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POLITICO Playbook: The crazy week to come

Posted On: Jan 24, 2020   |   Posted By: Politico

POLITICO Playbook: The crazy week to come

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PAUSE FOR A SECOND AND CONSIDER the week we're about to have: At some point today, House Democrats will wrap up their impeachment arguments, and on Saturday, President DONALD TRUMP'S team will get its chance to begin. Trump's lawyers get three calendar days to use up their 24 hours, so they'll have to wrap up by Tuesday. Most people involved with the president's impeachment strategy believe they will use part of just two days.
THAT WILL SET UP A DEBATE ON WITNESSES AND DOCUMENTS sometime Monday or Tuesday. And, potentially, a final vote next week.
TRUMP has his own counterprogramming, which includes a summit with his close ally Israeli PM BENJAMIN NETANYAHU to discuss the long-awaited peace plan captained by JARED KUSHNER. TRUMP invited Netanyahu rival BENNY GANTZ, but BARAK RAVID - an Israeli reporter who also works for Axios - reported this morning that Gantz is having second...

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