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Oct 11 2019

The Problem With Narrow Impeachment (Sorry Nancy)

Is that Unindicted Co-Conspirator Bottomless Pinocchio is so vastly guilty.

Disclosures suggest Trump’s White House politicized pretty much everything — and there are lots of witnesses
By Aaron Blake, Washington Post
October 11, 2019

Disclosures on Thursday suggest a White House that took very little care to separate official business from political and personal advantage and often circumvented established channels to benefit President Trump.

This isn’t exactly a revelation, but the speed of the new disclosures and the brazenness of the actions suggest there are plenty of people who bore witness to this and who could speak to it, if willing and/or allowed.

The idea that Trump lets his personal and political business seep into official policymaking and meddles in law enforcement’s business isn’t exactly news. His request that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky pursue two investigations that are clearly aimed at political gain for Trump is merely the latest high-profile example. This is also a guy who repeatedly decried his first attorney general for not being more loyal, not protecting him and for not pursuing his preferred investigations — and also requested loyalty from then-FBI Director James B. Comey, who said Trump hinted at Comey taking it easy on Michael Flynn.

But there seems to be a quickly gathering critical mass here, and there figure to be many people who saw or heard about things being handled in a suspicious manner. The growing leaks about these things — including another Post report Thursday that at least four national security officials raised concerns about the Ukraine situation before and immediately after Trump’s July 25 phone call with Zelensky — indicate there’s plenty to be uncovered.

The Kurt Volker situation and the text messages he shared show how officials can get wrapped up in these politicized and problematic matters and arguably participate in them, even if not proactively. Volker, former U.S. envoy to Ukraine, seemed to want to get out in front of that story, resigning and quickly disclosing what he knew to House Democrats. Hill may be doing something similar.

The sweater unravels whichever thread you pick at and HE’S ADMITTED IT ALL IN PUBLIC! It is correct in a way to see this as a messaging battle for hearts and minds but let’s not exaggerate the narrow ground on which we are fighting. We are reaching peak Impeachment faced as we are with an irreducible by civilized means population of deplorables so when exactly shall we act?

I also think that ignoring the full scope of the crimes kind of detracts from the statement we are seeking to make-

The Republican Party is a criminal organization under the RICO statute, engaged in multiple conspiracies and crimes against the United States.

Now you may view them as a convenient prop to say “Well at least we’re better than those guys,” but the rubes are starting to peek behind the curtains Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs and that act isn’t fooling them so much anymore. Anti-Masons, Know Nothings, Whigs- time for the ash heap of History and if you don’t watch out Democrats, you could join them.