House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acted Tuesday to send the articles of impeachment for President Trump to the Senate.'The president will be held accountable' ?
While President Trump's legal team is most publicly associated with Rudy Giuliani's frequent and bombastic appearances on Fox News, or Jay Sekulow, who has a syndicated daily radio program, it is Pat Cipollone, a deeply private 53-year-old White House counsel who is expected to take the lead for the impeachment trial in the Senate. Cipollone's supporters say he is a quiet professional who is protecting executive privilege and has earned the trust of President Trump.
US Department of Defense/Business Insider The Navy says it has material about UFOs that, if released, "would cause exceptionally grave damage to the National Security of the United States." The Navy said it "discovered certain briefing slides that are classified TOP SECRET" in response to a freedom-of-information request, which asked about a series of videos that showed pilots baffled by mysterious, fast objects in the sky. The Navy previously confirmed it was treating these objects as UFOs — which means they are being treated as unexplained but not necessarily extraterrestrial.
Former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn filed court papers Tuesday to withdraw his guilty plea, saying federal prosecutors had acted in “bad faith" and broken their end of the bargain when they sought prison time for him. The request came one week after the Justice Department changed its position on Flynn's punishment by recommending he serve up to six months behind bars for lying to the FBI during its investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. It was not immediately clear how the judge handling the case, Emmet Sullivan, would respond to the motion or whether he would actually permit Flynn to withdraw the plea — an extraordinary step that would presumably enable the government to bring additional charges if merited.
“The Senate impeachment trial will be a sham unless top administration officials testify.”
“The goal seems to be to turn the Senate trial into a second impeachment. ...This isn’t what the Founders intended.”
“A standard requiring proof of corrupt motive beyond a reasonable doubt is unworkable without witnesses.”
“Once the Democrats voted to impeach, they lost any chance of having federal courts order Trump’s staff to testify.”
“The public would be better served if any testimony provided by Bolton is conducted in the Democrat-controlled House.”