It may be occurring in plain sight, but it’s still collusion.
Last week, Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani admitted that he has been pressuring Ukraine’s government to investigate what he calls “two alleged crimes” relating to Trump’s US political opponents. Even more stunning, he said that the US Department of State had been assisting his efforts.
According to The New York Times, “One is whether Ukrainian officials took steps during the 2016 election to damage Mr. Trump’s campaign. The other is whether there was anything improper about the overlap between former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s diplomatic efforts in Ukraine and his son’s role with a gas company there.”
Meanwhile, Trump himself spent much the G-7 summit clashing with the leaders of the world’s most industrialized nations over Vladimir Putin. Trump alone wants Putin back in the G-7, which was the G-8 until leaders unanimously disinvited him after Russia annexed Crimea in 2014.
And you probably thought the big news of the week was that Joe Walsh announced his Republican party primary challenge against Trump.
Here’s a complete list of the latest updates to the Trump-Russia Timeline at Dan Rather’s News & Guts and at Just Security:
AUG. 15, 2019: House Subpoenas Lewandowski and Dearborn; Lewandowski Says He’s ‘Happy To Appear’; Trump Endorses Him For Senate
AUG. 18, 2019: Trump Tweets: ‘Mueller Report & His Testimony Were A Total Disaster’
AUG. 20, 2019: Trump Wants Russia Back in the G-7
AUG. 20-22, 2019: Giuliani Admits He’s Pressuring Ukraine to Investigate Biden and DNC
AUG. 22, 2019: Sarah Sanders Joins Fox News
AUG. 22, 2019: Trump Retweets About Ohr, ‘Clinton/DNC Spies At Fusion GPS’
AUG. 23, 2019: Trump Tweets About McCabe
AUG. 25, 2019: Trump Tweets and Retweets About Comey, Clinton, Steele, ‘Spygate’