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Ominous Warning from Counterintel Chief on Election

NCSC's William Evanina says Russia, China, Iran are trying to sway voters; Dems want more

(Newser) - The country's top counterintelligence official issued a warning Friday regarding the US election in November, though he's getting some pushback from Democratic leaders. "Foreign nations continue to use influence measures in social and traditional media in an effort to sway US voters' preferences and perspectives, to shift...

Trump Supporter Charged With Threatening to Kill Adam Schiff

He told FBI he was trying to protect 'his president'

(Newser) - A Connecticut man has been charged with threatening to kill House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff via the Democrat's website. Investigators say Robert Michael Phelps, 62, sent a meeting request to Schiff's office on Nov. 12, saying "I want to kill you with my bare hands...

Bloomberg 'Just Went There' With Trump

And there's other political chatter on Sunday

(Newser) - In Politico 's words, "Mike Bloomberg's campaign just went there." Facing a wave of attacks from President Trump, the Democratic candidate fired back Sunday with "pathological liar"—not an unusual retort for Dems—then dared to engage in a game of personal insults. "...

Schiff Reacts to Trump Tweet

And other quotes around the Sunday dial

(Newser) - With the Senate impeachment trial down for a day, President Trump fired off a tweet that's making headlines. "Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man," he wrote Sunday about Rep. Adam Schiff, the trial's lead impeachment manager. "He has...

Fidget Spinners Given to GOP Senators During Trump Trial

Schiff makes plea to GOP senators

(Newser) - The third day of President Trump's impeachment trial ended with lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff making an emotional plea to Senate Republicans. The Democrat warned that the president will continue to put his own interests first if he is allowed to remain in office, the Hill reports. "...

Democrats Reject Idea of 'Witness Swap' for Bolton

'We're not going to turn it into a farce,' Biden says

(Newser) - Lead House impeachment manager Adam Schiff said during the second day of President Trump's impeachment trial that former White House national security adviser John Bolton should be heard from—but he and other Democrats poured cold water on the idea of a "witness swap" in which Hunter Biden...

Impeachment Is Now in Hands of the Senate

House votes to send 2 articles

(Newser) - Onto the Senate. The House on Wednesday voted to send two articles of impeachment to the Senate, clearing the way for its delayed trial to begin. The move came after Nancy Pelosi chose seven Democratic members of the House to act as impeachment managers. The articles of impeachment against President...

Iran Nuclear Deal's Days May Be Numbered

Iran warns of 'strong response' amid heightened tensions

(Newser) - The 2015 Iran nuclear deal could be dead in its tracks with three signatories rejecting Iran's argument that it was able to lift restrictions on enriched uranium production owing to US sanctions. Britain, France, and Germany said Tuesday that they were triggering the "dispute mechanism" within the agreement,...

Defense Sec. 'Didn't See' Rationale for Trump's Big Move

And other quotes around the Sunday dial

(Newser) - Was there a rationale for killing Iran's top general? Defense Secretary Mark Esper seemed to convey mixed messages Sunday on that hot-button topic, the New York Times reports. On CBS' Face the Nation, Esper cast some doubt on President Trump's claim that he ordered Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani'...

Trump Backtracks on Letting Bolton Testify

'I think you have to' call on executive privilege, president says

(Newser) - John Bolton, who was President Trump's national security adviser, has said he's willing to testify in the Senate's upcoming impeachment trial. On Thursday, Trump indicated that he wouldn't object, saying, "I don’t stop it." But asked Friday if he'd use executive privilege...

Pompeo Puts the Soleimani Killing a Little Differently

As officials debate the intelligence report behind the Iranian general's assassination

(Newser) - Media reports are casting doubt on the Trump administration's claim that it killed Qassem Soleimani in order to stop an "imminent attack." Some unnamed officials and Democratic lawmakers are quoted as saying the Iranian general didn't appear to pose more of a threat than usual. "...

Scuffles Break Out at Heated Town Hall

Trump supporters heckle Rep. Adam Schiff in Glendale, Calif.

(Newser) - An event honoring recognition of the Armenian Genocide got ugly Saturday when pro-Trump protesters clashed with Armenian Americans, the Desert Sun reports. Things turned when Rep. Adam Schiff—a key player in House Democrats' attempt to impeach President Trump—began speaking at the Glendale, Calif., town hall about the long...

Schiff: Investigation 'Isn't Going to End'

But the evidence is already 'overwhelming'

(Newser) - The House Intelligence Committee may turn over the impeachment process to the House Judiciary Committee soon—but Rep. Adam Schiff says the investigation of President Trump isn't over. The Intelligence committee chairman told CNN on Sunday that the panel is going to move forward with compiling its report, although...

Fox Hosts Advised Against It. Trump Weighs In Anyway

It's a big day on Capitol Hill for the proceedings

(Newser) - President Trump on Tuesday weighed in on the resumption of impeachment hearings, though two Fox News hosts had advised him to refrain. "What is going on is a disgrace and it’s an embarrassment to our nation,” Trump told reporters, per the Hill . His Twitter feed also filled...

In Real Time, Trump Tweet Is Focal Point in Testimony

President slams ex-ambassador Yovanovitch Friday, and she is asked to respond

(Newser) - Day two of the public impeachment hearings featured an oddity. Marie Yovanovitch , the former US ambassador to Ukraine, was asked to respond in real time to a Friday morning tweet from Trump in which he criticized her. Details and coverage:
  • Trump: "Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad," he
...

Battle Lines Drawn Ahead of Public Impeachment Hearings

First witnesses will testify Wednesday

(Newser) - The first public presidential impeachment hearings this century begin at 10am Wednesday—and the White House is preparing for battle. President Trump has engagements including a Wednesday meeting with Turkey's President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan that will keep him from live-tweeting the House Intelligence Committee proceedings, but his campaign plans...

Schiff Tells GOP 'No' on Whisteblower Testimony

Evidence makes that 'redundant,' Democratic chairman says

(Newser) - House Republicans submitted the names of people on Saturday they want to call as witnesses in the impeachment inquiry. The whistleblower was on the list. Democrat Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has answered that there's no point, because evidence and testimony have more than confirmed the...

A Key Impeachment Witness Is a No-Show

Charles Kupperman's refusal to testify is sign of Trump obstruction, says Adam Schiff

(Newser) - The name Charles Kupperman was a big one on Capitol Hill Monday morning, more so for what he didn't do than what he did. Kupperman failed to show up for his deposition in the Trump impeachment investigation, and now he's flirting with being held in contempt of Congress,...

Trump Defends Decision Not to Loop In Democrats

Says he feared leaks before ISIS raid; he also may release part of the video

(Newser) - President Trump likened watching video of the ISIS raid that killed the group's commander to watching a movie. Now he says the White House might release the video, or at least a portion of it. "We're thinking about it," he told reporters Monday, reports ABC News...

House Blocks GOP Attempt to Censure Adam Schiff

Vote to shelve resolution was along party lines

(Newser) - A House GOP bid to censure one of President Trump's least favorite lawmakers was blocked Monday night, as widely expected. The measure to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, a Democrat, was shelved after lawmakers voted 218-185 along party lines to block it, reports Reuters . In their resolution...

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