Vice President Mike Pence is set to participate in a bus tour in Iowa later this month before joining the president for a rally in Des Moines. On Saturday, the Trump campaign announced Pence’s bus tour will begin in Sioux City on January 30th.
Senate impeachment trial
The White House and House Democrats are increasing their attacks ahead of next week’s impeachment trial. On Saturday, the president’s legal team said impeachment is a “brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election.”
Alan Dershowitz said he will be working pro bono for the president during the Senate impeachment trial. On Friday, the Harvard law professor said his top priority during the trial is to protect the integrity of the Constitution.
One Republican congressman believes that once the Senate trial begins next week, it won’t take long for senators to acquit the president of any wrongdoing. One America’s Jennifer Franco spoke with GOP Rep. Mike Johnson to get his take on the proceedings.
White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow is accusing Democrats of using impeachment as a distraction. While speaking to reporters at the White House on Friday, Kudlow said the impeachment process has not impacted the economy or the stock market.
Top Republicans in the Senate are hoping to put a stop to the push for witnesses in the impeachment trial against President Trump. Some conservatives, including Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), are warning both moderates in their conference and Democrats that if Democrats can call witnesses then the president should be able to call whoever he wants.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he wasn’t aware of any surveillance carried out on former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. He made the comments during an interview Friday.
The Government Accountability Office (G.A.O.) and the Office of Management and Budget (O.M.B.) disagree over whether the Trump administration broke the law.
2020 Democrat hopeful Bernie Sanders recently admitted the impeachment trial is going to negatively affect his presidential campaign. While talking to reporters in Washington on Thursday, the Vermont senator said the trial may take several weeks, which he would rather spend campaigning in Iowa and New Hampshire to win the Democrat Party nomination.