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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton listen to President Donald Trump address the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking at the White House on October 11, 2018. (... Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton listen to President Donald Trump address the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking at the White House on October 11, 2018. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 2, 2020 12:59 p.m.

Over the holidays the Times ran a Ukraine scandal story which mainly stitched together the broader storyline but also broke some significant news. In late August the Secretaries of Defense and State and the National Security Advisor met together with the President in the Oval Office to try to persuade him to release the contested military aid to Ukraine. This news only confirms what has always been the most ominous dimension of the Ukraine scandal.

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