An angry GOP UT Sen Lee says Admin Iran briefers refused to say if they would ever come before Congress to ask for blessing for military action. Called the briefing "lame."
Rand Paul echoes Lee and calls instructions by administration not to debate military action "particularly insulting." "I think we need to debate the separation of powers," he adds
After this briefing the ranking Democrat on Senate Foregin Relations Committee @BobMenendezNJ said his he was "unsatisfied" with the answers from @EsperDoD & @SecPompeo on whether the threat posed by Soleimani that led to the drone strike was "imminent" & the nature of the threat
House voting TOMORROW on war powers resolution. Pelosi just announced
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Pelosi: The House is moving forward with @RepSlotkin's War Powers Resolution limiting the President's military actions regarding Iran. The Admin must work with the Congress to advance an immediate, effective de-escalatory strategy which prevents further violence
Armed standoff w/possible shot(s) fired--- Connecticut Ave near Albemarle St NW-DC in the Forest Hills Neighborhood. Police arriving reported what sounded like a shot (or shots) fired. Believed to have a suspect holed up inside the building.
Letter sent by Senate Democrats to @EsperDoD and @thejointstaff Gen. Milley requesting regular briefings, documents detailing the number of troops the administration has deployed and plans to deploy in support of contingency plans with respect to Iran
Trump says he will make a speech Wednesday morning, Washington time
: All is well. Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good. We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far. I will be making a statement tomorrow morning
The US Vice President ends a meeting with Congressional leaders
"We are aware of the reports of attacks on US facilities in Iraq. The President has been briefed and is monitoring the situation closely and consulting with his national security team," says @PressSec
: Had a very good meeting with @kbsalsaud of Saudi Arabia. We discussed Trade, Military, Oil Prices, Security, and Stability in the Middle East
: Great interview with @GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy on @foxandfriends. "There was no urgency with the Articles of Impeachment because there was no case."
Robbery in the 3500 block of 6th St. Se.. Lookout for 2 heavyset B/M's 1 wearing a grey hood
Shooting Investigation at 14TH & H Street NE Lookout for 3 B/M's in a gray 4 door sedan
: ..If however, the city or state in question is willing to acknowledge responsibility, and politely asks for help from the Federal Government, we will very seriously consider getting involved in order to make those poorly run Democrat Cities Great Again
: The homeless situation in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and many other Democrat Party run cities throughout the Nation is a state and local problem, not a federal problem
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday to definitively say that he wouldn't run for the Senate in Kansas this year, according to a person close to Mr. Pompeo
One man is unconscious and not breathing after a shooting in Northeast D.C., police said.
"I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify," says former national security adviser Bolton
US Special Representative for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, is to hold an on-camera, on-the-record briefing at 14:00EST (19:00GMT).
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: The U.S. and freedom-loving countries have recognized @jguaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela. Maduro's attempts and his government to use violence and intimidation to prevent his re-election will not stop our unwavering support. @NicolasMaduro must leave
: Eric Chewning, Chief of Staff to Secretary of Defense @EsperDoD, will be leaving the Pentagon at the end of January "to return to the private sector." He will be replaced by Jen Stewart, currently the minority staff director for the House Armed Services Committee
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Missing Person 13 year-old Marshay Swain, who was last seen in the 2400 block of Elvans Road, Southeast on Wednesday, December 31, 2019.
: Congress & the President should not be wasting their time and energy on a continuation of the totally partisan Impeachment Hoax when we have so many important matters pending. 196 to ZERO was the Republican House vote, & we got 3 Dems. This was not what the Founders had in mind
: The Impeachment Hoax, just a continuation of the Witch Hunt which started even before I won the Election, must end quickly. Read the Transcripts, see the Ukrainian President's strong statement, NO PRESSURE - get this done. It is a con game by the Dems to help with the Election
: "The reason they are not sending the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate is that they are so weak and so pathetic." @LindseyGrahamSC @MariaBartiromo The great Scam continues. To be spending time on this political Hoax at this moment in our history, when I am so busy, is sad
Speaker Pelosi announces war powers resolution as tensions with Iran escalate
Rubio urges US Congress to pass Uygur bill to counter Xinjiang crackdown