REPORT: Republicans “Shaken” By Trump Revelations…


Date: January 28, 2020

01) REPORT: Republicans “Shaken” By Trump Revelations


“GOP senators have been blindsided by revelations revealed about Trump in Bolton’s new book.

Republican senators, who have refused to allow witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump thus far, are reportedly shaken in their resolve after the New York Times published claims from an unpublished manuscript of Bolton’s book, which contains explosive accounts of Trump’s direct involvement in the Ukraine scheme.

Politico reported on Monday morning that its Republican sources believe the situation may have shifted following Bolton’s allegation that Trump told him $391 million in military aid to Ukraine was incumbent upon Ukraine’s assistance with his desired investigation into 2020 candidate Joe Biden.

The sources told Politico that Republican senators will plan their next move during its conference lunch on Monday.

Unnamed GOP sources also told Axios that there’s a possibility four Republican senators may break from the Senate GOP caucus’ stonewalling of witnesses in the trial in wake of the manuscript. Democrats need four GOP defections to successfully bring in crucial witnesses, such as Bolton.

Citation:
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/reports-gop-senators-shaken-by-bolton-allegations-of-trumps-ukraine-scheme

DNC Caught Attempting To Sabotage Bernie Sanders…


Date: January 28, 2020

01) DNC Caught Attempting To Sabotage Bernie Sanders


“Is the DNC trying to sabotage Bernie Sanders?

Some Democratic National Committee (DNC) members and supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are venting frustration at DNC Chairman Tom Perez over his initial appointments to the committees that will oversee the rules and party platform at the nominating convention in Milwaukee later this year.

Sanders’s allies are incensed by two names in particular: former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who will co-chair the rules committee, and Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman John Podesta, who will have a seat on that committee.

The Sanders campaign unsuccessfully sought to have Frank removed from the rules committee in 2016, describing him as an “aggressive attack surrogate for the Clinton campaign.

Citation:
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/480174-sanders-allies-in-new-uproar-over-dnc-convention-appointments

Mike Pompeo ATTACKS After Being Challenged by NPR Reporter…


Date: January 28, 2020

01) Mike Pompeo ATTACKS After Being Challenged by NPR Reporter


“Mike Pompeo is afraid of talking to reporters.

The State Department has removed an NPR reporter from a group of journalists traveling this week to Europe and Central Asia with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, days after Pompeo publicly feuded with the news outlet following a tense interview.

An organization representing correspondents covering the State Department made the announcement in a statement on Monday. The group says it believes the removal of Michele Kelemen from the press pool was a response to the flare-up between Pompeo and her NPR colleague Mary Louise Kelly.

Citation:
https://thehill.com/policy/international/480188-state-department-removes-npr-reporter-from-pompeo-trip