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Day 1064


(Matt Kiser) #1

1/ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won't commit to sending the articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate until she sees "the process that is set forth" to ensure a "fair" trial. Democrats have questioned the impartiality of the Senate trial after Mitch McConnell said he's coordinating with the White House to quickly acquit Trump. Senior Democratic aides suggested it was "very unlikely" that the House will send the articles to the Senate before January, effectively delaying the impeachment trial well into the new year, in order to pressure Republicans to allow new witnesses and evidence in the proceeding. "We cannot name managers until we see what the process is on the Senate side," Pelosi said. "So far we haven't seen anything that looks fair to us." (New York Times / ABC News / Politico / CNN / NBC News / Washington Post / Wall Street Journal / Bloomberg)


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/2019/12/19/day-1064/

The Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump
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@matt I think I broke the cool impeachment.wtf address again, but I had to change the title for this update. :boom:


(David Bythewood) #3

Ethics Watchdogs Sound Alarm After Transportation Secretary Chao Delivers Major Federal Contract to Husband Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky

“Chao’s corruption has gone unchecked for too long.”

Senior House Democrat calls for Verma’s ouster

The House Energy and Commerce Chairman wants Verma to resign.

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone is calling for CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s resignation, becoming the highest-ranking Democrat so far to urge her to quit.

Pallone told reporters today that he agreed with Democrats, including some on his committee, who have called for Verma to lose her job over questions about her stewardship of taxpayer funds.

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“Absolutely,“ Pallone said. “Put my name on the list.”

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Five House Democrats earlier this month sought Verma’s firing, writing to President Donald Trump that she had shown “a pattern of incredibly poor and misguided judgment when spending taxpayer dollars.”

The letter cited POLITICO’s reporting about Verma’s use of federal funds, including directing millions of dollars toward public relations contracts — some of whom worked to boost her personal brand — and seeking taxpayer-funded reimbursement for $47,000 of jewelry and other goods that were stolen during a work trip.

The Energy and Commerce Committee has been investigating Verma’s conduct since POLITICO first reported on her use of contractors in March. Earlier this week, the panel said the probe has raised new questions about Verma’s role in directing the contracts, and Democratic lawmakers claimed that HHS has largely stonewalled their efforts to obtain key documents from Verma and her team.

Health department officials insisted that they’re complying with the committee’s requests, and a CMS spokesperson this week defended the agency’s use of contractors as part of a broader strategy to promote its message and reach new media outlets.


(Matt Kiser) #4

All good, the redirects work :slight_smile:


(David Bythewood) #5

A response to the report that 100+ MS-13 gang members were arrested in New York.








And in the process of posting this, Trump took time to gloat about it.

Related articles from the above thread:
Note: this phone is NOT from the raid but was used as stock footage of stereotypical members of MS-13.








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