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Mon Sep 30, 2019, 01:29 AM

Washington at war: Dems aim for speedy impeachment push as Trump threatens whistleblower

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/30/politics/trump-democrats-impeachment-ukraine-investigation/index.html

Washington (CNN)Lawyers for a whistleblower who accused Donald Trump of pressuring Ukraine to intervene in the 2020 election warn that the President's threats pose a grave risk to their client's safety.
Trump meanwhile escalated his attacks on the whistleblower -- demanding to meet his "accuser" face to face during a day of rage-filled tweets about the Democratic attempt to impeach him.
The extraordinary spectacle of the President -- the titular head of the US legal system -- threatening a potential witness in a case against him risks being seen as an attempt to obstruct the investigation. It also cuts against the principle that whistleblowers deserve anonymity and protection, representing another dark twist in an administration that has constantly tested the boundaries of political propriety.

On another frenetic day of political exchanges, Democrats sought to engineer a fast start to their impeachment efforts as their chances of political success hinge on early momentum to keep the White House off balance-

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Reply Washington at war: Dems aim for speedy impeachment push as Trump threatens whistleblower (Original post)
Wash. state Desk Jet Sep 2019 OP
ffr Sep 2019 #1
tirebiter Sep 2019 #2
Maru Kitteh Sep 2019 #3

Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 01:50 AM

1. What's with the news services? Politico used the word w-a-r as well.

PHUUUUCK! Don't give the WH toddler any ideas hinting that democrats have any plans for w-a-r.

Use strategy or conflict, those are good substitutes.

What next CNN/Politico, talk of "e-x-e-c-u-t-i-n-g" plans? Don't need that word either.

Tone this shit down!

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 02:13 AM

2. Trump is very risk averse

As well as still having bone spurs

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Response to tirebiter (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 02:18 AM

3. Correction: He's risk averse when it's his own backside on the line. He has all the tolerance

in the world for risk with other people's money, or life.


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