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What is Schiff Hiding? Republicans Demand Release of Witness Interviews

Rep. Adam Schiff, who headed up the House Russia investigation and the Trump impeachment inquiry, did much of his work in secret. Apparently, he intended to keep it that way. According to the Washington Examiner: House Republicans pressed House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to stop blocking the release of 53 witness interviews from the committee’s investigation of Russian election interference.  Led by Rep. Jim Jordan of

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The False Comparison Being Made Between the Clinton and Trump Responses to Impeachment

This kind of thing is all over the place in the press. President Trump’s admittedly over-the-top remarks Tuesday in response to his acquittal in his impeachment trial are being compared to the “dignity” of Bill Clinton’s response to his own acquittal. Any of us who covered Bill Clinton will recognize the typical fake emotion the man could summon when he needed it. In this case,

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Trump Posts Victory Video After Impeachment Acquittal

President Trump, as you may know by now, was acquitted by the Senate of two articles of impeachment by votes of 52-48 on abuse of power and 53-47 and obstruction of Congress. Only Mitt Romney broke with Republicans to join Democrats in support of the first article. So he did this. He will make a public statement on impeachment Thursday at noon.

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Romney Will Vote to Convict President Trump

Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney Wednesday announced that he will vote to convict President Trump of abuse of power, though not obstruction of Congress. Romney, likely to be the only Republican voting to convict, spoke on the floor of the Senate. A day earlier, he spoke with The Atlantic about his reasoning: Mitt Romney didn’t want to go through with it. “This has been the

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Murkowski Will Not Ask for More Witnesses, Meaning Impeachment Trial is Coming to an End

It might take until early next week, but President Trump will be acquitted very soon now that Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she did not need any more testimony, from John Bolton or anyone else. Her decision was announced very soon after the New York Times dropped another “bombshell,” this one stating that President Trump directed his then-national security advisor to arrange a meeting

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Chief Justice Roberts Declines to Read Rand Paul Question Identifying Whistleblower

Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky used the name of the person who is believed to be the whistleblower, without explicitly stating that he was the whistleblower, in a question to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who is presiding over the impeachment trial The question was about the individual’s relationship with a staffer for Intel panel chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, who many Republicans believe

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Susan Collins and Mitt Romney Say Bolton Claim Strengthens Call for Witnesses

The claim by John Bolton in his upcoming book that President Trump told him he wanted to withhold aide to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into the Bidens is emboldening Senate moderates already inclined to demand witnesses. It’s getting hard for me to see how they vote on this thing without calling at least a few witnesses. It’s also hard to see how they

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Says there Was No Quid Pro Quo

Not the answer Christian Amanpour was looking for. President Trump supposedly prevents Vice President Pence from going to Ukrainian President Zelensky’s inauguration because Zelensky didn’t announce an investigation into Biden. But his foreign minister, Vadym Prystaiko, said the Ukrainians themselves are to blame for having to arrange the inauguration so quickly. Maybe the Democrats want to call Prystaiko as a witness in the impeachment trial.

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Romney Losing Support in Utah for Challenging Trump Impeachment Trial Rules

Let’s see how far he can go messing with President Trump before he gets a primary challenge next time around. From the Washington Examiner: Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney lost support from Republicans and independents in his home state during the weeks after he called for witnesses in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, a new poll shows. The Morning Consult found support for Romney, 72, going down after he

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