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  • GOP calls for minority hearing on impeachment, threatens procedural measures

    12/10/2019 2:05:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 10, 2019 | Juliegrace Brufke
    Top Republicans in the House are vowing to use every procedural tool available to them to strong-arm Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee and get them to hold a minority hearing on impeachment. In a letter led by House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), sent to Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday, the conservative members noted Republicans had previously requested a minority hearing be held before articles of impeachment were introduced. The group argued that while Democrats did not comply with their requested timeline, under current rules they are entitled to a hearing. “During the open hearing on...
  • Adam Schiff: Congress Must Impeach Trump to Stop Him in 2020

    12/10/2019 11:51:54 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/2019 | Hannah Bleau
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Tuesday indicated that Democrats must impeach President Trump quickly in order to stop him from prevailing in the 2020 presidential election. Democrats on Tuesday unveiled two articles of impeachment against the president: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Notably, neither allege a high crime or misdemeanor. Noticeably absent was the Democrats’ longheld appeal to bribery, extortion, or treason.
  • Trump blasts Jerrold Nadler, Adam Schiff over articles of impeachment

    12/10/2019 10:32:03 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/10/2019 | Mark Moore
    President Trump blasted the Democratic chairs of the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees who announced two articles of impeachment against him Tuesday. Trump’s Twitter response came shortly after Reps. Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler held a news conference to unveil the articles that include abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
  • democrats admit Biden is guilty of corruption

    12/10/2019 9:42:33 AM PST · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-10-19 | DrJohn
    The farcical hearings yesterday were intentionally conducted on the very day the IG report was released so as to be a shiny object distracting the country from findings of the DOJ Inspector General. To add more farce to the pile today dems are introducing two articles of impeachment, presumably the ones that had the best resonance in focus groups- abuse of power and obstruction of justice. As Andy McCarthy notes, it is abuse of power and obstruction of justice to investigate democrat corruption: The public wonders: What’s the rush? After all, Democrats apparently didn’t think the “crisis” was so dire that...
  • Gregg Jarrett: IG report reveals FBI misconduct and abuses in anti-Trump probe of Russia collusion hoax

    12/10/2019 8:06:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 10, 2019 | Gregg Jarrett
    It turns out that the most revealing aspect of the long-awaited Justice Department’s inspector general’s report on the origins of the Russia collusion hoax comes from Attorney General William Barr’s damning assessment of it. In unmistakably terse language, Barr denounced “a small group of now-former FBI officials” for their “misconduct,” “malfeasance and misfeasance,” and “clear abuse of the FISA process.” Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz, issued a 476-page report Monday that broadly examined: (1) how and why the FBI initiated an investigation of candidate Donald Trump and his campaign in July 2016; and (2) the decision to seek a Foreign...
  • Impeachment Gets Weird (Schiffty’s image on a milk carton)

    12/09/2019 6:29:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/09/19 | RUSSELL BERMAN
    **SNIP** House Republicans have been trying to throw sand in the gears of the impeachment inquiry from the start. Nadler, along with Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff before him, has largely succeeded in keeping things on track. But the frequency and fervor with which the GOP lawmakers objected today seemed to trip Nadler up a bit, and they focused relentlessly on the Democrats’ unusual if not unprecedented structure for the hearing. Republicans had hoped that Schiff would testify about his committee’s report, which would give them an opportunity to question the chairman on whether he ever met the anonymous whistle-blower...
  • Schiff Threatens Press Freedom: When the surveillance state exposes a journalist and his sources, there’s an instant chilling effect.

    12/09/2019 5:46:06 PM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 9, 2019 | John Solomon
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide, the bible for agents, has long recognized that journalists, the clergy and lawyers deserve special protections because of the constitutional implications of investigating their work. Penitents who confess to a priest, sources who provide confidential information to a reporter, and clients who seek advice from counsel are assumed to be protected by a high bar of privacy, which must be weighed against the state’s interests in investigating matters or subpoenaing records. Judges and members of Congress also fall into a special FBI category because of the Constitution’s separation of powers....
  • Impeachment: Democrats will begin to formalize their charges against Trump in Monday's hearing (Schiff doesn't appear)

    12/09/2019 6:40:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    KTNV ^ | 12/09/19
    The Democrats' drive to impeach President Donald Trump kicks into high gear Monday with a hearing designed for Democrats to make their case against the President. Lawyers for the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees will make opening arguments and present the evidence before facing questions from the Judiciary panel -- a lengthy event that's likely to be the final public hearing before Democrats take up articles of impeachment. The hearing sets the stage for a two-week stretch, in which Democrats are expected to introduce impeachment articles , debate and approve them in the Judiciary Committee and then take a vote...
  • Lindsey Graham does not want Schiff or other Congressmen to testify at Senate impeachment trial

    12/09/2019 5:27:52 AM PST · by george76 · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 9, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Is the ghost of John McCain haunting Senator Lindsey Graham? .. He wants to leave all those rocks in place, turning nothing over to see what crawls out. Instead, once the House managers present their case, he wants a quick vote... In particular, Graham ruled out calling Adam Schiff to testify. ... This is absolutely the wrong way to go. With only one side presenting evidence, and the Senate voting along party lines (with the possibility that Mitt Romney or Lisa Murkowski joining the Dems and Joe Manchin joining the GOP bloc), the Democrats will have succeeded in their goal...
  • Schiff’s report is 100% empty when it comes to evidence

    12/08/2019 11:38:23 PM PST · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 08 2019 | Betsy McCaughey
    House Democrats are stampeding to impeach President Trump without evidence of any crime. On Monday, Dems will make their case based on Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s impeachment report. It claims to present “stark evidence of misconduct.” In reality, the report plays tricks to frame Trump and damage his re-electability, while bending over backward to inoculate Joe Biden from accusations of foreign scandal. This isn’t a fact-finding report. It’s a Democratic campaign plan. Democrats can’t undo 2016, but they are determined to rig 2020. Tellingly, it treats Biden as if he has already got the nomination.
  • Nunes blasts Schiff for 'blatant disregard' of impeachment rules; blames 'vendetta' against Trump

    12/08/2019 11:17:19 PM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 08 2019 | Brooke Singman
    EXCLUSIVE: House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes blasted committee Chairman Adam Schiff for what he called an “alarming” and “blatant disregard” for the rules governing the House impeachment inquiry against President Trump, saying Schiff transmitted his investigative findings to the Judiciary Committee for the next phase in the proceedings without consulting him. Fox News exclusively obtained the letter Nunes, R-Calif., sent to Schiff, D-Calif., on Sunday night. In the letter dated Friday, Nunes wrote that Schiff chose not to consult with him so that he could meet a “bogus” deadline for impeaching the president. The GOP congressman also accused...
  • Schiff’s Snooping Standard: He says he can gather and release private metadata because only ‘the far right’ objects.

    12/08/2019 3:41:27 PM PST · by karpov · 78 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 8, 2019
    Kudos to Margaret Brennan of CBS for asking Adam Schiff on Sunday about his release of phone logs of his political opponents. Mr. Schiff dismissed any criticism, and his reason is revealing about the balance of power in Washington. “The blowback has only come from the far right,” Mr. Schiff said. “But look, every investigator seeks phone records to corroborate, sometimes to contradict, a witness’s testimony.” Yes, but executive-branch investigators who want to get data from private telecom companies typically must obtain some kind of judicial order. Mr. Schiff did it himself. Prosecutors are also supposed to limit the release...
  • LOL: Schifty Schiff Explains His 'Guiding Philosophy' He's Using for the Impeachment Inquiry

    12/08/2019 1:50:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies ^ | December 8, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) appeared on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday to discuss impeachment. Throughout the course of the interview, Schiff argued that the House's articles of impeachment should reflect the most serious crimes. "We have weighed in, all the chairs, Chairman Nadler and his staff, into what we would think would be appropriate in these articles. I can't go into those particular discussions but I can tell you, as a former prosecutor, it's always been my strategy in a charging decision – and an impeachment in the House is essentially a charging decision – to...
  • UPDATE: Bill Barr Indicts 8 Including Mueller Top Witness for Funneling Millions in Foreign Donations to Adam Schiff, Hillary Clinton and Top Senate Democrats

    12/08/2019 10:09:17 AM PST · by vladimir998 · 106 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec. 8, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Full title: UPDATE: Bill Barr Indicts 8 Including Mueller Top Witness for Funneling Millions in Foreign Donations to Adam Schiff, Hillary Clinton and Top Senate Democrats
  • Trump vs. Schiff Is a Clash of One Titan: His committee’s report on impeachment is weak propaganda that doesn’t even try to change minds.

    12/08/2019 7:51:25 AM PST · by karpov · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 6, 2019 | Holman W. Jenkins
    ... Joe Biden is not just Mr. Trump’s present-day “political rival.” He is a former vice president who, when tasked to help clean up corruption in Ukraine, allowed his unqualified, drug-addict son to receive a lucrative board seat at a Ukrainian company under investigation for corruption. These are subjects whose illegitimacy must be proved, not just assumed. And yet missing from the final report is any evidence that broaching them with the Ukrainians amounted to the crimes of bribery, extortion or campaign-law violation that Mr. Schiff once told us it did. Instead, Mr. Schiff insinuates a motive he’s not prepared...
  • The Impeachment Hearings Threaten the First Amendment - Greenfield

    12/06/2019 6:30:09 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    The Impeachment Hearings Threaten the First Amendment Spying on reporters and criminalizing journalism is the new normal. Fri Dec 6, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 35 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. The only good thing about the Democrat shift from Russia to Ukraine is that the issue has shifted from the limits of free speech to the limits of executive authority. Unlike the First Amendment, the separation of powers is at least a legitimate topic for a power struggle between the branches of...
  • Devin Nunes on phone record release: 'We're definitely going to take legal action' (update: might to definitely)

    12/07/2019 1:10:53 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/7/2019 | Julia Musto
    House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said Saturday that he would be pursuing legal action after his phone records were exposed in the release of the Committee's impeachment inquiry report. On Tuesday, the Committee voted to adopt and issue the 300-page report on the findings from the panel's impeachment inquiry, accusing President Trump of misusing his office to seek foreign help in the 2020 presidential race. The report included records of calls from Nunes, presidential lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow, journalist John Solomon, Fox News host Sean Hannity, Giuliani connection Lev Parnas, and other White House associates....
  • Nunes Says He’s Considering Legal Action Over Schiff’s Phone Snooping

    12/07/2019 8:21:09 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 44 replies
    News Thud ^ | December 7, 2019 | Paul Goldberg
    Speaking to conservative radio host Mark Levin, Rep. Devin Nunes revealed he’s considered legal action over House Intel Chair Adam Schiff’s snooping on his phone records. Nunes believes his civil liberties have been violated. Rep. Devin Nunes: I’m going to be looking for all my legal options on this, too. I mean, my civil liberties were violated here. Adam Schiff, just because he’s chairman, doesn’t have the right to go subpoena, put a big fishing net out there , go grab a bunch of phone numbers, and have AT&T give you all the people they’ve talked to, and then him...
  • Kimberley Strassel: Obtaining phone logs of political rivals is a stunning abuse of congressional power

    12/07/2019 6:26:13 AM PST · by george76 · 70 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/7/2019 | 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,...
  • Schiff: Impeachment testimony shows Trump 'doesn't give a [bleep]' about what's good for the country

    12/07/2019 4:36:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/19 | RACHEL FRAZIN
    <p>House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a prominent figure in the impeachment inquiry, has said that President Trump "doesn’t give a shit about what’s good for our country."</p> <p>Schiff, in an interview with The New Yorker, cited the impeachment testimony of diplomat David Holmes, who said he was told that Trump did not care about Ukraine and only cared about "big stuff" like an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.</p>