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Virginia: Senate Gun Related Bills Continue to Move in House

Legislation iStock via NRA-ILA Virginia –  -(AmmoLand.com)- The Virginia House Public Safety Firearms Subcommittee met this week and recommended reporting the following bills: SB71 Firearms; possession on school property. SB173 Stun weapons; prohibits possession on school property, exemptions. (VSSA Supports this bill) The Subcommittee did not recommend the following bill: SB 207 Retired sworn law-enforcement officers; purchase of service handguns or other weapons. This bill would remove ...
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GOP Leaders Contort Themselves To Support Barr Without Offending Trump

A trio of Republican leaders expressed excessive support for Attorney General Bill Barr Tuesday, but took pains to lavish praise on President Donald Trump as well to avoid the appearance of cosigning Barr’s recent criticism of the President. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) trumpeted Barr’s “highest character and unquestionable integrity” in a statement, vilifying “outside groups” who ...
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Virginia’s Assault Firearms Ban Bill is Dead… For Now

Opinion Virginia's Assault Firearms Ban Bill is Dead… For Now Richmond, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- The Senate Judiciary has tabled the so-called “assault firearms ban” bill (HB 961) in Virginia. The bill, sponsored by Delegate Democrat Mark Levine of the far-left Alexandria district, passed the Virginia House of Delegates by the slimmest of margins (51-48) before heading to the Senate. Democrats had to amend the bill multiple times to push it through to the Senate. This included adding a gran...
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As Virginia and other states consider expanding parole, might the federal system do the same in a SECOND STEP Act?

In this 2017 Federal Probation article, titled "Reflecting on Parole's Abolition in the Federal Sentencing System," I imagined various ways modern federal sentencing reform might have been less problematic if some form of parole had been retained in the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984.  I also noted how the legislation that became the FIRST STEP Act served as a kind of "parole light" while also explaining why I thought reformers "troubled by the punitive policies that the SRA helped usher into the...
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Pelosi Says Barr ‘Deeply Damaged The Rule Of Law,’ But Dismisses Impeaching Him

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) threw cold water on the idea of impeaching Attorney General Bill Barr on Thursday, saying that she is not going to “spend all of our time going after every lie the administration henchmen make to the Congress of the United States.” The lying to Congress charge seems to hail back to an accusation Pelosi made in May 2019. Then, she accused Barr of lying to the House Appropriations Committee when he said he had no knowledge of any concerns former Special Counsel...
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Virginia House Passes Bill Banning Sale of “Assault Weapons” – 3 Democrats Vote NO

Virginia House Passes Bill Banning Sale of “Assault Weapons” – 3 Democrats Vote NO Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- Tuesday, the Virginia House of Delegates passed HB 961, Governor Northam's ban on so-called “assault weapons”, standard capacity magazines and suppressors. Three Democrats voted no – Delegates Carter, Heretick, and Tyler. Please contact them and thank them for voting no on this unconstitutional bill. Delegate Kelly K. Convirs-Fowler did not vote. This vote now heads to the Senate. ...
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House GOP Moves Two Vocal Trump Allies to Key Panel Spots

(Bloomberg) -- House Republicans are putting two of Donald Trump’s most outspoken defenders into position to take leading roles in challenging any investigations of the president launched by Democrats between now and Election Day.Representatives Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolina were designated the ranking Republicans on the Judiciary and Oversight committees respectively by House GOP members Tuesday. The two committees will be main venues for Democratic post-impeachment prob...
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Fox News' Chris Wallace says Lindsey Graham's view on impeachment witnesses 'directly contradicts' his 1999 position

Fox News' Chris Wallace pointed out Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-S.C.) updated view on witnesses in a Senate impeachment trial, but Graham swore the situation is now different.House Democrats say "evidence overwhelmingly establishes" Trump's guilt ahead of his Senate impeachment trial, set to begin arguments on Tuesday. But they want to call new witnesses to testify, including former National Security Adviser John Bolton and Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani. Senate Republicans h...
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House Democrats Pass High-Water Mark in Fights Against Trump

(Bloomberg) -- Democrats scored a series of damaging revelations about Donald Trump when they launched their impeachment investigation, but now they’ll begin a crucial election year with the challenge that the most dramatic moments are likely behind them.Even by the time Nancy Pelosi banged her speaker’s gavel on Trump’s impeachment -- once for abuse of power, again for obstruction of Congress -- the House chamber was full of history but devoid of excitement. Now the process has settled further ...
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Impeachment Shifts to Senate Where Both Sides Want Speedy Trial

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Senate will convene a formal impeachment trial of President Donald Trump early next year in a bitter and divisive climate where there’s only one thing both parties agree on: keeping the proceedings relatively brief.After Wednesday’s House vote to impeach Trump on two counts of wrongdoing, the third impeachment trial in Senate history is all but assured to end with an acquittal that will leave the president in office.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi injected some unexpected dram...
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Graham: Report on FBI's handling of Russia probe will be released December 9

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report into the FBI's handling of the Russia investigation will be released December 9, Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham said Wednesday night.
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Lindsey Graham announces hearing with DOJ inspector general

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham announced Monday that he will hold a hearing on Dec. 11 featuring Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Horowitz's scheduled appearance before the committee comes as the inspector general is wrapping up an investigation into the origins of the FBI probe into the 2016 Trump campaign's dealings with Russia. The IG report, which is expected to be released imminently, will examine whether the FBI violated surveillance laws or policies by...
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Graham Plans To Hand Senate Judiciary Chairmanship Back To Grassley

The next Congress is already shaping up to be different. According to a Politico report Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will hand back the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee back to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in the next Congress. Graham had taken over the Senate Judiciary earlier this year after Grassley left to head up the Senate Finance Committee. That assumes Republicans maintain control of the upper chamber after the election. Graham has been one of President Trump’s stau...
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Republican Seeks to Delay Saturday Testimony: Impeachment Update

(Bloomberg) -- The three committees investigating President Donald Trump aren’t hearing from witnesses Thursday and Friday because the House is adjourned for ceremonies honoring the late Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings.On Saturday, Philip Reeker, the acting assistant secretary of state of European and Eurasian affairs, is scheduled to appear.Here are the latest developments:Republican Seeks to Delay Saturday Testimony (12:39 p.m.)Representative Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the ...
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Perry Says Trump Asked Him to Call Giuliani: Impeachment Update

(Bloomberg) -- Michael McKinley, a senior adviser to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo until resigning the post last week, testified Wednesday before three committees leading the House impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump.Here are the latest developments:Perry Says Trump Asked Him to Contact Giuliani (9:20 p.m.)Energy Secretary Rick Perry said that Trump asked him to contact Rudy Giuliani to discuss corruption in Ukraine, according to a report published Wednesday night.Perry ...
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Golf buddies no more? Trump, Graham swing apart over Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The golf-and-politics alliance between President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham frayed Wednesday over Syria, with the South Carolina Republican threatening to become the White House’s “worst nightmare” unless more is done to protect Kurdish fighters against Turkish attacks. Trump, in turn, suggested Graham focus on his job leading the Senate Judiciary […]
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Trump Says Democrats Seek to Undo Election: Impeachment Update

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump, after making clear he won’t cooperate with House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, goes back on offense Thursday with his first campaign rally since the probe began.Trump addressed supporters in Minneapolis as he grapples with polls that show rising support for impeachment -- including one published Wednesday from Fox News that showed 51% of voters want Trump impeached and removed from office.Here are the latest developments:Trump Says Democrats Seek to Undo ...
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House Gets FBI Interviews From Mueller Probe: Impeachment Update

(Bloomberg) -- The Justice Department said it’s turned over to the House Judiciary Committees FBI reports on interviews of 17 people in response to a court order to produce still-secret materials from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.Here are the latest developments:House Gets FBI Interviews From Mueller Probe (8:34 p.m.)The Justice Department said it has handed over FBI interview notes on the following people: Chris Christie, Michael Cohen; Rick Dearborn; Uttam Dhillon; John Kelly;...
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Democrats Demand Envoy Testimony on Oct. 16: Impeachment Update

(Bloomberg) -- Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, on Tuesday canceled his scheduled testimony before House impeachment investigators looking into President Donald Trump’s activities involving Ukraine.Here are the latest developments:Democrats Demand Envoy’s Testimony on Oct. 16 (6:14 p.m.)Three House committees issued a subpoena demanding that Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, appear for testimony on Oct. 16 and produce records from his personal...
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Giuliani Says He Will Refuse to Testify Before House Democrats

President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday that he will refuse to cooperate with the House Democrats conducting a formal impeachment investigation into the president's conduct.Giuliani said his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee would be contingent on the removal of its chairman, Adam Schiff (D., Calif.), whom Trump has accused of running a “kangaroo court.”“I wouldn’t testify in front of that committee until there is a vote of Congress and he [Schiff] ...
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Democrats Seek Mueller Material for Inquiry: Impeachment Update

(Bloomberg) -- Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, on Tuesday canceled his scheduled testimony before House impeachment investigators looking into President Donald Trump’s activities involving Ukraine.Here are the latest developments:Democrats Seek Mueller Material for Inquiry (1:29 p.m.)The House Judiciary Committee asked a federal judge in Washington to allow access to still-secret materials from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, contending that they’re nee...
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Graham Wants To Make Whistleblowers Publicly Testify In Impeachment Inquiry

Senate Judiciary chair Lindsey Graham (R-SC) pledged on Sunday to subpoena the two whistleblowers at the heart of the House’s impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump and force them to testify in public. “If the whistleblower’s allegations are turned into an impeachment article, it’s imperative that the whistleblower be interviewed in public, under oath and cross-examined,” Graham told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo. “Nobody in America goes to jail or has an...
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Report: Barr Still Thinks Mueller Should Testify, Despite Trump’s Opposition

Attorney General Bill Barr still thinks special counsel Robert Mueller should testify in front of Congress, according to ABC News. Despite President Donald Trump’s vocal opposition to a potential Mueller hearing, a source “familiar with the attorney general’s thinking” told ABC on Monday that Barr hasn’t been swayed from his support for such a hearing. During his Senate Judiciary hearing last week, Barr said that he had “no objection” to Mueller testifying about his Russia probe. His position...
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Graham asks Mueller if he wants to refute Barr testimony on call

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham sent a letter to special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday asking whether Mueller felt Attorney General William Barr misrepresented their phone conversation in his Senate testimony this week.
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Graham asks Mueller if he wants to refute Barr testimony

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham sent a letter to special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday asking whether Mueller felt Attorney General William Barr misrepresented their phone conversation in his Senate testimony this week.
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The attorney general told senators that Mueller called him to say he was more upset with media coverage than Barr's summary

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham sent a letter to special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday asking whether Mueller felt Attorney General William Barr misrepresented their phone conversation in his Senate testimony this week.
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Graham asks Mueller if he wants to refute Barr testimony about phone call

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham sent a letter to special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday asking whether Mueller felt Attorney General William Barr misrepresented their phone conversation in his Senate testimony this week.
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READ: Lindsey Graham letter to Mueller

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham sent a letter to special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday asking whether Mueller felt Attorney General William Barr misrepresented their phone conversation in his Senate testimony this week.
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Barr’s Review of FBI ‘Spying’ on Trump Campaign Has Wide Reach

In a contentious hearing this week on Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, Democrats accused Barr of sounding like President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer. Barr told the Senate Judiciary panel that he has assembled a team to determine whether there was any improper “spying” on the Trump campaign in 2016, including whether intelligence collection began earlier than previously known and how many confidential informants the FBI used.
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Barr’s Review of FBI ‘Spying’ on Trump Campaign Has a Wide Reach

In a contentious hearing this week on Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, Democrats accused Barr of sounding like President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer. Barr told the Senate Judiciary panel that he has assembled a team to determine whether there was any improper “spying” on the Trump campaign in 2016, including whether intelligence collection began earlier than previously known and how many confidential informants the FBI used.
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