“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected calls from Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer on Tuesday to subpoena new witnesses in a Senate trial, calling it ‘a strange request at this juncture.'” (Seeking the truth? Strange indeed.) And as the House sets its rules on impeachment, Former deputy Trump campaign chairman Rick Gates was sentenced to 45 days in jail. We also learned that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was hospitalized after suffering cardiac event while serving his seven-year federal prison sentence. Here’s the latest from the impeach pit from WaPo and CNN.

+ Never one to let an investigation into crimes sidetrack him from committing more crimes, “Rudy Giuliani told CNN that President Donald Trump has been ‘very supportive’ of his continued efforts to dig up dirt on Democrats in Ukraine, including his most recent trip to the Eastern European country.”

+ Meanwhile, the president sent an angry six page letter (which breaks down to roughly 64.2 tweets) to Nancy Pelosi. “Even worse than offending the Founding Fathers, you are offending Americans of faith by continually saying ‘I pray for the President,’ when you know this statement is not true, unless it is meant in a negative sense. It is a terrible thing you are doing, but you will have to live with it, not I!” (Seriously, the writing in this letter should be an impeachable offense.) Here’s the full letter (one assumes, translated from the original Russian…)