“The President actually said to Nancy Pelosi, ‘Hey, can we do something about this whistleblower complaint, can we work something out.’ And she said ‘Yes, you can tell your people to obey the law.’ So she quickly swatted that down." – @HeidiNBC https://t.co/vtWnAww1ch
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 24, 2019
Democrats in array. Goodnight.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) September 25, 2019
Despite his public defiance, Trump is not welcoming the impeachment fight, people say. He phoned Pelosi yesterday to discuss the whistleblower's complaint and was hoping he could de-escalate things. He later said he couldn't believe it when she made her announcement.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) September 25, 2019
There’s no world in which sending your personal attorney to demand a foreign investigation into a political rival is a legitimate exercise in presidential power. https://t.co/BvJ67MMWCY
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) September 25, 2019
Dunked on by Jon Chait — oh, the humiliation! From NYMag, “Trump: I’d Like to Withdraw My Guilty Plea and Change It to ‘Not Guilty’”
… Trump today told reporters that his real motive in holding up aid to Ukraine was to force other countries to give money to Ukraine also. Trump, you see, really loves Ukraine and wants it to have all the money. Sure, he withheld the aid, he admitted this morning, after newspapers had revealed that he’d personally orchestrated the plan, “but, very importantly, Germany, France, other countries should put up money, and that’s been my complaint from the beginning,” he said.
That was not his complaint from the beginning. It was not even his complaint as of yesterday, when he said he held up the aid because “it’s very important to talk about corruption [i.e., investigating Biden]. If you don’t talk about corruption, why would you give money to a country that you think is corrupt?”…
Even ‘A Blond & Two Boobs On A Couch’ realizes this will not work!
This is an alert to their favorite viewer that he needs to change his story. https://t.co/E3g47aL7bq
— Michael Grunwald (@MikeGrunwald) September 24, 2019
So as I understand it, the emerging GOP position is that we shouldn't investigate Trump's efforts to rig next year's election because hey, there's an election next year.
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) September 24, 2019
I guess someone had to be the first person to live-tweet his own impeachment. https://t.co/obxr9ismBZ
— Seth Masket (@smotus) September 24, 2019
At least the Ambulatory Cream Cheese Sculture (h/t Betty Cracker) remains loyal… for the moment:
When Trump does at last shoot that man on Fifth Avenue, Hugh will lead the investigation of all the reasons the deceased had it coming https://t.co/G4MaeikWLX
— David Frum (@davidfrum) September 24, 2019