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Cornyn Says Giuliani 'Not Relevant' To Senate Trial, Calls Parnas A 'Grifter'



And your a senator who is suppose to follow the rule of law........................

Cornyn Says Giuliani 'Not Relevant' To Senate Trial, Calls Parnas A 'Grifter'

By Summer Concepcion
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January 19, 2020 5:23 p.m.

Despite how President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani played a central role in the Ukraine pressure campaign, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said he believes he’s “not relevant” to the Senate impeachment trial during an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday morning.

On Friday, the House Intelligence Committee released text messages that show an aide to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) — the top Republican on the committee — in frequent contact with now-indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, which further exposes Nunes’ ties to Trump’s Ukraine pressure campaign to dig up false allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden.

“That’s a relationship that causes many of us to sort of scratch our heads,” Cornyn said, when asked whether he has any questions for Giuliani in light of the Nunes-Parnas text messages. “I’d say [Giuliani is] not relevant to the articles and what the Senate is going to be asked to do, impeaching a president for the third time in American history for a non-crime over events that never occurred.”

When asked earlier in the interview about the text messages between Nunes’ aide and Parnas, Cornyn appeared to characterize the indicted Giuliani associate — who claimed last week that Trump “knew exactly what was going on” — as a “grifter.”



https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/cornyn-giuliani-not-relevant-senate-impeachment-trial-parnas-grifter

It only took 20 seconds to listen to the video before I was listening to a "grifter"........................who has been in the senate basically saying fuck you to the Constitution, ever since Gorsuch has appointed to sit on the bench, with the help of his #Moscow Mitch buddy and he now whines......................yet again....................what a fucking disgrace........................

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough.......................I mean really not fast enough................

Schiff Warns Intel Agencies Bullied Into Silence: 'Their Job Is To Speak Truth To Power'

Politics 1/19/20 9:58am Read time: 2 minutes

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) confirms reports that intelligence agencies do not want to testify publicly about global security threats.
By Karoli Kuns

Late last week, Politico reported that intelligence agencies were balking at testifying in an open setting as they generally do each year on global security threats because they are afraid of making President Cheato Trump angry.

According to their report, officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence don’t want agency chiefs to be seen on-camera as disagreeing with the president on big issues such as Iran, Russia or North Korea. Yeah, why would we want to disagree with an irrational thug who shakes down allies for personal political gain, after all?

On This Week, George Stephanopoulos asked Rep. Adam Schiff whether or not it is true and whether he will decide not to hold an open hearing.

"The intelligence community is reluctant to have an open hearing, something that we had done every year prior to the Trump administration, because they're worried about angering the president," Schiff confirmed.

https://crooksandliars.com/2020/01/confirmed-intelligence-agencies-being

Hugh Hewitt Gets Online Beatdown Over 'Chaos Vote' Threat: 'He Should Have His Ass Whipped'

Politics 1/19/20 9:11am Read time: 6 minute

Conservative pundit Hugh Hewitt found himself trending on Sunday after people reacted harshly to his analysis of impeachment.
By David

Conservative pundit Hugh Hewitt found himself trending on Sunday after people reacted harshly to his analysis of impeachment.

During an appearance on Meet the Press, Hewitt argued that President Donald Trump's action in Ukraine did not rise to the level of an impeachable offense.

Hewitt also revealed that he planned to vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Virginia Democratic presidential primary as a way to foment chaos among Democrats.

Even though Hewitt said that he would vote for Trump in the general election, he explained that he was casting a primary vote for Sanders so that Americans could see what a real socialist looks like.

https://crooksandliars.com/2020/01/hugh-hewitt-gets-online-beatdown-over

First of all why in the fuck did the toad bring this asshole on the air..................................second why hasn't the toad been fired.........................and why hasn't MSNBC fired this Hewitt jerk.................this gas lighting Media BS..............

Sen. Richard Shelby Excuses Trump's Criminal Acts As 'Political Statements'

Source: Crooks and Liars

Politics 1/19/20 9:32am Read time: 2 minute

It seems there is absolutely no level of open criminality that won't be excused by Trump's Republican enablers.
By Heather

I guess it's asking too much of ABC This Week host George Stephanopoulos to remind Republican Alabama Senator Richard Shelby that it is actually illegal to solicit foreign interference in our elections here in the United States, as Trump has done time and time again.

Here's Shelby this Sunday pretending that Trump isn't involved up to his neck in the Ukrainian scandal, and excusing what Trump has done in public, asking everyone from Russia to China, to whoever to get involved in U.S. elections as just "political statements" and a "mistake."

Anyone think Shelby would be saying that this stuff just "happens all the time" if it was a Democrat flagrantly breaking the law as we've seen the Trump administration do since taking power?

Here's Shelby's blatant hypocrisy in the clip above via ABC:

Read more: https://crooksandliars.com/2020/01/sen-richard-shelby-excuses-trumps-illegal



I guess this POS thinks that the Constitution is toilet paper.........................and perjury is just fine and dandy......................

Sen. Richard Shelby Excuses Trump's Criminal Acts As 'Political Statements'

Politics 1/19/20 9:32am Read time: 2 minutes

It seems there is absolutely no level of open criminality that won't be excused by Trump's Republican enablers.
By Heather

I guess it's asking too much of ABC This Week host George Stephanopoulos to remind Republican Alabama Senator Richard Shelby that it is actually illegal to solicit foreign interference in our elections here in the United States, as Trump has done time and time again.

Here's Shelby this Sunday pretending that Trump isn't involved up to his neck in the Ukrainian scandal, and excusing what Trump has done in public, asking everyone from Russia to China, to whoever to get involved in U.S. elections as just "political statements" and a "mistake."

Anyone think Shelby would be saying that this stuff just "happens all the time" if it was a Democrat flagrantly breaking the law as we've seen the Trump administration do since taking power?

Here's Shelby's blatant hypocrisy in the clip above via ABC:

https://crooksandliars.com/cltv/2020/01/richard-shelby-trump-soliciting





This asshole needs to recuse himself from the trial along with everyone of thse assholes that go around thinking that witnesses need to not be called, the only time that happens is when a criminal tells the judge he is guilty.....................

And as for George ..........................try rehearsing your questions in mirror before you bring on people that believe treason is just fine and dandy..................

Rep. Adam Schiff Shreds McConnell's 'Mockery' Of An Impeachment Trial With No Witnesses

Source: Crooks and Liars

Politics 1/19/20 8:21am Read time: 2 minutes

Rep. Adam Schiff took apart Mitch McConnell's proposed "mockery" of an impeachment trial if the Senate allows it to proceed with no witnesses.

By Heather


House Intelligence Chair Rep. Adam Schiff laid out very plainly to ABC's George Stephanopoulos why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will make a complete mockery of the impeachment trial if he does Trump's bidding and doesn't even allow for witnesses.

Stephanopoulos asked Schiff whether they may ask for Lev Parnas to testify, and whether or not they're concerned about Parnas being seen as credible or not given the fact that he's under indictment.

"Well, look, you know, it is the fact with many of the people surrounding the president that they end up indicted. These are the people that the president has chosen to work with, people like, you know, Michael Cohen, like Lev Parnas, like so many others, Paul Manafort," Schiff explained. "And these are people that do have information about the president's misconduct. But right now, George, we don't know what witnesses will be allowed and even if we'll be allowed witnesses."

Exactly. Trump's the one who chose to surround himself with criminals. Schiff went onto explain what public reaction would be if there was a courtroom trial that was allowed to be conducted in the manner these Republicans and McConnell are proposing.

Read more: https://crooksandliars.com/2020/01/rep-adam-schiff-shreds-mcconnells-mockery

Montana's Open Congressional Seat Is Ready For Progressive Dem Tom Winter

by Howie Klein

Because it shouldn’t be filled with a Republican– from either party. Meet Blue America’s first endorsement of 2020.

There’s a red hot 2020 race for Montana’s one at-large congressional district to replace pugilistic multimillionaire Greg Gianforte. State Rep. Tom Winter is the progressive in the race, although the DCCC thinks they’ve found their very own ‘next Jeff Van Drew’ and are working against Winter.

We asked him to help us understand what’s going on in his state in regard to his race, one that the national media has been almost completely ignoring.

“Running for Congress as a Democrat out here in Montana,” he told us, “can get lonely… not because of the seven hour drives to fundraisers in Billings– I like the road. It’s not the blizzards– I like winter, after all. And it’s certainly not Montana being unfriendly to Democrats– I previously won a +11 point Trump district, and Democrats represent us in the Governor’s mansion and in the U.S. Senate.”

“No,” he continued, “it’s lonely because within my own party it seems at times that I am one of the only voices fighting for Democratic principles at all. From impeachment to the climate crisis to workers’ rights to healthcare, I find myself battling against Republican talking points spouted by my establishment Democratic opponent… For months I have been the only Montana congressional candidate from either party loudly and cogently making the argument for impeachment. Any Democratic candidate that is not supporting the hard work of Congress on impeachment is running against the party and the values that make us who we are.

https://blueamerica.crooksandliars.com/2020/01/12/montanas-open-congressional-seat-is-ready-for-progressive-dem-tom-winter/

Trump's top Russia expert was placed on administrative leave -- and escorted from the White House:

report Published 2 hours ago on
January 18, 2020 By Bob Brigham

There has been more upheaval at the National Security Council according to new reports.

“Andrew Peek, the senior director for European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council, has been placed on administrative leave pending a security-related investigation,” Axios reported Saturday, citing people familiar with the situation.

“Peek had been expected to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland next week, where President Trump is expected to meet with a number of world leaders as the impeachment trial takes place back in the Senate,” Axios added.

Bloomberg News senior White House reporter Jennifer Jacobs offered additional reporting.


https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/trumps-top-russia-expert-was-placed-on-administrative-leave-and-escorted-from-the-white-house-report/

Trump's finances appear shaky, opening up more opportunities to buy presidential 'favors'

Hunter for Daily Kos
Daily Kos Staff

Saturday January 18, 2020 · 4:00 PM EST

Reporter David Fahrenthold is responsible for perhaps 80% of everything we know about Donald Trump's ongoing business operations. In a start-of-year summary of where things stand, Fahrenthold and other Washington Post reporters wrote up a terse rundown of the state of the presidential grift-o-matic; they question, among other things, whether the Trump family purging their businesses of undocumented workers (only after being caught, of course) will raise labor costs and whether the hit Donald's companies have been taking due to their association with, you know, him will compel Trump to sell off assets or take other, similarly drastic measures.

Donald Trump only months ago sincerely, truly ordered the next G7 Summit be held at one of his own golf resorts, for example, and had the White House defending that obviously crooked money grab before backing down again. He has gotten bolder in his attempts to funnel money into his properties, and his family has become less interested in keeping up pretenses of basic propriety, each year of his "term."

It's the news that Trump has begun to explore a possible half-billion dollar sale of his Washington D.C. hotel that stands out. The hotel has for three years been a hub of in-the-open petty bribery, with foreign and domestic political officials, corporate heads, and lobbying groups all booking time and rooms at the property in straightforward attempts to be seen and be noticed by the grifter in chief.

Some of the profits generated by foreign supplicants are allegedly donated away again by the hotel in an opaque and unprovable company promise to mitigate the brazen unconstitutionality of this profit-taking; all of the profits from domestic government, lobbyist, and industry groups goes to Trump and family. It has remained one of the easiest and most plausibly legal ways of buying presidential goodwill short of Mar-a-Lago membership itself, and has no doubt boosted the hotel's otherwise-disappointing performance in ways that President Me finds especially pleasing and compelling.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/1/18/1911517/-Trump-s-finances-appear-shaky-opening-up-more-opportunities-to-buy-presidential-favors

-snip-

The short version is that Trump's properties here and abroad continue to not do well, the supplications of supporters are still not nearly enough to match the damage done as the rest of the nation cringes away from them, we continue to know almost nothing about the true nature of Trump's finances but all investigation suggests he is again burdened by massive debts, and in the pressure cooker of impeachment, campaigning, and potential war the television pitchman with nuclear weapons is likely to become even more overt in squeezing whatever cash he can get from this nation, its wealthiest request-havers, and anyone else in the world needing a big government favor and willing to pay for one.

If you think the man can handle that sort of pressure without doing something astonishingly crooked and/or stupid, you haven't been paying attention.
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