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  • Pelosi casts doubt on USMCA deal in 2019

    11/21/2019 11:21:20 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | BY NIV ELIS - 11/21/19 12:13 PM EST
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday cast doubt on the possibility of passing an updated North American trade deal by the end of 2019. “I’m not even sure if we came to an agreement today that it would be enough time to finish,” she said, referencing an end-of-year timeline many had hoped for on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Pelosi was scheduled to meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in her office later in the day to try to hammer out final details...If passed, USMCA would be a central achievement for Trump going into the 2020 elections. As a...
  • Trump lunches with two of his biggest Senate GOP critics

    11/21/2019 10:52:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2019 | Alexander Bolton
    President Trump invited two of his biggest Senate Republican critics, Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), to the White House Thursday for an unspecified discussion. The invitation comes as impeachment hearings in the House continue. The House is widely expected to impeach Trump, which would create a trial in the Senate where Romney and Collins would be two of the most scrutinized GOP votes. Romney said before the meeting that he planned to talk about his own bill, the Trust Act, and the president’s plan for regulating vaping products. “If I’m asked for questions I want to talk...
  • Live Thread - Impeachment Inquiry Hearings 11/21/2019

    11/21/2019 6:00:09 AM PST · by maggief · 942 replies
    PBS ^ | November 21, 2019
    Fiona Hill, former National Security Council senior director for Europe and Russia, will testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump. Hill told lawmakers in closed-door testimony last month that then-national security adviser John Bolton expressed concerns that the Trump administration was trying to pressure Ukrainian officials. The focus of the impeachment inquiry is a July 25 phone call in which Trump asked Ukraine's president to investigate 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden.
  • FNC’s Wallace: Sondland Ran a Bus over Trump, Pence, Pompeo, Bolton, Giuliani, Mulvaney

    11/20/2019 10:09:07 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 20, 2019 | PAM KEY
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s special coverage of the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry, network anchor Chris Wallace discussed the testimony of EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland and put the outcome in not-so-good terms for President Donald Trump and his associates. Wallace said, “I think what Gordon Sondland was trying to do here is protect himself more than he is to protect anybody else. To a certain degree took out the bus and ran it over President Trump, Vice President Pence, Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, Rudy Giuliani, Mick Mulvaney. He implicates all of them.” He continued, “I think one...
  • On the Question, Was There a Quid Pro Quo? Sondland Answers, ‘Yes’

    11/20/2019 7:27:46 AM PST · by pilgrim · 143 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 20, 2019 | Susan Jones
    “At all times, I was acting in good faith,” Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland told Congress in his opening statement at Wednesday’s hearing of the House intelligence committee: “As a presidential appointee, I followed the directions of the president. We worked with Mr. Giuliani because the President directed us to do so. We had no desire to set any conditions on the Ukrainians.” But Giuliani did set conditions, Sondland said in his statement. On the question, was there a quid pro quo? Sondland answered, “yes.” “As I testified previously, with regard to the requested White House call and White...
  • Vindman busted for resume enhancement during yesterday’s testimony

    11/20/2019 7:18:29 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 20, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman certainly comes across as a slippery character. He didn’t inform his boss when he went to lawyers over his concerns over the Trump-Zelensky phone call, and informed the Ukraine president about an alleged plot but not his own commander in chief. And he exaggerated the importance of his position, the old resume-enhancement gambit, and was busted for it yesterday. ... Vindman previously claimed in his opening statement to be the “principal advisor to the National Security Advisor and the president on Ukraine and the other countries in my portfolio.” When asked about the claim however by...
  • Ten Reasons Vindman’s Testimony Was Bad for Democrats

    11/20/2019 7:23:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/20/2019 | Matt Margolis
    Forget the Democrats' talking points. Forget the media spin. If you watched Lt. Col. Vindman's testimony today it was a total dud for the Democrats and their impeachment witch hunt. Need proof? I've compiled ten reasons that the show today did not advance the Democrats' narrative one bit. 10. Vindman admitted that the president, not unelected bureaucrats, sets U.S. policy It’s hard to imagine why pointing this out is even necessary, but Democrat counsel Daniel Goldman seemed to be under the impression that unelected bureaucrats set U.S. policy, not the president. This is a very revealing moment. Adam Schiff's...
  • Ken Starr: GOP Senators Might Consider Having to ‘Make a Trip’ to the White House [tr]

    11/20/2019 7:48:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 150 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 20, 2019 | Justin Baragona
    Moments before Wednesday’s impeachment hearings and right after U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland’s opening statement was released, Fox News contributor Ken Starr wondered aloud whether Sondland flipping on President Trump would cause GOP senators to push Trump to resign. “The real issue is the senators are watching,” Starr said. “Are senators going to now say in light of what we hear today, it’s going to be a long day even with the ambassador alone, in light of what we have heard, ‘We need to make a trip down to the White House’? That historic example set during the...
  • Trump judicial nominee in jeopardy after GOP revolt

    11/20/2019 3:36:37 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    Washingtontimes.com ^ | 11/12/19 | Matthew Daly
    President Donald Trump’s nominee for a federal appeals court is in jeopardy following a conservative revolt from two Republican senators who have said publicly they won’t support him. Trump nominated federal judge Halil “Sul” Ozerden of Mississippi to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in June. The New Orleans-based court handles cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The Senate Judiciary Committee says it removed Ozerden from a planned vote Thursday at the request of the White House. A White House spokesman declined to comment.
  • Rep. Adam Schiff To Ukraine: Don’t Investigate Bidens

    11/19/2019 9:02:07 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 126 replies
    OANN ^ | 11/19/2019 | OANN Newsroom
    House Intel Chair Adam Schiff appears to be threatening Ukraine over its ongoing corruption probe of the Biden family. During the impeachment hearings on Tuesday, Schiff claimed Ukraine’s investigations into the Bidens could influence U.S. politics. He suggested Ukraine should leave the Bidens alone. “The real message to Ukraine — our U.S. policy message is: don’t engage in political investigations,” stated Schiff. Republican lawmakers have suggested Democrats, rather than President Trump, have tried to pressure the foreign government. “If the Democrats and the media are suddenly so deeply concerned about bribery, you would think they would take some interest in...
  • Read Gordon Sondland's explosive opening statement at the impeachment hearing

    11/20/2019 5:59:57 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 71 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 20, 2019 | NBC News
    He implicates Mike Pompeo and John Bolton by saying they were fully aware in real time of what he and other Trump administration officials were doing.
  • Live Thread - Impeachment Hearings 11/20/2019

    11/20/2019 6:05:06 AM PST · by maggief · 1,346 replies
    PBS ^ | 11/20/2019
    Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, will testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Nov. 20, as part of the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump.
  • The three big lies Democrats are pushing in Tuesday’s impeachment hearing

    11/19/2019 9:16:14 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/19/2019 | Andrew McCarthy
    In Tuesday morning’s impeachment inquiry hearing, in the questioning of Lt.-Col. Alexander Vindman of the White House National Security Council and Jennifer Williams of Vice President Mike Pence’s staff, Democrats are pressing three misleading themes. First, Chairman Adam Schiff and the Democrats’ counsel, Daniel Goldman, have attempted to frame a dichotomy between President Trump and what they call “official” US foreign policy. It’s a false framework. Official policy is not, as they suggest, made by the so-called policy community (comprised mainly of the NSC, the State Department and government agents from the intelligence community and the armed services). The president...
  • Live Thread - Impeachment Hearings 11/19/2019

    11/19/2019 6:46:57 AM PST · by CWW · 777 replies
    You Tube PBS ^ | 11-19-2019 | cww
    They need to go after this Lt. Colonel. Self important deep stater!
  • Don't look now - Trump and McConnell are about to 'flip' another Circuit Court of Appeals.

    11/18/2019 6:54:25 AM PST · by Reagan80 · 16 replies
    U.S. Senate website ^ | 11/18/2019 | senate.gov
    The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (Alabama, Florida and Georgia) currently has 12 active judges after the appointment of 3 already this term by President Trump; the Circuit is now tied 6 - 6 with R and D appointees; with 3 more vacancies to fill; each of which has a current nominee awaiting vetting and a vote. The tie-breaking 13th judge will be under active consideration for a cloture vote this afternoon on the Senate floor with likely confirmation tomorrow; making in 7R to 6D. Once the additional two vacancies are filled; an enduring 9R to 6D majority will be...
  • LIVE THREAD: House Impeachment Hearing

    11/13/2019 6:11:24 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1,518 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/13/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    An opportunity to watch the kangaroo democrats attempt to cover themselves from the coming firestorm of the IG report by wounding our sitting president. Watch this coup against our Commander-in-Chief.
  • Widow of late Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings announces campaign for husband's seat

    11/11/2019 11:10:51 PM PST · by knighthawk · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 11 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    The widow of late Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said on Monday that she will launch a campaign to win her husband’s seat as representative of Maryland’s 7th Congressional District. Maryland Democratic Party Chairwoman Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, initially told The Baltimore Sun that she would formally announce her campaign on Tuesday, nearly a month after her husband died of cancer on Oct. 17 at age 68. Rep. Elijiah Cummings served nearly two decades in Congress and played an integral role in the early stages of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump as the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform...
  • NY Rep. Peter King retiring, presenting Dems with new target

    11/11/2019 1:21:55 PM PST · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA ^ | 9:13 AM Nov 11, 2019 | Andrew Taylor And Alan Fram,
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) ” Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won’t seek reelection, enhancing Democrats’ chances to grab yet another suburban House seat as they defend their majority in 2020.</p>
  • Michael Savage Warns Trump on Impeachment: Senate Republicans Cannot Be Trusted

    11/11/2019 1:18:18 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Nov 2019 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Not only is the Trump presidency at a critical juncture, but so is the United States. The House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), is set to go public with testimonies from key witnesses from the administration this week. While House Republicans, and for the most part, their colleagues in the Senate, have stood united against efforts to impeach President Trump, Savage cautions the upper chamber’s GOP members could ultimately join their Democrat counterparts in voting to remove the president. “They’ll go whichever way the wind blows,” Savage predicts, pointing to how Republican Senators...
  • Longtime GOP Rep. Peter King won't seek reelection in New York

    11/11/2019 4:31:12 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/19 | Kyle Balluck
    Longtime Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) announced Monday that he will not seek reelection next year. King said in a statement on Facebook that “after 28 years of spending 4 days a week in Washington, D.C., it is time to end the weekly commute and be home in Seaford." "This was not an easy decision. But there is a season for everything and Rosemary and I decided that, especially since we are both in good health, it is time to have the flexibility to spend more time with our children and grandchildren," King said. "My daughter’s recent move to North Carolina...