Saturday, December 7, 2019

MixedTimes - Joel B. Pollak

Some Journalists Wonder If Schiff Has Their Phone Records

Some Journalists Wonder If Schiff Has Their Phone Records

Some journalists are beginning to worry that their phone records may have been caught up in snooping conducted by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and revealed in the House Intelligence Committee’s 300-page impeachment report.

CNN's Chris Cuomo: Scholars 'Concur' on Trump Impeachment

CNN's Chris Cuomo: Scholars 'Concur' on Trump Impeachment

CNN's Chris Cuomo claimed on Wednesday evening's edition ofCuomo Prime Time that constitutional scholars "concur" on President Donald Trump's impeachment -- after a day of sharp disagreement.

Norm Eisen, Democrat Impeachment Counsel, Linked to George Soros

Norm Eisen, Democrat Impeachment Counsel, Linked to George Soros

Norm Eisen, the counsel chosen by Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee to question "expert" witnesses Wednesday at its first impeachment inquiry, founded an organization funded in part by billionaire left-wing financier George Soros.

NYT: Lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein Victims Faces Ethical Questions

NYT: Lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein Victims Faces Ethical Questions

David Boies, the famed lawyer representing several alleged victims of the late Jeffrey Epstein, is being accused of trying to extract financial settlements from men connected to Epstein using non-existent videos, theNew York Times reported Saturday.

Ousted Navy Secretary Richard Spencer Rips Trump over Navy SEAL Case

Ousted Navy Secretary Richard Spencer Rips Trump over Navy SEAL Case

Former Secretary of the NavyRichard Spencer, who was fired earlier this week, published an op-ed Wednesday evening in theWashington Post declaring that President Donald Trump "has very little understanding of what it means to be in the military, to fight ethically or to be governed by a uniform set of rules and practices.

CNN's Ana Navarro Attacks Black Trump Supporters over Poll Results

CNN's Ana Navarro Attacks Black Trump Supporters over Poll Results

CNN political commentator Ana Navarro-Cárdenas mocked polls that showed significant black support for President Donald Trump, tweeting Monday that the polls "have only been conducted in the homes of Ben Carson, Kanye, that sheriff guy with the hat and those two Cubic Zirconia & Polyester-Spandex ladies.

'Iowa' Caucuses Could Be Held in Japan, Mexico, California

'Iowa' Caucuses Could Be Held in Japan, Mexico, California

Next year's Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3 could be held in far-flung locations as distant as California -- and even abroad, as far away as Japan. That's due to a new idea, the "satellite caucus meeting," that Democrats hope to use to expand "access" to the quadrennial political contest, which traditionally kicks off the start of the presidential primary.

Los Angeles Times Calls Devin Nunes the 'Impeachment Inquisitor'

Los Angeles Times Calls Devin Nunes the 'Impeachment Inquisitor'

TheLos Angeles Times referred to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) as the "impeachment inquisitor" in an article Sunday, implying that he is somehow in charge of the House Intelligence Committee's one-sided "impeachment inquiry.

Pollak: Buttigieg the Bullsh**ter

Pollak: Buttigieg the Bullsh**ter

Pete Buttigieg has a great résumé -- and no achievements. He is a consummate Harvard bulls**tter -- who is leading in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Tim Morrison Confirms He Believed Ukraine Call Was Not Illegal

Tim Morrison Confirms He Believed Ukraine Call Was Not Illegal

Former senior National Security Council (NSC) official Tim Morrison confirmed Tuesday afternoon that he did not think President Donald Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July was illegal.

Vindman Confirms: Ukrainians Felt No 'Pressure' to Investigate

Vindman Confirms: Ukrainians Felt No 'Pressure' to Investigate

Democrats accidentally undermined their own case against President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning when one of their star witnesses, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, confirmed Ukraine felt no pressure from the administration.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg Under Fire for Exaggerating Black Support

Mayor Pete Buttigieg Under Fire for Exaggerating Black Support

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is under fire for allegedly faking black support in a campaign email in late October that claimed 400 African-Americans in South Carolina had endorsed his "Douglass Plan" for equality.

State Department Staffer: Sondland Told Trump Zelensky 'Loves Your Ass'

State Department Staffer: Sondland Told Trump Zelensky 'Loves Your Ass'

State Department staffer David Holmes, the aide who claims to have overheard President Donald Trump talking to U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland the day after his July 25 conversations with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, testified in a closed-door impeachment inquiry hearing at the House Intelligence Committee Friday afternoon that he overheard Sondland telling President Trump that President Zelensky "loves your ass.

Yovanovitch Admits She Knew About Biden & Burisma, Did Nothing

Yovanovitch Admits She Knew About Biden & Burisma, Did Nothing

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch admitted Friday under questioning from Republican counsel that she had been briefed about the fact that Hunter Biden was on Burisma's board, but did nothing about it.

Impeachment Inquiry Cheat Sheet: George Kent's Past Testimony

Impeachment Inquiry Cheat Sheet: George Kent's Past Testimony

The second witness in the first public "impeachment inquiry" hearing to be called to testify Wednesday by House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) will beGeorge Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the European and Eurasian Bureau at the State Department.

Impeachment Inquiry Cheat Sheet: Bill Taylor's Past Testimony

Impeachment Inquiry Cheat Sheet: Bill Taylor's Past Testimony

House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) will call his first witness in the public hearing phase of the "impeachment inquiry" on Wednesday: Ambassador William Taylor, Chargé d'affairs at the U.S.

Adam Schiff Has Yet to Release Tim Morrison Transcript

Adam Schiff Has Yet to Release Tim Morrison Transcript

House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has yet to release the transcript of the closed-door testimony of formerNational Security Council senior director for European and Russian affairs Tim Morrison.

Scott Adams: Think Outside the Bubble

Scott Adams: Think Outside the Bubble

"Loserthink," Scott Adams explains, is not exclusive to "losers." We all do it. It is a way of looking at the world from inside familiar bubbles, such that we set ourselves up to fail.

Pete Buttigieg: The Candidate Democrat Rivals Love to Hate

Pete Buttigieg: The Candidate Democrat Rivals Love to Hate

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the candidate most hated by his rivals for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination, according to a profile Saturday by theNew York Times.

Former Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA) Will Run for Katie Hill Seat

Former Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA) Will Run for Katie Hill Seat

Steve Knight, the Republican who represented California's 25th congressional district before losing to Katie Hill in the 2018 midterm elections, announced Saturday that he will seek to regain his seat in an upcoming special election.