Kayla's Morning Kickstart: Carter, NATO, Impeachment
Former President Carter hospitalized
Former President Jimmy Carter returned to the hospital over the weekend for a urinary tract infection, less than a week after he left an Atlanta hospital following a two-week stay. Carter was hospitalized twice in October and against on Nov. 11. He previously survived brain and liver cancer. Last month, Carter said that he is at peace with death. Carter is 95 years old and is the oldest living former US President in history.
President Donald Trump is criticizing Democrats at the start of a NATO leaders' meeting in London, saying that the impeachment investigation is bad for the United States. Trump spoke today while meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, shaming Democrats for holding an impeachment hearing while he is abroad. The House Judiciary Committee has set a hearing for tomorrow on the constitutional grounds for Trump's possible impeachment.
The House Intelligence Committee is expected to release its impeachment investigation report today, and House Republicans have already released their "prebuttal" (it's like a rebuttal but in advance). The document makes some claims that were refuted in testimony, namely that there was no quid pro quo in the President's Ukraine dealings and that everything he did involving Ukraine was above board.