Members of Congress have left DC for holiday recess, and Speaker Pelosi is taking those impeachment articles with her. New emails from within the Trump administration are shedding light on the Ukraine debacle. And AOC is chiming in on the "wine caves" debate.
Impeachment: What's Next? \ Trump Attacks Deceased Rep \ Top Trump Ally Retiring \ Bloomberg: Time TravelerThe Daily Recount
So the president was impeached. Now what? The House and Senate are in a deadlock over how to proceed. Trump is getting heat from Dems and Republicans after attacking Rep. Debbie Dingell and her late husband. Plus, top Trump ally Mark Meadows will not seek re-election and Mike Bloomberg appears to be living in a different century. Wild times.
Not sure if you heard, but the president was impeached today. Not sure if you watched, but those House floor speeches were quite theatrical. And if you neither heard nor saw, we got you covered. Ten hours boiled down to five minutes — wild performances, sneaky maneuvers, rage tweets, and all.
Rudy's Stunning Admissions \ Dem Debate Deal Reached \ Congress Funds Gun Research \ Trump's Letter to PelosiThe Daily Recount
Rudy "Hand Grenade" Giuliani is at it again, squeezing in one last bit of trouble before the full House impeachment vote tomorrow. Thursday's Dem debate is on after a labor dispute at the venue was resolved in time, but barely. Plus, the new government spending bill was approved, dishing out $25 million toward gun violence prevention research. And it wouldn't be a Daily Recount without Trump and Pelosi going at it.
As the impeachment vote looms, House Dems must decide who will plead their case to Senate, and there's an unlikely name in the mix. Another group of Dems — the DNC — is scrambling to salvage Thursday night's debate. Plus, New Jersey Democrat Jeff Van Drew decided he's a Republican now. And, the yearly war on Christmas has officially commenced. Right on cue.
Judiciary Passes Impeachment \ U.K. Election Fallout \ U.S.-China Trade Deal \ SCOTUS Takes Trump CasesThe Daily Recount
The ayes have it. Today will go down in history as the day the House Judiciary Committee voted to impeach President Donald Trump. Boris is back, and his big win last night could be a harbinger for the Dems…or not. And the U.S. and China reached phase one of a trade deal — with no phase two in sight.
What can we say when every day is historic? House Judiciary gathered today — actually, at the time of writing this email they are still at it — to debate amendments to the proposed articles of impeachment. Warren's drawing new offensive plays to keep her in the game. And, UK election results are in. Plus, Trump swings, Greta scores.
The DOJ watchdog found no evidence of political bias in the FBI's probe of the 2016 Trump campaign — but if you thought this would cause Republicans to stop defending their boss, think again. A handful of House Dems could derail what was supposed to be an easy impeachment vote. Could Joe Biden be a one-and-done kinda guy? And Lindsey Graham makes us all want to shower in Purell.
As "coincidence" would have it, Trump met with the Russian foreign minister behind closed doors right after the House publicly introduced their two articles of impeachment. And say hello to the USMCA: our new trade deal resulting from a rare moment of cooperation between the House and the president. Plus, that IG report from way back when (yesterday) is causing a stir as Barr and Trump start their spin.
Judiciary Impeachment Hearing \ DOJ Watchdog Issues Report \ Warren Vs. Buttigieg Heats Up \ Impeachment FashionThe Daily Recount
What's that old saying... save the loudest for last? A quick rundown of today's House impeachment hearing: Chairman Jerry Nadler banged the gavel at 9:09 a.m. ET, got objected at 9:10, and got protested by InfoWars at 9:11. Good times. Trump's already found a way to spin that new DOJ Inspector General report, and two Dem frontrunners are in a war of words. Plus, the season's hottest new handbag is here.
If you haven't seen Trump's tweets today, he wants you to know unemployment is down. Really far down. The 2020 Dems started swinging this week, at each other and at voters. And, we found out The White House will not participate in Monday's impeachment hearing. Plus, in other non-shocking news, Rudy was in Ukraine (again) this week. Actually. We're not joking.
Sharpen your colored pencils, folks — the House is drawing up official articles of impeachment and McConnell is at the ready. Biden capitalizes on Trump's NATO summit embarrassment. The SNAP food stamp program is under attack, just in time for Christmas. Plus, remind us to never incite the wrath of Pelosi.
Judiciary Impeachment Hearing \ Trump vs. NATO Allies \ Nunes Calls Raise Questions \ The Collins DefenseThe Daily Recount
We'll spare you another impeachment joke. Today, we entered a new stage of hearings. Some parts were rough, others were raucous. Carrying on...Trump doesn't like to be laughed at. And Devin Nunes definitely ain't laughing after House Intel dropped phone records yesterday.
When in London? Insult France and Canada. Trump kicked off the NATO summit in style… if you consider several tense meetings with world leaders "style." The House Intel Committee released a bombshell impeachment report today — and Devin Nunes has some explaining to do. Plus, Kamala Harris drops out of the race.
Impeachment II: Judiciary \ Trump Goes to NATO Summit \ SCOTUS Considers Gun Rights \ Facebook Li(v)eThe Daily Recount
If you're tired of impeachment, it's time to snap out of it — House Intel is looking for a smooth handoff to the House Judiciary Committee this week. Plus, it's the 70th anniversary of the NATO alliance, though there's not much to celebrate. And, SCOTUS takes on a massive gun rights case with a weird twist.
Turns out Trump may not have been truthful about the timeline of this whole Ukraine scandal. Can you imagine that? Plus, we're breaking down those new Dem polls and what you should expect when the House Judiciary Committee takes over the impeachment probe next week.
Trump Forces Out Navy Sec \ New Impeachment Evidence \ Bloomberg's Campaign Debut \ Breaking: McGahn Must TestifyThe Daily Recount
Resigned or removed? That's the question we're all asking after a key Navy official released a letter saying he no longer aligned with Trump's principles. The public testimony chapter is sealed, but the impeachment investigation is far from over because lordy...there seems to be tapes. Plus, a political ad-buy topping $37 million and a decision for Don McGahn.
What's that phrase? Save the best for last? Whether or not it was deliberate, today's witnesses left no room for questions...literally...Republicans actually stopped asking questions. From the calm lucidity of Holmes, to the assured hyper-competence of the instantly iconic Hill, get the full picture of the House's final public hearing. Oh! We almost forgot, there was a debate last night to catch up on too.
Sondland's Explosive Testimony \ Trump's Sondland Problem \ Dem Debate Preview \ Everybody Loves GordonThe Daily Recount
Doesn't get much clearer than the "answer is yes." Sondland veered onto an alternate course today as he confirms a quid pro quo. Plus, that $1 million donation to Trump's inaugural committee didn't stop Sondland from throwing the president under the bus, along with Pompeo… and Bolton… and Mulvaney… and Pence… and Giuliani. Holy shit. Oh, and if that weren't enough, there's a Dem debate tonight at 9 p.m. ET.
Vindman. Williams. Volker. Morrison. Four witnesses. Two hearings. One loooong day. It was a day of firsts: This morning, we heard from the first witnesses on that July 25th phone call with Ukraine. This afternoon, we heard from the first witnesses summoned by the GOP. And most importantly, we heard from our first witness over 7 feet tall! The stakes have never been higher for the impeachment investigation. So if there's a day to watch the Daily Recount, it's this one.
NINE witnesses are testifying publicly this week. Yes, you read that right: N-I-N-E, including three White House staffers who were on that July 25th call with Ukraine. It might be time for Trump to cut back on his McDonald's visits after a last-minute, non-routine doctor's visit this weekend. Plus, Obama sends a pointed warning to 2020 Dems about being #TooFarLeft.
Unpacking Impeachment \ GOP Senate Strategy \ 2020 Dem Field Expands \ Promises Made, Promises UnkeptThe Daily Recount
Well, there's no going back now: Capitol Hill is still buzzing from yesterday's impeachment hearing — and gearing up to do it all again tomorrow. Senate Republicans are plotting their revenge if the House votes to impeach Trump, placing 2020 Dems at the center of the crossfire. Plus, a new player hops in the race while 10 others prepare for next week's debate.
|We'd like to officially welcome you to the public phase of the impeachment investigation. And oh baby, what a wild ride it will be. Today we heard from Acting Ukraine Ambassador Bill Taylor and State Department official George Kent. We're recapping their testimonies, the GOP's counterattack and the media's breakdown of how it all played out — all in less than five minutes.|