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Political battle escalates over whistleblower complaint about Trump

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By Jonathan Landay, Aram Roston and David Morgan

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Why is Donny so frightened of oversight? He's constantly inflicting wounds upon himself by trying to degrade our system of separation of powers. What an absolute embicile.

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"Everything I did was perfect and appropriate and no you can't investigate and no you can't see a transcript and yes our notes are different from the Ukraine and yes we are trying to block Congress from seeing the information."

Signed,

Proven Scammer and Known Liar Donald Trump

Yep, I'm sold.

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Didn’t know that it was ok for sworn US intelligence officers to anonymously release classified secrets to the media.

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Maybe the Dems have a point and a Ukraine Collusion investigation is in order.

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Very, very dodgy business. Could this be the straw that broke the camel's back?

Would be happy to see both Trump and Biden out of the race.

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from what I have read it seems Biden’s son should be investigated. Liberals starting new investigations weekly, what’s one more? Scared of “oversight”?

Or is that only what liberals do to Trump and you are exempt? Seems so as you freak out every time something a Dem did is called out for discussion.

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Liberals starting new investigations weekly

How many times did you guys investigate Hillary? How many investigations into the Russian investigations do you guys want? Why do you guys have so much trouble recognizing that what was good for you is good for us?

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Let's see... the Vice President withheld foreign aid on the condition that the Ukrainians stop the investigations into his son's criminal dealings in that country. Crickets, because that occurred during the famously "scandal free" Obama reign.

A democratically elected president suggests the Ukraine should re-open the case. An anonymous, taxpayer funded spy who works for a massively taxpayer funded agency that routinely spies on its own citizens and overthrows elections around the world files an anonymous "whistleblower" report to another spy in the same secret police agency. Together, and accountable to nobody, they will come up with a taxpayer-funded report that they hope will damage the elected leader enough that they can put one of their stooges back in the White House.

And like caged monkeys, the usual chorus of "impeach, impeach!"

They will write books trying to explain this behavior in the future. They will have to make it into a video so graduates of the US education system can understand it.

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You know you're screwed with Trump fan bingo when your center square reads, "Donald Trump has too much integrity to ever abuse his position for personal gain." It's never been hit before.

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from what I have read it seems Biden’s son should be investigated. Liberals starting new investigations weekly, what’s one more? Scared of “oversight”? 

Or is that only what liberals do to Trump and you are exempt? Seems so as you freak out every time something a Dem did is called out for discussion.

Pretty much, if liberals can dig up dirt on any political rival and weaponize our law agencies in that process for whatever nefarious means, it’s perfectly legit, if the President does it, he should be impeached? I can’t stop laughing! Oh, the hypocrisy. Ok, so I’ll give this latest attempt about 2 weeks and we’ll all be on our normal daily routine schedule. Another feeble attempt will sorrily fail the Democrats again.

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Trump said he can't be investigated fro crimes while he's president. Does that mean he knows he committed them?

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Nixon 3.0....

It's never the crime, it's the cover-up....

If you saw Giuliani meltdown on air yesterday and contradict himself in one interview you know Trump and his minions are freaking out because they know Donnie is in deep doo-doo...

Quid pro quo - you investigate Biden's son and we'll increase our military sales to you.

Trump sells out our democracy to any foreign government that can further his criminal empire...

Will Moscow Mitch and Leningrad Lindsey still sit on their hands and say nothing?

You bet your borscht they will....

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Trump said he can't be investigated fro crimes while he's president. Does that mean he knows he committed them?

No, it more or less means for the Democrats it’s back to the drawing board again, this is what the 12th-15th time? Ahhh...who’s counting right?

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Also Donny offered money to a foreign government to investigate an American citizen using foreign laws.

A small unimportant detail is that this American citizen is the son of Donny ‘s political opponent.

I am am sure that was just a coincidence, Donny ‘s interest was in ensuring that American Citizens don’t use their political connections to further their business interests.

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If the orangutan has Nothing to hide, why hide everything? Coward.

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Man, watching Giuliani sell out what miniscule dignity he had left was HILARIOUS! I have never seen a meltdown and such a messy interview like that. "I didn't -- but of COURSE I did... no, I didn't say that.... but I did, and I'm proud of it!"

Classic. What an absolute moron. I look forward to the day Trump finally throws him Under the bus and he cries about how 'unfair' it all is and tries to milk his time during 9/11 to try and get some esteem back. Haha. What a complete and total loser.

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Man, watching Giuliani sell out what miniscule dignity he had left was HILARIOUS! I have never seen a meltdown and such a messy interview like that. "I didn't -- but of COURSE I did... no, I didn't say that.... but I did, and I'm proud of it!" 

Meltdown? What? Oh, you mean when that idiot Cuomo was having a hissy fit because he couldn’t rattle his cage. Mr. Steroids should know he was dealing with a former top prosecutor, if anything, Cuomo should check on his own temper. Lol

Classic. What an absolute moron. I look forward to the day Trump finally throws him Under the bus and he cries about how 'unfair' it all is and tries to milk his time during 9/11 to try and get some esteem back. Haha. What a complete and total loser.

Trump and Giuliani go way, way back and yes, Giuliani made NY a safe place when before he took office was worse than Somalia and that’s putting it mildly. Now it’s turning back into its former self thanks to the smart and highly educated Democratic leadership. But seriously what do the Dems thin will happen THIS TIME? Yaaaawn....

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Giuliani Is Trump's crazed rodeo clown!

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This could finally see him removed from office, and Pence into the bargain, plus Rudy indicted as a co-conspirator. Testimony from their counterparts in Ukraine is essential in getting to the bottom of this. Essentially, deliver of a congressionally approved military aid package was held hostage to the Ukraine government's assistance pursuing a vendetta against one of Lump's political opponent's kids. If this doesn't rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors, nothing does.

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Trump could just end this by releasing the transcript oof the conversation.

Haahahhaahahaahhahaahahhaha.

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Rudy was always weird, but I admired his performance after 9/11 and his stint as Mayor.

But what a fall - he now looks like someone's doddering old Grandpa. Just watching his eyes flicker about makes me think of Charles Manson.

And he freely contradicted himself during yesterday's CNN interview - Did you ask the Ukrainians to investigate Biden's son? "No". Then two minutes later in reply to the same question he says "Of Course"....

Just like Trump, he's obviously well into dementia and needs to step down and seek medical help.

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One President threatening another President that unless he cooperates with his personal lawyer and digs up dirt on his political opponent, the other President’s country doesn’t get any official government aid.

Seems like something any decent , God fearing, honest President would do....

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zichiToday 11:18 am JSTGiuliani Is Trump's crazed rodeo clown!

And Trump is the worst traitor in all of history. He truly sold his soul to Putin and is a slave to Russian desires. How can he sleep, let alone even stand himself?

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If true, impeach the gentleman.

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An intelligence community watchdog determined that the whistleblower complaint was credible,

Given Trump supporters don't believe the US intelligence community's findings, no doubt they'll wait once again to see what the Kremlin says, and then parrot Moscow's reports.

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bass4funk: "Meltdown? What? Oh, you mean when that idiot Cuomo was having a hissy fit because he couldn’t rattle his cage."

Haha. Wrong, bud. Giuliani had a complete and utter meltdown, contradicting himself within the same sentence even. In less than two minutes he said he did not seek an investigation into Joe Biden, then he said of course he did, then he said he didn't say that, and then he said he sought it and is proud of it. He was so rattled he was visibly shaking, slurring, and was more out to lunch than usual. That you can't see or understand that says... well... that you're as in denial as usual.

"Giuliani made NY a safe place when before he took office was worse than Somalia and that’s putting it mildly"

Hogwash... he was busy marrying cousins and resorting to racism when he "lucked into" 9-11 and then claimed it as his pedestal, doing little more than bragging about it, much like Trump bragged about "Trump tower now being the tallest building" (near "7-11") on the DAY OFF the attacks! And what little credibility he may have gotten for his role during and after 9/11, he has squandered away Inside Trump's backside. He will die, probably soon, being known as the circus clown he has become. Guaranteed within the Week he'll be digging in, denying he said what he said, getting FURIOUS and red-faced when the tape is shown showing him saying it, then ultimately say, again, "Who cares if the president did it?" and then the White House once again denying and going into damage mode.

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starpunk: "And Trump is the worst traitor in all of history. "

Absolutely, and 100% guilty of treason on a number of counts.

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This actually hurts Biden more than Trump.

trump is just saying investigate what happened and we should, there is the video where Biden says clearly that we won’t give Ukraine 1 billion dollars if they don’t fire the prosecutor investigating his son in 6 hours. They then fired the guy.

Hillary has prepared comments on this too, she has been very talkative recently. so this is likely the Biden/Hillary switch from Dems.

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The whistleblower didn’t hear the conversation first hand, that’s kind of an important point that was buried under all the speculation. Ukraine actually reached out to the State Department who asked Giuliani to be involved.

By day 2 or 3 most things never really go as liberals planned. The facts seem to come out to show its not what is being claimed nearly every single time.

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