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Impeachment Fight Against Trump Likely to Be ‘Ugly’ and ‘Painful,’ Says Analyst

LifeZette - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 19:09

Brett Baier, anchor and executive editor of “Special Report” on Fox News, suggests there is a long, ugly battle ahead for the nation regarding the possible impeachment by congressional Democrats of President Donald Trump.

Among other concerns, he said some people want there “to be some accountability for how this all went down, and what was the process?  .. Was the whistleblower alone? …  We need to know more.”

He noted that of course there are two different sides and two different sets of opinions about much of it.

“Here’s what we know: This is the beginning of the beginning. Not even the end of the beginning,” said Baier, also a senior political analyst for Fox News.

“This is going to be a process that is going to be ugly, no matter where you sit, it’s going to be a painful process to go through,” he also noted on Monday, adding that the country has been through impeachment processes before.

“It is long and drawn out and sometimes contentious in the courts.”

He noted there has been no impeachment inquiry  vote yet among House members.

But “without that,” the push does “lack a little bit of the punch” had there been a vote, added Baier, “so I think it will be drawn out.”

Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is blasting former Vice President Joe Biden — a leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidate — in a new ad just released on Sunday.

Related: ‘I Think Joe Biden Is Cooked’

The ad highlights the allegations surrounding the Biden-Ukraine corruption scandal — and cuts through the “impeachment inquiry” noise that’s been swirling like a thick, black cloud around Washington, D.C.

The ad follows the increased scrutiny surrounding Biden’s role in getting a Ukrainian prosecutor fired — something he bragged about on video last year.

The prosecutor in question was investigating Burisma, a company that employed Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, while the prosecutor was looking into corruption at the company.

The video first begins with ABC’s Tom Llamas asking the question back in June, “Was Hunter Biden profiting off his dad’s work as vice president, and did Joe Biden allow it?”

The video then transitions into The New Yorker’s Adam Entous saying, “I think there’s two separate issues here. The issue of whether it was wise of Hunter Biden to take this position at Burisma when his father was guiding policy in Ukraine — and, you know, the wisdom of Biden and Biden staffers, once they knew that, not to ask Hunter to step down. I think that’s a legitimate subject of scrutiny,” as The Daily Wire and others have pointed out.

The next clip shows Ian Bremmer, head of the Eurasia Group and an editor-at-large at Time magazine.

He’s shown saying, “Fifty thousand a month for Hunter Biden — clearly to be selling influence because otherwise, no one would ever pay him that kind of money — for a company that, frankly, was pretty corrupt and has been before and has been since under investigation … It’s hard to imagine Joe Biden wasn’t aware of it.”

It continues on, with clip after clip after clip — until finally it poses the question with on-screen type that says, in all caps, “Joe Biden, what are you hiding?”

Check it out below:

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, meanwhile, pushed back hard against anchor Chris Wallace during a fraught interview on Sunday.

He said Trump is the real “whistleblower” in the current situation that has gripped Washington.

And he slammed the complaint from the so-called whistleblower — a possible CIA operative — that has kicked off an impeachment inquiry by House Democrats as a “Nancy Drew novel” and a “partisan hit job.”

Related: Trump Wants to Meet Whistleblower

“The president of the United States is the whistleblower,” said Miller on “Fox News Sunday.”

The interview was contentious and even difficult to watch, as Wallace continually interjected.

Miller pushed back hard. “The president correctly pointed out that the behavior of this individual is close to [that of] a spy,” added Miller.

Miller also charged that the so-called whistleblower’s complaint “drips with condemnation, condescension and contempt for the president” — and reminded Wallace that the intelligence community’s inspector general found evidence of political bias in the complaint, as a Fox News piece about the interview also made clear.

See more on all of this and more in these tweets just below — and share your thoughts.

Per the Trump campaign this is a $10 million (with RNC) TV ad buy slamming Vice President Joe Biden over Ukraine via @wsteaks https://t.co/0byMqxKoAJ

— John Santucci (@Santucci) September 27, 2019

RNC calls on Biden to release his Ukraine and China calls, Democrat Party-press ignoreshttps://t.co/l0CgVlcCNd

— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) September 25, 2019

Sen. Graham: “to impeach any president over a phone call like this would be insane”https://t.co/pBdQzqhVGx pic.twitter.com/wbS9JKVsUl

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 25, 2019

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Watch What Happens When Adam Schiff Is Directly Asked Why He Made Up Trump Quotes

LifeZette - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 18:10

In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos over the weekend, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) was mildly criticized for completely fabricating quotes by President Donald Trump during a congressional hearing last week connected to a so-called whistleblower’s allegations about a July phone call between Trump and the president of Ukraine.

Related: ‘Joe Biden, What Are You Hiding?’

Rather than admit his behavior was reprehensible, Schiff peddled more fabrications.

He said the outrage over the way he submitted false quotes into the congressional record was nothing more than anger over how he’d played a key role in pushing the Ukraine hoax.

Schiff, who serves as House Intelligence Committee chairman, used his time at a hearing with Joseph Maguire, acting director of National Intelligence, to completely and undeniably make quotes up out of thin air.

Stephanopoulus played the clip of Schiff’s fictional account — and inquired why he felt the need to do such a thing.

“That was you making up dialogue, putting it in the president’s mouth,” Stephanopoulos said.

“If the facts are as damning as you say, why make up dialogue for dramatic effect, even if it’s a ‘parody,’ as you say?”

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos confronts Adam Schiff for “making up” President Trump’s phone call pic.twitter.com/JT0j5clYnr

— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) September 29, 2019

Schiff insisted that people were and are angry for very different reasons.

“Let’s not pretend that this is really what the president is upset with me about,” Schiff said — pretending he was mad for other reasons.

Related: Trump Wants to Meet Whistleblower, Calls Out Schiff’s ‘Lies’

“I can tell you exactly why the president is furious with me, and that is because when I learned that a whistleblower had filed a complaint and urgent complaint that was being withheld from Congress, and no one knew about this yet, I went public to demand that we get that complaint,” he suggested.

Or maybe it’s because Schiff has made things up out of thin air?

Incidentally, Schiff, in this very same interview, repeated one of his fabricated claims.

“The president used that opportunity to try to coerce that leader to manufacture dirt on his opponent and interfere in our election,” Schiff claimed. “It’s hard to imagine a series of facts more damning than that.”

One, if anyone could imagine it, it’d be a guy who fantasizes about Trump’s impeachment.

Two, there is absolutely zero evidence supporting any claim that the president told anybody to “manufacture dirt.”

Devin Nunes blasts Democrats over their hypocrisy on Ukraine.

He also brings up when Adam Schiff was prepared to accept nude photos of President Trump from who he thought to be a Ukrainian Elected Official. pic.twitter.com/G2TVuBjxlg

— ALX (@alx) September 26, 2019

The phrase “manufacture dirt” is simply another in a long line of made-up “facts” from the California Democrat.

The phone call’s transcript — which Trump released in the interests of transparency — showed there was no quid pro quo.

Nothing inappropriate was mentioned on the call and no threats were made.

Related: Lindsey Graham Reminds Nation That Whistleblower’s Complaint Is ‘All Hearsay’

There was no attempt to “manufacture dirt.”

Both Ukraine’s president and foreign minister have flat-out denied there was any pressure or coercion to manufacture a scandal during the phone call.

It’s all a part of the Schiff playbook. It didn’t work during the Russia collusion hoax — and it’s not about to work now.

While peddling the Russia conspiracy, Schiff claimed repeatedly there was “evidence of collusion,” but as the Mueller report made clear, no collusion was found.

He also suggested the Russia hoax was “of a size and scope probably beyond Watergate,” yet there was no actionable collusion or obstruction.

Schiff went so far, as he is wont to do, to make up a phone conversation between Donald Trump Jr. and his father that was later debunked by … well, reality.

This man is the House Intelligence Committee chairman and he has fabricated lie after lie to try to take down the president of the United States.

Schiff’s refusal to admit flagrantly misleading the American people is a disgrace to him and his office and he should resign, in our view.

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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GOP Leader McConnell: Senate Would Have to ‘Take Up’ Impeachment

LifeZette - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in Monday put to rest the idea that he would not allow a trial on impeachment charges if those are passed by the House of Representatives.

Related: ‘Joe Biden, What Are You Hiding?’ Asks RNC in New Ad

McConnell would be “required” to do so under Senate rules, as the Washington Examiner noted in a piece this morning.

“It’s a Senate rule related to impeachment that would take 67 votes to change, so I would have no choice but to take it up,” McConnell told CNBC in an interview.

“The Senate would have to take up an impeachment resolution if it came over from the House,” he also said.

The statement puts to rest any speculation that McConnell might ignore the House if it passes one or more articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

McConnell also said Senate rules don’t allow the chamber to ignore the House on impeachment, the Examiner also noted.

Related: Trump Wants to Meet Whistleblower

The Senate would have to hold a trial on each of the articles presented by House Democrats.

But how long the Senate spends on such a matter would be a different issue, he suggested.

See this exchange below:

For all those curious, here are the results of the votes on impeachment against former President Bill Clinton when the Senate held its trial in the late 1990s:

Perjury article
article
Obstruction of
justice article
Spencer Abraham
(R-Michigan)
GUILTY GUILTY
Daniel K. Akaka
(D-Hawaii)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Wayne Allard
(R-Colorado)
GUILTY GUILTY
John Ashcroft
(R-Missouri)
GUILTY GUILTY
Max Baucus
(D-Montana)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Evan Bayh
(D-Indiana)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Robert F. Bennett
(R-Utah)
GUILTY GUILTY
Joseph R. Biden Jr.
(D-Delaware)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Jeff Bingaman
(D-New Mexico)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Christopher S. Bond
(R-Missouri)
GUILTY GUILTY
Barbara Boxer
(D-California)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
John B. Breaux
(D-Louisiana)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Sam Brownback
(R-Kansas)
GUILTY GUILTY
Richard H. Bryan
(D-Nevada)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Jim Bunning
(R-Kentucky)
GUILTY GUILTY
Conrad R. Burns
(R-Montana)
GUILTY GUILTY
Robert C. Byrd
(D-West Virginia)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(R-Colorado)
GUILTY GUILTY
John H. Chafee
(R-Rhode Island)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Max Cleland
(D-Georgia)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Thad Cochran
(R-Mississippi)
GUILTY GUILTY
Susan Collins
(R-Maine)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Kent Conrad
(D-North Dakota)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Paul Coverdell
(R-Georgia)
GUILTY GUILTY
Larry E. Craig
(R-Idaho)
GUILTY GUILTY
Michael D. Crapo
(R-Idaho)
GUILTY GUILTY
Thomas A. Daschle
(D-South Dakota)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Mike DeWine
(R-Ohio)
GUILTY GUILTY
Christopher J. Dodd
(D-Connecticut)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Pete V. Domenici
(R-New Mexico)
GUILTY GUILTY
Byron L. Dorgan
(D-North Dakota)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Richard Durbin
(D-Illinois)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
John Edwards
(D-North Carolina)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Mike Enzi
(R-Wyoming)
GUILTY GUILTY
Russell D. Feingold
(D-Wisconsin)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Dianne Feinstein
(D-California)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Peter G. Fitzgerald
(R-Illinois)
GUILTY GUILTY
William H. Frist
(R-Tennessee)
GUILTY GUILTY
Slade Gorton
(R-Washington)
NOT GUILTY GUILTY
Bob Graham
(D-Florida)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Phil Gramm
(R-Texas)
GUILTY GUILTY
Rod Grams
(R-Minnesota)
GUILTY GUILTY
Charles Grassley
(R-Iowa)
GUILTY GUILTY
Judd Gregg
(R-New Hampshire)
GUILTY GUILTY
Chuck Hagel
(R-Nebraska)
GUILTY GUILTY
Tom Harkin
(D-Iowa)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Orrin G. Hatch
(R-Utah)
GUILTY GUILTY
Jesse Helms
(R-North Carolina)
GUILTY GUILTY
Ernest F. Hollings
(D-South Carolina)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Tim Hutchinson
(R-Arkansas)
GUILTY GUILTY
Kay Bailey Hutchison
(R-Texas)
GUILTY GUILTY
James M. Inhofe
(R-Oklahoma)
GUILTY GUILTY
Daniel K. Inouye
(D-Hawaii)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
James M. Jeffords
(R-Vermont)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Tim Johnson
(D-South Dakota)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Edward M. Kennedy
(D-Massachusetts)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
J. Robert Kerrey
(D-Nebraska)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
John F. Kerry
(D-Massachusetts)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Herb Kohl
(D-Wisconsin)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Jon Kyl
(R-Arizona)
GUILTY GUILTY
Mary Landrieu
(D-Louisiana)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Frank R. Lautenberg
(D-New Jersey)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Patrick J. Leahy
(D-Vermont)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Carl Levin
(D-Michigan)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Joseph I. Lieberman
(D-Connecticut)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Blanche Lambert Lincoln
(D-Arkansas)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Trent Lott
(R-Mississippi)
GUILTY GUILTY
Richard G. Lugar
(R-Indiana)
GUILTY GUILTY
Connie Mack
(R-Florida)
GUILTY GUILTY
John McCain
(R-Arizona)
GUILTY GUILTY
Mitch McConnell
(R-Kentucky)
GUILTY GUILTY
Barbara A. Mikulski
(D-Maryland)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
(D-New York)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Frank H. Murkowski
(R-Alaska)
GUILTY GUILTY
Patty Murray
(D-Washington)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Don Nickles
(R-Oklahoma)
GUILTY GUILTY
Jack Reed
(D-Rhode Island)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Harry Reid
(D-Nevada)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Charles S. Robb
(D-Virginia)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Pat Roberts
(R-Kansas)
GUILTY GUILTY
John D. Rockefeller IV
(D-West Virginia)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
William V. Roth Jr.
(R-Delaware)
GUILTY GUILTY
Rick Santorum
(R-Pennsylvania)
GUILTY GUILTY
Paul S. Sarbanes
(D-Maryland)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Charles E. Schumer
(D-New York)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Jeff Sessions
(R-Alabama)
GUILTY GUILTY
Richard C. Shelby
(R-Alabama)
NOT GUILTY GUILTY
Bob Smith
(R-New Hampshire)
GUILTY GUILTY
Gordon Smith
(R-Oregon)
GUILTY GUILTY
Olympia J. Snowe
(R-Maine)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Arlen Specter
(R-Pennsylvania)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Ted Stevens
(R-Alaska)
NOT GUILTY GUILTY
Craig Thomas
(R-Wyoming)
GUILTY GUILTY
Fred Thompson
(R-Tennessee)
NOT GUILTY GUILTY
Strom Thurmond
(R-South Carolina)
GUILTY GUILTY
Robert Torricelli
(D-New Jersey)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
George V. Voinovich
(R-Ohio)
GUILTY GUILTY
John W. Warner
(R-Virginia)
NOT GUILTY GUILTY
Paul D. Wellstone
(D-Minnesota)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
Ron Wyden
(D-Oregon)
NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY

A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.

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Liberal Robert De Niro Trashes Trump on CNN: ‘He’s a Wannabe Gangster’

LifeZette - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 15:19

It’s as if liberal actor Robert De Niro was given his own talk show — and didn’t even know it.

In an interview by Brian Stelter of CNN on Sunday morning, De Niro was given lots and lots of time to sit there and rip into the president, with no evidence or backup whatsoever.

Among other things, De Niro said congressional Democrats have “no choice” but to have an “impeachment inquiry” and to try to get President Donald Trump out of office — impeaching the president “has to happen,” said De Niro.

Stelter then asked him if he thinks Trump should resign.

“I don’t think he’s capable of resigning,” De Niro also said, adding after awhile, “He’ll say it’s rigged or this or that. He’ll find something.”

“He’s worse than I ever could have imagined,” he added.

He said that at first he wanted to give Trump a chance — but that he almost immediately felt the president was far “worse” than he thought he would be.

De Niro added that he thinks Trump is “crazy, in a way … just crazy.”

Related: ‘Joe Biden, What Are You Hiding?’

He then went on to praise all of the liberal outlets that have been relentlessly attacking the president (while they ignore those on the Left who have issues).

“If it wasn’t for you, CNN, MSNBC and some other outlets, The New York Times, Washington Post — I mean, where are we? This is a crazy world,” De Niro continued. “This guy is crazy. We’ve got to get him out.”

“When you say crazy, do you mean in a medical sense?” asked Stelter on his “Reliable Sources” show.

De Niro replied, “Possibly medical, too, I’m starting to think. I didn’t think that before but now, I actually — when I saw him out in front of the helicopter talking endlessly and sweating and sweating.”

The actor then blasted all those who support the president — “some of these pundits on Fox” and elsewhere.

“This guy should not be president, period” declared De Niro.

He also dropped the F bomb a couple of times.

“This guy is like a gangster … He’s said things, done things … We’re in a terrible situation. And this guy just keeps going on and on and on without being stopped.”

He said later in the interview, “He’s a wannabe gangster.”

See the video here:

Meanwhile, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller pushed back hard against anchor Chris Wallace during a fraught interview.

He said on Sunday morning that President Donald Trump is the real “whistleblower” in the current situation that has gripped Washington.

Related: ‘Investigate Biden,’ Says Conservative Mark Levin

And he slammed the complaint from the so-called whistleblower — a possible CIA operative — that has kicked off an impeachment inquiry by House Democrats as a “Nancy Drew novel” and a “partisan hit job.”

“The president of the United States is the whistleblower,” said Miller on “Fox News Sunday.”

“And this individual is a saboteur trying to undermine a democratically elected government,” he added.

The interview was so contentious that it was, at times, difficult to watch.

“The president correctly pointed out that the behavior of this individual is close to [that of] a spy,” added Miller.

Miller also charged that the so-called whistleblower’s complaint “drips with condemnation, condescension and contempt for the president” — and reminded Wallace that the intelligence community’s inspector general found evidence of political bias in the complaint, as a Fox News piece about the interview also made clear.

The media “don’t want to uncover” details about former Vice President Joe Biden’s connections to corruption in Ukraine, Miller also said.

You can watch the full exchange between the two men here:

Separately on Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he has issues with the whistleblower’s complaint against Trump — saying in an interview that the accusations against the president for his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are “all hearsay.”

Related: Trump Lashes Out at Democrats

“This seems to me like a political set-up,” Graham declared on “Face the Nation” on CBS.

“It’s all hearsay. You can’t get a parking ticket conviction based on hearsay.”

“The whistleblower didn’t hear the phone call,” Graham added.

During the phone call in question, Trump asked Zelensky to look into Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, for their activities with Ukraine — known to be rife with corruption.

Joe Biden acknowledged and even bragged on camera last year that when he was vice president, he successfully pressured Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was investigating the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings — a company for which Hunter Biden worked (he sat on the board and was paid handsome sums of money to do so).

Shokin himself had been widely accused of corruption, as Fox News and other outlets noted.

The White House released a transcript of the president’s phone call in the interests of transparency.

And while the transcript shows Trump asking Ukraine to “look into” the Bidens, it does not show the president explicitly linking that request to any U.S. aid, as Democrats have charged.

“This whole thing is a sham,” Graham insisted on Sunday.

“Who is this whistleblower?” he also asked — which conservative pundit Mark Levin and others have asked as well. “What bias do they have? Why did they pick this whistleblower to tell a hearsay story? The transcript does not match the complaint.”

Graham added in no uncertain terms, “This thing stinks.”

He also said, “I have zero problems with this phone call. There’s no quid pro quo here … But I do have a problem with Nancy Pelosi. If you believe that Donald Trump did something to hurt this country, you owe [it] to vote, not talk about impeaching the president.”

Many conservatives have asked for far more information about this so-called whistleblower, a person whom The New York Times identified as a CIA operative of some type.

Is it any wonder Trump and those close to him are up in arms over the House Democrats’ frenzied rush toward an impeachment inquiry based on this?

Meanwhile, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee and one of the Democrats leading the impeachment charge, is seeking for campaign donations.

Schiff outrageously made up his own version of what he thinks — what he imagined — the president said during that July 25 phone call with Zelensky.

Schiff entered that parody version of his into the congressional record last week and shared it as if it were true — except that it’s not.

Related: Adam Schiff ‘Should Be in Jail’

But that hasn’t stopped Schiff — who insisted for more than two years that Trump colluded with Russians in order to win election in 2016, ultimately proven to be false — from seeking public support.

On Friday, Schiff sent out a tweet essentially begging for money from those who support him.

He wrote, “President Trump just demanded I resign from Congress. But I won’t listen.”

“There’s nothing he or his right-wing allies can do to stop me from holding him accountable and seeking the truth,” he added.

Then came this: “Pitch in to my campaign if you’re with me,” he concluded on Twitter.

The New York Post shared the details of Schiff’s tweet and reached out to the Schiff office for comment but did not hear back.

Many politicians are raising money right now on both sides of the aisle and mentioning “impeachment” in their donation asks. But this is not the first time Schiff has solicited money to help defeat or push back on Donald Trump. He’s done it previously — and people have called him on it. One person wrote back to him last year on Twitter and said, “What will you do with this money?”

Here’s that person’s tweet:

How will chipping in $5 to you send a message to @realDonaldTrump? What will you do with this money? You won your campaign, why do you need more? This is a whack (in bad taste/unappealing) fundraising effort. 'Do you have my back' is adolescent-level pitch. Does it really work?

— ChildrenofYahuwah (@BlessedBeAreWe) November 21, 2018

Many other people are pushing back on Schiff.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) on Friday introduced a resolution in the House condemning and censuring Schiff for his remarks in the televised hearing on Thursday in which the Democrat created and read his “parody” version of Trump’s phone call.

Schiff “read a statement that was blatantly false, had no corresponding evidence, nor relationship to the actual transcript of President Trump’s conversation,” Biggs said in a video posted to Twitter, as NBC News and other outlets reported.

“What the chairman did is he read something that was made-up, totally false, and later had to excuse it by saying it was a parody,” said Biggs.

Schiff first opened the Thursday hearing with the presence of the acting director of national intelligence, James Maguire — and Schiff then dove in to what he later called a “parody.”

And here’s what Trump had to say about it:

Rep. Adam Schiff totally made up my conversation with Ukraine President and read it to Congress and Millions. He must resign and be investigated. He has been doing this for two years. He is a sick man!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2019

Here is part of Schiff’s parody of Trump: “We’ve been very good to your country, very good,” he began, as if he were Trump talking.

“No other country has done as much as we have, but you know what? I don’t see much reciprocity here,” he continued. “I hear what you want, I have a favor I want from you, though, and I’m gonna say this only seven times, so you better listen good. I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand, lots of it.”

Related: Schiff Must Resign, Say Many, After His ‘Impeachment Stunt’

Schiff then emphasized he was illustrating a point.

“This is in some [measure] what the president was trying to communicate with the president of Ukraine,” claimed Schiff. “It would be funny if it wasn’t such a graphic betrayal of the president’s oath of office.”

The resolution by Biggs, the new head of the House Freedom Caucus, states that Schiff’s comments were an “egregiously false and fabricated retelling” that “had no relationship to the call itself,” as The Hill pointed out. He alleged that “these actions of Chairman Schiff misled the American people, bring disrepute upon the House of Representatives, and make a mockery of the impeachment process, one of this chamber’s most solemn constitutional duties.”

The Biggs resolution also contains language alleging that members of the House Intelligence Committee “have lost faith” in Schiff’s ability to be objective as chairman — and that his remarks hampered the committee’s ability to carry out oversight responsibilities.

The Schiff comments have continued to prompt outrage. Among other comments, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called out Schiff for his use of “fake dialogue” to describe the president’s phone call.

Online readers have been reacting as well. One wrote, “Schiff should be in jail” for his behavior.

Another said, “It may very well be that it is time for the American people to exercise our duty to the Constitution and protect our country from domestic enemies!”

The president is pushing back hard on the activities of Schiff, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and others who are trying to negate the results of the 2016 election.

See this tweet by Trump and other tweets — and share your thoughts on all of this.

Will happen to all of those seeking unlawful impeachment in 50 Trump type Districts. We will win big! https://t.co/aX5l9WrP1z

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 29, 2019

“Impeachment is doomed to fail given what we know."

Ken Starr predicts @realDonaldTrump impeachment inquiry will go nowhere https://t.co/x8PYQnDrV6

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 29, 2019

Pelosi indicates impeachment against Trump worth losing House in 2020 https://t.co/GHk1Ex1JhI pic.twitter.com/V4kOKn9McW

— The Hill (@thehill) September 29, 2019

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‘Joe Biden, What Are You Hiding?’ Declares New Ad from Republican National Committee

LifeZette - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 14:32

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is blasting former Vice President Joe Biden — a leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidate — in a new ad just released on Sunday.

Related: ‘I Think Joe Biden Is Cooked’

The ad highlights the allegations surrounding the Biden-Ukraine corruption scandal — and cuts through the “impeachment inquiry” noise that’s been swirling like a thick, black, choking cloud around Washington, D.C.

The ad follows the increased scrutiny surrounding Biden’s role in getting a Ukrainian prosecutor fired — something he bragged about on video last year.

The prosecutor in question was investigating Burisma, a company that employed Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, while the prosecutor was looking into corruption at the company.

The video first begins with ABC’s Tom Llamas asking the question back in June, “Was Hunter Biden profiting off his dad’s work as vice president, and did Joe Biden allow it?”

The video then transitions into The New Yorker’s Adam Entous saying, “I think there’s two separate issues here. The issue of whether it was wise of Hunter Biden to take this position at Burisma when his father was guiding policy in Ukraine — and, you know, the wisdom of Biden and Biden staffers, once they knew that, not to ask Hunter to step down. I think that’s a legitimate subject of scrutiny,” as The Daily Wire and others have pointed out.

The next clip shows Ian Bremmer, head of the Eurasia Group and an editor-at-large at Time magazine.

He’s shown saying, “Fifty thousand a month for Hunter Biden — clearly to be selling influence because otherwise, no one would ever pay him that kind of money — for a company that, frankly, was pretty corrupt and has been before and has been since under investigation … It’s hard to imagine Joe Biden wasn’t aware of it.”

It continues on, with clip after clip after clip — until finally it poses the question with on-screen type that says, in all caps, “Joe Biden, what are you hiding?”

Check it out below:

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, meanwhile, pushed back hard against anchor Chris Wallace during a fraught interview on Sunday.

He said yesterday that President Donald Trump is the real “whistleblower” in the current situation that has gripped Washington.

And he slammed the complaint from the so-called whistleblower — a possible CIA operative — that has kicked off an impeachment inquiry by House Democrats as a “Nancy Drew novel” and a “partisan hit job.”

Related: Trump Wants to Meet Whistleblower

“The president of the United States is the whistleblower,” said Miller on “Fox News Sunday.”

The interview was contentious and even difficult to watch, as Wallace continually interjected.

Miller pushed back hard.

“The president correctly pointed out that the behavior of this individual is close to [that of] a spy,” added Miller.

Miller also charged that the so-called whistleblower’s complaint “drips with condemnation, condescension and contempt for the president” — and reminded Wallace that the intelligence community’s inspector general found evidence of political bias in the complaint, as a Fox News piece about the interview also made clear.

See more on all of this and more in these tweets just below — and share your thoughts.

Per the Trump campaign this is a $10 million (with RNC) TV ad buy slamming Vice President Joe Biden over Ukraine via @wsteaks https://t.co/0byMqxKoAJ

— John Santucci (@Santucci) September 27, 2019

RNC calls on Biden to release his Ukraine and China calls, Democrat Party-press ignoreshttps://t.co/l0CgVlcCNd

— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) September 25, 2019

Sen. Graham: “to impeach any president over a phone call like this would be insane”https://t.co/pBdQzqhVGx pic.twitter.com/wbS9JKVsUl

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 25, 2019

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Ivanka Trump Is Mocked by Actor Mark Hamill, Who Goes After Her on Twitter

LifeZette - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 13:27

She has hurt no one and done nothing wrong except serve her country in her father’s administration — stepping away from many of the businesses she worked on and in previously so that she could help President Donald Trump.

Yet all too often, when she tweets out a cheery message about her family or her life — she’s rudely mocked by those who happen to disagree with her father’s politics and policies.

Disagreement is fine — but the constant and severe putdowns of a family are a little hard to take.

First daughter Ivanka Trump is smart, elegant, accomplished, dedicated and well-meaning.

Yet over the weekend, actor Mark Hamill — best known for his work as Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars” franchise — tweeted in reply to something Ivanka Trump shared.

He didn’t like her attempt to make a “Star Wars” reference in a tweet of hers — and fired back hard.

In a photo she posted on Twitter and Instagram, Ivanka Trump can be seen in a beautiful evening dress as she stands beside her husband, Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to the president. The two were about to head out on a date night, as other outlets reported.

Their children are in the foreground and one of them, apparently her son, Theodore, can be seen wearing his Storm Trooper costume.

“The Force is strong in my family,” she wrote in the caption. How sweet!

But Hamill quote-tweeted the image and commented, “You misspelled ‘fraud’” — then added the hashtag “#GoForceYourself,” as The Independent and other outlets pointed out.

Really something.

You misspelled "Fraud."#GoForceYourself https://t.co/ORY6eeyGgj

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 29, 2019

If former first lady Michelle Obama had tweeted out the same picture of something similar of herself and her family — no way in the world would she garner that type of response.

And we wonder why millions of American women and girls don’t and can’t see more of both Ivanka Trump and first lady Melania Trump on the covers of popular magazines today?

There are no (or very few) profiles of them or their latest activities or interests.

We don’t see complimentary fashion spreads about them. We don’t see compelling interviews with them — or if we do, those articles are few and far between.

Nope. It’s all about political bias.

Over the weekend, Bethany Mandel in Sunday’s New York Post pointed out, “Former Conde Nast contributor and freelance writer Stephanie Green told The Post that fashion magazines ‘have become handbooks for the resistance.'”

“She went on, ‘People working in the fashion industry all think the same thing. Anna Wintour [editor-in-chief of Vogue] has to feed the beast. Unfortunately, all people who think the same way want someone to pick on, and Melania is that person. Every time she steps out not caring [about what they say], it makes them crazier.'”

Sad!

LifeZette has detailed previously how both Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump have been bullied openly by mainstream media outlets and individuals — or at least very rudely treated. So this is no surprise to readers of this publication.

But it’s discouraging and disappointing that the snubbing and bullying has occurred to the extent that it has — and that in late September 2019, almost three years after President Donald Trump was elected to the White House, this is still occurring.

The Mandel column in The Post goes to say that “a staffer at a popular women’s lifestyle brand admitted to me, ‘We are careful to cover the Trumps in a way that doesn’t glamorize them. Not only because of probable backlash on Twitter, but also people on staff have moral issues with [the president], so we don’t want to cover him in that way.”

Yet Michelle Obama, during her tenure, was repeatedly gushed over, fawned over, practically fallen over, by media outlets too numerous to count.

Scores of those magazines featured her on their covers. Women and girls had plenty of material to draw from and learn from about the previous first lady. Yet that is not the case this time around.

“Covering Melania and Ivanka’s fashion sense would put too good a spin on either of the Trump women,” said Mandel of The Post, “and so, despite the fact audiences crave this content, most media outlets refuse to do so out of (liberal) principle.”

Then she finished with a great point.

“What the media, including these ‘women’s’ publications, continually fail to realize is when you don’t report on the good, you have little moral standing when you report on the bad.”

See these previous stories detailing the bullying of Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump in the links below — and share your thoughts in the comments below.

And let’s see, by the way, how Melania Trump’s sure-to-be-magnificent decorations at the White House this Christmas season are treated by the mainstream media this year — since for the past several years they’ve been ripped by the press, even though her decorations and her taste have been stunningly beautiful, classy and a wonderful tribute to this country in every way.

Related: Melania Trump Is the Victim of Internet Trolls at G7

Related: Melania Trump Is Dissed by NYC Parents 

Related: Ivanka Trump Is Slammed for Buying a White Dog for Her Child

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Trump Wants to Meet with ‘Whistleblower,’ Calls Out Schiff for His ‘Lies’ in the House

LifeZette - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 12:42

President Donald Trump on Sunday said he wants to meet the whistleblower who filed a complaint about his July phone call with the Ukrainian president — and to have the House Intelligence Committee chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), questioned for “fraud and treason.”

Related: White House’s Stephen Miller Pushes Back Against ‘Judgmental’ Chris Wallace 

“Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser, especially when this accuser, the so-called ‘whistleblower,’ represented a perfect conversation with a foreign leader in a totally inaccurate and fraudulent way,” Trump tweeted.

“Then Schiff made up what I actually said by lying to Congress.”

He continued, “His lies were made in perhaps the most blatant and sinister manner ever seen in the great chamber.”

“He wrote down and read terrible things, then said it was from the mouth of the president of the United States,” Trump added. “I want Schiff questioned at the highest level for fraud & treason.”

His lies were made in perhaps the most blatant and sinister manner ever seen in the great Chamber. He wrote down and read terrible things, then said it was from the mouth of the President of the United States. I want Schiff questioned at the highest level for Fraud & Treason…..

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 29, 2019

Trump last week released a transcript of his call with President Volodymyr Zelensky which, along with the complaint, detailed how he urged his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

The incident has set off a formal impeachment inquiry.

But Schiff opened Thursday’s hearing on Capitol Hill with acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire with an exaggerated reading of the phone call, which he later walked back as a “parody.”

Related: Schiff ‘Should Be in Jail’

Trump on Friday blasted Schiff for the fictional summary and demanded his immediate resignation.

In the series of tweets on Sunday, Trump not only doubled down on meeting his accusers, both the whistleblower and the person who supplied the information, but also questioned whether he was being spied on.

“In addition, I want to meet not only my accuser, who presented SECOND & THIRD-HAND INFORMATION, but also the person who illegally gave this information, which was largely incorrect, to the ‘whistleblower,’” Trump tweeted.

“Was this person SPYING on the U.S. president? Big consequences!”

….In addition, I want to meet not only my accuser, who presented SECOND & THIRD HAND INFORMATION, but also the person who illegally gave this information, which was largely incorrect, to the “Whistleblower.” Was this person SPYING on the U.S. President? Big Consequences!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 29, 2019

However, Schiff appeared on ABC News’ “This Week” earlier on Sunday saying that precautions have been taken to protect the whistleblower’s identity amid the criticism from Trump and his allies.

“We are taking all the precautions we can to protect the whistleblower’s identity,” Schiff added.

“With President Trump’s threats, you can imagine the security concerns here,” he also said.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw and Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this Fox News report, which is used by permission.

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A Vegan Is ‘Traumatized’ After Bakery Sells Her a Pork Roll by Mistake

LifeZette - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 02:02

A Vegan woman is supposedly “traumatized for life” after accidentally eating a pork roll from a local bakery in Kent, England.

The woman said she had ordered a “vegan pork roll” — but was given a real pork roll by mistake.

Sharleen Ndungu said she only realized the mistake after she bit into the pastry and tasted real meat.

(She probably noticed right away because it actually tasted good.)

Ndungu says her body went haywire.

She said she “burst into tears” when it she realized she had been given two pork sausage rolls instead of the vegan ones.

“I haven’t had meat in two years.”

“My belly started hurting and my heart started going crazy,” she said.

“I was panicking because that only happens when I consume meat — this doesn’t happen when I have other food.”

Related: Jamie Oliver Has a Beef with Some Pesky Vegetarians

“I’m traumatized for life now,” she said.

Here’s how The New York Post explained the story, in part: “Sharleen Ndungu, 20, said she broke down in tears and started having heart palpitations once she realized that the vegan sausage roll she ordered from bakery chain Greggs in Kent, England, actually contained meat.”

“Ndungu had returned to the bakery and was offered a $2 refund by the manager.”

Clearly this woman is gearing up for a lawsuit — one that will cite that she’s “traumatized for life” and had her “choice taken away from her.”

You can see exactly where this is heading.

“My body is poisoned for life now, you know.”

“I was asking for a public apology to make people aware that they should watch out for things like this,” she said, The Post noted.

“People can be allergic to pork and potentially die from such a stupid mistake. It’s my choice not to consume meat because it causes cancer. That choice has been taken away from me.”

Ndungu, a YouTuber, had reportedly posted three videos on social media railing about her food experience, KentLive.com reported.

“My body is poisoned for life now, you know,” she said in one of the videos, according to the news outlet.

See more about the story here.

A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.

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Shep Smith Shows His Anti-Trump Bias — and Tucker Carlson Called It Out

LifeZette - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 01:40

Shepard Smith, host of “Shep Smith Reporting” on the Fox News Channel, is noticeably more critical of the Trump administration than many of his colleagues at the network.

And sometimes this difference of opinion boils over into open hostility.

As Slate noted recently, in part, “Smith’s and the opinion hosts’ respective goals are fundamentally incompatible, which is why they so often clash. Smith clearly thinks that the opinion hosts undermine the credibility of his own news reporting.”

Smith and Carlson this past week got into it over their own interpretations of the July 25 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Smith and judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano argued that Trump committed a crime by asking Zelensky to investigate former vice president and Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden.

Smith’s argument reflected the same line of thinking as the left-wing mainstream media.

Carlson, however, had his own judicial analyst on his show — former prosecutor Joseph diGenova.

And the two argued that Trump is being unfairly persecuted.

Related: Here’s How Much the Whistleblower Really Knew About the Trump Phone Call

The feud started this past Tuesday when Smith hosted Napolitano on his show, “Shepard Smith Reporting.”

Smith asked the judicial analyst, “The president admits that on a phone call with the president of Ukraine he requested that the president of Ukraine investigate his 2020 political rival Joe Biden. Is that a crime?”

Napolitano responded, “It is a crime for the president to solicit aid for his campaign from a foreign government.”

Smith asked, “So that to which the president has admitted is in and of itself a crime?””

“Yes, this is the same crime for which the Trump Organization was investigated by Bob Mueller,” Napolitano declared. “It’s the same crime. An agreement or a solicitation for assistance for an American campaign, regulated by the Federal Election Commission, where you are seeking the assistance from a foreign government — that’s the crime.”

Later that night, Carlson asked diGenova to respond to Napolitano’s commentary from earlier in the day.

DiGenova said, “I think Judge Napolitano is a fool and I think what he said today is foolish. No, it is not a crime. Let me underscore emphatically that nothing that the president said on that call or what we think he said on that call constitutes a crime, and even if he had said, ‘You’re not going to get the money,’ it would not be a crime.”

Joseph diGenova calls Fox’s Judge Napolitano a “fool” for saying what the President has admitted to doing regarding Biden is a crime. pic.twitter.com/SVlrDZZu4w

— Contemptor (@TheContemptor) September 25, 2019

The next day, Smith had Napolitano back on his show — and he and the judicial analyst reiterated their arguments.

“A partisan guest who supports President Trump was asked about Judge Napolitano’s legal assessment,” Smith said. “And when he was asked, he said, unchallenged, [that] Judge Napolitano is a fool. Attacking our colleague who is here to offer legal assessments, on our air, in our work home, is repugnant.”

Related: White House’s Stephen Miller Pushes Back Against ‘Judgemental’ Chris Wallace on ‘Fox News Sunday’

Napolitano said, “Well, I think the president’s supporters will dig their heels in, and I think the president’s detractors will dig their heels in.”

That evening, Carlson had diGenova back on his show. And he said, “Well, apparently, our daytime host, who hosted Judge Napolitano, was watching last night and was outraged by what you said and, quite ironically, called you partisan.”

Carlson played a clip of Smith and Napolitano calling him “repugnant.”

“‘Repugnant,'” Carlson said, turning to diGenova. “Not clear if that was you or me — but someone’s repugnant. Now, unlike maybe some dayside hosts, I’m not very partisan — and it was a sincere question. Is it a crime or not?”

DiGenova said, “Absolutely not. Now, let me sort of educate Judge Napolitano. The president of the United States is the executive branch under Article II. He is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States.”

He continued, “He can ask anyone — a citizen, a foreign leader — a question. He can make a suggestion about an investigation because he runs them.”

The following day, Smith did not respond to Carlson or his guest.

Vanity Fair reported that Fox News management told him that if he continued to attack Carlson, he would be removed from the air.

This piece originally appeared in the Objectivist and is used by permission.

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Hard to Argue with Eight Huge Billboards: ‘Amy, I Love You More!’ One Husband Proclaims

LifeZette - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 01:19

This is a sweet and fun and “loving” story.

And it shows the power of a public message even in our highly digitized society.

One Oklahoma woman definitely does not need to go looking for a sign that her marriage is strong, as Fox News pointed out in a new piece — “as her husband has declared his devotion for all the world to see by renting out eight local billboards that proclaim ‘Amy, I love you more!'”

Josh Wilson has been married to wife, Amy, for five years.

He recently decided to share that passion with the world — “by splashing the love note across eight billboards in their hometown of Tulsa,” as Fox 23 reported.

The husband owns a company called Living Water Irrigation.

Originally he bought the billboard ad space to advertise the lawn sprinkler system company’s services, according to the report.

"I Love You More!" Man declares love for wife on 8 billboards https://t.co/HdsoDQpq6x pic.twitter.com/ixnpfsFGw0

— KTVU (@KTVU) September 29, 2019

But he wound up changing gears in a major way.

“When he realized the promotion wasn’t doing much for his small business, he looked to his heart and decided to blast, ‘Amy, I love you more!’ across all of the digital billboards,” the Fox News piece explained.

Related: The One Thing Most Likely to Guarantee a Lifetime of Love and Happiness

The man insisted the ads are “just a small token” of his love and adoration for his wife.

“I’m not in trouble. I’m not in the doghouse,” Wilson told Fox 23.

“I’m just in love with my wife,” he said.

“She tolerates me and lets me build this little company and lets us have fun,” he also told KOKI.

DECLARATION OF LOVE: One Oklahoma woman doesn’t need to go looking for a sign that her marriage is strong, as her husband has declared his devotion for all the world to see by renting out eight local billboards that proclaim “Amy, I love you more!”https://t.co/F7j2Z6ClCr

— FOX 35 Orlando (@fox35orlando) September 29, 2019

Man declares love for wife on 8 local billboards: 'Amy, I love you more!' pic.twitter.com/k7x0vS0R48

— News (@News53198949) September 28, 2019

“It’s the least I could do to tell her I love her.”

Wilson acknowledged he received texts and calls from a lot of his friends.

Some said, “‘Thanks a lot, buddy. Now I have to do something,’” he joked.

“As long as I can make my wife feel good for all that she does for me and my family, it was a joy to do so,” he also told media members.

Have you declared your love for your spouse or partner in an unusual way?

It may not be Valentine’s Day (yet) — but these messages are always welcome.

Tell us in the comments section below!

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White House’s Stephen Miller Pushes Back Against ‘Judgmental’ Chris Wallace on ‘Fox News Sunday’

LifeZette - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 00:53

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, pushing back hard against anchor Chris Wallace during a fraught interview, said on Sunday morning that President Donald Trump is the real “whistleblower” in the current situation that has gripped Washington.

Related: ‘Investigate Biden,’ Says Conservative Mark Levin

And he slammed the complaint from the so-called whistleblower — a possible CIA operative — that has kicked off an impeachment inquiry by House Democrats as a “Nancy Drew novel” and a “partisan hit job.”

“The president of the United States is the whistleblower,” said Miller on “Fox News Sunday.”

“And this individual is a saboteur trying to undermine a democratically elected government,” he added.

The interview was so contentious that it was, at times, difficult to watch.

“The president correctly pointed out that the behavior of this individual is close to [that of] a spy,” added Miller.

Miller also charged that the so-called whistleblower’s complaint “drips with condemnation, condescension and contempt for the president” — and reminded Wallace that the intelligence community’s inspector general found evidence of political bias in the complaint, as a Fox News piece about the interview also made clear.

The media “don’t want to uncover” details about former Vice President Joe Biden’s connections to corruption in Ukraine, Miller also said.

You can watch the full exchange between the two men here:

Separately on Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he has issues with the whistleblower’s complaint against Trump — saying in an interview that the accusations against the president for his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are “all hearsay.”

Related: Trump Lashes Out at Democrats

“This seems to me like a political set-up,” Graham declared on “Face the Nation” on CBS.

“It’s all hearsay. You can’t get a parking ticket conviction based on hearsay.”

“The whistleblower didn’t hear the phone call,” Graham added.

During the phone call in question, Trump asked Zelensky to look into Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, for their activities with Ukraine — known to be rife with corruption.

Joe Biden acknowledged and even bragged on camera last year that when he was vice president, he successfully pressured Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was investigating the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings — a company for which Hunter Biden worked (he sat on the board and was paid handsome sums of money to do so).

Shokin himself had been widely accused of corruption, as Fox News and other outlets noted.

The White House released a transcript of the president’s phone call in the interests of transparency.

And while the transcript shows Trump asking Ukraine to “look into” the Bidens, it does not show the president explicitly linking that request to any U.S. aid, as Democrats have charged.

“This whole thing is a sham,” Graham insisted on Sunday.

“Who is this whistleblower?” he also asked — which conservative pundit Mark Levin and others have asked as well. “What bias do they have? Why did they pick this whistleblower to tell a hearsay story? The transcript does not match the complaint.”

Graham added in no uncertain terms, “This thing stinks.”

He also said, “I have zero problems with this phone call. There’s no quid pro quo here … But I do have a problem with Nancy Pelosi. If you believe that Donald Trump did something to hurt this country, you owe [it] to vote, not talk about impeaching the president.”

Many conservatives have asked for far more information about this so-called whistleblower, a person whom The New York Times identified as a CIA operative of some type.

Is it any wonder Trump and those close to him are up in arms over the House Democrats’ frenzied rush toward an impeachment inquiry based on this?

Meanwhile, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee and one of the Democrats leading the impeachment charge, is seeking for campaign donations.

Schiff outrageously made up his own version of what he thinks — what he imagined — the president said during that July 25 phone call with Zelensky.

Schiff entered that parody version of his into the congressional record last week and shared it as if it were true — except that it’s not.

Related: Adam Schiff ‘Should Be in Jail’

But that hasn’t stopped Schiff — who insisted for more than two years that Trump colluded with Russians in order to win election in 2016, ultimately proven to be false — from seeking public support.

On Friday, Schiff sent out a tweet essentially begging for money from those who support him.

He wrote, “President Trump just demanded I resign from Congress. But I won’t listen.”

“There’s nothing he or his right-wing allies can do to stop me from holding him accountable and seeking the truth,” he added.

Then came this: “Pitch in to my campaign if you’re with me,” he concluded on Twitter.

The New York Post shared the details of Schiff’s tweet and reached out to the Schiff office for comment but did not hear back.

Many politicians are raising money right now on both sides of the aisle and mentioning “impeachment” in their donation asks. But this is not the first time Schiff has solicited money to help defeat or push back on Donald Trump.

He’s done it previously — and people have called him on it. One person wrote back to him last year on Twitter and said, “What will you do with this money?”

Here’s that person’s tweet:

How will chipping in $5 to you send a message to @realDonaldTrump? What will you do with this money? You won your campaign, why do you need more? This is a whack (in bad taste/unappealing) fundraising effort. 'Do you have my back' is adolescent-level pitch. Does it really work?

— ChildrenofYahuwah (@BlessedBeAreWe) November 21, 2018

Many other people are pushing back on Schiff.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) on Friday introduced a resolution in the House condemning and censuring Schiff for his remarks in the televised hearing on Thursday in which the Democrat created and read his “parody” version of Trump’s phone call.

Schiff “read a statement that was blatantly false, had no corresponding evidence, nor relationship to the actual transcript of President Trump’s conversation,” Biggs said in a video posted to Twitter, as NBC News and other outlets reported.

“What the chairman did is he read something that was made-up, totally false, and later had to excuse it by saying it was a parody,” said Biggs.

Schiff first opened the Thursday hearing with the presence of the acting director of national intelligence, James Maguire — and Schiff then dove in to what he later called a “parody.”

And here’s what Trump had to say about it:

Rep. Adam Schiff totally made up my conversation with Ukraine President and read it to Congress and Millions. He must resign and be investigated. He has been doing this for two years. He is a sick man!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2019

Here is part of Schiff’s parody of Trump: “We’ve been very good to your country, very good,” he began, as if he were Trump talking.

“No other country has done as much as we have, but you know what? I don’t see much reciprocity here,” he continued. “I hear what you want, I have a favor I want from you, though, and I’m gonna say this only seven times, so you better listen good. I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand, lots of it.”

Related: Schiff Must Resign, Say Many, After His ‘Impeachment Stunt’

Schiff then emphasized he was illustrating a point.

“This is in some [measure] what the president was trying to communicate with the president of Ukraine,” claimed Schiff. “It would be funny if it wasn’t such a graphic betrayal of the president’s oath of office.”

The resolution by Biggs, the new head of the House Freedom Caucus, states that Schiff’s comments were an “egregiously false and fabricated retelling” that “had no relationship to the call itself,” as The Hill pointed out. He alleged that “these actions of Chairman Schiff misled the American people, bring disrepute upon the House of Representatives, and make a mockery of the impeachment process, one of this chamber’s most solemn constitutional duties.”

The Biggs resolution also contains language alleging that members of the House Intelligence Committee “have lost faith” in Schiff’s ability to be objective as chairman — and that his remarks hampered the committee’s ability to carry out oversight responsibilities.

The Schiff comments have continued to prompt outrage. Among other comments, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called out Schiff for his use of “fake dialogue” to describe the president’s phone call.

Online readers have been reacting as well. One wrote, “Schiff should be in jail” for his behavior.

Another said, “It may very well be that it is time for the American people to exercise our duty to the Constitution and protect our country from domestic enemies!”

The president is pushing back hard on the activities of Schiff, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and others who are trying to negate the results of the 2016 election.

See this tweet by Trump and other tweets — and share your thoughts on all of this.

Will happen to all of those seeking unlawful impeachment in 50 Trump type Districts. We will win big! https://t.co/aX5l9WrP1z

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 29, 2019

“Impeachment is doomed to fail given what we know."

Ken Starr predicts @realDonaldTrump impeachment inquiry will go nowhere https://t.co/x8PYQnDrV6

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 29, 2019

Pelosi indicates impeachment against Trump worth losing House in 2020 https://t.co/GHk1Ex1JhI pic.twitter.com/V4kOKn9McW

— The Hill (@thehill) September 29, 2019

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Latest Proof Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump Are Snubbed by the Popular Media

LifeZette - Sun, 09/29/2019 - 23:18

First lady Melania Trump is beautiful, stylish, poised, smart and elegant.

First daughter Ivanka Trump is all of the above as well.

So why is it that millions of American women and girls don’t and can’t see more of both these women on the covers of popular magazines today?

We don’t see profiles of them or their latest activities or interests.

We don’t see complimentary fashion spreads about them.

We don’t see compelling interviews with them — or if we do, those articles are few and far between and with limited availability.

Guess what?

It comes down to political bias — pure and simple.

That won’t surprise people who have been aware of this issue for some time.

Quoting now from a column by Bethany Mandel in Sunday’s New York Post, “Former Conde Nast contributor and freelance writer Stephanie Green told The Post that fashion magazines ‘have become handbooks for the resistance.'”

“She went on, ‘People working in the fashion industry all think the same thing. Anna Wintour [the editor-in-chief of Vogue] has to feed the beast. Unfortunately, all people who think the same way want someone to pick on, and Melania is that person. Every time she steps out not caring [about what they say], it makes them crazier.'”

Sad!

LifeZette has detailed previously how both Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump have been bullied openly by mainstream media outlets and individuals — or at least very rudely treated by members of the mainstream media.

So this is no surprise to readers of this publication.

But it’s discouraging and disappointing that the snubbing and bullying has occurred to the extent that it has — and that in late September 2019, almost three years after President Donald Trump was elected to the White House, this is still occurring.

After all, ignoring someone — freezing out that person — is a blatant form of bullying as well.

The Mandel column in The Post goes to say that “a staffer at a popular women’s lifestyle brand admitted to me, ‘We are careful to cover the Trumps in a way that doesn’t glamorize them. Not only because of probable backlash on Twitter, but also people on staff have moral issues with [the president], so we don’t want to cover him in that way.”

Yet Michelle Obama, during her tenure, was repeatedly gushed over, fawned over, practically fallen over, by media outlets too numerous to count.

Scores of those magazines featured her on their covers. Women and girls had plenty of material to draw from and learn from about the previous first lady.

Yet that is not the case this time around.

“Covering Melania and Ivanka’s fashion sense would put too good a spin on either of the Trump women,” said Mandel of The Post, “and so, despite the fact audiences crave this content, most media outlets refuse to do so out of (liberal) principle.”

Then she finished with a great point.

“What the media, including these ‘women’s’ publications, continually fail to realize is when you don’t report on the good, you have little moral standing when you report on the bad.”

See these previous stories in LifeZette detailing the bullying of Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump in the links below — and share your thoughts in the comments below.

And let’s see how Melania Trump’s sure-to-be-magnificent decorations at the White House this Christmas season are treated by the mainstream media this year — since for the past several years they’ve been ripped by the press, even though her decorations and her taste have been stunningly beautiful, classy and a wonderful tribute to this country in every way.

Related: Melania Trump Is the Victim of Internet Trolls at G7

Related: Melania Trump Is Dissed by NYC Parents 

Related: Ivanka Trump Is Slammed for Buying a White Dog for Her Child

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Lindsey Graham Reminds the Nation: ‘Whistleblower’ Charges Are ‘All Hearsay’

LifeZette - Sun, 09/29/2019 - 21:05

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he has issues with the so-called whistleblower’s complaint against President Donald Trump — saying in a Sunday interview that the accusations against the president for his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are “all hearsay.”

Related: Trump Lashes Out at Democrats

“This seems to me like a political set-up,” Graham declared on “Face the Nation” on CBS.

“It’s all hearsay. You can’t get a parking ticket conviction based on hearsay.”

“The whistleblower didn’t hear the phone call.”

During a much longer phone call, Trump had asked Zelensky to look into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, for their activities with Ukraine — known to be ripe with corruption.

Joe Biden acknowledged and even bragged on camera last year that when he was vice president, he successfully pressured Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was investigating the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings — a company for which Hunter Biden worked (he sat on the board and was paid handsome sums of money to do so).

Shokin himself had been widely accused of corruption, as Fox News and other outlets noted.

The White House released a transcript of the president’s phone call in the interests of transparency.

And while the transcript shows Trump asking Ukraine to “look into” the Bidens, it does not show the president explicitly linking that request to any U.S. aid.

“This whole thing is a sham,” Graham insisted on Sunday.

“Who is this whistleblower?” he asked — which conservative pundit Mark Levin and others have asked as well. “What bias do they have? Why did they pick this whistleblower to tell a hearsay story? The transcript does not match the complaint.”

Graham added in no uncertain terms, “This thing stinks.”

He also said, “I have zero problems with this phone call. There’s no quid pro quo here … But I do have a problem with Nancy Pelosi. If you believe that Donald Trump did something to hurt this country, you owe [it] to vote, not talk about impeaching the president.”

Many conservatives have asked for much more information about this so-called whistleblower, a person whom The New York Times identified as a CIA operative of some type.

The whistleblower has been said to have political bias against Trump.

Is it any wonder Trump and those close to him are up in arms over the House Democrats’ frenzied rush toward an impeachment inquiry based on this?

Meanwhile, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee and one of the Democrats leading the impeachment charge, is looking for campaign donations.

Schiff outrageously made up his own version of what he thinks — what he imagined — the president said during that July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Schiff entered his own parody version into the congressional record last week and shared it as if it were true — except that it’s not.

Related: Adam Schiff ‘Should Be in Jail’

But that hasn’t stopped Schiff — who insisted for more than two years that Trump colluded with Russians in order to win election in 2016, ultimately proven to be false — from seeking public support.

On Friday, Schiff sent out a tweet essentially begging for money from those who support him.

He wrote, “President Trump just demanded I resign from Congress. But I won’t listen.”

“There’s nothing he or his right-wing allies can do to stop me from holding him accountable and seeking the truth,” he added.

Then came this: “Pitch in to my campaign if you’re with me,” he concluded on Twitter.

The New York Post shared the details of Schiff’s tweet and reached out to the Schiff office for comment but did not hear back.

Many politicians are raising money right now on both sides of the aisle and mentioning “impeachment” in their donation asks.

But this is not the first time Schiff has solicited money to help defeat or push back on Donald Trump.

He’s done it previously — and people have called him on it. One person wrote back to him last year on Twitter and said, “What will you do with this money?”

Here’s that person’s tweet:

How will chipping in $5 to you send a message to @realDonaldTrump? What will you do with this money? You won your campaign, why do you need more? This is a whack (in bad taste/unappealing) fundraising effort. 'Do you have my back' is adolescent-level pitch. Does it really work?

— ChildrenofYahuwah (@BlessedBeAreWe) November 21, 2018

Many other people are pushing back on Schiff.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) on Friday introduced a resolution in the House condemning and censuring Schiff for his remarks in the televised hearing on Thursday in which the Democrat created and read his “parody” version of Trump’s phone call.

Schiff “read a statement that was blatantly false, had no corresponding evidence, nor relationship to the actual transcript of President Trump’s conversation,” Biggs said in a video posted to Twitter, as NBC News and other outlets reported.

“What the chairman did is he read something that was made-up, totally false, and later had to excuse it by saying it was a parody,” said Biggs.

Schiff first opened the Thursday hearing with the presence of the acting director of national intelligence, James Maguire — and Schiff then dove in to what he later called a “parody.”

And here’s what Trump had to say about it:

Rep. Adam Schiff totally made up my conversation with Ukraine President and read it to Congress and Millions. He must resign and be investigated. He has been doing this for two years. He is a sick man!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2019

Here is part of Schiff’s parody of Trump: “We’ve been very good to your country, very good,” he began, as if he were Trump talking.

“No other country has done as much as we have, but you know what? I don’t see much reciprocity here,” he continued. “I hear what you want, I have a favor I want from you, though, and I’m gonna say this only seven times, so you better listen good. I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand, lots of it.”

Related: Schiff Must Resign, Say Many, After His ‘Impeachment Stunt’

Schiff then emphasized he was illustrating a point.

“This is in some [measure] what the president was trying to communicate with the president of Ukraine,” claimed Schiff. “It would be funny if it wasn’t such a graphic betrayal of the president’s oath of office.”

The resolution by Biggs, the new head of the House Freedom Caucus, states that Schiff’s comments were an “egregiously false and fabricated retelling” that “had no relationship to the call itself,” as The Hill pointed out. He alleged that “these actions of Chairman Schiff misled the American people, bring disrepute upon the House of Representatives, and make a mockery of the impeachment process, one of this chamber’s most solemn constitutional duties.”

The Biggs resolution also contains language alleging that members of the House Intelligence Committee “have lost faith” in Schiff’s ability to be objective as chairman — and that his remarks hampered the committee’s ability to carry out oversight responsibilities.

The Schiff comments have continued to prompt outrage. Among other comments, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called out Schiff for his use of “fake dialogue” to describe the president’s phone call.

Online readers have been reacting as well. One wrote, “Schiff should be in jail” for his behavior.

Another said, “It may very well be that it is time for the American people to exercise our duty to the Constitution and protect our country from domestic enemies!”

“This man has sold his soul to try and impeach our president with made-up lies,” said another about Schiff.

The president is pushing back hard on the activities of Schiff, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and others who are trying to negate the results of the 2016 election.

See this tweet by Trump and other tweets — and share your thoughts on all of this.

Will happen to all of those seeking unlawful impeachment in 50 Trump type Districts. We will win big! https://t.co/aX5l9WrP1z

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 29, 2019

“Impeachment is doomed to fail given what we know."

Ken Starr predicts @realDonaldTrump impeachment inquiry will go nowhere https://t.co/x8PYQnDrV6

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 29, 2019

Pelosi indicates impeachment against Trump worth losing House in 2020 https://t.co/GHk1Ex1JhI pic.twitter.com/V4kOKn9McW

— The Hill (@thehill) September 29, 2019

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AOC Wants Impeachment No Matter What, Says Dems Should Be Willing to Lose in 2020

LifeZette - Sun, 09/29/2019 - 02:40

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) — otherwise known as AOC — argues that Congress needs to move forward with the impeachment of President Donald Trump even though the subject is unpopular among voters.

Related: Trump to Hold ‘Massive Rally’ in Omar’s Minnesota District

She also says people — meaning those in Congress — should “put our country first” before their own jobs.

It has not occurred to her yet, it appears, that America’s lawmakers are elected to serve all of their constituents, even those who disagree about some things.

See the tweet and video below to see more on this.

"We need to do our job."

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says lawmakers ought not rely on polling data to make the decision to pursue impeachment against President Trump. "…We need to put our country first before our considerations of reelection." pic.twitter.com/GYh5feYpCl

— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) September 26, 2019

What is wrong with her, we must ask? She works for us, the American people — and the people elected this president.

Instead — she wants to impeach Trump for her own reasons.

Trump was elected to hold the job of president; many would say he is doing a very fine job.

Related: Dems to Hold Impeachment Town Halls: Is This What Americans Want?

Said Ocasio-Cortez recently, “I personally do not believe in fulfilling my obligations to my job based on polling data. I think we need to do our job.”

“And we’ve been elected and sent here by the people of the United States of America to fulfill all of our obligations under the Constitution of the United States,” she said.

AOC also said that polling on impeachment took place before what she described as a “really shattering allegation” that Trump attempted to leverage foreign aid to Ukraine in order to renew an investigation into former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, as Fox News pointed out.

She also said the new revelations about Trump’s contacts with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky have “united almost the entire Democratic caucus.”

“I think the ground has shifted. I don’t believe in making decisions based on polling,” she also said. “I believe in our ability to organize the public, to educate the public, to talk to the public about why not just we as members of Congress much impeach the president but why all people in the United States of America must recognize and understand that need to put our country first before our consideration of re-election.”

“And that goes for members of Congress all the way up to the president of the United States,” she said.

Related: Impeachment Inquiry: Which Path Will It Follow?

This blog writer might be going out on a limb here — but I would like to suggest AOC be made CEO of the Democratic Party.

Why? It would ensure the total collapse of the party, in my view.

Then maybe we could get back to doing the people’s business.

AOC is apparently very secure in her job — and it appears her arrogance, aka her ignorance, is showing.

If she loses her seat in the next election, that would go a very long way toward cleaning up Congress.

A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.

Read more at WayneDupree.com:
After Condemning Trump’s Ukraine Call, New Report Exposes Mitt’s Ties to Hunter’s Company
After Backlash, Schiff Admits His Inflammatory Opening Statements Were Untrue: ‘They Were Parody’
Ashton Kutcher Tells Congress to Impeach Trump Because America Is the Priority

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Trump to Hold ‘Massive Rally’ in Omar’s Minnesota District

LifeZette - Sat, 09/28/2019 - 20:40

Nobody on planet Earth knows how to trigger Democrats better than President Donald Trump, our America First president.

He’s driven liberals, Hollywood, the deep state, and every progressive in between completely mad, in my view.

It looks like President Trump is kicking things up a few hundred notches with this latest move.

Trump now has his sights set on Minnesota.

He just barely lost that state in 2016 to Democrat Hillary Clinton — and he and his people believe they can flip the blue state red in 2020.

If Trump flips Minnesota, it’s game over for Dems.

Related: Omar Believes She’s Trump’s Biggest Obstacle

“Without Minnesota, the Democratic presidential candidate — regardless of who wins the primary race — would face a nearly insurmountable uphill battle,” noted Fox News. “For example, even if the Democratic challenger were to flip Michigan and Pennsylvania to his or her side, it still wouldn’t be enough to win if Trump were to hold every other state he captured in 2020 and wins in Minnesota.”

“Winning Minnesota would also mean that Trump could lose Florida and Arizona — two states he won in 2016 — and still end up with more than the required 270 electoral votes”

But of course it’s not enough to just go to Minnesota and hold a big rally, right?

It has to be bigger than that.

Trump will be holding one of his “big, beautiful” rallies all right — in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s district.

“President Donald Trump will return to Minnesota for a campaign rally next month,” noted the Star Tribune, “marking the latest volley in his bid to flip Minnesota into the Republican column in a presidential contest for the first time in decades.”

The rally is scheduled for October 10 at Target Center in Minneapolis.

“Omar responded to the news Thursday with a statement addressed to Trump: ‘Our beautiful state welcomes everyone with open arms. But to be clear: We will continue to reject you and your campaign of lies and bigotry.'”

It will “place the president squarely in a Democratic stronghold and the district of one of his frequent political targets: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), a member of the ‘squad’ of female House Democrats of color with whom he has sparred in recent months,” noted the same outlet.

Related: Why the Liberal Squad Members Are All One-Term Congresswomen

As the Star Tribune also noted, “Omar responded to the news Thursday with a statement addressed to Trump: ‘Our beautiful state welcomes everyone with open arms. But to be clear: We will continue to reject you and your campaign of lies and bigotry.'”

Republicans welcomed the announcement: “We are excited for the rally on October 10th and look forward to showing the Democrats how enthusiastic Minnesota Republicans are to send our 10 electoral votes to re-elect President Trump in 2020,” said Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan.

CNN recently traveled to rural Minnesota, where the network discovered that most everyone who was a Democrat is now voting for Trump.

Watch that video below:

Do you think Trump has a chance to turn Minnesota red?

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

Read more at WayneDupree.com:
After Condemning Trump’s Ukraine Call, New Report Exposes Mitt’s Ties to Hunter’s Company
After Backlash, Schiff Admits His Inflammatory Opening Statements Were Untrue: ‘They Were Parody’
Ashton Kutcher Tells Congress to Impeach Trump Because America Is the Priority

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New York City Bans Saying ‘Illegal Alien’ in a ‘Hateful’ Way

LifeZette - Sat, 09/28/2019 - 14:32

There’s a lot of awful and disturbing things people can and do say on the streets of New York City every single day — and nobody bats an eyelash.

But now, there’s a tough, new, eyebrow-raising law on the books.

And it makes calling someone an “illegal alien” in a “hateful” way — well, illegal.

Insist on saying it anyway because you believe in free speech?

You could be charged a fine as high as $250,000.

The city, run by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who recently dropped out of the 2020 Democrat presidential primary race, passed a new law this week that says you may not “threaten someone” with a call to immigration authorities, even if they are here unlawfully — or refer to them as an “illegal alien” if the use of that term is motivated by hate.

City Hall released a 29-page outline of the new directive, explaining that “alien”  is a term that may dehumanize “immigrants” — and that the use of “certain language, including ‘illegal alien’ and ‘illegals,’ with the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons, constitutes discrimination,” as The New York Post explained. 

Violations of this new law are punishable by fines of up to $250,000 per offense — and all are outlined in a new directive released by City Hall’s Commission on Human Rights.

“‘Alien’ — used in many laws to refer to a ‘noncitizen’ person — is a term that may carry negative connotations and dehumanize immigrants, marking them as ‘other,’” reads one part of the memo.

“The use of certain language, including ‘illegal alien’ and ‘illegals,’ with the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons constitutes discrimination.”

Related: This Elected Lawmaker Is Trying to Help Illegal Aliens Avoid Arrest in NYC

The Commission on Human Rights said all of this is partially in opposition to illegal immigration crackdowns by the federal government.

“In the face of increasingly hostile national rhetoric, we will do everything in our power to make sure our treasured immigrant communities are able to live with dignity and respect, free of harassment and bias,” said Carmelyn Malalis, the agency’s commissioner, as The Post noted.

The directive lists several examples of acts and comments that also would  be a problem, including harassing people over their accents or grasp of English, or wielding the threat of a call to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as a tool of hate.

A hotel even “prohibits its housekeepers from speaking Spanish while cleaning because it would ‘offend’ hotel guests or make them uncomfortable,” reads another hypothetical.

By the way, ICE just arrested over 80 illegal immigrants in New York over the past five days, officials said Thursday and The Post reported.

Of the 82 people nabbed in the Big Apple, Long Island and the Hudson Valley during a five-day period that ended this past Wednesday, half of them had previously been in local law enforcement custody but were released despite active detainers from ICE, the agency said.

New York City is a sanctuary city — and sanctuary cities tend to honor ICE detainers only in certain situations.

An active detainer is a formal request from ICE that cities or other areas hold suspects for an additional 48 hours after their release date — so the agency can apprehend them.

Plenty of people are already weighing in on the new law against the uttering of “illegal alien” — share your thoughts.

NYC bans calling someone an 'illegal alien' or threatening to contact ICE https://t.co/70cs3HFQoP

— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) September 27, 2019

Nutty, far left, NYC Mayor tries to go insane, over the top, PC and actually ban some normal everyday words: https://t.co/DbSI3mM2zo

— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) September 27, 2019

This new NYC law is some anti 1A BS. Under this law, if you call someone an "illegal alien" or tell them to "go back to their country" you could be fined up to 250k, payed to the complainant.Threatening to call ICE, even if person is actually here illegally, is also illegal now. pic.twitter.com/Ib2Xyj4Etz

— emily quatzina (@quatzina) September 28, 2019

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Dems to Hold ‘Impeachment Town Halls’ for Two Weeks: Is This What Americans Want?

LifeZette - Sat, 09/28/2019 - 03:44

If anyone thinks Democrat lawmakers — during the next two weeks of congressional recess — will be taking time off from their push toward the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump, they’ve got another think coming.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), for one, has already announced his first “impeachment town hall” for constituents in his district in the days ahead.

A former candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination who quit that race in July, Swalwell is a member of the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees.

“The president sought to use the powers of the United States government to pressure a foreign leader to investigate his political opponent — an abuse of office and a threat to national security,” Swalwell claimed in a statement.

“I want to update my constituents on what’s happening in Congress, and answer their questions about the path forward,” he also said.

So — he’s holding an impeachment-focused town hall on October 1 at a high school in California’s 15th District.

He’s even hosting a special guest at the event — none other than a major player during the Watergate scandal in the early 1970s that took down former President Richard M. Nixon.

“Our special guest at this town hall will be author, lecturer, and columnist John Dean,” Swalwell announced, noting that Dean “served as White House counsel for President Richard Nixon from July 1970 to April 1973.”

“Dean played a role in the cover-up of the Watergate scandal, pleaded guilty to felony obstruction of justice, and became a key witness for the Watergate special prosecutor.”

Related: Impeachment Inquiry: Which Path Will It Follow?

“He testified to the House Judiciary Committee this past June about parallels between the Mueller report and Watergate,” Swalwell’s statement about Dean also said.

Built into the statement but not explicitly stated: Nixon was about to be impeached — but resigned once he knew that would happen. He left office in disgrace, the first president ever to do so, in August 1974. (He was ultimately pardoned by his successor, Gerald Ford.)

“This event is free and open to all 15th Congressional District residents,” Swalwell said about his “impeachment town hall.” “The district includes San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Sunol, Hayward, Union City, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Cherryland, Ashland and Fairview as well as parts of Fremont and Danville.” The event will be held in Union City, California.

Meanwhile, in related news, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) on Friday introduced a resolution in the House condemning and censuring Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) for the remarks he made during a televised hearing on Thursday.

The Democrat actually read a “parody” version of a phone call that President Donald Trump had with the Ukraine president back in July.

Schiff “read a statement that was blatantly false, had no corresponding evidence, nor relationship to the actual transcript of President Trump’s conversation,” Biggs said in a video posted to Twitter, as NBC News and other outlets reported.

“What the chairman did is he read something that was made-up, totally false, and later had to excuse it by saying it was a parody,” said Biggs.

Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, opened the Thursday hearing in the presence of an invited guest — Joseph Maguire, acting director of national intelligence. Schiff then dove immediately into what he later called a “parody” of what the president said and requested during the July 25 phone call, a transcript of which the White House had released earlier this week.

Trump himself called for Schiff’s resignation after that “parody” exercise, which was widely condemned.

See his tweet just below:

Rep. Adam Schiff totally made up my conversation with Ukraine President and read it to Congress and Millions. He must resign and be investigated. He has been doing this for two years. He is a sick man!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2019

Here is part of Schiff’s parody of Trump: “We’ve been very good to your country, very good,” he began, as if he were Trump talking.

“No other country has done as much as we have, but you know what? I don’t see much reciprocity here,” he continued. “I hear what you want, I have a favor I want from you, though, and I’m gonna say this only seven times, so you better listen good. I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand, lots of it.”

Related: Schiff Must Resign, Say Many, After His ‘Impeachment Stunt’

Schiff then emphasized he was illustrating a point. “This is in some [measure] what the president was trying to communicate with the president of Ukraine,” claimed Schiff. “It would be funny if it wasn’t such a graphic betrayal of the president’s oath of office.”

The resolution by Biggs, the new head of the House Freedom Caucus, states that Schiff’s comments were an “egregiously false and fabricated retelling” that “had no relationship to the call itself,” as The Hill pointed out. He alleged that “these actions of Chairman Schiff misled the American people, bring disrepute upon the House of Representatives, and make a mockery of the impeachment process, one of this chamber’s most solemn constitutional duties.”

The Biggs resolution also contains language alleging that members of the House Intelligence Committee “have lost faith” in Schiff’s ability to be objective as chairman — and that his remarks hampered the committee’s ability to carry out oversight responsibilities.

The Schiff comments have continued to prompt outrage. Among other comments, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called out Schiff for his use of “fake dialogue” to describe the president’s phone call.

Online readers have been reacting as well. One wrote, “Schiff should be in jail” for his behavior. Another said, “It may very well be that it is time for the American people to exercise our duty to the Constitution and protect our country from domestic enemies!”

“This man has sold his soul to try and impeach our president with made-up lies,” said another about Schiff.

Related: Here’s How Much the Anti-Trump ‘Whistleblower’ Really Knew About the Trump Phone Call

“I immediately thought that this was out of place and dangerous,” wrote yet another person. “Anybody watching, without reading [the] actual transcript, could have been swayed, especially if that’s the only part they watched.”

Meanwhile, an article in The New York Times on Thursday revealed details about the whistleblower who’s at the center of the current Capitol Hill frenzy. Pushback against the Gray Lady is emerging after many people insisted the publication went too far.

Calls to cancel subscriptions to The Times “reached fever pitch” on Thursday evening, noted Fox News, after outrage emerged about the paper’s decision to identify the Trump whistleblower as a CIA official.

In an article published earlier on Thursday, The Times let it be known the whistleblower at the center of the current D.C. showdown is a male CIA officer — one who had been detailed to the White House.

The “exclusive details” came out in a report based on corroborated accounts of three unnamed sources — not the whistleblower himself.

The Times also said lawyers for the whistleblower refused to confirm he worked for the CIA, as Fox News also reported, and said that publishing information about him was “dangerous.” (Fox News pointed out it had not confirmed The Times’ report.)

Related: Anti-Trump Whistleblower May Be a CIA Officer — and May Have Had Help

The whistleblower filed a complaint that alleged the White House covered up a July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky — in which, during the conversation, Trump asked the foreign leader to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. Zelensky said he was not “pushed” in any way and described it as a normal phone conversation.

The Times’ identification of the whistleblower claims to be the most publicly known information about the individual.

So many people online became angry with the publication’s decision that many called it out online — and the item became a number-one trending topic, the hashtag #CancelNYT.

Executive editor Dean Baquet explained the news outlet reported “limited information” about this individual’s identity so that readers could “make their own judgments about whether or not he is credible.”

Federal whistleblowers, however — as Axios noted on Friday morning — are protected by law.

“Readers and some in the national intelligence community expressed concern that revealing too much detail in media reports could put the officer’s life and reputation in danger and deter future whistleblowers.”

Fred Fleitz, a former CIA analyst, raised some important questions about the whistleblower beginning on Thursday.

In comments shared Friday morning with LifeZette, Fleitz said, “The way this complaint was written suggested the author had a lot of help. I know from my work on the House Intel Committee staff that many whistleblowers go directly to the [intelligence] oversight committees.”

So “did this whistleblower first meet with House Intel committee members?” Fleitz asked. “It is therefore important that Congress find out where this complaint came from,” he added. “What did House and Senate intel committee Democratic members and staff know about it and when? Did they help orchestrate this complaint?”

Fleitz added he’s “troubled” by the complaint. He’s wondering “how an intelligence officer could file it over something a president said to a foreign leader. How could this be an intelligence matter?”

“I am very familiar with transcripts of presidential phone calls, since I edited and processed dozens of them when I worked for the NSC [National Security Council],” said Fleitz. “I also know a lot about intelligence whistleblowers from my time with the CIA.”

As he also wrote in an op-ed published in The New York Post, “My suspicions grew this [Thursday] morning when I saw the declassified whistleblowing complaint. It appears to be written by a law professor and includes legal references and detailed footnotes.”

“It also has an unusual legalistic reference on how this complaint should be classified.”

“From my experience, such an extremely polished whistleblowing complaint is unheard of,” Fleitz added. “This document looks as if this leaker had outside help, possibly from congressional members or staff.” However, the “whistleblower,” as has been explained, never heard Trump’s call himself — and relied only on reports from another person (or several people). So it was hearsay.

That scenario raises far more questions than Democratic lawmakers have been willing to admit — but one that Republicans have reminded them of and will, repeatedly. It raises questions about who those “reporters” of Trump’s phone call might be, what their political leanings are (one can imagine), and how and under what circumstances they fed information to the “whistleblower.”

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Impeachment Inquiry: Which Path Will It Follow?

LifeZette - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 18:30

Presidential impeachment is an extremely rare occurrence.

Yet millions upon millions of America’s baby boomers, for the third time in their lifetimes, are now seeing the efforts of certain members of Congress who want to move toward a possible presidential impeachment.

Let’s quickly compare and contrast the three scenarios for clarity and perspective.

President Donald Trump has already weathered several investigations and organized threats against the legitimacy of his position in office.

An impeachment inquiry is now the latest in that string of attacks.

Is there anything we can learn from previous impeachments that may give us guidance as to where this new chapter might lead?

Related: Democrat Adam Schiff Makes Up His Own ‘Parody’ Version of Trump’s Phone Call

Almost 50 years ago, our country was mired in the Watergate investigation.

Republican President Richard Nixon was implicated in the obstruction of justice and cover-up pertaining to the Watergate break-in. Actual tape recordings of private conversations in the Oval Office shed light on the president’s authorization of the break-in and his coordinated efforts to hide it. As a result, both houses of Congress voted to impeach the president for his role in that series of transgressions.

The break-in itself was a mere misdemeanor — no property was stolen or damaged. But the cover-up became the crime of the century.

More than a dozen of the president’s White House staff were ultimately convicted and sent to prison, including the attorney general, the White House chief of staff, and the White House legal counsel.

When independent party leaders such as Gov. George Wallace of Alabama and numerous Republicans on Capitol Hill joined with Democrats to demand Nixon’s resignation, the president finally acknowledged he could no longer effectively govern the country. He took the unprecedented step of resigning in disgrace in August 1974 — at which point his vice president, Gerald Ford, stepped into the Oval Office.

Just 26 years later, Congress again voted to impeach the sitting president.

Democrat Bill Clinton had become embroiled in a scandal surrounding sexual affairs he had carried out while in office, including one with young White House intern Monica Lewinsky. His repeated denials were negated when phone recordings and embarrassing DNA evidence proved otherwise.

His crime was that of “lying under oath” — and his guilt was apparent.

This time, however, the impeachment outcome was significantly different than that of Richard Nixon.

Related: Why Monica Lewinsky Is Still Suffering from Her Affair with Bill Clinton

Public sentiment was largely with the president. The general consensus was that he had used very poor judgment in his personal life but had actually done nothing to threaten the security of the United States or in any way to go against our country’s Constitution.

Yes, he’d repeatedly lied about his sexual indiscretions.

But a majority of the public — as well as numerous members of Congress — actually agreed they would have done the same thing.

As a result, Clinton chose to make a carefully worded apology to the American people and remain in the White House.

Republicans had assumed incorrectly that his public embarrassment would obligate him to resign from office.

Their personal disdain for the president came up empty — and they lost ground in terms of popularity polls. Their failed efforts were costly.

In the next midterm elections, Republicans lost several seats in Congress. Marital infidelity no longer carried a commensurate degree of shame.

So what lessons for today can be drawn from these two previous impeachment proceedings?

Most Democrats clearly want President Trump out of office — either by way of the ballot box or any means available.

Related: Anti-Trump Whistleblower May Be a CIA Officer — and May Have Had Help

Successful impeachment proceedings could cast enough of a shadow on the integrity and character of the incumbent president to cause doubt in the hearts of voters.

That doubt could tip the scales for the 2020 presidential election.

But a failed attempt at impeachment could do just the opposite. Public sentiment might shift toward increased support for President Trump if it appears that such accusations are rooted in vengeance rather than constitutional law.

There lies the tension for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill. They know they must be very cautious as they step through a political minefield.

One factor is certain. Unlike with Nixon — Donald Trump will not voluntarily resign from office.

Like President Bill Clinton, he will stay in the White House surrounded by his loyal followers for as long as possible.

Related: Ukraine President About the Trump Phone Call: ‘Nobody Pushed Me’

Political decisions are often a gamble. This impeachment inquiry will prove to be historic, regardless of the outcome.

Cinch up your seat belt, America, because our political “carnival ride” just moved to a new level of intensity.

And not everyone who got on this ride will be with us when it’s time to get off.

Daniel Forbes Hauser spent four years researching and writing his forthcoming book, “Revolution and Renaissance: 1965-1975” (History Publishing, November 2019). He conducted interviews with more than 100 people to document their observations and experiences. He is a graduate of Boulder High School in Boulder, Colorado, and Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois, with a B.A. in philosophy and history.

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Anti-Trump ‘Whistleblower’ May Be a CIA Officer — May Have Had Help

LifeZette - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 17:12

As questions swirl about the identity of the so-called whistleblower who reported on President Donald Trump’s July conversation with the Ukraine president — and caused a firestorm that continues at this moment — Fred Fleitz, a former CIA analyst, raised some important questions late this week.

Related: AOC and the Squad Want Trump Out Now

Specifically, Fleitz wonders whether or not this so-called whistleblower acted alone.

He thinks not.

In comments shared Friday morning with LifeZette, Fleitz said, “The way this complaint was written suggested the author had a lot of help. I know from my work on the House Intel Committee staff that many whistleblowers go directly to the [intelligence] oversight committees.”

So “did this whistleblower first meet with House Intel committee members?” Fleitz asked. “It is therefore important that Congress find out where this complaint came from,” he added. “What did House and Senate intel committee Democratic members and staff know about it and when? Did they help orchestrate this complaint?”

Fleitz added that he is “troubled” by the complaint. He’s wondering “how an intelligence officer could file it over something a president said to a foreign leader. How could this be an intelligence matter?”

“I am very familiar with transcripts of presidential phone calls, since I edited and processed dozens of them when I worked for the NSC [National Security Council],” said Fleitz. “I also know a lot about intelligence whistleblowers from my time with the CIA.”

Fleitz served in 2018 as deputy assistant to the president and to the chief of staff of the National Security Council. He previously held national security jobs with the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Department of State, and the House Intelligence Committee staff.

Today he is CEO of the Center for Security Policy.

Related: Here’s How Much the ‘Whistleblower’ Really Knew About Trump’s Phone Call

As he also wrote in an op-ed published on Thursday in The New York Post, “My suspicions grew this morning when I saw the declassified whistleblowing complaint. It appears to be written by a law professor and includes legal references and detailed footnotes. It also has an unusual legalistic reference on how this complaint should be classified.”

“From my experience, such an extremely polished whistleblowing complaint is unheard of,” Fleitz added. “This document looks as if this leaker had outside help, possibly from congressional members or staff.”

Let’s recap some essential — and in some cases, some new — details.

Here are three:

1.) The “whistleblower,” as has been explained, never heard Trump’s call himself/herself — and is relying only on reports from another person (or several people). So it was hearsay.

That scenario raises far more questions than Democratic members of Congress have been willing to admit — but one that Republicans have reminded them of and will, repeatedly.

It raises questions about who those “reporters” of Trump’s phone call might be, what their political leanings are (one can imagine), and how and under what circumstances they fed information to the “whistleblower.”

2.) The New York Times now has identified the whistleblower as a male CIA officer — with executive editor Dean Baquet explaining that the news outlet reported “limited information” about this individual’s identity so readers could “make their own judgments about whether or not he is credible.”

Federal whistleblowers, however — as Axios noted on Friday morning — are protected by law. “Readers and some in the national intelligence community expressed concern that revealing too much detail in media reports could put the officer’s life and reputation in danger and deter future whistleblowers.”

All of this could reveal the re-opening of a political agenda against Trump. It’s worth pointing that a Democratic lawmaker — Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) — actually said not long ago that if Congress doesn’t impeach the president, “he might be re-elected.”

Related: Julian Castro Laughs When People Suggest ‘Prison’ for Trump

3.) Bryan Dean Wright, a former CIA officer, told “Fox & Friends” on Friday morning, “We have seen this for the past three years. It started with [Jim] Comey and [James] Clapper and [John] Brennan releasing that Steele dossier in January of 2017, pushing that into the public [and] kneecapping the president. It starts there. We now have somebody who the IG himself has said has a political animus [against] the president. This is a CIA analyst, a senior official who we now believe to be the whistleblower,” added Wright.

“We have seen this [before] … Certainly [it’s] a degree of political bias in the intelligence community at the highest levels … We keep seeing this over and over again. And it has got to stop.”

Wright added that if individuals working within the administration or within the intelligence community have bias against the current president — that bias must be acknowledged.

It must be made clear and brought to light.

What’s going on right now, he said, “is a horrific precedent.”

He added that he believes Trump’s release of the transcript of his phone call with the Ukrainian president was the right thing to do.

See these tweets about the latest revelations — and share your thoughts on all of this.

Why did you report this? Stupid. Stop it. We want to protect the whistleblower process. https://t.co/oDm6OXPaly

— John Sipher (@john_sipher) September 26, 2019

The point of the whistleblower statute is to provide a mechanism where government officials can report misconduct without fear of reprisal. Identifying them not only puts them in danger, but chills potential future WBs from coming forward — this is not in the public interest https://t.co/xyDL4VAEFI

— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) September 26, 2019

"Much like the Steele Dossier, the whistleblower report allegations are based on third-hand mainstream media sources rather than firsthand information." @RepRatcliffe says the transcript of the @realDonaldTrump -Ukraine call shows nothing illegal done by the President. pic.twitter.com/HS4DhE9JSb

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 26, 2019

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Squad Member Rashida Tlaib Sells Profanity-Laced Anti-Trump T-Shirts

LifeZette - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 15:35

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) led a crowd of angry protesters on the East Lawn of the Capitol on Thursday  in a chant of “impeach the mother******.”

Yes, they actually said that.

Not that Congress has the most stellar reputation to begin with, in our view — but any Democrat colleague with an ounce of integrity had to have been mortified at this disgraceful display.

Tlaib, flanked by fellow squad members Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), joined demonstrators calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

Footage shared by Roll Call shows Tlaib inciting the crowd by beginning the phrase with, “Impeach the …” — while like-minded people in the crowd then shouted back, “Mother******!”

Watch: Rep. Rashida Tlaib prompts protesters with controversial “impeach the motherf—er” line https://t.co/4rPsGwGyYn pic.twitter.com/ZdhjEKz3nK

— Roll Call (@rollcall) September 26, 2019

Notice she’s actually taking a video of herself starting the chant, clearly prepared to share it for a future campaign clip.

The chant harkened back to January when, hours after she was sworn in as a freshman lawmaker, Tlaib riled up supporters by shrieking the same phrase.

Related: Here’s How Much the ‘Whistleblower’ Knew About Trump’s Phone Call

“When your son looks at you and says: ‘Mama, look, you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t,’” Tlaib told a crowd of adoring fans at the time. “Because we’re going to go in there, and we’re going to impeach the mother*****.”

Tlaib, following the lead of presidential candidate and former Texas lawmaker Beto O’Rourke, has now tried to capitalize on the vulgarity, selling T-shirts with the phrase emblazoned on the front.

“Lean in with me to hold this lawless president accountable,” Tlaib tweeted. “Together, we will fight back and protect our democracy. Our country depends on it!”

She added, “And yes, you can even wear what you feel.”

Sure, for those who have no shame and are unable to control their emotions — and whose vocabulary limits them to words and phrases that belong at a truck stop — then yes, we guess that’s true.

Lean in with me to hold this lawless President accountable. Together, we will fight back and protect our democracy.

Our country depends on it!

…and yes you can even wear what you feel https://t.co/8C3BUfp1kf pic.twitter.com/QwBADidAHo

— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) September 26, 2019

Tlaib is successfully dwelling in a gutter, in our view, and bringing her fellow Democrat lawmakers in Congress down with her.

Where are the calls from level-headed members of the party to denounce this kind of childish behavior?

Where is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to get control of these radical extremists in the “squad’?

Video surfaced in July of Tlaib’s being forcibly dragged out of a Trump campaign event in 2016 by Secret Service agents.

My god! Tlaib back in 2016. pic.twitter.com/7RNRpv32TO

— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) July 20, 2019

Trump, upon seeing the video of Tlaib being dragged away, commented, “She’s like a crazed lunatic. She’s screaming just before she got into Congress. Who elected her?” he asked.

“She’s screaming like a total lunatic at one of our rallies.”

This isn’t an anomaly any longer.

A version of this piece originally appeared in The Political Insider; this article is used by permission.

Read more at ThePoliticalInsider.com:
As Hillary Clinton Cheers Impeachment, Juanita Broaddrick Has a Message for ‘Idiot’ Clinton
Devin Nunes Embarrasses Schiff at Hearing, Calls Him Out For Seeking Nude Photos of Trump
Flashback: Pelosi Argues Republicans Impeached Clinton Because They’re ‘Paralyzed with Hatred’

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