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Cruz Attempts To Draw Biden, Whistleblower Into Testifying At Senate Impeachment Trial By Floating Witness Reciprocity

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a well known, die-hard conservative constitutionalist, is attempting to draw former Vice President Joe Biden and the whistleblower who kicked off the impeachment proceedings against President Trump to come forward and testify in the Senate trial by floating the idea of witness reciprocity.

Cruz pitched the idea to GOP leadership on Tuesday after announcing in December that they wanted to subpoena former national security adviser John Bolton, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, and other top aides to Trump.

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His proposed strategy would mean that if Democrats call their witnesses, Republicans could call their own as well, such as former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, and the whistleblower at the center of the impeachment process.

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“We’ll be dealing with the witness issue at the appropriate time into the trial. And I think it’s certainly appropriate to point out that both sides would want to call witnesses if they wanted to hear from them,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said about Cruz’s idea, according to Fox News. “So if you get to that issue, I can’t imagine that only the witnesses our Democratic colleagues want to call will be called.”

House Democrats passed two articles of impeachment against Trump late last year for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the call, Trump asked Zelensky to “do us a favor” and investigate corruption allegations against Biden and his son’s business dealings in the country. Crucial military aid to Ukraine was then temporarily held up.

Bolton, according to aides familiar with the White House’s relations to Ukraine, was uncomfortable with what he called a “drug deal” of a policy on Ukraine.

This is a win-win strategy for Republicans. If Democrats want to get at Bolton and others, this provides them with an opportunity to grill Biden over his arm twisting of a Ukraine prosecutor during an investigation into his son’s business dealings. If they deny it, then they don’t get the opportunity to have Bolton and things move forward.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens with Cruz’s idea, but it certainly couldn’t hurt anything.

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Watch: Pelosi Gloats As She Fist Bumps Bill Maher, Says Trump Is Now ‘Impeached Forever’

Is she still feeling ‘somber?’

John Salvatore

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The goal of impeaching President Trump was never to kick him out of office. The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives knew from the start that POTUS would be acquitted in the Senate. It’s only a matter of time. The whole point was to stain his record because they have nothing else to go on. The economy is great. Unemployment is in the basement. Jobs are abundant. Enemies fear America. Like I said, they have nothing. Check out Pelosi on Bill Maher, via The Blaze: In the days leading up to the House of Representatives passing the articles of impeachment against President Trump, Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi told members of her party to appear “solemn” during proceedings. “Don’t cheer, keep it solemn,” Pelosi said, according to a swing-district Democrat. One month later, and the appearances of solemnity appears to have gone out the window. WATCH: https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1218619144561709056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1218619144561709056&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.weaselzippers.us%2F WATCH: https://twitter.com/mmpadellan/status/1218403662600593409?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1218403662600593409&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F01%2Fyoure-impeached-forever-prayerful-pelosi-giggles-and-taunts-trump-on-bill-mahers-show%2F Check out Tlaib’s solemn reaction: https://twitter.com/realDailyWire/status/1207529557944725509?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1207529557944725509&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theblaze.com%2Fres%2Fcommunity%2Ftwitter_embed%2F%3Fiframe_id%3Dtwitter-embed-1207529557944725509%26created_ts%3D1576732456.0%26screen_name%3DrealDailyWire%26text%3DSo%2Bsolemn.%2BSo%2Bsomber.%2Bhttps%253A%252F%252Ft.co%252FH6J6sTBBo8%26id%3D1207529557944725509%26name%3DThe%2BDaily%2BWire And here’s Kamala: https://twitter.com/MarkDice/status/1217952918789181440?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1217952918789181440&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theblaze.com%2Fres%2Fcommunity%2Ftwitter_embed%2F%3Fiframe_id%3Dtwitter-embed-1217952918789181440%26created_ts%3D1579217578.0%26screen_name%3DMarkDice%26text%3DKamala%2BHarris%2Blaughs%2Bit%2Bup%2Babout%2Bimpeachment%2Bbefore%2Brealizing%2Bshe%2527s%2Blive%2Bon%2Bthe%2Bair%252C%2Bthen%2Bpretends%2Bit%2527s%2Ba%2Bvery%2B%2522sol%25E2%2580%25A6%2Bhttps%253A%252F%252Ft.co%252FZB5DJe9KNB%26id%3D1217952918789181440%26name%3DMark%2BDice American leaders’ highest priority is to protect American lives and interests. But we cannot put the lives of American servicemembers, diplomats and others further at risk by engaging in provocative and disproportionate actions. https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi/status/1213096517063589890?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1213096517063589890&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fpelosi-stands-up-for-brutal-terrorist-scolds-trump-for-disproportionate-hit-on-soleimani Another from Nancy… The Trump Admin has conducted strikes in Iraq targeting high-level Iranian military officials and killing Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani without an AUMF against Iran. Further, this action was taken without the consultation of the Congress. https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi/status/1213096517948596224?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1213096517948596224&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fpelosi-stands-up-for-brutal-terrorist-scolds-trump-for-disproportionate-hit-on-soleimani Check out this statement from the State Department… https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1213192132581720065?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1213192132581720065&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fpelosi-stands-up-for-brutal-terrorist-scolds-trump-for-disproportionate-hit-on-soleimani Here’s something ridiculous from rookie Rep. Ilhan Omar… https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/1212942887048101888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1212942887048101888&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fpelosi-stands-up-for-brutal-terrorist-scolds-trump-for-disproportionate-hit-on-soleimani

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Video of National Champion LSU Tigers Dancing In Oval Office Goes Viral — Trump Retweets

Who’s the woman in the video?

John Salvatore

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The LSU Tigers are fresh off a college football national championship after defeating Clemson on January 13. Unlike other teams, collegiate or professional, LSU didn’t shun President Trump in order to gain some credit with far-left loons in the media. The team showed up to the White House and created a memory that will last forever. On top of that, a video of some of the players dancing in the Oval Office has since gone viral. WATCH: https://twitter.com/ConnorDespino/status/1218245636165898241?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1218245636165898241&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F01%2Fgoing-viral-national-champs-lsu-tigers-dancing-in-oval-office-retweeted-by-president-trump-awesome-videos%2F Who’s that lady? From Fox News: On Friday the players danced in suits and ties — joined by the woman, whose daughter later identified her on Twitter as her mother, Gemi Bordelon, wife of former LSU Tiger offensive tackle Ben Bordelon, who went on to play for the NFL’s San Diego (now Los Angeles) Chargers in 1997, Heavy and WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge reported. The Bordelons joined the team on the White House visit because they’re close with members of the Louisiana congressional delegation, WBRZ reported. WATCH: https://twitter.com/Real10jayy__/status/1218313039432290305?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1218313039432290305&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F01%2Fgoing-viral-national-champs-lsu-tigers-dancing-in-oval-office-retweeted-by-president-trump-awesome-videos%2F ANOTHER: https://twitter.com/Jordanfabian/status/1218231194980179970?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1218231194980179970&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F01%2Fhe-showed-so-much-love-lsu-quarterback-and-heisman-trophy-winner-joe-burrow-praises-trump-after-white-house-visit-video%2F WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5tjwasQ7fo&feature=emb_logo

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