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Comey calls DOJ’s move to drop Flynn prosecution ‘deeply concerning’

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Flynn’s legal team has highlighted recently disclosed FBI notes which suggest Comey described Flynn’s December 2016 calls with Russia’s U.S. ambassador as “legit.” The Flynn team cited this comment as evidence that the FBI had no basis to later interview......
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Spy community not postured to handle rising China threat, House Intel finds

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said in a statement that the intelligence community’s “capacity to address hard targets like China has waned” after two decades of focusing on counterterrorism in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The......
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Appeals court lets extended ballot-receipt deadline take effect in Wisconsin

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The decision could set up a replay at the U.S. Supreme Court of a battle that played out in April, when the justices voted, 5-4, to overturn a pandemic-related order from the same district court judge in the same case,......
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SCOTUS battle crashes into decisive Senate race in Iowa

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Yet Ernst — locked in one of the most competitive Senate races in the country — isn’t taking much heat from her Democratic opponent over her change. In an interview, Theresa Greenfield brushed off a question about Ernst’s consistency by......
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Republicans plot out Barrett confirmation blitz

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “If Hillary Clinton were president right now and Chuck Schumer were majority leader, the odds that the Senate would vote on a Supreme Court nomination are 100 percent,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who met with Barrett. The elaborate rituals......
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Undecided voters call Trump ‘unhinged’ and ‘un-American’ — but unswayed by debate

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Moderator Frank Luntz speaks at the Milken Institute Global Conference Monday, April 30, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) | AP Photo Despite their indecisiveness, most described Trump in a negative light, including one of the participants......
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‘Trump’s Strategy Is To Turn the Debates Into a Dumpster Fire on Steroids’

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Many found it nearly impossible to extract real policy insights about the candidates from the rolling scrum of interruption and personal attacks. But it wasn’t hard to pinpoint a list of norm-shattering moments: a sitting president who balked at considering......
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Biden tries to catch Trump with post-debate digital onslaught

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participates in the first presidential debate against President Donald Trump at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on Tuesday in Cleveland. | Scott Olson/Getty Images A day after Donald Trump’s campaign flexed......
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Trump email says he ‘finished debating’ Biden hours before debate begins

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “I showed the American People that I will ALWAYS fight to put America First no matter what and that I will NEVER stop working to Make America Great Again,” the email read. Trump went on in the personally addressed email......
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Senate clears hurdle to avoiding a shutdown

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Both House and Senate leaders have said they want to negotiate a massive spending deal by mid-December that would boost federal agency budgets for the remainder of fiscal 2021, which begins on Thursday. But securing bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a......
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Schumer aims to squeeze GOP on Obamacare

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Senate Democrats are making the future of Obamacare a key issue in their fight against confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who President Donald Trump nominated to the Supreme Court Saturday. Barrett, who has strong conservative credentials and is a protegee......
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Inside the (nearly) audience-free presidential debate

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here It’s a constant reminder that just outside the safe confines of this debate stage, a pandemic still gripping the nation. The location — constructed in the atrium of a school for dental, nursing and medical students in just the last......
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GOP threatens more judicial confirmations if Dems delay Barrett

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “We’re prepared for that if they decide they want to use motions to adjourn or try and use the tools at their disposal to keep us here, that’s fine,” Thune said on Tuesday afternoon. “But that keeps them here too......
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Intel chief releases Russian disinfo on Hillary Clinton that was rejected by bipartisan Senate panel

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here And several former senior intelligence officials described Ratcliffe’s move as incendiary and irresponsible, given the manner in which he was publicly releasing unverified information that originated from a foreign adversary. The assessment claims that Hillary Clinton, then a Democratic candidate......
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Schiff subpoenas DHS over whistleblower complaint

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Neither DHS nor Maher immediately responded to a request for comment. The subpoenas issued Tuesday also give DHS until Oct. 6 turn over previously requested documents relevant to the Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Murphy’s complaint. In a complaint provided to......
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Poll: Presidential, Senate contests are tight in Georgia

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Only 2 percent of those who indicated they would vote for president said they were open to changing their minds. The survey was conducted Sept. 23-27 among 1,125 likely Georgia voters, and has a margin of sampling error of plus......
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Pelosi eyes last-ditch shot at stimulus deal with Mnuchin

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Senior Democrats described Pelosi’s conversation with Mnuchin as positive, noting that White House chief of staff Mark Meadows — who has thrown up roadblocks to Democratic proposals in recent months — was not on the call. Democrats are hoping to......
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Biden releases tax returns before debate, amid furor over Trump’s

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The releases are a bid to capitalize on the furor ignited after the New York Times, unearthing Trump’s long-hidden tax returns, found he paid just $750 in taxes in 2016 and 2017 and, in other years, nothing at all. Trump......

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