Trump on Gordon Sondland: 'I hardly know the gentleman'

Donald is throwing Gordon Sondland under the Trump bus.

You knew this was inevitable.

Remember that time Sondland gave him a million dollars? Read the rest

Trump pushed AG Barr to hold press briefing to say POTUS broke no laws in Ukraine phone call

Even Bill Barr knew it was dumb

My review of Sandworm: an essential guide to the new, reckless world of "cyberwarfare"

For years, I've followed Andy Greenberg's excellent reporting on "Sandworm," a set of infrastructure-targeted cyberattacks against Ukraine widely presumed to be of Russian origin, some of which escaped their targeted zone and damaged systems around the world. Read the rest

Feds blew the door off a safe in Giuliani associate raids

Agents of the U.S. government have issued multiple subpoenas and conducted searches of various properties in the course of investigating Rudy Giuliani's “Fraud Guarantee” associates, and in one instance feds literally blew the door off a safe to access its contents, reports CNN. Read the rest

Giuliani's Ukraine business dealings probed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan

• Trump lawyer’s bank records examined • Witnesses questioned on work for Ukraine mayor • Feds probing efforts to oust U.S. ambassador

Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is the subject of a federal criminal investigation. Read the rest

Trump's former Russia adviser Fiona Hill to testify on Giuliani, Sondland, 'shadow Ukraine policy' before Congress: Reports

Donald Trump's former Russia adviser Fiona Hill is reported to have agreed to testify before three House committees on Monday, October 14, in the Democratic impeachment inquiry. Read the rest

Ukraine: 4 or more U.S. officials were so upset by Trump's pressure on Zelensky, they spoke to W.H. lawyer

Four or more top U.S. national security officials were so upset by Donald Trump’s attempts to pressure Ukraine for Joe Biden dirt that they spoke to a White House lawyer with their concerns “both before and immediately after President Trump’s July 25 call with that country’s president,” the Washington Post reports tonight citing “U.S. officials and other people familiar with the matter.” Read the rest

Judge okays $1 million bond for Giuliani associates Parnas and Fruman, related marijuana scheme revealed

A judge today approved a $1 million bond in property and business for two associates of President Trump’s personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, along with mandatory home confinement and GPS monitoring. Read the rest

Mike Pence flails as NBC questions him on strong-arming Ukraine

NBC's Vaughn Hillyard refuses to let Mike Pence offer non-answers.

Pence cannot answer the questions asked of him. Read the rest

Hunter Biden's Ukraine gig was corrupt, just not in the way Republican conspiracists claim it was

Hunter Biden was getting $50,000/month to sit on the board of Burisma, an oligarch-controlled Ukrainian energy company, a job for which he had no qualifications, apart from his surname, which was part of a concerted effort to launder the company's reputation after the collapse of the regime of the oligarch-friendly, Russia-facing Viktor Yanukovych. Read the rest

Top CIA lawyer made criminal referral to Justice on whistleblower's Trump-Ukraine complaint

Weeks before the Trump Ukraine whistleblower's complaint was made public, a top CIA lawyer made what she said was a criminal referral to the Justice Department on the whistleblower's claim Trump abused the powers of the presidency in pressuring Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden. Read the rest

Mike Pompeo subpoenaed for Ukraine documents by 3 House panels

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been subpoenaed by 3 House committees for Ukraine documents, and information involving the Donald Trump presidential impeachment investigation. Read the rest

Professional audiobook narrator reads the whistleblower complaint

Saskia Maarleveld is an audiobook narrator and voiceover actress. If you listen to audiobooks, her voice will sound familiar. Read the rest

How Trump ended up dropping Russian 4chan conspiracies in that Ukraine call

Man, 2019 is weird. Read the rest

These GOP senators have not (will not?) read whistleblower complaint on Trump

We already know most Republicans in the Senate are Trump ride-or-die toadies who would eat their own children if it made Orange Hitler smile. Well, today, on the day an anonymous whistleblower's complaint threatens to topple the presidency, is just like any other day on the GOP side of the Senate. Read the rest

White House emails Trump Ukraine talking points around and—oops!— includes Democratic lawmakers

Today, Donald Trump's White House emailed around a bunch of proposed defense talking points for all the toadies who have to play clean-up on aisle Ukraine. Oh, and it seems they also sent it to a bunch of Democratic lawmakers and their staff. Read the rest

Ukraine was focus of Trump 'promise' in whistleblower complaint

How 'high crimes and misdemeanors' can it get?

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