WTF Just Happened Today

Your essential guide to the daily shock and awe in national politics.

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Day 1093: "Dopes and babies."


1/ Trump added celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz and former independent counsel Ken Starr to his Senate impeachment trial defense team. Starr investigated Bill Clinton, and Dershowitz's past clients include Jeffrey Epstein and O.J. Simpson. The tea...


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Day 1092: "Do impartial justice."


1/ The Senate opened the impeachment trial of Trump – the third presidential impeachment trial in history – with the swearing in of senators and the presentation of the two charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Chief Justice John ...


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Day 1091: Con job.


1/ The House of Representatives voted to send the Senate two articles of impeachment against Trump, initiating the third presidential impeachment trial in American history. The measure passed 228-to-193 with one Democrat – Collin Peterson of Minne...


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Day 1090: "Deserve the truth."


1/ The House will vote on Wednesday to transmit articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate. "The American people deserve the truth, and the Constitution demands a trial," Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. Before the vote, Pelosi w...


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Day 1089: Interpretations.


1/ Defense Secretary Mark Esper "didn't see" intelligence backing up Trump's claim that Iran was planning to strike four U.S. embassies. Trump previously told Fox News that Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was "probably" going to attack "four embas...


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Day 1086: Destabilizing activities.


1/ Nancy Pelosi will transmit articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate next week. The trial could begin as soon as next week. The House will also consider a resolution next week to appoint impeachment managers. Trump, meanwhile, said he...


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Day 1085: Reckless.


1/ Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would send the articles of impeachment to the Senate "when I'm ready – and that will probably be soon." Pelosi's comments came after Democrats started pushing to end the holdout, believing that Mitch McConnell will...


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Day 1084: Standing down.


1/ Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops Tuesday night in retaliation for the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani. No U.S. or Iraqi casualties have been reported. Iran's Suprem...


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Day 1083: "Historic nightmare."


1/ Mitch McConnell told Republicans he has the votes needed to begin Trump's impeachment trial without committing to calling new witnesses or admitting new evidence, rebuffing demands from Democrats. McConnell believes he has at least 51 votes fro...


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Day 1082: Get this done.


1/ Former national security adviser John Bolton said he is "prepared to testify" in Trump's impeachment trial if subpoenaed by the Senate. Bolton, who so far has complied with a White House directive to not cooperate in the inquiry, has direct kno...


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