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  • Trump Backs Deputy AG on No Special Prosecutor for Russia Probe (Deputy AG Rosenstein)

    06/12/2017 8:15:24 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 12 May 2017 11:13 PM | Todd Beamon
    President Donald Trump said Friday that he agreed with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that no special prosecutor was needed for the Russian probe because it's already under investigation by Congress. "You have it before the House," Trump told Jeanine Pirro on Fox News in an interview to be aired on Saturday. "You have it before the Senate." Separate inquiries are being conducted by the intelligence committees of both chambers. CNN reported Friday that Rosenstein had said that no special counsel was needed.
  • Top Senate Intelligence Committee Democrat says there's no 'smoking gun' on Russian collusion.

    06/04/2017 4:46:05 PM PDT · by JerseyRepub · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/04/2017 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    -The Senate Intelligence Committee's ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner, appeared on State of the Union with Jake Tapper -Warner commented on claims Hillary Clinton made this week, in which she said Americans guided the Russians disinformation campaign -The Virginia Democrat said there's no 'smoking gun,' that points to collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, but 'there's a lot of smoke'
  • James Comey rejects invitation to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee

    05/12/2017 3:42:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12 May 2017 | Kelly Cohen
    Former FBI director James Comey has rejected an invitation to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week. Comey, who was fired on Tuesday by President Trump, was invited for a closed session before the panel by Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. Warner said on MSNBC Friday afternoon that Comey would not appear before the committee on Tuesday. Burr's office confirmed to the Washington Examiner that Comey would not meet with the committee behind closed doors next week. "It is our hope in the not-too-distant future that we can find a time for...
  • REPORT: Anti-Trump Senator Mark Warner Made $6 Million in 2012 From Russian Tech Business

    05/12/2017 8:21:39 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 5/11/17 | Carter
    Hardcore anti-Trump Democrat Senator from Virginia and Russia conspiracy theorist, Mark Warner, made $6 million from Russian search engine and tech company Yandex back in 2012. GotNews reports that the $6 million he pocketed represents 10% of his entire net worth. This is corroborated by the Christian Science Monitor, which reported his net worth to be around $80 million.
  • Vice Chairman Warner on Firing of FBI Director James Comey

    05/09/2017 4:07:07 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 58 replies
    U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) ^ | May 09 2017 | U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA)
    WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement regarding President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey:“The President’s actions today are shocking. It is deeply troubling that the President has fired the FBI director during an active counterintelligence investigation into improper contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia. “The administration insists there’s no ‘there there,’ yet President Trump has so far fired the acting Attorney General, nearly every U.S. attorney, and now the Director of the FBI. In addition, this President’s choice for Attorney General has been forced to...
  • Politico: Warner's Presidential Hopes Depends on Taking Down Trump

    04/13/2017 3:17:06 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 13, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Please Senator Warner! Please find our Great Pumpkin and we will reward you with a presidential nomination! The Great Pumpkin in this case is proof of collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia to somehow change the 2016 election results. After weeks of fervent searching by both the Democrats and their mainstream media allies, no proof of their Great Pumpkin which could bring electoral salvation has been found. They still continue to search with the spotlight now on Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, who is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. The reward for finding their Great...
  • Would Democrats turn out for Warner, Kaine or McCaskill if Hillary drops out?

    09/11/2016 7:15:39 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    September 11, 2016 | GuavaCheesePuff
    If Mrs. Clinton is forced to drop out of the 2016 presidential race due to her illnesses, and the Democrats choose centrists Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, or Claire McCaskill to replace her, would the Democratic base be enthusiastic, or would their turnout drop to where Mr. Donald Trump wins in a landslide?
  • Five Reasons Why Virginia Senator Tim Kaine Will Win Hillary’s Veepstakes

    04/28/2016 5:46:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/28/2016 | Myra Adams
    It’s been clear since Obama’s reelection that Hillary Clinton would run for the White House in 2016, and the speculation over her running mate has been going on almost as long. For instance, on this site in May 2014 I penned the piece “Kaine Is Able, and Warner Is Too,” suggesting that both Virginia senators, Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, would be strong VP candidates. It’s no surprise that both have now appeared on the New York Times short list. After considering the pros and cons of each person, I feel confident predicting that Clinton/Kaine will be the Democrats’ 2016...
  • (VA) Senator Warner Addresses the Opportunities and Challenges of the 'Sharing Economy'

    06/24/2015 7:16:40 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    Senator Mark Warner ^ | June, 2015 | Unattributed
    Whether by economic necessity or by choice, as many as one-third of American workers now find themselves piecing together two, three or more on- demand opportunities to make a living. It's called The Gig Economy, or the Sharing Economy. Yet Washington mostly has remained on the sidelines as the U.S. economy, its workforce and the work place, have undergone perhaps the most dramatic transformation in decades. Senator Warner, a former business executive, is committed to bringing this conversation to Washington, working with his colleagues, stakeholders, and the growing “gig economy” workforce, to put forward practical solutions to keep up with...
  • Virginia's False 'Centrist' Advertising

    05/27/2015 9:26:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The latest scorecard from the American Conservative Union is out, and the voters of Virginia might want to file a complaint about truth in advertising with the press corps. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner have routinely been portrayed in news reports as "moderates" and "centrists." But after two years in the Senate, Tim Kaine has a perfect zero on the conservative scale. Mark Warner has a lifetime score of 10.33 percent conservative, but his last two annual scores have been a 4 and an 8. They could be mistaken for Barbara Mikulski. Far-left is middle of the road on...
  • Dems press Obama to 'ban the box' (convictions)

    05/11/2015 12:10:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Twenty-seven senators want President Obama to block federal agencies and contractors from asking job applicants about prior criminal convictions. The senators, including 26 Democrats and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want Obama to take executive action to "ban the box," referring to a question on job applications that asks if an applicant has any convictions. "We ask you to require federal contractors and agencies to refrain from asking job applicants about prior convictions until later in the hiring process," they said in a letter to Obama on Monday. "This policy would eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment for all job...
  • 2016 retirements could complicate Dems' comeback plans (RATS Boxer, Reid - OUT!)

    11/30/2014 8:30:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Democrats hope to take back control of the Senate in 2016, but their plans could be complicated by potential retirements. The two Democratic senators most likely to retire are Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who represent both sides of the party’s ideological spectrum. Boxer, whose fourth term expires at the end of 2016, has a paltry $149,000 in her campaign account, less than almost every other senator facing election next year. As the nation’s most populous state, California is expensive to cover with advertising. If Boxer decides to run for reelection, she would face a major fundraising...
  • Senate rejects Keystone XL bill {and Mary Landrieu}

    11/19/2014 5:00:29 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Senate narrowly rejected legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, handing a defeat to the oil industry and dealing a major blow to Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, who staked her political career on the outcome. The Senate voted 59-41 for the legislation, falling one vote shy of the 60 needed for passage under the deal bringing it to the floor. But Keystone supporters insisted the defeat would be short-lived. Republican leaders are vowing to try again after they take over the chamber in January — when they will have more than enough votes to get a measure...
  • Ed Gillespie concedes Virginia Senate race

    11/07/2014 12:57:41 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2014 | Eric Bradner
    -- Republican Ed Gillespie conceded the Virginia Senate race Friday to incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner. Gillespie said at a Friday afternoon news conference that he had called Warner "congratulating him on his re-election" in a race that turned out to be one of the midterm election's biggest surprises. Polls had shown Warner, a popular former governor who'd been endorsed by his Republican predecessor, ex-Sen. John Warner, with a hefty lead. But Gillespie led Warner for much of the night as returns trickled in Tuesday -- and ultimately ended up trailing by less than one percentage point. Get ready: 2016...
  • Gillespie Somehow Lost 5657-98 in Precincts Where He Received 9 or Fewer Votes

    11/05/2014 7:33:15 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 34 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/5/14 | Aurelius
    In an interesting coincidence, in a number of precincts, Republican Ed Gillespie received fewer than 10 votes. Yet, this was not because of a lack of eligible voters. Instead, Gillespie's opponent, Mark Warner, did extremely well in such precincts, drastically out-gaining his opponent. Warner went on to win. Added together, the precincts that Gillespie received 9 or fewer votes adds up to 98. In those same precincts, Warner received an astounding 5,657 votes. Even stranger is the fact that a number of these precincts were near each other and drastically favored Warner. In Newport News City, there were seven precincts...
  • No winner yet in Virginia's Senate race

    11/05/2014 7:17:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia woke up Wednesday without a clear winner in its Senate race: Democratic incumbent Mark Warner held a narrow lead over Republican Ed Gillespie, who made the contest surprisingly close even though he received little attention and money from national groups.</p>
  • After Surprise Showing, Ed Gillespie Not Willing To Concede Virginia Senate Race Just Yet

    11/04/2014 9:35:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 5, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    No one expected this race to be this close. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and Republican Ed Gillespie are nearly tied in Virginia’s Senate race, according to early returns. With 99 percent of precincts in, Warner leads with 49.1 percent to Gillespie’s 48.5 percent. Speaking to supporters late Tuesday, Gillespie said he wasn’t ready to concede. “We’re going to be patient here. And I believe we need to be respectful of the voters.” “This race is not going to be decided until the last vote is counted,” adviser Mark Obenshain added at the election night celebration. Gillespie shocked observers by...
  • GOP candidate surrenders in Virginia Senate race?

    10/16/2014 3:33:23 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | posted at 6:01 pm on October 16, 2014 by Noah Rothman
    The race for U.S. Senate in Virginia has not been a particularly competitive one. In a year in which Democratic incumbents across the country are finding themselves in hot water, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) seems to have escaped the voters’ wrath. The revelation that Warner has been caught up in a federal investigation following the admission that he had engaged in quid pro quo discussions with a state senator in order to persuade him to not quit the Senate and surrender that institution’s control to Republicans has, however, upended the conventional wisdom surrounding the race for Senate in Old Dominion.
  • John, not Mark, touts Warner in TV ad

    10/14/2014 12:08:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/14/14 | James Hohmann
    John Warner, the retired Republican senator, has cut a strong testimonial commercial endorsing Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner for reelection, becoming the latest former member of the chamber to make an appearance in this year’s elections. The younger Warner challenged the elder Warner, no relation, back in 1996. But they became closer over the years and developed a good working relationship when Mark Warner became governor in 2002. Mark Warner picked up his seat six years ago upon John Warner’s retirement. This is the first time John Warner, now 87, has either endorsed a Democrat for elected office in Virginia...
  • Mark Warner Struggles to Answer Allegations of Quid Pro Quo for Judgeship

    10/13/2014 5:37:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/13/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Sen. Mark Warner (D., Va.) floundered during a debate Monday night when asked about allegations that he offered a judgeship position to the daughter of Virginia State Senator Phillip Puckett to convince Puckett to remain in the Senate. “I’ve been friends with Phillip Puckett and his family for 20 years,” Warner said. “And when I reached out to his son before I talked to Phillip to explore possible options going forward, I didn’t offer anyone any job, nor would I offer any job. And that is the fact.”