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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 SchiffGroups see new openings for digging up dirt on Trump Overnight Defense: Administration says 'low to moderate confidence' Russia behind Afghanistan troop bounties | 'Low to medium risk' of Russia invading Ukraine in next few weeks | Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats he Hillicon Valley: Biden administration sanctions Russia for SolarWinds hack, election interference MORE during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" said that he thought a critical tweet President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: LeBron James's 'racist rants' are divisive, nasty North Carolina man accused of fraudulently obtaining .5M in PPP loans Biden announces picks to lead oceans, lands agencies 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 LofgrenCapitol Police officer allegedly told units to only monitor for 'anti-Trump' protesters on Jan. 6 Hillicon Valley: Tech companies duke it out at Senate hearing | Seven House Republicans vow to reject donations from Big Tech Wyden-Paul bill would close loophole allowing feds to collect private data 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 CottonTrump: LeBron James's 'racist rants' are divisive, nasty On police and race, LeBron James becomes part of the problem Hawley votes against anti-Asian hate crime bill 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 LankfordRubio and bipartisan group of senators push to make daylight saving time permanent Senate inches toward COVID-19 vote after marathon session Ron Johnson grinds Senate to halt, irritating many 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 KlobucharSharpton eulogizes Daunte Wright: 'Tags of racism' have expired Hawley votes against anti-Asian hate crime bill Tech companies duke it out at Senate hearing 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 DemingsDemings asked about Senate run after sparring with Jordan on police funding The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After historic verdict, Chauvin led away in handcuffs Jim Jordan, Val Demings get in shouting match about police during hearing 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 BraunNew signs of progress emerge on police reform Tim Scott: 'No question' Floyd jury reached 'the right verdict' Overnight Energy: Biden reportedly will pledge to halve US emissions by 2030 | Ocasio-Cortez, Markey reintroduce Green New Deal resolution 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 DershowitzDershowitz: Maxine Waters used KKK tactics to intimidate Chauvin jury Dershowitz advising MyPillow CEO's lawyers in Dominion case Kushner planning book about time in Trump White House: report 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 ClintonMontana governor signs bill allowing residents to challenge regulations on religious grounds The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Tensions rise as U.S. waits for Derek Chauvin verdict Obama, Clinton reflect on Mondale's legacy MORE.
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Sanders, Biden in statistical dead heat in Iowa: poll
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPelosi pushes for drug pricing measure amid uncertainty from White House White House sees GOP proposal as legitimate starting point The Memo: Washington's fake debate on 'bipartisanship' MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden announces picks to lead oceans, lands agencies Overnight Defense: Top general concerned about Afghan forces after US troops leave | Pentagon chief: Climate crisis 'existential' threat to US national security | Army conducts review after 4 Black soldiers harassed at Virginia IHOP Feds expect to charge scores more in connection to Capitol riot 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 YangYang gets key endorsement from former opponent in NYC mayor race Yang expands lead in NYC mayor race: poll Evelyn Yang pens children's book on sexual abuse, reveals she was sexually assaulted as a child 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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