Sunday shows — Nadler: A jury would convict Trump in 'three minutes flat'

Democrats and Republicans during the Sunday political talk shows laid out their cases for and against the impeachment of President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE ahead of the next House Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday.

Judiciary Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerMcConnell locks in schedule for start of impeachment trial Pelosi: Trump's impeachment 'cannot be erased' House to vote Wednesday on sending articles of impeachment to Senate MORE (D-N.Y.) said a vote on impeachment is possible by the end of the week.

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Nadler: A jury would convict Trump in 'three minutes flat'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that he is confident in the case against President Trump ahead of a vote on impeachment. 

“We have a very rock-solid case,” Nadler said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” 

“I think the case we have if presented to a jury would be a guilty verdict in about three minutes flat,” he added. 
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Trump will do everything to make sure 2020 is 'not a fair election,' Nadler says
BY REBECCA KLAR
 
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerMcConnell locks in schedule for start of impeachment trial Pelosi: Trump's impeachment 'cannot be erased' House to vote Wednesday on sending articles of impeachment to Senate MORE (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that President Trump would push to make the 2020 election unfair if he is acquitted of articles of impeachment in Congress.
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Key Democrat says House should focus on Ukraine, avoid Mueller report in articles of impeachment
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Rep. Zoe LofgrenZoe Ellen LofgrenThe Hill's Morning Report - Dems to lay out impeachment case to senators next week Seven things to know about the Trump trial House delivers impeachment articles to Senate MORE (D-Calif.) said the House Democrats should focus on the Ukraine controversy and avoid the Mueller report when drafting articles of impeachment.
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Judiciary Democrat: 'This is a classic example of an impeachable offense'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Rep. David CicillineDavid Nicola CicillineHillicon Valley: Biden calls for revoking tech legal shield | DHS chief 'fully expects' Russia to try to interfere in 2020 | Smaller companies testify against Big Tech 'monopoly power' Smaller companies testify against Big Tech's 'monopoly power' Living in limbo may end for Liberians in the US MORE (D-R.I.) said Sunday that the evidence unearthed by the House’s impeachment inquiry showed “a classic example of an impeachable offense.” 
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'I don't see a single Republican defecting on impeachment,' Meadows says
BY ZACK BUDRYK 
 
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsRepublicans criticize Pelosi for gifting pens used to sign impeachment articles Trump, Democrats set for brawl on Iran war powers Overnight Defense: Iran crisis eases as Trump says Tehran 'standing down' | Dems unconvinced on evidence behind Soleimani strike | House sets Thursday vote on Iran war powers MORE (R-N.C.) on Sunday was skeptical that any of his fellow House Republicans would vote for impeaching President Trump, saying he considered Democratic defections more likely.
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Meadows says Republican colleagues 'wrong' for suggesting Trump's phone call was inappropriate
BY REBECCA KLAR
 
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Sunday said a pair of his Republican colleagues who took issue with President Trump's July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president were wrong to suggest there was anything improper in the communication.
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Gaetz defends Ukraine call: Trump acted on 'sincere' concerns of corruption
BY JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“I think the president was acting on a sincere, longly held view and skepticism of foreign aid," Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzGaetz in Twitter battle with Florida House Republican Apple under pressure to unlock Pensacola shooter's phones Conservatives slam Warren's call to put transgender women in women's prisons MORE (R-Fla.) said. "I think he was acting on concern about Ukraine being the third most corrupt country in the world." 
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Cruz on House impeachment inquiry: 'This is 'kangaroo court'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate GOP mulls speeding up Trump impeachment trial The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial GOP threatens to weaponize impeachment witnesses amid standoff MORE (R-Texas) on Sunday dismissed the allegations House Democrats have made against President Trump and characterized the continuing impeachment inquiry as a baseless partisan attack.
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Schiff: Blowback to obtaining phone records 'has only come from the far right'
BY ZACK BUDRYK 
 
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial GOP threatens to weaponize impeachment witnesses amid standoff MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday defended obtaining phone records in the House’s impeachment inquiry, saying only “the far right” has raised objections.
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Pentagon chief says he's ordered review of foreign nationals exchange programs after Pensacola shooting
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Secretary of Defense Mark EsperMark EsperOvernight Defense: Book says Trump called military leaders 'dopes and babies' | House reinvites Pompeo for Iran hearing | Dems urge Esper to reject border wall funding request Senate Dems urge Esper to oppose shifting Pentagon money to border wall Overnight Defense: GAO finds administration broke law by withholding Ukraine aid | Senate opens Trump trial | Pentagon to resume training Saudi students soon MORE on Sunday said the Pentagon will review the vetting process for an exchange program for foreign nationals that admitted a Saudi military officer who allegedly killed three people in an attack on the naval base in Pensacola, Fla.
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Florida Republican says Pensacola shooting 'has to inform on our ongoing relationship with Saudi Arabia'
BY JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
“Of course, what happened in Pensacola has to inform on our ongoing relationship with Saudi Arabia,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said. “That is the message I directly delivered to the Saudi ambassador when she called to offer her condolences.” 
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Booker on Harris dropping out: 'Iowa voters should have the right to choose'
BY JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDNC announces new criteria for New Hampshire debate The Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders, Warren feud rattles Democrats The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial MORE (D-N.J.) said Iowa voters, not big money, should have determined whether Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial Overnight Energy: Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate impact | Republicans offer details on their environmental proposals | Microsoft aims to be carbon negative by 2030 MORE (D-Calif.) was able to remain in the presidential race. 
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