February 8, 2023

SEAN HANNITY: Ilhan Omar ousted from committee because of terrible behavior, anti-Semitic rhetoric

Fox News host Sean Hannity reacted to the Republican House booting Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee in a party-line vote. SEAN HANNITY: Here are the facts. Congresswoman Omar was removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee because of her own terrible behavior. Her reckless rhetoric, her irresponsible rhetoric, anti-Semitic rhetoric. For example, […]

George Santos Is Stepping Down From His Committee Assignments

Rep. George Santos (R-NY) told House Republicans on Tuesday he will step down from his committee assignments, according to multiple reports.Santos told his Republican colleagues that he planned to recuse himself from serving on House committees during a closed-door meeting, GOP aides told CBS News. He had been assigned to the House Small Business Committee

Schumer: GOP CCP Committee, FBI Probe Don’t Help People

On Friday’s broadcast of “CNN This Morning,” Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that “None” of the things House Republicans have done with their House majority — which include forming committees on law enforcement abuses and a bipartisan one on the Chinese Communist Party — “helped the American people.” And Americans “don’t want

Florida Rep. Byron Donalds reveals committee appointment in exchange for McCarthy House Speaker vote

Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., revealed on Sunday that he is being placed on the House Republican Steering Committee in exchange for supporting Kevin McCarthy for House speaker.  Donalds revealed the new appointment during a Sunday appearance on “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo.  FILE: Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., is interviewed on his way to the […]

Schiff declines to say which criminal referrals the Jan. 6 committee might make

Rep. Adam Schiff speaks as the Jan. 6 committee holds a hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2src22. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday he believes there is enough evidence to charge former President Donald Trump with crimes in relation to the Capitol riots on Jan. 6, 2src21

Read the full Jan. 6 committee report

The House select committee holds its third hearing on the Jan. 6th investigation in the Cannon House Office Building on June 16, 2src22 in Washington, D.C. | Getty Images By POLITICO Staff 12/22/2src22 1src:2src PM EST It’s the product of nearly 1,2srcsrc interviews with witnesses and reams of hard-won documents, and came just days after

McConnell team raised worries about attack on Biden inauguration, ex-NSA O’Brien told Jan. 6 committee

Mitch McConnell’s own national security aide, Robert Karem, was on the call as well and raised similar concerns about Navy SEALs, O’Brien said. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Two days after pro-Donald Trump rioters attacked the Capitol, then-national security adviser Robert O’Brien got a call from Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell and an aide who asked

Jan. 6 report committee releases 34 transcripts of witnesses who pleaded the Fifth

Committee members have raised the prospect of potential campaign finance violations related to the pre-riot rally. | Jon Elswick/AP Photo The Jan. 6 select committee’s final report will include analysis of foreign adversaries’ attempts to capitalize on Donald Trump’s election disinformation, according to a person familiar with the investigation’s long-awaited culmination that’s now set for

Jan. 6 committee interview sheds light on origins of Proud Boys ‘1776 returns’ document

Samuel Armes, a former State Department and Special Operations official, said he recognized components of the “1776 Returns” document as ideas he had composed as part of a “war gaming” exercise he did in 2src2src. | Joe Minchillo/AP Photo An obscure cryptocurrency advocate from Florida may be the original source of an incendiary document at

House committee staffers face no pay if speaker isn’t decided by Jan. 13, officials warn

The impact on committee staff is just one of many domino effects from the conference’s speaker struggle. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo House Republicans’ fight over the speaker’s gavel could have an unintended victim: their staff. New guidelines sent to committees on Thursday and obtained exclusively by POLITICO lay out a messy, complicated process for how

The January 6 Committee Unfair Circus

This was a shameful and unfair circus planned by Pelosi and her allies, but its recommendation was expected! How about the FBI assets who were part of the assault on the Capitol together with Antifa criminals? How about the four capitol police officers who removed the wooden barriers and opened the very thick Columbus metal […]

Jan. 6 committee votes to subpoena Trump. Now what?

POLITICO Politico Logo Congress Minutes Pro E&E News Search The Jan. 6 select committee voted unanimously Thursday to subpoena Donald Trump, a remarkable bid to tie up one of its last remaining threads that’s unlikely to successfully compel the former president’s testimony. Browse Videos Watch Video ‘They did it’: Biden celebrates U.S. men’s soccer team

Trump taps firm to handle his Jan. 6 committee subpoena

Harmeet Dhillon, the firm’s managing partner, is a national Republican committeewoman from California. She has helmed litigation related to other conservative causes including pushing back on policies that shut down schools, churches and businesses during the Covid pandemic. Dhillon has also been critical of previous select committee and Justice Department grand jury subpoenas to her…

Trump doesn’t say whether he’ll testify in letter to Jan. 6 committee

The former president also criticized the Jan. 6 committee in the letter for not investigating his long-held, baseless claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election and repeated his false claims that he won the election over President Joe Biden. The committee has shown evidence that Trump himself knew he had lost the election…

Biden’s National Archives Nominee Fails to Move Past Senate Committee amid Mar-a-Lago Raid Controversy

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) failed to make it out of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday amid the controversy surrounding the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago. Republican senators focused on the Mar-a-Lago raid during Colleen Shogan’s testimony last Wednesday. Although former President Donald…

Republicans Demand Garland, Wray Testify at Judiciary Committee on Trump Raid

Republicans are demanding that FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Friday to explain the Department of Justice’s actions in raiding former President Donald Trump. FBI agents executed a search warrant at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Florida, residence on Monday, ostensibly in connection with an investigation into the…

Democratic National Committee Urges Facebook To Permanently Ban Trump

The Democratic National Committee urged Facebook to permanently ban former President Donald Trump from using it’s platform in the future in a Twitter post Wednesday. “Facebook should permanently ban Donald Trump,” the tweet read. “Retweet if you agree.” Retweet if you agree. pic.twitter.com/4S7GYqEp9L — The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) May 5, 2021 Facebook’s oversight board released a…

Dem Rep. Lieu: Gaetz Should Be Removed from House Judiciary Committee –

Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) should be removed from the House Judiciary Committee because of allegations printed by The New York Times of a federal investigation into a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid her to travel with him. When asked about Gaetz’s…

GOP Leader McCarthy Says He’d Remove Matt Gaetz From Judiciary Committee If Sex Allegations Are Confirmed

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy committed on Wednesday to removing Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz from his position on the House Judiciary Committee if sexual misconduct allegations against him turn out to be true. The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the Justice Department opened an investigation last year into whether Gaetz had a sexual…

Michigan GOP Censures Fred Upton For Voting To Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committee Spot

Republicans of Cass County, Michigan, censured Republican Rep. Fred Upton Tuesday for his vote to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia from the House Education Committee. Upton voted to remove Greene from the committee for spreading QAnon conspiracy theories and for comments on school shootings, Upton said in a tweet. Republicans from his district…

NY Times: Pipe Bomb Found at Republican National Committee Headquarters

A pipe bomb was reportedly found and successfully detonated by a bomb squad at the Republican National Committee (RNC) headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, the New York Times reports. A developing report by the Times states that both the RNC and Democrat National Committee (DNC) headquarters were evacuated after a pipe bomb was found…

McCarthy Calls For Entire Intel Committee To Receive Briefing On Alleged Swalwell Spy

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Sunday that every member of the House Intelligence Committee should receive a classified briefing from the FBI about Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell’s connections to a alleged Chinese spy. McCarthy told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that the Friday briefing concerning Swalwell’s relationship with an accused Chinese spy is…

Daines: Swalwell ‘Needs to Get in Front of a Congressional Committee’

On Friday’s broadcast of Fox News Radio’s “Fox Across America,” Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) said that Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) should testify before a congressional committee about his involvement with a suspected Chinese spy. Daines said, [relevant remarks begin around 12:10] “Let’s just start with the first step is to have him come clean about…

Nearly All Lawmakers at House Armed Services Committee Hearing Opposed Afghanistan Troop Drawdown

Nearly all lawmakers present during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Friday expressed opposition to President Trump’s troop drawdown in Afghanistan from 4,500 troops to 2,500 troops by January 15, despite little public appetite for keeping U.S. military involvement going. Both Republicans and Democrats at the hearing expressed reservations about the decision, which was…

READ: Judiciary Committee Releases Executive Summary Of Supplemental FBI Report On Kavanaugh.

The Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans have released the executive summary of the FBI’s latest background investigation into nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which shows FBI agents focused on interviewing witnesses who might have first-hand knowledge of alleged sexual misconduct against the Supreme Court nominee. The FBI interviewed 10 people (an 11th did not agree to be interviewed). […]

BREAKING: Senate Judiciary Committee Votes to Confirm Kavanaugh, But Jeff Flake Demands a Delay on Final Vote.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Friday morning 11-10 to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. All Republicans voted for Kavanaugh and all Democrats voted against. A procedural vote will be taken by the full Senate on Saturday afternoon. A final and full Senate confirmation vote has been scheduled by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell […]

BOMBSHELL: Two Men Tell Judiciary Committee They Did It, Not Kavanaugh.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) See below for updates to this story. On the eve the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining the stories of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, two men […]

BREAKING: Senate Intel Committee Employee Charged In Media Leaks Investigation.

Law enforcement officials arrested former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee James Wolfe on Thursday for allegedly lying to federal agents in the FBI’s investigation into illegal leaks to the media. A federal grand jury indicted the 58-year-old “on three counts of making false statements in December about contacts with reporters, including providing sensitive […]

Pompeo’s Nomination Clears Key Senate Committee.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee gave CIA Director Mike Pompeo a positive recommendation Monday evening. “The Pompeo nomination has now been reported out of the Foreign Relations Committee, and there are sufficient votes in the Senate to ensure that he will be confirmed this week as our nation’s next Secretary of State,” Senate Majority Leader […]

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