Day 1,030: Impeachment update: so many more nails in Trump’s coffin

The House of Representative’s impeachment inquiry seemingly bears enough fruit everyday to sustain charges against Donald Trump related to his pressuring Ukraine to investigate the Biden family as a condition for receiving necessary military aid.

That was true many times over on Friday.

With Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine testifying, Trump committed witness tampering so brazen that it stunned even Republicans and Fox News.

Democrats asked Yovanovitch about the tweets in real time, and she couched Trump’s comments as “very intimidating”.

The content of Yovanovitch’s testimony was profoundly damaging to Trump too. She painted a picture of a coordinated attack by him and his allies in an effort to oust her from her role as some sort of shell game was afoot in Ukraine.

Her removal would better allow Trump to pressure Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to do Trump’s political bidding.

Finally, David Holmes, a diplomat in the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, testified in a closed door session. He said he overheard a Trump phone call with U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland related to pressuring Zelensky.

Reports indicated Holmes’ testimony went really, really poorly for Trump.

Notably, Holmes’ account is not hearsay, because he was a direct ear witness to the conversation.

Altogether, Holmes’ account couldn’t be clearer. Trump’s demand to Zelensky was never about rooting out corruption or whatever fairy tale the GOP is trying to spin, it was about slandering the Biden family.

The level of information outlining Trump’s motives and actions related to Ukraine is overwhelming. Things will likely only get worse for him when Sondland publicly testifies Wednesday.

1,030 days in, 432 to go

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