There was Trumpian rage-tweeting at Senator Mitt Romney on the way to the golf course today.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2019
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) October 4, 2019
— Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) October 5, 2019
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 5, 2019
Date: October 5, 2019 at 2:10:00 PM EDT
Subject: In town pool report #4
We have rejoined the president’s motorcade and are rolling at 2:06 pm. The White House has not provided information on the president’s activities at Trump National in Sterling.
A few more protesters were spotted outside the golf club blowing whistles. One held a sign that read “Trumpty Dumpty” and another “Fake POTUS.”
Over the next four months, Sondland worked closely with Kurt Volker, the U.S. special representative for Ukraine, to reorient America’s relationship with Kiev around the president’s political interests.
Newly released texts exchanged by Sondland, Volker and other U.S. officials during this period read like a government-sanctioned shakedown. Again and again, they make clear that Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, would not get military aid or the Oval Office invitation he coveted until he committed to investigations that Trump hoped would deliver damaging information on former vice president Joe Biden and undermine the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Rather than official State Department email, the text exchanges between the diplomats took place over WhatsApp, a U.S. official said.
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) October 5, 2019
— Bill Prady (@billprady) October 5, 2019