This Thursday,Ukrainian authorities announced that they opened an investigation into whether former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was being surveilled by associates of Rudy Giuliani while she was in Kyiv last spring.
The probe was launched after House Democrats released a trove of documents this Tuesday that showed communications between Lev Parnas and Trump donor Robert Hyde that discussed Yovanovitch’s movement throughout Kyiv. In an interview with Rachel Maddow this Wednesday, Parnas denied any sinister nature regarding the messages, and said he was just humoring Hyde, who he accused of being an alcoholic.
Either way, Twitter reacted to the news, with many sensing that the investigations into Donald Trump’s presidency just entered into a new phase:
Welp, Trump finally got Ukraine to announce an investigation… https://t.co/gxyj5LCPVo
— Heath Mayo (@HeathMayo) January 16, 2020
Not the investigation he wanted and got IMPEACHED for.
— UncleRay (@RaymondWalterA1) January 16, 2020
Important point. Ukraine will investigate this (because it’s credible) but would not investigate (or announce) Joe Biden. Because it isn’t. Ukraine govt us officially less corrupt than the WH.
— Itgetzby Buckner (@peld41) January 16, 2020
Giuliani finally got Ukraine to open an investigation. https://t.co/h9YMuQ9fUy
— Lawrence O’Donnell (@Lawrence) January 16, 2020
Oh the irony.
— Regular American (@Hard2StaySane) January 16, 2020
Trump wanted Ukraine to announce an investigation. Mission accomplished! https://t.co/UzAXqtlkdF
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) January 16, 2020
Trump wanted Ukraine to announce a sham investigation into Joe Biden and instead got a real investigation into himself. Art of the deal, baby. https://t.co/V96iedD72m
— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) January 16, 2020
Too funny that they have announced this investigation, all while 45 is still waiting for his Biden announcement. Karma… lol
— John Schmidt (@FlBoy84) January 16, 2020
This is everything. Projection comes full circle.
— tunehound. (@NEEDS_BALLERS) January 16, 2020
Finally, American corruption in Ukraine. Trump has been trying to fabricate something for a year now…finally has it.
— Pickle (@picklepicklemon) January 16, 2020
Ukraine announces an investigation — but not the one Trump had in mind. https://t.co/KMCNNBTnIe
— Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) January 16, 2020
Yay! Trump FINALLY got his Ukraine investigation! He needs to be careful what he wishes for though.
— MΞGAN KΞLLΞY HALL (@MeganKelleyHall) January 16, 2020
So Ukraine has launched an investigation OF Rudy and his pals, instead of the investigation sought BY Rudy and his pals? https://t.co/3d2IXn9sNN
— Greg Miller (@gregpmiller) January 16, 2020
Looks like Ukraine finally opened up an investigation… just against the actual criminals in all this: The Trump administration and their goons. https://t.co/wram7oMCVU
— Gissur Simonarson 🇮🇸🏴 (@GissiSim) January 16, 2020
I swear this administration is like bizarro world… everything they say… the exact opposite turns out to be true. They FINALLY got Ukraine to announce an investigation https://t.co/Wa9HznVjh5
— Sebastian Kole (@SebastianKole) January 16, 2020
— Versha Sharma (@versharma) January 16, 2020
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Gene Roddenberry's "Star Trek", which debuted on American television in 1966, endures because his hopeful vision of a future human society that had survived and matured beyond war, racism, sexism, bigotry, famine, greed, nationalism, environmental destruction, and other anti-social behavior, inspires its audience to be their best selves.
Critics of sweeping policy changes always make one huge mistake: Robert Reich
In last Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg charged that Senator Bernie Sanders’ policy proposals would cost $50 trillion. Holy Indiana.
Larry Summers, formerly chief White House economic advisor for Barack Obama, puts the price tag at $60 trillion. “We are in a kind of new era of radical proposal,” he told CNN.
Bernie Sanders campaign accepts apology from MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews: ‘We got to get past it’
MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews on Monday apologized to the Bernie Sanders campaign after comparing his dominance in the first three states of the 2020 presidential nomination to the fall of France to the Nazis in World War II.
Sanders senior advisor Chuck Rocha was asked on Fox News for response.
"Look, we all get hot and say things in the moment, I'm glad Chris apologized," Rocha said. "We got to move on and get past it, I'm glad he said what he had to say, I'm tired of folks on Twitter fighting with each other, it's time to win this election."