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
Trump claims he is ‘not running scared’ — but says he may have to do 5 rallies a day: report
President Donald Trump said he may increase the amount of time he spends campaigning following his second event of the day in Arizona.
CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller reported on Trump's comments to reporters.
"“I’m not running scared,” Trump claimed.
“I think I’m running angry, I’m running happy and I’m running very content," he argued.
He went on to say he might "go to 5" rallies a day.
“I’m not running scared,” says Pres Trump of his campaign. “I think I’m running angry, I’m running happy and I’m running very content.” Tells reporters before heading to next rally in Tucson, that he’s unhappy the media’s not covering the corruption he alleges against @JoeBiden. pic.twitter.com/K61ONq8HKR
New data shows how Fox News may be keeping Republicans away from voting
On Monday, writing for The Washington Post, columnist Greg Sargent outlined the results of a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute, suggesting Fox News' messaging is actually turning people off one of the easiest and most convenient forms of voting — putting President Donald Trump's re-election in jeopardy.
Trump ‘engaged in incitement to domestic terrorism’ — no wonder he’s losing Michigan: Heilemann
What will Trump do between now and Election Day, and what is he willing to do if he loses on Election Day, asked MSNBC's John Heilemann when talking to host Nicolle Wallace on Monday.
Wallace noted that on Sunday night, Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on "60 Minutes," where he explained he couldn't even take a walk with his wife without having security because of the attacks he's getting from the right-wing.
"Genuinely, as we hurdle into the final two weeks where we think that all of the October surprises have to be played out -- we've had them all," Heilemann began. "But given the way 2020 has gone, I'm assuming we'll have at least maybe a Martian invasion between now and election day. I think -- it never hurts to remind people of the context here."