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  # 2320438 19-Sep-2019 15:04
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Kushner's Middle East peace plan drifts further astray as envoy resigns



 

This Trump news is par for the course - "the new normal".

 





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The Washington Post - As the whistleblower story gets worse for Trump, his corruption keeps spreading

 

September 19

 


Shockingly, it turns out that President Trump appears to be directly implicated in the remarkable tale of the mysterious whistleblower complaint that has yet to be transmitted to Congress, in direct violation of the law.

 

The new details emerging about Trump’s involvement in this story are damning on their own.

 

But they also illustrate a broad theme of the Trump presidency: how his enablers keep wheeling the machinery of government into action to insulate his corruption from accountability.

 

The Post reports that the whistleblower who submitted a complaint to the intelligence community’s inspector general did so after growing alarmed by a call Trump held with an unspecified foreign leader.

 

Former officials tell The Post that the whistleblower was particularly troubled by some sort of “promise” Trump made to that leader.

 

This new reporting also sheds light on how this process has been deeply perverted to prevent the facts of this situation from reaching Congress.

 

To quickly recap, acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire failed to transmit the whistleblower’s complaint to Congress’ intelligence committees, even though the DNI inspector general deemed it “credible” and of “urgent concern,” triggering a statutory requirement that he do so.

 

Maguire has continued to refuse, citing specious legal reasoning. ...

 

 

 

 

See also:

 

The New York Times - Whistle-Blower’s Complaint Is Said to Involve Multiple Acts by Trump

 

 





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Shockingly, it turns out that President Trump appears to be directly implicated in the remarkable tale of the mysterious whistleblower complaint that has yet to be transmitted to Congress, in direct violation of the law.

 

 

It won't make a lick of difference. The Mueller report outlined at least ten separate examples of direct obstruction of justice, and nothing was done. It also said that collusion could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt (which is a burden far greater than the one required for impeachment), largely due to this obstruction.

 

Nothing will be done here either, and the GOP will bend over backwards to defend why this is all OK (in the meantime ensuring they're not eating burgers with dijon mustard while wearing tan suits).


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  # 2320891 20-Sep-2019 08:22
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Trump is the law. Trump is above the law. Shocking was for all to see during the election campaign. When he got elected shocking died.




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Batman: Trump is the law. Trump is above the law. Shocking was for all to see during the election campaign. When he got elected shocking died.

 

The problem is that the office of the President is given broad powers. So when Trump declassifies state secrets, he actually is allowed to do that (as he loves to point out). But there are vague wordings around Presidents not taking actions that would harm the interests of the United States, and it is because of this vagueness that the GOP are doing logical gymnastics to excuse Trump every time he betrays his country.


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Sideface: The New York Times - Whistle-Blower’s Complaint Is Said to Involve Multiple Acts by Trump


"Mr. Trump denied wrongdoing on Thursday, explaining that he would not 'say something inappropriate' on calls where aides and intelligence officials from both sides routinely listen in. "


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  # 2320933 20-Sep-2019 09:27
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Just remember that if Trump says "It's true", it's not.

 

 

 

Time - Stephen Colbert Put Together a Long Montage of Trump Saying 'No Collusion'   [August 1, 2018]

 

Time - Jimmy Kimmel Has a Compilation of the Many Times Trump Has Said 'It's True'   [August 2, 2018]





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Just remember that if Trump says "It's true', it's not.


 


Time - Stephen Colbert Put Together a Long Montage of Trump Saying 'No Collusion'   [August 1, 2018]


Time - Jimmy Kimmel Has a Compilation of the Many Times Trump Has Said 'It's True'   [August 2, 2018]



You know that's all just fake news right




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  # 2321014 20-Sep-2019 10:57
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Just remember that if Trump says "It's true', it's not.

 

Time - Stephen Colbert Put Together a Long Montage of Trump Saying 'No Collusion'   [August 1, 2018]

 

Time - Jimmy Kimmel Has a Compilation of the Many Times Trump Has Said 'It's True'   [August 2, 2018]

 



You know that's all just fake news right

 

 

Of course it is - it's just the Evil Democrats trying to discredit The Chosen One.  🙃





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TRUMP CONSIDERS SENDING DRONE TO MIDDLE EAST

 

 

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald Trump is sowing discord among his foreign-policy advisers with a controversial plan to send a drone to the Middle East, White House insiders report.

 

According to sources familiar with the heated discussions, the opposition to Trump’s plan stems from the belief of many in his inner circle that the drone proposed for the mission is totally ill-equipped and doomed to miserable failure.

 

“There is virtually no enthusiasm for this particular drone,” one source said. “Trump is the only person who thinks that it has any use whatsoever.”

 

Fears abound that, if the drone were employed in the Middle East, it would immediately stray off course, due to its near-total lack of an even rudimentary guidance system.

 

“This drone is essentially the opposite of a smart weapon,” the source said. “Even if you tell it what to do, it cannot perform the simplest tasks. Every mission it has been sent on thus far has been a catastrophic embarrassment.”

 

Despite the widespread contempt for the drone, there is a faction in the White House that believes that sending it to the Middle East might still serve a useful purpose. “At least it wouldn’t be here anymore,” the source said.





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Applause to Borowitz. He has exceeded himself.

 

 





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The Washington Post - As the whistleblower story gets worse for Trump, his corruption keeps spreading

 

The New York Times - Whistle-Blower’s Complaint Is Said to Involve Multiple Acts by Trump

 

 

The plot thickens - the foreign power was the Ukraine ...

 

The Washington Post - Trump pressed Ukrainian leader to investigate Biden’s son ...

 

September 20 at 4:41 PM

 


President Trump pressed the leader of Ukraine to investigate the son of former vice president Joe Biden in a call between the two leaders that is at the center of an extraordinary whistleblower complaint ...

 

Trump used the July 25 conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to pressure the recently elected leader to more aggressively pursue an investigation that Trump believed would deliver potential political dirt against one of the president’s political adversaries ...

 

The revelation that Trump pushed Zelensky to pursue the Biden probe, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, represents the most detailed account so far of the president’s conduct that prompted a U.S. intelligence official to file a whistleblower action against the president.

 

The disclosure comes amid new details about the White House’s role in preventing acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire from complying with congressional demands for the material in the complaint. ...

 







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  # 2321898 21-Sep-2019 11:43
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The thing about Trump is that he is inherently corrupt and dishonest, but he is also unintelligent and willfully ignorant. I think because he is unintelligent and ignorant, he often genuinely doesn't realise when he crosses a line and is genuinely surprised when he gets called out for it. That in no way excuses his behaviour. It is just an observation. Americans elected an ass as their leader and they are paying the price.

 

 





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"Toute nation a le gouvernement qu'elle mérite."
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"Every nation gets the government it deserves."

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