Katie Pavlich


President Trump has issued a special proclamation for Christmas.

Melania and I send our warmest greetings to those celebrating Christmas in the United States and around the world. During this joyous time of year, we join a grateful Nation in thanking God for His abundant blessings and boundless love.

As families, friends, and communities come together to rejoice in the birth of Christ, we are reminded of the divine message from the first Christmas: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” While the challenges that face our country are great, the bonds that unite us as Americans are much stronger. Together, we must strive to foster a culture of deeper understanding and respect—traits that exemplify the teachings of Christ.

As we celebrate Christmas, we remember the precious religious liberties our forefathers so righteously fought to secure. We also pause to pay tribute to those courageous men and women of our Armed Forces who continue to fight for our cherished freedoms. As Commander in Chief, I salute them for their service and thank their family members for their shared sacrifice in this noble mission, especially during the holiday season.

We hope your heart is filled with the love and joy of your faith, family, and friends this Christmas. We send our best wishes for a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

The President and First Lady Melania Trump are spending the holiday in Florida.

Author: Katie Pavlich

Source: Town Hall: President Trump Issues a Special Message on Christmas

The White House is reacting to House Democrats who voted Wednesday night to pass two articles of impeachment against President Trump. The following is a statement from Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham.

Today marks the culmination in the House of one of the most shameful political episodes in the history of our Nation. Without receiving a single Republican vote, and without providing any proof of wrongdoing, Democrats pushed illegitimate articles of impeachment against the President through the House of Representatives. Democrats have chosen to proceed on this partisan basis in spite of the fact that the President did absolutely nothing wrong. Indeed, weeks of hearings have proved that he did nothing wrong.

Throughout the House Democrats’ entire sham impeachment, the President was denied fundamental fairness and due process under the law. The House blatantly ignored precedent and conducted the inquiry in secrecy behind closed doors so that Chairman Adam Schiff and his partisan political cronies could selectively leak information to their partners in the media to push a false narrative.

When public hearings were held before Chairman Schiff’s committee, Democrats continued their games and denied the President the ability to cross-examine witnesses or present witnesses or evidence. The proceedings in the Judiciary Committee included no fact witnesses at all and consisted solely of a biased law seminar and a staffer rehashing the slanted report that was produced by Chairman Schiff’s rigged proceeding. This unconstitutional travesty resulted in two baseless articles of impeachment that lack any support in evidence and fail even to describe any impeachable offense.

All of these antics make clear that Democrats have lost sight of what this country needs, which is a Congress that works for the people. Their boundless animus for President Trump fuels their desire to nullify the 2016 election results, and improperly influence the 2020 election.

The American people are not fooled by this disgraceful behavior. They understand fairness, due process, and substantial, reliable evidence are required before any American should be charged with wrongdoing—and certainly before impeaching a duly elected President.

The President is confident the Senate will restore regular order, fairness, and due process, all of which were ignored in the House proceedings. He is prepared for the next steps and confident that he will be fully exonerated. President Trump will continue to work tirelessly to address the needs and priorities of the American people, as he has since the day he took office.

Author: Katie Pavlich

Source: Town Hall: READ: White House Responds to Impeachment Vote

Speaking to reporters from the White House Monday morning, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway offered to testify as a witness in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry if House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff does the same.

“I’ll tell you what, if Adam Schiff testifies, I’ll show up on behalf of the White House,” Conway said.

Schiff has been called to testify by a number of Republicans on Capitol Hill over his contact with the “whistleblower” who set off this process.

Last week House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler announced another impeachment inquiry hearing, which is set for Wednesday. He invited President Trump and White House officials to testify, but hasn’t laid out the details of who Democrats will be calling to make their case. Further, Nadler issued the invitation Tuesday before Thanksgiving and gave the White House until Sunday to reply.

“The Committee intends this hearing to serve as an opportunity to discuss the historical and constitutional basic of impeachment, as well as the Framers’ intent and understanding of terms like ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.’ We expect to discuss the constitutional framework through which the House may analyze the evidence gathered in the present inquiry. We will also discuss whether your alleged actions warrant the House’s exercising its authority to adopt article of impeachment,” Nadler wrote in a letter to President Trump.

“If you would like to participate in the hearing, please provide the Committee with notice as soon as possible. But no later than by 6:00 pm on December 1, 2019. By that time, I ask that you also indicate who will act as your counsel for these proceedings,” he continued. “While we invite you to this hearing, we remind you that if you continue to refuse to make witnesses and documents available to the committee of jurisdiction…’the chair shall have the discretion to impose appropriate remedies.'”

The White House replied on deadline and will not be sending any participants.

Before leaving for the NATO Summit in in London Monday morning, President Trump called the impeachment inquiry a “hoax.”

“The whole thing is a hoax. Everybody knows it. All you have to do is look at the words of the Ukrainian president that he just issued, and you know it’s a hoax. It’s an absolute disgrace what they’re doing to our country,” he said.

Author: Katie Pavlich

Source: Town Hall: Kellyanne Conway Just Made Adam Schiff an Offer on Impeachment Testimony

During the fourth public impeachment inquiry hearing Wednesday morning on Capitol Hill, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff issued another impeachment threat against President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“We can see why Secretary Pompeo and President Trump have made such a concerted and across the board effort to obstruct this investigation and this impeachment inquiry and I will just say this, they do so at their own peril. I remind the President that Article III of the impeachment articles drafted against President Nixon was his refusal to obey the subpoenas of Congress,” Schiff said.

“The statement from Schiff came after Ambassador Sondland accused the State Department of withholding documents requested by his attorneys.

During a break in Wednesday’s testimony, Schiff ran to the cameras to reiterate President Trump committed bribery and is obstructing Congress. It’s clear he will be filing official articles of impeachment once the “inquiry” is done.

Author: Katie Pavlich

Source: Town Hall: Adam Schiff Just Issued Another Impeachment Threat Against President Trump

It’s week two of Adam Schiff’s public impeachment inquiry hearings and according to a new poll, witnesses aren’t convincing the American public the exercise is necessary.

From POLITICO/Morning Consult:

According to the latest POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, voter support for the impeachment investigation inched down 2 percentage points — to 48 percent from 50 percent — while opposition ticked up 3 percentage points — to 45 percent. The probe is backed by 83 percent of Democrats and opposed by 83 percent of Republicans. Forty percent of independent voters support the inquiry. Nearly half of voters support the House (48% – 44%) and Senate (47% – 44%) impeaching and convicting the president. The poll was conducted November 15-17, after the first round of public impeachment hearings.

“Voter opposition to the impeachment inquiry is at its highest point since Morning Consult and POLITICO began tracking the issue,” said Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s vice president. “A key driver for this shift appears to be independents. Today, 47 percent of independents oppose the impeachment inquiry, compared to 37 percent who said the same one week ago.”

Television ratings also tell the story, with more people tuning in to watch former FBI Director James Comey testify than impeachment inquiry witnesses.

“Though the major broadcast networks known as ‘The Big Three’ and their cable news counterparts all aired the hearings live, they received significantly fewer views than other major recent congressional hearings,” Business Insider reports. “In comparison, testimony from former FBI Director James Comey in June 2017 received 19.6 million live TV viewers.”

Further, last week’s second day of hearings had a million fewer viewers than the first day.

Viewership fell by more than 1 million for Friday’s televised impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill compared to the first day of public testimony.

Nielsen Media Research data showed 12.7 million people tuning in to the second day of the impeachment hearings across ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC.

Schiff is holding three full days of hearings this week.

Author: Katie Pavlich

Source: Town Hall: New Poll Shows Democrats Are Losing Their Impeachment War

The first public hearings of the Democrats’ “impeachment inquiry” are scheduled for this week and will start in front of the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday morning.

Two weeks ago Democrats laid out the rules, which put Chairman Adam Schiff in charge of calling hearings, determining who testifies, how long question and answer sessions will be, whether attorneys can be present, etc.

Over the weekend Republican lawmakers on the Committee officially submitted their witness requests, which includes the Ukraine call “whistleblower” and Hunter Biden. Schiff has rejected both. Other witness requests under consideration are Fusion GPS’ Nellie Ohr, David Jale, and Burimsa board member Devon Archer.

“As we move to open hearings, it is important to underscore that the impeachment inquiry, and the Committee, will not serve as vehicles for any Member to carry out the same sham investigations into the Bidens or debunked conspiracies about 2016 U.S. election interence that President Trump pressed Ukraine to conduct for his personal political benefit,” a letter from Schiff to Ranking Intelligence Committee Member Devin Nunes states. “The Committee also will not facilitate efforts by President Trump and his allies in Congress to threaten, intimidate, and retaliate against the whistleblower who courageously raised the initial alarm.”

Republicans have officially requested Schiff testify in a closed door hearing as part of the inquiry. There are serious questions about his relationship with the “whistleblower” and why Schiff hid the official whistleblower complaint from fellow Committee members for nearly a month.

As a reminder, Schiff has a long history of leaking out-of-context and selective information from closed hearings. He’s also infamous for making false statements on national television. A reminder:

It’s the Schiff show and we’ll be covering it all.

Meanwhile, President Trump continues to call Schiff’s fishing expedition a “sham.”

Author: Katie Pavlich

Source: Town Hall: Here We Go: Public Impeachment Inquiry Hearings to Kick Off This Week

Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will officially join the White House fight against Democrat impeachment efforts.

Bondi left her post as Florida Attorney General in 2018 when her term ran out. She served in the position for eight years. She actively campaigned for President Trump during the 2016 election and has been a strong supporter of his agenda. Earlier this year, Bondi joined the Washington D.C. lobbying firm Ballard Partners.

“Pam Bondi, elected twice to serve as Florida’s Attorney General from 2011 – 2019, has joined Ballard Partners to launch and Chair the firm’s Corporate Regulatory Compliance practice. The firm’s new national practice area will focus on serving Fortune 500 companies to implement best practices that proactively address public policy challenges such as human trafficking, opioid abuse and personal data privacy,” the firm released in January. “Pam Bondi has been one of Florida’s most accomplished Attorneys General and has earned a reputation among her colleagues as one of the toughest law enforcement officials in the country. With her unique perspective, experience and stellar reputation, there is no one better to launch and lead our firm’s national Corporate Regulatory Compliance practice.”

Meanwhile former Treasury spokesman Tony Sayegh, who left his administration post in late 2018, will be rejoining the White House. He previously led the administration’s messaging on tax cuts and other major issues.

Author: Katie Pavlich

Source: Fox News: Fighting Impeachment: Pam Bondi to Officially Join White House Team

Republican Congressman Doug Collins is calling on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to testify as a witness after Democrats moved forward with their impeachment resolution Thursday morning.

“Come to the Judiciary Committee and take every question asked of you [Schiff]. Be the first witness and take every question asked of you, starting with your own involvement with the whistleblower. Folks, this ain’t over. Get ready. The cloud that is dropping will be dropping on their heads because process matters and substance will always win out in the end and this president has nothing to worry about on substance,” Collins said.

Collins wants to know what Schiff’s relationship is with the whistleblower, who kicked this process into high gear. This is why:

Schiff received the whistleblower complaint, which was addressed to him, on August 12. Schiff didn’t share it with fellow members of the Committee until more than a month later. During that period he tweeted out, almost verbatim, information from the complaint, indicating he was secretly working closely with the whistleblower on substance and talking points.

According to the impeachment resolution passed on the House floor Thursday morning, which simply lays out the rules for how committee chairmen can proceed, Schiff is in charge of which witnesses are approved for testimony. Therefore, chances he’ll testify are slim-to-none.

Author: Katie Pavlich

Source: Town Hall: ‘This Ain’t Over’: Doug Collins Calls on Schiff to Testify About His Relationship With the Whistleblower

President Trump is publicly pushing back on allegations the United States paid $2 million to the North Korean regime to get American Otto Warmbier, who was tortured into a coma after being arrested for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster in 2016, back to his family.

From reports yesterday:

The U.S. received a $2 million hospital bill from the North Korean government for the care of American Otto Warmbier, who fell into a coma for unknown reasons while he was imprisoned in the country before he died in the U.S. in 2017, Fox News has confirmed.

Pyongyang authorities insisted the U.S. envoy sent to retrieve the University of Virginia student sign a pledge to pay the bill before allowing Warmbier’s comatose body to return to the United States, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Sources familiar with the matter confirmed the bill and the amount to Fox News.

Citing two people familiar with the situation, the Post reported the envoy signed an agreement to pay the medical bill on instructions from President Trump. However, a source told Fox News the U.S. did not pay money to North Korea.

Warmbier was returned to the U.S. in 2017. He was in a coma upon arrival and died just days later. His family has advocated for North Korea to be classified by the U.S. government as a terrorist state.

Author: Katie Pavlich

Source: Townhall: President Trump: No, We Didn’t Pay the Bill North Korea Sent Us For Otto Warmbier

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