We've got this afternoon's hearing with Tim Morrison, a National Security Counsel official, and Kurt Volker, a former envoy to Ukraine, streaming after the jump. Watch it with us or just share your thoughts on the proceedings.
This morning, we heard from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council official, and Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams, each of whom were on Donald Trump's call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The hearing is due to resume shortly. I'll be sharing my thoughts and observations in the comments section.
The video below is via The Washington Post.
(Schiff image via screen grab)
Have prepared everything for the Sondland session this afternoon/evening: cancelled all appointments, piled up all available cushions, a wrap-around for neck and shoulders and a plaid for my knees (it’s chilly and my heating system packed in yesterday). As well as lots and lots of nibbles.
As he’s a RW billionaire and as I have very low opinion of RW billionaires (perceiving them to be particularly prone to following “forever me first/me only” mantra, I expect him to do everything he can to avoid being charged with perjury.
Missed the whole damned day today – had to spend it in a dark studio playing Santa Claus, of all things. Nothing could keep me away from watching Sondland reduced to a pile of tear-dampened ashes under interrogation in the morning. I’ll be bright eyed and bushy-tailed on the dot of 3am NZ time!
T’was not a good day for the forever Trumpers and the Dear Leader. Although Volker and especially Morrison were clearly trying their best, they refused to perjure themselves and would up corroborating practically every fact laid out so far.
I’m not usually a fan of body language analysis but the difference between the two counsels was striking: on the one hand, intent querying; on the other, a sneering attitude that raised the hackles on my head.