is masterful. Sweeping yet specific. Eloquent yet clear. Relentless recitation of damning facts, but with a tone more of sadness than anger. Rooted in our deepest traditions - opening with Alexander Hamilton - yet as current as Trump’s latest tweet. Brilliant— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) January 22, 2020
Regardless of how the #ImpeachmentTrial ends, it has been a Tour de Force from Adam Schiff. He's still going strong, forcefully making the case for subpoenaing more documents from the State Department. pic.twitter.com/dTJg15ldWn— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 23, 2020
Schiff is doing an excellent job of pointing out the impact of obstruction: "Do you want me to read that to you? " he says referring to Amb. Taylor's 1st person cable. I can't because the State Department wouldn't turn it over to us. But you can do something about it, he says.— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) January 23, 2020
One thing you learn in journalism is the value of concision. It’s not clear that House managers are going to add anything to Schiff’s (pretty effective) 2-hour presentation in the ensuing 22 hours, in fact they may subtract from it— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) January 22, 2020
Maybe Mitch should have given them 50 hours!
You’re right about Schiff’s effectiveness compared to other speakers. But Democrats have owned the Senate floor and cable news channels for several days now. When Bill Clinton was given a mic, he never gave it up willingly. It worked for him and probably is for for Ds as well. https://t.co/JCSLPybSXW— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) January 23, 2020
will not care, but what @RepAdamSchiff is doing here is brilliant. He's referencing docs he doesn't have, reminding the Senate that they can demand those docs, and then explaining what *other witnesses under oath* have said about those docs.— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) January 23, 2020
Bad faith actors like @LindseyGrahamSC
This BLOW US the entire GOP "second hand information" argument. The information is NOT second hand, it's first hand from people who saw the docs. If you don't trust them, if you'd like to verify their recollections, SUBPOENA THE DOCUMENTS!#ImpeachmentTrial— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) January 23, 2020
Again, Republicans don't seem to care about logic, or intellectual consistency. But this is pretty airtight.— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) January 23, 2020
"I'd like to read it to you, but I can't, so I'll tell you what those who saw them said. If that's not enough, issue a subpoena."
Schiff did it again: "I'd like to read it to you, but I can't... Because President Trump has refused to release those records."— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) January 23, 2020
I so agree that there's an aspect here that isn't even for *right now*, it's for 100 years from now when people are explaining late republic America.
directly trolls @realDonaldTrump— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) January 23, 2020
"In any fair trial in America you would want to see contemporaneous notes.... I don't know what those notes say. Maybe they say no quid pro quo, maybe they say it was a perfect call."
-- Wherein @RepAdamSchiff
Schiff going through testimony and then highlighting how individual pieces of documentary evidence the White House is withholding would fill the gaps/corroborate is brilliant.— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) January 23, 2020