The White House is trying to extinguish flames coming from Wednesday morning’s impeachment inquiry testimony by United States Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland by repeating what Sondland himself said under oath.
A Democratic state senator in Pennsylvania who represents a district that flipped to President Trump in 2016 said he plans to become an Independent and caucus with the state’s Republicans because he’s tired of “purist” politicians and felt a disconnect with an increasingly liberal party.
The House Judiciary Committee swiftly became the scene of a fresh partisan clash Thursday as lawmakers pressed ahead with two articles of impeachment against President Trump, with majority Democrats turning aside a last-ditch bid by Republicans to call witnesses of their choice before a looming committee vote.
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is facing deepening skepticism, including from some in her own party, over her “Medicare-for-all” plan — as she not only claims the middle class won’t be hit with a tax hike but even suggests billionaires alone can fund it.
President Donald Trump said the House impeachment effort had “energized my base like I’ve never seen before” and would “backfire” against the Democrats, putting him back in the White House next year.
Sunday Sen. John Kennedy, slammed the House’s impeachment inquiry into President Trump for chasing after a “red herring” when trying to determine whether the president tied foreign aid to Ukraine to an investigation into his political rivals, and he attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for making impeachment proceedings a “political weapon.”
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has found evidence that an FBI lawyer manipulated a key investigative document related to the FBI’s secretive surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser — enough to change the substantive meaning of the document, according to multiple reports.