Dump Trump (ITMFA!) and the Republicans

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Thanks Charlie) mornin email thingie leads with:

UNLIKE THE BYZANTINE RUSSIAGATE ALLEGATIONS, the latest charge — that the president repeatedly tried to get a foreign leader seeking military aid to investigate a political opponent — is not hard to understand. It’s about the actions of Trump himself, not his aides or former campaign nobodies. At this point, the facts are pretty much in the open and agreed to: The president has practically admitted he discussed Biden with Ukraine’s president, and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani has been open about pressing the Ukrainians to investigate Biden’s son Hunter. Now it’s up to Congress to figure out how to proceed.

SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI understands the caucus’ moods better than anyone, and her letter Sunday — which said the president needs to hand over the whistleblower report now, or else — was a rifle shot that should not be underestimated.

And then continues:

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE for the Trump White House. If they don’t produce the whistleblower report within days — maybe a week — Democrats are going to be under extreme pressure to move toward impeachment. Thursday will be an important day to watch: That’s when Joseph Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence, is testifying in an open hearing.

THE PRESIDENT SAID HE’S CONSIDERING releasing a transcript of the phone call in question. From what we heard in the last few days, that’s not going to be enough for Democrats. They want the whistleblower report, and if they don’t get it, that’s going to be problematic.

The NYTimes fills in the blanks:

“President Trump acknowledged on Sunday that he raised corruption accusations against former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. during a phone call with Ukraine’s leader, a stunning admission as pressure mounted on Democrats to impeach Mr. Trump over allegations he leaned on a foreign government to help damage a political rival.

“In public and in private, many Democrats said the evidence that has emerged in recent days indicating that Mr. Trump pushed the Ukrainian government to investigate Mr. Biden, and his administration’s stonewalling of attempts by Congress to learn more, were changing their calculations about whether to charge him with articles of impeachment.”

So Scissorheads and other decent people immediately can spot the difference between this and the Russian investigation: this is Prznint Traitor hisself doing the deed, not some catchfart. That’s a big difference.

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11 Responses to #ITMFA

  1. w3ski4me says:

    They already spout “don’t look here, look at Biden”. I wonder what the next distraction will be. Another nazi endorsement, or perhaps something lower?
    Every time they get caught with their hand in the outhouse they pull off a “look at what we did elsewhere” moment.
    Our presidential limbo game. “How low can we go, how low can we go”.
    “What a world”

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  2. ming says:

    We have been through the looking glass with Trump for quite a while now so I have liitle faith that Pelosi will follow up her sternly worded letter with action. I would love to be surprised, but every revelation about this administration’s corruption that goes unchallenged by the Democratically controlled House convinces me more that it time for aunt Nancy to step aside. It is long past time to do what is right rather than what is politically expedient.

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    • tengrain says:

      What Ming said. As always. —TG

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    • R White says:

      At this point, it’s all theatre of the absurd. Nancy is as dirty as fat nixon and even chimpy before him. Unlike her republican contemporaries, she will yet again take the progressive base for granted and ignore the obvious that impeachment is the only remedy. She is so burrowed into her position of power and subsequent wall st. fundraising that it will take losing the House yet again for enough people to kick her to the curb.

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  3. her letter Sunday — which said the president needs to hand over the whistleblower report now, or else — was a rifle shot marshmallow round that should not be underoverestimated.

    Until and if the House committees start putting folks in the hoosegow for defying subpoenas, refusing to follow the black letter of the law, and in general blowing off Congress’ authority under the goddamned Constitution all the ‘sternly worded letters’ mean nothing.

    Trump might as well walk out into 5th Avenue and murder someone…if it’s an identifiable liberal Democrat his base will go wild and the GOP will back him to the hilt.

    And Nancy will send another impotent letter.

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  4. w3ski4me says:

    I want to know who pulled Nancy’s teeth figuratively. We need a fighter now, not a wishy-washy person. This latest admission seems to be Donny drawing lines in the sand.
    Death by a thousand cuts if not outright impeachment, but for crying out loud, Do Something.

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  5. Walt Mistler says:

    He’s an old obese idiot man-child. Smart money is on stroke or heart attack.

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  6. R White says:

    Nancy’s supposed ‘line in the sand’ now is the release of the whistleblower’s report which of course, fat nixon’s fellating sycophants like Mike Pompeo have said just today that such isn’t going to happen.

    Well, there it is. Another round of obstructing a House investigation. How many quatloos do you wanna bet Nancy sets a long timetable that no one in the WH will abide by while chiding her pro-impeachment politicos within her party?

    I’m well aware that the mettle of leadership within the country is almost non-existent, but failing to fulfill one’s constitutional obligations to remind everyone that no one is above the law is setting a dangerous precedent for the next a**clown republicans nominate for president who will not make the same mistakes as fat nixon.

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  7. Astamari says:

    Of course, the MSM has yet to say anything about the many shady deeds of Dumbass, Jr., Princess Ivanka and KenDoll Jared in e.g. India and China. Trump is amazing the way he alleges corruption against Biden and his son without the slightest evidence and for transparently partisan political reasons, while running what has been by far, the most corrupt administration in American history. Chutzpah like you wouldn’t believe.

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