House Democrats

Trump impeachment trial recap, day 4: Schiff closes

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) speaks with reporters on fourth day of President Trump's impeachment trial.

House managers appealed directly to senators to weigh their actions against the precedent they'll set on Congress’ ability to serve as a check on the president, as they wrapped up their three-day impeachment presentation.

Why it matters: Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) used his last chance to address senators directly and expertly pursued every argument made by Republicans, undercutting what Trump has said publicly, and what he anticipates Trump’s defense team will attempt to make over the next few days.

Elijah Cummings book set to come out this summer

Elijah Cummings headshot.
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A book that was mostly written by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, and worked on by his widow Maya Rockeymoore Cummings after his death, is set to be released on June 30, AP reports.

The big picture: "We're Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy" offers perspective from Cummings' personal life, including 23 years in Congress. He was chair of the powerful House Oversight Committee, which was partly responsible for conducting impeachment proceedings against President Trump.