Here’s the updated impeachment inquiry schedule for the rest of the week: pic.twitter.com/rXgeMnjBvk
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) October 15, 2019
New talking points for House Dems from Pelosi’s office > pic.twitter.com/qFiBQc2IKv
— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) October 15, 2019
Per the Washington Post:
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton have emerged as key targets for House Democrats in their impeachment investigation of President Trump after explosive testimony about the president’s pressure on a foreign leader to investigate a political rival.
House Democrats on Tuesday began discussing the possibility of summoning both men — who would be the highest-ranking individuals to testify — as the investigation has accelerated in recent days with the cooperation of several current and former administration officials.
The actions of Mulvaney and Bolton attracted considerable attention after two witnesses testified that the acting White House chief of staff was involved in setting up a separate channel to handle diplomacy with Ukraine, which angered Bolton…
“Mulvaney has the inside understanding of why the money was withheld on the security assistance,” said Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, who said the two men should testify.
“They’re going to be good witnesses,” quipped Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.). “I suspect we will [need to hear from them]; we need to get the facts.”…
NEW: Dem leaders — led by Clyburn's office — are reaching out to vulnerable Dems to size up support for a floor vote to formalize the impeachment inquiry.
— Sarah Ferris (@sarahnferris) October 15, 2019
Seems to me they’re in to week two of that strategy. I don’t think it’s going to hold much longer. https://t.co/utRzI4j562
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) October 15, 2019
One thing impeachment does is creates a central narrative for all these major Trump scandals to stick to. Before they seemed scattershot, & the public/press appeared to lose interest within days. Now they're all part of a bigger story, magnifying scandals & extending news cycles
— Blickstein's Monster (@AdamBlickstein) October 14, 2019
This is correct, and should be coupled with the observation that if the Dems give in on this made-up procedural point, the White House and its defenders will just make up a new one. https://t.co/SWBFPApOZK
— Josh Chafetz (@joshchafetz) October 15, 2019
I don't entirely understand why this is such an emergency when his approval is stable, polling on impeachment is rapidly trending D's direction, and there's tons and tons of coverage of the scandal https://t.co/v153ia2tqx
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) October 15, 2019
Perhaps they should cooperate with the investigation? https://t.co/noDq1jF2SL
— Matthew "Scary Halloween Themed Pun" Yglesias (@mattyglesias) October 16, 2019