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Second whistleblower's allegations of 'inappropriate influence' surrounding Trump's IRS audit may be

released by House Dem

Published 1 min ago on September 30, 2019

By Sky Palma

House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) says he’s looking into making public a complaint by another whistleblower who claims to have evidence of misconduct regarding the Internal revenue Service’s auditing of President Trump, Bloomberg reports.

The allegations, made by a federal employee, says there were “inappropriate efforts to influence” the audit process. According to Neal, the complaint’s release to the public hinges on whether or not House lawyers think it’s a good idea.

If the complaint is made public, it could be a positive step in Neal’s effort to have 6 years of Trump’s tax returns released.

On August 8, Neal sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asking for communications between the IRS and Treasury employees who were involved in the agency’s audit of Trump and asked him to reply by August 13. It’s still not known if Mnuchin replied or not.


Note: Bloomberg has a pay wall......................


For Trump, a high-velocity threat like none he's ever faced

By JULIE PACE and ZEKE MILLER an hour ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the moment Donald Trump became a national political figure, he has been shadowed by investigations and controversy.

They have been layered, lengthy and often inconclusive, leaving many Americans scandal-weary and numb to his behavior. And with each charge against him, Trump has perfected the art of deflection, seemingly gaining strength by bullying and belittling those who have dared to take him on.

Now Trump is facing a high-velocity threat like none he’s confronted before.

It has rapidly evolved from a process fight over a whistleblower complaint to an impeachment inquiry within two weeks. Much of the evidence is already in public view. A rough transcript of a phone call in which Trump asks Ukraine’s president to help investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden. The whistleblower’s detailed letter alleging the White House tried to cover up the call, and possibly others.

Unlike special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation, which circled an array of people in Trump’s orbit but not always the president himself, Trump doesn’t have the benefit of distance. His words and his actions are at the center of this investigation.


So for the retiree that thinks Democrats are throwing poop against the wall to see which one sticks ......................maybe someone should read the fine print when someone sells out this country through the means of extortion and blackmail onto a foreign power and then asking that power to help them by basically cheating. Do you think Mr. Retiree that your vote shouldn't count...................do you think a foreign power should say who should lead this country..................

And as a second thought the picture in the thread with the traitor with his finger in the air and his eyes closed................I wonder if he stuck it in his treasonous mouth, then pulled it out of his treasonous mouth, to feel which way the wind was blowing..............to maintain his treason..........................

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough........................Mr. Retiree................

These 17 ethically challenged Republicans want to be in Congress

By Josh Israel -
September 27, 2019

So much for draining the swamp.

A few years ago, then-House Minority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) promised that if Republicans were to become the majority, they would need to have a "zero tolerance" policy for ethical violations. More recently, Donald Trump pledged that if elected to the presidency, he would "drain the swamp."

But with news this week that former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is seeking to replace retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and that former Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) will challenge Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) in a 2020 primary, it appears that scandal is no longer an automatic disqualification for GOP candidates.

Here are just 17 of the Republicans currently hoping to return to Congress — or win a seat for the first time — who have checkered pasts:


McConnell rewards Susan Collins' loyalty with posh DC fundraiser

By Dan Desai Martin -
September 27, 2019

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) turned to former McConnell aides to fund her tough 2020 reelection campaign.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has been one of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's most loyal supporters in the Senate, and some of his former aides rewarded Collins with swanky fundraiser in Washington, D.C.

Two former McConnell (R-KY) aides, who are now D.C. lobbyists, hosted a fundraiser for Collins on Wednesday, according to a Friday report in the Wall Street Journal.

One of the aides worked on the 2017 tax law, which Collins supported. Many experts say the tax law failed to live up to Republican promises and even exacerbated income inequality in the country by showering the wealthiest families with most of the benefits.

But it is not only former McConnell staffers who are bankrolling Collins' 2020 campaign; McConnell himself is getting involved with an Oct. 21 fundraiser for her. The Journal notes that McConnell "spares no expense" in helping Collins' reelection effort.


So while they "have no comment" on there orange hair leader committing treason, and she is taking dirty money from Moscow Mitch..........................says everything about her utter lack of principles and duty to not Defend and Protect" the Constitution, but she can go and get a pat on the back for enabling a "Guy" that committed extortion and treason...................

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough.....................

All the President's Men Deep Throat: The Outer Edges

Giuliani cancels plan to join Putin as paid guest at Kremlin-sponsored event next week: report

Published 24 mins ago
on September 27, 2019

By Matthew Chapman

On Friday, the Washington Post reported that Rudy Giuliani was scheduled to make a paid appearance at a pro-Kremlin event in Armenia, sponsored by Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union — where he will appear alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin himself.

According to the report, Giuliani would “participate in a panel led by Sergey Glazyev, a longtime Putin adviser who has been under U.S. sanctions since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine five years ago.” He was to be the only American participating in the conference.

Asked about the propriety of attending this event, Giuliani reacted with scorn. “I will try to not knowingly talk to a Russian until this is all over,” he told the Post. He also refused to confirm how much he was being paid or who was paying him, but said that “It goes to my company.”

But faced with immediate backlash over the report, Giuliani soon changed his mind and canceled, texting “not going” to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman.


Hey Vlad, I and going to be "disposed' and have other plans in the works, and will be using another seat in another room environment catch me at 10:00 AM ET, but hold that thought, because money overrides even country, .................

Bankers 'confirm Warren's whole worldview' by saying they'll donate to Trump to defeat

anti-Wall Street Senator in 2020

Published 3 hours ago
on September 27, 2019

By Common Dreams

“Wall Street continues to make campaign ads for Elizabeth Warren.”

For the second time in three weeks, Sen. Elizabeth Warren embraced Wall Street executives’ fear of her potential presidency after CNBC reported Thursday that several anonymous bankers threatened to back President Donald Trump in the 2020 election if Warren becomes the Democratic nominee.

“I think if she can show that the tax code of 2017 was basically nonsense and only helped corporations, Wall Street would not like the public thinking about that.”
—Wall Street executive

CNBC spoke to one executive who said they were considering supporting Trump in the general election fundraising cycle to keep Warren from winning.

“You’re in a box because you’re a Democrat and you’re thinking, ‘I want to help the party, but she’s going to hurt me, so I’m going to help President Trump,'” the executive said.

The executives’ comments illustrated the very political system that the Massachusetts Democrat aims to tear down as president, Warren suggested in a tweet Thursday night.


Meghan McCain erupts after View co-hosts agree with Schiff on impeachment:

WE don't need you McCain or Huntsman....................you two don't get it, we don't want your republican team...............................You keep forgetting one very important aspect to all of this, your "guy" admitted to shaking down a foreign leader with help and even paraded around and said he would take foreign help to "undermine" this country, that is treason, and for over two years your party did exactly what, to contain this criminal enterprise................. not jack shit.......................so the question needs to be asked what would your fathers do........................please inform the public...............

Republicans rally base around Trump impeachment probe in battleground Wisconsin

World News
September 27, 2019 / 6:11 AM / Updated 17 minutes ago

Tim Reid
6 Min Read

WAUKESHA, Wis. (Reuters) - Terry Dittrich has been working with Donald Trump’s re-election campaign on a simple strategy to win the critical battleground of Wisconsin next year: Turn out even more gun lovers, anti-abortion conservatives and illegal immigration critics than in his surprise 2016 victory in the state.

The move by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives to launch a formal impeachment investigation into Trump this week just made that job easier, said Dittrich, chairman of the state’s Republican Party in Waukesha County.

“I hate to say it’s good for us, but at the end of the day it will help drive up the vote count,” Dittrich said. “It shows how crazy and desperate the Democrats are to try and destroy this president and this country.”

Wisconsin will be the scene of a turn-out-the-vote “arms race” in 2020 between Republicans and Democrats, a top state Democratic Party official predicted. Democrats, determined not to repeat the mistakes of 2016 when nominee Hillary Clinton never visited the state, will hold their nominating convention in Milwaukee in July.


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