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The Jennifer Williams Deposition

In April of 2019, after 14 years in foreign service in the State Dept, Williams was detailed to the Office of the Vice President as a special advisor on the foreign policy team. Williams closely followed events in Ukraine and Read more…


Tim Morrison Deposition

It’s easy to see why the GOP wanted Morrison as a witness. He said things that support some of the GOP defenses. He also offered testimony that contradicted those same defenses. Fiona Hill was replaced by Tim Morrison, who’d never Read more…


Maria Yovanovitch’s Testimony

We learn today that American democratic institutions are alive and well—and that Donald Trump is running out of defenses.  In fact, each time the GOP tries out a defense, along comes some new evidence that obliterates that defense.  For example, Read more…


Thoughts on the Impeachment Inquiry so Far

Trump is losing control of the narrative Kellyanne Conway did what Asha Rangappa called a word salad on CNN. Kellyanne talked rapidly, throwing out a mishmash of untruths. For example, she cited the White House counsel’s letter even though a Read more…


Notes on Laura Cooper’s deposition

Laura Cooper is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia. Mostly she talked about the withholding of aid to Ukraine. She also obliterated a few of the GOP talking points. She testified that the security aid Read more…


Christopher Anderson’s deposition: Control through Corruption

Anderson is a career foreign service officer who served as Special Advisor for Ukraine Negotiations until July 12, 2019 (a pre-scheduled departure date) Nov. 25, 2018: After Russia seized Ukrainian military vessels in the Sea of Azov, the State Department Read more…


Notes from Vindman’s deposition

Appropriate for Veteran’s Day: Notes from Vindman’s deposition. Vindman was a witness to both the July 10 White House meeting and July 25 Trump-Zelensky phone call. The purpose of the July 10 meeting at the White House with Ukrainian officials Read more…


Fiona Hill Issues a Stern Warning

She also implicates Mick Mulvaney, makes Sondland look like a fool, and shows how Giuliani tried to game Ukraine. I read Fiona Hill’s deposition. Here are what my followers on Twitter renamed my Over the Cliff Notes. First, Fiona Hill’s Read more…


Lies and Corrupt Prosecutions (Kent’s Deposition)

I read George Kent’s Deposition (He’s the Deputy Assistant Secretary European and Eurasian Affairs) The deposition is here. Here are my Over the Cliff Notes (the name for my impeachment cliff notes, per suggestion) Kent testified that Giuliani and pals Read more…


Taylor’s Deposition

I finished reading Taylor’s testimony. To say the least, it wasn’t good for Trump. Here are my notes. Per suggestion, my impeachment Cliff Notes are now called Over the Cliff Notes. June, 2019: Taylor arrived in Kiev to find “two channels Read more…