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.