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SHOWDOWN WITH STATE -- Democrats launched a formal impeachment inquiry a little over one week ago — and we’re already off to the races. House investigators squared off with the State Department yesterday in their ever intensifying impeachment probe, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushing back on Democratic efforts to depose key State Department officials. “I’m concerned with aspects of the Committee’s request that can be understood only as an attempt to intimidate, bully and treat improperly the distinguished professionals of the Department of State,” Pompeo said in a sharply worded letter.Democrats, however, shot back that any attempt to block them from talking to witnesses or gathering information will just be added to their obstruction of justice case against the president. The all-out battle that has erupted between Congress and the executive branch is just an early preview of the war to come, and underscores the hurdles Democrats will face … [Read more...] about Impeachment fight heats up between Congress and the executive branch
ALBANY -- U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said "that there’s corruption, we believe, in the executive branches" in New York as he continues to probe state and New York City governments.Bharara, speaking Sunday on ABC's "This Week," indicated his investigations into potential corruption in New York City government and the Cuomo administration are continuing.Bharara, who has spearheaded the convictions of more than two dozen public officials in recent years, is investigating potential bid rigging of upstate economic-development projects and myriad issues with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration.The Manhattan prosecutor has long used the line "stay tuned" as he seeks to root out corruption in New York governments."I don’t think I directed any ‘stay tuned’ message to those two individuals in particular," Bharara told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Cuomo and de Blasio."But what I have said is, ‘We have found that corruption is rife in a lot of … [Read more...] about Bharara contends corruption in NY “executive branches”
Sean Hannity thinks President Donald Trump should fire all the "deep state, Obama holdover" government bureaucrats, because many are "hellbent" on destroying his presidency."It's time for the Trump administration to begin to purge these saboteurs before it's too late," Hannity said in his opening monologue tonight. Krauthammer on Trump: 'Premature to Declare Excessive Winning' Huckabee Slams Anti-Trump Press: 'The Zenith of What People Are Disgusted By' Pence: CIA Leaks 'A Significant Compromise of Nat'l Security' He pointed out that President Abraham Lincoln fired more than 78 percent of executive branch employees during his presidency."It's time now for President Trump to follow Abraham Lincoln's example and fire anyone and everyone who's actively working against him in government," Hannity said.He noted that President Bill Clinton utilized this tactic in 1993, when he fired all 93 U.S. attorneys on day one of his first term."It's very important for President … [Read more...] about Hannity: Time for Trump to ‘Purge’ Obama Holdovers From Executive Branch
Mayor de Blasio made his clearest charge yet that Gov. Cuomo is behind the investigations targeting him, saying “executive branch” personnel are driving the probes. De Blasio’s now-defunct non-profit has refused to cooperate with an inquiry by the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics, dismissing it as a political fishing expedition. Separately, the state Board of Elections referred his fundraising for 2014 Senate candidates for possible criminal prosecution. “We see an entity that again suspiciously seems to only look at us and not other people doing the exact same thing,” de Blasio said on the Brian Lehrer show Friday. “This is true at the state Board of Elections, this is true at JCOPE. The personnel involved are all hired from the same place in Albany,” he said, prompting Lehrer to ask if he meant the governor. “You can follow the personnel trail and a lot of it does go to the executive branch,” de Blasio … [Read more...] about De Blasio-Cuomo feud heats up as mayor blames ‘executive branch’ for inquisition