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Fox News host Steve Hilton welcomed Friday the departure of British Prime Minister Theresa May, calling her “a disaster from start to finish” and expressing optimism that a Brexit deal will finally happen.

May announced Friday morning that she will resign, ending her months-long struggle to keep her job despite seething anger from her own Conservative Party over her handling of Brexit.

“I believe it was right to persevere even when the odds against success seemed high. But it is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort,” she said outside 10 Downing Street.

She said she will step down on June 7. Her resignation will trigger a party leadership contest, and whoever wins that contest will take over as prime minister.

THERESA MAY TO RESIGN AS BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: TIMELINE OF BREXIT AND EVENTS THAT LED TO HER DEMISE

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Hilton said it’s likely that former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who led the Brexit campaign and believes in it, will succeed May and “finally” deliver on what voters chose.

“Anyone who believes in democracy, who believes in honoring that vote to leave the EU … they’ll be celebrating today, because she’s basically been a disaster from start to finish,” said Hilton, accusing May of working to “water down” Brexit and “not deliver the result.”

The host of “The Next Revolution” on Fox News Channel said he believes Johnson embodies the idea of “positive populism” and can help push forward “real polices” instead of “railing against immigrants or the elite.”

Hilton said the Brexit vote occurred three years ago, but “nothing has happened” in terms of policies to help the working class in the country.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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Fox News host Steve Hilton welcomed Friday the departure of British Prime Minister Theresa May, calling her “a disaster from start to finish” and expressing optimism that a Brexit deal will finally happen.

May announced Friday morning that she will resign, ending her months-long struggle to keep her job despite seething anger from her own Conservative Party over her handling of Brexit.

“I believe it was right to persevere even when the odds against success seemed high. But it is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort,” she said outside 10 Downing Street.

She said she will step down on June 7. Her resignation will trigger a party leadership contest, and whoever wins that contest will take over as prime minister.

THERESA MAY TO RESIGN AS BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: TIMELINE OF BREXIT AND EVENTS THAT LED TO HER DEMISE

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Hilton said it’s likely that former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who led the Brexit campaign and believes in it, will succeed May and “finally” deliver on what voters chose.

“Anyone who believes in democracy, who believes in honoring that vote to leave the EU … they’ll be celebrating today, because she’s basically been a disaster from start to finish,” said Hilton, accusing May of working to “water down” Brexit and “not deliver the result.”

The host of “The Next Revolution” on Fox News Channel said he believes Johnson embodies the idea of “positive populism” and can help push forward “real polices” instead of “railing against immigrants or the elite.”

Hilton said the Brexit vote occurred three years ago, but “nothing has happened” in terms of policies to help the working class in the country.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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“Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace said Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was trying to get “under President Trump‘s skin” this week and “clearly succeeded to some degree” in her efforts.

Wallace reacted on “America’s Newsroom” to the ongoing feud between Pelosi, D-Calif., and Trump, which erupted this week after Pelosi accused Trump of engaging in a “cover-up” and the president cut short a meeting on infrastructure with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Tensions escalated further Thursday when Trump blasted Pelosi at a news conference, calling her a “mess,” prompting Pelosi to call for him to act “more presidential.”

PELOSI SCRAMBLES TO TAMP DOWN TRUMP IMPEACHMENT FRENZY IN CAUCUS

“I’m not sure who was trolling whom,” said Wallace, noting Trump’s reaction to Pelosi having said she was “praying” for the president and wishing his family would have an “intervention” for the good of the country.

“Clearly she succeeded to some degree in getting under his skin when yesterday at that press conference he called on about four or five members of his administration to confirm the fact that he didn’t have a temper tantrum when he ended the meeting on infrastructure,” said Wallace, adding that Trump “gives as good as he gets.”

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Wallace said the whole episode was “very entertaining” to political reporters, but it’s “concerning” to Americans because the government needs to function and many important issues must be handled.

He said beyond infrastructure spending, the debt limit must be raised this year, an agreement to fund the government must be reached before October 1st and Trump’s new trade deal must be passed.

“There’s a lot of business they need to get done and at this point, they’re not getting any of it done,” he said.

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“Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace said Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was trying to get “under President Trump‘s skin” this week and “clearly succeeded to some degree” in her efforts.

Wallace reacted on “America’s Newsroom” to the ongoing feud between Pelosi, D-Calif., and Trump, which erupted this week after Pelosi accused Trump of engaging in a “cover-up” and the president cut short a meeting on infrastructure with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Tensions escalated further Thursday when Trump blasted Pelosi at a news conference, calling her a “mess,” prompting Pelosi to call for him to act “more presidential.”

PELOSI SCRAMBLES TO TAMP DOWN TRUMP IMPEACHMENT FRENZY IN CAUCUS

“I’m not sure who was trolling whom,” said Wallace, noting Trump’s reaction to Pelosi having said she was “praying” for the president and wishing his family would have an “intervention” for the good of the country.

“Clearly she succeeded to some degree in getting under his skin when yesterday at that press conference he called on about four or five members of his administration to confirm the fact that he didn’t have a temper tantrum when he ended the meeting on infrastructure,” said Wallace, adding that Trump “gives as good as he gets.”

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Wallace said the whole episode was “very entertaining” to political reporters, but it’s “concerning” to Americans because the government needs to function and many important issues must be handled.

He said beyond infrastructure spending, the debt limit must be raised this year, an agreement to fund the government must be reached before October 1st and Trump’s new trade deal must be passed.

“There’s a lot of business they need to get done and at this point, they’re not getting any of it done,” he said.

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“Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace said Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was trying to get “under President Trump‘s skin” this week and “clearly succeeded to some degree” in her efforts.

Wallace reacted on “America’s Newsroom” to the ongoing feud between Pelosi, D-Calif., and Trump, which erupted this week after Pelosi accused Trump of engaging in a “cover-up” and the president cut short a meeting on infrastructure with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Tensions escalated further Thursday when Trump blasted Pelosi at a news conference, calling her a “mess,” prompting Pelosi to call for him to act “more presidential.”

PELOSI SCRAMBLES TO TAMP DOWN TRUMP IMPEACHMENT FRENZY IN CAUCUS

“I’m not sure who was trolling whom,” said Wallace, noting Trump’s reaction to Pelosi having said she was “praying” for the president and wishing his family would have an “intervention” for the good of the country.

“Clearly she succeeded to some degree in getting under his skin when yesterday at that press conference he called on about four or five members of his administration to confirm the fact that he didn’t have a temper tantrum when he ended the meeting on infrastructure,” said Wallace, adding that Trump “gives as good as he gets.”

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Wallace said the whole episode was “very entertaining” to political reporters, but it’s “concerning” to Americans because the government needs to function and many important issues must be handled.

He said beyond infrastructure spending, the debt limit must be raised this year, an agreement to fund the government must be reached before October 1st and Trump’s new trade deal must be passed.

“There’s a lot of business they need to get done and at this point, they’re not getting any of it done,” he said.

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President Trump’s decision to authorize the declassification of key documents from the Russia investigation is “long overdue,” former deputy independent counsel Sol Wisenberg argued Friday.

Trump on Thursday night issued a memo giving Attorney General William Barr the authority to declassify any documents related to surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016.

Trump also ordered the intelligence community to cooperate with Barr.

The memo read: “The heads of elements of the intelligence community… and the heads of each department or agency that includes an element of the intelligence community shall promptly provide such assistance and information as the Attorney General may request in connection with that review.”

BARR HAMMERED FOR STATING ‘SPYING DID OCCUR,’ DESPITE CONFIRMATION OF TRUMP TEAM SURVEILLANCE

“Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

“The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information. Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions.”

Responding on “America’s Newsroom,” Wisenberg said the memo essentially puts U.S. intelligence agencies “on notice” that they need to “cut the stonewalling out.”

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Wisenberg said the move is “obviously necessary” and he was “overjoyed” when he heard the news. He said new information about the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence probe is still coming out to this day.

“People are tired of the stonewalling. Barr is the person who’s been given the authority to help get to the bottom of it. Unless you give that authority to someone with the power and gravitas of Bill Barr, people are gonna continue to stonewall,” he said.

Wisenberg, however, tamped down expectations from some that former officials could “go to jail” or be tried for crimes as a result of the Justice Department’s review of the Russia probe’s origins.

Fox News’ Talia Kaplan and Mike Arroyo contributed to this report.

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A New York Times opinion piece is calling attention to the “unlivable” conditions in many American cities, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s hometown of San Francisco.

In the op-ed, titled “America’s Cities Are Unlivable. Blame Wealthy Liberals,” author Farhad Manjoo wrote of the “developing-world nightmare” unfolding in his home state.

“To live in California at this time is to experience every day the cryptic phrase that George W. Bush once used to describe the invasion of Iraq: “Catastrophic success.” The economy here is booming, but no one feels especially good about it. When the cost of living is taken into account, billionaire-brimming California ranks as the most poverty-stricken state, with a fifth of the population struggling to get by. Since 2010, migration out of California has surged,” he explained.

BAY AREA HAS THIRD-LARGEST HOMELESS POPULATION IN US, REPORT FINDS

In San Francisco, Manjoo contrasted the homelessness epidemic with the fact that one of every 11,600 residents is a billionaire and “the annual household income necessary to buy a median-priced home now tops $320,000.”

Manjoo went on to explain how a bill to expand affordable housing failed to move forward despite support from “a diverse coalition of business and advocacy groups.”

On “America’s Newsroom” Thursday, Fox Business Network’s Cheryl Casone agreed with Manjoo’s perspective on a “not-in-my-backyard” mentality taking root in big cities like San Francisco.

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“Then you have billionaires that say, ‘we don’t want a homeless shelter in our neighborhood. We want you to deal with the homeless, but can you ship them over to Pleasanton or the East Bay,'” she explained.

Democrat Mo Elleithee said on the show that the issue goes beyond partisan politics and there is a growing problem of cities thriving economically, but becoming “less livable” for lower-income residents at the same time.

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A New York Times opinion piece is calling attention to the “unlivable” conditions in many American cities, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s hometown of San Francisco.

In the op-ed, titled “America’s Cities Are Unlivable. Blame Wealthy Liberals,” author Farhad Manjoo wrote of the “developing-world nightmare” unfolding in his home state.

“To live in California at this time is to experience every day the cryptic phrase that George W. Bush once used to describe the invasion of Iraq: “Catastrophic success.” The economy here is booming, but no one feels especially good about it. When the cost of living is taken into account, billionaire-brimming California ranks as the most poverty-stricken state, with a fifth of the population struggling to get by. Since 2010, migration out of California has surged,” he explained.

BAY AREA HAS THIRD-LARGEST HOMELESS POPULATION IN US, REPORT FINDS

In San Francisco, Manjoo contrasted the homelessness epidemic with the fact that one of every 11,600 residents is a billionaire and “the annual household income necessary to buy a median-priced home now tops $320,000.”

Manjoo went on to explain how a bill to expand affordable housing failed to move forward despite support from “a diverse coalition of business and advocacy groups.”

On “America’s Newsroom” Thursday, Fox Business Network’s Cheryl Casone agreed with Manjoo’s perspective on a “not-in-my-backyard” mentality taking root in big cities like San Francisco.

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“Then you have billionaires that say, ‘we don’t want a homeless shelter in our neighborhood. We want you to deal with the homeless, but can you ship them over to Pleasanton or the East Bay,'” she explained.

Democrat Mo Elleithee said on the show that the issue goes beyond partisan politics and there is a growing problem of cities thriving economically, but becoming “less livable” for lower-income residents at the same time.

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Retired four-star Gen. Jack Keane says sending thousands of troops to the Middle East amid tensions with Iran would be both offensive and defensive in nature, with the Trump administration seeking to force Iran to the negotiating table.

Keane, a Fox News senior strategic analyst, said Thursday on “America’s Newsroom” that the “initial build-up of our forces” in the region, including a carrier strike group, Patriot missiles, additional forces and bombers, was all about deterrence.

PENTAGON WEIGHS REQUESTING SEVERAL THOUSAND MORE TROOPS IN MIDEAST AMID IRAN TENSIONS: OFFICIAL

“Making certain that the Iranians really get the message that based on intelligence we thought they were going to have an unprovoked attack on our forces” Keane said.

But the potential plan to send between 5,000 and 10,000 more American troops to the region to beef up the existing forces is now all “about a response if [the Iranians] do” attack the U.S.

“I think what we’re probably looking at is increased offensive missile capability to be able to conduct cruise missiles from submarines and surface ships and also likely some additional missile defense capability to protect our facilities,” Keane said.

“I think what we’re probably looking at is increased offensive missile capability to be able to conduct cruise missiles from submarines and surface ships and also likely some additional missile defense capability to protect our facilities.”

— Retired four-star Gen. Jack Keane

The Pentagon will present plans to the White House, which may also include Patriot missile batteries and naval ships, according to U.S. officials. No decision has been made, and it was not clear if the White House would give its blessing.

GEN. JACK KEANE: IRAN IS TRYING TO DESTABILIZE THE MIDDLE EAST, HAS ‘POLITICAL AND MILITARY ALLIANCE’ WITH RUSSIA

Tensions between Washington and Tehran came to a head after President Trump ordered warships and bombers to the Middle East earlier this month to counter unspecified threats to U.S. interests. In addition, all non-essential U.S. staff at the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Iraq were ordered to leave following a surprise visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The general went on to state that the possible extra forces would be both an offensive and defensive move against the Iranian threat.

“It’s largely defensive in the sense that we want to protect our facilities and that’s what the return of the forces is about,” he said, adding that “it’s also offensive because if they do conduct an unprovoked attack, we’ll have to respond to that and that is what this capability is really all about.”

“It’s largely defensive in the sense that we want to protect our facilities and that’s what the return of the forces is about. But it’s also offensive because if they do conduct an unprovoked attack we’ll have to respond to that and that is what this capability is really all about.”

— Retired four-star Gen. Jack Keane

Yet the ultimate goal, Keane says, is about forcing Iran to restart the negotiations and find a “political solution,” pointing to the Trump administration’s pressure on the regime that made a significant impact on the country’s economy.

“The economy is in the tank. Inflation up 37 percent, the economy contracted 6 percent. This is notable. Power shortages, routinely, food shortages. Civil unrest growing in the country,” Keane said.

“However, all of those pressures we put on the Iranians, their behavior in terms of what they’re doing in Lebanon, Syria, encroaching on Israel, Yemen as well, that has not changed yet.”

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He added: “But they certainly feel the pressure. Remember where we’re going with this. We’re going to a political solution is what this administration is trying to achieve. Get Iran back to the negotiating table and work out a better deal.”

Fox News’ Louis Casiano, Jennifer Griffin contributed to this report.

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It is Congress‘ responsibility to “step up” and provide proper funding for the Border Patrol’s processing duties, a top official said.

National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd called on Congress to do more during an appearance on “America’s Newsroom” on Wednesday, saying that routine overcrowding and the inability for his agents to hold migrants “without proper facilities” for the long term could further complicate the situation at the border.

The comments come one day after border agents temporarily closed a Texas processing center in the wake of a migrant teen’s death.

US CLOSES TEXAS PROCESSING CENTER AMID FLU OUTBREAK AFTER TEEN MIGRANT’S DEATH

“If we don’t have Congress step up to give us the funding that we need, we’re going to continue to see these issues arise, and continue to have serious tragedies while they’re in our custody,” Judd said.

Host Eric Shawn asked Judd if the death of the 16-year-old from Guatemala is a sign of a “potential health crisis” at the border.

“Absolutely,” Judd said, adding that he is scheduled to work at the same McAllen, Texas, center later on Wednesday. “We’re seeing overcrowding like we’ve never seen before.”

The teen migrant died from complications from influenza and became the fifth minor to die after being placed in U.S. custody since December.

Judd called the “five too many” deaths “not acceptable.”

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“When you have overcrowding of people and you are holding people in custody for six days… without showers and without proper facilities – bedding facilities and so on and so forth, you’re going to have problems like this,” Judd said.

“ICE can’t take them off of our hands because they don’t have the bed spaces,” Judd said of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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