Morning Greatness: Inspector General Michael Horowitz to Testify Before Senate Judiciary Today

Good Wednesday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • President Trump participates in a ceremonial swearing-in of the Secretary of Energy
  • President Trump and the First Lady participate in a Hanukkah Reception

Today, DoJ Inspector General Horowitz testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee at 10amET. Here’s a list of the Judiciary Committee members to give you a preview of today’s performance.

Impeachment follies: THE HAPPENING

Yesterday, a clown car full of Democrat politicians pulled up in front of a microphone and belched up two articles of impeachment against President Trump: one for abuse of power and one for obstruction of Congress, a totally made up thing. They should impeach Trump for being a poopy-head who has cooties, it would have the same amount of gravitas.

Some Democrats are already looking for cover. Politico wants you to know:

A small group of vulnerable House Democrats is floating the longshot idea of censuring President Donald Trump instead of impeaching him, according to multiple lawmakers familiar with the conversations.

Those Democrats, nearly all representing districts that Trump won in 2016, huddled on Monday afternoon in an 11th-hour bid to weigh additional — though unlikely — options to punish the president for his role in the Ukraine scandal as the House speeds toward an impeachment vote next week.

Politico also wants you to know the nervous nellies don’t have enough votes to stop the Democrats from impeaching. Sad! I want the Democrats to impeach Trump, I want them to own it. I want the voters to see what the Democrats spend their time, effort and your tax dollars on when they are given power. There’s still time to go for a censure instead, many people don’t think they will follow through with it since there are so many strategic downsides. However, the Democrats also thought it was good idea to have these idiotic hearings showcasing America’s Finest Snotty Unelected Inter-Agency Consensus Buffoons. They aren’t smart so we can’t rely on the Democrats making a solid decision about their political interest.

Majority of voters don’t want Trump impeached, removed from office: poll
YES. Forever, impeachment for all eternity! Democratic Rep. Karen Bass Says House Would Impeach Trump Again If He Wins In 2020
Impeachment is coming. Who will pay the price?
He is awful. Romney on Trump impeachment: “I’m keeping an open mind”

Cocaine Mitch is going to screw Trump

As I wrote on Monday, Cocaine Mitch McConnell is not going to give Trump an opportunity to vindicate himself and call a bunch of witnesses including the whistle blower or Adam Schiff, who will refuse thus opening himself up to a charge of the new made up crime of contempt of Senate. Of course, this assumes the Democrats actually vote and send articles over the Senate for a vote, but you get my drift.

McConnell likes to have “hand” on Trump, he likes to control Trump and this is how he will do it. Cocaine Mitch has done this in other instances because Trump doesn’t really know the game and the people around Trump are in the same crowd as McConnell. Trump’s “swamp draining” is threat to McConnell and other swamp people in the Senate.

Political tabloid CNN wants you to know:

In conversations with the White House, the Kentucky Republican has made clear he hopes to end the trial as soon as he can, an effort to both get impeachment off his lap and protect his conference from potentially damaging votes should the process break out into partisan warfare. That will include a continuous whip count until McConnell feels he has the votes to acquit the President and end the show. He has even floated a 10-day minimum during these talks, one person said.

But the show is exactly what Trump wants. He’s made clear to advisers privately that rather than end the trial as quickly as possible, he is hoping for a dramatic event, according to two people familiar with his thinking. He wants Hunter Biden, Rep. Adam Schiff and the whistleblower to testify. He wants the witnesses to be live, not clips of taped depositions. And he’s hoping to turn it into a spectacle, which he thinks is his best chance to hurt Democrats in the election.

Break out into partisan warfare? Is this a joke? We’ve been in open partisan warfare since Trump won the nomination.

Senate likely to take up impeachment trial after holiday recess, McConnell says
Brit Hume: Democrats using USMCA trade agreement as ‘fig leaf’ for Trump impeachment
Republicans may directly acquit Trump at Senate trial, not call witnesses

Horowitz Report: Day 2- AG Bill Barr brings the smack down

Attorney General Bill Barr made some media appearances to talk about the Horowitz report.

“I think our nation was turned on its head for three years based on a completely bogus narrative that was largely fanned and hyped by a completely irresponsible press,” Barr said.

“I think that leaves open the possibility that there was bad faith.”


And here’s another:

Both are worth watching.

Barr: Still possible FBI launched Russia probe in ‘bad faith’
Attorney General Barr slams FBI’s Russia collusion investigation, disputes new IG report
U.S. Attorney General Barr says FBI may have acted in ‘bad faith’ on Russia probe
McCabe: We’ve never seen an Oval Office photo like this
Comey is ‘delusional’ if he thinks Horowitz FISA report vindicates him, lawyer says
Loretta Lynch is an idiot. ‘Aghast’ to learn how little the Obama-era AG was involved in FBI Trump probe: fmr independent counsel
What a clown. Comey Claims To Be Vindicated By The IG Report—Rand Paul Has Other Thoughts
This ought to be fun! Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page sues FBI, Justice Department over released texts

This twitter thread is very cathartic (read all of it):

Other morsels:
U.S. House to vote on massive defense bill Wednesday, Democrats divided
New Kentucky governor to sign order restoring voting rights to 100K felons
Trump to sign order penalizing colleges over perceived anti-Semitism on campus: report
Trump to sign order to interpret Judaism as a nationality
Fox Nation host Britt McHenry sues network, alleging sexual harassment
‘This Was No Secret’: ICE, DOJ Respond To Criticism Of Sting That Busted Students Committing Visa Fraud
Insurance Companies Ask Supreme Court For $12 Billion In Obamacare Losses
Jersey City mayor says gunmen ‘targeted’ Jewish grocery store at center of shootout
Fentanyl coming directly from China to America has declined dramatically: Drug czar
Dan Bongino files $15M defamation suit against The Daily Beast for ‘reckless disregard for the truth’
Federal judge blocks Trump plan to spend millions in military funds on border wall construction
At least 18 officers fired their guns in UPS hijacking shootout, union official says
Grammy winning singer tells off Pompeo
Need to go see this movie. ‘Richard Jewell’ film under fire for depiction of journalist Kathy Scruggs
Saudi pilot used gun loophole to buy murder weapon used in shooting at Pensacola air base, FBI says
Afghan bomber hits medical facility near Bagram Air Base
Police Investigating Teacher For Pulling Off Student’s ‘Women For Trump’ Pin

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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