Some more highlights

Some more highlights

by digby

I'm sure most of you have better things to do than sit in front of the TV and watch these hearings from start to finish. But before you let the pundits tell you how boring and useless they all were, here are a few highlights. First, the best one of the five minute rounds, in my opinion:
.@RepSwalwell: "Let's talk about that anti-corruption president of ours ... what did POTUS know & when did he know it?' There's a reason no one here has repeated those Qs during these hearings. We know what POTUS did. And we know when he knew it ... Trump knew everything."
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 9, 2019

Swalwell: How many times has Trump spoken to Putin? 16. How many times has he met with Zelensky at the WH? Zero. Who is he meeting with tomorrow. Does withholding aid help any country? Goldman: Russia. Swalwell: Who sent Rudy to Ukraine. Who fired anti-corruption Ambassador Yovanovitch. Who refused to meet with Z in oval office? Who ignored NSC anti-corruption talking points? Who personally asked Z to investigate Biden? Goldman: Trump Trump Trump Trump
Now for the comic relief. Mostly the Republicans whined and cried and had temper tantrums. Everything is just so UNFAAAIIIRRRR.
A confused Louie Gohmert is claiming the President has the right to fire Mueller at today’s hearing
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) December 9, 2019

Jim Jordan ........ wut
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 9, 2019

"Giuliani was doing some things, you know, out here" -- Steve Castor, trying to clear things up
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 9, 2019

The 15 stages of confusion, starring Steve Castor
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 9, 2019
And then there was this gross exchange:

Rep. Greg Steube questions the credibility of Democratic counsel Barry Berke, calling him a "New York lawyer"
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 9, 2019