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.
President Trump with President Sergio Mattarella of Italy. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
More than 100 Republicans joined House Democrats today in rebuking President Trump's decision to pave the way for a Turkish invasion of Syria, Axios' Zachary Basu reports.
The big picture: The House debate on the resolution was "extraordinary for the intensity of lawmakers’ opinions," the AP notes.
What Trump's saying:
The Virgin Hyperloop One XP-1 test pod on display on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday morning. Photo: Virgin Hyperloop One
The Virgin Hyperloop One XP-1 test pod made a stop outside the U.S. Capitol this morning as part of its national roadshow introducing people to the technology, Axios' Kim Hart reports.