Latest soundbite from Oval Office: ‘Shakedown? I’ll show you a fucking shakedown!’

Rueters leading investigative correspondents, Squibley and Bushwhacker, are first journalists to get hold of “whistleblower’s” complaint to inspector general for US intelligence community regarding Orange Menace’s purported shakedown of Ukrainian president; Rueters also obtained a confidential transcript of abusive, threatening July 25 conversation between President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky which, to untrained eyes, would seem to substantiate charges of “shakedown” by US chief executive.

September 23, 2019

By Andrew Squibley and Arthur Bushwhacker, Now Appearing in “City Slackers”

“Democracy Dies in Darkness…Of My Lonely Room, Filled With Silence, Filled With Gloom” — F. Payne

WASHINGTON, DC (RUETERS) — What could be worse for President Trump than facing impeachment?

He may be about to find out as First Lady Melania Trump has been revealed by Rueters as the so-called “whistleblower” who last month brought to the attention of US intelligence chiefs the likelihood her husband had inappropriately and possibly illegally pressured the president of Ukraine to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump’s likely Democratic challenger next year.

In a complaint filed with the Intelligence Community’s Inspector General’s office Aug. 12 — fewer than three weeks after the two presidents’ initial conversation — Mrs. Trump noted the seriousness and urgency of her unusual action, specifically mentioning in the document impeachment-related language “high crimes and misdemeanors” as well as this conclusion, “I believe my husband is shaking down foreign leaders” to provide Trump with information that would hurt his political rivals.

Mrs. Trump reportedly overheard the president speaking with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky the morning of July 25. “She was so shaken and disappointed in Mr. Trump,” said a member of the first lady’s admin team, “she told some of us she couldn’t stand by and let him go to any lengths to destroy other politicians.”

News of the complaint filed by the-then anonymous whistleblower last week roiled official Washington as House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, D-CA, squared off with acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire over release of the classified Notice of Complaint.

Maguire, against the advice of his own inspector general, but in line with advice from the Justice Department, has refused to supply Schiff’s committee with a copy of the whistleblower’s complaint.

“But it’s time we got beyond this (standoff),” said the anonymous source who provided Rueters a copy of the complaint. “We need to address, and block, clearly illegal conduct in the Oval Office,” the source said.

The first lady’s Notice of Complaint:

Copy of official “whistleblower” complaint to ICIG (Intelligence Community Inspector General) regarding President Trump’s July 25, 2019, phone call with new Ukraine President Voldemort Zelensky in which he is alleged by the First Lady of “shaking down” the Ukrainian leader for dirt on likely 2020 opponent former Vice President Joe Biden. Complaint was formally filed with the ICIG’s office less than three weeks after the phone call between the leaders.

Trump appeared to confirm Sunday that he mentioned Biden and his son Hunter in a phone call with the leader of Ukraine as some senior Democrats revived talk of impeachment hearings over revelations that Trump had asked a foreign government to investigate one of his political rivals.

“The conversation I had (July 25) was largely congratulatory, was largely corruption, all of the corruption taking place, was largely the fact that we don’t want our people, like Vice President Biden and his son, creating to the corruption already in the Ukraine,” Trump told reporters Sunday morning. “And Ukraine, Ukraine’s got a lot of problems.”

But Trump may have added significantly to his own growing list of problems by confirming at least part of the conversation with Zelensky — get the goods on Biden.

Trump, having grown up professionally in the Mob-ruled construction industry of New York City, is no stranger to making threats, cheating workers out of legitimate payments and using his leverage to force — that is, shake down — uncooperative or reluctant associates to do his bidding, according to multiple biographers.

Based on the transcript of Trump’s bullying conversation with Zelensky, he appears to be using Mob tactics in the Oval Office, as well.

Transcript of Trump’s July 25 conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky:

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