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Title: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 25, 2019, 08:46:29 pm
The Intercept

September 24 2019, 6:36 p.m.

By Ryan Grim

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That grassroots anger was translating into primary challenges, he noted, and needlessly furious constituents. Rep. 🙉 Cheri 😈 Bustos, the chair of the Democratic ::) Congressional Campaign 🐉💵🎩🦕 Committee, and a champion of doing nothing when it came to 🦀 Trump, had recently counted as many as 111 primaries, far more than a typical cycle.

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WHY THE HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS WAS ABLE TO MOVE SO RAPIDLY TOWARD IMPEACHMENT (https://theintercept.com/2019/09/24/impeachment-inquiry-donald-trump-nancy-pelosi/)

Agelbert NOTE: It is important to keep score here. For those who want to know who supports impeachment and who doesn't, these sources are kept current:

Find out where your representative stands on Impeachment (https://www.needtoimpeach.com/congress-map/?emci=eabca06f-00df-e911-b5e9-2818784d6d68&emdi=7fe16113-01df-e911-b5e9-2818784d6d68&ceid=1788404)

From yesterday to today, several more Democrats have joined the Impeachment bandwagon 👍. As it stand today, 46% of Congress (200 of 236 Democrats, 1 of 1 Independents, 0 of 199 😈 Republicans) supports the Impeachment of (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) Trump.

IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY TRACKER (https://impeachmentinquiry.org/?link_id=0&can_id=f6a3d966836d5b36db494f1237d9b97d&source=email-a-major-update-on-your-impact&email_referrer=email_626639&email_subject=a-major-update-on-your-impact)

"Trump Call to Ukraine was a CLASSIC MAFIA SHAKEDOWN" - Intel Committee Chief Schiff
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(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-191017143841.jpeg) Begin at 13:00 mark:

https://youtu.be/sJE_u-4Rt4Y

Wednesday September 25, 2019 · 1:38 PM EDT

House committee chairs say White House readout confirms worst fears: 'This was a shakedown' (https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/25/1887834/-House-committee-chairs-White-House-readout-confirms-our-worst-fears-This-was-a-shakedown) (https://media.tenor.com/images/aefc857b17366c1a4e85eefb2d502b5f/tenor.gif)

Agelbert NOTE: Pence is in this Mafia Shakedown UP TO HIS EYEBALLS! Pence needs to be IMPEACHED along with TRUMP! (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

Could 🦕 Mike Pence Be Impeached For His Part in Trump's Treason? (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121424.gif)
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Could Vice President Mike Pence be a guilty  in the same treason Donald Trump committed by asking a foreign government to get dirt on Joe Biden?

If he is could Pence face impeachment along with Donald Trump?

Thom Hartmann reveals why he thinks Mike Pence might be looking at a guilty verdict too

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 25, 2019, 09:07:41 pm
September 25, 2019 9:00 P.M.

Agelbert NOTE: WOW! That was quick! They only need 218 to impeach and the count just jumped from 201 to 🧐 210 (https://impeachmentinquiry.org/)! (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132401-1689625.gif)

 
IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY TRACKER (https://impeachmentinquiry.org/)

The MAP below is not as up to date but it is geographically informative:

Find out where your representative stands on Impeachment (https://www.needtoimpeach.com/congress-map/?emci=eabca06f-00df-e911-b5e9-2818784d6d68&emdi=7fe16113-01df-e911-b5e9-2818784d6d68&ceid=1788404)

“We’ve Reached Critical Mass”: Rep. Al Green on Pelosi Vow to Impeach Trump for “Dastardly Deeds”
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https://youtu.be/JRwCJ8xnrMw

Democracy Now!
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Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has launched a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump following allegations from an intelligence community whistleblower that Trump sought help from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a July 25 phone call to investigate Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

On Tuesday, the Republican-controlled Senate unanimously passed a nonbinding resolution calling for the Trump administration to release the whistleblower complaint to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.

We get response and look at next steps with Congressmember Al Green, Democrat from Texas, who in 2017 was the first congressmember to call for President Trump’s impeachment from the floor of the House of Representatives.

We also speak with John Nichols, political writer for The Nation and author of the book, “The Genius of Impeachment: The Founders’ Cure for Royalism.”

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Title: extraordinary tensions 👀 between Trump and Acting director of national intelligence
Post by: AGelbert on September 25, 2019, 09:38:15 pm
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Acting director of national intelligence threatened to resign if he couldn't speak freely before Congress
Source: Washington Post

The acting Director of National Intelligence threatened to resign over concerns that the White House might attempt to force him to stonewall Congress when he testifies Thursday about an explosive whistleblower complaint about the president, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

The revelation reflects the extraordinary tensions between the White House and the nation’s highest-ranking intelligence official over a matter that has triggered impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

The officials said that Joseph Maguire, who was thrust into the top intelligence post last month, warned the White House that he was not willing to withhold information from Congress, where he is scheduled to testify in open and closed hearings on Thursday.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/acting-director-of-national-intelligence-threatened-to-resign-if-he-couldnt-speak-freely-before-congress/2019/09/25/b1deb71e-dfbf-11e9-be96-6adb81821e90_story.html
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 25, 2019, 09:41:38 pm
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Pentagon Letter Undercuts Trump (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) Assertion On "Delaying Aid To Ukraine Over Corruption"
Source: NPR

Earlier this week, President Trump cited concerns about corruption as his rationale for blocking security assistance to Ukraine. But in a letter sent to four congressional committees in May of this year and obtained by NPR, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John Rood informs lawmakers that he has "certified that the Government of Ukraine has taken substantial actions to make defense institutional reforms for the purposes of decreasing corruption [and] increasing accountability."

The certification was required by law for the release of $250 million in security assistance for Ukraine. That aid was blocked by the White House until Sept. 11 and has since been released. It must be spent before Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2019/09/25/764453663/pentagon-letter-undercuts-trump-assertion-on-delaying-aid-to-ukraine-over-corrup
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 25, 2019, 10:04:45 pm
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Title: Biden probe was condition for Trump-Zelenskiy phone call: Ukrainian adviser
Post by: AGelbert on September 25, 2019, 10:32:39 pm
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Ukrainians understood Biden probe was condition for Trump-Zelenskiy phone call: Ukrainian adviser
Source: ABC

When Ukrainians voted to elect comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy as their next president in the spring of 2019, the fledgling administration was eager to coordinate a phone call with Kyiv’s most important benefactor -- the United States, according to an adviser to Zelenskiy.

But after weeks of discussions with American officials, Ukrainian officials came to recognize a precondition to any executive correspondence, the adviser said.

"It was clear that [President Donald] 🦀 Trump will only have communications if they will discuss the Biden case," said Serhiy Leshchenko, an anti-corruption advocate and former member of Ukraine's Parliament, who now acts as an adviser to Zelenskiy. "This issue was raised many times. I know that Ukrainian officials understood."

The Trump administration’s alleged insistence that the two leaders discuss a prospective investigation into Biden, one of the president’s political opponents, casts his July 25 conversation with Zelenskiy in a new light.

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Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/ukrainians-understood-biden-probe-condition-trump-zelenskiy-phone/story?id=65863043
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 25, 2019, 11:20:05 pm
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"One Republican senator told me if it was a secret vote, 30 Republican senators would vote to impeach Trump." 

– Mike Murphy, fmr. senior adviser to Mitt Romney and John McCainhttps://on.msnbc.com/2l7rOap
Whistle-blower: "There are other witnesses to (a pattern of) disturbing conduct" (https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/25/1887915/-Whistle-blower-There-are-other-witnesses-to-a-pattern-of-disturbing-conduct)
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Title: The Ukraine Scandal Is Not One Phone Call. It’s a Massive Plot.
Post by: Surly1 on September 26, 2019, 06:04:04 am
The Ukraine Scandal Is Not One Phone Call. It’s a Massive Plot. (http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/09/ukraine-scandal-trump-phone-call-giuiliani-pence-barr-mulvaney-impeachment.html)
Jonathan Chait

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On July 25, President Trump held a phone call in which he repeatedly leaned on Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and Paul Manafort’s prosecutors. The episode is so blatantly inappropriate even Trump’s most fervent apologists are, with a few exceptions, having trouble defending it. What they are trying to do, instead, is define this phone call as the entire scandal. Trump emphasizes that he “didn’t specifically mention the explicit quid pro quo” of military aid in return for the investigation.

That is true, as far as it goes. The quid pro quo in the call, though perfectly apparent, is mostly implicit. But the real trick in Trump’s defense is framing the call as the entire scandal. The scandal is much more than that. The call is a snapshot, a moment in time in a months-long campaign that put American policy toward Ukraine at the disposal of Trump’s personal interests and reelection campaign.

Last spring, Rudy Giuliani was openly pressuring Kiev to investigate Joe Biden. Giuliani told the New York Times, “We’re meddling in an investigation … because that information will be very, very helpful to my client.” The key word there was “we’re.” The first-person plural indicated Giuliani was not carrying out this mission alone. A series of reports have revealed how many other government officials were involved in the scheme.

When Trump ordered military aid to Ukraine to be frozen, he went through his chief of staff and budget director Mick Mulvaney. Congress had passed the aid, and Ukraine was under military attack from Russia, a fact that made the halting of the assistance worrisome to numerous officials in two branches of government. As the Times reported, lawmakers and State Department staffers were asking why the money hadn’t gone through.

They were given cover stories: Lawmakers “were first told the assistance was being reviewed to determine whether it was in the best interest of foreign policy,” the Times reported this week. “Other administration officials said, without detail, there was a review on corruption in Ukraine, according to current and former officials. Then, as August drew to a close, other officials told lawmakers they were trying to gauge the effectiveness of the aid, a claim that struck congressional aides as odd.”

Lots of officials were involved in disseminating these cover stories to hide the fact that Trump held back the aid to leverage Ukraine to investigate Biden. One of them was Mike Pence, who told some confused officials that the aid was being held up “based on concerns from the White House about ‘issues of corruption.’” Pence knew perfectly well what this really meant — asked point blank if the aid was being held up over Ukraine’s failure to investigate Biden, he replied “as President Trump had me make clear, we have great concerns about issues of corruption.” In other words, yes, Ukraine needed to investigate Biden if it wanted the money.

Giuliani, though is the central figure. He has employed very little subterfuge. Giuliani told the Washington Post he kept Trump informed of his work in Ukraine for months, and declared, “My narrow interest is for the benefit of my client.” The apparent reason for his candor was to make it known to Ukraine that he was not a goofy cable-television blatherer but the president’s designated representative for Ukraine policy. If Ukraine wanted to get anything done, it had to work with Rudy.

Ukraine got the message. Its officials “expressed concern to U.S. senators that the aid had been held up as a penalty for resisting that pressure” to investigate Biden, reports the Wall Street Journal.

American foreign policy operates in regimented and bureaucratized ways. Turning over the machinery to the president’s personal attorney, who is not a foreign-policy expert or even a government employee, distorted the entire process, in ways that were noticeable throughout the government. The Washington Post has the most detailed account of the contortions. Giuliani circumvented unhelpful diplomats, even replacing one deemed troublesome. Several meetings on Ukraine policy at the White House leading up to the July 25 call “led some participants to fear that Trump and those close to him appeared prepared to use U.S. leverage with the new leader of Ukraine for Trump’s political gain.”

The White House–issued summary of Trump’s phone call with Zelensky shows the American president pressing his counterpart to undertake the twin investigations. After Trump asks Zelensky to investigate Biden, and Zelensky makes accommodating noises in response, Trump promises to have Giuliani and Attorney General William Barr call him. Barr also was involved in preventing Congress from seeing the whistle-blower complaint, and the call summary shows that he had a personal interest in doing so. Add Barr to the list of impeachment witnesses.

There may be many others. Last night on Fox News, Giuliani held up a phone he said included messages with official authorization for his activities. “You know who I did it at the request of? The State Department,” he said. The scheme to shake down Ukraine was a massive plot, spreading through the government and corrupting multiple officials. Trump had a lot of accomplices.

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Title: Re:The Ukraine Scandal Is Not One Phone Call. It’s a Massive Plot.
Post by: AGelbert on September 26, 2019, 03:49:21 pm
The Ukraine Scandal Is Not One Phone Call. It’s a Massive Plot. (http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/09/ukraine-scandal-trump-phone-call-giuiliani-pence-barr-mulvaney-impeachment.html)
Jonathan Chait

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Photo-Illustration: Intelligencer. Photos: Getty Images

On July 25, President Trump held a phone call in which he repeatedly leaned on Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and Paul Manafort’s prosecutors. The episode is so blatantly inappropriate even Trump’s most fervent apologists are, with a few exceptions, having trouble defending it. What they are trying to do, instead, is define this phone call as the entire scandal. Trump emphasizes that he “didn’t specifically mention the explicit quid pro quo” of military aid in return for the investigation.

That is true, as far as it goes. The quid pro quo in the call, though perfectly apparent, is mostly implicit. But the real trick in Trump’s defense is framing the call as the entire scandal. The scandal is much more than that. The call is a snapshot, a moment in time in a months-long campaign that put American policy toward Ukraine at the disposal of Trump’s personal interests and reelection campaign.

Last spring, Rudy Giuliani was openly pressuring Kiev to investigate Joe Biden. Giuliani told the New York Times, “We’re meddling in an investigation … because that information will be very, very helpful to my client.” The key word there was “we’re.” The first-person plural indicated Giuliani was not carrying out this mission alone. A series of reports have revealed how many other government officials were involved in the scheme.

When Trump ordered military aid to Ukraine to be frozen, he went through his chief of staff and budget director Mick Mulvaney. Congress had passed the aid, and Ukraine was under military attack from Russia, a fact that made the halting of the assistance worrisome to numerous officials in two branches of government. As the Times reported, lawmakers and State Department staffers were asking why the money hadn’t gone through.

They were given cover stories: Lawmakers “were first told the assistance was being reviewed to determine whether it was in the best interest of foreign policy,” the Times reported this week. “Other administration officials said, without detail, there was a review on corruption in Ukraine, according to current and former officials. Then, as August drew to a close, other officials told lawmakers they were trying to gauge the effectiveness of the aid, a claim that struck congressional aides as odd.”

Lots of officials were involved in disseminating these cover stories to hide the fact that Trump held back the aid to leverage Ukraine to investigate Biden. One of them was Mike Pence, who told some confused officials that the aid was being held up “based on concerns from the White House about ‘issues of corruption.’” Pence knew perfectly well what this really meant — asked point blank if the aid was being held up over Ukraine’s failure to investigate Biden, he replied “as President Trump had me make clear, we have great concerns about issues of corruption.” In other words, yes, Ukraine needed to investigate Biden if it wanted the money.

Giuliani, though is the central figure. He has employed very little subterfuge. Giuliani told the Washington Post he kept Trump informed of his work in Ukraine for months, and declared, “My narrow interest is for the benefit of my client.” The apparent reason for his candor was to make it known to Ukraine that he was not a goofy cable-television blatherer but the president’s designated representative for Ukraine policy. If Ukraine wanted to get anything done, it had to work with Rudy.

Ukraine got the message. Its officials “expressed concern to U.S. senators that the aid had been held up as a penalty for resisting that pressure” to investigate Biden, reports the Wall Street Journal.

American foreign policy operates in regimented and bureaucratized ways. Turning over the machinery to the president’s personal attorney, who is not a foreign-policy expert or even a government employee, distorted the entire process, in ways that were noticeable throughout the government. The Washington Post has the most detailed account of the contortions. Giuliani circumvented unhelpful diplomats, even replacing one deemed troublesome. Several meetings on Ukraine policy at the White House leading up to the July 25 call “led some participants to fear that Trump and those close to him appeared prepared to use U.S. leverage with the new leader of Ukraine for Trump’s political gain.”

The White House–issued summary of Trump’s phone call with Zelensky shows the American president pressing his counterpart to undertake the twin investigations. After Trump asks Zelensky to investigate Biden, and Zelensky makes accommodating noises in response, Trump promises to have Giuliani and Attorney General William Barr call him. Barr also was involved in preventing Congress from seeing the whistle-blower complaint, and the call summary shows that he had a personal interest in doing so. Add Barr to the list of impeachment witnesses.

There may be many others. Last night on Fox News, Giuliani held up a phone he said included messages with official authorization for his activities. “You know who I did it at the request of? The State Department,” he said. The scheme to shake down Ukraine was a massive plot, spreading through the government and corrupting multiple officials. Trump had a lot of accomplices.

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It's good to see irrefutable evidence that Trump and his Wrecking Crew are a bunch of Murderous Crooks and Liars. I hope they ALL go to prison for a LONG time. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png)
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 26, 2019, 05:59:12 pm
VtDigger

Sep 26 2019, 2:34 PM

By Xander Landen

(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) Welch knocks intel chief’s handling of whistleblower complaint

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., questioned acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire during Thursday’s hearing. U.S. House feed
https://youtu.be/pUZtA7N-PMI

Rep. Peter Welch called Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire’s approach to handling the whistleblower complaint detailing President Donald Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president in July  “a dilemma for our democracy.”

Just days after House Democrats announced they are launching an impeachment inquiry over the phone call, Vermont’s lone House member others on the House Intelligence Committee questioned Maguire, who did not forward the whistleblower complaint to Congress when he received it in August.

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The chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff of California, and other Democratic members of the panel have accused Maguire of violating the law by failing to give the complaint to lawmakers.

In the document, which was made public on Thursday, the whistleblower voiced concern about Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, and his request that the leader investigate former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden.

The whistleblower also reported that White House officials attempted to “lock down” records of the call between Trump and Zelensky.

Maguire told the committee on Thursday that he handled the complaint  “in full compliance with the law at all times” and that his delay in providing lawmakers with the document stemmed from his concerns over executive privilege.
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But Welch and other Democrats said that they disagreed with Maguire’s handling of the complaint, and that he should have provided it to Congress promptly.

“Under your 🙉 🙊 approach as you saw it, it means that no one would be investigating the underlying conduct because in this case executive privilege applies, and number two the president who had the conversation is above the law,” Welch said. “So that’s a dilemma for our democracy is it not?”

Schiff, the committee chair, also told Maguire it was inappropriate for him to withhold the complaint.

You stood silent when an intelligence professional under your care and protection was ridiculed by the president, was accused of potentially betraying his or her country when that whistleblower by their fact of coming forward has shown more dedication to country, more of an understanding of the president’s oath office than the president has ever demonstrated,” Schiff said.

(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) Republicans on the committee defended Maguire, who said that this whistleblower case is different than others because it involves the president, who does not fall under the authority of his office.

“I think you’re nuts if you think you’re going to convince the American people that your cause is just by attacking this man,” Rep. Chris Stuart, R-Utah, told Democrats Thursday. “[It’s] clear that he felt there’s a discrepancy, a potential deficiency in the law. He was trying to do the right thing.” (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718202127.gif)

Rep. 😈 Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the former chair, blasted the Democrats’ complaint as highly politicized and called it the “rollout” of their “latest operation warfare against the president.”  (https://stickershop.line-scdn.net/stickershop/v1/product/1451400/LINEStorePC/main.png)

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While Welch criticized Maguire, he said he didn’t think the intelligence chief handled the complaint in bad faith.

“I disagree with some of the decisions you made, but I have no doubt whatsoever that the same sense of duty that you applied in your long and illustrious career guided you as you made these decisions,” Welch told Maguire, a retired Navy Vice Admiral and high-ranking official at the National Counterterrorism Center.

https://vtdigger.org/2019/09/26/welch-knocks-intel-chiefs-handling-of-whistleblower-complaint/
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 26, 2019, 06:20:03 pm

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Title: How Much Was Trump Zelensky Conversation Redacted?
Post by: AGelbert on September 26, 2019, 08:26:21 pm
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How Much Was Trump Zelensky Conversation Redacted?
3,733 views•Sep 25, 2019

https://youtu.be/KnqQlNmYbKk

Thom Hartmann Program
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Trump has sought favor of Ukraine's president Zelensky in seeking dirt on Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, who at the time was ahead in the polls...

All of this was exposed during by a government whistle blower. Donald Trump has now released a transcript of the conversation but... how much of it was

Redacted?

Thom digs into the "transcript" and breaks down what the missing pieces tell us!

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Title: Donald 🦀 Trump's crimes are coming to light and we have the updates ...
Post by: AGelbert on September 26, 2019, 08:34:35 pm
Treason & High Crimes: Everything You Need To Know
1,204 views•Sep 26, 2019

https://youtu.be/km_4N6AZDrY

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Donald Trump's crimes are coming to light and we have the updates from everything you are going to want to know from this declassified whistle blower complaint, the testimony from Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire and much more

Thom breaks down the history of the big players as he goes beyond the headlines to uncover what all of this means.

Do you think we are going to be able to impeach Trump after this?

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Title: Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Nightmare That Trump Will End Democracy
Post by: AGelbert on September 26, 2019, 08:52:05 pm
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 26, 2019, 11:12:15 pm
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Two Republican governors say they support impeachment inquiry of 🦀 Trump
Source: Washington Post

For the first time, two Republican governors have publicly supported the impeachment inquiry of President Trump, a new development in an intensifying political fracas that has so far been largely partisan.

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, both outspoken critics of Trump from the Northeast, said Thursday that they favored the investigation, but Scott added that he would wait for more information before calling for further action against the president.

In a statement to The Washington Post, Scott called the inquiry “appropriate” and said it is a key part of Congress’s duty as a co-equal branch of government.

“I think we have much more to learn and need to understand all the facts as this serious allegation is considered,“ he said. "Congress has a solemn responsibility to every American to fulfill its role in our government system of checks and balances.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/09/26/two-republican-governors-say-they-support-impeachment-inquiry-trump/
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 27, 2019, 12:09:31 am
Donald Trump just got really bad news about his impeachment
Bill Palmer | 5:05 pm EDT September 26, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

All along, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said that she wasn’t going to impeach Donald Trump unless and until things were such that it had a chance to work. After all, if she had brought articles of impeachment three months or six months ago, not only would it have failed, it would have made it a lot harder for her to successfully impeach him now. So she knew what she was doing. The thing is, the numbers now say that she’s nailed the timing perfectly.

Donald Trump’s Ukraine whistleblower scandal is so horrifying, so easy for the average American to understand, and it so thoroughly has Trump’s own fingerprints on the wrongdoing, it’s the perfect scandal to drive his impeachment. If you want confirmation, just look at the latest numbers.

The new YouGov poll says that 55% of Americans “strongly” or “somewhat” support Trump’s impeachment if it’s proven he threatened to withhold military aid to push Ukraine into going after Joe Biden. The new Morning Consult poll, which simply asks if Trump should be impeached, period, only shows 43% of Americans in favor of impeachment – but that’s up six points over the past few days. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818180844.png) In addition, seven percent of Americans have now dropped their opposition to impeachment, which suggests that this scandal is changing the minds of some people who had been standing by him.


As more evidence surfaces in the Ukraine whistleblower scandal, and as more people hear about this evidence, the pro-impeachment numbers should keep rising by the day. This will place pressure on the Republican Senators, because they’ll have to fear that the voters will punish them in 2020 if they try to protect Donald Trump in this scandal.

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Title: The Director of National Intelligence Was Between the Jaws of a Nutcracker
Post by: Surly1 on September 27, 2019, 01:05:32 pm
The Director of National Intelligence Was Between the Jaws of a Nutcracker (https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a29251747/joseph-maguire-testify-congress-ukraine-whistleblower/?source=nl&utm_source=nl_esq&utm_medium=email&date=092719&utm_campaign=nl18163108&src=nl)
Joseph Maguire never had a chance, and the Trump administration* made sure of it. You buy a ticket to Bedlam, you get the whole tour.


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By Charles P. Pierce

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, in a congressional hearing room, we saw a man caught in a nutcracker. It is true that he volunteered to walk into the nutcracker after two other people left it. It is also true that he twisted and turned, and fudged fantabulously (as Rep. Jim Hines put it) trying to survive between the jaws of the nutcracker. But, at the end of it, the nutcracker broke him as it has broken so many other people who decided to bathe in this poisoned spring of a presidency*. Joseph Maguire, former Navy SEAL, career Navy man from a family full of them, and now the Director of National Intelligence, found his previous life and career in tiny chunks all around his feet.

"I felt bad for the guy," said an interested observer of the House Intelligence Committee. "I felt like saying, you know, 'Hey, man. It's gonna be all right.'" But, hey, you buy a ticket to Bedlam and you get the full tour.

Maguire never had a chance. Shortly before the hearing, the committee released both the official complaint filed by the mysterious whistleblower regarding the administration*'s attempt to blackjack the embattled government of Ukraine into helping ratfck the president* a second term. These two documents so fundamentally demolished the threadbare remnants of the administration*'s shabby alibis as to be self-evident. Maguire's choices were either to ignore the obvious criminality that he knows about as well as anyone in government outside of the administration*, or to play dumb and couch his responses in various forms of privilege, not all of which actually exist. To nobody's surprise, Maguire did both. He said he trusted in the good faith of both the whistleblower and the Intelligence Community's inspector general, Michael Atkinson. He also refused even to say whether or not he had ever spoken to the president* on this matter, citing executive privilege—which, one supposes, is a backdoor way of saying that he had.

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Maguire never had a chance.
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"It seems clear that there was an effort from the Department of Justice, and Attorney General Barr, and the president, of course, to keep these facts from coming to light," said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Democrat of New York, and a member of the Intelligence Committee. "And if the box they put the Director of National Intelligence in was not opened up by the inspector general, we would not have known any of this.

"Common sense would lead to that conclusion [that Maguire had had some contact with the White House]. But it sure seemed that way. He seemed pained by the position he was put in. But, obviously, that's a question for the president. You have an incredible whistleblower complaint—that contains a credible allegation of the president pressuring a foreign leader to meddle in an American election. The Director of National Intelligence said it was credible. He did not quibble about that.

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"And the only reason he didn't send it to Congress was that he was put in a box by the White House and the attorney general, who were both implicated in the complaint. My God, that sounds like a terrible conflict of interest, and I think it speaks volumes about what's going on at the highest levels of this administration. You've got the effort to pressure the foreign leader to get involved in the 2020 election. That's a solicitation by the president for a foreign leader to interfere with out election, and then there's the effort to cover it up. If that doesn't support further inquiry, I don't know what does."

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Devin Nunes, left, made a predictable impression.

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The Republicans on the committee didn't quite know what to do with Maguire, either. They wavered between praising him for his service, taking potshots at committee chairman Adam Schiff, and weaving their Sean Hannity Starter Kit conspiracies throughout the official record. (Congressman Devin Nunes, the former White House lawn ornament now d/b/a the ranking minority member of the committee, accused Democrats of seeking out **** pictures of the president*, which was a new one on a lot of people, most of whom felt their stomachs turn at the very concept.) Eventually, the Republicans simply gave up questioning and left the room entirely, although Nunes came back at the end to belch some talking points because what the hell else does he have to do these days...besides suing internet cows, of course.

For all Maguire's agonized testimony, however, the real witnesses before the committee on Thursday were the whistleblower, through his or her complaint, and Michael Atkinson, through his report about the complaint. (Atkinson, it should be noted, was testifying in closed session before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.) Everything said by actual humans in the committee room was mere filigree.

"He was put in a box by the White House and the attorney general, who were both implicated in the complaint. My God, that sounds like a terrible conflict of interest."

"As [Maguire] said, this process was unusual," said Rep. Joaquin Castro, Democrat of Texas. "It's different from anything that's happened in the past. It was extraordinary that the inspector general's determination of 'Urgent Request' was overruled. If you look at the complaint, it says that a lot of people in the White House actually knew about the president's abuse of power, and there were people who tried to cover it up by putting this phone conversation into a different system, so that's very unusual. We also need to know if there were other things that were covered up besides this phone conversation. What about conversations with other foreign leaders, like Vladimir Putin?"

Meanwhile, up in New York, at a meeting of the U.S. staff at the United Nations, the President* of the United States said this. From The New York Times:

“I want to know who’s the person who gave the whistle-blower the information because that’s close to a spy. You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart with spies and treason, right? We used to handle it a little differently than we do now.”

Get the net, for the love of the living god.

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 27, 2019, 02:21:51 pm
The Director of National Intelligence Was Between the Jaws of a 🦀 Nutcracker (https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a29251747/joseph-maguire-testify-congress-ukraine-whistleblower/?source=nl&utm_source=nl_esq&utm_medium=email&date=092719&utm_campaign=nl18163108&src=nl)
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Joseph Maguire never had a chance, and the Trump (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) administration* made sure of it. You buy a ticket to Bedlam, you get the whole tour.

Yep. The following was written March 6, 2016. It is prophetic because it is even more true now than then:

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Congratulation, Republicans. After decades of sowing the wind, you’re now reaping the whirlwind. Your ability to exert anything resembling influence and/or control seems negligible at best and nonexistent at worst. You chose to lie down with dogs…and you’ve awakened with fleas. Worst of all, you have only yourselves to blame.

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If Trump was a CAT:
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Deplorables: GET OVER IT, LIBTARDS
Trump: I never said I eat babies
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 27, 2019, 04:03:10 pm
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“The interference includes…pressuring a foreign country to investigate one of the president’s main domestic political rivals”

By Jack Cluth  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-080515182559.png)  09.27.19

Over the next few days, I suspect we’re going to hear a battalion of Donald Trump’s enablers- in Congress and the Right-wing Echo Chamber- bemoaning that Democrats are still, after all this time, still trying to bring down Trump by any means necessary. They’ll keen shrilly about how the transcript of Trump’s phone conversation with the Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky exonerates him utterly and completely. If you read the whistleblower’s complaint and the transcript, you’ll know that nothing could be further from the truth.

Trump and his apologists are becoming increasingly desperate about protecting their fiefdom…and it’s beginning to appear as if their position and power may be in mortal peril. It’s clear that Trump used the phone call to pressure President Zelensky to find dirt on Joe and Hunter Biden…and that he used the promise of American military aid to squeeze Zelensky. Several things- (including egregious abuse of Presidential power)- are clear from the transcript, among them:

– Trump was “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country” in order to bolster his prospects in the 2020 Presidential election…and the White House tried to cover it up.

– “The interference includes, among other things, pressuring a foreign country to investigate one of the president’s main domestic political rivals.” The complaint implicates Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, as well as Attorney General William Barr.

– The White House moved to “lock down” the transcript of the phone call by putting it on a more secure computer system normally reserved for sensitive national security information, NOT politically sensitive information.

– According to the whistleblower, this was not the first time phone transcripts were moved “into this codeword-level system solely for the purpose of protecting politically sensitive — rather than national security sensitive — information.”

– Trump’s actions posed significant risks to U.S. national security and constituted a “serious or flagrant problem, abuse, or violation of law or Executive Order.

– Several U.S. officials believed the call was predicated on Zelensky’s willingness to “play ball” and cooperate with a scheme intended to enhance Trump’s political prospects.

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– Officials were concerned that Giuliani’s efforts represented the “circumvention of national security decision-making processes to engage with Ukrainian officials and relay messages back and forth” between Ukraine’s leadership and Trump.

It seems clear that not only is there a tremendous amount of smoke, but several U.S. officials can almost certainly to the fact that there’s an actual fire burning. The whistleblower’s complaint is not merely the ranting of a disgruntled government employee; that would be easy to debunk. No, there are witnesses to the events in question (and probably a a paper or electronic trail), and those witnesses can speak to the truth of what Trump said.

Over the next few days and week, I’m firmly convinced we’ll find out even more about how Trump has been misusing the power of the Presidency for his own financial and political benefit. If that isn’t sufficient to impeach him, I can’t begin to imagine what might be.

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Title: Anyone who believes what Trump, who has a proven track record of lying, says, is a fool.
Post by: AGelbert on September 27, 2019, 05:12:15 pm
Anyone who believes what a liar says is a fool. Trump (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) is an INVETERATE, CONFIRMED, CHRONIC LIAR.

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INVETERATE, CONFIRMED, CHRONIC mean firmly established.

INVETERATE applies to a habit, attitude, or feeling of such long existence as to be practically ineradicable or unalterable. - an inveterate smoker

CONFIRMED implies a growing stronger and firmer with time so as to resist change or reform.  a confirmed bachelor

CHRONIC suggests something that is persistent or endlessly recurrent and troublesome.  a chronic complainer https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inveterate

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Title: GREAT VIDEO: Whistleblower claims of White House coverup
Post by: AGelbert on September 27, 2019, 08:27:40 pm
Whistleblower alleges White House coverup | Trump impeachment inquiry
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Seeking to interfere in the 2020 election, and what's more - attempting to cover it up.Those are the allegations facing President Donald Trump tonight. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)
 
Democrats say they are gathering even more ammunition in their impeachment inquiry against him, with the public release of the whistleblower complaint at the centre of their investigation.
 
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 27, 2019, 08:40:37 pm

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Title: 🦀 Trump unleashes fury over impeachment inquiry
Post by: AGelbert on September 27, 2019, 08:51:37 pm
Donald Trump (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) unleashes fury over impeachment inquiry
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President Trump has unleashed another diatribe on Twitter, accusing Democrats of making up the contents of his phone call with the Ukrainian leader to make it “sound horrible”. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)

A formal impeachment inquiry is now investigating whether Donald Trump abused his powers by pressuring Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the President was putting national security at risk.

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 27, 2019, 09:01:13 pm
Donald 🦀 Trump, to Fight Impeachment - Will he Win or Lose?
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Why is Donald Trump opening an impeachment defense task force?

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Title: Will Trump Go After Whistle Blower for Revealing Treason?
Post by: AGelbert on September 27, 2019, 09:06:35 pm
Will (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817135149.gif) Trump 🦍 Go After Whistle Blower for Revealing Treason?
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Donald Trump in glorifying the harsh past may have put the whistle blower in danger and that could be exactly what the President wanted to do! 


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Title: Pence is up to his EYEBALLS in Ukraine TREASON!
Post by: AGelbert on September 27, 2019, 09:20:23 pm
What Are 🦕 Mike Pence's Real Motives As Impeachment Continues?
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 27, 2019, 10:07:51 pm
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Details emerge of the White House's (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) efforts to lock down records of a Presidential phone call.

https://youtu.be/cpgxoUe-nwY

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Leveraging the office of the U.S. President, to interfere in the 2020 election.
That's the accusation facing Donald Trump in a whistleblower complaint that's set him on course for an impeachment investigation.
Donald Trump has been accused of trying to persuade the Ukranian leader to dig up dirt on his rival, Joe Biden.
So, will the impeachment effort against Donald Trump intensify?
Or will it back fire on the President's opponents?

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Title: Impeachment Is 🌟 Good For Our Political Future'
Post by: AGelbert on September 27, 2019, 10:50:55 pm
'Impeachment Is 🌟 Good For Our Political Future'
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The Nation's national correspondent John Nichols says that history shows impeachment has changed the political future, and thinks it is part of a struggle we should not shy away from.

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Title: Across a divided nation, skepticism about impeachment
Post by: Surly1 on September 28, 2019, 09:22:18 am
'Impeachment Is 🌟 Good For Our Political Future'
1,240 views•Sep 27, 2019

Don't kid yourself, AG. As much as people like us and those who still traffic in reality agree that a mentally ill POTUS must go, this country is still rotten with Trumpists, fascists, white nationalists and nazis who will not go quietly.

Across a divided nation, skepticism about impeachment


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Clouds are seen over the White House after President Trump returned on the South Lawn on Sept 26. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
September 27, 2019 at 12:11 p.m. EDT

They don’t ordinarily agree with each other. They watch different channels, hear different versions of the news and view neighbors across a gaping, painful politicaldivide. But in swing districts across the country, the idea of impeaching the president has brought some Americans together: They’re wary of deploying the Constitution’s ultimate weapon — one that takes the decision about who is president out of voters’ hands.

Derek Tsao is a Republican in California who has grown tired of President Trump’s behavior. Curtis Johnson is a Democrat in Florida who could never quite fathom why his fellow Americans chose a man like Trump. Lisa Foulds is a lifelong Republican in suburban Virginia whose kids have pushed her toward the center, so much so that she voted for a Democrat for Congress last year.

They all say the president may have crossed a line when he pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate one of Trump’s main political rivals. And despite their political differences, they say the Democrats’ move this week to start impeachment proceedings against Trump is the wrong tactic at the wrong time.

Polls have shown that public opinion has shifted slightly in favor of impeachment, but many still see it as “an exercise in futility,” as Johnson put it.

The retired steelworker from Indiana, now living in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., said he’s eager for Democrats to find a candidate who can beat Trump next year, but he fears that impeaching the president will make Trump’s reelection more likely. “There’s not enough time before the election and nothing will come of it,” said Johnson, 71. “This is going to hurt the Democrats because everyone’s going to say, ‘You’re putting all your energy into this?’ ”

Tsao, 27, who is studying to be a physical therapist, has followed this week’s news only glancingly, but he’s all for investigating any credible accusations.

“If a crime has been alleged, you should find out more about it,” he said. “I fear, though, that it’s just another anti-Trump move.”

Launching an investigation and potentially putting Trump on trial in the Senate strikes Foulds, a 50-year-old who still considers herself a Republican after voting for independent Gary Johnson in 2016, as “a waste of the taxpayers’ money.”

“For something as trivial as gaining dirt on somebody? It just seems petty,” she said. “I just think it has to be much more egregious.”

As events in Washington unfolded at a breakneck pace this week, many Democrats and Republicans interviewed in swing districts across seven states were united in their exhaustion — with politics, with polarization and, even among some of his supporters, with the president. Many said they chose not to follow every twist and turn in the Ukraine story because their views about Trump had long ago solidified, pro or con.

Voters across the partisan spectrum argued that next year’s election — not impeachment — is the best way to resolve the country’s struggle with a divisive, unpopular president who now stands accused of betraying the nation’s interests.

An NPR-“PBS NewsHour”-Marist poll conducted Wednesday found that 49 percent of Americans supported opening an impeachment inquiry while 46 percent were opposed. And in a Huffington Post-YouGov poll completed Thursday, 47 percent said that “Trump should be impeached and removed from office,” up slightly from 43 percent earlier this month. The increase was driven more by increased support among Democrats than among independents.

Polls taken earlier in the week, before details of the Ukraine call were known, showed somewhat less support for impeachment. In a Quinnipiac University survey completed on Monday, 37 percent of registered voters supported impeaching and removing the president; 57 percent were opposed, including nearly all Republicans, 58 percent of independents, and 21 percent of Democrats.

Protesters call to impeach President Trump in front of the White House on Sept. 24. House Speaker Nancy Pelos (D-Calif.)i announced a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Protesters call to impeach President Trump in front of the White House on Sept. 24. House Speaker Nancy Pelos (D-Calif.)i announced a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

A lose-lose

Rosa Kee can’t stand Trump, but for a long time, she thought impeachment was the wrong idea: “I really wanted us to vote him out, because otherwise he’d say, ‘This isn’t what the people wanted.’ ”

But this week, Kee, a former telecom employee from Stone Mountain, Ga., changed her mind. Kee is now, grudgingly, okay with the Democrats pressing toward impeachment.

“This feels different to me,” said Kee, 73. “Back when he said to Putin, ‘Russia, if you’re listening, go after Hillary,’ I thought, ‘Okay, that’s just his ego talking.’ But what he did to this Ukrainian guy, now he’s using his position for his own interests.”

Kee still doesn’t like the idea of Congress removing Trump — a decision she thinks voters should make on their own — but she believes House Democrats are making a principled decision, even if she’s certain it won’t succeed.

“It will help the Democrats because they finally did something about him,” she said. “But I fear it will help Trump, too, because he’s always making himself out to be the victim, and that always works for him.”

Impeachment — Congress’s power to remove a president without a vote by the people — has never been popular. In the 1970s with Republican Richard Nixon and in the 1990s with Democrat Bill Clinton, a majority of Americans concluded that the president had behaved badly. But the country remained largely opposed to impeachment until shortly before Nixon resigned, and in Clinton’s case, all the way through his acquittal by the Senate.

In Washington, the Ukraine story sucked the air out of every other issue. In Iowa and other early primary states, Democratic presidential candidates watched as news coverage pivoted from the campaign to impeachment. Political consultants and pundits shifted into hyper-speculation mode, urgently searching for clues about how the impeachment probe might alter the country’s political path.

In swing districts, the Ukraine call and impeachment inquiry didn’t seem quite the watershed events they were in the capital, but some voters welcomed the move.

A woman views newspaper headlines announcing the acquittal of President Bill Clinton in February 1999 in Sacramento. Only three of President Trump’s predecessors underwent impeachment proceedings: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, who were acquitted after trials in the Senate, and Richard Nixon, who resigned to avoid being impeached in connection with the Watergate scandal. (Bob Galbraith/AP)
A woman views newspaper headlines announcing the acquittal of President Bill Clinton in February 1999 in Sacramento. Only three of President Trump’s predecessors underwent impeachment proceedings: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, who were acquitted after trials in the Senate, and Richard Nixon, who resigned to avoid being impeached in connection with the Watergate scandal. (Bob Galbraith/AP)

In the Yorba Linda, Calif., townhouse development where Frank Bryant lives, some neighbors no longer speak to each other because of their opposing views on Trump. “It’s way too personal,” so nobody talks politics anymore around the community pool, said Bryant, a professor of marketing at nearby Cal Poly Pomona.

He generally votes for Democrats, but he admires how Trump has managed the economy. Now, Bryant’s ready to go along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to switch gears and embrace impeachment.

“I think we have to go with the speaker right now,” Bryant said. “She’s been very careful, and so, if she sees something there now, I believe her.”

Voters on both sides echoed Pelosi’s concerns earlier this year that an impeachment drive could hurt Democrats. Trump supporters and opponents alike predicted that the move might strengthen Trump’s reelection bid.

The modern history of impeachment demonstrates that a sitting president can indeed turn the tables on his accusers, said Frank O. Bowman III, a professor at the University of Missouri School of Law and author of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors,” a history of impeachment. Bowman said that Clinton effectively pressed his case in the news media, portraying his Republican opponents as bad guys who wanted to use his extramarital sexual affair to remove him from office.

“Clinton managed to flip the public narrative from his own bad behavior to the behavior of those who attacked him,” the historian said. “Trump doesn’t need Clinton to teach him anything about fighting dirty. Any attempt to impeach Trump is going to invite the nastiest kinds of backlash, first of all against Joe Biden.”

In St. Clair Shores, a sharply split district in Detroit’s northern suburbs, Diana Rascano, 69, said she often votes for Democrats in local elections, where government “touches your life more than the feds.” But in presidential votes, she’s a consistent Republican because of her conservative views on abortion, immigration and taxes.

The transcript of the president’s call with his Ukrainian counterpart sounded like standard business talk to her, not unlike what she recalls from her days as an executive at the Detroit Edison utility company.

Rascano said Democrats, some Republicans and the news media are acting as “one big angry mob in . . . a constant barrage of trying to find a crime” committed by Trump. As a result, she said, she’s more supportive of the president in 2020 than she was in 2016.

Small-business owner Jason Scaggs, 36, touches up one of the many painted sentiments on his “Flag Barn” in Owings, Md., on Nov. 2, 2016. The barn, which dates to 1912, has signs that read: “Trump — Make America Great Again,” “Blue Lives Matter” and “Dedicated to Our Troops.” (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)
Small-business owner Jason Scaggs, 36, touches up one of the many painted sentiments on his “Flag Barn” in Owings, Md., on Nov. 2, 2016. The barn, which dates to 1912, has signs that read: “Trump — Make America Great Again,” “Blue Lives Matter” and “Dedicated to Our Troops.” (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)

Switching sides

In northwestern Pennsylvania, Trump in 2016 became the first Republican presidential candidate to carry Erie County in more than three decades. White working-class voters abandoned their historical ties to the Democratic Party after manufacturing plants downsized or closed along Lake Erie’s southern shore.

But last year, county voters shifted their loyalties back to Democrats as Gov. Tom Wolf and Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. both carried the county by about 20 points.

In Harborcreek, a working-class town just east of Erie city, many residents said they weren’t paying much attention to the unfolding impeachment controversy in Washington.

Jim Cass, a 77-year-old retired bar owner who has been a Republican all his life, has never liked Trump and said the Ukraine matter has only validated his view.

“I think he is a liar and a cheat and I never trusted him with our foreign affairs,” Cass said, “and I don’t like anything about him. Period.”

He’s all for impeaching the president, but he isn’t sure Congress will be able to amass sufficient evidence to get the job done, and he worries that the debate will deepen the nation’s divisions.

He’s certain the debate will exacerbate divisions within his own family. He has a son and a son-in-law “who loves Trump,” but another son and a daughter-in-law who “don’t have any use for him, either.”

But Cass said the risk of more family fights is worth it if the result is removing from office the man he considers “mentally ill.”

To another Republican in Harborcreek, though, the move toward impeachment seems a recipe for a Trump victory in 2020. Randy Wienke, a 64-year-old truck driver, has been stuck in the house for several days recovering from back surgery — plenty of time to absorb details of the Ukraine story on Fox News.

He’s concluded that Democrats are just out to remove Trump over a phone call that he said most voters don’t care about. “They just don’t like him, and they don’t like him because he doesn’t play into their little clique politics game there,” Wienke said.

He’s convinced that the “real criminals” are Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who have been the target of Trump’s counterattack this week.

Even if Trump did do something wrong, Wienke said, he doesn’t understand why Democrats would rush to push him from office: “Who would take his place? Mike Pence? They still would not be getting rid of any of his conservative, Republican political views.”

The impeachment initiative has changed some minds — if not about Trump, then about the Democrats lining up against him.

Tom Shaw, 56, a fraud investigator in Henrico, Va., voted for Democrat Barack Obama in 2008, Republican Mitt Romney in 2012 and then Trump in the last election, in good part because he liked the idea of a businessperson managing the country.

“Business is tough and running this country is like a big business,” Shaw said. He’s been pleased to see Trump cut red tape, lower unemployment, reduce corporate tax rates and sign a criminal justice reform bill.

But Shaw switched gears last year to vote against his Republican congressman, Dave Brat, and choose Democrat Abigail Spanberger because she’d served as a CIA officer and promised to work with Republicans.

He won’t vote for her again, though, because of her strong advocacy for gun control — and because she announced her support for impeachment this week.

“I’d love to see her sit down and lay out the specific facts that are illegal involving Trump,” he said. “But we’ll see. Maybe something comes out in the hearings. If there’s evidence that Trump violated some law or did something unethical, I would vote to impeach him in a second.”

Portnoy reported from Chesterfield, Va.; Wilson from Yorba Linda, Calif.; Craig from Erie, Pa.; and Fisher from Washington. Anna Clark in Detroit; Jared Leone in Dunedin, Fla.; Eva Ruth Moravec in Georgetown, Tex.; and Scott Clement contributed to this report

Title: From 🦀 tweedledee to 🦕 teedledum ☠️
Post by: AGelbert on September 28, 2019, 01:56:39 pm
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Published on Friday, August 09, 2019 by Common Dreams:


SNIPPET:

Many recent presidents have been awful, “But then there was Donald Trump, the only president in recent American history to openly despise the twin ideals—individual dignity and fundamental equality—upon which the contemporary United States is built. When you confront the reality of a president like Trump, the state of both sets of brakes—internal [constitutional] and external [public resistance]—become hugely important because Donald Trump’s political train runs on the most potent and dangerous fuel of all: a steady diet of fear, greed, loathing, lies, and envy. It’s a toxic mixture that has destroyed democracies before, and can do so again.

“Give Trump credit,” he continues. “He did his homework well and became the twenty-first-century master of divisive rhetoric. We’re used to thinking of Hitler’s Third Reich as the incomparably evil tyranny that it undoubtedly was. But Hitler didn’t take power by force. He used a set of rhetorical tropes codified in Trump’s bedside reading that persuaded enough Germans to welcome Hitler as a populist leader. The Nazis did not overthrow the Weimar Republic. It fell into their hands as the fruit of Hitler’s satanic ability to mesmerize enough Germans to trade their birthright for a pottage of scapegoating, short-term economic gain, xenophobia, and racism. It could happen here.”

Full article:

Leading Civil Rights Lawyer Shows 20 Ways Trump Is Copying Hitler’s Early Rhetoric and Policies (https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/08/09/leading-civil-rights-lawyer-shows-20-ways-trump-copying-hitlers-early-rhetoric-and)

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From 🦀 tweedledee to 🦕 teedledum:

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Agelbert NOTE: As strange as this may seem to anyone reading this, the systemic rot in American politics (and the judiciary) is much more widepread than meets the 'Trump fascist leadership' "eye".

Of course Trump and his entire retinue of murderous crooks and liars should be impeached as a matter of priniciple. But, while I am certain that Trump will be impeached in the House (and "acquitted" in the 🐘 Senate 👎), you know the Democrats do not have the ethical integrity to impeach both 🦀 Trump and 🦕 Pence, never mind 😈 Barr, (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201314.png) Mulvaney, 👹 Moscow Mitch, etc., et al. The reason the Democrats have to "limit" the scope of their impeachment efforts is that they know the massively corrupt Republicans are quite aware of the massive corruption in the Democratic Party and will, like corned rats, go scorched earth to expose it. The Democrats do not want the lipstick removed from their "big tent" PIG.

After the Senate "acquits" Trump, the House impeachment stigma will pretty much ruin Trump's political future, unless Trump just declares elections cancelled due to a "national emergency" (SEE: in-our-faces Dictatorship).

I honestly do not think Trump can pull that off, even though I am certain he is seriously considering it. Trump had the gall to ask the Republican Leadership to vet his daughter Ivanka as his 2016 VP running mate until they had a polite discussion with him about the nepotism no-no in American politics.

At any rate, Trump will soon be history. But, the devastating fascist harm he has done to the USA will NOT have been reversed in any way, shape or form. 

So, the rot in both political parties will fester even more destructively, thereby continuing our downward spiral towards anarchy and revolution. Unless the majority of the American voting public demands, in no uncertain terms (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-190119153601.gif), ethical behavior NOW from BOTH the Democrats and the Republicans, we will soon all be toast. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-1648302.gif)

No ethics equals NO SOLUTION.

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 28, 2019, 02:59:15 pm

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The first 🐘 Republican (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-1626482.gif)  joins the IMPEACH TRUMP STEAMROLLER: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162655-14212306.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185040-1659929.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185037-1642624.gif)

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 28, 2019, 10:58:07 pm
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House panels subpoenas Secretary of State (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/780_9adc777a0e08428257b76ece69d18ee52006bb5e39d60d966bb2440d29d17641.jpeg) Pompeo for documents related to Ukraine probe
Source: CNBC

Three House committees have subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents related to the Ukraine probe at the center of the chamber’s impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/27/house-panels-subpoena-secretary-of-state-pompeo-for-documents-related-to-ukraine-probe.html

Jeff Flake: 'At least 35' GOP senators would vote to remove Trump if vote was private

Source: USA Today

WASHINGTON — Former Republican Senator Jeff Flake said that he thinks at least 35 Republican senators would vote for President Donald Trump to be (https://i.pinimg.com/originals/68/96/fb/6896fb1793cb18e0cf313794254ff36f.jpg) removed from office if they could vote in private.

Speaking at the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival Thursday, Flake was responding to comments made by Republican political consultant Mike Murphy on MSNBC who said that if there was a secret vote, at least 30 GOP Senators would back impeachment.

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Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/09/27/jeff-flake-at-least-35-gop-senators-would-impeach-trump/3792866002/

Title: Mike Pence And The Attorney General Were Involved In The Ukraine "Conspiracy"
Post by: AGelbert on September 28, 2019, 11:05:35 pm
Maxine Waters Says 🦕 Mike Pence And The (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817135149.gif) Attorney General Were Involved In The Ukraine "Conspiracy"
Source: BuzzFeed

Rep. Maxine Waters, one of the six Democratic committee chairs leading the House’s impeachment investigation, told BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM on Friday that she believes both Attorney General Bill Barr and Vice President Mike Pence were involved in President Donald Trump’s attempts to pressure Ukraine for information on former vice president Joe Biden.
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Both Barr and Pence are named in a whistleblower complaint alleging Trump abused his office in a conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump repeatedly asked the Ukrainian leader to help investigate Biden ahead of the 2020 election. But the involvement of Barr and Pence is less clear.

Waters was asked about Trump’s statement Wednesday that reporters should also look at Pence’s communications with Ukraine; Trump had said the vice president had “a couple of conversations also.
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I expect that Pence is part of this conspiracy to try to get Ukraine to do something in a fake investigation and come out with some dirt on Biden,” Waters said. “So I’m looking forward to that coming out in the hearings that will be done by the Judiciary Committee as they take up the impeachment resolution.” (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-080515182559.png)

Read more: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/maxine-waters-pence-barr-ukraine-trump-impeachment
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 28, 2019, 11:39:41 pm
The case for Donald (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) Trump’s impeachment just got a whole lot stronger

James Sullivan | 10:00 am EDT September 28, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Perhaps one of the biggest hurdles with bringing impeachment to the table has been to convince the average person who doesn’t follow politics that the process isn’t being carried out simply for partisan reasons. After all, that was largely why Republicans decided to waste time with an impeachment effort they knew was doomed to fail back in 1998, and why the previous two U.S. presidents were routinely threatened with articles of impeachment that never came to fruition. Republicans took what was meant to be a bipartisan action to remedy a constitutional crisis and made it into a partisan tool.

Impeachment shouldn’t be the first option under any president, regardless of how much you agree or disagree with their politics. It’s an arduous process that can divide the country and erode the trust people have in democratic institutions for years to come, whether or not it’s effective. Unfortunately, much of the Trump presidency has been defined by his administration’s disregard for these institutions meant to provide checks and balances, and impeachment is a last resort option to discourage any future politicians from seeking foreign aid to swing an election in their favor.

Now, the effort to impeach Donald Trump has gotten a significant boost from a non-partisan source: a watchdog organization known as National Security Action has publicly come out in favor of impeachment on Friday morning, releasing a statement that lauded the efforts of House Democrats and collected the signatures of 300 former national security advisors who worked under both Democratic and Republican administrations. Even more former advisers are expected to sign the document in the next few days.

“President Trump appears to have leveraged the authority and resources of the highest office in the land to invite additional foreign interference into our democratic processes,” the letter reads. “That would constitute an unconscionable abuse of power. It also would represent an effort to subordinate America’s national interests — and those of our closest allies and partners — to the President’s personal political interest.”

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Donald Trump is probably presiding over the least stable National Security Council in history, with advisers rarely staying on past a year. If the letter is any indication, we may be seeing a flurry of ugly news leaking soon about this administration’s reckless foreign policies.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/case-for-impeachment-whole-stronger-donald-trump/21203/
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 29, 2019, 12:32:12 am
There’s another article of impeachment for you
Bill Palmer | 8:20 pm EDT September 28, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

In a sign of just how much of a career criminal Donald Trump is, and a sign of just how chaotic the circus surrounding Trump’s failing presidency has become over the past week, it turns out he committed a felony in plain sight yesterday – and it went barely noticed.

Yesterday morning, a Senate committee report labeled the NRA a “foreign asset” of the Russian government. The money trail running from the Kremlin, through the NRA, to the 2016 campaigns of Donald Trump and a huge number of other Republicans, has been so thoroughly exposed that the NRA’s continued existence is in doubt and its leaders are in danger of ending up criminally indicted. So you’d think that, even as Trump is being impeached for trying to criminally conspire with foreign nations, he’d want to steer clear of the Russian puppets in the NRA – particularly yesterday of all days.

But don’t tell that to Donald Trump, who never met a crime he didn’t like. Yesterday, Trump met with NRA boss Wayne LaPierre and offered not to pursue any gun legislation if the NRA was willing to finance  (http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1375371542_tumblr_m7jevgcaFm1qzqdem.gif) his impeachment defense, according to the New York Times. Congressman (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) Ted Lieu (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-080515182559.png), a former prosecutor, tweeted precisely why this is a crime: “If the [New York Times] article is accurate, it appears Donald Trump seeks to trade action on legislation in exchange for financial support from the NRA. That would be illegal. A felony, to be exact.”

In other words, Donald Trump has reached the point of desperation where he’s now committing even more crimes in the name of trying to get himself off for his existing crimes. When the House starts introducing and then eventually expanding articles of impeachment, Trump’s NRA felony will surely end up being one of them. In addition, once Trump is ousted, the NRA felony will get him criminally indicted on yet another felony. Trump is never, ever getting out of prison.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/article-of-impeachment-there-another/21227/

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: Surly1 on September 29, 2019, 06:56:37 am
Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

In private, many Republicans are in crisis mode over Trump’s scandal in Ukraine, reportedly claiming that an impeachment inquiry could permanently derail his presidency. One Senate Republican told the Washington Post that releasing the limited transcript of Trump’s call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksy was a “huge mistake.” One former administration staffer told Politico that, due to the scandal, the remainder of Trump’s legislative agenda “probably doesn’t get done.” Another prominent Republican told Vanity Fair that “this could unwind very fast, and I mean in days.”

Though there’s turmoil under the surface, in public the GOP amidst Trump’s impeachment inquiry is having a much quieter crisis, as Republicans weigh in with responses ranging from it “raises a number of important questions”but we’re not going to do anything, to “Biden is the one who threatened Ukraine’s aid, not Trump.” And as the party goes, so does its organ. According to a new report from Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman, Fox News is grappling with how to deal with Trump’s worsening Ukraine scandal and the developing impeachment inquiry. On Thursday morning, Sean Hannity reportedly told friends that the whistle-blower’s report is “really bad,” and that Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch is considering how to set up the network for its inevitable post-Trump future. But unlike the party at-large, the turbulence is being felt a little more publicly. As Sherman reports:

Fox has often taken a nothing-to-see-here approach to Trump scandals, but impeachment is a different animal. “It’s management bedlam,” a Fox staffer told me. “This massive thing happened, and no one knows how to cover it.” The schism was evident this week as a feud erupted between afternoon anchor Shepard Smith and prime-time host Tucker Carlson. It started Tuesday when Fox legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano told Smith on-air that Trump committed a “crime” by pressuring Ukraine’s president to get dirt on Biden. That night, Carlson brought on former Trump lawyer Joe diGenova, who called Napolitano a “fool” for claiming Trump broke the law. Yesterday, Smith lashed back, calling Carlson “repugnant” for not defending Napolitano on air. (Trump himself is said to turn off Fox at 3 p.m., when Shep Smith airs.) Seeking to quell the internecine strife before it carried into a third day, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and president Jay Wallace communicated to Smith this morning to stop attacking Carlson, a person briefed on the conversation said. “They said if he does it again, he’s off the air,” the source said. (Fox News spokesperson Irena Briganti denied that management had any direct conversation with Smith).

Another gem from the report: Paul Ryan, who joined the Fox board a few months after his retirement, is among those at the network pushing for hosts to break with the president. “Paul is embarrassed about Trump and now he has the power to do something about it,” an executive close to Ryan said — as if he has more power to check Trump’s authoritarian tendencies as a TV board member than he did as Speaker of the House.

But having an adverse relationship with holding the president accountable appears to be a theme among Republican lawmakers:

Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 29, 2019, 07:52:28 pm
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Fox News in a State of Bedlam As Trump Faces Impeachment: Report (http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/09/bedlam-at-fox-news-as-trump-faces-impeachment-report.html)

SNIPPET:
Another gem from the report: Paul Ryan, who joined the Fox board a few months after his retirement, is among those at the network pushing for hosts to break with the president.Paul is embarrassed about Trump and now he has the power to do something about it, an executive close to Ryan said &mdash; as if he has more power to check Trump's authoritarian tendencies as a TV board member than he did as Speaker of the House.

I read that about Paul Ryan. Ryan is one evil dude.

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If this advice by him to dump Trump is on the level, it confirms a lot of what I expect to happen in the comment I just posted on the Pollution and the Doomstead Diner topic threads.

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Title: Pelosi: Attorney general 'has gone rogue'
Post by: AGelbert on September 30, 2019, 02:06:10 pm
Pelosi: Attorney general 'has gone rogue'

Source: The Hill

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accused Attorney General William Barr on Friday of going "rogue" in his efforts to protect President Trump from the fallout over a whistleblower complaint related to Trump's conversations with the president of Ukraine.

During an interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Pelosi argued that Barr was part of a White House "cover up" of Trump's call to Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky, during which Trump asked Zelensky about the possibility of launching an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden.

"He's gone rogue," Pelosi said. "I think where they're going is a cover-up of a cover-up."

"I think it's sad, to have a Justice Department go so rogue," she continued. "Well, they have been for a while. And now it just makes matters worse."

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/463342-pelosi-attorney-general-has-gone-rogue
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 30, 2019, 02:13:55 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) Trump asks if House Intel Chair Adam Schiff should face 'arrest for treason'  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-200419205434.png)
Source: CNBC

President Donald Trump on Monday suggested that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff could face “arrest for treason” over his recent statement about Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president.

“Rep. Adam Schiff illegally made up a FAKE & terrible statement, pretended it to be mine as the most important part of my call to the Ukrainian President, and read it aloud to Congress and the American people,” Trump tweeted.

“It bore NO relationship to what I said on the call. Arrest for Treason?” he added.

Neither the White House nor a spokesman for Schiff, D-Calif., immediately responded to CNBC’s request for comment on the president’s tweet. The fiery tweet accusing Schiff — a leading voice on the House’s impeachment inquiry into Trump — of “illegally” misrepresenting him came days after the president said at a private staff event that “we used to handle” spies and treason “a little differently than we do now.”

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/30/trump-asks-if-schiff-should-face-arrest-for-treason-over-impeachment-probe.html

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 30, 2019, 02:37:34 pm
GOP Congressman Will Plead Guilty in Insider-Trading Case (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718204746.gif)
Source: Bloomberg

Rep. 😈 Christopher Collins, a Republican from New York, is pleading guilty to insider trading.

The congressman was charged last year with trading on non-public information about Innate Immunotherapeutics Ltd., an Australian biotechnology company. He was arrested in August 2018 along with his son, Cameron Collins, and Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron’s fiancee. All have pleaded not guilty.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-30/gop-congressman-will-plead-guilty-in-insider-trading-case

Per WaPo, Speaker Pelosi received a resignation letter from Collins today. ;D He pleads tomorrow.. 👍

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/09/30/rep-chris-collins-expected-plead-guilty-insider-trading-case/

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) received a letter of resignation from Collins on Monday, a senior Democratic aide said. The resignation will be effective when the letter is officially filed at a scheduled House session Tuesday.

side note: Collins (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) was first sitting U.S.Representative to endorse (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Trump for President of U.S.A.

...here is some more information from Wikepedia:

.....Christopher Carl Collins is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New York's 27th congressional district since 2013. Collins was the first sitting U.S. Representative to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States, and he served on Trump's presidential (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) transition team.

Read more:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142374417
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on September 30, 2019, 02:52:47 pm

226 & Counting (https://secure.actblue.com/donate/members-for-impeachment) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132422-1693180.gif)

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Title: "I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President. This is beyond repugnant."
Post by: AGelbert on September 30, 2019, 03:01:29 pm
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GOP 🐘 lawmaker 👀 ;D blasts Trump for quoting   pastor (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201314.png) warning of civil war over impeachment
Source: The Hill


BY CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO - 09/29/19 10:21 PM EDT

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) on Sunday criticized President Trump for quoting a pastor saying impeachment could trigger a "Civil War-like fracture" in the country.

"I have visited nations ravaged by civil war," Kinzinger tweeted.

"I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President. This is beyond repugnant."

The rare rebuke from a Republican member of Congress came in response to Trump tweeting a quote from Pastor (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013200859.png) Robert Jeffress on 🐍 Fox News.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/463592-gop-lawmaker-calls-out-trump-for-quoting-pastor-warning-of-civil-war


Rep. Mac Thornberry becomes sixth Texas Republican in House to announce retirement ahead of 2020

Source: Dallas News
The Texodus continues. ;D

Clarendon Rep. Mac Thornberry on Monday announced that he will not run for reelection next year, making the 13-term lawmaker the sixth Texas Republican in Congress to head for the exits ahead of the 2020 election.

"We are reminded, however, that 'for everything there is a season,' and I believe that the time has come for a change," he said in a news release, saying that it's been a "great honor" to serve the people of his district. "Therefore, I will not be a candidate for reelection in the 2020 election."

His retirement marks a heavyweight loss for a state GOP delegation in flux. The Panhandle native, elected to the U.S. House in 1994, is one of the longest-tenured Texans in Washington from either party. He's spent the last three terms as the top Republican on the powerful House Armed Services Committee, serving as chairman for two of those terms.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2019/09/30/rep-mac-thornberry-becomes-sixth-texas-republican-in-house-to-announce-retirement-ahead-of-2020-election/

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Title: laser focused on their "Prime Directive" (impeaching and removing 🦀 Donald Trump
Post by: AGelbert on October 01, 2019, 03:57:08 pm
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John M. R. Borders 👍

It is great to see the Democrats and their institutional allies stay laser focused on their "Prime Directive" (impeaching and removing Donald Trump). Because that is what will bring the entire criminal 'Wall' of the Republican/Russian conspiracy crashing down into a bottomless pit. Republicans & their rogue alliances are ferociously trying to propagandize America into a state of utter chaos, distraction and confusion to deflect focus away from themselves. They are BUSTED! As a result, they have gone nuclear in their criminal conspiracy to shield all of the evil schemes they embedded within "Trumpism".

You have the arch criminal Bill Barr stealthily creeping around world capitals; breaking the law; being a naked traitor; and criminally attempting to create wicked scams & lies to discredit evidence (like the Mueller Report/Steele Dossier) and future testimony against Trump and all of his co-conspirators (including himself). You have swamp monsters like Rudy Giuliani and Mike Pompeo cruising through the sewers of international capitols doing the same thing, while triggering every single alarm system in the process. You have the odious and loathesome Liz Cheney and other supernaturally evil GOP creatures from the netherworld like Lindsey Graham, Congressman "GYM" Jordan and several treasonous GOP Senators trolling the Nation with lies, wicked distortion and cozy 'arms length' treason, in the naked support Russia's attack on their country.

I could go on; but I suspect everyone (especially the Palmer Report faithful) get the point. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-1624479.gif)

Democrats are FOCUSED on crushing that one brick in the wall of this massive conspiracy against America, that will knock the whole wall down. And the cracking and crumbling bricks & pillars from that collapsed wall will destroy all of those modern day Philistines (like those mentioned above and their fellow traitors). Democratic Presidential Candidates must stay just as focused and avoid the traps of extending their opportunities to low hanging fruit like Kavanaugh, Stormy Daniels & other lewd entrapments. The crumbling 'Wall' will take care of that (in the cleanup phase).

Associated post:

Bill Palmer | 11:00 am EDT October 1, 2019

Rudy Giuliani screws up badly after getting subpoenaed (https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/rudy-giuliani-screws-subpoena-badly/21360/)

September 30, 2019

By David Remnick

(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301014181553.gif) The Floodgates Open on 🦀 Trump (https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-floodgates-open-on-trump)
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Agelbert NOTE: For those wondering why I addded that tiger planning to have a juicy fat laden Trump lunch, please remember that the tiger symbol is associated with Asia. Please remember that Moscow Mitch's wife, though from the Chinese dragon persuasion, is a well known 🐯 tigress. Yes, she is an evil oligarch. Yes, she is a willing particpant in Trump's Cabinet of swamp creatures.

However, whether she admits it or not, I maintain that she is NOT a happy camper when it comes to Trump's tariff war with China. She LOVES China. Her Chinese connections MADE HER RICH! Do you think that has gone away? Do you think MONEY is no longer NUMERO UNO for her? Neither do I. I am convinced that she is quietly convincing her husband that it is time for Mr. Trump to go away.

I believe that Moscow Mitch is surreptitiously trying to take Trump down in order to prevent the loss of a  Republican Party majority and the Right wing Swamp Creatures 'R' US influence in U.S. foreign and domestic policies. 

The "Civil War" Trump is "warning" about is just more Trump psychological projection. 

The ACTUAL Civil War is the one going on within the 🐘 Republican  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418201302.png)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418201722.png) Party. It has nothing to do with ethics or principle or preserving the rule of law; it's about the realization among around 30% of those crooks and liars that they need to dump Trump in order to retain their (fraudulently orchestraded) "legitimacy" in the public eye.

China wants Trump to go away. China is using all of its considerable influence in U.S. politics ((http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1375371542_tumblr_m7jevgcaFm1qzqdem.gif)) to get Trump dumped.

All China wants is 😈 business as usual oligarchic corruption in the USA. So, they will favor letting Trump go with a slap on the wrist (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200714183404.bmp). The USA is TOAST if we do not put Trump (http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/exagerent/police/enprison.gif) and his ENTIRE wrecking crew, and his enablers in the media, and his enablers in the House and the Senate, in prison (http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/exagerent/police/boulet.gif). So, while I welcome China's repudiation of Trump, don't you believe for one second that just because Trump is no longer in office, everything's gonna be nice.

This craven, cowardly, buck passing, future WORSE corruption fostering BULLSHIT that Ford, Carter, Clinton AND Obama pulled in refusing to jail the treasonous bastard Republican Presidents and their coterie of murderous crooks and liars has GOT TO STOP NOW. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

We cannot afford to put Trump under the "let's look forward, not back" RUG. If we don't RID OUR HOUSE of ALL OF THESE TREASONOUS TERMITES, we are TERMITE FOOD! (https://media.tenor.com/images/f6d166aa141a9ddfccd2d56b56ebdf71/tenor.gif)
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Stay tuned.
 
Title: Donald Trump Is Finished
Post by: AGelbert on October 01, 2019, 06:35:33 pm
SEP 30, 2019 OPINION|TD ORIGINALS

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Donald 🦀 Trump Is Finished

SNIPPET:

I’m not going to bury the lede: Donald John Trump, the 45th president of the United States, is going to be impeached. Not only that, but whether or not the GOP-controlled Senate convicts Trump of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” his presidency is drawing to a close. Unless a political deus ex machina comes to his rescue, he will not serve a second term.

Numerous actions and events have brought us to this impeachment precipice, virtually all of them initiated by Trump himself. He is the architect of his own demise, and there is no turning back.

As of Saturday, some 225 members of the House of Representatives were on record endorsing an impeachment investigation. Their ranks included independent Justin Amash of Michigan and Republican Mark Amodei of Nevada. The last high-profile House Democratic holdout, Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, announced her support Friday. The total will only expand in the coming weeks.

Trump, for his part, appears increasingly exhausted, paranoid and incoherent, not unlike Richard Nixon in the final stages of Watergate. The president has taken to Twitter even more than usual, spewing vitriol and blurting out threats of revenge against his many presumed enemies.

For those who are unfamiliar with the procedure or who could simply use a refresher, impeachment is the constitutional mechanism by which a president, vice president or “civil officer of the United States” can be accused of “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors” and removed from office upon conviction.

The specific provisions governing the process can be found in Article 1, Section 2 and Article 2, Sections 3 and 4 of the Constitution, which define the respective powers of the legislative and executive branches of the federal government.

Together, the provisions establish a two-step process. As explained in a 2015 study, “Impeachment and Removal,” prepared by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service: “First, a simple majority of the House impeaches—or formally approves allegations of wrongdoing amounting to an impeachable offense, known as articles of impeachment. The articles of impeachment are then forwarded to the Senate where the second proceeding takes place: an impeachment trial. If the Senate, by vote of a two-thirds majority, convicts the official of the alleged offenses, the result is removal from office. …” [Emphasis in original]

Although scores of federal officials have been the subject of congressional impeachment resolutions since the nation’s founding, the House has referred only 19 individuals to the Senate for impeachment trials—15 federal judges (including Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase in 1805), one senator, one cabinet member and two presidents, Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998-99. The Senate has conducted 16 impeachment trials, convicting eight lower-court judges. The rest were acquitted.

Nixon, whose name is most often associated with impeachment, was never formally impeached. Rather than face certain conviction in the Senate, Nixon resigned before the full House could vote on three articles of impeachment passed by the Judiciary Committee in 1974.

As the accusatory body, the House has the authority to decide what constitutes an impeachable offense in any particular instance. The Constitution provides only general guidance, defining the grounds for impeachment as “treason, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

While treason and bribery are clear enough, to grasp the meaning of “high crimes and misdemeanors”—the basis most commonly invoked over the decades and which will surely be cited against Trump—we have to look back to the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

The Founding Fathers debated impeachment and the notion of high crimes and misdemeanors extensively at the convention. James Madison described impeachment as “indispensable . . . for defending the community [against] the incapacity, negligence or perfidy of the chief magistrate.” George Mason argued, “No point is of more importance than that the right of impeachment should be continued. Shall any man be above justice?” Benjamin Franklin quipped dryly that impeachment was preferable to the European method of displacing a king—assassination.

But of all the Founders, Alexander Hamilton is credited with defining the scope of impeachment. In Federalist (Paper) No. 65 (1788), Hamilton described the legal process as embracing not only overt criminal conduct, but also serious violations of the “public trust.”

True to Hamilton’s reasoning, over the course of our history, charges of high crimes and misdemeanors have been alleged for a wide array of wrongdoing, both criminal and noncriminal, including abuse of power, obstruction of justice, corruption, bribery and perjury.

No one, not even Nixon, is more deserving of impeachment than Donald John Trump. In 2015, while Trump was a presidential candidate, I warned of the dangers he posed to immigrants, the First Amendment, and civil rights and liberties in general. Soon after the election, I began writing about his inevitable impeachment.

The principal debate now among mainstream Democrats and progressives is no longer whether Trump should be impeached, but how extensive the articles drafted against him should be. Well before the Ukraine scandal erupted into public view last week courtesy of a whistleblower’s complaint, Trump was liable for a long laundry list of impeachable offenses. Among the many derelictions I have cited, Trump can credibly be accused of:

Committing campaign finance violations by paying hush money to two women with whom he allegedly had extramarital affairs, Karen McDougal and po rn star Stormy Daniels;
Obstructing justice in connection with the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller;
Defying congressional subpoenas;
Using the presidency for personal economic gain;
Abusing the pardon power to reward political allies;
Attacking the press and the judiciary;
Threatening to prosecute political opponents;
Abusing emergency powers to build his border wall;
Incarcerating undocumented immigrant children in concentration camps;
Attempting to strip millions of Americans of health insurance;
Promoting tax reform to benefit the super-rich;
Gutting environmental regulations and pulling out of the Paris climate accord;
Refusing to enforce the Voting Rights Act; and
Curbing the use of federal consent decrees to counter police misconduct.

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The mafia-like shakedown of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky—as reflected in the declassified “Memorandum of Telephone Conversation” (memcon) that details the July 25 conversation between the leaders—only adds fuel to an already (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160021-22781459.png) raging fire.


Full article:

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/donald-trump-is-finished/

Agelbert NOTE: Republican troll response in the comments at Truthdig:

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Title: Founding Fathers Wouldn't Hesitate To Impeach Donald Trump!
Post by: AGelbert on October 01, 2019, 07:05:02 pm
Founding Fathers Wouldn't Hesitate To Impeach (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) Donald Trump!
1,728 views•Sep 30, 2019

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Thom Hartmann Program
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What would the Founding Fathers do to someone like Donald Trump?

Thom Hartmann reads the thoughts of the founding fathers on when Impeachment should be used and Donald

Do you think Dona;d Trump fits the criteria for impeachment that the founding fathers set?

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Title: Would Trump Resign For Nixon-Like Immunity?
Post by: AGelbert on October 01, 2019, 07:09:57 pm
Would 🦀 Trump Resign For Nixon-Like Immunity?
7,219 views•Sep 30, 2019

https://youtu.be/AvHsufC0D7U

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Could Trump use his presidency as a bargaining tool to keep himself and his children from facing the consequences of their crimes

or do the American people want to see Donald Trump impeached and convicted?

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on October 01, 2019, 09:30:40 pm
Sen. Ron Wyden Exposes Secret  😈 NRA Connection To Russia!
2,035 views•Sep 30, 2019

https://youtu.be/FLw1kdBo1W0

Thom Hartmann Program
182K subscribers

Was the NRA working for Russia?

Senator Ron Wyden joins the Thom Hartmann Program to expose the NRA's connection to the Russian government and Russian Oligarchs.

What is the connection between the NRA, the Republican Party, and Russia? Why was there access to the US political system? The NRA needs to be investigated up by the IRS and their tax-exempt status, according to Senator Ron Wyden.

Senator Ron Wyden is co-chair of the Whistle-blower Caucus and says that the current whistleblower is very credible on the Trump call with the President of Ukraine.


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Title: 📢 The Second 🦅 Whistle Blower You Need To Know!
Post by: AGelbert on October 01, 2019, 09:35:38 pm
📢 The Second 🦅 Whistle Blower You Need To Know!
8,693 views•Oct 1, 2019

https://youtu.be/6KdalNJcBNc

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There is a second whistle blower that most people don't even know about exposing the crimes of the Donald Trump administration.

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Title: Exposing GOP Made Up Scandals Cost to Democracy!
Post by: AGelbert on October 01, 2019, 09:47:45 pm
Exposing (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) GOP Made Up Scandals Cost to Democracy!
784 views•Oct 1, 2019

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Ukraine, Joe Biden, Hunter Biden – is there corruption (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185040-16582181.gif) and what is the full story? 🦉

Has the government been undermined and what is Trump doing to distract attention from him?

Kurt Eichenwald 👍 joined Thom Hartmann live in the studio.

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Title: Donald is disloyal to America. He has to be. Donald is loyal only to Donald.
Post by: AGelbert on October 01, 2019, 11:06:33 pm
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October 1, 2019

By David Cay Johnston, DC Report Editor-in-Chief

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The whistleblower showed, beyond a doubt, that what we have been saying at DCReport from the get-go is spot on: Donald is disloyal to America. He has to be. Donald is loyal only to Donald.

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History will record that Trump’s downfall began not with his imagined cabal of “deep state” enemies, but with a single honest soul, a mere cog in the national security machine.

Even timid creatures like Mitt Romney have declared themselves “troubled” by Trump’s soliciting Ukrainian interference in our 2020 election. Still, most Republican officeholders say nothing.

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The Murdochs, Who Built Up 🦀 Trump, May Now Be Ready to Bring Him Down (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png) (https://www.dcreport.org/2019/09/28/why-the-future-of-trumps-presidency-belongs-to-fox-news/)
Title: "He needs to be imprisoned & placed in solitary confinement."
Post by: AGelbert on October 01, 2019, 11:26:39 pm
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I'm calling on the GOP to stop Trump's filthy talk of whistleblowers being spies & using mob language implying they should be killed. Impeachment is not good enough for Trump. He needs to be imprisoned & placed in solitary confinement (http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/exagerent/police/enprison.gif). But for now, impeachment is the imperative.

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🐘 Chuck Grassley defends (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-1626482.gif)
 🦅 Ukraine whistleblower, breaking with GOP and (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) Trump
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Source: NBC News

The statement by the powerful Iowa senator did not mention Trump's attacks on the whistleblower.


Oct. 1, 2019, 1:17 PM CDT / Updated Oct. 1, 2019, 2:09 PM CDT
By Dareh Gregorian

A top Republican senator Tuesday defended the whistleblower at the center of the Democrats' impeachment inquiry following repeated attacks from President Donald Trump.

"This person appears to have followed the whistleblower protection laws and ought to be heard out and protected. We should always work to respect whistleblowers’ requests for confidentiality," Sen. Chuck Grassley, head of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, said in a statement.

The Iowa Republican did not mention Trump by name, but said, "No one should be making judgments or pronouncements without hearing from the whistleblower first and carefully following up on the facts. Uninformed speculation wielded by politicians or media commentators as a partisan weapon is counterproductive and doesn’t serve the country."

Trump and some of his allies, including Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham, have said the identity of the intelligence community whistleblower whose complaint sparked the House's impeachment inquiry into the president should be made public, even though it's protected under whistleblower laws that Grassley helped write.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/chuck-grassley-defends-ukraine-whistleblower-breaking-gop-trump-n1060871
Title: Support for impeaching Trump hits new high 👍
Post by: AGelbert on October 02, 2019, 03:10:32 pm
Support for impeaching 🦀 Trump hits new high  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818180844.png)
Source: Politico

By STEVEN SHEPARD
10/02/2019 05:00 AM EDT

A batch of recent polling confirms the Democratic impeachment push is gaining steam — including a new POLITICO/Morning Consult survey that shows for the first time that more voters support than oppose proceedings to remove Trump from office. The uptick is primarily among Democrats, as Republican voters surveyed continue to have Trump's back.

In the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, 46 percent of voters said Congress should begin impeachment proceedings vs. 43 percent who said they should not. Eleven percent had no opinion. That support represented a 3-point bump from last week, when voters were evenly split.

The new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll comes as at least a half-dozen other media outlets have released surveys showing support for impeachment rising. The polls suggest that Democrats are gaining support for the impeachment inquiry as the Ukraine scandal unspools. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had resisted escalating the House’s investigations of Trump because of the political risks, but the latest surveys suggest the party is unlikely to bleed support from Democratic voters over the decision to challenge Trump head-on.

Still, the move isn’t without risk. The percentage of voters who disapprove of Trump’s job performance in the latest poll, 56 percent, still exceeds the 46 percent who think Congress should begin impeachment proceedings to remove him, or the 51 percent who say they support the current impeachment inquiry — a step short of actual impeachment proceedings. Those findings indicate that there is a slice of moderate voters who disapprove of Trump but think Democrats are going too far.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/02/trump-impeachment-poll-support-016403?fbclid=IwAR36wbu3U4QZzTK94FAXhp1R8GRRb9zs9bzTR9ce62GyZKMozeSAj0rfy8s
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Title: Grifters Grifting Grifter Trump
Post by: AGelbert on October 02, 2019, 04:19:48 pm
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A Grifter (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Grifter), is somebody who can influence anybody, anywhere, at anytime, into doing whatever they choose to have them do, that will result in the grifter's personal gain. Usually monetary, but really anything that benefits him or her somehow.

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A Trump (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) hotel mystery: Giant reservations followed by empty rooms
Source: Politico

House investigators are looking into an allegation that groups — including at least one foreign government — tried to ingratiate themselves to President Donald Trump by booking rooms at his hotels but never staying in them.

It’s a previously unreported part of a broader examination by the House Oversight Committee, included in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, into whether Trump broke the law by accepting money from U.S. or foreign governments at his properties.

“Now we’re looking at near raw bribery,” said Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), a House Oversight Committee member who chairs the subcommittee with jurisdiction over Trump’s hotel in Washington. “That was the risk from day one — foreign governments and others trying to seek favor because we know Trump (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162655-14231561.gif)💵 pays attention to this.... It’s an obvious attempt to curry favor with him.”

The investigation began after the committee received information that two entities — a trade association and a foreign government — booked a large quantity of rooms but only used a fraction of them, according to a person familiar with the allegation who isn't authorized to speak for the committee.

-snip-

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/02/trump-hotel-empty-rooms-016763

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Title: We have stepped fully through the Looking Glass.
Post by: AGelbert on October 02, 2019, 09:40:23 pm
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Bill Barr Ended Bush's Prosecution: Will He Stop 🦀 Trump's Impeachment?
6,287 views•Oct 1, 2019

Thom Hartmann Program
182K subscribers

https://youtu.be/azvmvb3l5h4

Our Republic is at Risk

We just learned that attorney general Bill Barr, who engineered the 1992 cover up of Iran Contra on behalf of Reagan and Bush, was in Italy last week trying to find evidence that the Mueller investigation, the FBI, and US intelligence agencies were corrupted by the Clinton campaign.

Meanwhile, Mike Pompeo‘s state department has notified dozens of people who sent emails to Hillary Clinton that their emails have been retroactively classified, and they may therefore be subject to criminal action, meaning Trump is now talking about prosecuting and locking up Hillary Clinton.

We have stepped fully through the Looking Glass. Trump, the Murdoch family with Fox News, and bizarre right wing sites funded by cranky billionaires are leading a small but well armed group of Americans toward what Trump himself calls a “Civil War.“

This is all extraordinarily dangerous, In ways we have not seen in this country since the 1850s.

If Republican lawmakers do not step up and stop this, our country may well be torn apart in almost unimaginable ways.

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Title: Newspapers Are Calling for Trump's Resignation!
Post by: AGelbert on October 02, 2019, 09:48:00 pm
Newspapers Are Calling for 🦀 Trump's Resignation! (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)
2,184 views•Oct 2, 2019

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182K subscribers

Newspapers are calling for Donald Trump's resignation, not just his impeachment but his resignation.

Will Donald Trump resign from office or will he need to be forced out of office! 

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on October 03, 2019, 09:54:51 pm
Did Trump Just Commit ANOTHER Impeachable Felony?
1,873 views•Oct 3, 2019

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It looks like Donald Trump just committed another impeachable felony and this time on live TV

Thom Hartmann has all the details on the latest in Trump's impeachment thanks to Joyce Vance a former federal prosecutor tweeting that Trump latest antics constitute an impeachable felony.

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Title: It's there Sanctions, Stupid
Post by: Surly1 on October 04, 2019, 08:46:27 am
It's All About the Sanctions (https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/30/1889167/-It-s-All-About-the-Sanctions)

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I watched Rachel Maddow interview Ambassador McFaul this evening, and a number of things about this whole unholy mess became clear. Let me see if I can lay it out:

In 2014, Russia invades the Crimea. In response, Obama and the EU impose sanctions and kick Russia out of the G8 (not G7).
In July 2016, Russian operatives sit down with the Trump campaign to discuss lifting sanctions.
In 2016, Russia interferes with the US elections. In response, Obama imposes more sanctions.
Russia’s economy is not very robust, and the sanctions really bite. In particular, they hurt Putin and some of the people whose support he needs to stay in power.
During the transition, incoming NSA Flynn talks to the Russians about lifting sanctions.
After Trump is sworn in, he tries to get the sanctions lifted, but is balked by Congress.
Now, add in what we’ve been learning this week:

Trump was pressuring the Ukraine government to investigate Crowdstrike, the company which had helped expose Russia’s hacking of the DNC.
Trump also claimed the DNC server was being hidden somewhere in Ukraine.
Trump also urges Zelensky to make peace with Russia on Putin’s terms. (He did it again at their meeting, and the look on Zelensky’s face was priceless.)
Barr travels to England, Italy, and other places trying to get countries to reopen whether Russia really did interfere in 2016.
Barr also urges Trump to get Australia to look into their diplomat’s breaking the story that the Trump campaign was coordinating with Russia.
Put all that together, and here’s what it’s shaping up to be:

Putin desperately wants the sanctions lifted. His economy and his political survival depend on it.
The original sanctions were put in place to punish Putin for taking over Crimea, so if Ukraine makes peace with Russia, Trump can argue there’s no more need for those sanctions.
The second set of sanctions followed Putin’s interference in our 2016 election. If Trump can show that it wasn’t Russia (but maybe Ukraine or maybe some rogue actors based in Ukraine), he can claim that the sanctions were a mistake all along and they should be lifted.
All that is in addition to the benefits Trump personally gets out of it:

He can “prove” he won the election without Russia’s help. (That he is trying to do this by showing someone else helped him instead just show you don’t understand Trumplogic™.)
He gets dirt on his most likely opponent.
Most important, he satisfies the puppet master, who will now help get him another term (and also not put polonium in his diet coke).


***

I use anyone interested I this topic to review the transcript of the Rachel Maddow show for 9/30. She has just released a book that includes, among other things, a section on Dmitry Firtash, a Russian oligarch who gets paid on every unit of hydrocarbons that transits through Ukraine. And she bottom-lines the end game for Putin and his Manchurian "President."

http://www.msnbc.com/transcripts/rachel-maddow-show/2019-09-30

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Russia is sanctioned for what they did in Ukraine.  Trump is apparently working to undo that so those sanctions can be dropped.  They also interfered with our elections and have been sanctioned for that.  Trump is also apparently working very hard to undo that.

Trump is working very hard on both of those things.  Yes, he`s trying to get help for 2020, but those two things about Russia invading Ukraine and Russia helping him get elected, he`s working on those just as intently.

And both of those things have bank shot, knock on, indirect benefit to him in terms of helping his reputation for how he got elected, but both of those things have direct benefit to Russia because they need those sanctions dropped desperately, because their economy cannot function with those sanctions in place.

Dropping those sanctions is the most important foreign policy goal that Russia has.  And Trump is working double time to get it done before he gets impeached.
Title: Full text messages from Volker testimony published - and they are damning
Post by: AGelbert on October 04, 2019, 12:26:04 pm
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Dropping those sanctions is the most important foreign policy goal that Russia has.  And 🍊🤡 Trump is working double time to get it done before he gets impeached.

Yep. Russia owns that 🦀 traitorous bastard.  >:(

Friday October 04, 2019 · 10:49 AM EDT

After the Laughter

By Crashing Vor

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Americans who believe their country stands for more than the venal impulses of a 🍊🐒 failed real-estate developer were understandably outraged at Mr. Putin’s mocking response to a reporter’s question about Russian interference in the 2020 elections.

🐻 "I'll tell you a secret - 😈 yes, we'll definitely do this to cheer you up over there once and for all,"

The “joke” was so outrageous and offensive to those who believe in democratic ideals that many missed the Russian president’s comment a moment later:

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Putin said he would not mind if his phone calls with Trump were published and that, because of his intelligence background, he always assumed that his words could potentially be published whenever he speaks.

"I haven't done the work I do now my entire life and my previous experience taught me that any conversation can be published," Putin, who once worked for the KGB, said.

mobile.reuters.com/...
The first, widely-discussed, jab was general trolling, something at which Mr. Putin is much better at than his American counterpart.

The second statement was a specific message for an audience of 🍊🐒 one.

I assume the news agencies’ interpreters gave a reasonably faithful version of Putin’s words, but so much of the actual, quite personal message was lost in translation. If I may, I’d like to offer my own version:

”Yo, dumbass. I can break you in a second, because of your uncontrollable mouth. Go ahead, read the transcripts. I never said anything explicit, because I actually know how governments, and successful criminal organizations, work. You, on the other hand, are a wannabe movie gangster who thinks talking tough makes the man tough. And because you’re not really tough at all, you can’t stop talking.”

Putin gives exactly no f u c k s whether his conversations with the Hamburdler go public. And he knows his 🍊🐒 pet can’t afford such insouciance.

Yes, his mocking laughter at us rankled. But I imagine his message to his 🍊🐒 vassal probably evoked a rather different response.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/4/1890066/-After-the-Laughter


October 4, 2019

Full text messages from Volker testimony published - and they are damning (https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/4/1889998/-Full-text-messages-from-Volkner-testimony-published-and-they-are-damning)

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227 & Counting (https://secure.actblue.com/donate/members-for-impeachment)









Title: Romney gives Trump the FINGER! 🧐
Post by: AGelbert on October 04, 2019, 01:22:30 pm
Friday October 04, 2019 · 12:32 PM EDT

Mitt Romney just broke from the rest. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163127-1680962.png) He calls Trump's actions political and appalling.

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https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/4/1890093/-Mitt-Romney-just-broke-from-the-rest-He-calls-Trump-s-actions-political-and-appalling

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Title: Susan Rice: 📢 Trump 🦀 is direct threat to our democracy.
Post by: AGelbert on October 04, 2019, 04:07:45 pm
Agelbert NOTE: I never in a 100 years would have thought the neocon Susan Rice would say anything I agreed with. BUT, she is 1000% RIGHT in everything she says here:

Friday October 04, 2019 · 1:07 PM EDT

By Merlin1963

https://youtu.be/0lBuS9Wl8xk

SNIPPET:

... Susan Rice breaks down what Trump has done and makes it simple.

Trump is asking China to manufacture dirt on Joe and Hunter Biden for his own political gain.
Trump has signalled to the Chinese he is willing to make a trade deal that benefits China as long as the Chinese produce dirt on Joe and Hunter Biden.
This is a sellout for all the manufacturers and FARMERS who have suffered because of Trump’s tariffs on China.
Trump is direct threat to our democracy.

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Susan Rice Has Strong Message On Trump's Asking China To Dig Up Dirt on Biden (https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/4/1890104/-Susan-Rice-Has-Strong-Message-On-Trump-s-Asking-China-To-Dig-Up-Dirt-on-Biden)
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on October 05, 2019, 07:01:56 pm
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228 & Counting (https://secure.actblue.com/donate/members-for-impeachment)

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Title: Trump's Stonewalling of Impeachment Inquiry Is an Impeachable Offense
Post by: AGelbert on October 05, 2019, 10:22:07 pm
Trump's Stonewalling of Impeachment Inquiry Is an Impeachable Offense (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

MARJORIE COHN, TRUTHOUT

Ever since a whistleblower alleged that President Trump is using the power of his office to solicit interference from Ukraine in the 2020 election, the White House has engaged in a cover-up -- a quintessential example of obstruction of justice, which is an impeachable offense. Republicans have the votes in the Senate to dismiss the case after impeachment by the House, but they will have to answer to public opinion, which increasingly favors impeachment.

Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/trumps-stonewalling-of-impeachment-inquiry-is-an-impeachable-offense/)
Title: Re: Trump's Stonewalling of Impeachment Inquiry Is an Impeachable Offense
Post by: Surly1 on October 06, 2019, 09:33:36 am
Trump's Stonewalling of Impeachment Inquiry Is an Impeachable Offense (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

MARJORIE COHN, TRUTHOUT

Ever since a whistleblower alleged that President Trump is using the power of his office to solicit interference from Ukraine in the 2020 election, the White House has engaged in a cover-up -- a quintessential example of obstruction of justice, which is an impeachable offense. Republicans have the votes in the Senate to dismiss the case after impeachment by the House, but they will have to answer to public opinion, which increasingly favors impeachment.

Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/trumps-stonewalling-of-impeachment-inquiry-is-an-impeachable-offense/)

Obstruction of justice. Add it to the list.
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on October 06, 2019, 04:33:10 pm
Trump's Stonewalling of Impeachment Inquiry Is an Impeachable Offense (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

MARJORIE COHN, TRUTHOUT

Ever since a whistleblower alleged that President Trump is using the power of his office to solicit interference from Ukraine in the 2020 election, the White House has engaged in a cover-up -- a quintessential example of obstruction of justice, which is an impeachable offense. Republicans have the votes in the Senate to dismiss the case after impeachment by the House, but they will have to answer to public opinion, which increasingly favors impeachment.

Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/trumps-stonewalling-of-impeachment-inquiry-is-an-impeachable-offense/)

Obstruction of justice. Add it to the list.

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OCT 03, 2019NEWS|TD ORIGINALS

Trump Is Losing the Most Important Impeachment Battle (https://www.truthdig.com/articles/donald-trump-is-losing-the-most-important-impeachment-battle/) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185040-1659929.gif)
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on October 06, 2019, 05:14:16 pm
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Sunday October 06, 2019 · 12:17 PM EDT

SNIPPET:

Andrew P. Bakaj
@AndrewBakaj
IC WHISTLEBLOWER UPDATE: I can confirm that my firm and my team represent multiple whistleblowers in connection to the underlying August 12, 2019, disclosure to the Intelligence Community Inspector General. No further comment at this time. https://twitter.com/GStephanopoulos/status/1180821647156289536 …

GeorgeStephanopoulos

@GStephanopoulos

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It's not just a "second" whistleblower... It's MULTIPLE whistleblowers. (https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/6/1890545/-It-s-not-just-a-second-whistleblower-It-s-MULTIPLE-whistleblowers)
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on October 06, 2019, 07:34:35 pm
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: Surly1 on October 07, 2019, 06:46:45 am
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Title: Federal judge says Donald Trump can be indicted while he’s still in office
Post by: AGelbert on October 07, 2019, 03:40:26 pm
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Federal judge says Donald Trump can be indicted while he’s still in office

Bill Palmer | 12:41 pm EDT October 7, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

When Federal Judge Victor Marrero ruled this morning that Donald Trump’s tax returns must be turned over to the Manhattan District Attorney, he issued a wide-ranging ruling that covered a lot of ground. As Palmer Report explained, the legal battle centers around a grand jury subpoena over the tax returns, which means the grand jury is seeking to criminally indict Trump on state charges. It turns out the judge had something to say about when Trump can be indicted.

The big question about the New York grand jury is whether it’ll wait and indict Donald Trump the minute he’s no longer president (at which point he’d be immediately arrested), or if the grand jury will try to indict Trump while he’s still in office. Donald Trump’s Department of Justice is insisting that a sitting president can’t be indicted on federal charges – but the DOJ doesn’t have direct control over what the states can do. That’s why the judge’s ruling this morning is so crucial.

As flagged by a number of observers, the judge said in his ruling the DOJ’s position on not indicting a sitting president is essentially nonsense (https://twitter.com/kyledcheney/status/1181203009239470080)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121649.png). We all know that the DOJ isn’t going to indict Donald Trump while Bill Barr is still running it. But the judge just handed significant legal precedent to New York State if it decides to try to indict Trump while he’s still in office.

We still don’t know what that would look like. Federal law enforcement probably won’t allow New York State to arrest Donald Trump while he’s still president. But if he’s indicted and he refuses to show up for his trial, it could be held without him. If he’s convicted, and the sentence includes asset seizures, that could begin while he’s still in office. It’s New York’s move now – but this ruling supercharges things.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/indicted-judge-office-donald-trump-office/21630/
Title: We are going to need a bigger toaster...
Post by: AGelbert on October 07, 2019, 07:02:11 pm
(http://www.directzine4dems.com/1100-toons/trump-poking-bear.jpg)

National security officials start leaking the ugly details of (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) Donald Trump’s bizarre Turkey-Syria stunt in real time


Bill Palmer | 2:58 pm EDT October 7, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

It’s not entirely clear why Donald Trump has suddenly decided to hand Northern Syria to Turkey. Maybe he’s putting the lives of the Kurds in jeopardy as a bargaining chip in his inevitable resignation plea deal. Maybe Turkey paid him off in a quid pro quo. Or maybe Trump is just trying to hurry up and finish himself off. One thing is clear: his own national security people aren’t having any of it, and they’re leaking things in real time.

One national security official is telling Newsweek Donald Trump got “rolled” in his deal with the head of Turkey, and that Trump “has no spine.” Someone else close to the situation is telling Politico that Trump has gone “rogue.” This all adds up to one thing.

We’re now past the point of people in the Trump administration filling out whistleblower reports about Donald Trump’s anti-American antics, and then going through the long process of waiting for their report to go through the proper channels. We’re now at the point where national security officials are taking the risk of picking up the phone, calling reporters, and spelling out precisely what Trump is doing, within hours of him having done it. These people deserve major credit for doing so.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump is taking heat from all sides for his bizarre and treacherous move on Syria and Turkey. Republican Senators including Mitt Romney and (surprisingly) Lindsey Graham :o ;D are calling it a “disaster.” It appears Trump’s stunt is only serving to accelerate his own inevitable downfall. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185040-1659929.gif)

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/leaking-security-trump-syria-donald-trump-time/21638/

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McConnell (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-1626482.gif) joins other 🐘 Republicans 👀 in rebuking (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418201903.png) 🦀 Trump's Syria withdrawal ;D
Source: Washington Post Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:24 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly rebuked President Trump’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from northeast Syria, saying that a supermajority in the Senate disagreed with the president’s abrupt announcement.

“I urge the President to exercise American leadership to keep together our multinational coalition to defeat ISIS and prevent significant conflict between our NATO ally Turkey and our local Syrian counterterrorism partners,” McConnell said Monday in a statement. “Major new conflict between Turkey and our partners in Syria would seriously risk damaging Turkey’s ties to the United States and causing greater isolation for Turkey on the world stage.”

McConnell’s statement echoes the comments of several other Republicans who have condemned Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria’s border with Turkey. Several senators said that Trump’s move would abandon U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters ahead of a long-threatened Turkish offensive into northern Syria.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mcconnell-joins-other-republicans-in-rebuking-trumps-syria-withdrawal/2019/10/07/aef0d11e-e914-11e9-9306-47cb0324fd44_story.html

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Agelbert NOTE: We are going to need a bigger toaster. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040817183318.gif)

Title: Federal judge says Donald Trump can be indicted while still in office
Post by: Surly1 on October 07, 2019, 08:30:34 pm
You may have already seen this.  But it is goods news nonetheless.

Federal judge says Donald Trump can be indicted while he’s still in office

| 12:41 pm EDT October 7, 2019

Palmer Report » Analysis

When Federal Judge Victor Marrero ruled this morning that Donald Trump’s tax returns must be turned over to the Manhattan District Attorney, he issued a wide-ranging ruling that covered a lot of ground. As Palmer Report explained, the legal battle centers around a grand jury subpoena over the tax returns, which means the grand jury is seeking to criminally indict Trump on state charges. It turns out the judge had something to say about when Trump can be indicted.

The big question about the New York grand jury is whether it’ll wait and indict Donald Trump the minute he’s no longer president (at which point he’d be immediately arrested), or if the grand jury will try to indict Trump while he’s still in office. Donald Trump’s Department of Justice is insisting that a sitting president can’t be indicted on federal charges – but the DOJ doesn’t have direct control over what the states can do. That’s why the judge’s ruling this morning is so crucial.

As flagged by a number of observers, the judge said in his ruling the DOJ’s position on not indicting a sitting president is essentially nonsense. We all know that the DOJ isn’t going to indict Donald Trump while Bill Barr is still running it. But the judge just handed significant legal precedent to New York State if it decides to try to indict Trump while he’s still in office.

We still don’t know what that would look like. Federal law enforcement probably won’t allow New York State to arrest Donald Trump while he’s still president. But if he’s indicted and he refuses to show up for his trial, it could be held without him. If he’s convicted, and the sentence includes asset seizures, that could begin while he’s still in office. It’s New York’s move now – but this ruling supercharges things.

Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on October 07, 2019, 09:22:16 pm
You may have already seen this.  But it is goods news nonetheless.

Federal judge says Donald Trump can be indicted while he’s still in office

| 12:41 pm EDT October 7, 2019

Palmer Report » Analysis

When Federal Judge Victor Marrero ruled this morning that Donald Trump’s tax returns must be turned over to the Manhattan District Attorney, he issued a wide-ranging ruling that covered a lot of ground. As Palmer Report explained, the legal battle centers around a grand jury subpoena over the tax returns, which means the grand jury is seeking to criminally indict Trump on state charges. It turns out the judge had something to say about when Trump can be indicted.

The big question about the New York grand jury is whether it’ll wait and indict Donald Trump the minute he’s no longer president (at which point he’d be immediately arrested), or if the grand jury will try to indict Trump while he’s still in office. Donald Trump’s Department of Justice is insisting that a sitting president can’t be indicted on federal charges – but the DOJ doesn’t have direct control over what the states can do. That’s why the judge’s ruling this morning is so crucial.

As flagged by a number of observers, the judge said in his ruling the DOJ’s position on not indicting a sitting president is essentially nonsense. We all know that the DOJ isn’t going to indict Donald Trump while Bill Barr is still running it. But the judge just handed significant legal precedent to New York State if it decides to try to indict Trump while he’s still in office.

We still don’t know what that would look like. Federal law enforcement probably won’t allow New York State to arrest Donald Trump while he’s still president. But if he’s indicted and he refuses to show up for his trial, it could be held without him. If he’s convicted, and the sentence includes asset seizures, that could begin while he’s still in office. It’s New York’s move now – but this ruling supercharges things.

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Yeah, I did. I posted on it a bit earlier. Repeated posts on this are the tree of life as the Proverb included in all my posts states.

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on October 08, 2019, 05:21:34 pm
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Title: New Poll Shows Nearly 60 Percent 👀 of Americans Support Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Post by: AGelbert on October 08, 2019, 08:11:58 pm
October 8, 2019

(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163123-1664600.png) New Poll Shows Nearly 60 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-1626482.gif) Percent of Americans Support Trump Impeachment Inquiry (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160019-22741031.png)

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A new poll released Tuesday showed a majority of Americans approve of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Trump, a dramatic jump in support. The poll also showed 49 percent of Americans believe the House should call for the president to be removed from office, which would require conviction by the Senate.

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Title: "Mueller Hearings were a FARCE."
Post by: AGelbert on October 08, 2019, 10:31:05 pm
What Will Impeachment Mean For Working People?

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Thom Hartmann joins a board of Labor's biggest names in Chicago discussing the ramifications of Donald Trump's crimes, his impeachment and how working people are being effected.

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Title: Fox News poll: 51 percent favor Trump's impeachment 👀 and removal from office
Post by: AGelbert on October 09, 2019, 10:29:18 pm
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Source: USA Today

A new poll released Wednesday by Fox News shows that just more than half of all registered voters support President Trump's impeachment and removal from office.

Those surveyed said 51% to 43% that Trump should be impeached and removed from office. Four percent said he should be impeached but not removed from office, and 40% said he should not be impeached at all.

The poll also showed a clear partisan divide. Of Democrats surveyed, 85% said Trump should be impeached and removed, as did 13% of Republicans. Those opposed to impeachment and removal included 9% of Democrats and 82% of Republicans.

This poll is among the first to show that roughly half of Americans support impeachment and removal from office. It lines up with a Politico/Morning Consult survey also released Wednesday that said support for removal was at 50%.

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Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/10/09/trump-impeachment-new-fox-news-poll-shows-half-support-inquiry-removal/3925094002/

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on October 09, 2019, 11:45:13 pm
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(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) Trump warns McConnell about 'disloyal' Republicans
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Title: As Dems Focus on Impeachment, Trump Heads to “Imperial Governance“
Post by: AGelbert on October 10, 2019, 12:37:06 pm
As Dems Focus on Impeachment, (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) Trump Heads to (https://images.dailykos.com/images/604450/story_image/NO45-1024x1024.jpg?1540657700) “Imperial Governance“
October 10, 2019

The Trump administration is undermining our nation from immigration to the environment, while his tweets and impeachment distract us. Add it all up, says our guest, we can see how he threatens what remains of U.S. democracy.

https://youtu.be/eJLpr4r4Q90

Story Transcript

MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Marc Steiner. Good to have you all with us.

The wars around impeachment are escalating. Trump has refused to allow State Department and other federal employees to testify in congressional committees. Just today, the headlines blared that he and his administration will not cooperate because all Democrats want to do is to overturn the 2016 election. The public is slowly turning against him. But is our democracy in danger? While all this is happening, as our guest writes, he is restructuring our country, instituting Draconian measures against immigrants, opening our lands and waters to oil exploration, aggressively trying to end a woman’s right to choose, and that’s just the beginning, all the while impeachment is capturing the headlines. And then there are his tweets. The ravings of a mad man or something more sinister? How do you resist, build a political movement with impeachment hiding the fundamental changes Trump and his minions are wreaking on our nation and our future?

We are joined by Sasha Abramsky, who is a Journalist and Author, Creator of the Abramsky Report, Writer for The Nation, whose article I read yesterday, in part inspired this conversation. It was called “As We Focus on Impeachment, Trump Is Restructuring the Country.” His latest book is Jumping at the Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream. And Sasha, welcome. Good to have you with us.

SASHA ABRAMSKY: Marc, good to be on the show.

MARC STEINER: Buddy, it’s good to talk to you. So let’s just begin with the latest we’ve seen with Trump and his headlines about not cooperating with the investigations and saying his people won’t have to cooperate because this is a witch hunt. I remember, I lived through Nixon in 1972, and that impeachment process, also what happened in Clinton’s impeachment process, or most of us did if we were around. And there was this absolute defiance, saying that, “I can do whatever I want to.” I mean, you write a bit about that, and you’ve tweeted a lot about that. Let’s start there. I mean, what this portends, what the potential dangers are we’re facing here.

SASHA ABRAMSKY: Well, the dangers are immense. And it’s a mistake to think they just started now with the impeachment hearing. Trump’s been president for nearly three years. And throughout that three-year period, he’s made it absolutely clear and his Justice Department has made it absolutely clear that by their ruling philosophy, the law does not apply to the president. They say it time and again, that the president cannot be convicted of crimes, that the president is in many ways above the law, and that the president can essentially disregard inconvenient constitutional truths if it suits him, without consequence. And what you’re seeing is the gradual building of a legal doctrine which essentially gives the president imperial powers.

Now, that’s deeply disturbing. It doesn’t matter if the president is an extremely philosophical, deep thinker, which Trump most certainly is not, any president, if they claim for themselves unlimited imperial powers, is going down a path toward tyranny, dictatorship, imperial governance, whatever you want to call it. When Trump does it, what he’s essentially doing is putting in an American context the Nazi Führerprinzip, this idea that the state and the individual who rules at that moment in time are absolutely overlapped, that there just is no difference between the will or the whim of the leader and the power and the authority of the state. And to me, when I look at what’s happening around impeachment, when I look at the flagrant disregard of constitutional process, of congressional authority, and so on, this is Trump laying out a roadmap to imperial governance. And what I tweeted yesterday is we’re now at a crossroads. And as far as I’m concerned, either Trump’s presidency survives, or constitutional government survives. But I don’t see how the two of them go hand in hand anymore.

MARC STEINER: I read that tweet before we went on the air, when I was looking at your Twitter feed. And for just a couple minutes, let’s wrestle with that for a second. I mean, when you look at history, we think that it can’t happen here. And when you look at the history of our own country, the United States, that we’re broadcasting from, when you look at any kind of Western democracy, and when you look at any nation on the planet, it can change. And it does change on a dime. You mentioned Hitler, 1932, with a small minority of the votes, 32% of the votes, he became the ruler and the fuhrer. I mean, these things can happen. And I always look at this like, when I think about 1877 and Rutherford B. Hayes becoming president of the United States with a minority of the vote but was able to destroy Reconstruction and start 90 years of terror against black people in the South of the United States. And we think that can’t happen again. Maybe not those exact things, but we need to stop and think about what history tells us about the moment we’re facing right now.

SASHA ABRAMSKY: Yeah. I mean, history never repeats itself exactly. And I’ve been writing a lot for the last three, four years now about the menace that I think that Trump represents. And it’s not necessarily because I don’t like him as an individual, though I think he’s both a buffoon and also a sadist, but it’s because he pushes policies again and again and again that are designed to instill fear and designed to instill terror in ever larger groups of the population, whether it’s immigrants, whether it’s refugees, whether it’s asylum seekers, whether it’s women whose rights are being constricted, or gay Americans whose rights are being constricted. Whenever you look at Trump’s policies, there’s a bullying, intimidating, increasingly violent undertone, and in some cases overtone, to Trump’s methodology.

And he goes before these huge and enthusiastic crowds and gins up violence against journalists, against political opponents, against anybody who dares to stand up and critique him. And he uses the presidential podium, which is the single most highly visible platform on Earth, to attack individuals, to go after private citizens, to denigrate people, to humiliate people. And when you have a governance like that, it seems to me that it becomes quite easy to ram through attacks on constitutional governments. But in a very real way, our constitutional system of checks and balances work when everybody agrees to abide by the rules. And when one player in that system essentially says, “Look, I’m walking away from the rules. What are you going to do about it,” which is what Trump’s been doing, that’s when you have an absolute threat to the survival of democratic governance.

And that’s what we saw in Germany in the 1930s, or Mussolini’s Italy. It’s what we saw in the juntas of Latin America more recently in the 1970s and 80s. It’s the kind of strong-arm governance that we see in Russia today, or in Turkey, where a nationalist demagogue takes power, and they might not necessarily officially destroy the democratic structures, but they neutralize them, they bypass them, they appeal to the mob. They essentially say, “We no longer agree to abide by the rules of the game.” And to me, that’s [inaudible 00:07:17] thought. This idea that the world’s most powerful country, but also the country that, for 80 years, has acted as something of a stabilizing influence in global affairs, the idea that this country is going down a rogue route, that it’s got an unpredictable, unstable, violent president who, in fits of rage or of pique, can change public policy on a dime, I think that’s a huge, huge risk to our future that we’re now staring down.

MARC STEINER: And so that brings me to the point of your article that you published in The Nation yesterday online, that while we focus on impeachment, Trump is restructuring the country, is what you wrote. It was the title of your article. So let’s talk a bit about that. I mean, because it goes to the heart of what you were just saying and all the things that he is fostering at the moment and pushing, from the public charge rules, which many people don’t know about, and other issues like that, how it’s tied to the Muslim ban. I mean, just talk a bit about what we’re not seeing as we’re watching the impeachment, and how that fits in.

SASHA ABRAMSKY: The first couple years of Trump’s government, it was somewhat comforting to think, “Well, he’s got horrible views, but he’s surrounded by incompetence and he’s actually not getting very much done.” The last year or so of the government, we’ve seen a tremendous amount being done in a very destructive way. So take immigration, for example. He’s using regulatory changes to entirely restructure 50 years of immigration policy. So whether it’s the regulation that now says, “If you’re an immigrant and you use any form of public assistance, whether it’s housing or nutritional or health assistance, it will subject you to deportation,” or his newest rule, which says, “If you can’t afford private health insurance, you’re not going to get a visa to come into the country in the first place,” or his attack on the asylum process, which says that anybody who transits through Mexico en route north to claim asylum is no longer eligible for asylum in this country, these aren’t regulatory tweaks. These are absolutely fundamental restructurings of the immigration process. And they’re done with no congressional input. They’re done with no serious legal input. They’re basically being done by executive fiat.

And you get a sense of the tone of Trump’s politics at the moment. Two things particularly strike me. First is there was a report last week that said that in March, Trump got together his top security and border officials, and he said, one, “Why can’t we shoot immigrants in the legs to slow them down as they’re heading North?” Two, “Why can’t we build a wall with entailing spikes on the top so that these families will be entailed if they climb the wall?” And three, if that doesn’t work, “Why can’t we build a moat along the border and fill it with alligators to attack immigrants?” Now, this isn’t the stuff of normal politics. This is the fantasy of a Charles Manson character, or a Vlad the Impaler character. And you see this backed up by increasingly erratic tweets. Just the other day, Trump put out this tweet that, in any other time in our history, would have signaled the end of a presidency. He put out a tweet that said, “In my great and unmatched wisdom,” that’s a quote, “In my great and unmatched wisdom, I will totally destroy and obliterate the economy of Turkey if they do what I don’t want in Syria.” Imagine that. Imagine the most powerful human being on quoting the Wizard of Oz.

MARC STEINER: That’s not funny, but yes, right, right.

SASHA ABRAMSKY: Right there, you have the duplicity of our moment. You have this sort of character who is something of a hybrid between Charlie Chaplin’s Great Dictator, this sort of caricature of what a dictator should look like, The Wizard of Oz, this creature who sort of promises all these grandiose things but actually has nothing, and then Charles Manson, somebody who fetishizes violence and sadism, and somehow has created a cult of personality around him so that a huge number of other people will glom on to these entirely maniacal visions. And this man has access to the world’s largest nuclear arsenal. He could press a button and destroy the lives of billions of people in an instant. To me, it’s just unfathomable that somebody of this low caliber should have the power of life and death over the globe. But that’s the moment we’re in.

MARC STEINER: So that is the moment we’re in. So the question I have to close this very quickly is, so when you look at what’s going on with our impeachment process now, and we see all the people coming out who are coming out against Trump in those impeachment hearings that have agreed to testify, and the battle around that, you see what’s happening with the impeachment, but then you see all this stuff going on under the radar for most people, and also this real danger that we face that we’re not paying attention to, that becomes a political question. It becomes a question of how you organize against it. It becomes a question about how you organize for the future in a positive way, because of what we face. And that’s what I, when I was asking my earlier historical question, what I was alluding to in terms of the real fundamental dangers that we face, and how you respond to it.

SASHA ABRAMSKY: Absolutely. Because, look, this isn’t all about whether or not Trump broke some laws when it comes to the Ukraine phone call. Much more fundamentally, this is about what Trump’s doing to the country in terms of environmental policy, with this catastrophic war on the environment that he’s waging, his rolling back of climate change initiatives, his rolling back of fuel efficiency standards. It’s to do with women’s rights and the stacking of the courts with ever more conservative judges who, by all accounts, are going to just eviscerate the right to an abortion, various other very important fundamental rights. It’s to do with the rollback of regulations around workplace safety. It’s to do with rollbacks of regulations on banks and exploitative lending practices with payday lending companies.

And all of these things that, when you have a government stocked by plutocrats, when you have a cabinet of multimillionaires and billionaires, when you have a president who doesn’t have an empathic bone in his body, really, really bad things happen to the social fabric. You see this attempt, this obsessive attempt to roll back the Affordable Care Act. Well, if the Trump administration succeeds and gets the Supreme Court somehow to declare the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, which they’re trying to do, tens of millions of Americans are either going to lose their access to healthcare or have to pay a whole bunch more to maintain their access. So these things have consequences.

And even if you got rid of Donald Trump tomorrow, even if Trump resigned tomorrow, or was somehow forced out of office by a senatorial revolt, we’d still be dealing with the Trumpian legacy for decades, because so many policies are being implemented that put us in a really bad place, a bad place pragmatically, a bad place morally, a bad place in terms of our global alliances, or lack of alliances, and a bad place in terms of the kinds of opportunities that we’re going to have for subsequent generations. Because if you put in place policies that favor the rich and hurt everybody else, if you put in place tax policies that redistribute wealth up the economic ladder, if you make it even harder for people at the bottom of the economic ladder to succeed, to gain education, to gain jobs that pay living wages, if you do all of these things, you’re locking into place and inegalitarian, hierarchical system of governance, a method of organizing society, that’s going to be with us for decades.

So you’re absolutely right that this isn’t just the story about whether we impeach Trump because of what he said with the president of Ukraine. This is a conversation about what Trump is doing to the fabric of our community, what he’s doing to this country, and what policies he’s unraveling that are going to take years and years and years to fix. This is going to be a healing process. If we find that we wake up tomorrow and Trump is no longer the president, we are going to be recovering and trying to heal from the Trumpian years, I suspect for many, many decades. It’s going to be the single greatest challenge of the next many cycles of American politics.

MARC STEINER: And that’s what our next generation faces, and we have to stand with them to make sure this is a better place, not a worse place. And Sasha Abramsky, thank you so much for your time with us today. I deeply appreciate it. And I look forward to seeing what you write next and getting you to join us again soon.

SASHA ABRAMSKY: Be happy to. Thanks again, Marc.

MARC STEINER: Thank you so much. And I’m Marc Steiner here for The Real News Network. Thank you all for joining us. Please go to our website, let us know what you think. Take care.

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Title: 😈 Trump administration deleting documents and clearing computers to destroy evidence of crimes
Post by: AGelbert on October 10, 2019, 03:28:18 pm
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Is 😈 Donald Trump Destroying Evidence Of His Crimes?
4,229 views•Oct 9, 2019

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Thom Hartmann Program
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It is reported that the Trump administration are deleting documents and clearing computers, to remove information from long term archives.

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Mark Karlin, founder and edit or Buzzflash, reports that a District Court judge last Thursday enjoined the White House and Trump, who was one of the defendants, from destroying any documents that are required to be preserved under the Presidential Records Act.

Is Trump using the Nixon plan to hit things?

Mark Karlin joined Thom to discuss the latest.

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on October 11, 2019, 12:16:19 am
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on October 11, 2019, 12:49:43 pm
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229 & Counting (https://secure.actblue.com/donate/members-for-impeachment)

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on October 11, 2019, 01:16:43 pm
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Former Ukrainian Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

October 11, 2019

SNIPPET:

• With respect to Mayor Giuliani, I have had only minimal contacts with him—a total of three that I recall. None related to the events at issue. I do not know Mr. Giuliani’s motives for attacking me. But individuals who have been named in the press as contacts of Mr. Giuliani may well have believed that their personal financial ambitions were stymied by our anti-corruption policy in Ukraine.

• Finally, after being asked by the Department in early March to extend my tour until 2020, I was then abruptly told in late April to come back to Washington from Ukraine “on the next plane.” You will understandably want to ask why my posting ended so suddenly. I wanted to learn that too, and I tried to find out. I met with the Deputy Secretary of State, who informed me of the curtailment of my term. He said that the President had lost confidence in me and no longer wished me to serve as his ambassador. He added that there had been a concerted campaign against me, and that the Department had been under pressure from the President to remove me since the Summer of 2018. He also said that I had done
nothing wrong and that this was not like other situations where he had recalled ambassadors for cause. I departed Ukraine for good this past May.

• Although I understand that I served at the pleasure of the President, I was nevertheless incredulous that the U.S. government chose to remove an Ambassador based, as best as I can tell, on unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives. To make matters worse, all of this occurred during an especially challenging time in bilateral relations with a newly elected Ukrainian president. This was precisely the time when continuity in the Embassy in Ukraine was most needed. ...

... Today, we see the State Department attacked and hollowed out from within. State Department leadership, with Congress, needs to take action now to defend this great institution, and its thousands of loyal and effective employees. We need to rebuild diplomacy as the first resort to advance America’s interests and the front line of America’s defense. I fear that not doing so will harm our nation’s interest, perhaps irreparably.

Full October 11, 2019 Opening Statement of Marie L. Yovanovitch  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-080515182559.png) (https://games-cdn.washingtonpost.com/notes/prod/default/documents/fd70dea5-724b-4c5a-9de8-da11d7d6e9f8/note/33f88507-cb6c-48d2-b673-139f86a5d98a.pdf#page=1) to the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Committee on Oversight and Reform
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Post by: AGelbert on October 12, 2019, 03:55:25 pm
2019/10/12 · 07:00 Saturday's Good News ;D

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10 SIGNS THAT THE DAM HAS BROKEN & WE WILL SOON BE RID OF 🦀 AGOLF TWITTLER (https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/12/1891789/-10-SIGNS-THAT-THE-DAM-HAS-BROKEN-amp-WE-WILL-SOON-BE-RID-OF-AGOLF-TWITTLER-Saturday-s-Good-News?utm_campaign=trending)

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Title: Putin, Firtash, Parnas, Fruman and Giuliani story ...
Post by: AGelbert on October 12, 2019, 08:40:59 pm
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Frank Vyan Walton

2019/10/12 · 13:48 Associated post with more video: 👍

The Putin, Firtash, Parnas, Fruman and Giuliani story just gets stranger and stranger
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Title: The Christian dam resisting Trump impeachment just BROKE!
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By Neil Steinberg  Oct 10, 2019, 12:56pm CDT

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“If you are followers of Jesus, you can’t ignore what Jesus said,” said Rev. Jim Wallis, who was educated in Deerfield and returns to the area for appearances this weekend.

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(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg)Trump v. Jesus: Christians can’t follow both (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png) (https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/10/10/20908102/trump-jesus-christians-evangelicals-religion-jim-wallis-steinberg)

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Title: Trump's Minneapolis Rally a Moral Suicide Pact With His Supporters
Post by: Surly1 on October 13, 2019, 09:15:57 am
Trump's Minneapolis Rally Was a Demonstration of the Moral Suicide Pact He's Made With His Supporters (https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a29438336/trump-rally-minneapolis-ilhan-omar/)
They have given too much of themselves to The Leader to go back now. They will support him, no matter what he does, until he is stopped.


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It was surely a swift process for some people. Here's a talk-radio soundboard running for president, yelling about Mexicans and Muslims and how we need a Big, Beautiful Wall to keep Those People out. He knows whose country this is. He knows who should make the rules, and who ought to shut up and follow them. He knows who gets a seat at the table in America. They were in from the jump, from the moment they first stood at a rally and felt that twisted power coursing through their veins.

But others, you have to think, were more gradual converts. Maybe they felt the world was passing them by. Maybe they didn't know until he came along how much they needed an outlet for their rage at a million quotidian cuts—the new boss who doesn't look like a boss should look, having to press "1" for English. They were primed for it, sure, but it took a while to fully commit. Day after day, as they continued to support him—through the racist tirades and the attacks on veterans and their families and the exploding allegations that he is a serial sexual predator—they were forced to give up more and more of themselves to stay on-board. And as they gave up more of themselves, they became more and more devout in their allegiance to The Movement. At some point, the sunk cost became insurmountable. There is no going back now. They have given all of themselves to him.

That is how we arrived in the place we did on Thursday night at a rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Donald Trump, American president took the stage and, among a great many other things, did this. The crowd laughed and cheered.

He may once have told you, in his way, not to believe your eyes and ears. But you can. The President of the United States did indeed just act out some sort of sexual fantasy, in front of thousands and on C-SPAN, between two characters from his extended Deep State Conspiracy Universe. The stars of this show were Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, two FBI employees involved in the Russia probe who were having an affair and were opposed to the president's candidacy for president. (There is no evidence of misconduct.)

This is the president channeling everything he learned from Vince McMahon, pausing after he recites the names of the various heels so the crowd can howl their derision. The details aren't important. This is the show, where the enemies get bashed and We cheer together. This is the president deliberately debasing his office, going lower than ever before and bringing his supporters with him, because he knows they have ventured into the deep and dark together now and they can't see any path back. They will follow him until he is stopped, and the farther they follow, the more they are his. There is nothing that cannot be excused away with half-baked crap about Fake News or What About Hillary. Nihilism is at the heart of things now. There are no standards or ethics to be observed, only enemies to lash out at from the darkness.

The rest of last night's national disgrace was predictable by now. The president cooked up egregious lies about Democratic leaders in Congress. He recited the names of his greatest allies on State TV and talked about how great their ratings are. He proudly said, "There was no blackmail," on his call with the leader of Ukraine. Mr. President: Thank you. He accused his enemies of that which he is guilty. He joked about serving more than his constitutionally mandated two terms. He exhibited clear signs of cognitive decline. He said Joe Biden, the former Vice President of the United States, only got the job "because he understood how to kiss Barack Obama's ass." And what exactly was Proper Evangelical Good Boy Mike Pence doing while the president simulated orgasms on-stage last night? After all, he and Mother were standing there in the arena.

But the real ugliness came on a similarly predictable topic. Minneapolis is home to Ilhan Omar and the sizable Somali community there from which she hails, and it was always bound to feature in this Thursday Night Raw-meets-Riefenstahl with a script courtesy of Stephen Miller. First, he recited some evidence-free conspiracy theories he got off a right-wing blog.

The president makes a lot of things clear here. The only real "reporting" is whatever helps him and hurts his opponents. The same goes for what constitutes Fake News: it's any negative coverage of him. What is true—what's reflected in observable reality—is not relevant. But he is also very intent to cast the Minnesota congresswoman as The Other here. Not only is she a black Muslim woman, she must be smeared as someone who would violate basic codes of our society by marrying her brother. (Again, this is all horse ****.) She cannot be One of Us. She cannot be an American. She is The Other, and has no right to a seat at the table or a say in how we run our society. The crowd howled in response, including the kid, who couldn't have been older than 15, standing behind Trump on-camera.

This is more than dirty politics, though. Omar already receives a huge volume of death threats—particularly when the president mentions her by name—and members of a right-wing militia hatched a plot to bomb a Minnesota mosque in 2017. The president himself has embraced political violence repeatedly. While the vast majority of his supporters would not engage in it, some have, including a Florida man who sent pipe bombs to the president's perceived enemies at CNN. The president knows what he's doing. He wants to make it not just unpleasant but physically dangerous to oppose him. He wants his enemies to be afraid to participate in our politics. It is the language of force. He also wanted to make clear that Omar's Otherness was a proxy for the community she represents.

This is a virulently racist tirade aimed at ginning up the worst instincts of the people in the crowd. It is not a coincidence Trump chose to come here, or to target a refugee community that is black and Muslim. This is how he thinks he can win reelection: by continuing to pull his base of support towards more vitriolic expressions of this vision of America as a country for and by white people; by scaring other constituencies away from speaking out; by using the Republican Party's machinations to stop inconvenient voters from voting; by smearing his opponents as Just As Bad As Him, They Just Pretend to Be Prim and Proper; by soliciting foreign meddling that will benefit him in exchange for favors when he is reelected.

All the while, he will drag his supporters deeper and deeper into the abyss. They cannot be reached now, only stopped.

Title: Mammon Worshipping Satanic Scum of the Earth
Post by: AGelbert on October 13, 2019, 03:16:06 pm
Trump's Minneapolis Rally Was a Demonstration of the Moral Suicide Pact He's Made With His Supporters (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/who-can-you-trust/127775-impeachment-score-127776/msg13975/#msg13975)
They have given too much of themselves to The Leader to go back now. They will support him, no matter what he does, until he is stopped.

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(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg)He said Joe Biden, the former Vice President of the United States, only got the job "because he understood how to kiss Barack Obama's ass." And what exactly was Proper Evangelical Good Boy Mike Pence doing while the president simulated orgasms on-stage last night? After all, he and Mother were standing there in the arena.

If Pence and/or his wife were Christians, one or both might be offended by Trump's in-their-face obscene vulgarity. But since they love money, not God, it is perfectly logical, unsurprising, and expected for them to go with the Trump toxic flow. It is important, as the author Jack Holmes did here, to consistently expose the morally bankrupt hypocrisy of Pence and all the other pseudo-Christian Trump supporters. Anyone that cannot see that morally bankrupt hypocrisy is willfully ignorant of the facts about who, and what, Pence and the pseudo-Chrisitian "evangelicals" are all about. 

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This is a virulently racist tirade aimed at ginning up the worst instincts of the people in the crowd. It is not a coincidence Trump chose to come here, or to target a refugee community that is black and Muslim. This is how he thinks he can win reelection: by continuing to pull his base of support towards more vitriolic expressions of this vision of America as a country for and by white people; by scaring other constituencies away from speaking out; by using the Republican Party's machinations to stop inconvenient voters from voting; by smearing his opponents as Just As Bad As Him, They Just Pretend to Be Prim and Proper; by soliciting foreign meddling that will benefit him in exchange for favors when he is reelected.

All the while, he will drag his supporters deeper and deeper into the abyss. They cannot be reached now, only stopped.

True. The pretense of being Prim and Proper has always been a clever guise, nothing more. These people who doggedly support Trump, be they rich, poor or middle class, are the Mammon Worshipping Satanic Scum of the Earth.

Robert Reich (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185037-16412296.gif) properly defines the Moral Crisis of Our Age:

   
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Title: Breaking outside the White House and in protest with Impeach the mf and there are Turks protesting
Post by: AGelbert on October 13, 2019, 10:39:34 pm
Sunday October 13, 2019 · 2:05 PM EDT

Breaking outside the White House and in protest with Impeach the mf (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-190119153601.gif) and there are Turks protesting :o

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Best protest I've been to since the Women's March in 2017  We are now almost to tRump Hotel! (https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/13/1892181/-Breaking-outside-the-Whitehouse-and-in-protest-with-Impeach-the-mf-and-there-are-Turks-protesting)





Title: (At the leadership presser - Pelosi just said his term was "3rd grade politician" not "3rd rate poli
Post by: AGelbert on October 16, 2019, 06:37:25 pm
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(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) Trump called Pelosi a 'third-rate politician' in first encounter between the leaders

Source: Washington Post

At their first meeting since the impeachment inquiry began, President Trump called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a "third-rate politician," Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday. Trump had also lashed out at Pelosi earlier Wednesday, saying she has "done this country a tremendous disservice."

The president's comments came as Trump's Republican allies escalated their attacks on the proceedings -- accusing Democrats of "Soviet-style tactics" -- as another witness testified behind closed doors on Capitol Hill.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), meanwhile, told Republican senators that the Senate will probably meet six days a week during the impeachment trial, which he expects to begin around Thanksgiving. 👀

House investigators are hearing from Michael McKinley, the former senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, behind closed doors. McKinley resigned last week amid worsening morale at the State Department and widespread concern that Pompeo has done little to defend diplomats who became ensnared in efforts by Trump to get Ukraine to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry-live-updates/2019/10/16/d1a7baa6-ef9f-11e9-b648-76bcf86eb67e_story.html

Agelbert NOTE: I do believe that Speaker Pelosi cleaned Trump's clock. ;D

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Title: Confirmation of what 🦀 Traitor45 has done for years
Post by: AGelbert on October 16, 2019, 06:53:54 pm
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mucifer (14,929 posts) October 16, 2019

Never-Before-Seen (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Trump Tax Documents Show Major Inconsistencies
Source: ProPublica

Documents obtained by ProPublica show stark differences in how Donald Trump’s businesses reported some expenses, profits and occupancy figures for two Manhattan buildings, giving a lender different figures than they provided to New York City tax authorities. The discrepancies made the buildings appear more profitable to the lender — and less profitable to the officials who set the buildings’ property tax.

For instance, Trump told the lender that he took in twice as much rent from one building as he reported to tax authorities during the same year, 2017. He also gave conflicting occupancy figures for one of his signature skyscrapers, located at 40 Wall Street.

Lenders like to see a rising occupancy level as a sign of what they call “leasing momentum.” Sure enough, the company told a lender that 40 Wall Street had been 58.9% leased on Dec. 31, 2012, and then rose to 95% a few years later. The company told tax officials the building was 81% rented as of Jan. 5, 2013.

A dozen real estate professionals told ProPublica they saw no clear explanation for multiple inconsistencies in the documents. The discrepancies are “versions of fraud,” said Nancy Wallace, a professor of finance and real estate at the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley. “This kind of stuff is not OK.”

Read more: https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-inc-podcast-never-before-seen-trump-tax-documents-show-major-inconsistencies




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https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142382006

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Title: 📢 "... significant evidence of 🦀 Trump’s abuse of power."
Post by: AGelbert on October 16, 2019, 07:17:50 pm
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Adam Schiff

@RepAdamSchiff
The 😈 Office of Management and Budget, 👹 State Department and the 🦍 DOD have failed to comply with Congressional subpoenas.

Despite this unprecedented obstruction, we’ve uncovered significant evidence of  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Trump’s abuse of power.

And 🦅 we’ll continue to expose the truth.
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https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142382099
Title: McKinley, a former US ambassador, will appear before the House Intelligence, Oversight and Fo
Post by: AGelbert on October 16, 2019, 07:58:28 pm
ed Oct 16, 2019, 07:13 AM

A senior adviser to 😈 Mike Pompeo just resigned. Now he's set to testify in the impeachment probe 👍
Source: CNN

(CNN) Michael McKinley is set to testify as part of the House Democrats' impeachment probe -- less than a week after resigning as a senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. McKinley, a former US ambassador, will appear before the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees on Wednesday, two congressional sources told CNN Monday. The former State Department adviser is appearing for a transcribed interview, according to one of the sources, which indicates he is not coming under subpoena. McKinley declined to comment ahead of his testimony.

CNN reported on Thursday that the longtime diplomat was leaving his post as a top adviser to the secretary of state -- a role he had held since May 2018. His resignation and congressional testimony come as the State Department faces increased pressure from House investigators and as numerous current and former State Department officials have expressed fear and outrage over the department's handling of the Ukraine scandal.

McKinley was deeply concerned with the silence in the top ranks at State in not defending former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie "Masha" Yovanovitch, and it was one reason he resigned, one source told CNN. The source said that McKinley had been mulling over the decision for a few weeks. A former senior State Department official told CNN that McKinley was "known to be a man of integrity, a man of principle." "If he had encountered something either that was happening in the State Department or he felt he could no longer carry out his duties without compromising his integrity and his principles, he is somebody who would feel he had no choice but to resign," they said.

McKinley had been in the foreign service for more than three decades and served as ambassador to Peru, Colombia, Afghanistan and Brazil. In a farewell email to his State Department colleagues obtained by CNN on Friday, McKinley wrote that he was "leaving the department to pursue other opportunities, wherever they might lead." The decision is personal: it's time after 37 years with the Department," he wrote. Asked about McKinley's departure in an interview in Nashville on Friday, Pompeo (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) said his adviser "wanted to go on and begin the next phase of his life."(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-251117175700.png)

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/16/politics/who-is-mike-mckinley/index.html
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Title: The Three Amigos...
Post by: AGelbert on October 16, 2019, 08:11:21 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) Trump's Three (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) Amigos...


🐘 GOP Colleagues Acting "Increasingly Sheepish"
https://youtu.be/imhZtXZtZ80

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Title: George Kent’s impeachment testimony yesterday was apparently devastating to Donald Trump
Post by: AGelbert on October 16, 2019, 10:42:46 pm
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George Kent’s impeachment testimony yesterday was apparently devastating to Donald 🦀 Trump  ;D
Bill Palmer | 12:45 pm EDT October 16, 2019

Palmer Report » Analysis

State Department official George Kent testified behind closed doors yesterday to the House impeachment inquiry, the third current or former member of the Trump administration to testify over the past few days. We haven’t seen as many details leak out about Kent’s testimony thus far – but the few details that have surfaced appear to be devastating to Donald Trump.


George Kent is the State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary and thus the highest ranking member of the Trump administration to testify in the impeachment inquiry to date. He testified yesterday that after he raised concerns about the Ukraine extortion plot, a “supervisor” told him to “lie low,” according to Democratic Congressman Gerry Connolly, who was in the hearing. Why is this important?

For one thing, given his high ranking position, Kent doesn’t have a lot of “supervisors” at the State Department. So this means one of the highest ranking officials in the State Department ordered him to stay quiet about what he’d seen and heard. Not only does this establish a coverup and thus establish consciousness of guilt, it’s clear that the coverup went to some of the highest levels in the Trump regime. There’s no possible way that Donald Trump didn’t know about this coverup attempt.

George Kent also testified that Rudy Giuliani’s antics undermined “twenty-eight years” of U.S. foreign policy efforts in Ukraine, dating back to the fall of the Soviet Union. So not only did Kent establish that the Trump regime made a forceful attempt at a coverup, he established that Donald Trump’s henchman Giuliani did a historic level of damage by carrying out Trump’s corrupt extortion scheme.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/george-kent-devastating-testimony-donald-trump/21963/
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: Surly1 on October 17, 2019, 07:59:41 am
Today in Trump--

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I apologize for the length of today's post, but there is a lot because today it felt like the day the nation shifted. There has been so much unbelievable news that as early as 3:00 I was texting my political friends with just the fire emoji and exclamation marks, but the twists and turns seem to add up to the fact that Trump's firewall is breaking.

Since he declared his candidacy, supporters and undecideds have been able to explain away behaviors by saying they were jokes, or misunderstood, or, if something was really bad, by accepting Trump's own insistence that what had happened was not at all what the media was reporting. But that is no longer possible. Since September 13, we have learned of a plot from the White House to weaken our ally Ukraine in order to force its leader to intervene in our 2020 election. That was bad enough that it led to an impeachment inquiry, and began to crack Trump's support even in the Republican Party. And now, over the course of the past ten days, the profound debacle of our withdrawal from northern Syria, leading to the ethnic cleansing of our former allies, the release of valuable ISIS fighters, and a huge victory for Putin's Russia has ripped away whatever shreds of excuse for Trump's behavior his supporters could still clutch. These two disasters, both entirely of Trump's own making, are reinforcing each other to collapse the Trump presidency with really shocking speed. As that happens, Trump himself is melting down, increasing the momentum of the crisis.

This morning, Trump tried to change the narrative on what had happened in Syria-- a story we all saw as it unfolded after his abrupt October 6 announcement that the US would pull back the troops that were stationed in the Kurdish region of Syria, where the Kurds were fighting ISIS on our behalf. In that announcement, he said that Turkey would be moving into Syria, and that the US would get out of its way. There was an instantaneous bipartisan outcry that we would be risking the release of thousands of ISIS prisoners, and abandoning our allies, who would likely be slaughtered. As this happened just as predicted, Trump tried to change the story. He has said that he didn't green light the incursion (I will attach the press release and you can see what you think), that the Kurds were deliberately releasing ISIS prisoners, and this morning told reporters that what was happening in the Middle East had nothing to do with the US, and that the Kurds, who lost 11,000 soldiers fighting for us against ISIS, were "no angels." He also voiced something previously kept secret: we currently have 50 nuclear weapons in Turkey, which is obviously something of enormous concern as we are now at odds.

Then, midday, news broke that Trump had cancelled a briefing for congressional leaders on the Syrian situation, saying that things there were "nicely under control." This was too much for Congress to stomach, and this afternoon, the House overwhelmingly, by a vote of 354 to 60, passed a bipartisan resolution (129 Republicans voted for it) condemning Trump's actions in Syria and asking what his "clear and specific plan" was for combatting ISIS. Trump supporters Senators Lindsay Graham, Mitch McConnell, and Marco Rubio also expressed dismay over the president's actions in Syria.

After the vote, the White House invited congressional leaders to meet with Trump. There, they asked what his plan for Syria was, and the conversation went poorly. Apparently, Trump attacked his former Secretary of Defense James Mattis as weak and claimed that he alone-- Trump-- had won victory over ISIS. He said that Turkey and Syria would fight ISIS, but his advisors admitted there was no sign they were actually going to do it. And Trump refused to engage with the reality that Russia has now swept into Syria, taking positions there that had been ours hours before (and making propaganda videos about it). When Pelosi said he had given Putin the foothold in the Middle East he had always wanted, and then followed it up with "All roads with you lead to Putin," Trump blew up. He said such insulting things to the Speaker of the House-- who is, after all, the primary representative of the American people-- the Democratic leaders walked out. They went straight to waiting cameras, where the men expressed shock at Trump's attack on the House speaker, but Pelosi herself emphasized that the president was taken aback by such a dramatic rebuke by Republicans in Congress (129 of them voted for the resolution). She also noted that Trump is not well.

Love her or hate her, Pelosi is a masterful politician, and she called this exactly right. The Syrian crisis has provided a clear issue around which people turning against Trump can coalesce. It is now clear that there has been growing concern among career diplomats for months that Trump and his people have been using the State Department to spur foreign attacks on Democrats at home. The whistleblower complaint about Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukraine president Zelensky that came to light on September 13 was the first inkling of this, but since then, there has been such a flood of alarming information the whistleblower complaint has been eclipsed. Career state department officials-- Marie Yovanovitch, Fiona Hill, George Kent, and today, Michael McKinley-- have bucked the White House embargo on testimony to add details to the story of a shadow foreign policy run by Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuilani and Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, along with special envoy Kurt Volker, and facilitated by acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, to pressure Ukraine leaders to smear Joe Biden's son Hunter. In May, Mulvaney allegedly put together the "three amigos:" Sondland, Volker, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take over Ukraine policy from career diplomats.

With the arrest last week of Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas (fyi, I can't keep all these names straight either) we learned that the story was even deeper: these men were funneling money from Russian oligarchs to GOP politicians, while trying to cement control over Ukraine's gas industry. Another person named in the indictment, David Correia, was arrested today at JFK airport. We have also learned that Rudy Giuliani is, and has been, under federal counterintelligence investigation, suggesting that the FBI thinks he might be actively working for a foreign country.

The story of Syria, and that the domestic story is getting so bad that people are defying Trump, has **** open the wall that has protected the president. People are heading for the exits. Last night, news broke that a federal appeals court has reopened a case charging Trump with violating the Constitution's emoluments clause and profiting illegally from his hotels while in office. Today, we learned that there are major discrepancies between Trump's taxes and bank records for loans, suggesting he might well have committed tax or bank fraud. Then Time Magazine published a piece by David Schulkin, Trump's first Secretary of Veteran's Affairs, presenting his interview for the job as virtually a Saturday Night Live skit, to which he compared it in the piece.

Pelosi is right: Trump is spooked by his collapsing power. In a desperate attempt for good press, Trump today tried to manufacture a win on social media by trying to resolve an emotional international incident before cameras. On August 27, the wife of a US diplomat in the UK, driving on the wrong side of the road, struck and killed a young man coming her way on a motorcycle. Citing diplomatic immunity-- the law that protects diplomats from being prosecuted for crimes in foreign countries-- the woman took refuge from the UK's justice system by returning to America. The man's parents, along with the British government, have appealed for the US government to waive her diplomatic immunity and return her for a trial. The man's parents are in the US to press for her return, and Trump invited them to the White House. Unbeknownst to them, he had the woman who had killed their son waiting in an adjoining room to meet with them in front of cameras. They declined, later saying they had been "ambushed." Rather than looking like a peacemaker, Trump looked like someone trying to use parents suffering from the death of their son for a photo-op.

After a day of disastrous news and the meeting with congressional leaders, Trump tried tonight to look calm, and to spin the walkout as Pelosi's meltdown rather than his. He tweeted out a picture showing Pelosi standing up to him while he was seated at a table surrounded by advisors. But the body language of the men around Trump was startling: they are slumped, staring at their folded hands. It was an astonishing self-own, followed up by worse. To demonstrate that he had, in fact, been hard on Turkish President Erdogan rather than green lighting his attack on the Kurds, Trump released to Fox News personality Trish Regan a letter he allegedly wrote on October 9, the day Turkish troops crossed into Syria and began to slaughter the Kurds. "Let's work out a good deal!" he wrote to Erdogan, and then went on to conclude: "Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool!.... I will call you later." The letter was so wildly inappropriate reporters had to check to make sure it was not a parody. But the White House verified it.

For their part, White House spokespeople insist that Trump is calm and in control. Tonight, he resurrected complaints about Hillary Clinton,'s emails and echoed Pelosi's observations about him, tweeting that "Nancy Pelosi needs help fast! There is either something wrong with her “upstairs,” or she just plain doesn’t like our great Country. She had a total meltdown in the White House today. It was very sad to watch. Pray for her, she is a very sick person!"

I have spent more than 30 years studying political history, and I have nothing to which to compare the craziness of today. I have no idea what will happen in the hours after I hit the send button. But it does feel like the political tide is turning.

Heather Cox Richardson
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Title: Elijah Cummings knew, from the start, how TOTALLY Fascist Trump and his Wrecking Crew ARE.
Post by: AGelbert on October 17, 2019, 04:14:06 pm
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I have spent more than 30 years studying political history, and I have nothing to which to compare the craziness of today. I have no idea what will happen in the hours after I hit the send button. But it does feel like the political tide is turning.

Heather Cox Richardson (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/who-can-you-trust/127775-impeachment-score-127776/msg14020/#msg14020)

Let us hope she is right. Congressman Elijah Cummings knew, from the start, how TOTALLY Fascist the Trump demagogue, and his Wrecking Crew, ARE.

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Cummings’ remarks this summer were prescient:

I’m begging the American people to pay attention to what is going on. Because if you want to have a democracy intact for your children, and your children’s children, and generations yet unborn we’ve got to guard this moment…this is our watch. pic.twitter.com/ShTZwbQROP

— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) July 24, 2019

Read more:
https://www.emptywheel.net/2019/10/17/rest-in-power-rep-elijah-e-cummings-1951-2019/
Title: Elijah Cummings ✨ 🦅 'signed subpoenas from his hospital bed' for Trump impeachment before his death
Post by: AGelbert on October 17, 2019, 05:49:46 pm
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mucifer (14,935 posts) October 17, 2019

(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) Elijah Cummings 🦅✨ 'signed subpoenas from his hospital bed' for Trump impeachment before his death
Source: Independent UK

Elijah Cummings was kept busy to the very end of his life leading an investigation into (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) Donald Trump before passing away at the age of 68 on Wednesday, his aides have said.

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee was signing subpoenas from his hospital bed, one aide told the New York Times.

He also helped lead a Democratic caucus conference call.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described Mr Cummings as a “north star” 🌟 who spoke with “unsurpassed clarity and moral integrity” on the House floor.   (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-060518153110.png)


Ms Pelosi, who grew up in the city Mr Cummings represented, said he was her “brother in Baltimore” during a press conference on Thursday, adding: “We’ve all lost a friend … I’m devastated by the loss.”

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/elijah-cummings-trump-impeachment-death-subpoena-house-investigation-baltimore-a9160436.html

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Title: 👀 Mulvaney, of all people, just UNDERCUT Traitor Trump's denials of a quid pro quo.
Post by: AGelbert on October 17, 2019, 06:18:31 pm
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Agelbert Observation: The Mulvaney rat 🐀 just abandoned the Trump Rapidly Sinking Fascist "Ship". When a lifetime Republican fascist ideologue like Mulvaney bails, you can be certain that Trump is now, forgive the mixed metaphors, (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-011019180735.jpeg) FULLY COOKED TOAST. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185040-1659929.gif)


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Adam Schiff @RepAdamSchiff
Follow Follow @RepAdamSchiff
MoreAdam Schiff Retweeted The New York Times

Mulvaney just said that U.S. military aid for Ukraine was held up pending Ukraine’s investigation of Democrats.

Things just went from very, very bad to much, much worse.Adam Schiff added,
The New York Times
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@nytimes
Breaking News: Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, said the U.S. froze aid partly to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democrats. He undercut President Trump's denials of a quid pro quo. https://nyti.ms/32kfgNb

12:04 PM - 17 Oct 2019

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Another Republican Hydrocarbon 😈 Hellspawn rat, Rick Perry 🐀, just resigned. The floodgates are now open.

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry, 1 of the '3 amigos' on Ukraine, resigns (https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142383020)

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Since Trump is now fully cornered, a position guaranteed to bring out the worse (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) Satanic Brainfuck based despotic behavior from him, I suspect the Pentagon is now, methodically and carefully, gaming how to thwart Trump's plans to go full Dictatorship in the USA. The Trump cornered BEAST will try to go "Roy Cohn" and "double down".

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As I have said before, that works with a corrupted judiciary. It guarantees failure, and possibly prison or even death, in geopolitics.

But then, 🦀 Trump never learned any other way than the Roy Cohn Scorched Earth, Unremitingly Cruel, Vengeful, Murderous, "Bellicosity is Best" approach to "problem solving".

So, Trump will fail spectacularly. Good. That will not solve most of the environmental, social and political problems we have in the USA, but it is a good start. 🕯️
Title: White House 😈 Insider Is Profiting Off 🦀 Trump's Chaos Economy w/Richard Wolff
Post by: AGelbert on October 17, 2019, 07:37:53 pm
White House (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Insider Is Profiting Off Trump's (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) Chaos Economy w/Richard Wolff
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Somebody trading on Donald Trump's behalf?

Or is a member of the Trump  crime family making billions from the Presidency?

Unsurprisingly Bill Barr forbid the FBI from looking into it?

Richard Wolff joins the Thom Hartmann program to discuss insider trading in the White House!

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Title: 🐷 Trump's delusional belief in his 🐘 Republican wall...
Post by: AGelbert on October 17, 2019, 10:43:35 pm
🐷 Trump's Delusional Belief in his 🐘 Republican wall...

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Title: Donald 🦀 Trump Is Getting Off Easy
Post by: AGelbert on October 18, 2019, 01:17:29 pm
OCT 17, 2019 TD ORIGINALS

SNIPPET:

Roots Action should have included Trump’s worst offense: the criminal acceleration of ecocide, the biggest issue of our or any time. Trump has brazenly violated his oath to serve the general welfare by doing everything he can to turn the world into a giant greenhouse gas chamber as soon as possible.

Full article:

Donald 🦀 Trump Is Getting Off Easy (https://www.truthdig.com/articles/donald-trump-is-getting-off-easy/)

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on October 18, 2019, 01:57:33 pm
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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:21 PM
riversedge (51,870 posts)


Republicans worried by Mulvaney's confirmation 🦀 Trump sought exchange of favors with Ukraine
Source: CNN

Updated 8:57 PM ET, Thu October 17, 2019
😈 Mulvaney confesses to quid pro quo: Get over it

(CNN)A top White House official said on Thursday that President Donald Trump had withheld nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine in order to pressure the country to open an investigation that he thought would politically benefit himself, worrying some Republicans in Congress in the middle of an impeachment inquiry.

Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told reporters that the Trump administration "held up the money" for Ukraine because the President wanted to investigate "corruption" in Ukraine related to a conspiracy theory involving the whereabouts of the Democratic National Committee's computer server hacked by Russians during the last presidential campaign. When pressed on whether the President sought an exchange of favors, Mulvaney said, "We do that all the time with foreign policy."

It was the first time the White House acknowledged a link between the withheld aid and probes that Trump sought.

Some Republicans were deeply concerned by Mulvaney's comments.

"You don't hold up foreign aid that we had previously appropriated for a political initiative," said 🐘 GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. "Period." 🧐 👍

Republican Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida called Mulvaney's acknowledgment about withholding Ukraine aid "troubling," saying it is "not a good thing" to do that in connection "with threatening foreign leaders."

Rooney would not rule out the prospects of supporting impeaching the President.
"I'm not going to say anything about that until all the facts are in," he said. "I remember too many people saying, 'Oh, this is a witch hunt against Richard Nixon,' and come to find out it wasn't a witch hunt."

Hours after the news conference, Mulvaney released a statement reversing his prior comments, now claiming there was "absolutely no quid pro quo between Ukrainian military aid and any investigation into the 2016 election.".............................

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/17/politics/republicans-mick-mulvaney-reaction/index.html
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Title: "... I am optimistic ..."
Post by: AGelbert on October 18, 2019, 03:18:58 pm
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John M. R. Borders

Elijah Cummings death made me really reflect upon the period of time that I came of age as an adult. Many of of us realized that the world of injustice we were protesting and trying to change at the time, was the "Ball of Confusion" that could only inevitably lead to a monster like Trump. The USA saw the looming Republican descent into confederacy and fascism, but got lost in its default rhetoric about law & order/Patriotism/ fake morality/fake "christian" values/abortion tropes. And now we are in the fullly grown belly of the beast of that creation as exemplified in this old Temptations song of that era (https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ball%20of%20confusion&docid=608026811154236544&mid=C533B4E518B479046B93C533B4E518B479046B93&view=detail&ru=%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dtemptations%2Bsong%2Bball%2Bof%2Bconfusion%2Blyrics%26form%3DEDGSPH%26mkt%3Den-us%26httpsmsn%3D1%26refig%3Dd7bc261426044a1dd411c1c5da22f27d%26sp%3D2%26qs%3DAS%26pq%3Dtemptations%2Bsong%2Bball%2B%26sk%3DPRES1AS1%26sc%3D5-22%26cvid%3Dd7bc261426044a1dd411c1c5da22f27d%26cc%3DUS%26setlang%3Den-US).

Juxtapose a few lyrics here and there, and you have the Dystopian World of Trump and fascist Republicanism we inhabit today. The difference this time however, is the nation and world is finally awake to its deadly threat to life itself. So I am optimistic that the destruction of Trump and the forces that power Trumpism will truly usher in a golden age envisioned by many people of my era.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/land-of-confusion/22053/

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Title: 🐘 John Kasich 👀 calls for impeachment
Post by: AGelbert on October 18, 2019, 09:54:52 pm
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Source: CNN
Former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he's now for impeaching 🦀 Trump

By Kaanita Iyer

Posted at 3:39 PM ET, Fri October 18, 2019

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Kasich calls for Trump's impeachment 02:39

(CNN) — Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich said President Donald Trump should be impeached, a major switch for a former Republican presidential candidate who had previously defended the President.

Breaking from his party's overall stance, Kasich, who's a CNN contributor, told CNN's Ana Cabrera Friday the "final straw" for him was White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's Thursday admission that military aid was withheld from Ukraine in order to pressure that country for investigations into Democrats.

"But if you are asking me if I was sitting in the House of Representatives today and you were to ask me how do I feel, do I think impeachment should move forward and should go for a full examination and a trial in the United States Senate, my vote would be yes." Kasich said on CNN's "Newsroom."

The high-profile Republican said the events of Thursday afternoon -- Mulvaney's admission of a quid pro quo and the announcement of the resignation of Energy Secretary Rick Perry chief among them -- caused him to rethink his stance.

Read more: https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/10/18/politics/kasich-calls-for-trump-impeachment/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F
Title: Trump officials say aid to Puerto Rico was knowingly stalled after Hurricane Maria
Post by: AGelbert on October 18, 2019, 10:08:35 pm
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Source: The Hill

Two officials with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) acknowledged during a hearing this week that the agency knowingly stalled sending hurricane relief funding to Puerto Rico after missing a legally required deadline to do so.

HUD’s chief financial officer, Irv Dennis, and David Woll, the department's principal deputy assistant secretary for community planning and development, appeared before a House Appropriations subcommittee for a hearing on Thursday.

The officials said that the agency missed a deadline issued by Congress to start a process to help Puerto Rico receive billions in federal housing funds that Congress had allocated after Hurricane Maria hit the island in 2017.

“All of us at HUD stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Puerto Rico,” Woll said during the hearing. “At HUD we are committed to the recovery of all Americans whose homes and communities were devastated by natural disasters, and we are steadfast in our stewardship of the funding and trust in us by you in your colleagues in Congress.”

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/466552-top-trump-admin-officials-say-aid-to-puerto-rico-was-knowingly

Title: Donald Trump just got hit with some really bad news
Post by: AGelbert on October 19, 2019, 05:12:00 pm
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Donald Trump just got hit with some really bad news (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121424.gif)

Bill Palmer | 8:40 pm EDT October 18, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Donald Trump is currently facing an onslaught of attacks and criticism from General Mattis, Admiral McRaven, John Kasich, Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, and too many other people to list. This comes even as Gordon Sondland has testified against him, and Rick Perry’s resignation suggests he might do the same. The last thing Trump needs is even more bad news – so naturally he just got hit with even more bad news.

As Donald Trump’s scandals continue to worsen, poll numbers in favor of impeachment continue to rise. We keep seeing similar increases from one major polling outlet after another. But now we’re seeing something new. The way poll numbers usually shift is that some people go from Column A to undecided, even as other people go from undecided to Column B. The new Pew poll is showing a different trend.

It’s not just that some people are going from anti-impeachment to undecided, and that other people are going from undecided to pro-impeachment. As pointed out by Newsweek, the Pew poll reveals that nine percent of Americans have now gone from anti-impeachment all the way to pro-impeachment.

This is a big deal because it demonstrates that the landscape is changing so severely for Donald Trump, even a sizable number of people who opposed his impeachment have now decided they want him gone. This suggests that as the process moves forward and the story gets even uglier for Trump, even more of the current anti-impeachment people will decide it’s time for him to go.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/really-bad-news-hit-got-donald-trump/22068/

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Title: MICK MULVANEY CONFESSES OMB AND DOD ARE WITHHOLDING EVIDENCE OF A CRIME FROM CONGRESS
Post by: AGelbert on October 19, 2019, 05:56:23 pm
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October 17, 2019/151 Comments/in 2016 Presidential Election, 2020 Presidential Election,

emptywheel, Impeachment /by emptywheel

SNIPPET:

As noted by Mulvaney today, a law passed in the wake of Richard Nixon playing games with appropriations requires that if you withhold duly appropriated funds, you explain to Congress why you’re doing so, a decision that Congress then gets to veto simply by refusing to approve of the decision. The law makes it clear that the President can’t simply ignore the will of Congress on appropriations.

And yet, that’s what Trump did for the entirety of the summer.

Worse, in his press conference today, Mulvaney admitted that Trump didn’t have a “really really good reason not to” release the funds. Rather, he had a really bad reason: he was trying to extort a quid pro quo.

And that’s why the decision — reported in ho hum fashion on Tuesday as if it were just another case of the Administration refusing Congressional subpoenas — that OMB and DOD would not respond to subpoenas is actually really important.

The subpoena to those agencies lays out some of the evidence that Trump withheld the funds after DOD cleared them. Then it lays out the evidence that Trump was defying bipartisan Congressional will in doing so.

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MICK MULVANEY CONFESSES OMB AND DOD ARE WITHHOLDING EVIDENCE OF A CRIME FROM CONGRESS (https://www.emptywheel.net/2019/10/17/mick-mulvaney-confesses-omb-and-dod-are-withholding-evidence-of-a-crime-from-congress/)

Agelbert NOTE: Excellent comment by Rugger9. 👍

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Rugger9 says:
October 17, 2019 at 4:53 pm
Add it to the impeachment list of laws not faithfully executed. Then file a case to get a writ of mandamus to direct the Palace to comply. Even if it fails due to hackery, that will make it easier to impeach and remove those judges later.

Like many of the other issues (i.e. the tax records), it is unambiguous black-letter law and so “interpretation” would be limited.
Title: The Mueller Report was written by 🐘 Republicans, for 😈 Republicans.
Post by: AGelbert on October 21, 2019, 07:04:04 pm
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Paul Pond 👍

The Mueller Report was written by Republicans, for Republicans. Since when was it ever going to be honest?

Agreed. Way back when Mueller (known as the fix-it man in Republican circles) was named to investigate Russia and Trump, some naive fellow at Daily Kos said, "Now justice wll be done.". (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718202127.gif)

I'm not happy about being right, but I immediately replied that, Now justice will be BURIED! I ranted about a year long "investigation" with a "1000 page nothing to see here, move along" conclusion. I was politely told to STFU.

I do admit I was wrong about some things...

It was TWO years >:(, not one, and it was a bit shorter than 1000 pages. ::)

Nice article below, except that the parts about Mueller conveniently refusing to investigate 9/11 and conveniently supporting Shrub's LIE that Iraq had "weapons of mass destruction" were accidentally on purpose left out. But, at least Bill Palmer, though not quite there yet, is starting to understand how Republican Fix-it Man Mueller REALLY rolls.

What was 🐘 Robert Mueller even doing?

Bill Palmer | 6:50 pm EDT October 20, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Robert Mueller is a Vietnam War veteran with a Purple Heart who took down Enron and John Gotti. He’s always had nerves of steel, so all along he seemed like the perfect person to lead the Special Counsel investigation into Donald Trump’s Russia scandal. But as we all know, his probe ended up going virtually nowhere. Now a key piece of what he was (or more accurately wasn’t) doing has been revealed, and it’s baffling.

Attorney General Bill Barr’s scheme to strategically redact the most incriminating parts of the Mueller report is finally unraveling. A federal judge ordered the Department of Justice to unredact the identities of two people named in the report who did not testify before Mueller’s grand jury. Sure enough, those names have just been revealed, and they’re Don McGahn and Donald Trump Jr. Wait, a minute, what?

The publicly available portions of the Mueller report make clear that Don McGahn was the most vital cooperating witness in the obstruction of justice portion of the probe. Yet we now know that Mueller never bothered to put McGahn in front of a grand jury, which means that Mueller never made any attempt at indicting anyone for obstruction. This is alarming, considering that based on media reports and leaks alone, as many as a dozen of Trump’s current and former White House advisers could easily have been indicted for obstruction. Why did Mueller even bother investigating the obstruction case, if he was simply going to write a report about it and go home?

Then there’s Donald Trump Jr, who by his own admission was knee deep in the Trump-Russia election conspiracy plot. The only legitimate reason not to subpoena Junior to appear before the grand jury would have been if Mueller was planning to indict Junior, as you can’t ask people to testify against themselves. But the Mueller report spells out that Mueller decided not to indict Junior, based on the specious argument that he was too dumb to understand he was committing a crime. So if Junior wasn’t a target, Mueller should have been easily able to compel him to serve as a witness against the Russians he tried to conspire with. Yet that clearly never happened.

Robert Mueller spent the first half of his time as Special Counsel aggressively busting people like Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, only to spend the second half of his probe apparently doing nothing. If Mueller simply decided to pull his punches, that’s on him. But if someone was tying Mueller’s hands, even before Barr came along and shut him down, we need to know about it – because that person needs to go to prison for obstruction along with Barr.

The good news in this debacle is that Bill Barr had no possible valid reason for redacting the fact that Don McGahn and Donald Trump Jr didn’t testify to the grand jury. Now that the judge knows this, she’s even more likely to rule that Barr’s redactions were in bad faith across the board, and that the House impeachment inquiry has the right to the full unredacted Mueller report. But what a mess the Mueller probe turned out to be.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/what-was-robert-mueller-even-doing/22138/
Title: Pramila Jayapal Warns Nation Is Heading Down "Road To Fascism"
Post by: AGelbert on October 21, 2019, 08:58:17 pm
Pramila Jayapal Warns Nation Is Heading Down "Road To Fascism"
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Congressmember Pramila Jayapal warns about the dangers of not speaking out during the Trump administration and how staying silent could lead to

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Title: Kant spoke of perpetual peace in 1795.
Post by: AGelbert on October 21, 2019, 09:17:36 pm
Kant spoke of perpetual peace in 1795!

Is Trump Fueling Authoritarianism & War?
1,900 views•Oct 21, 2019

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Is Donald Trump fueling authoritarianism and war or is Donald Trump just a cog in a much more sinister machine that is tearing down democratic self-governance around the world?

History warns us about what happens when Democracy fails but can we save democracy in time?

Let us know how in the comments.

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Title: Hat Tip to Surly 👍 for this story.
Post by: AGelbert on October 22, 2019, 07:02:12 pm
Intelligencer

THE NATIONAL INTEREST OCT. 21, 2019

By Jonathan Chait

SNIPPET:

Throughout Trump’s presidency, I’ve dismissed the possibility that he could be removed from office. In all likelihood, the Senate will come nowhere close to mustering the 67 votes needed to do so. But over the past few weeks, the outline of a removal scenario has begun to take shape. The prospect is no longer a fantasy.

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Why Congress Might Impeach Trump and Actually Remove Him From Office (http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/10/congress-impeach-trump-actually-remove-him.html)
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Title: Did you hear what happened?
Post by: AGelbert on October 23, 2019, 03:50:23 pm
🔊 Did you hear what happened?

(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) Nathaly Arriola 👍 to me

 
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Anthony,

It feels like an eternity, but the whistleblower’s complaint was released less than one month ago. New revelations continue to emerge daily, but the underlying imperative remains the same: Congress must impeach and remove Donald Trump from office.

Trump’s White House has gone into full stonewall mode by trying to block testimony and refusing to comply with lawful subpoenas. Their efforts are failing – administration officials are starting to defy the White House coverup and are telling investigators what they know.

While Congress went on recess earlier this month, some representatives stayed busy in D.C. Members of three committees conducted hearings and listened to testimony during the break, issuing subpoenas for individuals involved in the Ukraine scandal and paving the way for a House vote on impeachment.


Here’s a recap of the latest events:

October 22: Bill Taylor, a senior diplomat in Ukraine who objected strongly to withholding military aid to Ukraine in exchange “for help with a political campaign,” testified before Congress. Rep. Ted Lieu called the testimony “incredibly damaging for the (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/809_84688966.jpeg) President.” (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818180844.png)

October 17: Former European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland testifies that Trump delegated Ukraine policy to Giuliani, a private citizen whose Ukrainian associates have been arrested for funneling foreign money into US elections.

October 17: White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney admitted in a press conference that Trump had withheld military aid in exchange for investigations into his rivals saying “Get over it. There is going to be political influence in foreign policy.”

October 16: Michael McKinley, a former senior advisor to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo steps down from his post and tells congressional investigators he was “disturbed by the implication that foreign governments were being approached to procure negative information on political opponents.”

October 15: Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s attorney, was subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee and ordered to hand over documents about his work in Ukraine. He refused to comply with either request.

October 15: George Kent, a top diplomat in Ukraine, told lawmakers he was sidelined by Trump’s associates, and that Trump and Giuliani had pressured Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.

October 14: Fiona Hill, Trump’s former Russia adviser, testified before committee members and confirmed she saw “wrongdoing” regarding Ukraine. It appears some of that testimony was explosive, including that Former National Security Advisor John Bolton took care to distance himself from the arrangement, comparing Giuliani and Mick Mulvaney’s scheme to a “drug deal.”
 
Thank YOU for all that you do for our democracy, we would not be where we are today without your tireless efforts to hold the most corrupt 🦀 president in history accountable (http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/exagerent/police/enprison.gif).

Nathaly Arriola
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Title: "According to Taylor ✨ and the ample supporting evidence he offered, the 🦀 matter is plain: ...
Post by: AGelbert on October 23, 2019, 04:59:03 pm
Truthout

BY William Rivers Pitt

PUBLISHED October 23, 2019

SNIPPET:

When the definitive history of Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry is written, 🦅 William B. Taylor Jr. ✨ will require a chapter all his own. The career diplomat and former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine put the bricks to 🦀 Trump’s “no quid pro quo” (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) defense on Tuesday during closed-door testimony before the House Oversight Committee, and did so in terms so stark and clear that gasps and sighs could be heard from the lawmakers as they listened.

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🐘 Mitch McConnell Is Out of Excuses and the Whole World Is Watching (https://truthout.org/articles/mitch-mcconnell-is-out-of-excuses-and-the-whole-world-is-watching/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=87f1959f-32d0-4946-9724-700d0246e499)


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The American Independent Institute

BY Emily Singer

PUBLISHED October 23, 2019

Shocking 👀 Testimony From 🦅 Diplomat Shows (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Trump Demanded Quid Pro Quo

According to House Democrats present at the deposition of William B. Taylor, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, the diplomat's testimony, which lasted over nine hours, was explosive and damning to Donald Trump. Taylor's statement provided evidence not only of a quid pro quo, but also that Trump was personally seeking illegal foreign interference in the 2020 election.

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Title: He consulted with his wife, who urged him not to go, before his mentor convinced him to go.
Post by: AGelbert on October 23, 2019, 09:11:39 pm
🦅 Bill Taylor just brought down Donald 🦀 Trump’s house of cards (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121649.png)

Shirley Kennedy | 11:45 pm EDT October 22, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Acting U.S. Ambassador Bill Taylor took the wheel from Gordon Sondland and threw everybody under the bus in his testimony before Congress today. Politico reported that “sighs and gasps” could be heard as Taylor read his 15-page opening statement. Reading the statement will certainly induce these sounds, if not downright anger. Unlike most Trump appointees, Taylor is an experienced ambassador. He was initially appointed by President G.W. Bush and served under President Obama. Taylor is clear that he is nonpartisan and serves the American people and no one else. It is refreshing to hear that we do still have people working in our government who do it for their love of service, though many of those were shoved out by Trump.

Taylor’s statement is very detailed and cannot be fully covered in this article, but we can certainly look at some of the highlights and know exactly where his head is and where his loyalties lie. Taylor was appalled at Rudy Giuliani’s involvement in government business, as are most of us. He wasn’t elected to anything and has no right to be involved in government business. Leave it to Trump to bring one of his lackeys into something he doesn’t belong in.

Unlike Trump, Taylor is concerned with Russia’s attempt to take over Ukraine and become a threat to not only its European neighbors, but the entire world. When he was approached by Mike Pompeo to get involved in Ukraine, he was reluctant. Taylor did not appreciate what they had done to his predecessor, Marie Yovanovitch. He consulted with his wife, who urged him not to go, before his mentor convinced him to go. He was also assured that U.S. policy supported Ukraine and that all of the negative things he had heard about Giuliani were of no consequence. Little did he know that he, like the rest of us, was being hoodwinked.

It was only after Taylor agreed and traveled to Ukraine that he discovered “two channels of U.S. policy-making and implementation, one regular and one highly irregular.” Guess who was on the irregular team? You’ve got it: Giuliani, Kurt Volker, Rick Perry, and Gordon Sondland, who tried his best to mislead Congress and did to a certain extent. Then, Taylor testified and completely blew Sondland out of the proverbial water. Sondland has certainly earned back the cool million he donated to Trump’s inauguration, while trying to cover his complicity.

Taylor’s testimony was detailed, according to Politico, clearly outlining just how much the promised military assistance was tied to Trump’s personal endeavors. Harley Rouda (D-CA) said that the “body language of the people hearing it was ‘holy (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/3104_shit%20bitmap.png),'” while Stephen Lynch (D-MA) said that the testimony “could accelerate” the impeachment inquiry. Bring it on, please. Taylor gave a clear timeline of events, and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) hinted that Taylor presented evidence to corroborate his account. Whatever Taylor provided and said must have been good, as Politico reported that Jim Jordan left for lunch “tight-lipped.”

Trump and company are likely very unhappy that Pompeo brought Taylor back. They should have known that a career diplomat would refuse to get involved in their bullshit, and that’s exactly what he has done. It appears that Sondland might be recalled, as Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) said, “Mr. Sondland is going to have some explaining to do.” He certainly does, as does faux president Trump. Tick-tock, Trump. We’re coming for you.(http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/exagerent/police/boulet.gif)

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/house-cards-bill-taylor-donald-trump-down/22222/

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Title: Dan Rather, Sam Donaldson have dire warning about Trump
Post by: AGelbert on October 24, 2019, 12:09:05 am
Dan Rather, Sam Donaldson have dire warning about  
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https://youtu.be/VxPhLTzJ5EE

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Dan Rather and Sam Donaldson tell CNN's Don Lemon that they think that President Donald Trump is dangerous for the country because Trump is only interested in protecting himself.

#CNNTonight #CNN #News
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Title: Re: Dan Rather, Sam Donaldson have dire warning about Trump
Post by: Surly1 on October 24, 2019, 06:27:57 am
Dan Rather, Sam Donaldson have dire warning about  

https://youtu.be/VxPhLTzJ5EE

CNN
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Dan Rather and Sam Donaldson tell CNN's Don Lemon that they think that President Donald Trump is dangerous for the country because Trump is only interested in protecting himself.

Anyone surprised is naive.

When someone tells you what they are, believe them. I've been telling everyone I see that Trump is interested only in himself and will start a war (outside the US, as opposed to his daily domestic attacks) if that's what it takes to save his orange hide. In the final days in the bunker, Hitler told senior Nazis that “everyone has lied to me, everyone has deceived me” just eight days before he killed himself, This per declassified diaries that Guy Liddell, former head of counter-espionage at MI5, kept during the 1940s and 50s. Hitler ranted that the German people had not fought with enough heroism and they “deserved to perish”, according to the documents.

Ivana is on record saying Trump kept a book of Hitler's speeches by his bed. Just saying'.
Title: Oh come on, Rudy
Post by: Surly1 on October 24, 2019, 07:23:49 am
Oh come on, Rudy
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About a week ago, Rudy Giuliani learned through the media that he’s the target of a federal criminal investigation that’s already snared his henchmen Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. This prompted Rudy to part ways with the attorney who had been representing him in the impeachment inquiry, and announce on Twitter that he doesn’t need a lawyer going forward.

This made sense to no one but Rudy, of course. He’s going to be indicted and arrested, and he’ll need a criminal defense attorney to represent him at the resulting court proceedings. Even if Donald Trump were to pardon Rudy on federal charges, New York State would presumably sweep in with parallel state level charges, and Rudy would still end up arrested and on trial. That’s on top of the court battle he’ll be fighting over the House impeachment inquiry subpoena.

There was no scenario in which Rudy wasn’t going to need a lawyer unless he was planning to represent himself, which meant he must have been planning to represent himself. That would be an absurd and self defeating move, but Rudy is all about absurd and self defeating moves. But when Parnas and Fruman appeared in court on Wednesday, they tried to invoke executive privilege, which is a clever way of dragging Donald Trump into their trial and making the whole thing his problem.

Shortly thereafter, Palmer Report noted that Rudy Giuliani finally came to life on Twitter after a prolonged quiet period, and made a point of asserting that all of his actions with regard to Ukraine were on Trump’s behalf. In other words, if Lev and Igor are making their crimes Trump’s problem, so is Rudy. After Rudy posted that tweet, CNN reported that he’s now looking for a lawyer after all. So what’s going on here? To borrow Trump’s words, you’d have to ask Rudy.

Title: udy is expendable, whether he wants to believe that or not.
Post by: AGelbert on October 24, 2019, 03:08:48 pm
Oh come on, Rudy (https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/oh-come-on-rudy-giuliani/22265/)

There was no scenario in which Rudy wasn't going to need a lawyer unless he was planning to represent himself, which meant he must have been planning to represent himself. That would be an absurd and self defeating move, but Rudy is all about absurd and self defeating moves. But when Parnas and Fruman appeared in court on Wednesday, they tried to invoke executive privilege, which is a clever way of dragging Donald Trump into their trial and making the whole thing his problem.

Shortly thereafter, Palmer Report noted that Rudy Giuliani finally came to life on Twitter after a prolonged quiet period, and made a point of asserting that all of his actions with regard to Ukraine were on Trump's behalf. In other words, if Lev and Igor are making their crimes Trump's problem, so is Rudy. After Rudy posted that tweet, CNN reported that he's now looking for a lawyer after all. So what's going on here? To borrow Trump's words, you'd have to ask Rudy.


Rudy Giuliani knows too much about what REALLY happened on 9/11 and who were the TRAITORS IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT 100% responsible for that false flag attack, including himself. It was Rudy Giuliani that was in the WTC 7 New York "Command Post" when the first two WTC Towers were demolished, leaving the third 9/11 building targeted for explosive demolition, WTC 7, only a few minutes before "office fires" ::) demolished it almost exactly in its footprint.

Rudy Giuliani KNEW WTC 7 had to be demolished with pre-planted explosives BECAUSE it had the 9/11 TREASON smoking gun (totally unrelated to the financial Worldcom, etc. "records that were lost". SEE: Limited hang out head fake). For those who don't get it, I suggest you follow the money involved in the contracting for and installing of all the electronics in the "Command Center" in WTC 7.

Rudy Giuliani was the ultimate bought and paid for INSIDER needed by Cheney & Pentagon pals, on 9/11 at ground zero, to make sure everything went as murderously planned, including playing the hero after electronically aiding in the destruction of three buildings. EVIDENCE of that is his complete "Everything is under control" expression on that day. You can see people around him still in a state of anger and/or shock. It is super easy to play the big brave "hero" when you are in on the False Flag TREASON.

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9/11 False Flag attack Criminal Birds of a Treasonous FEATHER

That is probably why he thinks he is "untouchable".

In a way, he is right. Publicly, TPTB will probably never go after him. But, he forgets how it easy it is for "lamentable accidental deaths" and "unexpected lethal heart attacks" to occur... TPTB are not boy scouts. Rudy is expendable, whether he wants to believe that or not. So is Trump, though they will never cause visible bodily harm to Trump. Some drug (or repeated small doses of toxic heavy metals in his food like lead or arsenic will quickly mess up cognitive functions enough to produce dementia or alzheimers symptoms) that surreptitiously (i.e. to Trump's knowledge) produce "lamentable premature dementia" is probably they way TPTB will get rid of the current POTUS embarrassment IF Trump doesn't go quietly. The way Trump has started to babble incoherently (see: the "U.S. border wall" of Colorado), the cognitive impairment campaign by TPTB may already be active.

Agelbert NOTE: The Palmer Report keeps trying to frame Giuliani as a nut case or an incompetent criminal. He is evil, but he is neither crazy nor incompetent. Giuliani and Trump are being exposed by people with integrity.

Criminals arrogantly believe that ethics based guys and gals "always lose" to the "smart" people like him and Trump. That is the flaw in all these POTUS Criminal Conspiracies, not "incompetence".

Palmer does not want to go there. I read the Palmer Report almost every day. It has great reporting on the criminal activities of Trump and his wrecking crew. However, Palmer thinks Biden is a "good guy" and Sanders is "unelectable". That's just not true. He is also a worshipper of all things Pelosi. So, his objectivity is questionable when Democratic Party issues are the subject, even if he is fairly accurate about all things Trump.   
Title: a blatant breach of security” that “violates oath all members of Congress sign to gain access to cla
Post by: AGelbert on October 24, 2019, 05:53:28 pm
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019

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“Since many of the flash mob already sat on the committees, 🐘 they *knew* how serious a breach it was to bring devices into SCIF and did it anyways,Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tweeted late Wednesday. “Our country is a game to 🐘 them. Remember that the next time they use ‘national security’ as an excuse for their bad ideas.”

House Democrats Demand Action Against Republicans Who Mobbed Impeachment Hearing

JAKE JOHNSON, COMMON DREAMS

Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, demanded on Wednesday that the chamber's sergeant at arms take action against the dozens of Republican lawmakers who stormed a secure impeachment hearing room with their cellphones, a brazen violation of House rules. The stunt delayed the testimony of Pentagon official Laura Cooper, a witness in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

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Title: Republican Snowflakes Manufacturer Propaganda
Post by: AGelbert on October 24, 2019, 07:01:17 pm
🐘 Republican Snowflakes 😈 Manufacturer Propaganda >:(

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After Donald Trump offered military aid to the President of Ukraine if he would smear Joe Biden on CNN, Republicans illegally broke into a closed-door intelligence committee hearing to stop the impeachment process.

All of this was for a Fox News publicity stunt.

At what point will Republican Corruption reach a tipping point?

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Title: ... also ruled that the House impeachment inquiry is indeed legally valid.
Post by: AGelbert on October 25, 2019, 11:47:03 pm
House Democrats score major court victory in impeachment battle against Donald Trump

Bill Palmer | 6:15 pm EDT October 25, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Even before Donald Trump’s Ukraine scandal surfaced and forced the issue, House Democrats were already taking the necessary steps to acquire evidence and testimony in the impeachment of Donald Trump. One of those legal battles has finally been decided, and it’s a major victory for the House Democrats – on two different levels.

Today a federal judge ruled that the grand jury evidence from the Mueller Report must be turned over to House Democrats within five days. Donald Trump can attempt to file an emergency injunction with the appeals court, but even if it’s granted, the precedent set here suggests that the Democrats will win this battle once the appeals have been exhausted. Even as we wait to see if an appeals court is willing to step in, today’s ruling also hands the Democrats a broader victory.

Team Trump tried to convince the judge not to release the Mueller grand jury evidence by asserting that the House impeachment inquiry was invalid. There’s no legal or constitutional basis for such an assertion, of course. So not only did the judge side with the House Democrats on the Mueller material today, she also ruled that the House impeachment inquiry is indeed legally valid. She went even further by finding that Trump is “willfully” trying to obstruct the impeachment inquiry.

This ruling helps set the legal precedent going forward that the House impeachment inquiry is indeed a constitutional proceeding, and that Trump has no legal basis for trying to suppress evidence or stop anyone from cooperating with the inquiry. As is increasingly the case with the Trump regime, his lawyers used an argument in court that had no legal basis and was instead the kind of foot-stomping nonsense that Trump loves to hear. And, as is going to continue being the case, the judge laughed him out of court for it. Trump’s people aren’t even trying to win; they’re just trying to keep Trump sated as everything falls apart for him.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/major-court-victory-house-impeachment-battle-against-donald-trump/22325/
Title: “the illegitimate order from the Trump Administration not to cooperate has no force.”
Post by: AGelbert on October 26, 2019, 09:32:57 pm
Agelbert NOTE: It is no longer correct to say that 51% of the American Public wants Trump Impeached; It is now 52% (https://civiqs.com/results/trump_impeachment) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-190119153601.gif) that want to Impeach the MF. ;D

Saturday October 26, 2019 · 4:40 PM ED

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“the illegitimate order from the (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) Trump Administration not to cooperate 📢 has no force.” (https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/26/1895308/--the-illegitimate-order-from-the-Trump-Administration-not-to-cooperate-has-no-force)

Friday October 25, 2019 · 8:51 PM EDT

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They’ll blanch, huh?

You mean it’s possible for Trump’s enablers to be whiter than they already are?

That should be interesting. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163123-16601910.gif) (https://media.giphy.com/media/1PgPvWLfXGkCY/giphy.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163124-1669950.gif)

Clearly, Republicans are trying to cement in Americans’ minds the idea that this is all just an illegitimate, one-sided circus that’s so, so very unfair. The tactic will probably work with some. But more inconvenient truths are coming, and I, for one, can’t wait.

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Ted Lieu: Trump fans will 'blanch' at what comes out in open hearings (https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/25/1895190/-Ted-Lieu-Trump-fans-will-blanch-at-what-comes-out-in-open-hearings)





Title: Trump will NOT "serve" a second term
Post by: AGelbert on October 27, 2019, 05:05:39 pm
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👍 Surly,
That is an ineresting article you posted covering the Intelligencer interview with Steve Schmidt (http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/10/steve-schmidt-on-trump-impeachment-2020-and-howard-schultz.html). I read it carefully. Steve Schmidt clearly understands the Trumpism problem destroying the fabric of American society and government.

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My perspective is that the Republican Party is profoundly corrupted by Donald Trump and it has been corrupted by a tolerance for all and any type of amoral and immoral behavior. Tolerance for astounding levels of corruption and exposure of hypocrisy from the religious far-right leaders like Falwell, to everybody who screamed and shouted about some perfidious act that Obama or the Clintons allegedly committed. Trump has remade the Republican Party into an isolationist, grievance-driven, resentment-driven political party. The party looks like what it might have looked like if George Wallace had captured its nomination and become president. But nobody should underestimate Trump’s capacity to destroy the Democratic Party as an institution.

In the above paragraph, though Schmidt, being a staunch CAPITALIST, will not admit it, is the correct underlying premise that the REASON Trump has the very real capacity to destroy the Democratic Party as an institution, is that the Democratic Party LEADERSHIP is ALSO guilty of bought and paid for tolerance for all and any type of amoral and immoral behavior.

IOW, while accurately defining the situation, Schmidt fails to see that the solution lies in the wholesale rejection of bought and paid for tolerance for all and any type of amoral and immoral behavior.

The "Capitalism good, Socialism bad" erroneous assumption Schmidt has of the world view of most of the American electorate is what causes him to give Mr. Trump and his wrecking crew more persuasive power than they actually have to influence voters. Schmidt thinks the MONEY "advantage" that Trump has is the main factor. Again, that is a failing based on the "Money is IT" flawed Capitalist world view.

Consequently, Schmidt views the 2020 election like a "close" horse race between the Democratic Candidate and Trump.

He is wrong.

I'm going to tell you right now that Trump will NOT "serve" (a verb that never did apply to Trump - he never serves anybody but himself) a second term. And yeah, as trite and naive as it sounds, the reason he is going away is BECAUSE the overwhelming majority of the American voting public have realized, with no room for doubt whatsoever, that our government, like the GOP, has been profoundly corrupted by Donald Trump's EMBRACE, never mind "tolerance", for all and any type of amoral and immoral behavior.

Yeah, the leadership at the Democratic Party (DLC) does not get that. That is why Sanders has a much higher chance of being their candidate than they realize. The DLC, like Schmidt, ALSO cannot see past their "Money is IT" flawed Capitalist world view.

All that said, the Republicans are not totally blind to the threat from a public that polls positively on any and all expansions of U.S. "socialist" programs. They know their Orange Fascist 🦀 Hero is on the ropes. So, knowing Trump cannot win fairly, their mens rea modus operandi will be in-our-faces voter suppression like nothing this country has ever seen before.

THAT is not going to work either!

Yes, they also have a plan for that eventuality: Trump will cancel the election with an executive order based on "National Security"...

And then Trump will be forced to leave. The uproar will be so massive that he will have no choice. He will NOT be able to "walk it back". He will be unceremoniously escorted out of the White House and taken to a "secure location" (i.e. imprisoned with ZERO access to outside communication) pending the final vote count.

ANY Supreme Court Fascist that tries to protest will be quietly read the "we will impeach your ass PRONTO if you do not STFU NOW" riot act by some Congressional heavies.

Wishful thinking? That's what Schmidt thinks. Like I said before, he is wrong.

He forgot that DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST Sanders would have beat Trump in a LANDSLIDE in 2016, had the DLC not rigged the nomination for Hillary Rodham Clinton.

He forgot that Trump got people to vote for him MOSTLY because he LIED about DEFENDING "SOCIALIST" PROGRAMS like Medicare, Social Security AND Unemployment Compensation. The people HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN WHO (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) LIED TO THEM. All the ads on Fox News and Facebook claiming otherwise will not change the day to day GUTTED Government SAFETY NET SOCIAL PROGRAMS REALITY those people, thanks to Trump doing the EXACT OPPOSITE of what he promised, are cruelly forced to live with (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162656-14241872.gif) so Trump can further enrich himself and his 1% greedball pals.

Trump would NOT have "won" with just the racist (and evangelical, but I repeat myself) voters. In addition to the Russian successful election rigging fun and games, Schmidt forgets that the DLC GAVE TRUMP THAT ELECTION!
Title: Philip Reeker to testify about Giuliani smear campaign targeting Marie Yovanovitch
Post by: AGelbert on October 27, 2019, 08:03:36 pm
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swag (25,422 posts)


Diplomat 🦅 who tried to quash smear campaign against colleague to testify in Trump impeachment inquiry

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Source: Washington Post

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Carol Morello

Philip Reeker, a senior State Department official who tried to counteract a campaign of falsehoods that undermined the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, is expected to testify before House impeachment investigators Saturday.

Reeker, who heads the team of diplomats specializing in European affairs, is the latest Trump administration official scheduled to appear behind closed doors despite a White House edict (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/809_84688966.jpeg) that no government employees cooperate. Based on previously released accounts, he can be expected to provide a limited but critical piece of the back story involving an informal endeavor to prod Ukrainian officials to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

In March, Reeker was selected as acting assistant secretary in charge of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. As head of the bureau that dealt with Ukraine, Reeker was nominally in charge of policy for the country. In reality, the policy was being steered by political appointees and by Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, according to previous testimony given during the impeachment probe.

A crisis was already brewing, in the form of rumors and conspiracy theories targeting Marie Yovanovitch, many being pushed by Giuliani. Highly regarded among her fellow diplomats, Yovanovitch was then the U.S. ambassador in Kyiv. State Department officials considered baseless the roiling questions being raised among conservative U.S. media about her loyalty and honesty. They began suggesting ways to defend her, both internally and publicly.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/diplomat-who-tried-to-squash-smear-campaign-against-colleague-to-testify-in-trump-impeachment-inquiry/2019/10/25/9b8361c0-f74a-11e9-ad8b-85e2aa00b5ce_story.html
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Title: a religious 'battle'
Post by: AGelbert on October 27, 2019, 08:45:37 pm
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October 25, 2019 By Bob Brigham

🦀 Trump dials up 😇 rhetoric by tweeting Evangelical leader Robert Jeffress declaring impeachment a religious 'battle' (https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2386654)

Agelbert NOTE: It's a battle of good versus evil alright. What Jeffress and Trump left out is that they are part of the (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160026-22862484.png) EVIL side.

Title: disciplining OLC lawyers for the bullshit they cause
Post by: AGelbert on October 28, 2019, 01:03:12 pm
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Congress only received the complaint on September 25, an illegal delay of 23 days, during which time 🦀 Trump released the withheld funds and had a meeting with a much-weakened Zelensky, to say nothing of whatever meetings 😈 Rudy and  👹 Bill Barr had in the interim.

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Thus far, the American public has had little success at disciplining OLC lawyers for the bullshit they cause (though even courts are inching closer to doing so). This letter seems, to me, like the first step in an attempt by Horowitz to be able to do so.

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October 25, 2019/61 Comments/in 2016 Presidential Election, 2020 Presidential Election, Impeachment /by 🦅 Emptywheel

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Title: “LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP!” – Donald Trump just got a huge taste of his own medicine
Post by: AGelbert on October 28, 2019, 02:17:34 pm
“LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP!” – Donald (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Trump just got a huge taste of his own medicine (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818180844.png)


Bill Palmer | 10:16 pm EDT October 27, 2019
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Donald Trump did a very stupid thing on Sunday evening: he attended a public event that wasn’t populated solely by his own deranged and drooling fans. Trump attended a World Series game at Nationals Park in Washington DC, and to say that it didn’t go well for him would be an understatement. In fact he got a rather vicious taste of his own medicine.

Trump and underlings have spent years asserting that Hillary Clinton should go to prison for using the wrong email or some such nonsense, and they’ve been known to chant “Lock her up!” accordingly. Some of the Trump people who helped get that chant off the ground, such as Michael Flynn, are in fact now being locked up themselves. Trump is now being impeached for a criminal scandal, and the World Series decided to show him exactly how they feel about him. Check out this video of the crowd loudly chanting “Lock him up!”:

President Trump was booed loudly by the fans at Nats Park when he was shown on the big screen.
Then came a 🔊 loud chant: “Lock him up.” @wusa9 (https://twitter.com/wusa9?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)  pic.twitter.com/LBbgSAHd6k (https://t.co/LBbgSAHd6k)

— Adam Longo (@adamlongoTV) October 28, 2019

That’s right, the crowd at the World Series let Donald Trump know exactly how they feel about him. Considering there’s a New York grand jury that’s actively seeking to criminally indict Trump on state charges as we speak, and that grand jury just won a key appeals court ruling over its subpoena of Trump’s tax returns, the baseball crowd may end up getting its wish.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/lock-him-up-lock-him-up-donald-trump-taste/22405/

The (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) idiot wasn’t even invited!

Bill Palmer | 9:09 am EDT October 28, 2019
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Last night Donald Trump came face to face with a humiliating dose of reality, and managed to create an utterly terrible PR moment for himself, when he attended a World Series game in Washington DC. When his face was shown on the screen at the stadium, not only was he loudly booed, the crowd also loudly chanted “Lock him up!” Now it turns out the whole thing was even worse for Trump than we knew.

If you’re wondering why the Washington Nationals baseball team would have wanted Donald Trump at their World Series game when their fan base clearly hates the guy, it turns out they didn’t want him there. Or at least they didn’t invite him to be there. The Washington Post says the idiot just decided to attend the game without a formal invitation from the team. If you missed the “Lock Him Up” chant, here’s the video:

President Trump was booed loudly by the fans at Nats Park when he was shown on the big screen.
Then came a 🔊 loud chant: “Lock him up.” @wusa9 (https://twitter.com/wusa9?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)  pic.twitter.com/LBbgSAHd6k (https://t.co/LBbgSAHd6k)

— Adam Longo (@adamlongoTV) October 28, 2019

This means that Donald Trump didn’t make the mistake of accepting an ill-fated invitation to a public event where he should have known he’d get booed; he made a point of showing up uninvited to a public event where he was sure to get booed. In sports terminology that’s called an “unforced error.” Now today’s media coverage will be about Trump getting greeted with a “Lock Him Up” chant at the World Series, driving home the point about just what a despised criminal he is.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/the-idiot-wasnt-even-invited/22407/

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Title: A genuine criminal 😈 in the White House is a threat to the future of Democracy. 😱
Post by: AGelbert on October 28, 2019, 05:01:28 pm
A Criminal (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/809_84688966.jpeg) In The White House Is A Threat to The World 😱
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Title: 📢 ... 🕯️ to the next 🌠 level.
Post by: AGelbert on October 28, 2019, 09:07:52 pm
Nancy Pelosi (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418201112.png) says she’s taking Donald 🦀 Trump’s impeachment to the next level
Bill Palmer | 4:04 pm EDT October 28, 2019
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Over the past couple weeks the House impeachment inquiry has carried out the necessary process of interviewing witnesses in private, as any valid criminal investigative process would, in order to prevent any witness coordination and minimize witness intimidation. The question has been when this phase of impeachment would end, and where it will go next. Now Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is delivering answers.

Speaker Pelosi has sent a letter to House members explaining what happens next. The lengthy letter, obtained by Politico, says this in part: “This week, we will bring a resolution to the Floor that affirms the ongoing, existing investigation that is currently being conducted by our committees as part of this impeachment inquiry … This resolution establishes the procedure for hearings that are open to the American people, authorizes disclosure of deposition transcripts, outlines procedures to transfer evidence to the Judiciary Committee as it considers potential articles of impeachment, and sets forth due process rights for the President and his Counsel.”

So where does this get us? It means House Democrats are about to take everything public. Transcripts of the existing testimony will be released. Upcoming hearings will be televised. The closed-door phase of impeachment is about to end, and the House will begin taking its impeachment argument directly to the public. To be clear, even though the resolution will be voted on this week (MSNBC says Thursday), this next phase won’t necessarily begin this week; the current round of closed-door witness testimony isn’t quite over yet.

What’s remarkable is that, based solely on what’s surfaced in the media thus far about Donald Trump’s recent scandals, the polls say that a growing majority of Americans already think Trump should be impeached and removed from office. This number should climb even higher once the bulk of the evidence and testimony against Trump soon becomes public. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121649.png)
 

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/nancy-pelosi-level-next-impeach-donald-trump/22426/

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Title: 6 Ways 🦀 Trump Has Sold Out America with Robert Reich
Post by: AGelbert on October 29, 2019, 09:59:25 pm
6 Ways (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) Trump Has Sold Out America with Robert Reich
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Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich breaks down all the ways Trump has broken his promise to put "America First" in foreign policy.
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Title: Robert Reich: 🦀 Trump's Emoluments Mess
Post by: AGelbert on October 29, 2019, 10:03:59 pm
Robert Reich: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) Trump's Emoluments Mess
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Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains what the 🦅 Constitution's Emoluments Clause is and how Trump is entangled in it.

Robert Reich: The Impeachment Process Explained
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Title: What 🦅 Pelosi ✨ is up to with Thursday’s impeachment vote
Post by: AGelbert on October 30, 2019, 05:26:11 pm
Washington Post

Oct. 29, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. EDT

What 🦅 Pelosi ✨ is up to with Thursday’s impeachment vote

SNIPPET:

Pelosi continued, “This week, we will bring a resolution to the Floor that affirms the ongoing, existing investigation that is currently being conducted by our committees as part of this impeachment inquiry, including all requests for documents, subpoenas for records and testimony, and any other investigative steps previously taken or to be taken as part of this investigation.” She adds that this will set out the procedure “for hearings that are open to the American people, authorizes the disclosure of deposition transcripts, outlines procedures to transfer evidence to the Judiciary Committee as it considers potential articles of impeachment, and sets forth due process rights for the President and his Counsel.”

(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) She says, “We are taking this step to eliminate any doubt as to whether the Trump Administration may withhold documents, prevent witness testimony, disregard duly authorized subpoenas, or continue obstructing the House of Representatives.”

So why bring this up now, especially after a court held in Democrats’ favor? One possibility is that in preparing an article of impeachment on obstruction of Congress, Pelosi does not want to leave a crack open whereby 🦀 Trump’s (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) lawyers would say, well, he had a good-faith belief the impeachment process was not officially underway.

Constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe 👍 approves of Pelosi’s move. “This resolution makes perfect sense now that the House leadership has wisely decided to forgo further judicial jockeying and to move expeditiously to public hearings,” he argues. “Calling the Trump (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) administration’s bluff this way will make it clear that the continued stonewalling of the administration — and of those current and former officials who use the administration’s gag order as an excuse for seeking what amount to advisory judicial opinions on whether to comply with congressional subpoenas — is just a stalling tactic, not a good-faith effort to resolve conflicting obligations when confronted with a subpoena from Congress and a directive from the White House to defy that subpoena.”

Tribe also underscores that the resolution does not “authorize” impeachment but instead “affirms” it is underway. He says, “By taking that course, the speaker smartly avoids conceding that there was any infirmity in the inquiry prior to this authorization vote.”

Full article (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/10/29/what-pelosi-is-up-with-thursdays-impeachment-vote/) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184310-1635923.gif)

Title: The 👹 conservative movement's utter and complete lack of shame.
Post by: AGelbert on October 30, 2019, 08:13:56 pm
After the call, Vindman attempted to add key details of the call to the official transcript, but was rebuffed by the (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/809_84688966.jpeg) White House, which tried to hide the very existence of the call on a top-secret computer server (despite the fact that, according to Trump on Twitter, the call was “perfect”).


Not Even 🦀 Trump's (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) Smear Machine Can Invalidate Vindman's Testimony

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Conservatives have proven themselves perfectly willing to slag military veterans when it has suited their purposes. Alexander Vindman's testimony on Tuesday was extraordinarily damaging to Trump, yet when Trump and his network news defenders revved up the smear machine, elected Republicans refused to toe the line. Doing so did not suit their purposes. The power of unrestrained shamelessness may have finally found its limits.

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Title: Parnas Associations Range From 🦍 Russian Mob To 🦀 Trump Legal Team
Post by: AGelbert on October 30, 2019, 11:12:26 pm
Parnas Associations Range From 🦍 Russian Mob To 🦀Trump (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) Legal Team

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Rachel Maddow looks at the criminal and questionable associations of Lev Parnas even before he was arrested this month, and wonders at the peculiar relationship Parnas has with Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and Dmytro Firtash, an oligarch linked to Russian organized crime. Aired on 10/29/19.
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Title: Impeachment Witness Says Transcript Of Trump-Zelenskiy Call Was Not Complete
Post by: AGelbert on October 30, 2019, 11:32:47 pm
Impeachment Witness Says Transcript Of 🦀 Trump-Zelenskiy Call Was Not Complete
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Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman told the impeachment investigating committees that the White House transcript of a July call between President Trump and Ukraine's president omitted crucial words and phrases, and that his attempts to restore them failed. Lawrence O’Donnell discusses with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Ned Price, and Evan McMullin. Aired on 10/29/19.
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Title: Rachel Maddow just hit on something crucial
Post by: AGelbert on October 31, 2019, 12:49:25 am
Rachel Maddow just hit on something crucial
Bill Palmer | 10:49 pm EDT October 29, 2019
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The relationship between Rudy Giuliani and his Ukraine co-conspirators Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman is so strange and surreal in so many ways, everyone involved is still trying to get to the bottom of it. Last week Palmer Report pointed out that everyone involved – us included – was wrong when it came to one of the initial presumptions. Tonight, Rachel Maddow just hit on the same thing.

When Parnas and Fruman were arrested, we all just assumed that they were Rudy Giuliani’s underlings. After all, he’s a major political figure and the personal attorney to the President of the United States, and they were just two unknowns who appeared to be the ones doing the dirty work. They were the henchmen and Rudy was the boss, right? Except the money trail says the opposite.

Rudy Giuliani has admitted that he was paid half a million dollars by Lev Parnas’ company Fraud Guarantee. Bosses are not generally on the payrolls of their underlings. This strongly suggested that Rudy was actually working for Parnas. When you throw in the fact that Parnas is in turn working for Kremlin oligarch Dmitry Firtash, it seems to point to Vladimir Putin and his people funding the entire Trump-Ukraine plot, and Rudy just being a cog in the machine.

Rachel Maddow pointed out all of this on the air tonight, and made a point of asking who was working for whom when it came to Rudy Giuliani and his henchmen. It’s important that this question be given the proper attention, not just because the answer can properly frame Rudy’s role in this international criminal plot, but also because the money trail could expose that the Kremlin has been behind this entire Trump-Ukraine plot all along.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/rachel-maddow-just-something-crucial/22487/



Title: "The only reason given was that the order came at the direction of the 🦀 President."
Post by: AGelbert on October 31, 2019, 12:49:48 pm
Another impeachment witness just dropped a ton of bricks on Donald (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Trump today


Daniel Cotter | 1:45 pm EDT October 30, 2019
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Donald Trump has continued to talk about the “transcript” that has been released of his Ukraine phone call, and the Cult 45 and GOP feckless leadership continues to march to that tune. However, with each additional witness that comes forward and provides an opening statement and testimony, the reality is confirmed – Trump engaged in an illegal quid pro quo, and the “transcript” he released is not anywhere near the full story of what transpired.

The latest person to come forward in the Ukraine investigation that likely will soon find Trump in the Senate, being tried on numerous articles of impeachment, is 🦅 Catherine Croft. She worked for the National Security Council on Ukraine issues for the State Department and is set to testify before the House committee today. Her opening statement includes the following:

In July 2017, as the Trump Administration was considering overturning the ban on providing Ukraine defensive weapons, I was asked to join the National Security Council Staff at the White House. As the Director covering Ukraine, I staffed the President’s December 2017 decision to provide Ukraine with Javelin anti-tank missile systems. I also staffed his September 2017 meeting with then- President Poroshenko on the margins of the UN General Assembly. Throughout both, I heard—directly and indirectly—President Trump describe Ukraine as a corrupt country.

During my time at the NSC, I received multiple calls from lobbyist 😈 Robert Livingston, who told me that Ambassador Yovanovitch should be fired. He characterized Ambassador Yovanovitch as an ‘Obama holdover’ and associated with George Soros. It was not clear to me at the time—or now—at whose direction or at whose expense Mr. Livingston was seeking the removal of Ambassador Yovanovitch.

On July 18, I participated in a sub-Policy Coordination Committee video conference where an OMB representative reported that the White House Chief of Staff, 😈 Mick Mulvaney, had placed an informal hold on security assistance to Ukraine. The only reason given was that the order came at the direction of the (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) President. I had heard about the hold before that date, but do not remember the specific date.

She was not on the call, but we have further information that Trump placed a hold on aid to Ukraine and that a lobbyist was contacting her to fire Yovanovitch. It’s another connection in the efforts Trump made to deal with Ukraine in a manner that looks more and more likely to have been a trade.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/another-impeachment-witness-just-dropped-a-ton-of-bricks-on-donald-trump-today/22494/

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Title: 🕵️ JOHN BOLTON, YOU’RE UP
Post by: AGelbert on October 31, 2019, 01:26:16 pm
🕵️ JOHN BOLTON, YOU’RE UP

Bill Palmer | 4:43 pm EDT October 30, 2019
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When John Bolton’s longtime sidekick Charles Kupperman asked the courts to rule on whether he should comply with a House subpoena to testify in the impeachment inquiry, or comply with a Trump White House order not to appear, Palmer Report explained that it appeared Bolton was pulling the strings. The Kupperman ruling will effectively “force” Bolton to testify as well, meaning Bolton can maintain credibility with the far-right by saying that he had no choice but to testify against Trump and take him down.

In any case, we’re about to find out if that’s what John Bolton is really up to, because House Democrats just asked him to come in and testify next week. Conveniently enough, this allows just enough time for the Kupperman court ruling to play out before Bolton is supposed to show up. Oh, and did we mention that Bolton is using the same attorney who’s handling Kupperman’s court case?

So where does this get us? If John Bolton’s master plan really is to get the courts to order him to testify in the House impeachment inquiry, and he does show up and fully cooperate, he should end up being – by far – the most useful witness to date. Not only can he corroborate what his former underlings like Fiona Hill and Colonel Vindman have said, Bolton has also spent plenty of time in close quarters with Trump, and can provide far deeper insight into whatever Trump has said about his Ukraine scandal motives.

In addition, everyone knows that John Bolton is a far-right warmonger who hates the Democrats as much as the Democrats hate him. There’s no way Donald Trump and his allies can paint Bolton as being part of some kind of partisan liberal conspiracy against Trump. You can expect Bolton to try to use his testimony to set up huge sales for his upcoming tell-all book, but that’s neither here nor there. All that matters is if Bolton is willing to give the kind of testimony that’ll take 🦀 Trump down.
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https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/john-bolton-youre-up/22505/

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on October 31, 2019, 01:53:01 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Rudy Giuliani goes completely berserk after Trump nominee sells him out to Congress

Bill Palmer | 8:10 pm EDT October 30, 2019
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Earlier today Palmer Report brought you the story of how (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Donald Trump’s plan to take a key impeachment witness out of the equation had apparently backfired on him (https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/hate-deputy-secretary-of-state-said-donald-trump/22510/). He nominated Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan to be a U.S. Ambassador, in an attempt at getting him out of the country and preventing him from testifying about the Ukraine scandal.

Trump appeared to forget that such a nomination would actually force John Sullivan to testify to the Senate during the confirmation process, which would mean he would definitely face questions from Senate Democrats about the Ukraine scandal. Sure enough, Sullivan sold Trump out today by acknowledging under oath that it’s wrong for the president to ask a foreign nation to investigate his political rivals. Sullivan also sold out (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Rudy Giuliani, and let’s just say that Rudy isn’t taking it well. He tweeted this bizarre meltdown attacking Sullivan:

The Amb. nominee doesn’t know what he’s talking about and shouldn’t be incorrectly speculating. This is an orchestrated attempt to harass and hinder me in my role as Donald Trump’s attorney. All of the information I obtained came from interviews conducted as private defense counsel to POTUS, to defend him against false allegations. I began obtaining this information while Mueller was still investigating his witch hunt and a full 5 months before Biden even announced his run for Pres. It won’t work!

This is all gibberish, of course. But it means that Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani are now so backed into a corner, Rudy is being forced to publicly accuse Trump’s own nominee of being part of an orchestrated conspiracy against him. Also, Rudy just confessed that he’s been criminally conspiring with Trump in the Ukraine scandal for nearly a year now – far longer than previously known.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/rudy-giuliani-nominee-trump-sell/22513/
Title: Who’s going to be the one to tell Donald Trump?
Post by: AGelbert on October 31, 2019, 02:03:44 pm
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Who’s going to be the one to tell 🦀 Donald Trump?

Robert Harrington | 10:20 pm EDT October 30, 2019
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It was 5pm on Wednesday, August seventh 1974, in the Oval Office. The smallest number that could possibly be termed a “delegation,” three, composed of House Republican Leader John Jacob Rhodes, Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott, and, front and center, Republican Senator Barry Goldwater, sat before Richard Nixon and told him they didn’t have enough votes. Two days before, a devastating revelation, the last straw perhaps, had come in the form of a tape of Nixon talking to his chief of staff, mere days after the break-in. In it Nixon suggests that the CIA should falsely claim that national security was involved in the Watergate matter. Nixon’s hope at the time would be that the CIA would therefore tell the FBI they had to terminate their investigation.

The implication was clear: it was unequivocal obstruction of justice. The 🐘 Republican delegation was there to tell Nixon they couldn’t save him. The vote in the House would go forward to impeach, and they had, at most, 18 votes in the Senate still loyal to Nixon, but not enough to prevent conviction and expulsion from office. Sitting behind Woodrow Wilson’s desk, Nixon leaned back, sighed, and told them, “I’ve got a very difficult decision to make.”

At what precise point between then and the next day Nixon decided to resign is lost to history. But it’s clear that the decision came on the heels of, and at the suggestion by, his allies in Congress. The result, of course, is now history. Nixon was on Marine One and gone by Friday.

It is unlikely such a delegation could be mounted today, particularly a delegation of those Republican members of Congress who remain loyal to Donald Trump. And they are legion. One must suppose, with good reason, that the Trump we see in public is not far from the one his minions must tolerate in private – disingenuous, overbearing, incapable of listening to advice, particularly when the advice is cautionary and less than flattering. The image of a Donald Trump sitting quietly and enduring unflattering advice is difficult to conjure.

What sets Donald Trump apart from his predecessors is his inability to learn, to grow into the job. We know that the Mueller investigation was a nightmare for him. No sooner had it ended with a shameful presentation of flaccid understatement and dry, intellectualized equivocation on the part of Mueller, Trump, instead of accepting a kind of victory for an answer, returned the very next day to colluding with a foreign power to win the next election. The 674 day Mueller ordeal had taught him absolutely nothing. Instead it confirmed in him what he suspected all along: that Donald Trump is above the law. He even managed to find a lawyer who will say as much.

It should come as no surprise to us that a man who never reads likewise never listens. The delegation that told Nixon the home truth of his coming impeachment and conviction was smaller than it could have been. Nixon’s then chief of staff, Alexander Haig, kept it deliberately small because he wanted to avoid the appearance of a breach of the balance of power between the legislative and executive branch of government. The notion that anyone at all in the Republican Congress would dare confront Trump in a similar way is both a testimony to the hold Trump has on them and a demonstration of the sad absence of courage in the Republican Party today.

So, when the time comes, who bells the cat? I see no likely candidates. The succession of obfuscating Republican talking points – the whistleblower is disloyal, he or she has “hearsay evidence,” he or she was counseled by Adam Schiff, the process is being conducted in secret in a basement, the witnesses are unpatriotic traitors – shifts almost daily and is parroted endlessly across the GOP. Is there no one who will rid us of this turbulent presidency? (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163123-16662165.gif)

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/whos-going-to-be-the-one-to-tell-donald-trump/22495/

Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on October 31, 2019, 02:23:34 pm
🦀 Trump White House official goes out with a bang  ;D

Bill Palmer | 12:14 am EDT October 31, 2019
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With each passing day, the downfall of Donald Trump begins to more closely resemble a movie script. We’ve had a respected military official testify to Congress that he witnessed the President committing crimes, in a scene straight out of a Jack Ryan movie. We’ve seen a key witness who has a twin brother who is also a key witness. How many more movie moments are coming?

If you’ve been waiting for someone to resign from Donald Trump’s White House on their way into testifying against Donald Trump, well, actually that’s already happened twice, with Kurt Volker and Michael McKinley. But now it’s happening again, this time in more high profile fashion.

National Security Council official Tim Morrison is set to testify against Donald Trump to the House impeachment inquiry on Thursday. That could make things awkward for Morrison when he shows up for work at the White House on Friday after his testimony, except he won’t be showing up for work ever again. According to NPR, Morrison straight up resigned on his way out of work on Wednesday.

NPR says that Tim Morrison was planning to eventually leave the job anyway. But it raises the question of just how many people are going to end up resigning from the Trump White House during the course of this scandal. Come to think of it, by the time this is over, there may not be a (https://evilasshole.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/trumpopus.jpg?w=640) Trump White House anyway. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png)

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/resigns-testifies-white-house-offficial-donald-trump/22518/


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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on October 31, 2019, 02:46:10 pm
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Always remember "quid pro quo" is not defined in Federal criminal law : but "extortion" is used and defined in the Federal criminal code instead : but also, "shakedown" is still permissible in "mob speak, TV shows, our vernacular, so use as you will!

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Watch for connections between 😈 Nunes, Nunes minion and and author of the Nunes Memo, 😈 Kash. I suspect the origin for the Ukraine conspiracy in the WH starts here. Kash promoted it to (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Trump. Then (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Giuliani went to work.

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Title: Trump caught trying to bribe Republican Senators with cash over their impeachment votes
Post by: AGelbert on October 31, 2019, 03:25:49 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Donald Trump caught trying to bribe 🐘 Republican Senators with cash over their impeachment votes

Bill Palmer | 1:16 pm EDT October 31, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

The House passed a resolution establishing the rules and procedures of its impeachment hearings today, making it even more clear that there will inevitably be an impeachment trial in the Senate – and a vote on whether to convict and remove Donald Trump. In a fit of timing, it’s just been exposed that Trump is trying to bribe certain Republican Senators ahead of that vote.

Donald Trump is using his donor network to flood vulnerable Republican Senators with cash who supported the recent anti-impeachment resolution, but the Republican Senators who didn’t support the resolution are being left high and dry, according to a remarkable new report from Politico. It’s clear that Trump is trying to reward certain Senators on his impeachment jury with cash, while trying to punish others by withholding the cash that he knows they need for reelection.

Politico didn’t go so far as to label this outright bribery, but one legal expert did. 🦅 Richard Painter, the former Chief White House Ethics Lawyer, had this to say about the story on Twitter: “This is a bribe. Any other American who offered cash to the jury before a trial would go to prison for felony bribery. But he can get away with it? Criminal.”

The thing about career criminals like Donald Trump is that once they’re finally backed into the kind of corner where they’re fighting to stay out of prison, they’re forced to give up even the slightest pretense of pretending to follow the law. Trump is clearly pulling out all the corrupt stops in the name of trying to fend off the downfall of his presidency.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/bribe-senators-donald-trump-impeachment-votes/22528/

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on November 01, 2019, 01:17:56 am
 
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Title: … 👹 Anything to Save 🦀 Himself
Post by: AGelbert on November 01, 2019, 10:58:52 pm
Following the ‘Roy Cohn Playbook,’ He (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) Will Delay, Lie, Destroy Evidence, Attack Patriots … Anything to Save Himself

Friday November 1st 2019

By David Cay Johnston, DCReport Editor-in-Chief

SNIPPET:

As events unfold in the weeks and months ahead keep all of this in mind. And beware it is just a sampling of the voluminous record showing how Trump will lie, fabricate, destroy, conceal and accuse without regard for fact or even, as we see in the baseless attacks on the patriotism of Lt. Col Vindman, basic human decency.

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How 🦀 Trump Will Try To Derail Impeachment (https://www.dcreport.org/2019/11/01/how-trump-will-try-to-derail-impeachment/)






Title: Oh this is a good one
Post by: AGelbert on November 01, 2019, 11:33:49 pm
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on November 02, 2019, 12:50:15 am
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on November 02, 2019, 12:59:15 am
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: Surly1 on November 02, 2019, 06:58:45 am
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Title: Impeachment Begins; Trump Panics as Facts Unfold
Post by: AGelbert on November 02, 2019, 01:38:25 pm
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Impeachment Begins; 🦀 Trump Panics as Facts Unfold
November 1, 2019

Even though it is becoming clear that Trump violated the Constitution, the partisan divide is only getting deeper.

https://youtu.be/GaA-cLImQ-Y

https://therealnews.com/stories/impeachment-begins-trump-panics-facts-unfold

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Title: Banana Republic Foreign Policy
Post by: AGelbert on November 02, 2019, 01:56:05 pm
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Title: Hat Tip to Surly for providing the link to this important List of Trump's Impeachable offenses
Post by: AGelbert on November 03, 2019, 01:19:12 pm
Agelbert NOTE: When even a Hydrocarbon 🦕 Industry crook and liar like Tillerson testifies against Trump, there can be no question about the fact that 🦀 Trump and his (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) Wrecking Crew are 🏴‍ PURE POISON ☠️ for we-the-people.   

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#1.) Trump welcomed, aided and abetted Russia’s attack on America; then denied it even happened and took Putin’s word over our own intelligence agencies.Andrew Wortman added,
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I stayed up late into the night reading the Mueller report. The facts are clear: A hostile foreign government attacked our 2016 election to help Donald Trump—and Donald Trump welcomed that help. Once elected, he obstructed the investigation into that attack. #WarrenTownHall
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#2.) Trump instructed his officials to ignore Congressional subpoenas:Andrew Wortman added,
 

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NEW: Showdown brewing. White House instructs Carl Kline, who greenlit Kushner’s security clearance, not to comply with Congress’ subpoena. Kline’s attorney says he’s listening to the WH over Congress and will not testify.
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#3.) Trump told border patrol agents to defy judges and break the law:Andrew Wortman added,

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Trump told border agents to break U.S. law and defy judicial orders https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/08/politics/trump-family-separation-el-paso-kirstjen-nielsen/index.html …
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#4.) Rex Tillerson says Trump told him to do illegal things as Secretary of State:Andrew Wortman added,
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@415holgate
Rex Tillerson says Trump ‘asked him to do illegal things’ as secretary of state https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/rex-tillerson-trump-illegal-things-violate-law-secretary-state-mike-pompeo-a8673111.html …
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#5.) Trump is suing Elijah Cummings to prevent the release of his financial records. So the chief executive is asking the judicial branch to prevent the legislative branch from conducting Constitutionally mandated oversight

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#6.) Trump has perjured his oath of office by flouting our laws, violating the Constitution, attacking the separation of powers, our judicial system, our law enforcement agencies, and our free press.

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#7.) Trump has committed felony campaign finance crimes, detailed by the Southern District of New York (SDNY)

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#8.) Trump is committing daily violations of the emoluments clause of the Constitution; as he refused to divest from his businesses and continues to profit from them and accept money and gifts from foreign governments

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#9.) The Mueller Report detailed 14 separate acts of Trump obstructing justice in his attempts to curtail the investigation into him and Russia’s attack on our election

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#10.) Trump’s administration has been committing crimes against humanity by separating families and incarcerating children in concentration camps

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Sadly, this list still barely scratches the surface of the crimes that Donald Trump has committed since taking office. House Democrats are obligated to begin impeachment proceedings against this corrupt lawless President.
#ImpeachDonaldTrump

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#11.) Trump knowingly and deliberately incites violence against his own citizens; specifically targeting members of the press that he perceives as his enemy for simply reporting the truth.Andrew Wortman added,
Mark Follman
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People who work for the New York Times, CNN, the Washington Post, NBC News and many other American news outlets are facing an unprecedented wave of violent threats directly inspired by the president of the United States https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/03/trump-continues-dangerous-attacks-on-media-fake-news-threats/ …
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#12.) Trump Refuses to Defend the United States. He won’t take action to protect our elections from foreign attacks, because he finds it politically and personally unpalatable. This is a violation of his oath of office.

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#13.) Trump tried repeatedly to fulfill his campaign promise to "Lock Up” Hillary Clinton. He pressured Sessions to prosecute Clinton THREE TIMES. This is a surreal abuse of executive authority in trying to target a rival.

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#14.) Trump fired McGahn’s law firm in retaliation for him testifying. The statute states that causing harm to an individual in retaliation for testimony is a criminal offense carrying a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

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#15.) After Mueller definitively established that Russia attacked our election in 2016, every Democratic presidential campaign promised not to use hacked materials. Trump’s re-election campaign refuses to make this pledge.

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#16.) Trump announced that he will categorically ignore ALL SUBPOENAS issued by Congress for witnesses or documents. He won’t evaluate them. He’ll IGNORE THEM ALL. That is Contempt of Congress and it was the 3rd Article of Impeachment against Nixon.

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#17.) John Thune: “Lying to the American people is a betrayal of trust. The pattern of deception & dishonesty acts as a bodyguard to this president strikes at the very core of his ability to lead.” Trump has told 9500+ lies.
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#18.) Trump has sparked a surge of white supremacist terrorism with his hateful rhetoric that glorifies Nazis and demonizes immigrants, Muslims, blacks, Jews, gays & every other marginalized group. He does this DELIBERATELY.

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#19.) Trump has made sure federal agencies led by his appointees don’t have internal ethics oversight by leaving ethics leadership roles empty. This is how his entire Cabinet is able to rack up endless scandals with impunity.Andrew Wortman added,

Citizens for Ethics
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Trump’s Cabinet keeps racking up ethics scandals. And the offices that are supposed to investigate those scandals don’t have permanent leaders in place.
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#20.) Trump has been mentally unfit for office since Day 1. A new report by psychiatrists shows how the Mueller Report establishes new details into his utter inability to process risks or act in the interests of the nation.

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#21.) While Trump abuses his authority to declare fake national emergencies, his officials at Homeland Security are disbanding programs that are vital to our security and combat actual rising threats, like domestic terrorism.

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#22.) Trump installed Bill Barr as AG solely to protect him from the findings of the Mueller Investigation. Barr has now committed perjury as well as obstruction and may have even shut down the investigation prematurely.

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#23.) Trump & Giuliani are corruptly pushing AG Barr to weaponize the DOJ against the Biden family over matters in Ukraine. This is another surreal abuse of executive power that is inexplicably being assisted by the media.

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#24.) Trump initiated a call with Putin, in which he spoke to him for an hour and a half, and not only didn’t bring up his attack on our election, but discussed details of the investigation including whether or not McGahn would be allowed to testify.

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#25.) Trump wants “toughness” at the border and has been musing about US soldiers and agents getting “rough” with migrants. This is tyrannical, unconstitutional, and violates the human rights of people legally seeking asylum.

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#26.) Trump isn’t just doing nothing to secure our elections; he’s actively discouraging the @FBI and other agencies from protecting us from Russian attacks in 2020 by threatening investigation into THEM. This is treason.

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#27.) Trump and his admin brazenly refuse to faithfully execute the laws as required in Article 2, section 3 of the Constitution. This can be seen from every cabinet member who works against the very purpose of their agency.

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#28.) Trump’s Treasury Secretary has refused to comply with Congressional requests to turn over Trump’s tax returns saying there is no “legislative purpose” for doing so. The law is clear. They “shall be produced.” Mnuchin is violating the law.

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#29.) Trump and White House officials have violated the Presidential Records Act by intentionally failing to create & preserve records related to meetings with Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-Un & other foreign government officials.

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#30.) Trump has been quietly revoking Press passes for reporters; barring access to the WH Press pool for media members who have been reporting on the WH for years or even decades. This is a blatant 1st Amendment violation.Andrew Wortman added,
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I'd missed this:  White House revoked almost every single press pass (including all WaPo beat reporters) on an impossible new standard.  Journos now access only under "exceptions" that can be revoked w/o cause anytime -- and some, like @milbank, barred altogether https://twitter.com/Milbank/status/1126231972337147909 …
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I thought about making a list like this, but I figured it would keep me busy for weeks :)

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It’s an ongoing process and I had to condense things because otherwise it would be endless.

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@threadreaderapp unroll

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Here’s a better unroll that has up to #115 (instead of 31), but the full thread is currently at #165:

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@threadreaderapp unroll please

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Hello, you can read it here: Thread by @AmoneyResists: "Trump’s Impeachable Offenses: (Thread): .) Trump welcomed, aided and abetted Russia’s atck on America; then denied i […]" #ImpeachDonaldTrump https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1120555910630342657.html …
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Mr Wortman, I do not profess to have read everything re: @realDonaldTrump on Twitter, but this thread of yours is by far the most amazing thing I HAVE read. It should be mandatory reading for ALL members of our government, and should have been read by AG Barr before his summary.

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It should be mandatory reading by every citizen of the USA. And it should be sent immediately to Rep. Nancy Pelosi. We’re not fighting to defend our Democracy any longer, we’re fighting for our FREEDOM.

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Hello, the unroll you asked for: Thread by @AmoneyResists: "Trump’s Impeachable Offenses: (Thread): .) Trump welcomed, aided and abetted Russia’s attack on America; then denied i […]" #ImpeachDonaldTrump https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1120555910630342657.html …
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How about the campaign finance violations for which he is an unindicted co-conspirator?

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Guess that would be 7a?

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Thanks Andrew, good work. I'll be referring your tweet to brainless Trump supporters even if it doesn't do any good. You know, to many like Tillis who have no concept of what Trump's criminality, fascism, and incompetence is doing to the country.

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Thank you and feel free. They really don’t like this thread because the only response they can give is “I don’t care.” They know on some level that if Obama or Hillary did any of these things they would have stormed the WH with pitchforks.

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When putting children in concentration camps is #10 you know the world is in trouble.

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The United States is certainly in trouble.
We're becoming a banana republic.


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Read more: 👀

One person compiled a list of 100 impeachable offenses by Trump. Here are the top 50 (https://washingtonpress.com/2019/11/02/one-person-compiled-a-list-of-100-impeachable-offenses-by-trump-here-are-the-top-50/)

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on November 03, 2019, 06:27:02 pm

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Trump to Mississippi rally crowd: Impeachment is an affront to you

politico.com - In Mississippi, Trump framed the probe — sparked by the president's request for Ukrainian officials to investigate a domestic political rival — as an attack on his supporters in the rally audience. H…

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theatlantic.com - Americans Hate One Another. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121649.png) Impeachment Isn’t Helping. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16181943.gif)
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Read more Doomstead Diner Daily 11/3/19 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/general-discussion/doomstead-diner-daily/msg14243/#msg14243) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16281948.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)

(https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-290919201928.png) You know, it is getting easier and easier to translate Trumpspeak. That grifter is now locked into psychological projection mode.

(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185037-16401634.png) 🦀 Trump is an affront to the people of Mississippi (in addition to just about every other principled human AND every other non-extremophile living thing on planet Earth).

That said, the extremophiles, if they were self-aware, would certainly be cheering that biosphere destroying (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) bastard on.

Tardigrades for Trump!  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184308-16341405.gif)

The article from The Atlantic is, though not apparent from its claim of "concern" for the lack of unity among the American populace due to the Impeachment Hearings, is part a craven effort to defend a corrupt CAPITALIST status quo destroying our government and our environment. 🤬

(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818204150.gif)YEAH, when a fellow American supports a grifter POTUS that is trying to rob, cheat and kill you, it is customary to not be real happy about that. I am sick to death of these clever bastards coming up with new and better ways to tell everyone that steamroller going over them(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162655-14212306.gif) is "no big deal".

NEWS FLASH for EMMA GREEN of The Atlantic: There will BE NO COUNTRY for pundits to voice "disunity" pearl clutching pseudo-liberal concerns about if Trump is not Impeached. Kumbaya support groups to "foster community and get Americans to stop hating each other" will not do ZIP to stop TRUMP'S HATE FUELING 24/7 RAMPAGE! Suspicions of the other side by the Republicans are CONSISTENTLY based on LIES. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132401-16881856.gif) Suspicions of the other side by Democrats have ALWAYS been based on PROOF of Corruption by Republicans and are now MORE WARRANTED THAN EVER!

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Title: 🦀 Trump threatens Whistleblower!
Post by: AGelbert on November 03, 2019, 07:56:16 pm
November 3, 2019

SNIPPET:

Donald Trump’s reaction this morning can only be described as even weirder than usual. One minute he’s idiotically ranting about how California must rake the forest floor to stop the wildfires (this time using the word “clean” instead of the word “rake”). The next minute he’s insisting there will be “hell to pay”  if he finds out who the whistleblower is.  (http://media.tumblr.com/c6492e4b47cfdbd50e74d285fde3c53e/tumblr_inline_mm3g4yCaZc1qz4rgp.gif) That threat alone is a severe enough felony to send 🦀 Trump to prison for the rest of his natural life once this is over.

Read more (the comments are great too!): (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)
 
Donald Trump resorts to psychotic threats as everything goes wrong for him (https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/psychotic-threat-goes-wrong-donald-trump-everything/22607/)
Title: 🐘 GOP goes completely off the rails
Post by: AGelbert on November 03, 2019, 08:40:59 pm
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🐘 GOP goes completely off the rails

BD Holly | 1:30 pm EST November 3, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

This past week, the House voted for impeachment procedures going forward. Naturally, the vote was almost entirely along party lines, with nearly every Democrat voting for, and every Republican voting against. In essence, the Republican opposition to this vote was entirely symbolic. The vote wasn’t whether to hold impeachment proceedings, merely what procedures will be used to go about the impeachment proceedings. Voting against it was pointless — indeed, the procedures passed are pretty friendly to Republicans and encourage bipartisan inquiry—but it does say a lot about the party that they voted this way, and it serves as a reminder why we should all be disgusted with them.

Trump is plainly guilty. Don’t take my word for it; ask the big orange man himself. He’s admitted on camera to a number of the crimes he’s committed. This whole situation is odd, considering we learned about the crime before we learned about the evidence to the crime, but this does go to show that there isn’t any doubt as to the existence of the crimes. Republicans haven’t even been defending Trump on the substance of the crimes because, naturally, that’s impossible. They’ve resorted to attacking the Democrats’ process in the inquiry, and in the case of Representative Matt Gaetz’s galaxy brain idea to storm closed-door proceedings, almost literally attacking the Democrats’ process.

In doing all this, the Republicans make their allegiances clear, and they’re not to the American people. They’re not to America, either. The nation’s best interest, her people included, would be to impeach and remove Trump. He’s the orange melanoma on Lady Liberty’s shoulder. But they won’t do it. Monied interests have bored into the bedrock of the Republican party so deep, that they’d do anything. And indeed they are.

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They’re letting their nation risk dissolution at the hands of a man who cares more about pleasing dictators than feeding the homeless and vulnerable in his own nation. This isn’t an ethical lapse by Republicans so much as it is a dereliction of humanity. They don’t care about us at all. This is why we should all be disgusted by them.

Until we get dark money out of politics, this situation will only get worse. I fear that Republicans are so bought, that this will never change as long as they have meaningful say in anything in the government.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/gop-rails-goes-completely/22600/
Title: Impeachment transcript reveals 🦀 Donald Trump’s psychotic plot against 🦅 U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovan
Post by: AGelbert on November 04, 2019, 06:52:51 pm
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Impeachment transcript reveals (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817135149.gif) Donald Trump’s psychotic plot against 🦅 U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

Bill Palmer | 3:10 pm EST November 4, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Donald Trump received some terrible news this morning when the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that an accounting firm must turn over Trump’s tax returns to the New York grand jury that’s in the process of indicting him on state charges. Then Trump received equally ugly news when the House impeachment inquiry publicly released the first batch of testimony transcripts, including that of former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.

Suffice it to say that what Donald Trump did to Marie Yovanovitch is nothing short of psychotic. Yovanovitch says she was told that when she was being recalled as U.S. Ambassador, she had to immediately leave Ukraine because her “security” was in danger, though the Trump regime refused to expand on what this was supposed to mean. Secretary of State 😈 Mike Pompeo then told her that he was “no longer” able to protect her from Donald Trump, another mafia-like threat against her safety. When Yovanovitch asked 😈 Gordon Sondland what she should do, he suggested tweeting something nice about Trump. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817122018.gif) (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-300115234833.gif)

This provides a whole new context for Donald Trump’s remark to Ukrainian President Zelensky that Yovanovitch was “going to go through some things” after he had already removed her from the job. Not only did Trump fire her and threaten her security, he then vowed to punish her further. What’s remarkable is that Yovanovitch’s only sin was that she wasn’t corrupt, and she was therefore standing in the way of the criminal corruption plot that 😈 Trump and 😈 Rudy Giuliani were hatching in Ukraine to try to rig the 2020 U.S. election.

Let’s be clear here: this is the President of the United States threatening the safety of a U.S. Ambassador, and telling a foreign leader that he intended to harass her. It’s not just impeachable, it’s an imprisonable offense. When this is over, Trump’s psychotic threats against Marie Yovanovitch will be one of the things he’s criminally indicted for. This is yet another reminder that once Trump goes to prison, he’ll never, ever get out.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/transcript-psychotic-marie-yovanovitch-trump/22653/
Title: The 🦅 whistleblower just called 🦀 Donald Trump’s bluff
Post by: AGelbert on November 04, 2019, 08:47:07 pm
The 🦅 whistleblower just called 🦀 Donald Trump’s bluff
Bill Palmer | 6:00 pm EST November 3, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

The original whistleblower complaint in Donald Trump’s Ukraine scandal has since resulted in thirteen (and counting) of Trump’s own current and former people having come forward to testify against him in the House impeachment inquiry. This means the whistleblower has become irrelevant, as his or her claims have now been corroborated over and over again.

But that hasn’t stopped Donald Trump and his allies from making increasingly absurd claims about the whistleblower, in a last ditch attempt at creating controversy where none exists. Trump keeps tweeting that the whistleblower has vanished, or that the whistleblower was “picked” by Adam Schiff, or that the whistleblower is Adam Schiff. Some of the worst of Trump’s bottom-feeding surrogates have made up even more deranged things, all while claiming it’s somehow scandalous that the whistleblower is still in the shadows.

Now the whistleblower is officially calling Donald Trump’s bluff. Mark Zaid, a lawyer representing the whistleblower, tweeted today that the whistleblower is willing to answer written questions from Trump’s Republican allies on the House Intel Committee. This show of good faith on the part of the whistleblower will serve to back Trump and his allies into a corner.

If Donald Trump and his House GOP allies take the whistleblower up on his/her offer and agree to submit questions in writing, it’ll mean they can no longer make the case that the whistleblower is hiding from them. If they refuse to work with the whistleblower on this, then they can no longer make the case that they’re legitimately seeking information from the whistleblower. Either way, Trump loses.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/called-bluff-whistleblower-donald-trump/22630/
Title: Experience is the best teacher...
Post by: AGelbert on November 04, 2019, 10:44:51 pm
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Title: Organized Crime Family 🦍 Values - the new 🐘 Republican Party
Post by: AGelbert on November 04, 2019, 11:01:27 pm
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Las Vegas Mixx (191 posts)   Mon Nov 4, 2019, 10:10 PM


Organized Crime Family (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Values - the new 🐘 Republican Party

Parnas and Fruman, both American citizens born in the former Soviet Union, aren’t ordinary political operatives. Parnas has long been a low-level grifter. Fruman owns an Odessa beach club called Mafia Rave, and a joint investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and BuzzFeed News found ties between him and an Odessa organized crime figure named Volodymyr Galanternik, known as “Light Bulb.”

The duo first appeared on the American political scene in 2015 as enthusiastic supporters of Donald Trump. They became big-dollar donors to a number of Republicans; their Instagram accounts would soon fill up with photos of party elites. Then, this year, McCallion learned they were poking around Ukrainian politics, where they were spreading conspiracy theories that Ukraine, not Russia, had interfered in America’s election in 2016.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/opinion/trump-ukraine.html


Donald Trump Jr. has hired a lawyer with extensive experience representing mafia families ... to represent him in matters relating to the Trump administration’s ties with Russia.... Futerfas has personally represented people with alleged ties to New York’s Bonanno, Gambino, Genovese, and Colombo crime families.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-jr-hires-lawyer-who-represented-the-mob

Kerik, who was Giuliani’s top cop in New York and later served three years in federal prison for tax fraud and other crimes, talks regularly with his old friend.
https://time.com/magazine/us/5714740/november-11th-2019-vol-194-no-20-u-s/

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212654594
Title: Would the Founding Fathers Impeach Trump? with Robert Reich
Post by: AGelbert on November 05, 2019, 03:48:32 pm
Would the Founding Fathers Impeach  🦀Trump? with Robert Reich
12,027 views•Nov 5, 2019

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Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains what the Founding Fathers wanted to protect against when they wrote the impeachment clause of the Constitution.
Watch More: The Impeachment Process Explained ►►
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Title: 🐍 Kushner Linked to Abduction of Slain Journalist 👀
Post by: AGelbert on November 05, 2019, 11:08:45 pm
🐍 Kushner Linked to Abduction of Slain Journalist 👀
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Is Jared Kushner linked to the abduction of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist murdered in the Saudi Embassy, Did Kushner order this?

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After reporting on the crimes of Saudi Arabia, Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi Embassy in Turkey, and it is now looking like Jared Kushner gave
Mohammad bin Salman permission to kidnap Khashoggi.

Further, this whole tragedy might be being used to blackmail Donald Trump in order to get US troops out of Syria.

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Agelbert NOTE: Historical bacground from (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Nixon to (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Trump that set the stage for 🐍 Kushner's crime:

Tracing Trump's Roots In Nixon Corruption w/Lamar Waldron
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Title: Gordon Sondland just formally revised his House impeachment testimony – and it’s devastating to Dona
Post by: AGelbert on November 06, 2019, 12:39:19 am
Gordon Sondland just formally revised his House impeachment testimony – and it’s devastating to Donald Trump
Bill Palmer | 2:14 pm EST November 5, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Today we saw the second round of House impeachment inquiry transcripts released, this time involving U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland. We knew this would be an interesting one, due to the sheer amount of controversy surrounding Sondland’s testimony. Now it turns out Sondland went back and revised his initial testimony, and let’s just say that it’s not good news for Donald Trump.

Gordon Sondland originally testified that he wasn’t aware of any quid pro quo at the time he was interacting with Ukraine officials, and that no one in the Trump administration had told him about what was going on. But several subsequent witnesses have since testified that not only did Sondland know about Trump’s quid pro quo, he was the ringleader behind it. This led multiple House Democrats to publicly accuse Sondland of perjury, which could have resulted in felony charges against Sondland once Trump is gone.

This apparently scared Gordon Sondland straight, because the New York Times is now reporting that Sondland went back and provided the House impeachment inquiry with four pages of revised testimony this week, in which he confirms that Donald Trump was running a quid pro quo, and admits to his own role in carrying it out.

This is huge, because while Gordon Sondland’s original testimony was bad enough for Donald Trump in its own right, his revised testimony is far worse for Trump. It looks like Sondland wasn’t willing to bet his future on Trump pardon that was never going to arrive anyway, and he’s instead seeking to make amends with the House. Instead Sondland’s testimony could end up helping to send Trump to prison when this is all said and done.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/gordon-sondland-revised-his-impeachment-devastating-donald-trump/22679/

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Title: Re: Gordon Sondland just formally revised his House impeachment testimony – and it’s devastating to
Post by: Surly1 on November 06, 2019, 07:24:58 am
Gordon Sondland just formally revised his House impeachment testimony – and it’s devastating to Donald Trump
Bill Palmer | 2:14 pm EST November 5, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

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This is huge, because while Gordon Sondland’s original testimony was bad enough for Donald Trump in its own right, his revised testimony is far worse for Trump. It looks like Sondland wasn’t willing to bet his future on Trump pardon that was never going to arrive anyway, and he’s instead seeking to make amends with the House. Instead Sondland’s testimony could end up helping to send Trump to prison when this is all said and done.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/gordon-sondland-revised-his-impeachment-devastating-donald-trump/22679/

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Not so fast, AG and Bill. If you watch the eager, craven lickspittles of the Freedumb Caucus, as epitomized by the McCarthys and Jim Jordans of the world, you'll see that their coming defense of Trump will be entirely fact free. Bill makes the mistake of thinking that the upcoming Senate trial will be about evidence.With the facts and the law against them, the R's will pound the table and say that none of it matters because, as Nixon averred, "if the president does it it's not illegal."

The Rs also realize that the only jury that matters is the jury of public opinion. That will have to translate into pressure on red-state Senators who would be obliged to vote to convict. Last night's electoral results may give some of them pause. If I were a Dem strategist for the 2020 Senate races, I'd be hanging the #TeamTreason moniker around the neck of any R who voted to acquit.

As I said in the article I wrote (and posted here somewhere), the coming battle will be fought on TV. Only if Rs hear from their constituents will they waver. And according to recent polls, nearly 60 percent of Rs say there is NOTHING Trump could do to lose their support.
Title: The corollary to less democracy is more oligarchic say in politics, is it not?
Post by: AGelbert on November 06, 2019, 03:35:56 pm
Gordon Sondland just formally revised his House impeachment testimony – and it’s devastating to Donald Trump
Bill Palmer | 2:14 pm EST November 5, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

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This is huge, because while Gordon Sondland’s original testimony was bad enough for Donald Trump in its own right, his revised testimony is far worse for Trump. It looks like Sondland wasn’t willing to bet his future on Trump pardon that was never going to arrive anyway, and he’s instead seeking to make amends with the House. Instead Sondland’s testimony could end up helping to send Trump to prison when this is all said and done.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/gordon-sondland-revised-his-impeachment-devastating-donald-trump/22679/

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Not so fast, AG and Bill. If you watch the eager, craven lickspittles of the Freedumb Caucus, as epitomized by the McCarthys and Jim Jordans of the world, you'll see that their coming defense of Trump will be entirely fact free. Bill makes the mistake of thinking that the upcoming Senate trial will be about evidence.With the facts and the law against them, the R's will pound the table and say that none of it matters because, as Nixon averred, "if the president does it it's not illegal."

The Rs also realize that the only jury that matters is the jury of public opinion. That will have to translate into pressure on red-state Senators who would be obliged to vote to convict. Last night's electoral results may give some of them pause. If I were a Dem strategist for the 2020 Senate races, I'd be hanging the #TeamTreason moniker around the neck of any R who voted to acquit.

As I said in the article I wrote (and posted here somewhere), the coming battle will be fought on TV. Only if Rs hear from their constituents will they waver. And according to recent polls, nearly 60 percent of Rs say there is NOTHING Trump could do to lose their support.


Point taken. But let us get totally real here. There is a method to the  🐘 Fascists 'R' US "madness". The very same sophist bullshit artists would vote to Impeach (AND remove from office AND Imprison) a Democratic POTUS that engaged in even 5% of Trump and his Wrecking Crew's Impeachable crimes. So, you know they never did believe the Nixonian "if the POTUS does it, it's all good" koolaid.

Their embrace of selectively unethical behavior is pure game theory. It is a calculation based on what they must do to dance with those who brung them (i.e. the American Fascist Oligarchs!). They don't give a tinker's damn what the mass of the voters want. They took care of THAT particular "problem" when they corrupted the low population states into being "red" states.

If you look at the map of the Congressional Representatives that favor impeachment (229, over half of the 435 total, barely makes a dent on the total map!), you get an excellent idea of how the low population states have been 🐘 gamed AGAINST the best interests of the population, especially when you consider the totally corrupt 🐘 Senators from the low population states (Vermont is the only good guy there):

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So, unless the oligarchs tell these 🐘 consciense free lackey Senators to do otherwise, they will certainly vote, as you stated, to acquit Trump.

Yeah, I know Palmer has cited, in addition to the above testimony, the Appeals Court Decison (and the real possibility that SCOTUS will refuse to hear the Trump appeal) as a rational basis for claiming Trump is toast. I began my reasoning there, but added the impact of that on the future plans of TPTB (i.e. American Fascist Oligarchs).

You and I share in the cynicism about Republican Senators. You think that those lackeys will only vote to impeach if sufficient public pressure is placed on them. I do not think any of those bastards respond to public pressure.

BUT, the fascist oligarchs, to a certain degree, DO respond to the high probablity of a certain kind (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-190119153601.gif) of public pressure. They do not want chaos to erupt (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-081019223703.jpeg) in the USA.

The claim by the Republicans that impeaching Trump "will cause Chaos" is pure Orwellian BULLSHIT. They have it exactly backwards. NOT 💣 impeaching Trump is pure explosive 💥 dynamite. I am convinced that the American Oligarchs do not want that. Maybe they do, and I am wrong, but revolutions are bad for business. Also, the oligarchs get a bright read bullseye painted on them during revolutions. EVERYBODY knows where all the most extravagant mansions are, if you know what I mean.

And that is why, after reading  that Palmer post, I came to conclusion that Trump really is toast, but not for the same reasons that Palmer voiced.

Surly, you and I have discussed democracy and the lack of it in the USA for several years now. We generally agree that the USA is becoming less democratic, not more. The corollary to less democracy is more oligarchic say in politics, is it not?

The American Fascist Oligarchs are the ONLY "constituency" that Republican Senators listen respectfully to. 

The American Fascist Oligarchs will be the ones who put Trump in the toaster, not "pressure from the voters". To the Oligarchs, the highest unethical fine fellows on the Fascist totem pole (i.e. the oligarchs) have game theory priority. It is not personal, it's just pure and unadulterated Oligarchic "😈 enlightened self interest".
Title: The 🦀 Trump News in Brief (rinse and repeat daily)
Post by: AGelbert on November 08, 2019, 06:26:56 pm
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NanceGreggs 👍 (24,984 posts)       Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:59 PM

The News in Brief
Given that news stories these days are as predictable as they are repetitive, newscasters can save themselves a lot of time by just announcing the following:

Top story: What despicable thing the (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) mother-fu cker has done today.

Number of 🦀 Trump tweets sent in last 24 hours.

Chopper Chat summary: WTF we think 🦀 he said.

🦀 Trump’s new nicknames for political foes introduced this news cycle.

Last night’s rally stats, including how 30,000 crazed lunatics were seated in a venue that holds 5,000, and the number of times 🦀 Trump’s speech included the word “me”. Also a complete list of non-words used.

Lies (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/809_84688966.jpeg) Trump told today (restricted to news shows three hours or more in length :D)

Today’s brand new 🐘🙉🙊 explanation for/defense of illegal and/or impeachable acts.

Names of Republicans who have decided to leave office in order to spend more time with their families.

Names of WH staffers who can’t testify due to ‘executive privilege’, including janitors and coffee-boys.

Names of senior WH staffers who did testify, and are now identified as janitors and coffee-boys.

Kids Say the Darndest Things segment: Today’s dumb-ass quotes from 🐊 Don Jr., 🦎 Eric, 🐍 Ivanka

Sharpie Alert: A complete summary of maps/documents altered in the past twenty-four hours.

Today’s history lesson: A rundown of the latest historical non-facts delivered by (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) Trump.
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Closing comment: Generalissimo Francisco Franco still dead – Mexico still not paying for wall.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212667372
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
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The real reason the witness testimony is so devastating to 🦀 Donald Trump


Robert Harrington | 10:30 am EST November 10, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Fiona Hill was born almost exactly 300 miles from where I am currently typing this, a dawdle in American terms but half a nation away in English terms. I mention this because it brings to my mind two germane realities. The first is that even today America is composed of immigrants of all hues and origins. These days you cannot get through a Congressional hearing without being reminded of that fact by way of the testimony of an Alexander Vindman or of a Fiona Hill. The second is that most seldom-considered and underrated human virtue – integrity – still occasionally resides in the human breast, and is indifferent to the irrelevance of which part of the planet your mother happened to be occupying when you were born.

The fact that Fiona Hill was born in England and not, say, Ukraine, will play somewhat less well at the propaganda mill of the shivering, superstitious, conspiracy-mongering camp of the alt-right. Fear not, however, it didn’t stop them from finding other ways to try to get to her. As Dr. Hill relates in her just-released testimony of October 14, “My entire first year of my tenure at the National Security Council was filled with hateful calls, conspiracy theories, which has started again, frankly, as it’s been announced that I’ve been giving this deposition, accusing me of being a [left-leaning billionaire philanthropist George] Soros mole in the White House, of colluding with all kinds of enemies of the President, and, you know, of various improprieties.” It is instructive to note that many of these conspiracy theories Dr. Hill relates come straight from (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Roger Stone, 🦀 Donald Trump’s 👹 Nixon-adulating acolyte, and  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201314.png) Alex Jones, he of the alt-right “InfoWars,” the propaganda machine of which Jones is the chief villain. Both Stone and Jones unreservedly love the Constitution when it comes to the Second Amendment and occasionally hate it when it comes to the First.

It is also instructive to note that, a full week before Matt Gaetz and company stormed the SCIF and ordered out for pizza, the transcript relates that 🐘 Congressman 😈 Gaetz attempted to illegally insinuate himself into Fiona Hill’s hearing. Chairman Adam Schiff had to repeatedly point out that, as Mr. Gaetz was not a member of any of the invited committees, he was not permitted to remain. Gaetz wouldn’t budge. It wasn’t until the Chairman threatened to deduct Gaetz’ time-wasting antics from the time allotted for questioning the witness by (actually invited) Republican members of the committee, that Gaetz relented and left the room – in an infantile pout.

What Gaetz pretends not to get and what everyone else bothers to think about and understand is, the reason for the closed door nature of these hearings is to ensure that witnesses do not collude with each other, either accidentally or on purpose. This practice bore some interesting fruit when, 15 days later, Alexander Vindman testified. The juxtaposition of Vindman’s and Hill’s testimonies is what made it necessary for Ambassador to the European Union Gordon D. Sondland to recently amend his testimony in order to avoid perjury charges. Notice the similarities in side by side statements.

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Vindman transcript, Page 29: “I heard him [🐵 Gordon D. Sondland] say that this had been coordinated with White House Chief of Staff Mr. 👹 Mick Mulvaney.”


Hill transcript, Page 69: “And Ambassador Sondland, in front of the Ukrainians, as I came in, was talking about how he had an agreement with Chief of Staff Mulvaney for a meeting with the Ukrainians if they were going to go forward with investigations. And my director for Ukraine was looking completely alarmed.”

In her testimony Dr. Hill quotes John Bolton referencing (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Rudy Giuliani as a “hand grenade,” the same piece of imagery that she contemporaneously related to Colonel Vindman, who verified it 15 days later in separate testimony:

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Hill transcript, Page 45: “His [John Bolton’s] reaction was pained. And he basically said — in fact, he directly said: Rudy Giuliani is a hand grenade that is going to blow everybody up. He did make it clear that he didn’t feel that there was anything that he could personally do about this.

Vindman transcript, Page 67: A. “She [Dr. Hill] said that he [Bolton] was upset with what Ambassador Sondland was attempting to orchestrate. And in her account to me, she did specifically say, you know, he was a live hand grenade, or something to that extent.”



Q. “Who was a live hand grenade?” 


A. “So, I guess, let me complete that logic. So that Ambassador Sondland was trying to orchestrate an investigation being called by Mayor Giuliani, who was a live hand grenade.”

Dr. Hill also consistently disavowed the conspiracy theory that Ukraine was involved in the 2016 American presidential elections, saying, “I am very confident based on all of the analysis that has been done — and, again, I don’t want to start getting into intelligence matters — that the Ukrainian government did not interfere in our election in 2016.” When Steve Castor, chief investigative counsel for GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, tried to get Dr. Hill to admit that a Ukrainian-U.S. Democratic Party operative was responsible for influencing the 2016 presidential election, Hill responded:

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Hill transcript, Page 336-337: “It does not amount to a large-scale Ukrainian government effort to subvert our elections, which is comparable to anything that the Russians did in 2016. And if we start down this path, not discounting what one individual or a couple of individuals might have done, ahead of our 2020 elections, we are setting ourselves up for the same kind of failures and intelligence failures that we had before. Look, and I feel very strongly about this. I’m not trying to mess about here. … And so you should, too, in terms of our national security.”

I mentioned at the top of this article the irrelevance of the place of Fiona Hill’s birth. But that tells only one part of the story. Though she and I may be worlds apart politically, I still respect and admire her, the way it was once commonly possible to respect and admire a Republican. Even more, I cannot help but feel a sting of pride, knowing that this courageous and forthright woman was born so close to where I am writing this just now.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/reason-testimony-devastating-to-donald-trump/22798/

Title: Let’s call this what it is
Post by: AGelbert on November 11, 2019, 06:18:12 pm
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Let’s call this what it is

Shirley Kennedy | 10:30 am EST November 11, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

No one reading this should be surprised that Donald Trump never actually released funds providing military aid to Ukraine. According to HuffPost, the funds were released by the State Department, after their lawyers told Trump his action was illegal. Remember the other day when Richard Shelby of Alabama claimed that what Trump did wasn’t “against the law” or “a crime?” Guess what, Shelby? If something is illegal, then it is very much a crime.

This information comes to light shortly before televised impeachment hearings are set to begin. This doesn’t make Trump look good at all. According to Bloomberg, this information was contained in a classified memo to Mike Pompeo, yet he and others silently stood by and pretended that Trump had done nothing wrong. As HuffPost states, this revelation quashes those claims. All while he tried to claim that he released the funds after a plea from Rob Portman (R-OH), the funds were released in spite of him. He is such a liar.

Mick Mulvaney, who both heads the Office of Budget Management and serves as acting chief of staff, admitted to Trump’s illegal activities and then tried to backpedal, but he never mentioned that it was his office that was charged with releasing these funds and that his office had to be overridden by the State Department. Taylor testified as to this unusual move by deciding “they were going to move forward with this assistance, OMB notwithstanding.” The information goes even further. According to HuffPost, Zelensky had scheduled an interview on CNN in September to announce the launch of the investigation, even though he opposed it, to secure the funding he needed and had been promised. As Eric Swalwell stated, let’s call Trump’s actions what they are: extortion.

Swalwell appeared on “Face the Nation” to discuss impeachment. Swalwell said that the House Intelligence Committee possesses evidence that will show that “President Donald Trump engaged in an extortion scheme to pressure Ukraine” to investigate Joe Biden. According to Swalwell, the testimony to date establishes what he claims, and he further points out that Trump was “using taxpayer dollars” to engage in his extortion. This is beyond belief. Trump is, without a doubt, the most ridiculously criminal person to ever occupy the White House, and he has no problem using our money to commit his crimes. Unbelievable! We have to believe that his comeuppance is near.

Even in the face of Trump’s obviously criminal behavior and activity, Eric Swalwell wants to ensure that Trump receives due process, though he certainly doesn’t deserve it. “It is important that these witnesses raise their right hands and take questions from both Republicans and Democrats. The president is going to get that,” said Swalwell. He continued, “This is America and we don’t just have railroading of justice.” After all Trump has done, Democrats are determined to treat him fairly, as they should. They, like the rest of us, know that they must do everything properly and above board, even when dealing with one who knows nothing of those concepts. That will be the only way to defeat Trump and rid us of the blight called his presidency.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/lets-call-this-what-it-is/22836/
Title: “Lock him up!” – Donald Trump gets lambasted by New York City crowd during his Veterans Day speech
Post by: AGelbert on November 11, 2019, 06:35:59 pm
“Lock him up!” –   (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418201302.png)  Donald Trump (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418201722.png) gets lambasted by New York City crowd during his Veterans Day speech (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818180844.png)


Bill Palmer | 3:00 pm EST November 11, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

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Donald Trump’s babysitters took him to a World Series game in Washington DC and a UFC fight in New York City, only to find that he got loudly booed at both venues. They then had to take him to an Alabama football game to find a crowd deranged enough to cheer him. Now Trump’s handlers have inexplicably taken him back to New York City for another public appearance. Let’s just say that it isn’t going well for him.

Perhaps Donald Trump’s diaper-changers thought they’d be able to prevent him from getting booed in New York City this time around if they insulated him within a Veterans Day event. But while the crowd was plenty supportive to the veterans and their parade, the crowd was every bit as vicious toward Trump as the traitor deserves.

Everyone from CNN to the AP is reporting that when Donald Trump gave his Veterans Day speech today at Madison Square Park, the crowd loudly booed him, and began chanting “Lock him up!” This is similar to what Trump faced at the World Series. Various people on social media have posted images of the words “Impeach” and “Convict” spelled in giant letters the windows of an apartment building that was within plain view of Trump’s speech.

The polls show that the majority of Americans want Donald Trump impeached and removed from office for his crimes – and this is before the televised impeachment hearings begin this Wednesday. Even as Trump’s presidency circles the drain, a grand jury in New York is in the process of criminally indicting him on state charges. “Lock him up” is indeed on its way to happening.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/lock-him-up-donald-trump-gets-lambasted-by-new-york-city-crowd-during-his-veterans-day-speech/22847/
Title: Why Won't American Media Cover 🦀 Trump's Corruption? 😠
Post by: AGelbert on November 11, 2019, 07:08:25 pm
Why Won't American Media Cover 🦀 Trump's Corruption⁉️ 😠
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Title: Re: Why Won't American Media Cover 🦀 Trump's Corruption? 😠
Post by: Surly1 on November 12, 2019, 07:58:25 am
Why Won't American Media Cover 🦀 Trump's Corruption⁉️ 😠
15,157 views•Nov 8, 2019

Almost all media comes from the same six sources.
https://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6

Your so-called "librul" cable TV net?
It's Comcastic!
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on November 12, 2019, 09:21:09 pm
Why Won't American Media Cover 🦀 Trump's Corruption⁉️ 😠
15,157 views•Nov 8, 2019

Almost all media comes from the same six sources.
https://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6

Your so-called "librul" cable TV net?
It's Comcastic!


Yup. :(

Here's a bit of good news (thanks for this picture I borrowed from your news roundup today. 8)):


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The Roger Stone trial just blew the lid off the Trump-Russia scandal

Bill Palmer | 4:41 pm EST November 12, 2019

Based on Steve Bannon’s testimony for the prosecution alone last week, it’s now fairly clear that the trial jury will convict Roger Stone on most or all of the criminal charges he’s facing. With little suspense remaining about the outcome, prosecutors have now moved on to exposing how Stone’s scheming with Russian cutout WikiLeaks went all the way to the top of the Donald Trump campaign.

Rick Gates, the Deputy Campaign Chairman for Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, took the stand today. Gates testified that he was with Donald Trump during the summer of 2016, when Trump got a phone call from Roger Stone. Gates couldn’t hear the entire phone call, but Politico says that when it was over, Trump told him that WikiLeaks was about to publish more stolen DNC emails aimed at helping the Trump campaign. Vox says that only about thirty seconds transpired between the end of the phone call and Trump’s pronouncement that more dirt was coming. CNN says Gates testified that two Secret Service agents were in the car with them and witnessed this exchange – which makes clear that Gates wasn’t simply making the whole thing up.

This is remarkable for a few reasons. First, it helps establish that Donald Trump lied about the phone call in his written responses to Robert Mueller, which is a felony on Trump’s part. Second, it makes clear that Roger Stone really was directly or indirectly communicating with WikiLeaks about the stolen emails in some fashion.

Third, this means Donald Trump was knowingly participating in a criminal conspiracy with Roger Stone, WikiLeaks, and the Kremlin involving the receipt of stolen goods (which is a felony), and an attempt at using those stolen goods to alter the outcome of the presidential election in Trump’s favor.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/roger-stone-trump-russia-lid-scandal/22876/
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: Surly1 on November 13, 2019, 06:12:12 am

‘This is incredibly significant’: Legal expert says Roger Stone trial just revealed ‘real evidence’ against Trump

Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates on Tuesday testified that President Donald Trump told him in 2016 that more damaging information would soon come out about Hillary Clinton shortly after he got off the phone with Roger Stone, who at the time was trying to secure details of future WikiLeaks releases.

This testimony seems to contradict written testimony from President Donald Trump in which he said he had no recollection of ever discussing WikiLeaks with Roger Stone during the 2016 campaign.

Lawfare Institute general counsel Susan Hennessey writes on Twitter that Gates’s testimony is “incredibly significant” and suggests that the president perjured himself in his written answers to the special counsel.

“People should resist the temptation to shrug this off as just confirmation of what we already knew,” she says. “This is real evidence of serious criminal wrongdoing by the president.”

Noting that Gates told the court that two Secret Service agents also witnessed the call between Stone and Trump, Hennessey says that this testimony could be much more than a simple “he-said-he-said” dispute.

“Not only does it demonstrate that Trump had advance knowledge of Wikileaks releases of hacked emails, it also shows additional witnesses who can confirm that the president gave false written answers to investigators in violation of the law,” she writes.

The tough part in proving that the president perjured himself, however, is the fact that he wrote he simply did not recall any such interactions with Stone instead of outright denying that they ever happened.

People should resist the temptation to shrug this off as just confirmation of what we already knew. This is real evidence of serious criminal wrongdoing by the president. https://t.co/bhm2YB5c4P

— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) November 12, 2019

This is incredibly significant. Not only does it demonstrate that Trump had advance knowledge of Wikileaks releases of hacked emails, it also shows additional witnesses who can confirm that the president gave false written answers to investigators in violation of the law. https://t.co/a6dPhe3pef

— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) November 12, 2019

Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on November 13, 2019, 02:58:16 pm

‘This is incredibly significant’: Legal expert says Roger Stone trial just revealed ‘real evidence’ against Trump

Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates on Tuesday testified that President Donald Trump told him in 2016 that more damaging information would soon come out about Hillary Clinton shortly after he got off the phone with Roger Stone, who at the time was trying to secure details of future WikiLeaks releases.

This testimony seems to contradict written testimony from President Donald Trump in which he said he had no recollection of ever discussing WikiLeaks with Roger Stone during the 2016 campaign.

Lawfare Institute general counsel Susan Hennessey writes on Twitter that Gates’s testimony is “incredibly significant” and suggests that the president perjured himself in his written answers to the special counsel.

“People should resist the temptation to shrug this off as just confirmation of what we already knew,” she says. “This is real evidence of serious criminal wrongdoing by the president.”

Noting that Gates told the court that two Secret Service agents also witnessed the call between Stone and Trump, Hennessey says that this testimony could be much more than a simple “he-said-he-said” dispute.

“Not only does it demonstrate that Trump had advance knowledge of Wikileaks releases of hacked emails, it also shows additional witnesses who can confirm that the president gave false written answers to investigators in violation of the law,” she writes.

The tough part in proving that the president perjured himself, however, is the fact that he wrote he simply did not recall any such interactions with Stone instead of outright denying that they ever happened.

People should resist the temptation to shrug this off as just confirmation of what we already knew. This is real evidence of serious criminal wrongdoing by the president. https://t.co/bhm2YB5c4P

— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) November 12, 2019

This is incredibly significant. Not only does it demonstrate that Trump had advance knowledge of Wikileaks releases of hacked emails, it also shows additional witnesses who can confirm that the president gave false written answers to investigators in violation of the law. https://t.co/a6dPhe3pef

— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) November 12, 2019


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Title: ... shocking 🦅 testimony about 🦀 Trump's Ukraine bribery!
Post by: AGelbert on November 13, 2019, 09:03:09 pm
🦅 Impeachment inquiry hearing's first day is already revealing shocking testimony about 🦀 Trump's Ukraine bribery! 

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Title: "I find the impeachment hearing tortuous."
Post by: AGelbert on November 13, 2019, 10:00:51 pm
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Mary Cecil 👍

I find the impeachment hearing tortuous. The imbalance of power between America & Ukraine is immense & of course they know not to divulge their true beliefs, they have to play the game. If someone has a metaphorical gun to your head, then of course you go along with whatever game's being played. They are supplicants after all. They're not going to protest about the gun at their head, it's understood & not mentioned, but it's there just the same. There's not going to be anything in writing, it's only the people who have to know. It's as if all human logic is tossed out. It's cause and effect. Things don't just happen, there's a reason. You'll never be able to prove it but sometimes what is not said is more important than what is.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/bill-taylor-surprise-bombshell-donald-trump-head/22905/
Title: 🦀 “I don't recall at all. Not even a little bit,”... “I don’t know a thing about that. First time I
Post by: AGelbert on November 14, 2019, 04:36:17 pm
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Donald Trump has reached a whole new stage of his downfall
Bill Palmer | 9:09 am EST November 14, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

On Wednesday, the State Department’s Bill Taylor publicly revealed that one of his staffers overheard a phone call between Donald Trump and Gordon Sondland which directly incriminated Trump in the Ukraine extortion scandal. Trump didn’t even bother to fight back on Twitter against this new revelation – and when he was asked about it, he revealed just how screwed he is.

When asked about it by a reporter, Donald Trump said this about his phone conversation with Gordon Sondland: “I don’t recall.” Wait a minute here, that doesn’t sound like a very Trump-ian response. In fact we did a search, and Trump has never tweeted these words in his life. These are the words you hear someone nervously and tepidly dishing out when they know they’re in such deep legal trouble, they’re finally busting out the phrase that their lawyers told them to use all along.

We’re not saying that the “I don’t recall” defense never works. It’s just that the Donald Trump we’ve come to know and hate would normally have responded to such an accusation by insisting that the phone call never happened, phones don’t exist, and Gordon Sondland isn’t even a real person. This new iteration of Trump is clearly afraid to assert that the call didn’t happen. That alone means he’s roughly as overwhelmed by the first day of televised impeachment hearings as his Twitter silence led us to believe.

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Selected Comments 👍


Adam Olp
You're giving 🐀 trump too much credit. He actually stated:

“I  don't recall at all. Not even a little bit,”... “I don’t know a thing about that. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) First time I heard it.”

Trump may have attempted to use the "I don't recall" excuse (per the direction of his lawyers I would guess), but his enormous ego simply wouldn't allow him to admit to an imperfection. He is claiming the phone call never happened at all. The witnesses are all lying.

Isaac Peres
Trust me, the dirty orange dotard will go further than not remembering the call ... he told the press the other day that he barely knows Gordon Sondland! He’s a lying sack of poop!

Mary Cecil
He's (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/809_84688966.jpeg) the spider who weaves the lies at the heart of his regime. What will become of a nation, when the lawmakers themselves, dismantle the very systems that provide justice and truth, and enable criminal behaviour of the most outragous kind, amongst themselves? They have no shame only defiance and outrage at being called out for it.

It's a pretense of democracy, it's a racket and the rot starts at the top, otherwise it couldn't happen. All that matters is holding power so they can exploit the people by accumulating wealth for each other, through the economy, and thrive on the back of it. Favors for favors, is the mantra they live by.

Exposure is the best weapon against them so the people understand the reality of how they are being abused by the very people who wrap themselves in flags and spout platitudes about how patriotic they are and exhorting the people to work hard lest they become a burden on the country.

Don't expect fairness from such predators. Trump's arrival is a symptom of protest by the people and he's stoking that and tearing the fabric of the nation apart, and that will lead to anarchy which will make the Hong Kong protests look like a picnic by comparison. You sow the seeds, you inherit the whirlwind.
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Title: A second U.S. embassy staffer, Suriya Jayan, overheard Trump cellphone call with Sondland
Post by: AGelbert on November 14, 2019, 05:20:24 pm
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crazytown (5,944 posts)         Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:13 PM

AP source: 2nd U.S. official heard Trump call with Sondland
Source: PBS

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second U.S. embassy staffer in Kyiv overheard a key cellphone call between President Donald Trump and his ambassador to the European Union discussing the need for Ukrainian officials to pursue “investigations,” The Associated Press has learned.

The July 26 call between Trump and Gordon Sondland was first described during testimony Wednesday by William Taylor, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. Taylor said one of his staffers overhead the call while Sondland was in a restaurant the day after Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that triggered the House impeachment inquiry.

The second diplomatic staffer also at the table was Suriya Jayanti, a foreign service officer based in Kyiv. A person briefed on what Jayanti overheard spoke to AP on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter currently under investigation.

Trump on Wednesday said he did not recall the July 26 call.


“No, not at all (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png), not even a little bit,”(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-030815183114.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Trump said.

Read more: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/ap-source-2nd-u-s-official-heard-trump-call-with-sondland



Geez. Was this on speaker phone?

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142395030

Agelbert NOTE: It is going to be diffcult for the (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) Republicans to 😈 trip up, or otherwise discredit, Suriya Jayanti's testimony. She is a lawyer. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-280515145049.png)

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Jayanti is an attorney who joined the State Department in 2012 and was previously posted at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. She has been stationed since September 2018 at the embassy in Kyiv where she helps coordinate U.S. business interests with the former Soviet republic’s energy industry.

Jayanti was in Washington last month and scheduled for a closed-door interview with impeachment investigators. But the deposition was canceled because of the funeral for former House Oversight Chair Elijah Cummings and has not yet been rescheduled.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/ap-source-2nd-u-s-official-heard-trump-call-with-sondland
Title: 🐘 Devin Nunes' Worst Impeachment Inquiry Lies!
Post by: AGelbert on November 14, 2019, 07:20:51 pm
🐘 Devin Nunes' (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) Worst Impeachment Inquiry Lies!
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The Impeachment Inquiry has not stopped republicans like Devin Nunes from lying to the American people. Here Are Devin Nunes' worst lies!
 
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Title: Do 🐘 Republicans Want To Be Ruled By a 🦀 King?
Post by: AGelbert on November 14, 2019, 07:32:02 pm
Do 🐘 Republicans Want To Be Ruled By a (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) King?
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His Royal Highness, King Donald of Mar A Largo. How does that sound?
 
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Title: 🐘 Scrabble Scramble
Post by: AGelbert on November 14, 2019, 10:49:05 pm
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Title: They found him guilty on all seven counts.
Post by: AGelbert on November 15, 2019, 01:04:15 pm
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HOURS AFTER 🦀 DONALD TRUMP WITNESS TAMPERED IN REAL TIME, (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) ROGER STONE FOUND GUILTY OF THE SAME CRIME

November 15, 2019/15 Comments/in 2016 Presidential Election, 2020 Presidential Election, Impeachment, Mueller Probe /by emptywheel

In the middle of today’s impeachment testimony from 🦅 Marie Yovanovitch 🦀 Trump lost control of his emotions and (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) attacked the witness.

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Adam Schiff interrupted committee counsel Dan Goldman’s questioning, read Yovanovitch the tweet, and asked her how it made her feel.

Yovanovitch said it made her feel intimidated.

Schiff, a former federal prosecutor, knows how to substantiate a witness tampering charge. Even Bret Baier recognized this as such.

During the break in Yovanovitch’s testimony, the jury in Roger Stone’s trial came back with a verdict. They found him guilty on all seven counts. That includes a witness tampering charge for Stone’s efforts to dissuade Randy Credico from testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, the very same committee leading this impeachment hearing.

The courts are just now imposing consequences (http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/exagerent/police/enprison.gif) for (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Trump’s efforts to cheat to win the 2016 election, even as (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) he attempts to prevent the 🦅 one court that can try him for imposing consequences (http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/exagerent/police/enprison.gif) for cheating to win the 2020 election.

Tags: Adam Schiff, Marie Yovanovitch, Roger Stone

https://www.emptywheel.net/2019/11/15/hours-after-donald-trump-witness-tampers-in-real-time-roger-stone-is-found-guilty-of-the-same-crime/

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Star Member BumRushDaShow (49,295 posts)     Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:51 AM 

Roger Stone guilty on all counts in federal trial of lying to Congress, witness tampering
Source: Washington Post

A federal jury has convicted longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone of lying to Congress and tampering with a witness about his efforts to learn about the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks release of hacked Democratic emails in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The panel of nine women and three men deliberated for less than two days before finding Stone, 67, guilty on all seven counts resulting from his September 2017 testimony to a House intelligence committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Kremlin’s efforts to damage Trump’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Stone, in a blue suit, stood at the defense table with his left hand in his pants pocket, watching impassively as verdicts were read.

Stone had argued that he was not intentionally dishonest (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718210558.gif) and that the cases was politically motivated. But jurors sided with prosecutors who said Stone obstructed the House efforts because the truth would be embarrassing to Donald Trump’s campaign. Stone’s indictment was the last brought by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, putting on trial his slippery brand of political brawling and revealing important new details about the Trump campaign’s keen interest in computer files hacked by Russia and made public by WikiLeaks.

He was accused of lying to Congress and tampering with a witness, an associate prosecutors said Stone threatened in a bid to prevent the man from cooperating with lawmakers.Though prosecutors sought to prove only that Stone had lied to Congress, they asserted that his motive for the falsehoods was protecting Trump from embarrassment — and thus made the president and his campaign a key component in their case.

Stone’s trial reenergized discussions of Russian interference in the 2016 election and occurred alongside public hearings in Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into whether the president tried to pressure his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate a potential 2020 opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden. In arguments and testimony over the past two weeks, prosecutors revealed a series of phone calls at critical times in 2016 between Stone, Trump and some of the highest-ranking officials on the Trump campaign — Stephen K. Bannon, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/roger-stone-jury-weighs-evidence-and-a-defense-move-to-make-case-about-mueller/2019/11/15/554fff5a-06ff-11ea-8292-c46ee8cb3dce_story.html

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Roger Stone found guilty in federal case

By
Rachel Weiner and
Spencer S. Hsu
November 15, 2019 at 11:46 a.m. EST

BREAKING: Roger Stone convicted in federal case over statements to Congress related to WikiLeaks. Stone, a longtime Trump friend and adviser, was on trial in Washington on charges of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction over his remarks about WikiLeaks’ email releases in the 2016 presidential campaign.

This is a developing story that will be updated.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142395654
Title: .. the level of desperation that some 🐘 people are willing to go through ...
Post by: AGelbert on November 15, 2019, 01:32:03 pm
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“It is sad to see the level of desperation that some people are willing to go through to protect someone who has been probably the most corrupt, unethical, most unpatriotic (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/809_84688966.jpeg) president we’ve ever had.” — Sen. Kamala Harris (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-080515182559.png), talking about 🐘 Republican 🐵🙉🙊 lawmakers on Morning Joe.
Title: Rudy Giuliani was asked by The Guardian if he worries that Donald Trump will “throw him under a bus
Post by: AGelbert on November 15, 2019, 04:43:05 pm
It sure sounds like (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Rudy Giuliani is openly threatening (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Donald Trump (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-1626482.gif)

Bill Palmer | 10:00 pm EST November 14, 2019
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Rudy Giuliani appears to have concluded that the only way for him to get out of the hole he’s dug for himself is to keep digging. So even though he’s on the verge of arrest, and he further incriminates himself nearly every time he opens his mouth, he’s still doing interviews. Here’s the thing, though: he just threatened to take Donald Trump down with him.

In a bizarre new interview, Rudy Giuliani was asked by The Guardian if he worries that Donald Trump will “throw him under a bus.” Rudy’s response: “I’m not, but I do have very, very good insurance, so if he does, all my hospital bills will be paid.” Wait, what? To give you an idea of how off-the-rails this answer was, Rudy’s new lawyer – who was on the phone line with him – immediately jumped in and insisted that Rudy was “joking.”

Here’s the thing. There are a couple different ways to parse this. Some will read this quote as Rudy saying that he has good health insurance, but we see that as too far out of context for what Rudy was talking abut. Our take is that he’s saying he has “insurance” against Trump, because he knows where all the proverbial bodies are buried in Trump’s various scandals. To be clear, this wasn’t a mere joke. It’s not the kind of thing you “joke” about in public unless you’re trying to send a message and you’re using humor to give yourself a sliver of deniability.

It’s really difficult to read this remark as anything other than Rudy Giuliani openly threatening Donald Trump. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121649.png) Rudy is clearly looking for a pardon from Trump. But that would only save him on federal charges, and there’s little doubt that New York would bring parallel state charges if a federal pardon happens.

It would also be very difficult for Donald Trump to pardon Rudy Giuliani. For one thing, it would be politically disastrous for Trump, at a time when Senate Republicans are begging Trump not to take things to such a villainous extreme that they end up having to selfishly oust him. In addition, it would likely trigger a court battle over whether a president can pardon his alleged co-conspirators. If that ruling went poorly for Trump, he could lose his ability to pardon his family on his way out the door. Yet Rudy is reminding Trump that he has “insurance” if no pardon comes.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/rudy-giuliani-openly-threaten-donald-trump/22935/
Title: 🦀 Donald Trump hoppped on Twitter and viciously attack 🦅 Marie Yovanovitch
Post by: AGelbert on November 15, 2019, 07:24:39 pm
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Bryan Dawe 👍
CNN has the opening statement from the Holmes testimony (the staffer who heard the telephone call in the Kiev restaurant). It's damning...Trump only cared about the Big stuff, which turns out to be not the war, but the investigation into Biden. Honest! Tomorrow is the Office of Budget guy who had to first sign off on the hold...then, might have said it might be illegal and was replaced by a political appointee.

Bill Palmer | 4:45 pm EST November 15, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Not only did 🦀 Donald Trump’s witness intimidation not work, the overreach appeared to leave his own 🐘 side shaken (https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/just-totally-blew-it-donald-trump/22960/)
Title: Trump: The Most Corrupt President in US History
Post by: AGelbert on November 15, 2019, 10:31:51 pm
Trump: The Most Corrupt President in US History
November 13, 2019

So says whistleblower and former federal investigator Bill Black, who defines with fine detail what will likely be emerging from the impeachment hearings.

https://youtu.be/4yekAOfq0Lc

https://therealnews.com/stories/trump-most-corrupt-president-us-history
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on November 15, 2019, 10:53:17 pm
Agelbert NOTE: This is a nice roundup of the issues on the first day of the Public Impeachment Hearings.   (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-080515182559.png)

Impeachment Hearing Day 1: Outlining What Is at Stake
November 14, 2019

The Nation’s Sasha Abramsky discusses what we learned from the testimony of witnesses Kent and Taylor.

https://youtu.be/qMqPxIjusv4

https://therealnews.com/stories/trnn-live-recapping-day-one-of-the-impeachment-hearings
Title: It's A Bombshell': Shakedown Witness Confirms Damning Impeachment Call
Post by: AGelbert on November 16, 2019, 05:09:59 pm
It's A 💥 Bombshell': Shakedown Witness Confirms Damning Impeachment Call
MSNBC
522,922 views•Nov 15, 2019

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Diplomat David Holmes, and aide to Ambassador Bill Taylor who revealed Holmes had evidence in the Ukraine scandal has delivered his closed door testimony. Holmes testified he overheard President Trump commanding Ambassador Sondland to demand Ukraine to investigate the Bidens, with Sondland willing to orchestrate the plot. Former Federal Prosecutors John Flannery and Maya Wiley along with The Daily Beast’s Margaret Carlson and The Root’s Jason Johnson join Ari Melber to discuss breaking developments. Aired on 11/15/19.
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Title: 'Injurious': 🦀 Trump Attacks Impeachment Witness During Testimony
Post by: AGelbert on November 16, 2019, 05:29:09 pm
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'Injurious': Trump (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) Attacks Impeachment Witness During Testimony

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As House Dems interviewed Former Ambassador the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch about President Trump’s smear campaign against her, President Trump launched attacks on her reputation on Twitter.
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Chairman Schiff and Trump allies consider Trump’s remarks as ‘witness tampering’ and ‘injurious,” arguing Trump added ‘essentially, an article of impeachment real time.’ Former Federal Prosecutor Maya Wiley, Mother Jones’ David Corn and Historian Jon Meacham join Ari Melber to discuss the historic impeachment hearing. Aired on 11/15/19.
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on November 17, 2019, 08:03:54 pm
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swag (25,447 posts)        Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:30 PM


Democrats invite Trump to testify in impeachment inquiry
Source: Associated Press

By JILL COLVIN

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly.

Pushing back against accusations from the president that the process has been stacked against him, Pelosi said Trump is welcome to appear or answer questions in writing, if he chooses.

“If he has information that is exculpatory, that means ex, taking away, culpable, blame, then we look forward to seeing it,” she said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Trump “could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants,” she said.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer echoed that suggestion.

“If Donald Trump doesn’t agree with what he’s hearing, doesn’t like what he’s hearing, he shouldn’t tweet. He should come to the committee and testify under oath. And he should allow all those around him to come to the committee and testify under oath,” Schumer told reporters. He said the White House’s insistence on blocking witnesses from cooperating begs the question: “What is he hiding?”

Read more: https://apnews.com/69ba97b946c14b4f9d4d83577a05d22a

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142396628
Title: 🦅 Adam Schiff takes a blowtorch to 😈 Mick Mulvaney
Post by: AGelbert on November 17, 2019, 09:09:32 pm
🦅 Adam Schiff takes a blowtorch to 😈 Mick Mulvaney
Bill Palmer | 2:00 pm EST November 17, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

On Saturday, OMB official Mark Sandy broke ranks and testified behind closed doors to the House impeachment inquiry. This was a major blow to Donald Trump, as Sandy was involved with the money trail in the Ukraine extortion scandal. It was an even bigger blow to Mick Mulvaney, who is still the OMB Director in addition to being Trump’s Acting White House Chief of Staff.

Mick Mulvaney now has a problem, because after he publicly confessed to Donald Trump’s quid pro quo, he refused to come in and explain things to the House impeachment inquiry – and now one of his underlings has done it for him. Now that Mulvaney’s window of opportunity to come in from the cold has come and gone, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is taking a blowtorch to him.

Adam Schiff released a statement calling out Mick Mulvaney for refusing to testify, and for trying to block others like Mark Sandy from testifying. Schiff then added this: “This is the same Mick Mulvaney who publicly admitted from the White House podium that Trump withheld the military aid in order to pressure Ukraine to conduct investigations meant to help the President’s re-election campaign, and the same Mick Mulvaney who was a direct firsthand participant in and witness to the scheme.”

We suspect Adam Schiff is zeroing in on Mick Mulvaney right now as a way of signaling to him that he’s been fully nailed by the testimony of Mark Sandy and others. It’s difficult to imagine a scenario in which Mulvaney doesn’t go to prison after Trump is gone, and Schiff appears to be letting Mulvaney know that his time is up to cut a plea deal.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/adam-schiff-takes-mick-mulvaney/22992/
Title: Pretending Trump Wants to Stop Corruption Is the GOP’s Most Insulting Lie Yet
Post by: AGelbert on November 18, 2019, 04:20:13 pm
Jonathan Chait: Pretending Trump Wants to Stop Corruption Is the 🐘GOP’s Most Insulting Lie Yet

And now Republicans have arrived, at last, at their final defense. Sure, President Trump may have demanded Ukraine investigate his domestic rivals, and sure, there may have been some kind of conditional that-for-that trade that could be summarized in a Latin phrase. But it’s all okay because Trump was trying to root out corruption. He said so himself.

Trump’s ask to investigate “corruption” in Ukraine was structured specifically around a demand for a public announcement of an investigation. Why does it have to be public, if Trump just wanted Ukraine to look into misconduct? Because, obviously, he wanted the “investigation” to generate news that would implicate the FBI and the Bidens. Also, if Trump was concerned about “corruption,” it seems like a weird choice to deputize as his investigators a couple of crooks tied in with the Russian mafia, who were also looking to make themselves some money while they “uncovered corruption.”

Indeed, 🦀 Trump himself makes it perfectly clear that “corrupt” is simply a label he uses to describe his political opponents. He has called Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff “corrupt.” He has described the entire Democratic Party as corrupt (“Tomorrow you will vote to reject the Democrats’ extremism, socialism, and corruption,” he promised rallygoers before Tuesday’s elections). He has used the phrase for several members of the FBI, the mainstream media, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and on and on.

Republicans are a little squeamish about openly saying, “Trump can push foreign countries to investigate his rivals.” Instead they say, “Trump can push foreign countries to investigate corruption.” But these two statements mean the exact same thing. The notion that Trump’s activity had any relation to legitimately trying to root out corruption is the biggest insult to our intelligence so far.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/11/trump-corruption-lie-ukraine-scandal-impeachment.html
Title: 🐀 Trump "Impeachment Defense"
Post by: AGelbert on November 18, 2019, 04:42:07 pm
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on November 19, 2019, 02:12:59 pm
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Title: This might be Donald Trump’s ugliest poll number yet
Post by: AGelbert on November 19, 2019, 06:12:33 pm
This might be (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/809_84688966.jpeg) Donald Trump’s ugliest poll number yet (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185040-1659929.gif)

Bill Palmer | 7:00 pm EST November 18, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Every few days we see yet another major polling outlet announce that roughly half of all Americans want Donald Trump impeached and removed from office. That number has been holding steady for a couple weeks, but it has a chance to rise further if the public considers the televised impeachment hearings to be compelling enough. Now we’re seeing a poll number which suggests just how high that number could climb.

The new ABC News / IPSOS poll says that 51% of Americans want Donald Trump impeached and removed. Okay, nothing new there. But that same poll says that 70% of Americans think Trump was wrong for having tried to get Ukraine to smear Joe Biden. This means 19% of Americans are saying that Trump was wrong but shouldn’t be impeached and removed.

This is actually a worrisome thing for Donald Trump. If you’ve decided that you’re going to support Trump no matter what surfaces about him or how ugly it gets, you’re going to tell a pollster that you think he did nothing wrong in Ukraine, whether you believe that or not. The people telling a pollster that they think Trump was indeed in the wrong, but they don’t want him impeached, are people who are on the fence. They’re leaving the door open to be convinced that he should be impeached.

So this ABC News poll is telling us that as many as 70% of Americans could see themselves siding with impeachment and removal by the time the House hearings are over. If the pro-removal number does end up getting that high, Senate Republicans will have to seriously consider removing Donald Trump in a last ditch effort at selfishly preserving their own personal reelection prospects. This is just one poll, so the key will be to watch and see if other upcoming polls confirm that 70% of Americans think Trump did something wrong with Ukraine. But this is Trump’s ugliest poll number yet.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/ugliest-poll-number-yet-might-donald-trump/23024/
Title: 🦀 Donald Trump’s attacks on Colonel Vindman reach absolutely disgusting level
Post by: AGelbert on November 19, 2019, 07:11:28 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) Donald Trump’s attacks on Colonel Vindman reach absolutely disgusting level

Bill Palmer | 12:10 pm EST November 19, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

As we speak, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Vindman is publicly testifying before the House impeachment inquiry about Donald Trump’s Ukraine extortion scandal. In his opening statement, Vindman told his father – who brought the family to the United States decades ago – that he shouldn’t worry about him. But behind the scenes, some troubling things are happening to the Vindman family.

We’ve all seen the vicious attacks that Donald Trump and his apologists have launched on Colonel Vindman. As a result of those attacks, the Washington Post now says that the Army has had to step up its efforts to protect his home from potential attack. The Army is even considering moving Vindman and his family to an Army base just to keep them safe.

Make no mistake here. The Army isn’t trying to protect Colonel Vindman from terrorists or random criminals. The Army is trying to protect him and his family from the deranged supporters of a psychotically and violently out of control President of the United States.

Donald Trump is the most egregious, dangerous, and treasonous criminal in the history of the United States. His madman criminal antics are now forcing the United States Army to go to great lengths to protect an Army Lieutenant Colonel from the violent wrath of Trump’s maniacal supporters. Trump can’t get to prison fast enough.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/disgusting-colonel-vindman-donald-trump-attacks/23050/
Title: House Democrats aren’t letting up.
Post by: AGelbert on November 19, 2019, 08:09:59 pm
(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) House Democrats just keep piling on as this afternoon’s impeachment hearings swing sharply their way


Bill Palmer | 6:28 pm EST November 19, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

House Republicans thought they were somehow helping Donald Trump by requesting that Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison publicly testify to the House impeachment inquiry. But Morrison hasn’t said anything that helps Trump, and Volker is now revising his earlier testimony to throw Trump and Rudy Giuliani all the way under the bus. But House Democrats aren’t letting up.

Kurt Volker used his public testimony today to reveal that he suddenly recalled Gordon Sondland’s incriminating antics during a meeting with John Bolton. Volker, despite being a Republican diplomatic operative, also went out of his way to spell out that the fake scandal about Democratic candidate Joe Biden is indeed fake. Heading into the break, we thought maybe this would be enough to get Volker off the hook for his previous testimony, which appears to have been misleading.

But now that the break is over, Democratic House Counsel Daniel Goldman and Adam Schiff have each begun hammering away at Volker and Morrison over what appear to be additional inconsistencies in their testimony. The two witnesses now look at least mildly shellshocked upon realizing that they’re not getting off easily.

We don’t think House Democrats will end up making a perjury referral against the likes of Kurt Volker, once Trump has been finished off. Instead, we suspect House Democrats are piling on against Volker right now, as a way of sending a message to any upcoming witnesses who might be tempted to be less than forthcoming in their testimony. Democrats are playing hardball.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/piling-on-house-democrats-hearings-afternoon-swing/23063/
Title: Impeachment hearings take their ugliest turn for 🦀 Donald Trump yet
Post by: AGelbert on November 19, 2019, 08:16:10 pm
House 🐘 GOP crashes and burns(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185040-1659929.gif) as impeachment hearings take their ugliest turn for 🦀 Donald Trump yet

Bill Palmer | 6:40 pm EST November 19, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

The sun went down for the day quite awhile ago in Washington DC, yet Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison are still publicly testifying to the House impeachment inquiry. Morrison hasn’t helped Donald Trump one bit, and Volker is throwing Trump as far under the bus as he can throw him. To be clear, these are the two witnesses that House Republicans wanted to publicly testify.

This gives you a sense of just how poorly today has been going for the House Republicans who are desperately trying to find a way to save Donald Trump, and instead keep accidentally stomping on Trump’s toe. This morning, these same House Republicans went way too far in trying to smear Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, to the point that it gave Vindman instant credibility as a witness.

After House Republican Counsel Steve Castor massively overstepped while attacking Vindman this morning, and surely learned that he was getting slammed for it by the pundits and the public, he pulled his punches so thoroughly during the afternoon hearings that it was difficult to tell which side he was even working for.

The House Republicans are now whining, complaining, and hyperventilating on live national television as today’s hearings – which began nearly ten hours ago and are still ongoing – continue to go even worse for Donald Trump. The House GOP is literally begging for today’s hearings to simply come to an end, which tells you how things are going.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/house-gop-crashes-and-burns-as-impeachment-hearings-take-their-ugliest-turn-for-donald-trump-yet/23062/
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: Surly1 on November 20, 2019, 09:15:29 am

Am watching cable news @ 9:09AM. Sondlund's opening statement has bee released, and it appears he's blowing them all in to save his own ass.


9:00 a.m.
Sondland acknowledges there was a ‘quid pro quo’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/impeachment-hearings-live-updates/2019/11/20/66ec806a-0b20-11ea-8397-a955cd542d00_story.html#link-KZV4NMP744YFBOXXP3NSFZLQNQ (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/impeachment-hearings-live-updates/2019/11/20/66ec806a-0b20-11ea-8397-a955cd542d00_story.html#link-KZV4NMP744YFBOXXP3NSFZLQNQ)

Sondland planned to testify Wednesday more bluntly than he had before that Trump and his personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani sought to condition an important White House invite for Ukraine’s new president to demands that his country publicly launch investigations that could damage Trump’s Democratic political opponents.

“I know that members of this committee have frequently framed these complicated issues in the form of a simple question: Was there a ‘quid pro quo?’” Sondland planned to say, according to prepared remarks. “With regard to the requested White House call and White House meeting, the answer is yes.”

Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, also planned to tell the House Intelligence Committee that while he never knew for sure if the White House had frozen nearly $400 million in security assistance as part of the pressure campaign against Ukraine, he operated as if that were the case.

“In the absence of any credible explanation for the hold, I came to the conclusion that the aid, like the White House visit, was jeopardized,” Sondland said. “My belief was that if Ukraine did something to demonstrate a serious intention” to launch the investigations Trump wanted, “then the hold on military aid would be lifted.”
Title: "We need Trump and Pence out now, not some time next year." -- Paul Street
Post by: AGelbert on November 20, 2019, 12:41:54 pm

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Chief Justice Gives Trump Temporary Reprieve in Financial Records Case (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/18/us/politics/trump-supreme-court-tax-returns.html)

nytimes.com - No stay from the Supreme Court was needed in the Manhattan case because prosecutors there had agreed not to seek immediate release of the records in exchange for a prompt request for Supreme Court re…

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In new pro-Israel shift, US no longer calls settlements illegal (https://news.yahoo.com/pro-israel-shift-us-no-longer-calls-settlements-214449306.html)

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - The United States no longer believes that Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories are illegal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday, in the latest pro-Israel …

Read more Doomstead Diner Daily 11/19/19 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/general-discussion/doomstead-diner-daily/msg14478/#msg14478) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16281948.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)

So, Chief 🐍 Fascist Justice Roberts ("No Republican judges here" (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718202127.gif)) came through for tax-dodging crook (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) Trump, as predicted by anyone with a lick of sense. 

I read this quote today. It referred to the stock market. I agree, but I think it also applies to all other actions by Trump and his wrecking crew, including Pompeo's bullshit about the West Bank Israeli (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) "settlements" being "legal".

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"Like walking a skittish full grown bull elephant across a frozen lake of fraud." -- nsurf9 (https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/nomura-explains-whats-behind-relentless-bid-stocks-and-why-bond-selling-over)

Fascists just do not know when to back off from their tyranny overreach modus operandi...

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Madame Defarge's knitting team



I read this quote today. It referred to the stock market. I agree, but I think it also applies to all other actions by Trump and his wrecking crew, including Pompeo's bullshit about the West Bank Israeli (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) "settlements" being "legal".

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"Like walking a skittish full grown bull elephant across a frozen lake of fraud." -- nsurf9 (https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/nomura-explains-whats-behind-relentless-bid-stocks-and-why-bond-selling-over)


I'm sure you've already seen where Bill Palmer has Pompeo ""resigning."


Yes, I read that bit of wishful thinking by Palmer. Pompeo is a Kochroach, something that is like the roof for Palmer (over his head). Consequently, Palmer's grasp of the consequences of Trump this or that do not take that greater (i.e. US Government by Hydrocarbon Hellspawn) reality into account.

Trump is a symptom of the Hydrocarbon Hellspawn ROT destroying the U.S. government and dooming the biosphere as a Capitalists 'R' US bonus.

However, that does not mean the U.S. Economy won't be eaten alive by the Chinese economy prior to the full brunt of the Sixth Mass Extinction from the unabated (Capitalism caused) degradation of the biosphere. Palmer would vigorously disagree with me, since he thinks everything is gonna be just peachy if Trump and Pence go away and the Democrats take the White House. That is wishful thinking.

About 500 U.S. oligarchs calling virtually ALL the shots evidences that US foreign and domestic policy really IS GOVERNED BY CAPITALIST WISHFUL THINKING that is taking us, eventually, to Catastrophic Climate Chaos doom, but much sooner, to economic and political destruction. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-190119153601.gif)

All that said, as pathetic a wish as it is, I hold out hope for our country through a Sanders Presidency, provided both houses of Congress vote to support his policies. Again, I do not expect Palmer, a champion of all things Pelosi, to agree with me on that. However, Palmer is quite right about how dangerous Trump is for the USA. I applaud all his efforts to expose Trump's chicanery. That is why I post much of his impeachment commentary in this forum (Any port in the storm, and all that).

I yield the floor to Paul Street:

NOV 20, 2019 OPINION|TD ORIGINALS

SNIPPET:

We need Trump and Pence out now, not some time next year. The way to make that happen is with a mass movement that will not only sweep him from power but challenge the richly bipartisan racist, sexist, imperial and eco-cidal class rule system that hatched the Trump regime in the first place.

Full article:

Trump's Removal Can't Wait for Impeachment (https://www.truthdig.com/articles/trumps-removal-cant-wait-for-impeachment/)
Title: Why Did Donald Trump Go To The Hospital?
Post by: AGelbert on November 20, 2019, 05:09:48 pm
Why Did Donald Trump Go To The Hospital?
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Title: Re: Sondland acknowledges there was a ‘quid pro quo’
Post by: AGelbert on November 20, 2019, 07:27:38 pm

Am watching cable news @ 9:09AM. Sondlund's opening statement has bee released, and it appears he's blowing them all in to save his own ass.

9:00 a.m.
Sondland acknowledges there was a ‘quid pro quo’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/impeachment-hearings-live-updates/2019/11/20/66ec806a-0b20-11ea-8397-a955cd542d00_story.html#link-KZV4NMP744YFBOXXP3NSFZLQNQ (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/impeachment-hearings-live-updates/2019/11/20/66ec806a-0b20-11ea-8397-a955cd542d00_story.html#link-KZV4NMP744YFBOXXP3NSFZLQNQ)

Sondland planned to testify Wednesday more bluntly than he had before that Trump and his personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani sought to condition an important White House invite for Ukraine’s new president to demands that his country publicly launch investigations that could damage Trump’s Democratic political opponents.

“I know that members of this committee have frequently framed these complicated issues in the form of a simple question: Was there a ‘quid pro quo?’” Sondland planned to say, according to prepared remarks. “With regard to the requested White House call and White House meeting, the answer is yes.”

Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, also planned to tell the House Intelligence Committee that while he never knew for sure if the White House had frozen nearly $400 million in security assistance as part of the pressure campaign against Ukraine, he operated as if that were the case.

“In the absence of any credible explanation for the hold, I came to the conclusion that the aid, like the White House visit, was jeopardized,” Sondland said. “My belief was that if Ukraine did something to demonstrate a serious intention” to launch the investigations Trump wanted, “then the hold on military aid would be lifted.”

Thom  Hartmann covers Republicans' pretzel logic response to Sondland pretty well. I watched a lot of it. There was a lot of legerdemain from the Republicans AND Sondland >:(, to be sure. However, Sondland did end up being cornered by a smart Democrat into admitting, begrudgingly, that Trump was the "dealer" that "dealt the cards" Sondland was "given". That is a big deal because it delegitimizes (i.e. makes a mockery of, calls bullshit on, etc. - you get the idea) all the Republican mendacious efforts to throw absolutely anybody under the 'MOTIVE for the Ukrainian Scam' bus but the BOSS (i.e. Trump), who was the main beneficiary of making it happen. Trump dealt the cards to all the "players". I'm sure the political cartoonists will have a field day with Trump's "card table". ;D

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Bribery or Extortion? Why Trump's Guilty of Both!
50 views•Nov 20, 2019

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Quid Pro Quo, Bribery Or Extortion, Republicans are trying to say these all describe different crimes, the thing is, Trump is guilty of all of them!
 
Thom Hartmann reveals how to break free from Republican spin around Gordon Sondland's testimony and the impeachment process in general.

Republicans are trying to make it look like the impeachment inquiry has nothing on Trump through a careful twisting of facts, this is how to counter their arguments.

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Title: "The mandate for We the People is to vote Trump and every Republican out of office
Post by: AGelbert on November 21, 2019, 02:14:16 pm
Ann Bley 👍

The tragedy for our country is that it has taken 3 years to bring this traitor down, and it is still likely that the senate will exonerate him. The mandate for We the People is to vote 🦀 Trump and every 🐘 Republican out of office November 2020.

I vote Progressive and support Bernie Sanders. Even Joe Biden concedes it’s time for us to take America back, and return our country to the people.

The momentum is there to shift America towards focusing on repairing 40+ years of rule by billionaire oligarchs and corporations.

While others may defer to the rich, Bernie won’t, and I believe he’ll improve the quality of life for all of us, giving U.S. Medicare for all, a Green New Deal, a real social safety net, and worker rights and protections. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121424.gif)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121649.png)

Read more: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png)

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/clown-car-of-chaos-finally-crashes-and-burns/23117/

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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on November 22, 2019, 10:10:47 pm
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on November 22, 2019, 10:30:24 pm
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So this is how 😈  Bill Barr is going to play it >:(

Bill Palmer | 8:40 pm EST November 21, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

This week Donald Trump’s lapdog Lindsey Graham announced that the Department of Justice will release the Inspector General report into the Trump-Russia probe origins on December 9th. As we’ve explained, Attorney General Bill Barr will obviously doctor the report to Trump’s liking, and Trump will take it as a victory, even though it won’t gain Trump a single vote. Now we’re seeing details on the nonsense that Barr is about to unleash.

Barr has leaked to CNN that the DOJ is investigating an FBI official for having allegedly altered the paperwork that led to a FISA surveillance warrant being approved against Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. This all too conveniently fits with one of the most baseless, deranged, and laughable pro-Trump conspiracy theories, which is that the FBI turned itself inside out in order to frame a nobody like Page of being the (witting or unwitting) Russian asset that he clearly was.

So this is how Bill Barr is going to play it, apparently. He’s going to announce that this FBI official was criminally conspiring against the Trump 2016 campaign. There will likely never be any actual prosecution of this official, who probably just made a typo or something, because that would backfire. But Trump will still spin it as proof that the “Deep State” was out to get him from the start, just as he did after Barr falsely leaked that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was being indicted.

Perhaps Bill Barr’s doctored report will include additional similar false allegations against people who don’t have a big enough microphone to fight back. This will be a travesty, but it won’t gain Trump a single vote. It’ll merely help ensure that Barr goes to prison for a long time once Trump is gone, as Trump’s allies continue to pursue pointless antics in the name of pleasing an increasingly delusional Trump.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/bill-barr-going-to-play-it/23141/
Title: The moment in 🦅 Fiona Hill’s testimony that’s going to come back to bite Donald Trump
Post by: AGelbert on November 22, 2019, 11:52:52 pm
The moment in 🦅 Fiona Hill’s testimony that’s going to come back to bite Donald Trump

Bill Palmer | 7:45 pm EST November 21, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Every dystopian thriller movie has that one rogue character whose villainous actions make no logical sense to the protagonist. Then comes the moment where the protagonist learns that the rogue character is actually doing the ugly bidding of more powerful characters, and it all makes sense. This brings us to Fiona Hill and Gordon Sondland.

Fiona Hill publicly testified today that she angrily confronted Gordon Sondland, confused by his villainous actions, when she thought that he was playing games with U.S. policy toward Ukraine simply because he was a mischievous idiot. That’s when Sondland tried to defend himself by explaining that his orders were coming from people at the top, like Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo. That’s when she realized that Sondland hadn’t gone rogue; the entire Trump administration was rogue.

This helps shatter any notion that Gordon Sondland, or for that matter Rudy Giuliani, was merely an out of control freelancer who was causing needless trouble behind Donald Trump’s back. The prevailing narrative will now be that Donald Trump and his entire top brass were carrying out this criminally anti-American plot in coordinated fashion – and they were hiding it from people like Fiona Hill and a few other honest people because they knew it was wrong.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/moment-fiona-hill-testimony-come-back-bite-donald-trump/23139/

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Title: 2-minute recap of 24+ hours of 🦅 hearings
Post by: AGelbert on November 23, 2019, 02:29:57 pm
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November 23, 2019

2-minute recap of 24+ hours of 🦅 hearings

Impeachment continued to build momentum in Washington, D.C. this week thanks to impeachment supporters who made calls, sent emails, and took to the streets last month. In October, impeachment supporters attended and asked questions about impeachment at more than 137 town halls. In November, Congress has taken notice. We’ve now heard from multiple key witnesses who are confirming some of the most damning facts about Trump’s use of military aid to pressure Ukraine to interfere in our elections.

If you didn’t catch all 24+ hours of this week’s public impeachment hearings or need a 2-minute summary, here are the key takeaways:

Tuesday, November 19th:

► Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified that he was so disturbed by Trump’s July 25th call that he immediately brought his concerns to the NSC lawyers, and he confirmed that Amb. Sondland raised politically motivated investigations to the Ukrainian delegation in a meeting John Bolton was forced to cut short. He also confirmed that no one supported Trump’s inexplicable decision to freeze military aid to Ukraine.

► Jennifer Williams pointed out an omission in the “transcript” of the July 25th phone call that the White House released. It failed to include mentions of Burisma, which is evidence of a coverup on the part of the Administration.

► Kurt Volker made it clear that there was and remains no evidence that Joe Biden acted improperly in Ukraine. The former Vice President did not try to shut down an investigation into his son’s company and Volker says that Trump’s attempts to launch an investigation into Burisma were baseless.

► Tim Morrison testified that he understood clearly, from conversations with Ambassador Sondland, that Zelensky had to announce an investigation into Trump’s political rival in order to receive the congressionally approved foreign aid.


Wednesday, November 20th:

► Ambassador Gordon Sondland declared, in no uncertain terms, that there was a quid pro quo between this administration and Ukraine. He also makes it clear that this was not just a case of a few bad actors. Those at the highest level, including Secretary Pompeo and Trump, knew about this corrupt deal.

► Laura Cooper confirmed the timeline. In direct contradiction of a Republican talking point, Cooper testified that Ukranian officials knew about the hold on security assistance just hours after the July 25th phone call.

► David Hale, one of the Republicans’ own witnesses, testified that withholding aid to a desperate ally is “unusual,” “completely inappropriate,” and just plain “wrong.”


Thursday, November 21st:

► Dr. Fiona Hill testified that the Ukraine pressure campaign was a "domestic political errand" that had nothing to do with corruption in Ukraine. She also pointed out that furthering conspiracies about the 2016 election to distract from Trump’s bad actions only helps Putin.

► David Holmes testified that “the security assistance hold was likely intended by the president either as an expression of dissatisfaction with the Ukrainians who had not yet agreed to the Burisma/Biden investigation or as an effort to increase the pressure on them to do so.”

So what did we learn this week? Witnesses confirmed that (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) President Trump:

► Pushed Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 elections.

► Used US military aid and a visit to the White House to bribe and extort a foreign government into digging up dirt on his personal political opponent.

► Tried to cover it up.

If the average person did this, they’d go to jail.

Here’s what we can do to ensure Congress holds Trump accountable: Visit impeachnow.org to find an event in your community (https://click.everyaction.com/k/12157555/124694116/-2109610245?nvep=ew0KICAiVGVuYW50VXJpIjogIm5ncHZhbjovL3Zhbi9UU00vTlRJLzEvNzY0ODQiLA0KICAiRGlzdHJpYnV0aW9uVW5pcXVlSWQiOiAiMjc3Mzg1NjAtMjUwZS1lYTExLTgyOGItMjgxODc4NGQ2ZDY4IiwNCiAgIkVtYWlsQWRkcmVzcyI6ICJhbnRob255ZzE1NEBnbWFpbC5jb20iDQp9&hmac=yfQzludYtKLOpca5_0MUH3VHdfiizNISpPaij04MNMo=&emci=26738560-250e-ea11-828b-2818784d6d68&emdi=27738560-250e-ea11-828b-2818784d6d68&ceid=1788404) and remind Congress that nobody is above the law.

Thanks,

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Title: 📢 🦀 Trump admitted it!
Post by: AGelbert on November 23, 2019, 02:40:00 pm
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https://youtu.be/Wn6VDPPlbCs
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Title: but they also link President Donald Trump through his Oval Office assistant.
Post by: AGelbert on November 23, 2019, 03:19:46 pm
Fri Nov 22, 2019 👀  🧐

EXPOSED: Paper trail between (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) Pompeo, Giuliani and Trump revealed in State Department documents (https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142399463)
Title: Bombshell from ABC News: Lev Parnas priveded TAPES 👀 of Trump & Giuliani to 🦅 House impeachment inqu
Post by: AGelbert on November 24, 2019, 08:34:06 pm
Lordy, there are tapes (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718204746.gif) – and (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-241119204318.png) Lev Parnas has given them to the 🦅 House impeachment inquiry (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818180844.png)

Bill Palmer | 7:30 pm EST November 24, 2019

Palmer Report » Analysis

It turns out Lev Parnas wasn’t bluffing when he said he had hard evidence against Donald Trump, and that he was cooperating with the House impeachment inquiry into the Ukraine extortion scandal. It turns out there are tapes of Trump and Rudy Giuliani – and now it’s been confirmed that Parnas has indeed given them to the House.

The House impeachment inquiry has received audio and video recordings, as well as photographs, from Lev Parnas. This is according to a bombshell new report tonight from ABC News, which says that the House subpoenaed Parnas for the hard evidence, and he complied.

It’s not yet clear precisely what is on these recordings, but ABC says that Trump and Rudy are definitely included. This strongly suggests that Lev was secretly recording his meetings and/or phone calls with Trump and Rudy all along, as a form of insurance in case he ended up finding himself in this situation.

Notably, the ABC article quotes Lev Parnas’ lawyer as saying that Parnas is willing to testify in the House impeachment inquiry. His testimony on its own wouldn’t be worth much. But if his hard evidence corroborates his testimony, that would be a very different story. In any case, if these tapes are as incriminating as they sound like they are, they’ll certainly be part of upcoming House impeachment hearings in one way or another.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/lordy-there-are-tapes-and-lev-parnas-has-given-them-to-the-house-impeachment-inquiry/23212/

Agelbert NOTE: Enjoy these great comments from knowledgeable readers who explain who Lev Parnas is and why his life is now in danger because he really can sink Trump (and Nunes and Giuliani) good and proper:

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Bev Henderson
I hope he has tapes of his conversations with Nunes too.

Sharman Galloway
I hope he has body guards. If he has evidence agains Rudy and Putin's (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-170819224442.png), it could be very dangerous for him.

Greta Kirby
Smarter than I would have ever thought him to be!

Mike Smith
he sounds like an intel agent of somebody's. if you read that lawsuit he just lost parnas sounds like a con man. so i am thinking he is not an employee of russian intel but more a useful idiot, thats why he may be giving up the chief idiot.

Brigitte Hartmaan
I told you that Parnas will talk like nobody else and he is talking! Not only that.He make such an explosion about Devin Nunes who met with Viktor Schokin about Biden's dirt. Who is former Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Schokin a main hand of Viktor Yanukovich? Manufacturer of false cases on Yanukovich opponents. Corruptor on mega steroids with dinner sets from highest probe of gold, with gold and diamond crown, with portraits of him dressed as Roman Emperor in gold & gems all over. Yesterday on FOX Rudy named Schokin "fighter with corruption". Right after the bloody Maidan in 2014 Schokin escaped to Moscow with Putin's help but another "brave fighter with corruption" Zelensky Welcomed him back to Ukraine, gave him green light for his dirty doings and Schokin again feeling absolutely free...

Bert Strijk
ABC News also reported that some of the information the House Intel Committee wants is in possession of the Southern District of New York which and has not yet been turned over. Giuliani is also under investigation by the Southern District of New York over his alleged involvement in a plot to remove then-ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who testified to the impeachment inquiry last week.

In This Article: Donald Trump , Lev Parnas , Rudy Giuliani
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John Porter
Blockbuster news! Too bad FOX viewers won't ever hear about it. I watched a segment on Reliable Sources this am, and Stelter played what FOX reported, as compared to what actually happened. In every case, FOX just plain out and out lied.

Judy Mitchell
Wow and the stories keep coming. 👍

Bill Knudson
This could very well put the House conclusion time frame well beyond Christmas.

Timeline ESTIMATE to the 2.3.20 Iowa Caucus; starting from today
24-Nov -- 71 -- Days to Iowa Caucus
28-Nov -- 67 -- Thanksgiving
5-Dec -- 60 -- House TV hearings concludes--post McGan and Bolton
10-Dec -- 55 -- Senate starts impeachment trial
13-Dec -- 52 -- Winter break Dec 13
25-Dec -- 40 -- Christmas
8-Jan -- 26 Senate reconvenes
17-Jan -- 17 Senate verdict
3-Feb -- 0 -- Iowa Caucus---a Monday
6-Feb -- Stone Sentencing
11-Feb -- New Hampshire primary

Marion Loyce
Thank you, Bill Knudson. I predict the majority of Americans will want impeachment by Christmas and a considerable number of conservatives will lose their support for tRump. By that time, the SStRump will have many more exposures of corruption, as well as GOPers like Nunes. This is unfolding quite well.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/lordy-there-are-tapes-and-lev-parnas-has-given-them-to-the-house-impeachment-inquiry/23212/

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Title: 🐵 Rick Perry goes completely off the deep end as Ukraine scandal gets even uglier for him
Post by: AGelbert on November 26, 2019, 08:56:31 pm
(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201314.png) Rick Perry goes completely off the deep end as Ukraine scandal gets even uglier for him

Bill Palmer | 6:00 pm EST November 25, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Rick Perry, who got wildly in over his head in Donald Trump’s Ukraine extortion scandal, and who is now very likely to be indicted and arrested once Trump has been finished off, is doing what any conservative evangelical fraud would do in his situation: he’s going completely off the deep end.

Rick Perry is the kind of laugh-out-loud phony who almost surely would have been a televangelist if Republican politics hadn’t worked out for him. So now that politics finally isn’t working out for him, and he’s in danger of going to prison for his antics, he’s pandering to his faux-Christian roots.

Perry appeared on Fox News this weekend and insisted that 🦀 Donald Trump only became president because he was “ordained by God.” (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-220216203149.gif) Oh come on. Trump is a serial sexual assaulter and career criminal who’s holding kids hostage in cages. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) Trump punched his ticket to Hell a long time ago, and every real Christian would agree. Perry’s (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201314.png) words are nothing short of blasphemous. Bizarrely, Perry tried to cover his bases by asserting that Barack Obama also became president because he was ordained by God. ::)

This is the kind of “noun-verb-God” gibberish that blasphemous phonies like Rick Perry babble about, while actual Christians roll their eyes. It’s notable that Perry is falling back on this crap at a time when he’s backed into a corner in a scandal that’s far bigger than he is.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/rick-perry-ukraine-deep-end/23225/
Title: FOLLOW THE MONEY
Post by: AGelbert on November 26, 2019, 09:06:46 pm
FOLLOW THE MONEY

Bill Palmer | 8:10 pm EST November 25, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Want to get to the bottom of any criminal conspiracy involving powerful people and world-shifting dynamics? Follow the money. It turns out that’s precisely what the Feds at the SDNY are doing when it comes to Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine antics – and it’s led them on a path back to (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Donald Trump.

For the second time in the past week, the Feds have decided to leak a story about how they’re following an alleged money trail from Rudy Giuliani and his associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, through a pro-Trump Super PAC, to Donald Trump. While a candidate and a Super PAC technically aren’t supposed to coordinate, the Washington Post is spelling out that this money trail involves the main pro-Trump Super PAC.

This means Lev and Igor didn’t just set up some fly by night Super PAC of their own so they could funnel foreign money into it and then spend the money to benefit the Donald Trump campaign. Instead, the Feds are investigating whether Lev and Igor were funneling foreign money right into the Trump campaign’s main breadbasket.

Why would the Feds leak this same story to the Washington Post, just days after having leaked it to the Wall Street Journal? For one thing, the WaPo story is more detailed. But perhaps more importantly, over the weekend ABC News reported that Lev Parnas has already turned over hard evidence to the House impeachment inquiry – which at this point means he’s almost certainly cooperating with the SDNY as well. Lev’s cooperation would make it far easier and quicker for the Feds to follow the money.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/follow-the-e-money/23227/
Title: Why Giuliani, Bolton & Pompeo Should Be Impeached Too
Post by: AGelbert on November 26, 2019, 11:21:02 pm
Why Giuliani, Bolton & Pompeo Should Be Impeached Too
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Title: Will Devin Nunes End up in Jail?[
Post by: AGelbert on November 26, 2019, 11:26:29 pm
Will 😈 Devin Nunes End up in Jail? (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png)
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Title: 📢 How to talk about Impeachment this Thanksgiving
Post by: AGelbert on November 27, 2019, 12:36:05 pm
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Title: With New Allegations, 😈 Nunes's Fate Is Tied to 🦀 Trump in the Ukraine Scandal
Post by: AGelbert on November 27, 2019, 05:30:21 pm
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With New Allegations, (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Nunes's Fate Is Tied to (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Trump in the Ukraine Scandal

November 27, 2019 ALEXIS GOLDSTEIN, TRUTHOUT

House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes has threatened to sue The Daily Beast and CNN after they revealed last week that he had traveled to Europe at taxpayer expense to help dig up dirt on the Bidens for the Trump campaign. If these allegations are true, Nunes's fate is very much tied to Trump's. Meanwhile, some members of Congress are calling for an ethics inquiry into Nunes's actions.

Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/with-new-allegations-nuness-fate-is-tied-to-trump-in-the-ukraine-scandal/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=f99328a4-1b83-47a7-b77d-7eea3b415e53)
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on November 27, 2019, 05:44:40 pm
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Title: Trump's Last Supper 😉
Post by: AGelbert on November 27, 2019, 05:49:47 pm
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on November 27, 2019, 05:52:42 pm
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Title: The ground is shifting beneath 🦀 Trump’s feet
Post by: AGelbert on November 29, 2019, 10:15:02 pm
The ground is shifting beneath 🦀 Trump’s feet

Shirley Kennedy 👍 | 11:00 am EST November 29, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

When standing on shaky ground, you have two options: Move to stable ground or suffer the consequences. “President” Donald Trump is choosing the latter. New transcripts have been released, and the testimony contained therein is rapidly causing a shift in the ground beneath Trump’s feet.

The latest bombshell transcripts contain the testimonies of OMB official Mark Sandy and State Department official Philip Reeker. Not only do their testimonies fill in more blanks, that testimony shows just how insidious Trump’s actions were. More importantly, they show the lengths to which he went to hide his activities. That, my friends, is consciousness of guilt.

Sandy’s testimony outlined “highly unusual” activities with respect to releasing aid to Ukraine. Extremely telling is the fact that the OMB took the first official step in withholding Ukraine aid on the evening of Trump’s phone call with President Zelensky, July 25, even though the agencies were notified a week prior to the call—July 18—that the “aid had been frozen.” Sandy testified that Trump had been interested in the aid as far back as June, likely seeing it as a bargaining chip. Sandy voiced his concerns, raising a little-known federal law, the Impoundment Control Act, notifying Trump that he would be in violation of that law should he continue to “unilaterally withhold” funds that had been approved by Congress. Sandy also knew that if the funds weren’t released by September 30, they would be lost.

Mark Sandy also poked holes in 🐘 Republican talking (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) points on Trump’s illegal behavior. For example, when asked whether the aid was withheld because Trump wanted other countries to contribute to the aid, Sandy said that White House officials never brought that issue up until September, long after Trump froze the funds. He also testified that aid to Ukraine is “consistent with the national security strategy” because it “opposed Russian aggression” in the region. Trump was serving Putin, again, and not the United States. Sandy simply could not understand the holdup on these funds, but Philip Reeker’s testimony appeared to clear those questions up on some level.

Reeker testified that the hold on Ukraine’s aid “was orchestrated at the highest levels” in the White House. Reeker believes that Mulvaney was withholding the funds but was not certain. Mulvaney answers to Trump, so it obvious that while he might have appeared to be the holdup, he could not have done such a thing without Trump’s knowledge and approval. Reeker also confirmed Kurt Volker’s testimony that he and other diplomats had concerns about Rudy Giuliani’s direct involvement with Ukraine, as he believed Giuliani to be providing negative information to Trump. As with Mulvaney, Giuliani could not have made any moves, negative or otherwise, without Trump’s approval. As expected, this all points back to (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Trump.

Trump, meanwhile, is out stirring the pot with another (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/809_84688966.jpeg) hate rally and his claims of “victory” because “only” 50% of the American public wants him impeached and removed. That’s still half of us, and that number is much higher than the support of Americans for Clinton’s impeachment.

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https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/the-ground-is-shifting-beneath-trumps-feet/23284/

Shirley Kennedy is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: Surly1 on November 30, 2019, 07:26:32 am
Am finding the relentless pro-impeachment optimism of Bill Palmer and his menagerie increasingly hard to take.

Impeachment of Trump based on the evidence is necessary, is required for no better reason tha n it is the morally right thing to do.

removal is impossible going in, because, as polls show, half the country is immune to and indifferent in the face of evidence. Not only do they not care, they don't want to hear it.

We have to share a country with THESE worthies.

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Title: Palmer's posts look less like hopium than Trump supporter bizarro expectations
Post by: AGelbert on November 30, 2019, 01:01:04 pm
Am finding the relentless pro-impeachment optimism of Bill Palmer and his menagerie increasingly hard to take.

Impeachment of Trump based on the evidence is necessary, is required for no better reason than it is the morally right thing to do.

Removal is impossible going in, because, as polls show, half the country is immune to and indifferent in the face of evidence. Not only do they not care, they don't want to hear it.

We have to share a country with THESE worthies.


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Why? Unless you believe the percentage of people in the USA with the views of those pictured (two poor propagandized people that cannot be taken seriously because they probably do not speak a word of Russian) is above 20% (I'm being generous here. ;D), Palmer's posts look less like hopium than the bizarro land unreality clinging expectations of Trump supporters.

HALF the people in the USA, if the polls are to be believed, have had their belly full of 🦀 Fascist Trump. That is equivalent to a doom drum roll for Trump and his Wrecking Crew, no matter how many corrupt lackey politicians want to keep him there.

Remember that less than 30% supported the original American Revolution. Trump and his wrecking crew pretend otherwise, but they are sweating bullets 24/7. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-231218145827.png) They have excellent reasons to 🦍 bet the fascist farm on destroying any remaining vestiges of democracy in this country (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162656-14241872.gif) BECAUSE, if they don't, they are OUT, with many of them headed for being prosecuted for all sorts of crimes afterwards.

It's not just Trump that half the country wants to impeach AND remove from corrupt, criminal political influence; it's the ENTIRE biosphere destroying (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif) elite dominating US politics! (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818204546.gif)


And, I'll wager a LOT MORE than half the country is in that camp.   

All that said, if your actual premise is unrelated to the picture you posted, but is based on the fact that the 👹💵🎩 Democratic Party Leadership would rather ensure 🦀 Trump stays in totally Fascist office rather than support a Sanders Presidency, then I would agree with you. Palmer, a worshipper of all things 🎩 Pelosi, does not get the FASCIST danger the Democratic Party, which gave us a Trump Presidency (see: 🐍 Obama's Bankster Bailout) in the first place, continues to pose for the USA.

The only way Trump goes is if the DLC is steamrolled by Sanders. 😈 Obama, the Wall Street Lackey, has already made it crystal clear that he will fight Sanders tooth and nail.

So, yeah, if the corrupt bastards like 🐍 Obama are successful, Palmer will look like a fool and a Sanders Presidency may very well be mission impossible. 😟

Even so, I am totally convinced that if Sanders does not become POTUS, the outcome on the right of the following graphic is guaranteed. On the other hand, If Sanders DOES become POTUS, it may happen anyway, but at least a Sanders Presidency gives us a fighting chance. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132422-1693180.gif) If Trump does not go away, it is GAME OVER in many, many more ways than one.

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Title: An Incomplete List of 🦀 Trump's Worst Crimes! 😡
Post by: AGelbert on November 30, 2019, 06:23:52 pm
An Incomplete List of 🦀 Trump's Worst Crimes! (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-300115234833.gif)
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Title: The End Of The Rule Of Law
Post by: AGelbert on November 30, 2019, 07:12:51 pm
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Mr. Fish / Truthdig

The End Of The Rule Of Law

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.

Bruce Fein, a former senior official in the Department of Justice and a constitutional scholar, has identified 12 impeachable offenses committed by Donald Trump. But, as he notes, many of these constitutional violations are not unique to the Trump administration. They have been normalized by Democratic and Republican administrations. These long-standing violations are, for this reason, ignored by Democratic Party leaders seeking to impeach the president. -more- (https://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=45669ad314&e=2e1ed04356) (https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/304fa75d7ed32d56ae1ff3a796933cb65eac738511bb960bc4a77bb2f67c0af6.gif)
Title: Court rules further delay of Judiciary Committee’s subpoena enforcement CAUSES HARM ...
Post by: AGelbert on December 02, 2019, 07:33:44 pm
Agelbert NOTE: This excelllent, totally objective ruling would be a slam dunk in a country with the Rule of Law. Considering the fact that, with (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Barr's DOJ and the (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Trump White House, we don't have that, I expect Barr's DOJ and 🦀 Trump's White House, along with the 😈 Republicans in Congress, will claim the ruling is "unfair" (i.e. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-200419205214.png)).
Also, SCOTUS Chief (Fascist) Justice 🐍 Roberts ("No Republican Judges here." (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718202127.gif)) may even be called on to put his fascist finger on the legal scales through a "reinterpretation" of this "unfair" ruling...

Like I have said before, 🐘 Republicans don't DO rules, unless they benefit from them.  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-120716190938.png)
 

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Gothmog (75,868 posts)   Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:11 PM

Judge 👍 Refuses To Delay Her Order For McGahn To Comply With Congressional Subpoena
Source: Talking Points Memoerandum

The federal judge in Washington who ordered former White House counsel Don McGahn to comply with a congressional subpoena will not put that ruling on hold while it’s appealed.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/don-mcghan-stay-denial-district-court

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Gothmog (75,868 posts)  Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:23 PM

2. From the opinion

https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.210013/gov.uscourts.dcd.21

This Court has no doubt that further delay of the Judiciary Committee’s enforcement of its valid subpoena causes grave harm to both the Committee’s investigation and the interests of the public more broadly. This is because, as the Court explained in its Memorandum Opinion, “when a committee of Congress seeks testimony and records by issuing a valid subpoena in the context of a duly authorized investigation, it has the Constitution’s blessing, and ultimately, it is acting not in its own interest, but for the benefit of the People of the United States.” (Mem. Op. at 74.)

Interference with a House committee’s ability to perform its constitutionally assigned function of gathering relevant and important information concerning potential abuses of power in a timely fashion injures both the House and the People whose interests the Congress’s power of inquiry is being deployed to protect. Thus, far from DOJ’s “no additional harm, no foul” attitude, it is clear that the Judiciary Committee’s ongoing investigation will be further hampered if the Committee loses its ability to question McGahn altogether (effectively or not) during the current impeachment inquiry.

(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) DOJ’s insistence that the Judiciary Committee is really most interested in the
Ukraine affair, and thus will not be harmed by any delay with respect to key testimony concerning certain circumstances revealed in the Mueller Report, fares no better. For one thing, it is the Judiciary Committee, and not DOJ, that gets to establish the scope of its own Article I investigation, and the Committee has repeatedly represented that it is, in fact, reviewing the Mueller Report as part of the House’s impeachment inquiry. (See
Mem. Op. at 10; see also Hr’g Tr., ECF No. 44, at 9:10–11:17.)

(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) DOJ’s related suggestion that the Committee already has what it needs (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718210558.gif) from McGahn for the purpose of its investigation (see Def.’s Mot. at 8 (asserting that “[t]o the extent that the Committee remains interested in the events described in the Mueller Report, that report has been made available to the public with minimal redactions” and “the Committee’s Chairman and Ranking Member were given access to the unredacted report, other than grand jury information”)) likewise evidences DOJ’s manifest refusal to accept that the Judiciary Committee is constitutionally authorized to subpoena witnesses almost without exception, and that, as a result, the Committee is not limited to calling only those persons whose testimony is unknown. (See Mem. Op. at 35–39.)

(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif)  DOJ also does not, and cannot, deny that whatever additional information that the Committee (and the public) might glean from McGahn’s live testimony will be lost if the Judiciary Committee does not have an opportunity to question him prior to any House vote on impeachment. (See Pl.’s Opp’n at 7.)

Finally, although the public does have an interest in appellate review of this matter, it is not at all clear that the D.C. Circuit would actually lose the ability to decide “the weighty issues presented in this lawsuit” if the stay is denied, as noted above. (Def.’s Mot. at 9); see also Miers Stay Opinion, 575 F. Supp. 2d at 205. By contrast, the Judiciary Committee would almost certainly lose the chance to question McGahn as part of the present impeachment inquiry if a stay order issues, which would unquestionably harm the ongoing investigation that the Judiciary Committee is conducting, and by extension, would also injure the public’s interest in thorough and well-informed impeachment proceedings.

DOJ does not dispute that McGahn is a key witness to events that the Judiciary Committee seeks to review, or that “Congress could be seriously handicapped in its efforts to exercise its constitutional function wisely and effectively” if the Committee is not able to compel timely testimony related to the current impeachment inquiry. Quinn v. United States, 349 U.S. 155, 160–61 (1955) (citations omitted).


Therefore, any additional delay in McGahn’s compliance with the Committee’s valid subpoena causes real and certain harm to the Judiciary Committee and to the broader interests of the public.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142402639 

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Title: The Tired, Dog Eared "It's unfair" Repeat, Repeat, Repeat, Republican Baloney
Post by: AGelbert on December 03, 2019, 05:57:56 pm
🦀 Donald Trump’s pal Alan (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) Dershowitz goes completely off the rails

Daniel Cotter | 9:00 pm EST December 1, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Alan Dershowtiz was a professor of law at the Harvard Law School from 1964 until 2013, for the last twenty years the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law. He has been involved in several high-profile criminal defense matters, including O.J. Simpson.

Dershowitz is and has been respected as a scholar of constitutional law. However, that attribute might need to be reconsidered in light of Dershowitz’s apparent dearth of wits when it comes to impeachment.

For a constitutional scholar to be so blinded by his loyalty to the current president that he can’t find how impeachment works in that concise document, the United States Constitution, says much about his perhaps being wrongly distinguished all these years.

Accusing the House Democrats of acting about impeachment in a partisan manner, Dershowitz told Maria Bartiromo over the weekend: “Congress is not above the law. They just can’t make it up as they go along. The constitution provides specific criteria for impeachment. And I think these hearings demonstrate beyond any doubt that these criteria haven’t been met.” (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-191017140758.jpeg)

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Umm, that’s not how it works, Dershowitz. The Constitution only provides Congress power to impeach upon evidence that the president or other officer engaged in treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Those terms, except for treason and bribery, are left to interpretation. Dershowitz might study President Andrew Johnson, whose “crimes and misdemeanors” consisted of ignoring an act of Congress.

The means and procedures and process are up to Congress. Only the House has the power to impeach, and the Senate holds the trial, but the Supreme Court has definitively informed the nation that how Congress goes about impeachment is left solely to Congress.

Dershowitz went on to again without basis assert: “It’s very, very unfair. I mean, the impeachment process is quasi-criminal in nature. And the person being accused is supposed to have rights comparable to the rights of somebody being accused of a crime.”

Again, Dershowitz, you are destroying any reputation you might have enjoyed, as you very well know that impeachment is a political process and the person being accused has no rights comparable to a criminal defendant during the impeachment process.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/alan-dershowitz-goes-completely-off-the-rails/23336/

Agelbert NOTE: It would be difficult for me to downgrade Dershowits' reputation below the deep chasm level it presently is located, in my view, at this time. I recognized him as a mendacious, craven apologist for the 1% decades ago. That friend of all things Epstein has absolutely no moral compass whatsoever. He has a rubber spine. The Law Firm he has worked for off and on is known for defending skullduggery of the vilest kind. He should have become a contortionist rather than a lying lawyer for hire.

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Title: Why Trump’s ‘Foreign Policy’ Impeachment Defense Will Fall Flat
Post by: AGelbert on December 03, 2019, 08:30:48 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Trump’s Actions Toward Ukraine Were Nothing Like Iran-Contra — They’re Worse

By Asha Rangappa

SNIPPET:

This defense is not only wrong as a matter of law and practice, it has the potential to backfire spectacularly against Trump.

It’s true that among the branches, the executive has the most latitude and discretion in the realm of foreign affairs. This is spelled out in powerful language in the 1936 Supreme Court case United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corp., which notes the president’s “plenary” foreign affairs authority and his role as the nation’s “sole organ” in international relations. Not surprisingly, this case is a favorite for supporters of expansive presidential power — the sweeping language appears to suggest unfettered presidential discretion in foreign policy.

What people often forget to mention is that Curtiss-Wright is actually a case where Congress delegated foreign affairs authority to the president. In fact, the legal question raised was whether Congress had unconstitutionally delegated too much discretion to the executive branch.

The case is an illustration of how the president’s power over foreign affairs can be shaped, expanded, or constrained by Congress’ constitutional powers in this area. Consider, for example, the Senate’s authority to ratify treaties negotiated by the president — it can tank an agreement reached by the president with a foreign head of state. Congress also holds the power to regulate international commerce, under which it can impose sanctions on countries as a way of incentivizing or discouraging particular kinds of behavior. Trump’s signature travel ban was upheld by the Supreme Court under authority delegated to him by Congress’ immigration powers, not his own Article II authority. ...

... Calling his actions “foreign policy” won’t change the fact that Trump attempted to secretly subvert Congress’ constitutional authority by coercing a foreign government to investigate a U.S. citizen for his own personal gain.

Full article: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)

https://gen.medium.com/trumps-actions-toward-ukraine-were-nothing-like-iran-contra-they-re-worse-b5ce28066558
Title: As of December 4, an aggregate of polls showed a majority of the people favor impeachment.
Post by: AGelbert on December 05, 2019, 04:25:43 pm
Throughout the hearing, the Democratic witnesses stressed the consequences of not impeaching Trump. Gerhardt warned, “If what we’re talking about isn’t impeachable, then nothing is impeachable,” and Feldman argued that if a president cannot be impeached for abusing the power of the presidency for personal gain, then “we no longer live in a democracy. We live in a monarchy or we live under a dictatorship.


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(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) Impeachment of 🦀 Trump Appears Inevitable in the House

December 5, 2019

ALEXIS GOLDSTEIN, TRUTHOUT

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today that she's asking the House Judiciary Committee to "proceed with preparing articles of impeachment." While impeachment in the House appears inevitable, what happens in the Senate will likely be determined by how the public continues to feel about impeachment.

It doesn't look good for Trump in the court of public opinion, and as of December 4, an aggregate of polls showed a majority of the people favor impeachment. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185040-1659929.gif)


Read the Article → (https://default.salsalabs.org/T9ce6e5e9-f596-452c-a9f4-48887b306f78/ec4af639-1255-4a4c-9da9-363d3c2c7098) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)
Title: continual ABUSE OF POWER by that 🦀 White House festering pustule and 🐘 😈 GOP
Post by: AGelbert on December 06, 2019, 05:21:51 pm
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Page and so many innocents like her (think Heather Hyer) is the personification of the ongoing and continual ABUSE OF POWER by that 🦀  festering pustule in the White House and his cadre of 🐘 😈 GOP COLLUDING CO-CONSPIRATORS!

They are the most clear and present danger to the nation. Andrew Yang has received death threats and as I recall many of the other Dem candidates received as well.

And remember that lovely 'joke' package the GOP sent to Dem committee chairs. They continue to defile our government. Our constitution. Our sense of decency. And the eroding moral fabric of our very frail democracy. The wolves are at the door and continue to defend this monster. #betterdeadthanRed #voteblue now and forever!

Read more:

Robert Harrington | 10:30 am EST December 4, 2019

Lisa Page strikes back against (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) Donald Trump (https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/lisa-page-strikes-back-against-donald-trump/23387/)
Title: An expert witness gave an incredibly helpful explanation of why Trump’s behavior is impeachable.
Post by: AGelbert on December 06, 2019, 05:51:09 pm
An expert witness gave an incredibly helpful explanation of why 🦀 Trump’s behavior is impeachable.

Dec 4, 2019, 12:10pm EST

By Zack Beauchamp@zackbeauchampzack@vox.com 

SNIPPET:

Now there’s an important difference in this analogy: 🦀 Trump isn’t in charge of Ukraine the way he is Texas or Louisiana. But the US political and military relationship with Ukraine gives him an important source of leverage that makes the analogy work.

Full article with link to gripping video testimony: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132422-1692935.gif)

The most clarifying moment from the House Judiciary impeachment hearing (https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/12/4/20995329/impeachment-hearing-trump-ukraine-judiciary-karlan-analogy)

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Title: Why, then, do Republicans refuse to let this go? As has been said time and again, it’s all they’ve g
Post by: AGelbert on December 07, 2019, 04:43:04 pm
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🦀 Donald Trump’s allies hit the panic button
Shirley Kennedy | 12:01 pm EST December 4, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

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Republicans are taking a quote from W.C. Fields far too seriously: “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.” Unfortunately, it’s not working too well for them. In their futile efforts to defend “president” Donald Trump, the Republicans have been relying on the false narrative that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 election. Further, they claim that interference was on behalf of the Democrats.

According to the Washington Post, this bright idea originated with Rudy Giuliani, who admitted that it was his idea. Giuliani claimed to have received a tip from a former colleague to that effect. He bought into it so heavily that he told conservative host Glenn Beck, “Hallelujah. I’ve got what a defense lawyers always wants: I can go prove someone else committed this crime.” Rudy’s reasoning for this bogus belief? He was attempting to head off Robert Mueller’s report. Poor Rudy.

Paul Rosenzweig, a former attorney on Ken Starr’s team, said it best: “All roads lead to Russia” and that this conspiracy theory is nothing more than “Russian propaganda.” The Republicans’ attempts to push and hold onto this insane narrative shows just how low they have gone. They even went so far as to have the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee look into Ukraine interference, which Politico describes as “coming up short.” Yet, the push continues. John Kennedy (R-LA) completely embarrassed himself on Meet the Press by saying that both Russia and Ukraine meddled. Richard Burr (R-NC) told NBC news that “every elected official in the Ukraine was for Hillary Clinton. Is that very different than the Russians being for Donald Trump?” Really, Burr? Let’s say for the sake of argument that Ukrainian officials did want Clinton to win. “Wanting” and “trying to make it happen” are two completely different things.

Ignoring the evidence that was right under their noses, the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee decided to waste our tax dollars on an investigation into a theory that they knew wasn’t true. That investigation, as expected, turned up nothing that wasn’t already known: Ukraine did not interfere in our elections. They even went so far as to interview Alexandra Chalupa, whom they baselessly accused of colluding with Ukraine, according to Politico. Whatever information they retrieved from Ms. Chalupa led to no follow-up or requests for additional witnesses. So much for that.

Even after all of the wasted time and money, some Republicans refuse to let go of this debunked theory, though Mark Warner’s spokesperson told PBS that “it is very clear to me, and this has been testified to by every leader of law enforcement, [and the] intelligence community, that there’s been absolutely no validity to this crazy conspiracy theory that Ukraine was behind the 2016 intervention.” At the same time, Angus King of Maine, who is independent, said “I have never heard one word about any culpability on the part of Ukraine.” Why, then, do Republicans refuse to let this go? As has been said time and again, it’s all they’ve got. At some point, one would think they would let this go and move on, but don’t count on it. We should all send the Republicans some grits to have with the egg on their faces.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/allies-panic-button-donald-hit-trump/23386/
Title: More bad news for 🦀 Donald Trump in Ukraine scandal
Post by: AGelbert on December 07, 2019, 05:09:45 pm
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More bad news for 🦀 Donald Trump (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-190419235756.png) in Ukraine scandal
James Sullivan | 4:30 pm EST December 4, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

It turns out that Donald Trump’s impeachment has been neither the snoozefest nor the divider that Republicans were hoping it would be, instead uniting Democrats and independents who strongly support his impeachment and removal. It’s also shown to be fairly ratings friendly, with more than 70 million Americans tuning in or streaming the hearings when they happen. The other problem for Trump is that he’s running out of excuses for why he shouldn’t be impeached, and his fellow Republicans aren’t exactly doing much better with running to his rescue.

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The Republican conspiracy theories were largely a waste of time from the beginning, as was their claim that the president was being impeached on hearsay – and they wisely decided to stop using the defense that Donald Trump shouldn’t be impeached because he was too mentally incompetent to realize he was involved in extortion with another country that just happens to be at odds with Russia. Now their last line of defense – that Ukraine was unaware of Trump deliberately withholding $400 million in military aid – has all but evaporated.

Even worse for Republicans is that there’s not a whole lot they can do about it. Rather than another whistleblower in the administration leaking this information, it’s Ukraine’s former deputy foreign minister, who spoke recently with The New York Times.

“It was definitely mentioned there were some issues,” said Olena Zerkal, referencing the quid pro quo that evidently took place between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Earlier on, anonymous Ukrainian government officials spoke of a meeting that took place after Trump’s phone call and this was discussed. Even worse for Trump is that he tweeted back in November that Ukrainian officials didn’t even know the money wasn’t paid,” something that his lackey Jim Jordan backed him on. Zerkal even goes on to say that the Ukrainians knew of the aid freeze since the end of July, much earlier than has been reported.

This lines up with testimony already given to Congress by administration defense officials – and it’s only a matter of time before other Ukrainian officials begin to speak up. Pressure may be coming down harder than ever on Republicans to turn against Trump, and very soon.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/more-bad-news-for-donald-trump-in-ukraine-scandal/23394/
Title: The Republican Party made a mess of things because greed was their only guiding principle
Post by: AGelbert on December 07, 2019, 05:37:53 pm
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House 🐘 Republicans are spiraling out of control
TR Kenneth | 6:00 pm EST December 4, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

When Trump’s defenders are disconnecting their brains in order to stand with him, it’s a sign that Trumpism is failing. The mental gymnastics being asked of these low-brow champions of The Donald is breathtaking. Their scare-mongering tactics, such as Fox News attorney Victoria Toensing implying that no one’s privacy is assured if her very relevant phone calls are brought up in the House Report, are their only defense. They say it’s okay for us to be a laughingstock of NATO, to embrace Russia over our allies, but the truth is all Americans are giving up their security for Trump & Co. to stab America and our allies in the back for their personal gain.

What we’re seeing in ads on Facebook is the fact that they’re outraged their king is being chastened and – hopefully – removed. They flail the printed Constitution at all who pass by while outrageously flouting the meaning of the words in their hands.

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They get away with this because of the fact that Trump’s base has clearly never read the Constitution. It’s all smoke and mirrors. If you deny strongly enough, if you spin and deceive, pound the table and spew tears of outrage, you can fool some of the people all of the time.

But. As the saying goes, you cannot fool all of them all of the time. Which is the tsunami the Republican Party is facing at the moment. Their greed and corruption is finally being brought into the light and it frightens them. They can “whatabout” the Dems all they want to, but they’ve spun lie after lie, spurious investigation after spurious investigation, and they’ve gotten nothing out of these but a fistful of worthless Trump dollars.

You need evidence of a crime to convict. We’re seeing it in real time now, and the evidence is damning. We don’t even have all of it yet. Think of the crimes Trump has committed that we don’t know about. Think of the things he’s hiding.

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The Republican Party made a mess of things because greed was their only guiding principle. The conservatives who still have some morals are going to have to remake the Republican Party in order to survive this onslaught of Russian corruption. If the Confederates were able to transform themselves into true Americans, the Republican Party can do the same. But the first step is to adopt a policy of facts and truth. The next is going to have to be a new name, because very soon, if not already happening, few are going to be willing to vote for anyone with an 🐘 R next to a name on the ballot.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/house-republicans-spiraling-of-control/23397/
Title: How Professor Pamela S. Karlan carved up Donald Trump on live national television
Post by: AGelbert on December 07, 2019, 06:39:04 pm
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How 🦅 Professor Pamela S. Karlan carved up 🦀 Donald Trump on live national television
Robert Harrington | 10:30 am EST December 5, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Clearly, Republican reactions were scripted. At Wednesday’s hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, Republican committee members evidently conspired in advance to disrupt the proceedings and pollute the process by way of introducing time-wasting parliamentary nonsense early in the proceedings. Chief among these was the introduction of resolutions they knew would be tabled by voice vote so they could call a time-delaying roll call. The reason for this was twofold. First, Republican members wanted the live audience to become bored and change the channel. They were clearly afraid of what was coming. Second, they wanted it on the record that the roll call would reflect a purely partisan split on the matters proposed, which included the tedious resolution to once again have the whistleblower testify. Republican positions were predictably full of sound and fury and told by the familiar Shakespearean idiots.

Fortunate indeed was the audience that stayed with the proceedings nonetheless. Of the four Constitutional scholars who were called to testify, and each in their own way was compelling, for my money Professor Pamela S. Karlan was the most impressive. Ranking member 🐘 😈 Doug Collins said in his opening statement, among other things, that Karlan and her colleagues, “couldn’t have possibly actually digested the Adam Schiff report from yesterday or the Republican response in any real way.” Karlan responded with appropriate indignance, “… here Mr. Collins I would like to say to you, sir, that I read every one of the live transcripts of the witnesses who appeared in the live hearing because I would not speak about these things without reviewing the facts. So I am insulted by the suggestion that as a law professor I don’t care about those facts. But everything I read on those occasions tells me that when president Trump invited – indeed demanded – foreign involvement in our upcoming election, he struck at the very heart of what makes this a republic to which we pledge allegiance.”

Karlan underlined the integrity of elections as an essential article of faith of America’s Constitution, and made an essential point at the core of that integrity when she said, “But the framers of our Constitution realized that elections alone could not guarantee that the United States would remain a republic, one of the key reasons for including the impeachment power was a risk that unscrupulous officials might try to rig the election process.”

Professor Karlan also understood the concerns of the founding fathers about foreign intervention in the democratic process, and she quoted John Adams, writing to Thomas Jefferson when he said, “for as often as elections happen, the danger of foreign influence recurs.” She then quoted President Washington when he said that “history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.” To this Professor Karlan adds of the Founding Fathers, “the very idea that a president might seek the aid of a foreign government in his reelection campaign would have horrified them. But based on the evidentiary record, that is what president Trump has done.” Central to Professor Karlan’s thesis was that Trump put his own private interest ahead of and without regard to the nation’s best interest, an interest enshrined in the very Constitution that Trump swore to “preserve, protect and defend.”

The most compelling part of Professor Karlan’s opening statement came at the moment that jurists and law professors and legal scholars are best at: analogy. “Imagine living in a part of Louisiana or Texas, that’s prone to devastating hurricanes and flooding, what would you think if you lived there and your governor asked for a meeting with the president that discussed getting disaster aid, that Congress has provided for. What would you think if that president said, ’I would like you to do us a favor. I’ll meet with you and I’ll send you the disaster relief once you brand my opponent a criminal’? Wouldn’t you know in your gut that such a president has abused his office, that he betrayed the national interest, and that he was trying to corrupt the electoral process?”

With this analogy Professor Karlan raised the discussion above the usual theoretical talk about bank robbers and traffic tickets and made it personal. She rendered the heartfelt reality of just how despicable Trump’s actions were in the vivid color of analogy that we can all clearly see, understand and be moved by.

Quoting Trump before the election, Professor Karlan, her voice dripping with irony, said, “Saying ‘Russia if you’re listening’? You know, a president who cared about the Constitution would say, ‘Russia, if you’re listening, butt out of our elections!’” (Of course, a presidential candidate did, in effect, say that very thing. Her name was Hillary Clinton.)

Professor Karlan was that rare thing: a scholar on fire. She concluded, “Put simply, a president should resist foreign influence in our elections. Not demand it and not welcome it. 🔊 If we are to keep faith with our Constitution and our Republic, president 🦀 Trump must be held to account.” (https://allthoughtsworkoutdoors.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/p9047017-030close-up.jpg)

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/how-professor-pamela-s-karlan-carved-up-donald-trump-on-live-national-television/23412/
Title: The neologism known as “virtue signaling” is treacherous in its use and slippery in its definition.
Post by: AGelbert on December 07, 2019, 08:51:27 pm
Foreign nations have recordings of 🦀Donald Trump’s secret phone calls
Robert Harrington | 4:00 pm EST December 6, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

The neologism known as “virtue signaling” is treacherous in its use and slippery in its definition. It is a pejorative meaning the conspicuous expression of moral values for which there is little true feeling and little or no personal cost, and it is a pejorative that can backfire. It is a first cousin to the “humble brag.” The humble brag really is a thing. “My new Maserati only gets forty miles to the gallon, alas,” might be an example of a humble brag.

People who accuse others of virtue signaling can themselves be plausibly accused of virtue signaling by so doing. I’m disinclined to use it in any case. It’s hard to tell when a person is sincere about how they feel about a topic. I would prefer to limit it to something I call “outrage signaling,” which is pretending to be outraged about something in order to create a distraction, and is a more narrow subset of virtue signaling – because it comes with a built in hypocrisy.

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Take the Republican   (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-071219204637.png) “outrage” over Hillary’s emails. I’m inclined to believe that was outrage signaling as I define it above. The hypocrisy comes from their apparent unconcern about Donald Trump’s careless disregard for national security when he blabs openly and send tweets about military secrets and uses unsecured phones to communicate with subordinates. To hear Republicans tell it, Hillary’s use of a private email server was the most egregious and negligent national security violation since the Rosenbergs, and we’re all lucky it didn’t end in World War III, and she should have been imprisoned for it, or even executed. Considering their complete lack of outrage over Donald Trump’s carefree disregard for national security by the routine and far more flagrant use of unsecured devices, I’m inclined to believe that their “outrage” over Hillary’s emails was pure partisan hypocrisy of the most putrid kind. In other words, Republican business as usual. I don’t know about you but I’m getting pretty weary of stuff like that myself.

And now for the latest. In his multifarious excursions to Ukraine, it turns out that Rudy Giuliani did quite a lot of talking on the phone. It further turns out that his phone was entirely unsecured, so much so that Congress (and by extension the national press) has records of those calls, when they were made and to whom. The list of unsavoury characters Rudy spoke to while gallivanting in Ukraine included Lev Parnas and – surprise surprise! – 🐘 😈 Devin Nunes. There was also someone known only as “dash one” (-1). That was probably none other than (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Donald Trump himself.

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It’s not a question of whether or not these phone calls were recorded by a hostile foreign power, it’s a question of how many recordings there are. The Russians record absolutely every unsecured call coming out of Ukraine and everywhere else, as do the Chinese. So, Lordy yes, there are plenty of recordings. How exactly they are being used against a severely compromised US intelligence remains to be seen. But the extent to which the pure sloppiness and stupidity of Trump and his cronies extends is mind-numbing when you stop to think how brutal they were about Hillary sending unclassified email messages from home. Personally I am outraged by the whole thing and, in so doing, I am signaling nothing more and nothing less than pure, unadulterated outrage itself.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/foreign-nations-have-recordings-of-donald-trumps-secret-phone-calls/23422/
Title: Recognizing the Gaslighting and Lies from 🐘 😈 Republicans in Congress
Post by: AGelbert on December 07, 2019, 08:57:40 pm
More money has gone missing in 🦀 Donald Trump’s Ukraine extortion scandal
Tim Faulkner | 7:00 pm EST December 6, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

As we enter the Judiciary Committee phase of Donald Trump’s impeachment, it is important to remember all the facts, especially when many Republican members of Congress continue to spew debunked conspiracy theories. While Trump claims that his call with Ukrainian President Zelensky was “perfect,” the summary provided by the White House proves otherwise. We know that Trump withheld Congressionally appropriated funds, necessary for Ukraine to protect itself from further incursions by Russia – but it turns out that even after they were finally released, Ukraine never actually received all of the money.

MSNBC host Ali Melber made this point on Thursday, saying “It’s not a valid legal defense to bribery. In fact, other politicians are in prison today for unsuccessful bribery plots. So Trump’s alleged extortion of Ukraine was going on while the money was frozen.” Republican Congressmen such as Steve Scalise, Jim Jordan, and Tom Cole have made recent public statements excusing Trump for his clearly impeachable acts. While their partisan efforts fly in the face of truth and the Constitution, this appears to be the only defense that Republicans can muster up.

As it turns out, even after Trump released the Congressionally appropriated funds for Ukraine, just two days after he became aware of the whistleblower’s claims, not all of the money made its way to Ukraine, an ally who is still desperately counting on American assistance in an effort to protect itself from Russia, an adversary who is currently in a hot war with Ukraine. Despite all of Trump’s claims, or those of his Congressional lickspittles regurgitating Russian propaganda, his efforts to withhold military assistance to Ukraine is still ongoing.

“Trump’s actions have denied, not a dollar, or a hundred thousand dollars, or a million dollars, but thirty-five million dollars,” Melber reported. “So Trump did not actually get all the money back to Ukraine even as he tried to lift the hold to cover up the plot.” While the facts remain the same – Trump sold out American national security for personal political gain – we must be vigilant in recognizing the gaslighting and lies from Republicans in Congress.'
https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/follow-the-money-2/23427/
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on December 07, 2019, 09:27:57 pm
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🐍 Mike Pence just tipped off that he has something big to hide in 🦀 Trump’s Ukraine scandal

Bill Palmer | 12:01 pm EST December 7, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Earlier this week Palmer Report pointed out that, even as the impeachment of Donald Trump was being officially handed off to the House Judiciary Committee, it appeared that the House Intelligence Committee and its Chairman Adam Schiff were shifting their focus to Mike Pence. Sure enough, now we know why.

It turns out that after Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams publicly testified to the House impeachment inquiry about Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky, she then remembered things about Pence’s own phone call with Zelensky. She wanted to come back and testify about it, but Pence stepped in and abruptly classified it – so she testified about it privately. Whatever she said, Adam Schiff has deemed it important enough that he’s now publicly demanding that Pence declassify his entire phone call with Zelensky. So what’s going on here?

In short, Mike Pence just tipped off that he has something big to hide, and he’s told Schiff precisely where it can be found. If the police come to search your house, and you tell them that they’re not allowed to look in the front closet, then you’ve just told them that you’re hiding the good stuff in the front closet. This will set off a legal battle which Schiff should win, as Pence can’t just arbitrarily classify things for the sole purpose of trying to prevent them from being entered into evidence; that’s obstruction of justice.

Notably, back when Donald Trump’s Ukraine extortion scandal was first exploding, he tried to take the heat off himself by calling a press conference and repeatedly urging everyone to try to get their hands on the transcript of Mike Pence’s phone call with Zelensky. Sure enough, that phone call must deeply incriminate Pence, because he’s now bending over backward to try to delay it from inevitably becoming public. No wonder Schiff is turning his focus to 🐍 Pence.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/mike-pence-just-tipped-off-that-he-has-something-big-to-hide-in-trumps-ukraine-scandal/23447/
Title: Pressure Mounts for Deeper Investigation of 🐘😈 Devin Nunes in Ukraine Scandal
Post by: AGelbert on December 08, 2019, 04:45:53 pm
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Pressure Mounts for Deeper Investigation of 🐘😈 Devin Nunes in Ukraine Scandal

December 8, 2019

By ALEXIS GOLDSTEIN, TRUTHOUT

A recent House Intelligence Committee report raises questions about whether Rep. Devin Nunes was an active participant in the very scandal he was tasked with investigating. The report reveals that Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and Giuliani's indicted associate Lev Parnas made calls to Nunes, who continues to deny knowing Parnas. As time goes by, more and more Republicans appear to be implicated in the Ukraine scandal.

Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/pressure-mounts-for-deeper-investigation-of-devin-nunes-in-ukraine-scandal/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=9fe18fc8-ba53-4633-9555-65e66574df3a)
Title: The rancorous vindictiveness of this short-fingered vulgarian
Post by: AGelbert on December 09, 2019, 07:14:17 pm
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The rancorous vindictiveness of this 🦀 short-fingered vulgarian

Robert Harrington | 2:37 pm EST December 8, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Many years ago, when Donald Trump was content to be merely the most hated man in New York City instead of the most hated man in the world, he had lunch with the billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson. Branson didn’t know Trump, but he looked forward to a conversation covering a broad range of issues. Instead Trump, who had just gone through one of his several bankruptcies, spent the entire time bitching about the same people. “He just spent the whole lunch talking about five people he rung up to try to get help from … and how these people had refused to help him and how his life’s mission was to destroy these people,” Branson asserted.

Donald Trump is a collector of carefully cultivated animosities. As people get added to his ever-growing list, he devotes himself to ruining their lives if he possibly can. Sometimes, as in the case of Marie Yovanovitch and Lisa Page, those animosities are not even founded in reality but are instead works of fiction manufactured from the convenient cloth of expediency. Now that he is president of the United States, of course, the ruination of the life of a person is only ever just a tweet away.

So it should come as no surprise that Voldomyr Zelensky is one of the latest occupants of Donald Trump’s enemies list. Zelensky’s crime was his failure to announce an investigation of the Bidens. (Remember, it wasn’t an actual investigation of the Bidens Trump was after. The mere announcement would do.) For his crime Trump has punished Zelensky after all. He has withheld $35 million of the $250 million federally allocated aid to Ukraine. In other words, about 14% of the aid has been held up, all because Zelensky wouldn’t hold up his end of the bargain. Not even impeachment can separate Trump from his hate list.

It has become a Republican article of faith in the no harm/no foul Ukraine mantra that, as Ukraine got their money and Donald Trump got no announcement of a Biden investigation, there is nothing to see here. Of course, one need look no further than the current residence of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich (the Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood, Colorado) to realize that bribery doesn’t need to be successful for it to be a crime. In any case, it isn’t true that the Ukrainians have their money after all. So the Republicans can drop their pretence and go in search of another one. Trump is bribing, or even blackmailing, Zelensky after all, as it turns out. And he’s doing it right under Republican noses while he’s being impeached for it.

In a 1988 issue of Spy Magazine, Graydon Carter referred to Donald Trump as a “short-fingered vulgarian.” That reference earned Mr. Carter Donald Trump’s lifelong enmity and, because Trump responded to the insult so badly, bequeathed the world yet another focus to direct its mockery. In any case, there’s actually nothing wrong with having small hands, but there is much that is wrong with having a small mind.

Now that it has become clear that Trump has not released all the Ukrainian money, look for the Republican narrative to change accordingly from “all of the money” to “most of the money.” Donald Trump is a festering morass of insecurities, ego and lies, and there is no bottom he can go to that the Republicans will not try to defend him. The problem is not that the divide between Republicans and Democrats has grown too large, it’s that the job description for being a Republican is too scabrous, dishonest and criminal for the two to ever come together again.

So look for the term “never Trumper” to become the ubiquitous two note pejorative for anyone who is not a defender of Donald Trump in the coming year. It is a term I particularly resent. I am no more a “never Trumper” than I am a “never Hitler.” I don’t require a label to narrowly define the obvious. I’m not just against some bigots and most monsters. I’m against all bigots and I am against all monsters. Donald Trump flatters himself to suggest that I and people like me need a special label with his name attached to it to delineate us as a people standing against that which is obviously morally repugnant. And not only am I not afraid that might qualify me for his enemies list, I hope it does. It is the best evidence I know of that one is doing the right thing. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818180844.png)

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/the-rancorous-vindictiveness-of-this-short-fingered-vulgarian/23461/
Title: Why We Need A Record Of 🦀 Trumps Crimes
Post by: AGelbert on December 09, 2019, 09:41:04 pm
Why We Need A Record Of 🦀 Trumps Crimes
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Donald Trump's crimes cannot be forgotten and this is how we can create a historical record of them.
 
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Title: Shocking Impeachment Testimony: Remove 🦀 Trump From Office!
Post by: AGelbert on December 09, 2019, 09:44:30 pm
Shocking Impeachment Testimony: Remove 🦀 Trump From Office!
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Impeachment of Donald Trump is underway and Thom breaks down most important part of the hearing!
 
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Did  Barry Berke prove that Trump should be impeached for not just bribery, but also for obstruction of justice?

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Title: Contrary to common mythology, the Chief Justice does not serve as a judge in an impeachment trial.
Post by: AGelbert on December 10, 2019, 08:22:04 pm
So what comes next?

Robert Harrington | 7:00 pm EST December 10, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

The two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump (how I love to write those words) have been drafted. These articles will be voted on individually, that is, one vote for each article. The articles of impeachment vote before the entire House of Representatives could possibly happen as early as Friday the thirteenth.

First, the articles will arrive on the House floor for debate. Nancy Pelosi is in control of when debate begins and how long it lasts. Naturally the Republican members will be disruptive and interruptive. They will attempt to pollute the process with juvenile shenanigans, but under Pelosi’s watch the debate will probably move ahead apace and well under control.

Then will come the delivery of the articles of impeachment to the Senate. It will begin with the words of the Senate’s sergeant at arms, Michael C. Stenger. Stenger will say, “All persons are commanded to keep silence, on pain of imprisonment, while the House of Representatives is exhibiting to the Senate of the United States articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump.” At that moment the House managers, possibly headed by Adam Schiff or Jerry Nadler, who moments before were greeted by Julie Adams, the secretary of the Senate, and told the Senate is ready to receive them, will step forward and exhibit the articles of impeachment. This presentation will take place on some to-be-determined day, possibly as early as next week but probably in early January, after the Senate has returned from its Christmas break.

Meanwhile at the United States Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts will receive a request from the Senate to come to the Capitol building the next day at 1:00 p.m. to preside over the Senate’s consideration of the impeachment articles. The chief justice will return to the Senate daily—except on Sundays—while the articles are being considered throughout Donald Trump’s trial. No one knows how long the trial will take, but as it is in the hands of a Republican majority you can depend on it being a long trial or a short trial strictly based on what is most expedient for the Republican Party, and will have absolutely nothing to do with what is best for the American people.

At the same time that the Chief Justice is receiving his invitation from the Senate, a writ of summons will be delivered to Donald Trump. The writ will include each of the articles of impeachment and call on Trump to appear before the Senate in order that he file his answer to the articles in person. If Donald Trump refuses to appear at all it will be the third time a president has been so summoned but the first time he has refused to appear.

This is the point, more or less, where the prescribed and predictable rights of an impeachment trial leave the world of the ceremonially choreographed and enter the murky waters of partisan politics. Recall that by way of sleight of hand and theatrical genius Johnny Cochran transformed a solemn criminal proceeding, with the help of a weak and publicity-hungry judge and an out-of-their-depth prosecution, from the trial of OJ Simpson to the trial of Detective Mark Fuhrman. Will the Senate proceeding be thus transformed, from the trial of Donald Trump to the trial of Joe and Hunter Biden? Very possibly.

Contrary to common mythology, the Chief Justice does not serve as a judge in an impeachment trial. The Senate itself is both judge and trier of fact, and the Chief Justice serves as its presiding officer. The rules thus require the Chief Justice to direct “all forms of the proceedings” and, in so doing, “to make and issue all orders, mandates, writs, and precepts authorized by the rules.” Any Republican Senator can effectively overrule the Chief Justice at any point by merely asking to submit that ruling to a vote. A simple majority is all that is required, and as there exists a simple majority of Republican Senators, any vote to overrule the Chief Justice is quite probably guaranteed every step of the way. It has, after all, been demonstrated that Republicans and Democrats cannot agree on a simple call for a thirty minute break in the midst of proceedings without the vote running strictly yea and nay along party lines.

In other words, and it pains me to say this, whether the trial in the Senate is long or short, it is all but guaranteed to yield a favorable outcome for Donald Trump. The Republicans will be in charge. We have already seen how they behaved during the two hearings conducted by the House, so the conclusion is virtually foregone. If we want to be rid of Donald Trump, I’m afraid we will probably have to get rid of him in November.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/so-what-comes-next/23495/

Agelbert NOTE: I am not yet even remotely hopeful that (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) Republicans won't help (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Trump cheat to get re-elected in 2020. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-120716190938.png)


Title: Re: Contrary to common mythology, the Chief Justice does not serve as a judge in an impeachment tria
Post by: Surly1 on December 11, 2019, 06:04:46 am
So what comes next?

Robert Harrington | 7:00 pm EST December 10, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

In other words, and it pains me to say this, whether the trial in the Senate is long or short, it is all but guaranteed to yield a favorable outcome for Donald Trump. The Republicans will be in charge. We have already seen how they behaved during the two hearings conducted by the House, so the conclusion is virtually foregone. If we want to be rid of Donald Trump, I’m afraid we will probably have to get rid of him in November.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/so-what-comes-next/23495/


IMO, this outcome is fore-ordained. Yet bringing these articles is the right thing to do for no other reason than it is the right thing to do.

"The time its always right to do what is right." Dr. MLK, Jr.

Failure to act on the part of House eDems would be an abrogation other own oath.
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on December 12, 2019, 10:25:14 pm
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on December 12, 2019, 10:36:44 pm
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Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on December 12, 2019, 10:39:10 pm
(http://www.directzine4dems.com/1110-toons/impeach-dems.jpg)
Title: Re: 🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠
Post by: AGelbert on December 12, 2019, 10:40:40 pm
(http://www.directzine4dems.com/1110-toons/witnesses-missing.jpg)
Title: The fact that Trump has not allowed them to testify is, all on its own, an obstruction into the Hous
Post by: AGelbert on December 13, 2019, 07:08:51 pm
War Donkey: And yet, here we are (by Jonathan V. Last  December 10, 2019 5:30 AM) (https://thebulwark.com/how-are-republicans-going-to-explain-voting-against-an-obstruction-article-of-impeachment/?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral), with 🐘 Hurd claiming that he will vote against impeachment even though he thinks what 🦀 Trump did hurt America’s interests and even though he tacitly admits that the (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) administration has prevented the House from obtaining all of the relevant information.
https://www.quora.com/q/war-donkey?

Agelbert NOTE: Here's the pertinent graphic again, in case you missed the fine print at the bottom of that giant "O" (which completes the word that begins with that "O"), that you might mistakenly have, like I did  :-[, assumed just symbolized a zero:

(http://www.directzine4dems.com/1110-toons/witnesses-missing.jpg)
Title: Re: The fact that Trump has not allowed them to testify is, all on its own, an obstruction into the
Post by: Surly1 on December 14, 2019, 06:59:49 am
War Donkey: And yet, here we are (by Jonathan V. Last  December 10, 2019 5:30 AM) (https://thebulwark.com/how-are-republicans-going-to-explain-voting-against-an-obstruction-article-of-impeachment/?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral), with 🐘 Hurd claiming that he will vote against impeachment even though he thinks what 🦀 Trump did hurt America’s interests and even though he tacitly admits that the (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) administration has prevented the House from obtaining all of the relevant information.
https://www.quora.com/q/war-donkey?


Will Hurd and the others like him are craven lickspittles and have clearly abrogated their sworn oaths to defend the Constitution. The fact that he's not running for re-election must mean that he doesn't want a vote in favor of impeachment to impinge on his upcoming lobbyist income.

The Republican Party is now solely the party of White Rage. They want a King, and they'll raise one. In 18th months this Forum will be a Crime Against the State.
Title: Re: They want a King, and they'll raise one. In 18th months this Forum will be a Crime
Post by: AGelbert on December 14, 2019, 12:57:20 pm
War Donkey: And yet, here we are (by Jonathan V. Last  December 10, 2019 5:30 AM) (https://thebulwark.com/how-are-republicans-going-to-explain-voting-against-an-obstruction-article-of-impeachment/?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral), with 🐘 Hurd claiming that he will vote against impeachment even though he thinks what 🦀 Trump did hurt America’s interests and even though he tacitly admits that the (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) administration has prevented the House from obtaining all of the relevant information.
https://www.quora.com/q/war-donkey?


Will Hurd and the others like him are craven lickspittles and have clearly abrogated their sworn oaths to defend the Constitution. The fact that he's not running for re-election must mean that he doesn't want a vote in favor of impeachment to impinge on his upcoming lobbyist income.

The Republican Party is now solely the party of White Rage. They want a King, and they'll raise one. In 18th months this Forum will be a Crime Against the State.

Yep.
Logic is the enemy and truth is a menace.
https://youtu.be/oADlQPJ_Zfc

Since videos like the above, that voice thought crimes against (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/809_84688966.jpeg) the state, will be disappeared soon after 🦀 Trump is re-(s)elected, I have taken the treasonous (to American Fascist Oligarchs) liberty of making a screenshot (saved on my computer and other media for quick duplication in case it gets hacked) of all of Rod Serling's wise and timeless words in said video.

 
(https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/5881_Logic%20is%20the%20Enemy%20and%20Truth%20is%20a%20Menace%20to%20Fascist%20Oligarchs%20corrected%20newest.png)

Another day, another thought crime by Agelbert. See ya in the Big House, bro.   

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