House gets dropped on WH’s Ukrainian shadow puppet show in latest #Trumpeachment news, even as WH tries to invalidate the now official inquiry.
Wicked witch gets doused because he’s already publicly admitted to the crime.
Sir, please pay attention. You are the whistleblower. https://t.co/shWCy1hzSt
— Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) October 15, 2019
In many cases, the tipster whose information leads to an investigation being opened is never a witness because they don’t have direct knowledge. Nothing improper-their tip is what causes investigators to find the direct evidence necessary for a successful prosecution. https://t.co/cUK9PLbE3T
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) October 15, 2019
NY Times reports that Fiona Hill viewed the recall of Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch from Ukraine “as an egregious abuse of the system by allies of Mr. Trump”
She saw the Giuliani operation as a clear counter-intelligence risk to the US.
Bolton instructed Fiona Hill to notify the chief lawyer for the National Security Council that Giuliani was working with Mick Mulvaney on a rogue operation with legal implications.
Fiona Hill told House impeachment investigators that she had at least two meetings with NSC lawyer John Eisenberg about Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine efforts, according to a person with direct knowledge of her testimony. Both meetings were at the urging of Bolton. www.cnn.com/…
“I am not part of whatever drug deal Rudy (sic) and Mulvaney are cooking up,”
On another occasion, he said, "Giuliani’s a hand grenade who’s going to blow everybody up,” according to testimony by Fiona Hill.
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) October 15, 2019
This is important bc Eisenberg is the guy who moved the Trump transcript to the TS server, among other things.
(Also was key behind Section 702 stuff just ruled a 4A violation.) https://t.co/u49KttVDHT
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) October 15, 2019
— Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) October 15, 2019
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) October 14, 2019
“In little more than a month, virtually every other foreign policy initiative the Trump administration has pursued has imploded — thanks mostly to the president’s increasingly unhinged behavior.”
“The authors’ inescapable conclusion is that Trump is an asset of the Russian government, whether he knows it or not.” https://t.co/ArmUVBIzDu
— Slate (@Slate) October 15, 2019
Fiona Hill is the first person deposed in L’Affaire Ukrainienne to be my guest on the Lawfare Podcast! https://t.co/FKa4ojAEii
— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) October 14, 2019