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Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:28 PM

Viewers baffled as GOP counsel appears to push anti-Trump talking points during Yovanovich cross-exa

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/viewers-baffled-as-gop-counsel-appears-to-push-anti-trump-talking-points-during-yovanovich-cross-examination/

Viewers baffled as GOP counsel appears to push anti-Trump talking points during Yovanovich cross-examinationPublished 9 mins ago on November 15, 2019By Brad Reed

House Republican impeachment inquiry attorney Steve Castor on Friday baffled viewers with a line of questioning that appeared to be beneficial to House Democrats’ case for impeaching President Donald Trump.

Among other things, Castor referred to ambassador Bill Taylor as a man of integrity and also didn’t challenge former ambassador Marie Yovanovich’s story that she had been the subject of a smear campaign launched by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.


In fact, Castor’s line of questioning was so friendly to House Democrats, that some Twitter users joked that he was a “deep state plant” who’s secretly helping to impeach the president.

Check out some reactions below.



Republican counsel could not be doing a better job of helping Yovanovitch hit the highlights of her previous testimony.

— John Levenstein (@johnlevenstein) November 15, 2019

Castor is allowing Yovanovitch to further discuss the allegation that Giuliani was behind a smear campaign against her in Ukraine. It seems like a line of questions the Democrats would be more likely to ask.

— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) November 15, 2019

Sign of how bad the GOP case is: The GOP counsel is praising Taylor, a damaging witness to Trump.

— Christina Reynolds (@creynoldsnc) November 15, 2019


I get what the deep state GOP is doing: bring in the lawyer (Steve Castor) who brilliantly ran your successful Benghazi hearings to guarantee Trump gets impeached. https://t.co/bwvq7H0I7T

— Nomiki Konst🌹 (@NomikiKonst) November 15, 2019


Is Steve Castor trying to help Democrats? How is this line of questioning helpful to Republicans?

— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) November 15, 2019

Steve Castor's attempt to discredit Ambassador Yovanovitch by validating the credibility of Ambassador Taylor seems…unwise.

— Evan McMullin (@EvanMcMullin) November 15, 2019


Castor seems to have gone over to the other side

— Blake News (@blakehounshell) November 15, 2019

Castor is the minority counsel? Are we sure?

— John Flowers (@MrJohnFlowers) November 15, 2019

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:31 PM

1. Any line of questioning is anti-trump at this point.

They got nothing.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:34 PM

2. What he was trying to do is get her to speculate that there was a conserted attempt to smear trump.

To his disappointment I am sure, she didn't, and essentially said to those questions, she has no idea about that, because she was focused on doing her job which involved supporting Ukraine, and eliminating corruption within the country


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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:34 PM

3. Thanks for posting this, 9!!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:47 PM

4. Where did the repugs find him, in the bargain bin? Thanks, repugs.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:49 PM

5. When you got nothing.......

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:50 PM

6. Does anything in their world

not be looked through the lense of politics?

Guess not.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:50 PM

7. Maybe that's why my spidey sense is tingling.

But maybe they’re doing damage control?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:51 PM

8. So...how long until Castor is replaced for future hearings?

I'm going to guess we won't see him again.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:52 PM

9. He keeps asking her open ended questions

Her responses are eloquent and elegant.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:52 PM

10. He was trying, badly, to establish that Yovanaovitch wasn't recalled so a lackey could be

installed in her place.

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Response to onenote (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 02:41 PM

16. That's the interpretation

I put on it. It's a bit subtle and I am sure would go right over the heads of most Trump supporters.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:59 PM

11. Castor as whistleblower!!!

Holy merde!!!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 02:05 PM

12. I guess he thinks he's setting some sort of trap?

Lull her into complacency, so that she makes a mistake and admits to something somethingoranother? This is nuts.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 02:18 PM

13. Is "my lawyer was incompetent" a valid defense...

...in impeachment trials?

Asking in advance.

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Response to JHB (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 02:32 PM

14. No but if it were Trump would be home free with Giuliani. Slam dunk!

Boom!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 02:34 PM

15. Consider what he's working with...

he's trying to prove shit that everybody knows is bogus. Or at least anybody really paying attention.

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