Trump Declares "Game Over" for John Bolton


His impeachment lawyers have spent a week arguing the president did nothing wrong and nothing impeachable.

The Times advanced the story further this afternoon, with a new report on Bolton's book in which he says the president first directed him to help with the illegal scheme in May.

Each of the 100 senators is allotted approximately 15 minutes on each impeachment article under existing rules - an excruciating 50 hours - but it's unlikely that will take place, the source said.

President Trump issued an immediate denial.

"I can't speak to what the President is trying to do but I think the effect is to be intimidating", she said.

Parnas said the effort was "all about" the Bidens and "never about corruption".

Giuliani told the Times Bolton was making up "some" of the information, and stopped short of an outright denial while labeling him a 'scumbag'. He is a personal friend, I thought. It was this phone call that is considered to be the trigger for the impeachment trial. Let's find out who's telling the Truth, ' said House manager Rep. Adam Schiff in floor debate on witnesses Friday. She was repeatedly maligned by the President - including on a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Giuliani had originally planned to travel to Ukraine to meet Zelensky in early May. The letter also said Parnas would speak about the roles Congressman Devin Nunes and Sen.

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Yovanovitch testified during the impeachment inquiry in October there had been a smear campaign against her, leading to her ouster as ambassador.

"If our chief representative is kneecapped, it limits our effectiveness to safeguard the vital national security interests of the United States", Yovanovitch said.

Her ouster has become a key topic in the president's impeachment and Senate trial.

Mikulski is close to Collins as part of a small group of Senate GOP centrists.

In her opening statement, Yovanovitch sought to defend her work and that of her colleagues in the foreign service and called upon the leadership in the State Department to do the same.

Democrats need four Republicans to vote with them in order to reach a majority necessary to win on calling witnesses, but it appears they do not have the votes to do so. Democrats have spent days saying the trial would be a sham and a cover-up without witnesses.

Wednesday, lawmakers will vote on the president's acquittal.

Rudy Giuliani, the Trump attorney heavily involved in the Ukraine affair, called former National Security Adviser John Bolton a "backstabber" over his comments about USA aid to Ukraine being conditioned on the foreign government agreeing to launch a political probe.