Donald Trump hit a new record for tweets yesterday – something like 130. Let’s help him beat that record!
Another long day. Let’s see if the President’s defense can come up with anything beyond lies and talking points.
We’re less than a year to inaugurating a Democratic President. But for now, the impeachment trial.
Here’s the video again. Steny Hoyer is speaking as I write this.
Starts at 9 Eastern. The vote is expected to be at 6:30 or slightly later tonight.
Here you are –
You know what to do. I’m going to let the kitties explore the snow.
Schiff is in the chair and the witnesses are coming in. And it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, since this thing is going to start with Chalupa Nunes.
Update: Looks like this might be a longish recess – for six House votes – so OPEN THREAD
The beat goes on. I’m grateful to C Span for putting their coverage on YouTube, so it’s easy to embed. I never could figure it out otherwise.
Fiona Hill is a Russia expert who was at Brookings before she went to Trump’s NSC. David Holmes is the foreign service political officer who overheard the famous July 26 phonecall between Trump and Gordon Sondland. He’s been described as an aide, but the political officer at an embassy is a lot more than that, in charge of learning about political goings-on inside the country and reporting to the Ambassador.
It’s raining here again today, so I have an excuse not to take the kitties out for their morning walk, but I may give it a try when the Republican questioning starts. And I think I’ll make biscuits and creamed chicken for lunch – comfort food.
Starting up again. That was a short lunch break.
I have questions for him.
Sondland is in a heap of trouble. Other testimony puts him at the center of the President’s demands for Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelinsky to announce an investigation into the Bidens. Sondland has changed his deposition to the House Intelligence Committee.
These two witnesses were requested by the Republican minority. Not clear to me they’ll help Trump, but we’ll see. Volker is a particular enigma.
The Democratic Debate is available on CNN.com with no login. I can’t find an embeddable version. Maybe Adam will show up with one.
Apparently one is not allowed to use the word “racist” on the House floor for reasons of decorum. And yes, I know it’s Fox. It’s the only easily embeddable feed I found.
Update: TaMara supplied a Washington Post feed. Many thanks!