Today is the 25th day of September and here are the stories I am following.
1-White House to release document showing intel community watchdog found whistleblower had ‘political bias,’ official says
A senior Trump administration official told Fox News late Tuesday that the administration will release a document showing the intelligence community inspector general found the whistleblower who leveled an explosive accusation against President Trump concerning his talks with Ukraine had “political bias” in favor of “a rival candidate” of the president. The official did not identify the name of the rival candidate.
DML: This is the sort of thing that has dogged the Trump administration from day one of his presidency and if you want to be totally honest, you have to give Trump an “F” for his ability to hire good people. Examples: Omarosa was great until she wasn’t. Scaramucci was brilliant until he wasn’t. Tillerson was the best in the business until he wasn’t. Mad Dog was the smartest until he wasn’t. Kelly was a loyalist until he wasn’t. Bolton was the man for the job until he wasn’t… the list is long.
2- White House working quickly to release documents
The White House has been working as quickly as it can to release to Congress the whistleblower complaint involving President Trump’s conversations with the leader of Ukraine, as long as it’s legally possible. The news came just hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi initiated a formal impeachment inquiry by alleging that the administration was hiding the complaint. Other top Democrats had previously said such an inquiry was already underway.
DML: I don’t think the White House has anything to hide, that there has been no wrongdoing, and this impeachment nonsense just drains more money from the public purse (aka your wallet).
3-Understanding the impeachment mess and it’s long term impact
One of the biggest questions is whether House Democrats’ formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump will backfire. Democrats have suggested Trump, in his call with Ukraine’s Zelensky, tried to convince the Ukraine government into investigating potential 2020 presidential election opponent Joe Biden, his son Hunter and the Biden family’s business dealings. The president, Democrats have suggested, had $400 million in aid to Ukraine frozen to pressure officials into pursuing the Biden investigation. The Trump administration says the decision to freeze funding came more than a week before his call with Zelensky and that it was based on concerns about broader Ukraine corruption.
DML: People are tired of this sort of nonsense from Democrats. With Trump vowing to release the transcript of his phone call with Zelensky, we should be prepared for a nothing-burger. A senior administration official told Fox News there are a “few words” in the transcript that will raise eyebrows, but it is nowhere near as inflammatory as Democrats have suggested. Joe Biden has acknowledged on camera that, when he was vice president, he successfully pressured Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, while Shokin was investigating the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings — where Hunter Biden was on the board. Shokin himself had separately been accused of corruption.
4-GOP lawmaker introduces resolution to remove Nadler as Judiciary panel chairman over impeachment probe
A Republican congressman introduced a resolution on Tuesday calling for the ouster of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., from his panel post for pursuing impeachment proceedings against President Trump. The proceedings were formally backed late Tuesday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, said in a release that Nadler has acted against the will of the House of Representatives, which never gave his committee explicit authorization to begin impeachment proceedings. The body voted 332-95 in July to table an impeachment resolution from Rep. Al Green, D-Texas.
DML: Political posturing. Nadler is a crazy Dem, but this resolution will work as well as spraying sunscreen on your body before going to bed.
5-Iran President Rouhani downplays chance of Trump UN meeting, says president took trust away from relationship
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani all but closed the door on potentially meeting with President Trump this week, and blamed the commander-in-chief for damaging relations between the two countries. Rouhani, in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, was asked if there was any chance the two leaders would speak to each other this week. He answered, “If we seek to pursue higher goals to benefit both countries, both people, it must be planned, and talks must be based on those plans. But prior to that, we must create mutual trust and that is something that Mr. Trump took away from this framework.”
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