Tag Archives: Jerry Nadler

House Judiciary Panel Advances Bill To Legalize Weed

Roll Call reports: The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill to decriminalize and deschedule marijuana, finishing a two-day markup in which the panel also approved a series of bipartisan measures designed to lower drug prices. Republicans Matt Gaetz of Florida and Tom McClintock of California joined Democrats to advance the marijuana bill by a vote of 26-15. The measure, sponsored …

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Cultist Guilty Of Threat To “Assassinate” Jerry Nadler

Via press release from the Justice Department: A man who called a United States Congressman’s office and told a staffer that he was going to find someone to assassinate the Congressman was sentenced today to more than a year in federal prison. Kenneth Brown, age 57, previously living in Cedar Falls, Iowa, received the prison term after a December 4, …

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Nadler Letter To DOJ Demands Charges For All Rioters

Reuters reports: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Friday called on the Justice Department to prosecute all those who illegally entered the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot and to provide detailed information about how it is making charging decisions. Nadler made the request in a letter to acting attorney general Monty Wilkinson, citing news accounts that prosecutors …

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TODAY: Senate Gets Impeachment Article From House

The Washington Post reports: House impeachment managers are planning to deliver an article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, accusing Trump of “incitement of insurrection” for his role in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by a violent mob, a takeover that left a Capitol Police officer and four rioters dead. “Although I remain hopeful for our …

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US House To Vote Today On Decriminalizing Marijuana

NBC News reports: As the cannabis industry continues to take root state by state, Congress will consider whether to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act once and for all. The House will vote Friday on the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or MORE Act, which would decriminalize cannabis and clear the way to erase nonviolent federal marijuana …

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Nadler: Bill Barr Deserves Impeachment But It Would Be A Waste Of Time To Try Due To Corrupt Senate GOP

Axios reports: House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) told CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that Attorney General Bill Barr “deserves impeachment” for his alleged politicization of the Justice Department, but described the endeavor as “a waste of time” because Senate Republicans are “corrupt” and will not vote to convict. Driving the news: Nadler has launched an investigation into the …

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Nadler Moves To Punish Barr With $50M Budget Cut

Reuters reports: The Democrat who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary committee said on Tuesday he will introduce legislation this week to cut $50 million in funding from Attorney General William Barr’s personal office. New York Representative Jerrold Nadler said he would move to reduce funding for Barr’s personal office as a response to what he called “continued defiance …

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Live Video: Judiciary Committee Impeachment Hearing

The Associated Press reports: Pushing ahead with articles of impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee convenes Monday to formally receive the investigative findings against President Donald Trump as the White House and its allies launch an aggressive attack on Democrats and the proceedings. Chairman Jerrold Nadler expects the committee to vote soon, possibly this week, on at least two or more …

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Nadler: Vote On Impeachment Articles Coming Soon

The Hill reports: House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that he is confident in the case against President Trump ahead of a vote on impeachment. “We have a very rock-solid case,” Nadler said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think the case we have if presented to a jury would be a guilty verdict in about …

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House Judiciary Committee Issues Impeachment Report

Reuters reports: Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine. The findings from the House Judiciary Committee do not spell out the formal charges against the president, which are being drafted …

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WH Tells Nadler They Will Boycott His Hearings

Fox News reports: The White House said Friday it will not participate in House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings, blasting the inquiry as “completely baseless” in response to a deadline from Democrats. “House Democrats have wasted enough of America’s time with this charade,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone said in a scathing letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., obtained …

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Live Video: Judiciary Committee Impeachment Hearing

The Associated Press reports: Same pillared House hearing room. Different chairman with his own mission. When House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler gavels open Wednesday’s impeachment hearings against the nation’s 45th president, he’ll launch the business of actually writing an indictment against Donald Trump. The question is no longer whether to impeach Trump. It’s on what charges — abuse of …

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Nadler Snap: Innocent People Don’t Dodge Hearings

Just in via press release: Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement in response to White House Counsel Pat A. Cipollone’s letter informing the Committee that President Trump would not participate in its first impeachment hearing scheduled for tomorrow: “Late last night, the President and his counsel turned down our invitation to participate in Wednesday’s …

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Nadler Gives Trump Dec. 6th Deadline On Hearings

Politico reports: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) has informed President Trump that he has until Dec. 6 to let the committee know whether his counsel will participate in upcoming impeachment proceedings. “I am writing to determine if your counsel will participate in the upcoming impeachment proceedings. In particular, please provide the Committee notice of whether your counsel intends …

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House Judiciary Committee Invites Trump And Counsel To Attend Its First Impeachment Hearing On Dec. 4th

Reuters reports: The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will hold its first hearing in the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Dec. 4, with legal experts as witnesses, a Democratic aide said. The aide declined comment on whether the Judiciary Committee expected it would have a report on the Intelligence Committee-led investigation into the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine …

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Dems Pressure Nadler: Hold Lewandowski In Contempt

Talking Points Memo reports: Democrats are pressuring House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to hold Corey Lewandowski in contempt of Congress after the former Trump campaign manager stonewalled lawmakers during his testimony earlier in the week. “He operated in contempt of Congress, and yes, I believe he should be” held in contempt. “And I’ve expressed that to the chair,” …

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Nadler: Impeachment Is Unlikely To Remove Trump But It’s Also “Imperative To Vindicate The Constitution”

WNYC reports: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) pressed Monday that he personally believes President Trump should be impeached as senior Democrats try to defend their recent muddled messaging on the issue. “Personally, I think the president ought to be impeached,” Nadler told WNYC’s Brian Lehrer. He acknowledged that impeachment is unlikely to lead to Trump’s removal, given widespread …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Panel Debates Impeachment Rules

The Associated Press reports: The House Judiciary Committee will vote Thursday to establish rules for hearings on impeachment, escalating the panel’s investigations of President Donald Trump even as many Democrats remain wary of the effort. The resolution is a technical step, and the panel would still have to introduce impeachment articles against Trump and win approval from the House to …

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House Panel To Vote On Impeachment Hearing Rules

CBS News reports: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has released a resolution outlining the parameters for an impeachment investigation into President Trump, heating up talk of impeachment on Congress’ first day back from its summer recess. Nadler on Monday released a resolution, which his committee is expected to vote on Thursday, laying out the rules for any impeachment hearings. …

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Lewandowski “Happy” To Testify Before House Panel

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said on Friday that he was “happy” to testify before the Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee as part of a congressional investigation of the Trump presidency. The panel, which is considering whether to recommend Trump’s impeachment, subpoenaed Lewandowski on Thursday as a witness to an alleged attempt by the president …

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