- Rick Gates, Trump’s deputy campaign manager, was finally sentenced today to 45 days in prison. Trump Tweeted out a rant about how all the felony convictions of his campaign staff (Manafort, Gates, Flynn, Cohen, Stone, and Papadopoulos) should be overturned since Comey was a “dirty cop” who “cheated on the FISA court.” Trump is again lying about what was said in the Inspector General’s report.
- It’s been a mystery who was paying for Rudy’s Ukraine “investigations.” His indicted associate who was working on the project with him was getting paid by Dmity Firtash who is connected to the Russian mafia. In short, Russian criminals have been funding the operation for Trump to dig up dirt on Biden.
- Trump sent a long rambling letter to Pelosi complaining about impeachment. White House lawyers have come out to deny being involved in its drafting but we know Steven Miller was. The White House characterized the letter as “trolling” Pelosi because the United States elected a president who trolls the Speaker of the House. This New York Times annotation of the letter points out all of the lies it contains.
- In a brief camera appearance, Trump again argued that you can’t impeach a president who has accomplished so much and listed several things he’s done including passing the Veterans’ Choice bill. The Veterans’ Choice bill was signed into law by Barack Obama. Trump has lied about it dozens of times now and typically receives no pushback.
By this time tomorrow, assuming only a moderate amount of stalling from Republicans, president Donald Trump will be impeached.