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Thursday, October 10, 2019

At least four national security officials were so alarmed by the Trump administration's attempts to pressure Ukraine for political purposes that they raised concerns with a White House lawyer both before and immediately after President Trump's July 25 call with that country's president, according to U.S. officials and other people familiar with the matter.

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The nature and timing of the previously undisclosed discussions with National Security Council legal adviser John Eisenberg indicate that officials were delivering warnings through official White House channels earlier than previously understood " including before the call that precipitated a whistleblower complaint and the impeachment inquiry of the president.

At the time, the officials were unnerved by the removal in May of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine; subsequent efforts by Trump's lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani to promote Ukraine-related conspiracies; as well as signals in meetings at the White House that Trump wanted the new government in Kiev to deliver material that might be politically damaging to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

As with Watergate, it's always the cover up that gets you at the end.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-10 07:13 PM | Reply

NSC: What did I tell you not to do?
Trampy: Ask Ukraine for dirt on Biden.
NSC: What did you do?
Trampy: Ask Ukraine for dirt on Biden.

But no shame face.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2019-10-10 08:51 PM | Reply

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