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Former AG Jeff Sessions Slams Bolton for Book Leaks - Right Wing News Hour. Trump may still be giving former Attorney General Jeff Sessions the cold shoulder, but that is not stopping Sessions from defending Trump. On Tuesday, Sessions tore into Bolton for violating the sanctity of these confidential relationships as well as blasting the Dems for the impeachment. Still Standing by Trump Sessions recently announced that he was going to make a run to regain the Senate seat he gave up when he took on the role of Attorney General. Ever since he made the announcement, he has been trying to mend fences with Trump, even though Trump continues to ignore his efforts. Trump is still extremely upset Sessions recused himself from the Russian collusion investigation.

Even so, while Trump is still not on speaking terms with Sessions, he did say that he would do nothing to rail against Sessions during his run… not exactly an endorsement, but it is a start. It’s Just Wrong Now we know why. Sessions is apparently one of the few former Trump staffers with integrity. Schiff: Bolton refused to give sworn statement on Ukraine to House Democrats. Former national security adviser John Bolton "refused" to submit a sworn affidavit "describing what he observed in terms of the president's Ukraine misconduct" to House Democrats after the Senate voted not to hear witnesses in President Trump's impeachment trial, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told MSNBC on Wednesday.

Driving the news: Nadler said Wednesday it is "likely" House Democrats will subpoena Bolton and continue investigations into Trump's hold on military aid to Ukraine. Schiff told "The Rachel Maddow Show" that no decision had been made to subpoena Bolton. What he's saying: ""For whatever reason, [Bolton] apparently was willing to testify before the Senate, but apart from that, seems intent on saving it for his book," Schiff told host Rachel Maddow. "He'll have to answer for that, but at this point we have not made a decision about whether or not to move forward with a subpoena, but it is certainly something that we will be discussing. " CNN’s Cuomo: Senate GOP Made a 'Faustian' Bargain with Trump -- 'Surrendered' Their Dignity to Him. CNN host Chris Cuomo said on Monday during his network’s broadcast of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump that Republican senators voting against witnesses was a “deal with the devil.”

Cuomo said, “The president has absolutely learned a lesson. And the lesson is he owns this party. He has them in his hand, and when he squeezes his hand, they squeal. He knows he can do whatever he wants. He has more power than any president I’ve seen in my lifetime within his own party. Cuomo went on to employ the term “Faustian” to describe the situation. He added, “I said it was Faustian. Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN CNN host Chris Cuomo said on Monday during his network’s broadcast of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump that Republican senators voting against witnesses was a “deal with the devil.”

Cuomo said, “The president has absolutely learned a lesson. Cuomo went on to employ the term “Faustian” to describe the situation. CNN: 'Trump Won. That's How History Will Remember What Went On Here' Jay Sekulow: If Witnesses, We Will Recall Every One the House Called. White House lawyer Jay Sekulow told the Senate on Friday that if it decided to subpoena new witnesses, the president’s legal team would demand the right to call every one of the witnesses that appeared in the House. Sekulow noted that Democrats in the House decided to depart from past precedent and deny the White House any opportunity to cross-examine witnesses in public hearings. He said, therefore, that the White House team would call each of the fact witnesses from the House Intelligence Committee — including those who had not testified in public.

He listed every one of them in turn. And he added that cross-examining them would take far longer than the “one week” that House Democrats asked the Senate to provide for new witnesses. “You heard their testimony referred to,” Sekulow told the Senate. And he made the point that while the House impeachment managers demanded a “fair trial,” they had denied that right to the president, to whom the right belonged.

Joel B. Joel B. Joel B. BREAKING: Alyssa Milano Angrily Reacts to GOP Blocking Witnesses | News Thud. Liberal anti-Trump activist Alyssa Milano has reacted angrily to the GOP blocking witnesses in the Trump impeachment trial with a series of tweets. Milano tweeted: Witnesses are dead. Not going to happen. The “removal” will have to happen on Election Day. Are you ready to work harder than you’ve ever worked before? Yup. We’ve got to show up in massive numbers so the 2020 election is #TooBigTooRig. Quick congratulations to the @GOP for successfully covering up Trump’s impeachable offenses and setting a dangerous precedent.

And also, congrats for going *against* the 75% of the American people you pretend to represent and care about. Witnesses are dead. Quick congratulations to the @GOP for successfully covering up Trump’s impeachable offenses and setting a dangerous precedent.And also, congrats for going *against* the 75% of the American people you pretend to represent and care about. Milano then pivoted to fundraising, tweeting: We are all upset about the #ImpeachmentShamTrial. Schumer Melts Down After Witness Vote Fails; 'Acquittal Will Have No Value' Watch: After Witness Vote Fails MSNBC Takes Fear Mongering About Trump To A Whole New Level | News Thud. MSNBC literally started losing their minds late Thursday night when they realized Republicans had the votes not allow witnesses during the impeachment trial and it was hilarious.

A contributor for MSNBC, Jason Johnson took fear-mongering to a whole new level when he began talking about what President Trump is going to do when acquitted. “Imagine Donald Trump deciding sometime in June, ‘well I heard this conspiracy theory that a whole lot of illegal immigrants voted in California so I’ve decided that during the presidential election California has to undergo extreme vetting because we can’t trust their votes.

We’re going to shut down voting in a state,’” Johnson said. “This is literally the kind of thing he will do now. We’re not talking hypotheticals anymore.” Actually you are talking about a hypothetical Jason you started your statement with “imagine.” Johnson said that Americans should “be terrified” of Trump’s ability to overthrow America’s democratic system. Washington Free Beacon. Senator Hirono: Trump ‘Believes He Is King Now’ — ‘I Think Our Country Is in Great Danger’ In the wake of Sen. Lamar Alexander announcing that he would not vote to allow witnesses in President Donald Trump’s ongoing senate impeachment trial, his fellow Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii criticized the direction of the trial, which looks likely to end in an acquittal.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Hirono said that Trump seems to think he is “king” as a result of the trial’s looming outcome. RELATED: Democrats Show Frustration at Losing to Trump, Again Hirono Claims Trump Will Face Impeachment as ‘Every Turn’ “[T]his is the last response for these two days of questions and answers that I got from the president’s team, and that is, ‘Let’s just assume he did it. “And I tell you, what the Trump team said, ‘Oh well you’re going to impeach him and convict him for what he did,’ that means this president is going to be facing impeachment at every turn,” Hirono continued.

‘I think our country is in great danger’ “I think our country is in great danger,” Hirono finished. This is comical. Senate votes against calling new impeachment witnesses. Trump acquittal days away. The Senate Friday voted to usher in the end of President Trump’s impeachment trial by rejecting a motion to call for additional witnesses and documents. Two Republicans joined 47 Democrats to vote in favor of calling for the additional evidence. The motion fell short by two votes, ending the case House impeachment managers have been presenting for the past two weeks. The Senate now moves into the final phase of the trial, which could last a few days longer to allow senators to deliberate and give speeches before holding final votes.

Senators will conclude the trial by voting on two articles of impeachment charging President Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Trump’s acquittal is all but guaranteed. Conviction on either of the articles requires 67 votes. Republicans control 53 votes and most or all are expected to vote against removing Trump from office. On Friday, the mangers and Trump’s lawyers presented final arguments. “The Democrats would never stop,” Rep. Senate Votes No On Additional Witnesses In Impeachment Trial. The United States Senate voted Saturday against bringing in additional witnesses to testify before the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. The vote was 51-49. Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins voted with Democrats in calling for additional witnesses to testify. It was reported Thursday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had enough votes among his Republican colleagues in the Senate to block votes for additional witnesses in the impeachment trial against Trump.

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) makes his way to speaks to reporters near the Senate subway during a break on the impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump on January 31, 2020 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. As Democrats continued to push for additional witnesses in the Senate trial, McConnell expressed confidence that his party would stick together and vote against having more witnesses, according to ABC News. Pelosi says Trump lawyers have 'disgraced' themselves, suggests disbarment. Murkowski to Vote 'No' to Witnesses.

Murkowski also said the trial had not been fair and that Congress had failed as an institution. “Given the partisan nature of this impeachment from the very beginning and throughout, I have come to the conclusion that there will be no fair trial in the Senate. I don’t believe the continuation of this process will change anything. It is sad for me to admit that, as an institution, the Congress has failed,” she said.

“It has also become clear some of my colleagues intend to further politicize this process, and drag the Supreme Court into the fray, while attacking the Chief Justice. I will not stand for nor support that effort. “We are sadly at a low point of division in this country.” She should have specified the Senate Democrats are making it partisan. Even though the acquittal is now a given, Schumer plans to keep the debates up through next week if possible. BREAKING: GOP Sen. Murkowski releases statement on how she will vote on witnesses for impeachment trial. Below is a report that DML News gives a 4 OUT OF 4 STARS trustworthiness rating.

We base this rating on the following criteria: Provides named sources Reported by more than one notable outlet Does not insert opinion or leading words Includes supporting video, direct statements, or photos Click here to read more about our rating system. As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by WASHINGTON — Sen. Murkowski’s decision increases the likelihood that Trump’s Senate impeachment trial will be the first in American history with no witness testimony. The article goes on to state the following: “The House chose to send articles of impeachment that are rushed and flawed. Below is the full statement released by Murkowski Friday: “The House chose to send articles of impeachment that are rushed and flawed. “We are sadly at a low point of division in this country.” CNN anchor: Republicans have a ‘good point’ in wanting to question whistleblower.

CNN anchor John King said he thought Republicans were bringing up a "legitimate point" when they wanted to question the whistleblower. "Call that a political stunt, Rand Paul would say it’s a principled argument," King said Thursday about the GOP Kentucky senator's attempts to question the whistleblower. "Republicans make a good point. The whistleblower started all of this, why has the whistleblower never been questioned? Shouldn’t the House Democrats have found a secure way to do that? It’s a legitimate point of debate as we go through this. " "The Democrats’ argument is just about everything the whistleblower alleged has been proven through other sources, so we don’t need to do this. Paul, 57, caused a stir Wednesday after insisting that the alleged whistleblower, Eric Ciaramella, be named on the Senate floor.

King, 56, said that although Republicans had a point about questioning the whistleblower, there would need to be a "conversation" about outing him. BREAKING: Susan Collins Issues Statement on Why She’s Voting "Yes" on Witnesses | News Thud. Senator Susan Collins has issued the following statement on why she will vote for witnesses: We have heard the cases argued and the questions answered. In keeping with the model used for the impeachment trial of President Clinton, at this point, Senators are able to make an informed judgment about what is in dispute and what is important to the underlying issues. I worked with colleagues to ensure the schedule for the trial included a guaranteed up-or-down vote on whether or not to call witnesses.

I believe hearing from certain witnesses would give each side the opportunity to more fully and fairly make their case, resolve any ambiguities, and provide additional clarity. Therefore, I will vote in support of the motion to allow witnesses and documents to be subpoenaed. If this motion passes, I believe that the most sensible way to proceed would be for the House Managers and the President’s attorneys to attempt to agree on a limited and equal number of witnesses for each side.

Share this: BREAKING: Murkowski Argues Bolton’s Book "Weighs in Favor" of Calling Witnesses | News Thud. Per PBS, Rep. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, asked President Donald Trump’s lawyers why senators should not call former national security adviser John Bolton to testify in the impeachment trial. Murkowski said in a written request that recent reporting on Bolton’s book suggests that Trump desired a quid pro quo with Ukraine. The Alaska senator said that the dispute between Bolton’s statements in his upcoming book compared to other officials’ testimony “weighs in favor” of calling witnesses.

Democrats need 4 Republican Senators to vote in favor of witnesses. It seems likely that based on their statements Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski could be on their side. The Hill reports Sen. Murkowski, who is known for her independent streak, is considered a swing vote whether the Senate will call in witnesses like Bolton. “This dispute about material facts weighs in favor of calling additional witnesses with direct knowledge. Murkowski noted in her question that U.S. Share this: WATCH: Maddow Struggles to Hold Back Tears Upon Learning Alexander Will Vote No on Witnesses | News Thud.

MSNBC Host Rachel Maddow appeared to struggle to hold back tears upon learning that Republican Senator Lamar Alexander would vote “no” on witnesses. Being a key swing vote, Maddow realizes via the panel that the motion for witnesses will likely fail and gets very emotional. FoxNews reports Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander announced late Thursday night that he would not support additional witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial, seemingly ending Democrats’ hopes of hearing testimony from former National Security Advisor John Bolton and paving the way for the president’s imminent acquittal as soon as Friday night. Republicans have a 53-47 majority in the chamber, and can afford up to three defections.

In the event of a 50-50 tie, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts is likely to abstain rather than assert his debatable power to cast a tie-breaking vote. GOP Sen. Share this: REVEALED: Joe Biden was against witnesses during Clinton impeachment | News Thud. CNN's Avlon: Lamar Alexander Must Vote for Witnesses to 'Save Republic' WATCH: Ed Rollins Warns Republicans Who Side With Dems on Witnesses May Be Defeated in November | News Thud. Sen. Manchin Says Hunter Biden Is Relevant Witness For Impeachment Trial - Sara A. Carter U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is once again distancing himself from the majority of his party, telling MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' on Wednesday, that he believe's Joe Bi. Trey Gowdy Suggests Obama and Biden Are Potential Relevant Witnesses in Senate Impeachment Trial. BREAKING: Senator Cory Gardner Says He’ll Vote Against Calling Witnesses | News Thud. GOP senators believe they have the votes to block witnesses.

GOP senators believe they have the votes to block witnesses. BREAKING: McConnell and Senate Republicans Increasingly Confident They Can Block Witnesses | News Thud. WATCH: Ted Cruz says Schumer is WRONG about Republicans having the votes to call Hunter Biden, then makes Chucky a big promise… | News Thud. Deceitful Democrats Go Too Far...Lose Key GOP Senator In Impeachment Sham…Will Vote NO On Witnesses. Trump Warns Senate Republicans — "Witnesses Are Up To House, Not The Senate. Don't Let Dems Play You!" Newest GOP Senator Tears Into Romney for Appeasing Dems By Supporting Impeachment Witnesses ⋆ Oh, Mitt... ⋆ Flag And Cross. REPORT: Senator Lamar Alexander Could Be Deciding Vote on Impeachment Witnesses | News Thud. Mark Meadows Has Some Choice Words For Moderate GOP Senators And It's Brutal, "Voters Will Make You PAY If You Back Impeachment Witnesses"

Nadler floats John Kelly as potential impeachment witness. Ted Cruz Says "The Witness Vote Could Easily be Close" as McConnell Says He Doesn’t Have the Votes to Block Yet | News Thud. Lindsey Graham Ends Dems Bolton Fantasy: “There will be 51 GOP votes to call Biden and whistleblower” | News Thud. Romney Makes His Move to Bury Trump. REPORT: GOP Senator working on deal to call only two witnesses… | News Thud. Bongino offers truth that precludes any ideas of John Bolton testifying in Senate trial. MUST WATCH: Jim Jordan SLAMS John Bolton Book Details. Finally! Motion Drafted to Subpoena Adam Schiff, the ‘Whistleblower’ & the Bidens to Testify. Bill Hemmer Corners Impeachment Manager Dodging Why Dems Didn't Subpoena John Bolton: "I'm just not hearing an answer" Dems want John Bolton to testify over alleged book revelations reported by the NYT.

VIDEO: Schiff Claims the GOP is "Deathly Afraid" of Impeachment Trial Witnesses | News Thud. BREAKING: Senator Hawley Readies Subpoena Votes for Bidens and Schiff | News Thud. WATCH: Trey Gowdy Suggests Obama Could Be a Relevant Impeachment Witness | News Thud. Romney: 'It's very likely I'll be in favor of witnesses' in Trump impeachment trial. REPORT: The 4 GOP Senators Most Likely to Side With Dems on Allowing Witnesses | News Thud. George Conway: There’s a critical witness missing from impeachment. Trey Gowdy makes the case why Joe Biden is relevant as a potential witness, 'so too is Obama' Sen. Graham May Have Just Prevented Hunter Biden From Testifying At Senate Impeachment Trial | News Thud. Hunter Biden 'Prepping' for Impeachment Testimony, 'Taking No Chances' at Trial.

Rush Limbaugh Says Adam Schiff Will Fold Like Cheap Suit Under Tough GOP Questioning: “I really think it’s critical to expose Adam Schiff in this” | News Thud. BREAKING: Schumer on Hunter Biden Testifying "I Think That’s Off the Table" | News Thud. Limbaugh: 'Human Slime' Schiff Must be 1st Witness in Impeachment Trial. Republican senator calls on Hunter Biden to testify. Schiff Rules Out 'Fantasy Football' Witness Trade.

Democrats shoot down talk of Bolton, Hunter Biden witness swap. Opinion | Schumer's demands for impeachment witnesses could haunt Democrats. FNC's Wallace: After 'McConnell Backed Down,' Impeachment Witnesses More Likely. Key Republican will 'likely' vote to call witnesses in Trump impeachment trial. Schiff: Calling Hunter Biden to Testify an 'Abuse' of Impeachment Process. Sen. Susan Collins Likely Wants to Prolong the Trial with Witnesses.