Former Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer told Trump upholding the Rule of Law is what sets America apart from countries like North Korea and China. Mr. Trump fired Spencer for taking away Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s seal pin and demoting him. Trump told the press Eddie is a good guy. Trump wants to protect Eddie from the harsh treatment he got from Spencer.
Mr. Trump decided to fire Spencer for telling him to butt out and let him handle the Gallagher case. The Trumpster called Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and he told him to fire Spencer. In his letter of termination, Eddie told Trump he’s a dick.
Rudy Giuliani is under investigation. The Southern District of New York thinks Rudy acted like a U.S. government agent when he forced Zelensky to play ball with Trump. Rudy didn’t register as a foreign agent and that’s not cool. Giuliani also had a scheme in place with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman the two criminal clients who helped him force Zelensky to say whatever Trump wanted him to say about Joe Biden’s involvement with Ukraine while he was VP.
According to testimony from impeachment witnesses, Rudy acted like the Secretary of State during the Zelensky shakedown. Some Republicans want to make Rudy the scapegoat in the Ukraine fiasco. But Rudy told the press he has insurance that could damage Trump if the Trumpster decides to throw him under the Ukraine bus.
The Justice Department got a wake-up call when Washington Federal Judge Jackson told them their case to keep Don McGahn from testifying was pure fiction. The Justice Department will appeal Jackson’s decision. Most legal experts think that case will go to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court put Trump’s tax case on hold until December 5th. The Justices want Trump’s lawyers to explain why Trump’s financials should not be public knowledge. If SCOTUS decides to hear the case, a ruling will come in June. If the conservatives on the court decide not to hear the case, Trump will have to release his financial information. Mr. Trump told the press he plans to release his tax returns before the 2020 election.
Betsy DeVos is up to her charter school neck in legal issues. Her quest to collect student loans from students who attended for-profit colleges after a judge told her to forgive those loans earned her a $100,000 fine. A student loan reform group filed a lawsuit against Betsy and another education official for shirking their legal responsibility and mismanaging student loan services.
Adam Schiff told the press the impeachment hearings may not be over. John Bolton may step up and give a blow-by-blow account of how Trump put together his plan to bring Joe Biden down.
Mr. Bolton was underground for the last two months. He finally surfaced and claimed Trump blocked his Twitter account. Stephanie Grisham told the press John probably forgot his Twitter password. She insinuated his age might have something to do with his forgetfulness. Bolton didn’t respond to that punk remark. But he did tell the public to “stay tuned” meaning he might tell what he knows about the Zelensky screwing.
Mitch McConnell promised not to shut down an impeachment trial when articles of impeachment come his way. Mr. Trump told the press he wants a trial. He wants to call Hunter and Joe Biden to testify, and he wants Adam Schiff to sit on the Senate stand. Trump likes to attack Schiff for his role in bringing him down. But Mr. Trump is hard to bring down.
Trump is a survivor. He believes in the Trump name. He knows his voter base won’t desert him. The Trumpians want Trump to be Trump. They like the fact he ignores protocol and steps across legal boundaries to get what he wants. Trump’s in office to bring down the Washington establishment, according to his voter base. And the Ukraine fiasco is just one example of Trump being Trump.
Lev Parnas, Rudy’s criminal client, wants to tell his side of the Ukraine debacle before he’s fitted for an orange jumpsuit. Lev told the press Representative Devin Nunes met with Ukraine’s former shady prosecutor-general Shokin in Venice last March. Nunes denies that claim. But Adam Smith the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said his committee will investigate Nunes. Nunes is one of Trump’s loyal supporters. He seems willing to risk his ethical and moral reputation to protect Trump.
Rudy Giuliani tried his best to confuse and irritate the diplomats stationed in Ukraine. Rudy’s shadow State Department play infuriated Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, so Rudy smeared her reputation to get her out of the way.
Giuliani told the press if Trump tries to throw him under the Ukraine bus, he has insurance. He also said if he disappears, the dirt he claims he has on the Biden family will come to the surface. It seems Rudy knows he’s expendable now that more details of his Trumpian mission see the light of day.
Prince Andrew put all his official duties on hold after he made an ass out himself during a BBC interview. Several news reports claim the Prince and Epstein had a relationship that crossed ethical and moral borders. Epstein didn’t get a chance to reveal some of the high-powered men who visited his dens of lust. But there’s enough information floating through the Internet to prove the prince did the horizontal bop with non-consenting underage females.
Gordon Sondland had to revise his testimony after other diplomats told Congress Gordon was neck-deep in Trump’s plan to force Zelensky to open an investigation that would hurt Joe Biden’s presidential run in 2020. As soon as Joe entered the race, Mr. Trump sent Rudy Giuliani on a mission to force Ukraine officials to help him bring down Biden as well as rehash his theory Ukraine, not Russia interfered with the 2016 election.
Mr. Giuliani ran a shadow operation in Ukraine in order to keep State Department officials in the dark. Those officials thought Sondland would help them set up a meeting between Zelensky and Trump. But Trump would not meet with Zelensky until he promised to help Trump destroy Joe Biden’s run for president. The polls indicated Trump would lose to Biden when Joe entered the race, so the Trumpster decided he would use one of his mobster tactics to force Zelensky to be his Biden-bitch. The Trumpster held up a $391 military aid check until Zelensky agreed to expose Biden’s alleged dirty Ukraine laundry.
Mr. Trump told the press he might testify. But according to one White House official, the president won’t tighten the impeachment noose around his neck by telling Congress his only purpose for screwing Zelensky was to fight corruption in Ukraine. Trump complained about Ukraine’s corruption. But according to Sondland’s testimony, Trump only cared about forcing Zelensky to back up his claim Ukraine helped Hillary in 2016, and Biden did a quid pro number on Ukraine when he was VP to protect his son.
Ambassador Sondland told Congress Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, and Rick Perry knew about Trump’s plan to screw Ukraine’s president. Pence wasted no time releasing a statement that claimed he knew nothing about the Zelensky screwing. But according to Sondland, Pence knew Trump held the aid check but acted like he didn’t know Trump wanted to bribe Zelensky.
The Supreme Court wants to hear more from both sides before the judges make a decision about Trump’s financial records. Congress wants to get its hands on Trump’s financials for several reasons. Mr. Trump cooked his financial records, according to Trump’s former lawyer and henchman Michael Cohen. Trump inflated his assets when he needed a loan, and he undervalued those assets when it was time to pay his taxes.
China won’t sign a phase one deal now that Trump won’t drop some of the tariffs. China wants Trump to reduce tariffs on $360 billion worth of Chinese merchandise and take the December tariffs off the table. U.S. negotiators told the Chinese Trump would agree to that proposal, but when it came time to announce a signing date, Trump decided he would not drop the tariffs.
Mr. Trump told the press he’s happy with the billions of dollars he collects from the Chinese and American taxpayers, so he’s in no hurry to sign a trade deal. But economists around the world say if Trump doesn’t end the trade war soon a 2008-type financial meltdown will become a reality in 2020.
Most Wall Street economists think the trade war will not end this year or next year even though Goldman Sachs economists claim the global economy will rebound in 2020. Global Gross Domestic Product growth keeps losing steam thanks to the trade war, according to Europe’s Central Bank. And U.S. economic growth is nothing to cheer about either even though Trump claims his economy is great.
Wilbur Ross just gave American corporations the green light to do business with Huawei for another 90 days while Trump tries to force the Chinese to agree to his trade terms. Mr. Trump hurt Huawei’s business in the United States, but the company’s 5G platform and the new Mate X smartphone made up for its lost revenue in the United States.
The Trumpster likes to call impeachment witnesses “Never Trumpers” for telling Congress the truth. Mr. Trump thinks all State Department and White House officials should turn a blind eye when he pisses all over the constitution.
But Jennifer Williams, a Pence aide who understands what’s going on in Ukraine and Russia, told Congress Trump’s Zelensky call was unusual and way out of line. Williams listened to the July 25th Trump-Zelensky conversation. Other people who listened to the call said the same thing. But Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, and Bill Barr claim the Trumpster was right to ask Zelensky to screw Joe Biden.
Gordon Sondland talked to President Trump on an unsecured line in a Kiev restaurant. According to State Department officials, the Russians listen to all unsecured phone calls in Ukraine. According to testimony from a Congressional witness, Sondland had to hold the phone away from his ear because the Trumpster voice was so loud.
Mr. Sondland told Adam Schiff’s committee he didn’t know about Trump’s plan to bribe Zelensky. But the witnesses who testified after Sondland claim Gordon knew Trump cared about opening an investigation that would hurt Joe Biden more than he cared about Ukraine. Mr. Trump claims he wants to stop corruption in Ukraine, but what he really wanted was to bring up the old Clinton email server story, and he wanted Zelensky to screw Joe Biden.
According to another witness, Trump held the $391 million military aid check until the Ukraine president agreed to open a Burisma investigation. Burisma is the gas company that hired Hunter Biden as a board member. Trump claims Joe Biden did a quid pro quo number on Ukraine to protect his son. But Trump’s allegations are not facts, according to Ukraine’s prosecutor general.
Trump tried to intimidate former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch when she sat in front of Congress. But Marie didn’t let Trump win. She told Congress Rudy Giuliani started a smear campaign that hurt her reputation. Trump fired her so Rudy could continue his shadow operation that forced Zelensky to play ball with the Trumpster.
George Conway told the press his wife Kellyanne and Mitch McConnell are part of Trump’s cult. Mitch told the press he won’t find Trump guilty if the House draws up articles of impeachment. In order to find Trump guilty 20 Republicans would have to break away from Trump’s cult in order to render a guilty verdict. But only five or six Republican Senators will vote to impeach, according to several news reports.
Lindsey Graham told the press Trump didn’t try to screw Zelensky. But Graham is a loyal Trumpian who believes the president can do no wrong. But Lindsey did trash-talk Trump after the Trumpster let Erdogan missile-fry the Kurds.
Mr. Trump keeps tweeting about the public impeachment hearings. House Speaker Pelosi said Trump should sit down in front of Congress and tell his side of the story. Pelosi said Trump could answer questions in writing if he didn’t want to take the verbal thrashing the Democrats have in store for him if he testifies.
The impeachment hearings will give Americans a good idea of how long Trump wanted to screw Ukraine. The Trumpster never got over Poroshenko’s government kissing Hillary’s butt in 2016. That’s why Trump listened to Paul Manafort’s conspiracy theory. Manafort told Trump Ukraine had an email server with Clinton dirt in it.
Mr. Trump wanted to get rid of Poroshenko for not kissing his ass in 2016. So he and the Rudster cooked up a criminal plan to help elect Zelensky, and at the same time, set him up to pull off the Trumpster’s below-the-belt move on Biden. Mr. Trump knew getting military aid for his country was a priority, so he held that aid to make Zelensky his bitch after the comedian won the election.
The Rudster used two of his shady criminal clients to help him get Zelensky’s attention. Rudy used Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman two Ukraine-born Floridians to make the right contacts, so Giuliani could strong-arm Zelensky. State Department officials like Bill Taylor scratched their heads and asked Pompeo why Rudy was operating a shadow state department in Ukraine.
Marie Yovanovitch was the American ambassador when Rudy and Trump tried, and succeeded, to stick-it to Zelensky. Marie wanted to know why Rudy was acting like a cabinet member. Rudy knew he had to get rid of Marie if he wanted to pull his plan off without getting caught. So Giuliani started a smear campaign against Marie. The Trumpster fired her without just cause in order for Rudy to seal the under-the-table deal with Zelensky.
President Zelensky told Rudy and Trump he would start a Biden investigation as soon as Trump released the money. But when the whistleblower uncovered Trump’s quid pro quo conversation, Zelensky said the old Burisma gas company investigation did not find any wrongdoing, so that case is closed. Hunter Biden sat on the board of Burisma. Trump wanted to prove Joe got his son the $50,000-a-month job by quid pro quo-ing Ukraine. Zelensky also told the press he doesn’t know about the email server Trump wants to find.
Mr. Trump asked his business partner Erdogan to Washington to help him take some impeachment heat off his ass. Erdogan and the Trumpster have a few deals working through a brother-in-law connection. It’s complicated, but Jared Kushner plays a majAnd he might act like he cares about the Turkish dictator missile-frying the Kurds in Northern Syria. But Trump won’t mess with Erdogan because Trump’s only hotel in Europe is in Turkey.
Washington Attorney George Conway thinks Mr. Trump’s narcissism is out of control after the first day of the public impeachment hearings. Conway is an avid Never Trumper, but his wife Kellyanne is one of Trump’s most vocal supporters.
Mr. Conway told the press Trump’s only mission wasn’t to help curb corruption in Ukraine. The president rarely talked about corruption in Ukraine over the last three years. He talked about corruption in Iran, and he even accused his intelligence agencies of being corrupt more than pointing his orange-bleached finger at Ukraine.
The first day of the impeachment hearings didn’t help Trump’s claim his phone conversation with President Zelensky was perfect. Ambassador Bill Taylor set the record straight when he told Congress Gordon Sondland told him Trump doesn’t care about Ukraine. All he cared about was screwing Joe Biden. Trump wanted Zelensky to say Joe used his type of quid pro quo tactics on Ukraine so his son’s name wouldn’t come up in a Ukraine gas company investigation.
Mr. Taylor also told Congress Gordon Sondland committed a major security breach when he called Trump from a Ukraine restaurant. The Russians listen to conversations U.S. officials have with each other if they have a chance. Taylor said Sondland gave Russia the opportunity when he broke protocol and called Trump from a public place. Taylor also said it was highly unusual for the ambassador to the EU to get involved in Ukrainian issues.
Mr. Sondland donated $1 million to Trump’s campaign. The president rewarded him with an ambassadorship even though Gordon has no diplomatic experience. The Trumpster wanted Sondland to relay his plan to State Department officials in Ukraine. Sondland told officials like Mr. Taylor Trump wasn’t out to make Zelensky his Biden-bitch.
House Trumpian Jim Jordan claimed Trump didn’t strong-arm Zelensky during the now-famous July 25th phone conversation. Jordan claims Trump wanted to weed out corruption in Ukraine and Zelensky agreed to help him open an investigation because Biden, not Trump is the guilty one. That lame excuse didn’t fly with the public or members of Congress, according to Forbes.
Congress and New York are one step closer to getting their hands on Mr. Trump’s tax returns. An appeals court sided with a lower court that said Trump can’t keep hiding his tax returns. Jay Sekulow told the press the Trumpster will take his case to the Supreme Court. Mr. Trump thinks the Supreme Court will vote in his favor because he put a couple of Trumpian judges on the highest court in the nation.
Gross Domestic Product growth dropped to 1.9 percent in September. Most economists claim that’s an excellent growth percentage. China’s GDP growth is six percent. And Europe has a Gross Domestic Product growth rate of 3.0 percent. All of those percentages were higher until Trump started his trade wars in order to achieve world trade dominance.
The head of Europe’s Central Bank told the press Trump’s tariffs put global manufacturing in the economic toilet. Supply chains went to hell. Logistic managers had to reconfigure trade routes and countries of origin.
Brexit still plays a role in the erosion of Europe’s GDP growth. Mr. Johnson got an extension from the EU until January 2020. So there’s still mud in the economic water. Mr. Trump told Johnson he might renege on his promise to give the U.K. an incredible trade agreement now that parliament made Boris their Brexit-bitch.
Pelosi told the press she’s ready to hold Trump’s feet to the impeachment fire. The Republicans can’t seem to come up with a legal strategy that would negate the testimony of several key witnesses who hand first-hand knowledge of the Zelensky phone conversation. Some Republicans say trying to quid-pro-quo-screw Zelensky is normal when presidents talk to each other. The Republicans also want to push the witch hunt term Trump likes to use when he talks about Shifty Adam Schiff.
Adam Schiff will prosecute Trump in front of the cameras when the impeachment hearings go public. Schiff knows Trump is a criminal. But Trump claims Schiff is the criminal for exposing his mobster-style presidency to the world.
Forty-nine percent of Americans are in Schiff’s impeachment corner, and 47 percent of Americans don’t think impeaching Trump is the right thing to do. Some of those Americans know Mitch McConnell and his band of Trumpians won’t throw the impeachment book at the Trumpster if the Judiciary Committee has enough evidence to draft articles of impeachment.
Trump’s dislike for Ukraine started when the Ukraine government became Hillary lovers in 2016. Paul Manafort, the head criminal in Trump’s 2016 campaign, started the rumor that Ukraine, not Russia interfered with the 2016 election. And he said there is an email server in Ukraine that proves it.
According to the NY Times, Mr. Trump took that lie and put it in his conspiracy theory handbook and made it a reality. Mike Mulvaney told the press that’s the reason Trump tried to screw Zelensky. He wanted Zelensky to admit the email server is in Ukraine.
Iran wants to develop a relationship with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, again. Iran claims Trump’s days of ruling the Middle East are over. Trump’s pal Ben Netanyahu can’t form a government, and Iran keeps pushing his sanctions buttons just to show him he doesn’t want to mess with Rouhani and the Revolutionary Guards.
Prince Salman and Jared Kushner are buds. When all that dreadful Khashoggi incident became public, the prince and Jared had several private conversations. Kushner gave the prince advice on how to handle the situation. Mr. Trump keeps sending arms to the Saudis and the Saudis keep lining Trump’s personal pockets with coin, so there’s little chance the Salman Dynasty will make nice with Iran.
The whistleblower said he would answer Republican questions in writing just the way Trump did when Mueller had questions. But Trumpians like Jim Jordan said the whistleblower has to come forward and face Trump’s wrath. Jordan thinks the whistleblower is a Never-Trumper or a Democrat with a hidden agenda even though two witnesses who were on the Zelensky call confirmed the whistleblower’s original report.
Alexander Vindman was on the Zelensky call, and he claims Trump didn’t release the entire call. Trump left out the part where he talked about Joe Biden holding $1 billion over Ukrainian officials heads so they wouldn’t prosecute his son Hunter who sat on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company. Jordan’s denial before he knows all the facts is a feeble attempt to defend a president who has “mobster” written in his DNA.
China wants Trump to drop the December tariff threat before Xi signs the phase one deal with Trump. President Xi has a sanction ace in the hole now that the WTO gave China the right to drop more than $390 billion in sanctions on Trump’s tariff-loving ass. But the Chinese want to sign a farm deal because other farm product suppliers like Brazil and Argentina can’t meet the Chinese demand. In 2018, China bought $20 billion worth of soybeans. In 2019, Chinese importers only bought $10 billion.
Kurt Volker, Gordon Sondland, and Rick Perry were the “three amigos” who handled Trump’s quest to screw Zelensky, Trumpian style. Rudy Giuliani had the same mission, but he didn’t work for the State Department. But he tried to control the Ukraine division of the State Department using two Ukrainian-American criminals who pay him handsomely just to have their picture taken with the Trumpster.
As it hopes to upgrade its tasks, the LA Fire Department has decided to turn to various innovations. These innovations will include extending its fleet of drones for a many new deployments. One of the most prominent local groups of fire-fighters in the United States third after Chicago and New York is the Los Angeles Fire Department. The department has a spending budget of about $691 million. The department employs more than 3,500 Americans. The institution has reacted to 492,717 fire cases in 2018.
The Institution already has 11 drones in its service to complement its fleet of 258 fire motors, helicopters, and ambulances. Richard Fields who serves as the Battalion Chief, is also the leader of the institution’s Unmanned Aerial Systems program. He said that he wished to see the number of drones increased. The LA fire department has become the earliest pioneer in the use of drones to fight the ravaging fire in California. This turned out victorious thanks to an agreement that was made with a firm from China known as DJI. The agreement was sealed back in April.
The Chinese automaton producer and imaging technology designer said that the agreement to test and employ DJI drones as a crisis reaction readiness tool. The firm considered it one of DJI’s most significant partnerships with a firefighting institution in the United States.
Bill Chen noted that they were eager to fortify their organization with the Los Angeles Fire Department, which is one of the country’s prevalent public safety offices. He added that they intended to enable the fire institution to exploit DJI’s automaton innovation, which was purposefully developed for the public safety department. He also noted that through the two-way joint effort, DJI would get a significant understanding of the complexities of conveying drones during crisis in one of the most unpredictable urban conditions in the country. After five months in the field, the drone program appears to have been fruitful enough that Battalion Chief Fields hoped to multiply the fleet.
The battalion head noted that in their next cycle, the Fire department was going to utilize the specialized resources in the field to combat blazes. Fields noted that it is fire personnel and support groups who manage dangerous materials, rescue, and carry out urban, marine environments and quick water rescues. Fields announced that the innovation requests the team to make the drone efficient. There are great deals of innovations that enable the team to make the technology increasingly adaptable. Fields noted that the sensors on the drones are a big deal.
Mitch McConnell has his hands full now that he’s the Trumpster’s sidekick. Lindsey Graham is the Trumpster’s favorite sidekick. Graham gets to play golf with Trumpster. Lindsey and Mitch reek of Trump’s political snake oil. Both men hated Trump in 2016, but once they saw how vindictive and violent Trump’s voter base can be, they decided to join the Trumpian cult.
The Trumpian cult numbers didn’t change much when Pelosi told the country she wanted to impeachment-fry the Trumpster. Forty-three percent of Americans still believe Trump knows how to make life better for them.
But after three years of foreign and domestic chaos, Trump’s accomplishment scorecard needs improvement. The Trumpster said Mexico would pay for his border wall, and the economy would continue to grow by three percent or better. Those two campaign promises never happened. Mr. Trump promised he would balance the budget, but his tax cut and his free-spending add $1 trillion to the national debt every year for the next ten years, according to MarketWatch.
Mr. Trump told his cult followers China pays the tariffs, but Americans will pay more than $1,000 each in tariff-taxes in 2019. Economists think that number will grow to $3,000 in 2020. The president likes to brag about the low unemployment and inflation numbers as well as bigger paychecks when he mentions the economy. But he doesn’t talk about the drop in manufacturing jobs or 1.3 percent in GDP growth that disappeared in the first three quarters of 2019.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell let Trump know he can forget about zero or negative interest rates this year. Powell told the press the October interest rate cut is the last one this year. Mr. Powell also said Trump needs to end his trade war. Most global economists thing Brexit and Trump are the flies in the global economic growth ointment. Boris Johnson got the extension he didn’t want from the EU, but Trump still can’t get President Xi to sign anything that has his name on it. Some Wall Street economists think Xi won’t sign an agreement until after the 2020 election.
Tim Morrison, Trump’s top Russia and Europe advisor, told Schiff’s impeachment panel Alexander Vindman was right when he told White House lawyer John Eisenberg the president gave Zelensky a taste of the Trumpster version of a quid pro quo. Morrison also told the panel Sondland told Bill Taylor Trump would not release the $391 million in aid until Zelensky agreed to open an investigation that would ruin Biden’s campaign. Sondland told Schiff’s panel another story, and the panel thinks he should come back and tell the truth.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry played a role in Trump’s attempt to make Zelensky his quid pro quo bitch. Perry met with Ukraine officials to talk them into putting Americans on the board of Ukraine companies to help curb some of the country’s corruption. But Rick also played a role in verbally twisting the arms of officials to make sure Zelensky knew what was about to happen unless he opened an investigation that Trump believes would prove Joe Biden tried to quid pro quo Ukraine when he was VP.
Rick denies there was a Trumpian quid pro quo in place, but Adam Schiff’s inquiry committee discovered Trump wanted to strong-arm Zelensky before he won the election. Mr. Trump had a hard-on for Ukraine for backing Hillary in 2016. The president claims Ukraine has a mysterious Democrat email server that proves Ukraine, not Russia screwed with the American election process.
The Republicans don’t know how to defend Trump, so they attack the impeachment process. Trumpians like Mark Meadows and Steve Scalise claim the impeachment is illegal, but according to law scholars, Congress has the right to hold impeachment hearings in a way that gathers all the facts before the Judiciary Committee draws up articles of impeachment.
Some Republican Senators claim Trump did put a quid pro quo move on Zelensky, but the senators say that happens all the time when presidents negotiate with other countries. The senators also say playing hardball and withholding aid is not a criminal or impeachable act.
It’s doubtful Trump will reverse his stand on the issue. Mr. Trump claims his conversation with Zelensky was perfect, and he may hold fireside chats and read the transcript of his call to his voter base to prove he had the country’s interest in mind, not his political interests.
Impeachment doesn’t necessarily mean Trump committed a criminal act. But Democrats want to prove Trump’s attempt to force Zelensky to investigation his political opponent is what the founding fathers called high crimes and misdemeanors.
Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats also want to prove Trump’s refusal to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry and his constant attack on witnesses is blatant obstruction of Congress and that is an impeachable act. Congress has the right to question the president’s actions. Congress doesn’t answer to the president. It is an equal branch of government that has the role of preventing rogue president like Trump from turning America’s democracy into a dictatorship.
President Zelensky doesn’t want to share the impeachment limelight with President Trump. Ukraine officials think Zelensky’s government could tumble if enough quid pro quo information surfaces. Zelensky continues to tell the press he did nothing wrong during his phone conversation with Mr. Trump. But according to impeachment inquiry witness Colonel Alexander Vindman, the transcript of that call isn’t the complete transcript.
Forty conservative groups claim Nancy Pelosi usurped authority when she decided to weaponized the impeachment inquiry. The Trump-loving groups claim the impeachment panel is illegal, and the upcoming vote in the House is a sham.
Most conservatives want to attack the impeachment process rather than defend Trump’s words and actions. As more credible government officials sit in front of the panel and tell what they saw and heard Trump do, most conservatives realize they need a better plan to protect Trump. Attacking Pelosi and Adam Schiff is part of that better plan.
Rudy Giuliani is also on the legal hot seat. Giuliani is Trump’s double-talking legal bloodhound. Mr. Giuliani tried to get Ukraine officials to open another investigation that would show Joe Biden tried to bribe Ukraine officials. Rudy used two of his clients to help him make Zelensky aware of Trump’s quest to destroy Biden’s reputation as well as his candidacy.
Adam Schiff’s impeachment panel will let Manhattan federal prosecutors deal with Rudy’s illegal behavior. But now that Rudy’s clients, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, face criminal charges for donating money to the Trump campaign through shell companies owned by a Russian-backed Ukraine group, Giuliani has a lot of explaining to do.
Giuliani claims he’s not under investigation. Giuliani claims he worked for his client Donald Trump while he strong-armed Ukraine government officials. Some lawmakers want to know why Rudy isn’t getting paid to work for the president. That’s not the legal way to represent the president, according to the American Bar Association.
Big Trump donor Gordon Sondland has some explaining to do if Schiff decides to bring the Ambassador to the EU back to Capitol Hill. According to Colonel Alexander Vindman’s testimony, Sondland knew Trump wanted to force Zelensky to help him bring down Joe Biden. Mr. Sondland told the panel he didn’t remember certain facts, and he denied knowing about Trump’s illegal mission. But Vindman’s testimony shot holes in Sondland’s nervous attempt to keep himself out of an orange jumpsuit.
President Trump and Nancy Pelosi took the gloves off when Trump pulled the troops out of Syria. Pelosi still thinks Trump and Putin have a deal of some kind. Nancy told the press every foreign policy move Trump makes helps Putin. Putin helped Trump win the 2016 election, and according to the Times, Trump promised Putin he would lift sanctions if he won.
But lifting sanctions against Russia is not a popular idea on Capitol Hill. Lindsey Graham thinks that’s a dumb idea. He also told Trump he won’t let him cheat when they play golf unless he stops Erdogan from eliminating the Kurdish population in Syria.
Mitch McConnell doesn’t seem to mind helping Russian oligarchs who promise to bring jobs to Kentucky, according to the Post. Blocking a vote to sanction a Russian oligarch earned him the name “Moscow Mitch.” Pelosi thinks Mitch will force a quick impeachment vote if she impeaches Trump before she gets all the information that confirms Trump uses his presidential powers to squeeze foreign leaders, so they do his dirty political work.
The phase one trade deal is not a deal, according to the Chinese news agency. The Chinese want another face-to-face meeting with Bob Lighthizer and Steve Mnuchin before they agree to phase one. Plus, China wants Trump to drop the September tariffs.
Huawei’s CEO Ren Zhengfei isn’t waiting for Trump’s tariff war to end. Ren offered American telecoms a chance to buy Huawei’s 5G platform. Trump should jump at the deal, according to Ren. If U.S. telecoms use it, Trump’s claim Ren spies for the government would surface in that platform. Commerce Department officials told Ren Trump’s not in the mood to prove he lied about spying.
The economic figures prove Trump keeps lying about the economy. Gross Domestic Product growth hit a tariff snag at the end of September. Wall Street economists told investors economic growth may be non-existent at the end of 2019 thanks to Trump’s tariffs.
The lawmaking Trumpians got a wake-up call when Mike Mulvaney quid pro quo screwed Trump in front of the cameras. Several Republican lawmakers may vote to impeach Trump if more insiders tell Adam Schiff’s panel about Trump’s mobster mentality.
Mitt Romney has a Twitter account under the name Pierre DeLecto so he can promote all things Mitt and like the Twitter-bashing Trump gets daily.
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Acting Chief of Staff Mike Mulvaney tried to repair the damage he caused when he told the press Trump kept military aide destined for Ukraine in his suit jacket pocket until President Zelensky agreed to help him find the lost Clinton email server.
Mike made the Sunday talk show circuit, and in his best rendition of a loyal Trump soldier, Mike told the press Trump still thinks he’s in the hospitality business. Mike made it sound like hosting next year’s G7 summit at Trump’s bedbug-infested Doral Golf Club was just Trump being a hospitality mogul, not the President of the United States.
Chris Wallace one of the anchors on Fox News played the news conference tape where Mike said Trump strong-arms foreign leaders and people will just have to get over it. But Mike tried to discount that news conference by claiming the press misconstrued his words. Instead of helping the situation Mulvaney made it worse, according to Politico.
Jared Kushner Trump’s nepotistic special advisor doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with Mulvaney. Kushner’s not happy with the hands-off approach Mulvaney uses when he has his chief of staff hat on. If Kushner’s attitude about Mike’s performance gets more of Trump’s attention, Mulvaney may follow John Kelly to Trump’s political gallows.
Mr. Trump still supports Rudy Giuliani even though Rudy created the Ukraine mess and then tried to legal double-talk his way out of the situation. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan want to know why Rudy put the email server bug in Zelenskiy’s ear without going through the proper state department channels. Rudy used two of his criminal clients to get Zelenskiy’s attention. Rudy clients Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman have connections in Ukraine. They helped Rudy go around the state department to let the new president Zelensky know Trump wanted him to investigate the gas company that hired Hunter Biden as a board member when Joe Biden was VP, according to the New York Times.
Bill Barr is on a similar mission for the Trumpster. Mr. Trump claims the FBI and the CIA had a hard-on for him in 2016. Trump claims the FBI tried to ruin his campaign. Bill Barr hired top legal gun John Durham to help dig up dirt on the FBI and the CIA even though both agencies work for Barr. But there’s no real dirt to find unless Barr pulls another “cover the president’s ass” stunt.
The FBI started to track Trump’s moves in 2016 from a tip they received from an Australian diplomat. The diplomat told the FBI the Trump campaign knew Russia had Clinton’s lost emails, and Russian operatives offered to expose them to help Trump win the election.
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