On Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) broke down how Rudy Giuliani’s misconduct in Ukraine is “inseparable” from President Donald Trump’s.
“To everyone who asks whether we are moving too quickly, I say the president’s lawyer is moving quickly to continue to ask a foreign government to cheat our elections, and doing nothing is completely off the table,” said Swalwell, who sits on the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, the two most crucial committees in the impeachment inquiry. “We have to secure our elections. We have powerful, uncontradicted evidence now. And now is the time to hold the president accountable and determine just which impeachment articles we should proceed with.”
“Take a look at part of what Giuliani is posting,” said Melber. “‘Schiff’s impeachment is a FARCE. This evidence will all be released very soon,’ he says, that supports his views. Interesting that he brings up evidence, since you well know he’s been withholding participating and providing evidence with your committees. I’ve got to tell you, Congressman, I spoke to a very seasoned attorney today who said that it looks like potential witness tampering to have him over there talking to these people that are subjects of your probe.”
“Well, we have seen from this president witness tampering, jury tampering, intimidation of witnesses. and so it’s not surprising at all,” said Swalwell. “But what we have to focus on, Ari, is that Rudy Giuliani is Donald Trump and Donald Trump is Rudy Giuliani. The president can throw many other people under the bus and distance themselves from them. He can’t do that with Rudy Giuliani. We have evidence in the Intelligence Committee report that the president told anyone who is working on Ukraine, Rudy is my guy on Ukraine, and that Rudy Giuliani has represented the people, that he is the president’s person on Ukraine. So, they’re inseparable. So, if Rudy is to be held to account, that means the president has to be held to account.”
Lonely DC Trump supporters fear they’re about to lose the one business that wants them around
Trump supporters who live in Washington, D.C. fear that they're about to lose the one business where they actually feel welcome.
The Daily Beast's Will Sommer reports that the impending sale of the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. has many Trump fans in the city worried that they'll no longer have a place where they can socialize with their fellow humans.
Bolivia president asks all ministers to resign
Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez asked all her ministers to resign a little more than three months before a general election, a statement from the presidency said on Sunday.
The news came just hours after communication minister Roxana Lizarraga resigned in protest at Anez's decision to stand as a presidential candidate in the May 3 election.
When assuming the interim presidency on November 12, Anez had said she had no intention of standing for the full-time job.But that changed on Friday when she announced her candidacy.
Anez "has decided to ask for the resignation of all ministers to approach this new stage in the management of the democratic transition," said the presidency's statement.
The biggest political party in America you’ve never heard of
If I asked you to name the biggest political party in the United States, what would be your answer? You probably have two guesses that come to mind: the Democratic party or the Republican party.Well, it’s neither.
It’s the party of Non-Voters.
Let’s look at the last presidential election: 100 million Americans who were eligible to vote in 2016 DID NOT vote. That’s a bigger number than the number who voted either for Donald Trump or for Hillary Clinton. In Michigan, for example, where the contest came down to roughly 10,000 votes, it’s plausible to say that non-voters were the ones who decided the election.