Karoun Demirjian

Karoun Demirjian

Reporter, photo/videographer, globetrotter, language collector, part-time musician. NatSec on CapHill @WaPo, CNN analyst, fmr foreign correspndnt (Russia/IsPal)

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you can hear the hash of the pencil, marking off the votes on the tally sheet after every senator says aye or no

@seungminkim  Obviously you guys have never worked with freshly dried bay leaves. If you neglect them for years and years then of course they’ll lose all flavor and potency like everything else in life

Someone just said “abstruse” on live CNN and this is yet another reason why caucuses 🤔

Do people other than presidents usually put the presidential medal of freedom on you? (I thought the whole thing was that POTUS puts it around your neck. But not an expert.)

No discussion of impeachment tonight. No pre-victory lap

can we now talk about the other paper-ripping that happened tonight which is also eye-popping okay thanks everyone ⚾️

Romney to vote to convict Trump on charge of abuse of power, becoming the first Republican to break ranks @danbalz 


Standing ovation from audience after Yovanovitch hearing is gaveled out

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.

Shorter Sondland: yeah it happened. Because Trump wanted it. And everyone knew about it. And they're covering it up (he said State didn't let him access his emails).

After 104.5 years, the House just voted to recognize the Armenian Genocide. 405 yes, 11 no, 3 present. This has taken decades, & while I’m supposed to keep myself out of coverage, I will slip just this once to say that vote is an affirmation of history to every Armenian-American.

AG Barr is objecting to a key IG finding that was legit for the FBI to open its Trump probe based on what George Papadopoulos said about Russians having Clinton’s emails. The unorthodox split is bound to fuel partisan battles next week... w @DevlinBarrett 

Gaetz announces his support for the House's war powers resolution: "I support the president, killing Soleimani was the right decision, but engaging in another forever war in the middle east would be the wrong decision."