Pompeo: State Dept will Follow Law on Impeachment Inquiry
This Day in History | 1961
President John F. Kennedy urges Americans to build fallout shelters as nuclear tensions increase with the Soviet Union.
Good Sunday Morning Middle Americans!
Secretary Mike Pompeo says the State Department intends to follow the law as House Democrats continue to subpoena documents and request other information about President Trump’s after his discussions with the Ukranian president and allegations Trump pushed for an investigation of Joe Biden and the former VP’s son.
Mitt Romney’s ratcheted-up rhetoric about President Donald Trump is again raising hopes among Never-Trumpers that the senator could play a key role in the unfolding impeachment saga. That’s if president Trump doesn’t try to impeach Romney via twitter first. (Senators can’t really be impeached, but don’t tell the president).
Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is back at his Vermont home after being treated for a heart attack. The question is, when will we see him back out back out on the campaign trail? And Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign has dismissed its national organizing director following “multiple complaints” of inappropriate behavior.
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– Fraser Dixon
Pompeo: State Dept. Will Follow Law as Dems Seek Documents
(AP) – Sec. Pompeo has become a key figure in the Democrats’ investigation. He was on the line during the July phone call in which Trump pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter — sparking a whistleblower complaint and now the impeachment inquiry.
On Saturday, Pompeo did not back off his defense of Trump’s call with Ukraine.
“There has been some suggestion somehow that it would be inappropriate for the United States government to engage in that activity and I see it just precisely the opposite,” he said.
Trump Calls for Romney’s Impeachment
(The Hill) – President Trump called for Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) to be impeached Saturday and argued that Republican voters in the state made a “mistake” nominating Romney for the Senate.
In a pair of tweets, the president argued that the Utah Republican should be removed from office and that former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), another frequent Trump critic, was “better” than Romney.
Sen. Bernie Sanders Home in Vermont After Heart Attack
(AP) – The plane carrying the 78-year-old senator arrived in Vermont just before 6 p.m. Saturday, one day after he was released from a hospital. As he left the airport he told reporters “I’m feeling great, thank you.”
He was then driven home in a motorcade where he was greeted by family at the front door.
Sanders was attending a campaign event Tuesday when he experienced chest discomfort and was taken to a hospital.
Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Fires Senior Staffer for ‘Inappropriate Behavior’
(Politico) – A person familiar with the investigation said that there were no reports of sexual assault, but could not comment further due to confidentiality. The investigation was conducted by attorney Kate Kimpel and her firm KK Advising, according to the person.