Categories for Congress

32,020. 1/3/2020

CONGRESS/IMPEACHMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @abigailmarone: 🚨MUST WATCH🚨 Congressman lists every single high crime and misdemeanor committed by President Trump! Unbelievable! http…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 3, 2020 10:52 am

31,915. 12/31/2019

BORDER/CONGRESS/DHS/FEDERAL FUNDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Arguing that President Donald Trump must ‘come to his senses,’ House Democrats offered a plan Monday [12-30-19] to end the government shutdown and give Congress more time to negotiate a deal with the White House over border funding. The plan includes full-year funding for shuttered departments except for the Department of Homeland Security. It also calls for temporary funding for DHS through Feb. 8, putting off for several weeks the major sticking point that caused the shutdown.  Funding for the Department of Homeland Security sits at the center of the ongoing impasse between the White House and congressional Democrats that has led to a partial government shutdown, now in its second week. Trump has sought additional money for a border wall, and Democrats have balked at the idea.” 

David Jackson and John Fritze, “House Democrats propose plan to end government shutdown, extend battle over border money,” USA Today, December 31, 2019 8:25 am

31,834. 12/15/2019

CONGRESS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @replouiegohmert: ‘I’ve never seen something like this – using the Congressional system to try to destroy people that have committed no…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 15, 2019 4:32 pm

31,763. 12/13/2019

CONGRESS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP TAXES: “The Supreme Court agreed on Friday [12-13-19] to decide whether President Trump can block the release of his financial records, setting the stage for a blockbuster ruling on the power of presidents to resist demands for information from prosecutors and Congress. The court’s ruling, expected by June, could  require disclosure of information the president has gone to extraordinary lengths to protect. Or the justices could rule that Mr. Trump’s financial affairs are not legitimate subjects of inquiry so long as he remains in office. Either way, the court is now poised to produce a once-in-a-generation statement on presidential accountability. The case will test the independence of the court, which is dominated by Republican appointees, including two named by Mr. Trump. In earlier Supreme Court cases in which presidents sought to avoid providing evidence, the rulings did not break along partisan lines.”

-Adam Liptak, “Supreme Court to Rule on Release of Trump’s Financial Records,” The New York Times online, December 13, 2019 

31,762. 12/13/2019

CONGRESS/FBI/INVESTIGATIONS/SPYGATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In his report on the origins of the F.B.I.’s Russia investigation, and in testimony before Congress on Wednesday [12-11-19], the inspector general of the Department of Justice, Michael Horowitz, demolished President Trump’s most sensational allegations about the Russia inquiry: He concluded that the opening of the investigation was lawful and legitimate, that there was no improper ‘spying’ on the Trump campaign and that the F.B.I. wasn’t part of some ‘deep state’ conspiracy to overthrow the president. That hardly stopped Mr. Trump and his allies. The report ‘was far worse than expected,’ the president asserted — after already predicting it would be ‘devastating.’ ‘This was an attempted overthrow and a lot of people were in on it and they got caught, they got caught red-handed,’ Mr. Trump said in the Cabinet Room at the White House.”

James B. Stewart, “Pay Attention to How Trump Talks About Investigations,” The New York Times online, December 13, 2019

31,742. 12/12/2019

CONGRESS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @RepMikeJohnson: [email protected] has consistently cooperated with this Congress in fulfilling its oversight & investigation responsibi…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 12, 2019 8:52 pm

31,704. 12/12/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @RudyGiuliani: At a time when Congress is undertaking perhaps it’s most sacred duty, Democrats give Republicans a measly 2 hours to revi…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 12, 2019 9:04 am

31,634. 12/12/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @RepAndyBiggsAZ: ‘Do we have Abuse of Power? Yes, Adam Schiff. Do we have Obstruction of Congress? Yes, House Democrats. This is a pol…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 12, 2019 7:04 am

31,632. 12/12/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @RepAndyBiggsAZ: Democrats in Congress – NOT @POTUS @realDonaldTrump – have committed the high crimes and misdemeanors of Abuse and Powe…”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 12, 2019 7:03 am

31,609. 12/11/2019

CONGRESS/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @IvankaTrump: Thank you to bipartisan members in Congress for securing passage of this important legislation & presidential priority! A…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 11, 2019 2:02 pm

31,595. 12/11/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @BuckSexton: The absurd pretense that Democrats in Congress are impeaching Trump because of ‘the Constitution’ and not their rage at Tru…”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 11, 2019 9:39 am

31,566. 12/11/2019

CONGRESS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @RepDougCollins: Who ordered subpoenaed phone numbers be connected to members of Congress and journalists? Adam Schiff or Daniel Goldman…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 11, 2019 9:14 am

31,511. 12/10/2019

CONGRESS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/USMCA: “RT @WaysandMeansGOP: It’s time for the U.S. Congress to pass USMCA as soon as possible, without further delay, to unlock the benefits of th…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 10, 2019 6:05 pm

31,503. 12/10/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/IMPEACHMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment on Tuesday [12-10-19] charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, a historic step that will define Trump’s presidency and plunge Washington even deeper into a state of partisan polarization…Standing beside Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Nadler said Trump committed ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ by soliciting foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election and blocking the House’s efforts to investigate the matter. In doing so, Democrats said, Trump betrayed the country and his oath of office, engaged in a ‘cover-up’ of his alleged misconduct, and ‘ignored and injured the interests of the nation.’”

Andrew Desiderio, Kyle Cheney and Heather Caygle, “’High crimes and misdemeanors’: Dems unveil impeachment charges against Trump,” Politico, December 10, 2019 5:09 pm

31,469. 12/9/2019

CONGRESS/EDUCATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: President @realDonaldTrump has asked Congress to pass a federal tax credit to support state-based scholarship programs and…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 9, 2019 11:43 pm

31,410. 12/8/2019

CONGRESS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “RT @JudgeJeanine: House Freedom Caucus Chairman @RepAndyBiggsAZ and Congressman @replouiegohmert joined me to discuss the latest round of I…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 8, 2019 6:07 pm

31,298. 12/6/2019

CONGRESS/ENDORSEMENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Congressman @LanceGooden has done a wonderful job for the people of Texas while supporting our #MAGA Agenda. He continues to protect your very important #2A. Lance is Strong on Crime and the Border, he Loves our Great Vets and Military. Lance has my Complete & Total Endorsement!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 6, 2019 6:42 pm

31,211. 12/4/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @KenCalvert: House Democrats have brought Congress to a standstill with their impeachment obsession. ❌ Passage of #USMCA ❌ Lower Drug P….”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 4, 2019 3:57 pm

31,107. 11/30/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/IMPEACHMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “’Schiff’s impeachment hearings wasting time when Congress must do real work’ https://t.co/4lb9bWrVRL

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 30, 2019 8:28 pm

31,104. 11/30/2019

CONGRESS/NANCY PELOSI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @GOPChairwoman: Just 8 work days left on Congress’ calendar this year. Instead of attacking @realDonaldTrump, Pelosi should work across…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 30, 2019 6:51 pm

31,068. 11/27/2019

CONGRESS/HOLIDAY/IMPEACHMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: Congress broke for Thanksgiving late last week. Thanks to the far left’s impeachment stunt, the House has been effectively…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 27, 2019 10:37 pm

31,047. 11/26/2019

CONGRESS/COURTS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The D.C. Wolves and Fake News Media are reading far too much into people being forced by Courts to testify before Congress. I am fighting for future Presidents and the Office of the President. Other than that, I would actually like people to testify. Don McGahn’s respected….”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 26, 2019 10:43 am

31,017. 11/25/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/INTELLIGENCE/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff said today’s ruling in former White House counsel Don McGahn’s case is ‘a very significant victory for congressional oversight, and for the American people.’ He also reiterated tonight that it will be up to the witnesses who defied the committee’s demands to change course if they want to testify in impeachment inquiry. Schiff’s statement comes after a federal judge ruled today that McGahn must testify to the House of Representatives in its impeachment probe. The Justice Department plans to appeal the ruling in the McGahn case, a department spokesperson said. An attorney for McGahn said the former White House counsel would testify, unless the case is paused for appeals.”

Manu Raju, “Schiff: McGahn ruling is “a very significant victory for congressional oversight”,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, November 25, 2019 8:06 pm

31,003. 11/25/2019

BUDGET/CONGRESS/SPENDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “White House budget hawks who have failed to rein in government spending in the Trump era might get a major win — by default. Top Republicans and Democrats are fumbling in their attempts to clinch a deal to fund the government over the next year. The result could be a government-wide spending freeze — exactly what Mick Mulvaney and the rest of President Donald Trump’s negotiating team sought months ago. With no agreement in sight and impeachment captivating the Capitol, it’s increasingly likely Washington will be forced to accept another temporary funding bill in December. Lawmakers are already eyeing a monthslong stopgap to stave off a Christmastime shutdown. In the worst-case scenario, a full-year extension could follow. It’s an outcome that would not only highlight congressional dysfunction but also deny the Pentagon and domestic programs potentially critical funding boosts.”

Sarah Ferris and Burgess Everett, “Bumbling Congress gives Trump the budget freeze he wanted,” Politico, November 25, 2019 5:16 am

30,849. 11/20/2019

CONGRESS/TECHNOLOGY/TEXAS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Today I opened a major Apple Manufacturing plant in Texas that will bring high paying jobs back to America. Today Nancy Pelosi closed Congress because she doesn’t care about American Workers!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 20, 2019 6:18 pm