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Trump Vows To Find Out Identity Of Whistleblower, Lawyers Express “Serious Concern” For Client’s Safety

The Guardian reports: President Trump said Monday that the White House is “trying to find out” the identity of the intelligence community whistleblower who filed a complaint about the president’s interaction with Ukraine. “We’re trying to find out about a whistleblower,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office when asked if he knows the person’s identity, alleging that they reported …

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Flake To GOP: It’s Not Too Late To Save Your Soul

From an op-ed published today by former Sen. Jeff Flake: Two years ago I stood in the Senate chamber and said: “There are times when we must risk our careers in favor of our principles.” In my case, I had not supported the president’s election. One year into his presidency, I knew that I could not support his reelection. At …

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Kremlin Warns US Against Releasing Call Transcripts

Reuters reports: The Kremlin said on Monday that Washington would need Russian consent to publish transcripts of phone calls between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Congress is determined to get access to Trump’s calls with Putin and other world leaders, the U.S. House Intelligence Committee’s chairman said on Sunday, citing concerns that the Republican president …

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Trump Escalates Attacks On Whistleblower’s “Fraud”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday escalated his attacks on the anonymous whistleblower who filed a complaint raising concerns about his conduct on a call with Ukraine, which has greatly increased the chances he could be impeached by the House. The president began the week with a torrent of tweets lashing out at the whistleblower in a continuation of …

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Dem Rep Calls On White House “Patriots” To Come Out

From an op-ed by Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks: Those of you who are still there, it is time to come out of the shadows. Our nation does not need covert agents of democracy. It needs intrepid whistleblowers willing to step forward and defend the institutions this president has dragged into the dirt with him. The pattern is always the same. …

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Ukraine President: We Won’t Release Transcript Of Call

Reuters reports: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday that Kiev was unlikely to publish its version of a transcript of a July 25 phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump, at the heart of an impeachment inquiry in Washington. The White House published its summary of the call last week. It showed Trump, a Republican, asking Zelenskiy to investigate …

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New Poll Shows Majority Now Support Impeachment

Mother Jones reports: A majority of Americans approve of House Democrats’ pursuit of a formal impeachment inquiry, according to a new CBS poll conducted by YouGov. The poll, which was published on Sunday night, found that 55 percent of the survey participants supported an impeachment inquiry. Of those, 35 percent said they strongly support it and 20 percent said they …

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Schiff To Subpoena Giuliani For Ukraine Documents

The Daily Beast reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on 60 Minutes on Sunday night that he plans to subpoena Rudy Giuliani for documents tied to President Trump’s Ukraine call as early as this week. “We’re going to need evidence from Rudy Giuliani,” Schiff told CBS correspondent Scott Pelley. “And it’s our intention as soon as first thing …

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Glorious Leader Demands Treason Charges For Schiff

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump lashed out at the whistleblower tonight and accused Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of treason. Trump also demanded to learn who else in the White House had provided information to the whistleblower in the thread. The whistleblower is expected to meet with Congress later this week. Trump had earlier suggested that the whistleblower should be punished …

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Biden Campaign To Networks: Stop Booking Giuliani

The New York Times reports: Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s presidential campaign contacted top television anchors and networks on Sunday to “demand” that Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, be kept off the air because of what they called his misleading comments about the Biden family and Ukraine. “We are writing today with grave concern that you continue to book …

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Guiliani: Mike Pompeo Knew I Was Talking To Ukraine

CBS News reports: President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said on Sunday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had told him he was aware of his unorthodox diplomatic campaign to pressure Ukraine’s government to dig up political dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. “I did not do this on my own. I did it at …

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Jake Tapper Hands Gym Jordan His Head [VIDEO]

Politico reports: CNN’s Jake Tapper fact-checked Rep. Jim Jordan in real time during an interview Sunday on “State of the Union” as the Ohio Republican defended President Trump amid an impeachment inquiry sparked in part by Trump’s dealings with his Ukrainian counterpart. Tapper pushed back on several fronts, including when Jordan repeated Trump’s unfounded allegations over former Vice President Joe …

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Miller: The Whistleblower Is A “Deep State Operative”

Axios reports: White House senior adviser Stephen Miller claimed on “Fox News Sunday” that the whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Trump’s interactions with Ukraine is a “deep state operative” who does not deserve to be honored for forwarding a “partisan hit job.” Reality check: Miller has no evidence of who the whistleblower is. He also cited the intelligence …

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Giuliani: I’ll Only Testify If Trump Tells Me To [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump Donald John Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Sunday called House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) “an illegitimate chairman” but said he would testify before Congress if instructed to do so by President Trump. Giuliani told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” that he will be “guided by my client.” “I’m a lawyer,” …

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Trump Admin Revives Probe Into Hillary’s Emails

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration is investigating the email records of dozens of current and former senior State Department officials who sent messages to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email, reviving a politically toxic matter that overshadowed the 2016 election, current and former officials said. As many as 130 officials have been contacted in recent weeks by …

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Mick Mulvaney May Be First To Exit Post-Whistleblower

CNN reports: Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is on shaky ground in the wake of a bad week for President Trump, according to multiple sources with knowledge of discussions surrounding the whistleblower fallout. The sources say the President is not upset with Mulvaney for the White House releasing the summary of his July 25 call with Ukraine’s …

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Blackstone CEO Denies Trump’s Claim About Bidens

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump is on tape saying he had a conversation with Blackstone Group Inc. founder Steve Schwarzman about former Vice President Joe Biden’s son. On Friday, Schwarzman’s spokeswoman disputed that account. Trump presented his version of events at a closed-door gathering with U.S. diplomats in New York this week, where he attacked Democratic rival Biden and disparaged …

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Former Colleagues: Giuliani Should Be Prosecuted

NBC News reports: On a Friday in late July, Rudy Giuliani boarded a plane to Spain to meet with an adviser to the Ukrainian president about a plan to investigate Joe Biden. The trip was described in a whistleblower’s complaint. Several former Giuliani colleagues said they believe it should appear in a future indictment. Giuliani’s role in the scandal that …

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Connecticut Newspaper Calls On Trump To Resign

From the editorial board of the Connecticut Post: The proper next step for the president is clear. He should resign. He has repeatedly proven himself unfit for office and appears to view the presidency as a position meant to benefit himself personally, not as one that must represent the interests of an entire nation. Because there’s almost no chance he …

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Giuliani: I’d Need Trump’s Permission To Testify If Any “Joke” Democratic Committee Sent Me A Subpoena

The Hill reports: President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said today he wouldn’t testify for House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry without consulting his client while also calling Democrats investigating the president “a joke.” Giuliani, who has faced mounting scrutiny this week over his contacts with Ukraine on behalf of Trump, told CNN that the work he does for the president would …

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