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  # 2358388 21-Nov-2019 08:27
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Oops.

 

Sondland decided to tell the truth about Trump's quid pro pro, "everybody was in the loop", and he's given testimony that in a meeting with Pence, Pence knew about it and nodded assent.

 

Trump's in deep, deep poo.  So is Pence. Trump's lyrics:

 

  

 

Read using his recent tactic of giving a statement while his helicopter is close by with engines running, to create the impression that he's very busy with something else - while giving him the excuse to yell - "not in anger".

 

["Zellinsky" = Zelensky, the POTUS can be forgiven for being an idiot, but not for being an evil lying fascist bastard)

 

 


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  # 2358400 21-Nov-2019 08:53
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Defense tactics ...

 

 





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  # 2358496 21-Nov-2019 10:08
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The Washington Post - Trump’s sweeping rebuttal to Sondland’s testimony? Quoting his own denials of quid pro quo.

 

November 21, 2019

 

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... White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham offered a statement distilling Trump’s "argument":

 

 

Ambassador Sondland’s testimony made clear that in one of the few brief phone calls he had with President Trump, the President clearly stated that he 'wanted nothing’ from Ukraine and repeated ‘no quid pro quo over and over again,’ ” the statement said.

 

In fact, no quid pro quo ever occurred. The U.S. aid to Ukraine flowed, no investigation was launched, and President Trump has met and spoken with President Zelensky. Democrats keep chasing ghosts.

 

 

 

 

I doubt whether The Don had even heard of "quid pro quo" until recently.  He is not a Latin scholar.    🙃





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  # 2358508 21-Nov-2019 10:55
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Sideface:

 

I doubt whether The Don had even heard of "quid pro quo" until recently.  He is not a Latin scholar.    🙃

 

 

He is a corrupt businessman who operates like a gangster, so he'd be 100% familiar with the principle.

 

Must be awful to be in Zelinsky's shoes.  He doesn't want to interfere in foreign elections, but whatever he does - including doing nothing at all - inevitably will (and will have repercussions for him and Ukraine).


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  # 2358552 21-Nov-2019 12:14
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Trump sounded more deranged than usual this morning. Must have forgotten to take his meds.


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  # 2358621 21-Nov-2019 12:56
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Of course everyone remember that the White House’s "legal adviser on national security issues" moved a phone call transcript to a highly classified server and restricting access to it.

Sondland’s assertion that the Trump administration kept him from accessing his own emails adds new ammunition to the Democrats’ charge that the White House tried to cover up its activities in Ukraine.


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  # 2358625 21-Nov-2019 13:02
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Trump campaign, spending furiously to counter impeachment inquiry, assails Facebook over potential changes to political ad rules

Limiting microtargeting would strike at a major Trump ad strategy

Washington Post, By Isaac Stanley-Becker and Tony Romm

The Trump campaign on Wednesday lashed out at Facebook after company executives said they were considering changes to rules around political ads that could affect the campaign’s ability to target its supporters on the platform.

The outcry came as Trump’s reelection team has undertaken a massive spending blitz on Facebook aimed at countering the House’s impeachment inquiry. Trump’s page alone promoted more than $830,000 worth of ads in the seven days ending on Nov. 17, according to Facebook’s ad archive.

Facebook’s microtargeting technologies allow advertisers to home in on specific groups of users and deliver messaging tailored to them — a strategy the Trump campaign has used prolifically. Trump’s campaign director Brad Parscale has noted that the president’s team has tested thousands of variations of political ads in an attempt to reach small groups of voters, such as “15 people in the Florida Panhandle that I would never buy a TV commercial for.”

The prospect that his reelection campaign could lose access to some of those tools appears to be vexing his team. The campaign’s official Twitter account used siren emojis to sound the alarm, tagging Facebook’s account on Twitter as it warned that the company “wants to take important tools away from us for 2020.”

The disapproval came in response to revelations that Facebook executives were considering broad changes to advertising rules, even as they have declined to follow Twitter’s lead in washing their hands of the issue by banning ads from political candidates altogether.
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  # 2358697 21-Nov-2019 14:55
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The only useful thing Trump has done, possibly in his entire life, is highlight the woeful inadequacy of the American Presidential electoral system.





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  # 2359145 22-Nov-2019 08:54
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If you want to type and print your own presidential speeches, some kind person has created a font:

 

"BFTinyHand" - available here.

 

 

 


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  # 2359146 22-Nov-2019 08:55
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The Last Supper ...

 



 

(Yes, Donald is in Bad Taste.)





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  # 2359189 22-Nov-2019 09:35
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Tee Hee, ain't that the truth.


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Republican conspiracy theory back-fires. Gives more proof that 2016 Trump campaign was corrupt.

Nunes returns to the ‘black ledger’

Washington Post By Elise Viebeck

“Have you ever heard of the black ledger?” asked Representative Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the Intelligence Committee.

“I have,” David Holmes, a top staffer at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, said.

And the black ledger, is that seen as credible information? Nunes asked.

“Yes,” Holmes said.

...You may be asking: What’s the black ledger?

In August 2016, the New York Times reported that the name of Trump’s then-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, appeared in a so-called “black ledger” located in Kyiv, next to notations indicating that Manafort had received more than $12 million in off-books payments during his time as a consultant for former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.

At the time, Manafort denied receiving off-books or cash payments but he resigned from Trump’s campaign.

...Republicans have alleged that it was leaked to hurt the Trump campaign.

...At Thursday’s hearing, Republican Nunes kept pressing Holmes: “So, the motivation for Leschenko … was to go after a Trump campaign official and undermine Trump’s candidacy. Are you aware of that?”

“I think Leschenko’s motivation was the same motivation he’s always expressed, which is to expose corruption in Ukraine,” Ukraine staffer Holmes replied.

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  # 2359388 22-Nov-2019 17:05
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The Washington Post - White House and Republicans discuss limiting impeachment trial to two weeks

 

November 22, 2019

 

 

A group of Republican senators and senior White House officials met privately Thursday to map out a strategy for a potential impeachment trial of President Trump, including rapid proceedings in the Senate that could be limited to about two weeks, according to multiple officials familiar with the talks.

 

The prospect of an abbreviated trial is viewed by several Senate Republicans as a favorable middle ground - substantial enough to give the proceedings credence without risking greater damage to Trump by dragging on too long. ...

 



 

A pithy comment from a reader (presumably a Democrat) :

 


I strongly encourage the Republicans to do what they are about to do, do a show trial, ignore and berate the witnesses, particularly the women, and then vote en masse to exonerate Trump. 

 

I think this may work in deep red states but will destroy them among suburban White women in Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan and decimate them in blue States. 

 

Please republicans, keep doing what you are doing and Make My Day.

 

Please please please.

 





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