Magazine November 11, 2019, Issue

The Week

• We dodged a bullet in 2012. We almost got a president who misuses Twitter.

• In explosive testimony to the House committee investigating the Ukraine mess, acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor testified that last summer President Trump and people around him were scheming to use withheld defense aid to get the Ukrainian government to publicly commit to investigations. Taylor’s account goes a long way toward establishing, at the very least, the intention of a quid pro quo. To what extent the president’s shambolic Ukraine operation actually acted on this intention is an open question (the defense aid was

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