Adam Schiff tried to convince Senate Republicans to convict the president during his closing argument. Mr. Schiff brought up the 111 emails the Department of Justice turned over to Congress last week.
Those Defense Department and Office of Management and Budget emails describe the events that stopped the $391 million military check earmarked for Ukraine. Twenty-four emails highlight Trump’s involvement in the aid hold, but those emails have black magic markers lines over the words.
The Senate trial didn’t change the minds of Republicans who support the president through thick and thin. Several Republicans told the press Trump did cross the line when he asked Zelensky for help, but that didn’t meet all the criteria for impeachment. Mr. Schiff’s closing argument let those Republicans know the president will still try to get help to win the 2020 election. Mr. Schiff told the senators giving Trump a pass will give him the fuel he needs to continue to erode America’s democracy.
Republican senators think America’s great economy will keep Trump into the White House for another four years. On the surface, the economy looks strong. But underneath the hood of Gross Domestic Product growth, several glitches continue to erode the economy. The Feds continue to keep interest rates in the repo market low by buying $60 billion in Treasury bonds every month. But that can’t continue, according to the Washington Post.
Plus, manufacturing companies like Caterpillar and U.S. Steel let the press know there’s global economic danger ahead unless the trade war ends. And Britain can get its act together when it cuts all EU ties and gets a tariff-free trade deal on goods and services. The EU’s president told the press a comprehensive trade deal will take time. Ursula von der Leyen said trying to get all 27 members on the same trade page is a challenge.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex broke away from the Crown, and the fallout from the break still haunts Buckingham Palace. Meghan wants to move from Canada to LA so she can act again. According to U.S. reports, the couple signed with a Hollywood agent, but the Queen denied that claim.
But according to press reports, the couple signed a deal with Sheeraz Inc. That’s the endorsement firm that works with Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, and other celebrities. Sheeraz will set up appearances and promote the couple’s brand.