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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

DO NOT POOH POOH THAT UKRAINE PHONE CALL

Remember, they got Al Capone on tax evasion.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

But getting 20 Republicans in the Senate to convict Trump? Most of them (publicly at least) still insist the Mueller investigation was a 'witch hunt.'

TheDudeDiogenes said...

This is from Twitter, and hearsay, but Andrea Mitchell said: "On whether Senators would vote for impeachment, @murphymike says, 'One Republican senator told me if it was a secret vote, 30 Republican senators would vote to impeach Trump.'"

And the WaPo also has this: "One Senate Republican, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak candidly, said the transcript’s release was a 'huge mistake'."

So maybe it's not impossible.

Christopher J. Mulvaney, Ph.D. said...

From the appendix of the I.G's report:
"According to White House official I spoke with, this was "not the first time" under this administration that a Presidential transcript was placed into a codeword - level system solely for the purpose of protecting politically sensitive - rather than national security sensitive - information."

More scandals to come.

David Palmeter said...

I'm feeling good about this. All three networks are carrying the House hearings live. Reminds me of Watergate with its wall to wall coverage. This might be the nice, simple, clean and clear issue that leads to impeachment. There are a couple of major differences however, between 1973/4 and now: (1)the networks today don't have the market share they had then; people have many other options. (2) I don't see any Republican who will be today's Howard Baker and ask questions like, "What did the President know and when did he know it?"

Christopher J. Mulvaney, Ph.D. said...

I agree with Mr Palmeter's comments. I would note a significant difference: the tea party/freedom caucus folk, who are the majority of party membership, are delusional and paranoid. The party of today in no way resembles the party of old. Republicans in the Nixon era defended Nixon without appealing to deep state conspiracy theories and the like. Rep. Nunes played the part of the paranoid/delusional type quite well in his opening statement. It took the Senate Watergate hearings, and a Supreme Court ruling that the tapes must be released to turn public opinion. At that point the republicans began to change their tune. Public support of Nixon was about 25% when he resigned.

I doubt that republican office holders can be expected to change their positions unless there are more, equally serious, episodes of Trump's self-dealing and public opinion falls dramatically.

TheDudeDiogenes said...

George Conway and Neal Katyal think that Trump deserves to be impeached; and Conway predicts that he will be impeached and removed from office.