Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance)

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U of Alabama Law Professor|@MSNBC Contributor|Obama US Atty in B'ham|25 year federal prosecutor|Wife & Mom of 4|Knitting a lot while watching the future

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2012-04-08 12:20:45

Going into today’s testimony, it may be helpful to recall that in a criminal case, neither a defendant’s out of court statements against his own interests nor Co-conspirators’ statements are hearsay. Imperfect, but likely appropriate analogy for impeachment proceedings.

No wonder Ambassador Hale’s testimony is making GOP nervous. The senior career employee at State, said in his deposition that aid for Ukraine was being held up at such a high level that he told Pompeo if he wanted it released he’d have to resolve it directly with Trump.

"Innocent people do not intimidate witnesses."  @Eric Swalwell on Trump. https://on.msnbc.com/2XpQ71O

“Like many Americans, we expected the testimony of the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, to be powerful. We did not expect it to prove so emotional, or to feel so familiar” from ⁦ @Mimi Rocah⁩ & ⁦ @Karen Schwartzhttps://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-smearing-ex-ambassador-marie-yovanovitch-echoes-christ...

One USCIS official speaking anonymously warned that asylum seekers will die as a result of this policy: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/trump-admin-readies-rule-send-asylum-seekers-back-dange...

In any other administration, firing the white supremacist would be a no-brainer

BREAKING: @civilrightsorg and dozens of civil rights groups just wrote to Trump demanding the immediate firing of white nationalist Stephen Miller.

He represents white supremacy, violent extremism & hate – it's past time he's removed from the White House:

BREAKING:  @The Leadership Conference and dozens of civil rights groups just wrote to Trump demanding the immediate firing of white nationalist Stephen Miller. He represents white supremacy, violent extremism & hate – it's past time he's removed from the White House: http://bit.ly/2NYxUpb

The always brilliant  @Maya Wiley

 #MichaelBloomberg must do better. My piece on his applogy: “Do black votes matter more than black lives? Mike Bloomberg seems to think so” http://bit.ly/2qpIfBw via  @New York Daily News

"Trump may have lied to Mueller" should have been headlines in April. It was somehow breaking news today?

Testimony in Stone's trial suggests Trump responses to Mueller questions were untruthful. This is a serious matter that requires further inquiry & since DOJ says POTUS can't be indicted, Congress has sole jurisdiction. Surely they shouldn't just ignore it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/mueller-grand-jury-material-urgently-needed-for-im...

Don’t read too much into an administrative stay.

 @Darren Samuelsohn This is misleading. All the Chief Justice did was issue a temporary, “administrative” stay to allow the full Court time to consider whether to grant a regular stay pending disposition of the (not-yet-filed) cert. petition. This is a totally standard procedural move, nothing more.

Reupping this. The GOP IS somewhere around the Rudy & the 3 amigos went rogue defense. But ultimately, all Trump will have left is saying even if he did it it’s not impeachable & we know it is. The founding fathers even put bribery in the Constitution. https://time.com/5724220/donald-trump-impeachment-defense/

Opinions seem to be moving rapidly. 51% favor impeachment. 70% believe what Trump did is wrong. Public hearings seem to be working with 20% saying they’re paying close attention now. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/70-americans-trumps-actions-tied-ukraine-wrong-poll/story?id=67088534

The easy way to put rumors to rest would be for Trump to do a brief public event today. No reason not to.

The president’s unexpected visit to Walter Reed hospital was Saturday. He was not in public view today. Reporters are not expected to see him tomorrow either, per his public schedule:

The president’s unexpected visit to Walter Reed hospital was Saturday. He was not in public view today. Reporters are not expected to see him tomorrow either, per his public schedule:

MAGA

Russian troops take command of U.S. airbase in northern Syria

Russian troops take command of U.S. airbase in northern Syria https://cbsn.ws/2NV2Ruf

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