President Donald Trump and/or his attorneys have been invited to the House impeachment hearings after Thanksgiving if he wants to participate, according to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY). However, an MSNBC panel doesn’t expect Trump will show.
The White House has responded to Nadler’s letter by saying that they’ll review it. Host Geoff Bennett wondered who the White House would even send if they were asking a lawyer to attend.
“I would love for it to be Rudy Giuliani. Let’s just finish this movie that they have all started,” joked Axios reporter Alexi McCammond.
She went on to say that Trump couldn’t even be bothered to respond to special counsel Robert Mueller in person, he had to have his lawyers fill out the “take-home” questions.
“What Trump thrives on and succeeds on is being as ambiguous as possible and throwing out generalizations without tieing himself down to any facts as to avoid perjuring himself,” she went on. “I would imagine he feels he has no advantage to actually sitting down, and he’s just going to keep throwing out these allegations that it’s BS, and they’re all out to get him.”
Los Angeles Times reporter Eli Stokols agreed, saying that Trump is avoiding being caught in a contradiction.
“Saying that you want to cooperate, that you want to have a seat at the impeachment table — those are just things you say,” Stokols said. “They are not things that the White House actually plans on following through on. And they are just unabashed — the president is unabashed about not caring. If somebody says to him, ‘You said this yesterday,’ he just bulldozes right past it, you know, to the point that Ashley [Parker] was making about he’s just trying to get through moment to moment.”
Former Democratic Party adviser Doug Thornell explained that it’s easier for Trump to fire off cheap shots from Twitter instead of showing up and actually doing something.
“He and his team and Republicans have not come up with a defense for what he did, which we know based off of the facts have not been contested,” Thornell said. “There is no one out there saying that he didn’t say what he said to Zelensky who — he obviously held up the aid. There is enough evidence out there to make this solid case for impeachment. All Republicans have been able to use is basically, you know, ‘this is a witch hunt!’ ‘This is democrats out for him!’ The last thing they were hanging onto was this notion that, well, he released the aid, so there’s nothing wrong with that. We know that’s nonsense now.”
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SNL imagines Alan Dershowitz and Mitt Romney in hell during impeachment trial sketch
NBC's "Saturday Night Live"
The skit began with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) meeting with Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) about impeachment.
They were then joined by Alan Dershowitz, who spoke of his previous clients, Jeff Epstein, O.J. Simpson and Claus von Bülow.
But Dershowitz suffered a heart attack and met the devil in hell, where he was reunited with Epstein.
McConnell then showed up and thanked the devil for teaching him "that thing with Merrick Garland."
CNN’s Don Lemon collapses on his desk in laugher as guests Rick Wilson and Wajahat Ali dunk on Trump
CNN anchor Don Lemon was infected with a case of the giggles Saturday night while discussing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Lemon was joined by two hilarious guests, New York Times contributing op-ed writer Wajahat Ali and Rick Wilson, the author of the bestselling 2018 book Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever and the new book Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump -- and Democrats from Themselves.
The three were discussing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interview with “All Things Considered” host Mary Louise Kelly, where he reportedly demanded she point to Ukraine on a blank map.
Amy Klobuchar wins endorsement in first in the nation primary from the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) received a big endorsement on Saturday evening when her 2020 bid was endorsed by the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper.
"If there is to be any realistic challenge to Trump in November, the Democratic nominee needs to have a proven and substantial record of accomplishment across party lines, an ability to unite rather than divide, and the strength and stamina to go toe-to-toe with the Tweeter-in-Chief," the newspaper wrote. "That would be U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. She is sharp and witty, with a commanding understanding of both history and the inner workings of Capitol Hill."