October 29, 2019

Pelosi, Schiff Prep for GOP Impeachment ‘Stunts’ and Attempts to Out the Whistleblower
Congressional Democrats are struggling to protect the identity of the U.S. government official who filed a whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump’s Ukraine policy. And those efforts have fueled friction behind closed doors. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) ruled in a closed-door deposition Tuesday morning that any questions that might lead to the revelation of the whistleblower’s identity were out of order, according to two sources familiar with the meeting. His move frustrated Republicans. One source relayed that Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) ended up “yelling at each other” during a closed door deposition of Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council Director for European Affairs who testified that he raised internal concerns about Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that is now at the center of the impeachment inquiry.Meadows declined to discuss the deposition, but acknowledged the tension. “There is a great frustration among some of my Democratic colleagues because I know the rules extremely well,” he told The Daily Beast.Schiff’s office declined to comment. House Democrats Plan an Impeachment BlitzTuesday’s tensions underscored a growing fear among Democrats that Republicans may use parliamentary maneuvers to cast doubt on the whistleblower’s complaint and disrupt future private and public impeachment hearings. Top congressional Democrats, including members of the Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, have been meeting privately for weeks to discuss messaging around the impeachment inquiry. And in a meeting on Tuesday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other attendees discussed how to handle potential Republican efforts to reveal the whistleblower’s identity, according to two sources familiar with the talks. A third source who was in the meeting said they were not aware of discussion about protecting the whistleblower’s identity. But the source did say that a good chunk of the discussion focused on how to handle Republican-led attempts to disrupt future public hearings, which impeachment investigators officially teed up on Tuesday. Some Democratic members have raised concerns that hearings could become chaotic political circuses with GOP lawmakers using the parliamentary rules to bog down the sessions. Republican members have used such tactics successfully during Judiciary Committee hearings led by Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.)—most notably when Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski spent much of his time refusing to answer questions and berating his questioners. That hearing embarrassed many Democrats and was widely viewed as a mess, underscoring the need for new direction and leadership in oversight of the Trump White House. Going forward, the third source said, Democrats wanted to better prepare for such “stunts” by setting firm rules for hearings. “It is going to happen at every turn, so we have to be prepared to address it,” the source said. “So we may do it through the rule. And we need to come up with a message to deal with this.”The House Rules Committee is slated to vote on formal rules of the impeachment hearings on Wednesday, and the full House could vote on the new rules as soon as Thursday.Meadows said that any accusation that Republicans were trying to out the whistleblower were untrue because they did not know who to actually out. “We don’t know who the whistleblower is, so there’s no way that we can out someone that we don’t know who it is,” he said. “I do believe that we need to hear from the whistleblower, but in terms of any ability to out the whistleblower, you have to know the name of him or her first and I can assure you that there’s not a single Republican that knows the name of the whistleblower.”Nunes Aide Is Leaking the Ukraine Whistleblower’s Name, Sources SaySources have told The Daily Beast a different story. According to two knowledgeable people, a top staffer to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has been circulating the identity of a person believed to be the whistleblower among House Republicans.On Tuesday, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) exited the deposition and railed against Republican lawmakers for seemingly spending “most of their hours” of questioning using a variety of tactics to try to get Vindman to reveal the whistleblower’s name. She said that Republicans had been “repeatedly halted” from asking about the whistleblower during the session. “It certainly appeared they were trying to make sure they could put a universe of individuals who had been communicated with on the table,” Wasserman Schultz told The Daily Beast during a break in the deposition.
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston get flirty during ‘Fast Times’ read | Page Six Celebrity News
September 18, 2020
9zVukSXgXx8
‘Cheer’ coach Monica Aldama breaks silence on Jerry Harris’ arrest | Page Six Celebrity News
September 18, 2020
ic8vKVuiAqY
Euphoria cast lights up the red carpet | Page Six Celebrity News
September 18, 2020
EGgz-2keTXw
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87
September 18, 2020
xs9LbpB9J0s
'Concrete Cowboy' Stars Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlin on Building Their Father-Son Bond
September 17, 2020
r7YuD8Utn-4
Television Humanitarian Awards Virtual Gala - The Creative Coalition
September 16, 2020
wSGcqa7Jvus
AJ McLean says Kanye West Peeing on Grammy is Disrespectful | TMZ
September 19, 2020
RaO-9QY69FI
Trump Star Vandal James Otis Drops Anti-Trump Flyers from Empire State Building
September 17, 2020
C1oQ7xzFFeI
Kroy Biermann Claps Back at Trolls Over Pic of Brielle Sitting On His Lap | TMZ
September 17, 2020
OUieGQfmR8w
2020 Emmys Must-See Moments: "Schitt's Creek," "Friends" & More
September 21, 2020
5NnMAGUlsyo
Anthony Anderson's Emmy Red Carpet Rules
September 20, 2020
Ie-a_X_aXl8
Laverne Cox Breaks Down Her Emmy Day Routine
September 20, 2020
FYy-GKzYFZ4
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
21
Sep
KAZAKHSTAN: Premier League
Kyzyl-Zhar - Kairat
21
Sep
RUSSIA: PFL, Group 4
Novosibirsk - Zenit Izhevsk
20
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Liverpool
20
Sep
FRANCE: Ligue 1
Nice - PSG
20
Sep
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Sociedad - Real Madrid
20
Sep
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Sampdoria
20
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Southampton - Tottenham Hotspur
20
Sep
ITALY: Serie A
Parma - Napoli
20
Sep
URUGUAY: Apertura
Torque - River Plate FC
20
Sep
MEXICO: Liga de Ascenso, Apertura
Tapatio - Alebrijes Oaxaca
20
Sep
MEXICO: Apertura
Atletico San Luis - Monterrey
20
Sep
URUGUAY: Apertura
Atletico Progreso - Wanderers
20
Sep
BRASIL: Serie A
Sport Recife - Fluminense
20
Sep
PARAGUAY: Apertura
Libertad - Cerro Porteno
20
Sep
USA: Major League Soccer
Montreal Impact - Philadelphia Union
20
Sep
URUGUAY: Apertura
Cerro M. - Rentistas
20
Sep
ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group Stage
Al Shabab Al Ahli - Pakhtakor
20
Sep
ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group Stage
Esteghlal - Al-Shorta
20
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Burnley
20
Sep
COSTA RICA: Apertura
San Carlos - CS Cartagines
20
Sep
BRASIL: Serie A
Coritiba - Vasco
20
Sep
BRASIL: Serie A
Gremio - Palmeiras
20
Sep
BRASIL: Serie A
Botafogo - Santos
20
Sep
FRANCE: Ligue 1
Marseille - Lille
20
Sep
PARAGUAY: Apertura
Guarani A - Guairena
20
Sep
SPAIN: Segunda Division
Las Palmas - Fuenlabrada
20
Sep
PORTUGAL: Primeira Liga
Tondela - Rio Ave
20
Sep
SERBIA: Super Liga
Crvena Zvezda - Vozdovac
20
Sep
ROMANIA: Liga 1
Steaua - Arges
20
Sep
CROATIA: 1 HNL
Varteks - Osijek
20
Sep
SERBIA: Super Liga
Zlatibor Cajetina - Partizan
20
Sep
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Betis - Real Valladolid
20
Sep
SPAIN: La Liga
Granada CF - Alaves
20
Sep
PORTUGAL: Primeira Liga
Moreirense - SC Farense
20
Sep
CYPRUS: 1. Division
Anorthosis - Apollon Limassol
20
Sep
MEXICO: Apertura
Toluca - Santos Laguna
20
Sep
CYPRUS: 1. Division
Enosis Paralimni - APOEL
19
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - West Ham United
19
Sep
ITALY: Serie A
Verona - Roma
19
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Crystal Palace
17
Sep
EUROPA LEAGUE: Second qualifying round
Lokomotiv Plovdiv - Tottenham Hotspur
17
Sep
EUROPA LEAGUE: Second qualifying round
Shamrock - AC Milan
16
Sep
FRANCE: Ligue 1
PSG - Metz
16
Sep
INTERNATIONAL: Club Friendlies
Barcelona - Girona
15
Sep
INTERNATIONAL: Club Friendlies
Inter Milan - Lugano
14
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Brighton - Chelsea
14
Sep
GERMANY: National cup
Duisburg - Borussia Dortmund
13
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur - Everton
13
Sep
FRANCE: Ligue 1
PSG - Marseille
13
Sep
INTERNATIONAL: Club Friendlies
Juventus - Novara
12
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Leeds
12
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Fulham - Arsenal
10
Sep
FRANCE: Ligue 1
Lens - PSG
09
Sep
INTERNATIONAL: Club Friendlies
Frosinone - Roma
09
Sep
INTERNATIONAL: Club Friendlies
AC Milan - Vicenza
07
Sep
INTERNATIONAL: Club Friendlies
Borussia Dortmund - Sparta Rotterdam
06
Sep
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Switzerland - Germany
05
Sep
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Sweden - France
05
Sep
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Iceland - England
05
Sep
INTERNATIONAL: Club Friendlies
AC Milan - Monza
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
i1XRgbyUtOo -g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k tudKp5Vhs3k iwWHibhssSo
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.