News Round-Up and Comment

Date:  November 22, 2019  
Host:  Jim Schneider  
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–TV ratings for the President Trump impeachment hearings have been a ‘bust.’

–Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine and Tim Morrison a top National Security Council official who was on President Trump’s Ukraine phone call, both confirmed during their testimonies that there was no quid pro quo, no bribery and no extortion.

–Nancy Pelosi says the reason the impeachment inquiry doesn’t have bi-partisan support is because she believes the Republicans are in denial about the facts.

–Republicans sounded a celebratory note as the impeachment inquiry by House Democrats wrapped up another day.

–The liberal Washington Post has awarded House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff 3 ‘Pinocchios’ for his claim that the Ukraine whistleblower poses a ‘statutory right’ to remain anonymous. 

–President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have remained stable through the entire impeachment process and are actually higher than President Obama’s during the same point in the presidency.

–A key witness in the Democratic impeachment investigation, former National Security Council official Fiona Hill, worked for George Soros’ Open Society Institute and has connections to Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the infamous unverified dossier of Democrat funded opposition research on Donald Trump.

–Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to release his long awaited report on the FBI FISA abuse on December 9th.

–TV ratings for the Democratic debate this week were at an all-time low.

–Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick was forced to cancel a campaign  event after only 2 people showed up.

–The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has a Republican appointed majority following the Senate’s confirmation of a nominee by President Trump.

–Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said that the administration has so far built 78 miles of new border wall where there were already existing but insufficient structures.

–More than 100,000 illegal immigrants who requested a special Obama-era amnesty for adults who came to the U.S. as children have committed offenses including murder, rape, weapon and assault charges.

–A judge in Salem, Oregon, has banned the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from being able to make arrests in courthouses.

–California Democrats have been cutting six-figure checks to promote the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact in Colorado ahead of a referendum vote in the state next November. 

–Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has ordered an indefinite delay in the House of Representative’s demand for President Donald Trump’s financial records to give the court time to figure out how to handle the high-stakes dispute. 

–ISIS has revealed a guide to killing world leaders.

–A purported street gang leader from suburban Chicago faces federal charges accusing him of seeking to provide money to ISIS militants in Syria.

–The Trump administration declared Monday that the U.S. does not consider Israeli settlements in the West Bank a violation of International law.

–Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted on corruption charges in 3 separate cases according to Israel’s Justice Ministry. 

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