What a day. Trump opines: “You people with this phony Emoluments Clause” because apparently there’s a US Constitution.
So much diversionary activity as Trump repeats campaign lies during his “Cabinet meeting” press opportunity. That event was meant to offset the failed Mulvaney press briefing of last week and the even more disastrous TV appearances.
Gaslighting Nation continues today with another version of the “Russian asset” meme as Trump pointed toward Tulsi Gabbard in hopes that Hillary Clinton becomes the real criminal. This comes as the CIA determines that Trey Gowdy tried to frame Clinton.
Just remember that some criminal investigations are continuing, despite all the distractions, including a claim by Jacob Wohl that Ted Cruz is a “swinger”.
House Democrats are zeroing in on a framework for their impeachment case against Trump that will center on a simple “abuse of power” narrative involving Trump’s actions regarding Ukraine, according to multiple people familiar with the deliberations.https://t.co/UmLM3FKLId
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 21, 2019
Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1 “House Democrats are zeroing in on a framework for their impeachment case against Trump that will center on a simple “abuse of power” narrative involving Trump’s actions regarding Ukraine, according to multiple people familiar with the deliberations.”
“You people with this phony Emoluments Clause”
Trump, in the middle of a monologue about how George Washington was also a businessman while in office, cast baseless aspersions on Obama's post-presidency deal with Netflix. He then mocked the "phony Emoluments Clause," which is in the actual Constitution.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 21, 2019
1. Trump solicited a bribe from Ukraine
2. The favor he sought, “though,” was itself criminal: Foreign election help
3. By withholding aid till getting that favor, he helped our adversary: Putin
4. Putin helped elect T
5. T also sought Ukraine’s help to cover up #4
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) October 21, 2019
It does! https://t.co/8QjTF5HRIp
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) October 21, 2019
Mulvaney is basically left with few allies at a top level right now. So he went out to the briefing room at a moment when he needed to show POTUS he could do the job. And it didn't go well.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 21, 2019
Department of Justice distances itself from Rudy Giuliani in unusual statement https://t.co/wfYtVQKc7f
— Raw Story (@RawStory) October 21, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard say that she doesn’t control the Russian bots that support her, but she did control the hiring of Chris Cooper, the smear campaigner who was paid by Natalia Veselnitskaya and her Russian backed sponsors to smear me and try to repeal the Magnitsky Act in DC https://t.co/pxS1eBmln8
— Bill Browder (@Billbrowder) October 20, 2019
We need to be clearer that some GOP lawmakers are fully behind Trump because they *affirmatively support* his act of corruptly pressuring Ukraine to investigate (i.e., smear) Biden.
Because NATO allies can be attacked?
Trump is 'fully prepared' to take military action against Turkey if needed, Mike Pompeo says https://t.co/CTXT6ksy7X
— CNBC (@CNBC) October 21, 2019
Then there’s this sideshow while we wait for Wohl to go to jail. Say hello to Ted’s “little friend”.