WATCH: Democratic witness Daniel Goldman perfectly explain the entire Trump-Ukraine scandal in 1 minute.
He then warns that Trump is as we speak still trying to get Ukraine to influence the 2020 election.
This clip needs to be on every nightly news show tonight. pic.twitter.com/62SJzLSoNI
— Nate Lerner (@NathanLerner) December 9, 2019
The whole thing — even for someone like me who gets paid to watch this stuff — was, well, unwatchable.
A bunch of adults yelling at one another over matters that almost no one watching understood or cares about. https://t.co/i2Fn83a8cx
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) December 9, 2019
There’s a lot of dumb, “That’s how we got Trump” takes, but cable news viewing him as an exciting, TV hot break from normal, boring politics actually fits the assertion.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) December 9, 2019
If only there were some sort of institution that exists to explain current events and politics to help people understand and care about what's happening. https://t.co/uhgNSxY3Yy
— Tom Scocca (@tomscocca) December 10, 2019
The important thing is Democrats unveil their articles of impeachment in a manner that engages Chris Cillizza. Maybe with some close up magic.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) December 10, 2019
Someone asked me this afternoon what the point of the GOP’s strategy was today, and I said it was to generate this kind of coverage rather than coverage that provides information about the underlying conduct at issue. https://t.co/kHiXelkq8J
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) December 9, 2019
2/ The defense, such as it is, is to oscillate between "you don't have a smoking gun!" and "it was awesome to shoot him!" … Basically a separate article of impeachment for gaslighting the whole fucking country should be added to the list.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) December 9, 2019
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) December 9, 2019
—@JeffreyToobin: "Let's be clear about what happened today. For years and years, Donald Trump has said the FBI and the deep state was involved in an illegal conspiracy … and now after years of investigation, the inspector general said, 'Not true. Didn't happen.'" pic.twitter.com/F3t1Sg9Ylq
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) December 9, 2019