Today is Friday, Jan. 17. I am Dennis Michael Lynch and the stories below are the ones I am watching. PLEASE NOTE: Due to travel, I will NOT be hosting a program on TeamDML.com today, but will make up for it by hosting a show Sunday at 10:30am instead.
1- Chief Justice John Roberts, jurors sworn in as Trump impeachment trial opens
The impeachment trial of President Trump began in the Senate on Thursday as Chief Justice John Roberts and 99 of the 100 senators who will serve as jurors were sworn in. (Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., missed the session due to a family medical matter but is expected to return next week.)
DML: The circus has officially taken over Washington DC.
2- Impeachment trial begins with opinion from GAO
Before the formal opening of the trial, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a legal opinion saying Trump’s administration broke the law by withholding defense aid to Ukraine. Trump faces two articles of impeachment — abuse of power for allegedly pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden, using military aid to the country as leverage and obstruction of Congress in their investigation. Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and dismissed the impeachment trial Thursday as “totally partisan” and “a hoax.”
DML: Whatever floats their boat. This is so asinine.
3-Iran rocket attack on Iraqi military base injured 11 US service members
Eleven U.S. service members were injured in Iran’s rocket attack targeting two Iraqi military bases last week in retaliation for the killing of top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command revealed Thursday night.
All of the injuries occurred at Al Assad Air Base, with the service members subsequently flown out and treated for concussion symptoms, the official said. President Trump and U.S. officials had said earlier that no Americans were killed or injured in the Jan. 8 attack. Meanwhile, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, addressed Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012 and used the platform to praise the country’s retaliatory strike.
DML: Those 52 Iranian sites are still prime for the bombing. Lets get it done.
4-Andrew Yang’s wife reveals she was sexually assaulted by her doctor during first pregnancy
Evelyn Yang, wife of 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang, opened up Thursday about a sexual assault she experienced while pregnant with the couple’s first child. Yang revealed to CNN that she was a victim of her OB-GYN, Dr. Robert Hadden, in 2012. She said exams began as “routine” but changed after a few months. She told CNN’s Dana Bash how exams became “longer” and “more frequent” as her pregnancy progressed, and she later realized the exams were “unnecessary.”
DML: When you’re down in the polls throw you wife to the fake news networks. In football we call this a Hail Mary pass.
5- Phil says he is free of pain after surgery
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