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7: White House letter challenges House impeachment inquiry

In the previous three episodes, this show has offered a reading of the White House memo that documented the call between President Trump and the President of Ukraine, the whistleblower’s complaint, and texts released by Congress surrounding the issue of withholding military assistance from Ukraine. On October 8, Pat Cipollone, Counsel to the President, sent…
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6: Text messages surrounding concerns of withholding military assistance from Ukraine

On October 3, 2019, three committees in the House of Representatives joined in providing an update with regard to impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.  Their press release states that current and former State Department officials produced documents surrounding the concern of withholding military assistance from Ukraine around the same time that the administration was…
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5: The Declassified Ukraine Whistleblower Complaint

On September 26, 2019, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released a declassified whistleblower complaint. The complainants letter alleged that President Trump sought to pressure the Ukrainian President to take actions to help the president’s 2020 re-election. The complaint is available via the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Intelligence Community Inspector General…
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4: President Trump’s Telephone Conversation with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

On September 25, 2019, President Donald J. Trump released a declassified, unredacted memorandum of a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy from July 25, 2019. The released memorandum is available here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Unclassified09.2019.pdf Even though this document is only four pages long, it’s likely you’ve only heard the filtered view of what’s in the document…
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3: The Emoluments Clauses of the U.S. Constitution

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/11281391/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/2102804/custom-color/03a9f4″ height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] President Donald Trump attended the G7 summit recently and suggested that next year the meeting could be held at one of his properties in Florida. That news, in addition to a recent ruling by the Second Circuit allowing a case from the Citizens for…
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2: The Mueller Report (Volume 2)

Volume II of  the “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election,”addresses the President’s actions towards the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and related matters, and his actions towards the Special Counsel’s investigation. This volume consists of four parts. Section I provides an overview of obstruction-of-justice…
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1: The Mueller Report (Volume 1)

Volume I of  the “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election,”describes the factual results of the Special Counsel’s investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and its interactions with the Trump Campaign. Section I describes the scope of the investigation. Sections II and III describe the principal ways…
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