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Juice – Florida’s Juicy Political Read – 11.13.19 – Impeachment Hearing Day Is Here – Trump Advisor Called Racist – Democratic Rep’s Anti-Israel Rants Continue – FL State Rep. Takes Cover In Israel

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Impeachment Inquiry Day Cometh

The day when Americans finally get the chance to hear from witnesses in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump is finally here. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D) will once again have his day to opine on whatever his little heart wants, perhaps giving another false and misleading opening statement about the president. Do we sound a little partisan here? Yes. The impeachment hearing should have been more transparent, but it hasn’t been, and Democrats have shown utter disrespect to all Americans in the process.

Even past Democratic pundits and former Clinton impeachment attorneys have said that “Shifty Schiff’s” inquiry is an embarrassment because of how secretive it has been, and how Republicans have been shut out.

House Republicans put out key points to their arguments against Schiff’s inquiry and Democrats quickly dismissed them as lies or shams. This is the back and forth Americans should expect to see from now on.

A dog and pony act in the House.

Unfortunately for Republicans, Rep. Matt Gaetz, their aggressive and confrontational member who always has a mouthful of quips to say about Democrats, will not be in the meeting to ask questions.

Republicans will rely on Reps. Devin Nunes and newly-installed Jim Jordan to grill the witnesses.

What to expect:

Democratic Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ted Deutch, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Lois Frankel, and others will be watching contently for witness sound bytes to use against Republicans and the president. That’s ok, it’s their job to do so.

Republicans will be doing the same, as will the president, who will surely be tweeting out a play-by-play of the hearing.

 

Oy Vey! Rep. Fischer dives for cover – “Florida state legislator in Israel when rockets began to hit” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres – The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has targeted and killed Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Abu el-Atta in an airstrike, a move that lead to swift retaliation from Islamists in Gaza by firing numerous rockets into Israel.

“He was a ticking bomb,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Abu el-Atta was “in the midst of planning additional attacks in the immediate short term.”

“Over the past year, this archterrorist was the main instigator of terrorism from the Gaza Strip. He initiated, planned and carried out many terrorist attacks,” Netanyahu added — including “hundreds of rockets at communities in the area adjacent to the Gaza Strip.”

DeSantis/GOP Drama

The drama between the Governor’s office and a potential information dump into the Republican Party of Florida continues to sizzle in Tallahassee.

At the center of the controversy is lobbyist and Florida Kingmaker Susie Wiles, who some are accusing of having abused GOP dollars by overpaying consultants, among other things.

Wiles is expected to push back…Stay tuned

In the meantime, Sen. Joe Gruters, who is also the Chairman of the state GOP, continues to be somewhat ignored by DeSantis and his office.

How bad is it in Republican land? Pretty bad.

Gruters’ friend down in Broward County, are trying their darndest to look relevant by pushing out daily newsletters to make local Republicans believe that they may have some influence politically.

The Broward GOP is a joke (has been for years) and is run by a Hair Club for Men, spineless and week and ineffectual leadership. Oh, and they are asking people to donate to them to help President Trump get reelected. This is the same group that endorses Democrats over Republicans.

“DeSantis had January meeting scheduled with Giuliani associate” by the POLITICO’s Matt Dixon – Tallahassee – Gov. Ron DeSantis was scheduled to meet with a now-indicted Ukrainian American businessman and campaign donor days after he took office, an encounter his aides now say never occurred.DeSantis spokesperson Helen Aguirre Ferré said the governor was scheduled to meet with Lev Parnas, an associate of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, on Jan. 18, 10 days after DeSantis took the oath of office. Ferré said the meeting — at a private terminal at the Palm Beach International Airport — was put on the governor’s calendar by the Republican Party of Florida, which was led at the time by Susie Wiles, a political strategist who had helped lead the DeSantis campaign and transition.

APPOINTMENTS – Desantis appoints Lawrence “Larry” Tyree and Susan D. Stafford to the Judicial Qualifications Commission.

The Gov also reappointed Wogan “Wogie” Badcock, Victor Marrero, and Jeffery Jontz and announced the appointment of Willam “Will” Spicola to the Statewide Judges of Compensation Claims Judicial Nominating Committee.

THE CHOO CHOO THAT COULD – “Boca Raton is on the fast track for a new Brightline station” by the Sun-Sentinel’s Brook Baitinger – Those itching to board a Brightline train in Boca Raton may not have to wait much longer. Brightline plans to have the station up and running right next door to the city’s library and a few blocks west of Mizner Park by the end of next year. That’s around the same time the high-speed rail line will fully convert its brand to Virgin Trains USA. For some, it could mean a closer place to board an express train between Miami and Orlando. Brightline has stations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, and will open the line to Orlando International Airport by 2022 with another stop in the Treasure Coast within five years.

It’s also planning a station near Disney World, about 20 miles west of the airport.

“FEDS EYE MEDICAID FUNDING CHANGES” by News Service of Florida’s Christine Sexton – TALLAHASSEE — The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Tuesday it is revamping rules that define how states can collect money to fund supplemental Medicaid payment programs.

Supplemental payments have increased in the past several years, going from 9.4 percent of all other Medicaid payments in the fiscal year 2010 to 17.5 percent in fiscal-year 2017. The Trump administration agreed in 2017 to authorize Florida to receive up to $1.5 billion annually in Medicaid supplemental payments for the Low Income Pool, or LIP, program.

The LIP program is closely watched in Tallahassee, as it has been an important source of additional funding for hospitals that serve large numbers of poor and uninsured patients.…

SHOW ME THE MONEY – Gov. Ron DeSantis was hanging out with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in Orlando to talk about improving Florida’s infrastructure. He picked up a couple of checks along the way.

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NO MAS! NO MAS! – “House Democrats say Trump using DACA kids as “political pawns” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres – As the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case brought by the Trump administration that could end the Obama-era DACA program, House Democrats continue to push the anti-immigrant, racist narrative that they first introduced back when President Trump struck down Obama’s DACA executive order. South Florida Democratic members of Congress, who have advocated for the closing of the Homestead immigration detention center for children earlier this year, have come out in force to denounce Trump’s “attack on Dreamers. ”It’s sad, but some of your colleagues, friends, and neighbors may lose their legal status due to Trump’s attack on Dreamers,” stated Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) “They’re as American as anyone. We can’t count on a conservative SCOTUS to protect them, so Congress needs to Protect the Dream.”

“Wasserman Schultz wants Trump advisor fired over “racist” emails” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres – President Donald Trump’s senior policy advisor and bogeyman to congressional Democrats and liberal activists, Stephen Miller, appears to have been outed as a “white supremacist” as leaked emails between him and a former Breitbart editor found their way to Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

The SPLC delivered what looks to be an early Christmas present to Democrats by leaking the emails, this as House Democrats begin public hearings into the impeachment inquiry of the president.

“Tlaib continues supporting and posting anti-Israel propaganda” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres – Even after being called an anti-Semite by many Republicans, and has been banned from visiting Israel because of her support of the anti-Israel BDS movement, Muslim-American Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) continues to push a pro-Palestinian agenda and raising eyebrows in the process.

Rep. Tlaib, who has famously said that he wanted to impeach “the mother*cker (Trump), recently retweeted controversial pro-Islamic, pro-Palestinian activists, one of them being an American who refused to denounce Islamic terrorism, and the other being that like Tlaib, blames Israel for the unrest in the Middle East.

Huwaida Arraf tweeted that the recent suicide of a homeless Palestinian man was caused by the “humanitarian disaster deliberately manufactured by Israel and enabled by the silence and acquiescence of the entire world

“Rutherford addresses skyrocketing veteran suicide rate” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres – U.S. soldiers are dying at an alarming rate, not by hostile fire, but by way of suicide.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has released findings stating that 17 veterans take their lives every day with “6,139 veteran suicide deaths occurring in 2017” alone, up 129 from the previous year. Suicides are preventable, and many lawmakers have scrambled to try to curb the increasing deaths by passing meaningful legislation that addresses the issue of veteran suicides. In an op-ed he posted in Jacksonville.com, Republican Congressman John Rutherford outlined the disturbing toll on veterans that war has burdened them. Rep. Rutherford also points to two bills he introduced to help veterans cope with life after the military.

“Florida state legislator in Israel when rockets began to hit” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres – The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has targeted and killed Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Abu el-Atta in an airstrike, a move that lead to swift retaliation from Islamists in Gaza by firing numerous rockets into Israel.

“He was a ticking bomb,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Abu el-Atta was “in the midst of planning additional attacks in the immediate short term.”

“Over the past year, this archterrorist was the main instigator of terrorism from the Gaza Strip. He initiated, planned and carried out many terrorist attacks,” Netanyahu added — including “hundreds of rockets at communities in the area adjacent to the Gaza Strip.”

Florida state Rep. Jason Fischer (R), who is in Israel on vacation, tweeted that he “woke up” to the “sounds of sirens blaring outside” his Tel Aviv hotel room.

“Trump impeachment hearings are set to begin. Here is what to watch for as the inquiry goes public” by The Associated Press’ Laurie Kellman – House Democrats are giving President Donald Trump a reality show for the ages as they take their case public for his impeachment.

But the proceedings are much more than showbiz, with lawmakers considering the use of a grave and seldom-employed power spelled out in the Constitution.

With the bang of a gavel, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff will open the impeachment hearings Wednesday into Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden’s family. Big questions loom, including how strongly officials connected what Trump called that “favor” to U.S. military aid to Ukraine.

Impeachable offenses? Worthy of Trump’s removal? And critically, will a pair of diplomats and their accounts nudge more Americans behind impeaching the nation’s 45th president ?

SO WHAT? — “Days before trial, Roger Stone was raising cash for defense — with a Hialeah GOP club” by The Miami Herald’s Christina Morales: “A few days before Roger Stone was set to go on trial in Washington, D.C. on charges related to Russian interference in the 2016 election, the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump was about as far from the inside-the-beltway crowd as he could get.”

“Days before” his trial Roger Stone was raising money from all kinds of groups, including at least half a dozen Trump and Republican clubs in South Florida.

@realDonaldTrump“Millions of Americans will see what a partisan sham this whole thing is.” Rush Limbaugh @foxandfriends

Also, why is corrupt politician Schiff allowed to hand over cross examination to a high priced outside lawyer. Did that lawyer ever work for me, which would be a conflict?

 

@RepAdamSchiff The Inspector General for the Intelligence Community did what the law demands of him.

In a democracy, public servants owe their loyalty to the Constitution and the rule of law, not to the President’s personal, political interests.

More Schiff – Impeachment inquiry hearings next week:

Tuesday morning: Jennifer Williams and Alexander Vindman

Tuesday afternoon: Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison

Wednesday morning: Gordon Sondland

Wednesday afternoon: Laura Cooper and David Hale

Thursday: Fiona Hill

More details to come.

@SenRickScott -Our veterans fought to defend the values that make America great. These values can & should be part of our country’s future.

Unfortunately, there are many that want to discredit and undermine these values. We can’t let that happen.

@MarcoRubio Dangerously tense situation in #HongKong. Just a few days after #Beijing announced the Communist Party of #China would take a “firmer hand” the police recklessly escalated the violence against protestors. The world is witnessing the true nature of the Chinese government.

@RepDMP The OAS audit discovered clear manipulation of the elections in #Bolivia leading to @evoespueblo ‘s resignation. The reports of violence in the streets are disturbing. I urge civility in this time of transition. I stand w/the Bolivian ppl who are fighting for a peaceful democracy.

@USRepKCastor Every day is Veterans Day in our patriotic Tampa Bay community! I was happy to represent you in the salute to our veterans and their families at the Hillsborough County’s Annual Veterans Day Tribute.

@GwenGraham Legendary Journalist Bill Moyers Says He Fears For The Nation For The First Time In His Life

@AndrewGillum Seeing as the whistleblower simply repeated what you alreready admitted to – YOU might be HIM.

@BallardFirm Thank you to all our great servicemen and women who sacrifice so much! #VeteransDay2019

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·Great seeing so many scouts out to honor our most patriotic Americans, our Veterans!

“17 arrested in Florida child porn sting” by WSVN’s Johari Canty POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WSVN) — Florida authorities have arrested 17 people in a month-long child porn sting.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrests of the suspects Friday morning. The arrests stem from a month-long operation called Guardians of Innocence IV: Fall Haul.

A Detectives said that among those arrested were a man who was caught while trying to meet a child for sexual favors, two men who were trying to get nude photos from two different 13-year-old girls, and another suspect who admitted that if he didn’t look at child pornography, he would sexually batter children.

Detectives said one of the suspects had hundreds of images of child pornography with children of various ages, including a child as young as 8 to 12 months old.

“The people arrested during this operation prey on the most innocent and vulnerable among us—our children,” said Polk Sheriff Grady Judd. “The undercover detectives who investigate these crimes have to see things that nobody should have to see, and no child should have to experience. Each one of these arrests has removed a predator from our streets, and the internet.”

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Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes Floridianpress.com, Judicialpost.com, shark-tank.com, and Hispolitica.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

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