Sunday shows - Next impeachment phase dominates

Discussions on the Sunday political talk shows turned to open hearings and other developments after the House last week voted to approve rules for the impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment MORE.

The 2020 presidential race was also a focus, with appearances by Democratic candidates Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPress: Another billionaire need not apply Saagar Enjeti dismisses Warren, Klobuchar claims of sexism Warren on winning over male voters: I was told to 'smile more' MORE and Andrew YangAndrew YangNew Quinnipiac poll finds Biden leading in New Hampshire Intercollegiate athletics just got a two-minute warning AI and automation will disrupt our world — but only Andrew Yang is warning about it MORE.

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Conway spars with Wallace on whether White House will cooperate with impeachment inquiry after formal vote
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Counselor to the president Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayVaping advocates feel confident Trump will turn from flavor ban Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Krystal Ball praises former McConnell aide's historic win in Kentucky MORE sparred with Fox News’ Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceRepublicans, Democrats brace for first public testimony in impeachment inquiry Intelligence panel Democrat: 'I think we will end up calling' some witnesses on GOP list Intelligence panel Republican: 'How we treat this whistleblower will impact whistleblowers in the future' MORE Sunday on whether the White House would cooperate with the House’s impeachment inquiry following a vote to formalize the process.
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Conway: 'I don't know' if military aid was withheld from Ukraine over request for Biden investigation
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
President Trump’s counselor, Kellyanne Conway, said Sunday that she doesn’t know if military aid was withheld from Ukraine because the White House wanted the nation to look into 2020 Democratic candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment Biden: 'I'm more of a Democrat from my shoe sole to my ears' than anyone else running MORE.
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Engel promises public impeachment hearings 'very soon'
By RACHEL FRAZIN
 
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelOvernight Defense: Protests at Trump's NYC Veterans Day speech | House Dems release Pentagon official's deposition transcript | Lawmakers ask Trump to rescind Erdogan invite Bipartisan House members call on Trump to rescind Erdoğan invitation House Democrats pull subpoena for ex-Trump national security official MORE (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday that there will be public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump “very very soon.”
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Hoyer: We are going to move as fast 'as the facts and truth dictate' on open hearings
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
“Time is not constraining us, the truth and the facts are constraining us. We are going to move as soon as the facts and the truth dictate,” House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerCongress hunts for path out of spending stalemate The Hill's 12:30 Report: Washington braces for public impeachment hearings This week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry MORE (D-Md.) said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
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Clyburn says House would move forward on impeachment vote without GOP support
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
A top House Democrat predicted on Sunday that the lower chamber would move forward with a vote on impeachment against President Trump without support from GOP lawmakers.
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Intelligence Democrat asks why the Trump administration is 'afraid' to let witnesses testify
By RACHEL FRAZIN 
 
"This administration is doing everything to make sure that witnesses don't get a chance to come and be heard. And why are they hiding it?" Rep. Terri SewellTerrycina (Terri) Andrea SewellHouse to take up voting rights, government funding this month Democrats ramp up oversight efforts over 'opportunity zone' incentive Sunday shows - Next impeachment phase dominates MORE (D-Ala.) asked on NBC's "Meet the Press."
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Himes: The GOP has 'fully given itself over to being a personality cult for Donald Trump'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Rep. Jim HimesJames (Jim) Andres HimesDemocrats sharpen their message on impeachment Intelligence Democrat: Stop using 'quid pro quo' to describe Trump allegations Sunday shows - Next impeachment phase dominates MORE (D-Conn.), the No. 2 Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, defended the House’s party-line vote on formalizing procedures in its impeachment inquiry, saying the vote was the result of the GOP being a “personality cult for Donald Trump.”
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McCarthy argues Trump's removal would 'undo' 2016 election even if Pence became president
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyCongress hunts for path out of spending stalemate This week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Nunes pressed on Fox News about comparing impeachment inquiry to a 'coup' MORE (R-Calif.) blasted the House’s impeachment inquiry process Sunday, arguing that removing President Trump would represent an undoing of the 2016 presidential election, even as CBS’s Margaret Brennan reminded him that Vice President Pence would in that case become president.
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Scalise doesn't directly say whether it's OK for Trump to ask Ukraine to investigate political opponents
By RACHEL FRAZIN
 
House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseBottom Line Trump allies assail impeachment on process while House Democrats promise open hearings soon Sunday shows - Next impeachment phase dominates MORE (R-La.) did not directly answer questions on Sunday about whether it was acceptable for President Trump to ask Ukraine to look into his political opponents.
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Scalise: There were no 'high crimes and misdemeanors'
By RACHEL FRAZIN 
 
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said in an interview that aired Sunday that President Trump did not commit any "high crimes and misdemeanors.”
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House Republican: 'There is very little likelihood that the president will be removed'
By RACHEL FRAZIN
 
Rep. Tom ColeThomas (Tom) Jeffrey ColeBottom Line Juan Williams: Republicans flee Trump Sunday shows - Next impeachment phase dominates MORE (R-Okla.) criticized the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump in an interview that aired Sunday, saying there is "very little likelihood that the president will be removed."
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49 percent support Trump impeachment, removal: poll
By KYLE BALLUCK 
 
Roughly half of the respondents in a new poll – 49 percent – support President Trump’s impeachment and removal from the Oval Office.
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Yang: 'There's a chance' impeachment could hurt Democratic nominee
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“The downsides of that, the entire country get engrossed in this impeachment process,” presidential candidate Andrew Yang  said. “And then, we’re gonna look up and be facing Donald Trump in the general election and we will not have made a real case to the American people.”
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Biden leads among 2020 Democrats, beats Trump by 12 points in matchup, poll finds
By JESSICA CAMPISI 
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden remains the top choice among 2020 Democratic primary voters and holds a double-digit lead over President Trump in a head-to-head matchup, a recent Fox News poll finds.
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Warren, Buttigieg make gains in new national poll
By KYLE BALLUCK
 
Frontrunner Joe Biden’s support held steady in a new poll of the 2020 Democratic presidential race that saw Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden: 'I'm more of a Democrat from my shoe sole to my ears' than anyone else running Press: Another billionaire need not apply Saagar Enjeti dismisses Warren, Klobuchar claims of sexism MORE (D-Mass.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg make gains.
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Buttigieg knocks Warren on 'my way or the highway' health care plan
By RACHEL FRAZIN 
 
South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Sunday criticized a health care plan by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a fellow 2020 White House hopeful, as a “my way or the highway idea.”
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Trump economic advisor says he's 'cautiously optimistic' about trade deal with China
By TAL AXELROD
 
Stephen MooreStephen MooreSunday shows - Next impeachment phase dominates Trump economic adviser says he's 'cautiously optimistic' about trade deal with China It's Joe Biden versus the Trump economy MORE, an economic adviser to President Trump, said he’s “cautiously optimistic” that the U.S. and China will sign the first phase of a trade deal.
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