Morning Digestion – 12-10-19: ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT: 1) WE JUST IT MADE UP, AND 2) BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T LIKE WHAT WE MADE UP. (PLUS WE KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO BEAT IT. BUT WE’RE DOING IT ANYWAY.)

Nadler and Schiff and Pelosi drop articles of impeachment. Precisely two: B and S.

the list&links

IMPEACHMENT:Dems announce articles of impeachment.https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-democrats-announce-two-articles-of-impeachment-11575987219?mod=hp_lead_pos1&mod=article_inline&mod=hp_lead_pos1
Senate could state trial today but why spoil Christmas. Trial in January.https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/09/senate-holiday-truce-impeachment-trial-079533

They are worried he will win 2020 by cheating they say. https://nypost.com/2019/12/10/house-democrats-announce-articles-of-impeachment-against-president-trump/
Dems whittle it down to two articles of impeachment: ukraine and obstruction.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/us/politics/impeachment-trump.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

TRUMP:The IG report says predicate ok, but lists a ton of suspect decisions by FBIhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/in-opening-an-investigation-of-the-trump-campaign-the-fbi-felt-it-had-reached-a-tipping-point-ig-found/2019/12/09/49f0da38-1ab6-11ea-b4c1-fd0d91b60d9e_story.html
MQ: Page, the agency said, had previously provided information about his contacts with Russian intelligence officers. That was potentially an important fact because if Page had been telling the CIA about those Russian contacts, that might make him seem less suspicious to the FBI.
The IG report, all 400 some pageshttps://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/09/us/politics/fbi-ig-report-document.html
MQ: the page thing, above is #1 thing that caught my attention.
Christopher Steele was friends with Ivankahttps://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ivanka-trump-was-personal-friends-with-former-british-spy-christopher-steele-according-to-person-familiar-with-the-situation/2019/12/09/be0773c4-1ac4-11ea-87f7-f2e91143c60d_story.html

Trump lashes out at Wray for claiming FBI vindicatedhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-lashes-out-at-fbi-director-in-wake-of-inspector-generals-report/2019/12/10/db3a3006-1b48-11ea-b4c1-fd0d91b60d9e_story.html
MQ: The 434-page report rebutted conservatives’ accusations that top FBI officials were driven by political bias to illegally spy on Trump advisers as part of the probe into Russian election interference, but it also found broad and “serious performance failures” requiring major changes.
Comey takes a victory laphttps://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/james-comey-the-truth-is-finally-out-the-fbi-fulfilled-its-mission/2019/12/09/614df00c-1aad-11ea-8d58-5ac3600967a1_story.html

NYT says Prez people don’t get what they want from IG, move on to another.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/us/politics/trump-ig-report.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

IG report finds mistakes but does not attribute them to anti Trump plothttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/us/politics/fbi-ig-report-russia-investigation.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Macron was laughing at Trump while his country is falling apart. Same with Trudeau.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/opinion/france-strike-macron.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

POLITICS:After slipping from top spot, lizzie is ginning it up again by targeting pete and mikehttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-2020.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

There’s a reason Lizzie knows so much about corporate corruption. She helped.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/memo-in-1990s-pollution-case-shows-elizabeth-warren-in-action-as-corporate-consultant/2019/12/09/6a6fade0-1a9b-11ea-b4c1-fd0d91b60d9e_story.html

McKinsey gives Pete permission to disclose clientshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/us/politics/pete-buttigieg-mckinsey.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Oh no. Lots of White guys.https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2019/12/10/women-politics-congress-2020-075460

TERROR:Pensacola gunman went home to Saudi, came back very pissed off.https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/gunmans-behavior-changed-after-trip-to-native-saudi-arabia-friends-say/2019/12/09/a37857d4-1ad4-11ea-b4c1-fd0d91b60d9e_story.html

RUSSIA:Russia Ukraine agree on cease fire.https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-ukraine-agree-on-cease-fire-in-conflict-in-east-ukraine-11575932064?mod=hp_listb_pos1

WTF:Yeah it’s a live volcano, but sure you can go hiking. No problem.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/world/asia/new-zealand-volcano.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

American honeymooners badly burned in volcano eruption.https://nypost.com/2019/12/09/honeymooning-american-couple-seriously-injured-in-new-zealand-volcano-eruption/

Peleton’s CEO is keeping his mouth shut.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/business/media/peloton-ad-ryan-reynolds.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Business

Avenetti says yeah I spend millions I don’t have but don’t tell the juryhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/michael-avenatti-wants-his-expensive-lifestyle-and-money-troubles-off-limits-at-his-upcoming-trial-over-nike-extortion-attempt/2019/12/09/327c761c-1ae5-11ea-b4c1-fd0d91b60d9e_story.html

NYC’s homeless plan stopped: just send them to Newark was deemed wrong.https://nypost.com/2019/12/10/new-york-city-will-pause-controversial-homeless-export-program-to-newark/

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