Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the lead House prosecutor, accused the president of a “corrupt scheme” to pressure Ukraine for help “to cheat” in the election https://t.co/EQM7AIUGOE
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 23, 2020
Based on the last 20 minutes or so of Schiff's opening arguments it would appear that the President is not only guilty but guilty to an almost comical degree.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) January 23, 2020
One thing Trump understands is what makes good TV.
Schiff’s presentation right now – replete with perfectly edited videos and quoteboards — is very good TV.
— Bill Grueskin (@BGrueskin) January 23, 2020
Restating what I wrote a few days ago; with managers; less is more. Schiiff should be carrying the lion's share of the case AND they don't need 24 hours. Giving every manger the limelight is a tactical mistake. https://t.co/YVoZOjDgiz
— Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) January 23, 2020
Or: Trump was trying to cheat in ‘20 bid. https://t.co/ZSzpCXcR3E
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) January 23, 2020
Trump, who obstructed Congress by withholding documents and witnesses, just told reporters in Davos that the House doesn’t have the evidence, “we” have all the evidence. Given that one of the charges is obstruction, that’s as brazenly corrupt and cynical as it gets.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) January 22, 2020
What’s the name of that movie where the mobster is so convinced that his jury tampering is going to pay off that he starts publicly taunting the cops? #TrumpImpeachmentTrial pic.twitter.com/jWXdVB1uZm
— Richard Hine (@richardhine) January 23, 2020
Interesting move here, though…
Tonight, Chief Justice Roberts announced an agreement to allow classified information — supplemental testimony from Pence aide Jennifer Williams — into the record. The document will be available for review by all the senators in a classified setting.
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) January 23, 2020
JUST IN: Dems have transmitted to the Senate a classified letter from Pence aide Jennifer Williams, supplementing her previous testimony re: Pence’s Sept. 17 call with Zelensky.
They have asked Pence to declassify but so far he’s refused. It won’t be made public, per aide >>> pic.twitter.com/BnRie4FKQx
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) January 23, 2020
The House managers did a masterful job of marshaling the evidence. The only stumble so far was Nadler’s impolitic accusation that GOP senators were guilty of a “treacherous vote” & a “shameful coverup.” Even some Dem senators said he had gone too far.https://t.co/2AZMdVdrU9
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) January 23, 2020
NEW: House Dems hammered senators with everything they had: an all-day deluge of dense info, peppered with screenshots of deposition transcripts, emails, text messages and 50 video clips — 3 times more than House GOP used in 1999 for Clinton.https://t.co/8xLRVvHFDo
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) January 23, 2020
The GAO found that Trump's withholding of Ukraine aid was unlawful.
In their FOIA suit, the NYT argues that “presidential privilege” is for protecting legitimate internal deliberations, not to obscure wrongdoing or corruption, that it’s not a coconspirator’s privilege. THREAD >> https://t.co/vRzmVAZB51
— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) January 23, 2020
Based on my experience with Republican colleagues in the House, I suspect that many Senate Republicans are hearing the facts of this case for the first time.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) January 23, 2020
Fox News has the optics of covering the #ImpeachmentTrial without actually covering it. They've been showing screen-in-screen video of the proceedings without audio. Instead, hosts are providing Trumpian spin. It's propaganda giving the illusion of journalism. Remarkable. pic.twitter.com/NKbN2Sic1o
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 23, 2020
"It's really annoying that we're not hearing anything new in this impeachment trial," they say less than one day after voting to … not hear anything new in this impeachment trial.
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) January 23, 2020
The sheer entitled whininess on display here. We ask every citizen to serve on juries! And this is literally your job, to just show up and listen. I’m so sorry this is so hard for you. Go get another gig. https://t.co/JbKnwnbjbv
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 23, 2020
32% of GOP-leaning voters say President Trump has probably broken the law.
But just 18% disapprove of him.
And just 12% support his removal.https://t.co/q0ObKP3Ev9
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) January 23, 2020
Lots of GOP senators complaining about how repetitive the Dem arguments have been, including the replaying of certain videos.
This strategy might not work on them, but it could be useful to the public, which isn’t sitting watching every minute
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 23, 2020
Elsewhere in Trumpworld…
But it won't count because of the performance-enhancing drugs https://t.co/XwbBxlG8O5
— Will Bunch 🆘 (@Will_Bunch) January 23, 2020
Breaking News: The Trump administration is set to end key environmental protections for streams and wetlands, in a victory for farmers and developers https://t.co/ehrghuUM23
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 23, 2020
"Ivan Yakovina, a foreign policy columnist for Ukraine's Novoye Vremya newsmagazine, said one reason for Pompeo’s trip could be to make sure that 'no bad surprises would come from Kyiv during the Trump Senate trial.’” https://t.co/4728dZmpWK
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) January 23, 2020
In watching Schiff’s excellent lay down of evidence, timeline & actions, I’m distracted.
What else was going on – with Russia, Saudi Arabia, N Korea, Turkey, etc – where descriptive records aren’t available? This can’t be a stand-alone cluster.
— Mark Hertling (@MarkHertling) January 23, 2020
All corruption, all the time in Trump world. Republicans remain co-conspirators. Democrats don't try to keep up with it. And journalists will reliably move onto the next brush fire while failing to notice that the entire forest is ablaze. https://t.co/CJhzQFT3ag
— Dan Gillmor (@dangillmor) January 23, 2020
Mohammad bin Salman hacked Jeff Bezos' phone over Whatsapp.
MBS also corresponded with Jared Kushner on Whatsapp, and said that Kushner is in his pocket.
We sued over off the records contacts like this back in May, but we've never been more concerned. https://t.co/bkei8FAPwz
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) January 22, 2020
Latest on #coronavirus in China:
– 553 confirmed
– 17 deaths
All public transportation, outward flights and trains to be suspended starting from 10 a.m. Thursday until further notice in #Wuhan, the central China's city battling the virus outbreak pic.twitter.com/8K1JK8vsgV
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) January 22, 2020
We left Wuhan before dawn… ahead of a quarantine that will cut off roads, airports and trains to the city of 11m. It marks a serious escalation, not just in the # of cases and deaths, but in how Chinese authorities are scrambling to contain it. https://t.co/p2dlXXgnk3 @nbcnews
— Janis Mackey Frayer (@janisfrayer) January 23, 2020
.@ABC News' @BobWoodruff travels to Wuhan, China, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed 17 people, and gives an inside look on how airports and travelers are trying to prevent the virus from spreading. https://t.co/ofUij4zGu9 pic.twitter.com/r94pSL1qB2
— ABC News (@ABC) January 22, 2020
Tear gas and clashes greet Lebanon's new government https://t.co/ynUMtj8seP
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) January 23, 2020
"United Ireland in sharp focus as Sinn Féin MP John Finucane woos Irish America." I hope the UK and Irish embassies are well-briefed about him and know this devastating dossier: https://t.co/wVVa913C8D https://t.co/MpMXVYDvrG via @IrishTimesWorld
— Ruth Dudley Edwards (@RuthDE) January 22, 2020
Brexit: UK has 'crossed Brexit finish line', says Boris Johnson https://t.co/kbV3qUqOBW
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) January 22, 2020
Ian Blackford demands to see the Queen to tell her that Royal Assent should not be given to Boris Johnson's "Withdrawal Agreement Act" without the consent of the devolved legislatures in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. pic.twitter.com/SLyaVLLWWZ
— Be Water (@aljola) January 22, 2020
I'm old enough to remember when Vote Leave folks promised that every EU citizen would automatically get indefinite leave to remain https://t.co/tprpisjK7F
— Steve Peers (@StevePeers) January 22, 2020
It's very sad. An Australian politician sees the issues far more clearly than our own. https://t.co/Zxy2n3u0h8
— Janine Shelley (@janine_shelley) January 22, 2020
Around the 1 minute mark she says "I think it is of paramount importance that some type of oversight is put in place to ensure that Britain's fishes are not punished for their brexit stance". Britain's fish. Had a brexit stance. https://t.co/63DJnFxqKV
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) January 22, 2020
It's an honour to finally have my special issue Royal Mail Brexit stamps signed off and ready to go.🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/M77yUCr6lG
— Wefail (@wefail) January 22, 2020
Finally, as if Brexit wasn’t enough of a sad, surreal comedy…
"Thank you for my gloriously misspent youth": Fans and peers mourn Monty Python co-founder Terry Jones https://t.co/SRk5aTE4FJ
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 22, 2020
Comedian, filmmaker and Monty Python star Terry Jones died this week at the age of 77, after suffering from dementia.https://t.co/gSRlDbtiER
— NPR (@NPR) January 22, 2020
Terry Jones on Life of Brian:
"It wasn't about what Christ was saying, but about the people who followed him," he said. "The ones who for the next 2,000 years would torture and kill each other because they couldn't agree on what he was saying about peace and love."
— Ninety-nine 🎈🎈🎈 (@ssolyom) January 22, 2020