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While Trump could be “self-impeaching” through his recent actions,
there was other major news relegated off the front pages!
Check-out those headlines.

Credit: Kevin Siers
Charlotte Observer

“Impeachment Facts”

By Joanne Freeman, History Prof, Yale. @BackStoryRadio cohost. Expert on early US politics. Read more

“More Than 300 National Security Professionals Commend Impeachment Inquiry, Express Alarm at the President’s Conduct”

Click here for their letter.

“Sen. Mitch McConnell on impeachment: 1998 vs. 2019”

“In a 1998 interview, now Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was “shocked” by how partisan the impeachment process was, saying that congress had a constitutional duty. In 2019, McConnell is calling the impeachment inquiry into Pres. Trump a Democratic “obsession,” by MSNBC. Read more

“‘Extremely Dangerous’: Trump Tweet Calling Impeachment Inquiry a ‘Coup’ Heightens Fears of Refusal to Leave Office”

“The orderly transfer of power in the United States has always depended on the active cooperation of the outgoing president. What happens if that cooperation is not forthcoming?” by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams. Read more

“Federal government has dramatically expanded exposure to risky mortgages”

By Damian Paletta, The Washington Post. Read more

“US manufacturing activity sank to lowest level since 2009”

By The Canadian Press. Read more

“‘Raw bribery’: Groups, foreign governments book rooms at Trump hotel, don’t use them”

“House investigators probing claims that Trump’s hotel gets ‘ghost bookings’ from friendly groups, governments”

By Igor Derysh, Salon Magazine. Read more

“‘Americans don’t look to Chinese commies for the truth’: Sasse decries Trump’s call for probe”

By Joseph Morton, Omaha World-Herald. Read more

“Republican Party needs to ‘get a grip on itself,’ says former Secretary of State Colin Powell”

“The retired Army general stressed the need for members of the Republican Party to “get a grip” and speak out with regards to President Trump’s impeachment inquiry,” by CNN. Read more

“Where Trump’s conspiracy theories come from”

” Where Trump’s conspiracy theories come from The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer tells Chris Hayes about the right-wing ecosystem that creates scandals — and might well inadvertently bring down a president,” quoting All In, MSNBC. Read more

“Paul Krugman: Here comes the Trump slump”

“Now it’s starting to look as if Trump really will achieve something unique: He may well be the first president of modern times to preside over a slump that can be directly attributed to his own policies, rather than bad luck,” By Paul Krugman, The New York Times. Read more

“Dominion buys pipeline support at Supreme Court through GOP Attorneys General”

“With a key Atlantic Coast Pipeline appeal before the Supreme Court, US Attorney General Barr and Republican state Attorneys General have intervened in Dominion’s favor – while sharing close financial ties to the utility,” by Energy and Policy Institute. Read more

“Fired EPA scientists to release air pollution report they say agency unqualified to issue”

“‘In the history of the agency this has never happened. The new panel is unqualified and the new panel has said they were unqualified,’ said a former EPA official,” by Phil McCausland, NBC News. Read more

“Trump’s Syria decision divides white evangelicals as impeachment pressure builds”

“After Trump announced he was unilaterally pulling U.S. troops out of northern Syria, a potential crack appeared in Trump’s evangelical foundation. Here’s why.”

“‘President Trump has committed an egregious act of betrayal,’ conservative Christian radio host Erick Erickson tweeted,” by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Author, “Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom From Slaveholder Religion.” Read more

“We’re not the Saudis’ mercenaries”

“Robert Gates, the former defence secretary, once scoffed that Saudi Arabia ‘wants to fight the Iranians to the last American.’

“The danger is that we slip toward that nightmare. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that Iran has committed an “act of war” by attacking Saudi oil processing centres. Influential hawks like Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have suggested carrying out strikes on Iranian oil refineries,” by Nicholas Kristoff. Read more

“Law classmates tell Trump lawyer Cipollone he distorts Constitution by blocking impeachment witnesses”

“Law classmates of White House Counsel Pat Cipollone sent him a letter on Thursday [Oct. 10], claiming his decision to block material and witnesses from the House impeachment inquiry ‘distorts the law and the Constitution,’ according to a copy of the letter obtained by NBC News.

“We are sorry to see how your letter to the congressional leadership flouts the traditions of rigor and intellectual honesty that we learned together,” said the letter from members of the class of 1991 at the University of Chicago Law School, by Julia Ainsley, NBC News. Read more

Click here for the copy of the letter obtained by NBC News.

Posted by Steve on October 13, 2019 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

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