We don’t really need to ask why, do we? The director has said he is “answering to a higher authority” and no one assumes that he is talking about God.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 16, 2019
If it’s credible, why is it urgent, and is that urgency being stalled because of recent events. For example, it could possibly involve this event:
It seems that Congress shouldn't accept Admin claims abt the Saudi attack until they learn whether the whistleblower complaint to ICIG pertained to Gina Haspel lying about intel on same on orders from Mike Pompeo.
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) September 16, 2019
OTOH, it could relate to the removal of the DNI and Trump’s attempts to shut down the continuing counterintelligence investigation.
New: A law says Sue Gordon, the deputy DNI & a veteran intel pro, should be acting spy chief after Coats departs and as Senate weighs Ratcliffe nom. But Trump intends to block her, raising possibility she will resign to avoid being fired. w/ @julianbarneshttps://t.co/zLejmj0lmq
— Charlie Savage (@charlie_savage) August 2, 2019
Taken the position? It's now living by the position. The WH response to the DNI whistleblower–the controlling statute for which also requires them to do what they refuse to do– is the latest example of the dark arts as a way of life in the WH. No higher principle here. https://t.co/YuFyGMerjh
— Harry Litman (@harrylitman) September 15, 2019
The President would have us believe that he can willfully engage in criminal activity and prevent witnesses from testifying before Congress — even if they did not actually work for him or his administration.
— House Judiciary Dems (@HouseJudiciary) September 17, 2019
If Lewandowski refuses to testify he needs to be heavily fined and locked up. Enough of letting these witnesses do whatever they want under the guidance of this lawless authoritarian regime https://t.co/QMJ0XtWXK2
— Olga Lautman (@olgaNYC1211) September 17, 2019
Rep. Adam Schiff's letters are linked on the committee site here: https://t.co/JHIbFqc207
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) September 17, 2019
speaking of whistles:
There are whispers between WH staffers that Devin Nunes Cow is secretly being run by someone of note. You didn’t hear it from us… pic.twitter.com/tLe1xsRFBP
— IFOP.org (@ifop_org) June 11, 2019
Trump has two fundraisers today in California so more stupidity could get tweeted.
California is bracing for Donald Trump's arrival in L.A. this week. Before he ran for president, he spent years trying to become a Hollywood mogul. But as @allensalkin reports in our Sept. issue, nobody bought his act. #TheBiggestLoser https://t.co/oTsYxrDrTN
— Los Angeles Magazine (@LAmag) September 15, 2019