Tag Archives: Trump lies

Senate Republicans Kill Bid For Mulvaney To Testify

The New York Times reports: Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic attempt on Tuesday to issue a subpoena summoning Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, to testify in President Trump’s impeachment trial. The 53-to-47 vote, which fell along party lines, was the latest effort by Democrats to force the inclusion of new evidence in the proceeding. Mr. Mulvaney …

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Senate Republicans Kill Bid For State Department Docs

NBC News reports: Sen. Chuck Schumer has introduced his second amendment, to subpoena State Department documents related to the charges against the president. They are reading the text of the amendment now. Why it’s important: The State Department is in possession of highly relevant records and communications involving officials in the Office of the Secretary as well as officials covering …

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Senate Republicans Kill Bid For White House Docs

Bloomberg News reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer introduced an amendment that would order the White House to produce what could be thousands of pages of documents related to the charges against Trump, including material from Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. That includes any records related to meetings or calls between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, …

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Rudy Giuliani Claims He Would Testify If Called [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer and a key player in the Ukraine pressure campaign at the heart of the impeachment case, said Monday night that he would happily testify in the Senate trial if called as a witness. “I wouldn’t mind being called as a witness for a lot of reasons, including being able to …

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POLL: 21% Grade Trump An “A”, 38% Give Him An “F”

Politico reports: According to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, just over two-in-10 voters — 21 percent of respondents — give Trump an “A” grade for the job he has done as president, and another 17 percent give him a “B.” The 38 percent who give Trump an “A” or a “B” is equal to the 38 percent of voters who …

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Trump And GOP Plot To Block Bolton’s Testimony

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s legal defense team and Senate GOP allies are quietly gaming out contingency plans should Democrats win enough votes to force witnesses to testify in the impeachment trial, including an effort to keep former national security adviser John Bolton from the spotlight, according to multiple officials familiar with the discussions. While Republicans continue to express …

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McConnell Issues Resolution On Senate Trial Format

The Washington Post reports: In a four-page resolution, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the opening arguments would begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, with each side given 24 hours to present their case over a two-day period. The Senate will vote on the resolution Tuesday. The question of witnesses would be decided after senators have 16 hours to …

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Conway: MLK Would Be Against Impeachment [VIDEO]

“I’ve held my opinion on it for a very long time, but when you see the articles of impeachment that came out, I don’t think it was Dr. King’s vision to have Americans dragged through a process where the president is not going to be removed from office, is not being charged bribery, extortion, high crimes and misdemeanors.  I, this …

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Schiff Fires Back After Trump Lies About John Bolton

The New York Daily News reports: Ahead of Tuesday’s opening arguments in his Senate impeachment trial President Trump tweeted that the House of Representatives was remiss in not seeking the testimony of his ex-national security adviser. The Democratic-led House did not issue a subpoena for Bolton after he said he wouldn’t appear until the conclusion of what would have been …

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Trump Legal Team Seeks “Swift Rejection” Of Charges

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s legal team will call on the Senate on Monday to “swiftly reject” the impeachment charges and acquit him, maintaining that he committed no impeachable offense and has been the victim of an illegitimate partisan effort to take him down. In a lengthy brief to be submitted to the Senate the day before his …

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Three Years Of Donald Trump And 16,241 Lies [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Three years after taking the oath of office, President Trump has made more than 16,200 false or misleading claims — a milestone that would have been unthinkable when we first created the Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement he has uttered. We started this project as part of our coverage of …

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GOP Senator: Lev Parnas Is Just A Grifting Hanger-On

Axios reports: Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday dismissed new impeachment evidence obtained from Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, stating that there is “no question that there have been a series of grifters” who have associated themselves with the Trump campaign. Parnas has claimed that the campaign to pressure Ukraine to announce an …

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Junior Threatens GOP Senators On Trial Witnesses

Politico reports: “If the – let’s call it weaker Republicans – make a vote on it, if some of those guys don’t want to hear from the witnesses we’d want to hear from but will hear from the others, I want to know about it, because they don’t deserve to be in office,” Trump Jr. said Sunday on “Sunday Morning …

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Dershowitz: Abuse Of Power Isn’t Impeachable [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Attorney Alan Dershowitz said on Sunday the argument that a president cannot be impeached for abusing his power is a “strong one” that has been successful in the past. Dershowitz, who’s serving as legal counsel for President Trump’s defense team in the Senate impeachment trial, told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” that he is following in …

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Trump’s Legal Team: Impeachment Articles Are Invalid

CNN reports: Donald Trump’s legal team filed its formal response Saturday evening to the Senate summons of the President, offering the first glimpse into what will ultimately be the White House’s impeachment defense. The response — which calls the articles “constitutionally invalid” and says they are an attack on Americans — argued both substantively, against the charges in the articles, …

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Bondi: Impeachment Case Is “Basic Trash” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has joined President Trump’s defense team, said Saturday that although House manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., could be called as a witness, they’re ready to move on from a “basic trash” impeachment. “If you and I were falsely accused we would want witnesses too, but now this thing has …

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Trump: “Who The Hell Cares About The Budget?”

The Washington Post reports: In a separate audio clip, Trump is heard boasting about increasing the defense budget by $2.5 trillion. To those who criticized his spending and the growing national debt, Trump said, “Who the hell cares about the budget? We’re going to have a country.” For most of Barack Obama’s time in office, Republicans seemed to care very …

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National Archives Blurs Out Anti-Trump Protest Signs

The Washington Post reports: The large color photograph that greets visitors to a National Archives exhibit celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage shows a massive crowd filling Pennsylvania Avenue NW for the Women’s March on Jan. 21, 2017, the day after President Trump’s inauguration. The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. …

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GOP Donors Get Iran Strike Details Denied To Congress

CNN reports: President Trump recounted minute-by-minute details of the US strike that killed Iran’s top military commander during remarks to high-dollar Republican donors at his South Florida estate, according to audio obtained by CNN. In his speech — held inside the gilded ballroom on his Mar-a-Lago property — he claimed that Soleimani was “saying bad things about our country” before …

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BOOK: Steve Bannon Called Pelosi “A Total Assassin”

Another excerpt from the coming A Very Stable Genius: The night of January 23 [2017], the first Monday of his presidency, Trump came face‑to‑face with House and Senate leaders from both parties at a White House reception. At a long table in the State Dining Room, Steve Bannon could not stop looking at Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi assumed Trump would open …

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