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CNN PoliticsJan 24, 2020
Letter shows White House wouldn't provide documents to agency investigating Ukraine aid
The White House refused to provide documents to a nonpartisan congressional watchdog investigating President Donald Trump's decision to withhold US security aid to Ukraine, according to documents released by Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland on Thursday.

Washington Post PoliticsJan 23, 2020
Trump, Democrats keep their distance as GOP moderates face crucial impeachment votes
White House advisers warned Trump that outreach would not help his cause, while Democrats say there is no serious effort to privately lobby the key Republicans.

New York Times PoliticsJan 23, 2020
White House seemed reluctant to help with watchdog inquiry.
According to documents released on Thursday, the White House declined to respond when a watchdog pressed the administration for details on the decision to withhold security aid to Ukraine.

The Daily BeastJan 23, 2020
Tucker Carlson and Devin Nunes: Vindman Should Just ‘Go Work in Ukraine'
Fox NewsHours after Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) questioned Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's patriotism, Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) called on the National Security Council official and Purple Heart recipient to be booted from his position and "go work in Ukraine."

During a broadcast that largely ignored the live impeachment proceedings taking place, Carlson devoted an "investigative" segment to the Iraq War veteran after House impeachment managers referenced Vindman's testimony throughout Thursday's Senate trial. Why, Carlson asked, was Vindman still serving on the White House National Security Council as a Ukraine and Russia expert?

Before bringing Nunes on his primetime show Thursday night, the Fox News star complained that Vindman testified against his boss and acknowledged that "a foreign power keeps trying to recruit him," wondering "how could someone like that keep his job."

Read more at The Daily Beast.

White House snubbed watchdog agency seeking info on Ukraine aid (Politico)

The Daily BeastJan 23, 2020
Dems Aim to Put ‘Knife in the Heart' of Trump's Defense
Caroline Brehman/GettyAbout four hours into Thursday's session of the Senate impeachment trial, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the House's lead impeachment manager, had yet another video clip queued up to show senators in order to help make Democrats' case for President Trump's removal.

Taking full advantage of their video privileges, the impeachment managers had played dozens of such clips since opening their arguments in the trial on Wednesday. But when Schiff tried to show a segment of White House aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's testimony, it didn't work. 

Sensing technical difficulties, Schiff offered a joke. "We've heard enough of Col. Vindman," he quipped, before pressing on. For some of the Republicans sitting in the chamber, however, the joke couldn't have been truer: Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa nodded at Schiff's crack, glancing conspiratorially at her neighbor, Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas. 

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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