Impeachment inquiry shows what a historical watershed looks like

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— Hassan Hassan (@hxhassan) September 29, 2019

WaPo did a graphics segment about how we got to the impeachment inquiry. In contrast with the messy week of Trump confessions and doubling down to shitpost and flood the zone with disinformation. The important issue is that impeachment as an objective has never receded. History still moves. Slowly we turn, step-by-step…

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— Raw Story (@RawStory) September 29, 2019

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— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) September 29, 2019

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— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 24, 2019

In 2016, Ukrainian officials found a ledger that catalogued payments made to Manafort by Ukraine’s government. Around the same time, Manafort was denying reports that he had played a part in weakening language in the Republican Party platform regarding assistance to Ukraine in its war against Russia.

Before and after that, Ukrainians have died fighting Russia-supported military elements that the Kremlin has denied sending. This year, three Russians and a Ukrainian were charged in the Netherlands in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine with a Russian-made Buk missile, killing 298 people. Russian-backed forces have not pressed all the way to the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, mostly content to let the fighting stalemate in the east.

This has continued for five years. During that time, the United States has provided more than $1 billion in defense-related aid to Ukraine. The European Union and Western allies have given billions in loans and millions in other forms of aid. Meanwhile, the war drags on — in a report from February, the United Nations tallied more than 13,000 deaths. Ukrainians, rightly, continue to insist that Russia has no right to their territory or to determine their political fates.

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While lawmakers investigate Trump, a unified Congress and executive branch must demonstrate to Putin and the world that in the war with Russia, the United States is on Ukraine’s side. We should join European nations in pressuring Moscow to implement the Minsk Agreements, designed to protect Ukrainian sovereignty, and make clear that Ukraine isn’t a bargaining chip — either on the geopolitical chessboard or for the political gain of the American president.

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— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) September 27, 2019

Volker will come to the Congressional Intel committees.

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— Uncle Blazer (@blakesmustache) September 26, 2019

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