The likelihood of the Senate voting to call more witnesses in the impeachment trial appeared to mount as some Republican senators said new allegations about Trump’s motivation for freezing aid to Ukraine bolstered the case for further testimony https://t.co/LgxLUifbMK
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) January 27, 2020
Baby steps in the direction of a fair trial. https://t.co/m3Pd5vRUFq
— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) January 27, 2020
News from @lindsaywise: At a closed-door GOP lunch before today's trial session, Mitt Romney spoke forcefully about the need to have Bolton testify before the Senate. After the lunch, Loeffler took to Twitter to attack Romney by name. https://t.co/Py9RdddFAI
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) January 27, 2020
Confirming @costareports: Pat Toomey indicated to colleagues at the GOP lunch today that he was open to a one-for-one witness deal of some sort.
Romney also made a strong argument for voting yes on witnesses.https://t.co/dTdbOyOpXm
— Nicholas Fandos (@npfandos) January 27, 2020
Trump is arguing Hunter Biden’s Burisma work warranted a criminal investigation. Which means all the deals, trademarks & loans Ivanka, the Kushners, Don jr & Eric have received during his presidency should get the same.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) January 27, 2020
Hunter Biden is like a lot of unimpressive people in public life, including the Trumps—trading on his name for power. But if Trump believed an illegality occurred, then why didn’t the administration open a proper DoJ investigation instead of pushing Ukraine for an announcement?
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) January 27, 2020
Greg Gutfeld says John Boltons claim that Trump withheld aid to Ukraine solely for political purposes "vindicates Trump" pic.twitter.com/R0UbIUno1P
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) January 27, 2020
President Trump falsely tweeted this morning that House Democrats didn't seek John Bolton's testimony. They did, in October, but Bolton's lawyers said he wouldn't appear voluntarily. https://t.co/41LeuMohNC
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 27, 2020
Bolton’s Chief of Staff at the NSC proposes a novel solution: Bolton should withdraw his manuscript — at least until after the election. Lol.
This perfectly captures just how rattled Trump’s defenders have become in light of the NYT scoop. https://t.co/1jy4bhkYaC
— Ned Price (@nedprice) January 27, 2020
It’s mind blowing the White House had a copy of the Bolton book and nobody thought to call Mitch McConnell about it
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) January 27, 2020
One video clip illustrates how Trump defenders have dramatically moved the presidential misconduct goalposts https://t.co/DnQStXpD9d
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 27, 2020
The man who writes here that his guess is that, “Trump is a Russian agent,” is not just some layman, but a former CIA Station Chief in Moscow, who also helped nab treasonous CIA officer/KGB double agent, Aldrich Ames.
Take what Rolf Mowatt-Larssen says VERY, VERY SERIOUSLY 😳👇🏼 https://t.co/YRlub1vVW3
— Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir) January 27, 2020
"Trump views the truth as treason and truth-tellers as traitors. As Edward Gibbon put it in The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 'Treason against such a prince might easily be considered as patriotism to the state.'" https://t.co/TG2mxG4CcY
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 27, 2020
Elsewhere in Trumpworld…
Speaking of nepotism, let's recall how Trump overrode career officials to give Jared a security clearance despite concerns about "foreign influence, private business interests and personal conduct." It's another investigation that the WH has stonewalled https://t.co/ETN8zs9xNw
— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) January 27, 2020
Wow, the State Department is removing an NPR reporter who was set to travel w/ Pompeo to Europe & Central Asia as part of the pool.
The State Department Correspondents' Association says “we can only conclude that the State Department is retaliating against” NPR. (via @jmhansler)
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) January 27, 2020
— memeorandum (@memeorandum) January 27, 2020
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 27, 2020
AI could help send alerts about viral outbreaks sooner, and a sneaky Mac malware continues to spread.
Here's the news to know: https://t.co/y0mZcacWHt
— WIRED (@WIRED) January 27, 2020
This Wuhan hospital is being built in just 6 days. pic.twitter.com/UonDPIvSx0
— Cheddar🧀 (@cheddar) January 27, 2020
— CNBC (@CNBC) January 27, 2020
"our societies will buckle under the new conditions created by our experiment with fossil fuels"
— Jacob Silverman (@SilvermanJacob) January 27, 2020
LA is beyond parody – just watched a woman get thrown out of a Target for harassing employees while screaming “DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY FOLLOWERS I HAVE?”
— Jeff Kasanoff (@JeffKasanoff) January 27, 2020
Buckingham Place and the Trump administration were silent about explosive new accusations that Britain’s Prince Andrew has provided “zero cooperation” to an ongoing investigation into the late accused sex trafficker Jeffrey E. Epstein. https://t.co/hiHbs71fBI
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) January 27, 2020
— Helena Wilkinson (@BBCHelena) January 27, 2020
Boris Johnson's new visa for brains after Brexit branded a 'gimmick'
There’s “no cap”…. but the previous cap was never met anyway
It’s “fast track”…. but part of the previous system was fast track anyway https://t.co/tx2HwS6Lcb
— Dan Bloom (@danbloom1) January 27, 2020
Tonight Michel Barnier at Queen’s University Belfast did not hold back. Stating, post Brexit, citizens in Northern Ireland “who choose to be Irish citizens will still be EU citizens. They cannot be discriminated against on the basis of nationality.” The UK govt must respect this. pic.twitter.com/5PrqfaKkUl
— Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (@OxfordDiplomat) January 27, 2020
UK’s £46m Brexit ad blitz had little impact, says watchdog https://t.co/PAAl6yilOD
— Financial Times (@FT) January 28, 2020
Imagine being this much of a wankerhttps://t.co/m1sI4kaBMo
— Otto English (@Otto_English) January 27, 2020
Brexit in a tweet. pic.twitter.com/gQPO3fVdjo
— Spartacus Mills, Crisis Correspondent 🔶 (@CrisisMills) January 27, 2020