Discovery Channel Cancels Show About Celebrity Pets Because Bill O’Reilly Was On It

he Discovery Channel received backlash from some of its fans after it aired a program hosted by former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren in which she interviews various celebrities about their pets. In one episode, former Fox News primetime anchor and stalwart of the network, Bill O’Reilly, appeared with his dog, Holly.

Some Discovery viewers apparently weren’t happy with O’Reilly’s appearance on Pet Tales With Greta, including former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, who ripped both Van Susteren and Discovery for inviting O’Reilly onto the show, and called O’Reilly a “serial predator” in the process.

“What a disgrace — giving air time @greta to an alleged serial predator – I don’t blame poor Holly — but @Discovery what could you be thinking? Do you have female employees? I mean wtf,” Carlson tweeted.

Carlson was one of the high-profile Fox News anchors who leveled charges of sexual harassment at network head Roger Ailes before she left the network. Carlson’s jab at Van Susteren and Discovery, including calling O’Reilly a “sexual predator” are presumably regarding a number of women who accused O’Reilly of sexual misconduct.

The women eventually settled out of court after accepting large payouts totaling some $13 million. O’Reilly, to this day, maintains that he was innocent of any wrongdoing.

The Discovery channel reacted to the fan backlash by making it clear that the show was not owned or produced by the network, rather, that it was a “sponsored” program that someone paid to be aired on the channel.

“It was an ad buy that ran on a Saturday morning,” a Discovery Channel representative told Yahoo. “It was not produced by and is not a Discovery show. We didn’t make it, we didn’t produce it, it was a sponsored thing.”

Representatives for Discovery network never revealed who purchased air time for the Van Susteren-hosted, light-hearted show about celebrity pets, but made it clear that they would not be airing another episode, presumably out of fear of more backlas

Lindsey Graham’s Impeachment Predictions: ‘Bipartisan Acquittal’ And Over ‘In About A Week’

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham — one of President Donald Trump’s top Republican allies — made two predictions about the president’s upcoming impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate.

According to Breitbart, during an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program, Graham told Hannity that not only will the impeachment trial process be done and over with by the time Trump makes the annual “State of the Union” address to the nation on February 4, but that the outcome will involve a “bipartisan” acquittal.

“I’m hoping this can be done in about a week, and I predict a bipartisan acquittal of President Trump,” Graham’s exact words were during his interview with Hannity.

He further explained that the faster the impeachment trial wraps up and ends with its inevitable conclusion, given the fact that Republicans control the upper chamber, the quicker Trump could emerge from the Democrat-led impeachment and potentially be stronger, politically, than he ever has been before.
“The best thing for the American people is to end this crap as quickly as possible, have a trial in the Senate, bipartisan acquittal of the president, and on February the 4th, when the president comes into the House chamber to deliver the State of the Union, he will have been acquitted by the Senate, he will be the strongest he’s ever been politically,” Graham said.

Another item of note from Graham’s take on the matter is that he indicated when the impeachment trial wraps up, he believes that the Senate will look into Hunter Biden and his dealings with Ukraine. Biden’s position at a Ukrainian energy company — which paid him generously each month — has been highly criticized by Republicans and even the president himself.

At the time, Biden had no real connection to the country or known experience in the energy field. Republicans claim the sole reason he was appointed to the lucrative position was because at the time, his father was the vice president of the United States.
Graham’s comments on the pending trial come in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signing and transmitting the impeachment articles to the Senate on Tuesday, a long-awaited move by members of both political parties

AOC Gives Up Dem Playbook On Impeachment: To Save Dems From Disaster in 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just admitted the truth behind the doomed impeachment hearings and it is as we all suspected.

She explained that the whole charade was” not just about something that has occurred, but was “about preventing a potentially disastrous outcome from occurring next year.”

The want to dirty up Trump to stave off a huge defeat and in that way, they may turn off the voters they need to win, rather than win them over.

It is a huge gamble and it may backfire and lead to exactly what they are trying to prevent.

She said. “The whole point of the public hearings is to present the facts to the public and let the general public see the facts for themselves and understand why we have chosen to move forward with the impeachment inquiry.

What we heard today was astounding and devastating news for the president and anyone in the administration, really partaking. Frankly, this is devastating for the country. Our national security has been compromised, our elections potentially compromised.

I think right now what Republicans have to do is decide what their role is going to be in the scope of history. We will look back at this time and really truly examine the moral decisions each member of Congress decided to make.”

She said, “I’d like to remind everyone, one of the initial people who brought this conversation of quid pro quo into this conversation was the president. It was when these allegations first came out about Ukraine, he started tweeting and frankly raising the bar saying, ‘No quid pro quo, no quid pro quo.’ It wasn’t Democrats that set that bar, because you don’t need quid pro quo.

He met it, all of that aside, we’re focused on him using the power of the United States government to engage in extortion of a foreign government in order to intervene in our elections. I think that’s our message, the fact he undermined national security, that he is trying to undermine an election, he is engaged in flagrant abuse of power should be a concern to all Americans who believe in rule of law in the United States of America.”

She added, “We also need to move quite quickly because we’re talking about the potential compromise of the 2020 elections. And so this is not just about something that has occurred; this is about preventing a potentially disastrous outcome from occurring next year.”

Maria Bartiromo Reveals Pens Pelosi Used To Sign Impeachment Articles Look Like Bullets

Is there subtle messaging being used by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the signing of the impeachment articles?

Well, Fox News host Maria Bartiromo seems to believe the end looks like “bullet casings.”

“These are the pens Nancy pelosi used to sign the articles & she gave them out to colleagues. Wow they look like bullet cases,” Bartiromo said in a now-deleted tweet, according to Twitchy.

Despite Bartiromo’s tweet being removed, many agreed with her sentiment.

“Omg. My thought exactly,” one said in agreement with the Fox host.

While Pelosi was signing the articles of impeachment — before they head over to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — she went through over a dozen of these commemorative pens, signing her name one letter at a time.
The signing comes after three weeks of delaying the impeachment process.

The impeachment trial in the senate, which will be overseen by Chief Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, is expected to begin early next week.

During an interview with Hannity, Sen. Lindsey Graham stated that the senate trial “can be done in about a week” along with predicting “a bipartisan acquittal of President Trump.”

.In the meantime, McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have already begun sending out floor rules for the proceedings.

Pelosi Swallows Pride, Sets New Date For Trump To Give SOTU

Nancy Pelosi just ended her reign of terror over Trump’s important State of the Union address and re-invited him to come to deliver it in the House.

Nancy was roundly booed for canceling the event as it was viewed as a petty move. Surprisingly, Trump was not one of those critics, recognizing it is a good strategic move while understanding Pelosi is quite ruthless when she needs to be.

Trump likes the fight and it will be an interesting dynamic to watch the two as they try to govern this nation for the next two years.

Never forget that divided government can deliver amazing results – if both sides work together in good faith – so do not be surprised if these two find a way to make it work.

From The Hill:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a letter Monday said President Trump could give his annual State of the Union address in the House chamber on Feb. 5, shortly after lawmakers and the White House reached an agreement to end the partial government shutdown.

“When I wrote to you on January 23rd, I stated that we should work together to find a mutually agreeable date when government has reopened to schedule this year’s State of the Union address,” Pelosi wrote in the letter.

She then extended an invitation to the president to give his speech on Feb. 5, a date she said the two had agreed upon.

The California Democrat previously retracted Trump’s invitation to come to the Capitol Tuesday, arguing the speech should not have been held until after the end of the partial government shutdown.

Trump agreed to sign a stop-gap measure to fund the government for three weeks as the House and Senate attempt to hash out a proposal to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

Trump Knocks Richard Blumenthal Off High Horse With Blistering Comeback

President Trump is hitting back hard at Senator Richard Blumenthal. Richard has long been a thorn in Trump’s side but worse, he is boring and his interviews and speeches are a great replacement for Ambien.

How did this guy ever get elected in the first place? He must have really got one over on the voters of Connecticut.

Richard went on Rachel Maddow and went after Don Trump Jr. He publicly accused Trump Jr of lying and for President Trump that was a bridge too far.
Richard said, “I think many of them should be called back to testify in public and I hope that will be true of other congressional committees, as well, because behind closed doors, there was questions, serious issues concerning their truthfulness and that issue pertained particularly to Donald Trump Jr. in a number of contentions before our committee.”

Enter President Trump. From The Hill:

President Trump late Monday asked why Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) is allowed to serve on the Judiciary Committee after the Connecticut lawmaker questioned whether the president’s eldest son had been truthful in his testimony to Congress about his family’s dealings with Russia.

“How does Da Nang Dick (Blumenthal) serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee when he defrauded the American people about his so called War Hero status in Vietnam, only to later admit, with tears pouring down his face, that he was never in Vietnam,” Trump asked in a tweet.

“An embarrassment to our Country!” he added.

The senator’s own characterization of his military service has differed in the past. In some statements he claimed to have served “during the Vietnam era,” while other statements are less ambiguous, including one statement in 2008 in which he said that he “served in Vietnam,” according to The New York Times. He has faced criticism from Republicans for such statements, but has maintained that he has never claimed to have fought during the war.

Blumenthal’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill on Tuesday, but in the past has said that such tweets from the president are “not worth dignifying with a response.”

Trump Scores Another Major Trade Win And American Farmers Are Smiling

The wins keep coming for Trump on his number one policy goal – making better trade deals for America.

Trump has sought to redo trade deals to make them reflect the current realities of international competition, not the past where we helped raise the world from poverty.

We rebuilt the world, unselfishly, and in the process created the greatest engine for peace and prosperity the world has ever seen

We were happy to do it as the benefit to America was incalculable, but now that the world has caught up to us and the playing field is level, we need to act accordingly.

It may not be in the best interests of the billionaires, but it is for the average American. From The Daily Caller:

The European Commission approved U.S. soybeans to be used in the production of biofuels, a decision that will fulfill President Donald Trump’s demand that the European Union buy more of the product.

“Today’s decision is new proof that the European Union is delivering on our commitments,” EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Tuesday. “[T]his means that as of today it will be easier for U.S. soybeans to enter the EU market.”

The EU currently imports around 14 million tonnes of soybeans annually for animal feed. The U.S. already holds a commanding share of the market. However, the commission’s decision to allow U.S. soybeans to be used in the making of biofuels — an agriculture-based energy alternative to fossil fuels — is expected to dramatically increase demand in Europe.

The approval follows months-long negotiations between the White House and EU leaders.

“We agreed first of all to work together toward zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers and zero subsidies on non-auto industrial goods,” the president said immediately after the July compromise, adding that “the European union is going to start almost immediately to buy a lot of soy beans.”

Trump is right to get tough with our trade relationships. China is by far the worst actor on the world stage and hopefully, by making a deal with the EU, we can team up to put the screws to China.

No one wants to stop China from prosperity, but they must not be allowed to do it by stealing the intellectual property from the west.

Trey Gowdy Lands New High Profile Media Job And He Deserves It

Trey Gowdy just landed a new high-profile gig and he deserves it. Trey took to social media to make the announcement that he will be moving to Fox News as a contributor.

This is a good move on many levels – Trey is known as a straight shooter who is not afraid of the hard truths and that is needed more than ever in our political landscape.

The left will be trashing Trey and Fox News when they hear the news, but this is standard procedure for media companies to hire ex-Congressmen.

rey will moonlight for Fox and will keep his day job at his old law firm in South Carolina.

Trey tweeted out: “Appreciative to Fox News for the chance to weigh in on legal/political issues. Sure to be a lot of both in 2019. Practicing law with Nelson Mullins, contributing where appropriate with Fox, and living in South Carolina. Looking forward to a great year,” Gowdy wrote on his Twitter page on Wednesday.

From The Hill: Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has joined Fox News as a contributor, the network announced Wednesday.

Gowdy, who retired from Congress earlier this month, will offer political and legal analysis on Fox News and the Fox Business Network, the outlet said in a press release.

The former four-term congressman representing South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District served as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee during his final two years in office.

Among his appointments during Gowdy’s eight years representing South Carolina’s 4th District, he chaired the House Select Committee on the Benghazi attack and played a key role in Congress’ probe into then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s role in the 2012 terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Libya. He also got plenty of screen time — including many shouted mild expletives — during last year’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh.

Gowdy’s hiring follows that of retired Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona joining CBS News on Tuesday; NBC bringing on ex-Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri); and CNN signing as contributors former Ohio Gov. and 2016 GOP presidential candidate John Kasich — who also inked with CAA this month — Andrew Gillum, who ran for Florida governor last year; and ex-Reps. Mia Love (R-Utah) and Luis Guiterrez (D-Illinois). McCaskill and Love fell victim to midterm elections in November.

Don Jr. Posts The Names & Office Phone Numbers Of 31 Democrats In Trump Districts Ahead Of The Impeachment Vote

Donald Trump Jr. brought the names, social media handles and office phone numbers of 31 Democrats who represent Pro-Trump districts and are now faced with the decision on whether or not to vote in favor of articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Trump Jr.’s move comes one day after the House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to pass two articles of impeachment, which will now move to the House floor for a vote. If passed by the House, President Trump will face a Senate trial, where he is expected to easily be acquitted.

“Enough! These Democrats in Trump districts said they were with @realDonaldTrump. They lied! – Now it’s time to hear from OUR MOVEMENT,” Trump Jr. tweeted. Before posting the handles and phone numbers of the representatives, Don Jr. advised s

On Friday, Sean Hannity revealed that impeachment polls and ratings are tanking, which likely makes the decision on impeachment that much tougher for Democrats who represent Trump districts.

Nancy Pelosi says House will vote to limit Trump’s war powers on Iran as tensions grow

ASHINGTON – On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House of Representatives will vote this week on legislation to limit President Donald Trump’s military actions on Iran in the wake of increased tensions between the two countries after Trump ordered an airstrike killing top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani last Thursday.

In a letter to Democratic members of the House, Pelosi said the “provocative and disproportionate” airstrike on Soleimani “endangered our servicemembers, diplomats and others by risking a serious escalation of tensions with Iran. ”

Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. Pelosi thanked lawmakers for their “patriotic leadership” during the tense period.

The resolution, which Pelosi said will be introduced and voted on this week, will mandate that military hostilities with Iran cease within 30 days unless further congressional authorization like a declaration of war is taken.

Pelosi’s promise to deliberate and vote on the war powers legislation comes as Congress returns from its holiday recess on Monday and could alter the politics around Trump’s impeachment.

The House voted to impeach Trump on Dec. 18 but has declined to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate over concerns about a fair trial. Senate Democrats and Republicans have deadlocked in negotiations over the format of a trial.

According to Pelosi, freshman Michigan Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin will lead the resolution. Slotkin, who is from a swing district outside Detroit, is a former Department of Defense and CIA analyst.

More: Donald Trump again threatens to target Iranian cultural sites amid mounting tensions over Qasem Soleimani killing

More: Donald Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions, says US won’t leave unless ‘they pay us back’ for air base.

Slotkin has been critical of the Trump administration’s actions in the Middle East, and in a series of tweets on Friday, she said that the Democratic and Republican administrations she served under made the calculation that targeting Soleimani posed too great a risk to American diplomats and service members.

Rep. Elissa Slotkin

@RepSlotkin
· Jan 3, 2020
Replying to @RepSlotkin
What always kept both Democratic and Republican presidents from targeting Soleimani himself was the simple question:

Was the strike worth the likely retaliation, and the potential to pull us into protracted conflict?

Rep. Elissa Slotkin

@RepSlotkin
The two administrations I worked for both determined that the ultimate ends didn’t justify the means. The Trump Administration has made a different calculation.

The Iranian government has vowed to retaliate and avenge Soleimani’s death, and could do so in any number of ways:

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Soleimani’s killing has sparked fears of a broader conflict in the Middle East as tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated.

On Sunday, the Iraqi Parliament voted to expel American soldiers from the country, drawing the threat of sanctions from Trump. Trump also reiterated his threat to target Iranian cultural sites if Iran takes military action against U.S. forces.

Iran also abandoned its remaining commitments to a nuclear deal between it and world powers that the United States left in May 2018.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Nancy Pelosi says House will vote to limit Trump’s war powers on Iran as tensions grow.