The Senate impeachment trial began with an oath to be impartial, but partisan battles rage. The panelists recapped a week of developments, including new documents from a former associate of Rudy Giuliani.
With just several weeks before the Iowa caucuses, the panelists discussed the clash between Democratic presidential candidates Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The conversation also turned to the latest on the US trade deal with China and USMCA.
The Trump administration insists the killing of Iran’s top general Qassim Soleimani was a response to ‘imminent’ threats but on Capitol Hill members of both parties are furious. President Trump’s Senate trial draws near as Speaker Nancy Pelosi prepares to send over the articles of impeachment.
Foreign policy dominated the debate on Capitol Hill and on the campaign trail as candidates spoke out against rising hostilities with Iran. Bernie Sanders narrowly leads in the Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll, just 3 weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
In what is being called a pivotal moment in his presidency, President Trump ordered a drone strike that killed Iran’s leading general Qassim Suleimani. The panelists discussed the implications of this decision.
It was a sleepy week in Washington, but not in American politics. Robert Costa and the panelists looked at the latest developments in President Trump’s impeachment battle. The conversation also turned to a look back at some of the year’s big issues, like immigration and the economy, and previewed where these subjects could go in the new year.