The Morning Dispatch: Transcript Troubles

Good morning, and congratulations to student-athletes everywhere who will soon be able to participate in the free market alongside literally everyone who is not a student-athlete. If only the NCAA had implemented this change a few years back, some of us could have made a killing monetizing our likenesses as members of the marching band.

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House Democrats just keep subpoenaing White House officials, and the trickle of bad news for President Trump keeps coming. The latest previously unknown figure to enter the spotlight: Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the U.S. National Security Council and someone who listened in on President Trump’s now-infamous July call with the president of Ukraine. Vindman appeared before House investigators Tuesday; as we’ve all come to expect by now, his opening statement was released. In it, Vindman added his voice to the chorus of current and former officials who have already testified about their unease in the wake of the call, saying a “sense of duty” compelled him on two occasions to voice his concerns about Trump and Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine behavior to White House lawyers. 

Then, on Tuesday night, the New York Times reported another intriguing piece of Vindman’s testimony: the rough transcript of the call in question, which the White House released under heavy pressure last month, omitted several key details: 

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