On Thursday the Senate will once again meet to hear from House Impeachment Managers regarding the conduct of President Trump as it relates to Ukraine and the demand to open an investigation into political rival former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Thursday the House Managers intend to focus on Article I-Abuse of Power, from the Articles of Impeachment that passed the House in December. According to Washington Post live updates, President Trump’s legal team is expected to start presenting their defense in the Senate on Saturday.
Some highlights from Day 3.
Even last night, new evidence of Trump’s Ukraine scheme continues to emerge.— House Intelligence Committee (@HouseIntel) January 23, 2020
The truth will come out. Indeed, it already has come out.
And there will only be more documents released, more witnesses to come forward.
The question is: don’t Senators want to hear it now? pic.twitter.com/dEDsiYalHH
Schiff makes a point tonight that needs to be repeated over and over again:— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) January 23, 2020
Democrats don't know what the withheld documents say. Maybe they say it was a perfect call or there was no quid pro quo. But if you care about the truth, you'd want the documents released. pic.twitter.com/ovgX3MhX4L
SCHIFF: "If POTUS was fighting corruption, why would he hide it from us? … why wouldn't he be proud to tell Congress, 'I'm holding up aid & I'm holding it up because I'm fighting corruption.' Why wouldn't he? Because of course it wasn't true. There's no evidence of that." pic.twitter.com/9nkdkUN0Yc— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 22, 2020
Schiff has receipts of Mulvaney characterizing Trump's Ukraine scheme as mere "political influence in foreign policy" that Congress should just "get over" pic.twitter.com/oBaLARh18A— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 22, 2020
Where were you on July 25, 2019?— House Intelligence Committee (@HouseIntel) January 22, 2020
On July 25, 2019:
— Ukrainian soldiers were manning the front lines against Russian-backed forces illegally occupying their country.
— President Donald Trump was calling Ukrainian President Zelensky and asking for a “favor.” pic.twitter.com/PwZAAJMday
Even before the President's Ukraine aid freeze became public, Members of Congress of both parties began to express concern.— House Intelligence Committee (@HouseIntel) January 23, 2020
Supporting our allies and strengthening our own national security has long been a bipartisan priority. pic.twitter.com/cYAHVF2snT
Despite repeated Congressional requests, Vice President Pence has refused to declassify his aide Jennifer Williams' additional testimony.— House Intelligence Committee (@HouseIntel) January 23, 2020
"I've read that testimony. And I'll just say: A cover up is not a proper reason to classify a document." –@RepZoeLofgren pic.twitter.com/bQ3hnDrJWy
On the July 25 call, Trump repeatedly pressed Zelensky to coordinate with his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.— House Intelligence Committee (@HouseIntel) January 22, 2020
Witnesses testified that Giuliani was working at cross-purposes with official U.S. foreign policy.
He had one focus: helping Trump's re-election. pic.twitter.com/v1DoOlfJLk
During the July 25 call, President Trump never once raised legitimate corruption concerns with Ukraine.— House Intelligence Committee (@HouseIntel) January 22, 2020
Instead, he viciously maligned Ambassador Yovanovitch, a distinguished anti-corruption advocate, whom he abruptly removed because she was seen as an obstacle to his scheme. pic.twitter.com/50G4eazEJn
Schiff closes by emotionally imploring senators to have the same courage that people like Fiona Hill and Lt. Col. Vindman showed in being willing to come forward and testify to impeachment investigators pic.twitter.com/7jYizKEDZZ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 23, 2020
I think the answer to the question posted in the first clip tweet is no…but hey, that could just be me.
REPORTER: So you're saying that it's okay for a President to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival and withhold foreign aid to coerce him into doing so?— Senator Mike Braun (@SenatorBraun) January 23, 2020
BRAUN: No, I'm not saying that's okay. I'm not saying that's appropriate. I'm saying that it DIDN'T HAPPEN. pic.twitter.com/nARMXL1KEz
If you have the facts, you bang the facts.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 22, 2020
If you have the law, you bang the law.
If you don't have either, you bang the table.
Today, we've seen a whole lot of table banging. pic.twitter.com/ez6HZtvu7y
guys, please send thought and prayers to Rick Scott who found the impeachment trial to be "really boring" and couldn't drink anything other than water pic.twitter.com/JK2QApp284— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 22, 2020
Rick Scott is still complaining about being bored pic.twitter.com/8Y70KVYtc1— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 23, 2020
During a press stakeout near the Capitol subway, I showed Senator Braun this tweet and asked him to respond to the photograph.— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) January 23, 2020
Reporting on his response soon. 🔽 https://t.co/QDDfiSsjpL
At this point, I think it would be easier to name the Senators and/or Republican Reps. that haven’t taken a picture with Lev Parnas.