MSNBC’s Claire McCaskill explained why House Democrats narrowed the focus to just two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
The former Missouri senator believes that limiting the scope of the impeachment trial will help Democrats make a stronger case, because the narrative of Trump’s wrongdoing will be easier for the public to understand.
“They’re doing the ‘KISS’ principal — keep it simple, stupid,” McCaskill said. “A lot of Americans have tuned this out, and the moment they will tune in again will probably be at the Senate trial in January.”
“I believe we’ll have a partisan vote on the articles in the House, and a trial with the chief justice of the Supreme Court in the Senate chamber, that’s when folks will tune in,” she added. “And at that moment it is important that the House managers to have a very simple story to tell, and that is why we’re leaving (special counsel Robert) Mueller on the side, bribery on the side, all of that on the side, and they’re just focusing on these two simple concepts that the president abused his power by using his office for political gain, and withholding aide from an ally they desperately needed to fight a war with Russia.”
Harry, Meghan, their new neighbors and the paparazzi
In explaining his decision to give up his work as a senior member of Britain's royal family, Prince Harry laid part of the blame at the feet of the media, which he called a "powerful force."
Indeed, in a 2017 BBC documentary, Harry decried the paparazzi who hounded his mother Diana as a "pack of dogs." He surely hoped that with a move to Canada, the family could tame the tabloid scrum.
But sure enough, journalists from as far away as Australia have arrived on Vancouver Island, and pictures of Harry's wife Meghan walking the dogs, their son Archie strapped to her, quickly surfaced.
Unapologetic CIA psychologist defends torture before Guantanamo court
A psychologist who helped design the CIA's "war on terror" torture program after the September 11, 2001 attacks defended the program this week before its victims at the US military prison in Guantanamo, Cuba.
James Mitchell was unapologetic Tuesday when he appeared at a hearing to answer questions about the waterboarding, stress position and sleep deprivation techniques applied to 9/11 plot suspects detained in secret prisons following the attacks.
"I'd get up today and do it again," he said before five of those men, whose slow-moving cases at the Guantanamo military tribunals have them facing possible death sentences.
‘CBS News just lost all credibility’: network slammed for hiring Reince Priebus as a political analyst
CBS News received harsh blowback on Wednesday after the network announced it had hired former Donald Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus.
CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter posted on Twitter a clip of the network announcing the hiring.
The network quickly received criticism for the decision, especially in light of reports that everyone who works for Trump is required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) which permanently bars them from ever disparaging Trump.
Here's some of what people were saying: