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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:26 AM

Lindsey Graham Is So Scared Of Trump Impeachment That He's Threatening The House

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Lindsey Graham (R - Moscow)


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Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham warns there will be “collateral damage” if Democrats move forward on impeachment: “Those of us in the Republican Party in the Senate need to shut out the House,” meaning move on with GOP agenda
8:39 AM - 31 Jul 2019



Besides the fact that Senator Graham was warning House Democrats not to impeach his new political daddy, there was a serious threat in his statement. Graham was saying that if House Democrats impeach Trump, the Senate is going to freeze the House out. There will be no more legislation from the House that will get passed in the Senate. Mitch McConnell’s Senate majority will ignore everything that comes out of the House, including articles of impeachment.

The only constitutional requirement is that a trial is held on articles of impeachment. Theoretically, McConnell could hold a trial in an hour, have Senate Republicans vote not to convict, and impeachment ends with a whimper.

House Democrats need to ask themselves how much different life would really be if Senate Republicans ignored them. McConnell is refusing to bring House-passed bills the Senate floor for a vote, so what would House Democrats really be losing?

Republicans are very worried about impeachment, and Lindsey Graham’s words should be read not as a warning but as an expression of fear.

https://www.politicususa.com/2019/07/31/lindsey-graham-is-so-scared-of-trump-impeachment-that-hes-threatening-the-house.html



Someone's a tad worried.

PS. Don't you just want to reach into that picture and pluck that nose hair out, or do you just want to let him sport it for others to laugh?

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Reply Lindsey Graham Is So Scared Of Trump Impeachment That He's Threatening The House (Original post)
TheBlackAdder Jul 2019 OP
tblue37 Jul 2019 #1
DBoon Jul 2019 #4
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2019 #10
GoCubsGo Jul 2019 #15
LiberalLovinLug Jul 2019 #50
catbyte Jul 2019 #2
The_Counsel Jul 2019 #9
leftyladyfrommo Jul 2019 #49
live love laugh Jul 2019 #56
leftieNanner Jul 2019 #3
lindysalsagal Jul 2019 #25
leftieNanner Jul 2019 #33
Whiskeytide Jul 2019 #5
mr_lebowski Jul 2019 #26
jayschool2013 Jul 2019 #46
shraby Jul 2019 #6
TheBlackAdder Jul 2019 #54
CrispyQ Jul 2019 #7
gratuitous Jul 2019 #20
Hortensis Jul 2019 #22
The_Counsel Jul 2019 #8
empedocles Jul 2019 #11
UpInArms Jul 2019 #12
pwb Jul 2019 #13
underpants Jul 2019 #14
uponit7771 Jul 2019 #16
Hermit-The-Prog Jul 2019 #28
global1 Jul 2019 #17
Grasswire2 Jul 2019 #18
bdamomma Jul 2019 #30
Cracklin Charlie Jul 2019 #19
Vinca Jul 2019 #21
rockfordfile Jul 2019 #23
Horizens Jul 2019 #24
Ilsa Jul 2019 #48
bdamomma Jul 2019 #27
Botany Jul 2019 #29
Thekaspervote Jul 2019 #31
True Blue American Jul 2019 #32
DallasNE Jul 2019 #34
Thunderbeast Jul 2019 #39
stillcool Jul 2019 #35
DeminPennswoods Jul 2019 #36
lagomorph777 Jul 2019 #37
Wounded Bear Jul 2019 #38
paleotn Jul 2019 #40
Ilsa Jul 2019 #47
paleotn Jul 2019 #51
Nasruddin Jul 2019 #41
patphil Jul 2019 #42
BlueIdaho Jul 2019 #43
RhodeIslandOne Jul 2019 #44
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 2019 #45
Thomas Hurt Jul 2019 #52
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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:28 AM

1. He sure likes to threaten retaliation, doesn't he? nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:32 AM

4. threats and retaliation are Republican values

nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:40 AM

10. wonder if he was/is involved with Epstein.


It's been revealed that both young boys as well as girls were used in Epstein's sex ring, and that went back a long long ways, into the 80's.

All we know for sure is Graham was not a trump fan until he played one round of golf with Trump, then emerged as a devotee. I can't think of anything except a threat would work that quickly.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:50 AM

15. Perverts of a feather flock together.

It would certainly explain a lot. Epstein had dirt on lots and lots of people. He was probably using his buddy, Trump, to maintain his cover. If Graham was one of his blackmail victims, I have little doubt he would have let Don the Con in on it.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 03:05 PM

50. There HAS to be something

That would come out in an impeachment inquiry. Because his obscene display of gluttonous sycophancy towards the fat orange pig is disgusting even for him. McCain is rolling in his grave.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:29 AM

2. I can't decide if he's despicable or pathetic. I guess he's an equal measure of both.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:39 AM

9. This.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 02:31 PM

49. I think he is a psychopath. He doesn't care about

the morality or consequences if his actions. He just doesn't care.

He is an awful man. .

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Response to catbyte (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:51 PM

56. Despicable for $200 Alex. nt

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:29 AM

3. Because Lil Lindsey is afraid of what will be uncovered

about HIM in an impeachment inquiry.

You could save us all a lot of time and ulcers if you would just fess up and retire.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:38 PM

25. Because they're all filthy with russian money.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #25)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:18 PM

33. Potentially Kompromat as well

I love seeing your posts for two reasons, because they are always well thought out and interesting, and because your white kitty makes me laugh every time!

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:32 AM

5. Grassly asked "how can you have ...

... obstruction if there isn’t any crime?” Ask him why would trump obstruct if there wasn’t a crime being covered up?

In Grassley’s view, I guess, if you obstruct well enough, you’re golden.

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Response to Whiskeytide (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:45 PM

26. That would require thinking skills that our 'intrepid' US media clearly lacks ...

And some measure of cajones ... also generally lacking.

"Did you know that obstruction law specifically says there's no need for a underlying crime to be charged for an obstruction charge to be brought ... and that's because SUCCESSFUL obstruction would in fact prevent discovery of the crime"

HOW HARD IS THAT as a follow-up question, fearless journalists?

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:34 AM

6. Seems he needs added to the impeachment list for threating a branch of government

for doing their job according to the constitution.

It's the peoples house he's threatening and by extension he's threatening the people of this country by withholding needed legislation.

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Response to shraby (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:45 PM

54. +1,394,228

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:36 AM

7. I'm glad he made the point that McConnell is blocking legislation anyway,

cuz that was my first thought, "Haven't they shut out the House already? So go ahead, shut out some more, you cowardly, thieving fucks."

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:10 PM

20. It was news to me that the Senate GOP had an agenda

Which is to say, an agenda that includes actual governance, rather than just sitting on their ample sit-upons and collecting their paychecks each month. Because that's about all the Senate has been doing since Democrats took the House. When the Democrats take back the Senate next year, the Republicans can go back to carping about being forced to do stuff.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:20 PM

22. Yup. And they need the house as much as it needs them.

Their strength is that they will do scorched earth over this nation to get their way. The huge election coming up is their only constraint. They must win to continue to amass the control they need to stop worrying overmuch about elections.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:38 AM

8. Bless Chuck Grassley's Shriveled Heart. He Has No Idea How Obstruction Works...

Asked about episodes of obstruction in Mueller report, Grassley dismissed it: “How can you have obstruction if there's not a crime?”


First of all, obstruction is ITSELF a crime. It is illegal to impede any investigation by law enforcement. If you really want to get to the truth, the smart thing to do is to let an investigation run its course. After all, to the compromised GOP's point: it's impossible to "find" a crime that isn't there.

Secondly, wouldn't the very ACT of obstruction be an admission that you are guilty of some crime you don't want found out? It's exactly why Nixon was going to get it in the ass if he hadn't have resigned and was eventually pardoned. And by the way, the PARDON is basically and assumption of guilt as well....

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:40 AM

11. Somebody sure seems to have some dynamite stuff on ol' Lindsey.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:44 AM

12. Makes you wonder what Russia found during their hack

Graham: Russians hacked my campaign email account

Updated 7:37 PM ET, Wed December 14, 2016

Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday his campaign email account was hacked by Russians -- adding that the US needs to work together to stop this from happening.

"I do believe the Russians hacked into the (Democratic National Committee). I do believe they hacked into (John) Podesta's email account. They hacked into my campaign account," he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room." "I do believe that all the information released publicly hurt Clinton and didn't hurt Trump. I don't think the outcome of the election is in doubt. What we should do is not turn on each other but work as one people to push back on Russia."


Authoritarianism Expert Suggests That Lindsey Graham is Compromised by Russia After Being Hacked

“I can offer some theories. Lindsey Graham was one of the people who called for the investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to the Kremlin,” Kendzior said. “He did that all the way back in 2016 before Trump was inaugurated. He has then done a complete 180. He’s been supporting Trump, he’s been covering for Trump.”
Kendzior noted that Graham’s emails were also hacked and although the contents of those emails have not been released, Graham’s defense of Trump could indicate the Senator fears what’s in those emails.

“There are a few things we should remember,” she said. “The RNC was hacked; no one knows what happened to those emails. Lindsey Graham personally was hacked and nobody knows who has those emails. The RNC is complicit financially and politically and broadly in what the Trump campaign has done in terms of illicit interactions with Russia.”
Kendzior then suggested that Graham could be, albeit involuntarily, “mixed up” in the RNC’s financial entanglements with Russia, which would explain the change in his behavior.

“We have tracked all of those financial ties and there’s pretty good chance that either voluntarily or involuntarily Senator Graham has gotten mixed up in the situation and cannot be an objective observer,” she explained.
Kendzior added that Graham has strayed from his reputation as an anti-corruption firebrand in the Senate.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:44 AM

13. Where did Graham stand on republicans impeaching Clinton???

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:45 AM

14. Don't get your panties in a bunch honey

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:00 PM

16. Moscow Mitch is ALREADY blocking dem legislation !!!

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:49 PM

28. exactly! ergo, business as usual for Gangsters Of Putin

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:03 PM

17. Most Of This So-Called Collateral Damage Would Be To The.....

Repugs. Trump will take a number of them down with him.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:08 PM

18. ...but if removal is not the goal of opening an inquiry of impeachment, we're good, Lindsay!!

If the goal is to expose all the wrongdoing without ever coming to a vote in 2019 or early 2020............

Democrats WIN.

Republicans LOSE.

Trump is destroyed!

Public opinion is turned against him and them!

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #18)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:52 PM

30. boy I would love to be

invisible now and would love to eavesdrop on these filthy repigs to see how much they have sold our country away. Repigs have nothing, just their scrupulous tax cuts. They have done shit for us and the country. Vote them out.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:09 PM

19. Traitor said what?

Shove your threats, Lindsey!

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:13 PM

21. That's amusing, especially since they've shut out the House since Nancy took over.

Democrats have passed all kinds of good legislation and it's gone to Moscow Mitch's graveyard to die.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:20 PM

23. Lindsey should stfu considering his Russian problem.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:37 PM

24. Horsehockey

"Sen. Chuck Grassley voted to convict Clinton so I asked the difference with Trump, and he said there isn’t “any evidence” Trump lied under oath"

Mueller indicated that trump did, indeed, lie under oath. Undercut the underlying evidence in the Mueller Report.

"Asked about episodes of obstruction in Mueller report, Grassley dismissed it: “How can you have obstruction if there's not a crime?”

No crimes? To date there are 37 indictments and 8 convictions>

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Response to Horizens (Reply #24)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 02:23 PM

48. And it has already been affirmed that

Obstruction can occur without proof of crimes.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:48 PM

27. like the repigs are

passing anything now in the Senate not with Moscow Mitch there. There is a big scandal going on and if we only knew how these repigs are being played even to the point of selling out the country for the orange menace. Follow the money.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:49 PM

29. So says the motherfucker who dragged us through the 7 year and 77million + $s impeachment "shit ...

.... show" called Whitewater.

Very soon Lindsey and other republican senators will have their chance to stand up and
besides that treasonous rat bastard, Trump.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:53 PM

31. So what's the difference? There are currently 100+ bills passed by the house that the senate ignores

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:09 PM

32. What else is new?

No House legislation has been passed since Democrats took over.

And before that only a huge tax cut for the wealthy and now raising the debt limit.

Lindsey talks big.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:29 PM

34. Trial In Senate Is Presided Over By Chief Justice Roberts

Now he could potentially shut it down in an hour (though I doubt it) but it would not be Moscow Mitch in this case.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #34)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:41 PM

39. However...

The rules of proceedings are set by the Senate itself. Roberts only presides to implement those rules...not to make them.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:35 PM

35. huh? What does the Senate do now?

Lindsey isn't looking good... like he pulled an all-nighter.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:36 PM

36. LOL! McConnell already is refusing to bring any House passed

legislation to the floor.

But maybe the Speaker can give Lindsay a call and let him know the House Judiciary Committee will start doing its own vetting of the rw judges Lindsay's pushing out of his Judiciary Cmte.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:38 PM

37. So Leningrad Lindsey is threatening to do what Moscow Mitch is already doing?

I don't get it. What kind of a threat is that?

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:39 PM

38. As opposed to what?

McConnell has already stopped pretty much anything resembling legislation so far.

Are they going to throw two logjams at them?

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:45 PM

40. Someone really needs to spill the beans on Scarlet.

I'm not for forced outings, but Lindsey really needs to come to grips with who he really is and, in the process, destroy is political career completely. Collateral damage? Exactly what does that mean, Scarlet? That goes both ways.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #40)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 02:22 PM

47. Scarlett?

I thought we were going with "Aunt PittyPat."

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #47)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 03:09 PM

51. That fits too...

as he has an affinity for clutching his pearls and getting the vapors.

I really have a hard time understanding gay rethuglicans. Particularly those who think they're securely closeted, yet their orientation is really common knowledge.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:52 PM

41. So what

signed Miles Davis

"Those of us in the Republican Party in the Senate need to shut out the House,” meaning move on with GOP agenda
(ie lurching after Mr Trump)

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:53 PM

42. Graham's statememts sound a lot like obstruction of justice to me.

If he thinks there's going to repercussions because of Impeachment Hearings, wait until he sees what I think is going to happen if the Democrats take the White House and the Senate while keeping the House in 2020.
The Republicans have so much to answer for.

Patrick Phillips

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:54 PM

43. Freeze out the House?

How is that any different than Moscow Mitch’s graveyard for Democratic legislation? I say full speed ahead...

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:56 PM

44. He'll be really scared when the blackmail material gets out. n/m

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:56 PM

45. Doesn't matter ...speaker won't impeach.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 03:10 PM

52. Can you threaten someone with something you are already doing or everyone knows you will do...

Tell Graham to go f*** himself.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 03:15 PM

53. Fuck Graham. Who does he think he's threatening. As if they're passing any bills now.

Moscow Mitch just stopped four bills to protect our elections from Russian meddling.

Graham's threats ought to make House Dems even more determined to impeach that fat, orange load.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:48 PM

55. Funny how he joked his way through the CLINTON thing like it was no big deal

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