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WH Press Secretary Ignores Federal Judge’s Ruling – Declares Impeachment Inquiry ‘Illegitimate Sham’

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Filled with snark, falsehoods, and un-factual assertions, the White House is appearing more desperate than ever.

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham has responded to House Democrats’ publication of a resolution detailing the procedures they will follow up to and including the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Grisham has declared the procedures, which will be put to a vote before the full House Thursday – and the entire impeachment inquiry – an “illegitimate sham.”

Grisham, as usual, did not mince words.

“The resolution put forward by Speaker Pelosi confirms that House Democrats’ impeachment has been an illegitimate sham from the start as it lacked any proper authorization by a House vote,” she wrote in a statement.

“It continues this scam by allowing Chairman Schiff, who repeatedly lies to the American people, to hold a new round of hearings, still without any due process for the President,” Grisham claimed. There is no evidence that the House Intelligence Chairman “repeatedly lies to the American people.”

The press secretary then announced – and snarked – that the White House is “barred from participating at all, until after Chairman Schiff conducts two rounds of one-sided hearings to generate a biased report for the Judiciary Committee. Even then, the White House’s rights remain undefined, unclear, and uncertain – because those rules still haven’t been written.”

Grisham then continued the Republicans’ false claim that the president is somehow owed “due process rights,” which at this stage of any investigation is inaccurate.

Grisham also might want to brush up on her familiarity with the recent rulings of federal court judges, specifically Chief Judge Beryl Howell. Howell sits on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

On Friday, Howell released a 75-page ruling effectively certifying that the House of Representatives has, for over a month, been conducting a formal impeachment inquiry. Judge Howell repeatedly decimated the Trump Dept. of Justice, which argued the House was not conducting an actual impeachment inquiry.

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Trump Says He Will Make SCOTUS Nomination Next Week – Appears He Will Use Seat to Strengthen Where He Is Weak in Polls

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President Donald Trump says he will announce his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “next week.”

He made clear his primary deciding factors will be to help him in the polls.

Trump told reporters Saturday afternoon “most likely” he will choose a woman.

CNN reports he is leaning towards choosing a woman mostly because he is doing poorly in the polls with women.

Trump spoke about two women judges. He talked about Barbara Lagoa, noting she is Hispanic and from Florida. He is struggling in the polls with Hispanics and in Florida.

Reporters also asked about Amy Coney Barrett, a far right wing anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ extremist. Trump spoke positively about her as well. Reports say she is the current frontrunner.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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Trump: Republicans Must Fill Supreme Court Seat ‘Without Delay’

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President Donald Trump Saturday morning, barely 12 hours after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, announced his intention to fill her seat “without delay.”

The president said the Republican Party has been handed the “position of power and importance” to make decisions for those who elected them.

“We have this obligation,” he insisted, ignoring his obligation to balance decision-making by remembering he is president of the entire country, not just the red states.

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Trump Releases Statement on Passing of ‘Titan’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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President Donald Trump has issued a formal statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

He called her a “titan of the law,” and praised her for her “brilliant mind” and for her “powerful dissents.” Trump also said her Supreme Court decisions “have inspired all Americans.”

Earlier, before boarding Air Force One, Trump claimed he had not known she had passed away, and said, “She just died? I didn’t know that.”

“She led an amazing life, what else can you say? Whether you agree or not … she led an amazing life.”

Here’s the President’s statement:

 

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