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  • Historian Burton Folsom discusses quid pro quo, abuse of power and FDR's presidency

    02/17/2020 8:55:03 AM PST · by yoe · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2020 | Mark Levin
    Historian Burton Folsom discusses quid pro quo, abuse of power and FDR's presidency: Video
  • Hillary Clinton ‘intimidated’ by Tulsi Gabbard's $50M lawsuit, won’t accept legal documents, lawyer claims: report

    01/29/2020 11:16:41 PM PST · by knighthawk · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 29 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    Hillary Clinton or her representatives have, on at least two occasions, declined to accept legal papers delivered in connection with Tulsi Gabbard’s lawsuit against her, Gabbard’s attorney claims. Gabbard, a Democratic congresswoman from Hawaii who is seeking the party's 2020 presidential nomination, filed a $50 million lawsuit against Clinton last week over the former secretary of state’s insinuation that Gabbard was a “Russian asset.” Brian Dunne, an attorney representing Gabbard, told the New York Post that Secret Service agents turned away a process server Tuesday when the server tried to deliver the lawsuit to Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, N.Y., north...
  • Fact Check: Adam Schiff Lied to the Senate About Trump’s Past Concern with Ukraine Corruption

    01/21/2020 7:43:09 PM PST · by davikkm · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOEL B. POLLAK
    CLAIM: If President Donald Trump really cared about corruption in Ukraine, he would have raised it before. But he never did. VERDICT: False. Trump raised it specifically — even lecturing the former Ukrainian president about it in 2017. Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) claimed on Tuesday in President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial that Trump did not care about corruption in Ukraine except when it allegedly involved his potential rival in the 2020 presidential election, former Vice President Joe Biden. Schiff said: You might ask yourself: if the president was so concerned about corruption, why didn’t he...
  • Supreme Court to Hear ‘Bridgegate’ and School Choice Cases

    01/14/2020 8:09:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 13, 2020 | Elizabeth Slattery and Abigail Klose
    The Supreme Court returned Monday for oral arguments after a lengthy holiday break. During the court’s January sitting, the justices will hear arguments in eight cases, including ones dealing with school choice and the “Bridgegate” scandal. The justices already have heard arguments in cases involving the Second Amendment, Obamacare, and whether federal law covers claims of discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Later in the term, the court will take up cases involving the president’s ability to fire the head of an “independent” agency, regulation of abortion providers, and the dispute over a subpoena for President Donald Trump’s...
  • FISA Court Owes Some Answers: Why did the presiding judge stonewall Rep. Devin Nunes when he reported FBI abuses?

    12/20/2019 3:28:47 AM PST · by karpov · 63 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 19, 2019 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court this week blasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation for “misconduct” in the Carter Page surveillance warrant. Some would call this accountability. Others will more rightly call it the FISC’s “shocked to find gambling” moment. ... On Feb. 7, 2018, Devin Nunes, then chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, sent a letter to Judge Collyer informing her of its findings in his probe of the FBI’s Page application. He wrote that “the Committee found that the FBI and DOJ failed to disclose the specific political actors paying for uncorroborated information” that went to the court, “misled...
  • 6 Reasons Pelosi’s Senate Obstruction Gambit On Impeachment Articles Is A Disaster

    12/19/2019 12:02:29 PM PST · by billorites · 51 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 19, 2019 | Sean Davis and Mollie Hemingway
    Immediately after impeaching President Donald Trump for allegedly obstructing the House and abusing his power as president, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi obstructed the Senate’s constitutional obligation to hold an impeachment trial and abused her power by trying to steal power that belongs solely to the Senate under the Constitution. Pelosi told reporters on Thursday that she is in no rush to formally transmit to the Senate the articles of impeachment her party in the House had just approved. Here are six reasons Pelosi’s impeachment obstruction stunt undermines the entire basis of the Democrats’ effort to eject Trump from office.1) After...
  • Five Times Obama Abused His Power and Democrats Didn’t Care

    12/11/2019 2:09:35 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11 Dec 2019 | Matt MArgolis
    When Democrats announced their articles of impeachment Tuesday, the first charge was abuse of power. "The president's continuing abuse of power has left us no choice," said Adam Schiff. "To do nothing would make ourselves complicit in the president's abuse of his high office, the public trust, and our national security." Of course, presidents should be impeached for legitimate abuses of power. Their case against Trump, however, is super thin at best. Yet, for all of their platitudes about protecting our democracy and no president being above the law, they spent eight years ignoring Obama’s abuses of power, which makes...
  • Dem Sen. Blumenthal: Up to Ten Republicans Might Vote to Convict Trump, Don’t Rule Out ‘Unpredicted Evidence’

    12/12/2019 2:21:47 PM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11.09.12 | Ian Hanchett
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) stated that he thinks up to ten Senate Republicans will vote to convict President Trump, but that there could be “unpredicted evidence” and the number of GOP defections could increase. Blumenthal said, “I would give the high end probably five to ten. I think that’s a realistic number. But, and I want to emphasize the but, we need to keep in mind what’s unpredictable here. Remember the Watergate case, where the Nixon tapes emerged, seemingly by chance…and that was the end of his presidency. So, never underestimate the possibility of...
  • House Calls on Supreme Court to Allow Them to Enforce Subpoenas for Trump’s Financial Records

    12/11/2019 1:39:41 PM PST · by Monrose72 · 32 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 12-11-19 | Janita Kan
    House Democrats urged the Supreme Court to allow them to enforce congressional subpoenas for President Donald Trump’s financial records, saying that the information was needed to protect the 2020 election from foreign interference. In a filing on Wednesday (pdf), the House attorneys argue that any harm suffered by Trump and his businesses from complying with the subpoena would be less severe than the harm the House and the public would suffer without having access to the financial records so that it could “exercise its constitutional functions.” The attorneys said the information was needed to determine if legislation is warranted to...
  • Federal Judge Blocks Pentagon Funds Targeted for Border Wall

    12/11/2019 9:30:20 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/11/2019 | Rick Moran
    Donald Trump's dream of building a "big, beautiful wall" along the southern border took a hit yesterday when a federal judge ruled that Pentagon funds totaling $3.6 billion diverted for 11 construction projects along the southern border could not be used for wall construction. Significantly, the judge, David Briones of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, ruled that other funds, already approved by the Supreme Court, could be spent. Those funds, which come from a Pentagon counter-narcotics fund, could still be used for wall construction. The argument being used by the city of El Paso was...
  • Five Things No One Asked About the Impeachment — but Should Have

    12/10/2019 9:19:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The American Institute for Economic Research ^ | December 5, 2019 | Peter C. Earle
    The impeachment proceedings against President Trump have fueled all manner of conjecture regarding the proper discharge of foreign policy, hidden motives behind both Trump’s phone call and the ensuing investigation, and everything from the dead-cat bounce of the Mueller Report to the Kurdish policy shift. But there are a number of questions that, while they should be asked, haven’t been. (Obligatory disclaimer: None of these questions are intended to either excuse or indict the actions of Trump, the impeachment-hearing participants, or anyone else.) 1. Why is the U.S. giving $400 million to Ukraine, anyway? It makes little sense. Europe is...
  • Cruz: IG report shows Obama admin's stunning abuse of power

    12/10/2019 9:56:10 AM PST · by grundle · 8 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7Q9kTeNRJg
  • Democrats unveil articles of impeachment

    12/10/2019 6:40:47 AM PST · by LoveMyFreedom · 125 replies
    House Democrats on Tuesday announced articles of impeachment against President Trump alleging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress regarding his interactions with Ukraine, touching off a rapid-fire sequence that could result in a momentous floor vote in a matter of days.
  • Democrat’s Two Articles of impeachment: Abuse of Power, Obstruction of Congress

    12/10/2019 6:21:54 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 114 replies
    Fox News Breaking NEws ^ | December 10, 2019
    The Democrats have pulled the impeachment Trigger.
  • Schiff Caught in Another Lie

    12/06/2019 1:26:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 6, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Wall Street Journal had to make up a story that Trump was sending 14,000 troops to Mideast. It’s a totally made-up story. Oh, speaking of the Wall Street Journal, a brief diversion. It’s not… This will work. I thought I had it here set aside. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Adam Schiff’s phone records… Have you heard about this? Schiff in his report revealed that Rudy Giuliani had called people in Ukraine or some such place to further the investigation of whatever. The Wall Street Journal said: No, no, no, no. This number that Rudy called...
  • Adam Schiff's committee report WRONGLY claimed Rudy Giuliani phoned Mick Mulvaney...

    12/06/2019 2:44:59 PM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 16:49 06 Dec 2019, updated 17:38 06 Dec 2019 | By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com
    New call logs purported to show Giuliani ringing a number identified as the White House Office of Management and Budget. They also show Rep. Devin Nunes was in touch with both Rudy Giuliani and his indicted associate Lev Parnas in April 2019. House Intelligence Committee Democrats included information in their 300-page report. Suggested a 13-minute call between Giuliani and OMB; records show multiple calls from Giuliani to the White House on key dates in April and August. Trump administration says no one at OMB spoke to Giuliani. New York Times reports the number associated with the calls is a generic...
  • Pelosi/Schiff Abuse Worsens, FBI “Finds” Clinton Emails, PLUS 5 NEW JW Lawsuits against Deep State [Weekly Update]

    12/06/2019 3:08:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 6, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Did Obama-Appointed Ukraine Ambassador Intervene to Help Anti-Trump Ukraine Group? Judicial Watch Sues for Key Docs Of Deep State Official At Center of Latest Coup Attack on Trump Court Tells FBI It Can’t Hide Records about FBI-Clinton Lawyer Meeting on Russia Did Obama-Appointed Ukraine Ambassador Intervene to Help Anti-Trump Ukraine Group? As the coup abuse against President Trump accelerates, Judicial Watch focuses on the real Ukraine collusion scandal. We just sued the State Department for documents related to a reported “untouchables list” given by former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch to Ukraine Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko in late...
  • Adam Schiff Is Watching: Obtaining phone logs of rivals is a stunning abuse of congressional power

    12/06/2019 2:54:18 PM PST · by billorites · 62 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 5, 2019 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    Fanatics can justify any action, and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff this week demonstrated where that mindset leads. In his rush to paint Donald Trump as a lawbreaker, Mr. Schiff has himself trampled law and responsibility. That’s the bottom line in Mr. Schiff’s stunning decision to subpoena the phone records of Rudy Giuliani and others. Mr. Schiff divulged the phone logs this week in his Ukraine report, thereby revealing details about the communications of Trump attorneys Jay Sekulow and Mr. Giuliani, ranking Intelligence Committee member Devin Nunes, reporter John Solomon and others. The media is treating this as a victory,...
  • Why is Adam Schiff sniffing around the phone records of reporters and congressmen?

    12/05/2019 8:00:18 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 64 replies
    Adam Schiff owes the public some answers. The House Intelligence Committee chairman should explain why and under what authority he obtained and then publicized phone records that included calls involving the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, ranking Intelligence Committee Republican Devin Nunes, journalist John Solomon, and others. It is far from clear when, or even whether, House subpoena powers extend so far without a court-ordered search warrant. The California Democrat has used the records to hint at attempts by the Trump team and by Nunes, Schiff’s bitter rival, to coordinate a pressure campaign against Ukraine for Trump’s personal benefit. Solomon,...
  • 'I'm done being quiet': Lisa Page emerges ahead of FISA report

    12/02/2019 8:58:18 AM PST · by ransomnote · 93 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 12/1/19 | By Daniel Chaitin & Jerry Dunleavy
    Lisa Page, the former FBI lawyer whose anti-Trump text messages became ammunition for Republicans to allege a coup against President Trump, stepped into the public spotlight one week ahead of a highly anticipated Justice Department inspector general report.SNIPPage, 39, has been publicly silent ever since she left the bureau in May 2018 amid a political firestorm sparked by the revelation that she exchanged text messages with then-FBI special agent Peter Strzok in 2016 and 2017 that were heavily critical of Trump and that she also had an affair with her colleague.In the interview, Page, who is married and a mother...