Today is Jan 16, and these are the stories I am following.
1-House transmits Trump impeachment articles to Senate
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Wednesday signed the formal articles of impeachment brought last month against President Trump and House Democrats carried the articles in a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol to the Senate, setting the stage for a historic trial where Trump’s presidency will be at stake.
Pelosi drew criticism for handing out commemorative pens — with her name on them — after signing a resolution to transmit the articles of impeachment against Trump. She needled the president at the news conference announcing her impeachment managers, saying, “He’s been impeached forever. They can never erase that.”
DML: Nancy will regret this day on Election Day.
2- Senate responds to Nancy
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the Senate will meet with the House managers at noon on Thursday to officially receive the articles of impeachment. Wednesday’s mostly partly-line House vote to deliver the charges was 228-193, reflecting the deeply divided nation at the start of this presidential election year.
The Senate will transform itself into an impeachment court on Thursday. The Constitution calls on Chief Justice John Roberts to preside at the trial, administering the oath to senators who will serve as jurors and swear to deliver “impartial justice.” Opening arguments are to begin next Tuesday after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
The president’s team expects acquittal in the Republican-majority Senate. The Senate trial is not expected to last more than two weeks, according to senior administration officials unauthorized to discuss the matter and granted anonymity.
DML: Two weeks? They should drag this out forever. Make the Democrats pay with bad press.
3-Giuliani associate Parnas, in rare interview, undermines Dems’ claims that Trump team surveilled Ukraine ambassador
Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, on Wednesday night undercut House Democrats’ explosive new suggestion that the Trump team had former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch under surveillance — saying in a televised interview that text messages that seemingly suggested Yovanovitch was being secretly monitored were in reality just the ramblings of a “drunk.”
Speaking on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Parnas repeatedly said prominent Trump donor Robert F. Hyde wasn’t being serious when he claimed to know Yovanovitch’s whereabouts in Kiev. Click here for more.
DML: If this is not a circus, what is?
4-Pence: More deals to come after phase one of US-China trade agreement
Mere hours after President Trump signed phase one of the U.S.-China trade agreement, Vice President Mike Pence hailed the agreement on Fox Business’ “Lou Dobbs Tonight” as a prime example of Trump “fighting for free and fair and reciprocal trade.”
DML: Trump must do these sort of things in order to win 2020.
5- Carol is riding her bike again
Carol is in her 50s, and she made a News Years resolution to lose weight and get back into shape. Part of that vow required getting rid of the pain that held her back from activities like riding a bike. She is now using MIRACLE ME and she is on the bike every day!
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