run again. please run again. >> steve: joining us now with reaction, so great to see you. when i watched hillary clinton's concession speech back in november, i remember thinking at the time you know what? she's not done. she's not through with politics. she was very gracious as people noted at the time. i had a very strong sense she was going to keep going. what is she doing with all the intervention she's making?
if she's not running, what is she doing? >> i don't think it's likely that she's running but she's very focused on trying to figure out what her legacy will be. what will she be remembered for? it's her last major public act running for president and losing to donald trump, that's probably not the things she wants to be most remembered for. i think continuing to wait and publicly on the issues of the day is her way of saying look, i've still got this microphone and a point to use as much as possible while i still have it. >> steve: i know certainly -- let's state the obvious. people who support donald trump don't particularly appreciate her weighing in on a daily basis. what about democrats? do they find it helpful? >> one president trump today said he hopes president trump runs again, he's poking a finger into an open wound of the
democratic party. i don't think democrats have yet -- have made peace with or come to terms with as her book said, "what happened?" , it's something that has created division in the party and as long as hillary clinton has the microphone, it is harder for younger leaders in the party to step up. i do focus groups all the time. i will ask people, who do you view as the rising leaders? it is hard to get people to name rising leaders in the democratic party. they will say well, nancy pelosi -- you've got hillary clinton. there aren't new names. look, i don't want to be in a position where i am saying anyone, including and maybe especially a woman should not talk or use their views. i get it. if you are a democrat and you are looking at your party's future and you want to figure out how to i get more attention on our rising stars rather than continuing to relitigate battles over the past, the more that hillary clinton is out and is the public face of the
opposition, the resistance, the less easy it is for the party to move on. >> steve: very wise words as we expected from you. the democrats should listen. i don't expect they will. and thank you so much for being with us tonight. when we come back, the fbi says it has uncovered dozens of pages on the infamous bill clinton-loretta lynch tarmac meeting, despite the many denials that it had no meaning at all. don't go away. ♪ hey grandpa. hey, kid. really good to see you. you too. you tell grandma you were going fishing again? maybe.
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it feels like it gets murkier and murkier. you have been a valiant crusader on this topic. tell us what we should make of it. >> we filed two lawsuits for records about the meeting because we couldn't get a response from either the dress is department or the fbi. in the justice department in august gave us some documents and they show that the justice department officials were talking to the fbi about the clinton-lunch tarmac meeting, unsurprisingly. what was surprising was, the fbi told them previously in another lawsuit that they didn't have any of these records. you know, i just don't believe given the high level nature of the communications with the fbi, that senior officials there were telling the truth to judicial watch when they told us they didn't have any records. we expect the fbi to investigate coverups, not be implicated in them. and that is a circumstance here. >> steve: how should this
affect our understanding of some of these big arguments we have been following? the hillary clinton email thing? the james comey firing? notices new information change our thinking about this? speak of a general concern is te investigation, as it were, of mrs. clinton's email practices, was biased to help mrs. clinton, both by the justice department and the fbi. the most vivid illustration of that was the attorney general of the united states at the time, loretta lynch, meeting with a witness and maybe the target in a fair world, bill clinton, a week before they were supposed to be interviewing hillary clinton on the email matter. mrs. lynch, she admitted that the meeting cast a cloud over the investigation. a meeting which we would not have known about before a reporter figured out in phoenix,
arizona, . it lends further credibility to the facts, or the concern, that there was something out there, the investigation about hillary clinton was rigged by the justice department and the fbi. why play games with basic documents requests like the one "judicial watch" has asked for? >> steve: what is the next move he missed story? >> they need till november 30th to review 30 pages of information to make sure there is nothing they want to withhold from us. the test now is whether the fbi will give us records or give us records that are heavily redacted and make them useless. i would think that the director of the fbi, mr. christopher wray, the appointee of president trump, will want to take a look at how the fbi handled this freedom of information act request, personally make sure that the american people finally get some honest disclosures from his
agency because, frankly, the credibility of the fbi has been further damaged by the way it it has handled this basic request for information about the clinton-lynch tarmac meeting on the cover up. >> steve: you are so right about the damage to the reputation. i feel like it is never going to be cleaned up unless they produce a full accounting of what went on. rather than having it extracted by your valiant efforts. >> the problem for the fbi, why should we believe they only have 30 pages of records? where did they search? why did they miss it the first time they allegedly search for records? this reminds me of the clinton emails scandal all over again. we were told they did not have information. it was the "judicial watch" investigation. now we are facing the same thing. >> steve: the same thing all over again. i agree. thank you so much for joining us and what you are doing. thank you for joining us tonight. that's all from "fox news tonight." if they left me, i'll be back
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