Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

"An Inspector General Just Nuked Trump’s Go-to Attack on the Ukraine Whistleblower" -- Rolling Stone




 Monday night, the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community released a rare public statement that debunked Trumpworld’s latest distraction and disinformation campaign. 

"Contrary to what Trump and McCarthy claimed, the inspector general said it had vetted the whistleblower’s allegations — most troubling of all, that Trump was “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election” — and found them to be both “urgent” and “credible.”

 Here’s the kicker: According to the inspector general, the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower noted on the form he submitted with his complaints that he had both firsthand and indirect knowledge of the events described in the complaint. 

The intelligence community inspector general vetted this and found that the whistleblower had “direct knowledge of certain alleged conduct.“ And no, the inspector general added, the whistleblower did not benefit from some new form that made it easier for him to submit his complaint about Trump. Not that it would’ve mattered because, again, as the inspector general explained, the whistleblower had direct, firsthand knowledge of certain allegations made in his complaint."


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To understand why Trump's hold on the GOP is so strong, read this headline from USAToday. Trump's followers are cultists who refuse to see or accept the truth about him and his criminality. This is why Trump is still in office:  Trump's cultists are as crazy as he is:

 Poll: Only 4 in 10 Republicans think Trump mentioned Biden on Ukraine call even though he acknowledged doing so

25 comments:

Jerry Critter said...

There goes the “heresy” argument! Not that it was a serious allegation anyway, since we have the phone call transcript!

Fed up said...

To understand President Dotard's supporters, go read the far right blogs. They think all of Dotard's corruption is a result of Democrats being jealous of him winning the presidency and of Hillary losing to Dotard. This is what all the hysteria over the whistleblower is about according to Dotard's cultists. They never look at what Dotards says and does or how deep the corruption is in his administration. No. It's all Hillary's fault. They even believe this is all about Hillary trying to run again for the presidency. Serisouly. They're that demented!

Anonymous said...

The Presidents time will come Shaw, and so will yours.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Anonymous said...
The Presidents time will come Shaw, and so will yours."

What does that mean?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Jerry, Trump and his own people have no idea what is in the whistleblower law and they keep "stepping in it" every time they try to defend the indefensible behavior by this rogue president.

Let's hope all of this will be the end of the Tyrant-in-Chief's administration and that he'll go down in history as the worst of the worst.

Ray Cranston said...

I posted a version of this at another blog:


When undisputed evidence about Trump's malfeasance and abuse of power is uncovered even by Trump himself, the Trump wankers scream DEEP STATE! That's all they got. They can't face the fact that they support a piece of shit lying bastard criminal asshole. And that's what Trump is.

Claiming "Deep State" with no evidence to back it up except maybe the inmates at the lunatic fringe blogs like Breitbart and Lucianne doesn't change the fact that Trump is the worst president this country has seen in anyone's lifetime.

The Trumpanzees can't handle the truth: The guy they support betrayed America!

Rational Nation USA said...

One thing is certain... the next real president will have a very low bar to step over.

Trump is so bad he makes every single prior ineffective president look good.

And the trump cultists have absolutely no clue as to why this is so.

Shaw Kenawe said...

RN Cultists never see their cult leader for the what he is. The folks we thought we just had disagreements with on policy turn out to be completely fooled by a con man and liar while a majority of Americans and the world know what a morally diseased person he is. Trump's cultists have something clearly wrong with their psyches. Why else do they continue to support a horror like Trump?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Ray, The Deep State may turn out to be the GOP with their voter suppression tactics, their gerrymandering, and what Moscow Mitch did to Merrick Garland. All of those things undermine our democracy and then with the help of Russia, they've put a wrecking ball to our democracy in Trump.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Fed up TrumpCultists always look at the wrong reasons a majority of Americans detest Trump. It's because of his rotten, narcissistic malicious behavior, his nepotism, his cheating, his lying, his bullying, everything a normal person would hate in a president. They can't acknowledge that is what Trump is so they say we're sore losers from the 2016 election.

No. They're ignorant winners.

Dave Miller said...

Put another way... only 4 in 10 members of the Republican Party believe in facts or reality.

Why on earth would anyone want someone from that group of 40% to be in a position of power in the US?

Dave Miller said...

Shaw... let's not let this get lost in all the rest of the Trump Paralysis...

Our president tweeted this to the Chinese government on the occasion of 70 years of brutal, oppressive rule that has resulted in untold deaths, forced abortions and many other atrocities...

"Congratulations to President Xi and the Chinese people on the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China!”

And yet, from the great majority of Republicans, not one word of criticism. Can anyone imagine Presidents, Reagan, either Bush, Ike or anyone to ever serve in the White house tweeting such a thing?

This is what the GOP has become in the Trump era.

Anonymous said...

It means Get Even Time !
What did you think it meant? Another one of your Conspiracies?!

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Anonymous said...
It means Get Even Time !
What did you think it meant? Another one of your Conspiracies?!"

I'm not into "getting even." That came from your mind, not mine.

Anonymous said...

If I wrote a story like this, no one would believe it.... I think you said it, Shaw:
"Trump is only a symptom. The disease is The Republican Party."
And, against all facts and logic, which Repugs have no dealings with,
still trying to pin this whole thing on Hillary. I'm going, "Huh? Hillary had
NOTHING TO DO with Trump trying to put the strong arm on Ukraine,
unless Hillary has powers we know nothing of. They simply just WILL NOT
let go of HIllary Clinton...It's clearly, psychotic behavior in the extreme...

It must really irritate Repugs to see Hillary, cool, calm, collected as ever, and
then watch their vajayjay grabber, beginning to do the Trump Traitor Twist in the wind..
I do think the description of the GOP being a cult is spot on. The behavior similarities
are inescapable. The only thing left is for all of them to gather at Jonestown, and
start drinking that good ole Kool-Aid.....yum yum.....Hey, the room's spinning....

Steve said...

adam shit is a proven partisan liar like you are ..... he helped write the report ...

Rational Nation USA said...

tRump's melt down is definitely accelerating. He knows he's in deep trouble. His meltdown yesterday during his joint news conference with the President of Finland was mouth dropping unbelievable. With the nation and world watching. I for one am embarrassed by tRump's antics and even trumpers should be embarrassed at this point and questioning why they voted for the dishonest and corrupt Dotard.

Shaw Kenawe said...

To the "Steve" troll: No he didn't. Go educate yourself instead of parroting GOP fake talking points.

Shaw Kenawe said...

RN that presser was certainly one for the history books wasn't it? Trump's not well in the head. The pressure of impending impeachment is too much for him. We need to rid the Oval Office of this terrible person before an international crisis happens and Trump melts down to a puddle of cowardice.

Today we'll hear from special envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker.

We live in interesting times.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous @1:55 AM

I've lived through the Nixon and Clinton impeachments. This one is worse. Trump's involved the AG, the Secy. of State, and the VP! He's taking down the whole lgovernment with him and living up to what Conservative pundit, Rick Wilson, says about Trump and his corruption: "Everything Trump Touches, Dies!"

Jerry Critter said...

While you are full of shit, Steve, it doesn’t really matter what the whistleblower wrote. We have Donald’s confession is his own words. Try reading them sometime.

Anonymous said...

Just saw the presser with the President of Finland...Other nations probably think we have lost our collective minds.. Clearly, an invention is NECESSARY here..and the question is..really...Will Trump be able to hold it together until next year's elections...?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Jerry. that a critical point that the TrumpCultists prefer to ignore. They and the corrupt POTUS are throwing mud at the Bidens and refusing to see the crap covering Trump and his administration.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous @10:48 AM, It's pretty evident that America did lose its mind in electing a corrupt and ignorant thug as its president. But we're in the process of correding that horrible mistake.

This morning Trump, in front of cameras for all the world to hear, asked China and again Ukraine to investigate his political opponent.

He's out of what is left of his mind!

Hell Sinky said...

FINNISH REPORTER: "Finland is the happiest country in the world."

TRUMP: "Finland is a happy country."

FINNISH REPORTER: "What can you learn from Finland?"

TRUMP: "Well, you got rid of Pelosi and you got rid of shifty Schiff. Finland is a happy country. He's a happy leader, too."

Trump is a mental case!