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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:44 AM

John Yoo 'Regrets' Explosive Espionage Claim, Says Trump Did Quid Pro Quo

John Yoo tells Chris Cuomo he was referring to the Ukrainians, not Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.............

“I really regret the choice of words,” he said, adding that Vindman “did the right thing” by reporting his concerns with Trump’s call.

Then, Yoo went even further and admitted that Trump’s actions amounted to a quid pro quo.

“I don’t have any doubts about that because you can read them in the transcript of the phone call that the White House released,” Yoo said. The only question is whether it’s a “high crime and misdemeanor” worthy of impeachment or if it’s a matter best decided in next year’s election.

The rest:
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/john-yoo-espionage-ukraine_n_5dba5584e4b0bb1ea3747ca8

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Reply John Yoo 'Regrets' Explosive Espionage Claim, Says Trump Did Quid Pro Quo (Original post)
kpete Oct 31 OP
Takket Oct 31 #1
ChiTownDenny Oct 31 #33
catbyte Oct 31 #2
dawg day Oct 31 #31
JHB Oct 31 #3
spanone Oct 31 #4
Jarqui Oct 31 #5
MaryMagdaline Oct 31 #6
cilla4progress Oct 31 #7
exboyfil Oct 31 #8
bucolic_frolic Oct 31 #9
Gothmog Oct 31 #10
Dustlawyer Oct 31 #18
Hermit-The-Prog Oct 31 #28
brush Oct 31 #11
SayItLoud Oct 31 #12
California_Republic Oct 31 #13
bucolic_frolic Oct 31 #14
usaf-vet Oct 31 #26
gratuitous Oct 31 #15
aggiesal Oct 31 #32
knightmaar Oct 31 #16
yellowcanine Oct 31 #27
BumRushDaShow Oct 31 #17
MagickMuffin Oct 31 #19
IronLionZion Oct 31 #20
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 31 #21
Historic NY Oct 31 #22
usaf-vet Oct 31 #23
keithbvadu2 Oct 31 #24
yellowcanine Oct 31 #25
DBoon Oct 31 #29
not fooled Oct 31 #30
struggle4progress Oct 31 #34
TheRealNorth Oct 31 #35

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:52 AM

1. Uh huh. Sure. Fuck off Yoo.


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Response to Takket (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:59 AM

33. +1

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:57 AM

2. I'd be more impressed if he'd done it on TRUMPRAVDA.

I saw the clip of the CNN interview and yoo's lame defense that he thought the blonde thing was saying the Ukrainians were somehow conducting espionage was utterly ridiculous. But what do you expect from a guy who justifies torture?

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Response to catbyte (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:57 AM

31. How could the Ukrainians be committing espionage? It is idiotic.

And this new RW trend of demonizing Ukraine as an enemy... Ukraine is our ALLY.

Russia, on the other hand, is at least our "adversary".

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:02 AM

3. Yoo didn't think anyone outside The Bubble would pay attention to that, did Yoo?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:04 AM

4. BULLSHIT.

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Response to spanone (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:07 AM

5. Yep, "don't torture us with more of your disgraceful BS, John" nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:16 AM

6. Good. Public pressure worked. Keep it up!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:26 AM

7. Lying

It's in their DNA.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:41 AM

8. The reporter should ask are you going to go on

the same program on Fox News and say the same thing. If not, then why not?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:41 AM

9. In a just world

40 or 50 of these perps would serve serious jail time totaling more than 375 years!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:42 AM

10. I am sad that Yoo is a member of the bar

This man is a disgrace to the profession

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:42 AM

18. For sure! Lot of bad lawyers in this administration.

My guess is the university he works for put some pressure on him to walk it back.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:14 AM

28. "Behind every sleazy lawyer is a sleazy client."

You can't have one without the other.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:43 AM

11. He's sorry now that he got immediate, negative pushback. The a-hole called a decorated infantry...

officer a spy. Now he's sorry. Fu_k him.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:43 AM

12. He regrets the choice of words NOT on Fox but CNN big difference....and Cuomo

"I accept your apologies on this show". So, say anything you like but apologize "on my show" (S H O W) and you are forgiven. Big mouth giving air time to traitors. Just sayin..

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:49 AM

13. Yoo: President tried to rig election, best to let the rig elections determine his fate.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:50 AM

14. And if undermining the Constitution is not high crime worthy of impeachment, what is? /nt

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:09 AM

26. Yoo is never bothered by the law, Constitution, or International treaties. He is the one who wrote..

.... the torture memo that assisted Bush and Cheney to torture prisoners held in Iraq.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:50 AM

15. Once again, because Yoo is particularly slow: It's not a transcript

The memorandum even says on its own Page 1 that it's not a transcript. The President and his administration have the full transcript under lock and key and are withholding it from the American people. Which is curious because Trump continues to claim that his phone call was "perfect" (whatever that might mean in his broken brain), but he won't release the full transcript that would obviously prove his assertion. LTC Vindman apparently testified that the memorandum that has been released is incomplete and misleading. Trump could set the record straight today, but doesn't.

What should that tell everyone?

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:57 AM

32. If Nixon had to release the missing 18 minutes of tape ...

Pendejo45 should have to release the actual transcript of the phone call.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:54 AM

16. So I guess that stinging "Chicken shit" insult really hit the mark, then?

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Response to knightmaar (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:10 AM

27. Thank you Nicole Wallace.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:37 AM

17. Maybe someone threatened him with disbarment again

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:45 AM

19. Ya know I referring to the Ukrainians, not Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman


A sure you were. Why did it take you several days to come up with your new response?

You are a liar and a crook.

Crooked Yoo!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:46 AM

20. Chickenshit!

From a well established chicken hawk

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:51 AM

21. Yoo hoo made a boo boo

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:52 AM

22. Putting the tooth paste back in the tube is impossible...

was Yoo a paid fox consultant

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:00 AM

23. No Thank You. We have already had one Russian assisted election to install Trump.

I know that is what Trump and the Russians would like. Considering how much Trump has done for the Russians it's no wonder they want him to stay in the WH. They don't mind having the cheap servant to do their bidding and Trump's happy to take cash.


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:05 AM

24. Republican patriotism

Republican patriotism

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:09 AM

25. Too late effwad. And nice goalpost shift btw.

No we should not wait for an election to remove a national security threat. That is what impeachment is for.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:26 AM

29. Yoo is effectively a war criminal

"regrets" ain't good enough.

He needs to completely renounce his prior positions and apologize in person to the families of every human being who was tortured or murdered under his legal doctrine

Then he needs to be tried for aiding and abetting war crimes

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:29 AM

30. How does he even walk across the Berkeley campus

without being egged????

Bet he was getting a frosty reception in the law school faculty lounge. They must be soooo proud.





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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:02 AM

34. I wonder if crushing John Yoo's testicles would improve US national security

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:30 AM

35. Well, it's an improvement over Sean Duffy's

I am sorry that what I said offends you defense.

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