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 SchiffTop intelligence community lawyer leaving position Senate braces for fight over impeachment whistleblower testimony Democrats fear rule of law crumbling under Trump MORE during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" said that he thought a critical tweet President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau spends millions on ad campaign to mitigate fears on excluded citizenship question Bloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Democratic senator meets with Iranian foreign minister 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 LofgrenGillibrand proposes creating new digital privacy agency GOP senator proposes overhauling federal agency to confront Big Tech What the impeachment vote looked like from inside the chamber 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 CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonSunday shows preview: 2020 Democrats jockey for top spot ahead of Nevada caucuses Senate votes to rein in Trump's power to attack Iran Coronavirus poses risks for Trump in 2020 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 LankfordSenate drama surrounding Trump trial starts to fizzle The Hill's Morning Report - Trump defense rests, GOP struggles to bar witnesses GOP confident of win on witnesses 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 Jean KlobucharKlobuchar campaign gets first super PAC Sanders leads among Latino voters: poll How the media fall in and out of love with candidates 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 DemingsTrump set to confront his impeachment foes Live coverage: Senators query impeachment managers, Trump defense Trump allies throw jabs at Bolton over book's claims 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 BraunSenators, bruised by impeachment, hunt for deals Plan to probe Bidens sparks GOP divisions The Hill's Morning Report - Trump acquitted; Romney breaks ranks on impeachment 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 DershowitzA disgraced Senate and president have no business confirming judges Dershowitz files defamation suit against Boies, alleging extortion Sunday shows - 2020 Democrats make closing arguments in New Hampshire 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 ClintonJuan Williams: Don't count Biden out Consensus forming for ambitious climate goal: Net zero pollution Democrats' choice: Unite or go down to defeat MORE.
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Sanders, Biden in statistical dead heat in Iowa: poll
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Warren: Bloomberg making debate will show how other candidates handle 'an egomaniac billionaire' HuffPost reporter: Sanders could win plurality of delegates but lose nomination MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders HuffPost reporter: Sanders could win plurality of delegates but lose nomination Meghan McCain to Joy Behar: 'You guys have done a piss-poor job of convincing me that I should vote for a Democrat' 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 YangTrump seeks split-screen moments in early primary states More accusers come forward after Evelyn Yang breaks silence on alleged assault by OBGYN Sanders leads Biden in latest Nevada poll 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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