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Schiff Shifts Toward Witness Intimidation Charge Against Trump

Rep. Adam Schiff accused President Donald Trump of witness intimidation over a tweet he published during the testimony of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch during her congressional testimony on Friday, signaling that Democrats could use the charge in their push to impeach the president. In a dramatic moment during Yovanovitch’s testimony, Schiff read aloud a tweet that Trump published while the ...

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Watch Live: Schiff’s Impeachment Circus – Day Two – 11/15/19

Rep. Adam Schiff continues his public display of idiocy as the Democrats host day two of their political impeachment hearings. Live Streams of the Impeachment Inquiry – Day Two Fox News PBS NewsHour The Sun Content created by Conservative Daily News and some content syndicated through CDN is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. Visit our syndication ...

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Democratic Rep Alcee Hastings Under Investigation For Relationship With Staffer

The House Ethics Committee is investigating Democratic Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings for an alleged improper relationship with one of his congressional staffers, the committee announced Thursday. “The Committee is aware off public allegations arising out off Representative Alcee Hastings’ personal relationship with an individual employed in his congressional office,” the committee’s co-chairs said in a press release. The committee first ...

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Ethics Panel Recommends Subpoena For Rashida Tlaib Over ‘Problematic’ Campaign Payments

The Office of Congressional Ethics recommended subpoenaing Rep. Rashida Tlaib and several of her campaign staffers as part of an investigation into whether the Michigan Democrat improperly diverted campaign funds for personal use. All five members of the board of OCE voted to recommend that the House Ethics Committee continue an investigation into Tlaib over $17,500 in payments she received ...

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Public Impeachment Hearing Begins With Arguments Over Outing The Whistleblower

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff began the hearing with his opening statements, saying that the president’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine was an impeachable offense and questioning whether Trump was trying to “exploit” the country’s “vulnerability” for his own personal gain. The inquiry, which is based on an August whistleblower complaint, has received major pushback from Republicans who ...

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Watch Live: Adam Schiff’s Impeachment Show – Day One

Rep. Adam Schiff excitedly awaits his on-camera appearance. Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, begins holding public hearings on Wednesday into President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukraine President Zelensky. The full, unredacted, transcript of the call has been released for anyone to read, impeachment proceedings have to begin in the House Judiciary Committee (not the Intel ...

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Schiff Warns GOP: Name Whistleblower In Public Hearings, And Face Possible Ethics Probe

Rep. Adam Schiff suggested on Monday that any lawmaker who identifies the alleged Trump whistleblower during public congressional hearings could be subject to a House ethics investigation. Schiff made the thinly-veiled threat in a memo laying out the procedures for testimony that begins this week in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump. Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence ...

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Schiff Rejects GOP Request For Whistleblower To Testify In Impeachment Proceedings

Rep. Adam Schiff rejected House Republicans’ request on Saturday to call the Trump whistleblower to testify publicly in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, calling the testimony “redundant and unnecessary.” Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, listed the whistleblower, who is reported to be a CIA analyst, along with seven other potential witnesses that ...

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Nunes Formally Calls On Adam Schiff To Testify As Part Of Impeachment ‘Show Trial’

Rep. Devin Nunes on Friday formally called on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to testify about his or his aides’ contacts with the Trump whistleblower as part of what he’s calling the impeachment “show trial” against President Trump. “Prior to the start of your public show trial next week, at least one additional closed-door deposition must take place,” Nunes ...

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‘A Work Of Fiction’: Stephanie Grisham Calls Out Anonymous Book Author As A ‘Coward’

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham ripped into the anonymous author set to publish an apparent tell-all of the Trump administration in a statement to the Daily Caller News Foundation Friday. The anonymous author first wrote in The New York Times in 2018 that there is a group of administration officials working against Trump’s interests. The person added that senior ...

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‘Absent Yourself!’: Adam Schiff And Matt Gaetz Had Heated Exchange During Impeachment Deposition

The transcript of a deposition given last month in the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry of President Trump shows a heated exchange between Rep. Matt Gaetz and Adam Schiff, the Democrat overseeing the impeachment push. The argument took place early on in the Oct. 14 deposition of Fiona Hill, who served as the top White House adviser on Russia issues until July. ...

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Schiff Announces Impeachment Hearings Schedule, Says ‘More To Come’

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced Wednesday that three diplomats will testify next week as part of the first wave of open hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Schiff announced on Twitter that William Taylor, the acting ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs, will testify in a ...

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Once Outspoken Fiscal Hawks, Republicans Quietly Watch As National Debt Hits $23 Trillion

Republicans who once criticized former President Barack Obama’s handling of U.S. debt quietly watched as the federal government debt hit $23 trillion for the first time in history. Treasury Department data show the national debt rose past $23 trillion Thursday, and almost $17 trillion out of this number is debt held by the public. The remaining $6 trillion comes from ...

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