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Name: Miles Archer
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Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 06:49 PM
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Trump makes UN audience wait while he tweets attacks on whistleblower

Trump makes UN audience wait while he tweets attacks on whistleblower



https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/trump-makes-un-audience-wait-while-he-tweets-attacks-on-whistleblower-is-he-on-our-countrys-side/

Even though the president was supposed to be addressing the United Nations on Monday morning, he nonetheless found time to rage tweet about the latest scandal that has engulfed his administration.

“Who is this so-called ‘whistleblower’ who doesn’t know the correct facts,” the president wrote. “Is he on our Country’s side. Where does he come from.”

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
· 17m
“The very thing that they are accusing President Trump of doing (which I didn’t do), was actually done by Joe Biden. Continues to be a double standard.” @RepDevinNunes @foxandfriends These people are stone cold Crooked. Also, who is this so-called “whistleblower” who doesn’t...

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
....know the correct facts. Is he on our Country’s side. Where does he come from. Is this all about Schiff & the Democrats again after years of being wrong?

7,049
11:29 AM - Sep 23, 2019

Trump also denied having pressured the Ukrainian government into investigating his political rivals, despite the fact that he admitted to doing just that over the weekend.

"QUIET!" Trump gets a little testy with reporters over his "perfect" Ukraine call, and impeachment.



https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/quiet-trump-snaps-at-reporters-as-he-rants-about-his-perfect-phone-call-to-ukraine/

As Trump arrived at the U.N., he was asked how seriously he took the impeachment threat.

“Not at all seriously,” the president said dismissively. “I had a perfect phone call with the president of Ukraine. Everybody knows it. It’s just a Democrat witch hunt. Here we go again. They failed with Russia, they failed with recession and everything, and now they’re bringing this up.”

According to Trump, “the one who’s got the problem is Biden.”

“Quiet!” the president demanded after one reporter asked about the whistleblower who outed his conversation with Ukraine’s president.

Ted Lieu: "We need to change the Rules to allow..."

Ted Lieu
@tedlieu

The @realDonaldTrump Administration brought a machete to a knife fight. We brought the House rules. And we are getting shredded. We need to change the Rules to allow

-Contempt on the spot
-Witnesses to be fined daily

It is now time to exercise our full inherent contempt powers.


4:21 PM · Sep 22, 2019·Twitter for Android

https://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/1175867847991414784

Photo: GUS FRING, live at the Emmys! (via tweet from Giancarlo Esposito)

Giancarlo Esposito
@quiethandfilms

Two of my beautiful daughters joining me at tonight’s #Emmys! Here we go! #Emmys2019



https://twitter.com/quiethandfilms/status/1175893479773233152

WOW! It's MOTHER on TWITTER, like a CYBER REVIVAL-SLASH-SNAKE HANDLER TENT!

Internet rains hell on ‘fake Christian’ Karen Pence’s new Twitter account: ‘I can’t wait for the rapture’



https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/internet-rains-hell-on-fake-christian-karen-pences-new-twitter-account-i-cant-wait-for-the-rapture/

The Internet reacted with scorn over the weekend after Second Lady Karen Pence announced a new Twitter account aimed at reelecting President Donald Trump.

In her first tweet, Pence posted a video lavishing praise on the president.

Pence brings 8-vehicle motorcade to Mackinac Island (where motorized vehicles are banned). MAGA!

Detroit Free Press
@freep

Vice President Mike Pence in an 8-vehicle motorcade on Mackinac Island, which has banned motorized vehicles for more than a century.

https://twitter.com/freep/status/1175521415929442305

Kurt Eichenwald makes two SOLID points about the Trump Ukraine mess.

Kurt Eichenwald
@kurteichenwald

Trump is under no legal obligation to release the hits call transcript. So of course, that is what reporters are asking him about.

The Administration is in violation of the law in not transmitting the whistleblower's report - which would have the same info - to Congress.


Focus.

1:35 PM · Sep 22, 2019·Twitter Web App

https://twitter.com/kurteichenwald/status/1175826010123776000

WaPo: "We're passing the tipping point on impeachment"

We’re passing the tipping point on impeachment

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/09/22/passing-tipping-point-impeachment/

By Jennifer Rubin
Opinion writer
September 22 at 10:00 AM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has recognized that if the public is not in favor of impeachment, there will be no pressure on Senate Republicans to vote for removal, President Trump will be acquitted and he and his followers will feel vindicated. As a result, Trump and the Republicans might get the lift they need for reelection. She has not bought into the idea that the public will warm to impeachment as the proceedings unfold.

I have generally been sympathetic to her position, in large part because Democrats have been unable to communicate in concise and vivid terms the “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” at issue. Trump, through a fog of lies and obstruction, has made the Russia investigation unintelligible for most Americans. (For this reason, I favor emphasis on egregious corruption, which is easier to explain and prove.) It is politically untenable at this point to use the Mueller report as the basis for impeachment.

However, with the allegations (and virtual public confession) that Trump went to a foreign power, Ukraine, to dig up dirt on former vice president Joe Biden, his most likely opponent, and may even have extorted Ukraine using taxpayer money, the calculus may change, dramatically so.

Unlike the Mueller investigation, the collusion at issue is discrete, simple and, in all likelihood, easy to prove. Witnesses in addition to the whistleblower may include former officials who have no reason to abide by Trump’s bogus executive-immunity claims. Subpoenaed to testify, I suspect people like former director of national intelligence Daniel Coats and his deputy Sue Gordon, as well as former national security adviser John Bolton, would testify honestly. From factually specific news reports (e.g., confirming Trump asked the Ukrainian president eight times to find dirt on Biden), we know the proof and the witnesses are out there. Moreover, his henchman Rudolph W. Giuliani, acting in the capacity of Trump’s fixer, is protected by no privilege. (For one thing, he’s already talked openly about his conduct.)

New order by Bronx Supreme Court Justice requires Trump's testimony before trial



A lawsuit brought by protesters who contend they were roughed up by security personnel outside Trump Tower in 2015 has suddenly become an urgent problem for President Donald Trump’s legal team after a New York judge ruled Friday that Trump must submit to a videotaped deposition in the case.

Despite the swirl of congressional litigation involving Trump and the intensifying efforts to impeach him in the House, the Bronx-based suit jumped to the forefront of the White House’s legal concerns because — as it stands now — the new order by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Doris Gonzalez requires Trump’s testimony before the trial. The case is currently set to open Thursday.

“More than 200 years ago our founders sought to escape an oppressive, tyrannical governance in which absolute power vested with a monarch. A fear of the recurrence of tyranny birthed our three-branch government adorned with checks and balances,” Gonzalez wrote in her ruling. “No government official, including the Executive, is above the law.”

Trump’s lawyers could ask the judge to delay the trial or file an appeal to try to block the order for the president’s testimony. There’s also the chance of an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court or that Trump might simply ignore the judge’s order and see what sanctions she imposes.

Trump’s attorneys could seek to appeal or stay the ruling, but their chances in New York state courts appear slim.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/22/trump-testimony-legal-deposition-1507272

Pelosi on Trump's Saudi move, an "outrageous attempt to circumvent the bipartisan will of Congress"

Nancy Pelosi
@SpeakerPelosi
.
@realDonaldTrump’s plan to accelerate the delivery of military equipment to Saudi Arabia & UAE, and to deploy additional U.S. forces to the region is the latest outrageous attempt by the Trump Admin to circumvent the bipartisan will of Congress.

https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi/status/1175470757620723712
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