Thick as Thieves Thursday

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Donny demonstrating his whistle technique.

The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee sent letters to Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Vice President Mike Pence questioning their roles in President Trump’s pressure campaign on the Ukrainian government, apparently in search of dirt on Joe Biden.

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., the committee’s ranking member, sent the letters after the whistleblower whose complaint triggered the House impeachment inquiry cited Pence and Perry’s actions as part of the broader effort to “pressure the Ukrainian leadership.”

The whistleblower wrote that Trump “instructed” Pence to cancel a planned trip to Ukraine to attend new president Volodymyr Zelensky’s inauguration in May. Perry “led the delegation instead” and “made clear” to Ukrainian officials that Trump “did not want to meet” with Zelensky until he “saw how Zelensky ‘chose to act’ in office.”

Menendez cited the whistleblower report and Perry’s meetings with Zelensky, Ukraine’s prime minister, and the head of parliament in his letter to Perry.

“President Trump’s phone call and the allegations in the whistleblower complaint raise serious questions about the messages that were communicated on behalf of President Trump to the government of Ukraine,”

IGOR DERYSH @ SALON

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12 Responses to Thick as Thieves Thursday

  1. Micki says:

    Is Trump trying to normalize foreign government involvement in U.S. elections?

    Today the maniac-in-chief PUBLICLY asked China to investigate the Bidens…looks to me like his *plan* is to make it standard operating procedure to urge other countries to interfere in our country’s once internal affairs. If he asks publicly, then it’s “okay” to him and his supporters.

    Sadly, his stunt will probably work.

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  2. Micki says:

    A mild winter is in store for Northwest Washington, according to AccuWeather, a worldwide commercial weather forecasting service.

    Despite what has seemed like an early fall in Western Washington, meteorologist Paul Pastelok said Thursday that September’s mild weather could persist.

    “Strong high pressure over the region is likely to lead to drier conditions and above-normal temperatures,” said Pastelok, who is AccuWeather’s long-range forecaster.

    “I can see some places this winter in the Northwest being about 20 to 40 percent lower on the snowfall compared to average,” he said in a post at AccuWeather.com

    In contrast, the Farmers’ Almanac predicted a colder, wetter winter in its forecast released Aug. 26.

    NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center will release its “meteorological winter” forecast later this month, CPC spokeswoman Lauren Gaches said.

    But for now, NOAA’s online forecast models show a warmer winter with normal rainfall.

    El Niño and La Niña are in a neutral phase, according to online NOAA data.

    Even so, snow fell over the North Cascades last weekend and some Washington passes received snow.

    Mount Baker Highway remains clear and passable to Artist Point, the state Department of Transportation said Thursday at its website.

    Pastelok said lower rainfall will hurt winter sports in the Cascades and could boost electricity prices in the spring.

    “The deficit is likely to hinder the region’s ski season, and have knock-on effects into springtime,” he said. “For those who rely on hydropower: If water levels are down, it could have an effect on cost.”

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Neighbors to the NW have a quite large pumpkin and a tiny one. A Michigan Street neighbor has already carved faces on 4.

    Day 5: 168+15=183 minutes.

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  4. Micki says:

    Hang in there, RBG!!!!!

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at Amherst College this evening, is asked by a student how to characterize this period in U.S. history. Her quick response: “As an aberration.” #SCOTUS #RBG #NotoriousRBG

    3:27 PM – 3 Oct 2019

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  5. Micki says:

    I saw this today at our local Indy cinema … I highly recommend it! I LOVE Molly Ivins and feel very fortunate that Bill and I had the good fortune to meet her on several occasions when we lived in Texas. She was truly one-of-a-kind!

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  6. °¿º arol says:

    Cooler today, windows shut. I went to Mason to visit Pete at his blood drive at St. James Church and said, what the heck, I donated blood. Last time I donated blood was 1969. I was light-headed after. Drank a juice, ate some Cheeze-Its. Eventually was able to leave. I hit my credit union and went home.

    Evening walk, took a couple tokes as usual for my walk, and whew! I made a half circuit of the place and got my butt up to the front porch and sat down. Didn’t think I would make it, lol. Rested, made my way around the house to the garage patio and sat down again, another whew. That was it for my walk. Finally went inside and watched TV most of the evening, and ate some sweets to get my blood sugar up. Not going to do THAT again until I replace that bag of blood they took from me. Pete said a body reacts to losing the blood, kind of like being in shock. Hence my slight dizziness at the blood drive.

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  7. °¿º arol says:

    It’s constant breaking news now. Can’t wait until that jerk and this 3 stooges are gone. I’m sick of having to keep up with him and all their crap. I need a break, which I will only get when he’s gone, which seems like a longggg time from now.

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