A source speaking to POLITICO was in the room for the closed-door testimony of President Trump’s former top Russia adviser, Fiona Hill, who is reportedly the first White House official to cooperate with the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. According to the source, Hill has “sketched for lawmakers a trail of alleged corruption that extends from Kiev to the West Wing” — all while implicating some of Trump’s top advisers as witnesses.
Additional testimony from senior State Department official George Kent — despite administration officials’ attempts to block him — is the latest evidence that “the White House’s stonewalling against congressional requests for documents and testimony is crumbling,” according to POLITICO’s Kyle Cheney and Andrew Disiderio.
Hill’s testimony reportedly detailed “increasing alarm” among White House officials over Rudy Giuliani’s efforts to collect dirt on Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. When Hill took her concerns to then-National Security Adviser John Bolton, she says he encouraged her to report her concerns to a National Security Council lawyer, which she did.
As more administration officials are set to testify this week, it signals that Trump’s “once-impenetrable barrier to meaningful testimony in Democrats’ impeachment inquiry has been blown apart,” or as Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) put it, “The walls are closing in.”
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Maddow reports on the ‘doomsday scenario’ that impacted America like a ‘domestic nuclear bomb’
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Tuesday reported on the "rule of law emergency" as Attorney General Bill Barr uses the Department of Justice as a "weapon" to benefit Donald Trump.
Maddow reported on all of the key investigations being run by the Southern District of New York (SDNY), which is known as the Sovereign District of New York for its independence from DOJ headquarters.
"They are investigating the Trump inaugural committee, SDNY is investigating the Trumps' family business, SDNY is investigating criminal behavior of President Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani," Maddow noted. "SDNY put Michael Cohen in prison for hush money paid by the president's campaign before the 2016 election."
Trump’s attempt to govern as a ‘king’ is disillusioning an entire generation of young lawyers: Professor
President Donald Trump's partisan acquittal from impeachment, attacks on the Justice Department, and efforts to shield or pardon criminals and corrupt politicians is already taking its toll.
On MSNBC Tuesday, New York University Law professor Melissa Murray said that the president's behavior is coloring her own law students' view of the world, and of their future career.
"We often learn from you, the big picture of what you tell your students," said host Ari Melber. "For people watching this, if this evidence lines up this way, this looks like it is bad and getting worse. What do you say to them?"
Bill Barr is considering quitting if Trump continues to Tweet about DOJ: report
The Washington Post Tuesday night reports Attorney General Bill Barr has told multiple people "close to President Trump" inside and outside the White House that he is considering quitting if the President continues to tweet about Dept. of Justice investigations.