Magazine January 27, 2020, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

• John Bolton’s time at the NSC will be remembered as the pacifist era of the Trump administration.

• Speaker Nancy Pelosi created uncertainty about whether Trump had really been impeached as a technical matter by refusing to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Pelosi wanted to pressure Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to fashion a Senate trial to her liking, with witnesses not obtained (or even subpoenaed) by the House, but she had limited leverage. McConnell announced he had the votes to start the trial and put off a decision about witnesses until after opening arguments — the same

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