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The Most Trumpian Constitutional Crisis

Just a reminder that today’s decision on presidential immunity involves an investigation into hush money payments from Trump to a porn star and to a Playboy model.

Counting Senate Republicans

Here are the nine GOP senators who have not signed on to Sen. Lindsey Graham’s tepid resolution condemning the impeachment process in the House:

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Will The Senate Be Trump’s Firewall?

NYT: “Republicans close to the White House are increasingly concerned that a bloc of senators could emerge, including some they suspect might not run for re-election, to break with the president.”

How Bad Was It?

The extreme antics on Fox News give away how bad Bill Taylor’s testimony was for the President.

Elijah Cummings, 1951-2019

The 68-year-old Maryland Democrat who chaired the House Committee on Oversight and Reform died Thursday.

His wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, released the following statement:

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Great Local TV Work Here

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is grilled by the Nashville NBC affiliate about whether he met with Rudy Giuliani when they were both in Warsaw in February. Pompeo wilts, but refuses to answer:

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A Direct Appeal

I know you love TPM. You tell me so all the time.
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Right In Front Of Your Eyes

Will the impeachment inquiry be able to keep up with an ongoing series of high crimes and misdemeanors?

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