Trump was aware of Giuliani’s efforts to secure an investigation and the president was briefed regularly.
“These threats occurred at the same time that the two men were also discussing President Trump’s efforts, through Rudy Giuliani, to smear the ambassador’s reputation”
A blistering report from the Government Accountability Office, calls Trump’s action illegal. Others call it outright bribery.
“President Trump knew exactly what was going on.”
None of the candidates appeared eager to play the role of intra-party aggressor, preferring instead to use their national television time to tout their own readiness for office and make the case for why they are best suited to defeat Trump.
Attempt to let Trump off with just a vote to dismiss impeachment charges proved too much for even the normally compliant Republicans could stomach.
Democrats face internal dissension at a time when they need to focus on beating Donald Trump.