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Democrat Weighs Releasing Complaint About IRS Trump Tax Audit

A key House Democrat said he’s consulting lawyers about whether to make public a complaint by a federal employee about possible misconduct in the Internal Revenue Service’s auditing of President Donald Trump.

The complaint raises allegations about “inappropriate efforts to influence” the audit process, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal said in a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in August. Neal told reporters on Friday that a decision on releasing the complaint depends on advice he receives from lawyers for the House of Representatives.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-27/democrat-weighs-releasing-complaint-about-irs-trump-tax-audit


I've reached my free article limit , so could only post two paragraphs. I hope it's released.

"It's Management Bedlam": Madness At Fox News As Trump Faces Impeachment

In public, Donald Trump’s allies are putting on a brave face, repeating talking points, mostly staying on message. But in private, there are few who believe that the allegations leveled by an intelligence agency whistle-blower that Trump abused American foreign policy to leverage Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden won’t result in considerable damage—if not the complete unraveling of his presidency. “I don’t see how they don’t impeach,” a former West Wing official told me today. “This could unwind very fast, and I mean in days,” a prominent Republican said.

Trump’s final bulwark is liable to be his first one: Fox News. Fox controls the flow of information—what facts are, whether allegations are to be believed—to huge swaths of his base. And Republican senators, who will ultimately decide whether the president remains in office, are in turn exquisitely sensitive to the opinions of Trump’s base. But even before the whistle-blower’s revelations, Fox was having something of a Trump identity crisis, and that bulwark has been wavering. In recent weeks, Trump has bashed Fox News on Twitter, taking particular issue lately with its polling, which, like other reputable polls, has shown the president under significant water. Meanwhile, Trump’s biggest booster seems to be having doubts of his own. This morning, Sean Hannity told friends the whistle-blower’s allegations are “really bad,” a person briefed on Hannity’s conversations told me. (Hannity did not respond to a request for comment). And according to four sources, Fox Corp CEO Lachlan Murdoch is already thinking about how to position the network for a post-Trump future. A person close to Lachlan told me that Fox News has been the highest rated cable network for seventeen years, and “the success has never depended on any one administration.” (A Fox Corp spokesperson declined to comment.)

Inside Fox News, tensions over Trump are becoming harder to contain as a long-running cold war between the network’s news and opinion sides turns hot. Fox has often taken a nothing-to-see-here approach to Trump scandals, but impeachment is a different animal. “It’s management bedlam,” a Fox staffer told me. “This massive thing happened, and no one knows how to cover it.” The schism was evident this week as a feud erupted between afternoon anchor Shepard Smith and prime-time host Tucker Carlson. It started Tuesday when Fox legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano told Smith on-air that Trump committed a “crime” by pressuring Ukraine’s president to get dirt on Biden. That night, Carlson brought on former Trump lawyer Joe diGenova, who called Napolitano a “fool” for claiming Trump broke the law. Yesterday, Smith lashed back, calling Carlson “repugnant” for not defending Napolitano on air. (Trump himself is said to turn off Fox at 3 p.m., when Shep Smith airs.) Seeking to quell the internecine strife before it carried into a third day, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and president Jay Wallace communicated to Smith this morning to stop attacking Carlson, a person briefed on the conversation said. “They said if he does it again, he’s off the air,” the source said. (Fox News spokesperson Irena Briganti denied that management had any direct conversation with Smith)


https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/09/madness-at-fox-news-as-trump-faces-impeachment-lachlan-murdoch

Breaking per ABC Ukrainian government sources say Zelensky did feel pressured by Trump

BREAKING per
@ABC
: Sources from inside the Ukrainian government have spoken out to say that indeed President Zelensky DID feel pressure from Trump to investigate Biden after the phone call. He feared losing US support.


https://twitter.com/ItsMeCathi/status/1176929921312219137

Why is Narendra Modi giving a rally in a stadium in Houston, TX?

Why is he here? I know he excites the Republicans with his ethnic cleansing of Muslims but what's the point here?


https://twitter.com/BDUTT/status/1175830330848071681

Trump makes a reference to jointly fighting "radical Islamic terrorism" and gets a rousing applause. A message India will see as vindicating the approach to Pakistan #HowdyModi


https://twitter.com/ashoswai/status/1175822863535882241

Massive protest against Modi outside the stadium!
While Modi openly campaigning for Trump's re- election on the American soil. #AdiosModi #HowdyModi


https://twitter.com/MazMHussain/status/1175819484013191168

This is ironic since Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by a member of the RSS, which Modi has been a lifelong member of.

Looks like Dan Bishop's a fucking neo nazi

https://twitter.com/getongab/status/1171612145991258113


Congratulations to Gab investor Dan Bishop on your election to Congress! Looking forward to seeing many more Republicans and Democrats alike on the home of free speech online this election cycle



Gab is their home.

WSJ has name of shooter

https://www.wsj.com/articles/odessa-mayor-says-shooting-death-toll-has-risen-to-seven-11567349836


Seth Ator ,36 years old. I don't have a subscription so couldn't read past that.
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