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Politics This is what a giant pile of impeachment candy looks like

21:10  24 january  2020
21:10  24 january  2020 Source:   rollcall.com

House Dems release new impeachment evidence related to indicted Giuliani associate

  House Dems release new impeachment evidence related to indicted Giuliani associate It also includes a previously undisclosed May 2019 letter from Giuliani to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. In the letter, Giuliani asked for a meeting with Zelensky as the former New York City mayor was pursuing investigations targeting former Vice President Joe Biden.The transmission, which reflects the unfinished nature of the House’s impeachment inquiry, comes ahead of an expected House vote on Wednesday to formally send the impeachment articles to the Senate for a trial.

If you’re wondering how the Senate impeachment trial is going, consider this historic photo.

a person standing in a room: This is what an impeachment trial looks like. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)© Provided by Roll Call This is what an impeachment trial looks like. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

A pallet of candy stands outside Sen. Pat Toomey’s office, shrink-wrapped. Notice the Hershey’s bars (milk chocolate with almonds). And the Rolos. And the stray Mike and Ikes (flavor: berry blast).

No, Halloween has not come early. This is the fuel that will power lawmakers through the next stage of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, courtesy the mega-confectioners of Pennsylvania.

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 24: A reporter grabs a handful of Rolos from a pallet of Hersheys candy outside of office of Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The candy was sent by Hersheys to resupply Sen. Toomey’s desk on the Senate floor, known as the candy desk, for the impeachment trial. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)© CQ Roll Call UNITED STATES - JANUARY 24: A reporter grabs a handful of Rolos from a pallet of Hersheys candy outside of office of Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The candy was sent by Hersheys to resupply Sen. Toomey’s desk on the Senate floor, known as the candy desk, for the impeachment trial. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Toomey is the current keeper of the Senate candy desk, a longstanding tradition dating back to the 1960s that is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: candy distributed to senators from a desk.

Kellyanne Conway Claims MLK Would Be Against Trump Impeachment

  Kellyanne Conway Claims MLK Would Be Against Trump Impeachment Kellyanne Conway on Monday responded to a question on how the president is observing Martin Luther King Day by claiming the civil-rights leader would oppose the impeachment of President Donald Trump. During a press gathering at the White House, NBC News correspondent Geoff Bennett asked the senior Trump aide how the president was observing Martin Luther King Day, prompting Conway to first note that Trump was preparing for his trip to Davos before saying the president “agrees with many of the things that Dr. Martin Luther King stood for.” From there, it only got more bizarre.Adding that the president and Dr.

The Pennsylvania Republican relies on the many candy makers of his home state to keep things well-stocked — especially now that the desk is getting its sugary moment in the impeachment sun. Conditions are right for candy, with lawmakers stuck at the Capitol late into the night to hear the case, and journalists scrounging for bits of color to liven up their stories.

Senators are bantering about (and presumably eating) candy. Press secretaries are fielding questions about candy. Reporters are writing about candy.

If anyone is winning this week, it’s the National Confectioners Association.

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Nadler to miss portion of impeachment trial as wife undergoes cancer treatment .
Rep. Jerry Nadler will miss parts of President Trump's Senate impeachment trial while his wife Joyce Miller undergoes treatment for pancreatic cancer. © Provided by Washington Examiner"In December, following the House Judiciary Committee markup of the Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump, my wife was admitted to the hospital where she was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. She has undergone surgery and is taking further steps to address the spread of the cancer," the New York Democrat shared in a statement on Sunday.

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