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Thu Sep 19, 2019, 09:01 AM

Please give the... "Whistleblower Story" a chance to become well known.

...Today is Thursday...Maybe by the weekend most people will have heard about this one. People will talk about it, and consider, "Is it as important as we think it is?"...people will think and question. What could Trump have said that a Whistleblower would risk doing this? This became news yesterday evening . This could be the "major event" or there could be another story more important. Time will tell.
...What will Trump do or say about this?..That could be very important in understanding this. As of now, Thursday morning 9:05 AM ET, Trump has said nothing.

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Reply Please give the... "Whistleblower Story" a chance to become well known. (Original post)
Stuart G Sep 19 OP
dawg day Sep 19 #1
Stuart G Sep 19 #3
tblue37 Sep 20 #37
42bambi Sep 19 #5
JohnnyRingo Sep 19 #18
Mike 03 Sep 19 #2
bigbrother05 Sep 19 #7
wiggs Sep 19 #11
Mike 03 Sep 19 #20
pangaia Sep 19 #21
tblue37 Sep 20 #38
ancianita Sep 19 #32
blm Sep 19 #4
AlexSFCA Sep 19 #6
blm Sep 19 #10
ancianita Sep 19 #33
h2ebits Sep 19 #13
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 19 #8
bluestarone Sep 19 #9
DemocracyMouse Sep 19 #12
pangaia Sep 19 #22
James48 Sep 19 #14
Hortensis Sep 19 #15
bucolic_frolic Sep 19 #16
JohnnyRingo Sep 19 #17
pangaia Sep 19 #19
Wednesdays Sep 19 #23
KPN Sep 19 #24
GusBob Sep 19 #25
bsiebs Sep 19 #26
Stuart G Sep 19 #30
greymattermom Sep 20 #36
SWBTATTReg Sep 19 #31
Skittles Sep 19 #34
emmaverybo Sep 19 #27
thomhartmann Sep 19 #28
lame54 Sep 19 #29
greymattermom Sep 20 #35

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 09:06 AM

1. Good point-- the DNI and Trump resisting will help keep it in the news.

Trump isn't even tweeting about it... must be scared! I hope!

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Response to dawg day (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 09:12 AM

3. Yes, I think you are right on that. Not tweeting on that is an indication of something.

He is scared or not sure what to do and waiting for advise on what to do. Perhaps this is the very last thing that he expected, because he thought the conversation that he had was totally private and protected. Time will tell, this story is new. We will all see one way or another. Further, if what was said to someone was, "illegal and totally wrong for him to do, then he has a much greater problem then what to "tweet today." Trump knows what he said, and we don't. But, at some point we will probably find out..

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 08:21 AM

37. Trump often *doesn't* know what he has said. nt

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Response to dawg day (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 09:41 AM

5. I agree. His use of his tweet machine is

a way to keep something in the news.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 10:45 AM

18. I hope he's watching sad people cleaning out their desks.

Maybe now he knows how the GM workers felt at Lordstown.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 09:12 AM

2. I've been wondering if the Democrats should go for broke on this story.

It sounds enormous. Maybe all of our top Committee people should temporarily put other matters on hold and make this into a huge story, push it, talk only about this one story, hold press conferences, make appearances. If Wolf Blitzer wants to talk about something else, to hell with it, talk about THIS story.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 09:45 AM

7. Intel Cmte Chair Schiff is calling the acting DNI in for questioning

There will be a closed session before the open hearing. Stonewalling the Gang of 8 is not a good way to start a new job.

Also, Contempt of Congress doesn't look good on a resume.

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Response to bigbrother05 (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 09:49 AM

11. Any reason to think answers will be complete, transparent, unlimited, and useful? nt

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Response to bigbrother05 (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 10:51 AM

20. Schiff is the right man to hold this session.

Even if the acting DNI stonewalls, he can hold a news conference and blow this thing up.

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Response to bigbrother05 (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 10:52 AM

21. really think he will even show up?


They are THE ENEMY !!

"Also, Contempt of Congress doesn't look good on a resume.'


On, come on big brother05!!

You must have chosen that name for SOME reason...surely you know what is going on...

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Response to pangaia (Reply #21)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 08:24 AM

38. If you want to get on the wingnut welfare circuit, showing contempt to a Democratic

congress is resume gold.

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Response to bigbrother05 (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:29 PM

32. Schiff can get Contempt of Congress only with a vote by both houses. One of them won't do it.

Guess which adversaries will tout a contempt effort as just another impotent declaration.

Loyalists of this admin think Congress' claims alter their power so little that they don't have to care about resumes.

I know Schiff's doing a brilliant job. Regardless, it will still be up to Congress and courts to rule rule when time is of the essence (allegedly). I see no movement in the courts.

The FBI's time to enforce appears to be over. Congress and the courts can't call on them.

Without enforcement power, Schiff's efforts won't be timely enough, or sold powerfully enough to matter to a seemingly disengaged or discouraged public. No amount of evidence and outrage -- talk of contempt, or court rulings -- enforces the law.

Structurally, there's no enforcement entity other than the DOJ.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 09:12 AM

4. Spreading it on other sites and FB

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Response to blm (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 09:45 AM

6. all of us must make effort to keep FB free of any news

it is family/friends sharing service. After the election I shared some news with a link and got schooled by a friend (rightfully so): “I don’t get my news from FB”. And no one should but we must help stop spreading news through facebook in the first place. I assume all news on FB is fake news, and many other folks do. So if you post something important on FB, it may become fake news in the eyes of those who read it.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 09:48 AM

10. I don't find that approach to be valid. It would be surrendering FB space

To the Trumps and Putin’s of the world.

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Response to blm (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:30 PM

33. Me, neither. I get a lot of likes from people who comment on MJ, tech companies, legal orgs, etc.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 10:02 AM

13. I will not be silenced

I use FB to spread news all of the time. It is the only thing that I use FB for and I post everything public. My "FB friends" are free to "unfriend" me but appreciate getting the information that I post.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 09:47 AM

8. Yes, this could be the tape on the door (analogy to Watergate) or reveal of the Oval Office tapes.nt

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 09:47 AM

9. The number one reason i believe it's bad is

tRUMP isn't TWEETING!! We ALL know that's not like him! When we get the full story, i can only hope it DESTROYS ALL the RETHUGS!!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 10:00 AM

12. Maybe it will make a ding, but the public has become numb to the corruption.

I am getting to the point where we make a pact with the Democrstic leadership:

"You start official impeachment hearings and hammer on all the klowns LOUDLY AND REPEATEDLY AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS, and we the people will start MASSIVE campaigning to re-elect you in 2020... and herald in a Dem majority in every pocket of this nation we can."

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 10:54 AM

22. "public has become numb to the corruption."

YOU said it... plus numb to everything....

dumb
lazy
ignorant
asleep

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 10:10 AM

14. Now you KNOW we are going to bomb Iran

Just to deflect attention off the Whistleblower story.

Maybe even nuke something inside Iran with a small nuke, just to squelch the “promise” story.

Watch.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 10:16 AM

15. Trump's STILL restrained and protective in his tweets

this morning, which we tend to see when he's feeling threatened.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 10:38 AM

16. This may be a vital piece to the puzzle that pushes House Dems to action

the IC informs Congress, maybe this has been in the works for awhile

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 10:39 AM

17. He'll say it's a Deep State coup.

I hate to be a cynic, but Fox News will be right there with him. This is just another IQ test for the population at large.

It depends on how toxic the revelations are.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 10:49 AM

19. people won't think or do anything.............. sheeple..



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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 11:05 AM

23. Is this headlining on the MSM?

I've been tuned to ABC all morning, and nary a peep.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 11:16 AM

24. Get ready for another big diversion sometime in the

next 24 or so hours.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 11:22 AM

25. Watch how the GOP responds.

No one will call him out publically

But there will be a rash of "behind the scenes off the record" folks in the GOP and WH are sweating bullets

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 11:55 AM

26. He did finally tweet this morning

He did finally tweet this morning..... https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

Another Fake News story out there - It never ends! Virtually anytime I speak on the phone to a foreign leader, I understand that there may be many people listening from various U.S. agencies, not to mention those from the other country itself. No problem!


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

....Knowing all of this, is anybody dumb enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate with a foreign leader while on such a potentially “heavily populated” call. I would only do what is right anyway, and only do good for the USA!

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Response to bsiebs (Reply #26)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 11:58 AM

30. I saw this a few minutes ago..It does not look like his normal word usage or writing.

..Almost as if someone helped him write his response in the above sentences.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #30)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 07:47 AM

36. Yep, not his style at all.

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Response to bsiebs (Reply #26)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 01:38 PM

31. Liar. If someone (or multiple someones) thought that you crossed the line, you can bet that you...

crossed the line. What did you promise, you lying sack of crap?

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Response to bsiebs (Reply #26)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 09:35 PM

34. yes, someone is dumb enough

TRUMP IS DUMB ENOUGH

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 11:56 AM

27. You got it. This isn't going away if only because it's a mystery the public will want to see solved.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 11:56 AM

28. I'll definitely be ranting about it

on my show today... Step by step...

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 11:56 AM

29. Treat it like - Who shot J.R.?

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 07:46 AM

35. So if Rudy Giuliani is involved,

he's a private citizen and presumably can be arrested. Trump will say he's never met him, and Rudy will sing.

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