Trump Tweets “Is Anyone Dumb Enough to Believe…”

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It’s Thursday.

Background.

On September 13th, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff announced that he had issued a subpoena to the Acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Joseph Maguire.

The subpoena was issued to the DNI in order to compel the production of “a whistleblower complaint that the Intelligence Community Inspector General’s (IC IG) determined to be credible and a matter of “urgent concern,” as well as the IC IG’s determination and all records pertaining to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s (ODNI) involvement in this matter, including any and all correspondence with other Executive Branch actors such as the White House.”

He went on to say that he also wanted Maguire to appear for an opening hearing on the 19th of September.

Schiff statement.

A month ago, a whistleblower within the intelligence community lawfully filed a complaint regarding a serious or flagrant problem, abuse, violation of law, or deficiency within the responsibility or authority of the Director of National Intelligence. The Inspector General of the Intelligence Community found that complaint not only credible, but urgent. More than ten days since the Director was obligated to transmit the complaint to the intelligence committees, the Committee has still not received the disclosure from the Director, in violation of the law.

Schiff statement. 9/13/19

On September 18th Schiff released the following statement.

The Intelligence Community Inspector General (IC IG) has agreed to appear before the House Intelligence Committee for a briefing on the handling of the whistleblower complaint tomorrow morning, September 19, in closed session at 9:00 am. The Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire has agreed to testify in open session before the Committee next Thursday, September 26 at 9:00 am. The IC IG determined that this complaint is both credible and urgent, and that it should be transmitted to Congress under the clear letter of the law. The Committee places the highest importance on the protection of whistleblowers and their complaints to Congress.”

Schiff statement. 9/18/19

On Wednesday evening the Washington Post reported that the compliant from the whistleblower that has triggered the tension between the U.S. intelligence community and Congress “involves President Trump’s communications with a foreign leader, according to two former U.S. officials familiar with the matter.”

The officials who talked to the Post on the condition of anonymity, because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, went on to explain that the interaction between President Trump and the unnamed foreign leader included a promise that was so troubling it prompted the whistleblower complaint.

The White House, the DNI’s Office, and a lawyer representing the whistleblower all declined to comment on the story last evening.

That all changed on Thursday morning, the President who has tweeted 3 times so far, has commented.

Another Fake News story out there

The complaint was first reported by the House Intelligence Chairman. The compliant is real, labeled “urgent,” by the Intelligence Inspector General.

Knowing all of this, is anybody dumb enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate…

The Wall Street Journal reported that during the G7 summit while President Trump awaited the arrival of Egyptian President Abedel Fattah Al Sisi, and called out in a loud voice, “Where’s my favorite dictator.”

During a rally last year, he told the gathered rally goers, that he and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, “fell in love.”

And what about the light bulb?

Some past Trump Tweets.

Remember that time President Trump sided with Russian President Putin over U.S. Intelligence agencies?

Or this, when he said in front of the French President that finally the “fake news” wasn’t “fake.”

Or how about that time when he said that Jong-un, didn’t know about the death of Otto Warmbier.

Gee, such a mystery why we’d assume or think he might in fact say something inappropriate to foreign leaders.

But according to President Trump it’s just more:


This post will be updated within reason.

This is an Open Thread.

The above posted tweets and such, are not in order by date. And they do not include everything from the last 3 almost years of President Trump’s first term.

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