Hearings paint a vivid portrait of an American president willing to leverage his powerful office to push a foreign government for personal political help.
“I think this is all going to blow up. And here we are. This is exactly what the Russian government was hoping for.”
“When we are consumed by partisan rancor, we cannot combat these external forces as they seek to divide us against each another, degrade our institutions, and destroy the faith of the American people in our democracy.”
“When the president of the United States makes a request for a favor, it certainly seems, I would take it as a demand.”
As usual, the president, who has told more than 13,000 documented lies in his short presidency, piled on the falsehoods Sunday.