More questions lie ahead, but eyes are focused on what will come next: an acquittal for Trump, or entering a witness phase of the trial.
The city’s police pension board voted to give former Officer William Pruente what he wanted — but quickly had second thoughts.
The point was made by Alan Dershowitz, one of the president’s attorneys: “If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment.”Asked to respond, Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff was incredulous. “All quid pro quos are fine, it’s carte blanche?” Schiff asked. “Is that really what we’re prepared to say?”The question of whether witnesses will be included in the trail remains open. While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republicans on Tuesday that he didn’t have to votes to block witnesses, Democrats still may not have enough support to subpoena former national security adviser John Bolton. Bolton reportedly claims in a forthcoming book that President Trump conditioned aid to Ukraine on an investigation that would likely benefit his reelection bid.This episode: White House correspondents Tamara Keith and Franco Ordoñez, and political reporter Tim Mak.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at email@example.com.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
Reset breaks down the main takeaways of Gov. JB Pritzker’s State of the State speech, where the governor laid out an ambitious spring legislative session.
State Of The State: Pritzker Touts First Year Wins, Calls For Ethics Reforms To Stop Corruption ‘Scourge’
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker vowed to push for tougher ethics laws as he also made a victory lap during his annual speech Wednesday.
Senators began asking questions in the impeachment trial Wednesday.
President Trump’s impeachment defense team concluded their arguments with time to spare Tuesday. White House counsel Pat Cipollone said the two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — “fall far short of any constitutional standard.”Democrats continue to push for an agreement on witnesses; in particular, they hope to hear from former national security adviser John Bolton. According to a report in the New York Times, Bolton alleges in a forthcoming book that President Trump expressly linked aid to Ukraine to investigations into family of former Vice President Joe Biden.The impeachment trial will resume tomorrow afternoon, the beginning of a two-day question-and-answer period.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and congressional correspondents Susan Davis and Kelsey Snell.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
Sandoval faces charges of bribery and tax evasion in a red-light camera scheme while he was chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee.
The guilty plea comes just one day after the Chicago Democrat was charged in a federal probe into Illinois’ red-light camera industry.
A leaked manuscript by John Bolton has renewed calls for witnesses, while Trump’s team insists there’s no evidence of an impeachable offense.