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What The Investigations Team Is Watching
Tierney Sneed will be at Pelosi’s press conference this morning covering the announcement and proving background on each of the managers chosen to deliver the articles of impeachment to the Senate.
Josh Kovensky will continue digging through the documents included in the House Intelligence Committee’s release of new evidence provided by indicted Giuliani pal Lev Parnas. According to Parnas’ text records, Trump donor and ex-Republican congressional candidate Robert Hyde with in touch with Parnas about the surveillance of ousted Ukraine diplomat Marie Yovanovitch, a key witness in the House’s impeachment trial.
What The Breaking News Team Is Watching
We’ll be backing up Tierney’s coverage of the impeachment managers announcement and the impending House vote today in the impeachment liveblog, available here.
Last night, we reported that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has attempted to withdraw his guilty plea just one week before he was set to be sentenced for lying to the FBI. We’ll continue tracking developments on this front, as well as any reaction from President Trump.
Trump predictably inserted himself into what’s been perceived as a feud between Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). During his campaign rally on Tuesday night Trump trolled the two candidates, saying that he doesn’t “believe that Bernie said that.” Though many news outlets were fixated on how Warren ignored Sanders’ handshake when she spoke to him after the debate, there’s little indication the clash between the two has escalated: Sanders’ campaign manager said Warren merely wanted to “raise a concern” with her fellow progressive candidate, who told her they’d discuss it later. We’ll keep an eye on this saga today.
10 a.m. ET: Pelosi announces House impeachment managers followed by an early afternoon vote on the House floor
11:15 a.m. ET: Trump will meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office, followed by the signing of the U.S.-China trade deal in the East Room. The two will then have lunch at 12:15 p.m. ET.
2:15 p.m. ET: Trump with meet with the defense secretary in the Oval Office
Yesterday’s Most Read Story
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What We Are Reading
— Ben Kesslen