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Schiff kicks off impeachment hearing with smackdown of Jim Jordan: ‘That’s a false statement’

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) kicked off the first open impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump by putting Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) in his place.

Minutes after the hearing got underway, Jordan — and other Republican members — attempted to postpone witness testimony by offering motions and points of order designed to expose a whistleblower who accused Trump of corruption.

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“Do you anticipate when we might vote on the ability to have the whistleblower in front of us,” Jordan said to Schiff, “something you, out of the 435 members of Congress, you’re the only member who knows who that individual is and your staff is the only staff of any member of Congress who has had a chance to talk with that individual.”

“As the gentleman knows, that’s a false statement,” Schiff fired back. “I do not know the identity of the whistle-blower and I’m determined to make sure that identity is protected.”

Watch the video below from C-SPAN.


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Democrats win another voting rights victory as absentee restrictions struck down in South Carolina

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On Monday, voting rights attorney Marc Elias reported that a federal court has blocked a restriction on absentee ballots for the upcoming South Carolina primary.

The ruling undoes a requirement that mail-in ballots be accompanied by a witness.

BREAKING: @DCCC, @TheDemocrats, and @scdp score major voting rights victory in South Carolina. Federal Court blocks witness requirement for absentee ballots in June primary.

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GOP ripped for refusing to remove Trump from office: ‘Folly of that failure becomes clearer by the day’

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Republicans seeking to keep control of the United States Senate were harshly criticized by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for failing to remove President Donald Trump from office during impeachment.

"For four years now, as both a candidate and president, Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked America’s voting system, falsely claiming voter fraud any time it suited his needs. In a new low, last week he threatened the federal funding of two states over their reasonable moves to facilitate mail-in voting," the newspaper noted in an editorial published online on Memorial Day. "What does it say that the head of the world’s leading democracy is so intent on undermining that democracy?"

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Fox News commentator slammed for mocking Joe Biden’s decision to wear a mask

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On Monday, during his observance of Memorial Day, former Vice President Joe Biden donned a face mask in accordance with CDC guidelines — a contrast with President Donald Trump, who has frequently refused to wear a mask even in some places that require them.

But Fox News senior analyst Brit Hume went out of his way to mock how Biden looked wearing it.

This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today. pic.twitter.com/9l1gw1ljBE

— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 25, 2020

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