War room to get on top of this shit show.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-lawyer-moved-transcript-of-trump-call-to-classified-server-after-ukraine-adviser-raised-alarms/2019/10/30/ba0fbdb6-fb4e-11e9-8190-6be4deb56e01_story.html
We now have a first hand account of the call transcript being moved to a secure top secret server. I see a certain WH lawyer getting called to testify now
Trump's schedule is empty today too. Probably spend it soiling his Depends
A major problem with Trump’s foreign policy is that when it comes to what he does it is all Hyde. Even when he gestures in the direction of exiting an unnecessary war, he does it in such a crude and destructive way that he fuels conflict instead of ending it. Trump will sometimes echo rhetoric that critics of endless wars use, but he doesn’t follow through on it and doesn’t understand the implications of it. Occasionally, he will start to lurch away from the wars he inherited, but he ends up lurching back again just as he has done in Afghanistan and Syria. On those few occasions when it looked as if he might be prepared to withdraw from at least one of our illegal wars overseas, he has reversed himself so quickly that it has appeared to be little more than a feint.So far, so good—but then Mr. Hyde broke out. Though the president insists “we’re out” of Syria, that simply isn’t true, as he conceded in this very press conference. “We are leaving soldiers [in Syria] to secure the oil,” Trump said. “And we may have to fight for the oil.” After announcing he wants American soldiers home, he immediately backtracked, indicating they could stay if they are “fighting something that’s meaningful.” (Local observers in Syria are already reporting U.S. forces have returned to the bases they just left.) Staying to control Syrian oil or land against claims from the Syrian regime, ISIS, or some new extremist group—or whatever else a president unilaterally deems “meaningful”—is not withdrawal. It is the opposite of withdrawal.
It does not bring an overlong war to an end; it does not stem the rising cost of intervention or prevent further bloodshed; and it does not contribute to American security. It unnecessarily keeps our soldiers from coming home, and it puts the United States at grave risk of broader conflict, including with nuclear-armed Russia.
I can’t decide which one of the Trump clowns needs to be knocked-the-fuck-out first. Eric is an easy bet. ...and an easy go. Don Jr. is is so greased-up, you’d need to land it square to avoid a slide. Don Sr. weighs 300 lbs. ...but he’d go down pretty fast with a bitch-slap and a foot-sweep. I call orange jumpsuits for all 3. ...and an orange tutu for the other one. ICE can handle the mail-order whore.
This “we” shit takes the cake.
Woah. Something even bigger is brewing up!
I saw this story pop up around midnight that, if verified by other sources - including one of the new whistleblowers they’re reporting a source told them had nothing to do with the Ukraine saga - would explain Trump’s sudden withdrawal of U.S. forces...www.dailykos.com
That’s three whistleblowers. What about the other four? Cockburn’s source says that at least one is nothing to do with Ukraine but instead was reporting a call between Trump and the Saudi ruler, Mohammed bin Salman. Specifically, the whistleblower is said to have ‘concerns’ about what was said on the call about the president’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner. Kushner himself is known to have a very close relationship with MBS. Cockburn has previously written that Kushner may have been what Cosmo would call an ‘oversharer’ when it came to MBS. Unfortunately, it’s claimed that what he was sharing was American secrets: information Kushner had requested from the CIA would (allegedly) be echoed back in US intercepts of calls between members of the Saudi royal family. One source said this was why Kushner lost his intelligence clearances for a while.
According to Cockburn’s source about the seven whistleblowers, there’s more. It is that Kushner (allegedly) gave the green light to MBS to arrest the dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, who was later murdered and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. A second source tells Cockburn that this is true and adds a crucial twist to the story. This source claims that Turkish intelligence obtained an intercept of the call between Kushner and MBS. And President Erdogan used it to get Trump to roll over and pull American troops out of northern Syria before the Turks invaded. Cockburn hears that investigators for the House Intelligence Committee know this whole tale and the identities of some of the people telling it. Whether any of is true is another matter but Adam Schiff certainly seems to be smiling a lot these days."