Democrats quickly attacked Mr. McConnell’s proposed rules as little more than what they called a “cover up.”
Eric LiptonThe Senate has voted to block three attempts by Democrats to subpoena documents for the impeachment trial that the White House has refused to provide to the House investigators. The vote was cast along party lines.
Source document contributed to DocumentCloud by Charles Savage (The New York Times).
Eric LiptonHere is the lawsuit New York Times and @charlie_savage filed late last year to push for release of key emails related to freeze on military aid to Ukraine. White House responded on Friday, disclosing it had 20 emails. But it would not release any of them.
It contends the release of the documents sought by The Times, would “inhibit the frank and candid exchange of views” in government decision-making.
Eric LiptonJUST POSTED: The WHITE HOUSE escalates campaign to keep critical emails related to President Trump's freeze on Ukraine military aid a secret. Not just redacting documents. Entirely blocking release of key emails. With @charlie_savage
Senator Chuck Schumer was responding to an article that detailed how a number of White House advisers dealt with the president’s order to freeze military aid for Ukraine.
Eric LiptonJUST POSTED: Senate Dems escalate push for testimony by top White House officials, in aftermath of NYT report on role top White House aides played along with Trump in blocking military aid to Ukraine. with @maggieNYT
Marine commanders did not act on dozens of pleas for additional manpower, machinery and time. When a training exercise ended in death, leadership blamed the very men they had neglected.
Eric LiptonProPublica continues its important investigation into lapses that are costing the lives of members of the US military, this time with deep look at fatal accident involving Marine Corps Squadron 242. Accountability journalism matters.
The inside story of President Trump’s demand to halt military assistance to an ally shows the price he was willing to pay to carry out his agenda.
Eric LiptonPresident Trump was out playing golf in mid August at his golf club in New Jersey as aides attempted to arrange a telephone call of top White House advisors to discuss the hold on military aid to Ukraine. Yet another unknown chapter of the Ukraine saga
Eric LiptonJUST POSTED EXCLUSIVE. A New York Times Investigation: The inside story of President Trump’s demand to halt military assistance to an ally shows the price he was willing to pay to carry out his agenda with Ukraine. with @maggieNYT@MarkMazzettiNYT
Video interviews and group texts obtained by The Times show men describing their platoon leader in grim terms.
Eric LiptonExtraordinary package of MUST READ/MUST WATCH journalism here. Painfill, chilling stuff. Accountability still matters. @David_Philipps "Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALS Who Turned In Edward Gallagher"
Office towers in New York and San Francisco — centers of political resistance — are offsetting revenue downturns in the president’s glitzier Trump-branded hotels.
Eric LiptonJUST POSTED: Rising revenues at NYC & San Fran office towers that Pres Trump has a stake in r helping boost Trump Org's bottom line--offsetting declines/flat business at certain Trump hotels hurt by customers turning away from Trump brand. with @SteveEder
When the USS John S. McCain crashed in the Pacific, the Navy blamed the destroyer’s crew for the loss of 10 sailors. The truth is the Navy’s flawed technology set the McCain up for disaster.
Eric LiptonAnother excellent installment in this hugely important and super well documented ProPublica series on weaknesses at the Navy that contributed to series of deadly accidents. Accountablity journalism.
Emails and documents released by the State Department support testimony showing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo enabled the Ukrainian pressure campaign at the center of the impeachment proceedings.
Eric LiptonNew Documents Reveal Details of Pompeo’s Role in Ukraine Affair and also the deliberately misleading response State Department sent members of Congress as to why respected American ambassador to Ukraine, Marie L. Yovanovitch, was ousted @ewong@kenvogel
The attorney general strongly defended President Trump’s assertions of executive power.
Eric LiptonAttorney General Barr vigorously defended President Trump’s use of executive authority and suggested that House Democrats were subverting the will of voters by exploring whether to remove the president from office for abusing his power. @ktbenner