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Thursday, November 07, 2019
West Wing Reads
'Coup Has Started,' Whistleblower's Attorney Said in 2017
“Mark Zaid, one of the attorneys representing the intelligence community whistleblower at the center of the Democrats' ongoing impeachment inquiry, tweeted conspicuously in January 2017 that a ‘coup has started’ and that ‘impeachment will follow ultimately,’” Gregg Re reports for Fox News.
Zaid also predicted via tweet that “CNN will play a key role in @realDonaldTrump not finishing out his full term as president,” and told his followers amid a flurry of impeachment-related posts that “‘as one falls, two more will take their place,’ apparently referring to Trump administration employees who defy the White House.”
“A national economic optimism index of small business owners is at its highest level ever, up 162% since the final months of President Obama’s two terms,” Paul Bedard reports in the Washington Examiner. “When owners are asked a broad question about their financial outlook ‘for your business’ over the next year, 77% say they are more optimistic than pessimistic,” the survey added.
“As the hours of transcripts of witnesses in the Ukraine impeachment inquiry rack up and continue to underwhelm, Democrats and their allies in the media have seized on a new tactic. The old, archaic term ‘quid pro quo,’ is about to go the way of the Dodo. In its place the terms ‘extortion’ and ‘bribery’ will fly about like hot air balloons in California wine country,” David Marcus writes in The Federalist. One big reason for that: A new Morning Consult poll shows support for impeachment has dropped 4 points.
“Visiting Morocco for the first time, Ivanka Trump received a warm welcome Thursday from women in a region of the country where they are benefiting from changes that allow them to own land,” Darlene Superville reports for The Associated Press.
“When you invest in women, they invest back into their families and communities and countries flourish,” Ivanka Trump said.