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GOP Senator: Trump tweet not a 'death threat' against Schiff

GOP Senator: Trump tweet not a 'death threat' against SchiffSen. James Lankford didn't seem too perturbed by a tweet President Trump sent Saturday, in which the president said the House's lead impeachment prosecutor Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has not "paid the price, yet, for what he has done to our country."Lankford told CNN's Jake Tapper during Sunday's edition of State of the Union that he doesn't consider the tweet a "death threat," which Tapper said Schiff has been receiving. Tapper wondered why Lankford wasn't bothered by Trump's words when he was offended by Schiff's comment earlier this week about how he had heard Republican senators were warned they're heads would end up on a pike should they defy Trump. Lankford said it's because Schiff's insinuation that GOP lawmakers act only out of fear invalidates their work.> Welp, here's Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) completely downplaying Trump's "pay a price" tweet directed at Adam Schiff:> > "I don't think it's a death threat. I don't think he is encouraging a death threat." pic.twitter.com/E4NLc4uRFf> > — Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) January 26, 2020On the other hand, Schiff, whom Trump described as "probably a very sick man," told NBC's Chuck Todd on Sunday's edition of Meet the Press that he's pretty sure Trump was issuing a threat of some sort. > WATCH: @RepAdamSchiff: "Look at the president's tweets about me today saying I should pay a price.."@chucktodd: "Do you take that as a threat?"@RepAdamSchiff: "I think it is intended to be." pic.twitter.com/8uWXRSJKj0> > — Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) January 26, 2020More stories from theweek.com Fox News poll finds independents want the Senate to convict and remove Trump by 19-point margin Mick Mulvaney denies knowing about Ukraine conversation between Trump and Bolton Mike Pompeo is a disgrace



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Lindsey Graham: 'Let's not be too hard' on Adam Schiff, Democrats

Lindsey Graham: 'Let's not be too hard' on Adam Schiff, DemocratsSen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) isn't a fan of the whole impeachment saga, but he's not taking it personally.Many GOP lawmakers were angered by a comment made by lead impeachment prosecutor Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) during his closing arguments Friday. "CBS News reported last night that a Trump confidant said that key senators were warned, 'Vote against the president and your head will be on a pike.' I don't know if that's true," Schiff said.But Graham wasn't among the affronted. He said the comment was "over the top," but he's been in Schiff's shoes, so he understand that things can get away from you every once in a while in a tense environment.> .@LindseyGrahamSC, via @ckmarie, on Schiff's "head on a pike" comments: "Over the top, but let's not be too hard here. I've been in their shoes, you've been doing this for three days, you're passionate about what you believe, you're trying to appeal to our better nature."> > — Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) January 25, 2020Overall, Graham was complimentary of the Democrats arguments, even if the chance that they swayed his opinion is negligible. > With a few exceptions, the House managers presented their case in a professional, articulate manner respectful of the body. > > They were prepared and very, very, very thorough. > > The other side of the story will be presented tomorrow and then we decide.> > — Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 25, 2020More stories from theweek.com Trump is winning the impeachment battle — but losing the war Despite apparent preference for 'moderate' candidate, Iowans back Sanders in latest poll Trump debuts official Space Force logo — and it's literally a ripoff of Star Trek



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Trump: Schiff 'has not paid the price, yet’

Trump: Schiff 'has not paid the price, yet’President Trump continued to ratchet up his rhetoric against Rep. Adam Schiff, tweeting that the lawmaker has not "not paid the price, yet," for his actions pushing for Trump’s impeachment and conviction.



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Schiff: Republican attacks over 'pike' comment are 'efforts to distract' – impeachment latest

Schiff: Republican attacks over 'pike' comment are 'efforts to distract'  - impeachment latestPresident Trump's defense team will have 24 hours over three days to make its case to the Senate on why the president should not be convicted.



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The best of Adam Schiff from the impeachment trial

The best of Adam Schiff from the impeachment trialRep. Adam Schiff received praise for his performance during President Trump's impeachment trial — including from some Republicans.



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Schiff lobbies Chief Justice Roberts to rule on questions of executive privilege

Schiff lobbies Chief Justice Roberts to rule on questions of executive privilegeRep. Adam Schiff, the lead House prosecutor, called on Chief Justice John Roberts to expedite rulings on any disputes between Congress and President Trump over witness testimony and documents, if the Senate votes to allow them.



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Graham praises Schiff on impeachment presentation: 'You're very well-spoken'

Graham praises Schiff on impeachment presentation: 'You're very well-spoken'Walking out of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday night after the first day of opening arguments in the impeachment trial of President Trump, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., congratulated Adam Schiff, the lead manager for House Democrats, on his presentation of the case.



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Schiff thanks senators at the start of impeachment argument after Nadler accused Republicans of 'voting for a cover up'

Schiff thanks senators at the start of impeachment argument after Nadler accused Republicans of 'voting for a cover up'Democrats officially kicked off their opening arguments in the impeachment trial of President Trump Wednesday with a bit of a shift in tone after one particularly contentious late-night exchange.Near the end of an impeachment trial session beginning Tuesday, House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on the Senate floor accused Republican senators of "voting for a cover up" as he argued in favor of an amendment to subpoena former National Security Adviser John Bolton, per The Wall Street Journal. Nadler also suggested Republicans were engaging in "treacherous" behavior, The Washington Post reports. Republicans throughout the day on Wednesday slammed Nadler for his statement; Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) told CNN it was "insulting and outrageous," while Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said the comment "offended her" and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said in a press conference, "To my Democratic colleagues, you can say what you want about me but I am covering up nothing."Following this criticism, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) began Democrats' opening arguments Wednesday with a less combative tone, thanking senators for having "paid attention to every word and argument you heard from both sides" the day before."I want to begin today by thanking you for the conduct of the proceedings yesterday and for inviting your patience as you go forward," Schiff added. "We have some very long days yet to come."CNN's Kaitlan Collins noted Schiff appeared to be addressing Republican criticism with his opening comments, although Republicans weren't the only ones not thrilled with the tone of Tuesday night's debate. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), for instance, conceded to The Washington Post that Nadler "could have chose better words."More stories from theweek.com 1 dead, 7 injured after downtown Seattle shooting incident Several senators left the chamber in the middle of Adam Schiff's impeachment remarks Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee advise GOP senators to save themselves, subpoena Trump's secrets



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Schiff mauls Cipollone on impeachment trial's first day

Schiff mauls Cipollone on impeachment trial's first dayPresident Trump’s lawyers were caught off-guard as the lead House impeachment manager, Rep. Adam Schiff, launched into a passionate and comprehensive set of arguments about why the House impeached Trump.



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Schiff may have mischaracterized Parnas evidence, documents show

Schiff may have mischaracterized Parnas evidence, documents showUnredacted material shows he may have referred to the wrong "Mr. Z."



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