Nancy Pelosi sent the articles of impeachment to Mitch McConnell so he can start the Senate trial. Mr. McConnell claims the trial will be fair. Fair to Mitch means making sure all Republican senators follow the plan to vote not-guilty no matter what the evidence reveals.
Mr. Trump wants to call Joe and Hunter Biden to the witness stand if the Democrats get to call witnesses like John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, and Mick Mulvaney. Those men have first-hand knowledge of Trump’s plan to get Ukraine to interfere with the 2020 election. Mr. Trump’s witnesses have nothing to do with the charges Trump faces. But in order to take attention away from his crimes, he also wants Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff to testify.
Several reports claim Trump wants Congressmen Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows to be on his legal team. Those two Trumpians made asses out of themselves during the impeachment panel hearings and Trump wants to bring that element of chaos to the Senate trial. The Democrats got fresh evidence from Lev Parnas. Parnas is one of Rudy’s Russia-loving clients who wants to cut a deal for contributing to the Trump campaign through a shell corporation tied to Russian operatives.
Russia still wants Trump to win in 2020. Russian hackers broke into Burisma files in November to help Trump’s claim Joe Biden quid pro quo-screwed Ukraine when he was Vice President. Biden’s son took a high-paying job with Burisma. That was a stupid move, but it wasn’t illegal.
The Queen has her hands full now that Harry and Meghan want to live in Canada and act like normal people. Queen Elizabeth isn’t over the Prince Andrew debacle yet, so this new challenge confirms the Royal Family may have racist as well as perverted ghosts in the Buckingham Palace closets. The British press gave Meghan a hard-time for not being royal enough to be Harry’s main squeeze. Meghan decided to break away from the royals and take the voice acting job Bob Iger offered her after Harry told the Disney CEO Meghan wanted to work again.
The phase one agreement is just one small accomplishment in the trade war. China needs to maintain its 6.0 percent economic growth in 2020. Calling a temporary truce until after the election will help cut some of the economic bleeding in China.
Mr. Trump will continue to keep the 25 percent tariff rate in place, and that will hurt the U.S. economy. According to economists, American consumers will pay more than $35 billion in tariff-taxes in 2020.