Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday told Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo he believed the Ukrainian whistleblower is part of the deep state.
“I consider any impeachment in the House that doesn’t allow us to know who the whistleblower is to be invalid, because without the whistleblower complaint, we wouldn’t be talking about any of this,” Graham explained. “I also see the need for Hunter Biden to be called to adequately defend the president. And if you don’t do those two things, it’s a complete joke.”
House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) informed Ranking Member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) he will not allow the whistleblower to testify for a public hearing in the impeachment inquiry on Saturday.
Schiff’s letter, which was obtained by Townhall, was in response to Nunes’ witness list request that was sent to Schiff on Saturday. Other witnesses Nunes listed included, Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Devon Archer, a former board member of Burisma Holdings and business partner to Hunter Biden, and Nellie Ohr, a former contractor for opposition research firm Fusion GPS whose work “assisted in the production of the Steele Dossier.”
Schiff said because of concern for the whistleblower’s safety and because other witnesses have confirmed what they raised the alarm over, having them testify would be “redundant and unnecessary.” He further signaled Hunter Biden would also not appear.
A Twitter message posted Saturday by U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has revived accusations of anti-Semitism against the freshman congresswoman and member of the far-left “Squad.”
The remark, posted ahead of Omar’s scheduled appearance at a CAIR (Council of American Islamic Relations) event in Washington, also drew a response from tennis legend Martina Navratilova, who accused Omar of “assigning labels.”
Omar’s defenders, however, claimed that charges of anti-Semitism against her were overblown, and that Omar’s critics were “obsessed with every word Ilhan says or tweets.”
Early Saturday afternoon, Omar reacted to a news report that said businessman Leon Cooperman had decided to back billionaire Michael Bloomberg for president. Both men are billionaires and Jewish.
“I wonder why?” came Omar’s response, which included a “thinking” emoji.
Democratic voters in key swing states want to cast their vote for a moderate Democrat — not a far-left progressive — a new poll released this week revealed.
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The New York Times-Siena College poll confirms suspicions that popular Democratic presidential candidates like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) do not have the same general election longevity as moderate Democrats, meaning their path to the White House is much more difficult.
The poll surveyed Democratic voters in six battleground states — Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Arizona, Michigan, and Pennsylvania — and found that Democrats prefer candidates who “promise to find common ground with Republicans” over candidates who “promise to fight for a bold progressive agenda,” 62 percent to 33 percent.
Not only do Democratic voters prefer candidates willing to compromise with Republicans, but they prefer candidates “more moderate” than “more liberal,” 55 percent to 39 percent, the poll found.
Immigration officers are blasting Montgomery County after the release of an alleged child molester.
48-year-old undocumented Guatemalan national Luis Fredy Hernandez Morales of Springfield, Va. is charged with inappropriately touching a young girl he is related to. Police say he molested the girl while staying at her home in Montgomery County this summer. Hernandez-Morales is active in the youth ministry at a Gaithersburg church and police believe there may be other victims.
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement says it lodged a detainer with Montgomery County on Tuesday. But ICE claims that detainer was not honored and that county officials released Morales-Hernandez on bond the next day. The federal agency says it then apprehended Hernandez-Morales in Springfield, Va. on Friday.
“The best way to serve public safety is to work together,” Acting ICE Baltimore Field Officer Director Frank Madrigal said in a statement. “Montgomery County had indicated they would securely transfer dangerous criminals to our custody rather than release them to the community where they can reoffend. These actions indicate they intend otherwise.”
President Donald Trump was greeted by a thunderous round of applause and cheers on Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, during the college football match-up between rival SEC teams LSU and Alabama.
“I love Alabama,” Trump said Friday. “I’m going to go watch a very good football game, which is tomorrow with LSU, and it’s going to be great.”
“Ahead of an expected visit from President Donald Trump, Alabama’s Student Government Association sent a letter to students warning that they could lose their block seating for the rest of the season if they ‘engage in disruptive behavior’ during the LSU game,” The Tennessean reported. “Jason Rothfarb, the SGA’s vice president of student affairs, sent out a letter citing the increased security at Saturday’s game between the second-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 1 LSU. President Donald Trump is expected to attend the game, and Alabama is warning fans to arrive early and expect longer waits getting into Bryant-Denny Stadium.”
To say there’s a lack of enthusiasm for the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates would be a grand understatement.
And in South Carolina, apparently, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not so popular.
The Massachusetts Democrat hawking the $52 trillion Medicare-for-all program spoke Friday evening at an “Environmental Justice” forum in the state. From photos of the event, it looks like dozens came, maybe 100 tops. Shots from the back of the auditorium show a sea of empty seats.
Iran has publicly revealed for the first time that it has an active legal case involving former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who went missing inside Iran in 2007 under suspicious circumstances.
In a filing to the United Nations, Iran wrote: “According to the last statement of Tehran’s Justice Department, Mr. Robert Alan Levinson has an ongoing case in the Public Prosecution and Revolutionary Court of Tehran.”
“Mr. Levinson was last seen alive about eight years ago, in a hostage video pleading for help and in photographs wearing a Guantánamo-style jumpsuit,” The Associated Press reported. “The images did not disclose who was holding him, though the video has a Pashtun wedding song popular in Afghanistan playing in the background.”
It was not clear how long the case had been open or the events that started it.
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Sen. Mark Warner seems like bad news, folks. Not only for people who live in Virginia (like this editor), but for the country in general. Any senator who acts as the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee who would deliberately hold up findings because he doesn’t politically agree with them is a real problem.
Look at this.
Now, why oh why wouldn’t Warner want Trump exonerated? Gosh, Democrats have been making such a big deal of getting to the bottom of this whole deal, of protecting justice and the Constitution … you’d think Warner would be all over this.
No, amigos. You will not find the Cuckoo’s Nest-like clown show this week at the United Nations described in the mainstream media as succinctly as in this column’s title. Instead we get:
“The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to condemn the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 28th year. The vote in the 193-member world body was 187-3 with the U.S., Israel and Brazil voting “no,” and Colombia and Ukraine abstaining.” (AP, Nov. 7.)
“Oddly” it’s that notorious “colluder” with our president (as we’re given to understand by the Media–Democrat complex) who always squeals the loudest:
“Russia Calls On US To Immediately Lift Cuba Blockade – By tightening the grip of sanctions and reinforcing the trade, economic, financial and energy blockade of Cuba,” squealed Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Pankin to the UN General Assembly. “Washington seeks to prevent Cuban citizens from exercising their right to a dignified life. Essentially, Washington (under Pres. Trump) has embraced the policy of slowly seeking to introduce a genocide, targeting the Cuban people. Former US President Barack Obama relaxed US policy toward Cuba…However, current President Donald Trump toughened the policy once he came to power in 2017.”
How dare Putin’s captive media organ (Sputnik) berate this “Putin-colluder” of a U.S. president? And compliment his “anti-Russian” predecessor? Haven’t they heard? Didn’t they get the memo from their boss? Don’t they watch the U.S. media? Don’t they listen to Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff?
Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes on Friday formally called on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to testify about his or his aides’ contacts with the Trump whistleblower as part of what he’s calling the impeachment “show trial” against President Donald Trump.
“Prior to the start of your public show trial next week, at least one additional closed-door deposition must take place,” Nunes wrote to Schiff on Friday.
Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) said her Medicare for All plan covers “everyone regardless of immigration status.”
“Medicare for All, as I put this together, covers everyone regardless of immigration status,” Warren told a crowd of liberal activists on Friday. “And that’s it. We get Medicare for All, and you don’t need the subsidies because Medicare for All is fully paid for, and that’s the starting place.”
The senator delivered the remarks at an event sponsored by Mijente, a “pro-Latinx” activist group. Warren said she believes health coverage is a basic human right. She added that granting access to illegal immigrants would help justify amnesty in the future.
“I believe health care is a basic human right, and we fight for basic human rights,” she said. “But let me tell you another reason why I do it. It fits with my immigration plan, and that is—my immigration plan is to put the people who are here to stay on a path to citizenship.”
House Republicans plan to call Hunter Biden, the Ukraine whistleblower and a range of other witnesses to testify in the upcoming public Trump impeachment hearings, according to a witness list obtained exclusively by Fox News.
It is unclear, at this point, how many of the Republicans’ proposed witnesses will be approved by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and the Democrats, because the newly-approved resolution governing the impeachment inquiry give the approval power to the chairman and the members of the majority.
“Americans see through this sham impeachment process, despite the Democrats’ efforts to retroactively legitimize it last week,” House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes wrote in a letter to Schiff on Saturday, referencing the impeachment rules.
“To provide transparency to your otherwise opaque and unfair process, and after consultation with [House Oversight Committee] Ranking Member Jim Jordan and [House Foreign Affairs Committee] Ranking Member Michael McCaul, the American people deserve to hear from the following witnesses in an open setting,” he continued.