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Video || Jordan and Stefanik Sum Up the Trump Defense: Nothing Happened

The Democrats have a problem here. Whatever the accusations — and it is not good that Trump was trying to get a foreign leader to investigate his political opponent — Democrats have grapple with the inconvenient fact that the Ukrainians got the weapons and that they didn’t launch the investigations Trump wanted.

Nothing happened. It sure is tough to remove a president when nothing ended up happening.

Joe Biden Has a New Grandchild . . . DNA Test Proves

Hunter Biden is a bottomless pit of trouble for Joe Biden. Science has just pulled an illegitimate grandchild out of the pit.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic candidate, can welcome a sixth grandchild into his family after a DNA test confirmed that his son Hunter was the father of an an Arkansas “Baby Doe.”

The new family member marked a second landmark for Biden on Wednesday, who also turned 77.

Testing found “with scientific certainty” that Joe Biden’s son fathered the child, according to a motion filed Wednesday. He “is not expected to challenge the results of the DNA test or the testing process,” the filing said.

“Baby Doe’s paternal grandfather, Joe Biden, is seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party for President of the United States of America (he has already filed for the March 2020 Arkansas primary). He is considered by some to be the person most likely to win his party’s nomination and challenge President Trump on the ballot in 2020,” the filing added. 

The court document also said members of the Biden family were eligible to be protected by Secret Service. 

Biden, 49, agreed to take the paternity last month after 28-year-old Lunden Roberts claimed he was the father of her one-year-old child. Biden has publicly denied he was the father, but Roberts said Biden had admitted otherwise to her in private.

Sondland: Quid Pro Quo, but for a Meeting and Phone Call, Not So Clear on Aid

According to the Washington Examiner:

U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland provided testimony to Congress Wednesday affirming a quid pro quo for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to secure a meeting and phone call with President Trump.

But Sondland, a pivotal witness in the House impeachment investigation, maintained he did not have direct evidence those conditions were directly tied to critical security aid.

Sondland, in his prepared remarks to the House Intelligence Committee, said that conditions were set for the Ukrainian president to be granted a phone call and meeting with Trump.

Democrats are preparing to draft articles of impeachment that accuse Trump of abusing his office by seeking Ukraine’s help investigating former Vice President Joe Biden, a top political rival. Democrats say Trump held back security aid to force Ukraine to cooperate.

“I know that members of this Committee have frequently framed these complicated issues in the form of a simple question: Was there a ‘quid pro quo?’” Sondland said in his opening remarks. “As I testified previously, with regard to the requested White House call and White House meeting, the answer is yes.”

Vindman: Storing Transcript on Super-Secure Server “Not Unprecedented”

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified Tuesday that storing in a secure server the transcript of President Trump’s conversation with Ukraine President Zelensky was not unprecedented, undercutting a line of attack by Democrats that the White House sought to cover up the conversation.

Trump’s Mysterious Visit to the Hospital

Updated November 19, 10:23 am At 2:15 pm Saturday, President Trump left the White House looking uncharacteristically disheveled. Half an hour later, he arrived for an unscheduled visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, where he has his checkups. And that’s what the White House said it was, an early start for… Continue Reading

Pompeo Says Israeli Settlements are Not Illegal

A totally different attitude than the Obama administration. Were Hillary Clinton elected president, Israel would be under extraordinary pressure over its settlements, as it was during the final days of Barack Obama. And if a Democrat is elected in 2020, particularly Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders, then whether you are waiting for the Messiah’s first… Continue Reading

Trump Says He Might Testify in Impeachment Probe

Well, he won’t, unless things start to go wrong for him. There’s no need for him to do so, given that he is not going to be convicted by the Senate. He could only screw things up. And of course, he repeatedly said he was thinking of chatting with special prosecutor Robert Mueller, but he… Continue Reading