President Donald Trump may be out of the country on official business, but his mind was back in Washington on his impeachment trial.
The president tweeted out one of his catchphrases as Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) delivered a point-by-point rebuttal to Republican defenses of Trump’s actions and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s efforts to rush through an acquittal.
“READ THE TRANSCRIPTS!” Trump tweeted in all caps from Davos, Switzerland.
READ THE TRANSCRIPTS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 21, 2020
Other social media users mocked his blurted response.
We did. Hence the impeachment.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) January 21, 2020
“I want you to do us a favor though”
— Jeff Lewis (@ChicagoPhotoSho) January 21, 2020
the one where you mention Burisma and the Bidens but not corruption? Yes, I read that one. The one where you linked investigation to aid (“I would like you to do us a favor though”)? Yup, read it.
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) January 21, 2020
WE DID! YOU ASKED FOR A PERSONAL FAVOR IN EXCHANGE FOR AN OFFICIAL ACT. PLEASE RESIGN!
— ml8_ml8 (@ml8_ml8) January 21, 2020
Don’t mind me. I’m just here waiting for trump to actually release the transcripts. All he has released was a call summary. And even that summary was enough to impeach him. pic.twitter.com/3Qd7D3cE9M
— Todd Awesome (@ToddJAwesome) January 21, 2020
“I would like you to do us a favor though.”
Thanks for the reminder of what got us here in the first place.
But if you’d like to clear things up, feel free to go to the Senate and testify. Under oath.
— Jean L.P. Jaurès ⚖️ (@larsp2740) January 21, 2020
We read the memorandum you released (you did not release an actual transcript), and you’re guilty as fuck.
— Miranda Yaver (@mirandayaver) January 21, 2020
There have been 15 previous Senate impeachment trials, EVERYONE has had witnesses, is this clear enough, but then every presidential candidate has released their taxes. #ImpeachmentTrial
— (@fortismind) January 21, 2020
THERE ARE NO TRANSCRIPTS.
IT SAYS SO IN THE DOCUMENT ITSELF.
— GoodMansBrother (@DreierFrode) January 21, 2020
At Joe Biden’s eleventh-hour rally in Nevada, many union members remain uncommitted
On the eve of the Nevada caucuses, former Vice President Joe Biden, who has referred to himself as "middle-class Joe," had a last-minute chance to connect with middle-class Nevada voters before Saturday's caucuses. At a barbecue with burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream sandwiches, attendees that included firefighters and iron workers gathered for what was advertised as a precinct captain training — or to simply hear Biden's pitch. Indeed, many attendees of the barbecue were still undecided a mere day before caucusing.
This article first appeared in Salon.
WATCH LIVE: New Hampshire Democratic primary election results
The first-in-the-nation primary finally arrived Tuesday as New Hampshire voters went to the polls.
Going into election night, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was expected to win as a neighbor to the Granite State.
New Hampshire isn't the best at predicting the ultimate Democratic winner. In 1992, Bill Clinton came in second, as did Barack Obama in 2008 and Hillary Clinton in 2016. All went on to become the party's nominee.
CNN is expected to release exit polling at 5 p.m. EST and polls close at either 7 p.m. or 8 p.m., depending on the municipality.
Unlike the Iowa Caucus, New Hampshire does a simple ballot vote, and results are expected to come in like a normal election.
Greece elects first woman president
Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with an expertise in environmental and constitutional law.
A cross-party majority of 261 MPs voted in favour of 63-year-old Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, parliament chief Costas Tassoulas said.
"Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou has been elected president of the republic," Tassoulas said.The new president, until now the head of Greece's top administrative court, the Council of State, will take her oath of office on March 13, he added.
The daughter of a Supreme Court judge, Sakellaropoulou completed postgraduate studies at Paris's Sorbonne university.