House impeachment manager Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) calls President Trump a "dictator" at the Senate impeachment trial.
REP. JERRY NADLER (D-NY): Stated simply, President Trump's categorical blockade of the House, his refusal to honor any subpoenas, his order that all subpoenas-not even knowing what they were-all subpoenas be defied, has no analog in the history of the republic," Nadler said on the Senate floor. "Nothing even comes close. He has engaged in obstruction that several of his predecessors have expressly said is forbidden and that led to an article of impeachment against Nixon.
If he is not removed from office, if he is permitted to defy the Congress entirely-categorically-to say that subpoenas from Congress in an impeachment inquiry are nonsense," Nadler continued, " then we will have lost-the House will have lost, the Senate certainly will have lost-all power to hold any president accountable.
"This is a determination by President Trump that he wants to be all-powerful, he does not have to respect the Congress, he does not have to respect the representatives of the people, only his will goes. He is a dictator.
This must not stand, and this is... another reason why he must be removed from office.
A Palestinian boy was found dead in a cistern by Israeli firefighters this week.
The Palestinian press instead reported that the 7-year-old boy was kidnapped and murdered by Israelis.
Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib retweeted this blood libel.
But it was all a lie.
Rashida Tlaib was spreading blood libel. The boy was not kidnapped and executed. He drowned in a cistern and his body was found by Israeli firefighters.
.@RashidaTlaib spreading a blood libel. There is no evidence that the boy was "kidnapped and executed." He drowned in a cistern near his home. It was Israeli firefighters who found him, not "Israeli forces assaulted search teams." https://t.co/yZO7jdEgC8 https://t.co/TYu7Gm1IJu
— Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) January 25, 2020
The Jerusalem Post reported:
US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib retweeted a claim that “Israeli settlers” had “kidnapped and executed” a Palestinian boy. In fact the boy was found by Israeli emergency services dead in a cistern on Saturday morning after going missing on Friday. Nevertheless, some Palestinian social media accounts incited against Israel, with small clashes resulting in East Jerusalem.
A Twitter account called “Real Seif Bitar” tweeted that the boy had been kidnapped and executed and showed a video of the boy’s body being found by emergency services. The tweet claimed that the boy was kidnapped by “Israeli settlers, assaulted and thrown in a water well, was found this morning frozen to death in Beit Hanina, Jerusalem after Israeli forces assaulted search teams.” Palestinian politician Hanan Ashrawi re-tweeted the allegation and added “the heart just shatters, the pain is unbearable, no words.” Congresswoman Tlaib then retweeted the Ashrawi tweet that included the allegations.
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FOX News correspondent Raymond Arroyo briefly spoke to President Donald Trump following the March of Life rally Friday in Washington, DC. Trump weighed in on the impeachment trial, Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch and more in an interview aired on Laura Ingraham's FOX News show.
"I am not a fan of that ambassador, just so you understand," Trump said of Yovanovitch. "From what I understand, and I heard this a long time ago, she wouldn't put my picture up."
"She was an Obama appointee, I believe, and she wouldn't put my picture up," Trump lamented.
"I feel strongly that this is somebody that shouldn't be with us, she wasn't popular even in the country," the president added.
ARROYO: Before I get back to the pro-life, this major event, history making moment, the ABC News is reporting a recording of Lev Parnas, another Rudy Giuliani affiliate and you, purportedly, at the Trump Hotel from April of 2018 where you were quoted as saying of Marie Yovanovitch, the Ukrainian Ambassador, get rid of her, take her out -- OK, do it.
Were you relying on Lev Parnas --
TRUMP: No, no.
ARROYO: To get rid of your ambassador?
TRUMP: No, but I have a lot of people, and you know, he's somebody that, I guess, based on pictures that I see, goes to fundraisers.
But I am not a fan of that ambassador, just so you understand. From what I understand, and I heard this a long time ago -- she wouldn't put my picture up. She was an Obama appointee, I believe, and she wouldn't put my -- my picture up.
ARROYO: But were you telling Parnas to get rid of her? I mean, you have a State Department.
TRUMP: Well, I wouldn't have been saying that. I probably would have said -- it was Rudy there, or somebody -- but I make no bones about it, I want to have ambassadors -- I have every right, I want ambassadors that are chosen by me. I have a right to hire and fire ambassadors, and that's a very important thing.
But even if you look at the conversation I had with the president, he didn't like her -- because in there, he didn't like her. So I don't know, I didn't hear this, but if they had it --
ARROYO: It's breaking now, yeah.
TRUMP: I will tell you right now, I feel strongly that this is somebody that shouldn't be with us, she wasn't popular even in the country. And the new president who ran on a corruption --
ARROYO: But Parnas might have been at a table you were at or at a function -- we don't know the --
TRUMP: Something -- could be, sure.
But you have to understand, I would see -- I see thousands of people. I just left Florida where I was shaking hands, taking pictures with hundreds and hundreds of people in one night.
ARROYO: What would be your advice to your defense team? Look, you're a man of T.V., after Ronald Reagan, or with Ronald Reagan, probably the man who knows T.V. better than anybody.
What do you want to see from your defense team? What would be your advice to them?
TRUMP: So I watched all the lies, and I watched all of the misstatements. It's a fraud. I watched Schiff prior to this, he wouldn't say it now -- can't -- but he tried to make up a statement that I made.
That's why I released the transcript. They were making up a lot of statements that were just false.
I watched him say that there were eight quid pro quos. There were none. I watched him -- this is why I had to release this. I mean, we got approval from Ukraine and I released it. I don't (ph) want to do it. Many people heard the conversation that were on the line -- but I don't want to do this -- but we got approval from Ukraine.
I watched him say, you know, the end -- the mob -- he made like a mob kind of -- don't call me, I'll call you. That's like a mob, that's from The Godfather, or someplace. So I watched all of this Raymond, and I said this is terrible, we have to release it. It was a total lie. It was a fabrication. It was a made up statement.
What my people have to do is just be honest, just tell the truth. They've been testifying, the Democrats, they've been telling so many lies, so many fabrications, so much exaggeration. And this is not impeachable.
In fact, I don't even know how to determine this, but they say it's not a crime, everybody says that -- the other side says it -- it's not a crime. They say, but it doesn't have to be a crime. Well, maybe it doesn't have to be a crime, but can you imagine being impeached and you didn't commit a crime?
So there's no crime. This is a political, horrible witch hunt. And they're doing it to try and win an election, and it's not going to happen.