As the first public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry against President Trump wrapped up this Wednesday, former assistant US attorney and Fox News contributor Andrew McCarthy said that he originally expected Republicans’ “best pitch” to be that the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry hasn’t demonstrated anything impeachable.
“Instead what they’ve tried to do is go at this by saying, ‘Nothing bad happened, it was perfect,'” McCarthy said, adding that the latter tactic will open them up to an “itemization of a number of irregularities that happened and a lot of very admirable and articulate government witnesses getting on the witness stand to say, ‘This shouldn’t have happened, that shouldn’t have happened, this is a departure from American interests, a departure from American norms.'”
“Politically, I don’t see how that helps the President,” McCarthy said.
“It doesn’t mean he’s going to get impeached,” he continued. “But I’ve always thought, to the extent that you credit the idea that what the Democrats have wanted from day one is to paralyze and perhaps shorten the Trump presidency, and that the ultimate idea is to try to render him politically unelectable come the [2020 campaign], it seems to me that today is a good day for advancing that cause.”
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‘Trump is innocent’: InfoWars host booted from impeachment hearing after shouting about ‘treason’
A man interrupted Monday's impeachment hearing moments after House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler gaveled it into session.
The man, identified as InfoWars host Owen Shroyer, was led out of the room immediately by Capitol police, shouting that Nadler and House Democrats were committing treason by conducting the constitutional process.
"Donald Trump is innocent," he yelled as the hearing began, and Capitol police quickly apprehended him.
"We voted for Donald Trump," Shroyer shouted as he was led away, "and they're simply removing him because they don't like him. We're sick of you impeachment saga, we're sick of Democrat treason."
‘Marriage Story’ tops Golden Globes nominations with six
"Marriage Story," Netflix's heart-wrenching divorce saga, topped the Golden Globe nominations Monday with six nods including best drama, kicking off the race for the Oscars.
"The Irishman," Martin Scorsese's three-and-a-half-hour gangster epic, and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," Quentin Tarantino's nostalgic love letter to 1960s Tinseltown, were hot on its heels with five each.
The nominations traditionally see the stars and movies destined for awards success start to break away from the competition -- the Globes are seen as a key bellwether for February's Academy Awards.
Devin Nunes claims he was ‘stalked’ after reporter asks questions about his role in Trump’s Ukraine scheme
Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, claimed Sunday that he was "stalked" at a $15,000-per-plate GOP fundraiser at the luxury Lotte New York Palace Hotel in Manhattan.
In reality, Nunes was approached at the GOP event Saturday by The Intercept's Lee Fang, who asked basic questions about the California Republican's role in President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter.
"Hey, Congressman Nunes. I just wanted to ask you really quickly: What were your calls with Lev Parnas about?" Fang said, referring to an indicted associate of Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. "Were you asking about the effort to investigate Hunter Biden?"