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>> time for ingram's and buck, first from thomas asking why there has been low little coverage of at&t's complicity in congressman schiff's latest power grab, they've not made public comments, good question and when we will be pursuing in the coming days and weeks, they are not legally allocated to turn over the phone records, that is my clear understanding. i do not believe there is a subpoena involved. didn't keep saying no one is above the law, does that include immigrants who enter our country illegally? just asking, you are so clever. of course it doesn't, doesn't work with their narrative. send me your thoughts, keep them short. shannon bream and the fox news at 19, take it from here. >> word of the day, thank you. tonight in new york we begin with a fox news alert, democrats impeachment push goes primetime, judiciary committee debating articles of impeachment against donald trump just minutes ago, they are wrapping up, top republican on the committee congressman doug collins joins us live. the doj inspector general live to explain his findings saying
no one should consider themselves vindicated if they were connected to this, his detailed report outlining 17 specific instances the fbi made significant errors, he understands people have a hard time shocking that up purely to incompetence. let's go to trace gallagher to kick off the latest on the impeachment markup. >> the markup session in the house judiciary committee allows two things, giving the committee 5 minutes to make opening statements. and it offers lawmakers a chance to shape the final version of the articles of impeachment which in this case is a partisan proceeding as evidenced by these remarks from committee chair and ranking member. >> one indisputable truth has emerged, if we do not respond to donald trump's abuses of power the abuses will continue. >> the only abuse of power is the majority raising the fastest they have ever had, the clock in the counter determining what impeachment looks like. that is abuse of power.
>> the markup could happen to our and the vote could happen next week although the totals are influx. some centrist democrats in districts donald trump won are pushing for centuries to impeachment. even michigan democratic representative lisa slotken who called for impeachment hearings is now undecided and she acknowledges pressure in her swing district. >> phones are ringing off the hook. we can't pick up the phone fast enough and it is people on both sides, strongly against and strongly for and i assume that will persist. >> reporter: house members lashing out at moderates calling censure own headed and one of the dumbest ideas. alexandria ocasio cortez calls a slap on the wrist, i have 15-year-olds in my district who gets into rikers island because they a jump a turnstile and can't afford to dollars and
$.75. that would be news to prison officials. impeachment is the talk of the town but there is very little talk about the house canada agreement or usmc a which is being touted as a win for nancy pelosi but also a victory for donald trump which means democratic senators running for the white house would not touch it with a 10 foot monmouth poll which shows public opinion on impeachment has not budged. shannon: thank you. blistering testimony from the justice department watchdog, michael norwood, the inspector general decried what he called the failure of the entire chain of command in the fbi russia probe. here's mike emanuel with what we heard today from horwitz. >> justice department inspector general says candidate donald trump in his 2016 campaign were
never notified about possible russian infiltration. or the only briefing they received was an investigation in disguise. >> what that fbi agents by not donald trump was doing the briefing but also using it for the purpose of investigation. >> michael horwitz testified before the senate judiciary committee about the findings in his 434 page report, lindsey graham pressed horwitz on the alleged abuses regarding the fisa warrant is surveilled trump aid carter page. >> they lied to the court about what the interview was about. is that a fair summary so far? to >> it was misleading to the court. >> donald trump insisted the fbi spied on his 2016 campaign and while democrats maintain horwitz's report says that's not the case horwitz did note the bureaus sent agents to interact with and even record trump associates.
they sent spies to record senior members of the campaign in the middle of the presidential campaign. >> they send confidential human sources to do this. >> the watchdog says his team uncover troubling actions. >> so many basic and fundamental errors were made by so many hand-picked investigators. >> crews asked horwitz about his finding of 17 specific errors or omissions in the fisa application for carter page and a lawyer at the fbi creates fraudulent evidence, alters an email, that is in turn used as the basis for a sworn statement to the court that the court relies on. mi stating that accurately? >> that is correct. >> lawmakers on both sides call for fundamental reform to the fisa application process. >> we have to address the underlying program, the system
in the hands of a few bad people can do a lot of damage. >> let's have a full some conversation about the future of fisa court and representations made. >> the ranking democrats outside the significance of the error suggesting to republicans it is time to move on. >> didn't find a deep state conspiracy against candidate or donald -- president -- >> we found no bias. >> or west was asked about criticism from attorney general william barr when he did not engage. >> my defense our team and our work is we stand by the report, nothing i have heard changes our view. i didn't think the ig job to be popular. >> james comey said this week this report vindicates him but horwitz says his work did not vindicate anyone involved in the process. >> mike emanuel on capitol hill, thank you. fox news alert, the primetime markup of the impeachment playing out tonight. almost immediately the
proceeding broke into a fire debate, one of the key players in the committee room, the ranking republican on the house judiciary panel congressman doug collins, good to have you back with us. i want to play something adam schiff had to say about why democrats are doing what they are doing. uses take. >> we stand here today because the president's continuing abuse of power has left us no choice. to do nothing would make ourselves complicit in the president's abuse of his high office, the public trust in our national security. >> he said donald trump left them no choice but to do what they are doing. >> the radical left is left adam schiff no choice about what to do, the left is driving this, you heard that on your earlier report, ocasio cortez will not even tolerate a censure application from her moderate democrats, there does need to be a censure or an impeachment because the president did nothing wrong. adam schiff has trouble telling the truth. the interesting thing is he has trouble, only has trouble
talking when it is time for the committee to do anything. when he is in front of the tv camera he has no problem spreading his version of truth. the problem we have is democrats promised their base something they are now having to deliver whether they believe it or not. shannon: what next? can republicans offer amendments, do you have a voice in the process? you guys complain about not having a seat at the table? you have a seat in the debate, will you have an impact from your side of the aisle? >> we will talk about the facts. this is only the third hearing in judiciary committee to present the facts and the facts are really there, there was nothing like a print quote quote or extortion or bribery, they -- at the end of the day got the 8, they did nothing to get the aid and everything went forward. the interesting issue is they don't want to deal with those facts and couple democrat said
and even the press said they are not dealing with fact of the case, we dealt with the facts and they are pretty simple, nothing happened. when you have truth on your side it is easy to debate, or is the law professor said last week, something may have happened, you have a real problem with impeachment. >> what do you say to folks like jerry nadler who said as chairman of the house judiciary committee that if we don't allow the -- we don't move forward with this we will allow situation which the president disregards congress by not complying with things like subpoenas and other document request whether it is democrat or republican it is not something congress should allow. should we establish that type of president? >> chairman nadler is exaggerating point. chairman nadler has not negotiated in good faith with this administration. i was in the judiciary committee when president obama was an officer we had this problem with attorney general holder at the time with the fast and furious negotiation. is always tension between the executive branch and congressional branch, that is
happen forever but this is the fastest you regard impeachment and for one of them to be obstruction of congress is simply a joke. 72 days to get here in which they never negotiated. chairman advocate never get anything from the department of justice for the administration. chairmanship negotiated with the department of justice and got documents. charlotte elliott angle got most everything he ever needed. this administration has been committed to being part of the investigation in which they are properly done. chairman nadler never tried to engage properly in how you get documents and requests from the administration. shannon: you were at the white house today, an executive were dealing with anti-semitism on college campuses saying if these colleges don't crackdown on the movement against israel they could stand to lose federal
funding, the aclu responding speech criticizing the israeli government or any government is political speech protected under the first amendment, cannot be suppressed, the aclu is long defended freedom of speech. of the administration attempts to undermine every amusing this order we will see it in court. your response? >> they had to have a fund-raising letter from somewhere. i would love to see them defend anti-semitism. this is the same organization that goes after others who defend who go after people based on race, color, national origin or anything else but this is where we deal with one of the hottest topics on most campuses, the bds movement, all focused on israel. interesting to me that the aclu would want to go after those hatefully targeting the jewish community and anti-semitic language but no surprise because we have anti-semitic congressman who do it all the time. >> on that note we will watch as you will be marking up again. thanks for joining us. the house approving a $700
billion defense package authorizing the creation of donald trump's space force and congressional republicans compromise with the majority to provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees, the bill includes a 3.1% military -- and the repeal of the widows tax on military death benefits. it will now go to the senate. reports that harvey weinstein has reached a tentative settlement with dozens of his accusers agenda the proposed $25 million settlement weinstein would reportedly not have to admit any wrongdoing or pay his accusers directly, his studio's insurance company would be on the hook for the task. all the major parties to the deal would still have to sign off on it and it will need court approval. federal prosecutors, an associate of rudy giuliani for making false statement about his
assets, a literally failed to disclose the $1 million he received from a bank account in russia. he was indicted in october on campaign finance charges. 's attorneys say they're reviewing the recent claims. james comey taking a victory lap but did michael horwitz just pump the brakes? national security attorney bradley maas and molly hemingway and andrew mccarthy all on deck. ♪ ♪
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you with us. what do you make of this. we had the op-ed from mister comey saying the facts are all out, this is the truth, the fbi got it right, there were so many lies about us and he is vindicated. >> typical behavior for comey. you did something similar when he was referred for criminal prosecution, demanded apologies, he has amazing pride in his behavior given all the bad things that came out about it. this couldn't have been more definitive with the inspector general said, that no one was vindicated, he laid out so many problems with the fisa process, not just the 17 errors on the warrant to spy on carter page but everything else to deal with the process. one of the things most scandalous is learning the fbi knew the dossier was complete and utter rubbish by
january 2017, continue to leak about it suggesting they took it seriously and comey himself was suggesting it was a legitimate document when they knew sources were denying it saying this was not accurate information and should not of been taken seriously. shannon: the 17 significant errors or omissions, this is what the inspector general said before the senate testifying. >> i think it is fair for people to look at all of the 17 events and wonder how it could happen. shannon: it raises the question about how can you say there's not political bias if you have somebody who doctors a document to say the opposite of what it did say and uses that for fisa application, the average person out there is not going to buy it. >> the president and his allies throughout 200 different conspiracy theories of political bias and come political conspiracy the last few years
and managed to land wanted to and that is the entirety of it so what do we have? a whole bunch of these theories the president put out, the white house, president obama, the dossier was used to create the investigation, that there was political bias to launch the investigation, no, confidential informants were used improperly, no. you had a fisa warrant against one individual who was nobody, they didn't know who he was and there were issues for how it was done. it should not happen. but nothing in this massive report from the ig found that it was political bias, nothing found this had anything to do with the larger issue of the russia investigation, it is barely a footnote in what robert mueller laid out in his report. shannon: the 17 mistakes, errors, omissions, were simply -- is that a bigger problem than
saying we are not going to assign this to bias, tough equation for people to make sense of. >> first of all he doesn't say there was no bias, he says he can't make a determination one way or the other, he doesn't have positive evidence that there was bias but he did say when you move from the question of opening the investigation to the misrepresentations in the fisa warrant it becomes more murky in terms of determining bias. one of the things i complain about with the way this all plays out in the way the inspector general who i know for a number of years and think highly of but one of the real problems here is if you were to try a case as a prosecutor or any kind of trial lawyer to a jury of justice department lawyers and they all thought the way horwitz presented it today you would never convict anyone.
thank god we actually try cases to commonsense people because you never get positive evidence, you never get testimony of somebody who says i am biased or document that says i am biased. you evaluate the conduct before you and draw irrational inferences from what people say and do and as or what himself said, the bias question is an open question. >> i want to do a lightning round to hear from all 3 of you on this but i want you to weigh in on whether or not or to what level surveillance was used or confidential human intelligence was used and those kinds of things because there has been a lot of back-and-forth whether this is semantics on that point. was the trump campaign spied on or that is totally phony? >> one of the most ridiculous arguments in recent months, wiretaps, national security,
confidential human sources, overseas intelligence assets, is that spy or not? of course it is buying. you might not use that term if you are a lawyer or something but the rest of us use the normal term for these things which is buying. it is absurd to say otherwise. >> bradley? >> they spied on george papadopoulos, they spied on carter page, these were nobodys on the periphery of anything of the campaign, they were not spying on donald trump or michael flynn and they weren't spying on donald trump junior or any other senior members. >> i did wiretap cases for 20 years and i felt if the defense lawyers didn't accuse me of spying i probably wasn't doing my job. it makes no difference what you call it. monitoring, spying, electronic surveillance. the question is is it properly predicated under the law. if it is that is what we ought to be focused on. what you call it is beside the..
shannon: will there be major changes to the fisa court system? >> i hope there are. the fact that even republicans are admitting problems with an unregulated court, that is good news. >> your concerns? >> i certainly have always been willing to get more reforms, we did some in 2014, lindsey graham wasn't there. hopefully he's there now. >> you practiced in these arenas. what do you say? >> i'm a 25 year naysayer on fisa. it should never have been enacted. you need oversight but it should be congressional oversight. this is a political responsibility, national security, the court does not belong. shannon: always glad to see you, thanks so much. breaking developments in the jersey city massacre that left 6 people dead including a police officer, what we learned about the suspect and possible motive
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>> shannon: officials calling the deadly shooting in a jersey city kosher market a targeted attack. as report shannon: officials, deadly shooting in the jersey city coastal market a targeted attack. reports surface that one of the suspected gunman was connected to a fringe group called the blackie route israelites. jillian turner has more details. >> law enforcement is available suspect to get started that marathon firefight in jersey city that left 6 people dead including a police officer. 's links to a fringe hate group known as the black hebrew israelites, he published anti-semitic and anti-police posts online and investigators now say they believe the attack was motivated by those beliefs. >> this remains a very fluid and fast-moving investigation. >> reporter: governor phil murphy briefed reporters on tuesday's shootout that began in the local cemetery and wound up at a kosher deli in a new jersey
city neighborhood. detective joseph steele was the first victim of the attack. he was shot and killed by a pair of suspect inside a van. david anderson and francine graham drove a mile to a jewish grocery store. the pair exited the van with long guns. barging into the store and opening fire. a 2 hour gunbattle ensued and ended dramatically with cops in an armored vehicle ramming into the storefront and shot the suspect. >> we saw the worst of humanity but in the response as law enforcement worked to address the threat and the community came together to grieve and care for survivors we also saw the very best. >> 31-year-old and miguel rodriguez, 49. authorities reportedly -- david
anderson appears connected to the black hebrew israelites movement. a fringe group with no connection to extreme judaism. >> it is hard to attribute this to anything but hater anti-semitism. >> the group came to the nation's attention last january when covington i school students were confronted by the black hebrew israelites and later native american activist in washington dc. their beliefs are tricky to nail down but in essence they view jewish people as imposters and the legitimate and their core beliefs founded on hatred, ignorance and anti-semitism. shannon: donald trump has a message for universities, if you want federal dollars you must reject the anti-israel boycott, which roiled college campuses. they call this a direct attack on 3 speech. >> reporter: the aclu has
weighed in on this, effectively it changes how the us government looks at what being jewish means and now says judaism is not only a religion but a nationality providing sweeping protections for jewish students on college campuses under title vi of the civil rights act. >> you want to accept the tremendous amount of federal dollars you get every year you must reject anti-semitism. we have also taken a firm stand against the so-called divestment and sanctions movement. >> reporter: the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement calls for action against israel for jewish settlements in the west bank. israel and much of the american jewish lobby says it is nothing more than anti-semitism by another name, the president's order would allow the withholding of federal funds to universities that are seen is too friendly with the bds movement, similar measures had bipartisan support in congress
but got bogged down. david crone worked as chief of staff to democratic senator harry reid and praised the president telling the new york times i have to give credit where credit is due but some democrats see this as potentially silencing reasonable criticism of israel. my nationality is american, said brian schatz of hawaii, in a tweet citing a new york times story about the coming executive order. ilhan omar, an outspoken critic of israel retweeted, she proposed resolution, house that affirmed all americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, and listed a number of movements including the boycott of nazi germany, the moscow olympics and south african apartheid. that hurt her sharp rebuke from congressman lee sylvan. this new probe eds resolution by omar has the claim of moral equivalency between boycotting nazi germany and boycotting israel. disgraceful.
>> the american jewish movements ari praising donald trump on this, the more conservative ones how pro-israel donald trump is an could further solidify his popularity in israel especially with the right and center right of that country represented by benjamin netanyahu. >> a lot going on in israel and we will talk about that. thank you so much. another record-breaking win for donald trump, his 50th appeals court judges affirmed. in california a new law preventing law-abiding citizens from buying ammo coming up but first, where in the world, back to israel heading for its third general election in less then a year with benjamin netanyahu and his challenger unable to form a coalition government by the deadline, the election will likely be held march 2nd. it is now election day for boris johnson where he hid in a refrigerator to avoid an interview.
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donald trump, despite the judge is not qualified rating from the american bar association, let's go to carry sabrina, author of justice on fire, the inside scoop on the cavanagh confirmation proceedings, hard to believe a year has gone by but let's talk about this. this is part of the president's record-breaking speed along with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell get a number of judges from district, appellate and supreme court level and not everyone is happy about it. >> there's a lot to be excited about from our perspective, the 50th appellate judge donald trump has confirmed in eight years, obama only had 55. this is an incredible accomplishment. a lot are angry to see what success, they are young, they
are so smart, so talented and experienced and courageous and have a record of standing up for their beliefs than any previous republican president i can think of. this is an outstanding group of men and women and we are excited to keep going with more judges. shannon: these are people with outstanding resumes, young and printable even if they don't agree on a number of issues or what they perceive to be. in a piece on fox.com, what trump is under the courts, explains, it says it is a safe bet, elizabeth warner joe biden administration wreaking havoc on the new president's agenda. it will be a long time before democrats can undo the work trump and republicans have done to turn the judiciary right word. that wasn't coming from a positive endorsement. >> it is not really about turning the judiciary right word but turning them to be faithful
to the rule of law and the constitution. for so long the left has been successful at weapon icing the courts, using them to achieve what they couldn't get done through the electoral process, they run to the court and the courts would be happy to give them whatever liberal wish list they wanted, now judges will follow the law and the constitution, put it back where it belongs so the american people can decide what laws they want, it won't be conservative results the results that are in keeping with the rule of law. >> let me ask, the judge confirmed today, lawrence van dyck, people point to him and other recent confirmed judges who say, not qualified talk about them being arrogant, lazy and not fit for the bench. what do you make of those assessments?
>> i know lawrence van dyck, we went to law school together and the idea that he is being portrayed someone on the law review and been solicitor general of not one the two states in the ninth circuit would be portrayed as lazy, that is laughable and i am glad the aba let the mask slip because we all know they are a liberal special interest group, they try to play neutral on judges but we know, empirical studies have shown they are biased against conservatives, against women, against minorities, this time it was so ridiculous the way they tried to smear them but i think it made it very clear this is absolutely just a smear, not anything to do with his real qualifications. he will be an outstanding member of the ninth circuit and this court, one of the most liberal in the nation, well-known for being the most likely to be overturned by the supreme court is now finally almost back to even balance with 10 trump nominees, 13 republican nominees all told that almost half of the ninth circuit, an incredible accomplishment.
>> it is a breakneck pace, we will continue to track these on the other goings-on in the supreme court, we have a lot to discuss on that front, very busy turn. brand-new polls on impeachment and the democratic 2020 field, surprising results next. outback is making your holidays even better! for a limited time, get a 4-course meal starting at $15.99. treat yourself to the perfect gift today, because the aussie 4-course won't last long! and now, get a $10 gift with every $50 in gift cards.
[crowd chanting] >> shannon: progressive >> progressive activists following pete buttigieg on the west side tracking them down between big-ticket fundraisers was the left has been going after him over his wall street fundraising and his ties to the mckinsey consulting firm. tonight joe biden denied a report that he's considering only serving a single term if he wins the presidency. the democratic front runner campaigning in the wake of new poll numbers. peter doocy is in vegas with more. >> joe biden insists he's not too will do the president but what about next cycle? if elected, prominent advisers say he is going to be 82 years and four years and won't be running for reelection. >> ever talk to any aides about a one term pledge? >> i never have. i don't have plans on one term,
we are not even there yet. >> with new immigration proposals, distance from barack obama's working on deportation, joe biden understands every family across the us, a loved one removed from the country including under the obama biden administration. last night in pennsylvania donald trump picked on biden and warren. >> he opened that fresh mouth of hers and it stopped. >> hours later warren pushed back. >> the president is sounding really nervous. >> warren has fallen to fourth in a poll of new hampshire democrats. the leader is pete buttigieg followed by biden and bernie sanders. michael bloomberg has 2% even though he's not on the ballot in the granite state so he can concentrate on supertuesday states like california. >> californians understand nothing is simple. >> reporter: the former mayor's campaign announced michael bloomberg is devoting $10
million thousand packs to help house democrats being attacked by republicans over their support for impeachment. rivals see this and are not expressing concern as long as he is stuck at 5% in national polls. >> they both have us the clear front runner and michael bloomberg despite the ads and millions of dollars, 5%. what does that tell you about what democrats are looking for. >> keep spending. >> in las vegas, peter doocy, fox news. >> top democrats long said they needed impeachment hearings to convince the american people. is it working? joining me now for press secretary for former house speaker paul ryan and fox news contributor leslie marshall, great to have you both with us. i want to start with a couple things from monmouth, impeachment support among independent voters 55% oppose, 36% support.
looks like for now attempt to win the independents is not working on this topic. >> absolutely. this polling going either slightly less in favor of impeachment or emphatic and i think today's news with the ig report coming out showing clear blatant problems at the doj in targeting the president will only help solidify those numbers for him but at the moment democrats failed to make their case and the polling is showing that, very static in nature. >> another part of the democrats trouble possibly in the monmouth paul is when they ask people what they think democrats are after, pursuing the fact 43%, bringing down trump, 59%. that seems to suggest people think this is more about a takedown then acting on principle. >> i think i actually wrote an
article for fox about how it is patriotism, not politics and i got a lot of grief and pushback but for polls show that it is not political. nancy pelosi looking at the polls, the polls are either stagnant or coming down and you see swing voters and independent voters more opposed than in favor, if it is political you completely back off and we don't see her doing that. >> is she too far down the road because it seems at this point there are whispers about censure but we are not doing that, we are so down on this path it is impeachment or nothing, >> she took her time and the reason she took her time, originally see said she wanted bipartisan support and thought she would get that it is clear she won't but what i really feel is as the house speaker she is doing what the house needs to do, their obligation to uphold the constitution and keep those branches of power equal and keep the president in check. >> we had a number of democrats
say things like we have to stop him otherwise he will get reelected or there's a chance he will get reelected so that suggests an interesting take on why impeachment is important but another poll going into next year, the quinnipiac poll, are you better off now, the question people are always asked before they head to the ballot box, 57% better off financially than they were in 2016, 22% say words are, 19% say the same. my math is not great but 76%, the same or better. how do democrats run against that? >> hard to run against an incumbent president, particularly an incumbent president who has a good record. we saw the jobs report coming out blowing out of the water any expectations on new jobs, wage growth, we are seeing the trickle-down of lower income demographics and it will be tough for anyone to try to take
our president in that environment little in an environment where all we are talking about is impeachment, this is an unforced error by the democrats, a politically and savvy move and it is taking all the oxygen out of the room as relates to the presidential race right now. >> whether it is a democrat or republican in the white house when there's a good economy is tough to make a good run at the white house. >> a couple things, people watching these hearings, the hearings are not changing their mind and i didn't think they would but but you look at what matters to them even though james carville with the clinton years, it's the economy stupid it is healthcare now and it is not just healthcare, it is immigration and other issues although healthcare comes under the umbrella of economy they don't look at it like that and if things are so great then donald trump would be leading and in a lot of states that he
won he is not leading reviews just by one percentage points in battleground states where democrats do fairly well. shannon: as we look at the democratic field influx, people peeking and ebbing and flowing, still a few weeks from the first official vote by primary voters but what do you make of the field? >> 6 or 7 weeks away and two debate from the iowa caucuses, we have plenty of time but as of now it shouldn't be a confidence inspiring to see additional candidates jumping in the race at this stage. hopefully there will be some coalescing but as of right now a disparate field. shannon: i would be irritated but that is the way politics works, good to have both of you. midnight your california highway patrol, what they thought was a disturbance or argument at the dmv but they realize the situation was a language barrier.
that is when officer rodriguez stepped in using american sign language to communicate with a deaf woman insisting are trying to apply for id card when she came up short, officer rodriguez, you are truly our midnight hero. most-watched, most trusted, most grateful you spent the evening with us, from new york, i am shannon bream. these folks don't have time to go to the post office
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