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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:07 PM

White House Is Said to Open Internal Review of Ukraine Call

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump has for weeks sought to unmask the whistle-blower who shed light on his Ukraine dealings. But instead aides have fixated on one another: Advisers began a fact-finding review that some fear is a hunt for a scapegoat, according to White House aides and other people familiar with it.

Even as the impeachment inquiry intensifies in Congress, White House lawyers are leading their own review, the people said. They are seeking to understand White House officials’ actions around Mr. Trump’s July 25 call with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, which is central to the whistle-blower’s allegation that Mr. Trump abused his power.

The lawyers’ inquiry centers on why one of their colleagues, the deputy White House counsel John A. Eisenberg, placed a rough transcript of the call in a computer system typically reserved for the country’s most closely guarded secrets. Mr. Trump later directed that a reconstructed transcript be released amid intensifying scrutiny from House Democrats.

The review shows how quickly the impeachment inquiry escalated tensions in a West Wing already divided over the publication of the transcript, and it appears to be the latest example of administration officials rushing to protect themselves in the Ukraine scandal.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/15/us/politics/white-house-review-ukraine.html





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Reply White House Is Said to Open Internal Review of Ukraine Call (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Oct 15 OP
Iliyah Oct 15 #1
BumRushDaShow Oct 15 #2
BlueIdaho Oct 15 #3
EveHammond13 Oct 15 #4
Jarqui Oct 15 #5
empedocles Oct 15 #6
rpannier Oct 15 #7
Javaman Oct 15 #8
yellowcanine Oct 16 #14
riversedge Oct 16 #9
DeminPennswoods Oct 16 #10
Vinca Oct 16 #11
BumRushDaShow Oct 16 #12
Scarsdale Oct 16 #13
BillyBobBrilliant Oct 16 #15

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:08 PM

1. Another stalling tactic . . .

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:09 PM

2. Eisenberg is about to join the growing pile under the bus.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:25 PM

3. White House Witch Hunt

Looks for scapegoat. The whistleblower is not the criminal here - the President is.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:26 PM

4. trustworthy!! LOL

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:36 PM

5. Find & intimidate the whistleblower and get a counter narrative of

superfluous facts going in the media to confuse the message

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:45 PM

6. divisions in the WH . . . and WH lawyers rushing to protect themselves [in the meses]

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:12 PM

7. Lead by Stephen Miller, Mike Pence and Pompeo

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:57 PM

8. Wolf says the chickens are just fine. nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 07:54 AM

14. And Fox agrees.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 12:35 AM

9. If the aids had any common sense, they would jump ship.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 05:29 AM

10. Agree, this is all about finding a scapegoat

because nothing else is working for Trump/Rs right now.

Have you noticed how no Rs are coming out of these depositions and have little to nothing to say?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 05:49 AM

11. In other news, the fox is investigating the carnage in the chicken coop.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 05:59 AM

12. Or alternately

"fox CAUSED the carnage in the chicken coop".

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 06:22 AM

13. tRump and associates

have made it crystal clear that republicans can not run this country. At least not in an honest way, that benefits everyone, apart from the rich. There does not appear to be one honest, law abiding member of the entire cabal of (R)'s. It was obvious right from the start that tRump was inexperienced and looking out for himself. How could so many people be fooled by his bluff and bluster? once the whole truth is exposed, and many, many people jailed maybe voters will take an honest look at all the republicans. Moscow Mitch and his wife, both being investigated, certainly not for "helping" this country, or the people of Kentucky. The rot has been there for many, many years. It took a blatantly self promoting idiot like tRump to get them all to come out of the woodwork. All grabbing for Russian cash and "deals" to make themselves rich.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 12:22 PM

15. Message to WH Lawyers: That's okay guys

We'll take it from here. Just sit quietly over there...we'll call you when the paddy wagon gets here.

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