The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) Tweeted:
It is hard to listen to Nancy Pelosi’s statement and be left with anything other than an appreciation of the sheer gravity of this historic moment.
Apolitical. Grounded in the most enduring foundations of our republic. Weighted with the import of duty.
Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) Tweeted:
Asking Ukraine to investigate Biden is a crime.
Lying to Congress about Ukraine aid to cover up a crime is a crime.
Conspiring to withhold the Whistleblower complaint is a crime.
Utilizing State Department resources to help Giuliani attack Biden is a crime. https://twitter.com/danpfeiffer/status/1176592987909836800?s=17
Black Professor (@BlackProphet55) Tweeted:
I never doubted Nancy Pelosi. I’m use to women leadership who moves in silence and not displaying their every move like a slick talker. https://twitter.com/BlackProphet55/status/1176613581649010689?s=17
Henry J. Gomez (@HenryJGomez) Tweeted:
Biden: “I can take the political attacks. They’ll come and they’ll go, and in time they’ll soon be forgotten. But if we allow the president to get away with shredding the United States Constitution, that will last forever.” https://twitter.com/HenryJGomez/status/1176578600176357376?s=17
The Whistleblower has a website:
Trump is sputtering MAD about the hearing this morning. Calls for possible legal filing to stop it from going on (can’t be done, its Congress). Says nothing gets done in America “unless I do it.” He’s very mad. pic.twitter.com/H695M2HYdo
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) September 26, 2019
Maguire on Barr’s potential conflict in not pursuing a complaint he’s named in:
“I believe that the attorney general was mentioned in the complaint, not that he was a subject.”
The whistleblower complaint says: “Attorney General Barr appears to be involved as well.”
Hey Chicas! remember when I told y’all Twitter locked my account? Look what I found in my email. I just checked it. My account was locked 12 hours for NOTHING. I wasn’t in violation of any rules.
Phone call notes expose Barr’s deep involvement in Ukraine scheme
Rachel Maddow notes today’s shocking revelation that two separate officials referred Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine to the Department of Justice for possible investigation. The DOJ decided against any action after a cursory investigation, only to have it revealed that Attorney General William Barr was mentioned by name several times in the Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president.
Here is the whistleblower complaint:
The best summary I’ve seen of the issues related to The Phone Call.
whenever a Republican politician is accused of a crime they all act like the law is this rigid and highly technical thing, but our prisons are full of people who are behind bars because some half-wit cop was like “uh yeah i’m pretty sure that’s the guy”— Law Boy, Esq. (@The_Law_Boy) September 25, 2019
Everything will be destroyed…
This will be a “shithole” country. That is the current trajectory…
Those pictures of Zelensky were hard not to laugh at them, cause this is real life, but they were funny in the horror on his face. He couldn’t even hide it
It was posted about this all the Ukraine stuff being a point to help Manafort. You have to think further than that. By talking about the ‘server’ being in Ukraine, and thus trying to shift things to Ukraine…
The fundamental sanctions leveled against Russia because this country – in its official position- says that they attacked the 2016 elections….
Cannot be lifted until they get another scapegoat.
This is all about Vlad and his money. He wants those sanctions GONE. And, Dolt45 is STILL carrying water for him.
.@murraywaas on Giuliani: “The Ukrainian initiative appears to have begun in service of formulating a rationale by which the president could pardon Manafort, as part of an effort to undermine the special counsel’s investigation.” Wow. https://t.co/LrBOcAxgo9 @nybooks— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) September 26, 2019
Looking for more on why Trump would be interested in digging up new evidence about CrowdStrike? @emptywheel has valuable insight: It all ties in with Roger Stone’s plan to question the 2016 DNC hack findings, an effort that so far has failed in court. https://t.co/W3UowUVxUa pic.twitter.com/RraZa4pajA— Jeff Stone (@jeffstone500) September 25, 2019
This article quotes zero people who didn’t vote for Trump but oppose his impeachment. It quotes one Trump voter who supports impeachment. It provides zero reason to think impeachment will hurt Dems at the polls. pic.twitter.com/QlYZAmCwLT
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) September 26, 2019
Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) Tweeted:
1. Wrote a memo attacking Mueller
2. Got a job overseeing Mueller
3. Lied about Mueller’s Report
4. Lied to Congress about his lies
5. Helped Trump pressure Ukraine
6. Buried a whistleblower complaint
7. Hid the complaint from Congress
8. Exonerated himself and Trump https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/1176892291061039104?s=17
And what does Bill Barr get out of this? History will be a hard judge. Why in the name of the Lord would anyone do what he has done?
Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) Tweeted:
President Trump says he expects Democrats to ask for his first conversation with the president of Ukraine as well as VP Mike Pence’s conversations which happened a couple of times. https://twitter.com/Yamiche/status/1176961313882476545?s=17
Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) Tweeted:
Tulsi Gabbard: Transcript doesn’t show ‘compelling’ case for impeachment https://t.co/uVU2V3Nq6e OK this is nuts. She’s not as subtle as Jill Stein https://twitter.com/JRubinBlogger/status/1176971421836357634?s=17
Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) Tweeted:
BARR needs to be impeached as well https://twitter.com/JRubinBlogger/status/1176873628945793024?s=17
Barr reminds me of Hitler’s inner circle. There are always going to be collaborators.
The DOJ has been rotting from the top down ever since Trump started his occupation of the Oval Office. The DOJ will have to be rebuilt along with every other government agency that Trump destroyed.
Corn Pop’s Play Cousin 🌈 (@skepticalbrotha) Tweeted:
Trump’s release of his Ukrainian call notes proves what #BandyLee and her group of psychiatrists has said: Trump is incapable of discerning reality and that he is a danger to national security. https://twitter.com/skepticalbrotha/status/1176957363875667970?s=17
Marcus H. Johnson (@marcushjohnson) Tweeted:
If Warren wins the nom she’s not competing in Florida, North Carolina, Georgia. So she’s incentivized to get a VP who she thinks will help in the midwest since its her only path. Pundits will push the WWC narrative hard. I could absolutely see her picking mayor Pete in response https://t.co/KIhAizGW0K https://twitter.com/marcushjohnson/status/1176953643960025091?s=17
Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) Tweeted:
why is Trump throwing Pence under the bus? Trying to keep him quiet? https://twitter.com/JRubinBlogger/status/1176977691666460672?s=17
None of the candidates compare to Obama including Biden.
With Warren, I’m more concerned about misogyny than black voter turnout. Perhaps I’ve got this wrong, but I believe black voters will show up.
He is so right
He has been consistent with this opinion
He will never go down alone. He is gonna take down errrrrrbody with him. That means you, Race Bannon😒😒
Love the pictures :)
‘Being a working mum and travelling with a baby… it’s a lot but it’s all so exciting!’ Meghan Markle reveals the hardships of taking Archie on royal tour of South Africa
The Duchess of Sussex met with 12 inspiring female entrepreneurs at a workshop in South Africa today
Earlier the Meghan and Harry took Archie on his first public engagement to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Meghan then paid a visit to the charity mothers2mothers, which trains and employs women with HIV
By REBECCA ENGLISH ROYAL CORRESPONDENT IN CAPE TOWN FOR THE DAILY MAIL and AMIE GORDON FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 08:19 EDT, 25 September 2019 | UPDATED: 11:25 EDT, 25 September 2019
A duplicate of Harry
How is our baby Carson? Is he still enjoying Paw Patrol, his and my favorite cartoon? Is he still getting his Capri Sun and tea on demand? LOL.
Carson is doing fine. Talking more and more. He can identify himself on a picture. When he sees himself and I ask who’s that? He says Carson. I just recently bought 2 boxes of Capri sun and took it over there along with some other things.
Hmmm… The White House just sent its talking points on Ukraine to House Democrats.Here are some screenshots, per source. pic.twitter.com/VvNAaqKP3D— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) September 25, 2019
Why this Trump scandal sparked an impeachment push (and Mueller didn’t)
09/25/19 08:00 AM
By Steve Benen
After Robert Mueller released his report on the Russia scandal, about a fourth of the U.S. House decided it was time to pursue impeachment against Donald Trump. There was ample evidence that the president had obstructed a federal investigation into his own alleged misconduct, and it wasn’t hard to argue that the Republican had met the “high crimes and misdemeanors” standard.
Those impeachment proponents, however, struggled to persuade everyone else. Polls showed relatively broad skepticism toward the idea; there was little guarantee that impeachment articles would secure a House majority; the odds of success in the Republican-led Senate were zero; and House Democratic leaders saw no upside – political, legal, electoral, or otherwise – to pursuing such a campaign.
So why is the process moving forward now, after failing to advance in the wake of the Mueller report? The New York Times’ David Leonhardt, an impeachment skeptic who’s changed his mind, summarized the dynamic nicely in a tidy paragraph:
What about the EXTRA $140 MILLION given to Ukraine?
Where did it come from?
WHY was it given?
Black Genius, Recognized: Meet the 2019 Class of Black MacArthur Fellows
Harris: Has the president or anyone at the WH ever asked or suggested you open an investigation of anyone? Yes or no, please sir…
Barr: Um…the President or anybody else…
Harris: Seems you’d remember something like that and be able to tell us… pic.twitter.com/uZbS9X3wRE
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) May 1, 2019
watching Republicans right now and I’ve been to SoulCycle classes with less spin— shauna (@goldengateblond) September 25, 2019
Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) Tweeted:
The president of the United States has betrayed our country.
That’s not a political statement—it’s a harsh reality, and we must act.
He is a clear and present danger to the things that keep us strong and free.
I support impeachment. https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/1176862778356903936?s=17
The Intelligence Community Inspector General in late August referred a criminal complaint to the Justice Department to investigate whether the president’s pushing for Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, a potential 2020 rival, was a violation of campaign finance law.
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) September 25, 2019
Trump impeachment inquiry will ‘move very quickly’: Rep. Waters
Rep. Maxine Waters, chair of the House Financial Services Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about how she anticipates the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry process will proceed and the speed with which she expects it to develop.
Trump admin racing to get ahead of Ukraine whistleblower story
Michael Schmidt, Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about new reporting that the Trump administration intends to disclose some version of the intelligence community whistleblower’s complaint as Congress begins to communicate with the whistleblower and the House begins an impeachment inquiry.
Trump Ukraine solicitation forces Pelosi’s hand on impeachment
Rachel Maddow reports on the rapid developments in the reporting on Donald Trump’s Ukraine scandal that led House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to officially establish an impeachment inquiry.
How this woman ever got to be a cop and remain a cop is something that needs to be investigated.
See the forest for the trees🤔🤔
Oliver Willis (@owillis) Tweeted:
Giuliani is like G Gordon Liddy going on TV saying “Yeah the president asked me to break into the Watergate, so what? It’s ok to break into the DNC headquarters if the president asks, so what?” https://twitter.com/owillis/status/1176833340135157761?s=17
Guiliani is very, very foolish and silly. (Shaking my head) I am waiting for Seth Meyrs to crack on him.
Bianca Delarosa: Why Did Biden Kill OG Corn Pop? (@BravelyWriting) Tweeted:
Nancy Pelosi is now doing exactly what y’all said you wanted.
Y’all must have been up all fucking night carrying those goalposts out of the stadium.
I woke up to people even madder at her for not doing various things she doesn’t have the power to do. https://twitter.com/BravelyWriting/status/1176838018079969280?s=17
Get the ENTIRE Phuck Outta Here 😠 😠
Awe 😍😍 😍
Ha ha, the launch of Trump’s Impeachment Inquiry must be a special moment for the Central Park 5.
Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄
Great choices, eliihass👊👊🙌🙌