- Mar 9, 2013
Bolton's Revenge? Also, Rudy's time to get the knife in the backIn Washington, officials outside Trump’s inner circle who were dismayed by Yovanovitch’s ouster reacted with growing alarm and confusion over Giuliani’s subsequent activities.
Then-national security adviser John Bolton was outraged by the outsourcing of a relationship with a country struggling to survive Russian aggression, officials said. But by then his standing with Trump was strained, and neither he nor his senior aides could get straight answers about Giuliani’s agenda or authority, officials said. Bolton declined to comment.
“We had the same visibility as anybody else — watching Giuliani on television,” a former senior official said. Officials at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev were similarly deprived of information, even as they faced questions from Ukrainians about whether Giuliani was a designated representative.
its happening. never doubt methe people are marching in the streets, demanding trump resign. i can hear them a few blocks away, even the police have joined in, snl cast members are wearing pussy hats, thats it I cant just sit here anymore, I just told my boss the revolution will not be televised, im printing out the emoluments clause on 11 x 17 paper in bold font and passing it out to sal from do the right thing, hes reading it with a quizzical look and then conceding that I do have a point, it's all in the balance, it hasnt happened yet it hasnt even begun, this time, maybe this time with all this much to gain, pennsylvania avenue, maryland, the world, the golden dome of washington, to crown itself with desperate and unbelievable victory, the desperate gamble, the cast made three years ago, or to anyone who ever posted a tweet under a resistance hashtag, the moment in 2016 when someone thought this is it, the absolute edge of no return, they're coming around the corner now, I'm joining in, we're all singing "we wish you a mueller christmas", oh my god it's happening now, the crowd is gathering around a shop window with black and white TVs next to the soda fountain, walter cronkite himself is saying that the president is about t
Aye. Unless McConnell has had enough and decides that Republicans are better without Trump, in which case he sacrifices Trump for the good of the party, but I don't think we have reached that stage.House conducts an inquiry and then votes on articles of impeachment. If passed the Senate then convenes a trial based on these articles - to be presided over by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (Roberts). The Senate then votes on whether or not to convict. Any conviction must be by a 2/3 majority.
Given the Republicans hold the Senate 53-45(+2) the chances of conviction are not particularly high.
A few questions from the uneducated aka me:
1) Is this impeachment just about gaining the levers of oversight/higher level subpoenas etc rather than removing Trump?
2) Do the democrats have a cogent strategy to pressure Moscow Mitch?
3) Apart from the likes of Collins and Murkowski, is there any appetite from senate Republicans for this?
4) What horsetrading would it take for Massacre Mitch to get on board? ie.If pressure from #2 isn't enough, do they have a way to tip the scales?
5) What's the likely formation of the Dems legal team?
Well, the writers had already used up all of the existing book material and had been struggling for ideas. The characters had become frankly unbelievable (I mean, the dialogue? Who actually talks like that? The difference between now and earlier seasons in the 80s and 90s is glaring).Yay a new season of the US sideshow. Will they, won't they, how will he escape this time, are the Democrats ever actually going to do something? So many plot lines. Though like all sitcoms, it is likely that the just end up in the exact same place at the end of the episode.
If there is a strong case, a full blown trial with the senate as the jury and the house playing prosecution would rattle even the toughest partisans in the senate. Even McConnell can't sweep this under the rug.Aye. Unless McConnell has had enough and decides that Republicans are better without Trump, in which case he sacrifices Trump for the good of the party, but I don't think we have reached that stage.
Which isn’t at all impossible. It’s worth remembering that most GOP senators and congressmen apparently hate Trump’s guts with a passion. He’s humiliated them, bullied them and threatened to turn their own bases against them if they don’t obey his commands.Aye. Unless McConnell has had enough and decides that Republicans are better without Trump, in which case he sacrifices Trump for the good of the party, but I don't think we have reached that stage.
Yay a new season of the US sideshow. Will they, won't they, how will he escape this time, are the Democrats ever actually going to do something? So many plot lines. Though like all sitcoms, it is likely that the just end up in the exact same place at the end of the episode.
Yeah, they stopped making recordings of phone calls by the POTUS a few decades back for some reason...
Y’all need to remember that this call to Ukraine, which Trump is about to release the transcript of, was not the sole reason for the WB complaint. There were apparently numerous incidents that the WB reported, not just this. The transcript might seem innocuous by itself but combined with the rest of the complaint may just be quite damning to Trump and his cohorts. In other words don’t think “oh nothing to see here folks”. Apart from the obvious fact that it will have been edited we do need to wait until we know about all of the complaint.
Well we already know that Trump doesn’t like people taking notes so goodness knows where they’ve got this transcript from. It will have been sharpied though.Yeah, they stopped making recordings of phone calls by the POTUS a few decades back for some reason...
Probably why they’re so comfortable moving forward with releasing this ‘transcription.’
Phone calls with world leaders would’ve been listened in on by various people in the WH with transcripts taken at the time. How close the notes we get to what was said and whether they can be placed in the proper context would be what is in question.Well we already know that Trump doesn’t like people taking notes so goodness knows where they’ve got this transcript from. It will have been sharpied though.
Interestingly, Barr, Pompeo, and Mulvaney all have considerable exposure here. They are playing with their own futures which may eventually cause them to have second thoughts about remaining full on sycophants.https://compassrosepllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019_0924_-Statement-Concerning-Release-of-Complaint.pdf
Statement by WB counsel.
“We await the release of the complaint in it’s totality”.
Wonder how much Barr and the WH will have redacted.