BREAKING: The House has voted unanimously 421-0 to release the whistleblower complaint. pic.twitter.com/AmUrow2lip
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) September 25, 2019
Members of Congress who are seeing the whistleblower complaint have to read it in a SCIF, which means it contains classified information. Good reminder Trump has created a national security crisis. https://t.co/x1YgyXUjRa
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) September 25, 2019
A statement like this from Senator Sasse is a pretty good indication of just how bad the whistleblower complaint is.
And by bad, I mean good. https://t.co/Ohnb5Rnjdx
— Evan McMullin (@EvanMcMullin) September 25, 2019
BREAKING: Attorneys for Manafort and Trump met as recently as May 2019 to discuss effort to pressure Ukraine and get payback for Manafort. https://t.co/TBvKtjkLXT
— Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) September 25, 2019
NEW: Pres. Trump says he has no problem making a separate conversation with Ukrainian Pres. Zelenskiy available, as well as conversations between Pence and Zelenskiy.
— ABC News (@ABC) September 25, 2019
Pres says he supports transparency on the whistleblower issue, but also demands transparency from @joebiden on payments received by his son Hunter in Ukraine and China, and transparency from Democrats on their talks on recent visit to Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/Ob5Q1uzB8c
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 25, 2019
In response to a question about why it's okay for him to ask a foreign leader for information on political rivals, Trump recommends a number of books written by Fox News personalities — including Andy McCarthy, whose first name he can't remember. He ends up ranting about polls. pic.twitter.com/W2EVvsvrhR
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 25, 2019
Opinion | Leah Litman: "Using the office of the president for personal political benefit comports with both the standard understandings of bribery and the broader category of high crimes and misdemeanors." https://t.co/3l7hffBK5m – @NBCNewsTHINK
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 25, 2019
The White House account of the call is so embarrassing for Zelensky, shows the extent to which foreign leaders will abase themselves to flatter him, including attacking Angela Merkel because he knows Trump doesn't like her. https://t.co/6qjAXWUM1h
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) September 25, 2019
— Kara Calavera (@KaraCalavera) September 25, 2019
Trump’s news conference with Ukraine’s president, annotated https://t.co/wAjqHBimRl
— Post Politics (@postpolitics) September 25, 2019
Did @realDonaldTrump read memorandum of conversation of call with @ZelenskyyUa before it was released? True, Trump never said "quid pro quo." But he asked for a "favor" of Ukraine investigating his political rival right after Zelensky asked for more Javelin missiles. https://t.co/WFo4ujQbBf
— Steven Pifer (@steven_pifer) September 25, 2019
Several Senate Republicans were stunned and questioned the White House's judgment after it released the rough transcript of Trump's call with the Ukraine president, WaPo reports. One Senate Republican said the transcript's release was a "huge mistake." https://t.co/iIIYdf3Kpb
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 25, 2019
The Zelensky Memo Suggests There Might Be White House Tapes https://t.co/zLjNqov49I
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) September 25, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) September 25, 2019
I was VP Biden’s nat’l security adviser during this period & staffed his meetings, calls & visits with Ukrainian officials. Every engagement was in support of US policy—backed by Ukrainian reformers & the EU—to combat corruption. Excellent timeline here👇 https://t.co/zkhvjmM5F4
— Colin Kahl (@ColinKahl) September 24, 2019
I tell you, for a guy who wanted to get impeached Trump certainly seems defeated and desperate.
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) September 25, 2019
Most significant part of that presser was Trump roping Pence into the whole mess and volunteering to make Pence's conversations public as well.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 25, 2019
"You think I look bad. You should see the other guy." https://t.co/uLPtrIgae8
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) September 25, 2019
I always thought that the Samson Option was a real possibility for Trump — and the GOP's greatest danger. If he goes down, he's going to take those around him down with him. https://t.co/CZ3gUxxQ0p
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) September 25, 2019
Clinton's strategy on impeachment was to stay laser focused on his day job, talking about policy when Republicans talked about him. Trump will not have the discipline to do this.
— Tom Wright (@thomaswright08) September 25, 2019
Trump passes the mic to a less-sleepy Mike Pompeo who has some big ideas about starting a war with Iran that he’d like to share with you.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) September 25, 2019
Here's the thing: Israel and Ukraine are just the two countries that Trump compelled to do his political dirty work that we KNOW about. It's entirely possible he's done it to others. Seems like the sort of thing an impeachment inquiry might investigate. https://t.co/QKnE8vlOM0
— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) September 25, 2019
What has happened to my country? I never thought I would see a British Prime Minister deliberately try to undermine the legitimacy of the highest court in our land … and from a party that claims to be the defender of the Rule of Law. Deeply depressing https://t.co/Jsy1Nbvv4e
— Simon Hix (@simonjhix) September 25, 2019
This is what privilege looks like. A Parliament laughing, smiling and role playing, over who gets to ruin a nation. A government so removed from the very people, who will suffer at the hands of their policies. Who will never be impacted by their own words or deeds. Unforgivable. pic.twitter.com/A3ThVUHN4A
— Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (@OxfordDiplomat) September 25, 2019
Wow – the contempt shown by the Prime Minister!
MPs try to raise a Point of Order.
Speaker John Bercow tells him it would be courteous for him to stay and hear the point.
— Charlie Proctor (@MonarchyUK) September 25, 2019
Brexit is making British politics hostile, angry and deeply unpleasant. https://t.co/mQ0FAljenR
— Luke McGee (@lukemcgee) September 25, 2019
Well put by Stewart. Johnson is cultivating a hostile environment,by pitching the people against parliament and demonising those with different opinions. Divisive and dangerous strategy.
Given that 48% of the voters backed remain – no small margin – this will certainly backfire. https://t.co/mzyJTBWth7
— 🇪🇺 Debbie🔸🔶🔸 (@Omnishambles85) September 25, 2019
An MP makes an emotional plea to tone down the language – citing death of her friend Jo Cox. The prime minister responds saying “humbug”. pic.twitter.com/RbZsHRFyNF
— Ashley Cowburn (@ashcowburn) September 25, 2019
I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a disgraceful display from a Prime Minister at that dispatch box. This man is an insulting moron and a monster. Resign. https://t.co/DqKdT5wg8g
— Liam Young (@liamyoung) September 25, 2019
Johnson is running the Trump playbook – being deliberately provocative to deflect from his shortcomings and the real story
Instead of doing it on Twitter, Johnson is using the Commons as his platform
Attack his failures – expose his uselessness pic.twitter.com/YrEtOFhtVo
— Planet Belfast 🇪🇺🏳️🌈🕷️ (@Planet_Belfast) September 25, 2019
Just leaving parliament now after one of the worst nights I’ve ever seen here. Journalists were close to tears tonight. I can’t imagine how it feels to be an MP.
— Hannah Al-Othman (@HannahAlOthman) September 25, 2019
In the great narcissism off currently engulfing both sides of Atlantic I’m saying Johnson edging Trump as most narcissistic of them all.
— Sarah Hughes (@sarahjphughes) September 25, 2019
“What were you not meant to do?”
“Behave like a cunt.”
“What did you do?”
“Behaved like a cunt.” pic.twitter.com/lsbg2Bmgfr
— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) September 25, 2019
And yet… and yet…
Preference for Prime Minister:
B. Johnson: 41%
J. Swinson: 21%
J. Corbyn: 18%
via @Survation, 25 Sep
— Britain Elects (@britainelects) September 25, 2019