Sunday, January 26, 2020

MixedTimes - Ian Hanchett

Brooks: 'Still a Slightly Weak Case' on Why Trump Should Be Removed

Brooks: 'Still a Slightly Weak Case' on Why Trump Should Be Removed

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Timescolumnist David Brooks stated that he thinks the House impeachment managers have made a strong case “on proving that Trump did it” but still have a “slightly weak case” on why the president should be

Schiff: 'Uncontested' that Trump Invited Ukraine 'to Help Him Cheat'

Schiff: 'Uncontested' that Trump Invited Ukraine 'to Help Him Cheat'

During a press conference on Saturday, House Impeachment Manager and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) stated that President Trump’s impeachment defense team did “not contest that the president solicited a foreign nation to interfere in our election, to

Schumer: Trump's Team 'Made a Really Compelling Case' for Witnesses and Documents

Schumer: Trump's Team 'Made a Really Compelling Case' for Witnesses and Documents

During a press conference on Saturday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that during their presentation on Saturday, President Trump’s impeachment defense counsel unintentionally “made a really compelling case for why the Senate should call witnesses and documents.

Schweizer: 'A Lot of Things about Elizabeth Warren That Are Troubling'

Schweizer: 'A Lot of Things about Elizabeth Warren That Are Troubling'

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,”Peter Schweizer, a senior contributor at Breitbart News and the president of the Government Accountability Institute, and author ofProfiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite,said that 2020 Democratic

Schweizer: Bidens Have 'Lied' About Hunter's China Dealings 'Repeatedly'

Schweizer: Bidens Have 'Lied' About Hunter's China Dealings 'Repeatedly'

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Peter Schweizer, a senior contributor at Breitbart News and the president of the Government Accountability Institute, and author ofProfiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite,stated that the Bidens

Sanders: 'Impossible to Predict' How Much my Healthcare Plan Costs

Sanders: 'Impossible to Predict' How Much my Healthcare Plan Costs

During a portion of an interview with “CBS Evening News” released on Friday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated that it “is impossible to predict” how much his healthcare plan will cost, but healthcare costs in the

Schumer: Odds Are Against Having Witnesses in Impeachment Trial

Schumer: Odds Are Against Having Witnesses in Impeachment Trial

During an interview with MSNBC during their Senate impeachment trial coverage on Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that the Senate not getting witnesses during its impeachment trial is more likely than them getting witnesses.

Murphy: 'Right Now, There Aren't Four Republican Senators' for Witnesses

Murphy: 'Right Now, There Aren't Four Republican Senators' for Witnesses

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) stated that Senate Democrats don’t have four Senate Republicans who will vote to support witnesses in the Senate’s impeachment trial, and while the Democrats might be able to sway four

Schweizer: 'No Coincidence' that Biden Family Deals Took Place When Biden Was VP

Schweizer: 'No Coincidence' that Biden Family Deals Took Place When Biden Was VP

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Peter Schweizer, the author of“Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite,” statedthat it is “no coincidence” that members of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden’s

Sanders: 'Absolutely Not My View' That Biden Is 'Corrupt in Any Way'

Sanders: 'Absolutely Not My View' That Biden Is 'Corrupt in Any Way'

During a portion of an interview with CBS News released on Monday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) pushed back on an op-edfrom Sanders supporter and Fordham Law Associate Professor Zephyr Teachout that said 2020 Democratic presidential candidate

Schumer: 'We Will Be Debating Witnesses and Documents on the Floor' Tomorrow

Schumer: 'We Will Be Debating Witnesses and Documents on the Floor' Tomorrow

During a press conference on Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that Senate Democrats will introduce amendments to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) impeachment trial resolution on Tuesday, and that on Tuesday, “we will be debating witnesses

Kaine: Senate Democrats 'Have Called for a Fair Trial'

Kaine: Senate Democrats 'Have Called for a Fair Trial'

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said that Senate Democrats “have called for a fair trial that includes relevant documents and witness testimony” and hopes Senate Republicans agree that those conditions should be adhered to.

Pelosi: I Want Trump 'to Know That He Is Impeached Forever'

Pelosi: I Want Trump 'to Know That He Is Impeached Forever'

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that if President Trump is listening to her, she would “want him to know that he is impeached forever.

Dershowitz: 'Abuse of Power' 'Is Not an Impeachable Offense'

Dershowitz: 'Abuse of Power' 'Is Not an Impeachable Offense'

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, who will be part of President Trump’s impeachment legal team, argued that “abuse of power, even if proved, is not an impeachable offense.

Schumer: 'I Tend to Believe Parnas' When He Says He Knew Trump

Schumer: 'I Tend to Believe Parnas' When He Says He Knew Trump

On Thursday’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that it’s “logical” that President Trump knew Lev Parnas due to Parnas’ association with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, there will be “all kinds of documentary evidence” of

Sanders: 'I Would Rather Be in Iowa Today'

Sanders: 'I Would Rather Be in Iowa Today'

While speaking to reporters on Thursday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated that he “would rather be in Iowa” than in Washington for the Senate’s impeachment trial, but he took an oath and he thinks people will

Parnas: Ukraine Activities 'Never About Corruption' - 'All About' the Bidens

Parnas: Ukraine Activities 'Never About Corruption' - 'All About' the Bidens

During an interview broadcast on Wednesday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” Lev Parnas stated that his and Rudy Giuliani’s efforts in Ukraine were “never about corruption” and were “all about” 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden

Nadler: 'We Heard from Enough Witnesses to Prove the Case Beyond Any Doubt'

Nadler: 'We Heard from Enough Witnesses to Prove the Case Beyond Any Doubt'

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman and House Impeachment Manager Jerry Nadler (D-NY) stated that the House didn’t hear from “many” of the witnesses they should have during their impeachment proceedings, but they “heard from enough

Warren: Women on Dem Debate Stage Are Undefeated, the Men 'Have Lost Ten Elections'

Warren: Women on Dem Debate Stage Are Undefeated, the Men 'Have Lost Ten Elections'

During Tuesday’s CNN Democratic presidential debate, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) addressed the dispute between her and fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) over whether Sanders said a woman couldn’t win the presidential election

Sanders Adviser on Warren Flap: There Were 'Wires Crossed Here'

Sanders Adviser on Warren Flap: There Were 'Wires Crossed Here'

On Monday's broadcast of CNN's "Cuomo Primetime," Sanders campaign senior adviser Jeff Weaver stated that there were "wires crossed" regarding what Sanders said about women winning the presidential race during a conversation with fellow 2020 candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

Menendez: Burisma Hack 'Russia Doing President Trump's Dirty Work Again'

Menendez: Burisma Hack 'Russia Doing President Trump's Dirty Work Again'

On Monday's broadcast of CNN's "AC360," Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) stated that the reportedhacking of Ukrainian gas company Burisma is another example of Russia doing "dirty work" for President Trump.

Schumer: Trump's Tweet About Me and Pelosi 'Makes Enacting a War Powers Act So Important'

Schumer: Trump's Tweet About Me and Pelosi 'Makes Enacting a War Powers Act So Important'

On Monday's broadcast of MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that animage President Trump retweeted depicting both Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wearing traditional Muslim attire and in front of an Iranian flag "makes enacting a War Powers Act so important.

Romney: I Want to Hear from Bolton, 'Open' to Other Witnesses

Romney: I Want to Hear from Bolton, 'Open' to Other Witnesses

While speaking to reporters on Monday, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) said that he is keeping an open mind on which witnesses he wants to hear from in the Senate impeachment trial, and wants to hear from former National Security Adviser

Rick Scott: 'I Don't Think We're Going to Have Any Witnesses'

Rick Scott: 'I Don't Think We're Going to Have Any Witnesses'

On Monday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show,” Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) predicted that the Senate’s impeachment trial will not have witnesses and will be over “pretty fast.” Scott said, “I think both sides are going to present their case.

Brooks: Iran Situation 'Looks a Lot Calmer'

Brooks: Iran Situation 'Looks a Lot Calmer'

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Timescolumnist David Brooks stated that the situation in Iran “certainly looks a lot calmer than it did a week ago.” Brooks stated, “A week ago, we didn’t know where we were going.

Trump: Soleimani Was Planning Attacks on 'Four Embassies'

Trump: Soleimani Was Planning Attacks on 'Four Embassies'

During portions of an interview set to air on Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” President Trump stated that Qasem Soleimani was “probably” targeting the U.S.

Graham: Playing with the War Powers Act Is 'Empowering the Enemy'

Graham: Playing with the War Powers Act Is 'Empowering the Enemy'

While speaking with CNN on Wednesday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reacted to Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) and Senator Mike Lee’s (R-UT) criticism of the Trump administration’s Iran briefing by stating that Lee and Paul are “overreacting,” and playing with the

Brooks: Iran Situation 'Hurts Donald Trump' Politically

Brooks: Iran Situation 'Hurts Donald Trump' Politically

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Timescolumnist David Brooks stated that the situation with Iran hurts President Trump politically because of fears that the U.S. could be drawn into a war with Iran.

Rand Paul: 'Much More Likely' Iran and Proxies Will Attack U.S. after Soleimani Death

Rand Paul: 'Much More Likely' Iran and Proxies Will Attack U.S. after Soleimani Death

On Friday's broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Your World," Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stated that it was "much more likely" that Iran, its militias, and proxies will attack the United States in the wake of the death of Qasem Soleimani and reacted to President Trump sending more troops to the region by saying, "If you don't want perpetual war, you don't keep sending more targets over there.

Sanders Manager: Biden, Buttigieg Want to 'Kowtow at the Altar of the Rich'

Sanders Manager: Biden, Buttigieg Want to 'Kowtow at the Altar of the Rich'

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “At This Hour,” Sanders 2020 Campaign Manager Faiz Shakir discussed campaign fundraising and accused 2020 Democratic candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg of wanting to “kowtow at the altar

Scalise: Soleimani Strike 'Strong Message to Iran' and Other Terrorists

Scalise: Soleimani Strike 'Strong Message to Iran' and Other Terrorists

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) stated that the strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s Quds Force “sent a strong message to Iran and any other terrorists

Booker: 'I Do Not Have Great Confidence' in Trump's Foreign Policy

Booker: 'I Do Not Have Great Confidence' in Trump's Foreign Policy

On Thursday’s “CNN Tonight,” 2020 presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) discussed the strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s Quds Force and said that President Trump lacks a broader strategy and he doesn’t “have great confidence” in

Giuliani: 'I Would Testify' in Impeachment Trial

Giuliani: 'I Would Testify' in Impeachment Trial

While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said he is willing to testify in the Senate’s impeachment trial. Giuliani said, “I would testify. I would do demonstrations.

Buttigieg: I Wouldn't Want My Son on Burisma's Board

Buttigieg: I Wouldn't Want My Son on Burisma's Board

While speaking to the Associated Press on Monday, 2020 presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) stated that he wouldn’t have wanted his son to serve on the board of a Ukrainian energy company the way fellow 2020 Democrat

Brooks: Pelosi Has 'Very Little Leverage' over Senate

Brooks: Pelosi Has 'Very Little Leverage' over Senate

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Timescolumnist David Brooks said Democrats don’t have much leverage over Republicans in the Senate on impeachment because “it’s not leverage to tell somebody who doesn’t want to do something they can’t do something.

Brooks: Not Holding Long Impeachment Trial Helps Democrats

Brooks: Not Holding Long Impeachment Trial Helps Democrats

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Timescolumnist David Brooks stated that Republicans who oppose a longer Senate impeachment trial are “helping” Democrats because it is best for Democrats to “get rid of this” and move to the campaign.

Biden: I Wouldn't Testify in Senate Impeachment Trial if Subpoenaed

Biden: I Wouldn't Testify in Senate Impeachment Trial if Subpoenaed

During an interview withthe Des Moines Registeron Friday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden stated that if he was subpoenaed to testify at the Senate’s impeachment trial, he would not comply, and that if he testified it