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Opinion No matter how the whistleblower complaint arose, its contents still matter

18:45  30 september  2019
18:45  30 september  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

McConnell says GOP Intelligence chairman wants to hold closed-door briefing on whistleblower complaint

  McConnell says GOP Intelligence chairman wants to hold closed-door briefing on whistleblower complaint The Senate Intelligence Committee is trying to schedule a briefing for this week on a whistleblower complaint reportedly involving President Trump's action toward Ukraine. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) disclosed during a Senate floor speech on Monday that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) has been working to get a closed-door meeting on the books for this week.

That might not matter since it is thoroughly documented, and as the White House transcript of Trump’s Ukraine phone call shows, what the This raises questions that the whistleblower doesn’t address in the complaint , but which Congress could investigate: Were these other officials concerned?

Skip to main content . The whistleblower alleges in the explosive complaint that Trump used a phone call with Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to “solicit The complaint details how the Trump administration sought to block access to the transcript of the call with Zelenskiy – in which

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Do you remember when emails were published making Hillary Clinton's campaign look bad and the Democratic National Committee look biased against Bernie Sanders, and the Democratic establishment reacted by insisting that the only story here was the hacking that exposed the email?

The jawboning forced the media to earnestly defend reporting on their contents. In short, the logic went as such: Their hack and release was unquestionably illegal and wrong, but the information itself, once it was out there, deserved to be reported on as truth.

Schiff says whistleblower wants to talk to House intelligence Committee

  Schiff says whistleblower wants to talk to House intelligence Committee House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff announced Tuesday that the whistleblower who filed a mysterious complaint, which includes allegations about President Donald Trump's conduct, would like to speak to the committee. The whistleblower has requested guidance from acting DNI Joseph Maguire on how to do so, Schiff said."We have been informed by the whistleblower's counsel that their client would like to speak to our committee and has requested guidance from the Acting DNI as to how to do so," Schiff tweeted.

A whistleblower ’s complaint about Donald Trump pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr That doesn’t mean the right won’t find its footing. But its machinery is actually slow and ungainly relative The whistleblower ’s complaint builds on what we already know about how Trump operates and

The whistleblower complaint suggests that there’s more at stake than a presidential election, and more involved than systemic That doesn’t matter to Trump. What matters to him is the alternative history Lutsenko came up with to exonerate himself but as a result frame Trump’s enemies for Putin’s

Republicans are now adopting the arguments of the DNC circa 2016, claiming that the whistleblower alleging damaging claims against President Trump's dealings with Ukraine is a corrupt actor who gamed a rigged rules change and that this conspiracy renders the actual contents of his complaint as illegitimate.

Said conspiracy theory is questionable at best. The notion that rules about whistleblower complaints were changed to abet the Ukraine complaint has already been debunked. Furthermore, the whistleblower may or may not be partisan, but unlike the thoroughly discredited Steele dossier, the whistleblower complaint been largely corroborated by the president himself.

Further investigation is required to vet the rest of the report, but that Trump used his office to request that a foreign government investigate his domestic political adversary during a conversation, in which the president also bragged about our aid to said government, has already been confirmed by the White House.

Stipulate for a moment that the whistleblower acted maliciously when he leaked the details of the Ukraine call. How does that change how we react to the contents of the call, which Trump himself has confirmed?

It doesn't. Republicans who pretend otherwise are playing the same dumb distraction game Democrats did in 2016.

Pompeo confirms he was on call between Trump and Ukraine leader .
U.S. Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo confirmed on Wednesday that he was on a contested call between U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukraine's leader.

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