WTF Just Happened Today

Your essential guide to the daily shock and awe in national politics.

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Day 1042: Dissenting opinions.


1/ Trump was briefed about the whistleblower complaint before lifting the hold on military aid to Ukraine in September. White House lawyers discussed the complaint with Trump in late august – after the inspector general for the intelligence commun...


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Day 1041: Bleak.


1/ The House Judiciary Committee will hold its first hearing next week on the impeachment of Trump. The Dec. 4 hearing on the "constitutional grounds for presidential impeachment" will feature a panel of expert witnesses who will testify "on the a...


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Day 1040: Without reason.


1/ A federal judge ruled that the former White House counsel must testify before impeachment investigators about Trump's efforts to obstruct the Mueller investigation. U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson found no basis for Trump's claim that...


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Day 1037: "Never took place."


1/ Impeachment Watch: What happens next. The House Intelligence Committee concluded public hearings for the impeachment inquiry into Trump after more than a dozen witnesses testified. With no other witnesses scheduled to testify, the committee and...


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Day 1036: Weaponized falsehoods.


1/ The former White House adviser on Russia opened her testimony before the impeachment inquiry by accusing Republican lawmakers of weaponizing "falsehoods" with the "fictional narrative" that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential election. ...


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Day 1035: "At the express direction of the president of the United States."


1/ The U.S. ambassador to the European Union testified that he and senior administration officials "followed the president's orders" to work with Rudy Giuliani to pressure Ukraine into announcing investigations into Joe Biden and the discredited c...


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Day 1034: Duty.


1/ Two national security officials testified publicly that Trump's July 25 call with the Ukrainian president was "improper," "unusual," and overtly political. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine specialist on the National Security Council,...


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Day 1033: "Unusual and inappropriate."


1/ The House is investigating whether Trump lied to Robert Mueller. Former Trump deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates testified in last week's trial that Roger Stone spoke with Trump in a July 2016 phone call, and that Trump then told Gates that "...


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Day 1030: Rooting out corruption.


1/ The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine testified that Trump's comment to the Ukraine president – that she was "bad news" and is "going to go through some things" – "sounded like a threat." Marie Yovanovitch, testifying before the House Intellige...


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Day 1029: Not even a little bit.


1/ A federal appeals court ruled that Trump's accounting firm must comply with a congressional subpoena for eight years of Trump's tax returns. The U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. voted 8-3 to reject Trump's arguments that Congress didn't have the a...


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