Marie Yovanovitch gets big standing ovation at awards presentation

As our liberal democracy decays into tyranny faster than Lindsey Graham responds to the coo of Trump’s velvety, dying-hyena voice, it’s nice to see that many people in this country still respect and understand our values: x Sustained standing ovation for Marie Yovanovich at Georgetown University where she accepted the Trainor Award for excellence in…

Parnas, Guiliani, Yovanovitch, and Trump: A Timeline and a Theory

Philip Bump has an analysis in this morning’s WaPo — Four significant questions raised by the newly released recording of Trump and Lev Parnas — which goes into details of the video Parnas’s lawyer released yesterday. That prompted me to put together a timeline to try to make some sense of one of the questions…

You Give Me Yovanovitch and I'll Give You Biden

This story’s been up for over 3 hours now; I’m surprised no one has picked up on it: Ukraine prosecutor offered information related to Biden in exchange for ambassador’s ouster, newly released materials show That would be the crooked Ukraine prosecutor, Yuri Lutsenko, who lost his job when Zelenskiy defeated his boss, Petroshchenko, for the…

You Give Me Yovanovitch and I'll Give You Biden [UPDATED: J. Rubin Gets It]

This story’s been up for over 3 hours now; I’m surprised no one has picked up on it: Ukraine prosecutor offered information related to Biden in exchange for ambassador’s ouster, newly released materials show That would be the crooked Ukraine prosecutor, Yuri Lutsenko, who lost his job when Zelenskiy defeated his boss, Poroshenko, for the…

Yovanovitch / McKinley testimony transcripts released by House Intel. – Volker / Sondland tomorrow

Adam Schiff announced the release of transcripts from closed door testimony by Yovanovitch (316 pages) and McKinley (156 pages). Volker and Sondland testimony transcripts to be released tomorrow. This release of depositions of Marie Yovanovitch and Michael McKinley offsets the absence of WH witnesses today as “no-shows” resisting subpoenas. BREAKING: House Democrats release transcripts of closed-door depositions…