William Taylor, the highest-ranking US official in Ukraine, said for the first time that President Trump was overheard asking another ambassador about “the investigations” he’d urged Ukraine’s leader to conduct one day earlier. Taylor said he learned of Trump’s phone call with the ambassador only in recent days. 9:43 p.m.
Congressional Republicans tried to disparage testimony by top diplomats, who described a US foreign policy related to Ukraine that was tailored by the White House to serve President Trump’s political interests. 8:20 p.m.
President Trump and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey concluded a visit without achieving an agreement on Turkey’s decision earlier this year to accept delivery of a Russian air defense system 6:42 p.m.
Julia Mejia still leads Alejandra St. Guillen based on the latest count. Both candidates have said they would call for a recount. The city has a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday to count all absentee ballots and finish the initial count. It’s not clear how many of these ballots there are. 4:50 p.m.
Patrick on Wednesday called Democratic Party leaders, elected officials, and supporters, telling them he will enter the race as early as Thursday, according to a person familiar with the calls. 3:32 p.m.