Daily Archives: November 13, 2019

GOP Reps. Abandon Trump…


Date: November 13, 2019

01) GOP Reps. Abandon Trump


“GOP representatives run scared, abandoning Trump. John Iadarola and Brooke Thomas break it down on The Damage Report.

Rep. Peter King (R-NY), who has served in the House of Representatives for nearly three decades, announced his retirement Monday, becoming the 20th House Republican to retire ahead of the 2020 election.

“The prime reason for my decision was that after 28 years of spending 4 days a week in Washington, D.C., it is time to end the weekly commute and be home in Seaford,” King, who is 75, wrote in a statement. “There is a season for everything and [my wife] and I decided that, especially since we are both in good health, it is time to have the flexibility to spend more time with our children and grandchildren.”

King is an ally of President Donald Trump with his own history of controversial stances, from his support for the Irish Republican Army, to his claim that “80 to 85 percent of mosques in this country are controlled by Islamic fundamentalists,” to blaming Eric Garner rather than the New York City police officer who killed him for his death: “If he had not had asthma, and a heart condition, and was so obese, he would not have died from this.

Citation:
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/11/11/20959123/peter-king-20th-house-republican-announce-retirement

Trump To Be Condemned On National TV…


Date: November 13, 2019

01) Trump To Be Condemned On National TV


“Donald Trump to be condemned on national TV during public impeachment hearings. John Iadarola and Jordan Uhl break it down on The Damage Report.

Washington — House Democrats are ramping up the impeachment inquiry with the first public hearings scheduled for later this week, raising the stakes of their investigation into President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

On Wednesday, the House Intelligence Committee will hold a hearing with Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, a high-level State Department official. Both raised concerns over the administration’s attempts to pressure Ukraine into investigating supposed Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election and a company that had employed Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden’s son.

Citation:
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/trump-impeachment-house-intelligence-committee-hearings-2019-11-12-live-updates/

John Bolton Could END Trump…


Date: November 13, 2019

01) John Bolton Could END Trump


“White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney’s last-minute effort to join a lawsuit that could determine whether senior administration officials testify in the impeachment inquiry was an unwelcome surprise to former top national security aides, highlighting internal divisions among President Trump’s advisers in the face of the probe.

Former national security adviser John Bolton’s advisers and allies were taken aback to learn late Friday that Mulvaney had gone to court seeking to join a separation-of-powers lawsuit filed against Trump and the House leadership, according to people familiar with their views, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing inquiry.

Citation:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mulvaneys-move-to-join-impeachment-testimony-lawsuit-rankles-bolton-allies/2019/11/10/06f3553a-0332-11ea-8bab-0fc209e065a8_story.html

Chairman Schiff Says Dems Can Impeach Trump For Bribery…


Date: November 13, 2019

01) Chairman Schiff Says Dems Can Impeach Trump For Bribery


“On the eve of the historic impeachment hearing, the top impeachment investigator, Rep. Adam Schiff tells NPR there is enough evidence to impeach Trump for bribery, for abusing “official” powers of the presidency and because Trump was “offering official acts for some personal or political reason.” Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman says the bribery case is a major part of “their opening statement.” Demos’ Heather McGhee says “history will be made” but it’s more than “television optics” but making the “very plain case” against Trump. Ari Melber wrote about why bribery makes a strong impeachment case on October 20th and has reported on it for weeks leading up to the public testimony. Aired on 11/12/19.”