Prime Badge
Trump Investigations
weekly primer
October 25, 2019 1:41 p.m.

This Week: Bombshell Testimony In The Impeachment Inquiry

Big week for the impeachment probe: On Tuesday, Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, delivered the most damning testimony in the impeachment inquiry yet. In his opening statement, he told House investigators that the Trump administration told Ukraine that military aid would be contingent on officials in the country opening a probe into the Ukrainian company with ties to Joe Biden’s son. Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, who Taylor alleged spoke to both Trump and Ukrainian officials about the quid pro quo, disputed Taylor’s characterization of the conversations. Tim Morrison, a National Security Council official expected to testify in the impeachment probe next week, may settle the question in his testimony. He spoke to Sondland directly about the ambassador’s role in the Ukraine pressure campaign and was present on President Trump’s notorious call with the Ukrainian president. Also this week, top Pentagon official Laura Cooper testified in the House impeachment inquiry, and Senate Democrats submitted…

Weekly Primers are TPM member-only content.

Already a member? SIGN IN

This story is only available for TPM Members. Interested in reading exclusive analysis and reporting from TPM’s award-winning staff?

Sign up now and the first month is just ONE DOLLAR

Join Now For $1

Are you a student or experiencing financial hardship?
We offer FREE membership to those in need

APPLY HERE

Recent Editions
More Weekly Primers
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporter:
Senior Newswriters:
Newswriters:
Editor at Large:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: