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Dems look to optimize charge probe

nearvideo Nancy Pelosi accuses the White house of a “cover-up” as Democrats look to intensify the impeachment push

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasts Attorney General William Barr; chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill.

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To optimize the service plan: Dems charge of the probe appearance – Team Trump rejects moves to Müller – Joe = Jeb? To mobilize perpetrators Biden probably ready mega PAC – man – A little on the nose, don’t you think?

DEMS LOOK TO OPTIMIZE CHARGE PROBE
WaPo: “house Democratic leaders are eyeing a fast-paced investigation into the possible impeachment of President Trump, under the direction of the committees handling of the probe to wrap your results in a matter of weeks, in the hope of completion before the holiday season. Several democratic lawmakers and congressional elections, aides said, there is no formal schedule for the request, but the “need for speed”, as an assistant put it comes as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to keep under pressure, prone to freshmen, the inquiry narrowly focused and disciplined. The emerging strategy of a rapid investigation is mainly focused on the accusation, to dig that Trump has called on Ukraine’s President,, to dirt on a political rival, as legislators prepare to Washington for a two-week break. … Pelosi and other leaders together in a conference room Thursday evening, with more than a dozen “front-liner’ representatives of the hardness huddled in a basement to discuss the districts for the incumbent Democrats, which is still in its infancy-probe and, in the words of several participants on the same page.'”

Tim Alberta: Is to shake the charge of a badly Congress is broken? – Politically: “On Monday, [Rep. Abigail clamping Berger], together with six like-minded freshman colleagues in penning a Washington Post op-ed calling for a law enforcement request—the stunning of the Democratic caucus, and effectively force Pelosi’s hand. It is the unlikeliest would be a heap of members, legislative pacifists who had worked so hard, will not Trump established by the opposition, leading Congress in an era-defining clash. As the impeachment process to an increasingly polarized nation, is anyone’s guess. But it is hard to imagine that the coming showdown more damage to an institution, which the legislator votes in both parties, was broken long before Donald Trump came to town.”

Snap survey shows impeachment supporters than opponents – PBS: “Americans are divided over the question of whether you support an impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump, according to the survey, the PBS NewsHour, NPR, and Marist. Forty-nine percent of adults in the U.S. said they supported the house of representatives of the initiation of an impeachment investigation of the President, while 46 percent of Americans said they disapproved, and 5 per cent remained unsure, according to the survey. … Eighty-eight percent of Democrats agreed with the request, along with 44 percent of independent voters, but the Republicans, the support was drastically lower, at 6 percent. … This survey of the day was carried out according to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the house of representatives, demanded to begin, a charge request…”

Kraushaar: the politics of prosecution now favor Democrats – National Journal: “the policy of The charge changes very quickly. No one knows how this will end, but all signs point to growing difficulties for the Republicans. The whistleblower is well the assertion that the Trump blackmailing the Ukraine, an ally, for political purposes is burdensome and directly. is documented House Democrats are closely focused on digging deeper into the explosive evidence as the basis for the indictment. Administration officials associated with the supposed cover-up is subpoenaed, under oath before Congress as part of the impeachment hearings. If the White house thinks everything is better for you, you are wrong. … The larger reality is that the public opinion expected more fluid than last week. Many anti-trump experts expected a repeat of our predictable tribal accepted political realities, that nothing has changed. But our policy, as a party to that quick short-term movement suggests that something is happening.”

Andrew Cuomo mocks ‘left’ ‘unproductive’ impeachment effort – New York Daily News: “Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized the ‘left’ Democrats for the press, the Congress in the initiation of an impeachment inquiry of President Trump, and predicted that the probe would cause that government to a standstill. The Governor mocked the “quote unquote investigation,” as the work of furious radicals, which are forced to mount the hand of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, what he has proposed, would ultimately be an exercise in futility. “It is said, an increased Linker component of the Democratic party that you feel pressure,’ Cuomo. The Governor ticked off a list of legislative priorities languish, probably, until after the year 2020, the elections now, he said, the Democrats focus on the elimination of Trump power. “It’s a long and unproductive road is,” said Cuomo. “Where is it, ultimately? The middle of nowhere.'”

TEAM TRUMP LEANS TO MÜLLER MOVED
AP: “The White house is dusting off its playbook from the special counsel, Russia-investigation. Caught off guard by the speed, with the help of a whistleblower, the claims have to crawl to a prosecution request, the President of Donald Trump and his team to respond. Are you turning, at least for now, to some of the same strategies that you used to counter special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation. The basic tactic of attempting to discredit government officials in the heart of the story provided by the under-occupied White house. Shipping Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and other allies to tarnish the image. They rely on the Republicans in Congress to cover.”

Amy Walter: charge doesn’t change the game – the Cook Political report: “We are deeply divided, deeply polarized country. Almost everything we do — from the selection to identify where to have lunch (Chick-fil-A’s vs. Whole Foods), to picking where they live (urban/suburban vs. rural/small town), filtered through the lens of how we ourselves politically. As such, we should not expect that the views of the indictment be different. Opinions that don’t swing wildly from day to day or week to week. Also, we should not expect to see, Americans overwhelming support, or overwhelmingly against impeachment. Like everything in this time, the final verdict on the charges is likely to be decided on the margins by the voters, the conflicting views about the President and the process of impeachment. It is decided, those who are not trump may like, but also frustrated by the paralysis in Washington, or those who are, perhaps, as the agenda of the President, but worried about his behavior.”

Romney’s narrow road – NYT: “Mr. [Mitt] Romney‘s public statements reflect what many in his party believe, but are almost uniformly not willing to say: you are faced with damning revelations on the President, hard to explain, and not sure if there is more damaging material to come. What’s more, you are dealing with a ruler, whose appetite for political revenge for real or imagined slights is insatiable, and who responded to the crisis with angry new threats and accusations that only increases the pressure on them, a page. It is an unenviable dilemma for the Republicans in a consequential moment for the party. Any internal fractures, on the could in the next year, undermining both Mr Trump’s re-election, and Republican hopes for retaining the Senate majority and recapture the house.”

First GOP governors in support of the prosecution request – WaPo: “For the first time, two Republican governors have publicly supported the impeachment inquiry of President Trump, a new development in a deepening political turmoil, the largely partisan. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, the two sharpest critics of the Trump from the North-East, said Thursday they favors the investigation, but Scott added that he would wait for more information before further steps against the President.”

THE RULES: *STANDING OVATION*
“The ingratitude is a common topic of declamation against human nature; and it must be confessed, that the cases are but too frequent and flagrant, both in public and in private life.” – Alexander Hamilton or James Madison, Federalist No. 57

TIME-OUT: MAN HOLES
USA Today: “NASA has given us a further historical insight into the wonders of space to the publication of a video showing a star-shredding black hole in a galaxy millions of light-years. The amazing footage of the “catastrophic phenomenon’ was recorded by NASA’s planet-hunting-Transit Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS. Astronomers think that the supermassive black hole weighs in at roughly 6 million times the mass of our sun and about 375 million light years away in a galaxy that is similar to the size of the milky way, NASA said. The incredible event, called a tidal disruption is very rare and occurs once every 10,000 to 100,000 years in galaxies like the milky way. If a star comes too close, the intense tides of the black hole is tearing the star into a stream of gas, according to NASA. As shown in the video, the cock, the stream way to break out of the black hole, while other parts of the swing and create a Ring of debris.”

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INDICATOR
DEMOCRATIC 2020-POWER-RANKING
Biden: 27,6 points, (↓ 0.6 points from last wk.)
Warren: 20,8 points (↑ 0.6 points from last wk.)
Sanders: 16 points (↑ 0.8 points from last wk.)
Harris: 6.6 points (↓ 0.6 points from last wk.)
Buttigieg: 5.4 points (↑ 0.4 points from last wk.)
[Mean values Quinnipiac University, Fox News, NBC News/WSJ, CNN, and ABC News/WaPo are:.]

TRUMP JOB PERFORMANCE
Average Approval: 43 Percent
The average of the rejection: 54%
Net Result: -11 Percent
Change from a week ago: ↑ 0.4 points
[Average, includes: Quinnipiac University: 40% approve, reject – 55%; Fox News: 45% approve, reject – 54%; NBC News/WSJ: 45% approve – 53% reject; Gallup: 43% approve – 54% lean; CNN: 42% approve – 54% disapprove.]

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JOE = JEB? TO MOBILIZE PERPETRATORS BIDEN PROBABLY READY MEGA PAC
NYT: “the Alliance partner of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., who, worried about his poll numbers slip in the Democratic presidential primary, and an onslaught of attacks from President Trump, are weighing whether to mobilize, a super PAC support Mr. Biden, and had discussions with wealthy donors, in order to measure, for your interest in donating money. Mr Biden and his campaign aides have said since the start of the race that they are not welcome outside spending effort in his name and all of the other Democratic candidates, the jury has, from super-PACs for the duration of the primary. A spokesman for Mr. Biden reaffirmed on Thursday that he was against super-PACs and would reject any such group, which is trying to support him. However, several former employees of Mr. Biden, and political donor hedging his candidacy talks have been held in the last few weeks about moving forward with a super PAC, and said, Mr. Trump is furious, and often unsubstantiated claims about the former Vice-President had convinced them it was imperative they act.”

Under fire, Biden looks to scurry to the left – WaPo: “the Advisor of presidential candidate, Joe Biden, are considering the introduction of a new tax on Wall Street, according to people familiar with the discussions, as the former Vice President is now alone among the Democratic presidential front-runner in the non-carriers of a multi-trillion-dollar “wealth tax” on the richest Americans. The plan, under consideration by Biden, the consultant could be said to tax, financial transactions such as the sale of stocks and bonds, one of the people. To speak to the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are entitled, to the public. Biden under pressure, during the presidential campaign, to the left on a number of political issues, has adopted several ideas for increasing taxes on the rich and to the corporations, but yet not so far gone as its two main competitors. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) each reveals to impose their own plans for a “wealth tax” on multi-millionaires and billionaires, both calling for significant new taxes for businesses and wealthy estates. Sanders unveiled his property tax at the beginning of this week.”

Wall Street democratic donors to lay down the law about the Warren – CNBC: “democratic donors on Wall Street and big business are preparing to sit the presidential campaign fundraising cycle, or back-President Donald Trump — if sen. Elizabeth Warren wins the party’s nomination. In the last few weeks, CNBC, several high-dollar language-democratic donor and Fundraiser in the economy and found that this opinion was always common, as is Warren, an outspoken critic of big banks and corporations, the swing against Joe Biden in the 2020 race. “You’re in a box, because you are a Democrat and you think, ‘I want to contribute to the party, but you will hurt me, so I’m going to be President trump,” said a senior private equity Executive who spoke on condition of anonymity in fear of retaliation by the party leadership.”

A dozen candidates, a night in addition to The debates – Political: “The Democratic National Committee will hold its fourth presidential primary debate in one night in October, packing the stage, as many as 12 qualified candidates. ‘In order to address several requests that we have received, we will write to you, to you know to leave that until a final decision after the certification date, it is the intention of the DNC and our media partners to keep that in October, the debate on a night out on Tuesday, October 15th, DNC, wrote in an E-Mail campaign on Friday.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
NY prosecutors, lawyers Trump reach deal on requests for Trump’s tax returns – WSJ

Trump nominated Peter Gaynor permanently head FEMA – AP

Senate confirms Eugene Scalia as the new Minister of labor – Roll Call

Disgraced former Minister of health, Tom price seeks Senate appointment – Politically

AUDIBLE: CLAWS OF
“This is a type of cat that I don’t over analyze medical references, nor to judge the religious credentials.” Speaker Nancy Pelosi talking about President Trump, with New York.

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A LITTLE ON THE NOSE, DON’T YOU THINK?
WABC: “officials in New Jersey are looking into several complaints, mystery odor that smells like rotten fish. The Hudson Regional Health Commission said that they received two complaints in Jersey City and a number of complaints in Bayonne on Tuesday evening. The HRHC confirmed the presence of an odor, but said the source could not be traced. Inspectors went to Newark – especially on Raymound Boulevard and Doremus Avenue, because the winds came from this direction. They were not successful in locating the origin. “It’s not all that used to here in the vicinity. As a Peninsula, we have water on three sides, and sometimes at low tide you can smell the Bay. There was really nothing of the sort. It was a very unpleasant, almost like a foul meat kind of smell, the’ OEM coordinator Edoardo Ferrante said. The New Jersey DEP has been studied for years, the same smell, since the beginning of the summer.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“But it is an area in which as a father I feel a great burden of responsibility, to measure the necessity of every word. It is not in the realm of character-building, but in the realm of truth to impart.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in the Washington Post on Feb. 23, 1990.

Chris Stirewalt , the politics editor for Fox News. Brianna McClelland contributed to this report. FOX News mid-term report in your Inbox every day wants? You can register here.

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