Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D-HI) attorney told the New York Post that Hillary Clinton has now twice snubbed a process server attempting to deliver court papers for the congresswoman’s defamation lawsuit.
“He will not be acquitted. You cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial. You don’t have a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documentation and all of that.”— Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on C-SPAN.
“They characterized my argument as if I had said that if a president believes that his re-election was in the national interest, he can do anything. I said nothing like that, as anyone who actually heard what I said can attest.”
— Alan Dershowitz, who is part of President Trump’s impeachment team, is trying to backtrack on an argument he made yesterday that anything a president does to win re-election can be seen “in the public interest.” Dershowitz specifically claimed that CNN and MSNBC “distorted” his argument, however, the video shows that Dershowitz said exactly that.
Trump’s impeachment trial has been full of moments teachable,
Though agreement on high crimes and misdemeanors seems unreachable.
But out of the rhetorical profusion
Comes one Republican conclusion:
That nothing Donald Trump has done, is doing or may do is impeachable.
“I’ve been studying this now for three years. I’ve read 25 books on it, I’ve spoken to every leader in the region, I’ve spoken to everyone who’s been involved in this.”
— Jared Kushner, who developed President Trump’s new Middle East peace plan, told Sky News Arabia that he’s read 25 books about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“You can tell how good I feel by how nervous the establishment is getting. We’re their worst nightmare.”
— Sen. Bernie Sanders, quoted by the Associated Press.
A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds 53% of Americans said they are “increasingly convinced” that President Trump committed some wrongdoing in his dealing with Ukraine, while 34% said they are increasingly convinced of the president’s innocence.
“I do not believe we need to hear from an 18th witness. I have approached every aspect of this grave constitutional duty with the respect and attention required by law, and have reached this decision after carefully weighing the House managers and defense arguments and closely reviewing the evidence from the House, which included well over 100 hours of testimony from 17 witnesses.”
— Sen. Cory Gardner told Colorado Politics that he thinks the Senate has heard from enough witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial, taking off the table a potential Republican vote to subpoena national security adviser John Bolton.
Trump lawyer Alan Dershowitz at Trump’s impeachment trial on Jan. 29, 2020: