What Was The Rare Burst Of Activity In McConnell’s Section Of The Senate Chamber About?

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: In this screengrab taken from a Senate Television webcast, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during impeachment proceedings against U.S. President Donald Trump in the S... WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: In this screengrab taken from a Senate Television webcast, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during impeachment proceedings against U.S. President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol on January 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Senate Television via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 24, 2020 3:38 p.m.

Unlike most of his Senate colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not been taking many notes during the impeachment proceedings — I haven’t even seen a notebook in front of him during the chunks of time I have been in the chamber.

In fact, McConnell has been impressively statue-like throughout the bulk of the trial, aside from subtle looks of approval I saw him cast during arguments made by Trump’s attorneys during Tuesday’s procedures debate.

That changed briefly on Friday afternoon, when he and an aide appeared to exchange a series of notes as Rep. Adam Schiff was presenting the House’s case on the national security implications of President Trump’s pressure on Ukraine.

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