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Giuliani associate Lev Parnas confesses to conveying the quid pro quo to Ukraine for Trump

I’d wanted to talk about former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, and whether she’s angling to take the vice presidency away from Mike Pence, but then Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas came along fucked up my plans by announcing to the world that he’d reached out to the incoming Zelensky government as far back as May […]

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The sad, desperate and likely coerced hypocrisy of Lindsey Graham

Again, I know it doesn’t do any good to post here about Republican hypocrisy. I know that not one of my conservative readers will change his or her mind just because I’ve demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that Donald Trump, or one of his defenders in Congress, is a hypocrite. With that said, […]

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“Read the Transcript”

I don’t have a lot of time this morning, but I wanted to at least note how absolutely bewildering it is to me that Donald Trump continues to implore his followers to “read the transcript” when the document he’s referring to clearly demonstrates, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that military aid passed by Congress […]

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Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman to confirm that, yes, Donald Trump pressured the President of Ukraine to open an investigation into the Bidens, “undermin(ing) U.S. national security”

Later this morning, decorated Iraq War veteran Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman is scheduled to give testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. Vindman, who, as a member of the National Security Council, was on President Trump’s July 25 call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, is expected to tell members of Congress that he was so alarmed […]

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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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