“Like President Trump, I believe they want us to defend America's trading interests. I believe they want us to end the lawlessness at the border. ... I believe they want us to be more cautious about deploying our soldiers abroad for long term interventions," Sessions said of Americans. … [Read more...] about Jeff Sessions stresses Trump loyalty in Alabama Senate race
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They couldn’t have known that opening night for a play dealing in part with the crimes, cover-ups and near-impeachment of Richard Nixon would coincide with the end of the first week of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate. And while they obviously had confidence in director Evan Jones, they surely couldn’t have known how successfully he would direct the production, nor that he would score the coup of casting Conrad T. Browne-Lorcher as David Frost, the British talk-show host whose historic, six-hour television interviews with Nixon in 1977 form the basis of “Frost/Nixon.” … [Read more...] about Review: ‘Frost/Nixon’ @ Schenectady Civic, 1/24/20
Quote: "We owe this process to keep an open mind and we owe this process to fully listen to our colleagues across the aisle — unless they get too bushy-tailed," he said at the end of the second day of trial. "We owe the process to hear everything out and then go from there." … [Read more...] about Will any senators actually flip on Trump impeachment?
Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsThe Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power GOP warns of 'drawn out' executive privilege battle over Bolton testimony GOP cries boredom in attack on impeachment case MORE (R-N.C.), one of the House members who is helping guide Trump’s defense, said he expects Republicans to rebut Democrat impeachment managers’ claims of a quid pro quo by citing a Time magazine interview with Ukrainian presidential aide Andriy Yermak that disputed Sondland’s testimony about an alleged quid pro quo with Kyiv. … [Read more...] about Impeachment trial to enter new phase with Trump defense
The most riveting example was the argument of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerNadler calls Trump a 'dictator' on Senate floor Poll: Majority think Senate should call witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Susan Collins asked Justice Roberts to intervene after Nadler late-night 'cover-up' accusation MORE, who stood in the well of the Senate and appeared to accuse Republican senators of a conspiracy to “cover up” the president’s wrongdoing. It was a moment that produced an audible gasp from senators and a note from Senator Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSchiff sparks blowback with head on a 'pike' line Schiff closes Democrats' impeachment arguments with emotional appeal to remove Trump Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment MORE complaining to Chief Justice John Roberts, who promptly declared that “those addressing the Senate should remember where they are.” … [Read more...] about Why neither side is really trying to win this Trump impeachment trial