Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1 )

Kyle Griffin

Bio Senior Producer. MSNBCs @TheLastWord. Opinions mine. Not as outlandish as I could be.
Location Manhattan, NY
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Account created 18-04-2009 12:45:48
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iPhone : Schiff on CNN on the Bolton news: "I don't know how you can explain that you wanted a search for the truth in this trial and say you don't want to hear from a witness who had a direct conversation about the central allegation in the articles of impeachment."

iPhone : Two people familiar with the book confirmed to WaPo that it details Trump tying aid to the desire for Biden probes and details a number of conversations about Ukraine that he had with Trump and key advisers, such as Mike Pompeo. washingtonpost.com/politics/democ…

iPhone : "The odds of deposition for new witnesses is certainly rising dramatically," one senior Republican official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to candidly assess party dynamics, said after the publication of the Times Bolton report. washingtonpost.com/politics/democ…

iPhone : Emails, obtained by The Washington Post, indicate that Pompeo's staff was aware that NPR's Mary Louise Kelly would ask Pompeo about several topics in the interview and raised no objections, contrary to Pompeo's characterization. wapo.st/2GpabK3

iPhone : Neal Katyal, Josh Geltzer, and ex-Republican Rep. Mickey Edwards: Roberts can call witnesses.

"The presiding officer, under our Constitution, is the chief justice. As such, the chief justice ... has the 'power to make and issue, by himself,' subpoenas."
nytimes.com/2020/01/27/opi…

iPhone : Republican sources tell Axios that party leaders and the White House will still try to resist impeachment witnesses because, as one top aide put it, "there is a sense in the Senate that if one witness is allowed, the floodgates are open." axios.com/john-bolton-te…

TweetDeck : The John Bolton NYT report has added new uncertainty to this week's vote to determine whether the Senate should subpoena witnesses and documents in Trump's impeachment trial, several GOP sources said. GOP leaders are less confident they'll defeat the vote.
cnn.com/2020/01/26/pol…

TweetDeck : Amb. Bill Taylor: Yes, Secretary Pompeo, Americans Should Care About Ukraine.

"No matter the outcome of the debate about the propriety of a phone call ... the relationship between the U.S. & Ukraine is key to our national security. Americans should care."
nytimes.com/2020/01/26/opi…

iPhone : John Bolton's draft submission to the White House intensified concerns among some of Trump's advisers that they needed to block Bolton from testifying, according to two people familiar with their concerns. twitter.com/kylegriffin1/s…

iPhone : "Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged privately that there was no basis to claims by the president's lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani that the ambassador to Ukraine was corrupt and believed Mr. Giuliani may have been acting on behalf of other clients, Mr. Bolton wrote." twitter.com/kylegriffin1/s…

iPhone : Sen. Amy Klobuchar on the Bolton news: "I don't know how my Republican colleagues cannot call for witnesses ... We should all be calling for witnesses. We have to get to the truth." nbcnews.com/politics/trump…

iPhone : Interesting note via Axios: "The New York Times learned about the contents of the Bolton manuscript before the White House press shop, per a source with direct knowledge." axios.com/john-bolton-bo…

iPhone : House Impeahcment Managers: "Senators should insist that Mr. Bolton be called as a witness, and provide his notes and other relevant documents. The Senate trial must seek the full truth and Mr. Bolton has vital information to provide. There is no defensible reason to wait."

iPhone : House Impeachment Managers: "There can be no doubt now that Mr. Bolton directly contradicts the heart of the President's defense and therefore must be called as a witness at the impeachment trial of President Trump."

iPhone : "The president's statement as described by Mr. Bolton could undercut a key element of his impeachment defense: that the holdup in aid was separate from Mr. Trump's requests that Ukraine announce investigations into his perceived enemies." twitter.com/kylegriffin1/s…

iPhone : Breaking via NYT: Trump told John Bolton in August that he wanted to continue freezing security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by Bolton. nytimes.com/2020/01/26/us/…

iPhone : Michelle Obama has won a Grammy for her audiobook recording of her memoir 'Becoming' in the Best Spoken Word Album category. share.ew.com/1MZSzsy

Twitter Web Client : New Fox News poll:

On impeachment, by a 50-44% margin, voters think the Senate should vote to convict Trump and remove him from office.

Among independents, more say Trump should be removed by a 19-point margin (53-34%).

iPhone : "If they are successful in depriving the country of a fair trial, there is no exoneration," Adam Schiff said.

"Americans will recognize that the country did not get what the founders intended." nbcnews.com/politics/meet-…

iPhone : Trump has said his plan to weaken federal mileage standards would make cars cheaper and 'substantially safer.' But the admin's own analysis suggests that it would cost consumers more and would do little to make the nation's roads safer. washingtonpost.com/climate-enviro…