My take on today’s hearing: Yovanovitch gutted a major defense of Trump, by showing that his purpose in Ukraine was to increase corruption, not fight it. https://t.co/AbThWaPzIw
— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) November 15, 2019
— ABC News (@ABC) November 15, 2019
America should be the America of Marie Yovanovitch, period. https://t.co/ailpUUaS4Q
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) November 15, 2019
To hear Jim Jordan tell it, Ukraine aid was released once Trump's concerns about corruption were alleviated. The evidence, however, suggests a much less generous reality. https://t.co/AZsomyIJC7
— Philip Bump (@pbump) November 15, 2019
“The White House readout said that the president discussed helping Ukraine root out corruption,” Schiff said. “That, in fact, does not appear anywhere in the call" it's consciousness of guilt, he was supposed to care about corruption and didn't https://t.co/scu3uyJuao
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) November 15, 2019
NEW: In April, the WH sent out a readout of Trump's Zelensky call saying POTUS addressed corruption, democratic reform, and territorial integrity.
The transcript it released this morning shows that was just…made up.https://t.co/eogdfVFDmC
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) November 15, 2019
The White House has issued a statement that appears to blame Alexander Vindman for the divergence between the White House readout of the April call and the rough transcript the White House released today, which didn't show Trump mentioning corruption or sovereignty. Via @Acosta: pic.twitter.com/MHzLf3TXRV
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 15, 2019
It is absolutely critical that we protect our #whistleblower laws. We must all think beyond this presidency. To diminish these protections creates an environment where politics and corruption can live within the very foundations of our democracy. pic.twitter.com/P7tigGABYR
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) November 15, 2019
Grim prediction: Even this won't be enough for some of Trump's supporters.
The proof it wasn't above board? They replaced corruption fighter Ambassador Yovanovitch & replaced her with the EU Ambassador, Sondland, to get this done, using an "irregular channel." https://t.co/gmoDC435dH
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) November 15, 2019
They can’t be looking forward to Fiona Hill either. https://t.co/OhwWXJpkXl
— Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga) November 15, 2019
Trump's disgusting effort to equate Roger Stone, who *did* commit crimes, with numerous people who *did not* commit crimes, show Trump again trying to eradicate public faith in the possibility of real justice.@paulwaldman1 and me on Stone's conviction:https://t.co/dMILcJUg2d
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) November 15, 2019
Just about to take off on a long transatlantic flight in a middle coach seat. I think I will just sit back, relax, and enjoy it:https://t.co/JkvyMZRx7j
— John Podesta (@johnpodesta) November 15, 2019
“During Yovanovitch’s testimony, a federal court registered a guilty verdict on all seven counts for Trump’s adviser Roger Stone. Stone’s crimes involved lying and covering up Trump’s awareness of Democratic emails stolen by Russians.” https://t.co/4BAIUrb7eJ
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 15, 2019
If Trump pardons Roger Stone, it is an outrageous misuse of the pardon power and should be another article of impeachment
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) November 15, 2019
— Lydia Tomkiw (@lydiatomkiw) November 15, 2019
There are 58 countries that are more corrupt than Ukraine according to Transparency International's 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index. Did Trump press *any* of them on corruption? You already know the answer to that.
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) November 15, 2019
Despite the authorities' warnings, protesting Iranians are not leaving the streets.
The slogans are directly aimed at Iran's rulers.
Many Iranians are fed up with the authorities' economic mismanagement and corruption.
— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) November 15, 2019
Passing Boris Johnson's agreement doesn't rule out no deal, it merely postpones it
This is the view of many experts, who are increasingly worried
They stress that we could crash on to WTO terms at the end of the transition https://t.co/UvHYHlbdCK
— Alex Dean (@AlexDean94) November 15, 2019
Brexit Party close to complete implosion? https://t.co/D4W3PoaHIl
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) November 15, 2019
Nigel Farage person of interest due to links with Roger Stone.
Roger Stone found guilty today.https://t.co/SR1dW9Tm9r
— Caroline 👍 1 in 46.5 million (@PointlessBrexit) November 15, 2019
And white supremacist Bannon, who described Robinson/Yaxley-Lennon as "the backbone of England." pic.twitter.com/kphIWZBkcJ
— Brexitshambles (@brexit_sham) November 15, 2019
Labour’s chances of majority at election ‘close to zero’, polling expert sayshttps://t.co/rMyBMPaBmE
— BrexitCentral (@BrexitCentral) November 15, 2019
This is apparently not a parody account, but the actual Brexit secretary talking complete and utter nonsensical tosh. Brexit means we can sign “more players from Brazil, Argentina or Africa or we can get more English qualified players playing for England”. 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/LKMw9sTlhO
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 15, 2019
plus ca change…
— russjackson (@docrussjackson) November 15, 2019