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The beans have been spilled, amazingly, by the White House itself. President Trump authorized the release of the rough transcript of his July 25, 2019, call to Ukraine’s new president, expecting the call’s contents to exonerate him. Donald’s corruption is so ingrained, such a part of his DNA, that he thinks his own wrongdoing is acceptable, and that everyone else does, too. Pundits across America, including independents and Republicans, are awestruck at the clarity of Trump’s crime: He extorted Ukraine for political gain, he covered it up, then he admitted it. (scroll down for full article)

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— RECENT HEADLINES –
“DNI Raked Over Coals at Cong. Hearing for Delaying Whistleblower Report to Congress” (9/26/2019)
“Trump Impeachment Appears Inevitable After Rough Call Transcript Release by WH” (9/26/2019)
“Trump Applying Intense Intimidation of Whistleblower, Threatens Retaliation, Charges” (9/26/2019)
“Ukraine Call Transcript Had Been in Inappropriate ‘lock-down’ by WH on Secret Server” (9/26/2019)
“Congress Subpoenas Secy. of State Mike Pompeo for Docs. Concerning Ukraine Dealings; Congress Also Schedules Depositions to Be Given by 5 State Dept. Officials” (9/27/2019)
“Trump Told 2 Top Russian Govt. Officials, In May 2017 Oval Office Secret Mtg., He Was Unconcerned About Moscow’s 2016 Election Interference Because the U.S. Did the Same Thing to Other Countries; Mtg. Notes Leaked After Initially Being Highly Restricted to Limited WH Aides” (9/27/2019)
“Other Politically Damning Call Records Have Been Stored Inappropriately on Secret Server” (9/27/2019)
“Ukraine Envoy Kurt Volker Resigns After Deposition Scheduled; Free From WH Control” (9/27/2019)
“WH Inappropriately Restricted Transcripts of Trump Calls w/ Putin, MBS on Secret Server” (9/27/2019)
“Trump Pressed Australia PM to Help AG Barr Investigate FBI’s Russia Probe Origins” (9/30/2019)
“Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani Subpoenaed by Congress for Ukraine Records, Docs.” (9/30/2019)
“Secy. of State Mike Pompeo Was Listening on July Trump-Ukraine Call; He’s Implicated” (9/30/2019)
“Trump Acted Alone in Delaying/Withholding Military Aid to Ukraine for No Good Reasons” (9/30/2019)
“AG Barr’s Been Leading Probe Into Russia Investigation Origins, Traveling World for Help” (9/30/2019)
“Trump Held Up Ukraine’s 2017 Javelin Weapons Until It Stopped Helping Mueller Probe” (9/30/2019)
“Trump Has Pressured Ukraine for 3 Goals: 1) Dirt on Joe Biden; 2) Help in Discrediting Mueller Conclusions of Russian Election Meddling, 3) Ukraine to ‘make deal,’ Peace Plan w/ Russia” (9/30/2019)
“State Dept. Has Been ‘infected’ by Rudy Giuliani’s Stealth Ukraine Policy at Trump Behest” (10/1/2019)
“Secy. of State Mike Pompeo Says He Will Not Allow 5 Dept. Officials to Give Depositions” (10/1/2019)
“Secy. of State Mike Pompeo Admits Being on Trump-Ukraine Call, After Earlier Denials” (10/2/2019)
“Dem. Pres. Candidate Bernie Sanders Has 2 Stents Inserted to Treat Artery Blockage” (10/2/2019)
“State Dept. IG Alerts Congress to Packet of Propaganda, False Conspiracy Theories Delivered in May by Rudy Giuliani From WH to State Dept., Apparently Giving False Cover for Firing Amb. Marie Yovanovitch, Which Cleared the Way to Perpetuate False Joe Biden Conspiracy” (10/2/2019)
“Trump Had Most Unhinged Press Appearances, Wild Day Yet, Even by His Standards” (10/2/2019)
“Trump Used VP Pence to Extort Ukraine; Pence Claims Ignorance, Evidence Says Otherwise: on Sept. 1, Pence Followed Up Trump Call w/ Zelensky, Still Denying Aid; Pence Aide Was on July Call” (10/2/2019)
“Rudy Giuliani Has consulted With Imprisoned Paul Manafort for Help in Promoting False Theory That Ukraine Conspired to Help Elect Hillary Clinton in 2016 U.S. Presidential Election” (10/2/2019)
“USA Today Poll: Americans Support Impeachment 45%-38%, Support Removal 44%-35%” (10/3/2019)

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The beans have been spilled, amazingly, by the White House itself. President Trump authorized the release of the rough transcript of his July 25, 2019, call to Ukraine’s new president, expecting the call’s contents to exonerate him. Donald’s corruption is so ingrained, such a part of his DNA, that he thinks his own wrongdoing is acceptable, and that everyone else does, too.

Pundits across America, including independents and Republicans, are awestruck at the clarity of Trump’s crime:

1) He extorted Ukraine’s President Zelensky by withholding congressionally appropriated military aid (desperately needed to fend off their Russian existential threat) until receiving a commitment to produce (false) damaging information on his primary political rival, Joe Biden (D-Del.).

2) He covered up that crime.

3) Then he confessed.

As I’ve said many times, if you were an initial Trump supporter but have since seen the light, I applaud you. If you still support Donald after the events of the past week, nothing will shake your faith. You will be reciting exculpatory conspiracy theories until well after the former president is issued a prison jumpsuit. Forget about shooting someone on Fifth Avenue. Donald could mow down an entire contingent of American Legion parade participants on the Fourth of July outside Trump Tower and these 30% or so will still have his back.

The impeachment train has sailed — or whatever the current popular metaphor is — and it appears unstoppable.




Impeachment Timeline — This Week (Really, just this past week)

[RECAP]: 9/25/2019 — White House releases Trump-Ukraine call “rough transcript”: Trump clearly asks President Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and Hillary Clinton: tells Zelensky to contact U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Rudy Giuliani to help with investigations; offers White House meeting if Zelensky initiates investigations

[RECAP]: 9/26/2019 — Congress releases whistleblower complaint to public; it is devastating; acting DNI Joseph Maguire testifies before Congress about delay in transferring complaint to Congress

[IMPEACHMENT: DAY 3 — 9/26/19]

9/26/2019 — Trump intimidating whistleblower; demands to confront him/her

9/26/2019 — Secret White House “lock-down” server exposed; Trump-Ukraine call transcript had been “locked-down” in system reserved for top-secret intelligence info

9/27/2019 — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo subpoenaed by Congress, for documents related to U.S.-Ukraine dealings; Congress schedules depositions for 5 State Dept. officials

9/27/2019 — Special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker resigns, after being mentioned in whistleblower complaint and scheduled by Congress for a deposition

9/27/2019 — Trump excused Russian election interference in May 2017 Oval Office meeting; he told two top Russian government officials he was unconcerned about Moscow’s 2016 election meddling because the U.S. did the same thing to other countries

9/27/2019 — Other White House meeting records have been hidden inappropriately; administration has been storing other embarrassing, damning transcripts and notes on top-secret intelligence server, against rules and policies

9/27/2019 — Trump calls to Russian president Vladimir Putin, Saudi leader Mohammad bin Salman also hidden; transcripts were highly restricted and “locked-down” on secret intelligence server

9/30/2019 — Trump pressed Australian prime minister to help AG Barr’s probe, in Barr’s and Trump’s efforts to discredit FBI’s 2016 Russia investigation origins

9/30/2019 — Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani subpoenaed by Congress, for documents, records related to U.S.-Ukraine dealings

9/30/2019 — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on Trump-Ukraine call, though he has denied it

9/30/2019 — Trump acted alone to delay Ukrainian military aid, while White House lied to Congress about delay reason

9/30/2019 — Attorney General William Barr has been seeking help to discredit FBI Russia probe origins, traveling the world

9/30/2019 — Trump held up Ukrainian military aid (Javelins) in 2017 until Ukraine stopped cooperating with Mueller probe

10/1/2019 — Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has been conducting stealth Ukraine policy at Trump’s behest, often interfering with State Dept.

10/1/2019 — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prohibits State Dept. officials’ depositions, in angry letter to Congress

10/2/2019 — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admits being on Trump-Ukraine call

10/2/2019 — State Dept. Inspector General Steve Linick alerts Congress to packet of propaganda, false conspiracy theories, delivered in May by Rudy Giuliani from White House to State Dept., apparently to give false cover for firing Amb. Marie Yovanovitch, which cleared the way to perpetuate the false Joe Biden-Ukraine conspiracy

10/2/2019 — Trump involved VP Mike Pence in Ukraine extortion; Pence followed up Trump’s July call with Sept. 1 visit to Ukraine’s President Zelensky, still denying aid until “corruption” was addressed; Pence claims ignorance, but a Pence aide was on Trump-Ukraine call, and Pence was given call transcript

10/2/2019 — Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has been consulting jailed Paul Manafort (former Trump campaign manager), for help in pushing false conspiracy theory that Ukraine helped Hillary Clinton in 2016 U.S. election

10/2/2019 — Trump melts down under impeachment pressure; two press appearances, including with Finland leader, are his worst (most angry and vicious) to date, even by Trumpian standards

10/3/2019 — Americans support impeachment 45%-38%, support removal by Senate 44%-35%, in new USA Today/Ipsos Poll

It goes without saying that the president’s Twitter feed has been off the rails. Trump is melting down, slinging accusations of treason and spying. And there might be some cracks in his congressional support. One or two Senate Republicans are ever-so-gently making noises about how the whistleblower (and the process) should be protected. Another one confirmed that the world’s greatest deliberative body would be forced to hold a trial if the House sent it articles of impeachment. Yet another said the president’s actions are “troubling in the extreme.”

Gulp. ■

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