Collins requests extra witnesses at impeachment hearing
The White House is unlikely to send legal representation to the first impeachment hearing by the Judiciary Committee . The first day of hearings in the House Judiciary Committee, Mr. Trump is expected to be in London for the final day of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit.
The House Judiciary Committee opened its doors on Monday to formally hear from Democratic andlawyers laying out their cases for or against that could result in the impeachment of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power, bribery and obstruction.
When Republican Counsel Steve Castor walked into the hearing room at the U.S. House of Representatives to once again testify before the, he brought along binders full of documents and materials he may need to make his case. Instead of tucking them into a box or a briefcase, though, he opted to stick them into a reusable Whole Foods grocery bag—and the internet noticed. Soon after Castor walked into the room, eagle-eyed political reporters started to share images of the lawyer’s reusable tote. The relatable moment offered impeachment watchers a brief moment of humor during an otherwise tense week in Washington as Democrats prepare for a full House vote on the drafted under the direction of .
Gladiators of Impeachment: How 2 Lawyers Got the Case
Correction: December 2, 2019 This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An earlier version of this article misspelled the given name of a former representative. He is Darrell Issa, not Darrel. WASHINGTON — On the day in June 2018 that President Trump declared he had the “absolute right” to pardon himself, Daniel S. Goldman met Representative Adam B. Schiff in a classic Washington way: They struck up a conversation in the green room at MSNBC. The men, both Democrats, had plenty to talk about. Both former federal prosecutors, Mr. Schiff had a deep interest in Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia, while Mr. Goldman had investigated Russian organized crime.
Steve Castor and his reusable grocery bag of hearing materials— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney)
True. GOP Counsel Steve Castor, presenting for the minority at today's impeachment hearing, brought in documents and binders in a big Whole Foods bag, festooned with pictures of various loaves of bread— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram)
Steve Castor, counsel for the House Intel minority, arrives at today's hearing with a grocery bag full of binders and documents— Alayna Treene (@alaynatreene)
Steve Castor saved five cents bringing his own bag to the impeachment binder store— Jim Newell (@jim_newell)
Steve Castor is here, with a reusable Whole Foods bag carrying his folders and binders.
Impeachment witness apologizes for mentioning Barron Trump during hearing
Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan said she was "wrong" to have talked about Barron Trump during a House impeachment hearing. "I want to apologize for what I said earlier about the president's son. It was wrong of me to do that," Karlan said Wednesday during the impeachment hearing. "I wish the president would apologize, obviously, for the things that he's done that's wrong, but I do regret having said that." Pamela Karlan: "I want to apologize for what I said earlier about the president's son. It was wrong of me to do that.— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio)
Republican counsel Steve Castor arrives for impeachment testimony with his files in reusable shopping bag from The Fresh Market: “Live, eat, shop, reuse.”— Dana Milbank (@Milbank)
Im sorry but did Steve Castor really come to a whole Judiciary Hearing with his testimony and supportive documents in a re-useable grocery bag and not a briefcase???? ????— Unique (@Elationiam)
Steve Castor, like me and everyone else I know, carries stuff in a reusable supermarket shopping bag.— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman)
'Impeachment will be their legacy': House erupts during Scalise speech ripping Democrats .
Democrats erupted in the House chamber after GOP Rep. Steve Scalise accused them of pushing forward on impeachment because they "hate" the nearly 63 million Americans that voted for President Trump. © Provided by Washington ExaminerScalise delivered his remarks on the House floor Wednesday during the debate leading up to a vote on two articles of impeachment against Trump. Scalise defended the president and accused Democrats of impeaching Trump over policy disagreements and for personal reasons."You don’t impeach a president because you don’t like his foreign policy," Scalise said.