Sunday, March 3, 2019

Donald's House Of Pain

House Democrats continue to move forward with investigations into the Trump regime, and the new heavy hitter in this game is House Judiciary Chair Rep. Jerrod Nadler.  It's Nadler's committee that would begin any impeachment proceedings against Trump, and Nadler says that process of looking into that begins Monday.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said that his committee will be issuing document requests on Monday to “begin the investigations to present the case to the American people about obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.”

“Tomorrow, we will be issuing document requests to over 60 different people and individuals from the White House to the Department of Justice, Donald Trump, Jr., Allen Weisselberg, to begin the investigations to present the case to the American people about obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power,” Nadler said on “This Week” Sunday.

“Do you think the president obstructed justice?” asked ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.

“Yes, I do,” Nadler said.

This is super important.  Expect Nadler and the House Judiciary to begin their investigation into Trump tomorrow.  That's on top of Rep. Elijah Cummings and the House Oversight Committee.  That's on top of Rep. Adam Schiff and the House Intelligence Committee.   And that's on top of Rep. Maxine Waters and the House Financial Services Committee.

Expect devastating testimony like Cohen's on a regular basis going forward, in public, televised, and gruesome for Trump and his family.  One of the topics that needs to be thoroughly investigated is Jared Kushner's relationship with Saudi Arabia. Nick Kristoff:

Jared Kushner slipped quietly into Saudi Arabia this week for a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, so the question I’m trying to get the White House to answer is this: Did they discuss American help for a Saudi nuclear program?

Of all the harebrained and unscrupulous dealings of the Trump administration in the last two years, one of the most shocking is a Trump plan to sell nuclear reactors to Saudi Arabia that could be used to make nuclear weapons.

Even as President Trump is trying to denuclearize North Korea and Iran, he may be helping to nuclearize Saudi Arabia. This is abominable policy tainted by a gargantuan conflict of interest involving Kushner.

Kushner’s family real estate business had been teetering because of a disastrously overpriced acquisition he made of a particular Manhattan property called 666 Fifth Avenue, but last August a company called Brookfield Asset Management rescued the Kushners by taking a 99-year lease of the troubled property — and paying the whole sum of about $1.1 billion up front.

Alarm bells should go off: Brookfield also owns Westinghouse Electric, the nuclear services business trying to sell reactors to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi swamp, meet American swamp.

Looking forward to Jared in the dock.

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