Daily Archives: October 8, 2019

Trump Declares War On The Impeachment Inquiry | Deadline | MSNBC

MSNBC Oct 8, 2019

Axios’ Jonathan Swan, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, former acting solicitor general Neal Katyal, and Wash Post’s Ashley Parker on the president stonewalling the impeachment inquiry by blocking the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, from testifying in front of Congress. Aired on 10/08/19.

Meeks: If Trump Continues To Obstruct, That Will Be Part Of The Impeachment | Hardball | MSNBC

MSNBC Oct 8, 2019

At the risk of obstructing justice, President Trump and his administration have launched a new bid to slow the unfolding impeachment inquiry. Ambassador Sondland has become a central figure in the Trump- Ukraine scandal and was served with a subpoena and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff made clear that the administration’s stonewalling represents obstruction of justice. Congressman Gregory Meeks agrees with Schiff’s statement. Aired on 10/8/19.

Oct 8 Channel 5 News | Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion Oct 8, 2019

The International Rebellion is taking place across the globe now. Sign up for London here https://Rebellion.earth/international… Worldwide actions are planned in other major cities. See if your city is listed https://Rebellion.earth/international… or, if your city is not listed, then please visit our global site https://Rebellion.Global/ to get in touch with your local group. If not now, when? …… If not you, who? Everybody now! #EverybodyNow

Jimmy Carter: ‘The White House Is Trying To Stonewall’ | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

MSNBC Oct 8, 2019

Former President Jimmy Carter, while speaking with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell from a Habitat for Humanity build days after a fall left him with a black eye and 14 stitches, shares his advice for President Trump, and discusses his thoughts about the impeachment inquiry. Aired on 10/08/19.

White House ‘will not co-operate with impeachment inquiry’ – BBC News


8 October 2019

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The impeachment inquiry is currently investigating President Donald Trump

The White House has officially refused to co-operate with the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

A letter sent to Democratic leaders rejected it as “baseless” and “constitutionally invalid”.

Three Democratic-led House committees are investigating Mr Trump.

The inquiry is trying to find out if the president held back aid to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into Joe Biden, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The White House letter comes hours after the Trump administration blocked the US ambassador to the European Union from appearing before a congressional impeachment investigation.

What does the letter say?

White House counsel Pat Cipollone addressed the eight-page letter to the leading Democrat and House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and the three chairmen of the Democratic committees.

He accused the leaders of setting up an inquiry “that violates fundamental fairness and constitutionally mandated due process” – specifically by not holding a vote on launching the inquiry.

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The Population Bomb? | Retro Report | The New York Times

Published on Jun 4, 2015
In the 1960s, fears of overpopulation sparked campaigns for population control. But whatever became of the population bomb?

The Roots of Evangelicals’ Political Fervor | Retro Report

Published on Oct 28, 2018
Evangelical Christians are among President Trump’s most ardent supporters. 40 years ago, they were on the margins of American politics. How did they become a powerhouse bloc, and how do they frame their relationship with Trump?

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The more direct connection between the political right and the white evangelicals has been discussed elsewhere, including:

Trump intensifies Congressional impeachment fight

Published on Oct 8, 2019
Donald Trump intensifies his fight with Congress over the Democrats’ impeachment investigation, as the administration blocks a US diplomat from testifying about Ukraine. AP Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace analyzes the day’s developments. (Oct. 8)

Newsom: Congress should remove ‘corrupt’ Trump

Published on Oct 8, 2019
California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he believes “completely corrupt” President Donald Trump should be removed from office by Congress, but with Republicans in control of the U.S. Senate the best way to boot Trump is at the ballot box. (Oct. 8)

Herman and Paula Mann – Mountain Valley Pipeline

Published on Oct 8, 2019
Paula and Herman Mann live in W.Va. in the blast zone of the fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline, now under construction. Already their water has been polluted and forests destroyed.