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Friday, October 04, 2019

A new report says that the CIA's top attorney made a criminal referral to the DOJ about the whistleblower's complaint that President Donald Trump abused the office.

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"CIA general counsel Courtney Simmons Elwood " a Trump appointee " made the referral, signifying that she and other senior CIA officials concluded that a potential crime was committed"

Kriky! That little part about being a Trump appointee must REALLY poke in Trump's side.

But, I digress, just more corroboration that this was a major issue that Trump and his minions should be held accountable for.

#1 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-10-04 06:12 PM | Reply

Barr is doing what Trump hired him to do--cover up his crime:

Tim O'Brien @TimOBrien (Bloomberg)

So the CIA says it made a criminal referral on the whistleblower's complaint to DOJ? And was mystified why Barr's agency only looked at it as a possible campaign finance violation--and (in the spirit of "no obstruction" from the Mueller probe) moved on?

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-10-04 11:09 PM | Reply

Impeach Barr, impeach Pence and impeach Trump.

#3 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-10-05 01:06 AM | Reply

Impeach and remove before the coup develops further.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-05 09:21 AM | Reply

The only reason these people do these things not caring about a future transition of power is that they don't expect to see any future transition of power.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-05 09:24 AM | Reply

Of course the Trumpeters stay far away from this one. They can't deflect to a Democrat or blame the "deepstate" or anonymous sources.

#6 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-10-05 11:50 AM | Reply

A Republican senator said he was told by an American diplomat in August that the release of U.S. aid to Ukraine was contingent on an investigation desired by President Trump and his allies, but Mr. Trump denied pursuing any such proposal when the lawmaker pressed him on it.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said that Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, had described to him a quid pro quo involving a commitment by Kyiv to probe matters related to U.S. elections and the status of nearly $400 million in U.S. aid to Ukraine that the president had ordered to be held up in July.

www.wsj.com

#7 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-10-05 12:04 PM | Reply

Mr. Johnson's account, coupled with text messages among State Department officials released Thursday, show some Trump administration officials"including Mr. Sondland and a top U.S. diplomat in Kyiv"believed there was a link between Mr. Trump's July decision to hold up the aid to Ukraine and his interest in Kyiv's launching new probes.

A week after Mr. Trump ordered that hold on aid, he asked Mr. Zelensky in a phone call for help with two matters: an investigation of Joe Biden and one related to a conspiracy theory regarding interference in the 2016 U.S. election (the nonexistant 'DNC server' Trump thought might be in the Ukraine). The request to investigate Mr. Biden, a potential 2020 opponent of Mr. Trump, has led to the impeachment inquiry by House Democrats, who argue that the president is unduly using the power of his office for his political aims.

www.wsj.com

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-10-05 12:08 PM | Reply

Too bad it was all BS.

#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-10-05 12:35 PM | Reply

Too bad it was all BS.
#9 | POSTED BY SNIPER

False.

#10 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-10-07 04:52 PM | Reply

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