Today's testimony from Fiona Hill and David Holmes may be the most damning to Trump yet. We've got it live streaming after the jump, via The Washington Post. Share your thoughts and observations on the proceedings in our open thread.
The Washington Post has this explainer:
Like everybody who is “American by choice” (and many people throughout the world), Ms. Hill has actually read the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Most nativists wouldn’t be able to pass the history-cum-civics test that migrants have to pass.
Not surprisingly his guest was firebrand Gym Jordan. Not surprisingly he let Gym rant his usual bulls—t that it’s they’re the most unfair hearings in history without any pushback by bobblehead Bret. Meanwhile no Shiff to counter but Bret interviewed Klobuchar for him to pimp the Fox News talking on why not drop the whole thing because Republicans are spineless.. errr… united.
What we’ll see over the next couple of weeks will be a round robin of Right Wing bloviating about how the Dems didn’t prove anything and about how this really should be about the Bidens, Burisma and all the nonsense they can spew about Ukraine in 2016. Which will allow the Right Wing to keep its counter narrative alive up into the election campaign, to hopefully depress turnout in the swing states as voters shrug their shoulders and assume, once again, that everybody is corrupt.
It is my fervent hope that enough swing state Dems have had enough of this viciousness for us to be able to see a positive change next year. We are all depending on it. If those voters stay home again and allow Mike Pence to wreak four more years of havok, I honestly don’t believe we’d recognize the country afterward.
The Democrats need a simplified narrative to clearly relay the fact Trump deliberately used his private attorney to work out of official diplomatic ‘deep state’ channels to hide his corrupt purpose of soliciting Ukraine’s aid in election interference. Quid pro quo or extortion or bribery or pick your term is just icing on the criminal cake. All exonerating evidence like Trump saying the scripted ‘no quid pro quo’ or delivering aid came amazingly on the heels of the whistleblower complaint. And never forget Trump’s in the know inner circle who would testify to exonerate Dear Leader refuse.