web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > News Media (Page 102)

2020 Oscars: Olivia Colman, Rami Malek, Regina King and Mahershala Ali among actors to present

The winners of last year’s acting Academy Awards will return to the Oscar stage next month to present the coveted statuettes.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday that Olivia Colman, Rami Malek, Regina King and Mahershala Ali will present during the Feb. 9 ceremony.

It is an Oscar tradition to have previous year’s acting recipients serve as presenters the following year.

OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2020: ‘JOKER,’ ‘THE IRISHMAN’ AND ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD’ LEAD

Westlake Legal Group AP20021692846943 2020 Oscars: Olivia Colman, Rami Malek, Regina King and Mahershala Ali among actors to present fox-news/entertainment/movies fox-news/entertainment/events/oscars fox-news/entertainment fnc/entertainment fnc c1649260-b889-503c-84e9-e3bf3d80f477 Associated Press article

FILE – This Feb. 24, 2019 file photo shows Oscar winners, from left, Rami Malek, for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “Bohemian Rhapsody”, Olivia Colman, for best performance by an actress in a leading role for “The Favourite”, Regina King, for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for “If Beale Street Could Talk”, and Mahershala Ali, for best performance by an actor in a supporting role for “Green Book”, holding their awards in the press room at the Oscars in Los Angeles. The four will present awards during the Feb. 9 ceremony.  (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Last year’s winners were notably more diverse than this year’s field of acting nominees, which features just one performer of color: Cynthia Erivo of “Harriet.”

OSCAR 2020 NOMINATIONS’ BIGGEST SNUBS, FROM ADAM SANDLER TO BEYONCE

The 92nd Academy Awards will be presented at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and be broadcast live by ABC. For the second year in a row, the ceremony will be without a host.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Colman won best actress last year for “The Favourite” and Malek took home the best actor award for his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody.” King won the supporting actress honor for “If Beale Street Could Talk,” while Ali’s performance in “Green Book” earned him his second supporting actor Oscar.

Westlake Legal Group AP20021679230797 2020 Oscars: Olivia Colman, Rami Malek, Regina King and Mahershala Ali among actors to present fox-news/entertainment/movies fox-news/entertainment/events/oscars fox-news/entertainment fnc/entertainment fnc c1649260-b889-503c-84e9-e3bf3d80f477 Associated Press article   Westlake Legal Group AP20021679230797 2020 Oscars: Olivia Colman, Rami Malek, Regina King and Mahershala Ali among actors to present fox-news/entertainment/movies fox-news/entertainment/events/oscars fox-news/entertainment fnc/entertainment fnc c1649260-b889-503c-84e9-e3bf3d80f477 Associated Press article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Republicans Block Requests For New Evidence In Senate Impeachment Trial

Westlake Legal Group 5e275d532100007802fffc06 Republicans Block Requests For New Evidence In Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON ― The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump kicked off with a partisan brawl over the admission of new evidence and witness testimony during the proceedings, a sharp contrast to the unanimous 100-0 vote that set the rules for the trial of then-President Bill Clinton two decades ago.

After Democrats on Tuesday moved to subpoena key documents from the White House and State Department, including records about the administration’s decision to withhold military aid to Ukraine, every Senate Republican voted to kill the effort. GOP senators also voted down a request to subpoena testimony from acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who the White House had blocked from testifying during the House impeachment investigation.

“A trial without evidence is not a trial. It’s a cover-up,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a floor speech before voting began on the issues.

The procedural drama began after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) unveiled a resolution Monday evening laying out the rules of the trial that would have given each side 24 hours over just two days to present their arguments and would not guarantee any witness testimonies.

In a rare concession, however, McConnell made last-minute changes that track more closely with the Clinton trial by allowing more time for opening arguments after Democrats and several Republican senators objected to the original guidelines. The new rules allow both sides 24 hours spread over three days ― not two ― to present their evidence. The House evidence will also automatically be admitted into the Senate record unless there’s an objection from Trump’s lawyers.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told reporters that Republicans had reached “consensus” on changing the rules during a caucus lunch on Tuesday.

Schumer said that Republican senators “felt the heat” from Democrats and pushed for the last-minute changes. “It shows that they can make other changes, and that we can get documents and witnesses,” Schumer said. “In other words, this idea that Mitch McConnell, whatever he does, every one of them will go along with, it doesn’t seem to be happening.”

Democrats blasted the overall rules package, accusing McConnell of orchestrating a quick trial that would keep the American people from seeing key evidence, with proceedings potentially running late into the night.

Under the rules, senators will be able to call for witnesses only after opening arguments from both sides, but ensuring they actually testify will require at least 51 votes. If the Senate doesn’t allow witnesses, the trial could be over by the end of next week.

“There is no guarantee that Leader McConnell will allow these votes to take place later in the trial, so now, before any resolution passes, we must do it,” Schumer said Tuesday.

McConnell defended the rules he crafted, saying in a floor speech Tuesday morning, “Finally some fairness” in the impeachment process. 

Several Republican senators have indicated they are likely to support calling witnesses later in the trial, however, including Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah. Democrats will need to convince at least four GOP senators to vote with them to subpoena their desired witnesses.

“I will be in favor of witnesses, I presume, after hearing the opening arguments,” Romney said Tuesday.

Romney said he was not bothered by the prospect of the trial proceeding deep into the night, comparing the situation to his role running the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

The games were “on a time delay and people got to see” them, Romney said.

Trump is charged with abuse of power for his dealings with Ukraine and his efforts to block congressional investigations. Given GOP control of the Senate, the chamber’s ultimate votes on the two articles of impeachment are widely expected to fall far short of the required two-thirds margin required for removal from office. 

The House impeachment managers launched into an aggressive argument on the Senate floor for ousting Trump from office on Tuesday, saying that he tried to “cheat in the (2020) election” by getting Ukraine to announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, his possible Democratic opponent this November.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), one of the managers, pressed the case for additional witnesses, noting that Trump last month ― in a video clip Schiff played senators ― said he would “love” to have former administration officials testify in his Senate trial.

“The Senate has an opportunity to take the president up on his offer to make his senior aides available,” Schiff said. “But now the president is changing his tune.”

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Antonio Brown being investigated for ‘possible battery’ at his Florida home: report

Westlake Legal Group NFL-Antonio-Brown10 Antonio Brown being investigated for 'possible battery' at his Florida home: report Ryan Gaydos fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/sports/nfl/pittsburgh-steelers fox-news/sports/nfl/oakland-raiders fox-news/sports/nfl/new-england-patriots fox-news/sports/nfl fox-news/person/antonio-brown fox news fnc/sports fnc article 4bdcc934-cefe-5ca0-8cb4-bd1a7017ec38

Former NFL star Antonio Brown is reportedly being investigated for possible battery at his Florida home Tuesday.

There was still an “active scene” outside his Hollywood home and police are determining whether or not charges are going to be brought against him, ESPN reported. A source told ESPN that police believe it is “not a domestic situation.”

FLORIDA POLICE DEPARTMENT CUTS TIES WITH ANTONIO BROWN AFTER PROFANE OUTBURST

According to TMZ Sports, officers swarmed the home of the free-agent wide receiver who last played for the New England Patriots earlier Tuesday. A neighbor told the gossip website that someone was in custody in the back of a police cruiser but it wasn’t clear who it was.

A police source told TMZ Sports that Brown wasn’t in custody “at this time.”

The latest apparent incident comes less than a week after the Hollywood Police Department cut ties with Brown following an incident outside his home involving the mother of his children.

ANTONIO BROWN FILMS PROFANITY-LACED TIRADE AT EX-GIRLFRIEND, POLICE IN FRONT OF HIS KIDS OUTSIDE FLORIDA HOME

It was the third domestic incident involving Brown in the last three months, Hollywood police had said. According to CBS Miami, the latest incident — which included a profanity-laced tirade aimed at officers — was the last straw; police told Brown he was no longer welcome as a donor and volunteer for the Police Athletic League (PAL). Police returned the unemployed wide receiver’s donation.

“We made the decision to sever ties between Mr. Brown and the Hollywood Police Athletic League,” public information officer Christian Lata said in a statement. “We did not want our youth to be subject to this type of behavior nor emulate the actions of Mr. Brown.”

Lata said that Brown used profanity in front of his children. Police said Brown’s donation to the 7-on-7 league was returned Jan. 9.

ANTONIO BROWN DECIDES HE’S ONLY PLAYING WITH TOM BRADY IN 2020

“These incidents have caused an irreparable rift between the Police Department and PAL and Mr. Brown,” Lata added.

Brown livestreamed a confrontation with his ex-girlfriend Chelsie Kyriss and Hollywood police outside his home. Brown’s children appeared to be present as the wide receiver yelled profanities at police and Kyriss, accusing her of trying to steal a Bentley that was parked in his driveway after coming to pick up her kids for school.

Brown appears to be focused on his rap career as he faces allegations of sexual assault and rape by two different women.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM

Brown has not commented on the latest incident.

Westlake Legal Group NFL-Antonio-Brown10 Antonio Brown being investigated for 'possible battery' at his Florida home: report Ryan Gaydos fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/sports/nfl/pittsburgh-steelers fox-news/sports/nfl/oakland-raiders fox-news/sports/nfl/new-england-patriots fox-news/sports/nfl fox-news/person/antonio-brown fox news fnc/sports fnc article 4bdcc934-cefe-5ca0-8cb4-bd1a7017ec38   Westlake Legal Group NFL-Antonio-Brown10 Antonio Brown being investigated for 'possible battery' at his Florida home: report Ryan Gaydos fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/sports/nfl/pittsburgh-steelers fox-news/sports/nfl/oakland-raiders fox-news/sports/nfl/new-england-patriots fox-news/sports/nfl fox-news/person/antonio-brown fox news fnc/sports fnc article 4bdcc934-cefe-5ca0-8cb4-bd1a7017ec38

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Republicans Block Request For New Evidence In Senate Impeachment Trial

Westlake Legal Group 5e275d532100007802fffc06 Republicans Block Request For New Evidence In Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON ― The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump kicked off with a partisan brawl over the admission of new evidence and witness testimony during the proceedings, a sharp contrast to the unanimous 100-0 vote that set the rules for the trial of then-President Bill Clinton two decades ago.

After Democrats on Tuesday moved to subpoena key White House documents, including records about the administration’s decision to withhold military aid to Ukraine, every Senate Republican voted to kill the effort. 

“A trial without evidence is not a trial. It’s a cover-up,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a floor speech before voting began on the issues.

The procedural drama began after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) unveiled a resolution Monday evening laying out the rules of the trial that would have given each side 24 hours over just two days to present their arguments and would not guarantee any witness testimonies.

In a rare concession, however, McConnell made last-minute changes that track more closely with the Clinton trial by allowing more time for opening arguments after Democrats and several Republican senators objected to the original guidelines. The new rules allow both sides 24 hours spread over three days ― not two ― to present their evidence. The House evidence will also automatically be admitted into the Senate record unless there’s an objection from Trump’s lawyers.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told reporters that Republicans had reached “consensus” on changing the rules during a caucus lunch on Tuesday.

Schumer told reporters that Republican senators “felt the heat” from Democrats and pushed for the last-minute changes. “It shows that they can make other changes, and that we can get documents and witnesses,” Schumer said. “In other words, this idea that Mitch McConnell, whatever he does, everyone of them will go along with, it doesn’t seem to be happening.”

Democrats blasted the overall rules package, accusing McConnell of orchestrating a quick trial that would keep the American people from seeing key evidence, with proceedings potentially running late into the night.

Under the rules, senators will be able to call for witnesses only after opening arguments from both sides, but ensuring they actually testify will require at least 51 votes. If the Senate doesn’t allow witnesses, the trial could be over by the end of next week.

“There is no guarantee that Leader McConnell will allow these votes to take place later in the trial, so now, before any resolution passes, we must do it,” Schumer said Tuesday.

McConnell defended the rules he crafted, saying in a floor speech Tuesday morning, “Finally some fairness” in the impeachment process. 

Several Republican senators have also indicated they are likely to support calling witnesses later in the trial, including Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah. Democrats will need to convince at least four GOP senators to vote with them to subpoena their desired witnesses.

“I will be in favor of witnesses, I presume, after hearing the opening arguments,” Romney said Tuesday.

Romney said he was not bothered by the prospect of the trial proceeding deep into the night, comparing the situation to his role running the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

The games were “on a time delay and people got to see” them, Romney said.

Trump is charged with abuse of power for his dealings with Ukraine and his efforts to block congressional investigations. Given GOP control of the Senate, the chamber’s ultimate votes on the two articles of impeachment are widely expected to fall far short of the required two-thirds margin required for removal from office. 

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Hillary Clinton asks ‘How could we have known?’ about Weinstein, Farrow’s reporting suggests otherwise

Westlake Legal Group Hillary-Clinton-Harvey-Weinstein-Getty Hillary Clinton asks 'How could we have known?' about Weinstein, Farrow's reporting suggests otherwise Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/politics/the-clintons fox-news/person/harvey-weinstein fox-news/media fox-news/entertainment fox news fnc/media fnc article ac087234-2f39-50c1-8569-e42248d889ab

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked about her ties to disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein and implied that she and other Democrats who’ve been associated with the accused predator did not know about his history of sexual misconduct, but reporting from “Catch and Kill” author Ronan Farrow suggested otherwise.

Clinton is making more headlines ahead of the release of a four-part Hulu series about her life and career and was asked during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about her past relationship with Weinstein, who was previously one of the biggest Democratic donors and fundraisers in the entertainment industry.

“With his trial in the news right now, do you have regrets about your lengthy association with Harvey Weinstein?” THR TV editor Lacey Rose asked.

“How could we have known?” Clinton responded. “He raised money for me, for the Obamas, for Democrats in general. And that at the time was something that everybody thought made sense. And of course, if all of us had known what we know now, it would have affected our behavior.”

HILLARY CLINTON UNLEASHES ON BERNIE SANDERS IN NEW DOCUMENTARY: ‘NOBODY LIKES HIM’

Farrow, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who helped expose the Weinstein scandal, reported last fall in his book that Clinton’s staff attempted to discourage him from looking into the former Secretary of State’s longtime political ally while discussing a scheduled interview he was supposed to have with Clinton for another book he was writing about foreign policy.

“A call came in from Nick Merrill, Clinton’s flack,” Farrow said of the Clinton spokesperson. “We discussed the book briefly, and then he said, ‘By the way, we know about the big story you’re on.'”

“Well, you know, it’s a concern for us,” Merrill reportedly told Farrow.

When the New Yorker journalist pressed the spokesperson on where he heard it from, Merrill, according to Farrow, responded by saying, “Let’s just say people are talking.”

During an interview on Fox News, Farrow explained how Clinton attempted to back out of an interview she had previously committed to granting him for a separate project.

“She attempted to withdraw from an interview that she had committed to for a foreign policy book that I was working on, for which I interviewed every other living secretary of state,” he told Special Report anchor Brett Baier.

“And, before doing so, her staff raised concerns about the fact that I was working on this story about one of her most significant donors– a big bundler of Hollywood money.”

That bundler was Harvey Weinstein.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Back in 2017, actress Lena Dunham said she warned Clinton’s campaign about Weinstein’s alleged predation during the 2016 election.

“I just want you to let you know that Harvey’s a rapist and this is going to come out at some point,” Dunham said she told the campaign. “I think it’s a really bad idea for him to host fund-raisers and be involved because it’s an open secret in Hollywood that he has a problem with sexual assault.”

Dunham, who has professed “an incredible allegiance to Hillary,” claimed Clinton campaign deputy communications manager Kristina Schake told her she’d relay the message to campaign manager Robby Mook, but that she was surprised at the warning.

When the Weinstein scandal emerged in October 2017, Clinton issued a statement saying the was “shocked and appalled” by the allegations.

Fox News’ Charles Creitz and Nicole Darrah contributed to this report. 

Westlake Legal Group Hillary-Clinton-Harvey-Weinstein-Getty Hillary Clinton asks 'How could we have known?' about Weinstein, Farrow's reporting suggests otherwise Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/politics/the-clintons fox-news/person/harvey-weinstein fox-news/media fox-news/entertainment fox news fnc/media fnc article ac087234-2f39-50c1-8569-e42248d889ab   Westlake Legal Group Hillary-Clinton-Harvey-Weinstein-Getty Hillary Clinton asks 'How could we have known?' about Weinstein, Farrow's reporting suggests otherwise Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/politics/the-clintons fox-news/person/harvey-weinstein fox-news/media fox-news/entertainment fox news fnc/media fnc article ac087234-2f39-50c1-8569-e42248d889ab

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Andrew McCarthy: How both sides in Trump impeachment trial are undermining their own cases

Westlake Legal Group ENC3_132241106698130000 Andrew McCarthy: How both sides in Trump impeachment trial are undermining their own cases fox-news/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry fox-news/politics/senate fox-news/politics/executive/white-house fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/person/adam-schiff fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc Charles Creitz article 6916bc40-f7f9-5a97-93a0-85f1767323a2

Both sides in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump are undermining their cases with their lofty rhetoric, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy said Tuesday.

McCarthy, a Fox News contributor and former Assistant U.S. Attorney for Manhattan, said that the political and legal declarations coming from both Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone are not helping their prospective sides.

ERIC TRUMP: REPORTS THAT JOE’S BROTHER FRANK ‘LEVERAGED’ FAMILY NAME SHOW ‘THE BIDEN’S ARE A BUSINESS’

In Schiff’s case, McCarthy said the House Intelligence Committee chairman has continued to argue that the White House must provide more evidence and witnesses, which he was referred to as “key,” “vital” or “crucial.”

At the same time, Mccarthy noted, the impeachment managers argue that the evidence against Trump is “overwhelming.”

McCarthy wondered aloud how it is possible for a case against Trump to be “overwhelming” if it is also lacking “vital” evidence and “key” witnesses.

“I think his rhetoric is running into his position,” McCarthy said.

Meanwhile, Cipollone’s team has argued what McCarthy called “the constitutional infirmity” of the Democrats’ two impeachment charges.

“The president wants to contest the facts of the case. Some of that has seeped into the rhetoric of his lawyers,” said McCarthy, who added that such rhetoric does not help any case to dismiss the charges outright.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

That rhetoric, he said, also concerns moderate Republican senators like Cory Gardner of Colorado, Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Susan Collins of Maine, who are up for reelection this year and who are being closely watched as the trial drags on.

“The president is taking the position that the facts need to be contested — that whether there was a quid pro quo and whether he did anything wrong needs to be contested,” McCarthy said. “That actually supports the argument for why you should hear from witnesses who haven’t been heard from yet and who may have things to say that are relevant on those different subjects.

“Now, [Republicans] can make the argument that the House should have called those witnesses or made a better effort to get them. The fact is that the rhetoric of contesting the facts is supporting the arguments of the people who say that more witnesses are necessary.”

Westlake Legal Group ENC3_132241106698130000 Andrew McCarthy: How both sides in Trump impeachment trial are undermining their own cases fox-news/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry fox-news/politics/senate fox-news/politics/executive/white-house fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/person/adam-schiff fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc Charles Creitz article 6916bc40-f7f9-5a97-93a0-85f1767323a2   Westlake Legal Group ENC3_132241106698130000 Andrew McCarthy: How both sides in Trump impeachment trial are undermining their own cases fox-news/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry fox-news/politics/senate fox-news/politics/executive/white-house fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/person/adam-schiff fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc Charles Creitz article 6916bc40-f7f9-5a97-93a0-85f1767323a2

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Impeachment Live: Highlights and Takeaways

Here’s what you need to know:

Video

Westlake Legal Group 21dc-live-mcconnellsub-superJumbo Impeachment Live: Highlights and Takeaways United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J Trump-Ukraine Whistle-Blower Complaint and Impeachment Inquiry Senate Schumer, Charles E Schiff, Adam B Republican Party Politics and Government McConnell, Mitch impeachment Democratic Party

A debate is under way in the Senate over the ground rules the majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, has proposed for President Trump’s trial.CreditCredit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The Senate convened shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday to start in earnest the impeachment trial of Mr. Trump, who faces charges that he abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress. Senators were warned that they had to remain quiet, a skill that they rarely exercise in the Senate chamber, or face imprisonment.

The first order of business was a debate over the format of the trial, a draft of which Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, released on Monday. Democrats spent the morning lashing out against Mr. McConnell’s plan, accusing him and other Republicans of trying to cover up Mr. Trump’s actions.

Unlike most other debates in the Senate, the elected senators will not be doing the debating. Instead, the seven House impeachment managers, who are serving as prosecutors in the case, and Mr. Trump’s legal defense team will argue over the rules that will govern the proceedings. The first round of the debate on Tuesday lasted less than two hours, which was the total amount of time allowed.

After a brief recess, the House managers and Mr. Trump’s defense team started to debate an amendment from the top Democrat in the Senate, Chuck Schumer of New York, which included calling for the subpoena of Mr. Trump’s acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to provide documents and records related to Trump objectives with Ukraine.

Less than a day after releasing his rules proposal and drawing outrage from Democrats, Mr. McConnell submitted to the Senate a modified version with two significant changes. The most notable was a provision automatically entering evidence collected during the House impeachment inquiry into the trial record. The earlier version of Mr. McConnell’s proposal would have put the decision of whether to admit the House evidence to a Senate vote.

Mr. McConnell also gave the House impeachment managers and Mr. Trump’s defense team an additional day to argue their cases under the proposed rules the Senate began considering Tuesday afternoon. The initial proposal gave each side up to 24 hours over two days — a time frame Democrats criticized because it could push key testimony into early morning hours, when most Americans would be sleeping.

Each side still gets a total of 24 hours to present, but spreading it across three days will give both legal teams more time to lay out their cases and end the days earlier. Mr. McConnell made the changes after key Republican senators, including Susan Collins of Maine, argued that the rules for Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial should not deviate significantly from the rules used during the only modern precedent, the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton in 1999. In that trial, the Senate gave each side 24 hours to present their opening arguments, with no other limit on how the time was used.

Ms. Collins, a moderate Republican who is likely to face a tough re-election bid later this year, has significant sway with Mr. McConnell, as her votes could change the outcome of the trial.

Even as Democrats lodged an unexpected victory Tuesday with the changes Mr. McConnell made to his proposed rules for the trial, they are still hoping to persuade some Republicans to join them in making other changes to the proceedings that Mr. McConnell opposes.

“The real test will be if they pressure Senator McConnell to allow witnesses and documents,” Mr. Schumer said in a statement during a brief break in the trial.

Mr. McConnell’s plan would have the Senate vote first on whether they want to consider new evidence at all, even as more details from key witnesses emerged in recent weeks and John R. Bolton, Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, said he would testify if subpoenaed. Mr. Bolton has firsthand accounts of some of the White House’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to benefit Mr. Trump.

A majority of senators would have to agree to consider new evidence, and then they would vote on admitting specific witnesses or documents individually.

While the Senate trial commenced with hours of debate over the format of Mr. Trump’s trial, the president met with world leaders at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he trumpeted the strong American economy, heaping praise upon himself.

But when Democrats called for the White House counsel, Pat A. Cipollone, to turn over documents related to the Ukraine matter, the White House hit back with a sharp statement on Mr. Trump’s behalf.

“The Democrats are an utter joke — they have no case, and this latest political stunt proves it,” said Hogan Gidley, a White House spokesman. “The idea that the counsel to the president has to turn over protected documents and confidential information is ludicrous, and to imply he can’t represent the president of the United States in an impeachment proceeding is completely absurd.”

Earlier on Tuesday, when Mr. Trump was asked a question about the impeachment trial, taking place thousands of miles away, he said, “That whole thing is a hoax.”

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, whose call with Mr. Trump led to the whistle-blower complaint that jump-started the impeachment inquiry, is also at the Davos forum. It was unclear if the two world leaders would meet at some point.

While impeachment loomed large over Mr. Trump and his aides, the president’s economic policies drew a favorable response among the wealthy audience at Davos, many of whom were wary of what a progressive Democrat taking over the Oval Office could mean for them.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

White House counsel falsely claims Adam Schiff blocked Republicans from attending classified impeachment meetings

Westlake Legal Group QxlztpW_HlZAJ-WriBYItsRD7A1urPToE1EMOmcwAQg White House counsel falsely claims Adam Schiff blocked Republicans from attending classified impeachment meetings r/politics

As a reminder, this subreddit is for civil discussion.

In general, be courteous to others. Debate/discuss/argue the merits of ideas, don’t attack people. Personal insults, shill or troll accusations, hate speech, any advocating or wishing death/physical harm, and other rule violations can result in a permanent ban.

If you see comments in violation of our rules, please report them.

For those who have questions regarding any media outlets being posted on this subreddit, please click here to review our details as to whitelist and outlet criteria.


I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Camilla Creates A Stir Answering A Question About Harry And Meghan

Paging Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and queen of the unbothered.

Two weeks after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they were stepping back as senior members of the royal family, Camilla spoke out for the first time about the couple’s exit and move to Canada. 

The duchess was visiting Prospect Hospice in Swindon, England, on Monday when a reporter asked her, “Will you miss Harry and Meghan?” 

“Hmmm,” Camilla said with a smile, waiting a beat before adding the rest of her response. 

“Course,” she added as she exited through the doors, in video shared by ITV reporter Chris Ship.  

Earlier this month, Harry and Meghan announced their intention to step back from royal family duties, split their time between homes in the U.K. and Canada, and stop taking public funding from the Sovereign Grant. 

After talks with Queen Elizabeth and Princes Charles and William at Sandringham Estate, Harry came to a final agreement with his family.

The queen issued a personal statement on Jan. 13 saying that she is “entirely supportive” of the young couple and their desire for a “new life.” In another statement issued over the weekend, she added that she is “particularly proud” of Meghan. 

“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,” the queen said Saturday. “I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.” 

Westlake Legal Group 5e18cf38240000cf355a58ba Camilla Creates A Stir Answering A Question About Harry And Meghan

POOL New / Reuters Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on one of their earlier royal appearances, visiting a science park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 23, 2018.

“I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family,” Her Majesty said, praising the former actor for her assimilation into royal life.

Harry flew to Canada on Monday to rejoin Meghan and little Archie.

Photos of Meghan and Archie on a stroll through a Vancouver park with their two dogs (and a security detail) are already sparking reported legal threats. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s lawyers are warning off the paparazzi, according to a report from Sky News, for photographing Meghan without her consent. HuffPost reached out for further comment. 

Subscribe to HuffPost’s Watching the Royals newsletter for all things Windsor (and beyond).

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Camilla Creates A Stir Answering A Question About Harry And Meghan

Paging Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and queen of the unbothered.

Two weeks after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they were stepping back as senior members of the royal family, Camilla spoke out for the first time about the couple’s exit and move to Canada. 

The duchess was visiting Prospect Hospice in Swindon, England, on Monday when a reporter asked her, “Will you miss Harry and Meghan?” 

“Hmmm,” Camilla said with a smile, waiting a beat before adding the rest of her response. 

“Course,” she added as she exited through the doors, in video shared by ITV reporter Chris Ship.  

Earlier this month, Harry and Meghan announced their intention to step back from royal family duties, split their time between homes in the U.K. and Canada, and stop taking public funding from the Sovereign Grant. 

After talks with Queen Elizabeth and Princes Charles and William at Sandringham Estate, Harry came to a final agreement with his family.

The queen issued a personal statement on Jan. 13 saying that she is “entirely supportive” of the young couple and their desire for a “new life.” In another statement issued over the weekend, she added that she is “particularly proud” of Meghan. 

“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,” the queen said Saturday. “I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.” 

Westlake Legal Group 5e18cf38240000cf355a58ba Camilla Creates A Stir Answering A Question About Harry And Meghan

POOL New / Reuters Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on one of their earlier royal appearances, visiting a science park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 23, 2018.

“I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family,” Her Majesty said, praising the former actor for her assimilation into royal life.

Harry flew to Canada on Monday to rejoin Meghan and little Archie.

Photos of Meghan and Archie on a stroll through a Vancouver park with their two dogs (and a security detail) are already sparking reported legal threats. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s lawyers are warning off the paparazzi, according to a report from Sky News, for photographing Meghan without her consent. HuffPost reached out for further comment. 

Subscribe to HuffPost’s Watching the Royals newsletter for all things Windsor (and beyond).

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com