Tag Archives: Freedom Caucus

House Freedom Caucus Preps To Impeach Rosenstein

Today’s indictments are only speeding up the plan: House conservatives are preparing a new push to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to three conservative Capitol Hill sources — putting the finishing touches on an impeachment filing even as Rosenstein announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the 2016 election. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark ...

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DOJ Rejects House Freedom Caucus Demand To See Unredacted Mueller Memo On Scope Of Russia Probe

The Washington Examiner reports: The Department of Justice has sent a letter to the leaders of the House Freedom Caucus declining their request to see the unredacted version of a memo detailing the scope of the special counsel’s Russia probe. In the letter, obtained by the Washington Examiner, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd writes: “Although we are working to accommodate ...

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Rod Rosenstein Ridicules Impeachment Threat By House Freedom Caucus: The DOJ Will Not Be Extorted [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the Department of Justice is “not going to be extorted,” amid public and private threats that he says have been leveled against him for a long time. Rosenstein made the comments during a talk at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., after reports that some conservative Republicans in Congress have drafted articles ...

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Koch Brothers Push Jim Jordan For House Speaker

Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch: Rep. Paul Ryan’s announcement that he will not run for re-election this year has started some jockeying among his colleagues over who will replace him as speaker of the House. FreedomWorks, a small-government group that is associated with the Koch brothers’ political networks, launched a petition campaign last week encouraging right-wing Rep. Jim ...

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Jim Jordan: I’ve Never Heard Trump Lie [VIDEO]

GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, who is reportedly jockeying to become House Speaker, appeared on Anderson Cooper’s show last night to defend Trump against James Comey’s declaration that Glorious Leader is “morally unfit” to be president. When Cooper asked if he agrees with Comey that Trump “lies a lot,” Jordan weaseled and deflected, turning the question back against Comey, Andrew McCabe, ...

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House Votes To Avert Shutdown, Senate Vote Coming

Roll Call reports: A government shutdown still looms even as the House passed a four-week stopgap funding bill Thursday evening, sending the measure to the Senate, where prospects for its passage remain grim. House Republicans put up the needed votes to pass the continuing resolution before a few Democrats added their “yes” votes, for a final tally of 230-197. A ...

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FLORIDA: Ron DeSantis Enters Gubernatorial Race

Politico reports: With President Donald Trump’s recent endorsement in his back pocket, Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis on Friday will announce he’s entering the governor’s race, a move poised to inject national cash into a campaign already on the 2018 national radar. “I’m excited about taking this first step towards a campaign for governor,” DeSantis told POLITICO. “As a former prosecutor, ...

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GOP House Freedom Caucus: Jeff Sessions Must Resign

Politico reports: Republican Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan said Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should step aside “now,” citing the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign ties to Russian operatives and intelligence leaks to media as key concerns with his performance. In a joint opinion piece published in the Washington Examiner, Meadows (R-N.C.) ...

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House GOP Plots To Fast-Track Health Care Vote For Saturday Now That Freedom Caucus Is Onboard

Yahoo Finance reports: House Republican leaders are considering holding a quick vote on their embattled health care bill after a group of conservative holdouts endorsed a revised version. Facing White House pressure to pass the bill, the Republican vote-counting team is trying to gauge support for a vote Saturday, according to a Republican aide familiar with the process. But it’s ...

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Senior Trump Adviser Accused Of Hatch Act Violation After Urging Challenge To Freedom Caucus Rep

Politico reports: A senior adviser to President Donald Trump on Saturday urged a primary challenge against a House Freedom Caucus member, prompting charges that he may have violated federal law against using his official position to sway an election campaign. Dan Scavino Jr., director of social media and senior White House adviser, tweeted that Michigan Rep. Justin Amash is a ...

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Hannity To Trump: Don’t Blame The Freedom Caucus For The Failure Of “Flawed” Trumpcare Bill [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Sean Hannity tonight [last night] addressed President Trump‘s tweets slamming the House Freedom Caucus, saying that picking this fight is inadvisable at a time when GOP unity should be the primary concern. The president tweeted today, “The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, ...

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Loony Louie Gohmert: Trump’s Attack On The Freedom Caucus Was Actually Written By Reince Priebus

The Hill reports: Freedom Caucus member Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) on Thursday speculated that the author behind President Trump’s tweet vowing to “fight” the conservative group was actually White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. Trump early Thursday tweeted: “The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is due to take the podium at any minute where he will likely face blistering questions about today’s tweets from Hair Furor in which he declared war on the House Freedom Caucus and threatened the freedom of the press. Also likely to come up is last night’s ruling by a federal court to continue ...

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Trump Declares War On House Freedom Caucus

Yahoo News reports: President Trump vowed to take on the Freedom Caucus in the 2018 midterm elections if its members do not conform to his vision of the GOP. On Thursday morning, Trump tweeted that the congressional caucus of conservative members of the United States House of Representatives are on track to harm “the entire Republican agenda.” More from Politico: ...

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Freedom Caucus Member To Attempt Forced Vote On Obamacare Repeal To See “Who Is Truly For It”

The Hill reports: Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), a conservative member of the House Freedom Caucus, said Tuesday that he plans to file a discharge petition in an effort to force a vote on full repeal of ObamaCare. Brooks has introduced a two-page bill to repeal the entire law, a measure that has no real path to passage given opposition from ...

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EVERYONE BUT HIM: Trump Expands Trumpcare Finger Pointing To Include GOP House Freedom Caucus

The Washington Times reports: President Trump jabbed at the House Freedom Caucus and conservative groups Sunday on Twitter, blaming them for derailing the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. “Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!” the president tweeted. Friday’s decision to ...

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REPORT: Trump Told GOP House Reps To “Forget About The Little Shit” Details In The Failed Trumpcare Bill

Politico reports: Donald Trump had heard enough about policy and process. It was Thursday afternoon and members of the House Freedom Caucus were peppering the president with wonkish concerns about the American Health Care Act—the language that would leave Obamacare’s “essential health benefits” in place, the community rating provision that limited what insurers could charge certain patients, and whether the ...

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Trump Calls Out Freedom Caucus On Trumpcare

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday morning directly challenged the House Freedom Caucus to support his ObamaCare repeal plan, warning that they would be inadvertently supporting Planned Parenthood if they opposed his bill. “The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!” Trump tweeted. ...

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