Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade)

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@WashingtonPost Congress reporter. @CNN Political Analyst. @POLITICO alum. Ex-ballerina. Spaghetti-obsessed. Email tips: Rachael.Bade@washpost.com.

Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

2010-07-15 15:35:28

Not a sight you see everyday: Former liberal Rep. Dennis Kucinich joking with Louie Gohmert ...

“She’s juggling chain saws and kittens and doing it seemingly with perfect composure." These people who sit next to me -  @Rachael Bade  @Mike DeBonis - are really good. Read this. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-president-gave-us-no-choice-pelosi-resisted-trumps-impea...

Even before the impeachment hearings, Pelosi was warning her colleagues: don't expect a massive shift in the polls on impeachment The remark was a glimpse into the innate skepticism she feels abt impeachment as she guides her caucus thru this (And btw, she wasn't wrong...)

BEHIND THE CURTAIN:  @Nancy Pelosi never wanted to impeach Trump, well aware it wouldn't resonate w/swing voters. But now she's become the face of his attempted ouster -- the last thing in the world she really wants to talk about. Me &  @Mike DeBonis https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-president-gave-us-no-choice-pelosi-resisted-trumps-impea...

BEHIND THE CURTAIN:  @Nancy Pelosi never wanted to impeach Trump, well aware it wouldn't resonate w/swing voters. But now she's become the face of his attempted ouster -- the last thing in the world she really wants to talk about. Me &  @Mike DeBonis https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-president-gave-us-no-choice-pelosi-resisted-trumps-impea...

"Can we not have any more questions about impeachment?" -Pelosi.

Pelosi, comparing Republicans now to the 1990s, says the GOP moved to impeaching Clinton "for being stupid" but now doesn't see what Trump did w/Ukraine as rising to the level of impeachment

Pelosi just so serious tonight. you can tell she doesn't want to be up there talking abt this, impeachment, but knows she has to make the case as leader.

Walking out, Pelosi is asked by  @James Rosen of  @Sinclair Broadcast Group, "Do you hate the president?" Pelosi usually disciplined about ignoring shouted Q's. Not this time. Explodes at him. "Don't mess with me when it comes to words like that."

This might be one of the most incredible moments of this impeachment inquiry.

WHOA.  @Nancy Pelosi just told off a reporter to asked "do you hate the president?" Her finger wagging in an unusual display of emotion she said she does not hate anyone. "Don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that."

Wow Pelosi, leaving her presser, pauses and scolds a reporter for asking if she "hates" Trump. She says "we don't hate anyone! .... As a Catholic i resent you using the word 'hate' ... don't mess with me when it comes to words like that." i have never seen Pelosi so upset.

White House gears up for aggressive effort to defend Trump in Senate as House moves toward impeachment vote w/  @Seung Min Kim  @Rachael Bade  @Karoun Demirjian https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-gears-up-for-aggressive-effort-to-defend-trump-i...

The prosecutor Barr picked to lead probe of origin of Trump-Russia investigation has said he sees no evidence to back right-wing conspiracy theories that it was a trap or set-up. scoop from  @Matt Zapotosky  @Devlin Barrett https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/barrs-handpicked-prosecutor-tells-inspector-general...

Oh. Karlan apologizes for using Barron's name during the hearing. Says she wishes Trump would apologize for inappropriate things he also says.

McClintock is asking the witnesses who they voted for in 2016, as if that makes their testimony problematic .

Guys,  @Mike DeBonis informs me that we still have 20 more members to go in this hearing. two more hours. oof.

This guy speaks in headlines. I'm quite jealous of his oratory skill

Turley now arguing that in Nixon, impeachment investigators went to the courts, which gave the impeachment inquiry legitimacy. But Dems have decided NOT to go to the courts bc it takes too longs

Turley is now arguing that in previous impeachment inquiries members of BOTH parties accepted & acknowledged the crime: Dems agreed Clinton lied under oath, for example. Dems, of course, would retort that there is plenty of evidence of a quid pro quo/Rs just turning a blindeye

"Secret treaty of Dover in 1617. " got it.

NEW: ‘Are you ready?’: Pelosi makes clear to Democrats impeachment is coming w/  @Rachael Bade https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/are-you-ready-pelosi-makes-clear-to-democrats-impeachment-is...

3/3) -Judiciary Rs are trying to derail an impeachment hearing & subpoena the whistleblower & Adam Schiff. -Al Green is on the House floor blasting his own colleagues for not calling an expert of color to testify against Trump -AND it’s only noon...

2/3) -3 well respected constitutional experts are saying Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors -Trump’s campaign manager dubs them the "three stooges" while Trump calls the judiciary panel a “joke.”

1/3) The impeachment circus is in full swing today: -Pelosi is in the basement kicking out staff & making members check their phones while she rallies the room asking: “Are you ready?" -Pence is telling Rs to "turn up the heat" on Ds/attack them for not focusing on policy...

NEW: ‘Are you ready?’  @Nancy Pelosi makes clear to Ds in private meeting that impeachment is full-steam ahead.  @Vice President Mike Pence, just feet away in another room tells Rs to "turn up the heat" on Dems/accuse them of ignoring pocketbook issues me &  @Mike DeBonis https://wapo.st/360UAet

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