Vindman testifies that significant details were deleted from July 25 call transcript

LieLt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, who was on the July 25 call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, testified that he tried but was unsuccessful in adding key details to the rough transcript of the call. Vindman told House investigators that the transcript released by the White…

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Analysis: Why an Overlooked Distinction in Bill Taylor’s Testimony is a Potential Game Changer

From the beginning of the impeachment inquiry, those arraigned against President Trump routinely and almost casually frame Trump’s “ask” of the Ukrainian as a “request to dig up dirt on his political rival” — while Trump defenders attempt to reframe it as a legitimate request to combat corruption, which is…

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Repubs Continue to Attack Process as Dems Begin Discussing Articles of Impeachment, Plan for Open Hearings by Mid-November

As the impeachment inquiry nears the end of its third week, an emerging theme is that Republicans are focusing their efforts almost entirely on arguing that the process is unfair, while the dems are moving forward and beginning to map out how the actual articles of impeachment will look. Dems…

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Career Diplomat Bill Taylor Testifies: Read His Prepared Opening Statement Which is the Most Damning Testimony to Date

Ambassador William Taylor gave testimony today that is the most damning to date. Taylor said, among many other things, that “everything” depended on Ukraine not only undertaking the two investigations President Trump sought, but also on making a public announcement stating he was going to investigate Joe Biden and the…

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Pelosi Releases “Truth Exposed” Fact Sheet Detailing Dem Charges of Trump Wrongdoing on Ukraine

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Monday released a “Fact Sheet” detailing Trump’s alleged wrongdoing regarding Ukraine. The four page document is entitled “Truth Exposed” and attempts to counter “disinformation” being promulgated by Trump, Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and others. Here is the full document, which speaks for…

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Wait a minute. It’s not just Lev Parnas With Giuliani at Bush’s Funeral. It’s Fruman too.

What do you think? Buzzfeed News got headlines today when it found a picture of indicted Ukrainian-American Lev Parnas with Rudy Giuliani at the funeral of President George H. W. Bush. This story has been picked up and replayed around the internet. The photo you see here is the photo…

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Sondland Testifies: Read his opening statement, which says he was “disappointed” by Trump use of Giuliani

Gordon Sondland, the Trump donor turned ambassador to the EU, has arrived on Capitol Hill and is testifying behind closed doors before the three House committees leading the probe. The State Department previously blocked him from testifying. His prepared opening statement says that he and others were “disappointed” that President…

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Additional Details of Fiona Hill’s Testimony Emerge; She Viewed Sondland as a National Security Risk

Fiona Hill told investigators yesterday that Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, was a potential national security risk because he was, in her view, completely unprepared for the job. Sondland is a Portland hotelier who donated more than $1m to the Donald Trump campaign in…

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