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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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What’s all this nonsense about CrowdStrike?

A friend wrote to me yesterday and asked it I could explain what Donald Trump is trying to get at when he invokes the name CrowdStrike. What follows, slightly edited, is my response to him. I thought that I’d share it here as well, as some of you, I suspect, may find yourselves in conversations […]

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Fiona Hill warns of “politically driven falsehoods that so clearly advance Russian interests”

I’m seriously overwhelmed at the moment, and I’ve decided to take the night off and watch an episode or two of Columbo. Before I punch out for the night, though, I wanted to share the following excerpt from the opening statement read this morning by Fiona Hill, the former senior director for Russia and Europe […]

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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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Bannon and Gates, in their testimony against Stone, pave the way for a Trump perjury charge

Donald Trump said yesterday that he would “strongly consider” providing written testimony in the House impeachment inquiry. Coincidentally, at just around the same time that he said this, news broke that Doug Letter, the lead attorney for House Democrats, was in federal appeals court pursuing an investigation into whether or not Donald Trump had lied […]

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