Texts raised more questions about information suggesting that the United States ambassador to Ukraine was under surveillance.
Kenneth P. VogelWhy did LEV PARNAS have a copy of the passport of BURISMA's oligarch owner, and why did he share it with an aide to @DevinNunes?
Those are two of the tantalizing (but unanswered) questions raised by the documents released by House Dems on Friday evening.
An inquiry into years-old disclosures of classified information is highly unusual and leaves law enforcement officials open to accusations of politicizing their work.
Kenneth P. VogelNEW @ADAMGOLDMANNYT: @TheJusticeDept appears to be investigating @COMEY's role in a years-old leak to the press about Russian intelligence.
It's unusual for a leak to be investigated so long afterward, raising questions about political motivations here.
Kenneth P. VogelNEW: In an interview with the @nytimes, LEV PARNAS says he regrets trusting TRUMP & GIULIANI.
“I thought I was being a patriot & helping the president,” & "by listening to @POTUS & his attorney that I couldn’t possibly get in trouble or do anything wrong”
The timing and scale of the attacks suggest the Russians may be looking for the same kind of damaging information on Joe Biden that President Trump wanted from Ukraine, security experts say.
Kenneth P. Vogel@nicoleperlroth@AllMattNYT The Russian attacks on Burisma appear to be running parallel to an effort by Russian spies in Ukraine to dig up information in the analog world that could embarrass the Bidens, according to an American security official.
Kenneth P. VogelRUSSIA HACKED BURISMA: In an apparent effort to collect damaging information about the BIDENS, Russian military hackers used phishing emails to access a server at the gas company that paid HUNTER BIDEN, scoop @nicoleperlroth & @AllMattNYT.
“We regret the content of these communications, and apologize to the F.A.A., Congress, our airline customers, and to the flying public for them,” the company said.
Kenneth P. VogelNOT GOOD: Actual exchange between @Boeing employees regarding the 737 Max:
Employee 1: “Would you put your family on a Max simulator trained aircraft? I wouldn’t."
Employee 2: “No.”
@Nataliekitro, on the batch of BOEING documents sent to Congress today.
It’s deeply personal—and not just because he’s challenging Bernie.
Kenneth P. Vogel.@PeteButtigieg’s success threatens a core belief of young progressives: that their ideology owns the future, & that the rise of millennials is going to bring an inevitable demographic triumph for the Democrats’ far left, writes @afternoondelete.
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.
Kenneth P. VogelJUNE 27 (1 mo. before TRUMP/ZELENSKY call):
MULVANEY emails an aide: “Did we ever find out about the money for Ukraine & whether we can hold it back?”
The aide responds that it's possible, but warns that Congress approved the $, & will "become unhinged"
Outside entities are raising huge money in Trump's name, despite disavowals from the campaign, and spending little of it on 2020.
Kenneth P. VogelREVENGE OF THE SCAM PACS: 20 bootleg PACs & 501(c)s have used pro-TRUMP branding to raise $46.7M since Jan. 2017.
They have spent little actually helping Trump’s reelection, vexing his team.
“There’s nothing we can do to stop them,” says @KellyRiddell.
The speaker reflects on Trump and a tumultuous year back in the majority in an interview with POLITICO.
Kenneth P. Vogel“OH PFFT” — @SpeakerPelosi’s response (delivered with a dismissive wave of her hand), when asked about @senatemajldr’s suggestion she was “too afraid” to send him the articles of impeachment.
“Fear is never a word used with me. You should know right away”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned on Wednesday that if Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, is going to publicly suggest a "cover-up" involving the Bidens and Ukraine "then I hope you know what you're talking about.”
Kenneth P. VogelTRUMP'S STAR WITNESS? @LindseyGrahamSC has invited @RudyGiuliani to testify, but now he's voicing concern.
"I like Rudy a lot, but we're going to have to watch what we say,” GRAHAM said. "If he comes, you gotta be willing to ask Qs about your conduct."
“Lev and Igor” were obscure businessmen who became fixtures of the Republican donor set. Then they played an unlikely role in the proceedings gripping the nation.
Kenneth P. VogelALSO: IGOR FRUMAN has entered a joint defense agreement with RUDY GIULIANI, suggesting that Fruman has split with LEV PARNAS & appears to be siding with team TRUMP.
It also suggests that @RudyGiuliani believes the SDNY investigation into him is serious.
The speaker's return to power and legacy will be linked forever to her battles with the norm-busting president.
Kenneth P. VogelTIM RYAN challenged NANCY PELOSI for Dem leader after 2016 elections.
But now he acknowledges he probably could not have led the party through this period as well as her.
She “is the absolute best politician that the Democratic Party has seen since LBJ.”
Rudolph Giuliani said in an interview that he briefed the president “a couple of times” about Marie Yovanovitch, the envoy to Ukraine, setting her recall in motion.
Kenneth P. VogelNEW: @RudyGiuliani early this year briefed TRUMP on claims that YOVANOVITCH was impeding investigations into the BIDENS & 2016.
@POTUS then connected GIULIANI with @SecPompeo to discuss.
The interactions likely led to Yovanovitch's ouster, Giuliani says.