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House Republicans argue that Donald Trump withheld Ukrainian security aid because he’s a tireless fighter of foreign corruption. This is not even remotely true. Here are the facts.

House Republicans just released a 123-page report which they claim refutes the case for Donald Trump’s impeachment. In the report, Republicans argue that Donald Trump did not withhold military aid from Ukraine for his own self-interest, but because of “a deep-seated, genuine, and reasonable skepticism of Ukraine due to its history of pervasive corruption.” The […]

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“Everyone was in the loop” Gordon Sondland says, outlining Donald Trump’s quid pro quo with Ukraine

Everyone is talking about the absolutely devastating testimony offered by Gordon “everyone was in the loop” Sondland, Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, in front of the House Intelligence Committee today, so I won’t go too deep into it. I would, however, like to point out a few of the smaller things that may […]

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The enduring beauty of the deep state… Marie Yovanovitch provides the best counterpoint to Trumpism to date

I had the good fortune to be on vacation this past Friday, so I was able to watch quite a bit of Marie Yovanovitch’s courageous testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in real-time. While there’s a great deal that I could say about the shameful behavior of Republicans on the committee and the response to […]

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Republicans asked for a “quid pro quo.” Well, here it is. Now let’s see them do something about it.

Damn. While most of us were sleeping last night, text messages between Trump administration diplomats and a senior Ukrainian aide were released in unison by several House committees. They show, without any question, that the Trump administration’s refusal to advance relations between Ukraine and the United States was tied to a demand on the part […]

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China, if you’re listening…

Remember how, back during the 2016 election, Donald Trump stood on a stage and encouraged the Russians to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails, saying, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing“? Well, something really similar happened this morning on the south lawn of the White House, where […]

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