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Pence’s Chief of Staff Marc Short says impeachment subpoena based on ‘fake news’

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A letter sent from House Democrats to Vice President Mike Pence requesting documents as part of the impeachment inquiry was based on “fake news,” the vice president’s Chief of Staff Marc Short said Saturday.

Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., gave Pence until October 15 to produce pertinent documents.

The House Oversight Committee also subpoenaed the White House late Friday evening.

The Democratic chairmen of three House committees wrote that President Trump “has chosen the path of defiance, obstruction, and cover-up” in response to the ongoing impeachment inquiry related to his conduct on a phone call with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine.

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The chairmen wrote that “…public reports have raised questions about any role [Pence] may have played in conveying or reinforcing the President’s stark message to the Ukrainian President.”

Appearing on “Fox & Friends” with host Pete Hegseth, Short said House Democrats only want to discuss their “partisan impeachment” narrative and the American people are “fed up with it.”

“And, as opposed to working on things that we could actually be working on together — like lowering drug prices or continuing to create new jobs with new trade deals — Democrats want to focus on these continued investigations,” Short lamented.

“I think this administration’s continued to deliver for the American people in rebuilding the military, in securing the border and confirming a record number of judges. And, just yesterday, more evidence of this booming economy with 3.5 percent unemployment rate,” he touted. “The economy is booming. Democrats don’t want to talk about that, and so they’ve been focused on impeachment.”

The president has resisted Democratic attempts to produce documents and administration witnesses for the inquiry, although acknowledging that Democrats “have the votes” to proceed.

The White House was expected to send a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as early as Monday arguing that Congress could not mount its impeachment inquiry without having a vote to authorize it. The speaker has said such a vote is unnecessary.

In the chairmen’s Friday letter, they warned the White House that “Speaker Pelosi has confirmed that an impeachment inquiry is underway, and it is not for the White House to say otherwise.”

Turning to the letter, Short told Hegseth that the chairmen’s source in the letter — a report in “The Washington Post” – was distorted.

“I don’t know about Volker’s exchanges. I saw those same news reports. But you know what, President Zelenskiy himself said he felt no pressure. From the President or the Vice President. That should have ended a lot of these inquiries at that point,” said Short.

“The reality is that we’re going to continue to focus on what we think is most important to the American people,” he concluded.

“There [are] 21 Democrats who are residing in districts where Donald Trump won in 2016. And those members have to be put on notice and say, ‘are you actually going to help your constituents to do things that are beneficial for the American people or are you siding with Nancy Pelosi and these endless investigations?” he asked.

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CNN anchor slams Pence on response to Trump-Ukraine call: ‘We all know’ that he’s ‘lying’

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CNN anchor Brianna Keilar went after Vice President Mike Pence Thursday for his response to the growing controversy surrounding President Trump‘s phone call with Ukraine, accusing Pence of “lying” about his knowledge of the exchange between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“This is a very pivotal, interesting moment in all of this. He is all in with President Trump on what the president has been saying and as the president admitted, that he asked the Ukrainian president for dirt on his political opponent, Joe Biden,” Keilar said.

Pence gave a full-throated defense of Trump’s conduct on the call to Ukraine, insisting Americans “have a right to know” if there was any wrongdoing from the Bidens.

“The American people have a right to know if the vice president of the United States, or his family, profited from his position as vice president during the last administration,” Pence told reporters in Arizona. “The fact that my predecessor had a son who was paid $50,000 a month to be on a Ukrainian board at the time that Vice President Biden was leading the Obama Administration’s efforts in Ukraine, I think, is worth looking into.”

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Keilar, however, claimed that Pence had a look of “discomfort” when making those remarks and that the vice president wasn’t being truthful about what he knew about Trump’s conversation with Zelensky.

“We all know for having covered Pence for so long, that Pence is lying, and that he knows that he is,” Keilar said.

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“I do not believe that Mike Pence in his heart of hearts … believes that what the president was saying was appropriate.”

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CNN anchor slams Pence on response to Trump-Ukraine call: ‘We all know’ that he’s ‘lying’

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CNN anchor Brianna Keilar went after Vice President Mike Pence Thursday for his response to the growing controversy surrounding President Trump‘s phone call with Ukraine, accusing Pence of “lying” about his knowledge of the exchange between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“This is a very pivotal, interesting moment in all of this. He is all in with President Trump on what the president has been saying and as the president admitted, that he asked the Ukrainian president for dirt on his political opponent, Joe Biden,” Keilar said.

Pence gave a full-throated defense of Trump’s conduct on the call to Ukraine, insisting Americans “have a right to know” if there was any wrongdoing from the Bidens.

“The American people have a right to know if the vice president of the United States, or his family, profited from his position as vice president during the last administration,” Pence told reporters in Arizona. “The fact that my predecessor had a son who was paid $50,000 a month to be on a Ukrainian board at the time that Vice President Biden was leading the Obama Administration’s efforts in Ukraine, I think, is worth looking into.”

MSNBC’S MADDOW DECLARES TRUMP WILL BE ‘IMPEACHED,’ SUGGESTS BARR, POMPEO COULD ‘FIND THEIR NECKS AT RISK’

Keilar, however, claimed that Pence had a look of “discomfort” when making those remarks and that the vice president wasn’t being truthful about what he knew about Trump’s conversation with Zelensky.

“We all know for having covered Pence for so long, that Pence is lying, and that he knows that he is,” Keilar said.

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“I do not believe that Mike Pence in his heart of hearts … believes that what the president was saying was appropriate.”

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Hillary Clinton offers advice to any Trump appointees implicated in impeachment probe: ‘Tell the truth’

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Hillary Clinton offered some advice Wednesday to high-ranking U.S. officials if they find themselves implicated in the Trump impeachment inquiry: “Tell the truth.”

Clinton was responding to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, who suggested that figures such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Attorney General William Barr and Vice President Mike Pence could find themselves swept up in any accusations that Democrats in Congress make against the president — just as Nixon administration officials were linked to the Watergate scandal.

“Well, I think what many in the Nixon White House and administration concluded was the right thing to do was tell the truth. Tell the truth,” Clinton said. “And that would be advice that should be given to anybody caught up in this [Trump inquiry]. Because it’s clear that the president has made a series of decisions to benefit himself and his political fortune at the expense of other matters in our government and the people you point to are certainly aware of that.”

HILLARY CLINTON CALLS TRUMP AN ‘ILLEGITIMATE PRESIDENT’ AND ‘CORRUPT HUMAN TORNADO’

Clinton, who served as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 under former President Barack Obama, expressed hope that Republican lawmakers will “start thinking about putting country over party” instead of letting Trump “run roughshod over our Constitution, over the separation of powers, over checks and balances, over the rule of law,” which she added, “makes no sense to me.”

“It is truly distressing to see people who are in our government, using it for ideological and personal and power-related partisan interest over above the best interest of our country,” Clinton said.

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Many Republicans would argue that Clinton has her own affairs to worry about, primarily a federal investigation into her mishandling of classified information with regard to State Department emails.

The Washington Post, citing current and former U.S. officials, recently reported that as many as 130 current and former officials whose emails found their way into Clinton’s inbox have been contacted by investigators in recent months.

Fox News’ Nick Givas and Morgan Phillips contributed to this story.

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NC teacher’s alleged Mike Pence remark gets her placed on leave, prompts Secret Service probe: reports

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A North Carolina high school teacher is being investigated by the Secret Service after allegedly telling a classroom of students that Vice President Mike Pence “should be shot in the head,” according to reports.

The unidentified female teacher allegedly made the remarks at Cuthbertson High School in Waxhaw, N.C., the same week Pence was visiting the area to campaign for U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop, Charlotte’s FOX 46 reported.

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Union County Public School officials said in a statement that they take the allegations “very seriously” and placed the teacher on administrative leave.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office alerted the Secret Service, which is investigating the claims, the station reported. County officials have not released the teacher’s name.

“You should not be bringing in those type of viewpoints to your job,” Union County GOP Chair Allison Powers told Fox 46. “To just wish that kind of violence on anybody is just way out of bounds.”

“You should not be bringing in those type of viewpoints to your job. To just wish that kind of violence on anybody is just way out of bounds.”

— Allison Powers, chairwoman, Union County GOP

Firas Obeid, who is a parent to two Cuthbertson High School students, said he does not necessarily support Pence but agreed it’s inappropriate to make statements endorsing physical harm against any elected official regardless of their party affiliation.

“This is the vice president of the United States. He’s an elected official,” Obeid told the station. “Affiliation to a specific party does not entitle us to make a statement like that to anyone.”

Union County borders Mecklenburg County, where Charlotte is located. Both counties fall within the state’s 9th Congressional District where Bishop, the GOP candidate, won by a narrow two-point margin against Democrat Dan McCready in a special election earlier this month.

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The election garnered national attention when President Trump visited the district and threw his support behind Bishop during a campaign rally in Fayetteville. Pence and Donald Trump Jr. also visited the region ahead of the election. The Trump campaign donated the maximum $2,000 contribution to Bishop’s campaign.

Political analysts said Trump’s visit largely helped get out the vote in the district’s more rural counties. The district’s more populated, suburban areas around Charlotte largely supported the Democrat in the race. Some said the narrow margin by which Bishop won the congressional seat should flash warning signs to the president ahead of 2020, suggesting suburban America is drifting away from Trump.

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Mike Pence’s nephew marries Kellyanne Conway’s cousin in New Jersey: report

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Vice President Mike Pence’s nephew married presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway’s cousin in a New Jersey wedding ceremony Saturday.

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John Pence is a senior adviser on President Trump’s campaign and the nephew of Pence. Giovanna Coia is a White House communications aide whose father is Conway’s first cousin, the Washington Post reported. Coia first announced her engagement in September 2018, sharing a photo of her ring after Pence popped the question.

The couple’s page on the popular wedding registry site The Knot says the two were to wed Saturday in Atlantic City. The Federal Aviation Administration issued temporary flight restrictions in the area until Sunday, NJ.com reported. The type of restriction issued—VIPTFR—is used for government VIPs, special events, natural disasters and other events.

Pence was counting down the days to the wedding weeks ago on his Instagram, writing “T-14” next to a picture of his bikini-clad fiancée onVentnor City Beach on the Jersey Shore.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Coia has worked as a White House press assistant since January 2017. She attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Coia’s Her Campus profile says she’s from Sicklerville, NJ, and once was crowned Miss Teen South Jersey.

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She also worked for Conway’s polling firm and interned for Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, before joining the White House staff, the Washington Post reported. Pence graduated from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law and started working for Trump’s campaign in August 2016.

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US and Poland sign agreement to cooperate on 5G technology

The U.S. and Poland signed an agreement Monday to cooperate on new 5G technology as concerns grow about Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

Vice President Mike Pence and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki signed the deal in Warsaw, where Pence is filling in for President Donald Trump, who scrapped his trip at the last minute because of Hurricane Dorian.

The signing comes during a global battle between the U.S. and Huawei, the world’s biggest maker of network infrastructure equipment, over network security and fears of Chinese access.

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The U.S.-Poland agreement states: “Protecting these next generation communications networks from disruption or manipulation and ensuring the privacy and individual liberties of the citizens of the United States, Poland, and other countries is of vital importance.” Both countries pledged to endorse the principles developed by cybersecurity officials from dozens of countries at a summit in Prague this year to counter threats and ensure the safety of the next generation of mobile networks.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, right, exchange copies of an agreement they signed in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Pence, speaking at a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda, said he hoped the declaration would set a “vital example for the rest of Europe on the broader question of 5G.”

The U.S. has been lobbying allies to ban Huawei from 5G networks over concerns the Chinese government could force the company to give it access to data for cyberespionage. Huawei has denied the allegation and states in Europe — where countries are gearing up to deploy the new networks, starting with the auction of radio frequencies this year — have balked at U.S. calls for an outright ban.

Pence’s chief staff, Marc Short, cited Huawei by name in a statement later Monday that called on other nations to “ensure that only trusted providers have access to their developing networks.”

“We recognize 5G networks will only be as strong as their weakest link,” he said, adding, “We must stand together to prevent the Chinese Communist Party from using subsidiaries like Huawei to gather intelligence while supporting China’s military and state security services – with our technology.”

At the news conference, Duda was asked whether the U.S. had ever provided Poland with evidence of Chinese spying using Huawei technology.

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He didn’t mention the U.S. in his answer, but said, “Indeed, Poland’s counterintelligence has detected activity that could be of espionage nature” and that prosecutors are investigating.

A Chinese businessman who served as Huawei’s sales director in Poland and a Pole who cooperated with the government on security measures were arrested in Poland in January on suspicion of espionage.

During a visit to Sweden last week, Morawiecki said work was being done to have Swedish networking and telecommunications company Ericsson invest in 5G development in Poland.

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Pence’s mysteriously canceled NH trip linked to presence of suspected drug dealer

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Vice President Pence abrupt and mysterious scrapping of plans to fly to New Hampshire and return to the White House earlier this month occurred, in part, because of concerns he could come in contact with a suspected drug dealer under federal investigation, Fox News has learned.

The abrupt cancellation of Pence’s trip to Salem on July 2 has prompted confusion and speculation. At the time, a senior White House official told reporters the situation wasn’t related to national security or the health of Pence or President Trump.

On Monday, Politico reported that among the concerns was Pence’s potential proximity to Jeff Hatch, a former New York Giants player who was under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration over the movement of fentanyl from Massachusetts to New Hampshire. Hatch, according to Politico, pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in court on Friday.

PENCE STILL WON’T DIVULGE REASON FOR ABRUPT NH TRIP CANCELLATION: ‘I CAN’T DISCUSS IT’

An email address listed for Hatch at Granite Recovery Centers was no longer active on Monday. Hatch also did not comment to Politico.

Fox News was told that Hatch, who worked at a treatment center that Pence had planned to visit, is only part of the reason why the trip was scrapped.

The unusual sequence of events began with a crowd in Salem was waiting for Pence to participate in a roundtable discussion on the illegal drug flow in New Hampshire. But shortly before the vice president was to arrive, an announcer told the crowd that Air Force Two was no longer able to come to New Hampshire.

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Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, later told reporters that Pence had boarded the plane, but that Air Force Two hadn’t left the ground. Short said at the time that details of the events would be made public “in a few weeks.”

In a recent interview with Fox News, Pence refused to disclose the reasons.

“Facts came to our attention that made it no longer appropriate for us to make the trip,” Pence said. “And I can’t discuss it.”

Without going into details, the vice president said the reason had “nothing to do with the White House. Nothing to do with the administration.” He said he hoped to be able to speak about it eventually.

“I hope we have the opportunity to discuss the reasons in the future, but I’m very confident that we made the right decision,” he said.

Fox News’ John Roberts contributed to this report.

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Mike Pence: We’re heading back to the moon and then on to Mars

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Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, when “one small step for man” became “one giant leap for mankind.”

In that moment, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins helped our nation win the “space race,” answering the call made by President John F. Kennedy just eight years before to “put a man on the moon” before the decade was out.

But when President Kennedy issued that challenge, our nation was not yet prepared to meet it. We didn’t have the rockets, launch pads, spacesuits, or so many other vital technologies to get there safely – or, just as importantly, to return home.

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In fact, history records that President Richard Nixon prepared a speech in the event of a tragedy, explaining to the nation that the mission had failed.

But thanks to the courage, grit and determination of the three space pioneers of Apollo 11 – and the hard work of the men and women behind their mission at NASA – that speech was never delivered.

Instead, the United States did the impossible by placing the first man on the surface of the moon. The snowy images of Armstrong and Aldrin walking across the lunar surface left an indelible mark on the imaginations of the 600 million people across the Earth who waited with fear and wonder.

The crew of Apollo 11 did more than plant a flag and leave a footprint – they brought our world together.

Unity is the true legacy of Apollo 11 – and we must capture that same unity in our own day by renewing our commitment to American leadership in space.

The United States will lead the creation of a base at the moon’s South Pole where astronauts could reside for weeks and months. And from what we learn there, we will become the first nation in the history of mankind to set foot on the red planet of Mars.

Under President Trump, we are doing just that.

In our first year in office, after it had laid dormant for nearly a quarter-century, President Trump revived the National Space Council to coordinate our nation’s space activities and bring the full force of our national interest to bear on decisions driving our space enterprise.

President Trump also recognizes that in this new era of opportunity, we will not fully unlock the mysteries of space unless we look beyond the halls of government for input, guidance and innovation.

That’s why we’ve unleashed American companies that are on the cutting edge of the space industry – developing the rockets, spaceships, and technologies that will take us further into space, faster than ever before.

And thanks to our administration’s decisive actions, America’s pioneering space companies are creating the American jobs of the future and blazing new trails into the skies above.

From the cargo ships that are resupplying the International Space Station, to the reusable lunar landers that will help put Americans back on the moon and the Space Launch System that will carry us deeper into space than ever before, America’s space industry is helping forge our future in the heavens above.

We know what the men and women of Apollo knew: The rules and values of space are written by those who have the courage to get there first and the commitment to stay.

So to continue the proud tradition established in the Apollo program, and to ensure that our most cherished values prevail in the skies above, President Trump has made it our national policy to return to the moon in the next five years – and this time, we will stay.

The first woman and the next man on the moon will both be American astronauts, launched by American rockets, from American soil. The United States will lead the creation of a base at the moon’s South Pole where astronauts could reside for weeks and months. And from what we learn there, we will become the first nation in the history of mankind to set foot on the red planet of Mars.

Under President Trump’s strong leadership, we’ve already signed into law one of the largest NASA budgets since the days of the Apollo program. And I am proud to announce that the crew vehicle for the Artemis I mission – our first step back to the moon – is officially “capsule complete.”

The tasks before us will involve hardship and hazard, sacrifice and determination. But we shall go forth – not in spite of the difficulties, but because of them.

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Just as Apollo 11 united the world 50 years ago, so too will the United States astonish the world with the heights we reach and the wonders we achieve in our own age.

And under President Trump, we will lead the world into space once again.

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Alyssa Milano tweets images comparing Mike Pence to Holocaust architect Heinrich Himmler

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Actress Alyssa Milano continued to attack the Trump administration Saturday when she suggested that Vice President Mike Pence’s Friday visit to a migrant detention center in Texas was similar to Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler visiting a Soviet POW camp.

Milano tweeted the side-by-side, black-and-white images showing a photo of Pence below a photo of Himmler, the main architect of the Holocaust.

Both photos showed the men standing behind gates separating them from detainees — migrants in Pence’s case and prisoners of war in Himmler’s.

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Pence’s trip to the Texas border included a visit  Border Patrol station where hundreds of men were crowded in sweltering cages without cots. Milano’s tweet received mixed responses but many on the social media platform derided her comparison.

A chorus of Democratic lawmakers have claimed migrants are being detained under inhumane conditions. Pence and President Trump have heavily criticized media outlets and Democrats for the way they have viewed the issue.

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“CNN is so dishonest. Today we took reporters to a detention facility on the border for families and children and all told us they were being treated well,” the vice president tweeted on Friday.

“The crisis at our southern border is not a ‘manufactured crisis,’ it is real and is overwhelming our system. To show this, we also visited an overcrowded facility for adult men, many of whom have been arrested multiple times. These men were in a temporary holding area because Democrats in Congress have refused to fund additional bed space.”

Last month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. claimed that the detention centers were “concentration camps on our southern border.” She later clarified that she didn’t think they were the same as “death camps” that Nazis oversaw during the Holocaust.

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Her comments prompted the United States Holocaust Museum to reject similar comparisons.

“The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary,” a museum statement read. “That position has repeatedly and unambiguously been made clear in the Museum’s official statement on the matter – a statement that is reiterated and reaffirmed now.”

Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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