Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 497 words, a 2 minute read.
Document scan provided by U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee. Photo Illustration: Axios Visuals
The central allegation in the whistleblower report: President Trump used his office to push Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his White House covered up the paper trail.
The big picture: The report chronicles events around the July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to allege a pattern of Trump administration misbehavior, as Axios' Zachary Basu notes.
Between the lines: Expect a bunch of attention — and even some hearings — on the allegation found in the report's appendix.
What's next: Don't be surprised to see efforts to unmask the whistleblower, even after they followed the proper legal channels.
Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images
A student walks over posters of pro-China lawmaker Junius Ho during a protest forming a human chain outside the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong.
Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is teaming up with Lucasfilm to develop a new “Star Wars” film, the AP reports.
The big picture: The Skywalker saga comes to a close this December with Episode IX: "The Rise of Skywalker."