House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) says President Donald Trump’s tweets attacking an intelligence official who filed a damning whistleblower report are an “incitement to violence.” He also threatened that further obstruction by the administration will be added to the impeachment inquiry.
In a news conference late Wednesday morning Chairman Schiff told reporters Trump’s actions are a “blatant effort to intimidate witnesses.”
“Let’s not make any mistake here,” said Schiff, standing with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “The president wants to make this all about the whistleblower. This is a blatant effort to intimidate witnesses. It’s an incitement of violence.”
“No attack on the whistleblower or anybody else is going to change the underlying facts,” Schiff also said. “We’re not fooling around now.”
“We want to make it abundantly clear that any effort by the secretary [of state], by the president or anyone else to interfere with the Congress’ ability to call before it relevant witnesses will be considered as evidence of obstruction of the lawful functions of Congress,” Schiff said.
“The whistleblower has the right to remain anonymous and we will do everything in our power to make sure that that whistleblower is protected,” Schiff says, adding Trump is engaging in "a blatant effort to intimidate witnesses, it's an incitement of violence” pic.twitter.com/gFBt8FACIr
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Trump escaped prosecution because his attorney general is ‘more loyal to him than to the Constitution’: Fox judicial analyst
During a segment this Monday, Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano called into question President Trump's fitness for office, saying that he's in violation of his oath "to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution."
"In nearly three years in office, President Donald Trump has spent federal dollars not authorized by Congress; separated families and incarcerated children at the Texas-Mexico border in defiance of a federal court order; pulled 1,000 American troops out of Syria ignoring a commitment to allies and facilitated war against civilians there; and sent 2,000 American troops to Saudi Arabia without a congressional authorization or declaration of war," Napolitano said on Fox Nation.
Alan Dershowitz gets called out on Fox Business for slurring rape accuser as ‘sleazy’
Attorney Alan Dershowitz was scolded on live television by a Fox Business host after slurring his rape accuser.
The Harvard law professor appeared Monday morning on Stuart Varney's program to discuss the latest developments in his ongoing legal dispute with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims pedophile Jeffrey Epstein provided her to Dershowitz for sex when she was a teenager, reported The Daily Beast.
Impeachment hearings will be televised live by major broadcast networks and cable news channels
Just like Watergate. Only bigger.
The impeachment will be televised – or at least, this week's impeachment inquiry hearings will be.
The top broadcast television networks and top cable news networks will all air the House Intelligence Committee hearings live, according to The Hill. That means ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS will all pre-empt their regularly scheduled programming. MSNBC, Fox News, and C-SPAN will also air the hearings live. CBS's website CBSN is also expected to offer "wall-to-wall" online streaming, and others, including PBS are expected to as well. The House Intel Committee has already scheduled the live hearings videos to its YouTube channel.