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  • We read all 2,677 pages of impeachment inquiry testimony released to date. [TR]

    11/09/2019 9:57:16 AM PST · by TomServo · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/09/2019 | Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb and Marshall Cohen
    (CNN)To President Donald Trump, the whole flap with Ukraine is over a "perfect" phone call. "It's based on a single phone call of congratulations to the President of Ukraine, which they fraudulently mischaracterized to sound absolutely horrible," Trump said a few weeks ago of his July 25 call with the Ukrainian President cited by a whistleblower complaint. But a review of more than 2,600 pages of transcripts released this week from eight witnesses who have testified in the House impeachment inquiry over the past six weeks shows how controversy over Trump's Ukraine policy had been brewing inside the US government...
  • Democratic congressman says Mulvaney "co-signed the President's confession"

    10/17/2019 12:13:29 PM PDT · by Blogger · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/17/19 | Sam Fossum and Manu Raju
    Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Democrat on the Intelligence and Judiciary committees, reacted to acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's remarks that aid to Ukraine was in fact tied to President Trump’s wish for an investigation into the 2016 election. "He co-signed the President's confession, I guess," he told reporters as he left the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility at Capitol Hill. Swalwell reiterated that Trump still deserves a fair process even though he believes the President has confessed. "We have a confession from the President," Swalwell said. "When a suspect confesses you can reduce the number of witnesses you...
  • What Could Have Caused This? CNN to Cut as Many as 300 Staffers

    05/06/2019 8:14:23 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 86 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 6, 2019 | Paula Bolyard
    CNN is planning to cut up to 300 jobs, "many being older employees with years at the network," according to a report on Monday. According to FTVLive, a website that monitors the television industry, "Word is that just under 200 people will be pink slipped and just over 100 will be offered a buyout." Staffers are reportedly calling the cuts a "massive brain drain" because so many veteran employees are being given pink slips. The website obtained an email that Tony Maddox, the executive vice president and managing director of CNN International, shared with staff announcing his departure. "After 21...
  • Democrats Are Using Ilhan Omar As An Excuse To Chill Speech

    04/17/2019 1:36:11 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | APRIL 16, 2019 | David Harsanyi
    Democrats have spent the past two-plus years accusing the president of the United States and his allies of seditiously conspiring with our enemies to destroy “democracy.” For the most part this fairytale has been cynically deployed by politicians to undermine the legitimacy of a Republican presidency, yet millions of Americans now believe their votes were upended by a foreign power. There is no more serious charge against an elected official than treason. Then again, for decades before the 2016 election, Democrats argued that Republicans were literally killing their fellow Americans when cutting taxes, murdering the sick when rejecting nationalized health...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar lashes out at CNN reporter: 'What is wrong with you?'

    02/14/2019 1:18:00 PM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Thursday, February 14, 2019 | By Jessica Chasmar
    Rep. Ilhan Omar lashed out at a CNN reporter on Capitol Hill Wednesday after he asked her to further explain a tweet that attacked President Trump. In a report aired Wednesday night on “Erin Burnett OutFront,” senior Congressional correspondent Manu Raju was seen first approaching Mrs. Omar, Minnesota Democrat, to ask about Mr. Trump’s call for her to resign from Congress amid allegations of anti-Semitism. “The president said that you should resign and the vice president said you should be held accountable for your views. Can you respond to that?” Mr. Raju asked the freshman congresswoman. “No, thank you,” Mrs....
  • Romney calls on Steve King to resign after comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 3:53:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2019
    Newly-elected Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday called for conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign from the House because of his remarks questioning whether white supremacy is "offensive." “I think he ought to step aside and I think Congress ought to make it very clear he has no place there,” Romney told CNN’s Manu Raju on Monday. A spokeswoman for Romney confirmed the statement. Romney is the latest high-profile Republican voice to condemn King’s comments made in an interview with The New York Times in which he said, “white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language...
  • House Democrats scooping up staff, lawyers to power Trump investigations

    12/28/2018 5:17:51 AM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | December 28, 2018 | Lauren Fox, Jeremy Herb and Manu Raju
    A recent committee job posting reviewed by CNN asked for legislative counsels with a variety of expertise: "criminal law, immigration law, constitutional law, intellectual property law, commercial and administrative law (including antitrust and bankruptcy), or oversight work." The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee needs lawyers, too, posting jobs for "executive branch investigative counsel." The advertisements give a window into the Democratic recruiting that's ramped up ahead of the party gaining subpoena power for the first time in eight years when it takes over the House in January. While Democrats publicly talk up their interest in focusing on legislative priorities...
  • New leak indictment spells disaster for McCabe

    06/10/2018 4:01:18 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 June 18 | Jonathan Turley
    The indictment of James Wolfe, 58, former security director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), has sent shockwaves around Washington. Wolfe faces three counts of violating 18 U.S.C. 1001, for making false statements to criminal investigators, and could easily face serious jail time if convicted. After a year of leaks cascading down Capitol Hill, Wolfe is a cautionary tale for many members, staffers and journalists. Yet, one person should be especially discomforted by the indictment: former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe The Wolfe indictment shows the Justice Department has been actively pursuing leaks out of Congress. Given...
  • Democrats say Avenatti undercut their case against Kavanaugh

    10/06/2018 1:04:26 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 95 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 6 October 2018 | Manu Raju
    Senate Democrats believed they had Brett Kavanaugh on the ropes. Christine Blasey Ford had just revealed her identity and was prepared to testify in public, detailing her allegations that Kavanaugh had tried to sexual assault her more than three decades ago. On top of that, a New Yorker article had just revealed that a second woman, Deborah Ramirez, was accusing Kavanaugh of exposing his genitals to her while they were college students. Then came Michael Avenatti. The combative lawyer, who represents Stormy Daniels and has been a ubiquitous presence on cable television, revealed a stunning new allegation: A woman, Julie...
  • CNN Does Not Correct Fake News Story about ABA Asking for Kavanaugh Delay

    09/29/2018 10:47:56 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 29, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Did you know that the American Bar Association recommended that the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh be halted until after an FBI investigation can be completed? Only one problem with the story. It's not true.  Before Senator Jeffrey Flake made his vote for Kavanaugh contingent on an FBI investigation, CNN published a story by Manu Raju on August 27 about the ABA making a similar recommendation. It turned out the recommendation only came from the ABA president, not as an approved recommendation for that organization as a whole. So where is the correction? 
  • Elizabeth Warren: Time to use 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office

    09/06/2018 2:25:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 114 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 6, 2018 | Manu Raju
    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, seizing on an explosive op-ed from an anonymous administration official, said Thursday that it's time to use constitutional powers to remove President Donald Trump office if top officials don't think he can do the job. "If senior administration officials think the President of the United States is not able to do his job, then they should invoke the 25th Amendment," Warren told CNN. "The Constitution provides for a procedure whenever the Vice President and senior officials think the President can't do his job. It does not provide that senior officials go around the President -- take...
  • The Bigger Story Behind the James Wolfe Indictment…(More leakers about to be exposed)

    06/08/2018 6:41:43 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 126 replies
    From the indictment [Note Male-1 is Carter Page]: Reporter #1 is likely Manu Raju of CNN. Reporter #2 is definitely Ali Watkins of New York Times. Reporter #3 is likely Marianna Sotomayor of NBC Reporter #4 is likely Brian Ross of ABC Accepting there has been a great deal of work on the leak investigation; and accepting the purpose therein; the Wolfe indictment appears strategic in that it captures four of the largest media outlets within the net. Four mainstream media enterprises are now on notice. With more than six months of investigation, and with the timing of the indictment...
  • Internal FBI report shows discrepancy between McCabe and Comey accounts

    03/31/2018 6:02:14 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 14 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 31 March 2018 | Manu Raju, Pamela Brown, Laura Jarrett and Jeremy Herb,
    The internal FBI report that served as grounds for the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe includes key testimony from his former boss that shows a discrepancy with McCabe's public statements, according to multiple sources familiar with the report. Former FBI Director James Comey told internal investigators at the Justice Department that he could not recall McCabe telling him about having authorized FBI officials to talk to a reporter about an ongoing investigation, the sources said. Comey's comments to the Justice Department's inspector general's office, which were later included as part of the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility report...
  • CNN Exclusive: Classified docs contradict Nunes surveillance claims, GOP and Dem sources say

    04/11/2017 11:53:41 PM PDT · by Fedora · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/11/2017 | Jim Sciutto, Manu Raju, Eric Bradner
    After a review of the same intelligence reports brought to light by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers and aides have so far found no evidence that Obama administration officials did anything unusual or illegal, multiple sources in both parties tell CNN. . .One congressional intelligence source described the requests made by Rice as "normal and appropriate" for officials who serve in that role to the president. And another source said there's "absolutely" no smoking gun in the reports, urging the White House to declassify them to make clear there was nothing alarming in the documents.Still,...
  • Ted Cruz unloads on Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul in new book

    06/29/2015 8:48:30 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/29/15 | MANU RAJU
    Cruz accuses McConnell and GOP leadership of maneuvering to dry up his fundraising and plant hit pieces in the press aimed at hurting him politically. He says GOP leaders cowered from joining him in big fights over the debt ceiling, Obamacare and gun control, accusing his colleagues of “mendacity” and capitulating to Democrats to avoid bad headlines.He contends that McConnell misled him in vowing to stay out of primaries when Cruz accepted a senior-level position at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. And he accuses a GOP rival, Rand Paul of Kentucky, of parroting McConnell’s talking points by seeking to “undermine”...
  • The moment Rand Paul has been waiting for (and John Corny is mad...)

    05/31/2015 7:28:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/30/15 | Manu Raju
    Hours before the Senate’s PATRIOT Act standoff hit its peak this month, Republican leaders thought they had Rand Paul figured out. He would object, rail on the matter on the Senate floor — and then let at least a temporary extension through. “I don’t agree with Sen. Paul on this issue, but I think he’s been a constructive guy,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas said just before the week-long recess. A day later with the clock past midnight and the Senate in a standstill largely because of Paul’s objections, Cornyn wasn’t nearly as generous. “I’m a little surprised,”...
  • and Paul: 'I will force the expiration' of the PATRIOT Act

    05/30/2015 8:34:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/30/2015 | Manu Raju
    Rand Paul plans to force the expiration of the PATRIOT Act Sunday by refusing to allow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to expedite debate on a key surveillance bill. In a statement to POLITICO Saturday, Paul warned that he would not consent to any efforts to pass either an extension of current law or the USA Freedom Act, a reform bill passed overwhelmingly by the House earlier this month.
  • 'You can’t govern the country based on being angry’ (McCain Mini-Me 2016)

    03/25/2015 7:17:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | March 25, 2015 | Manu Raju
    Ted Cruz vows to repeal “every word” of Obamacare and Common Core if he becomes president. He would “abolish” the IRS, flatten the Tax Code so Americans can fill out their taxes on a postcard, and “finally, finally, finally” secure the border. To which Lindsey Graham says: not going to happen.
  • Mitch McConnell postpones Iran vote (Rats threatened again to filibuster their own bill)

    03/05/2015 1:00:38 PM PST · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/5/15 2:57 PM EST | Burgess Everett and Manu Raju
    Mitch McConnell is postponing a vote on the Senate’s Iran legislation in the face of an expected Democratic filibuster. The Senate majority leader has decided to delay a Tuesday vote on legislation that would allow Congress to approve or reject any nuclear agreement that global powers reach to scale back Iran’s nuclear ambitions. He informed the Senate Republican Conference of the decision on Thursday afternoon following Senate Democrats’ decision to vote against advancing the bill before March 24. “It is clear that Senate Democrats will filibuster their own bill—a bill they rushed to introduce before the White House cut a...
  • They’re Coming for Mike Lee

    12/22/2014 1:13:54 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 12/22/14 | Erick Erickson
    It is extremely notable that Manu Raju of the Politico has written that the establishment intends to destroy Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). Raju serves as the court stenographer for the Senate GOP leadership. His pieces are routinely littered with the conventional wisdom and talking points of the Senate GOP leadership. He has more than once anticipated Senate GOP leadership strategy based on their conversations with him. So when Manu Raju says the establishment intends to go on offense against the tea party by beating Sen. Mike Lee in the Utah Republican Primary, we can be sure Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY),...