Republican Party Reeling: Leadership No Shows, 2nd Whistleblower, #PerryMadeMeDoIt, Block Impeachment?

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It appears that this Sunday dawns on a Republican-America without anyone sure who is in charge, or what to do next. Chaos seems to be the theme going into the official day of “rest.”

The “Sunday Shows,” the old-school, once-weekly, sit around the kitchen table and pretend to talk like things are normal, episodes on the actual networks, have been unable to book a single White House official, or anyone from congressional leadership.

We are still an hour from air time, but guests generally don’t magically appear within an hour, and they never do with a fully-formed plan. Knowing the critical timing, how the Republicans come upon a Sunday morning without a line-up to address the most penetrating questions in a generation is worth pondering. Perhaps the best thing available was ‘no plan” and sit it all out. Perhaps there was simply no one willing to defend Trump today, with all that is still unknown.

Telling.

Republicans are reeling, after all. Fox-talking head Tom Fitton suggested that Mitch McConnell “change the rules” so that the Senate doesn’t have to have a trial. Given that, in this case, “the rules” come from the constitution, apparently Fitton believes that McConnell can (and should) change the constitution to protect Trump.

This is the Republican party, notice how readily they’ll give up the constitution? To keep Trump?

Meanwhile, we learned that a federal judge in Washington ordered the White House to preserve all presidential communications with foreign leaders. The order issued due to concerns arising upon hearing that the White House had preserved some phone calls on the “codeword” system that is not the system generally used to catalogue such calls.

Jackson, an appointee of President Barack Obama, instructed the White House to preserve “all records of efforts by White House or other executive branch officials to return, ‘claw back,’ ’lock down’ or recall White House records” about dealings with foreign officials.

ABC News reports that a second whistleblower who has “first-hand” knowledge of the events has filed his complaint and spoken with the Inspector General. There are inferences on MSNBC that this same law firm represents “multiple” whistleblowers, meaning there are more coming forward.

Were all that not enough, we also have #PerryMadeMeDoIt trending on Twitter, mocking – before it really takes hold – the anticipated Trump defense, “I called Ukraine because Rick Perry asked me to do it,” probably cooked-up by Jared.

You get the idea.

It would appear that everyone’s favorite Republican party is on the run, this Sunday, the beginning of Impeachment Week “3” (as we categorize it), and things are going about as well as you would expect of any Trump-run organization.

Literally anything could happen today.

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Peace, y’all

Jason

jmiciak@yahoo.com, and on Twitter @MiciakZoom

 

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Linda
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Linda

Looks like a vow of silence amongst the repubs!!!! Actually, there is nothing to say about their king in the white house….TRUMP…they may be afraid of you but the American people are not….you lying rat bastard!

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Just read a story. Apparently the reason trump a little upset about Ukraine was he didn’t want the competition. Seems some of the boys were moving in on the new government. That’s why it all had to change.

Marsha
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Marsha

Huh? What ARE you talking about?

chris whitley
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chris whitley
The reason Rick Perry got involved was that two guys from Texas and a company I think from Texas got involved over the abundance of natural gas. Rick Perry hooked them up with trump and trump hooked them up with Rudy and now Rudy has paying clients he’s working for while he’s making up lies in the Ukraine. They had it all set up until Ukraine decided to have an election. New guy doesn’t want any corruption so they came up with holding up military aid. New president got the point. Jason just did a story yesterday on it. If… Read more »