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  • Democrats mull 'extraordinary steps' to protect whistleblower's identity from GOP lawmakers
    House Democrats are taking "extraordinary steps" to both secure the testimony of the whistleblower who originally filed a complaint against Donald Trump and ensure GOP lawmakers aligned with Trump don't learn that person's identity, according to the Washington Post. Trump has worked feverishly to discredit the whistleblower, calling the person a "spy" and threatening that they should […]
  • Tiny cracks emerge in GOP over Trump's solicitation of help from foreign governments
    At first, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney was the lone voice willing to say that Donald Trump's extortion of the Ukrainian president was "troubling," and eventually call Trump's solicitation of help from China "wrong and appalling." Romney was then joined by more tepid comments from Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse and then Maine Sen. Susan Collins. But on […]
  • Trump's impeachment poised to be biggest ever, ensnaring more people than Nixon, Clinton inquiries
    If Donald Trump goes down, they all will—Trump has made sure of that by running his Ukraine conspiracy throughout his administration. The phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president that triggered the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry didn't just include a dozen listeners; two of those people were actually his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and the top […]
  • House Democrats subpoena Pentagon and White House budget office
    Three House committee chairs subpoenaed the Department of Defense and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Monday for key documents related to the House impeachment inquiry. A press release from the chairs of the House Intelligence, Oversight, and Foreign Affairs committees says they are investigating the "extent to which President Trump jeopardized national security" […]
  • Trump's impeachment strategy is going great—for Democrats
    After Donald Trump implored yet another country—China—on Thursday to interfere in the 2020 elections by investigating the Bidens, Republican lawmakers ran for the bunkers. A White House spokesperson had "no comment" about Trump's remarks. Even Freedom Caucus fav and Trump stooge Rep. Jim Jordan dodged a reporter question, saying he hadn't seen Trump's remarks.  Later […]
  • Trump doesn't think Americans should decide the next American election
    After a whirlwind week with a breathless series of cascading revelations, it's easy to lose track of what really matters and what is simply a compounding factor. But my bottom line for the week is simple: Donald Trump does not believe Americans should be choosing the next president of the United States, and he is actively […]
  • CIA's top lawyer also made criminal referral on Trump's conduct that the Justice Department ignored
    The Central Intelligence Agency's top lawyer says she made a criminal referral to the Justice Department regarding the whistleblower's allegation weeks before that person filed a formal complaint, according to NBC News. The referral by CIA general counsel Courtney Simmons Elwood, a Trump appointee, was separate from the criminal referral made by the intelligence community's […]
  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry is likely resigning but totally not because of Ukraine
    Energy Secretary Rick Perry is expected to resign by the end of November, according to Politico, but his exit is totally unrelated to the Ukraine scandal. Just kidding. The news surfaced just several days after Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey sent a letter to Perry inquiring about his role in leading the U.S. […]
  • GOP senator confirms U.S. diplomats said military aid was withheld from Ukraine over investigations
    Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin told the Wall Street Journal that U.S. diplomats informed him that the release of military aid to Ukraine was "tied" to the insistence by Donald Trump and his allies that the country initiate investigations of the 2016 elections.  Johnson, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, got the […]
  • Support for Trump's impeachment is rising, with nowhere to go but up
    The rapid gain in public support for the impeachment of Donald Trump is already pretty stunning. A Politico/Morning Consult poll released this week found a majority of voters—51%—now support an impeachment inquiry into Trump (a plurality of 46%-43% also support impeachment proceedings against Trump, a step beyond an inquiry). The spike in support for taking some […]