Sunday, September 29, 2019

"...treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors"

The fish rots from the head:

“We have a combination of bribery, we have the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at risk here because we’re paying a favor, withholding funds and expecting a condition precedent that favors the president favorably before the funds are given, and we also have efforts to conceal the very document we had in this conversation by people in the White House.”

“We have the State Department involved, we have the Justice Department involved,” he continued. “This is a major scandal and hopefully by Halloween, we’ll figure out how to identify the articles of impeachment that correspond to this misconduct.”

And to mix our metaphors with a blender:

“I would point out,” Jayapal replied. “We should not be trying to find a secret smoking gun. Donald Trump is the smoking gun. He admitted exactly what he did, and everything that is described in the call record in the whistleblower complaint backs up what he said.”

Which is why Trump's defenders want to keep our attention on the whistleblower.

Suddenly I'm looking forward to Hallowe'en.

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