Here’s What to Know About the Second Impeachment Hearing; GOP Continues to Prove That Dems Have ‘No Case’

By Daily Caller. The second round of impeachment hearings drew criticism from President Donald Trump as House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff repeatedly cut off Republican representatives.

Schiff clashed with Republican New York Rep. Elise Stefanik and Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan as he cut the Republican representatives off throughout the hearing. . .

President Donald Trump also weighed in on the hearings through a press conference where he said Republicans were being denied due process during the hearings.

“Nobody’s ever had such horrible due process. There was no due process. I think it’s considered a joke all over Washington, and all over the world,” Trump said in the Roosevelt Room on Friday. “The Republicans are given no due process whatsoever. We’re not allowed to do anything. It’s a disgrace what’s happening. But you know what? The American public understands it. And that’s why the poll numbers are so good and that’s why other things are so good.”

Politicians and pundits then accused the president of tampering with witnesses by tweeting about the matter, and Schiff read one of these tweets aloud to former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. (Read more from “Here’s What to Know About the Second Impeachment Hearing” HERE)


Chris Stewart Takedown of Yovanovitch Shows Democrats Have ‘No Case,’ GOP Says

By Fox News. From the view of the White House and some top Republicans, U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart’s questioning of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch on Friday was the point where House Democrats’ impeachment argument showed the party had “no case” against President Trump. . .

Stewart: “I would now feel compelled to ask you, Madam Ambassador, as you sit here before us, very simply and directly, do you have any information regarding the president of the United States accepting any bribes?”

Yovanovitch: “No.”

Stewart: “Do you have any information regarding any criminal activity that the president of the United States has been involved with at all?”

Yovanovitch: “No.”

(Read more from “Chris Stewart Takedown of Yovanovitch Shows Democrats Have ‘No Case,’ GOP Says” HERE)

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CBS News Incorrectly Claims More Mass Shootings Than Days This Year

. . .CBS News points to figures from the Gun Violence Archive (GVA) suggesting there have been 366 mass shootings during the first 319 days of 2019.

Ironically, GVA has long reported higher numbers of mass shootings than other outlets because they define mass shootings differently. Whereas the FBI defines a mass shooting as four or more killed in one incident, not counting the attacker. The GVA considers an incident a “mass shooting” even if there are no deaths. The GVA definition is broadened to include “FOUR or more shot and/or killed in a single event [incident],” not counting the attacker.

In fact, approximately 173 of GVA’s 366 “mass shootings” had zero fatalities, and this is to say nothing about the untold number of incidents with one casualty that they counted as a “mass shooting” as well. (Read more from “CBS News Incorrectly Claims More Mass Shootings Than Days This Year” HERE)

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Report: Trump Administration to Seize Private Land for Border Wall

The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to submit court filings to take over private land on the U.S.-Mexico border, allowing border wall construction to move forward.

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner met with administration and military officials Friday. He discussed government takeover of private land along the Texas border, according to a report by NBC. Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was reportedly in attendance, along with Robert Salesses and Kenneth Rapuano, both of whom serve as assistant secretaries for homeland defense.

Lawyers for the Department of Defense and the Justice Department have prepared rights of entry letters, which will inform affected land owners that the U.S. government will be entering their property to asses the area, which will include soil testing and land surveys.

In most domain cases, the government settles on a specific amount of money before it takes over land, but the administration has not yet confirmed how much it will compensate landowners, according to sources who spoke with NBC. However, the White House could file under the Declaration of Taking Act, a move that would likely hasten the time it takes for the government to buy border land.

A group of Texas landowners who oppose border wall construction are fighting the Trump administration in court over the issue. (Read more from “Report: Trump Administration to Seize Private Land for Border Wall” HERE)

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WATCH: Chilling Doorbell Video Captures Woman Screaming for Help During Suspected Kidnapping

A chilling video was captured on a doorbell camera in Los Angeles, California, and many believe it might be evidence of a kidnapping.

The harrowing event was recorded on Tuesday at about 11 p.m. and made headlines nationally.

A woman is clearly heard screaming “help me!” and “somebody please help me!” on the video.

The voice of a man can also be heard saying “I’m so sorry.”

The resident of the home that captured the video can be seen in the video stepping onto her front porch just as the car rushes by quickly.

(Read more from “Watch: Chilling Doorbell Video Captures Woman Screaming for Help During Suspected Kidnapping” HERE)

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Feds Charge U.S. Gang Leader for Attempting to Wire Money to ISIS Terrorists

A reputed street gang leader from a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, was charged by federal authorities for attempting to send money to support ISIS terrorists in the Middle East.

37-year-old Jason Brown was arrested Thursday for the charge of providing material support to a terrorist organization, which carries a possible sentence of 20 years in prison if he’s found guilty.

Brown, who goes by Abdul Ja’Me, converted to Islam while in prison, according to the criminal filing, and then allegedly recruited and radicalized gang members to support ISIS.

Six other members of the AHK street gang were arrested on charges of trafficking cocaine, heroin, and a fentanyl analogue. Prosecutors allege the name “AHK” is a variation of an Arabic word that means “brother.”

Prosecutors say they have undercover video of Brown meeting with an associate and giving him $500 to wire to what he believed was an ISIS terrorist in the Middle East. They say he tried to send a total of $1,500 to an attempt to support terror activities.

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Journalists Who Exposed Planned Parenthood’s ‘Baby Body Parts’ Trade Found Guilty

The jury in the “Baby Body Parts” trial of activist and journalist David Daleiden has delivered a blow to undercover journalism, declaring that secret filming is now illegal and can leave journalists open to massive damages.

Planned Parenthood was awarded almost $2 million for the filming after alleging activist journalist David Daleiden secretly recorded executives negotiating to sell baby body parts.

Peter Breen, a lawyer for Mr. Daleiden, said the judgement is a direct threat to undercover journalism in California and across the country. . .

Judge Orrick told the jury in advance of their verdict that he has decided to find Daleiden guilty of trespass during his undercover journalism. Daleiden previously lost an attempt to have Judge Orrick removed from the case, alleging he was biased against the defendants.

Planned Parenthood sued Daleiden and his colleagues after they released secretly recorded videos of Planned Parenthood executives haggling over the sale and price of baby body parts from abortions in their facilities. Planned Parenthood made a series of claims – stating they had caused damages because of their invasion of privacy with the undercover filming, fraud because they set up a false buying company, and RICO conspiracy because a number of people worked together in the project. RICO charges are more normally associated with criminal mafia cases. The jury found for Planned Parenthood in all their claims. (Read more from “Journalists Who Exposed Planned Parenthood’s ‘Baby Body Parts’ Trade Found Guilty” HERE)

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After Losing Bet, Man Offers His Wife as Payment

An Indian man is being investigated for gambling his wife away before assaulting her when she refused to go with the winner.

The incident took place in the district of Banka in the north-eastern Indian state of Bihar when Binod Kumar Shah lost a bet who could not afford to pay, according to local media. . .

When he returned home later that evening, he woke up his wife and told her to pack her bags because he lost the bet and the winner was arriving in the morning to collect his ‘winnings’.

Devi told local media: ‘My husband told me the winner was coming to the house in the morning so I should get ready to leave with him because he lost the bet.’

That morning, Shah allegedly assaulted Devi when she refused to go with the winner. (Read more from “After Losing Bet, Man Offers His Wife as Payment” HERE)

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Suspect in Disappearance of UFC Star’s Daughter Was out on Bail Despite Prior Charge of Attempted Murder

In the alternate universe of the elites, too many people are locked up both before trial and after conviction. That is why a House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing yesterday essentially advocating for lowering and abolishing bail. In the real world, as I’ve reported here over and over again, even many of the worst repeat violent offenders are released, often with atrocious consequences. The case of Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, is a sickening example of how the voices of victims are being drowned out.

On October 24, the UFC community was rocked by the news that Aniah Blanchard, the 19-year-old stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight star Walt Harris, was reported missing under suspicious circumstances after she was last seen at a convenience store in Auburn, Alabama. After much public outpouring and investigating, police named Ibraheem Yazeed of Montgomery, Alabama, who was seen at the store with Blanchard, as a person of interest on November 7. He was captured by U.S. Marshals the following day in Escambia County, Florida, and held without bond on behalf of both Alabama and federal officials.

The charging affidavit cites a witness who saw Yazeed near the convenience store in Auburn “forcing Blanchard into a vehicle against her will and then leaving with her in the vehicle.” It also cites that blood “indicative of someone suffering a life-threatening injury” was discovered in the passenger’s side of Aniah Blanchard’s vehicle, which was later tested and confirmed to be hers.

As awful as this story is, it’s even worse if Yazeed is proven to be the culprit, because he should never have been out on the streets. In January, Yazeed and a female suspect were arrested in Montgomery on two counts of kidnapping, two counts of robbery, attempted murder, and possession of marijuana after he allegedly beat two elderly men. One victim was found “unconscious, unresponsive, severely injured and near death,” according to court records.

Yet he was released on $280,000 bond the very next day. It’s unclear whether he had to pay the entire sum or just 10 percent, but either way, someone like this should never have been released on bond after such charges and given his rap sheet. His record includes:

—A July 2017 arrest in Missouri for aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing police, and drug charges. He wound up serving seven months in jail before trial, but was released on time served shortly after the disposition of the case.

—A 2015 felony drug conviction and a gun charge. There were multiple traffic and drug arrests that year, including fleeing from police, but according to the Montgomery Advertiser, he barely served time and wound up with six months of probation.

—A January 2012 attempted murder charge after authorities said he rammed his car into a Montgomery police car at a gas station when two deputies were exiting the vehicle.

—An April 2011 arrest on two counts of first-degree robbery.

The sad reality is that there are people like Yazeed all over the country who barely serve time in prison but are constantly engaging in violent crime. They wind up avoiding conviction due to endless loopholes and are let out on bond even after being charged with the worst crimes. Yet rather than pushing to close these loopholes, the bipartisan “abolish prison” movement keeps perpetuating the lie that too many people are locked up unjustly. No, too many people are victimized unjustly.

It took something like this for Yazeed to finally be held without bond. He was arraigned in Lee County court on Sunday following his extradition from Florida. There is a $105,000 reward for anyone with information about Blanchard, as family members still hope she is alive. The Auburn police chief indicated that more arrests are likely.

Unfortunately, extremely dangerous people arrested for high-level crimes are released every day, despite their massive rap sheets. Here’s another Florida case I’ve never written about. Yousuf Hasan, 25, of Orlando, Florida, is out on bail today, despite being charged with killing University of Central Florida student London Harrell in a vehicular manslaughter while driving drunk in June. After initially fleeing from police, Hasan confessed to the crime and apologized. Harrell was walking well within the grassy area of the campus when Hasan plowed into her. She died of her injuries several days later. Blood and hair were found on Hasan’s windshield that matched Harrell. According to WFTV, Highway Patrol said Hasan “had bloodshot, glassy eyes, slurred speech and was stumbling” and failed a sobriety test.

Upon his arrest, I’m sure the police and the local judge were aware of his massive rap sheet of dozens of charges dating back to 2010 – when Hasan was still a minor. Orange County, Florida, court records show Hasan had arrests for theft, shoplifting, trespassing, traffic violations, drugs, and numerous firearms violations. He barely served a night in jail. You would think he’d finally be held after this incident. But despite his record and despite being a member of the violent Nine Trey Gangster Bloods, he was initially released on $11,500 bond. After Harrell died several days later, bail was upped to $75,000, which he later posted. In September, he violated the terms of his release by tampering with his ankle bracelet, but the judge, in the growing reluctance to incarcerate criminals, refused to revoke his bail.

“His choices killed our daughter,” said Paula Cobb, Harrell’s mother. “He is a proven danger to our community with a deadly, violent drug- and gun-related past.”

Now, despite Hasan’s previous confession, he plead not guilty in court two weeks ago.

Who will be the voice for Aniah Blanchard and London Harrell and for the people every day who will die as a result of criminals released thanks to the cruel “compassion” of the political and legal elites? Just remember, the next time you hear the phrases “bail reform” or “criminal justice reform,” they mean bail elimination and jail elimination for people like Ibraheem Yazeed and Yousuf Hasan. (For more from the author of “Suspect in Disappearance of UFC Star’s Daughter Was out on Bail Despite Prior Charge of Attempted Murder” please click HERE)

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Vietnam War Vet Allegedly Killed by Drunk-Driving Illegal Alien Hours Before Veterans Day

Add 67-year-old Vietnam veteran Samuel W. Jackson to the endless list of thousands of Americans killed by illegal alien drunk drivers who will never have their memories evoked in Congress.

According to Norristown, Pennsylvania, police, Jackson was exiting his car on Sunday night when a speeding car driven by Nemias Perez-Severiano, 31, plowed into him and dragged his body for 55 feet. The driver fled the scene, but police used camera footage of the car to apprehend Severiano. The suspect later admitted to being “a little drunk” after consuming seven or eight beers at the La Poblanita Mexican Bar a few blocks away.

Local media reported Severiano as a “Norristown man,” but according to an ICE spokeswoman, “ICE lodged an immigration detainer Nov. 12 with the Norristown Police Department on Nemia Perez-Severiano, an illegally present Mexican national, following his Nov. 10 arrest by local law enforcement.”

As far as I can see, not a single news story on this high-profile tragedy has mentioned the ICE detainer, even though the fact that Severiano was driving without a license was an obvious indication that he might be in the country illegally.

Jackson’s death gained prominence in the media when the family of this Marine veteran was looking for a uniform for his military funeral. Richard Dunn, a retired Marine from a nearby community, donated his uniform for the burial, which will take place on Saturday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Jackson was killed Sunday night, just hours before Veterans Day and on the 244th anniversary of the Marine Corps.

It’s enormously tragic that American veterans who are sent overseas to fight for us are killed back at home by illegal aliens who should never be in this country. Drunk driving is pervasive and is one of the most underreported epidemics in this country. Thousands of these drunk-driving incidents that result in serious damage, injury, or death are completely avoidable. This is especially true given that drunk driving is a habitual crime. Given that most American drunk drivers are barely punished, they will likely be out on the streets in short order doing it again. But when it comes to illegal alien drunk drivers, of which there are many, the first time they are caught driving drunk should be the last day they are in this country.

According to Montgomery County court records, Severiano was arrested on May 26 for “public drunkenness and similar misconduct.” While “public drunkenness” is considered low-level and would not result in jail time for Americans, an illegal alien caught for any crime should immediately be turned over to ICE.

There is no record in this case of a prior ICE detainer request, so this case is not a sanctuary issue, but it does reveal a broader absurdity in criminal justice, namely that the citizenship of an offender is not automatically tracked. Law-abiding citizens are asked whether they are U.S. citizens on a daily basis during many interactions with private and public officials. Why is it not standard procedure to ask anyone who is arrested, “What is your country of citizenship?” That is more important than any other arrest information because that will determine whether the individual can be removed from the country, thereby avoiding unnecessary costs and possible future lives taken by more crime.

This point was tragically evident in Wayne County, New York, last week. On Sunday, the same day Jackson was killed by an illegal alien in Pennsylvania, Mark Knapp was killed when he was ejected from his tractor parked on the shoulder of Route 31 in Weedsport after Heriberto Perez-Velasquez, an illegal alien allegedly driving drunk, plowed into the back of the tractor. He was charged with DUI manslaughter, driving without a license, and fleeing from police.

Knapp’s death was 100 percent avoidable. Perez-Velasquez is an illegal alien from Guatemala. Just three weeks before, on the night of October 18, Wayne County police caught him parked in the middle of a road and found that he was drunk. When they attempted to handcuff him, he took off running. He was eventually caught and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated because he had a blood alcohol level of .22.

According to the Times of Wayne County, police actually contacted ICE after Perez-Velasquez couldn’t produce a driver’s license or any legal documentation. ICE requested that he be held and found he has previously been deported. But here’s the kicker: This is where jailbreak, aka weak-on-on-crime policies, merges with immigration law. It appears that the suspect was released without any bond because of the new law in New York abolishing bail for many criminal offenses. As I’ve reported extensively, even though the law doesn’t take effect until January, the state has gotten a head-start on abolishing bail. Thus, in the rush to comply with this insane law governing American criminals, somehow Perez-Velasquez wound up being released, and later went on to allegedly kill Mark Knapp.

Jailbreak and thwarting immigration law are a toxic mix of anarchy that leave American victims of crime with no recourse against totally avoidable deaths and sex offenses. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton expressed concern that Houston’s plan to abolish bail would lead to the reckless release of criminal aliens. The death of Mark Knapp in New York stands as a tragic testament to that premonition.

Sadly, there is utter silence from Congress on both the crime wave and illegal alien drunk drivers. How hard is it for them to run for office on the proposition that the first crime an illegal alien commits in this country should be the last? Some lives are just more equal than others to the politicians, and it’s not those of law-abiding Americans. (For more from the author of “Vietnam War Vet Allegedly Killed by Drunk-Driving Illegal Alien Hours Before Veterans Day” please click HERE)

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WATCH: Adam Schiff Accuses Trump of ‘Witness Intimidation’

We’ve already gone from “quid pro quo” to bribery, and now Democrats’ newest impeachment-related allegation against President Donald Trump is witness intimidation.

During the House Intelligence Committee’s Friday morning open impeachment probe hearing with former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, chairman Adam Schiff paused the proceedings to read a tweet from the president criticizing the career diplomat.

“Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad,” Trump said. “She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors.”

When asked to respond to her former boss, Yovanovitch said, “I don’t think I have such powers, not in Mogadishu, Somalia, and not in other places. I actually think that, where I served over the years, I and others have demonstrably made things better for the U.S. as well as for the countries that I’ve served in.”

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