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Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

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Hello TPM members and welcome to the weekend.

As the House steadily deposed witnesses for its impeachment inquiry behind closed doors, providing only a few new details in the way of leaks, the White House made news right out in the open. White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged that President Trump’s decision to hold up aid to Ukraine was linked to his push for the country to investigate a conspiracy theory about 2016 election meddling.

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Hello TPM members and welcome to the weekend.

Just as we were catching our breath, we saw major developments in the Ukraine story this week. Two cronies of Rudy Giuliani were arrested, revealing more about the events leading up to the dismissal of Marie Yovanovitch as ambassador to Ukraine. Yovanovitch then testified herself in front of the House, where she gave the grave assessment that the State Department has been “attacked and hollowed out from within.”

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We’re expecting Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman to make their first appearance in court early this afternoon.

Tierney Sneed is at the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia — the same courthouse in which Paul Manafort’s trial took place. She’s not allowed a phone inside but will have updates as soon as possible.

We’ve got a great op-ed from Allan Lichtman today — a history professor perhaps best known for predicting Trump’s election.

Lichtman takes a look at Mike Pence’s track record as vice president and argues that if President Trump is impeached, Pence should be ousted along with him.

It’s worth a read — check it out here.

Hello TPM members and welcome to the weekend.

It was another stunning, busy news week. We learned a lot more about the Trump administration’s pressure campaign on Ukraine, as well as the administration’s efforts to push other foreign governments to help U.S. investigators undermine the special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

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Before Trump’s attempts to smear Joe Biden and undermine the Russia probe took center stage, I was captivated by the NRA’s current inner turmoil. I can’t get enough of the lawsuits, petty infighting and coup attempts. Josh Kovensky, who’s on our NRA drama beat, wrote a really insightful post about this one NRA donor who seems to be rankling the gun group’s leadership. Basically, this one man has tried to start a small insurrection of sorts among some of his fellow donors, but it’s been hard to calculate just how big this movement is. Yet, Josh explained in a Prime post why he thinks this small rebellion is actually starting to get to the NRA. 

This is the kind of nuanced piece that Prime allows us to publish. Our reporters are able to connect dots for our readers and explain on a minute level the big stories we’re following. 

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Hello TPM members and welcome to the weekend.

What a week. On Monday, we still only knew the vague contours of the whistleblower complaint and President Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president. By the end of the week, the administration released two documents with explosive details, and House Democrats formalized their impeachment inquiry.

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