Day 28 of the Impeachment Inquiry has arrived.
Today marks the start of the World Series. The Washington Nationals take on the Houston Astros. The first pitch is schedule to fly at 8:08 p.m. eastern and 5:08 pacific time. #WorldSeries.
Go #Nats, from the (temporarily and unofficially) rechristened @Nationals Mall! #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/QtkwVD0rZP— Nationals Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) October 22, 2019
Good morning, Houston—and Happy #WorldSeries Day! See you at The Juice Box tonight…— Adam Clanton (@adamclanton) October 22, 2019
In case you forgot how the @astros got here, here’s a reminder from @JoseAltuve27… #TakeItBack🤘🏼🔥 pic.twitter.com/nJUPnf2wVv
As if that wasn’t enough also happening on Tuesday is Bill Taylor, the top U.S. Diplomat in Ukraine testifies before the three House Committees handling the impeachment inquiry.
Bill Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine, will testify before Congress today. He was one of the officials whose text messages were released earlier this month. His testimony could be a key piece of evidence for House investigators.https://t.co/yhpV8DeLHo pic.twitter.com/NECoUFGm6t— New Day (@NewDay) October 22, 2019
Bill Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine, has arrived for his closed-door testimony before lawmakers.https://t.co/A4wod1NDxt pic.twitter.com/mZOLlZuLCe— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) October 22, 2019
Bill Taylor was subpoenaed this AM, per official working on the impeachment inquiry because of an “attempt by the State Department to direct Ambassador William Taylor not to appear for his scheduled deposition, and efforts by the State Department to also limit any testimony”— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 22, 2019
The President has tweeted 11 times and retweeted 7 times. That’s 18 times so far.
His first tweet for Tuesday was sent @ 12:33 a.m.
Congratulations to @JustinTrudeau on a wonderful and hard fought victory. Canada is well served. I look forward to working with you toward the betterment of both of our countries!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019
BBC News reported that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s liberal has retained power, but lost their majority.
According to the article the Liberals are projected to win 157 seats, while the Conservative party is expected to win the popular vote, but have not translated that into seats. Currently they are projected to take 121 seats.
His Fox & Friends tweets.
“The Ambassador to the European Union has already testified, he said there was no quid pro quo. He said the President had told him that.” @kilmeade @foxandfriends— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019
U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testified last week regarding text messages that were shared with the committee by former U.S. Special Envoy Kurt Volker.
In his opening statement, Sondland explained that when Bill Taylor raised concerns about how it appeared U.S. Ukraine aid was being withheld unless Ukraine helped President Trump with his 2020 campaign by digging up dirt on political rival former Vice President Joe Biden he called the President. The President told Sondland there was no “quid pro quo.”
“I thought a very revealing poll was done by The New York Times. By about a 10 point margin, those in battleground states polled are against impeaching the President, and if Nancy Pelosi doesn’t take note of that, maybe she is the third rate politician.” @kilmeade @foxandfriends— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019
…A majority do not want him Impeached and removed from office. 94% of the people in these battleground states who voted for President Trump want him to continue as President. That’s squarely in his corner.” @SteveDoocy “That’s a revealing poll, don’t you think that matters?”…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019
….@kilmeade “I want to know about Hillary Clinton with the Dossier? I want to know if there was FISA abuse? We’re still waiting for that report!” @ainsleyearhardt @foxandfriends— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019
“The Democrats are trying to draw out this inquiry because they don’t have the support. Donald Trump is guilty only of winning the 2016 Election.” @MZHemingway @foxandfriends— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019
On Monday the New York Times reported that according to a New York Times/Siena College survey, “In the six closest states carried by the president in 2016, registered voters support the impeachment inquiry by a five-point margin, 50 percent to 45 percent. The same voters oppose impeaching Mr. Trump and removing him from office, 53 percent to 43 percent.”
From the article:
Democrats have long feared that impeachment would alienate moderate voters. But in the pivotal states of Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Arizona, a majority of voters support the inquiry. Self-described independents back the inquiry, 51 percent to 43 percent.The New York Times.
The polls methodology:
The Times/Siena survey of 1,934 respondents had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points and was conducted from Oct. 13-20, largely before the acting White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, acknowledged that aid to Ukraine was conditioned on an investigation of Democrats. (He later retracted those comments).The New York Times.
Acting COS Mulvaney Admits to Quid Pro Quo Before He Denies Quid Pro Quo https://t.co/GBiSd5kNvz— Snip🦈Bytes (@SnipBytes) October 17, 2019
The report his Fox & Friends are waiting for, is the latest Inspector General report that is said to focus on the FISA warrant application process on former campaign volunteer for President Trump Carter Page and what role the Christopher Steele Dossier played in it’s approval.
Shortly after the Mueller Report was completed, Attorney General William Barr had said the report was expected at the end of May or start of June of this year. The investigation is complete. The report is due to be made public in the coming weeks.
The President compares the Impeachment Inquiry to “Lynching” tweets.
So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019
As a reminder Democrat Party President Bill Clinton was impeached in the House for lying.
As a reminder:
Lynching is a hideous stain on our country. Trump's abuse of the word reflects very clearly how little he understands the difference between a constitutionally-mandated duty of Congress and extra-judicial killings, almost entirely of African-Americans.— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) October 22, 2019
.@RepJeffries on President Trump's 'lynching' tweet: "The president should not compare a constitutionally mandated impeachment inquiry to such a dangerous and dark chapter of American history. It's irresponsible for him to do so and I hope that he will apologize." pic.twitter.com/1552WKNh5W— CSPAN (@cspan) October 22, 2019
President Trump spokesman Hogan Gidley said that the President wasn’t comparing a dark chapter in our history to what is happening to him currently.
.@hogangidley45 on President Trump's 'lynching' tweet: “The president’s not comparing what’s happened to him with one of our darkest moments in American history.” pic.twitter.com/wEmStoQqEd— CSPAN (@cspan) October 22, 2019
“All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching.”
As a reminder:
Trump Calls the United States Constitution "Phoney" https://t.co/o0ppUyk6Yl— Snip🦈Bytes (@SnipBytes) October 21, 2019
If Trump thinks the Emoluments Clause is "phony" and the constitutional provisions for impeachment are a "lynching," then he really should take time out of his busy day of hate-watching cable news to read the document he swore an oath to "protect, preserve and defend."— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 22, 2019
The rest of the Tweets.
Thank you Republicans. 185 out of 185 present voted for “US” last night. Really good!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019
As the News Blender reported on Monday House Republicans offered a resoultion to censure Rep. Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, taking the lead on the Impeachment Inquiry over comments he made during testimony from Acting DNI Maguire.
We will vote today on a resolution I cosponsored with 173 members condemning #AdamSchiff for the way he has abused his power to mislead the American people.We serve in Congress as Americans, not as a party. We must stand for truth and restore integrity back to the body of the HOR pic.twitter.com/pVkYaPpTfM— Rep. Lloyd Smucker (@RepSmucker) October 21, 2019
The measure was blocked by the House along party lines, as The Hill reported on Monday, 218 to 185.
It will be said of House Republicans,— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) October 21, 2019
When they found they lacked the courage to confront the most dangerous and unethical president in American history,
They consoled themselves by attacking those who did.
95% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019
This figure has never been correct any time he has tweeted it. He’s still in the mid-to-high 80s. pic.twitter.com/KnQQfX6dm3— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 22, 2019
Can’t believe that Nervous Nancy Pelosi isn’t moving faster on USMCA. Her people want it, they don’t know why she isn’t putting it up for a bipartisan vote. Taking too long!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019
Near as I can tell the hold up as of early September with Democratic support for the new NAFTA trade deal is as Reuters noted concern over enforcement.
According to their article “Pelosi spoke by telephone with Trudeau to give him an update on negotiations between Congress and the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office (USTR), repeating Democrats’ “key concerns of labor standards, prescription drug prices, environmental protections and concrete enforcement mechanisms,” the spokesman said in a statement.”
That was on September 3rd. According to more recent articles, negotiations are still ongoing between Democrats and U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer.
Great Job Tim! https://t.co/WhgO67CfKP— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) published an op-ed in the Washington Examiner to explain Opportunity Zones work.
From the article:
In my home state of South Carolina, there is a new $54 million-dollar tech corridor that’s finally becoming a reality because of the Opportunity Zones law. And just last month, a nonprofit announced that it has formed a partnership to construct rural healthcare facilities and make healthcare accessibility a reality for our rural communities.Scott op-ed Washington Examiner.
This post will be updated within reason.