TLDRUpFront: As Ambassador Sondland prepares to testify reports indicate he may provide insights that the President's personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani was not operating independently, but in parallel with and coordination among US Ambassadors. Also and increasing number of career civil servants are defying the White House ban to come forward and provide testimony
TLDRUpFront: The White House responded to the House’s request to participate in the inquiry with a blanket rejection. The House had offered the opportunity for the President’s lawyers to be present as well as requesting witnesses and documents. In rejecting the request, the White House is making a rhetorical, rather than Constitutionally valid, appeal. Analysis
TLDRUpFront: When President Trump, in both public and private, threatened anyone with first-hand knowledge of the Ukrainian events from cooperating with Congress, he set in motion a chain of events which has now come to fruition.
TLDRUpFront: A simple and compelling case for a first charge in the Impeachment inquiries has emerged. That in pursuing a personal agenda through the use of government officials and powers, President Trump violated his oath of office and the 'great veil' which establishes that government power can only be used to further legitimate governmental functions.
TLDRUpFront: Analysis in the age of Trump.
TLDRUpFront: Given the importance of the impeachment inquiry, I'm launching a live tracker of the accumulating evidence and evaluation of, for or against a charge, using a specific analytical method called "Boundary and Factor Analysis." This post is a description of the method. I hope people find this approach informative and educational as one way
TLDRUpFront: For over fifteen years the pendulum of instability has swung in Ukraine. Political, economic, and ethnographic structures specific to the nation and its history provide momentum. And each swing traverses between authoritarian and democratic; corruption and reform; and the alignment, influence, and meddling between East and West. And these swings have now ensnared
TLDRUpFront: Since the whistleblower complaint on President Trump’s call with Ukraine is going to end up being the case that the Democrats launch impeachment proceedings on the InfoMullt's going to spend some time this week laying key groundwork on background context for some of the more complicated elements. If only so we can go back
The InfoMullet regrets nothing. Our advice is free. Ignoring it incurs the cost. And Democrats may be regretting not acting on the gift-wrapped #Resistance pointed out by the InfoMullet in June, when President Trump admitted in an interview he would accept opposition research from foreign intelligence.
TLDRUpFront: For folks heading into the weekend dying to know what this "whistleblower" thing that's just exploded all over is about, here's a quick rundown.