President Donald Trump on Friday appeared outside of the White House alongside his Labor Secretary, Alex Acosta, to announce his cabinet member’s resignation.
“But I just want to let you know this was him, not me,” Trump said. “Because I am with him. He was a tremendous talent. He’s a Hispanic man, he went to Harvard, a great student. And in so many ways, I just hate what he saying now because we are going to miss him.”
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Republicans want people to become numb to what they already know is true: Dan Rather
On Wednesday's edition of MSNBC's "The Beat," longtime reporter Dan Rather highlighted one of the final strategies Republicans have left to try to blunt the public's enthusiasm for impeachment: Desensitize them to the facts that are damning for President Donald Trump.
"What jumped out to me today is the effort by the Republicans to sort of say, listen, everybody knows all of this," said Rather. "They seek to have people become numb to what we already know. That’s what jumped out to me today, because we already know that the evidence we’re talking about now, the solicitation of a foreign power to get involved in our election, the evidence is strong."
Southern District prosecutors watched impeachment hearing to decide whether to charge Giuliani: CNN reporter
The first publicly televised impeachment hearing was aired to millions of people on Tuesday. But it wasn't just citizens who were watching, suggested justice correspondent Evan Perez on CNN's "The Situation Room" — it was federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, who are currently investigating President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
"Both of [the witnesses], Kent and Taylor, they weighed in on the role of Rudy Giuliani in all this diplomacy," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "What do you think?"
"Look, I think that's the key part of his testimony," said Perez. "I think we want to hear more from some of the other witnesses, including Ambassador Yovanovitch, and certainly Gordon Sondland, this is part of the story, the story Democrats are laying out for the impeachment inquiry. There is also another part of this, Wolf. I think the prosecutors in the Southern District of New York ... are watching this testimony today, no doubt, and trying to see whether it fits into the criminal investigation still ongoing in which Giuliani is the center of."
Jim Jordan shot himself in the foot with his key argument for Trump’s innocence: Ex-Mueller prosecutor
Former prosecutor Andrew Weissmann explained why Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)jo is stuck making terrible arguments without any of the facts on his side.
His example was Jordan and the GOP hammering home the idea that none of the people appearing before Congress were people who had first-hand information about the inner workings of the presidents of the U.S. and Ukraine.
The problem with the argument is that those with first-hand information have been barred by Trump from appearing.