Jury foreman works with the accused to formulate strategy
From The Hill:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is pledging that he'll be in "total coordination" with the White House as he plots the GOP strategy for an impeachment trial.
McConnell, during an interview with Fox News, repeatedly pledged that he will be in sync with White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, with whom he met privately on Thursday.
"Everything I do during this I'm coordinating with the White House counsel. There will be no difference between the president's position and our position as to how to handle this," McConnell told Fox News on Thursday night.
There’s no chance the president will be removed from office.
Impartiality? Checks and balances? Anyone?
From The Hill:
President Trump on Thursday set a personal record for use of Twitter in a single day since taking office, blasting out more than 120 tweets or retweets in 24 hours.
Outgoing Kentucky governor pardons convicted killer
Last month, I wrote about Kentucky governor Matt Bevin’s defeat in the Kentucky governor's race. Here is the headline in yesterday’s Lexington Herald Leader:
Bevin pardons a KY man convicted of beheading a woman and stuffing her in a barrel
The paper also cited another interesting pardon by Bevins:
One of them was Patrick Baker, who was one of three men convicted of a murder in Knox County in 2014. Baker’s sentence was commuted, but the other two men remain in prison. Baker’s brother and sister-in-law held a fundraiser in 2018 for Bevin that raised $21,500, and personally contributed $4,000.
Draining that swamp
In Trump’s first year, local editor Mike Myer frequently praised the president for “draining the swamp.” Myer has not written anything about “the swamp” lately. Maybe this explains it:
Junior gets it honestly