While Joseph McGuire was assuring the House Intelligence Committee that the Ukraine whistle blower “did the right thing” and followed the law “every step of the way” the Thug in Chief was speaking at a private breakfast event in New York Thursday morning, and he suggested rather overtly that the whistle blower was a traitor and should be executed. Los Angeles Times:

“I want to know who’s the person, who’s the person who gave the whistleblower the information? Because that’s close to a spy,” he continued. “You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart? Right? The spies and treason, we used to handle it a little differently than we do now.”

Trump spoke at a private event at the Intercontinental Hotel in New York, where the president thanked the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, and her staff as he wound up four days of meetings around the U.N. General Assembly.

A person attending the event provided the Los Angeles Times with a recording of the president’s remarks.

And of course, no remarks to a convocation of Trumpites would be complete without Trump implicating his favorite stalking horse, the media, they who have it in for him, for no reason a tall a tall.

“They said, ‘Was he pressuring you?’” Trump said, describing the question to Zalensky, who responded that he hadn’t felt any “push” but also said he didn’t want to get involved in a U.S. political squabble.

“You know, these animals in the press,” Trump went on. “They’re animals, some of the worst human beings you’ll ever meet.”

Someone in the room shouted out “Fake news!” egging the president on.

“They’re scum,” Trump continued. “Many of them are scum, and then you have some good reporters, but not many of them, I’ll be honest with you.”

If anybody should know from scum, it should be Donald Trump, since that is the substance from which he was forged. Just as God took a ball of clay and made Adam, Satan took a pile of horseshit and made Trump.

As you might guess, these remarks swiftly hit the Los Angeles Times digital edition and the internet erupted.

And these remarks from yesterday.

 

I’m glad that the Grand Master of Journalism chimed in with that. I thought the week that Trump bagged Yates and Comey, in May 2017, was the Week That Was. And so did Dan Rather.  But I think UkraineGate is about to eclipse it. I encourage you to read the article just linked to, to get Rather’s perspective on Nixon and Watergate, as he recalled it in May, 2017, because we’re going to be spending a lot of time revisiting that era. Strangely enough, as much as Watergate represented the nadir of our democracy at the time, it was a mere pre-echo of the corruption and threat to our way of life that we face now. In fact, compared to Trump, the era of Tricky Dick seems almost quaint by comparison.

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25 Comments on "Mob Boss Trump Just Put Out A Hit On The Whistle Blower, L.A. Times Has It On Tape"

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Bareshark
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Problem with this approach for Trump: by now, everyone has seen what his threats are worth (hint: Enron stock is worth more). As Twitter maestro Hoarse Whisperer put it, all this will do is make those whistleblowers sharpen their knives and disillusion any reachable loyalists on how much Trump actually cares about them.

p j evans
Member

There are people who are dead becauseone or another of Himself’s cultists decided to follow his speeches literally.

Bareshark
Guest

Sure but not directly…and the whistleblower and anyone else about to talk have better ideas on how to stay safe than your average citizen. This is more huffing, pure and simple. And do recall how badly it worked out for DT when said cultists acted on those words.

mae
Member

And some people are upset at the ‘narrow impeachment,’ this is a huge conflagration.

Bareshark
Guest

And we’re just getting started.

Jason Miciak
Guest

Yes, but I want the bank records and taxes.

This is plenty to impeach.

But I think the bank records and taxes will leave jaws on the floor, Republican jaws on the floor.

And if somehow we ever got the real truth on his talks with Putin (perhaps in the same server?), I think Republicans would likely run him out of town that day.

mae
Member

I agree, it just seems like maybe soon, very soon, there won’t be a choice. This is escalating so quickly. I would like them to be able to go at the pace they would like to, I just don’t know how long they will be able to. This is the second day after the announcement, I can’t believe how quickly this has gone completely bonkers.

redheadedgammy
Member

“I think Republicans would likely run him out of town that day”. Never happen. These repubs we have now in our Government are not like our parents Republican party. These repubs are nothing more than money and power hungry jerks who are in Government for the money they can stuff in their pockets. They don’t want to see another Republican president (like Nixon) have to resign or be impeached. They will stand beside this orange monster till the cows come home.

Tin woman1
Guest

I’m wondertng if we could get him to cop to the Hoffa murder?

Alfred Higgins
Guest

Indeed, the era of Nixon-Watergate does now seem “quaint”, provincial, and nostalgic, if not downright wholesome by comparison.

mae
Member

And now the new York Times, all but outed the whistle -blower. I am glad I don’t have a subscription to that piece of crap paper.

p j evans
Member

And reportedly did it against legal advice.

mae
Member

He sure did.

Denis Elliott
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I couldn’t help but note the byline for that story included Michael Schmidt. That dude just really pisses me off right down to his always wearing that same stupid ass light jacket with the collar turned up instead of a suit coat. Like a “Gym” Jordan wannabe establishing his own “look” – maybe a fund should be started to buy the both of them suit jackets. Schmidt tries to pretend like he’s a good guy but in reality he takes every chance he can get to take a hatchet to those who would act in the country’s best interests and… Read more »
mae
Member

What the heck is the whistle-blower supposed to do now? I am flabbergasted and disgusted that they would do this.

Bareshark
Guest

Having seen these folks operate up close, I have to believe the whistleblower was prepared for this possibility. The angle may have been a surprise but not the actual action.

mae
Member

I sure hope so. What you say does make sense, this person is a CIA agent. I should have remembered that.

Bareshark
Guest

Not just an agent, Cmae, an analyst. Crunching the real world math is a vital part of their job. Surely no one thinks a person like that isn’t going to apply those skills to a situation where they’re in danger.

dana fairfield
Member

Who does the NYT think it is?

mae
Member

It is just shocking.

brakester
Member

Great image, Ursula!!
Let me redirect The Great Wise One’s quote:

“You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart? Right? The spies and treason, we used to handle it a little differently than we do now.”

Just a guilty fantasy of mine that they bring back, just this once, an older form of punishment for treason!

p j evans
Member

Go back far enough, and they only started with hanging.

elna benoit
Guest

He got away with murdering Epstein – so why shouldn’t he get away with this?