The Huffington Post
Justice Dept. Ignores Kushner Part Of Court Order To Release Mueller Interview Notes

Information won through a lawsuit is conspicuously missing the court-ordered records on Trump's son-in-law.

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The Denver Post
Senators have to be silent and completely unplugged for Trump’s impeachment trial

WASHINGTON - No cellphones. No talking. No escape. That’s the reality during the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, which will begin each day with a proclamation: “All persons are commanded to keep silence, on pain of imprisonment.” After that, 100 senators will sit at their desks for hours on end to hear from House prosecutors, Trump’s defense team and possibly a series of witnesses. The first time the proclamation was used, in the 1868 trial of President Andrew Johnson, lawmakers couldn’t have imagined life in the modern era. The pace of today’s politics would have bee

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The most important story you’ll read today. 👇🏻 “The FBI, the CIA and the press should be embarrassed by the Comey c… https://t.co/3fb3U03wYS

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WND
Presidential chaos: 1 state may not report actual vote count on Election Day

The campaign for a national popular vote for president has been gaining steam in recent years. States that agree to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact would cast all of their Electoral College votes for the candidate who ends up with the most popular votes nationwide. Now comes a New Hampshire bill designed to throw a wrench in the campaign, even if it achieves its aim of compacting with enough states to control at least 270 Electoral College votes. The New Hampshire bill, which has multiple sponsors, would withhold the state's popular vote totals until after the Electoral Colle

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Over 800,000 views & still going. UK media may not be interested in seeing report into Russian interference in UK p… https://t.co/zMirHmwjI0

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The Huffington Post
Rod Rosenstein Says He Authorized FBI Officials’ Texts To Be Released To Media

The former deputy AG greenlighted the release of hundreds of text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page in 2017.

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Schiff says on ABC the National Security Agency is starting to “withhold documents” on Ukraine from the House, sayi… https://t.co/7B6lFnDx45

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WND
Now we know who decided to release Strzok and Page's text messages

(LAW & CRIME) The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday submitted court documents revealing that former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was the Trump administration official who authorized the public release of hundreds of text messages between former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page. In a witness declaration accompanying the DOJ’s motion to dismiss Strzok’s unlawful termination lawsuit, Rosenstein said he made the decision after providing the messages to Congress in order to protect Strzok, Page, and the Justice Department f

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The public have spoken. They don’t want another pull out supplement on Harry & Meghan! They want the report into Ru… https://t.co/vUMWNW9zdC

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WND
Trump accuses Pelosi of 'rigging' primary for Biden with impeachment timing

Republicans this week revived the Democratic Party's primary-rigging scandal of 2016 and accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of timing her transfer of the articles of impeachment to impact the Democratic presidential race. During the 2016 primary, leaked documents revealed that the Democratic National Committee did the bidding of candidate Hillary Clinton to increase her chances of beating Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. President Donald Trump tweeted that Pelosi was now playing a similar game , citing the weeks-long gap between when the House passed the articles of impeachment and when Pe

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WND
After Russia hacks Ukrainian firm, Bernie finds a way to blame Republicans

The Ukrainian energy company Burisma is best known as the one-time employer of Hunter Biden, a man who seems curiously unemployable if you don't consider his last name. The firm, however, is now at the center of a Russian hacking scandal -- and, rather unsurprisingly, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has a hot take on it that implicates the GOP. The New York Times reported Monday that beginning in November, Russian hackers had attempted to hack into Burisma using phishing emails designed to obtain login credentials and passwords from Burisma employees, according to Silicon Valley cybersecurity

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"Schiff Accuses NSA, CIA of Withholding Documents on Ukraine" by The Associated Press via NYT https://t.co/WSAeTeU38Z

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Independent Journal Review
U.S. Supreme Court Takes up Presidential Electoral College Dispute

As the 2020 race heats up, the Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a dispute involving the complex U.S. presidential election system focusing on whether Electoral College electors are free to break their pledges to back the candidate who wins their state's popular vote, an act that could upend an election. The Supreme Court will take up appeals in two cases – from Washington state and Colorado – involving electors who decided to vote in the Electoral College process for someone other than Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 even though she won the popular vote in their states. Th

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WND
FLASHBACK: Bernie was 'very excited' about Castro revolution

Fidel Castro (Photo: Twitter) Is Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders a "legit socialist" of the Fidel Castro variety, as one of the Vermont senator's campaign field organizer claimed on undercover video released this week , or a "democratic socialist" who looks to Europe as his model? Project Veritas captured Kyle Jurek on camera advocating Soviet-style gulags to "de-Nazify" Trump supporters and acknowledging he's among four organizers in his office who could be described as a Marxist or a communist. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (Wikimedia Commons) And Sanders himself, he

2 days ago.

WND
Ken Starr rides again: Look out, Mr. President!

Just when I thought nothing could become even more bizarre, President Donald J. Trump's so-called legal team, led by Jay Sekulow, has recruited Ken Starr and Robert Ray, independent counsels during the Clinton years, to lead the defense of The Donald during the looming impeachment trial. Joining the legal team as well is retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Notably absent from the legal team is Rudy Giuliani, the president's private legal counsel during the Russian collusion witch hunt of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Giuliani, not coin

2 days ago.

WND
Fight over faithless electors hits high court

The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will take a case on whether presidential electors are bound to support the popular vote winner in their states. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled a "faithless elector" who did not abide by Colorado law and vote for the candidate chosen by voters could not be punished. About 30 states require presidential electors to vote for the popular vote winner. In the 2016 Colorado case, an elector attempted to cast his ballot for John Kasich, instead of Hillary Clinton, who had won Colorado's popular vote. Several others in other states defied their

2 days ago.

The Denver Post
Supreme Court will hear Colorado “faithless electors” case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday it will consider a Colorado case that could have major ramifications for how the Electoral College selects the next American president. The case dates to 2016, when three Democratic Electoral College electors — instructed by state law to vote for Hillary Clinton — instead tried to vote for Republican John Kasich to prevent Donald Trump from receiving the 270 votes required to become president. Two of the Colorado electors backed down and voted for Clinton, but a third, Micheal Baca, did not. After he was replaced by then-Secretary of State Wayne Will

2 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Biden Denies That He Told Aides He’ll Only Serve One Term If Elected

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden denied in his interview with the New York Times  that he has signaled to aides that he would serve only one term as president if elected, saying reports on the matter were "simply not true." "I never hinted that," Biden told the paper's editorial board in an interview published Friday . "That is simply not true." Biden's denial came after the editorial board's Kathleen Kingsbury said the former vice president had "hinted a little bit" that he'd be willing to serve just a single term. The transcript of the interview cites a December  Politico re

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WND
DOJ investigating Comey's leak to media

(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) -- Former FBI Director James Comey appears to be the subject of another leak investigation. Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., are investigating a yearsold leak to the media about a dubious Russian intelligence document that factored into how Comey handled the FBI investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email server, according to a New York Times report on Thursday. Two reports in the spring of 2017, one from the New York Times and the Washington Post, are under scrutiny by law enforcement officials. Prosecutors are looking into Daniel Richm

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Independent Journal Review
Former Vermont Gov Says Sanders Has No Loyalty to Dems, May Hurt Future Nominee’s Chance Against Trump

The former governor of Vermont issued a warning to Democrats about how Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) could impact their chances in the 2020 presidential election. In an interview with Politico , former Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) said that Sanders could hurt the future nominee's chances are with his attacks on them during the primary. Shumlin — who endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden — said that Sanders will play dirty&"; during the Democratic primary because of a holier than the rest&"; sentiment held by the Vermont senator and his staff. What I've seen in Bernie's politic

2 days ago.

WND
Millennials' favorable view of socialism will play prominently in 2020 election

Whether the United States should move toward socialism is shaping up to be one of the defining issues of the 2020 election, and millennials and members of Generation Z have decidedly different views on the subject than previous generations of Americans. Millennials, ages 23 to 38, and Generation Z, ages 18 to 22, are projected to make up 37 percent of the electorate in 2020, Axios reported. Multiple polls released last year showed that a large percentage of these younger Americans support socialism. A YouGov/Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation poll conducted in September found that

2 days ago.

WND
Bannon: Investigate Schiff, Pelosi over 'comic theater'

(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) -- Former White House strategist Steve Bannon said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff should be investigated over their handling of President Trump's impeachment. "This has now gotten to be absurd," Bannon told Maria Bartiromo during a Friday appearance on Fox Business. "We ought to have a full investigation, and Pelosi and Schiff ought to come up and be very open for how long they've been working on this to try and drop this farce. And to me, this is now getting to be a kind of comic theater." Bannon, 66, said he hopes to s

2 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Daughter Says U.S. Voter Suppression Is Alive and Well

The center that honors slain U.S. civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. will devote the holiday celebrating his legacy on Monday to voter education and registration, his youngest daughter said in a recent interview. Bernice King, 56, said she believes her father would have been disappointed with efforts playing out in some U.S. states to purge voter rolls of people who have not recently cast ballots or to impose strict ID requirements. You can't take away someone's right to vote just because they haven't decided to exercise it,&"; said King, who serves as chief executive of the King Cente

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Counter Punch
Roaming Charges: No Woman, No Cry

Winter, North Hollywood. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + Can someone remind me what Trump"s being impeached for? Not extra-judicial assassinations, not locking children in cages, not gutting environmental regulations that will cost thousands of lives, not for illegally diverting money for his border wall, not for acts of self-enrichment, not for torturing Chelsea Manning, not for seizing Syrian oil fields, not for - ;. + Whatever blackmail operation Trump & Co. were running in Ukraine is nothing compared to the depraved games they"ve been playing in Puerto Rico for more than two years, largel

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
Biden Daze

Photograph Source: Beth Rankin - CC BY 2.0 Joe Biden was sent out to pasture three years ago when Donald Trump took over from Barack Obama; he ought to have remained there. Instead, he has become central to the two main dramas currently unfolding on the American political stage: the process of selecting a Democratic candidate to run against Trump in November, and the Trump impeachment process now finally underway. He is central not so much for what he has done, he hasn’t done much, but for what he is, and for what he represents. Poor hapless Joe, a doddering doofus who has hardly ever

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
America’s Long History of Meddling in Russia

Russia — OK, not the actual Russian government but a private click-farm company located in Russia — bought $100,000 worth of political ads on Facebook designed to change the outcome of the 2016 election. Except that only a small fraction of those ads were political. Also except that that small fraction was divvied up between pro-Hillary Clinton and pro-Donald Trump ads. And especially except that $100,000 in Facebook ads can’t affect the outcome of a $6.8 billion election. Now the same media outlets who touted Robert Mueller’s fizzled Russiagate investigation daily for three years is warning

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
The Business Party Syndicate

Each year Leftist Democrats, Socialists and Radicals are asked to hold their noses and vote for the lesser-of-two-evils. This is a false choice because we live in a rigged One-Party state – a plutocracy run by the Business Party, a Syndicate with Democratic and Republican wings. “Syndicate” is the proper word for our corrupt One-Party system because there is no real choice – only the appearance of choice. We are onlookers cheering for the villain or the babyface in a pro-wrestling spectacle we call elections orchestrated by a complicit mass media. We must open our eyes to this facade for “the

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
CNN is Trash

Why has the hash tag #CNNisTrash been popular since this week’s presidential primary debate? There was nothing new about the corporate, militarist, anti-progressive slant of the debate “moderation.” What was new was the level of blatant bias so extreme that even viewers who knew nothing about the issues couldn’t miss it, plus the amount of time CNN focused on expressing its hostility toward a single candidate, Bernie Sanders. First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win . . . or so the saying goes. The Bernie Sanders campaign is well into stage 3 out of 4.

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
The ERA Just Got Ratified by Virginia, the Needed 38th State!

Here’s a big deal that’s bound to become a lot bigger this year. Exactly 100 years after women finally won the vote with ratification of a 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, the state legislature of Virginia on January 15 finally became the needed 38th state of the Union to ratify the proposed Equal Rights Amendment, a measure designed to guarantee full equal rights to women in all matters .Such a change in the Constitution requires ratification  by the legislatures of three-quarters of the 50 states. The measure passed in Virginia because court-ordered redistricting before the last legi

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Counter Punch
Mexico Takes Action on Coup in Bolivia and on CELAC

Mexico’s government intervened recently in two difficult situations beyond its borders. One is turmoil in Bolivia following a U.S. - assisted coup. The other is about renewing the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). At issue there is regional integration and independence. Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced out of office on November 10. Two days later he gained asylum in Mexico, together with ex-Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera. They traveled there on a Mexican Air Force plane. And 30 former officials of the Morales government received asylum in Mexico’s

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
Saint Greta and the Dragon

Seated before a corner lamppost, at the foot of the J.P. Morgan Chase Tower, was a blind man with a Starbuck’s venti cup and a hand-lettered cardboard sign. Resting against his knees on the pavement, it read: “Please help the homeless.” Clothed in a gray sweatshirt, mangy coat and army surplus trousers, he was half-asleep, his bearded face slumped forward on his chest. Dropping a handful of change into his cup, I heard the clink of coins and the blind man’s: “Have a blessed day.” Droves of pedestrians moved through the hum of rush hour traffic, inured to the Loop’s growing army of Poor Toms ca

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
The New York Times’ Delusions of Empire

On January 9, 2020 the New York Times Magazine ran a long, feature op-ed personality profile . This is the second profile of the same leader in the NYT since June 2019. Written by “security” and US foreign policy author Robert F. Worth, the piece augurs terrible things for the coming year and more. Facing 2020’s continuing intense political debate, elections, mass migration, ecological devastation, resource wars and our collapsing international political economic order, we learn in essence that the conversation is being led by self-deceiving boneheads. The subject of this outrageous, fawn

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
Nuclear Hubris

One thing that becomes clear to me when I wander into the world, and the minds, of geopolitical professionals — government people — is how limited and linear their thinking seems to be. When I do so, an internal distress signal starts beeping and won’t stop, especially when the issue under discussion is war and mass destruction, i.e., suicide by nukes, which has a freshly intense relevance these days as Team Trump plays war with Iran. The question for me goes well beyond democracy — the right of the public to have a say in what “we” do as a nation — and penetrates the decision-making process

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
Message to Trump Supporters: Sorry

I am a committed to peace, and this requires me to acknowledge the dignity and worth of all humans. I fiercely defend human rights and work to promote equality. But I have a confession to make, when it comes to the people defending Donald Trump I come up short, and I must eat my crow and apologize. I have watched people call you names, and I have been shy to come to your defense, but I should have because you deserve the respect that all people should enjoy. I get you. We do not have all of the same values, but we have enough in common that I understand. The name-calling is gratuitous; there

3 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Beacon Extra 1/16/20

Welcome to the  Washington Free  Beacon ’s morning newsletter, your comprehensive briefing on the Enemies of Freedom. To get this newsletter sent straight to your inbox every morning, sign up here . Recent Stories in Issues Beacon Extra 1/16/20 Judge Upholds VA Gov.'s Gun Ban for Capitol Rally, Organizers Vow to Appeal More Than 120 Members of Congress Issue Letters of Support to Leading Anti-Israel Group NEITHER CAN AN ELECTION RESULT … " Pelosi: Trump's impeachment ‘cannot be erased' ," via THE HILL: "Yes, it is a fact: When someone is i

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WND
John Brennan, known for lies, unleashes another whopper

Barack Obama CIA director John Brennan has a long history of lying. He's done it again. He claimed in an appearance on MSNBC's "Hardball" that President Trump "wrote the note released by [Rep. Adam] Schiff earlier this week saying 'Get Zelensky to announce Biden investigation.'" However, the note on Ritz Carlton stationary was written by Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani’s Ukrainian-American former associate who was recently indicted. The undated note has few details, no attribution and no signature. Brennan later corrected his mistake in a Twitter post. On MSNBC tonight, I mistakenly said Trum

3 days ago.

WND
A malicious indictment Mitch should toss out

About the impeachment of President Donald Trump she engineered with her Democratic majority, Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday: "It's not personal. It's not political. It's not partisan. It's patriotic." Seriously, Madam Speaker? Not political? Not partisan? Why, then, were all eight House members chosen as managers to prosecute the case against Trump, who ceremoniously escorted the articles across the Capitol, all Democrats? Why did the articles of impeachment receive not a single Republican vote on the House floor? The truth: The impeachment of Donald Trump is the fruit of a malicious prosecut

3 days ago.

WND
The Year of the Demock Rat

This Jan. 25 is Chinese New Year – year 4718 – for the quarter of humankind with historic roots in China. The Chinese lunar calendar is based on a 12-year cycle of a dozen animals – rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. We are entering a Year of the Rat. You and I most likely do not believe in Chinese astrology, but one person in four does believe to some degree that the animal year of birth shapes personalities and influences political, economic and personal decisions. Chinese "Ruler for life" Xi Jinping was born June 15, 1953, in an unfortunat

3 days ago.

WND
Democratic primary race an unmitigated mess

I'm almost as upset that Democratic presidential candidates are squabbling as I am that Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle apparently don't want to live in Los Angeles until President Donald Trump leaves office. Double bummer. Speaking of doubles, did you know that Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have accused each other of lying? How can this be? Progressives don't lie. With that in mind, one of them must be lying. After Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate, Warren and Sanders were noticed in an apparently heated exchange, and CNN later released the audio of the in

3 days ago.

The Denver Post
Cory Gardner’s approval rating didn’t move during impeachment, still tops Trump’s

Despite a barrage of negative ads against him from Democrats and Republicans alike, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner"s approval rating did not budge in the last three months of 2019, according to polling released Thursday by Morning Consult . The research firm and news outlet, which surveys senatorial and gubernatorial approval ratings each quarter, found 37% of Coloradans approved of Gardner in the fourth quarter of 2019 and 40% disapproved of the Yuma Republican, who faces re-election this November. The remainder were undecided. "There"s still a pocket of voters out there — a very measurable amou

3 days ago.

The Denver Post
Chief justice, senators sworn in for Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON - Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in Thursday to preside over President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, then immediately administered the oath to the full Senate to ensure “impartial justice” as jurors for only the third such proceeding in American. history. Roberts made the short trip across the street from the Supreme Court before being ushered to the Senate chamber. “Will all senators now stand, and remain standing, and raise their right hand,” Roberts said. “Do you solemnly swear that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald John Trump, pr

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Planned Parenthood to Spend $45 Million on the 2020 Elections in Effort to Protect Abortion Rights

Planned Parenthood announced this week that they will be making a massive spending push in 2020. The group launched its $45 million effort to help elect candidates who support abortion rights at the state and federal levels. The election push was announced in late 2019 , but was launched this week. In an interview with CBS , an official with the organization said that the administration has managed to undo so much over the last three years,&"; adding the fact that this summer the Supreme Court might gut Roe v. Wade is an indicator of their intention and they've never been so bold.&"; Their

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Conway: Democrats Don’t Think ‘All Those White People’ Running for President Can Beat Trump

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway suggested that Democrats are pushing impeachment because they're afraid none of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates can beat President Donald Trump in the general election. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Conway said, This is about getting the president. If they had any faith in all those white people, who are left on the Democratic debate stage — wow.&"; She continued: If they had any faith they could beat Donald Trump at the ballot box, they'd put all their energy into that. But instead, they want to get the president now.&

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Cheney Declares Pelosi, Dems ‘Must Be Stopped’ While Announcing She Won’t Run in WY Senate Race

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is passing on a run for Senate. Cheney, the House Republican Conference Chairwoman, announced herself via Twitter on Thursday that she hopes to stay in her position in the House. Her statement followed after sources reported her decision. After first blasting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Democratic colleagues for threatening our freedom and our Wyoming values every day,&"; Cheney declared, They must be stopped.&"; Our nation is facing grave security challenges overseas and the House Democrats are working to weaken our president and embolden our e

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WND
CNN releases audio from heated Warren-Sanders post-debate clash

Newly released audio has revealed what Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said to each other during their altercation following Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Sanders and Warren have been at odds this week after CNN reported Monday that Sanders told Warren in a private December 2018 meeting he did not believe a woman could win the presidential election. Sanders, for his part, has  vehemently denied the report’s claims . CNN moderator Abby Phillip brought up the issue Tuesday night. “Senator Sanders, CNN reported yesterday, a

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
U.S. Watchdog Says Trump Administration Violated Law by Withholding Ukraine Aid

Last updated 1/16/2019 at 11:13 a.m. ET. The White House violated federal law by withholding security aid approved by lawmakers for Ukraine, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog said on Thursday, in a blow for U.S. President Donald Trump as the Senate prepared to hold a trial on whether to remove him from office. The Democratic-led House of Representatives on Wednesday sent the Senate the two charges it passed last month accusing Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress arising from his dealings with Ukraine, clearing the way for only the third impeachment trial of a president to

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Ukraine Asks FBI for Help to Probe Suspected Russian Hack of Burisma

Ukraine has appealed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for help in investigating a suspected cyber attack by Russian military hackers on the energy company Burisma, a Ukrainian interior ministry official said on Thursday. Burisma Holdings was at the centre of attempts by President Donald Trump last July to ask Ukrainian authorities to announce an investigation into Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden. California-based cybersecurity company Area 1 Security on Monday identified the hacking of Burisma and linked it to Russia's Main Directorate of

3 days ago.

The Denver Post
Senate takes over Trump’s impeachment after House handoff

WASHINGTON - In a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats carried the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, setting the stage for only the third trial to remove a president in American history. Trump complained anew Wednesday that it was all a “hoax,” even as fresh details emerged about his efforts in Ukraine. The ceremonial pomp and protocol by the lawmakers prosecuting the case against Trump moved the impeachment out of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic-run House to the Republican-majority Senate, where the president’s team is m

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Sanders Faces Front-Runner Scrutiny as U.S. Democratic Presidential Race Intensifies

Bernie Sanders got a taste of life as a front-runner in the spotlight at the Democratic presidential debate in Iowa, facing new scrutiny for his liberal views and questions about whether he can beat President Donald Trump in November. The attention was an acknowledgment of Sanders' steady rise to the top of some opinion polls in the early nominating states of Iowa and New Hampshire. Now the progressive standard-bearer faces the hard work of turning his core of fervent support into election wins. The first contests in the Democratic race to find a challenger to Trump will begin to show how fa

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
U.S. Democrat Buttigieg Campaign’s Top Cybersecurity Official Quits Over Differences

The top cybersecurity official with the presidential campaign of South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg told Reuters on Wednesday that he has resigned, citing philosophical differences with the campaign over information security. Mick Baccio, who was the highest-ranking cybersecurity official of any of the ongoing U.S. presidential campaigns, said he quit earlier this month. He left because of a fundamental philosophical difference with campaign management regarding the architecture and scope of the information security program.&"; The campaign confirmed his resignation and added that the

3 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Beacon Extra 1/15/20

Welcome to the  Washington Free  Beacon ’s morning newsletter, your comprehensive briefing on the Enemies of Freedom. To get this newsletter sent straight to your inbox every morning, sign up here . Recent Stories in Issues U.S. Senate Passes New North American Trade Deal Lefty News Site Pushes Bizarre Claim Anne Frank Didn't Die ‘From' Concentration Camp Colorado Moves to Abolish Death Penalty ALWAYS AT LEAST 1/1,024th THE VICTIM … " Sexism allegation latest in Elizabeth Warren campaign desperation ," via EXAMINER: Rival operatives suspec

4 days ago.

WND
Just before his sentencing, Michael Flynn to withdraw guilty plea!

Michael Flynn (Courtesy Gage Skidmore) Alleging "bad faith" by the government, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn moved to withdraw the guilty plea entered with the Robert Mueller's special counsel office. The court filing came after the Justice Department decided last week change its recommendation of no prison time, recommending up to six months, alleging he was not fully cooperating or accepting responsibility for his actions. On, Tuesday, however, Flynn's attorneys moved to withdraw his plea "because of the government's bad faith, vindictiveness and breach of the plea agree

4 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
‘A Coverup’ by ‘Moscow Mitch’: Jeffries Drops the Solemnity on Impeachment

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D., N.Y.) once called impeachment a "solemn" event that should not be tainted by partisanship, but he quickly changed his tune as House Democrats ratified impeachment articles. The Washington Post published an article Tuesday night that quotes Jeffries taunting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) with the nickname "Moscow Mitch." Jeffries, who was selected Wednesday to be one of the House impeachment managers, also accused McConnell of engaging in a "coverup" to help President Donald Trump. Recent Stories in Politics BEAST MODE: McSally Calls C

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WND
Slap on the wrist for Deep State criminal?

This week, a former top Treasury Department official pleaded guilty in federal court on conspiracy charges for leaking confidential banking reports associated with members of the 2016 Trump campaign. Prior to October 2018 – when she was arrested with a government-issued flash drive chock-full of sensitive documents – Natalie Edwards, 41, was a senior adviser at Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. According to prosecutors, beginning in October 2017, Edwards sent a series of communications to a BuzzFeed News reporter containing numerous confidential reports on the financial activ

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WND
Mommy, how did Russia become bad?

"Mommy, how did Russia become so bad?" If a child ever asks you this question, here is an answer so simple even toddlers can understand it: In fact, honey, Russia has been bad for a century, but the Democrats did not think so until 2016. They certainly did not think so in 2009. At a conference that year, Vice President Joe Biden said he and President Obama wanted to make nice with Russia. Mr. Biden said, "It is time to press the reset button and to revisit the many areas where we can and should be working together with Russia." A month later Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the

4 days ago.

WND
Leftist ignorance and today's 'black and white' polarization

The U.S. assassination of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani has illustrated quite well how little many in the West know about the realities on the ground in the various Middle Eastern countries. The killing was instantly politicized domestically by Democrats, as if yet another reason to "remove Trump" in the ongoing attempted coup d'etat against the nation's elected president. Remarkably ignorant Hollywood stars and the Democratic left reacted as though the military leader, head of Iranian covert operations and militia groups, were some kind of "peace dove" on endless diplomatic missions. It

4 days ago.

The Denver Post
House leaders march Trump impeachment articles to the Senate

WASHINGTON - In a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol, Democratic House leaders marched the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate late Wednesday, setting the stage for only the third trial to remove a president in American history. Trump complained anew it was all a “hoax,” even as fresh details emerged about his efforts in Ukraine. The ceremonial pomp and protocol by lawmakers who will be prosecuting the case against Trump moved the impeachment out of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic-run House to the Republican-majority Senate, where the pres

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WND
Pelosi: Impeachment about stopping Trump collusion with Putin

President Donald J. Trump participates in the National Anthem at the College Football Playoff National Championship Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead) A special counsel team of Democratic Party donors found no evidence Trump colluded with Russia. A judge excoriated Robert Mueller's prosecutors for claiming without evidence that internet troll farms that planted stories on Facebook were linked to the Kremlin. And the Justice Department inspector general found the Obama administration used a bogus document bas

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Independent Journal Review
U.S. House Votes to Send Trump Impeachment Charges to Senate for Trial

The Democratic-led House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to send two formal charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, clearing the way for only the third impeachment trial of a U.S. president to begin in earnest next week. Lawmakers voted 228 to 193 to give the Senate, controlled by Trump's fellow Republicans, the task of putting him on trial on charges of abuse of power for asking Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden and of obstruction of Congress for blocking testimony and documents sought by Democratic lawmakers. The vote was largely along party lines. The S

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The Denver Post
House votes to send Trump impeachment to Senate for trial

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House voted Wednesday to send two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate and approve House prosecutors for only the third impeachment trial in American history. The nearly party-line vote moved Trump’s impeachment from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic-run House to the Republican-majority Senate, where Trump expects acquittal, even as new evidence is raising fresh questions about his Ukraine dealings. The vote was 228-193, coming at the start of a presidential election year and one month after the House impeached Trump. The president is c

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The Denver Post
Colorado’s Jason Crow will help prosecute Trump in Senate

U.S. Rep. Jason Crow , an Aurora Democrat, will help prosecute President Donald Trump in the Senate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that the freshman congressman will be one of seven impeachment managers when the president"s trial begins next week. Trump was impeached by House Democrats last month for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. "The emphasis is on litigators," Pelosi said of the impeachment managers. "The emphasis is on comfort level in the courtroom. The emphasis is on making the strongest possible case to protect and defend our Constitution — to seek th

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Washington Free Beacon
Putin Proposes Vote on Constitutional Shake-Up That Could Extend His Rule

By Andrew Osborn and Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed a nationwide vote on sweeping constitutional changes that would shift power from the presidency to parliament and the prime minister, a move that could allow him to extend his rule after leaving the Kremlin. Recent Stories in National Security Putin Proposes Vote on Constitutional Shake-Up That Could Extend His Rule Congress Seeks Investigation Into Pro-Iran Lobby Group Tied to Tehran Regime Iran Video Stages Assassination of Trump, Pompeo, Netanyahu

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The Denver Post
Key takeaways from tonight’s Democratic presidential debate in Iowa included Iran and healthcare

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and NICHOLAS RICCARDI DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Some key takeaways from Tuesday"s Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses: CIVILITY AND SUBSTANCE OVER FIGHTING AND FRICTION After the United States" killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Democrats were bracing for fights over foreign policy. Instead, a whole lot of substance broke out. There was a brief skirmish between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who opposed the Iraq War, and former vice president Joe Biden, who apologized for supporting for it. But most of the opening 3

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The Denver Post
Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa - Some key takeaways from Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses: CIVILITY AND SUBSTANCE OVER FIGHTING AND FRICTION After the United States’ killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Democrats were bracing for fights over foreign policy. Instead, a whole lot of substance broke out. There was a brief skirmish between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who opposed the Iraq War, and former vice president Joe Biden, who apologized for supporting for it. But most of the opening 30-minute discussion - one-quarter of the time

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Independent Journal Review
In Democratic Debate, Sanders-Warren Flap Makes a Winner out of Biden

Six Democratic U.S. presidential candidates sparred over war and trade, gender and health care, in a pressure-packed debate in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, with the first nominating contest in the state less than three weeks away. Here is how each of them fared: JOE BIDEN The former vice president, who has been showing fresh signs of competitiveness in Iowa and New Hampshire, and who still leads in polls nationally, needed only a steady performance on the evening and largely delivered it. He benefited from much of the attention staying on the flap between progressive allies Bernie Sande

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Independent Journal Review
Democrats Add Last-Minute Evidence to Trump Impeachment Case Before Senate Trial

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday they would include new evidence when they send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate on Wednesday, seeking to expand the scope of a trial that will dominate Washington for the next several weeks. Senior Democrats said they would include phone records and other documents provided by Florida businessman Lev Parnas when they make their case that Trump abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival, Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden. Parnas was an associate of Trump'

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Takes Sanders’ Side in TIFF With Warren Over Prospect of Female U.S. President

U.S. President Donald Trump threw his support, welcome or not, behind Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders in his back-and-forth with rival Elizabeth Warren, saying he did not believe Sanders would suggest a woman could not win the 2020 election. Tensions between Warren and Sanders, two progressive U.S. senators who are running for the Democratic nomination, have risen after a report that Sanders told Warren in 2018 that he did not believe a woman could beat Trump. Warren confirmed the report late on Monday in a statement, saying: I thought a woman could win; he disagreed.&"; Sa

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Independent Journal Review
Michael Avenatti, Former Lawyer for Stormy Daniels, Arrested in California

Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was arrested on Tuesday on accusations that he violated the terms of his release from custody while awaiting trial on charges that he sought to extort millions of dollars from Nike Inc., federal prosecutors said. Avenatti, 48, whose trial in the Nike case is set to start next week, was taken into custody by agents from the Internal Revenue Service, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles. Mrozek said that he could not discuss the allegations that led to Avenatti's arrest because the documents had been sealed by a judge. An

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Ex-Adviser Flynn Seeks to Withdraw Guilty Plea

Lawyers for Michael Flynn, U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, on Tuesday said in a court filing that he would seek to withdraw his guilty plea in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Flynn pleaded guilty in late 2017 to lying to the FBI about interactions with Russia's ambassador to the United States in the weeks before Trump took office, but has since argued that prosecutors violated his rights and duped him into a plea agreement. The development came one week after federal pro

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NPR
Flynn Asks To Withdraw Guilty Plea In Case Stemming From Mueller Probe

Michael Flynn, who held the post of national security adviser in the Trump administration for less than a month, was set to be sentenced on Jan. 28. (Image credit: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

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Counter Punch
Where is the Reporting on PetroCaribe?

Photograph Source: Colin Crowley - CC BY 2.0 January 12 marks ten years since Haiti’s deadly earthquake. Usually, Haiti appears in international news when there’s a scandal, a disaster, violence. There was a flurry of coverage in October when daily protests, begun with a nine-week general strike – in Haitian Creole, peyi lòk - met with government repression, including the death of three journalists. The mobilization has been ongoing since July 2018, leading to a partial report naming high-ranking government officials of mismanagement of PetroCaribe funds published at the end of May 201

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Counter Punch
France at a Crossroads

Photograph Source: Thomas Bresson - CC BY 4.0 Montpellier, France. The nationwide general strike in France, now entering its record seventh week, seems to be approaching its crisis point. Despite savage police repression, about a million people are in the streets protesting President Macron’s proposed neo-liberal “reform” of France’s retirement system, established at the end of World War II and considered one of the best in the world. At bottom, what is at stake is a whole vision of what kind of society people want to live in – one based on cold market calculation or one based on huma

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Counter Punch
A Fine Republic, But Can We Keep It?

As Benjamin Franklyn was leaving Independence Hall on the final day of the Constitutional Convention, the story goes, a woman asked him, ‘Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”  He is said to have replied without hesitation, “A republic, if you can keep it.”* A Skeptical Founder  Scholars tend to focus on the word “republic” in Franklyn’s answer and often note that Franklyn did not call the new government a democracy. The delegates to the Constitutional Convention limited the role of the people, not least by vesting the power to make and execute the laws in electe

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