President Donald Trump is spending the nights before the Senate vote on an impeachment trial rallying his base. The president will take the stage just hours after the House Intelligence Committee released a trove of documents from Rudy Giuliani’s associate Lev Parnas.
According to the documents, Giuliani sent a letter to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky saying that he had spoken to the president and had the authorization to cut a deal on his behalf.
Trump’s lawyer went on to request a meeting prior to Zelensky being sworn-in, in his “capacity as personal counsel to President Trump and with his knowledge and consent.”
Trump is expected to criticize Democrats for challenging him on the authorization for the use of force against Iran. Trump and his team have bungled the explanation for the U.S. attack, at first saying embassies were under “imminent threat,” then “some” embassies were being threatened, just 24 hours later there were four embassies under possible attack. After being criticized for the message evolution, Trump’s top aides changed their comment to the killing of an Iranian general to be a “deterrent,” which is not legally authorized for the executive branch to conduct without approval from Congress.
You can watch Trump’s speech below in a video provided by PBS. It is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. EST, though the president often runs late.
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham leaves job after never once briefing the press
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, who never once held a briefing, has reportedly lost her job.
CNN reported that Grisham is returning to the East Wing where she will serve as First Lady Melania Trump's spokesperson.
According to the report, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is considering Trump campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany to replace Grisham.
Former Freedom Caucus spokesperson Alyssa Farah was also said to be under consideration for the job.
The hype behind Trump’s unproven coronavirus drug started off as a bizarre Twitter chat that soon landed on Fox News
On the same day coronavirus was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, three strangers found one another on Twitter and discussed their hopes for a treatment using the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine.
That March 11 conversation between a cryptocurrency investor, a law school graduate and a self-described philosopher led to a paper published two days later on Google Docs -- which falsely claimed the approval of two major universities and the National Academy of Sciences -- and soon landed them on Fox News, reported Politico.
WATCH: Massive number of Milwaukee voters risk their health after state GOP refuses to postpone election
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday ordered the postponement of his state's primary elections, but that order was quickly shot down by the Republican-controlled state Supreme Court at the behest of the GOP-controlled state legislature.
Evers wanted to delay the election because the COVID-19 pandemic would put Wisconsin voters at risk of contracting coronavirus, but Republicans in the state refused to go along with a plan to hold the election on June 9th.