As we watch Trump soil himself on Twitter, up to and including suggesting that his impeachment would lead to civil war, I just can’t get over how badly he shot himself in the foot by releasing that call memorandum. He clearly caught his moron defenders flat-footed. Their latest defense is that the whistleblower’s information is secondhand, but even if that matters (which it doesn’t), the Trump Administration’s own transcript-like document validates what the whistleblower said. At this point, the main Ukraine-related impeachment charge doesn’t even require the whistleblower’s statement. That fact is so obvious even the beltway media gets it. (And, btw, my God is Kevin McCarthy a dumb fuck.)
The memo is probably a big part of the reason that the polls are swinging in favor of an impeachment inquiry.
There seems to be a little controversy brewing about whether the inquiry should be narrow and only focus on Ukraine, or wider and focus on the other wrongdoing, but that hardly seems to matter. Trump’s most recent tweets threatening the whistleblower’s sources show that he’s just going to keep fucking that chicken no matter what kind of inquiry Schiff and the other committees decide to undertake.
Update: I had missed this report that McConnell was pushing hard for Trump to release the call memo. Mitch fucked him good, looks like.