The impeachment fallout continues, with President Trump and his supporters castigating Democrats for launching the inquiry while the president's critics dig in. Here's a look at coverage:
- Trump: He's been tweeting, a lot, on Friday in defense of what he insists was a "perfect conversation" with Ukraine's leader. If that call isn't appropriate, "then no future President can EVER again speak to another foreign leader!" he wrote. Trump also blasted the "so-called whistleblower" and wondered if a "partisan operative" fed him phony info. And the president accused Rep. Adam Schiff of distorting his words and demanded that the congressman resign.
- Pelosi's prayers: "I pray for the president all the time," Nancy Pelosi said on Morning Joe, per the Washington Examiner. Among other things, she prays "that God will illuminate him to see right from wrong." On the same program, she widened her criticism on the Ukraine controversy to include Attorney General William Barr. "He's gone rogue," she said, per Politico. "I think where they're going is a cover-up of the cover-up, and that's really very sad for them."