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Democrats Threaten To Hold Former Trump Official In Contempt For Failing To Testify In Impeachment Proceedings

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Rep. Adam Schiff, House Intelligence Committee Chairman, has issued a threat to a former Trump administration official, stating that he would hold this individual in contempt for failing to testify in closed-door impeachment hearings.

Charles Kupperman, former deputy national security adviser who answered to former national security adviser John Bolton, has filed a lawsuit in order to hear from a federal judge about whether or not he is required to testify.

Check out the details from the Washington Examiner:

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He was scheduled to appear Monday morning before three House committees in a secure hearing room in the Capitol.

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“I think we can infer from the White House opposition to Dr. Kupperman’s testimony that they believe that his testimony would be incriminating of the president,” Schiff said. “It is also plain, powerful, and additional evidence of obstruction of Congress and it’s lawful function.”

Democrats are investigating Trump’s effort to get Ukraine to investigate Democrats and former Vice President Joe Biden in exchange for critical security aid. Democrats believe Trump abused his office for political gain and is attempting to thwart their investigation by blocking witness testimony and refusing to hand over documents.

“If this witness had something to say that would be helpful to the White House, they would want him to come and testify,” Schiff stated. “They plainly don’t.”

Schiff went on to say that Kupperman’s lawsuit an “act of obstruction.” He also accused the White House of attempting to engage in a “lengthy game of rope-a-dope” by having the courts become involved in the matter.

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Biden Says Politics Is Going ‘To Come Back And Whack’ President Trump

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Former Vice President Joe Biden recently decided to take a swipe at President Donald Trump, claiming that politics would “whack” the commander-in-chief, leading many to wonder what exactly is meant by that particular comment. Biden, 76, made the comment during a town hall special broadcast on CNN, in which he attempted to explain how modern day politics had gotten so out of control under Sen. Mitch McConnell and Trump. Here’s more from The Washington Examiner: “Politics today has gotten so mean and ugly and dirty and everybody questioning motive and not focusing at all on trying to put things together instead of disagreeing on substance, you go to motive,” said Biden. “It has become so, so difficult for Republicans to be able to, unless they have real courage, to stand up and take on the president even if they think he should be taken on.” He went on to tie in McConnell and referenced his decision to block a vote to confirm Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Biden claimed he suggested Garland to President Barack Obama because he thought Republicans would vote to confirm him. “They know what they were doing was wrong,” Biden said. He added, “The politics has gotten just so out of whack, but it’s going to come back and whack — heh — this guy.” https://youtu.be/vwzsbIrVn88 Some individuals were upset by the comment, claiming it was a joke about “whacking” — killing — the president. Others mocked Biden for the lame comment. https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1194080088582754304 https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1194084597270749184 Biden is the current frontrunner in the Democratic Party presidential primary, though it’s been a fight and struggle for him to maintain that top spot in a crowded field that includes Sen. Elizabeth Warren and many others.

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YouTube Censors Mentions Of ‘Whistleblower’ Involved In Trump-Ukraine Scandal

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Social media companies are starting to crack down on any mentions of the “whistleblower” whose complaint about President Trump’s phone conversation with Ukrainian leadership is responsible for the current impeachment inquiry, according to a brand new report. While the alleged name of the whistleblower has been making the rounds online in alternative media websites, social media giants like Facebook and YouTube are calling the publishing of the individual’s name a violation of their “coordinating harm policy.” Here’s more from Fox News: On Saturday, Twitter was the only major social network to resist the change, with users still free to publish the name of the alleged whistleblower. Tweets from big-name conservative Twitter users like Candace Owens and Donald Trump, Jr. revealing the name have gone viral in recent days. “Per our private information policy, any tweets that include personally identifiable information about any individual, including the alleged whistleblower, would be in violation of the Twitter Rules,” The Post reported.

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