WTF Just Happened Today

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

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Day 1026: "This issue."

1/ A senior defense official told House impeachment investigators that Trump directed the mid-July freeze in military aid to Ukraine through the Office of Management and Budget. Laura Cooper, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukrai...



Day 1023: No doubt.

1/ The top Ukraine expert at the National Security Council testified that "there was no doubt" that Trump was seeking investigations into political rivals, according to a transcript of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's deposition. Within an hour after ...


 2019-11-09  4m

Day 1022: A campaign of lies.

1/ Trump asked Attorney General William Barr to hold a press conference and say that he didn't break the law during his July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Barr, however, declined. Trump's request was made around Sept. 25 – s...


 2019-11-07  4m

Day 1021: A clear understanding.

1/ The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine told House impeachment investigators that it was his "clear understanding" that military aid would not be sent to Ukraine until the country pursued investigations that could benefit Trump, according to a transcr...


 2019-11-07  4m

Day 1020: Orchestrated efforts.

1/ A key witness in the impeachment inquiry acknowledged that there was a quid pro quo linking U.S. aid to Ukraine with an investigation into Trump's political rival. In revised testimony, Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union...


 2019-11-06  4m

Day 1019: Threatened.

1/ Interview notes from Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation were released after CNN and BuzzFeed News sued the government to see all the work that Mueller's team kept secret. In response to a court order, the Justice Department released...


 2019-11-05  4m

Day 1016: "Sensitive."

1/ A senior White House lawyer instructed the national security official who heard Trump's July 25 conversation with the Ukraine president to keep his concerns secret. Following the call, in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky...


 2019-11-01  5m

Day 1015: "Nobody comes to Congress to impeach a president."

1/ The House approved a resolution to formally authorize and set ground rules for its impeachment inquiry into Trump. The resolution passed 232-196 almost entirely along party lines and outlines how the House will make the investigation more publi...


 2019-10-31  5m

Day 1014: Out of step.

1/ Two career diplomats testified before House impeachment investigators behind closed doors that Trump and Rudy Giuliani's view of Ukraine were out of step with other White House and State Department officials. Catherine Croft told lawmakers, who...


 2019-10-30  4m

Day 1013: "Extremely, extremely, extremely disturbing."

1/ House Democrats released their impeachment resolution, which outlines the next steps by the six committees that are pursuing investigations of the Trump administration. The resolution doesn't limit the scope of their ongoing probes and does not...


 2019-10-29  5m