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Behind Trump’s back, US allies regularly mock him. I’ve seen it happen after nearly every summit. But in their private one-on-ones with the President, they’re extremely deferential. Very much like the Trump-Zelensky call. That’s part of the problem.

It is just not true that the July 25th Trump-Zelensky call transcript is the only evidence of Trump’s use of public office for private gain.

Castor on the Trump-Zelensky phoner: "Simply put, the call is not the sinister mob shakedown that some democrats have described."

Looking for the key documents related to impeachment? Here are some quick links: The House Intelligence Committee's report ⏩ The GOP's minority report ⏩ The Trump-Zelensky call summary ⏩

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Analysis: How Republicans’ latest defenses of the Trump-Zelensky call fall short

@RepDougCollins  is repeating a talking point since belied by Laura Cooper’s sworn testimony indicating Ukraine became aware of aid delay in early July, not “one month after” the Trump-Zelensky phone call.

@NoahRFeldman : "President Trump’s conduct described in the testimony and evidence clearly constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under the Constitution." He adds Trump-Zelensky July 25 call "on its own qualifies as an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor."

Feldman confirms was against impeachment after Mueller report, changed after revelations from release of July 25 Trump Zelensky call. because it involved soliciting foreign interference in US election. says precisely the situation the framers created impeachment for.

President Trump: "[Zelensky] doesn't even really understand what's going on over here. They look at us like, is this country crazy?"

President Trump: "[Zelensky] doesn't even really understand what's going on over here. They look at us like, is this country crazy?"

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Please remember, the Trump-Zelensky phone call was only one of many different actions taken over months by Trump and his Ukraine-back-channel-posse to try to compel Zelensky to help the Trump's reelection in 2020.

Few people thought Laura Cooper would be a bombshell witnesses, but her timeline -- that she says staffers alerted her to after her deposition transcript came out -- means Ukrainians knew about aid situation on day of Trump-Zelensky call. Undercuts big GOP defense they didn't.

New: Emails reviewed by @WSJ  show that in the lead-up to the Trump-Zelensky call, Sondland kept officials including Mulvaney apprised of the push for investigations. Mulvaney replied that he would schedule the call—which he then didn’t listen in on.

NSC Official Tim Morrison To Schiff: Nothing Illegal In Trump-Zelensky Call. ‘I Was Not Concerned That Anything Illegal Was Discussed’ In Trump-Ukraine Phone Call

Why did Morrison want to lock down the Trump-Zelensky transcript call if there was nothing wrong w/ it? Not credible. We would have never known about it if not for the whistleblower, which is why Morrison is so pissed at Vindman, since he thinks Vindman informed whistleblower

No one can question VP Pence’s loyalty to @realDonaldTrump . Yet, Jennifer Williams testified that despite Pence having the 7/25 transcript of Trump/Zelensky call, he didn’t bring up Trump’s shakedown requests when he later met w/ Zelensky. Why not? He knew it was wrong.

Bombshell from Bill Taylor: while he visited the front, one of his staffers accompanied Ambassador Sondland to a meeting with Zelensky aide Yermak on July 26, the day after the Trump/Zelensky phone call. After the meeting, at a restaurant, Sondland called President Trump... 1/

Did Morrison just testify that there was nothing wrong with the Trump-Zelensky call? Did I hear that right? (If so, might explain why Vindman took his concern to the lawyers and not Morrison)

Amb Sondland confirmed the quid pro quo in testimony, said it was clear the Trump-Zelensky meeting was conditioned on announcing investigations into 2016 and the Bidens. Wow. @mkraju  @CNN 

Why did it take Pompeo two weeks to admit he was on the Trump-Zelensky phone call if it was a "perfect call?"

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