Ambassador Gordon Sondland said administration officials were aware of the pressure on Ukraine for investigations that could damage President Trump’s political foes. A Defense Department official also gave new details that linked a hold on aid to a key July 25 phone call.
The bombshell testimony alleging that the president attempted to leverage an invite for the Ukrainian president in exchange for an investigation into his political opponents forced the White House to quickly recalibrate its defense of the president’s actions.
With the field growing both larger and more fluid, the 10 presidential candidates opened new lines of conversation and held pointed if brief disputes, some of them focused on black voters, a key constituency.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg managed the pressure that comes with being a newly minted polling frontrunner, there was pushback against Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax, and former vice president Joe Biden had yet another shaky performance.
Barry Myers’s nomination had languished in the Senate since it was first announced in November 2017, due in part to conflict-of-interest concerns regarding his family’s continued ownership stake in AccuWeather.
If the Alpha Monocerotid meteor shower reaches its potential, a burst of 100 or so meteors could streak across the sky in about 15 minutes, anytime between 11:30 p.m. ET Thursday and 12:10 a.m. Friday.