Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Saving democracy - Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry.

Breaking on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:25 PM EST: President Trump said that he had authorized the release of the complete transcript of his phone conversation with Ukraine’s president.

President Trump said on Tuesday that he will release the transcript of his July phone call with the Ukrainian president in an effort to quell the controversy over whether he pressed for Kiev to investigate a political rival.

Mr. Trump insisted that the call was “totally appropriate” and pledged to release its full text on Wednesday.

Whoa! Trump is known to have suppressed, if even recorded, conversations with world leaders before. So his pledge is suspect. Does he have tapes, Watergate style? Who else was in the room or on the phone? In short, how do we know that the transcript is original and absolutely verbatim?

What is needed now is to have the whistle blower transmit his/her complaint to Congress.

September 24, around 4:00–4:30 EST: On MSNBC former Republican Presentative says that, if the Ukraine incident brings down Trump, Barr, Pompeo, and McGuire may face questions about their roles in suppression of the whistle blower report. Jolly also noted that the founders’ fear for this kind of presidency motivated the impeachment language in the constitution (Article II, Section 4).

Breaking on Tuesday, September 24, about 4:00 EST: Joe Biden calls for impeachment and for transmittal of the whistle blower report to the House.

Breaking on Tuesday, September 24, around 4:45 EST: Speaker Nancy Pelosi expected to announce an impeachment inquiry.

Breaking on Tuesday, September 24, 5:00. She did it in a formal address to the nation. The House committees will proceed with their investigations “under the umbrella” of an official impeachment inquiry.

And on top of all that, the entire US Senate, Ds and Rs alike, voted to have the whistle blower’s report turned over the the House. Now that’s different.

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