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Ukraine Scandal

  1. the national interest
    Trump Tried to Legalize Bribery, Maybe Wasn’t Worried About Ukrainian CorruptionThe GOP defense that Trump just wanted to reform Ukraine keeps getting more ridiculous.
  2. ukraine scandal
    Lev Parnas Claims That Trump Knew ‘Exactly What Was Going on’ in UkraineGiuliani’s fixer in Ukraine claimed that senior administration staff had been “in the loop,” and said he was worried about his physical safety.
  3. ukraine scandal
    Lev Parnas and His Powerful Republican Friends: A Photo AlbumNo one knows Lev Parnas, but somehow they’ve all taken pictures with him.
  4. ukraine scandal
    Withholding Ukraine Aid Broke the Law, Nonpartisan GAO Concludes“Faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law.”
  5. the national interest
    Trump’s Goons Were Up to Something Very Shady in UkraineExtraordinarily damning new evidence of the president’s extortion scheme.
  6. ukraine scandal
    House Intel Releases Documents Showing Lev Parnas’s Connection to TrumpIncluding an email from Trump’s attorney acknowledging that the president “consent[ed]” to a plan to connect Parnas to a former Trump lawyer.
  7. the national interest
    Republicans Scared John Bolton Will Testify About Trump’s Ukraine CrimesFirsthand witness shouldn’t be heard in the Senate trial because reasons.
  8. impeachment
    Unredacted Emails Show Pentagon’s Concern Over Trump Withholding Aid to UkrainePentagon emails call the withholding of aid a “clear direction” from Trump, as officials worried he would violate the Impoundment Control Act.
  9. authoritarianism
    Why Trump Vilifies Whistle-blowers and Venerates War CriminalsIn Trump’s authoritarian worldview, real heroes don’t let the rule of law constrain their viciousness toward enemies of the cause.
  10. ukraine scandal
    Trump Won’t Say Whether Putin Swayed His View on Ukraine Interference in 2016Trump deflected and moved on to another topic when asked if Putin influenced his thinking on nonexistent Ukrainian interference in U.S. elections.
  11. the swamp
    A Conversation With Rudy Giuliani Over Bloody Marys at the Mark Hotel“If they’re investigating me, they’re a**holes,” he said.
  12. the national interest
    Tulsi Gabbard and the Return of the Anti-Anti-Trump LeftThe small cadre of leftists who see the Democrats as the main enemy oppose impeachment and might help Trump win reelection.
  13. ukraine scandal
    White House Ordered Freeze of Ukraine Aid 91 Minutes After Zelensky CallThe freeze had been held up over legality questions, then reordered shortly after Trump tried to pressure Ukraine’s president.
  14. the national interest
    Trump Believed Ukraine Conspiracy Because ‘Putin Told Me’Meanwhile, Trump is still listening to Ukraine theories from Russian-financed crooks.
  15. the national interest
    Trump Slips Up, Reveals When He Said ‘Do Us a Favor,’ He Meant ‘Do Me a Favor’Trump tries his hand at close Talmudic textual reading. It goes badly.
  16. the national interest
    In the End, Impeachment Was the Only ChoiceTrump claimed he has an “absolute right.” Congress had no choice but to label that unconstitutional.
  17. the national interest
    Trump Writes Insane Letter to Pelosi Showing Why He’s Unfit for OfficeDeranged presidential missive against impeachment instead confirms its necessity.
  18. the national interest
    Don’t Make Impeachment Partisan, Warns Party That Impeached Clinton Over Sex“The Pandora’s box they have opened today will do irreparable injury to our country in the years ahead,” says Republican who forgets Bill Clinton.
  19. the national interest
    Republicans Are Right. The Impeachment Investigation Shouldn’t End So Soon.A compromise to satisfy Democrats’ desire to hold Trump accountable, and the GOP’s professed desire to uncover every fact.
  20. the national interest
    Republican Denies Confession Trump Made on White House Lawn Ever HappenedDebbie Lesko insists Trump never asked Ukraine to investigate the Bidens. He, um, did.
  21. the national interest
    Trump’s ‘No Crimes!’ Defense Is Not a Good Case Against ImpeachmentRegular crimes are not the same thing as high crimes and misdemeanors.
  22. the national interest
    Report: Trump’s Ukraine Extortion Scheme Was Financed by RussiansTurning over U.S. foreign policy to people getting paid by Russia seems bad.
  23. impeachment
    No, Democrats Aren’t Plotting to Overturn Trump Victories Past or FutureIn claiming a “coup,” Republicans may be projecting their own unwillingness to acknowledge the popular will onto Democrats.
  24. ukraine scandal
    Trump Said to Be Surprised This High Crime Got Him Impeached“Frankly, I think he’s a little surprised it’s the Ukraine thing that’s done it,” a presidential adviser reportedly said.
  25. impeachment
    Pelosi’s Impeachment Strategy May Leave All Democrats UnsatisfiedHouse Democrats’ effort to satisfy all factions of their party may wind up disappointing everyone – and further rallying the GOP behind Trump.
  26. the national interest
    Hunter Biden Is the New Hillary Clinton Email ServerIs there any way for Democrats to avoid replaying the 2016 nightmare?
  27. the national interest
    Trump’s Impeachment Is Partisan Because Republicans Changed Their MindsRepublicans and Democrats don’t really disagree on the facts of the Ukraine scandal anymore, they disagree if it’s okay.
  28. trump impeachment
    House Democrats Go Narrow With Just Two Articles of ImpeachmentDemocrats who wanted a broader and longer impeachment effort will be unhappy, but the die is cast for impeaching President Trump by year’s end.
  29. impeachment hearings
    A Timeline of the House Judiciary’s Second Impeachment HearingLawyers for the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees made the case for and against Trump’s impeachment.
  30. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Still Can’t Answer Basic Questions About Hunter and BurismaThat should be disqualifying.
  31. impeachment
    Republicans Aren’t Alone in Opposing a Speedy Trump ImpeachmentSome progressives who want a broader and more thorough impeachment process are upset at Pelosi’s sprint to get impeachment done this year.
  32. the national interest
    Giuliani Not Even Waiting for Impeachment to End to Resume Ukraine ShakedownPresident Trump’s lawyer is back in Ukraine, making a mockery of every Republican defense of Trump’s actions.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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!
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.’
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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