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So what happens if the committees get the whistleblower report (Original Post) Mr.Bill Sep 2019 OP
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Sep 2019 #1
You mean like Rachel is doing right now? n/t Mr.Bill Sep 2019 #6
we don't need the report dweller Sep 2019 #2
Awesome Sunsky Sep 2019 #8
We've also got Trump admitting to a crime StarfishSaver Sep 2019 #12
Then the Republicans ... NanceGreggs Sep 2019 #3
But there could be way more in the report Mr.Bill Sep 2019 #10
Oh, I'm sure ... NanceGreggs Sep 2019 #21
They are negotiating delivering a REDACTED whistleblower complaint! See..... tableturner Sep 2019 #4
It will look bad if they do, could be looked at as obstruction. nt chowder66 Sep 2019 #5
I can understand redactions for national security Mr.Bill Sep 2019 #7
The whistleblower should be allowed to speak to the appropriate committee. chowder66 Sep 2019 #15
One of the reasons someone uses the whistleblower procedure Mr.Bill Sep 2019 #16
I hope they have some inkling. They know how Trump and Co. operate. nt chowder66 Sep 2019 #22
Subpoena the whistleblower and get the truth. Flaleftist Sep 2019 #9
I hope you are right, Mr.Bill Sep 2019 #11
The previous subpoenaed witnesses were Trump loyalists, no? Flaleftist Sep 2019 #13
Or at least people he had control over. n/t Mr.Bill Sep 2019 #14
True. Flaleftist Sep 2019 #17
Do you know trump is a racist pig ? stonecutter357 Sep 2019 #18
Yes, decades ago. n/t Mr.Bill Sep 2019 #19
They continue the impeachment process. WhiskeyGrinder Sep 2019 #20
Why wouldn't it be? BlueIdaho Sep 2019 #23

Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

NanceGreggs

(27,825 posts)
3. Then the Republicans ...
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 09:03 PM
Sep 2019

... are caught red-handed covering up a crime that Trump has already admitted to.

Their only option at this point is to release everything now and start spinning it - because you can't spin something AND hide it at the same time.

Mr.Bill

(24,438 posts)
10. But there could be way more in the report
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 09:32 PM
Sep 2019

than what we have heard about so far. That's why we need to see it unredacted and complete. There could still be much to hide.

NanceGreggs

(27,825 posts)
21. Oh, I'm sure ...
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 09:59 PM
Sep 2019

... there is still plenty to hide. But as Mayor Pete just said (I have CNN on in the background), "This isn't just about a phone call or the complaint."

Trump (and Giuliani) have publicly admitted to breaking the law. So any stonewalling or obfuscation on the part of the Republicans at this juncture would only cause more damage to the GOP and their "pResident".

Their only option now is to put everything to do with this issue on the table, and then do their best to get in front of it with spin - in hopes the whole thing blows over in the next few news cycles.

Scott Jennings said it last night on CNN, that the Mueller report, the Kavanaugh fiasco, etc., all "went away, and this will, too."

The last thing the GOP wants right now is to have the facts of this story getting out drip by drip over time, which would only serve to keep the story alive and in the headlines. Better to deal with conflagration all at once than to be forced to keep putting out the fires that could flare-up over and over.

tableturner

(1,701 posts)
4. They are negotiating delivering a REDACTED whistleblower complaint! See.....
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 09:16 PM
Sep 2019
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/24/us/politics/trump-whistleblower-congress.html

No way redactions are acceptable! No reason to negotiate.....the law is clear.....the language about turning this over is "shall", not "may", and not "shall, subject to redactions made by the DNI", or anybody else!

chowder66

(9,199 posts)
5. It will look bad if they do, could be looked at as obstruction. nt
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 09:24 PM
Sep 2019

On Edit: unless the whistleblower and Intel agencies agree to redactions for security reasons.

Mr.Bill

(24,438 posts)
7. I can understand redactions for national security
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 09:28 PM
Sep 2019

in any version released to the public. But with the Mueller report members of congress with the highest level of security clearance didn't even get to see the redacted parts.

chowder66

(9,199 posts)
15. The whistleblower should be allowed to speak to the appropriate committee.
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 09:41 PM
Sep 2019

I suppose we will have to wait and see but anything they try to block at this point will simply be seen as obstruction which will go towards articles of impeachment now that it is official. At least I suspect that would be the case.

Mr.Bill

(24,438 posts)
16. One of the reasons someone uses the whistleblower procedure
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 09:44 PM
Sep 2019

is to protect their identity and avoid retaliation. That's going to be very difficult here. But maybe this person is already expecting that.

Flaleftist

(3,473 posts)
9. Subpoena the whistleblower and get the truth.
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 09:31 PM
Sep 2019

The whistleblower wouldn't have come forward if they were a Trump loyalist and not a patriot. I believe the truth will come out.

BlueIdaho

(13,582 posts)
23. Why wouldn't it be?
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 10:12 PM
Sep 2019

Everything else handed to congress has been - so why not this? The good news? The report is the set up and Nancy’s got the votes to impeach.

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