Adam Schiff starts this with the question of why Republicans should have voted to remove Donald Trump from the presidency. Continues with his own history joining it back to the initial question with a court case against Richard Miller. He describes his work under an attorney in Czechoslovakia (related to Vladimir Merciar's messaging), describing the breakup as "the velvet divorce".
The air of scandal around Nunes was now palpable. It seemed to me that his whole world was caving in, and not even his Republican colleagues wanted to defend him. Everywhere he went, he was trailed by a phalanx of reporters shouting questions about the "Midnight Run," and I would see him in the corridors below the Capital hurrying to escape the press, looking beleaguered and afraid.
I settled on what was troubling me: Zelensky wasn't surprised by Trump's request. Nothing Trump asked for took him aback, and he never once asked what these investigations were really about. He knew. Someone had prepared Zelensky for exactly what the president would be asking.
The mysterious coach was Rudy Giuliani.
The double doors were flung open and a cascade of GOP rabble-rousers clamored into the room demanding to be included... They had stormed past the security guard and into the bunker, bringing their cellphones with them, an extremely serious breach of the SCIF security protocols.
From the pictures in the news, Rodney Davis was at the back of the group. It seems to me that this provided the permission structure for the January 6 insurrection of the capital.
In her crisp British cadences, Fiona Hill had just told the Republicans on our committee - and not only them but the president as well - that they were full of it, and even worse, they were pushing out Kremlin talking points and doing Putin's bidding.
During one of (Senator) Romney's 2012 presidential debates, Obama had attacked him over his position on Russia. In a mocking tone, Obama said: "When you were asked 'What's the biggest geopolitical threat facing America?' you said Russia. Not al-Qaeda, you said Russia. ... In the time that had since passed, Romney's views of the continuing threat from Russia had proven far more prescient than Obama's