Categories for Congress

29,592. 10/17/2019

CONGRESS/CORRUPTION/G7/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Openly rebuffing congressional investigators and dismissing political optics, President Donald Trump will hold the G-7 summit of world leaders at one of his family’s resorts in the middle of an election year — shrugging off a House impeachment inquiry into whether he is illegally making money off the presidency. Trump’s decision to inject millions of dollars into his financially struggling Trump National Doral Miami resort puts him at risk of violating the Constitution and adding momentum to the congressional investigation just as he embarks on his reelection campaign…Trump expected the immediate criticism by lawmakers and ethics experts who were in near disbelief that he would blatantly disregard their previous warnings not to hold the summit at his resort. But unlike a typical politician who cares about appearances and optics, he not only didn’t mind, he welcomed the firestorm.”

Anita Kumar and Quint Forgey, “Shrugging off allegations of self-dealing, Trump picks his Doral resort for G-7 summit,” Politico, October 17, 2019 4:28 pm

29,564. 10/16/2019

CONGRESS/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @RepThomasMassie: Congress never voted to send troops to Syria, but in five minutes we will be voting on a resolution that disapproves o…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 16, 2019 11:14 pm

29,538. 10/16/2019

CONGRESS/GOP/IMPEACHMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “95% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you! Just won two Congressional Seats in North Carolina, & a Governors runoff in Louisiana, which Republicans should now win! Because of Impeachment Fraud, we will easily take back the House, add in the Senate, & again win Pres!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 16, 2019 6:25 am

29,522. 10/15/2019

CONGRESS/NANCY PELOSI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…. It also brings Shifty’s fraudulent MADE UP CALL, which he read to the United States Congress pretending it to be the words of President Trump, which they were not! Nancy Pelosi is involved in this fraud in that she confirmed his fraudulent words on @GMA, and much more!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 15, 2019 9:21 pm

29,501. 10/4/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘It isn’t often I get angry at the dirty politics of the Democrats in Congress, but this time I am enraged and hope this impeachment charade will backfire on Reps. Pelosi & Schiff, & the Democrats. I have read thoroughly the telephone conversation between Trump & the President…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 4, 2019 9:25 pm

29,455. 10/13/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “‘Congressman Adam Schiff, who when seeing the REAL Ukraine phone call Transcript decided he’d better make up one of his own. ‘I’m going to say this only SEVEN times, so you better listen good. I want you to MAKE UP DIRT ON MY POLITICAL OPPONENT, UNDERSTAND, LOTS OF IT, AND…..” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 13, 2019 5:16 pm

29,454. 10/13/2019

CONGRESS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…..BY THE WAY, DON’T CALL ME AGAIN, I’LL CALL YOU WHEN YOU’VE DONE WHAT I’VE ASKED.’’ A reminder, that wasn’t just stupid, it was FALSE.’ @greggutfeld @GregGutfeldShow @FoxNews I never said this. Schiff made it up and read it to Congress & the American People. End Witch Hunt!” 

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 13, 2019 5:16 pm

29,446. 10/13/2019

CONGRESS/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TURKEY: “Dealing with @LindseyGrahamSC and many members of Congress, including Democrats, about imposing powerful Sanctions on Turkey. Treasury is ready to go, additional legislation may be sought. There is great consensus on this. Turkey has asked that it not be done. Stay tuned!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 13, 2019 8:37 am

29,437. 10/12/2019

CONGRESS/DEVIN NUNES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @DevinNunes: Did Mueller lie to Congress about meeting with Trump before he took the special counsel job? | Fox News @GreggJarrett ht…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 12, 2019 11:31 pm

29,403. 10/11/2019

CONGRESS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/UKRAINE: “Former Representative Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican who is seeking a return to Congress, was caught in the fallout of the Ukraine scandal on Thursday [10-10-19] when he was referred to in the indictment of two presidential allies accused of campaign finance allegations. Mr. Sessions, who served 11 terms in Congress until he was swept out last year, is described as ‘Congressman-1’ in the indictment of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who were arrested and charged on Thursday with illegally funneling foreign money to American political candidates and campaigns. The two men are associates of Rudolph W. Giuliani — President Trump’s personal lawyer and a point man in Mr. Trump’s attempts to pressure Ukraine to dig up dirt on his political rivals — and are believed to be important witnesses in the House’s impeachment inquiry. Mr. Sessions’s appearance in the indictment, which was filed just a week after he announced he would run for Congress in 2020, was an early and potentially damaging blow to his campaign.”

Catie Edmondson, “Ukraine Scandal Snags Pete Sessions’s Congressional Comeback Bid,” The New York Times online, October 11, 2019

29,370. 10/11/2019

AGRICULTURE/CONGRESS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @HouseGOP: ‘We’re just waiting on Congress…’ – Jed Clark, Kentucky Farmer Farmers in Kentucky and all across America are waiting for…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 11, 2019 10:38 am

29,353. 10/11/2019

CHINA/CONGRESS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “One of the great things about the China Deal is the fact that, for various reasons, we do not have to go through the very long and politically complex Congressional Approval Process. When the deal is fully negotiated, I sign it myself on behalf of our Country. Fast and Clean!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 11, 2019 9:15 am

29,223. 10/7/2019

CONGRESS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @seanmdav: Lawmakers in both chambers have demanded that IC IG Michael Atkinson explain why he backdated to August secret changes he mad…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 7, 2019 11:06 pm

29,186. 10/7/2019

CONGRESS/IMPEACHMENT/NAFTA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The escalating impeachment drama between Congress and the White House that has all but doomed hopes of most legislative progress this fall has instead enhanced the prospects for approval, within weeks, of one major initiative: a sweeping new trade agreement among the United States, Canada and Mexico. Top lawmakers in both parties and others closely following the talks said that substantial progress had been made in resolving the sticking points, and that a decisive House vote on the accord to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement could occur before Congress departed for Thanksgiving. The deal may be a rare bright spot in an otherwise dysfunctional dynamic that has taken hold in the capital, and it owes its progress to a coincidence of timing, productive negotiations that have unfolded behind closed doors for months and political necessity for two parties that each has distinct reasons to hope it succeeds.”

Carl Hulse and Emily Cochrane, “Impeachment Fight May Help a New NAFTA Deal,” The New York Times online, October 7, 2019

29,175. 10/6/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/NANCY PELOSI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Nancy Pelosi knew of all of the many Shifty Adam Schiff lies and massive frauds perpetrated upon Congress and the American people, in the form of a fraudulent speech knowingly delivered as a ruthless con, and the illegal meetings with a highly partisan ‘Whistleblower’ & lawyer…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 6, 2019 9:27 pm

29,081. 10/4/2019

CONGRESS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….it to Congress, and the American people, as though it was the statement of the President of the United States, me. He did it to fool Congress and the public in order to make me look BAD. He is a sick puppy!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 4, 2019 5:27 pm

29,052. 10/3/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/NANCY PELOSI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Nancy Pelosi today, on @GMA, actually said that Adam Schiffty Schiff didn’t fabricate my words in a major speech before Congress. She either had no idea what she was saying, in other words lost it, or she lied. Even Clinton lover @GStephanopoulos strongly called her out. Sue her?”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 3, 2019 9:20 pm

28,989. 10/2/2019

CONGRESS/IMPEACHMENT/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The cryptically worded request marked urgent from the State Department’s independent watchdog set Congress on edge. The message, according to Steven A. Linick, the department’s inspector general, was that he needed to meet — and right away — with senior congressional staff members to give them copies of documents related to the State Department and Ukraine. He signaled that they could be relevant to the House investigation into whether President Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Hunter Biden. Some Democrats prepared for an explosive revelation that might show top administration officials had tried to obstruct their work. Speaker Nancy Pelosi told lawmakers on a caucus conference call that news reports were confirming that the heart of the briefing was about the White House retaliating against State Department staff who complied with the investigation…There were more questions remaining than answers on Wednesday [10-2-19].”

Catie Edmondson, “Impeachment Bombshell That Wasn’t: Mysterious Packet Sends Rumor Mill Into Overdrive,” The New York Times online, October 2, 2019 

28,905. 9/30/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “Rep. Adam Schiff illegally made up a FAKE & terrible statement, pretended it to be mine as the most important part of my call to the Ukrainian President, and read it aloud to Congress and the American people. It bore NO relationship to what I said on the call. Arrest for Treason?”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 30, 2019 7:12 am

28,904. 9/30/2019

CONGRESS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE/WHISTLEBLOWER: “The Fake Whistleblower complaint is not holding up. It is mostly about the call to the Ukrainian President which, in the name of transparency, I immediately released to Congress & the public. The Whistleblower knew almost nothing, its 2ND HAND description of the call is a fraud!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 30, 2019 7:03 am

28,827. 9/28/2019

CONGRESS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “….fraudulently and illegally inserted his made up & twisted words into my call with the Ukrainian President to make it look like I did something very wrong. He then boldly read those words to Congress and millions of people, defaming & libeling me. He must resign from Congress!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 28, 2019 5:30 pm

28,803. 9/27/2019

BORDER/CONGRESS/FEDERAL FUNDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “Congress voted on Friday [9-27-19] to terminate the national emergency that President Trump has declared at the southwestern border, delivering a bipartisan rebuke of his efforts to redirect federal money to a border wall without congressional approval. The resolution of disapproval — the second time in two months that Congress has rejected Mr. Trump’s scheme to allocate large sums for a border barrier over lawmakers’ objections — fell short of its goal. With only 11 Republicans joining House Democrats in supporting it, the measure did not draw the two-thirds majority that would have been needed to overcome a veto. The Senate, which passed the measure this week, also did not muster a veto-proof majority. But the action underscored the continuing struggle between Mr. Trump and Congress over his signature political promise and domestic priority, a symbol of an immigration agenda that has divided the country and the two political parties.”

Emily Cochrane, “House Again Rejects Trump’s Border Emergency, “ The New York Times online, September 27, 2019

28,794. 9/27/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “Rep. Adam Schiff totally made up my conversation with Ukraine President and read it to Congress and Millions. He must resign and be investigated. He has been doing this for two years. He is a sick man!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 27, 2019 8:29 am

28,789. 9/27/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “Rep. Adam Schiff fraudulently read to Congress, with millions of people watching, a version of my conversation with the President of Ukraine that doesn’t exist. He was supposedly reading the exact transcribed version of the call, but he completely changed the words to make it…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 27, 2019 7:29 am

28,790. 9/27/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…sound horrible, and me sound guilty. HE WAS DESPERATE AND HE GOT CAUGHT. Adam Schiff therefore lied to Congress and attempted to defraud the American Public. He has been doing this for two years. I am calling for him to immediately resign from Congress based on this fraud!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 27, 2019 7:29 am