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"The inspector general doesn't have to seek Pompeo's approval to approach the Hill with information,

especially if it is not classified:


"Key committees on Capitol Hill were notified Tuesday that the State Department’s inspector general has requested to speak with them Wednesday “to discuss and provide staff with copies of documents related to the State Department and Ukraine,” according to a letter obtained by The Washington Post.

The offer by the office of Steve Linick, which operates mostly independently from the State Department and is responsible for investigating abuse and mismanagement, comes amid a standoff between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and House Democrats demanding documents and testimony on Ukraine-related matters for their impeachment inquiry.

Linick’s office “obtained the documents from the acting legal adviser of the Department of State,” the letter said. The inspector general doesn’t have to seek Pompeo’s approval to approach the Hill with information, especially if it is not classified."

Posted by Nevermypresident | Tue Oct 1, 2019, 07:16 PM (4 replies)

Nikki Haley response to Kamala Harris re: Bidens/Ukraine

Nikki Haley
Leave Joe Biden alone? So are you telling us
that what Biden did was ethical and moral? Where are the questions about the conflict of interest that occurred from Biden’s actions and the issues with his son? This response is embarrassing.
September 29


Posted by Nevermypresident | Mon Sep 30, 2019, 04:51 PM (20 replies)

"Ukrainian Lawmakers Seek New Probes Into Allegations at "Epicenter" of U.S. Political Battles"


"Lawmakers in Ukraine are seeking to launch probes into some of the same allegations at the heart of the Trump administration’s dirt-digging efforts, including possibly reopening inquiries into the Ukrainian natural gas firm with connections to Hunter Biden."

"Those advocating the parliamentary investigations say they address any potential loose ends and try to defuse Ukraine’s potentially explosive role in the 2020 presidential election. But they also acknowledge that their effort could have the opposite effect and keep Ukraine in the middle of the impeachment debate in Washington. 

“I don’t like it that Ukraine, again and again, is in such tight, uncomfortable situations,” said Valentin Nalyvaichenko, the Ukrainian lawmaker who is leading the push for the parliamentary inquiry."

But under Ukraine’s political rules, Trump and Giuliani may not need to go to the top to get what they want.Ukrainian law allows parliament to start a formal inquiry if one-third of the 450-member legislature agrees. Nalyvaichenko, a newly elected member of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s Fatherland party, is now trying to gather enough signatures.

Even if Nalyvaichenko falls short, he said he would still press for regular parliamentary hearings. Those could involve alleged Ukrainian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and inquests into claims of money laundering and abuse by the gas company Burisma Holdings, whose board once included the younger Biden. He has not been accused by Ukrainian officials of wrongdoing.

In a sign that he knows the inquiry will not simply be of local interest, Nalyvaichenko said he would invite “Ukraine and international media” to cover it.He said that he had not consulted with anyone from Zelensky’s team or political party about the effort, although he said he hoped they joined in. Zelensky’s party controls a majority of the seats in parliament.

“Like or dislike, we’re already on the agenda,” said Oleg Voloshyn, a lawmaker and former Foreign Ministry spokesman. “It’s better for us to be open and transparent, rather than put it in a suitcase and look like we’re selling it to Trump or Biden.”
Posted by Nevermypresident | Sat Sep 28, 2019, 01:55 PM (5 replies)

5 depositions scheduled for next 2 weeks!

Schiff said we are doing this methodically and expeditiously!

former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yavonovich  whom trump "fired", scheduled for Oct 2

Kurt Volker (envoy to Ukraine whom Rudy alleges he has emails from who helped coordinate his contacts with Ukraine officials) Oct 3

Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent  (State Dept.) Oct 7

Counselor Brechbuhl (supposedly listened in to call between trump and Ukraine President) Oct 8

Ambassador Gordon Sundland (Ambassador to EU - Also allegedly worked with Rudy to coordinate contacts with Ukraine) Oct 10

Posted by Nevermypresident | Fri Sep 27, 2019, 03:46 PM (11 replies)

per Maddow, "Per this May 2018 report, this might not be the first time this has happened.

The last time Ukraine sought US anti-tank missiles, they appear to have believed that the cost of getting those Javelins included...

dropping four Paul Manafort investigations that dovetailed with the Special Counsel's work... and allowing Konstantin Kilimnik to flee to Russia (out of the reach of US law enforcement)."


trump effectively halted Ukraine's cooperation with Mueller's investigation.

Posted by Nevermypresident | Thu Sep 26, 2019, 03:14 PM (2 replies)

"House Democrats send the clear signal that ANYONE from the WH can slap them, spit on the floor,

and effectively say, “Fuck you.”

Never Trumper Rethug Rick Wilson's take on today's hearing (it's not pretty).


"It’s not about Corey. It’s about the total inability of the House majority to get down to nut-cutting. It’s about the only line of defense in a threatened democracy being manned by a group of people who don’t understand that until you cause Trump’s minions actual pain, with penalties and consequences, they will act with impunity. They know the rules of the show, and Democrats don’t.

Team Trump won the day because Democrats failed to provide a comparable show.Taking Lewandowski’s abuse and contempt and grinding through an endless series of dull questions is pathetic television, and Americans are conditioned to respond only to exciting television.

That’s why the Democrats should have adopted the “Sergeant at Arms, take that man into custody” strategy. Power is held by those who use it; it’s always a depreciating asset. A surly, arrogant Lewandowski taken into custody over the contempt and deception shown to a co-equal branch of government would be great entertainment and the kind of shock politics the Democrats need to break through.

By the way, I don’t care about the lack of recent precedent or the legality of “Sergeant at arms, take that man into custody.” I care about the drama and the visual.

 This is where the whole “IMPEACH!” crowd falls down. It’s hard to see how House Democrats could carry out some deus ex machina impeachment miracle when they can’t even handle a low-grade thug like Lewandowski. Democrats need to up their game, and fast. The audience is watching."


Posted by Nevermypresident | Wed Sep 18, 2019, 09:50 PM (15 replies)

Rethug talking point by none other than freshman NY Democrat Max Rose. Are you kidding me?

“There’s far too much work left to be done and we are in danger of losing the trust of the American people if we choose partisan warfare over improving the lives of hardworking families,” wrote New York Rep. Max Rose, a Democratic freshman, in a Friday op-ed in the Staten Island Advance newspaper."

Impeaching the absolute most corrupt, incompetent, barely literate, greedy, threat to national security asshole president ever is "partisan warfare"?!?!!!

This is disgusting to me. Talk about mixed messaging, protecting your seat vs. the Rule of Law and the Constitution, talking like a republican, etc. I'm sure Fox News would love to book you Max...


Posted by Nevermypresident | Tue Sep 17, 2019, 11:33 AM (12 replies)

"Democrats worry window closing for impeachment probe"

"House Democrats who are publicly and privately agitating to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump are growing worried that their time is running short -- and that they are missing key opportunities to give them a clear opening to mount a formal probe.

New York Rep. Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee who would be in charge of leading an impeachment inquiry, has repeatedly made a behind-the-scenes case to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others to begin a probe, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.
Nadler has told his colleagues that there are moments with the country paying close attention that would give them a clear opportunity to formally open up an inquiry, according to people who have spoken to him, with Democrats pointing to the immediate aftermath of former special counsel Robert Mueller's report and this week's public testimony as those key times."

Posted by Nevermypresident | Fri Jul 26, 2019, 11:55 AM (3 replies)

"House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler pushed to launch impeachment proceedings

against President Donald Trump during a closed-door meeting Wednesday, only to be rebuffed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to four sources familiar with the discussions.

At a caucus meeting that came after the hotly anticipated testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller, Nadler suggested that several House committee chiefs begin drafting articles of impeachment against Trump. Pelosi called the idea premature, the sources said."


We've seen this again and again. Pelosi is doing all she can to run out the clock on impeachment, IMO. She's putting party over country just like the other side does...Hate to say it but it's the truth.

Posted by Nevermypresident | Fri Jul 26, 2019, 10:41 AM (16 replies)

Shocked at what my Repub Senator staffer just said.

​I was harrassed, intimidated (didn't work), and​ ​gaslighted (that didn't work either).

I ​called to say I expect him to put country before party if Impeachment ever passed the House. That I was pro impeachment.

His staffer proceeded to tell me it won't happen in the House because Pelosi doesn't want it!! Secondly, she said impeachment failed last week in the House so why am I calling..

I told her the House could bring it up again for a vote tomorrow, next month, etc.etc.etc. ​She said they won't because it failed last week!?​

She again asked me why I was calling today. I told her I watched the Mueller hearing and just the 10 cases of obstruction alone merited impeachment. She then asked me if Mueller revealed anything new because she was too busy to watch it.

She told me trump was exonerated, he wasn't indicted, so he will not be impeached. I told this staffer to quit blowing smoke because I know ​she realizes the OEM memo prevents indicting a sitting President. However, that has zero to do with impeachment. I asked her are you telling other constitutents this same spiel? No response. When I asked her if she has read the Mueller Report, of course she said no.

Finally, she said she would forward my message to the Senator but that impeachment in the House isn't going to happen!

Posted by Nevermypresident | Wed Jul 24, 2019, 11:13 AM (6 replies)
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