Trump’s going to try to distract MSM with a new release of a second, April “transcript” which probably resembles the non-verbatim memorandum of a telcon from 25 July already released that confirms the arms for dirt scandal.
It presumably will be as “perfect” as the first one. And just as diverting of mass attention as the stupidity of insisting on revealing the whistleblower’s identity.
The reality is that the scandal covers months of activity now documented by the impeachment inquiry, even as the inquiry will include patterns of obstruction revealed by the Mueller report.
The “favor” is a series of demands that turned into bribery and extortion over months and only pointed at by a whistleblower. Even if the military aid got released, it was still about Trump’s personal gains and not national policy. It is like many crimes, about the attempt, rather than its success. This week is about the public perception of actual impeachability in preparation for a Senate trial.
CNN tried to summarize the depositions and testimony now that the open sessions are beginning this week. It’s worth your time.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 11, 2019
To President Donald Trump, the whole flap with Ukraine is over a “perfect” phone call.“It’s based on a single phone call of congratulations to the President of Ukraine, which they fraudulently mischaracterized to sound absolutely horrible,” Trump said a few weeks ago of his July 25 call with the Ukrainian President cited by a whistleblower complaint.
But a review of more than 2,600 pages of transcripts released this week from eight witnesses who have testified in the House impeachment inquiry over the past six weeks shows how controversy over Trump’s Ukraine policy had been brewing inside the US government for months. It roiled efforts to bolster a key strategic alliance after Trump enlisted his own personal attorney to work outside normal diplomatic channels in an apparent effort to bolster his reelection chances.
Trump’s awful new ‘transcript’ tweets demonstrate how his propaganda works – The Washington Post
— BVarma (@BV2Cents) November 5, 2019