September 29, 2019

SILLY GOOSE...:

The Whistle-Blower Complaint Is Democracy at Work, Not the Deep State (DAVID ROHDE, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019, The New Yorker)

Since the day he took office, Donald Trump has blamed a "deep state" for trying to undermine his Presidency. This morning, the American people have an opportunity to judge the so-called deep state themselves. A meticulous nine-page whistle-blower complaint was released this morning by the House Intelligence Committee. In the document, an unnamed U.S. intelligence official describes an apparent effort by President Trump to use the powers of his office to pressure Ukraine to launch a criminal inquiry into a political rival, Joe Biden. Furthermore, the whistle-blower alleges that White House officials then covered up the President's actions. The White House and the Department of Justice then delayed Congress from seeing the whistle-blower complaint. In all, the actions taken by the President, White House officials, and the Justice Department surrounding the complaint threaten the checks and balances between the President and Congress, which define and protect American democracy.


...the point of the Founding is that the Deep State defends the Republic.

Posted by at September 29, 2019 7:41 AM

  

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