It wasn’t all that long ago that Republicans wanted to protect those nameless sources who came to their committees.
Sam SteinDevin Nunes, two years ago: “We want more people to come forward...and I will tell you that that will not happen if we tell you who our sources are and people that come to the committee.”
Now, he wants to out the whistleblower
Sam SteinU.S. officials expressed discomfort this fall that Zelensky was open to investigating his predecessor.
Zelensky’s aide replied: "What? You mean the type of investigations you’re pushing for us to do on Biden and Clinton?"
The president was insistent that Alabama was, in fact, endangered by Dorian. Employees at NOAA and NWS took the brunt of it.
Sam SteinJust an incredible timeline in here from FOIA NOAA emails as Trump’s insistence that Alabama was going to be hit by Dorian left the agency utterly deluged by media requests, complaints and internal strife
The Senator talked about extending protections and was lauded for his work. But he’s been leading the charge against the person who blew the whistle on Trump.
Sam SteinIn ’13, RAND PAUL won an award from a whistleblower advocacy group
In '14, he encouraged more protections for contractors
In '15, he warned against “professional retaliation”
Now, he’s threatening to personally out Trump’s whistleblower
The U.S. ambassador to the European Union revealed in his revised testimony that he believed there was an attempt to tie Ukraine aid to public announcements of investigations.
Sam SteinPSA to reporters covering this story, Sondland’s lawyers more or less lied to us. @ErinBanco went to them last week with reporting that he’d substantively changed his testimony. They said it wasn’t true.
The meeting took place just around the time when the president’s lawyer began expressing interest in conspiracies about Ukraine’s role in the Mueller probe.
Sam SteinNEW — Rudy was talking to Ukrainian political figures about U.S. aid as far back as December 2018, the same time when he says he got interested in the conspiracies about the origins fo the Mueller probe.
Sam SteinOne day after AOC asks Zuckerberg if Facebook would run ads falsely saying conservative support the Green New Deal, a lefty group is now running Facebook ads falsely quoting Lindsey Graham as saying he supports the Green New Deal.
“It’s exhausting and they don’t know what they don’t know in terms of where this is going,” one Senate GOP operative said of the Trumpworld pressure on them.
Sam SteinNEW tonight — There is legit and growing irritation with Trumpworld among Senate Republicans who are baffled that the president and his allies are attacking them right when an impeachment trial nears.
WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. John Cornyn lauded the president’s abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, arguing Wednesday that with Turkey intent on...
Sam Stein“If Turkey was planning on coming into northern Syria and trying to ethnically cleanse the Kurds, and U.S. troops were caught in the middle, I am not completely convinced that it was a bad idea to get them out of harm’s way,” Cornyn said.
Sam SteinBREAKING — The Republicans who have stormed the SCIF have ordered pizza.
“They’re a bunch of brave freedom fighters having pizza in a secure conference room,” complained Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ).
Sam SteinMembers of the House Freedom caucus, including several of the SCIF stormers, met with Trump YESTERDAY to discuss impeachment proceedings.