After releasing an incomplete but nonetheless highly incriminating summary this morning of Donald Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine, the Trump regime decided to take things a step further this evening by giving the whistleblower complaint to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. So just how bad is it?
Republican Senator Ben Sasse read it and thought it was so bad, he’s publicly urging his GOP colleagues not to defend Donald Trump. Republican Senator Mitt Romney read it and looked shellshocked while telling the cameras that he found it “deeply troubling.” If Trump’s GOP apologists are this distressed at what they just read, how bad is it?
House Democrat Joaquin Castro tweeted this: “Just read the Whistleblower report. This thing is bigger that I thought.” He didn’t go into details, but this nonetheless tells us a lot. We already have a summary that proves Donald Trump tried to blackmail the president of Ukraine into helping him rig his own reelection. Now we have a whistleblower report that reveals something “bigger.
Does that mean Donald Trump’s Ukraine scandal is even bigger than has been revealed? Does it mean that the whistleblower report covers other instances of Trump trying to criminally conspire with world leaders? Does it include Trump’s phone call with Vladimir Putin which fit within the timeframe of the whistleblower saga? Stay tuned. Castro is hyping this for a reason, and we should start finding out what it is soon enough.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report