Donald Trump

REPORT: Trump Views Impeachment As Humiliation, Takes No Blame, Rages Against His Perceived Enemies

The New York Times reports: As the House moves toward what even he says is an inevitable vote to impeach him for high crimes and misdemeanors, Mr. Trump toggles between self-pity and combativeness. He looks forward to a Senate trial that he seems sure to win and thinks that it will help him on the campaign trail when he travels …

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Live Video: House Panel Approves Impeachment Articles

The Associated Press reports: The House Judiciary Committee is expected to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Friday after abruptly shutting down a 14-hour session late Thursday following a marathon slog through Republican amendments aimed at killing the charges. Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said the committee would resume at 10 a.m. Friday. “It is now very late …

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Michelle Obama Tweets Encouragement To Greta

The Hill reports: Former first lady Michelle Obama sent a message of encouragement to 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg early Friday morning after she faced ridicule from President Trump, telling the teenager to “ignore the doubters.” Trump tweeted Thursday that it was “ridiculous” that Time magazine chose Thunberg as its 2019 “Person of the Year,” an honor he was …

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Pentagon Struggles On Rules For Pro-MAGA Troops

Politico reports: Rank and file troops sharing candidates’ positions on social media. MAGA ball caps on display at military bases. Former soldiers, pardoned of war crimes charges, appearing on stage with the commander-in-chief at a political fundraiser. These and other examples of partisanship seeping into the armed forces are prompting generals and admirals to confront what they see as a …

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Trump May Dodge 2020 General Election Debates

The New York Times reports: President Trump is discussing with his advisers the possibility of sitting out the general election debates in 2020 because of his misgivings about the commission that oversees them, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Mr. Trump has told advisers that he does not trust the Commission on Presidential Debates, the nonprofit entity that …

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“Jews Go To Hell” Pastor Speaks At WH Hanukkah Event

The Independent reports: President Donald Trump hosted an evangelical pastor who once said Jewish people were going to hell at the White House Hanukkah reception on Wednesday. Robert Jeffress is a prominent Christian leader from Dallas and has spoken at several religious events, including the opening ceremony of the new American Embassy in Jerusalem in 2018. During the White House …

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Bill Weld: Six GOP Senators Would Privately Convict

The Hill reports: Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld (R) said Thursday that as many as a half-dozen GOP senators are privately in favor of voting to convict President Trump at a likely impeachment trial. “I know most of the senior Republicans in the Senate,” Weld, a long-shot candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, said in an interview at The Hill’s …

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SC Court Boots Suit Over Canceled GOP Primary

Fox News reports: A county judge in South Carolina has dismissed a lawsuit against the Palmetto State’s Republican Party over its decision to cancel a presidential primary next year. Richland County Circuit Judge Jocelyn Newman’s ruling effectively seals the near unanimous vote earlier this year by the state GOP’s executive committee to forgo its “First in the South” primary status …

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Pentagon Tests Previously Banned Ballistic Missile

Here’s one more thing to worry about: “On Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time, the U.S. Air Force, in partnership with the Strategic Capabilities Office, conducted a flight test of a prototype conventionally-configured ground-launched ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California,” Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Robert Carver said in a statement. Such a missile was prohibited …

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Trump Names Himself TIME’s Person Of The Year

The Associated Press reports: President Trump’s reelection campaign tweeted an edited cover of Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” issue on Thursday which depicted the president’s head on the shoulders of Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate change activist. The tweet suggested that the magazine had erred in naming Thunberg “Person of the Year,” and listed accomplishments of the administration. When …

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Trump Has Tweet-Raged 100+ Times Already Today

Politico reports: Just hours before a House panel was set to approve articles of impeachment against him, President Donald Trump flexed his Twitter fingers, blasting out more than 80 tweets and retweets in less than three hours, and covering everything from the impeachment proceedings and trade to his upset for TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year honor. The deluge began, …

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Trump Tweets Praise Of “Thug Nasty” MMA Fighter For Vowing To Physically Assault “DC Politicians” [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: President Donald Trump mocked the far-left Antifa movement on Twitter, Thursday, in response to an MMA fighter offering to beat up the president’s enemies. Colby Covington has previously met President Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Eric Trump, and has been interviewed by former Turning Point USA figurehead Candace Owens. Watch the clip if you can bear …

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Fox Anchor Chris Wallace: Trump Is Engaged In The Worst Attack On Freedom Of The Press In Our History

“I believe President Trump is engaged in the most direct, sustained assault on freedom of the press in our history. Our is a great profession — maybe the best way to make a living anyone ever came up with. “Think of it. We are paid to tell the truth—to cut through all the spin — all the distractions — and …

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Live Video: House Panel Votes On Impeachment Articles

The Hill reports: The House Judiciary Committee will resume debate on two articles of impeachment against President Trump on Thursday morning ahead of final votes on them expected later in the day. Clashes between lawmakers late Wednesday highlighted deep divisions on the panel, which is poised to pass the resolutions along strict party lines. The full House is expected to …

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Philadelphia Inquirer Endorses Impeaching Trump

From the editorial board of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Trump has severely disrespected his office and the document he swore to protect and uphold. Should this process end with a trial and a Senate vote to remove him from office — a prospect that seems highly unlikely — it’s not hard to imagine that he would insist that the process was …

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Joe Manchin “Very Much Torn” On Convicting Trump

Axios reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) told CNN on Wednesday that he’s “very much torn” on voting to convict President Trump in a Senate impeachment trial. Why it matters: Manchin, a moderate representing West Virginia, is widely regarded as among the most likely senators to defect from fellow Democrats in a potential vote to remove Trump from office. What he’s …

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Live Video: House Panel Debates Impeachment Articles

ABC News reports: The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday evening takes up the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for debate and approval, holding a “markup” — a public meeting where members can debate and offer amendments to the charges. Each lawmaker on the 41-member committee will have the opportunity to make a five-minute opening statement Wednesday night …

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Top General: Trump’s Pardons For War Crimes Won’t Turn Military Into A “Raping, Burning, Pillaging Gang”

Politico reports: The military’s top officer today defended efforts to maintain discipline in the ranks amid stiff questioning from lawmakers on whether President Donald Trump’s intervention in the cases of three service members accused or convicted of war crimes will create chaos on the battlefield. “We do maintain, and we will maintain, good order and discipline,” Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. …

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Trump Tells Rally: The “Scum FBI” Spied On Me [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night lashed out at the FBI calling staff of the agency “scum.” He also doubled down on discredited conspiracy theories following the release of a report which undermined the president’s claims that the Russia probe was a “deep state” plot to damage his presidency. During the rally …

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Trump Exec Order Defines Judaism As A Nationality

The Independent reports: Donald Trump will sign an executive order effectively defining Judaism as a nationality, not just a religion, in what the White House has described as an order to combat antisemitism on US college campuses. The move has already been criticised by free speech advocates, who were concerned a broader definition of antisemitism could be used to limit …

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