: Will be a GREAT and very accurate show tonight by @seanhannity on @foxnews (9:00 PM). Will play my full statement from Air Force One
: The President of Ukraine said that he was NOT pressured by me to do anything wrong. Can't have better testimony than that. As V.P., Biden had his son, on the other hand, take out millions of dollars by strong arming the Ukrainian President. Also looted millions from China. Bad
: No one has done more behind the scenes for STRONG BORDER SECURITY than @SenCapito. Her bill passed Committee today with $5B for the BORDER WALL. West Virginia is a great State and Shelley gets it done. Keep it up
: Congratulations to my friend @SenShelby, our powerful Appropriations Chairman, for his hard work on many strong bills that continue to rebuild our military, invest in border security, and many other priorities. Good work and keep fighting, you are winning
1 year ago
Audio: "I want to know who's the person, who's the person who gave the whistleblower the information Because that's close to a spy," President Trump said
Former Trump official confirms that WH started placing Trump call transcripts into NSC's codeword system—effectively concealing them—sometime after Mexico, Australia transcript leaks in 2017. Experts say doing that poses whole host of natsec risks
Air Force Gen. John Hyten confirmed to be U.S. military's 2 officer by 75-22 Senate vote. Hyten faced accusations of assault by female Army colonel under previous command running nuclear arsenal
: Liddle' Adam Schiff, who has worked unsuccessfully for 3 years to hurt the Republican Party and President, has just said that the Whistleblower, even though he or she only had second hand information, "is credible." How can that be with zero info and a known bias. Democrat Scam
Whistleblower in Trump-Ukraine case is a CIA officer who was detailed to work at the White House at one point, sources say - NYT
U.S. President Donald Trump says there should be a way to stop the impeachment inquiry over allegations he attempted to get the Ukrainian president to investigate U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden
NYT: Trump told staff from the U.S. Mission to the United Nations that he wants to know who provided info to the whistleblower, saying that whoever did so was "close to a spy" and that "in the old days," spies were dealt with differently
: Adam Schiff has zero credibility. Another fantasy to hurt the Republican Party
: A whistleblower with second hand information Another Fake News Story. See what was said on the very nice, no pressure, call. Another Witch Hunt
Pelosi says it is "heartbreaking" that Trump has violated the oath of the constitution to the extent that she's endorsed an inquiry
Acting DNI Maguire: "No one - none of us - is above the law in this country."
Shooting near the 1400 block of Montana Ave NE in Washington, District of Columbia, with no injuries
"This is not OK," says @RepMikeTurner, a @GOP member of @HouseIntel, about the nature of @POTUS comments in July 25 call with @ZelenskyyUa
@DevinNunes is accusing the US intelligence community of leaking about @POTUS phone calls with foreign leaders. "Individuals within the White House may or may not" be leaking these, replies Maguire, asserting it's not the intelligence community
Maguire says he does not know the identity of the whistleblower, and has tried hard to protect his/her anonymity. "I believe the whistleblower followed the steps every step of the way," he said 'I think the whistleblower did the right thing"
"We went to the White House first." says @ODNI acting director. "It did appear that it has executive privilege."
"I strongly believe in the role of the inspector general," adds Maguire, explaining the Whistleblower Complaint was not ignored and was referred to @TheJusticeDept
Executive privilege prevented @ODNI acting director from immediately handing over complaint to Congress, testifies Maguire
Crash Involving DC Shooting Suspect Takes Out Power in NE, Sends Bullet Flying Into Elementary School
In written statement, @PressSec says whistleblower complaint "shows nothing improper." She says WH "will continue to push back on the hysteria and false narratives being peddled by Democrats and many in the mainstream media."
"Once again this supposed scandal ends up being nothing like we were told," adds @DevinNunes
"What we have with this storyline is another Steele Dossier," contends @DevinNunes. "What we have today is the whistleblower process is the casualty."
"Whistleblower inquiries should not be held in public at all," says @DevinNunes, calling this more "hysteria" like the #RussiaHoax
1 year ago
More House Dems are backing an impeachment inquiry. The latest: Rep. Vicente Gonzalez
: "Is their a case for impeachment Absolutely not." There is no high crimes or misdemeanors, no treason, no extortion, no treason." RD Robert Ray, respected
Record of Ukraine call is "the most graphic evidence yet that the president has betrayed his oath of office," says @RepAdamSchiff
"Nothing has changed with the release of this complaint," which contains "false narratives," says @PressSec. WhistleblowerComplaint
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Whistleblower complaint says Trump asked Zelensky to try "uncovering allegations of Russian interference in 2016 originated in Ukraine, with a specific request that [Zelensky] locate and turn over servers" linked w DNC/CrowdStrike
1 year ago
More on Kurt Volker and US ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland's alleged involvement
1 year ago
Trump allegedly pulled back a Pence visit to Ukraine until the Zelensky administration would "play ball" with Trump on desired investigations
: THE DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO DESTROY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND ALL THAT IT STANDS FOR. STICK TOGETHER, PLAY THEIR GAME, AND FIGHT HARD REPUBLICANS. OUR COUNTRY IS AT STAKE
House intelligence committee releases redacted version of whistleblower complaint at center of Trump impeachment probe.
Two sources familiar with the complaint say part of it says the Trump-Zelenskyy call 'transcript' was sequestered — as if it were highly classified with extremely restricted access
"ODNI is not planning to release the redacted version of the complaint at this time" per @ODNIgov spokesperson re Whistleblower complaint
A juvenile has been injured in a late night shooting in the District.
Former Vice President Joe Biden says that "it's awful hard to avoid the conclusion" President Donald Trump committed "an impeachable offense" by pressuring the Ukrainian president to investigate Biden
The whistleblower complaint alleges a pattern of obfuscation at the White House, in which officials moved the records of some of Trump's communications with foreign officials onto a separate computer network from where they are normally stored
The whistleblower complaint has been declassified.
NYT: The intelligence officer who filed the whistleblower complaint raised alarms not only about what Trump and Zelensky said in the phone call, but also about how the White House handled records of the conversation, according to two people
Rep. Eric Swalwell, after viewing whistleblower's complaint: "The whistleblower. lays out witnesses we need to follow up with, documents we need to get, and also describes a number of individuals around this disturbing conduct who never came forward."
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The House has voted unanimously 421-0 to release the whistleblower complaint
SCHIFF: allegations credible provides other information for committeee to follow up on documents witnesses et al
Former FBI Director James Comey said that recent developments in Ukraine scandal means "we may be at the point" where Congress must impeach President Trump
Rep. Mike Quigley, member of House Intelligence, says on CNN that he just read the whistleblower complaint and can say only that it is "extraordinarily detailed" and "very well done." Still classified so he can't say more
@ewarren on the WH's Trump/Ukraine call notes: "It doesn't have to be a quid pro quo," she said. "It's a solicitation of help from a foreign gov't for his own political purposes. That is the smoking gun. It's right there in his own words. He's admitted it."
"I thought we won, I thought it was dead" @POTUS says when asked if he is prepared for a long Impeachment fight
"There was no quid pro quo.but there was with Biden, there was with these senators," according to @POTUS when asked about the Ukraine call
"He had a couple of conversations also" with Ukraine, says @POTUS of @VP. "They were perfect. They were all perfect."
Trump said @ChrisMurphyCT "threatened" the Ukrainian government
Trump: Joe Biden has posed a political threat to Ukrainian president
"I didn't threaten anybody" in Ukraine, says @POTUS. "No push, no pressure, no nothing. It's all a big hoax."
"They should have transparency" about activities in China and Ukraine of @JoeBiden and his son, adds @POTUS
Whistleblower didn't have any first class or first rate or second tier information, according to @POTUS, who says he's informed House members he fully supports transparency on this incident
says the whistleblower complaint has been delivered to the Senate Intel Cmte, which is reviewing it
Kerry on Trump-Ukraine scandal: "If it wasn't already a constitutional crisis, it is now"
: I have informed @GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy and all Republicans in the House that I fully support transparency on so-called whistleblower information but also insist on transparency from Joe Biden and his son Hunter, on the millions of dollars that have been quickly and easily
: ..taken out of Ukraine and China. Additionally, I demand transparency from Democrats that went to Ukraine and attempted to force the new President to do things that they wanted under the form of political threat
Justice Dept broadens denial on Barr convos with Trump, says Trump never asked AG to investigate Biden at all, with Ukraine's aid or otherwise
Ukraine President says thought only U.S. side of Trump conversation was going to be published
NBC Impeachment Count: 216 House Democrats say they support some type of action regarding impeachment, plus one Independent (Amash) which brings the NBC total to 217. The number is just shy of the 218 needed if a full House vote were to occur
At no time did he consider resigning his position, says @ODNIgov Acting Director Maguire, - "I have never quit anything in my life, and I am not going to start now. I am committed to leading the Intelligence Community to address the diverse and complex threats facing our nation."
1 year ago
Trump urging the Ukrainian president to investigate Biden right out in the open, on camera
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Zelenskyy of Ukraine meets with POTUS at UN. Felt any pressure to investigate Biden?. Zelenskyy: You read everything. I don't want to be involved in US elections. Trump: in other words no pressure
In his bilateral meeting with President Trump, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy jokes "it's better to be on TV than by phone"
Trump's acting DNI threatened to resign because he feared White House would make him stonewall Congress
House Intel ranking member Devin Nunes says the committee will view the whistleblower complaint at 4pm this afternoon
: Wow. "Ukraine Whistleblower's lead attorney donated to Biden." @FreeBeacon
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Joint statement from Committee Chairs Schiff, Nadler, Cummings & Engel: "Let's be clear: no quid pro quo is required to betray our country. Trump asked a foreign government to interfere in our elections—that is betrayal enough."
"Congress is exercising its constitutional responsibility to investigate under the umbrella of impeachment, and we need cooperation immediately. Nothing less than full transparency will do when our national security is at risk," says four House committees chairs' statement
US Senate, controlled by @GOP, votes to end @POTUS BorderSecurity emergency declaration
The Senate just voted 54 to 41 to terminate the emergency declaration Trump used to raid $3.6 billion from military construction projects for the border wall. It's their second attempt to claw back the border money. Trump vetoed a resolution on this in March
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Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee: "This transcript is hard evidence that President Trump is running our government like a criminal enterprise."
Eliot Engels: Rudy Giuliani is not a U.S. official or a @StateDept diplomat. It's outrageous for Trump to send him to a key U.S. partner to press them to interfere in our politics. Relations with Ukraine are too important to lower into the President's corrupt swamp
Ukraine call summary released by White House confirms need for impeachment inquiry of US President Trump – House of Representatives Speaker, Nancy Pelosi
"There is no quid pro quo necessary to betray your country or your oath of office," @RepAdamSchiff on Ukraine president call notes
Intelligence Committee Chairman: President Trump endangered our national security
: "He (President Trump) didn't specifically mention the explicit quid pro quo ofunless you investigate thiswe're going to withhold military aid to you." Pamela Brown
Quote from Zelensky-Trump call transcript: "Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution, so if you can look into it — It sounds horrible to me."
There was no pressure whatsoever on Ukraine, claims @POTUS in his first comment since release by @WhiteHouse of transcript that most interpret as demonstrating otherwise
Hillary Clinton: The president of the United States has betrayed our country. That's not a political statement—it's a harsh reality, and we must act. He is a clear and present danger to the things that keep us strong and free. I support impeachment
1 year ago
The White House transcript of the Ukraine call uses three ellipses - all when Trump is making requests, like here
Rep. Matt Gaetz tells @HallieJackson Trump called Republican members of Congress to the White House this morning to give them a look at the Ukraine call memo and get them assembled on talking points
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No direct mention of military assistance aid that Trump ordered to be withheld days earlier, but clear establishment of leverage just before he asks for a "favor." "We do a lot for Ukraine. We spend a lot of effort and a lot of time. Much more than the European countries are."
White House publishes transcript of Trump-Zelenskiy call
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WH releases transcript of Trump call with Zelensky
: "Democrats wrote to the Ukrainian government in May 2018 urging it to continue investigations into President Donald Trump's alleged collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign — collusion later found NOT TO EXIST."
1 year ago
The White House has released the transcript of the phone call between President @realDonaldTrump & Ukraine's President from July 25th of this year.
White House releases transcript of call with Ukraine president
: Will the Democrats apologize after seeing what was said on the call with the Ukrainian President They should, a perfect call - got them by surprise
: "The Democrats have been talking about Impeaching Donald Trump since before he was inaugurated." @SteveDoocy @foxandfriends And for no reason other than the great success we are having with the Economy, the Military, Vets, Tax and Regulation Cuts, HealthCare, and so much more
1 year ago
Large police presence on Georgia Ave near Hamilton St. NW. Officers on scene tell swat team is here. Several streets blocked off.
1 year ago
President of Ukraine met Trump before main talks at UNGA fields