‘Poignant and Perfect’
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was heralded with a standing ovation as her five-plus hours of calm and patriotic testimony ended and House Republicans tried to commandeer the last whiffs of Friday’s impeachment proceedings.
Republicans demanded they be given extra time to speak as the hearing was gaveled to a close, claiming they had been disparaged and had the right to respond.
They did not.
As she stood and began to walk away, audience members in the gallery cheered, and gave Ambassador Yovanovitch a standing ovation.
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) November 15, 2019
CNN’s S.E. Cupp summarized the situation perfectly:
Standing ovation for Amb. Yovanovitch drowning out and effectively answering the limp GOP objections at the end of her testimony was poignant and perfect.
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) November 15, 2019
A few others:
As Marie Yovanovitch departs the audience in the gallery breaks into applause and some give her a standing ovation because she has more than earned it. pic.twitter.com/ks0elkcFDA
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) November 15, 2019
— Ben Riley-Smith (@benrileysmith) November 15, 2019
Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch is an American hero.
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) November 15, 2019
At the conclusion of today’s impeachment hearing, members of the audience gave American hero Marie Yovanovitch a standing ovation. Hear hear!https://t.co/eUHHNPyq15
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) November 15, 2019
Trump administration heavily redacted documents concerning their withholding of Ukraine aid
The Trump administration has refused to disclose how key officials at the Department of Defense and the White House Office of Management and Budget reacted to President Trump’s decision to halt military aid to Ukraine.
On Nov. 25, federal district court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ordered the administration to produce records reflecting what these officials said to one another about the legality and appropriateness of Trump’s order. The Center for Public Integrity sought the information in Freedom of Information Act requests filed in late September.
Donald Trump Jr laughs at the prospect that Bill Barr will eventually lock up Trump’s political enemies
On Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a video of Attorney General William Barr saying that he is constantly asked when Democrats are going to prison for their treatment of President Donald Trump, and he jokingly responded "these things take time."
Trump Jr. repeated that particular line in his tweet, accompanied by a series of laughing face emojis:
These things take time. 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/TX7DuYgAsr
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 13, 2019
Jared Kushner is ‘officially overseeing’ Trump’s 2020 campaign ‘from his seat in the West Wing’: NY Times
The administration of President Donald Trump has had multiple scandals for using federal government resources to aid his 2020 re-election campaign, but senior White House advisor Jared Kushner is his de facto campaign manager, The New York Times reported Thursday.
"Hours before the House Judiciary Committee was set to take a historic vote to push President Trump to the brink of impeachment, campaign officials gathered across the Potomac River for a state-of-the-race briefing in which they described how the Republican Party had been transformed into the “beer and bluejeans party” crafted in Mr. Trump’s image," the newspaper reported, despite the fact Trump claims he does not drink beer and is not known for wearing anything other than suits and golf attire.