Sunday, December 8, 2019

MixedTimes - Adam Shaw

Nadler then and now: 1998 video shows Dem saying impeachment would ‘overturn’ will of voters

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., will on Wednesday pick up the baton from his Intelligence Committee counterpart Adam Schiff., D-Calif., as the House’s impeachment inquiry moves to the next step -- but it is a far cry from 1998 for Nadler, where he warned that an impeachment would “overturn the popular will of the voters.

Trump boosts Boris Johnson as he shoots down Corbyn's NHS claim

President Trump on Tuesday gave British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a boost in his party's fight for re-election, as he shot down a central claim by the left-wing Labour Party that the country’s National Health Service (NHS) would be “sold off” to American companiesas part of a post-Brexit trade deal.

Trump hits Macron for ‘non-answer’ on ISIS fighters, in tense meeting overseas

President Trump tangled with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday in a tense exchange in front of reporters in London, where Trump asked Macron if he’d like to take back “some nice ISIS fighters” and then dinged him for his“non-answer” -- just hours after he challenged the French premier’s rebuke of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Dems’ doomsday scenario: Could anxious moderates scuttle impeachment push?

Withimpeachment proceedingsmoving swiftly after a spree of dramatic hearings, the expectation that the House will vote to impeach President Trump and trigger a Senate trial has been treated as a fait accompli-- but the president's allies still see a scenario, howeverremote, where congressional Democrats could fall short.

Trump administration delivers warning to liberal states moving to bar ICE from courthouses

EXCLUSIVE: Attorney General Bill Barr and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf are warning state supreme courts in Washington and Oregon that moves to stop federal immigration enforcement from making arrests in and around courthouses willcreate an “unacceptable risk” by letting illegal immigrants convicted of violent crimes loose in communities.

Trump weighs in on tight Louisiana gubernatorial race as polls open

President Trump urged Louisiana voters to oust Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards on Saturday, as polls opened in a tight race that Republicans hope will deliver them a vital seat less than a year before Election Day, and show Trump’s own political strength.

Chad Wolf sworn in as DHS chief, names Ken Cuccinelli as deputy

Chad Wolf was sworn in Wednesday as the new acting Department of Homeland Security secretary, and in doing so announced that Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli will be serving as his number two -- a move that is likely to be welcomed by immigration hawks.

Haley book blasts UN migration pact for focus on climate change: ‘Give me a break’

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, in hernewly released book, defended the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the United Nations'global migration pact -- arguing that it would have eliminated the distinction between legal and illegal immigration, and sharply questioning its focus on issues like climate change.

Bolton warned of ‘hand grenade’ Giuliani, shut down Ukraine meeting, aide told impeachment inquiry

Fiona Hill, a former top White House expert on Russia, testified that former national security adviser John Bolton distanced himself from the effort to leverage investigations from Ukrainians in exchange for a White House meeting -- and warned that President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani was a “hand grenade” who was “going to blow up everyone,”according to transcripts released Friday.

Officials say Bolton shut down Ukraine meeting, warned of ‘hand grenade’ Giuliani: transcript

Fiona Hill, a former top White House expert on Russia, testified that former national security adviser John Bolton distanced himself from the effort to leverage investigations from Ukrainians in exchange for a White House meeting -- and warned that President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani was a “hand grenade” who was “going to blow up everyone,”according to transcripts released Friday.

Ex-envoy denied Trump linked Ukraine meeting to push for investigations, transcripts show

Former U.S. envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, according to transcripts released Tuesday, pushed back on the claim that President Trump sought to withhold a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky until Kiev committed to investigate allegations concerning the 2016 election -- while also denying that Trump was seeking “dirt” on former Vice President Joe Biden.

Envoy testimony reflects mixed picture on ‘quid pro quo,’ concerns over Giuliani role

Former U.S. envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, according to transcripts released Tuesday, pushed back on the claim that President Trump sought to withhold a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky until Kiev committed to investigate allegations concerning the 2016 election -- while also denying that Trump was seeking “dirt” on former Vice President Joe Biden.

AOC backs anti-cop protesters who jumped subway turnstiles in New York

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Saturday gave her backing to a New York Cityanti-police protest, in which demonstratorsjumped subway turnstiles and yelled anti-cop slogans to protest a crackdown on fare evasion and allegations of police brutality.

In San Diego, officials say new wall is helping bring border numbers down

As part of President Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall along the southern border, in San Diego, 14 miles of 18 foot primary steel bollard have been built, with a secondary 30 foot steel bollard barrier behind that which is approximately 80 percent complete.

Ken Cuccinelli floated as likely next DHS chief with McAleenan to step down

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli is being seen as a likely replacement for outgoing Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, sources tell Fox News -- a move that would be welcomed by immigration hardliners.

Congressional delegation traveling to Ukraine amid controversy over Trump phone call

A congressional delegation will travel to Ukraine this week to meet with military leaders amid thecontroversy over President Trump's July phone call withthe Ukrainian president -- though officials say the trip, planned before the details of that call were known, was originally meant to address other issues.

Iran’s Rouhani backs moving UN out of New York to a ‘better’ country

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday that his country's delegation would vote for the United Nations headquarters to be moved out of New York if given the chance, in the latest sign of escalating tensions with the United States on the sidelines of the U.N.

America 'isolated' at UN? General Assembly breaking with US on most votes, report finds

As President Trump prepares toaddress the U.N. General Assembly this week,a new State Department report shows that the world body is out of sync with U.S. interests in more than two-thirds of votes-- likely raising further concerns within the Trump administration about the organization and America's financial commitment to it.

Biden goes on the attack over Ukraine controversy, pledges to beat Trump ‘like a drum’

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday went on the offense over the growing controversy over President Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine, in which Trump reportedly urged the Ukrainian leader to investigate Biden’s son’s dealings in the country -- with Biden backing calls for a House investigation and for the White House to release the transcript of the call.

Trump administration to sign asylum agreement with El Salvador

The Trump administration will announce Friday that the U.S. intends to sign an "asylum cooperativeagreement" with El Salvador, a senior Department of Homeland Securityofficial confirmed to Fox News -- the latest in a rapid-fire seriesof moves by the administration to tackle the migrant crisis at the southern border.

Trump administration signs asylum agreement with El Salvador

The Trump administration on Friday signedan "asylum cooperativeagreement" with El Salvador that would meanmigrants who pass through the country need to have first sought and been denied asylum there before continuing to the U.S.