If the trailer is any indication, @SteveKornacki’s new podcast on impeachment is going to be must-listen (& the cello in the background is an added bonus).
So this is the Apple Podcasts link to the (very dramatic!) trailer, with the first episode to be posted imminently: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/article-ii-inside-impeachment/id1483843923 And here's the Spotify link, which includes the debut episode, featuring our first-ever guest: @JuliaEAinsley
This would make so much more sense if it was a Republican tweeting about Trump.
This looks like a classic Trump effort to distract from a crisis. Indicates he’s feeling desperate. Nothing to these “claims.”
Best, concise statement of the campaign finance, likely felony criminal (its based on knowledge & the $ amount) violation Trump & friends have committed.
It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election. You don't need a "quid pro quo" for a violation to occur ... regardless of Mulvaney admitting to it yesterday and trying to walk it back.
In 2017 Rod Rosenstein laid out how to recognize corruption: “It is no coincidence that crime syndicates and authoritarian rulers use corruption to enrich themselves. They engage in corruption to consolidate political power and defeat legitimate political adversaries.”
The Constitution is being shredded. America's reputation is being pummeled. Our standing as a beacon of hope and stability has been decimated. I'm old enough to remember when the Republican Party defended all three with abandon. Now, it has abandoned our republic.
"Prosecutors are used to dealing with contradictory statements. Mulvaney speaks candidly ... later, we have this carefully crafted effort to walk it back. It's pretty clear what statement has the ring of truth to it." @JoyceWhiteVance on Mulvaney walking back a quid pro quo
It’s very interesting how this story has disappeared
No surprise that Trump’s NY state tax filings are inconsistent with bank loan applications. Perhaps there’s an explanation but it looks like either bank fraud or tax fraud & at a minimum, merits further investigation.
Does this mean Barr is going to reconsider opening a criminal case?
NEW - A senior DOJ official has now provided this statement to reporters further distancing the department from Mulvaney’s comments: “If the White House was withholding aid in regards to the cooperation of any investigation at the Department of Justice, that is news to us.”
Mulvaney, Trump’s chief of staff, confirmed there was a quid pro quo. Next?
The highest standard for what impeachable act could mean is requiring the commission of an actual crime. Clearly, the Constitution contemplates other misconduct, but there’s no longer a need to debate what that might be as what we have is an admission of criminal conduct.
This is the textbook definition of an impeachable offense, and the White House Chief of Staff has just admitted it.
Trump’s new argument that his kids’ situation is different from Biden’s b/c they made their $ before going into politics doesn’t refute corruption allegations. Moreover, given his failure to release taxes & bankruptcies, loan issues & failing businesses, it may not even be true.
What's the difference between this use of Doral and the claim that Trump makes suggesting the Bidens are engaged in self-deal. "There's clearly no profit here.... the Trump family made their money before going into politics."