The open to @JakeTapper‘s newscast this afternoon: “This is a historic day.” pic.twitter.com/yo7N2qvadM— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 24, 2019
Speaker Pelosi will make a statement at 5 p.m. following the House Democratic Caucus meeting. Advisory coming…— Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) September 24, 2019
Only two presidents have been impeached: Andrew Jackson and Bill Clinton. (Nixon resigned before the House could draw up Articles of Impeachment).
BREAKING — This just happened…
*whispers to Congress* Don’t forget you are entitled the whistleblower complaint too!
the president swears an oath to collude https://t.co/egu8eswkcO— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 24, 2019
We have been informed by the whistleblower’s counsel that their client would like to speak to our committee and has requested guidance from the Acting DNI as to how to do so.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) September 24, 2019
We‘re in touch with counsel and look forward to the whistleblower’s testimony as soon as this week.
Apparently the whistleblower has been in touch with the Senate Intel Committee as well
As ALL this is unfolding, Nancy Pelosi is speaking at a forum at The Atlantic Monthly.
Asked about Trump’s announcement that he will authorize the release of the transcript, Pelosi says, “There is no requirement for there to be a quid pro quo.” She says asking a foreign government for help in the election is bad enough.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) September 24, 2019
She is bringing a lot of gravitas to the issue. “This is a serious issue.”
AND… The State Department is throwing Giuliani under the bus…
The start department throws crazy drunk uncle under bus pic.twitter.com/DiYwNSR79j— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) September 24, 2019
AND… Trump tweets again:
The Democrats are so focused on hurting the Republican Party and the President that they are unable to get anything done because of it, including legislation on gun safety, lowering of prescription drug prices, infrastructure, etc. So bad for our Country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2019
As an aside, the Fox News site right now cracks me up…
Yes…. Pelosi is under pressure!!
MCCONNELL has hotlined the resolution calling for the release of the whistleblower report. Schumer asking for unanimous consent for its passsage.— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) September 24, 2019
“Hotlining” is the practice of bypassing regular Senate procedures and moving legislation through to a vote with little or no floor debate in an attempt to pass the legislation through the unanimous consent of all Senators”
The Senate has *unanimously* agreed to Schumer’s resolution calling for the whistleblower complaint to be turned over the intelligence committees immediately.— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) September 24, 2019
This is just a non-binding resolution but it does suggest the political dynamics are changing somewhat https://t.co/hPQ5tZG8mI— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) September 24, 2019
JUST IN: Senate unanimously passes resolution calling for the whistleblower complaint to be transmitted to the House and Senate Intel Committees.— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 24, 2019
– @frankthorp pic.twitter.com/pUXeJduCAj
he White House is preparing to release to Congress by the end of the week both the whistleblower complaint and the inspector general report at the center of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, according to a senior administration official, reversing its position after withholding the documents from lawmakers