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  • The U.S. House calls for a war crimes investigation into atrocities in Ukraine.

    04/06/2022 10:35:18 PM PDT · by McGruff · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 6, 2022 | Catie Edmondson
    The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday night to call for an investigation of war crimes committed during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Six House Republicans voted against the measure. “We rise today not as Republicans, Democrats, but as Americans, as a united Congress on behalf of the American people condemning these atrocities,” said Representative Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas and the co-author of the bill. The six Republicans who opposed the legislation did not immediately explain their votes, but nearly all of them were members of the hard-right Freedom Caucus and have argued against interventionist foreign policy.
  • Tucker Calls Out Rep. McCaul & Many Other Neo-Cons In The Republican Party Copying The Democrats In Calling Everything They Disagree With "Russian Disinformation"

    03/17/2022 9:55:53 PM PDT · by RandFan · 38 replies
    twitter ^ | March 17 | Tucker Carlson
    "Unlike Michael McCaul, we are only & narrowly interested in the interests of our own country." Clip...
  • Biden Admin Relies on Russia To Finalize Iran Nuclear Deal as Putin Invades Ukraine

    03/01/2022 9:56:54 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 28, 2022 | Adam Kredo
    Even as Moscow invades Ukraine, the Biden administration is relying on Russia to solidify a revamped nuclear agreement with Iran, a deal that senior Republican foreign policy leaders say will be approved in the coming days without any input from Congress. As Russian forces press further into Ukraine, threatening to spark a world war, the Biden administration is rushing to finalize a Russia-brokered nuclear deal with Iran, Rep. Michael McCaul (R., Texas), the lead Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told the Washington Free Beacon. "Russia's further invasion of Ukraine is reprehensible, but we can't lose sight of the...
  • GOP to Tucker Carlson: We’re the decision-makers on Ukraine, not you

    02/03/2022 8:04:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 160 replies
    Politico ^ | February 1, 2022 | Andrew Desidero
    Republican senators are unmoved by Tucker Carlson’s relentless warpath against support for Ukraine — even as it widens an existing rift in their party. The Fox News prime time host and others on the far-right have excused and even rationalized Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine and downplayed its relevance to U.S. national security. And while GOP senators are shrugging off his name-and-shame campaign, Carlson’s views are permeating the GOP base in a way that could undermine Republicans’ efforts to emphasize cross-party unity as they seek to deter a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
  • Rep. Michael McCaul predicts Chinese invasion of Taiwan after Winter Olympics

    01/24/2022 7:46:38 AM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 21, 2022 | Juliegrace Brufke and Samuel Chamberlain
    The ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee suggested Friday that China will launch an invasion of Taiwan sometime after next month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing. “I do think after the Olympics — China has gotten so provocative, so aggressive in the South China Sea, that you are going to see the CCP, the [Chinese] Communist Party invading Taiwan,” Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) told reporters on a conference call. McCaul argued further that resident Biden’s botched messaging on the ongoing Ukraine crisis sent a signal of weakness to America’s adversaries, which McCaul believes they will look to exploit. ......
  • Top GOP lawmaker discloses 'something more' to hostage crisis at Texas synagogue; investigation goes global

    01/16/2022 4:27:36 PM PST · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1-16-22 | Chris Enloe
    A top House Republican revealed Sunday the investigation into the man who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue on Saturday has gone international. What are the details? Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told CNN host Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" there is "something more" to the case than a lone actor. In fact, McCaul disclosed that the FBI's investigation now extends to London and Tel Aviv. "I know the FBI has now fanned their investigation out to London and Tel Aviv. So this has now turned into an...
  • Lawmakers storm out of classified Afghanistan briefing after questions go unanswered

    09/23/2021 3:29:21 AM PDT · by blueplum · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 22 September 2021 | Kylie Atwood, CNN
    (CNN)Multiple lawmakers angrily stormed out of a classified briefing with members of the Biden administration on Afghanistan on Wednesday morning, according to three sources familiar with the briefing. The Republican and Democratic lawmakers grew frustrated after State Department, Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, and Office of the Director of National Security officials failed to answer their basic questions during the briefing for members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the sources told CNN.... ...Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead" on Wednesday that "everybody walked out"...
  • How an intelligence officer’s disappearance in Somalia has ripped the government apart

    09/19/2021 1:21:44 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    WaPo via msn ^ | 18 September 2021 | Rachel Chason, Omar Faruk
    NAIROBI — The disappearance of a young intelligence officer in Somalia has led to a rapidly escalating power struggle between the president and prime minister ... Details of what happened to Ikran Tahlil Farah, a 25-year-old cybersecurity analyst, are still murky. But her abduction led President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday to suspend the powers of the prime minister, who has accused him of obstructing justice in Tahlil’s case. The political showdown risks becoming a security crisis, experts say, and has blown up any pretense that Somalia’s federal government is functioning.... ...Rep. Michael McCaul (Tex.), the ranking Republican on the...
  • The Taliban reportedly won't let planes leave Afghanistan until 'they get more out of the Americans'

    09/05/2021 11:17:22 PM PDT · by blueplum · 43 replies
    The Week ^ | 05 September 2021 | TIM O'DONNELL
    ...The White House and State Department have maintained that they hold leverage over the Taliban... but a senior congressional source told CBS News that the Taliban is basically holding the planes "hostage" so they can "get more out of the Americans."... ...Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tex.), the ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, agrees. He told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that he's concerned that U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad will come away from the talks recommending that the Biden administration acknowledge the Taliban as the legitimate government...
  • Dem Leaders Thwart Leftist Attempt To Delay Military Assistance to Israel

    05/19/2021 1:46:48 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 18, 2021 | Adam Kredo
    Dems divided as anti-Israel flank grows more vocal Democratic leaders convinced their colleagues on Tuesday to drop an effort championed by the party’s left flank that would have delayed U.S. military assistance to Israel as the country battles Iranian-backed terrorist groups. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D., Md.), the House’s second-highest-ranking Democrat, told reporters that after pressure from leadership, Rep. Gregory Meeks (D., N.Y.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC), abandoned efforts to delay over $735 million in arms sales to Israel. The Jewish state has used such weaponry during the past two weeks to battle Hamas terrorists as they...
  • Without Trump, House Republicans huddle in Florida on 2022 messaging strategy

    04/25/2021 4:53:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 128 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 25, 2021 05:38 PM | Susan Ferrechio, Chief Congressional Correspondent
    ORLANDO — Former President Donald Trump may be one of the most important influencers in the 2022 election, but House Republicans are huddling without him in his home state of Florida as they craft a message that can help them win back the majority next year. Lawmakers gathered in Orlando beginning on Sunday for an annual, three-day issues conference to help chart a course on messaging and policy priorities for the next 18 months. There will be no pep talk from the former GOP president, who helped create a schism within the party on what role, if any, Trump should...
  • Majority of House GOP reportedly supports removing Liz Cheney from leadership after impeachment vote

    01/22/2021 7:54:11 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 41 replies
    the week ^ | 1/22/2021 | Kathryn Krawczyk
    Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House, was one of only a handful of Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over his role in inciting the Capitol riot. More than a majority of GOP House members have since indicated they'd support ousting Cheney from her leadership spot, while at least two other Republicans have lined up to replace her, Politico reports. At least 107 House members — more than half the caucus — privately support removing Cheney from power, multiple GOP sources involved in the effort told Politico. Meanwhile New York Reps. Elise Stefanik and Lee Zeldin, who defended...
  • Rep. Nancy Mace: There Was a Bipartisan Effort to Look at Censuring Trump, But Pelosi Wouldn’t Allow It (IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 32)

    01/18/2021 3:03:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/18/20 | Melanie Arter
    ( – Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that there was a “bicameral, bipartisan effort” to look at censuring President Donald Trump, which she said would hold him accountable and prohibit him from holding office again, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wouldn’t bring it up for a vote. “Well, one of the things, one of the options that was on the table last week when we were going through the impeachment, getting up to D.C. for that, was that there was a bicameral, bipartisan effort to look at censure as an option. That would...
  • REVEALED: Chinese Communist Party Coercion of U.S. Companies

    05/19/2020 9:33:04 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies ^ | 5/19/2020 | staff
    “The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) frequently pressures and coerces U.S. companies to conform to its political values and foreign policy. Because of China’s market size, individual companies often feel as though they have no option but to comply with CCP demands.” The following list was originally released by the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, compiled by ranking member Michael McCaul (R-TX) and his team. It is reproduced with permission. 1. Tiffany & Co. (October 8, 2019) Tiffany & Co. removed a tweeted advertisement featuring a Chinese model wearing a Tiffany ring and covering her right eye with her right hand,...
  • McCaul’s Legislative Wins Should Earn Him a Victory in November

    03/09/2020 4:24:31 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant
    The Houston Courant ^ | March 2, 2020 | B. Vasoli
    Any ranking of congresspersons’ national-security expertise would put Michael McCaul near the top. A Republican who represents the 10th District, an area spanning from Austin to the Houston suburbs, he served as a deputy to future U.S. Sen. John Cornyn when he was state attorney general. After 9/11, the Dallas-born McCaul became chief of the Terrorism and National Security Section of the west Texas federal attorney’s office. In 2004, the prosecutor won his seat in the U.S. House where he chaired the Homeland Security Committee for the full term limit of six years; he is now the ranking member of...
  • House GOP report says no evidence for Trump impeachment, warns of ‘dangerous precedent’

    12/02/2019 1:19:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 2, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    House Republicans delivered a point-by-point rebuttal Monday to Democrats’ impeachment efforts, claiming in their own report that the evidence collected in the inquiry to date does not support the accusations leveled against President Trump -- or rise to the level of removal from office. “The evidence presented does not prove any of these Democrat allegations, and none of the Democrats’ witnesses testified to having evidence of bribery, extortion, or any high crime or misdemeanor,” Republicans said in a 123-page report, timed to be made public ahead of the majority Democrats’ impeachment report. The dueling narratives are emerging following two weeks...
  • Watch as Texas Cong. Michael McCaul Lays Waste to Adam Schiff

    10/30/2019 10:06:55 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 18 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Here is a Republican House member who is unafraid to speak the truth. – Texas Congressman Michael McCaul, who has represented Texas’s 10th congressional district since 2005, appeared this morning on Fox News for an interview with Bill Hemmer. This interview is well worth the watch just because of who McCaul happens to be. As you watch the clip below, and/or read the transcript that follows, keep in mind that Rep. McCaul is a man who is currently the ranking GOP member on the House Homeland Security Committee. From 2012 through 2018, McCaul served as the Chairman of that committee....
  • Ted Cruz, McCaul blast Trump for unleashing Turkey against Syria’s Kurds ...

    10/07/2019 6:21:59 PM PDT · by rintintin · 109 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Oct 7 2019 | Todd. J Gilman
    President Donald Trump's staunchest allies voiced outrage Monday after he suddenly declared that U.S. troops would allow Turkey to attack Syrian Kurds who have fought as U.S. allies for years to tamp down the Islamic State. The president later threatened to destroy the economy of Turkey, a NATO member, if it goes too far against the Kurds. But that did little to mollify concerns overseas or in Congress after Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw troops and get them out of the way of Turkish forces. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said it would be "disgraceful if we sat...
  • Top House Republican blasts Trump for ignoring Congress on Khashoggi report

    02/09/2019 12:08:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2019 | Dave Boyer
    The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee joined Democrats Saturday in criticizing President Trump’s failure to send a report to Congress on the murder of Saudi Arabian dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas said he is “deeply troubled” by the administration’s failure to meet the deadline on Friday for submitting a report on the slaying that is linked to the Saudi royal family. The White House said in a statement that Congress can’t force the president to act. “Consistent with the previous administration’s position and the constitutional separation of powers, the president maintains his...
  • McCaul Urges Release of Classified Material that Made Up Basis of GOP Memo

    02/06/2018 11:19:00 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 5 replies ^ | Natalie Johnson
    House Homeland Security Committee chairman Michael McCaul (R., Texas) on Monday called for the publication of the classified documents that served as the basis of a Republican memo accusing federal law enforcement officials of abusing surveillance tools to spy on a former Trump aide. Republicans allege the four-page memo released Friday shows the Justice Department and FBI failed to disclose critical information to federal judges when applying for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance warrant to wiretap onetime Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page. Democrats, who are pressing for the release of their own counter memo, say the Republican document cherry-picked facts from...