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One of our readers alerted me to an article by regular commenter: Jake formerly of the LP:
Hey, Jake! Let us know when Part 2 hits the internet!!
I mean really? But I guess we don’t want any 18 minute gaps in the tapes now do we? Judge orders White House to preserve records of Trump’s dealings with foreign leaders.
A federal judge has ordered the White House to preserve a wide range of evidence about President Donald Trump’s dealings with foreign leaders, including his interactions related to Ukraine that have fueled an impeachment investigation in the House.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued the order Thursday, directing that White House officials not destroy records of “meetings, phone calls, and other communications with foreign leaders.”
The judge’s order also appears to specifically address reports that the Trump White House set up a special system to limit access to certain records of presidential conversations with foreign leaders.
Jackson, an appointee of President Barack Obama, instructed the White House to preserve “all records of efforts by White House or other executive branch officials to return, ‘claw back,’ ’lock down’ or recall White House records” about dealings with foreign officials.
Considering the denizens of this regime I understand the court’s need for caution…but it really shouldn’t be necessary. But finally:
Spokespeople for the White House and the Justice Department declined to comment on the order.
Any number of times I have found issue with elected officials confusing their twitter use…and combining personal accounts to do official business and campaigning. President Donald Trump of course it the biggest offender because he knows no boundaries…and here’s the latest example:
So once more I am calling for laws at the state and federal levels to define the use of social media by elected officials…to prevent mixing official use of twitter with campaigns and personal communications.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is up to his neck in alligators in his part of the drained swamp.
First…he said he had no comment on President Trump’s phone call with the president of the Ukraine because he didn’t know the substance of the call.
And then it turns out he was one of the members of the regime who was actually ON the call…so he has first hand knowledge of the content of the entire call.
And then he is unco-operative with the House inquiry and refuses to allow staff members of the State Department testify or does everything in his power to delay testimony.
And now the House committee chairs are accusing him of intimidating potential witnesses.
“(Pompeo) should immediately cease intimidating Department witnesses in order to protect himself and the president,” the powerful trio wrote in a joint statement. “Any effort to intimidate witnesses or prevent them from talking with Congress — including State Department employees — is illegal and will constitute evidence of obstruction of the impeachment inquiry. ”
Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel (D-Bronx), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Cal.) noted that Pompeo was reportedly listening in on Trump’s controversial call to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“If true, Pompeo is now a fact witness in the House impeachment inquiry,” the trio wrote.
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