Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 491 words, a 2-minute read.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presides over the impeachment vote today. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
Today's big news was the party-line impeachment vote, but the story that could make the history books is the White House aide who described a quid pro quo.
Why it matters: Morrison, whose departure was announced yesterday, was in the room for the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The big picture: Some Republicans are seizing on the section of Morrison’s opening statement in which he says he “was not concerned that anything illegal was discussed” on the July 25 call as proof of Trump’s exoneration, Axios' Alayna Treene emails.
A firefighter sprays down the smoldering remains of a burning home during the Hillside Fire in the North Park neighborhood of San Bernardino, California.
Photo: Camille Fine/Chicago Tribune via AP
In Chicago, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx swore in an unusual co-worker this week: a Labrador retriever named Hatty, a comfort dog.
At our Axios event in Chicago, Foxx told me jokingly that Hatty is now the most popular, most Instagrammed official in the office.