November 15, 2019

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***Live Updates*** Trump Holds Louisiana Rally | Breitbart

President Donald Trump will hold a Thursday evening rally in Bossier City, Louisiana, a day after the House started its public impeachment hearings and two days before Saturday’s gubernatorial runoff election between incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican challenger Eddie Rispone. Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern. — 8:38…

Watergate Prosecutor Fumbles in Debate with Joel Pollak: ‘Impeachment Does Not Center on Legal-Illegal’

Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman bizarrely claimed impeachment does not “center on” whether a president has taken illegal actions, sparring Thursday afternoon in a debate with Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak. “Impeachment does not center on legal-illegal,” Akerman said during cross-examination with Pollak, who made the case against Democratic lawmakers’ ongoing impeachment inquiry targeting President…

Donald Trump Asks Supreme Court to Block Subpoena for His Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ability to defy investigations. The filing Thursday sets the stage for a high court showdown over the tax returns Trump has refused to release, unlike every other modern president. The…

CBP: Migrant Wave Drops to 42,000 in October | Breitbart

U.S. border agencies apprehended 42,000 migrants at the southern border in October, down 14 percent from September, the acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) told reporters at the White House. “This administration has taken bold action … [and] the numbers show it is working,” said Mark Morgan, the acting border commissioner. But, he…

Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings Faces House Ethics Investigation of Relationship with Top Staffer

Rep. Alcee Hastings speaks at a Congressional Black Caucus “Town Meeting” in Miami Gardens, Fla., in 2011. (Joe Skipper/Reuters) Representative Alcee Hastings (D., Fla.) is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee over his relationship with a top staffer, according to a Thursday press release from the Committee. “The Committee is aware of public allegations…

Ukraine Foreign Minister: U.S. Aid, Investigations Were ‘Never’ Linked | Breitbart

Ukrainian foreign minister Vadym Prystaiko said Thursday that U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland had “never” linked U.S. aid to Ukrainian investigations of the 2016 elections or the Biden’s role in stopping a probe of Burisma. Prystaiko spoke the day after the first public hearings in the House Intelligence Committee as part of the “impeachment…

Democrat Jeff Van Drew: Bill Taylor’s Testimony ‘Hearsay’

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) dismissed diplomat Bill Taylor’s testimony Wednesday before the House Intelligence Committee as “hearsay.” During Taylor’s testimony, he claimed President Trump spoke with Gordon Sondland, the American ambassador to the European Union, about the “investigations” into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. Taylor’s information came from one…

Farage Scoffs at Last Minute ‘Deal’, Won’t Stand Aside in 300 Seats

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, saying that Prime Minister Boris Johnson must be ‘held to account’, has refused to step aside in a further 300 seats, rebuffing a last-minute offer from Johnson which would have seen the Brexit Party just contest 40 nationwide. With just hours before the 4 pm election deadline Mr Farage, who…

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick Announces White House Run

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is making a late run for the Democratic presidential nomination, he announced Thursday in a video on his official website. Patrick, a close friend and ally of former President Barack Obama, ruled out a presidential bid earlier this year but has since been talking with Democratic operatives and donors about launching…

Impeachment and the Broken Truce

Chairman Adam Schiff and Ranking Member Devin Nunes during the first public hearings held by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, November 13, 2019. (Saul Loeb/Pool via Reuters) The cultural tug-o’-war over the presidency is the great American tribal competition in its most concentrated…

WSJ: John Bel Edwards Has Turned Louisiana into the Trial Lawyers State

The editorial board of the Wall Street Journal said on Sunday that Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards has hurt the economy in Louisiana by turning it into the trial lawyers state. Economic growth is down, while fees paid to trial lawyers are up, the board wrote: Louisiana used to be a leader in U.S. energy…

Taylor’s ‘Bombshell’ Repeats What Was in July 25 Phone Call Transcript

House Democrats called in as their first witness in their public impeachment inquiry hearing a U.S. diplomat who allegedly overheard President Trump on the phone asking about “the investigations” — what some Trump critics are calling a “bombshell” revelation. The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, Amb. Bill Taylor, testified Wednesday in the first public hearings…

‘Harriet’ Review: God, Liberty, Family, and One Very Important Gun

There are many reasons to see Harriet, the new biopic about the escaped slave-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman. One reason, though, is to enjoy a refresher course on the power of the movie star. Throughout its 125 minute runtime, Harriet is engaging, suspenseful, and rousing, and it still would have been all those things without Cynthia Enviro…

McConnell: If House Impeaches, ‘We’ll Have to Have a Trial’ | Breitbart

During a press conference on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated that if the House impeaches President Trump, the Senate must have a trial. McConnell said, “I don’t think there’s any question that we have to take up the matter. The rules of impeachment are very clear. We’ll have to have a trial.…

‘Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself’

Geoffrey Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a photograph of Jeffrey Epstein as he announces the financier’s charges of sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors, in New York, July 8, 2019. (Shannon Stapleton /Reuters) On a meme that has a serious pointIt…

Nunes Stumps Taylor on Infamous Obama Hot Mic Moment: ‘Was that Inflammatory to the Ukrainians Also?’

House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) used his opening line of questioning to demonstrate the instances of Ukrainian meddling in the presidential election against President Trump and reminded the witnesses – and Democrats on the committee – of former President Obama’s infamous “hot mic” moment with the former Russian president in 2012. Nunes…

Republicans Stunned After Adam Schiff Interrupts Impeachment Hearing

House Oversight Chairman Adam Schiff interrupted House Republicans’ questions of Ambassador Bill Taylor on Wednesday, a stunning breach of Congressional order. The Republican counsel questioned Taylor about whether he could understand that Trump was concerned that some Ukrainians had worked against him in the 2016 presidential election. Schiff interrupted after Republicans were only ten minutes…

Taylor: Zelensky Told Me ‘Call Was Fine, I Was Happy with the Call’ the Day After | Breitbart

Ambassador Bill Taylor testified Wednesday that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told him July 26 that his July 25 call with President Donald Trump had been “fine” and that he was “happy” with it. Taylor, appearing alongside the State Department’s George Kent, was answering questions from Republican counsel Steve Castor in the House Intelligence Committee on…

FNC’s Chris Wallace: Taylor Testimony ‘Very Damaging to the President’ | Breitbart

During Wednesday’s impeachment inquiry coverage on Fox News, network anchor Chris Wallace called former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor’s testimony “very damaging to the president.” Wallace said, “I think that William Taylor was a very impressive witness and was very damaging to the president. He took very copious notes at almost every conversation. When…

A Post-Post-Cold-War NATO

U.S. soldiers attend welcoming ceremony for NATO troops near Orzysz, Poland, in 2017. (Kacper Pempel/Reuters) The U.S.-led alliance has been very successful for most of a century. Now what?It is a bit rich to hear French president Emmanuel Macron announce that NATO is suffering “a brain death” because of “a lack of American commitment.” France…

Pelosi: ‘We Don’t Know’ that Senate Won’t Move on Impeachment | Breitbart

During a “Noticias Telemundo” exclusive released on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that “We don’t know” that the Senate won’t move on impeaching and removing President Trump and that the Senate failing to act shouldn’t deter the House from acting. Anchor José Díaz-Balart said, “The Senate is controlled by Republicans. So, regardless of…

Impeachment: Vindman, Volker, Sondland, and More to Testify Next Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has announced the witness schedule for next week’s open hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. — Tuesday, Nov. 19, morning: Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence; Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council. —…

FNC’s Napolitano Dismisses GOP Defense of Trump — ‘It’s Clearly Impeachable’ | Breitbart

On Tuesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” network senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano dismissed the Republican argument that if President Donald Trump did attempt a quid pro quo with Ukraine, it would not rise to level of impeachment. Cavuto said, “Republicans will probably counter judge, ‘Well yeah, but the aid wasn’t—they did eventually…

Report: ABC News Frantically Hunting for Epstein Whistleblower

Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for IWMF; Project Veritas ABC News executives are scrambling to snuff out the staffer responsible for leaking footage of an anchor lamenting the squashing of her bombshell report on deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, even searching through employees’ inboxes and carrying out interrogations, according to a report. Last Tuesday, Project Veritas published an undercover…

Trump Considered Firing Intelligence Community IG after He Reported Whistleblower Complaint to Congress: Report

(Jim Young/Reuters) President Trump considered firing Intelligence Community inspector general Michael Atkinson after Atkinson reported the whistleblower complaint that touched off the House’s presidential-impeachment inquiry to Congress, according to the New York Times. According to the report, Trump originally discussed firing Atkinson in September, at about the time the whistleblower complaint became public. Sources cited…

Impeachment Inquiry Cheat Sheet: Bill Taylor’s Past Testimony | Breitbart

Alex Wong / Getty House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) will call his first witness in the public hearing phase of the “impeachment inquiry” on Wednesday: Ambassador William Taylor, Chargé d’affairs at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine. Taylor testified behind closed doors in the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) on October 22 —…

Fitton: White House Visitor Logs Detail Meetings of CIA’s Eric Ciaramella

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais We have conducted an in-depth analysis of Obama-era White House visitor logs, and we have learned a good deal about the people who controversial CIA employee Eric Ciaramella met with while assigned to the White House. Ciaramella reportedly was detailed to the Obama White House in 2015 and returned to the CIA during…

Massive Shake-Up in Iowa as Pete Buttigieg Takes Lead, Poll Shows

Nati Harnik/AP Photo South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) is surging in Iowa, taking the lead from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and former Vice President Joe Biden (D), a Monmouth University poll released on Tuesday revealed. Buttigieg has been slowly working his way up in national and early-state polls in recent weeks. He made waves…

Schiff Threatens Ethics Violations If Lawmakers Mention Whistleblower

Lawmakers may face ethics violations if they talk about the “whistleblower” whose complaint spurred the impeachment inquiry during the upcoming public hearings, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the head inquisitor seeking to impeach and remove President Donald Trump, warned in a memo Tuesday. the Washington Examiner’s Byron York noted in a tweet highlighting the November 12 memo authored…

Mo Brooks: ‘Whistleblower’ a Spy Acting on Behalf of the Democratic Party, Joe Biden | Breitbart

During an appearance on Huntsville, AL radio’s WVNN on Monday, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) gave his thoughts on a claim made by former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley alleging then-White House chief of staff John Kelly and then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to undermine the will of President Donald Trump. Brooks chalked the saga…

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