POLITICO Playbook: The Democrats’ impeachment dumpster fire

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.)

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), hold a news conference on Wednesday, July 24. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

DRIVING THE DAY

COUNTERPROGRAMMING? … THE DEMOCRATIC debate is tonight in Houston. You know what’s also tonight? President DONALD TRUMP’S speech to a room full of House Republicans at the party’s retreat in Baltimore. Trump’s speech will be pooled at 7:10 p.m. Eastern.

ON THE IMPEACHMENT DUMPSTER FIRE THAT’S SMOLDERING … OUR HILL TEAM COLLEAGUES Heather Caygle, Andrew Desiderio, Sarah Ferris, Melanie Zanona and Kyle Cheney have been doing terrific work laying out how House Democrats’ impeachment process is a complete mess. They also laid out how Democrats


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