Lol. Half of this Nadler clip about Clinton doesn’t apply to Trump. Does Schoen know that? Was he allowed to watch this before playing it?
“This is not ‘whataboutism’”: An Introduction to Whataboutism
Is this ... re-reading of the Georgia transcript ... supposed to be helpful?
Show me Castor pushing for Covid relief before this week, please.
Collins and Murkowksi ask Trump’s lawyers when Trump knew about the Capitol breach, what he did, and when.

Castor says he can’t answer because there wasn’t an investigation.

Which, seems to me like a really bad answer!
Side-thread here about this earlier question:
Markey just asked the House managers the same question about what Trump knew and what he did in response that Trump’s lawyers just refused to answer.

The response: He did nothing to stop it when he learned about it, and we don’t know what he was doing during that time.
Romney question, from him and Collins, for both sides: When Trump sent the “disparaging” 2:24p tweet about Pence, did he knew Pence had been removed from the chamber for his safety?
House managers say that Tuberville has said that he told Trump a little after 2 that Pence was removed.

Trump’s lawyers ignore that answer and say no, adding that Trump didn’t know about any danger faced by Pence.
Here’s more on the Tuberville call —>
That makes it even more appalling. Trump literally sent the tweet attacking Pence within 10 minutes of learning that Pence’s safety was in danger, as he was removed from the chamber.
Sanders asks both sides if Trump’s “Big Lie” was, in fact, a lie, and Trump lost.

The managers (Plaskett) say, yes, Trump lost, and “it was time for the peaceful transition of power. ... He lost. He lost.”
Trump’s lawyer (van der Veen): “My judgment (of whether the Big Lie was a lie) is irrelevant.”
Still, to this day, Trump is still forwarding the Big Lie. Now, through his counsel in his impeachment trial.
This guy. This is so absurd.
“Please don’t desecrate the name of Julian Bond,” Raskin says, by comparing a case about him to Trump and his actions leading up to and on Jan. 6.
Rubio is such a coward. He suggested but did not name Hillary Clinton in a (poor) question asking about whether a future Congress could still impeach her under these standards.
Tuberville stands by this claim, perhaps the most important news of the day:

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