Speak Out: Whistleblower timing

President Donald Trump was briefed on the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine before the White House released nearly $400 million in military aid to Kyiv, officials say, shedding new light on events that triggered the impeachment inquiry.

Trump was told about the complaint in late August in a briefing by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and John Eisenberg, an attorney with the White House National Security Council, according to two officials not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.

The lawyers told the president about the complaint, explaining that they were trying to determine whether they were legally required to give it to Congress, the officials said. The aid was released on Sept. 11 amid growing pressure from lawmakers.

• More media lies. — Ann Marie Miller

• More ignorance on your part. — Dennis Norwood

• If he confessed, would you even believe that? — Matt Kay

• A man whose personal attorney is already in jail, his campaign manager in jail, his current lawyer under federal investigation, a man banned from running a charity, a man married three times with two sealed divorces and cheated on third wife with a porn star and a Playboy model and paid them hush money, But the media lies. Every day is turkey day if you believe that. — Debbie Dickerson

•Funny how that shooting range in Kentucky looked just like Syria a couple weeks ago. Yeaaa media doesn’t lie. — Christopher Joyce

• Republicans! Democrats! I mean coming from a non-left or right person, don’t y’all think this whole “false statements about Trump” thing goes a lil’ too far to be false. Looking at it in a logical way, you have to see that if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck. — Matt Horseman

• Trump’s a Russian agent — false. Covington children racists — false. Kavanaugh’s a serial rapist — false. The liberal media works with the Democratic Party putting out stories that will hurt Republicans and Trump. Look at in the logical way and you should easily be able to come to that conclusion. — Ryan Fenimore

• Mexico will pay for the wall. Mexicans are drug dealers and rapists. There are good people on both sides. It was perfect call. I always hire the best people. Should I go on for another 10,000-plus lies? — Gary Greer

• It’s time the First State starts draining the swamp in Delaware government. — Eric Barry

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