Politics: Trump tears into impeachment probe, witnesses in early Twitter spree - - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

Politics Trump tears into impeachment probe, witnesses in early Twitter spree

16:10  09 november  2019
16:10  09 november  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Real Talk: Impeachment Is Going Poorly For Democrats And The Media

  Real Talk: Impeachment Is Going Poorly For Democrats And The Media Impeachment is going so poorly for the media and other Democrats that 'Meet The Press' host Chuck Todd was forced to broadcast false information to support it. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); A graphic was posted on Sunday's show that purported to identify how many people in the president's party voted in support of an impeachment inquiry in the cases of Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump.

President Trump tore into the House’s impeachment investigation in an early Saturday morning tweetstorm as the inquiry is set to enter a new, public phase next week.

Trump impeachment intimidation: Weaponized Twitter feed, die-hard fans who get the 'code'. I have the unfortunate distinction of recognizing witness intimidation when I see it. During my years as a state and federal prosecutor, I watched solid cases dissolve as witnesses were intimidated into

Video by Reuters

President Trump tore into the House's impeachment investigation in an early Saturday morning tweetstorm as the inquiry is set to enter a new, public phase next week.

He retweeted 17 messages in roughly an hour hammering Democrats over the probe, including a handful specifically going after some witnesses who have already testified behind closed doors.

"STU: 'The #democrats know they can't remove @realDonaldTrump from office but they'll go ahead with the #impeachment process anyways because they detest him!'" Fox Business host Stuart Varney said in a post retweeted by Trump.

Impeachment investigators subpoena Mick Mulvaney

  Impeachment investigators subpoena Mick Mulvaney Impeachment investigators subpoena Mick MulvaneyMulvaney had already signaled he would likely refuse lawmakers’ demands to testify, and the White House has issued a blanket order against cooperating with the impeachment probe.

Trump impeachment inquiry:Who are the witnesses in the Trump impeachment inquiry and what have they said? Read Hill's full testimony below: Contributing: Bart Jansen, Christal Hayes.

Donald Trump used his Twitter account on Monday to plug his son’s new book, drawing criticism as The tweet also highlights a well-practiced tactic of Trump trying to turn a weakness into an attack The House intelligence committee released the transcripts of two key witnesses in the escalating

"A total and complete circus! Just petty politicians trying to undo @realDonaldTrump's victory. Now, if only the ringleaders would let Congress get back to work on behalf of the American people," read a post from Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) that the president highlighted.

The House's impeachment inquiry was launched in September amid Democratic concerns that Trump leveraged $400 million in military aid to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to publicly open an investigation into unfounded corruption allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden, a top political rival, and his son.

The White House has repeatedly blasted the House investigation as a "witch hunt" and decried Democrats' efforts as "unhinged" after they voted to formalize the inquiry late last month.

Adam Schiff says whistleblower testimony is 'redundant and unnecessary'

  Adam Schiff says whistleblower testimony is 'redundant and unnecessary' House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff made clear on Saturday that the Ukraine whistleblower won't be testifying in the impeachment inquiry, arguing that the individual's testimony would be "redundant and unnecessary."House Republicans earlier Saturday had submitted a list of witnesses to Democrats that they'd like to testify as part of the chamber's impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine. The list included the whistleblower and former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden.

US President Donald Trump earlier dismissed the importance of the impeachment hearings, claiming that he had "never even heard of these people" and that their testimonies have been "fine".

The story of President Donald Trump and impeachment is difficult to follow: It moves fast and our understanding of the facts changes as witnesses testify. We get it. To track this important, complicated story, Vox created this explainer to serve as a guide to the saga.

Democrats have countered the president has abused his oath of office by seeking to involve foreign nations in U.S. domestic politics after publicizing testimony from several witnesses who said there was a quid pro quo surrounding Trump's dealings with Ukraine

Slideshow by photo services

Trump has repeatedly railed against the inquiry on the campaign trail, accusing Democrats of trying to reverse the results of the 2016 presidential race. However, he went a step further Saturday, retweeting messages specifically linked to witnesses who have already testified in the probe.

"The Dems/media are desperately relying on Taylor as their star witness to show there was an impeachable offense of quid pro quo. Aside from the fact he admits he has no idea what quid pro quo even means, Taylor also admitted to me his claims aren't based on 1st hand knowledge," Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) said in a tweet about Bill Taylor, who serves as the chargé d'affaires for Ukraine and testified that he believed there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine, that was retweeted by Trump.

The president's Saturday morning tweetstorm underscores the extent to which the House's impeachment investigation has consumed hiss attention, leading some allies to worry that his focus should be more equally shared between the probe and his legislative priorities.

"Then they all wonder why they don't get gun legislation done, then they wonder why they don't get drug prices lowered," Trump said in September. "Because all they do is talk nonsense. No more infrastructure bills, no more anything."

George Conway and Trump Jr. trade personal insults during impeachment hearing .
Conservative commentator George Conway and Donald Trump Jr. squared off via Twitter during Marie Yovanovitch's public impeachment hearing Friday. © Getty Images George Conway and Trump Jr. trade personal insults during impeachment hearing Trump Jr., son of President Trump, was unimpressed with the witnesses, tweeting: "America hired @realDonaldTrump to fire people like the first three witnesses we've seen. Career government bureaucrats and nothing more."America hired @realDonaldTrump to fire people like the first three witnesses we've seen. Career government bureaucrats and nothing more.- Donald Trump Jr.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!