7 New York counties under state of emergency as snowstorm slams Northeast

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A storm is slamming the Northeast with heavy snow and ice Monday afternoon, and may cause an extremely dangerous evening commute home.

New Jersey, New England and most of New York State have been hit by this nor’easter — and three to six more inches of snow is still on the way Monday night.

Over 700 flights have been canceled and more than 5,200 delayed across the country Monday — mostly in the Northeast. Boston’s public schools will be closed Tuesday.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in seven counties hit the hardest.

In Albany, New York — one of the counties under a state of emergency — more than 15 inches of snow has already fallen.

Albany police officer Steve Smith urged residents to stay home, and if they have to travel, “turn your headlights on, drive slow and give yourself ample time.”

New York troopers have already responded to more than 740 storm-related crashes statewide, Cuomo said.

New York City, Hartford and Boston are under winter weather advisories.

In New York City, where 1 inch of snow fell by 5 p.m., Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that New Yorkers will face a “sloppy rush hour” Monday night and should avoid driving when possible.

“Anything can happen with a storm,” the mayor said.

Here are some of the other snow totals so far:

— East Glenville, New York (north of Albany): 23 inches
— Latham, New York: 20 inches
— Readsboro, Vermont: 22.4 inches
— Clarksburg, Massachusetts: 16.2 inches
— Worcester, Massachusetts: 10 inches
— North Granby, Connecticut: 8.7 inches

The snow is expected to wrap up around midnight in New Jersey and New York, but continue overnight in New England.

By Tuesday morning, the heavy snow and gusty winds will be impacting the New England coast, wreaking havoc during the morning commute in Boston and Providence.

The storm will clear out by midday Tuesday.

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Classes resume at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, 18 days after deadly rampage

iStock(SANTA CLARITA, Calif.) — With heavy hearts and under tight security, students returned on Monday to Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, for the first time since a 16-year-old boy went on a shooting rampage that left two classmates dead and three injured.

Students, many of them escorted by their parents, were greeted at the main gate to the school by teachers, administrators and counselors who offered hugs and words of encouragement as they resumed classes and attempted to return to some semblance of normal life.

All around the campus, community residents had hung signs, including a large banner with the word “Strong” and the school’s mascot, the Centurian.

But sheriff’s deputies posted outside the school also served as a reminder of the killings that occurred in the high school quad last month.

“School staff will be busy supporting grieving students and trying to restore as much normalcy as possible during this difficult time,” according to a note posted on the William S. Hart Union High School District website. “For the first week back, we will limit access to campus to students, staff, and parents who need to contact the office.”

At 7:40 a.m. on Nov. 14, Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow, a 16-year-old student at Saugus High School, allegedly pulled a handgun out of his backpack and opened fire on classmates.

Killed in the attack were 15-year-old Gracie Muehlberger and 14-year-old Dominic Blackwell. Three other students were hurt in the rampage before Berhow turned the gun on himself and took his own life, officials said.

Investigators have yet to comment on a possible motive for the killings.

During a news conference last week, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Berhow used an untraceable “ghost gun,” a weapon purchased as a kit that can be assembled at home.

Villanueva said Berhow’s .45 caliber gun, a 1911-model replica semi-automatic pistol, was assembled from gun parts and did not have a serial number.

Just as students were returning to the Santa Clarita campus on Monday, gunfire rang out at a high school about 2,000 miles away.

At 10:17 a.m. local time, Waukesha South High School in Waukesha, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee, was put on lockdown for 90 minutes after a school resource officer confronted a student with a pistol inside a classroom, Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack said at a news conference.

Jack said the school resource officer cleared other students from the classroom and was attempting to de-escalate the situation when the 17-year-old student pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the school resource officer and other officers who responded to the incident. One of the officers, an 11-year veteran of the police department, shot the teen, who was in stable condition at a hospital, Jack said.

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Fellow officers mourn Alabama sheriff John Williams: ‘He paid the ultimate sacrifice’

iStock(HAYNEVILLE, Ala.) — A devoted Alabaman sheriff who was gunned down in the line of duty was mourned Monday by fellow grieving officers.

Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams, known as “Big John,” was fatally shot on Nov. 23 while responding to a call in Hayneville, about 25 miles from Montgomery.

Williams, a 62-year-old husband and father, was born in Lowndes County. He served with the Hayneville Police Department before joining the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department in 1987.

He was elected sheriff in 2010.

“Nobody had to question John’s integrity,” Heath Taylor, Russell County Sheriff and president of the Alabama Sheriff’s Association, said at Monday’s funeral at the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery.

Williams responded to a gas station that night at 8:15 when he was shot. The suspect, William Chase Johnson, 18, immediately fled the store on foot before he was captured after state officials issued an emergency alert to search for him.

Johnson has been charged with his murder. It was not immediately clear if he has entered a plea.

Taylor said Williams, despite being a sheriff, didn’t pass on the responsibility to answer the call.

“Just like he had done thousands of times before over the last 32 years,” Taylor said. “That was the type of love he had for his community. He paid the ultimate sacrifice for each and every one of us in this coliseum.

“He was a man of honor and pride and respect for others,” Taylor said, overcome with emotion. “Nothing made him happier than helping somebody in Lowndes County.”

Among the Alabama sheriffs who spoke at the service was Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham, who said he and Williams “went everywhere together.”

“He loved being the sheriff,” Cunningham said. “He would give you the shirt off his back. He’s a true law enforcement officer.”

Williams was a “consummate professional and pillar of his community,” Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey‏ said in a tweet.

“He will be greatly missed by us all,” Ivey tweeted ahead of Monday’s service. “This tragedy is a grim reminder of the dangers that our law enforcement face each day. I’ve expressed to Mrs. Williams that she can take comfort in knowing his legacy will live on & that our state is praying for their family.”

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Over 350 lawyers, legal professionals who had abortions file brief in landmark Supreme Court case

iStock(WASHINGTON) — More than 350 lawyers and legal professionals who had abortions filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court Monday as part of the latest landmark abortion case.

“My hope is that my classmate on the Supreme Court will not want to demonize me,” Claudia Hammerman, a partner at the prestigious law firm Paul, Weiss, told ABC News. Hammerman is also the lead signer of the brief and a Harvard Law School alumnae. “I was smart and I deserved my career and I deserved to be able to give it my all and to become a mother when I was fully, emotionally, psychologically, and in terms of resources prepared to become the best mother I could be.”

The legal professionals included attorneys, law professors, public defenders, prosecutors, retired judges, current law students and a senior attorney with the Department of Justice, who joined the brief anonymously and “on behalf of herself and all the other lawyers working in the highest echelons of government who have had abortions.” Two MacArthur “Genius” Fellows are also among those who signed on.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in June Medical Services vs. Gee, an abortion case out of Louisiana, on March 4, 2020. In question is a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges with a nearby hospital. A similar law, out of Texas, was struck down by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional in 2016.

Amicus — or “friends of the court” — briefs are filed on behalf of people who are not formally part of a case but who support one side. On Monday, several briefs were filed in the June Medical Services case urging the Supreme Court to strike down the law.

One brief was from the lawyers and legal professionals; another was from about a dozen “storytellers” from a variety of backgrounds who have had abortions; one was from abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, the Nationals Abortion Federation, Physicians for Reproductive Health and Abortion Care Network.

The brief from legal professionals reads, “they would not have been able to realize their personal and/or professional goals were it not for their ability to control their reproductive lives.”

They wanted to put the brief together to show the justices that abortion was not an “abstract” concept but something that directly affects the legal community, Alexia Korberg, an associate at Paul, Weiss who worked on it, told ABC News.

A variety of personal stories were told in the brief, ranging from women who had abortions as teenagers to those who had them as mothers facing extreme health risks and fetal diagnoses. Some of the women said they had abortions while in abusive relationships, while others were dealing with depression or addiction when they got pregnant.

“A doctor’s appointment years ago is not the most important part of who I am, but it has allowed my life to be everything that it is today,” one woman, who was accepted to Harvard Law School shortly after getting an abortion, said in the brief.

In addition to the question of hospital admitting privileges — which the Supreme Court in 2016 deemed an undue burden unnecessary to improve the health outcomes of abortion, a statistically safe procedure when done by medical professionals — June Medical Services vs. Gee also includes a challenge from Louisiana on the rights of abortion providers and organizations to challenge abortion restrictions on behalf of patients.

Should the Supreme Court rule that providers and organizations do not have the right to represent patients in a third-party capacity, individual women would have to personally challenge laws, potentially putting their names into the spotlight and delaying their access to an abortion.

A number of the women in the amicus briefs explain why they would not have been able to personally challenge laws, including potential stigmas they may have faced personally and professionally.

One woman in the legal professionals brief who “received her first birth control prescription at the very same Planned Parenthood in front of which she and her family regularly protested,” said that putting her name on the brief and saying she had an abortion “will likely cost me my relationship with my mother.”

One woman in the “storytellers” brief said she would not have had the resources to sue the state, while another, who had two abortions due to pregnancy complications, said she would not have emotionally been able to handle bringing a lawsuit to obtain an abortion.

For the 2016 case, Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt, a number of women, including over 110 legal professionals, also participated in filing amicus briefs.

Korberg, who worked on that brief as well, said many of the signers have told her “how empowering the experience was,” adding that the response then “was overwhelmingly positive.”

“It is empowering,” Hammerman, who also works abortion cases, agreed, “and I do feel it’s absolutely critical that people who can speak about it and normalize do that — make the roads for others.”

“I would never have been able to help the people I’ve helped as a lawyer … had I not been allowed the freedom to determine my own future, by controlling my own body at a pivotal point in my life,” a former public defender said in the brief filed Monday.

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Mom of two says she suffered from ‘motherhood imposter syndrome’

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A recent New York Times op-ed is bringing attention to an important issue facing some mothers.

In the op-ed, Casey Wilson, a mother of two, opened up about something she calls “motherhood imposter syndrome” — a term she uses to describe the belief of not being good enough as a parent.

“You just suddenly feel like, ‘I’m doing it wrong — whatever I’m doing, is wrong,'” Wilson, an actress and comedian, told Good Morning America.

In the article, Wilson revealed she felt unprepared for motherhood. She also said she began blaming herself when she noticed something was wrong with her now 4-year-old son.

“There were just signs that things were kind of ‘off.’ I felt my son was engaged with me, but then sometimes would kind of click out of engagement and he would lie on the ground…and just stare off,” she said. “We called it ‘powering down.'”

She continued, “I felt like I’m working too much, or I didn’t cook enough vegetables, I ate the wrong things in utero…I didn’t breast feed him long enough. I went through a list of things. Then I thought that there’s something very wrong. He became this beyond picky eater.”

In her Times op-ed, Wilson described how her husband never blamed himself, and that he just wanted to figure out what was going on with their toddler.

“I maintained the situation was absolutely dire and it was my fault, that what needed fixing was me,” she wrote.

After visiting a series of specialists and getting no real answers, Wilson’s son was diagnosed in January with celiac disease — an immune disease in which gluten causes damage to the digestive system.

“I was really mainly flooded with relief in the sense of having an answer,” she said. “I will never forget Google-ing all the symptoms and seeing it’s quite a list. It was like an umbrella of every single thing that we had experienced — seizures, to depression to fatigue to lack of engagement to tantrums to irritability to brittle bones.”

Wilson said she’s made her home gluten-free and her child is now doing well. She also said her motherhood imposter syndrome has “lifted so much” and she gives herself grace in moments of self-doubt.

“We’re [as parents] expected to lean in and we’re expected to be helicopter parents,” she said. “I do think it’s a lot for one gal.”

She added, “I have less tolerance for beating myself up. We’re all trying our best.”

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Dwyane Wade fires back at trolls criticizing his 12-year-old in Thanksgiving family photo

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(New York) — Gabrielle Union’s husband Dwyane Wade took to Twitter on Saturday to respond to “some post-thanksgiving hate” over a family photo she shared last week on Instagram.

The photo shows Union posing alongside Wade, their daughter Kaavia, and Wade’s son Zion, who sports long fingernails and a crop top.

“I’ve seen some post-thanksgiving hate on social about my family photo. Stupidity is apart of this world we live in—so i get it. But here’s the thing—I’ve been chosen to lead my family not y’all. So we will continue to be us and support each other with pride, love & a smile!” the retired Miami Heat star wrote.

Wade received numerous responses from other Twitter users who praised the couple for supporting their children.

One user wrote, “Idk if @DwyaneWade & @itsgabrielleu know how POWERFUL & MOVING it is that they’re embracing their son’s individuality. (Damnit I’m crying) In our community, being given autonomy over your body, beliefs, image, & statements as a child isn’t a thing. That child is free & happy.”

“As a parent my only goal is that my kids feel that I see them, love them and support them,” Wade replied.

It’s not the first time the couple has drawn criticism from trolls online.

In October, Wade shared a photo of Union, Kaavia, and Zion on social media, labeling the image “My girls.” One user then reposted the shot with the caption, “What y’all think about this?”

“Looks like love to me,” Union responded. “I truly hope that everyone gets the love, support and hugs they deserve. Also Kaav ain’t with the dumb s***. Peace & Blessings good people.”

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Howard volleyball player skips final conference tournament to make lifesaving donation to a stranger

iStock(NEW YORK) — A senior volleyball player at Howard University spent her final conference tournament in recovery after making a lifesaving blood stem cell donation to a stranger.

Jurnee Farrell, 21, has played volleyball for Howard University throughout her four years at the school. During sophomore year her coach, Shaun Kupferberg, encouraged the women on his team to register with Be The Match, an organization that works to save lives through marrow donation, through a registration table they had on campus.

“Growing up my dad worked at a children’s hospital in Chicago. I grew up in that type of environment and saw what an organ donation or a tissue donation can do for a family,” Kupferberg said. “If somebody’s life can be saved by a simple donation it’s obviously an easy thing to do and we should be helping.”

Farrell got her cheek swabbed and registered as a potential donor with Be The Match. Two years later she received a call letting her know that she was a match for a 57-year-old woman with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

The organization informed her that becoming a donor would involve several months of physicals and blood tests — but that Farrell’s donation could also save this woman’s life.

“It wasn’t registering to me that I would be saving someone’s life. I was just like, okay, I registered for this thing and I’m going to go through with it,” Farrell said. “It took me a lot of time to realize what I was doing.”

According to Be The Match’s website, African Americans have just a 23% chance of finding a matched adult donor through its registry.

Farrell’s donation date was Nov. 19. Recovery from the procedure, doctors informed her, would take 7 to 10 days.

Donating that day also meant that she would miss playing in the final conference tournament with her teammates, taking place that weekend.

“It was bittersweet, but it was definitely a no-brainer,” Farrell said. “If somebody gets the opportunity to save someone’s life, whether it be a stranger or a family member, I would hope that it’s a no-brainer for everybody.”

Kupferberg encouraged her to go through with the donation. “You’re doing something bigger than volleyball,” he told her.

“I talk to our team all the time about priorities. Obviously, contributing something of this magnitude is a priority,” Kupferberg said. “It was a pretty easy decision. If you want to talk about what you contribute to the world in twenty years and you can tell anybody that you had the chance to save someone’s life — that’s a major accomplishment.”

Farrell went through the donation procedure and a few days later was sitting on a bench cheering while her teammates won the conference title. They advance to the NCAA volleyball tournament, in which Farrell will take part.

“It’s one of those things that everything always works out the way it’s supposed to,” Kupferberg said. “You want to see her rewarded for making the right decision. Getting to play in the NCAA tournament is a blessing after all of that.”

Farrell will find out in one year through Be The Match if her donation was successful. If so, she has the option to anonymously reach out to the donor.

“I really want to meet her and put a face to such a big part of my life now,” Farrell said. “I think it becomes real when you’re donating but that feeling would be elevated even more if I were able to meet this person.”

For anyone looking to become a donor, Farrell has a message.

“You’re saving someone’s life and it’s super, super easy,” Farrell said. “For you to be in pain for four or five days is nothing compared to someone who’s been in pain for months. If you get the opportunity to save someone’s life with such an easy process — you shouldn’t hesitate.”

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After criticism, Melania Trump unveils patriotic-themed White House Christmas decorations

Thomas Bounias/iStock(WASHINGTON) — First lady Melania Trump unveiled the White House Christmas decorations Monday morning, declaring this year’s theme to be “The Spirit of America.”

The theme appeared to be a safer choice than in previous years, which included blood-red trees mocked for looking like something out of The Handmaid’s Tale.

The first lady tweeted a short video of herself admiring the decorations and applying some finishing touches as she strolled around the White House.

“The Spirit of America” is shining in the @WhiteHouse! I am delighted to share this beautiful exhibit of patriotism for all to see, and excited for everyone to experience the beauty of the #Christmas season! pic.twitter.com/qGxxl9qBrd

— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 2, 2019

“’The Spirit of America’ is shining in the @WhiteHouse! I am delighted to share this beautiful exhibit of patriotism for all to see, and excited for everyone to experience the beauty of the #Christmas season,” Trump tweeted.

According to a statement released by her office, each wing and room of the White House highlights a different aspect of “The Spirit of America.”

The East Wing features the Gold Star Family Tree, which the statement says was decorated by Gold Star families. The Green Room displays “classic Christmas tales” along with the White House Advent calendar. According to the statement, the State Dining Room, “celebrates America the beautiful,” with a gingerbread rendition of the South Portico of the White House and landmarks from across the country.

The decorations include more than 15,000 bows, 200 pounds of gingerbread, and 58 Christmas trees, the statement said.

“When I travel the country, I am inspired by the hard working people and families that I meet,” the first lady said. “No matter which state they call home, many Americans share a strong set of values and deep appreciation for the traditions and history of our great nation. Thank you to all of the staff and volunteers who worked to make sure the People’s House was ready for Christmas.”

“The Spirit of America” appears to strike a balance between traditional displays and Melania Trump’s flair for cutting-edge style.

Both the 2017 and 2018 Christmas decorations faced harsh criticism online for the unique choices of white, leafless branches lining the hallways and the red Christmas trees last year.

Melania’s Christmas decorations look like they’re straight out of the Shining pic.twitter.com/mVMY7yuxIZ

— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) November 26, 2018

why do the White House Christmas decorations look like Voldemort is about to come back pic.twitter.com/nF0GxCaxUq

— Kate Gray (@hownottodraw) November 27, 2017

Compared to those choices, critics may have a tough time taking issue with this year’s relatively traditional decoration decisions.

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‘Sickening’ to be attacked by Trump, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page says in interview

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead(WASHINGTON) — A former FBI lawyer repeatedly attacked by President Donald Trump says she no longer wants to stay silent, calling it “sickening” to face personal attacks from him on a regular basis.

“It’s almost impossible to describe” what it’s like, Lisa Page told The Daily Beast. “It’s like being punched in the gut. My heart drops to my stomach when I realize he has tweeted about me again. The president of the United States is calling me names to the entire world. He’s demeaning me and my career. It’s sickening.”

Page was thrust into the national spotlight with the disclosure of text messages she exchanged with then-FBI agent Peter Strzok critical of Trump when he was a presidential candidate.

The messages between Page and Strzok have been cited by Trump and congressional Republicans of alleged political bias at the FBI and Justice Department during the investigations of interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and Hillary Clinton’s handling of emails when she was secretary of state. She testified behind closed doors before the House Judiciary Committee in July 2018.

A Justice Department inspector general report released last year found that the actions of some agents hurt the FBI’s reputation – including the messages from Strzok and Page, who according to the report, were having an extramarital affair

But the report found no evidence connecting the decision-making in the Clinton probe to political bias.

In the newly released interview Page says she decides to speak out and “take my power back” as the president continues to use her and Strzok’s names as a political attack line.

Trump frequently attacks and mocks Page and Strzok at his rallies and in photo ops, calling them “the lovers” and accusing them of politically motivated attacks on his presidency. At an Oct. 11 rally in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Trump called Page and Strzok “corrupt” and “disgusting,” saying they put their messages on the FBI server so their spouses wouldn’t find out.

“That didn’t work out too well for Lisa Strzok and Lisa Page, did it?” Trump said.

Page said she would like to say the president’s attacks don’t interfere with her daily life but it’s difficult, saying she will “wince” if she thinks someone could recognize her on the Metro.

She said it’s “intimidating” to be attacked by the president by name.

“When the president accuses you of treason by name, despite the fact that I know there’s no fathomable way that I have committed any crime at all, let alone treason, he’s still somebody in a position to actually do something about that. To try to further destroy my life. It never goes away or stops, even when he’s not publicly attacking me,” she added.

Next Monday, the Justice Department’s inspector general is expected to release the findings of another investigation into bias inside the FBI and Justice Department during the federal investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The Daily Beast reported the inspector general’s office told Page and Strzok their romantic relationship would not be disclosed but it was reported in news outlets and after Republicans and the president asked questions about it the Justice Department released some of their text messages to reporters.

Page says the texts that were released were “cherry-picked” and “selected for their political impact,” adding that she wasn’t given the chance to put them in context.

Page declined to discuss the findings of the upcoming inspector general’s report but said some of the text messages cited by Trump and other Republicans were taken out of context and that she didn’t do anything wrong. Federal employees are barred from partisan political activity under the Hatch Act but Page said she was within her rights to share political opinions in private conversations.

“I don’t engage in any sort of partisan politicking at all. But having an opinion and sharing that opinion publicly or privately with another person is squarely within the permissible bounds of the Hatch Act,” she said.

Trump has yet to comment on the Daily Beast interview.

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Trump: Won’t send lawyer to impeachment hearing ‘because it’s all a hoax’

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he did not plan to send a lawyer to represent him before the House’s impeachment hearing this week “because the whole thing is a hoax.”

The White House said Sunday that it did not plan to send counsel to the House Judiciary Committee’s first impeachment hearing, on Wednesday, after the committee’s chair informed Trump he could attend or send a lawyer. The president will be in London on Wednesday for a NATO summit.

“The Democrats, the radical-left Democrats, the do-nothing Democrats, decided when I’m going to NATO — this was set up a year ago — that when I’m going to NATO, that was the exact time — this is one of the most important journeys that we make as president, and for them to be doing this and saying this and putting impeachment on the table, which is a hoax to start off with,” Trump said as he departed the White House Monday morning en route to the gathering.

The House impeachment inquiry is this week moving into its next phase, as the House Intelligence Committee on Monday planned to transmit its findings to the House Judiciary Committee, which could draw up potential articles of impeachment.

The House is looking into whether Trump held up military aid and a White House meeting to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals.

Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has argued that he did not feel pressured by Trump, although he told reporters in an interview released Monday that it was not right for one strategic partner to “go blocking anything” for another partner — particularly when one is at war, as Ukraine is with Russia.

“I never talked to the president from the position of a quid pro quo. That’s not my thing,” Zelenskiy told TIME and several European publications. “I don’t want us to look like beggars. But you have to understand. We’re at war. If you’re our strategic partner, then you can’t go blocking anything for us. I think that’s just about fairness. It’s not about a quid pro quo. It just goes without saying.”

Trump repeatedly claimed Monday morning that Zelenskiy “said very strongly that President Trump did absolutely nothing wrong,” but at no point did Zelenskiy say that in the interview released by TIME.

As the impeachment inquiry presses on, White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a Sunday evening letter to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler that the White House did not plan to send a lawyer to Wednesday’s hearing because witnesses had not yet been named and that “an academic discussion with law professors does not begin to provide the President with any semblance of a fair process.”

The absence of White House participation follows weeks of vocal protests from the president and Republicans in Congress, who have accused Democrats of blocking their due process rights. The Wednesday hearing will include legal experts as witnesses and is titled, “The Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. Trump: Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment,” as Democrats in the House decide whether to draft articles of impeachment.

The committee had yet to announce Monday who the witnesses would be, but Trump said the GOP did not have enough.

“The Do Nothing Democrats get 3 Constitutional lawyers for their Impeachment hoax (they will need them!), the Republicans get one,” the president tweeted Monday morning. “Oh, that sounds fair!”

The Do Nothing Democrats get 3 Constitutional lawyers for their Impeachment hoax (they will need them!), the Republicans get one. Oh, that sounds fair!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019

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