- Editor’s note: For the first time, last week brought the confluence of pertinent Congressional testimonies, court rulings, and even the Trump Organization exploring selling their D. C. hotel due to pressure because of the emoluments conflicts in the Constitution of the United States. The stories below highlight cracks that are emerging in Trump’s defense. Following a similar path that led to Nixon’s resignation, the key question is, “What is Trump hiding?” as his behavior is not that of an honest man!
“Will Trump shut down the government to fight impeachment?”
“Analysis: Washington is bracing for the prospect that president may seek to let funding lapse in a bid to blame Democrats,” by Jonathan Allen, NBC News. Read more
“Pastor Warns If Trump Is Removed From Office, ‘Guys That Know How to Fight’ Will Hunt Down Democrats”
“Christian church leader Rick Wiles threatened that ‘There’s gonna be violence in America’ if President Donald Trump is removed from office.
“Wiles, [is] the senior pastor at Flowing Streams Church in Florida,” by Jason Lemon, Newsweek. Read more
“New York City Bar Calls for US AG William Barr’s Recusal in Ukraine Matter”
“If Barr does not recuse himself, the bar association’s statement said, “he should resign or, failing that, be subject to sanctions, including possible removal, by Congress,” by Michael Riccardi, New York Law Journal. Read more
“Trump’s DOJ targets his enemies with criminal investigation of its own Russia probe”
“This is an absolutely chilling development. It means that Barr has completely signed on to the theory, being pushed by the likes of Sean Hannity, that the FBI was out to get Trump and spied on him during the 2016 campaign. That theory has long been debunked — even by the DOJ itself. It’s also particularly absurd in light of the fact there’s a credible argument to be made that then-head of the FBI James Comey helped tip the 2016 election to Trump by re-opening an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails,” by Lisa Needham, The American Independent Institute. Read more
“What Happened to Rudy Giuliani?”
“The man I worked for in 1993 is not the man who now lies for Donald Trump,” by Ken Frydman, The New York Times. Read more
“The Check In: Rick Perry and the Department of Energy”
Click here for the video on Late Night with Seth Meyers from Dec. 15, 2017, still pertinent today.
“Diplomats describe all-time low in morale at State under Trump [and State’s Pompeo]”
“[Current and former] diplomats are increasingly concerned that the White House and senior State Department leadership do not have their backs, particularly after Trump’s allies launched a whisper campaign that ended in the recall of Marie Yovanovitch as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine,” by Reid Wilson, The Hill. Read more
In 2017, then House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said, ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump.
“Pennsylvania factory layoff foreshadows Trump 2020 troubles”
“Management decisions that might have slid by in more flush times can now push a business over the edge,” by Ben Popken, NBC News. Read more
“Watchdogs inside government blast DOJ for not referring Ukraine whistleblower to Congress”
“The watchdogs say the Office of Legal Counsel’s decision not to forward the complaint to Congress could ‘undermine the critical role whistleblowers play,'” by Ken Delanian, NBC News.
“The Trump Organization is looking to sell its Washington hotel, reports say”
“President Trump’s family business is exploring a sale of the rights to its Washington, DC, hotel over lingering ethics complaints, the company said in a statement released to the press. ‘People are objecting to us making so much money on the hotel, and therefore we may be willing to sell,’ Eric Trump, an executive vice president with the organization, told The Wall Street Journal. Read more
“Federal judge orders Justice Department to hand over Mueller grand jury evidence [to Congress]”
“Beryl Howell, chief judge of the US District Court of Washington, DC, ruled on Friday that the Department of Justice must turn over all redacted grand jury material in the Mueller investigation to the House Judiciary Committee by October 30. ‘The reality is that DOJ and the White House have been openly stonewalling the House’s efforts,’ Howell wrote in her 75-page opinion. A Trump administration appeal is likely, according to several reports.” Read more
“Trump’s War on the ‘Deep State’ Turns Against Him”
“Over the last three weeks, the deep state has emerged from the shadows in the form of real live government officials, past and present, who have defied a White House attempt to block cooperation with House impeachment investigators and provided evidence that largely backs up the still-anonymous whistle-blower,” by Peter Baker, Lara Jakes, Julian E. Barnes, Sharon LaFraniere and Edward Wong, The New York Times. Read more