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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 2/28/2020 Newsdump Friday Escalation In Syria, Trump Supports...

    02/28/2020 9:21:38 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/27-28/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A federal court ruling against a border control policy ordered by President Trump, 3 cases of the coronavirus in the United States and a peace deal with Afghanistan's Taliban is just hours away but first..... President Trump spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today and the Turkish government says the two agreed on: "additional steps without delay in order to avert a big humanitarian tragedy unfoling in the Idlib region" The White House spokesman said that Syria, Russia and Iran must halt their 'offensive' in the region an said that President Trump "condemned yesterday's attack that killed Turkish personnel"...
  • Schumer urges GOP to oppose Trump's intel pick

    02/28/2020 4:01:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 28, 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) quickly called on Republicans to oppose GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe's nomination to be the next director of national intelligence after Trump announced the decision on Friday. “With this nomination, President Trump has shown once again his lack of respect for the rule of law and the intelligence community. Republicans must join Democrats in swiftly rejecting the nomination of Mr. Ratcliffe," Schumer said in a statement. Trump announced via tweet that he had picked Ratcliffe, viewed as a stalwart loyalist to the president, for the top intelligence community position. Trump had previously nominated the Texas...
  • So Now Schiff Thinks Staff Members Are Off Limits

    01/30/2020 5:00:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    Lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) kept a straight face on Thursday as he complained on the Senate floor about Republicans using an "unsubstantiated press article" to "smear" members of his staff. Rep. Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is the same person who used the debunked Steele Dossier for years to promote his Russia Collusion myth in order to smear Trump and the president's allies. Schiff also attempted to smear Rep. Nunes (R-CA), as well as current and former members of Nunes' staff, by including their personal phone records in Mr. SchiffÂ’s 300-page impeachment report. Furthermore, Schiff lied...
  • Rep. Ratcliffe Explains Why One Transcript Is Missing From the Impeachment Trial [Schiff withheld exculpatory evidence]

    01/26/2020 2:15:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    While presenting the Democrats' case for impeachment on the Senate floor, lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) kept referencing 17 witnesses who testified during the House impeachment inquiry. But there were 18 of them. Schiff and the Democrats are refusing to release the testimony of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, and according to Republicans who were present during Atkinson's closed-door testimony, the reason the transcript hasn't been released is because it proves both the whistleblower and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff did not tell the truth about their contact with each other. Fox News' Maria Bartiromo interviewed Rep. John...
  • BREAKING: Jim Jordan, John Ratcliffe, Mark Meadows, Debbie Lesko, Elise Stefanik, Lee Zeldin and Doug Collins Join President Trump’s Legal Team

    01/20/2020 5:18:14 PM PST · by blueyon · 132 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | 1/20/20 | Jim Hoft
    """BREAKING: Jim Jordan, John Ratcliffe, Mark Meadows, Debbie Lesko, Elise Stefanik, Lee Zeldin and Doug Collins Join President Trump’s Legal Team""" Breaking— Joining President Trump’s Legal Team:Jim Jordan Lee Zeldin Elise Stefanik Debbie Lesko Mark Meadows John Ratcliffe Doug Collins Mike Johnson
  • GOP lawmakers jockey for positions as managers

    12/14/2019 3:42:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 14, 2019 | Juliegrace Brufke
    A number of House GOP lawmakers are quietly expressing interest in being selected to join President Trump’s impeachment defense team as Republicans brace for proceedings to move to the upper chamber. The president wants a combination of lawyers and three to four vocal defenders in the House GOP to be on his legal team, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) recently said on the House Freedom Caucus’ podcast. The GOP members most often mentioned as potential candidates include Reps. John Ratcliffe (Texas), Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Doug Collins (Ga.). “I don't know the extent of the lobby from Capitol Hill, I think...
  • This Explains Their Censorship: Twitter’s “Director of Trust and Safety Council” -Jen Clarke – Is...

    12/01/2019 7:00:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 1, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: This Explains Their Censorship: Twitter’s “Director of Trust and Safety Council” -Jen Clarke – Is a Trump-Hating, Pussy-Marching Far Left Lunatic We reported in July 2018 that Twitter has long been accused of censoring conservatives. Twitter was indeed censoring and shadowbanning the President of the United States, Donald Trump’s twitter account, @realDonaldTrump. Twitter is still at it! In July 2018 we reported that a study by the leftist website VICE News found that Twitter is censoring top pro-Trump lawmakers. Twitter is targeting pro-Trump Republican lawmakers Matt Gaetz, Devin Nunes, Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan and John Ratcliffe with the...
  • Ratcliffe explains WHY Schiff is withholding ICIG Michael Atkinson’s testimony (trun)

    12/01/2019 8:44:27 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 12/1/2019 | Sam J.
    Must be nice to ‘run’ an investigation in such a way where you can try and remove a sitting president while protecting your own backside. Adam Schiff has definitely been very ‘careful’ about what he does and does not release to the public, and while we all know there has to be some very specific reason why … it’s hard to say for sure. Until now. Paul Sperry sent this tweet about Schiff withholding the transcript of ICIG Michael Atkinson from October 4 behind closed doors which lasted for eight hours. EIGHT HOURS. Gosh, that seems like a rather large...
  • Rep. Ratcliffe: Trump’s Alleged Bribery Mentioned ‘Zero Times’ In Impeachment Sworn Testimony

    11/19/2019 10:33:21 PM PST · by TigersEye · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 19, 2019 | David Krayden
    Republican Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe said during Tuesday’s impeachment hearing that the use of the accusation of “bribery” has only recently been leveled against President Donald Trump. Ratcliffe said it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who started to refer to the president’s alleged bribery because it was more comprehensible to Americans than “quid pro quo.”(snip)Ratcliffe noted that the word bribery does appear once in the testimony — but not in relation to Trump. “In fact, in these 3,500 pages of sworn testimony in just these ten transcripts released thus far, the word bribery appears in these 3,500 pages exactly one...
  • When Republicans fight back.......

    11/14/2019 4:50:20 PM PST · by caww · 9 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 11/14/2019 | Adam Brandon
    ...In Wednesday’s House Intelligence Committee hearings, rank and file members of the GOP showed some resolve and fought back.....Republicans grew a backbone in the hearing and pushed back against House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff’s impeachment narrative. This is the sort of thing we’ve come to expect from Rep. Jim Jordan, but the fact that Reps. Elise Stefanik and John Ratcliffe also came out swinging speak volumes..... These three are all quite different breeds of Republican....all brought the same level of intensity to a high stakes hearing. Republicans challenged the Left’s narrative not only on the facts but the process as...
  • Hearing Highlights – Jordan, Stefanik and Ratcliffe Deconstruct Impeachment Narrative…

    11/13/2019 6:53:01 PM PST · by caww · 20 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | 11/13/2019 | Sundance
    Jim Jordan, Elise Stefanik and John Ratcliffe methodically deconstructed the false premise advanced by the impeachment crew. It became clear that both Kent and Taylor held no specific and direct knowledge of the substance behind the claims made by the democrats leading the effort. Jordan pressed Taylor on how he came to have a “clear understanding” that the U.S. aid to Ukraine was dependent on opening an investigation into Trump’s political rivals. Jordan said there was no “linkage” and Ambassador Taylor said he came to his “clear conclusion” based on what other people said about what other people heard about...
  • Testimony of House Democrats’ Star Witness Pokes Holes in Their Narrative

    11/09/2019 6:44:43 AM PST · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | November 8, 2019 | Joseph Klein
    House Democrats are now rolling out the transcripts of various witnesses they had interrogated in the House Intelligence Committee’s secret subterranean chamber. They intend to conduct televised public hearings with these witnesses, starting next week. William B. Taylor Jr., the top American diplomat in Ukraine, will be front and center as a leading witness for the House Democrats’ impeachment proceedings. The transcript of his deposition was released on Wednesday. Mr. Taylor offered his understanding of what other people told him about their negative interpretations of President Trump’s alleged intent to improperly leverage the release of U.S. military aid and a...
  • 129 Republicans Disgrace Themselves in House Show Vote on Syria

    10/17/2019 6:39:19 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 52 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Remember those Republicans who supported Nancy Pelosi and betrayed the American voters with this vote. – I have very often been thoroughly disgusted with the behavior of spineless, disloyal Republicans in the U.S. Congress, but seldom as disgusted as I felt on Wednesday afternoon. That was when we got news that 129 Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives joined with Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat caucus in a vote to condemn President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. military personnel out of harm’s way as the Turkish military invaded Northern Syria on Sunday. That decision involved about 50 U.S....
  • Explosive Interview – Maria Bartiromo Drops Big News With Trey Gowdy….

    08/05/2019 7:02:03 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 32 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/4/2019 | Sundance
    Whooo doggies, Maria Bartiromo outdid herself this morning with an interview segment just packed with information, insight and discussion into the DOJ and FBI corruption and DNI Ratcliffe’s nomination. (h/t Michael Sheridan) This is a MUST WATCH: After the first segment on the El Paso and Dayton shootings, Ms. Bartiromo segued into a discussion of George Papadopoulos and the secret informant transcripts; from recordings that were part of the FBI sting operation using U.S. intelligence asset Stefan Halper; and are now being held in evidence by U.S. Attorney John Durham and Inspector General Michael Horowitz. [Background] Keep in mind Gowdy...
  • Trump says media is part of vetting his nominees: 'We save a lot of money that way'

    08/02/2019 7:48:06 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/02/19 | BRETT SAMUELS
    President Trump on Friday defended the vetting process at the White House, telling the news media that he allows it to do much of the heavy lifting while simultaneously blaming it for the withdrawal of his nominee to lead intelligence agencies. Trump spoke to reporters at the White House just hours after he announced he would no longer nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) as director of national intelligence. He lamented that the congressman "is being treated very unfairly by the LameStream Media" and that the nomination process would be "miserable." But on the South Lawn, he suggested coverage of his...
  • Trump says Ratcliffe is no longer his pick for director of national intelligence

    08/02/2019 11:44:19 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 212 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/2/2019 | Allie Malloy and Kaitlan Collins
    President Donald Trump says Rep. John Ratcliffe will no longer be nominated as director of national intelligence to replace Dan Coats. "Our great Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe is being treated very unfairly by the LameStream Media," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Rather than going through months of slander and libel, I explained to John how miserable it would be for him and his family to deal with these people John has therefore decided to stay in Congress where he has done such an outstanding job representing the people of Texas, and our Country. I will be announcing my nomination for DNI...
  • Dems Hail DNI Dan Coats, Pile on Rep. Ratcliffe as 'Demagogic,' 'Television Character'

    07/30/2019 9:19:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/30/2019 | Debra Heine
    The long knives are coming out for the highly respected Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), President Trump's pick to replace outgoing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, as Dems signal that they will fight his nomination.Trump announced on Sunday that he had chosen Ratcliffe as his nominee for DNI. I am pleased to announce that highly respected Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas will be nominated by me to be the Director of National Intelligence. A former U.S. Attorney, John will lead and inspire greatness for the Country he loves. Dan Coats, the current Director, will.... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July...
  • Trump’s intel pick collaborated with a fierce Russia foe

    07/29/2019 4:50:29 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | July 29, 2019 | Natasha Bertrand
    President Donald Trump’s new pick to lead the country’s vast intelligence apparatus fell into favor with the White House as a longtime, vocal critic of the Russia investigation and the officials who launched it. But John Ratcliffe, the congressman Trump has tapped to fight the “deep state” from within, has worked closely with one of the men Russian President Vladimir Putin wants most to see in prison: Bill Browder, an American-born businessman who has been on a decade-long campaign to expose Russian corruption. Ratcliffe was one of our lawyers at Ashcroft dealing with the fallout from Magnitsky,” Browder told POLITICO...
  • Fox News Analyst Warns Trump Is 'Locking Down The Intelligence Community for His Purposes'

    07/29/2019 7:55:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 29, 2019 | Jason Lemon
    Mary Anne Marsh, a political analyst for Fox News, raised concerns on Monday that President Donald Trump appeared to be consolidating his control over the U.S. intelligence community with the nomination of GOP Representative John Ratcliffe to replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence. "It's more about protecting Trump than America," Marsh, who previously served as a senior adviser to Democratic Senator John Kerry, warned during a segment of Fox News' America's Newsroom on Monday. "John Ratcliffe has been all over the investigate the investigators [probe], who's doing that right now? [Attorney General] Bill Barr, so Donald Trump has...
  • Soft Coup and Impeachment Crew React to Removal of Dan Coats…

    07/29/2019 1:08:57 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 34 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 29, 2019 | Sundance
    A summary review of the DOJ and FBI insider group; those who were behind the 2016 election effort to block and then remove Donald Trump from office; reveals they are generally unhappy with ODNI Dan Coats being removed... Their basic disposition is one of anxiety to see Dan Coats being removed; and considerable concern that Representative John Ratcliffe will replace him... (they seem to be) collectively hoping that Coats’ Principal Deputy Director Sue Gordon will replace the director