As we all know, the whistleblower report noted that the transcripts of Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president had been saved on a special “codeword” server, one normally reserved for the most highly sensitive national intelligence materials.
The whistleblower also stated that other politically embarrassing, or politically problematic documents had been stored in the special-access system. Now, we have leaked information that phone calls between Trump and Russian president Putin, and Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman were also saved in the same codeword system.
Leave it to this White House to compile near every document needed to impeach and/or imprison Donald Trump on one centralized system, with highly limited access, and a strict record of the date, time, and identity of anyone who accessed the system, or downloaded a document.
It appears that House Democrats will know where to find the very records that Trump most wants to keep hidden.
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) September 27, 2019
This server’s existence might well be the functional equivalent of the audio tapes that did Nixon in, a self-incriminating system, from which there is no defense.
Were that Trump’s only problem.
CNN confirmed that transcripts of calls between Trump and MBS, particularly after the murder of United States resident and journalist Jamal Kashoggi, were not only hidden away on the special server, but no transcripts of the call were circulated among staff that always receive records of such communications.
This is scary. Our president might well be considered an accessory after the fact to murder.
Additionally, the system’s existence is going to end up implicating Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s Chief of Staff. Mulvaney as chief of staff, runs the day to day operation of the White House, and necessarily has the lead role in cataloging communication, determining classification and distributing information to the appropriate people. Given that Mulvaney has to know the subject of these conversations, he must also be aware of possible Trump disloyalty, and the mechanism by which the administration would hide transcripts. Such behavior could, “could,” be considered treasonous.
Mulvaney is in for some real heat in the near future:
NEW: Trump told his acting CoS, Mick Mulvaney, to hold back $400M in military aid for Ukraine at least a week before the call in which Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden's son.
by @CarolLeonnig @nakashimae @jdawsey1 #Maddow https://t.co/kvBWupTbnH pic.twitter.com/41tA3WdLdM
— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) September 24, 2019
Mulvaney knew exactly why the funds were being withheld, and knew it was illegal.
Mulvaney will soon need to make a decision regarding his “loyalty.” Will Mulvaney roll the dice and continue to support Trump without limit, risking the ultimate “cost” – a life in jail and disgrace as a traitor? Or will he be the man who took the lead in exposing the most corrupt president to ever lead the country?
Very few people know all that is on that system. Mulvaney is one. Quite soon, we will find out where Mulvaney’s loyalties lay, and whether Mulvaney might be among the officials in this administration destined for a federal penitentiary.
That server is the key. Mulvaney oversaw access to it, still does, actually.
Pompeo. Barr. Bannon. Kushner. Ivanka. Now in Italy. Together with Russian officials.
That should tell you all you need to know about the Deep State.
— Jace Peck (@therealJacePeck) September 28, 2019
Can’t vouch for these, but my god!
For those who where wondering why Pompeo, Barr , Ivanka & Jared are i. ITALY.
I give you this from a major Italian newspaper.
Trumpa best man's are in Italy investigating "spygate"
Involving Italy now in Trumps dirty deeds. https://t.co/s0xtFX5i1n
— Spaniard not the Gladiator🆘️ 💙 (@wintwriscoming) September 29, 2019