Monday, October 7, 2019

Multiplication Table

Via the Washington Post:

An attorney for the whistleblower who sounded the alarm about President Trump’s pressure on Ukraine said Sunday that “multiple” whistleblowers have come forward, deepening a political quagmire that has engulfed the president as well as several of his Cabinet members.

The news comes as House Democrats are accelerating their impeachment inquiry and subpoenaing documents related to Trump’s efforts to push foreign countries to investigate one of his political opponents, former vice president Joe Biden.

“I can confirm that my firm and my team represent multiple whistleblowers in connection to the underlying August 12, 2019, disclosure to the Intelligence Community Inspector General,” the whistleblower’s attorney, Andrew Bakaj, said in a tweet. “No further comment at this time.”

Not unlike the Harvey Weinstein case where at first it was he said/she said, now with the “multiple whistleblowers” coming forward, it’s going to be that much harder for Trump’s supporters to say it was just one misguided traitor.  Granted, it won’t stop them from trying, but it’s going to make them look even more desperate, more claiming it’s all a vast conspiracy, and it will shorten the fuse on the inquiry.

And it may even get the pundits and the both-siders to put a stop to their chin-stroking and tolerance of the bullshit.  Hey, if Chuck Todd can finally show some backbone and exasperation, there’s hope yet.