The Washington Post • Rosalind Helderman, Josh Dawsey • February 9 •
Trump’s lawyers say he was immediately ‘horrified’ by the Capitol attack. Here’s what his allies and aides said really happened that day.
The description by Trump’s defense attorneys in advance of his Senate impeachment trial conflicts with the timeline of events on Jan. 6 and the accounts of people around him that day.
Detroit Metro Times • Steve Neavling • February 8 •
Sen. Shirkey baselessly claims U.S. Capitol riot was 'staged' by Trump haters, recording shows
Michigan state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey suggested the Jan. 6 insurrection at the national Capitol was a “hoax” perpetuated by opponents of former President...
The Wall Street Journal • Craig Karmin, Brian Spegele • February 9 •
Trump Partner Exploring Ways to End Relationship With Ex-President’s Company
Vornado considers the step after efforts to sell or refinance two office towers misfired, possibly due to the presence of the Trump Organization’s stake.
The Bulwark • Sarah Longwell • February 9 •
Hold Them All Accountable - The Bulwark
The people who stormed the Capitol are facing the music. It’s up to us to make sure that the people who incited them do, too.
POLITICO • Natasha Bertrand, Daniel Lippman • February 9 •
Trump hid his calls with Putin. Now, Biden has access to them.
What was said between the two leaders is a great mystery, one that advisers to the current president say is imperative to find out.
The Washington Post • Erik Wemple • February 9 •
Opinion | What happened with New York Times reporter Donald McNeil?
What happened on an educational trip to Peru in 2019? Enough to separate a New York Times veteran from his job?
The Washington Post • Amy Gardner • February 9 •
One of Trump’s impeachment lawyers sued him last year — and accused him of making claims about fraud with ‘no evidence’
Philadelphia lawyer Michael T. van der Veen filed a suit on behalf of a House candidate against Trump and the U.S. Postal Service that was ultimately settled.
POLITICO • • February 9 •
POLITICO Playbook: Trump compares impeachment to ‘The Apprentice’
And Dems are splitting as progressives rage over an immigration vote.
The New York Times • Maggie Haberman • February 9 •
Meandering Performance by Defense Lawyers Enrages Trump
The former president was particularly angry at Bruce L. Castor Jr., one of his lawyers, for acknowledging the effectiveness of the House Democrats’ presentation.
The New York Times • Daniel Victor • February 9 •
‘I’m Not a Cat,’ Says Lawyer Having Zoom Difficulties
The video was immediately shared widely and brought joy to many. The lawyer, Rod Ponton, said he was happy people got a much-needed laugh.
The Washington Post • Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey • February 9 •
In self-imposed exile, Trump watches with unhappiness as second impeachment trial unfolds
Trump has remained sanguine that an evenly divided Senate will acquit him, while one person described him as “bored out of his mind” in Florida.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • Mary Spicuzza • February 9 •
President Joe Biden traveling to Milwaukee next week, where he'll participate in a CNN Town Hall at Pabst Theater
President Joe Biden is scheduled to travel to Wisconsin next week, making the state one of the first official stops of his presidency.
Time • Simon Shuster • February 9 •
Exclusive: Ukraine Releases ‘Shock’ Call With Giuliani As Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Begins
The call, a transcript of which was obtained by TIME, provides the clearest picture yet of Giuliani's attempts to pressure the Ukrainians
The New York Times • David D. Kirkpatrick, Mike McIntire • February 8 •
‘Its Own Domestic Army’: How the G.O.P. Allied Itself With Militants
Actions taken by paramilitary groups in Michigan last year, emboldened by President Donald J. Trump, signaled a profound shift in Republican politics and a national crisis in the making.
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • February 9 •
Opinion | Trump’s weak defense will expose the depravity of GOP senators who acquit him
It's either Trump or the Constitution. Republicans will side with Trump.
POLITICO • Gabby Orr, Meridith McGraw • February 9 •
Trump was quite displeased with his impeachment defense team
The former president was frustrated with the meandering arguments. Some close to his defense team quit watching.
The New York Times • Trip Gabriel, Nick Corasaniti • February 9 •
John Fetterman, Senate Candidate, Revisits Gun Incident Involving Black Jogger
As a mayor in 2013, Mr. Fetterman, a Democrat, used a gun to stop Christopher Miyares, a Black man jogging nearby, after saying he heard gunshots. The police found no weapons on Mr. Miyares and released him.
Bloomberg • Ramesh Ponnuru • February 9 •
Republicans’ Five Bad Excuses for Not Convicting Trump
The ex-president's defenders don’t have to be persuasive. They just have to sound plausible.
The New York Times • Peter Baker • February 9 •
The First Trial Seemed Abstract. This One Is a Visceral Reckoning Over Trump.
At issue will be many aspects that defined Donald Trump’s presidency: his relentless assaults on truth, his fomenting of divisions, his shattering of norms and his undermining of an election.
The Atlantic • Clint Smith • February 8 •
Stories of Slavery, From Those Who Survived It
The Federal Writers’ Project narratives provide an all-too-rare link to our past.