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  • WATCH: Barrasso Recounts Schiff's Reaction When Trump's Defense Ripped the Transcript Parody

    01/25/2020 5:22:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    Video at link, Sen Barrasso segment begins at 5:04 min. On Saturday, President Donald Trump's defense team had the opportunity to poke holes in the House Democrats' impeachment case. One of the topics the defense team instantly ran with was House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff's (D-CA) totally bogus narrative of what took place in Trump's July 25th call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. According to Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), when the defense team played the video of Schiff "reading" his version of the call transcript, "the blood drained from Adam Schiff's face." "Today we heard a presentation that was...
  • GOP Senator John Barrasso Says He Saw Blood Drain From Schiff’s Face When Trump’s Defense Team Played Video of Fake Call and Transcript (video)

    01/25/2020 11:56:05 AM PST · by grayboots · 118 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/25/2020 | Cristina Laila
    Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) says he saw blood drain from Adam Schiff’s face when Trump’s lawyers confronted him about his fake call and transcript. Barrasso was seated in the second row, per the Senate seating chart. Deputy White House Counsel Mike Purpura opened the White House defense of President Donald Trump with video of Adam Schiff’s fake call and transcript he read during the House impeachment proceedings. Mike Purpura played the video immediately after taking the podium on Saturday. And there Schiff was lying his face off for the whole world to see. Schiff completely fabricated transcript of Trump’s phone...
  • MSNBC chief legal analyst commit heresy, admits on air that Democrats ‘didn’t provide enough evidence’ to prove Trump obstructed Congress

    01/26/2020 8:54:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    The TDS-addled viewers that comprise the audience for MSNBC don’t want honest appraisals of the strength of the case presented by the House impeachment managers. They have become a cult founded on the belief that Donald Trump somehow is a threat to the Republic, though the concentration camps, wars blundered into, and economic depression so confidently predicted have nowhere manifested themselves in this dimension of reality. The only apocalypse in sight is a potential crushing Democrat defeat at the polls in November once voters focus on whether their lives are better off now than they were 4 years ago. President...
  • Alan Dershowitz labeled Trump 'destabilizing and unpredictable' in 2016 book

    01/26/2020 4:19:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 26, 2020 | By Heidi Przybyla
    As part of President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team, Alan Dershowitz is expected to argue on behalf of the president at the Senate trial early next week. But in a 2016 book he authored, the famed defense attorney called Trump a “destabilizing and unpredictable candidate,” warning that the then-presidential candidate “openly embraces fringe conspiracy theories peddled by extremists.” Dershowitz wrote those statements in his book titled “Electile Dysfunction: A Guide for Unaroused Voters.” In a phone call with NBC about his comments in the 2016 book, Dershowitz clarified his views about the president. “I was campaigning for Hillary Clinton at...
  • Weapons of Mass Distortion

    01/26/2020 6:18:47 AM PST · by davikkm · 3 replies
    IWB ^ | Wayne Allyn Root
    My last column was about “Democrat Weapons of Mass Distraction.” Now add a sister problem to the list: “Weapons of Mass Distortion.” Impeachment serves both purposes- distraction and distortion. This impeachment thing is the wackiest, strangest, funniest story in the history of politics. Democrats want to impeach a sitting president for investigating and exposing a crime…while they elect as president the guy who actually committed the crime. Huh? Does anyone in the media ever point out how absurd this is? Of course not. This is the definition of distortion. But what if the shoe was on the other foot? What...
  • Deception and the false case for impeachment

    01/26/2020 8:32:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/20 | Rolf Yungclas
    Adam Schiff! Masterfully leading astray the anti-Trumpers and his Party’s faithful What does it say about our country, when one political Party, the Democratic Party, deeply involved with the corruption in Ukraine, uses it as part of their effort to try and discredit the other Party’s candidate for President and then President, particularly after he begins to look into such corruption? Getting a majority in the House of Representatives, this Party, with zero support from the minority Party, voted in December to recommend to the Senate the President’s removal from office, and this week spent four days on national television...
  • Opening Argument – Patrick Philbin Explains an Unconstitutional Origin to The House Impeachment, And Why It Matters…

    01/25/2020 10:12:39 PM PST · by bitt · 31 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 1/25/2020 | SUNDANCE
    Several days ago we anticipated a potentially important point we hoped would start the impeachment defense for President Donald Trump. Today, attorney Patrick Philbin delivered. The issue is a critical constitutional component that needed emphasis, and it is good to see pundits finally starting to realize the significance. White House Counsel Patrick Philbin explains why House subpoenas were illegitimate: the subpoena power was never authorized; the initiating subpoena power was never voted on. Additionally, and specifically by design, absent a penalty for non-compliance, which factually makes a subpoena a ‘subpoena’, the Executive Branch had no constitutional pathway or process to...
  • Sen. Joni Ernst Says White House Impeachment Counsel ‘Entirely Shredded The Case’ Against Trump

    01/25/2020 12:00:50 PM PST · by kevcol · 99 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 25, 2020 | Henry Rodgers
    Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst on Saturday reacted to the White House counsel’s defense against impeaching President Donald Trump, saying they “shredded” the House managers’ case in just two hours. “Within two hours I thought that the White House Counsel and their team entirely shredded the case that has been presented by the house managers,” Ernst said to reporters on Capitol Hill after listening to Trump’s lawyers.
  • President Trump’s Defense Team Hit Dems So Hard That Even CNN Admits, ‘The President is Winning’

    01/25/2020 3:07:40 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 122 replies
    GP ^ | January 25, 2020 | Cristina Laila
    You know it’s bad for the Dems when even CNN admits President Trump is winning in the impeachment trial. CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin admitted on Saturday that President Trump and the Republicans are destroying the Democrats. “I just think that the Republicans are winning here. The President is winning here,” CNN’s chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said on Saturday.
  • ANALYSIS: Relieved Republicans welcome Trump defense

    01/26/2020 7:37:06 AM PST · by billorites · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 26, 2020 | Byron York
    Members of the Trump defense team saw their two-hour presentation Saturday as a preview of coming attractions — a way to give senators a sense of the president's defense while also suggesting there is much more to come when the impeachment trial resumes Monday. They were also acutely aware that, after 23 hours of the Democratic case against the president made over the course of three days, many senators were just tired. Even if the first day of presentation had not come on a low-rating Saturday, Republicans would have stayed away from forcing senators into another late night. Lawmakers were...
  • Trump defense team: Schiff not credible

    01/25/2020 11:15:40 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 25, 2020 | Susan Ferrechio
    President Trump’s defense team opened their arguments against impeachment on Saturday by attacking the credibility of lead Democratic impeachment manager Adam Schiff. “Impeachment shouldn’t be a shell game,” lead impeachment attorney Pat Cipollone told senators. A group of Trump’s defense team argued for only two hours against the two articles of impeachment charging Trump with obstruction of Congress and abuse of power.... “The most effective thing that happened was when they first read the transcript of the phone call, and then played the video,” Sen. John Barrasso, a Wyoming Republican, said. “From where I was sitting, the blood drained from...
  • Oops: Nadler's Senate Tirade Had Opposite Effect on Key Swing Vote Senator (Murkowski)

    01/23/2020 8:08:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/23/2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sometimes when prosecutors appeal to jurors to do their duty, it works. Other times, it backfires. For impeachment manager Jerry Nadler, it went up in flames. It turns out his condemnation of the senators during the Trump impeachment trial didn't just earn him an admonition from Chief Justice John Roberts. It may have cost him a swing vote. During his remarks in the Senate on Tuesday night, Nadler alleged that any senator who voted against a measure to allow additional witnesses was guilty of a White House "cover up." It was an incendiary and outrageous claim that was soundly rejected...
  • Senate Impeachment Trial LIVE - day 1

    01/21/2020 10:21:35 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 1,350 replies
    Senate Impeachment Trial LIVE
  • Gregg Jarrett: In Trump impeachment trial, Democrats continue inflammatory accusations with no basis in fact

    01/21/2020 5:36:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 21, 2020 | Gregg Jarrett
    Desperate Democrats trotted out the same baseless and absurd arguments they’ve been making for months at the opening of President Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate Tuesday, in their endless campaign to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election. The soporific debate over what procedures to adopt proved a tepid bore (with some exceptions) as Democrats introduced an endless stream of amendments that were destined to go nowhere fast. The first votes made it clear that Republican senators would adopt Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s resolution setting forth the order and parameters of the trial: openhttps://www.foxnews.com/opinion/gregg-jarrett-in-trump-impeachment-trial-democrats-continue-inflammatory-accusations-with-no-basis-in-facting statements first, then written...
  • Trump impeachment defense team will include Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz

    01/17/2020 7:18:09 AM PST · by NRx · 67 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01-17-2020 | Tucker Higgins
    President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team will include Ken Starr, whose investigation led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, whose clients have included notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and O.J. Simpson. The Trump team choices came to light as the president’s impeachment trial is set to begin in earnest next Tuesday in the Senate, where he is accused of abusing power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden last summer while withholding military aid to that nation. In addition to Starr and Dershowitz, the lawyer Robert Ray is expected to be...
  • Trump’s impeachment trial team: Who are the lawyers defending the president?

    01/15/2020 8:45:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jamuary 15, 2020 | Andrew O'Reilly
    President Trump has locked down the defense team that will be representing him during his impeachment trial, as House Democrats move Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against him to the Senate. The four-person legal team is made up of several top White House attorneys, with an administration official telling Fox News that other lawyers could cycle through or be on the floor in a support capacity during the Senate trial. Here are the four main attorneys that will make up Trump’s defense team: Pat Cipollone Cipollone, the White House counsel, will take the helm in commanding Trump’s defense....
  • White House won't participate in first Judiciary impeachment hearing

    12/01/2019 4:35:39 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 01 2019 | Brett Samuels
    The White House on Sunday informed the House Judiciary Committee it will not participate in Wednesday's impeachment inquiry hearing but did not rule out taking part in future hearings. "[W]e cannot fairly be expected to participate in a hearing while the witnesses are yet to be named and while it remains unclear whether theJudiciary Committee will afford the President a fair process through additional hearings," White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.). "More importantly, an invitation to an academic discussion with law professors does not begin to provide the President with any semblance of...
  • READ: White House's letter to Nadler saying it won't participate in impeachment hearing

    12/01/2019 5:40:52 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 01 2019 | Staff
    White House counsel Pat Cipollone on Sunday night informed House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) that they will not take part in the panel's first impeachment hearing later this week. Read the letter Cipollone sent to Nadler on behalf of President Trump below. White House Letter (5 Pages)
  • White House will not participate in Judiciary Committee hearing

    12/01/2019 5:53:29 PM PST · by ransomnote · 43 replies
    cnn.com ^ | December 1, 2019 | Sarah Westwood
    (CNN)Neither President Donald Trump nor his attorneys will participate in Wednesday's House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing, they said late Sunday. In a letter to Chairman Jerrold Nadler, White House counsel to the President Pat Cipollone said, "We cannot fairly be expected to participate in a hearing while the witnesses are yet to be named and while it remains unclear whether the Judiciary Committee will afford the President a fair process through additional hearings. More importantly, an invitation to an academic discussion with law professors does not begin to provide the President with an semblance of a fair process.  MORE AT...
  • Trump talks Russia probe audit with attorney general and White House counsel in Oval Office meeting

    11/14/2019 7:27:44 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 80 replies
    CNN)President Donald Trump met with Attorney General William Barr and White House counsel Pat Cipollone in an Oval Office meeting Thursday afternoon in which the so-called Horowitz report came up in conversation, two sources told CNN. The animated discussions were captured by TV crews outside the Oval Office on the South Lawn of the White House awaiting the President's departure for Louisiana. Trump held a campaign rally in Louisiana ahead of Saturday's gubernatorial election in that state.