It’s Halloween because Rudy might appear before Congress:

And Trump now is doing god-emperor cosplay:

Following on the GOP attempts to trivialize a constitutional responsibility by claiming that “Trump wasn’t serious”, we have learned more about the national security threat.

The whistleblower understood that there is a complete transcript and that Trump’s utterances were damning. “Crazy and Frightening” — hence the blocking of Ambassador Sondland’s testimony today.

Trump’s “Arms for Dirt” will now jeopardize European and NATO.

ABC News has learned that the two-page memo, written by the whistleblower a day after Trump’s call, suggests that at least one aide to the president feared that Trump’s own words in the call were damning. According to a rough transcript of the call released by the White House, Trump asked Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy to launch an investigation into a political opponent, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, and his son.

The notes were based on a brief conversation between the whistleblower and the White House official and described “highlights” from the president’s call. The document was later provided to the intelligence community’s inspector general, who reviewed the whistleblower’s complaint. The IG has determined the complaint “appeared credible” and of “urgent concern.”


The official, who listened to the entirety of the phone call, was visibly shaken by what had transpired and seemed keen to inform a trusted colleague within the U.S. national security apparatus about the call,” the whistleblower writes in the memo.

The memo states the official “described the call as “crazy,” “frightening,” and completely lacking in substance related to national security.”

After the call, the whistleblower says “I … returned to my office, and wrote up my best recollection of what I had heard.” The person notes that they did not review the call transcript or written notes, “but the official informed me they exist.”…

  • October 8, 2019
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