Today, Donald Trump’s Fox friends Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz will be defending him in the Senate impeachment trial. Meanwhile, pressure has just increased for John Bolton to testify. We’ve got the day’s proceedings streaming after the jump.
As I've previously posted, The New York Times dropped a bombshell from former National Security Adviser John Bolton last night that The Washington Post described as having kneecapped Trump's "no quid pro quo" defense.
The Times reports this juicy nugget:
Republicans are angrily pressing the White House in private about the revelations from the manuscript, saying they were blindsided by the former adviser’s account — especially because the administration has had a copy of it since Dec. 30. Many Republicans have adopted the arguments offered by Mr. Trump’s defense team, but Mr. Bolton’s assertions directly contradict them.
Watch Trump’s impeachment legal defense below, via The Washington Post, and share your thoughts and observations below.
Going into history is “a treacherous endeavor for lawyers” says Ray, apparently not having listened to Starr’s lecture. That Andrew Johnson, arguably the worst President until Trump, wasn’t convicted says something was lacking in how impeachment works, not about the supposed bravery of the deciding voter, who in fact may have been bribed.
Ray shows no sign of adjusting to the Bolton news.