Wow, Two massive stories breaking just in the last thirty minutes.
The Secretary of State for the United States of America, the nation’s top diplomat, the foreign affairs specialist, and perhaps the most fiendishly brilliant member of Trump’s star chamber krewe, was on the phone when Trump shook down Ukrainian president Zelensky, according to the Wall Street Journal.
This was not some crime committed in isolation, it was a White House plot, a conspiracy, to hold up dollars already appropriated by Congress.
Response has been rapid, and vicious:
So now we learn that Pompeo was on the extortionate call from Trump to Zelensky. The Secretary of State! There is no end to this swamp. It looks like it will drown the whole lot of them. Volker and Bolton jumped ship and might be willing to testify. But their window is closing.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) September 30, 2019
Meanwhile, the New York Times is reporting that Trump pressured the Australian Prime Minister to assist in investigating the origins of the Mueller investigation.
Yes, Trump extorted another foreign leader for a political favor.
Breaking via NYT: Trump pushed the Australian prime minister during a recent call to help Attorney General Barr gather information for a Justice Dept. inquiry that Trump hopes will discredit the Mueller investigation, according to two American officials.https://t.co/j6fmTYDFKw
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 30, 2019
We are in uncharged territory, Zoomers.
I do not see how Republicans can continue to defend this. At this rate, and the leaks are just beginning, Trump will not make Halloween.
Speaking of “scary things,” imagine all that remains out there that we still do not know. After all, no one has yet leaked what all is really going on with Russia or Saudi Arabia.
Here is an UPDATE: I forgot that Pompeo came out and denied ever having “seen the report” – when in fact he had been ON THE CALL – he flat lied:
CNN has confirmed WSJ reporting that Pompeo was on the July call between Trump & Zelensky. When ABC asked him eight days ago what he knew about those conversations about pushing for an investigation into the Bidens, he said, "You just gave me a report…none of which I've seen."
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) September 30, 2019