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Chief Justice: John Roberts takes center stage
Since the Senate impeachment trial began last week, Chief Justice John Roberts has been mainly out of the camera's line of sight. He has, clerk-like, enforced Senate procedures and kept the clock for the lawyers at the lectern. He has tried to maintain the chamber's decorum, as when he admonished the legal teams against nastiness, citing a 1905 Senate trial precedent against use of the word "pettifogging."
Trump's pattern of turning on his officials
President Donald Trump blasted former national security adviser John Bolton in a series of tweets, despite praising Bolton only weeks prior. CNN's Chris Cillizza explains how it follows a similar pattern for Trump and officials he hired.
Opinion: Trump in private -- what really happens
The brief video portion at the start of a cell phone recording made public Friday by the formerly pro-Trump schemer Lev Parnas shows a posh dining room at the Trump International Hotel -- heavy drapes, massive molding, thick carpet. You might describe it as country club classic, a motif that seems to cling to Trump properties.
Red state Democrats won't rule out clearing Trump
Democrats in states President Donald Trump carried in 2016 are not ruling out voting to acquit him of the charges he faces in his impeachment trial, giving the White House hopes of potential bipartisan opposition to his conviction as he gears up for his reelection bid.