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Pompeo Trashes Impeachment Inquiry, Says Benghazi Probe Was Fairer

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attacked the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry in an interview with Politico on Friday, arguing that House Republicans’ probe of Benghazi treated the State Department better than Democrats’ current investigation. “They’re not letting State Department lawyers in the room,” he told Politico. “They have not let State Department lawyers be part of these hearings.” “That’s unheard of,” the secretary added. “I haven’t seen you all report that.” Democrats h...
Tags: News, White House, Politico, Ukraine, Hillary Clinton, House, House Of Representatives, State Department, Benghazi, Rudy Giuliani, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Impeachment, Subpoena, Matt Shuham


Hillary Clinton Suggests Tulsi Gabbard Is Being ‘Groomed’ By Russia For Third Party Run

Hillary Clinton implied in a recent interview that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is being “groomed” by Russia to run a third-party candidacy. “I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She’s the favorite of the Russians,” Clinton in an interview with former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe. (Listen here, around 35:30.) Plouffe later pointed out on Twitter that a...
Tags: News, Obama, Russia, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, Green Party, Donald Trump, Clinton, Merrill, Jill Stein, Tulsi Gabbard, Gabbard, Nick Merrill, David Plouffe, 2020 Elections, Plouffe


Murkowski Condemns Mulvaney’s Remarks, Few Other GOPers Speak Up

You’d barely know, from the reaction of congressional Republicans, that White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney had publicly confirmed a central question of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry on national television. Mulvaney said in a press conference Thursday that the White House had withheld military funds appropriated by Congress for Ukraine over Donald Trump’s insistence that Ukraine investigate a conspiracy theory about Democrats and the 2016 election. The strongest Republican voice i...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Ukraine, Cnn, Gop, House, Rooney, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Nixon, Richard Nixon, Murkowski, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Mick Mulvaney


Mulvaney Claims He Didn’t Say What He Actually Said On Ukraine

A few hours after confirming a quid pro quo between a conspiracy theory pursued by President Donald Trump and military aid allocated for Ukraine, White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney reversed himself. “Let me be clear, there was absolutely no quid pro quo between Ukrainian military aid and any investigation into the 2016 election,” he said in a statement released by the White House. That’s the opposite of what he said a few hours earlier on Thursday. At a press conference, Mulvaney said T...
Tags: News, Congress, Abc, White House, Dnc, Ukraine, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Josh Marshall, Democratic Party, Karl, Jonathan Karl, Mick Mulvaney, Mulvaney, Ukraine White House


How The President’s Lawyer Became Our Shadow Secretary Of State

He has no position in government, but he sure acts like he does. We’re learning, on a near-daily basis, about the ways in which Rudy Giulaini has used official channels to pursue his own interests and those of his clients. And his most famous client, the President, has at times encouraged it. And it’s not just in Ukraine. In 2017, before he officially joined Trump’s team, Giuliani repeatedly urged Trump to eject the Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen from the United States, the Washington Post re...
Tags: Energy, News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Eu, Bloomberg, Turkey, Iran, Ukraine, Pennsylvania, United States, House, Rick Perry, Rex, Erdogan


Perry Tells Trump He’ll Resign As Energy Secretary

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has informed President Donald Trump that he will resign, Bloomberg first reported Thursday. The New York Times confirmed the news. The Times and Politico reported earlier this month that Perry’s imminent resignation was expected. Perry’s impending resignation will come as the energy secretary has been roped into the House impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s actions as President. Perry is one of the so-called “three amigos” who witnesses have reportedly told the...
Tags: Energy, News, Politico, Eu, Bloomberg, Ukraine, House, New York Times, Rick Perry, Times, Donald Trump, Perry, Impeachment, Matt Shuham, Energy Secretary, Gordon Sondland


Pence Announces Vague Temporary Ceasefire For Turkish Invasion Trump Greenlit

More than a week after Turkey began its invasion of northern Syria, which President Donald Trump effectively green-lit, Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday announced that a vague temporary ceasefire had been brokered. Though Pence referred to the agreement as a ceasefire, the Turkish foreign minister declined to use that term to describe the arrangement. Trump has faced bipartisan outrage over what was essentially his endorsement of the Turkish operation, in the form of an announcement thre...
Tags: News, Islamic State, US, Turkey, Syria, United States, Kobani, Kurds, Ceasefire, Erdogan, Donald Trump, Fort Worth, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Ayla Jean Yackley


Mulvaney Confirms Trump Held Up Ukraine Aid Over DNC Server Conspiracy

White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged Wednesday that President Trump held up military aid to Ukraine over a conspiracy theory about the DNC servers hacked by Russians in 2016. “ Did he also mention to me in passing the corruption related to the DNC server? Absolutely,” Mulvaney said at a press conference Thursday. “No question about that.” “That’s it, and that’s why we held up the money,” Mulvaney said, citing other factors in addition to the DNC server conspiracy. Trum...
Tags: News, Abc, White House, Dnc, Ukraine, Crowdstrike, Trump, 2016 Elections, Karl, Jonathan Karl, Mick Mulvaney, White House Trump, Mulvaney, Impeachment, Matt Shuham, Russia Trump


Yes, This Completely Unhinged Letter From Trump To Erdogan Is Real

Yes, it’s real. A frantic, unhinged, “no way it’s real” letter from President Donald Trump to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is authentic, the White House confirmed to TPM Wednesday. Dated three days after Trump essentially gave Turkey a green light to invade Northern Syria, the tone in Trump’s Oct. 9 message to Erdogan sounded a lot different than the formal announcement a few days earlier. “Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!” Trump pleaded with Erdogan. “I will call you later.” ...
Tags: News, White House, Islamic State, Turkey, Syria, Ukraine, United States, House, Kurds, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, Trump, Northern Syria, Trish Regan, Matt Shuham


House Asks Current Top Diplomat In Ukraine To Testify Next Week

House Democrats this week asked Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, to testify as part of the impeachment inquiry. In a letter to Taylor, Democratic committee chairs leading the inquiry asked him to attend a deposition on Oct. 22. Previously, they wrote, they’d asked him to attend an Oct. 15 deposition. The chairs of the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs Committees signed the request, which was dated Oct. 14 and was obtained by NBC News. Taylor is currently the Uni...
Tags: News, Congress, European Union, Ukraine, Cnn, United States, House, State Department, Donald Trump, Taylor, Trump, Bill Taylor, Impeachment, Matt Shuham, Gordon Sondland, Sondland


NYT: Recently Resigned Pompeo Adviser Objected To Sidelining Of Diplomats In Ukraine

Just days after resigning as a top adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Michael McKinley told the House on Wednesday that he resigned over the sidelining of career diplomats in Ukraine, The New York Times reported Wednesday. McKinley resigned on Thursday of last week, according to the Washington Post. Soon after, the House scheduled him for a transcribed interview as part of its impeachment inquiry. Speaking to Congress Wednesday, the former Pompeo adviser expressed frustration with how...
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Ocasio-Cortez To Endorse Sanders’ Bid For Democratic Nomination

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is set to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) bid for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination Saturday at a rally in Queens, New York. A spokesperson for the freshman congresswoman confirmed the news to The Washington Post, saying, “We’re looking forward to Saturday.” Sanders’ campaign manager told BuzzFeed News that Ocasio-Cortez “will help us build the multiracial working class coalition we need to win and transform this country.” Two congressiona...
Tags: News, The Washington Post, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic Party, BuzzFeed News, Sen Bernie Sanders, Queens New York, 2020 Elections, Matt Shuham, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Sanders Ocasio Cortez, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez D NY, Rashida Tlaib D MI, Sanders CNN


The Collected Wisdom Of Peter Navarro’s Fake Stock Market Guru, ‘Ron Vara’

In 1992, Ron Vara rode out Hurricane Andrew in his houseboat, “the Patriot,” frantically pumping water out of the craft as coconuts rammed into its side. Luckily, he’d guessed a few weeks earlier that hurricane season would ruin the insurance industry. He made a stock market bet and cashed in big. Who is Vara? Well, he’s a Sinophobic stock market genius, the so-called “Dark Prince of Disaster,” and a “macrowave trader,” whatever that means. Also, he’s only ever been quoted by one man: White H...
Tags: Amazon, News, Mexico, White House, China, Harvard, Brazil, Citibank, Donald Trump, American Eagle, Kuwait, Columbia, Trump, Peter Navarro, Hubbard, Raytheon


Ukrainian Moneymen Fruman, Parnas Spotted At 2018 DeSantis Victory Party

The Rudy Giuliani associates charged with conspiring to mask foreign political donations, among other things, were filmed at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) victory party in 2018. In a video filmed by Reuters’ Joey Roulette, which he flagged Monday, Parnas is seen at the right shoulder of current Florida first lady Casey DeSantis. Ukrainian businessman Lev Parnas, one of two Giuliani associates arrested last week and charged for scheming to funnel foreign money into various US elections, is s...
Tags: Florida, News, US, Ukraine, Ap, Fox News, Associated Press, Herald, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Orlando, Reuters, Naftogaz, Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Times, Rick Scott


After Threats To ‘Destroy’ Turkish Economy, Trump Announces Hike In Steel Tariffs

President Donald Trump announced Monday that tariffs on imported Turkish steel would be raised to 50%, among other measures, in response to the country’s invasion of Kurdish-controlled areas of Northern Syria. Just days ago, Trump threatened to “totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey” amid bipartisan criticism of his sudden withdrawal of forces after a call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In addition to raising tariffs on Turkish steel to 50% — matching the rate fro...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Turkey, Syria, Tariffs, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, Trump, Northern Syria, Matt Shuham, Kurd, Hevrin Khalaf, Pro Turkey


NYT: Former Trump Russia Adviser Objected To Ukraine Ambassador’s Firing

President Donald Trump’s former top adviser on Russia, who testified before three congressional committees Monday, objected “strenuously” to the firing of former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, The New York Times reported. Citing a person familiar with Hill’s planned testimony Monday, the Times reported that Hill saw Yovanovitch’s firing as an abuse of the system. The person said Hill would testify that she and others “objected strenuously” to Yovanovitch’s removal. Until recently, H...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Ukraine, New York Times, The Times, Times, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Joe, Trump, Hill, Ms Hill, Matt Gaetz, Fiona Hill


Gaetz Booted From Committees’ Deposition Of Trump’s Former Russia Adviser

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was booted from a House interview with President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser because the congressman was not a member of one of the three committees present. Fiona Hill, the former Russia specialist on Trump’s National Security Council, resigned in August and was deposed Monday by the House Oversight, Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committees. Gaetz, who is not a member of any of those committees, attempted to join the interview and was removed by Intelligenc...
Tags: News, Cbs News, White House, Russia, Cnn, House, Donald Trump, Trump, Hill, Adam Schiff, Schiff, Intelligence Committee, Matt Gaetz, Fiona Hill, Gaetz, Impeachment


Trump Downplays Reported Escape Of ‘Easily Recaptured’ Islamic State Prisoners

President Donald Trump on Monday downplayed the reported escape of Islamic State prisoners that he said could be “easily recaptured” in Northern Syria. The President was defending his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from a region of Northern Syria held by Kurdish-led forces, who were U.S. partners on the ground in fight against the Islamic State (IS) and now face military aggression from Turkey. ….Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved. Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nation...
Tags: Isis, News, Islamic State, Turkey, Syria, United States, Nato, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, Kilmeade, Brian Kilmeade, Bashar, Northern Syria, Twitter Trump


At Trump’s Doral Club, Vid Showed POTUS Massacring Political And Media Foes

A recent pro-Trump conference at the President’s Doral, Florida resort included a grim parody video showing the President “killing” political opponents and media outlets. On Friday, the same day that pro-Trump heavy hitters including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Donald Trump Jr. were scheduled to appear at the Trump National Doral Miami resort for a conference, a video of Trump massacring political figures and media outlets went unreported. The New York Times flag...
Tags: Florida, News, Media, White House, Bbc, Cnn, New York Times, Violence, Times, Meme, Trump, Kingsman, Hill, Phillips, Ben, Adam Schiff


At Trump’s Doral Club, Vid Showed POTUS Massacring Political Foes And Media

A recent pro-Trump conference at the President’s Doral, Florida resort included a grim parody video showing the President “killing” political opponents and media outlets. On Friday, the same day that pro-Trump heavy hitters including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Donald Trump Jr. were scheduled to appear at the Trump National Doral Miami resort for a conference, a video of Trump massacring political figures and media outlets went unreported. The New York Times flag...
Tags: Florida, News, Media, White House, Bbc, Cnn, New York Times, Violence, Times, Meme, Trump, Kingsman, Hill, Phillips, Ben, Adam Schiff


Judge Blocks Trump’s New ‘Public Charge’ Rule For Immigrants, Calls Logic ‘Repugnant’

A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration rule change that aimed to prohibit immigrants who could use government resources from receiving green cards. The new so-called “public charge” rule change, championed by Acting Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli, was set to take effect on Tuesday. The judge who issued an injunction against the rule Friday wrote that it was “repugnant to the American Dream of the opportunity for prosperity and success through hard w...
Tags: New York, News, Immigration, Vermont, Trump, Daniels, George Daniels, Ken Cuccinelli, Cuccinelli, Matt Shuham, New York City Connecticut, Public Charge


Marriage Equality Opponents Should ‘Marry One Woman,’ Warren Says, ‘Assuming You Can Find One’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) stood out in CNN’s “Equality Town Hall” Thursday night with a line on marriage equality. Asked by an audience member how she would respond to an “old fashioned” supporter who opposes marriage except between “one man and one woman,” Warren quipped, “I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that.” “And I’m going to say, ‘Then just marry one woman!’” the presidential contender said. “I’m cool with that.” She added, after some applause from the Los Angeles crowd: “Assu...
Tags: News, Elizabeth Warren, Los Angeles, Cnn, Warren, Marriage Equality, Sen Elizabeth Warren D MA, 2020 Elections, Matt Shuham, Equality Town Hall


Appeals Court Upholds House Subpoena Of Trump Financial Records

President Donald Trump has lost his bid in the Washington, D.C. federal appeals court to shield his financial records from Congress. The ruling comes just a few days after the President lost his bid in a New York federal district court to block the release of his tax returns. The three-judge appeals panel split 2-1. D.C. Circuit Court Judge David S. Tatel wrote the opinion for the court and Judge Neomi Rao dissented. Asked Friday whether the President would appeal, Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow to...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Washington, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Jay Sekulow, D C Circuit Court, Rao, House Ways and Means Committee, Tatel, House Oversight Committee, David S Tatel, Neomi Rao


Warren Has A Quick Comeback When Asked About People Who Oppose Marriage Equality

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) stood out in CNN’s “Equality Town Hall” Thursday night with a line on marriage equality. Asked by an audience member how she would respond to an “old fashioned” supporter who opposes marriage except between “one man and one woman,” Warren quipped, “I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that.” “And I’m going to say, ‘Then just marry one woman!’” the presidential contender said. “I’m cool with that.” She added, after some applause from the Los Angeles crowd: “Assu...
Tags: News, Elizabeth Warren, Los Angeles, Cnn, Warren, Marriage Equality, Sen Elizabeth Warren D MA, 2020 Elections, Matt Shuham, Equality Town Hall


READ: Rick Perry Subpoenaed In House Impeachment Probe

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been subpoenaed as part of the House’s ongoing impeachment inquiry, the committees pursuing the inquiry announced Thursday. In a letter to Perry, the House committees on Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight outlined documents the secretary is required to turn over. Failure to do so, the committees warned, would constitute evidence of obstruction of the inquiry. The extensive document list demanded is partially based on new reporting on Perry’s interactio...
Tags: Energy, News, White House, Ukraine, House, Rick Perry, Trump, Naftogaz, Perry, Rick, Volker, Matt Shuham, Gordon Sondland, Trump EU, Kurt Volker, Volodymyr Zelensky


What Do We Know About Parnas And Fruman’s Two Business Partners?

In addition to Rudy Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two other men were indicted Thursday morning on various fraud and campaign finance charges — David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin. And while Parnas and Fruman’s connections to Rudy’s search for Trump-friendly political dirt is well known, their alleged business partners Correia and Kukushkin are much less public figures. The quartet was indicted for their alleged crimes connected to their attempt to establish a marijuana ventur...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, News, California, White House, San Francisco, Fbi, State Department, Herald, Rudy, Oasis, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Diane, Campos, Miami Herald


Giuliani Pals Were Arrested At Dulles Before Flight Out Of The Country

We’re learning more details about the arrest Wednesday night of two associates of Rudy Giuliani’s on campaign finance charges. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arrested at Dulles International Airport last night, NBC News reported, citing an unnamed law enforcement source. ABC News confirmed that information and reported they were attempting to leave the country. That reported flight out of the country would have made Parnas and Fruman no-shows for their scheduled congressional testimony on Th...
Tags: News, Abc, Nbc News, New York Times, Times, Giuliani, Abc News, Doj, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Dulles International Airport, Bidens, Dulles, Barr, Parnas, Matt Shuham


Watergate Jury Report Would Have Stayed Secret Today, DOJ Argues In Mueller Docs Case

If Watergate happened today, the Justice Department argued in court Tuesday, the grand jury report that contributed greatly to President Richard Nixon’s resignation would not be released to Congress. “Wow, okay,” replied Chief Judge Beryl Howell, of the D.C. District Court, according to the accounts of multiple reporters who were in the courtroom. She called the department’s position “extraordinary.” Tuesday’s hearing came ten weeks after the House Judiciary Committee filed a petition for gra...
Tags: News, Congress, Politico, Ukraine, House, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Nixon, Watergate, Richard Nixon, Howell, House Judiciary Committee, Jay Sekulow


Chinese Foreign Ministry Rejects Trump’s Call For Biden Dirt

The Chinese foreign ministry said Tuesday that is was rejecting President Donald Trump’s public call to provide dirt on Hunter Biden ahead of the 2020 election. “We have no intention of intervening in the domestic affairs of the United States,” foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang told the South China Morning Post Tuesday morning. “Our position is consistent and clear.” In addition to pressuring the Ukrainian president to pursue dirt on Hunter and Joe Biden, among other issues that would...
Tags: News, Obama, China, Joe Biden, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Hunter, Sen Marco Rubio R FL, South China Morning Post, China Trump, Impeachment, Matt Shuham, Geng Shuang, Hunter Biden, Chinese Foreign Ministry Rejects Trump


Trump Justifies Blocking Sondland’s Testimony: Impeachment Inquiry Is ‘Kangaroo Court’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called the House’s impeachment inquiry into his actions as president a “kangaroo court.” That, Trump said, justified the State Department’s move to block the ambassador to the European Union from testifying to Congress. U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland’s attorney said earlier Tuesday that the State Department had ordered Sondland not to testify to the committees leading the impeachment inquiry. Trump, in his tweets, implied the order had ...
Tags: News, Congress, European Union, Ukraine, House, State Department, Johnson, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, Sen Ron Johnson, Impeachment, Matt Shuham, Kangaroo Court, Gordon Sondland, Sondland