Speaker Pelosi Will Send Trump Impeachment Article to Senate on Monday, Senate Trial Likely Next Week

Friday afternoon House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed she will be sending an article of impeachment against President Trump to the senate on Monday.  Chuck Schumer confirms the senate trial will likely take place next week.

Any GOP Senator who goes along with this insufferably political scheme to target former President Trump will face a primary challenge in their next election.  We will ensure.

WASHINGTON DC – […] In a statement later on Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed the plan and dismissed concerns by Republicans that Trump’s legal team wouldn’t have adequate time.

“The former president will have had the same amount of time to prepare for trial as our Managers,” Pelosi said, referring to her hand-picked team of House Democrats who will essentially serve as prosecutors in the Senate trial.

“The House has been respectful of the Senate’s constitutional power over the trial and always attentive to the fairness of the process,” Pelosi later added in a letter sent to her members, noting that Monday would be a “momentous and solemn day.”

Democrats have not yet offered details on when the trial will begin, but Pelosi’s decision to formally deliver the article of impeachment on Monday means that the Senate trial will likely begin early next week, absent a consent agreement between Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Under Senate rules, an impeachment trial must begin within one day after the House sends its article if the chamber is in session, unless Schumer and McConnell agree to a different timetable. (read more)

The goal of the entire democrat effort is to use Alinsky tactics against President Trump, and make sure he is not able to: run for office again, retain secret service protection.  Everything now is about targeting political opposition.  It’s all ugly… Big and Ugly.

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Trump reportedly offers D.C. Hotel to National Guard, law enforcement

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Former President Donald Trump has reportedly opened his International Hotel in Washington, D.C. to the National Guard this week, according to reports.

This follows the outrage at National Guard troops being forced to sleep in a parking garage Thursday night have been allowed back into the Capitol Complex on Friday, but they may have another place to crash: the Trump International Hotel.

RELATED: National Guardsmen were forced out of the Capitol building to rest in a parking garage

“Trump International Hotel in D.C. houses law enforcement this week,” the Washington Examiner reported Friday afternoon on Twitter. “Treatment of military and officers has been in the spotlight this week as news broke of National Guard troops being forced to sleep in a parking garage.”

The Examiner included a video in their tweet of law enforcement officers relaxing in the lobby of the ornate hotel owned by former President Donald Trump on Pennsylvania Avenue.

In the video, however, it should be noted that there are no National Guardsmen visible—only what appears to be police of some sort.

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Exclusive — Republican Doug Collins Mulling Bid Against Democrat Raphael Warnock in Georgia

Former Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) is seriously considering running again for the U.S. Senate in Georgia in 2022, a source with knowledge of his plans told Breitbart News exclusively.

Collins would, if he runs, face off against Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), who was just sworn in after winning one of the two runoffs in Georgia on Jan. 5. Warnock, and his fellow Democrat Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA), were sworn in on Wednesday by Vice President Kamala Harris. Their wins handed control of the U.S. Senate to the Democrats for the first time since they lost it in 2014, during former President Barack Obama’s administration, albeit with a tight 50-50 split that becomes a majority because of Harris breaking the tie.

Warnock defeated former Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in the high-octane runoff, which, combined with Ossoff’s win against former Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), was one of the most expensive races in American history. But in the lead-up to the Nov. 3 general election that sparked the runoffs, Collins ran in a jungle primary against both Loeffler and Warnock. While Collins did not finish in a strong enough position to go to the Jan. 5 runoff, he ran what his team considers an impressive campaign given the intense opposition he faced from inside the GOP, due to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell formally lined up against him by the mere fact he was facing off against a sitting senator in Loeffler, even though Loeffler was appointed to the position by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.

Collins was a fan favorite among supporters of now former President Donald Trump and the grassroots, raising $6 million on his own. Despite being outspent in aggregate, $54 million to $6 million, Collins still came in a strong third place with 20 percent of the vote to Loeffler’s 25.9 percent and Warnock’s 32.9 percent back on Nov. 3.

But now that Warnock has won the special election to fill out the remainder of the term of retired former Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Collins is looking at challenging Warnock in 2022 in the midterm elections—an election for a seat that again could determine majority control in the U.S. Senate.

“Doug is giving serious consideration to running against Warnock in 2022,” a source familiar with Collins’ thinking told Breitbart News. “He has name ID, a statewide grassroots organization and 22,000 donors that just invested in him last year. He can unite MAGA world and traditional Republicans and can win in November. He knows this decision has to come pretty quickly, so I would expect a public announcement to be made about his future no later than the end of February.”

Collins, many Republicans in Georgia believe, could energize Trump supporters who stayed home in the Jan. 5 runoff. At a rally in the lead-up to that runoff, Trump himself even floated the possibility of Collins challenging Kemp in a 2022 primary—the former president has a score to settle with the Georgia governor over the post-election battles over election integrity—but Collins is leaning much more towards another run for the Senate, sources familiar told Breitbart News. Nonetheless, they expect Trump would be supportive, and that Trump’s supporters in the state would quickly rally around him, as would traditional Republicans.

In an appearance on Breitbart News radio on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel back in September, for instance, while discussing Trump’s then-looming eventual selection of Amy Coney Barrett to be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Collins made a plea to the base to get out and fight for the conservative vision for the country.

“We’ve got to take conservatism seriously because the liberals take liberalism seriously,” Collins said. “Many times as conservatives we think we can just sit by and everybody will just come to our conclusions. We’ve got to take that fight to the American people, and the American people will side with us. I truly believe that.”

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One thing Republicans want to avoid is another brutal primary that could end up benefitting Warnock and the Democrats, so that is a consideration by Collins as he mulls another bid for the Senate. But Collins, sources familiar with his thinking say, is fairly confident that Republicans in the state party will rally behind him, just as much as he is confident in his grassroots and Trump base support. That’s because after the brutal three-way race with Warnock and Loeffler in the lead-up to Nov. 3, as soon as the runoff came around, instead of sitting on the sidelines, Collins went all in behind Loeffler and Perdue to help them in the runoffs. Collins, the source said, did everything the Republicans asked him to do to help the cause.

If Collins does end up running, the source with knowledge of his plans said, expect him to announce early—by mid-to-late February of this year—to begin raising money and to clear the field of any potential primary challengers so he can focus nearly exclusively on Warnock.

Republicans hope to retake the U.S. Senate in November 2022, and they need to win only one net pickup to do so. Republicans will need to defend several battleground states, though, with Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) up for re-election and incumbent GOP senators retiring in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who will be 89-years-old in November 2022, has not said yet whether he will run for re-election.

But the GOP does have some places they could flip seats in addition to this Georgia race. In Arizona, newly-elected Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) will face off against a GOP candidate for a full term after he won the special election in November. Democrats could also face losses in other states where Republicans have in recent years won Senate seats, like Nevada, Colorado, New Hampshire, Illinois, or perhaps a surprise in a more deeply blue state. But the map is tough for the GOP, and a Georgia win would be almost essential for the Republicans to retake the U.S. Senate in November 2022, so whatever Collins decides to do will be critical to the future of the party nationally.

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Dr. Fauci Admits Feeling Liberated Under Joe Biden’s Administration

Dr. Anthony Fauci reappeared in the White House press briefing Thursday, admitting that he felt more liberated speaking about the coronavirus under President Joe Biden, rather than former President Donald Trump.

New York Times reporter Michael Scheer asked Fauci to share his emotional thoughts about the change of administrations and speaking about the virus going forward.

“The idea that you can get up here and talk about what you know, what evidence, what the science is and know that that’s it, let the science speak, it is somewhat of a liberating feeling,” he said.

Scheer noted that Fauci had already joked about feeling liberated under President Joe Biden.

“You said I was joking about it. I was very serious,” Fauci said with a laugh.

Fauci said that he did not take “pleasure” in contradicting Trump but said he experienced relief at being able to talk like a scientist.

He also said that he was pleased that he did not have to contradict the president on issues of science.

“It was very clear that there were things that were said, be it regarding things like Hydroxychloroquine and other things like that, that really was uncomfortable because they were not based on scientific fact.”

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WH press secretary: Pres. Biden will keep Christopher Wray as FBI director

White house press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Thursday that President Joe Biden will keep Christopher Wray as director of the FBI and that he has confidence in Wray after she declined to say Wednesday if the new president intended to keep him in the role and if he had confidence in Wray.

“I caused an unintentional ripple yesterday so wanted to state very clearly President Biden intends to keep FBI Director Wray on in his role and he has confidence in the job he is doing,” Psaki tweeted Thursday afternoon.

When asked at a Wednesday evening press briefing if Wray would stay at the top of the FBI, White House press secretary Jen Psaki declined to answer. She also did not provide a direct answer to the question of if Biden has confidence in Wray. That evening, she told reporters she had not spoken with Biden about Wray specifically “in recent days.”

Her Wednesday evening comments spurred a flurry of reports from multiple outlets early on Thursday, with a variety sources telling them that Biden will keep Wray as FBI director.

Back in December, The New York Times had reported that Biden planned to keep Wray in the role.

Currently, the FBI is investigating the deadly January 6 riot at the Capitol. Over 100 people so far have received federal charges and dozens have been arrested in connection to the storming of the U.S. Capitol the same day Congress tallied the Electoral College votes and certified Biden’s victory, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. This past week, a Justice Department official said that there are over 300 open FBI investigations.

MORE ON THE CAPITOL RIOT: Prosecutors: ‘strong evidence’ shows Capitol rioters sought to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials

Wray was nominated to the role of FBI director in June 2017 after then-President Donald Trump the previous month had fired former FBI Director James Comey, who had been spearheading investigations into now-debunked links between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia. FBI directors serve 10-year terms.

Trump’s firing of Comey resulted in Robert Mueller being appointed as special counsel.

Wray broke with the former president early on in his tenure. In July 2017, Wray told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he did not believe Mueller’s probe was a “witch hunt,” in contradiction to what Trump had routinely alleged.

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Chris Bedford: Don’t Buy Joe Biden’s Nice Unity Speech

Federalist Senior Editor Chris Bedford said on Fox News on Wednesday that President Joe Biden might have talked a good unity game in his inauguration speech, but actions speak otherwise.

“I don’t hold out very much hope that Democrats are as interested in unity as the message has been today,” Bedford said as Democrats cheered massive tech companies implementing a progressive purge of opposition voices in recent weeks.

Biden, meanwhile, has pledged to pursue a partisan progressive agenda beginning this afternoon with a series of executive orders to kick off an administration serving as a vehicle for the radical left-wing revolution.

“The promise of executive orders, the promise of further crackdown on COVID, and the whole speech given surrounded by somewhere between 15,000-25,000 National Guardsmen to an empty Mall, I’m not buying the unity speech, although it was a nice one,” Bedford said.

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President Trump Delivers Remarks During Formal Departure Ceremony

Delivering remarks from Joint Base Andrews. President Trump noted the highlights of the past four years during the formal departure ceremony.  [Video/Transcript Below]

…”I will always fight for you. I will be watching, I will be listening. And I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better. I wish the new administration great luck and great success.” … “So just a goodbye. We love you. We will be back in some form.” … “So, have a good life. We will see you soon.”

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[FULL Transcript] –  Thank you very much.

Thank you very much and we love you, and I can tell you that from the bottom of my heart. This has been an incredible four years we’ve accomplished so much together. I want to thank all of my family and my friends and my staff and so many other people for being here. I want to thank you for your effort, your hard work. People have no idea how hard this family work and they worked for you.

I want to thank Mark Meadows who’s here someplace right there. I want to thank Mark. But it’s been, it’s been something very special we’ve accomplished a lot. Our first lady has been a woman of great grace and beauty and dignity and so popular with the people, so popular with the people in fact. Honey, would you like to say a few words?

(Melania Trump: Being your first lady was my greatest honor. Thank you for your love and your support, you will be my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all. God bless your families, and God bless this beautiful nation.)

What else has to be said. Right?

But what we’ve done, that’s true honey, great job, what we’ve done has been amazing, by any standard. We rebuilt the United States military, we created a new force called Space Force. That in itself would be a major achievement for a regular administration. We were not a regular administration.

We took care of the vets, 91 percent approval rating. They’ve never had that before the vets have given us the VA. The vets have given us an approval rating like it has never been before. We took care of our vets and our beautiful vets, they were very badly treated before we came along. And as you know, we get them great service and we pick up the bill and they can go out and they can see a doctor if they have to wait long periods of time.

We got it so that we can sadly get rid of people that don’t treat our vets properly we had. We didn’t have any of those rights before when I came on, so our vets are happy our people are happy. Our military is thrilled. We also got tax cuts, the largest tax cut and reform in the history of our country by far.

I hope they don’t raise your taxes. But if they do, I told you so.

And if you look at the regulations, which I consider the regulation cuts to be maybe even more important. That’s why we have such good and have had such good job numbers. The job numbers have been absolutely incredible.

When we started, had we not been hit by the pandemic, we would have had numbers that would never have been seen. Already our numbers are the best ever. If you look at what happened until February, a year ago, our numbers were at a level that nobody had ever seen before. And even now we really built it twice. We got hit, nobody blames us for that the whole world got hit, and then we built it again. And now the stock market is actually substantially higher than it was at its higher point, prior to the pandemic. So it’s really, you could say we built it twice.

And you’re going to see, you’re going to see incredible numbers start coming in, if everything is sort of left alone. Be careful, very complex, be careful, but you’re going to see some incredible things happening. And remember us when you see these things happening, if you would, remember us because I’m looking at– I’m looking at elements of our economy that are said to be a rocket ship up. It’s a rocket ship up.

We have the greatest country in the world. We have the greatest economy in the world. And as bad as the pandemic was, we were hit so hard, just like the entire world was hit so hard, places that thought they got away with it, didn’t get away with it. They’re suffering right now. We did something that is really considered a medical miracle. They’re calling it a miracle and that was the vaccine. We got the vaccine developed in nine months instead of nine years or five years or 10 years or a long time. It was supposed to take a long time many, many years to develop a vaccine. We have two out, we have another one coming almost immediately and it really is a great achievement. So you should start to see really good numbers over the next few months. I think you’re going to see those numbers really skyrocket downward.

And I can only say this: we have worked hard. We’ve left it all as the athletes would say ‘we’ve left it all on the field.’

We don’t have to, we don’t have to come and say we’ll never say in a month when we’re sitting in Florida. We’re not going to be looking at each other and saying, “You know, if we only worked a little bit harder.” You can’t work harder. And we had a lot of obstacles and we went through the obstacles.

And we just got 75 million votes and that’s a record in the history of, in the history of sitting presidents. That’s an all time record by a lot by many millions in the history of sitting presidents it’s been really just an honor.

One of the things we’re very, very proud of is the selection of almost 300 federal judges and three great Supreme Court justices. That’s a very big number, that’s a record-setting number. And so we’ve done a lot and there’s still things to do. The first thing we have to do is pay our respects and our love to the incredible people and families who suffered so gravely from the China virus. It’s a horrible thing that was put onto the world. We all know where it came from, but it’s a horrible, horrible thing. So be very careful. Be very, very careful. But we want to pay great love, great love to all of the people that have suffered including families who have suffered so gravely.

So with that, I just want to say, you are amazing people. This is a great, great country. It is my greatest honor and privilege to have been your president.

I will always fight for you. I will be watching, I will be listening. And I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better. I wish the new administration great luck and great success. I think they’ll have great success, they have the foundation to do something really spectacular. And again, we put it in a position like it’s never been before, despite the worst plague to hit since, I guess you’d say, 1917–over 100 years ago. And despite that, the things that we’ve done have been just incredible and I couldn’t have done them done it without you.

So just a goodbye. We love you. We will be back in some form.

And, again, I want to thank our Vice President Mike Pence and Karen. I want to thank Congress, because we really worked well with Congress, at least certain elements of Congress. But we really did. We’ve gotten so much done that nobody thought would be possible. But I do want to thank Congress and I do want to thank all of the great people of Washington D.C., all of the people that we worked with to put this miracle together.

So, have a good life. We will see you soon. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you very much.

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Media Fever Dream Unfulfilled After They Predicted Trump Would Leave Office In Chains

Despite the left’s insistence that his departure would require force, outgoing President Donald Trump peacefully left the White House and Washington, D.C., on Wednesday as his successor, President Joe Biden, was inaugurated.

Long before Biden’s arrival in office, many corporate media pundits and Democratic politicians insinuated that Trump would not leave office unless he were physically forced. These cries and arguments grew louder after a mob consisting mostly of Trump supporters rioted at the Capitol just two weeks before the inauguration.

In August, Democratic Rep. James Clyburn said Trump wouldn’t leave the White House on Jan. 20.

“I don’t think he plans to leave the White House. He doesn’t plan to have fair and unfettered elections,” Clyburn said, comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. “I believe that he plans to install himself in some kind of emergency way to continue to hold onto office.”

In late November, former President Barack Obama quipped to late-night host Jimmy Kimmel that the Navy SEALs could remove Trump if he refused to leave the White House when he was supposed to.

“You know the White House well. You lived there for eight years. Are there places someone could hide? Like, if, say, they were going to be removed? Are there little cubby holes or anything that you know about?” Kimmel asked.

“Well, I think we can always send the Navy SEALs in to dig him out,” Obama said, laughing.

Others on the left, including politicians and journalists, also suggested Trump would try to hijack the military to stay in office, no matter the election results.

“No One Knows How To Get Trump To Leave The White House In January,” one Vanity Fair headline read.

Instead of being dragged away kicking and screaming or inciting an insurrection like some on the left wrongly predicted, Trump addressed a peaceful and admiring crowd on the tarmac of Joint Base Andrews the morning of Jan. 20, reiterating his agenda and expressing hope.

“This has been an incredible four years. We’ve accomplished so much together. … Remember us when you see these things happening, have you remember us. … We have worked hard. We’ve left it all, as the athletes would say, we’ve left it all on the field,” Trump said, reviewing some of his administration’s achievements including the creation of Space Force, the revival of the American economy before and after the COVID-19 pandemic, tax cuts, extra care for veterans, facilitating the development of a vaccine in nine months, and nominating many judges to federal courts and confirming three to the Supreme Court.

“You are amazing. This is a great, great country. It is my greatest honor and privilege to have been your president,” Trump concluded. “I will always fight for you. I will be watching, I will be listening. And I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better. I wish the new administration great luck and great success. I think they’ll have great success. They have the foundation to do something really spectacular. And again, we put it in a position like it’s never been before.”

Trump also pledged not to disappear from the political arena.

“We will be back in some form,” Trump promised as the crowd chanted, “Thank you, Trump” and “USA.”

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Joe Biden Urges Americans to Stand Up to ‘Lies Told for Power and for Profit’

President Joe Biden is urging Americans to stand up to the “lies told for power and for profit” in an effort to bridge the nation’s divides.

Biden, who campaigned for the White House last year on a pledge to restore bipartisanship and unity, made the remarks on Wednesday shortly after being sworn in as the nation’s commander in chief. The president, in particular, used his inaugural address to discuss the “common objects … that define us as Americans.”

“What are the common objects we as Americans love, that define us as Americans,” Biden asked those watching his address. “I think we know. Opportunity, security, liberty, dignity, respect, honor, and yes, the truth.”

The president proceeded to argue that “the truth,” while consequentially important, had been under sustained attack.

“Recent weeks and months have taught us a painful lesson,” the president said. “There is truth and there are lies. Lies told for power and for profit.”

“And each of us has a duty and a responsibility as citizens as Americans and especially as leaders,” Biden added. “Leaders who are pledged to honor our Constitution to protect our nation. To defend the truth and defeat the lies.”

Biden’s comments about needing to “defend the truth” and push back on lies “told for power and for profit” come as the country’s major technology companies have moved to restrict the social media presence of former President Donald Trump.

Even before the peaceful transfer of power, social networking giants, especially Facebook and Twitter, had begun censoring Trump’s public statements on their platforms. Officially, the companies claimed they were doing so to prevent the spread of misinformation, specifically about the 2020 election process and its results.

When several of Trump supporters attempted to storm the United States Capitol earlier this month in an effort to stop the certification of the election, Twitter and Facebook—among other technology giants—took the added measure of banning the president from their platforms. Trump’s ban, which the companies claim was “due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” was coupled with Amazon and Google’s attempts to restrict access to the conservative social network site Parler.

The bans drew rebuke from across the political spectrum. A number of high-profile lawmakers and commentators, most notably the progressive journalist Glenn Greenwald, have lambasted the ban as threat to freedom of speech.

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President Trump Delivers Impromptu Remarks Departing The White House

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump departed the White House earlier this morning delivering impromptu remarks to the assembled press pool.

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During his term in office President Donald Trump delivered the most transparent administration in U.S. history.  President Trump made himself available for impromptu media questioning more than any president in history.  As the people’s president remarked to the media this morning:

…”Hopefully it’s not a long term goodbye, we’ll see each-other again.  Thank you all very much. Thank you.”

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