Speaking of people who had a decade better than anyone could have predicted, here are some very, very familiar impeachment talking points: “The Democratic party, which lost the elections, is now trying to revise this history through the means that they have at their disposal — first by accusing Trump of collusion with Russia. But then it turned out there was no collusion. It could not form the basis for impeachment, and now there is this made-up pressure on Ukraine.” Who said it? Fox and Friends? Nah. GOP house members? Nope. Vladamir Putin. (With enemies like these, who needs friends?)

+ ABC: White House defends Trump as ‘counter-puncher’ after he suggests late Michigan congressman in hell. (This is the guy they’re defending; the corrupt monster for whom they sold their souls and threw America and its constitution under the bus.)

+ “Twenty-one years ago, during the impeachment of Bill Clinton, there were numerous Democratic lawmakers who lambasted him for his trespasses; five voted against him. Clinton, for his part, apologized to the American people before the House voted on his fate. “What I want the American people to know, what I want the Congress to know, is that I am profoundly sorry for all I have done wrong in words and deeds,” he said. “I never should have misled the country, the Congress, my friends or my family. Quite simply, I gave in to my shame … And yet everyone knew that there was never the remotest chance of hearing a word of contrition from Trump—and that from the Republican Party there would be no self-questioning, no doubt. Tribalism—and the demands of Trumpism—would not permit it.” David Remnick in The New Yorker: Trump’s Impeachment and ‘Impeachment Lite.’

+ Now the articles of impeachment go to the Senate. Maybe. Here’s the latest from WaPo.