Monday’s Mini-Report, 9.30.19

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Subpoenas: “The House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani for Ukraine-related documents as part of their impeachment inquiry.”

* The editorial board of the Connecticut Post has called for Donald Trump to resign from office. Will other newspapers follow suit?

* Intensifying process: “House Democrats are moving swiftly in their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, subpoenaing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for key documents on Friday and announcing plans to haul in the intelligence community’s top watchdog next week over a scheduled recess. House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) confirmed Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community’s inspector general, will testify in a closed session before the panel next Friday.”

* I’m not sure what to make of this story: “President Trump met in the White House on Friday with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, and discussed prospective gun legislation and whether the N.R.A. could provide support for the president as he faces impeachment and a more difficult re-election campaign, according to two people familiar with the meeting.”

* All is not well with the Republican Party of North Carolina: “The former North Carolina GOP chairman will admit in court that he lied to federal agents conducting a bribery investigation of a major political donor, according to court documents.”

* Mar-a-Lago: “A military official formerly in charge of all White House communications for the U.S. Army at Mar-a-Lago was sentenced to three years of probation on Friday after he made false statements to a federal agent during a child pornography investigation.”

* At least there won’t be a shutdown tonight:” President Donald Trump has signed a short-term spending bill that averts a government shutdown and extends current funding levels and programs through Nov. 21, according to a White House spokesperson.”

* Even for Trump, this was weird: “President Donald Trump on Sunday morning went on a rapid-fire tirade on Twitter against Ed Henry of Fox News. In a series of tweets and re-tweets – 23 in 23 minutes – Trump expressed his displeasure with Henry over his interview with conservative radio host Mark Levin on “Fox & Friends” that deal with Trump’s current Ukraine scandal.”

See you tomorrow.