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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Impeachment Cascade

In Defying the Odds, we discuss Trump's dishonesty and his record of disregarding the rule of law.     The update  -- recently published --includes a chapter on the 2018 midterms. Impeachment is becoming likely.

At Axios, Mike Allen sums up yesterday's developments:
  • Attorney General William Barr enlisted foreign intelligence officials, including making overtures to Britain and traveling to Italy, in a Justice Department inquiry into the U.S. intelligence community's investigation of the 2016 election, the WashPost reports:
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  • "Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ... listened in on the July 25 phone call between [Trump] and Ukraine’s president, a senior State Department official" told The Wall Street Journal.
  • "Trump Pressed Australian Leader to Help Barr Investigate Mueller Inquiry’s Origins ... The discussion was another instance of the president using American diplomacy for potential personal gain." (N.Y. Times)
  • "House Democrats ... subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, ... Trump's personal lawyer, for a raft of documents related to his dealings with Ukrainian officials." (USA Today)