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Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:42 PM

Just a thought.

Could tRUMP and Moscow Mitch be agreeing to releasing whistle blower report to stop the future subpoena fighting? I don't get it!

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Reply Just a thought. (Original post)
bluestarone Sep 2019 OP
unblock Sep 2019 #1
qazplm135 Sep 2019 #3
customerserviceguy Sep 2019 #4
Ms. Toad Sep 2019 #2
NanceGreggs Sep 2019 #5

Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:51 PM

1. i think they know it's going to come out one way or another.

the whistle-blower is ready to talk, so it's all coming out.

not much use being seen stonewalling if you know it's not going to work.

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:53 PM

3. It's all weird because they are such a mix of evil and incompetent

on the one hand, why not hold on to it and then dispute him/her when they testify.

On the other hand, you can put out whatever you want to as "notes/transcript" and use that to dispute I suppose.

On the third hand, maybe he's too stupid to realize how damning it will make him look?

I guess we find out in about 18 hours.

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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 09:26 PM

4. They're both evil

but only Trump is seriously incompetent. Moscow Mitch successfully screwed Merrick Garland and got what he wanted.

Trump is just his tool, which may well have finally gotten too dull to use. Fast-tracking the whistleblower may just be McConnell's strategy to get a new tool. Pence will make a better one.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:53 PM

2. The report would be released, and this way

Not a single Republican specifically has to stick their neck out. That's the beauty of unanimous consent. No person-by-person vote

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 09:52 PM

5. They have no choice.

If they hold anything back on the whistle-blower issue, it will all come out anyway - and they'd rather fight one fire now than have to keep putting out the fires that will keep cropping up.

Their tack is to face this now, get the spin-machine up and running, and hope that the story dies down and fades away.

Of course, that's not going to happen. But right now, it's their only option - and their only hope.

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