Most of the 100 senators, who sit as judge and jury in the trial, have already tipped their hand as to how they will vote
After nearly 24 hours, divided across three long days, the prosecution rested their case in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. There was passion, drama and even a display of “histrionics”, but little suspense.
Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, had revealed the ending weeks ago, declaring that there was “no chance” Donald Trump would be convicted and removed from office. The measure of success for the seven impeachment managers appointed by Nancy Pelosi to prosecute the House’s case against the president was therefore not whether Trump remained in office, but whether they could persuade the Republican-controlled Senate to summon additional witnesses when they have the opportunity next week.
Trump discusses concerns over Chinese telecoms giant’s role in Britain’s future 5G network
Donald Trump discussed the security of telecommunications networks with Boris Johnson, the White House said, as Britain closes in on a decision on Huawei’s role in the country’s future 5G network.
“The two leaders discussed important regional and bilateral issues, including working together to ensure the security of our telecommunications networks,” the White House said in a statement on Friday about the phone call.
Secretary of state used the F-word and demanded host Mary Louise Kelly find Ukraine on a map, journalist says
Mike Pompeo is said to have unleashed a foul-mouth tirade at a well known US radio host after she asked him questions about Ukraine in an interview.
Mary Louise Kelly, a respected broadcaster on National Public Radio (NPR), sat down for a pre-arranged interview with the secretary of state on Friday, whose wrath was apparently triggered by a string of questions about Marie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine. Kelly asked Pompeo whether he owed Yovanovitch an apology for not defending her in the face of a smear campaign orchestrated by Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani and his associates.