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  • Don’t Tug on Superman’s Cape: The Failure of House Democrats

    01/27/2020 8:59:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 27, 2020 | Allen West
    Perhaps I am dating myself a tad bit, but I remember the song by Jim Croce called “Big Jim.” The refrain was: You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, You don’t spit in the wind, You don’t pull the mask off the old Long Ranger, And you don’t mess around with Jim… Right now, y’all are thinking, where is ol’ Col. West going with this? Is this another indicator that he had too many landings on his head as an Army paratrooper? No, quite the contrary, it would have behooved House Democrat impeachment managers Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler to have...
  • Cipollone: Impeachment Dems 'Came Here - for 24 Hours - and Hid Evidence from You'

    01/25/2020 8:57:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 25, 2020 | Craig Bannister
    Pat Cipollone (Screenshot) Despite talking for 24 hours in the Senate impeachment trial, Democrats failed to mention key evidence, because they know facts aren’t on the side, President Donald Trump defense attorney said in opening statements Saturday as Trump’s defense began arguments. Cipollone promised that Trump’s attorneys would present the evidence that Democrats omitted, and said that those watching should ask: “Why am I just hearing about this now, after 24 hours of sitting through arguments?”: “The fact that they came here, for 24 hours, and hid evidence from you, is further evidence that they don’t really believe in...
  • Schumer accuses GOP of using 'shiny objects' to distract from witness fight

    01/23/2020 10:17:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) knocked Republicans on Thursday, accusing them of trying to use "so-called outrages" and "shiny objects" as distractions to avoid discussing potential impeachment witnesses. "I think the case for witnesses and documents is so self-evident that many of my Republican colleagues are desperate to talk about anything else, they are so eager to change [the] conversation," Schumer said. Schumer said that Republicans were trying to bring up things "irrelevant to a fair trial." "They try to turn you, the press and the American people away to look at something else that has nothing to do...
  • Hans von Spakovsky: Senate sets Trump impeachment trial rules -- top takeaways from Day One

    01/22/2020 8:25:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2020 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The first day of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump was largely taken up with procedural issues. Senators argued over and then adopted an organizing resolution laying out the rules under which the trial will proceed. In his opening statement, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., charged that the resolution proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was “partisan,” a “national disgrace,” and a “dark day in Senate history.” All of this heated rhetoric was based on Schumer’s misleading claim that McConnell’s resolution was unfair and significantly different from the resolution governing Bill Clinton’s trial. Yet the resolution adopted...
  • House impeachment managers target top Trump defense attorney Cipollone, claim he is 'material witness'

    01/21/2020 9:57:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 21, 2020 | Brooke Singman
    House Democrats prosecuting the Trump impeachment case took aim Tuesday at White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, claiming in a stunning letter that the lead member of the president's defense team is actually a “material witness” to the charges in both articles and demanding that he disclose all “first-hand facts and information” before proceedings begin. The impeachment "managers" said they need that information in order to weigh potential “ethical” issues or conflicts of interest concerning his defense of the president. Just hours before Senate trial proceedings were set to resume, the impeachment managers claimed that during the House inquiry they gathered...
  • BREAKING: Senate Majority Leader McConnell Lays Out Ground Rules for Trump's Impeachment Trial

    01/20/2020 3:38:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 112 replies ^ | January 20, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    RESOLUTION AT LINK. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday released a resolution laying out the ground rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Trump's team and the House of Representatives have until 9 a.m. on Wednesday to file any motions. The exception being motions to subpoena witnesses or documents. All responses filed to any motions have to be in by 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The trial will begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The House will have two days to make their case for impeachment but their time allotment cannot exceed 24 hours. After that, Trump's legal team...
  • United States Senate: MCA, Impeachment hearings livestream

    01/16/2020 7:01:41 AM PST · by pulaskibush · 20 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 1/16/20 | CSPAN
    Current link. CSPAN says impeachment hearings will start at 11am. Will try to try and watch this off and on & change links if/when that happens
  • GOP senator: 'Huge mistake' to restrict press access during impeachment trial

    01/15/2020 12:45:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) distanced himself on Wednesday from proposed restrictions on reporters covering the upcoming Senate impeachment trial, calling it a "huge mistake." "There is an effort to limit the press. ... I'm going to vote against that, if I'm allowed to vote," Kennedy told reporters. "U.S. senators are grown women and grown men. If they don't want to make a comment, they know how to say 'no comment.'" The Standing Committee of Correspondents said on Tuesday that the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and the Senate Rules Committee are preparing to force new restrictions on press in the Capitol during the...
  • Cruz pushes Senate resolution praising Soleimani mission, daring Dems to oppose

    01/03/2020 4:58:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 3, 2020 | Rich Edson, Alex Pappas
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a noted Iran hawk, is circulating a resolution in the Senate that would commend the Trump administration for killing Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, aides told Fox News on Friday. An aide said the resolution is “structured and worded the same way as a 2011 resolution that commended the Obama administration for killing Bin Laden, which received unanimous support in the Senate.” Cruz is trying to get Democrats on the record supporting the mission. It’s an apparent effort by Republicans to try to dare Democrats to oppose virtually the same resolution the Senate adopted to applaud then...
  • Impeachment impasse deepens as McConnell rejects Pelosi's bid to shape trial: ‘Their turn is over’

    01/03/2020 11:18:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 3, 2020 | Brooke Singman
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, speaking from the chamber’s floor Friday, rejected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s efforts to shape a pending impeachment trial as “fantasy”—leaving the process at a standstill as lawmakers return from the holiday recess. “Their turn is over. They’ve done enough damage. It’s the Senate’s turn now to render sober judgment,” McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor. But he stressed that the chamber cannot hold a trial unless and until the House of Representatives transmits the two articles of impeachment adopted last month, accusing President Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress pertaining to...
  • NH Primary Source: Bolduc endorsed by Republican matriarch, business leader, veterans PAC

    12/27/2019 6:14:18 PM PST · by T Ruth · 2 replies
    WMUR ^ | Dec 19, 2019 | John DiStaso
    BOLDUC ENDORSEMENTS. Republican U.S. Senate candidate and retired Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc has picked up endorsements from a matriarchal figure in state GOP politics, as well as a well-known business leader in the state’s largest city. He has also been endorsed by a political action committee chaired by a U.S. Navy Seals veteran. As Bolduc continues to campaign for the seat currently held by Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, he has been endorsed by longtime GOP activist and donor Augusta Petrone of Dublin and Manchester business executive Jeremy Hitchcock. Petrone, the widow of the late Ambassador Joseph Petrone, has been...
  • Graham: Let's Be Real. Dems Impeached Trump Because He 'Exercised His Legal Rights'

    12/22/2019 12:49:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies ^ | December 22, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made it very clear he believes Democrats are pursuing impeachment against President Donald Trump because the president decided to exercise his legal rights. Specifically, Graham cited Trump's use of executive privilege and the desire for the courts to decide whether or not key administration officials, like acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, can be subpoenaed to testify as part of the Democrats' impeachment process. On Fox News' "Sunday Morning Future," Graham said he believes Speaker Nancy Pelosi has taken "a wrecking ball to the Constitution." He cited the impeachment process and...
  • Susan Collins set to play pivotal role in impeachment drama

    12/21/2019 2:18:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 21, 2019 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is emerging as the most important vote in the Senate battle over President Trump’s impeachment trial, as Democrats regard her support as key to getting the additional witnesses and documents they need to build their case. Collins, who has played a pivotal role in the biggest Senate debates of the Trump era, finds herself once again in the spotlight as one of the Republicans considered most likely to side with Democrats. “She’s an important player,” said Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who noted that while every Senate vote is important, key trial questions will be...
  • Pelosi Coup Update [Weekly Update]

    12/20/2019 3:39:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 20, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    It’s Not an Impeachment — It’s a Coup Judicial Watch Sues Rep. Schiff for Phone Subpoenas Targeting Trump Judicial Watch Back in Court on Clinton Emails and Benghazi Merry Christmas! It’s Not an Impeachment — It’s a Coup There has been nothing in American history that compares to the coup attack against President Trump. It has been nothing but a wild abuse of the Constitution. Frankly, the word impeachment should be replaced with the word coup, because the president was illicitly targeted for removal from office for doing his job in asking questions about Ukraine corruption and its ties...
  • Newt Gingrich: Nancy Pelosi looks 'foolish' holding up impeachment process

    12/20/2019 8:53:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 20, 2019 | Newt Gingrich
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's temporary hold on two articles of impeachment is "absurd" and that she looks "foolish." Appearing on "America's Newsroom" with host Sandra Smith, Gingrich explained that Pelosi, D-Calif., is in a "world that's out of control." "Why would you start a fight in the House knowing you are going to lose control of it to the people who are very capable of making you look very foolish?" he asked. "And yet, that's the dance they began." Gingrich predicted that an impeachment trial would eventually make it to...
  • Rush to the Senate: It’s Time to End This

    12/17/2019 12:32:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush ^ | December 17, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It’s time to end this. It’s time to shut this down and move on and make the Democrats pay a price for what they’ve done instead of letting Christine Blasey Ford come back up and make another appearance in the form of somebody else with some horrible story about Donald Trump and what he did to Marie Yovanovitch or whatever they want to try to concoct. It’s time to end this. Because this is nothing but a foundation of lies and distortions and slander and libel. We’ve got an inspector general report that dictates and spells out the absolute...
  • McConnell Knocks Schumer and Schiff for 'Sloppy' Impeachment Work

    12/17/2019 10:47:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies ^ | December 17, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) rebuked Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) for their errors in the impeachment proceedings into President Trump during a floor speech on Tuesday. McConnell said it was wrong for Schumer to have his impeachment trial request be leaked through the media instead of having an in-person conversation, especially since he misquoted the Constitution in his letter. "The preferable path would have been an in-person conversation which nonetheless I still hope to pursue. Instead, he chose to begin by writing me an 11-paragraph letter on Sunday evening delivered by...
  • McConnell rips Schumer impeachment demands, vows not to pursue ‘fishing expedition’

    12/17/2019 8:20:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 17, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell struck back Tuesday at his Democratic counterpart's calls for an in-depth impeachment trial featuring multiple new witnesses, dismissing the push as a "fishing expedition" that would set a "nightmarish precedent." "The Senate is meant to act as judge and jury, to hear a trial, not to re-run the entire fact-finding investigation because angry partisans rushed sloppily through it,” he said on the Senate floor. In a Sunday letter, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer had called for the chamber to subpoena new documents and call witnesses who had been blocked by the White House during the...
  • Conway says White House sees 'no reason' to bow to Democratic witness demands

    12/16/2019 4:43:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 16, 2019 | Morgan Chalfant
    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters Monday that the White House sees “no reason” for acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and three other witnesses to testify at a Senate impeachment trial, as requested by the top Democrat in the Senate. “We don’t do things just because Sen. [Chuck] Schumer asks us to do them. That’s very clear,” Conway told reporters at the White House Monday evening. “Starting on Oc. 8, our White House counsel made very clear that he looks at the entire process as unconstitutional, illegitimate, and ill-conceived.” “There is no reason for them to go and...
  • Schiff Doesn't Want Schiff Treatment In the Senate

    12/15/2019 2:53:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies ^ | December 15, 2019 | Bronson Stocking
    Democrats had every opportunity to conduct impeachment proceedings in whatever manner they deemed appropriate. But House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is now upset that Senate Republicans will be afforded the same opportunity in the Senate. "I think there are any number of witnesses that should be called in the Senate trial, and many witnesses the American people would like to hear from that the administration has refused to make available," Schiff complained to ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos. Rep. Jerrold Nadler also spoke to Stephanopolous and echoed Chairman Schiff's concerns about the Senate trial. Of course, Republicans also...