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We now know Trump knew of the whistleblower complaint when he unfroze military aid to Ukraine.

This is actually more devastating than some have said.

It also reduces Trump's "I want nothing -- no quid pro quo" defense to smoking ruins.

New piece:

It's so weird how credulous some are being about Trump's "I want nothing -- no quid pro quo" call with Sondland.

On the same call, Trump *also* said Zelensky still must do his bidding!

We now know *why* Trump communicated his extortion demand this way:

The perfect illustration of our current moment:

Trump's rally crowd literally chanted his defense -- "I want nothing, no quid pro quo" -- at the same time that a new NYT report was demolishing that line of nonsense.

We have video of the chant here: washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/…
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