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Ukraine Scandal

  1. trump impeachment
    Pelosi Announces Trump Impeachment SprintLooks like the House will adopt articles of impeachment in three areas involving investigations of foreign election interference — and do it quickly.
  2. the national interest
    Devin Nunes Busted by House Intelligence Committee Phone RecordsLawsuit maven and lead Trump defender files latest suit at the worst possible time.
  3. trump impeachment
    Who Are the Legal Experts Testifying in House Judiciary Impeachment Hearings?Three constitutional scholars are expected to testify on the legal case for Trump’s impeachment, and one called by the GOP will provide the dissent.
  4. impeachment
    House Intelligence Committee Sends Report to Judiciary, Setting Up ImpeachmentNow the venue for impeachment shifts to the Judiciary Committee, which will draft formal articles of impeachment.
  5. the national interest
    Trump Extorted Ukraine in 2017 and 2018 Before Getting Caught This YearThe Ukraine plot didn’t go on for “months.” It almost certainly went on for years.
  6. trump impeachment
    It’s Decision Time on Trump’s Impeachment: Narrow or Broad?Getting impeachment done quickly could make a narrow range of articles necessary, though obstruction of Congress and of justice is on the table.
  7. the national interest
    Trump Is Making the Al Capone Tax-Evasion Defense Against ImpeachmentYes, many Democrats were thinking about impeaching him for years — because he commits a lot of offenses!
  8. ukraine scandal
    Zelensky Criticizes ‘Fairness’ of Withholding Aid, Claims No Quid Pro QuoTrump heard what he wanted in the new statement from Ukraine’s president.
  9. impeachment
    How Nadler’s Impeachment Hearings Will Differ From Schiff’sEach day of the upcoming House Judiciary hearings will be long and perhaps even more contentious than what we’ve already seen.
  10. the national interest
    Rudy Giuliani’s Scheme to Line His Pockets in Ukraine Keeps Getting ShadierThere’s no world in which his business dealings in Ukraine are legitimate.
  11. ukraine scandal
    Trump Knew of Whistle-blower Report Before Releasing Ukraine AidDespite his “no quid pro quo” claim, it seems Trump knew he’d been accused of abusing power when the White House released aid to Ukraine.
  12. the national interest
    Trump Claims Giuliani Was Acting Alone, Despite Massive Evidence to the ContraryOther than sworn testimony, public interviews, photos, video, and a transcript, there’s no evidence Trump directed Giuliani’s work.
  13. ukraine scandal
    Trump Ally Senator John Kennedy Walks Back Ukraine Conspiracy Theory“I was wrong,” Kennedy said Monday, after claiming the day before that no one knew if Russia or Ukraine had interfered in the 2016 election.
  14. ukraine scandal
    All the New Details About Rudy Giuliani’s Dealings in UkraineIt was a busy weekend in Ukraine-scandal news, and a bad one for Rudy Giuliani.
  15. the national interest
    Trump Lackey Devin Nunes Sues Over Another News Story, Won’t Even Deny It’s TrueTrump’s top congressional defender continues his crazy lawsuit binge.
  16. ukraine scandal
    Top House Conspiracist Devin Nunes May Be Subject to Ethics InvestigationAfter reports that Nunes visited Europe in 2018 to investigate conspiracy theories also pushed by Giuliani, Dems say an ethics inquiry is ‘likely.’
  17. the national interest
    Trump Just Repeated the Russian Conspiracy Theory Republicans Deny He BelievesTrump suggests Russia didn’t hack Democratic emails, the day after Republicans angrily denied he believes this.
  18. the national interest
    Lindsey Graham Begins Biden Smear Probe Trump Couldn’t Get From UkraineRepublicans can’t even keep up the pretense that Trump’s goal was something other than discrediting his opponent.
  19. trump impeachment
    Trump Impeachment Hearing Who’s Who: David HolmesThe Ukraine embassy staffer’s testimony may further implicate both President Trump and U.N. Ambassador Gordon Sondland in the quid pro quo.
  20. trump impeachment
    Trump Impeachment Witness Laura Cooper Blows Up GOP Defense on Quid Pro QuoCooper undercut a major GOP talking point: That Trump’s investigation demand couldn’t have been a quid quo pro if Kiev didn’t know aid was frozen.
  21. impeachment hearings
    Gordon Sondland’s Testimony Is Damning for Trump — and HimselfThe ambassador’s self-defense is that he prioritized delivering aid to Ukraine above safeguarding democracy and rule of law in the U.S.
  22. trump impeachment
    Nunes to Sondland: Let’s Talk About My Conspiracy TheoriesGordon Sondland had some interesting testimony Republicans should have probed. Their top Intelligence Committee member preferred to rant and rave.
  23. the national interest
    ‘We Followed the President’s Orders’: Trump’s Scheme Was Directed by TrumpA top henchman turns on the president in explosive testimony.
  24. impeachment hearings
    Read Gordon Sondland’s Impeachment Hearing Opening Statement“Was there a ‘quid pro quo?’” Sondland said. “The answer is yes.”
  25. impeachment hearings
    Democrats Must Make Impeachment About Defending Democracy, Not ‘Ukraine Policy’The problem with Trump’s actions isn’t that they threatened Ukrainian self-determination, but that they threaten our own.
  26. the national interest
    Trump Defenders Confused by Use of SynonymsIf you use different words to describe improper conduct, the defendant must go free. Those are the rules.
  27. trump impeachment
    Devin Nunes Tries and Fails to Make Witness Out Ukraine Scandal Whistle-blowerAdam Schiff stopped Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from answering Nunes’s questions and potentially exposing the whistle-blower.
  28. trump impeachment
    Trump Impeachment Hearing Who’s Who: Alexander VindmanVindman is the top Ukraine expert on the NSC, and was on the July 25 call in which Trump pressured Zelensky to investigate Hunter Biden.
  29. trump impeachment
    Trump Impeachment Hearing Who’s Who: Jennifer WilliamsWilliams will counter Trump’s claim that Democrats are operating with “third-hand” information, as she heard the July 25 call in real time.
  30. trump impeachment
    Trump Impeachment Hearing Who’s Who: Tim MorrisonMorrison will confirm that Trump planned to release aid only if Ukraine announced a Biden investigation, a detail key to Dems’ impeachment argument.
  31. trump impeachment
    Trump Impeachment Hearing Who’s Who: Kurt VolkerVolker’s texts show that the administration expected Ukraine to open an investigation into a conspiracy theory in exchange for a White House visit.
  32. the national interest
    Trump Personally Directed Mob-Linked Figure Tied to Ukraine ShakedownIt’s even worse than it sounds!
  33. the national interest
    House Impeachment Might Include Charge That Trump Lied to MuellerMueller was surprisingly chill about presidential perjury, but House Democrats seem more concerned about it.
  34. civil service
    Ambassador Yovanovitch Led by ExampleHer steadfast testimony was civil service of the highest order, but she can’t save our democracy from Trump and his enablers by herself.
  35. impeachment
    How a Tweet from Trump Scrambled the GOP’s Impeachment StrategyEven the best laid plans are no match for a president who can’t stop weighing in.
  36. trump impeachment
    House GOP Treats Yovanovich With Respect As Trump Calls Her ‘Bad News’Once again, Trump’s defenders are claiming “no harm, no foul,” even as he continues to smear a career diplomat.
  37. the national interest
    Impeachment and the Stone Verdict Show Trump Is Surrounded by CriminalsRoger Stone is guilty, Trump’s goons shook down Ukraine, and Rudy Giuliani might be next.
  38. the national interest
    Trump: Look, Here’s a Call I Did With No Crimes in It!We’re all very proud to learn the president sometimes does not commit crimes.
  39. trump impeachment
    Ingraham: ‘Attempted Bribery Isn’t in the Constitution.’ It’s Still Illegal.The Fox News host’s low-bar defense was quickly shut down by former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, who cited the legal code for attempted bribery.
  40. ukraine scandal
    Rudy Giuliani Is Now the Subject of Three Different Investigations: ReportThe president’s personal lawyer is reportedly the subject of criminal, counterintelligence, and campaign-finance investigations.
  41. the national interest
    Two New Staffers Destroy Trump’s ‘Hearsay’ DefenseRemember “There is no direct linkage to the president of the United States”? Well now there is.
  42. impeachment
    The Impeachment Hearings Get Off to a Subdued StartThings may devolve into a circus later on, but the first day of the impeachment inquiry was business as usual.
  43. the national interest
    Ben Shapiro: Trump Is Too Dumb to Commit an Impeachable OffenseBut smart enough to be president for a second term.
  44. impeachment
    Trump’s Impeachment Defense Borrows an Old Karl Rove StrategyAnything Democrats have thrown at Trump, his team has thrown right back with nearly identical counteraccusations. It can be maddeningly effective.
  45. the national interest
    House Republicans Lash Out Because They Can’t Defend Trump’s ConductWhat Devin Nunes’s crazy rant reveals.
  46. impeachment inquiry
    Giuliani Considers Solving Ukraine Legal Woes With Impeachment PodcastRudy Giuliani may be considering a podcast to comment on the impeachment inquiry, despite being a subject of a criminal probe for his role in Ukraine.
  47. the national interest
    Biden Helped Reform Ukraine. Trump Pushed to Make Ukraine Corrupt Again.Republicans are pretending Trump’s agenda in Ukraine was opposing corruption, which is the literal opposite of reality.
  48. the national interest
    Republican: You Can’t Impeach Trump for a Crime He Does ‘All the Time’The well-known legal principle that crimes can’t be prosecuted if they’re admitted in public.
  49. the national interest
    New GOP Ukraine Defense: Trump Was Just a Patsy for Sondland“There is no direct linkage to the president of the United States.”
  50. impeachment
    House Dems Want to Give America an Impeachment Christmas PresentBy eschewing litigation and hard-to-secure witnesses, Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, and the rest are on a fast track to a pre-Christmas Trump impeachment.
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