Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 470 words, a 2-minute read.

Situational awareness: New details from Kurt Volker's closed-door interview indicate Bill Taylor, the acting ambassador to Ukraine, was deeply conflicted about whether to take the job because of concerns about Rudy Giuliani's shadow involvement. Go deeper.

🚨 Breaking: Democrats say they walked out of Syria meeting after Trump insulted Pelosi