Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joined the White House communications team to work on impeachment messaging
Lachlan MarkayHere's the WH's new impeachment comms point person Pam Bondi discussing Gordon Sondland on CBS this morning: "He was ambassador to the Ukraine. He is ambassador to the Ukraine...He's a short-term ambassador." cbsnews.com/news/impeachme…
Sondland has never been amb to "the" Ukraine.
After saying they could not accept a quid pro quo, House Republicans say it no longer matters if President Trump tied $400 million in military aid earmarked for Ukraine to Kyiv agreeing to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden.
Lachlan Markay"Republicans now say proof that Trump conditioned military aid to Ukraine to an investigation of Biden...would not shake their opposition to impeachment."
According to the record, Trump congratulated Zelensky on his election victory but did not mention corruption.
Lachlan MarkayNot only did Trump not bring up corruption writ large in his calls with Zelensky, when NSC gave him talking points emphasizing anti-corruption efforts, Trump ignored them and talked about Miss Universe instead
On their own, those expenses would be unremarkable. But Giuliani associate Lev Parnas’ current legal predicament could make them far more problematic.
Lachlan MarkayNew Lev Parnas financial records released in court yesterday show he was using his company not just for political donations but also everyday household expenses. That could be very significant for the criminal case against him