Trump’s Impeachment

A blog on Trump’s impeachment.

President Trump has been caught putting an investigation into Joe Biden’s son, and some other party political issues in Ukraine dating back to 2016 ahead of the pressing need to provide military aid to keep Russian-backed forces at bay, as laid down by Congress.

Key points:

Taylor said he heard from National Security Council aide Tim Morrison that on September 1, Sondland told Zelensky aide Andriy Yermak that the military aid to Ukraine was dependent on Zelensky’s pursuit of the Burisma investigation. Taylor cited Sondland telling him in a call that Trump wanted Zelensky to publicly announce he would order the two investigations, thus placing Zelensky “in a public box”. Taylor quoted Sondland stating “everything” including military aid and a Trump–Zelensky meeting was contingent on that announcement.

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I then took the opportunity to ask Ambassador Sondland for his candid impression of the president’s views on Ukraine,” Holmes said. “In particular, I asked Ambassador Sondland if it was true that the president did not give a shit about Ukraine. Ambassador Sondland agreed that the president did not give a shit about Ukraine.”

“I asked why not, and Ambassador Sondland stated, the president only cares about ‘big stuff,'” Holmes continued. “I noted that there was ‘big stuff’ going on in Ukraine, like a war with Russia. And Ambassador Sondland replied that he meant ‘big stuff’ that benefits the president, like the ‘Biden investigation’ that” Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani “was pushing.”

Sondland, who did not mention this call in either his initial October deposition and or in subsequent written testimony he gave this month, will appear publicly before impeachment investigators on Wednesday.


Lt Col Vindman told the US House intelligence committee that he had been concerned by the president’s demands to investigate Mr Biden.

“It was probably an element of shock that maybe, in certain regards, my worst fear of how our Ukrainian policy could play out was playing out,” he said.

“It was improper for the president to request – to demand – an investigation into a political opponent, especially [from] a foreign power where there is at best dubious belief that this would be a completely impartial investigation and that this would have significant implications if it became public knowledge,” he told the committee.

He had reported the “inappropriate” discussion to NSC lawyers “out of a sense of duty”.

Sondland testified that there was an explicit quid pro quo. “I know that members of this Committee have frequently framed these complicated issues in the form of a simple question: Was there a ‘quid pro quo?’ ” Sondland said. “As I testified previously, with regard to the requested White House call and White House meeting, the answer is yes.”

Impeachment inquiry: Five key moments from Sondland hearing

Additionally, Cooper testified that regardless of the reason the Trump administration held back the aid to Ukraine, the simple act of withholding the funds without first getting Congressional approval is against the law, specifically, the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (ICA). The ICA precludes the president or other government officials from impounding, either permanently or temporarily, federal funds that Congress has designated to be spent for a specific purpose.



The phone call between Trump and Zelenskyy was on July 25.

“At least one week before President Trump spoke by phone with newly-elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in late July, he instructed his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to hold off on releasing nearly $400 million in military aid for Ukraine that had already been appropriated by Congress, CBS News has confirmed. “

Trump lifted the hold September 11 ( wikipedia )

Discussion on Nov 20

In her opening statement, Ms Hill – the former top Russia experts to the White House – accused other Republicans of sowing doubt about Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

“Based on questions and statements I have heard, some of you on this committee appear to believe that Russia and its security services did not conduct a campaign against our country – and that perhaps, somehow, for some reason, Ukraine did,” she said.

She urged lawmakers not to promote “politically driven falsehoods” that cast doubt on Russia’s interference in US elections.

“This is a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves,” she said.

During Ms Hill’s testimony, Democratic lawyer Daniel Goldman asked her: “So is it your understanding then that President Trump disregarded the advice of his senior officials about this theory and instead listened to Rudy Giuliani’s views?”

“That appears to be the case, yes,” she replied.

In her later testimony, she warned that Mr Giuliani had been making “explosive” and “incendiary” claims about Ukraine.

Impeachment inquiry: Trump ‘promoted discredited Ukraine theory’

Discussion on Nov 21

Even host Steve Doocy seemed somewhat taken aback by Trump’s claims and responded by asking him, “Are you sure they did that? Are you sure they gave it to Ukraine?”

Trump’s sourcing was weak, to put it mildly.

“Well, that’s what the word is,” he said.


Two White House budget officials resigned in part out of frustration with President Donald Trump’s order to freeze U.S. military assistance to Ukraine, a senior budget official told House impeachment investigators.

Mark Sandy, whose closed-door deposition transcript was released Tuesday, said the initial concerns about the hold on military aid caused at least two officials within the Office of Management and Budget to resign.

One of those officials, a lawyer, stepped down over concerns that the hold was violating the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, which sharply curbs the executive branch’s authority to alter congressionally appropriated funds; another resigned over “frustrations about not understanding the reason for the hold.”

BBC Timeline ( 27 November )

Intelligence Committee Report ( December 3, 2019 )
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New evidence connecting numerous wrongful convictions to serial killer Edward Wayne Edwards

Wrongly Convicted Group Website

The case of Elizabeth Short ( the “Black Dahlia” ) murdered in January 1947 turns out to be a key piece in a complex puzzle of evidence connecting serial killer Edward Wayne Edwards to multiple wrongful convictions. This was first documented in a book by John Cameron “IT’S ME, Edward Wayne Edwards, the Serial Killer You Never Heard Of”. This article seeks to give an overview of these cases, and to explain further evidence discovered since Cameron’s book was published, which adds significant confirmation, especially a new witness who encountered Edwards in the first few months of 1971.


Josephine Ross, Frances Brown and Suzanne Degnan
( William Heirens convicted )

On June 5, 1945, 43-year-old Josephine Ross was found dead in her apartment at 4108 North Kenmore Avenue, Chicago. She had been repeatedly stabbed, and her head was wrapped in a dress. She was presumed to have surprised…

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Who killed Teresa Halbach?

Wrongly Convicted Group Website

This is an update of evidence that Edward Wayne Edwards, the serial killer, was involved in, and likely killed, Teresa Halbach ( leading to the wrongful conviction of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey ). The earlier evidence linking Edwards to the murder was in the form of two anonymous messages ( anonymous taunting messages are part of Edwards’ MO, see for example Laci Peterson remains planted or Chris Coleman or the Zodiac Killer or Elizabeth Short ), see here.

The new evidence is messages contained in at least 150 messages left by “I Killed Laci Peterson” on the “Fratpack forum” ( which may well have been run by Edwards and/or his associates ), from October 11, 2005 to at least November 10, 2005.

[ Teresa Halbach disappeared on October 31, 2005 ]

Selected messages, with possible interpretations in brackets [ … ]

95. Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:05…

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Pitch to Huffington Post

Margot Burns ( first name changed ) contacted me in August, stating that she encountered serial killer Edward Wayne Edwards in 1971. He was introduced to her by John Gotti ( she did not know who Edwards or Gotti were until 2015 ). She was terrorised by Edwards, Gotti and other mafia members from January to April 1971. She was 18, pregnant, but unmarried, living in a tiny apartment converted from a garage at 1020B S River Road in West Sacramento.

In mid-December 1970, a woman calling herself Lucy moved into the apartment converted from the other half of the garage. The next day Margot met Lucy. That week-end Margot went to Lucy’s apartment for potato gravy and biscuits, and met an Italian-American man who identified himself as John, who later introduced her to Edwards.

Around 1st January 1971, Margot went again to Lucy’s apartment, and believes she was drugged.

“I was taken to the whorehouse after I was drugged. That was to be where I would be staying, locked away, until I gave birth. I was only taken back to the apartment because I told the madam who my brother was. She told John she liked me, I was a “good girl”, and was “a keeper”. She told him he should take me home. It was then that I became his “cover girl”. I was later told that other pregnant women were kept there until they gave birth. Then the babies were sold to an attorney in San Francisco. It was John who told me how the babies were gotten and sold.”

In March, Edwards prepared and sent the Pines card. Margot had to help him prepare it. The card was to be hand-delivered to the post office on March 22, 1971. [ This is the same day the “Zodiac Killer leads” article was published in the Akron Beacon journal, in which Edwards anonymously claimed another prisoner at Deer Lodge could be the Zodiac killer. ]

Edwards explained to her how the card ( and other Zodiac killer cards ) encoded his identity.

Many years later, Edwards visited her again, confessing in detail to how he had directed two men to plan the remains of Laci Peterson where they were found on the shore of San Francisco Bay in April 2003.

Margot: “He told me about parking the car and walking by the tree, going past the puddle, and taking the walk down to where he could direct how the body was positioned. The raft floated between the two rocks and the body was lifted to the flat rock.”

Edwards named one of the men who he directed as Jean Paul, resident of the Albany Bulb, near where the remains of Peterson were found.

Edwards also confessed in detail to the murders of murders of Elizabeth Short in 1947, Stephanie Bryan in 1955 and Paul Lee Stine on 11 October, 1969.

Margot also insisted that Edwards was not born June 14, 1933 as he claimed in his autobiography, but earlier. NCIC records show that Edwards was likely born May 30, 1928.

Edwards also told Margot that Jean Paul was paid for his help with “Ice Ice Baby”, i.e. Crystal Meth. ( Margot was known as “Baby” ), a reference to the popular song.

When I told Margot about a line in the penultimate page of a website apparently made by Edwards:

“Eddie Rabbit was running and the FBI was not going to chase him.”

Margot said “turned her every which way but loose. Ed said those words to me about Laci.”, “Every Which Way but Loose” being the 1978 Clint Eastwood film, opened by a song written by Eddie Rabbit with the same title. Edwards Ed apparently adopted the name “Rabbit”, apparently to confuse anyone who investigated. Robert “Rabbit” Barringer, was named as a suspect by film make Chris Howard in an investigation he did in 2004.

I have interviewed Margot extensively in the months October to August 2019, by Facebook messenger, checking many details of her account against other sources, some of which are personal and remain unpublished. I have also information from Margene Morrison, who has stated that Edwards terrorised her also, at the direction of J. Edgar Hoover.

I have also sent this information also to Vallejo Police and Scott Peterson’s attorneys.