Now Moby is caught up in the Trump impeachment inquiry

It was a busy week connecting music to the Trump administration. First, the president tweeted out a Nickelback meme. (Nickelback has since complained and it’s been removed. Here’s more on that.)

And then came work that Moby is somehow wrapped up in the whole whistleblower situation involving requests made of the Ukrainian president.

If you’ve been following this dumpster fire, you’ll know that Trump has some strange connections with Deutsche Bank regarding some dubious business loans. When a bank executive named Bill Broeksmit died, his son ended up with a bunch of sensitive documents.

The son then reached David Enrich of the New York Times to help him sort through everything. This activity somehow reached the FBI during their investigation of Deutsche Bank.

At some point earlier this year, a film producer acquaintance of the son invited him to a party where he met Moby. The story is that Moby was so taken by what the son had to say that he introduced him to Rep. Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Schiff is, of course, a HUGE thorn in the side of Trump. He subpoenaed the documents which are now being used as part of the impeachment inquiry.

Again, we’ve long past the inflection point between reality and parody. If you were to capture all this in a novel or a script, it would be rejected by everyone as too implausible. Yet here we are.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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