Speaker Pelosi is scheduled to deliver an impeachment status update at 9 AM:
Will Pelosi fast-track impeachment as expected according to the “urgent new argument” CNN reports on below, or is all this talk of an expedited impeachment a briar patch gambit?
Democrats are injecting an urgent new argument into their already fast-moving impeachment drive: President Donald Trump poses such a flagrant threat to the republic that there is no time to waste.
Their emerging gambit is prompting Trump’s GOP defenders — who have long struggled to coalesce around a coherent strategy of their own — to launch a fresh counterattack, warning that that a rush to condemn the President proves the Democratic case is shallow and politically motivated. The President himself appeared to contradict that defense Thursday morning, tweeting, “if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business.”
I have no idea, but maybe this statement will clear that up. On Twitter, Trump is babbling about calling Schiff and Joe Biden in to testify in the senate trial. Giuliani is running around Europe right now doing the dirty work that Ukrainian President Zelensky did not have to do thanks to the whistleblower, i.e., manufacture dirt on the Bidens.
Interesting times. Open thread.