Donald Trump Reads Aloud 2017 Tweets from Whistleblower’s Lawyer Declaring a ‘Coup’

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David Hale, who was appointed by Trump as under secretary for political affairs, met behind closed doors with lawmakers who are leading the probe of Trump in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.

"We also now know the name of the whistle-blower".

The revelation by presidential son Donald Trump Jr. of the alleged identity of the whistleblower that triggered the Ukraine scandal investigation isn't criminal or unlawful and won't land the presidential son in legal hot water unless something untoward happens to this person.

Trump says Republicans are "going to take back the House" and says the party will focus on House Democrats who represent districts Trump won in 2016.

Trump's reelection campaign put out an extremely odd statement to try to change the narrative from Trump's inability to help boost a Republican governor over the line in ruby red Kentucky.

President Donald Trump urged supporters in Monroe, Louisiana, Wednesday night to cast their ballot early for Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who is challenging Democratic incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in a November 16 runoff election.

He said the Edwards-Rispone race is a chance for voters to send a message to the "radical left" as the 2020 election cycle heats up. Just a day before Kentuckians took to the polls, Trump was giving a similar speech before a similar crowd, endorsing another candidate who crafted himself in the President's image. "We have to get John Bel Edwards out of office". That game will pit the second- and third-ranked teams in a high-profile Southeastern Conference clash that has major playoff implications.

In Kentucky, Democrat Andy Beshear has declared victory over GOP Gov. Matt Bevin, who has asked for a recanvass of the votes from Tuesday's election, citing "significant irregularities".

However, there is outrage on social media that Trump Jr.'s name is outing the actual whistleblower, claiming it might have come with coordination from the White House.

An aide to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed a report by CBS News that McCarthy was eyeing making temporary adjustments to the Republican membership of the Democratic-led intelligence panel, which will begin holding public impeachment hearings next week. But his surrogates disagree. "If it were today I don't think there's any question - it would not lead to a removal".

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