Trump’s personal lawyer, who is under investigation, arrived at the White House while the Judiciary Committee was passing articles of impeachment:
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was spotted at the White House this morning ahead of a vote in the House Judiciary Committee on Articles of Impeachment. pic.twitter.com/4BX0XM3rv5
— Maegan Vazquez (@maeganvaz) December 13, 2019
This is some brazen shit. Not unexpected since there’s a crime boss in the White House, but damn. Speaking of brazen, McConnell went on the Sean Hannity Show last night and admitted on TV that he’ll be coordinating impeachment defense with the White House and that the outcome is a foregone conclusion:
McConnell: Everything I do during this, I’m coordinating with White House Counsel and the president's lawyers. There will be no difference between the President’s position and ours.
"There's no chance the president will be removed from office."pic.twitter.com/oaZfKiP0g9
— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) December 13, 2019
When the trial opens in the Senate, I hope the House managers make the case not only to impeach and remove Trump from office but also to impeach (in the sense of discredit) the credibility of the Republican Party. Armando on Twitter says the Democrats should demand that the chief justice be put in charge of all procedural questions, in response to McConnell’s vow to rig the outcome. Seems worth a shot to me.
Whatever happens, the case moving forward has to focus on Congressional Republicans as much as Trump. We all know Congressional Republicans will insulate Trump from the consequences of his actions, which 95% of them refuse to even mildly rebuke. The political value of this entire process is tying Trump around their necks, and I hope the House managers’ case is focused on that just as much as it’s about Trump’s rampant criminality.