“Are you tweeting while intoxicated?”
That was the question former National Security Advisor and former UN Ambassador Susan Rice posed to Newt Gingrich, after he posted a strange and wholly false tweet Wednesday.
Muller tried today to have iut boith ways. If he thought President Trumpo was guilty of something he should have said he was guilty of something. Ken Starr used the word guilty 11 times on 11 different counts in his report on President Clinton. If not guilty Trump is innocent.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) May 29, 2019
Not only are the four typos and an extra space thrown in, but Gingrich is just plain wrong.
As Mueller and countless legal experts have explained, the DOJ does not accuse anyone of a crime unless they are willing to and can bring charges. Mueller in Wednesday morning’s remarks said just that, adding to do so would be unfair.
And his claim that “If not guilty Trump is innocent,” is just wholly false.
Ambassador Rice wasn’t the only one mocking and chastising Gingrich. Take a look:
President Trumpo. https://t.co/obDVH9sKHH
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) May 29, 2019
Ken Starr was operating under the Independent Counsel statute (no longer exists) which set different parameters than what Mueller was operating under as Special Counsel.
Mueller purposely chose NOT to say Trump was innocent b/c they could NOT clear him. https://t.co/4UFP7BhIJZ
— Tara Setmayer (@TaraSetmayer) May 29, 2019
1. Are you sure you want to be citing Ken Starr on matters of guilt or innocence right now?
2. It was pretty clear that Mueller wasn’t having “iut” both ways. Maybe listen more carefully?
3. I hope #PresidentTrumpo doesn’t become a trending hashtag.
— lawprofblawg (@lawprofblawg) May 29, 2019
Newt have another drink.. https://t.co/sFBknBuELV
— Carlos Monzon (@CarlosOMonzon) May 29, 2019
Newton in 2017: “Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special counsel. His reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity.” https://t.co/vMIBku5YCs
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) May 29, 2019
Newt are you drunk? https://t.co/3VGvECnBO3
— Matt (@mattmaarsmusic) May 29, 2019
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) May 29, 2019
Newt Gingrich has apparently been taking classes at the Giuliani School of Typing. https://t.co/M1SRDJGKHa
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) May 29, 2019
The Godfather of Bullshit.
Also: “Trumpo” is funny. https://t.co/eJGm902Qp7
— John Stoehr’s Editorial Board (@johnastoehr) May 29, 2019
Ken Starr: independent counsel
Bob Mueller: special counsel
Two DIFFERENT investigations and titles.
But keep spinning to your flock Newt. I’m sure they don’t know the difference anyways. https://t.co/DmgsafNuRu
— Adrian N’Jadaka™ ✭ (@ADRIAN_KAL_EL) May 29, 2019
— Magnolia Sabrian Kay (@SabrianKay) May 29, 2019
Ken Starr? The guy that covered up rapes and got fired at Baylor? https://t.co/kNkGl0gQSs
— BallsDeepState (@fakerogerbarron) May 29, 2019
Dumbass you’re too fucking dumb to understand what he actually said. You can’t indite a Sitting President, if Mueller thought he was innocent he would have said so (which he hasn’t) https://t.co/LaUC0CEagu
— EmilyJane🐜 (@EmileighJane_) May 29, 2019
Robert Muller is clearly far more ethical than Ken Starr… and also no one cares what you have to say Newt. https://t.co/IkBsXYA3W6
— Tom D’Angora (@TomDangora) May 29, 2019
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Mike Pompeo Called on to Resign – or Be Impeached Himself
After Ambassador Gordon Sondland implicated Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the Ukraine scandal during his impeachment testimony on Wednesday morning, calls arose for him to resign — or to be impeached himself.
“Sondland puts Pompeo right in the middle of Trump’s bribery scheme,” former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance told Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post. “And, Pompeo, who listened in on the July 25 call, knew what was at stake — Trump was forcing [Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce an investigation into the Bidens that was politically valuable to Trump’s 2020 campaign.”
Vance added: “Pompeo, top of his class at West Point and a graduate of Harvard Law, knew it was wrong.”
Rep. Adam Schiff: “[Pompeo] was aware of the connections that you were making between the investigations and the White House meeting and security assistance?”
— The Hill (@thehill) November 20, 2019
Rubin agreed, and observed that unlike the president, Pompeo has no protection from legal exposure.
“The House Intelligence Committee should make a criminal referral, subpoena Pompeo for testimony and proceed with impeachment proceedings if he doesn’t comply,” she wrote. “The message to future secretaries of state must be that they must [not] participate in illegal schemes and that their oath is to the Constitution, not a president.”
Sondland: ‘We Followed the President’s Orders’
Gordon Sondland will say in sworn testimony before Congress that he “followed the President’s orders” to extort a quid pro quo and engage in a bribery scheme with Ukraine, according to the text of his opening remarks his attorney has released ahead of his testimony Wednesday morning.
“Mr. Giuliani’s requests were a quid pro quo for arranging a White House visit,” Sondland will say, CNBC reports.
“Mr. Giuliani was expressing the desires of the President of the United States, and we knew that these investigations were important to the President.”
Sondland will also say, “we followed the president’s orders” to work with Giuliani, Bloomberg adds.
This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.
Revealed: Nikki Haley Sent Confidential Information About North Korea Nuke Scare Over System Meant Only for Unclassified Communications
“Convenience is not an acceptable reason to skirt information security rules. She should be held to the same standard as everyone else,” said Austin Evers, executive director at American Oversight, upon hearing the news that former UN ambassador Nikki Haley used a Blackberry smartphone to communicate with staff regarding North Korea’s July, 2017 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the US.
“For an administration obsessed with security lapses others have committed, and for a still-rising star in the Republican party, this could be more than a little embarrassing,” The Daily Beast notes in their exclusive report on Haley’s security violation:
Haley was in a rush as she headed to her office—“On my way in”—shooting emails back and forth with top aides who’d been with her since she was governor of South Carolina. She needed to make a statement, and they were drafting it for her. “Let’s clean this up,” she writes after looking at some of the copy. “Pretty this up for me,” she says, then, “Can’t find my password for the high side.”
Long story short, Nikki Haley violated procedure because she couldn’t remember her password.
Haley’s emails were part of a trove of classified documents secured by a FOIA request by American Oversight, a non-profit watchdog organization engaged in investigating the Trump administration.
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