1. Several senior officials were convinced the call was inappropriate from the get-go.
The truth is, however, wrapping your arms around these lengthy — and, at times, hard to follow — transcripts is no easy task. And that means that for most people outside the world of politics, the real impeachment inquiry will begin next week.
We are a visual people. Images have a power to move us that words on a page often do not. (He says as someone who writes for a living.) The public hearings, then, are the truly high-stakes fight here. There will be moments from each day of testimony, moments that get played (and replayed) on cable TV. Moments that will come to define not just a witness but the proceedings more broadly.
The Point: Act 1 is over. And Act 2 is where all the major drama happens.
And that was the week that was in 17 headlines.