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Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to Trump tweet, Senate trial witnesses

Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to Trump tweet, Senate trial witnesses
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Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffGreenwald slams Schiff over Biden emails on Fox Hillicon Valley: DOJ accuses Russian hackers of targeting 2018 Olympics, French elections | Federal commission issues recommendations for securing critical tech against Chinese threats | House Democrats slam FCC over 'blatant attempt to help' Trump Federal commission issues recommendations for securing critical tech against Chinese threats MORE during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" said that he thought a critical tweet President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida MORE sent earlier Sunday was a threat as guests on the political talk shows also focused on the possibility of witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial.

New polling in the Democratic presidential primary was also unveiled ahead of the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, and a top health official weighed in on the coronavirus outbreak.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

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Schiff says Trump tweet is 'intended to be' a threat
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who has taken a leading role in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, said Sunday that a tweet from the president is "intended to be" a threat.
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House impeachment manager: Trump 'ought to get a grip and be more presidential'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Rep. Zoe LofgrenZoe Ellen LofgrenWhy prevailing wage reform matters for H-1B visas Fears grow of voter suppression in Texas Business groups start gaming out a Biden administration MORE (D-Calif.), a House impeachment manager, said Sunday that President Trump should be "more presidential" after he sent a tweet criticizing Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the lead House Democrat who is presenting the impeachment case against Trump in the Senate.
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Lofgren says senators should vote for witnesses as a 'favor' to the country
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), a House manager presenting the impeachment case against President Trump, on Sunday urged senators to vote to compel witnesses and documents as part of his trial in the upper chamber, saying it would be a "favor" to the country.
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Cotton: Democrats are 'upset that their witnesses haven't said what they want them to say'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonCotton mocks NY Times over claim of nonpartisanship, promises to submit op-eds as test Barrett fight puts focus on abortion in 2020 election COVID outbreak threatens GOP's Supreme Court plans MORE (R-Ark.) on Sunday dismissed the idea of calling witnesses in the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Trump, although he said he did not know whether any of his Republican colleagues would vote to hear additional testimony.
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GOP senator says Democrats want to slow down impeachment trial
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Sen. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordMcConnell says he would give Trump-backed coronavirus deal a vote in Senate Senators push for Turkey sanctions after reports Ankara used Russian system to detect US-made jets McConnell: Plan is to confirm Trump's Supreme Court pick before election MORE (R-Okla.) criticized Democratic House impeachment managers on Sunday, saying they want to slow down the Senate trial of President Trump just as Republicans hope to wrap it up.
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Klobuchar channels 'Hamilton,' says she wants to hear from 'the men in the room where it happened' in impeachment trial
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharDurbin signals he isn't interested in chairing Judiciary Committee Democrats seem unlikely to move against Feinstein Senate Democrats call for ramped up Capitol coronavirus testing MORE (D-Minn.) channeled the musical "Hamilton" while calling for witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial, saying she wants to hear from “the men in the room where it happened.”
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Democratic manager: 'Evidence against the president is overwhelming'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“Regardless of what you say, the truth still matters and the evidence against the president is overwhelming,” Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsDisney to lay off 28,000 employees Florida Democrat introduces bill to recognize Puerto Rico statehood referendum Sunday shows - Trump team defends coronavirus response MORE (D-Fla.) said on ABC's "This Week."
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GOP senator says impeachment trial will 'hopefully' serve as warning to Trump, future presidents
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Sen. Mike BraunMichael BraunGOP to Trump: Focus on policy GOP lawmakers gloomy, back on defense after debate fiasco Romney calls first Trump-Biden debate 'an embarrassment' MORE (R-Ind.) said Sunday he believes that impeachment will push President Trump to change his future behavior even if he is acquitted in the Senate.
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GOP senator defends Trump after release of Parnas recording: 'Certainly the president meets a lot of people'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Republican Sen. James Lankford (Okla.) defended President Trump Sunday amid newly released audio of a conversation between Trump and Lev Parnas that raises questions about whether Trump lied about not knowing the indicted businessman. 
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Fox's Wallace confronts Dershowitz with clip arguing crime not necessary for impeachment
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Alan DershowitzAlan Morton DershowitzThe Hill's 12:30 Report: War over the Supreme Court Dershowitz suing CNN for 0 million in defamation suit Bannon and Maxwell cases display DOJ press strategy chutzpah MORE, a member of President Trump's team during his impeachment trial, on Sunday fielded questions about whether his defense of the president was at odds with his positions during the impeachment trial of President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson Clinton'Democrat-run cities' fuel the economy, keep many red states afloat Late-night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study A closing argument: Why voters cannot trust Trump on healthcare MORE.
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Sanders, Biden in statistical dead heat in Iowa: poll
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden endorses Texas Democratic House candidate Julie Oliver Ocasio-Cortez rolls out Twitch channel to urge voting Calls grow for Democrats to ramp up spending in Texas MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida Supreme Court reinstates ban on curbside voting in Alabama MORE are in a statistical dead heat atop the 2020 Democratic presidential field in Iowa just before the state’s caucuses, according to a poll released Sunday.
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Sanders leads 2020 Democrats by 5 points in New Hampshire: poll
By KYLE BALLUCK 
 
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leads his closest challenger in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary field by 5 points in New Hampshire, according to a new poll.
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Yang on his wife's disclosure of sexual abuse: 'I felt like I'd failed her'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Entrepreneur and presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangPelosi spars with CNN's Blitzer over COVID-19 aid: 'You really don't know what you're talking about' The shape of guaranteed income Biden's latest small business outreach is just ... awful MORE said Sunday that after he learned his wife Evelyn had been sexually assaulted by her doctor he "felt like I'd failed her."
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Government health agency official: Coronavirus 'isn't something the American public need to worry about'
By J. EDWARD MORENO
 
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said Sunday the American public shouldn’t worry about the coronavirus outbreak in China. 
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