This is a heck of a show, isn’t it?
High-stakes legal drama, cartoonish last-minute plot twists, all you could want.
My exit question in this post yesterday was, “Is there going to be a new Bolton bombshell this afternoon or this evening? Last weekend’s leak about his book was obviously timed to try to influence tomorrow’s vote. It appears not to have worked. If the leaker has anything more incriminating in his pocket, it’s now or never.” And now here we are with a new scoop in the Times, one that’s extra zesty in that it introduces a new character into the Ukraine drama: One Pat Cipollone, who’s on the floor of the Senate right now representing Trump and who was in on a meeting with Trump and Bolton last May in which the president allegedly asked Bolton to call Zelensky and ask him to cooperate with Rudy Giuliani. Or so claims Bolton’s manuscript, per the Times.