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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…


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…


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…


Rudy Giuliani: Villain or Fall Guy?

I read the Volker, Sondland, and McKinley transcripts. Either Guiliani is a master plotter, manipulating the gullible Trump for his own purposes—or Trump is setting him up to be the fall guy. Here are my color-coded notes, if you want Read more…


Ambassador Yovanovitch Deposition

I finally read the deposition. Here are my notes, interspersed with commentary. In Nov-Dec: 2018: Yovanovitch became aware Giuliani was trying to make contact and communicate with people in Ukraine. She knew he had clients in Ukraine, but she didn’t Read more…