Rep. Peter Welch to Jim Jordan: "I'd be glad to have the person who started it all come in and testify. President Trump is welcome to take a seat right there!" pic.twitter.com/YbCvHKfKeV
— Matt Rogers 🎙️ (@Politidope) November 13, 2019
The overheard voice of President Trump on the call Ambassador Taylor just described would, in a normal world, count as an exploding bomb, not just a smoking gun. This is no normal world. Our challenge is to make it one.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) November 13, 2019
Today the irregular channel and the national security interests became more clearly defined.
William Taylor and George Kent showed themselves to be credible witnesses.
There appears to be no factual defense for Trump.
News on the investigative side brings news on the 26 July conversation noted below whose staffer will be deposed on Friday.
The ask was illegal, evidence and witnesses remains held and blocked.
Trump should come and testify.
The GOP arguments become more like obstruction, with no defense of Trump, but remain weak if only for the criminal conduct.
.@RepValDemings: Was Rudy Giuliani promoting US interests in Ukraine?
Demings: What interests was he promoting?
Kent: I believe he was looking to dig up political dirt against a potential rival in the next election cycle.
Taylor: I agree.pic.twitter.com/3jVugXh2Fj
— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) November 13, 2019
Testimonies of George Kent & Ambassador Taylor were devastating to @realDonaldTrump. When main response of Rep Nunes is the Steele Dossier & let's out the whistleblower, it's clear @POTUS is in big trouble.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 13, 2019
Thanks @LuluLemew for creating this great graphic image!
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) November 13, 2019
July 26 phone call where Trump checks in with Sondland on status of Ukraine’s Biden investigation.
This, from William Taylor’s prepared remarks, is new: pic.twitter.com/ZM4P2vknV6
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) November 13, 2019
Decoding Devin Nunes’ opening statement at impeachment hearing https://t.co/uMxH2Go6oQ
— McClatchyDC (@McClatchyDC) November 13, 2019
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) November 13, 2019
Today the American people will hear from Bill Taylor – the Amb. to Ukraine and a true patriot.
Here's what he's expected to confirm: the President of the United States tried to bribe a foreign government for personal gain. pic.twitter.com/Q5p875Buxp
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) November 13, 2019
An Iraq war hawk – @davidcicilline: Just a reminder that the President’s hand-picked national security adviser described his attempts to shake down Ukraine for political help as a “drug deal.” pic.twitter.com/akyLGw7jOe”
— John Cusack (@johncusack) November 9, 2019
My eyes are on November 20: Gordon Sondland in the morning and DOD's Laura Cooper in the afternoon.
What will Sondland say about this July 26 call w/ Trump?
Will Cooper corroborate there was a quid pro quo?
— Kate Brannen (@K8brannen) November 13, 2019
TAYLOR: Trump wanted Zelensky to “go to a microphone” and announce investigations. This is significant —> https://t.co/Tur8pw2X6G
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) November 13, 2019
And then watch "Burn After Reading".
— Matt Desmond (@matthewfdesmond) November 13, 2019
The televised Watergate hearings that began in May 1973, chaired by Sen. Samuel Ervin, commanded a large national audience – 71% told Gallup they watched the hearings live. As many as 21% reported watching 10 hours or more of the Ervin proceedings. https://t.co/3adbxfblpx pic.twitter.com/dMNHw7UKP3
— Pew Research Fact Tank (@FactTank) November 13, 2019