Overheard convo between two Republican Senators who only watch Fox News. "is this stuff real? I haven't heard any of this before. I thought it was all about a server. If half the stuff Schiff is saying is true, we're up shit's creek. Hope the White House has exculpatory evidence
“The President's misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won,” lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff says during his opening statement at the Senate impeachment trial. https://t.co/14mXcvjVzhpic.twitter.com/F2OZhLYx7v
Watch: @JoeBiden says NO DEAL to the idea him or his son Hunter would testify for the Senate impeachment trial in exchange for other witnesses like John Bolton. Biden in part said this is a "farce" & "political theater" @CBSNewspic.twitter.com/8QHXQLIE9d
It’s too late now for the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump not to turn into a farce, but as Twitchy reported Tuesday night, several Democratic Senators were “privately” mulling the idea of having a hostage trade of sorts: they’d get John Bolton to testify in exchange for the Republicans getting to call Hunter Biden to the witness stand to share what he knows about Ukraine and corruption.
On Tuesday, Brazilian prosecutors charged the journalist Glenn Greenwald with “cybercrimes” as part of what the government claims was his role in a “criminal organization.” They allege that Greenwald—who reported on wrongdoing in Brazil’s judicial establishment last year for the Intercept, the Web site he co-founded—participated in the hacking of cell phones, the content of which was later used in his stories. But the reporting itself is the reason much of the Brazilian government is furious with Greenwald.
He has repeatedly antagonized the country’s new far-right President, Jair Bolsonaro, who rode into office amid a sprawling corruption investigation known as Operation Car Wash, which brought down two former Presidents. Sérgio Moro, who led the operation, was later made Bolsonaro’s Minister of Justice and became the subject of much of the Intercept’s reporting.
“There are no words to express the result” was the beaming reaction of Belgium’s Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, after a 15th-century masterpiece — painted over shortly after completion — was restored to its former glory.
And they were right — commentators have been left speechless by one particular aspect of the newly revealed painting.
The latest panel of the “Ghent Altarpiece,” a large work by Hubert and Jan van Eyck, was unveiled in December as part of an ongoing project to restore the painting to its original design.
SEVENTEEN people have died from coronavirus as more than 500 cases of the killer strain were confirmed, officials have said.
Latest figures reveal 471 cases in China, with four in Thailand, two in Hong Kong and one each in the US, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.
There is also unconfirmed reports of a case in Mexico.
It comes as British experts said up to 10,000 people could already be infected – adding that we can’t rule out the possibility” there could already be a case in the UK.
Professor Neil Ferguson, an expert at Imperial College London, said the new strain is currently “as deadly as the Spanish flu epidemic”.
The 1918 outbreak is the most severe pandemic in recent history, wiping out an estimated 50 million people across the world.
Prof Ferguson warned of “more deaths to come” as fellow experts said the outbreak has reached the threshold for an international public health emergency – ahead of today’s World Health Organization meeting on the issue.
A controversial Miami police captain is under fire this week for claiming he was black because of the “one-drop rule” while speaking at a public meeting.
Miami Police Capt. Javier Ortiz, who is Cuban-American, appeared Friday to defend himself in front of city commissioners at a meeting on racial equality in the department after Sgt. Stanley Jean-Poix, president of Miami’s Community Police Benevolent Association, accused him of having identified as black on police promotional exams.
A clip of Ortiz making his claim to commissioners was posted online.
San Francisco. Los Angeles. New York City. These are all places in America where the disparity between rich and poor could not be more visible or painful. All places that once personified the American dream, but places now desperately searching for solutions as many communities governed by the left are now in deep crisis. All are now buckling under the weight of deadly drug and health epidemics, rampant homelessness, illegal immigration, soaring crime rates and the needless loss of life of far too many of our fellow citizens.
Liberal Democrats – such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff, both of California, and Reps. Jerry Nadler, Eliot Engel and Carolyn Maloney of New York – were elected to represent and serve the people of these communities, but it’s increasingly clear that Pelosi and her lieutenants have failed. They’ve effectively abandoned their responsibilities as representatives of their districts to instead advance the supercharged political goals of the increasingly-socialist national Democratic Party.
These leaders and committee chairs, now joined by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., all hold extraordinary power, but they’ve all become so blinded by Washington politics and their hatred of Trump that they’ve ignored the raging problems in their own backyards, on our borders and throughout the world.
A pro-Trump CNN commentator accused CNN of benching him Monday over a video where he defended the president’s comments regarding the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally.
Steve Cortes, formally a member of President Trump’s Hispanic advisory council, announced Monday that his time at CNN had “just ended.” He made the comments on “The Steve Cortes Show” and later spoke with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham about the allegations.
ORLANDO, Fla. — A worker with anti-government views fatally stabbed his Trump-supporting boss at a highway construction site and placed an American flag next to the body after they got into a political argument, deputies in Florida said Tuesday.
Mason Toney, 28, was charged with first-degree murder for the killing of William Knight on Monday, according to an arrest affidavit from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Co-workers told investigators that Toney and Knight were friends outside of work despite their political differences. Knight was an “outspoken American” who was “pro-Donald Trump,” while co-workers described Toney as “anti-government and very outspoken in his beliefs that the government is bad and out to get him,” according to the arrest affidavit.
Inbox: @TulsiGabbard is suing @HillaryClinton for defamation saying Clinton “lied about her perceived rival Tulsi Gabbard…Tulsi has been harmed by Clinton’s lies” and that “Tulsi seeks to hold Clinton, and the political elites who enable her, accountable for distorting the truth
Washington, DC – Tulsi Gabbard, a United States Congresswoman, Army National Guard Major, and 2020 presidential candidate, today filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Rodham Clinton. Gabbard, a U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district, asserts in her complaint that Clinton deliberately and maliciously made false statements in an attempt to derail Rep. Gabbard’s campaign, by alleging that Gabbard is a “Russian asset.” The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York by Brian Dunne and Dan Terzian, Rep. Gabbard’s legal counsel and partners at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP.
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff appears to have mischaracterized a text message exchange between two players in the Ukraine saga, according to documents obtained by POLITICO — a possible error the GOP will likely criticize as another example of the Democrats’ rushed effort to impeach President Donald Trump.
The issue arose when Schiff (D-Calif.) sent a letter to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) last week summarizing a trove of evidence from Lev Parnas, an indicted former associate of Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. In one section of the letter, Schiff claims that Parnas “continued to try to arrange a meeting with President Zelensky,” citing a specific text message exchange where Parnas tells Giuliani: “trying to get us mr Z.” The remainder of the exchange — which was attached to Schiff’s letter — was redacted.
But an unredacted version of the exchange shows that several days later, Parnas sent Giuliani a word document that appears to show notes from an interview with Mykola Zlochevsky, the founder of Burisma, followed by a text message to Giuliani that states: “mr Z answers my brother.” That suggests Parnas was referring to Zlochevsky not Zelensky.