Tuesday News Executive Summary

Media Editors:  Above the Fold

HOME RUN: Pam Bondi dismantles Democrats’ impeachment case, highlights loose lips liar-Biden-Ukraine corruption (The Daily Wire)

INJUNCTIONS NEGATED: Supreme Court allows Trump administration to enforce “public charge” immigration restriction (Fox News)

Government & Politics

CONFLICT OF INTEREST? National Security Council aide handling book approvals is twin brother of Democrat witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman (The Washington Times)

UNFORTUNATELY, THE PALESTINIANS AREN’T INTERESTED IN PEACE: Trump’s Middle East peace plan expected to offer Palestinians conditional statehood (The Washington Post)

GOP TRAIN WRECK: Doug Collins to challenge Kelly Loeffler for Georgia Senate seat (Washington Examiner)

FOLLOW THE MONEY: House Democrats to vote to override state right-to-work laws, boosting labor movement (Washington Examiner)

A FINE ONE TO TALK: Authoritarian scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton slams “authoritarian” and “Trumpian” Zuckerberg over Facebook’s speech stance (National Review)


DEFIANCE: Britain says China’s Huawei won’t be banned from its 5G network (The New York Times)

CORONAVIRUS: China counts 106 virus deaths (aided by its censorship) as U.S., others move to evacuate (AP)

“WE’VE REACHED AN INFLECTION POINT”:  Concerned Veterans for America pushes for U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan (National Review)

Closing Arguments

POLICY: The myth that the U.S. leads the world in mass shootings (Foundation for Economic Education)

POLICY: The Medicaid expansion cheat (Mises Institute)

HUMOR: In major deal, The Babylon Bee purchases competing satire site CNN (The Babylon Bee)  ~The Patriot Post


Constitutional Scholar Calls Trump’s Senate Defense ‘Powerful,’ ‘Brilliant’: ‘A Very Strong Start’

by Chris Enloe{wethepeopledaily.com } ~ George Washington University Law professor Jonathan Turley, a constitutional scholar and critic of President Donald Trump, showered the president’s legal team with praise for their opening arguments… on Saturday in Trump’s impeachment trial. “The House took a lot of hits below the waterline today. These were powerful points that gave ample foundation for senators to support acquittal without agreeing with the Dershowitz theory or the suggestion that everything was ‘perfect.’ I liked the low key, fact-based argument,” Turley said. He continued, “The White House did a particularly good job explaining its position on refusing discovery and also the unfair process. Moreover, it was a brilliant decision to limit the opening to a few hours. The House subjected the Senate to mind-numbing repetition for 22 hours.”“By giving up much of the first day, the White House gave a concise opening, relieved the jury, and pushed the main argument to Monday with a larger television audience. It was a sophisticated and effective strategy that paid off,” Turley explained. Turley, who has been a vocal opponent of impeachment, said last week that House Judiciary Chairman scumbag liar-Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) made a “huge blunder” when he accused  Republicans of participating in a “cover-up.” scumbag liar-Nadler’s comments angered Republicans, especially the moderates. “One of the things you teach law students is that when you make arguments to juries, make sure you don’t insult the jury,” Turley said.  https://wethepeopledaily.com/2020/01/27/constitutional-scholar-calls-trumps-senate-defense-powerful-brilliant-a-very-strong-start/  

Chief Justice John Roberts Puts Trial On Pause To Scold House Manager

by freedomclash.com ~ We’ve seen some pretty good stuff during the impeachment trial and I don’t mean anything damning against the President. I mean its been entertaining watching the Democrats destroy themselves… They are just so full of hate that it was bound to happen sooner or later.  There came a point at the end of the first day of the trial that Cheif Justice John Roberts who is presiding over the trial needed to make it clear that he would not tolerate the House managers incivility and poor attitude that has been exhibited, especially by scumbag liar-Jerry Nadler. Here is what led to the Chief Justice to scold scumbag liar-Nadler: scumbag liar-Nadler said, “It’s embarrassing. The president is on trial in the Senate, but the Senate is on trial in the eyes of the American people. Will you vote to allow all the relevant evidence to be presented here? Or will you betray your pledge to be an impartial juror? … Will you bring Ambassador Bolton here? Will you permit us to present you with the entire record of the president’s misconduct? Or will you instead choose to be complicit in the president’s coverup? So far I’m sad to say I see a lot of senators voting for a coverup, voting to deny witnesses, an absolutely indefensible vote, obviously a treacherous vote.” Chief Justice Roberts addressed the room, “It is appropriate at this point for me to admonish both the House managers and the president’s counsel in equal terms to remember that they are addressing the world’s greatest deliberative body,” Roberts sternly rebuked. “One reason it has earned that title is because its members avoid speaking in a manner, and using language, that is not conducive to civil discourse.” “In the 1905 Judge Charles Swayne impeachment trial, a senator objected when one of the managers used the word ‘pettifogging’ — and the presiding officer said the word ought not to have been used,” the chief justice continued. “I don’t think we need to aspire to that high a standard, but I do think those addressing the Senate should remember where they are.” It’s clear that the Dems are self-destructing and it’s only a matter of time before they all fall apart.  https://freedomclash.com/chief-justice-john-roberts-puts-trial-on-pause-to-scold-house-manager/  

scumbag-James Comey Under Federal Probe For Classified Leaks To scumbag-Soros Operative

by uspoliticsandnews.com ~ Disgraced former FBI Director scumbag-James Comey is once again the subject of a federal probe related to a classified leak that took place in 2016. scumbag-Comey has already escaped indictment twice… The first time was for leaking classified information related to the Trump Russian collusion hoax. The second time was when Inspector General Michael Horowitz failed to refer scumbag-Comey for prosecution for criminally deceiving and perjuring himself 17 times on the Carter Page FISA warrants. Will this third investigation of scumbag-Comey’s malfeasance and misfeasance be the charm? The latest scumbag-Comey investigation stems from his July 2016 exoneration of scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton. Rather than waiting for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to declare scumbag/liar-Clinton’s “innocence,” scumbag-Comey stole the limelight by holding a surprise press conference. That was when scumbag-Comey declared that “no reasonable prosecutor” would attempt to try a case against scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton for negligently or purposefully leaking four years’ worth of classified State Department intelligence to China, Iran, North Korea, and every 10-year-old hacker in the Western hemisphere. No biggie! A big question that many of us had at the time was “Why?” What difference did it make whether Loretta Lynch exonerated scumbag/liar-Clinton in the sham investigation versus scumbag-Comey? At the time, we were told that it was because of the secret meeting that Lynch held with scumbag/liar-Bill Clinton on the tarmac at an Arizona airport the day before. None of us really believed that Lynch and “Slick scumbag/liar-Willie” were just talking about their grandchildren, as they both claimed. But there was much more to scumbag-Comey’s decision than that. Where does scumbag-George Soros fit into this story? Let me back up a bit…Leonard Bernardo, an official with scumbag-George Soros’ Open Societies Foundation, had been in communication with DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL). scumbag-George Soros had poured tens of millions of dollars into scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton’s campaign coffers by that point. scumbag-Soros may have wanted to make sure his money wasn’t going to go to waste due to an impending indictment of scumbag/liar-Hillary for treasonously violating the Espionage Act. Maybe scumbag-Soros wanted to know if he needed to bribe anyone else to rig the outcome of the scumbag/liar-Clinton email investigation. Anyway, Wasserman-Schultz wrote back to the scumbag-Soros official, and this is what she told him in that email. Wasserman-Schultz reassured the scumbag-Soros official that Loretta Lynch had personally told her that scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton would be exonerated. scumbag-George Soros had nothing to worry about! The story starts to get weird now, so stay with me…  https://www.uspoliticsandnews.com/james-comey-under-federal-probe-for-classified-leaks-to-soros-operative/  

New Ukraine charges fly amid Giuliani ‘evidence,’ secret Trump tape

By Brooke Singman {foxnews.com } ~ The Ukraine saga took several new turns in the thick of Senate impeachment proceedings on Friday, as reports surfaced of a private recording of President Trump venting about his since-ousted Ukraine ambassador… and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani made a litany of accusations about the loose lips liar-Biden family’s dealings in the country. Giuliani on “Fox & Friends” Friday teased that he would reveal evidence of “shocking new crimes” in the coming weeks related to the controversy.  “I’m going to present over the next two to three weeks shocking crimes at the highest levels of government while the Senate is listening to a totally phony group of stories about non-impeachable offenses,” Giuliani said. Giuliani made several claims about supposed bribes concerning the loose lips liar-Bidens during the interview on Friday morning. Giuliani for months has focused on the circumstances surrounding Hunter Biden’s past board position with Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings and his father loose lips liar-Joe Biden’s role in ousting a prosecutor who had been looking into the firm’s founder. The issue is what President Trump pressed Ukraine’s newly elected leader to investigate last year, touching off the chain of events that would lead to his impeachment. “You know, I started investigating loose lips liar-Biden two years ago when he was thinking about running for president, I’d never think he’d run,” Giuliani said. “I wasn’t investigating loose lips liar-Biden, but in the middle of the corruption presentation, one gentleman said to me, well you know about the loose lips liar-Biden bribe, and I said what are you talking about? And he said, well, ‘loose lips liar-Biden, loose lips liar-Biden got paid off, and he went, he forced a prosecutor out, not only did he get his son out, he got Burisma out.’” Giuliani went on to mention the head of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky, claiming he hired Hunter Biden for a lucrative position on the board of the company in an effort to buy protection from then-vice president loose lips liar-Joe Biden. “He hires the son of the vice president who just got thrown out of the Navy for failing a drug test, had been in and out of rehab for most of his life, was a failure in business and was involved in two or three other scandals involving his father before,” Giuliani said of the younger Biden. “Why would he hire this guy? I’ll tell you why — he was buying loose lips liar-Joe Biden to protect his company… to buy loose lips liar-Joe Biden’s protection for if and when former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko came after his company.”…  https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-ukraine-charges-fly-amid-giuliani-evidence-secret-trump-tape  

VIDEO:  https://video.foxnews.com/v/6126218691001#sp=show-clips

Russian Pardon Commission recommends Naama’s release

By TOVAH LAZAROFF and ALON EINHORN{jpost.com } ~ Naama Issachar’s pardon plea was approved by the Moscow Region Pardon Commission on Monday and forwarded to Russian President Vladimir Putin… the TASS Russian News Agency reported, raising hopes of the return of the 26-year-old yoga teacher to Israel. The American-Israeli citizen was arrested last April at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport and eventually sentenced in a Russian court to seven and a half years in jail on charges of drug smuggling.  According to TASS, Pardon Commission deputy spokesperson Ekaterina Semyonova spoke with journalists about the case. “We received Naama’s  plea for pardon today,” she said. “She Naama Issachar partially admits her guilt. But she pleads not guilty on smuggling charges. She had no such malicious intent. Hence, after considering her character reference from the prison, which is positive, the commission took a decision to satisfy this plea for pardon.” It is widely believed in Israel that Issachar is a diplomatic hostage, arrested by Russia to pressure Israel to make concessions with regard to contentious issues between the two countries. Arrested during a stopover in Moscow, she was en route from India to Tel Aviv. Russian authorities found 9.5 grams of cannabis in her checked luggage. Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to secure her release during his visit to Israel last week, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying he was optimistic that the outcome would be positive. Russia has said Putin would consider a request to release her after she had formally submitted a plea to be pardoned. She did so on Sunday, and her case was considered by the pardon board on Monday.  https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Russian-pardon-commision-recommends-to-release-Naama-Issachar-615553    

John Bolton Undercuts Trump’s Main Ukraine Defense In Book Manuscript

by CHUCK ROSS{dailycaller.com } ~ Former National Security Adviser John Bolton said in an unpublished manuscript of a forthcoming book that President Donald Trump wanted to maintain a freeze on military aid to Ukraine… until officials there produced information related to loose lips liar-Joe Biden and other political opponents, The New York Times reported. Bolton said in the manuscript that he asked Trump about the stalled $391 million aid package during a conversation in August 2018, according to The NYT.Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and numerous lawmakers had by then pressed the White House to unfreeze the aid, saying that Ukraine needed the money to help it stave off Russia. Bolton, who resigned Sept. 10, 2019, reportedly wrote in the book draft that Trump was instead focused on theories regarding loose lips liar-Biden and potential Ukrainian involvement in meddling in the 2016 election. Trump told Bolton that “he preferred sending no assistance to Ukraine until officials had turned over all materials they had about the Russia investigation that related Mr. loose lips liar-Biden and supporters of Mrs. scumbag/liar-Clinton in Ukraine,” The NYT reported. Bolton’s claims seemingly undercut a key Trump defense at his impeachment trial, which is underway in the Senate. Trump and administration officials have asserted that he ordered the freeze on military assistance to Ukraine because of general concerns about corruption in the European nation…  https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/26/john-bolton-book-ukraine-trump/  

Pence in Jerusalem

 Gary Bauer

Vice President Mike Pence delivered a powerful address yesterday at the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem. Dozens of world leaders gathered together at Yad Vashem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. I strongly encourage you to a take a few moments to watch the vice president’s address.As the vice president noted in his remarks, it was just three years after liberation of Auschwitz that the world recognized the right of the Jewish people to have a homeland. After witnessing the worst genocide in the history of the world, the Nazi attempt to wipe out the seed of Abraham, the world witnessed the fulfillment of God’s promise as the Jews were restored to their homeland. My friend Dr. James Dobson has often told the story of his father listening to the radio in May 1948 and saying to him, “Jimmy, the Gospel prophesies have just been fulfilled!” It surely was as it is written in Ezekiel 37: “My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel.”Sadly, yet another study has found that our general knowledge of the Holocaust is lacking. For example, only 45% of those surveyed knew that six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. More than one million Jews were killed at Auschwitz. More than 200,000 were children. Unfortunately, the ancient evil of anti-Semitism is once again on the rise. It takes root in every political philosophy, every cultural movement, and in every nation. That’s why at a special Capitol Hill hearing on anti-Semitism held recently by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, I made the point that anti-Semitism was too dangerous to be used merely as a political cudgel. All of us must confront it wherever we find it.If anti-Semites are claiming to be conservatives, then conservatives must reject them. If progressives are embracing anti-Semitic narratives, then progressives must reject them. If an imam at a local mosque is preaching Jew-hatred, then decent Muslims attending that mosque should be the first to reject it. If your pastor says that all the blessings in the Bible have been transferred to Christians, then you should confront him for his flawed theology.In the same way, I was pleased to see that Vice President Pence urged world leaders to confront the Islamic Republic of Iran. During his address yesterday, Pence denounced the ayatollah’s regime as “the leading state purveyor of anti-Semitism, the one government in the world that denies the Holocaust as a matter of state policy and threatens to wipe Israel off the map.”Trump Makes HistoryToday, President Donald Trump will make history when he becomes the first president to address the March for Life in person. When I served in the White House, President Ronald Reagan addressed the March for Life remotely, and I was proud to have had a hand in drafting his remarks. In the past, we have seen Republican presidential candidates who claimed to be pro-life, but they were much more comfortable making the case for lower marginal tax rates than the sanctity of life. That has changed with the Trump/Pence team. This president wants to fight on this issue. Remember this exchange between Donald Trump and scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton in the final 2016 debate? And this president is continuing to lead on this issue.He cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood.He reinstated Reagan’s Mexico City Policy.He’s fighting the United Nation’s efforts to promote abortion.He’s appointed nearly 200 constitutionalist judges, including two Supreme Court justices.He’s fighting progressive attempts to resurrect the pro-abortion Equal Rights Amendment.And Wednesday, the Justice Department filed a brief supporting Ohio’s law protecting unborn children with Down syndrome.The scumbag/liar-Schiff ShowWednesday, Rep. scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager, took to the Senate floor and spoke and spoke and spoke and spoke. He talked for several hours. But as Rep. Mark Meadows put it, “We quit counting after 12 different false statements made by scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff.” This is a key point to keep in mind because the left has repeatedly lied about the president. For example, when local residents in Charlottesville, Virginia, attempted to rally in support of maintaining historical Civil War monuments, some really bad people showed up to exploit the rally. They staged a torch-light parade and chanted anti-Semitic slogans.Referring to the debate over historical moments, the president said there were good people on both sides of that issue, and he specifically stated that he was not talking about the neo-Nazis. But leading Democrats like Joe Biden and every mainstream media outlet omitted Trump’s condemnation of neo-Nazis and presented his quote as if he called the neo-Nazis “very fine people.” That’s a disgusting lie. Yet this is being told to minority communities and deepening divisions in our country.When Trump joked at a campaign rally about Russian hackers finding scumbag/liar-Hillary’s missing 30,000 emails, everyone in the crowd laughed because they knew it was a joke. But the left and its media allies continue to insist that Trump was literally asking Vladimir Putin to hack into the DNC and interfere in our election. scumbag/liar-Schiff repeated that lie on the Senate floor Wednesday. During an interview about the Russia investigation, Trump once suggested that he might fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He said that Article II of the Constitution gives him the authority “to do whatever I want” when it comes to the personnel who work for the executive branch. Democrats have taken that statement out of context and twisted it to suggest that Trump believes he’s a dictator. Of course, the president doesn’t think he’s a dictator. In fact, he has been obstructed by unelected judges more than any president in history.Here’s the bottom line: scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff repeatedly insisted that Trump colluded with Russia, that the evidence was “in plain sight.” He insisted that the FBI acted properly when it spied on the Trump campaign. He lied about not having contact with the so-called “whistleblower.” Why would senators or the American people believe anything scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff says?The scumbag/liar-Schiff Bowl vs. the Super BowlInitial ratings suggest that 11 million people tuned in to watch the first day of the Senate’s impeachment proceedings. That’s down by nearly three million from the opening day of the House impeachment hearings. In comparison, about 98 million people watched the Super Bowl last year.  ~The Patriot Post



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