Seth Abramson+ Your Authors @SethAbramson Lawyer. Professor. NYT bestselling author. @Newsweek columnist with many appearances @CNN, @CBC, @BBC. My new book, Proof of Corruption, is at Oct. 03, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

So contrary to what Reps. Jordan/Turner said—which was apparently all lies intended to defend POTUS's lies—in fact Volker gave *substantial* testimony aiding the impeachment inquiry, including that Trump-Giuliani would've known they were asking Ukraine to *manufacture* evidence.

1/ If Trump's personal lawyer was told Ukraine had nothing to investigate *before* Trump asked for a quid pro quo and Pence threatened Ukraine, it means Trump, Pence and Giuliani were knowingly demanding a *fake* investigation and *fake* evidence in exchange for Javelin missiles.

2/ So the reason Reps. Jordan/Turner ran to the cameras after Volker's testimony seems to be that they thought the testimony was *devastating* and—taking their cue and M.O. from the boss—immediately told the American people the evidence was *nothing* in order to stave off damage.

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