Trump on Gordon Sondland: 'I hardly know the gentleman'

Donald is throwing Gordon Sondland under the Trump bus.

You knew this was inevitable.

Remember that time Sondland gave him a million dollars? Read the rest

Trump says something stupid: 'They shouldn’t be having public hearings'

“They shouldn’t be having public hearings,” said acting president of the united states Donald J. Trump today, about a week after he demanded public hearings. Read the rest

Listen to the entire Mueller Report in one podcast, all 448 pages

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President tweets something dumb again, slurs 'three lowlife reporters' at Washington Post

This was just explained to him. Read the rest

Trump pushed AG Barr to hold press briefing to say POTUS broke no laws in Ukraine phone call

Even Bill Barr knew it was dumb

House Democrats schedule first open hearings in Trump impeachment inquiry

House Democrats have scheduled the first open hearings in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump. The publicly televised hearings will begin next week with William Taylor, top US diplomat for Ukraine, and the State Department official George Kent. Read the rest

Wisconsin's Penzey Spices spent $92,000 on Facebook #Impeachment ads in just one week

Spice-seller was second only to Trump in spending on impeachment ads

Schoolhouse Rock style cartoon about impeachment sung by Jonathan Coulton

I'm old enough to have watched Schoolhouse Rock educational cartoons when they premiered on television. Read the rest

Trump Energy Secretary Rick Perry subpoenaed by Democratic House leaders for 'key documents' in impeachment inquiry

Democratic House committee leaders have issued a subpoena to Donald Trump's Energy Secretary Perry for "key documents" as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Read the rest

Mike Pence flails as NBC questions him on strong-arming Ukraine

NBC's Vaughn Hillyard refuses to let Mike Pence offer non-answers.

Pence cannot answer the questions asked of him. Read the rest

White House cowers, blocks ambassador's testimony; Schiff pissed off

The Trump administration continues to act like a kid caught with its head in the cookie jar.

CBS News:

Sondland's lawyer, Robert Luskin said in the statement that Sondland "is profoundly disappointed that he will not be able to testify today" and went on to say that the ambassador had traveled from Brussels for the testimony and made arrangements with the Joint Committee staff to appear. Sondland "believes strongly that he acted at all times in the best interests of the United States" and remains ready to testify "on short notice," Luskin said.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff told reporters on Tuesday that Sondland was in possession of documents on his "personal device" related to Ukraine which the State Department is withholding from the committee.

"The failure to produce this witness, the failure to produce these documents, we consider yet additional strong evidence of obstruction of the constitutional functions of Congress," Schiff said.

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Second whistleblower comes forward

It appears the rumored second whistleblower in President Trump's Ukrainian scandal has come forward.

ABC:

Mark Zaid, the attorney representing the whistleblower who sounded the alarm on President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine and triggered an impeachment inquiry, tells ABC News that he is now representing a second whistleblower who has spoken with the inspector general.

Zaid tells ABC News' Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos that the second person -- also described as an intelligence official -- has first-hand knowledge of some of the allegations outlined in the original complaint and has been interviewed by the head of the intelligence community's internal watchdog office, Michael Atkinson.

The existence of a second whistleblower -- particularly one who can speak directly about events involving the president related to conversations involving Ukraine -- could undercut Trump's repeated insistence that the original complaint, released on Sept. 26, was "totally inaccurate."

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Mike Pence avoids impeachment on the SNL cold open

It gets harder and harder to tell parody from real life. Read the rest

Mitt Romney almost-kinda-sorta gets close to saying Trump did a bad thing

"strains credulity"

Mitt did follow up with a "bolder" statement:

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Mike Pompeo subpoenaed for Ukraine documents by 3 House panels

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been subpoenaed by 3 House committees for Ukraine documents, and information involving the Donald Trump presidential impeachment investigation. Read the rest

Professional audiobook narrator reads the whistleblower complaint

Saskia Maarleveld is an audiobook narrator and voiceover actress. If you listen to audiobooks, her voice will sound familiar. Read the rest

Pelosi says House to begin 'official impeachment inquiry' on Donald Trump

"The President must be held accountable. No one is above the law" — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 9-24-2019

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