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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:35 AM

Castor losing it.

He is not questioning -- he is arguing with the witness.

Also: He is speaking quickly and his tone of voice is higher than usual -- indicates panic to me.

This is not going well...when your own atty is panicked...it's time to try a new strategy.

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Reply Castor losing it. (Original post)
TruckFump Nov 20 OP
gopiscrap Nov 20 #1
TruckFump Nov 20 #3
gopiscrap Nov 20 #4
TruckFump Nov 20 #6
Wounded Bear Nov 20 #2
TruckFump Nov 20 #5
MerryBlooms Nov 20 #7
Solomon Nov 20 #8
UTUSN Nov 20 #9
Mike 03 Nov 20 #10
calimary Nov 20 #42
Wellstone ruled Nov 20 #11
TruckFump Nov 20 #14
Wellstone ruled Nov 20 #18
TruckFump Nov 20 #19
Wellstone ruled Nov 20 #23
TruckFump Nov 20 #25
Wellstone ruled Nov 20 #29
Blue_true Nov 20 #41
AnotherMother4Peace Nov 20 #12
FM123 Nov 20 #13
TruckFump Nov 20 #16
FM123 Nov 20 #24
TruckFump Nov 20 #26
Cracklin Charlie Nov 20 #31
TruckFump Nov 20 #32
Cracklin Charlie Nov 20 #38
leftieNanner Nov 20 #43
dawg day Nov 20 #37
Pacifist Patriot Nov 20 #15
TruckFump Nov 20 #17
Pacifist Patriot Nov 20 #20
TruckFump Nov 20 #21
Pacifist Patriot Nov 20 #22
TruckFump Nov 20 #28
AnotherMother4Peace Nov 20 #27
gristy Nov 20 #30
TruckFump Nov 20 #35
mucifer Nov 20 #33
TruckFump Nov 20 #34
dawg day Nov 20 #36
TruckFump Nov 20 #39
TruckFump Nov 20 #40
TomSlick Nov 20 #44

Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:36 AM

1. time to tell trumpy to give it up

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:37 AM

3. That or Pence with the 25th Amendment. EOM

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:38 AM

4. pence is too much of a lackey toad to push trump

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:40 AM

6. Maybe with Mama holding his hand and pushing him.

Pence is in deep shit IMO. He could -- like the weasel he appears to be -- bear those pointy teeth and bite.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:36 AM

2. He's dealing Lowball with a Pinochle deck...

He got nuthin'

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:39 AM

5. Castor is NOT controlling this X-Exam. Bad lawyering.

He is letting Sondland take control and Sondland so far is holding good against the bullshit coming from those who thought they could pin this on him.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:41 AM

7. Castor is trapped in a corner and it's showing. They have NO defense...

Castor probably wishing he hadn't taken this crap job.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:42 AM

8. I noticed the same thing. He's not doing well. At all.

He's floundering. He should have stopped with "you never heard Trump say directly to withhold the aid..."

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:42 AM

9. They *all* seem to be on the verge of a nervous breakdown!1 SONDLAND is having tremors!1

The big smiling was disconcerting at first. Now it's seeming like a meltdown in progress!1







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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:43 AM

10. He sounds like he's ready to call it a day.

It's not going well. He's probably sleep deprived. He probably prepared for an entirely different cross examination. It is all going up in smoke.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:08 PM

42. He slumped back down in his chair at the end of his first round

with the look and posture of somebody who’d just been punched in the stomach. Looked utterly deflated.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:43 AM

11. Just watching Sondlund Facial expressions

is telling a story in it's self. Sondlund is so finished with Trump and he is pumping bits and pieces of info that Castor can not control.

So the days defense by the Rethugs is,Hillary Hillary,Biden Biden and oh btw,Obama did it too.

When Nunes goes word for word with Solomon's Conspiracy piece,you know Trump made the call.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:46 AM

14. Yeah, Soudland is playing Castor for all it's worth.

There is no way Sondland is gonna sacrifice himself for the MF 45 Admin.

Castor needs to STFU. As a retired atty, I am cringing watching this.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:49 AM

18. Sondlund got his talking points from his

Spouse who I heard runs the Hotel Operation,as to Buddy you come clean or else. The Boycott is working.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:51 AM

19. Yeah, if the wife is watching the books and the income is dropping...

...she told him what he WILL do.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:55 AM

23. Sounds like Sondlund

Provenience Hotel's are leveraged to the max.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:57 AM

25. Interesting on the finances of the hotel.

Then there is no room for finances going down. It could mean a total disaster for him and his family.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:01 PM

29. Interesting things happen in

Oregon when your Politics seem to cross certain lines.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #29)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:17 PM

41. Like I said. They had better sell that hotel business as fast as possible if they hope to have any

money left.

Like someone said, everything Trump touches dies.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:43 AM

12. It's painful to watch -like watching a train wreck. Sondland is not going to be the sacrificial lamb

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:44 AM

13. Yep

And we're not the only ones witnessing this fail.
Trumpy's faux news viewers are watching it all go down in flames in real time too. Wonder how their little brains are processing what their eyes see and ears hear...

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Response to FM123 (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:47 AM

16. Fox is blocked at my house...

...and I don't want to unblock. Are you saying they are televising this hearing? Wow if they are!

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:56 AM

24. Yep! I heard they are.

(I am not sure what channel they are on, I don't really want to know lol)

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Response to FM123 (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:57 AM

26. Hell has frozen over!!!!!

I am betting MF 45 is having a shit fit over this happening.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #26)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:05 PM

31. My local affiliate finally said this morning...

That they would be “monitoring” today’s hearing, so they could keep us “up to date”. They didn’t say that they would be airing the hearing live.

Our local morning anchor is a trumper.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #31)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:06 PM

32. Monitoring censoring the truth.

LOL, one has to be an idiot to trust Faux Snooze.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #32)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:12 PM

38. I like the morning weather crew.

And I love to laugh at that trumper anchor.

Can not WAIT to see what he looks like tomorrow morning, when he has to “report” his impressions of Sondland testimony!

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #32)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:08 PM

43. Yeah, Just like the way Fox posted Amb. Yovonovich's testimony

And edited out all the stuff that was bad for their "Pres. of the US".

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Response to FM123 (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:12 PM

37. I watched a bit of the Fox during the break-

The only one I recognized was Chris Wallace, oh, and Ken Starr too. The other two bland-faced cyborg types, I don't know who they are. But they too seemed to be saying in their very tentative way, "This is bad. This is real bad."

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:47 AM

15. As a public speaker, I pick up on the same types of cues too.

I think you are absolutely correct. The faster rate of speech and elevated pitch indicate panic to me.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:48 AM

17. Totally

I am watching to see when the sweat breaks out on his forehead. Also stammering and not smooth.

Yep, panic.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:51 AM

20. His nod tic seems worse today too.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:54 AM

21. Good catch.

The facial expressions -- such a pinched face. LOL...likes he needs to take a dump to rid himself of the toxicity!

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #21)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:55 AM

22. I'm imagining him mentally screaming, "I hate my job, I hate my job, I hate my job."

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #22)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:00 PM

28. I am seeing Castpr picturing himself on an ice float as the Titanic sinks!

You know, you do not need to love or even like your client...but you need to know when they are slinging total bullshit stories instead of the truth.

Castor, IMO, has not been around the block enough to get a clue on the dirt that his side of the room is blowing.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:58 AM

27. The stammering has begun "with, with, with Ukraine"... Trying to stay in control. nt

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:04 PM

30. He's getting into Sondland not taking notes...

as expected... I don't think it's going to get him very far.

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Response to gristy (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:08 PM

35. It's a two-way street on this.

Allows Sondland, IMO, the refuge that he did not "remember" until he heard what others testified to.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:06 PM

33. He looks like he is gonna cry

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Response to mucifer (Reply #33)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:07 PM

34. Or wet his pants...or both! EOM

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:09 PM

36. IT's weird-- there are plenty of top-level Republican attorneys--

former prosecutors, former AGs, real trial attorneys... why do they only seem to be able to hire these addled and muddled guys? I know it's got to be hard to make the case for Trump, but Castor's constantly eliciting testimony AGAINST his case. And he has no real judicial temperament-- he gets angry, confused-- unlike Schiff and Goldman, who remain pretty calm.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #36)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:13 PM

39. Because, IMO, A sharp trial man (or woman) atty would recognize that...

...the party line bullshit was not gonna work.

They needed another patsy to blame: "We hadda good case and the dumb atty fucked it up."

They did not want a lawyer-like atty, a Goldman, they wanted someone who would buy the bullshit.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:07 PM

40. CASTOR -- SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!!!!!

You are making a fool of yourself. Your client -- the Repuke reps on the committee -- has been lying to you. Give it up.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 09:32 PM

44. Every lawyer of any experience has been there.

Your case is collapsing before your eyes, you're tired of tap dancing, and your fists are sore from pounding the table. To make matters worse, your client is convinced he's winning.

I can empathize.

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