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 SchiffOfficers offer harrowing accounts at first Jan. 6 committee hearing Live coverage: House panel holds first hearing on Jan. 6 probe Five things to watch as Jan. 6 panel begins its work MORE during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" said that he thought a critical tweet President TrumpDonald TrumpRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Jake Ellzey defeats Trump-backed candidate in Texas House runoff DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit 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.

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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 LofgrenHouse GOP blames Pelosi — not Trump — for Jan. 6 House erupts in anger over Jan. 6 and Trump's role Progressive fighting turns personal on internal call over antitrust bills 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 CottonEx-Rep. Abby Finkenauer running for Senate in Iowa Poll: Trump leads 2024 GOP primary trailed by Pence, DeSantis Republicans raise concerns about Olympians using digital yuan during Beijing Games 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 LankfordAbbott slams Ben & Jerry's for Palestine support: 'Disgraceful' Democrat stalls Biden's border nominee Republican calls on Oklahoma to ban Ben & Jerry's 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 KlobucharOvernight Health Care: CDC advises vaccinated to wear masks in high-risk areas | Biden admin considering vaccine mandate for federal workers Four senators call on Becerra to back importation of prescription drugs from Canada Biden signals tough stance on tech with antitrust picks 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 DemingsThe Hill's Morning Report - Surging COVID-19 infections loom over US, Olympics Six takeaways: What the FEC reports tell us about the midterm elections Cuba, Haiti pose major challenges for Florida Democrats 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 BraunCDC backtracks with new mask guidance GOP senators invite Yellen to brief them on debt ceiling expiration, inflation Rand Paul introducing measure to repeal public transportation mask mandates 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 DershowitzIf you care about the First Amendment, this class action is for you Sunday shows preview: Biden defends troop withdrawal in Afghanistan; COVID-19 impacting unvaccinated pockets Trump's Big Tech lawsuit: Freedom of speech vs. the First Amendment 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 ClintonFor families, sending money home to Cuba shouldn't be a political football Anything-but-bipartisan 1/6 commission will seal Pelosi's retirement. Here's why Could Andrew Cuomo — despite scandals — be re-elected because of Trump? MORE.
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Sanders, Biden in statistical dead heat in Iowa: poll
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWomen's March endorses Nina Turner in first-ever electoral endorsement GOP sees debt ceiling as its leverage against Biden Democrats brace for slog on Biden's spending plan MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Iowa governor suggests immigrants partially to blame for rising COVID-19 cases Biden officials pledge to confront cybersecurity challenges head-on 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 YangPoll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Kings launch voting rights effort honoring John Lewis Eric Adams to meet with Biden on curbing gun violence 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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