Overlooked: Nancy Pelosi has been dealing with overstuffed real estate egomaniacs her entire adult life, through her developer husband. She took the measure of Donald Trump within 5 minutes. https://t.co/vNiFZlGtaM
— Wyeth Ruthven (@wyethwire) November 16, 2019
— Matea Gold (@mateagold) November 15, 2019
Per the Washington Post:
The testimony of the former ambassador put a compelling human face on a complex international scandal that has involved a cast of unfamiliar Ukrainian characters, descriptions of shadowy back-channels and constitutional debates.
In resolute, clear tones, the veteran diplomat described how she came to learn of the plot against her — and how shaken she was to read the president’s menacing comments about her in a call to his Ukrainian counterpart…
However, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo never made a statement in her defense because he was worried Trump would undermine it in a tweet, Yovanovitch testified that she was told…
But throughout the hearing, Yovanovitch was steely in her defense of the diplomats and institutions that promote U.S. policy abroad without weapons. She invoked the memory of everyone from the hostages in Iran to the felled in Benghazi in her appeal to respect and defend the Foreign Service against those who would undermine it — including the Trump administration…
Standing ovation from audience after Yovanovitch hearing is gaveled out pic.twitter.com/iWsYsxlsPm
— Karoun Demirjian (@karoun) November 15, 2019
[NB: The tweets below are extraneous to this topic… but once the new Clippy system helpfully ‘frames’ a tweet-link for me, I can’t remove that frame or its contents without scrapping the whole post & starting over. Since it’s too late and I’m too tired to spend another hour-plus playing mother-may-I with the good content, just pretend they’re not here, okay?]
Chuck has his own list of what Democrats should do, which would include expanding impeachment to Russia probe and gaining access to Putin phone calls.
Court challenges would take a long time. @neeratanden was there to inject some reality
— Greg Dworkin (@DemFromCT) November 15, 2019
I realize this is the least pertinent detail, but it shouldn't go unnoticed that based on this call Mr. Trump doesn't know that Kiev is in Ukraine. https://t.co/MZpvOYaVfA
— Dean Barker (@deanbarker) November 15, 2019