As the House committee members took an extended break during testimony in the impeachment hearing this Thursday, a conspiracy theory reportedly emerged amongst some House Republicans, who felt the break was strategically planned to allow the Democrats’ narrative to “sink in” for observers.
“Some grumbling from Republican House members that the current ’45-minute’ (it’s been more than an hour already) #impeachment hearing break was strategic, to let the Democrats’ argument and questioning sink in,” Reuters reporter Patricia Zengerle tweeted.
Some grumbling from Republican House members that the current "45-minute" (it's been more than an hour already) #impeachment hearing break was strategic, to let the Democrats' argument and questioning sink in.
— Patricia Zengerle (@ReutersZengerle) November 21, 2019
According to some, Republicans were just expressing frustration at the effectiveness of the testimony.
Grasping at straws. We all aren’t that slow out here. 😜
— Linda K. Grube 🍩 (@Lkgrube) November 21, 2019
Because Nunes and Castor have been so effective.
— Barbara J. Martin, MD (@Pathophilia) November 21, 2019
According to testimony from former National Security Council senior director Fiona Hill and counselor for political affairs at the US embassy in Kyiv David Holmes, allies of President Trump clearly intended to investigate the Ukrainian gas company Burisma as a way to investigate the Bidens, bolstering the Democrats’ contention that Trump’s Ukraine policy was designed as a tactic to harm his political rivals.
‘Odd Radio Circles’ perplex astronomers studying the newly discovered phenomenon
Astronomers believe they have discovered a new, bizarre type of cosmic object that is invisible to all wavelengths of light except radio.
The strange circular objects in question have been unofficially dubbed "Odd Radio Circles" (ORCs); three of them were discovered in a recent data accumulated during a preliminary survey by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, a radio telescope array in Western Australia. A fourth Odd Radio Circle was discovered when researchers sifted through old data from 2013.
Bill Barr quietly pulls off a shake-up in a federal prosecutor’s office — but why?
Attorney General Bill Barr’s attempt last month to push U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman out of his position at the Southern District of New York blew up in his face. While Berman was ousted, Barr didn’t get the replacement he wanted, and House Democrats are now investigating.
But last Friday night, Barr successfully pulled off a similar maneuver in the Eastern District of New York. Richard Donoghue no longer leads that office, as he has taken the position of principal associate deputy attorney general at Main Justice. Seth DuCharme, who had been principal associate deputy attorney general and worked under Barr, will now serve as the acting U.S. attorney for EDNY.
Here’s the huge blunder Trump made against Jeff Sessions on the eve of the Alabama GOP primary
On the eve of the Republican primary in Alabama, President Donald Trump may have committed a blunder that could backfire for his preferred candidate.
Trump is backing former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville in his campaign against Jeff Sessions, who held the seat until retiring to become Trump's attorney general.
In a campaign call with the former Auburn coach, Trump brought up current University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban. But Trump, who has repeatedly questioned Joe Biden's mental prowess, screwed up Saban's name.