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Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Sondland Kept Pompeo Informed on Ukraine Pressure Campaign  —  The diplomat at the center of the impeachment inquiry looped in the secretary of state at key moments as American officials pushed for investigations sought by President Trump.  —  WASHINGTON — Gordon D. Sondland …
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Betsy Swan / The Daily Beast:
Sondland Will Trash Rudy in Impeachment Hearing  —  “We weren't happy with the President's directive to talk with Rudy,” he said.  “We did not want to involve Mr. Giuliani.”  —  U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland is set to throw Rudy Giuliani under the bus when he testifies to Congress this morning.
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
'It doesn't matter': House Republicans embrace ‘quid pro quo’  —  After saying they could not accept a quid pro quo, House Republicans say it no longer matters if President Trump tied $400 million in military aid earmarked for Ukraine to Kyiv agreeing to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden.
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
The Spectacular Failure of the Trump Wranglers  —  Kurt Volker and many others tried to manage the President.  Impeachment is the result.  —  On Tuesday, nearly seven hours into the marathon third day of public impeachment hearings, Kurt Volker tried to explain to the House Intelligence Committee …
Aaron C. Davis / Washington Post:
Sondland acknowledges there was a ‘quid pro quo’ involving Ukraine  —  Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified Wednesday more bluntly than he had before that President Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, sought to condition a White House invite for Ukraine's new president to demands …
Ari Feldman / The Forward:
Alexander Vindman's Family Under 24-Hour Security Monitoring After Twitter Targeting By Trump  —  The Army has placed Alexander Vindman, an expert on Ukraine and a central figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, and his family under 24-hour security monitoring …
Josh Lederman / NBC News:
Sondland testimony targets Trump, Pompeo and confirms deal with Ukraine  —  The ambassador is testifying before the House Intelligence Committee and will be revealing emails and texts to back up his claims.  —  WASHINGTON — Gordon Sondland, the American ambassador to the E.U. …
Peter Baker / New York Times:
A White House Now ‘Cannibalizing Itself’  —  “On July 25th, along with several of my colleagues, I listened to a call between President Trump and President Zelensky, the content of which has since been publicly reported.  I found the July 25th phone call unusual because in contrast …
Discussion: Press Watch, CNN and KBJR 6
The Daily Beast:
Trump White House Blasts Out Anti-Vindman Talking Points to Surrogates  —  It is the latest attack from the president's team on one of his employees.  —  The Trump White House has taken the extraordinary step of distributing talking points to allies of the president trashing one of its employees.
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
‘The answer is yes’: Sondland affirms ‘quid pro quo’ in Ukraine dealings  —  President Donald Trump's handpicked Ukraine adviser Gordon Sondland said Trump conditioned a valuable White House meeting for Ukraine's new president on his willingness to launch investigations into Trump's Democratic adversaries …
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
How Republicans' star impeachment witness turned on them  —  (CNN)Former US Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker was widely seen as Republicans' impeachment ace in the hole.  On Tuesday on Capitol Hill, it didn't work out that way.  —  Volker's opening statement repeatedly acknowledged …
Discussion: Washington Post and Daily Kos
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Impeachment hearings live updates: Trump lashes out as Sondland acknowledges there was a ‘quid pro quo’  —  President Trump lashed out anew at the Democrat-lead impeachment inquiry Wednesday as Gordon Sondland, the most significant witnesses to date, acknowledged there was a “quid pro quo” …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Impeachment's trench warfare
The Daily Beast:   Sondland Was Talking to Zelensky Allies About Biden Investigations in Mid-May
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
A very bad impeachment hearings day for Donald Trump
Discussion: The Atlantic and Breitbart
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Ken Starr: GOP Senators Might Consider Having to ‘Make a Trip’ to the White House After Sondland's Testimony
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Josh Hammer / New York Post:
Alexander Vindman condemned himself in his impeachment testimony
Discussion: Fox News
CBS News:
Sondland says Pompeo knew of “quid pro quo” scheme for Ukraine investigations
Discussion: Political Wire, ABC News and Breitbart
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Lou Dobbs Guest Mocks Vindman: He's a ‘Deep State Crybaby’
Discussion: Washington Post and Contemptor
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Republicans should have thought twice before calling Volker and Morrison
Discussion: Vox, Taylor Marsh and CNN
Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
Who is Gordon Sondland? How is he involved in the impeachment inquiry?
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Fox News
Adam Edelman / NBC News:   10 things we learned from a marathon day of impeachment testimony
Washington Post:
Even Republicans' preferred witnesses are implicating Trump
Discussion: New York Times
Washington Post:
‘Comes down to one guy’: In impeachment probe, all eyes turn to Gordon Sondland
Discussion: Politico and The Week
Andrew Clevenger / Roll Call:
What to wear? Republicans flag Vindman's sartorial choice
Discussion: Althouse
Yahoo News:
FBI seeks interview with CIA whistleblower  —  WASHINGTON — The FBI recently sought to question the CIA whistleblower who filed a complaint over President Trump's July 25 Ukraine call — a move that came after a vigorous internal debate within the bureau over how to respond to some of the issues raised …
Christopher Dickey / The Daily Beast:
Nikki Haley Used System for Unclassified Material to Send ‘Confidential’ Information  —  Newly released emails suggest that in 2017 the then-ambassador lost her password for classified communication and so used a different system.  —  North Korea had just tested an intercontinental ballistic missile capable …
Kerry Picket / Washington Examiner:
‘Bro-like’: Schiff aide was White House friend of alleged whistleblower Eric Ciaramella  —  Alleged Ukraine whistleblower Eric Ciaramella was close friends at the White House with an official who is now a key aide to Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman leading the Democratic push to impeach President Trump.
Discussion: Redstate
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Salvador Rizzo / Washington Post:
Schiff's claim that the whistleblower has a ‘statutory right’ to anonymity
Discussion: Just Security, The Hill and Redstate
Ady Barkan / The Nation:
Why I'm Endorsing Elizabeth Warren  —  Elizabeth or Bernie?  It's a difficult and wonderful choice to have.  —  I have spent my entire career at the messy and vital intersection of movement-building, electoral politics, and governance.  And for the past three years, I've done that work under …
Discussion: CNN
Akela Lacy / The Intercept:
As President, Pete Buttigieg Wants to Give 25 Percent of Federal Contracts to Minorities.  As Mayor, He Gave 3 Percent.  —  One of the main tenets of Pete Buttigieg's plan to address racial inequality if he becomes president is a proposal to increase the number of federal contracting dollars …
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Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
There Are Two Rhodes Scholars Running For President. Only One Gets Mentioned.
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight and Slate
Heather Schwedel / Slate:
An Interview With the Woman Who Strongly Needed Her Coffee During a Live Impeachment Hearing  —  Tuesday's award for the most amusing diversion from the minutia of the impeachment hearings goes to McClatchy congressional reporter Emma Dumain, who went minorly viral for chugging coffee …
Discussion: New York Post, Washington Post and CNN
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
ANALYSIS: What if Trump was right about Ukraine?  —  One of the most important issues in President Trump's impeachment defense is also one of the least explored: To what degree were Trump's concerns about Ukraine valid?  It's well documented that the president fixated on Ukrainian activity …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Sergii Leshchenko / KyivPost:
Republicans keep lying about me at impeachment hearings
Dave Philipps / New York Times:
Navy Wants to Eject From SEALs a Sailor Cleared by Trump, Officials Say  —  Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher is expected to be formally notified of the action on Wednesday.  —  The Navy SEAL at the center of a high-profile war crimes case has been ordered to appear before Navy leaders Wednesday morning …
 
 
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New York Times:
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Spencer Hsu / Washington Post:
Judge intends to rule by Monday on House subpoena to Donald McGahn
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Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
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