Oct 21, 2019

House Democrats plan messaging push on Trump and Ukraine

Screenshot via House Democrats' Truth Exposed campaign.

House Democrats today will release a four-page memo making the Ukraine case against President Trump, "Truth Exposed: The Shakedown ... The Pressure Campaign ... The CoverUp," plus a video, "Do Us a Favor."

Plus, in a challenge to Republicans who often have resisted such measures, Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office says the SHIELD Act (Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy), a package to protect elections from foreign interference, is expected to come to the floor for a vote this week.

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Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the name of the bill that the SHIELD acronym stands for.

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White House condemns bill requiring campaigns to report foreign interference

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The White House released a statement Wednesday suggesting it would veto the SHIELD Act (Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy) passed by the House, which would require federal campaigns to report foreign election influence.

The big picture: The White House argues that the SHIELD Act would "result in significant over reporting to the FBI and FEC, leading to fruitless inquiries and wasted time and resources." It acknowledged the importance of limiting foreign election interference, but argued that the bill would "produce harmful unintended consequences without achieving that goal."

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Pelosi: Responding to what Republicans say on impeachment is a "waste of time"

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" on Sunday that it is a "waste of time" to discuss what Republicans say about impeachment because "they are in denial about what has happened in the country."

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Nancy Pelosi expects public impeachment hearings to start this month

Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Sha Hanting/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Bloomberg on Friday that she expects the impeachment inquiry's public hearings to start this month, but she said the House has no deadline to conduct its probe.

The big picture: Pelosi said it's possible the inquiry could stretch into 2020, depending on the details that emerge, according to Bloomberg. She also said the committees conducting the inquiry could continue with closed-door hearings, so long as they're "productive."

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