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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:23 PM

Trump's impeachment barricade crumbles

Source: Politico

Donald Trump's impeachment blockade has collapsed.

The president's former top Russia adviser, Fiona Hill — the first White House official to cooperate in Democrats' investigation of the Ukraine scandal — has detailed for lawmakers a trail of alleged corruption that extends from Kiev to the West Wing. In dramatic testimony on Monday, she roped in some of Trump's top advisers as witnesses to the unfolding controversy.

And on Tuesday, a senior State Department official, George Kent, appeared on Capitol Hill to testify about his knowledge of the episode despite an attempt by Trump administration lawyers to block him, according to a source working on the impeachment inquiry. The House Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena for his testimony Tuesday morning, and Kent, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, complied.

It's the latest evidence that the White House’s stonewalling against congressional requests for documents and testimony is crumbling — and Democrats are feeling a new sense of momentum.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/15/donald-trump-impeachment-ukraine-investigation-046915

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Reply Trump's impeachment barricade crumbles (Original post)
brooklynite Oct 2019 OP
lagomorph777 Oct 2019 #1
at140 Oct 2019 #6
raccoon Oct 2019 #20
klook Oct 2019 #9
AZ8theist Oct 2019 #18
Grokenstein Oct 2019 #13
lagomorph777 Oct 2019 #19
SWBTATTReg Oct 2019 #2
dameatball Oct 2019 #10
SWBTATTReg Oct 2019 #12
BumRushDaShow Oct 2019 #3
cstanleytech Oct 2019 #4
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2019 #16
Cha Oct 2019 #5
qazplm135 Oct 2019 #7
lagomorph777 Oct 2019 #8
BlueIdaho Oct 2019 #11
Xipe Totec Oct 2019 #14
Kurt V. Oct 2019 #15
riversedge Oct 2019 #17

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:27 PM

1. Turd may have to divert wall funding to build a wall around the White House.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:36 PM

6. Mexico might pay for that one to wall him in lol

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Response to at140 (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 11:54 AM

20. Hell, I'd contribute to wall him in somewhere. Nt

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:41 PM

9. Don't forget the alligators and bayonets!

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Response to klook (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 03:55 AM

18. and the sharks with laser beams.....

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:06 PM

13. Unnecessary

There are plenty of well-built, secure facilities across America that can house him (and Joonyer and Ewik and Ivankabot1000) for the rest of his miserable life.

Don't think any of 'em have golf courses, though.

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 09:24 AM

19. Mar-A-Gitmo

He can live in a shipping container.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:32 PM

2. These folks are realising that corruption doesn't excuse this corrupt administration and its acts.

The favorable rulings (five of them from what I hear) against the rump admin. goes a long ways towards painting this administration as corrupt and desperately attempting to hide the crooked acts and breaking of the law. Is it any wonder why the corrupt republican senators in both houses (Senate and House) are starting to see the light and realize what's going on? You can't continue to use the stupid excuses that they have been using (oh, he's new to the job, etc.), after all, he's a so called billionaire, isn't he? Shouldn't he already be aware of crap already? He seems to be dumb as a rock (and I feel sorry for the rock). Pathetic.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:45 PM

10. Years ago, I was in one of my first meetings at a state run facility. During this meeting a newly

hired colleague and I both used the term "I'm new, so...."
The facility director interrupted the meeting and pointed out the fact that she had heard the "I'm new" comment twice so far. She then proceeded to basically say "Once you are on the payroll you are expected to get yourself up to speed." That was paraphrasing of course, but I never forgot it. Oddly enough I was not really embarrassed. I just took her at her word and moved forward. She ended up as one of my best friends when I retired.
Anyway, it was Trump's damn job to be up to speed on everything and to listen to his advisors when he was not up to speed. He refused to do either.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:50 PM

12. Your facility director seems like a very wise person. Its good that you are (were?) good friends...

now. She's right of course. The way rump has been acting and what's he has been doing makes me seriously wonder if he has so much wealth that he's been claiming. Plus the fact he's constantly fighting the release of his tax filings, his papers, etc. More evidence (hidden so far) that he's been lying here too, re. his so called wealth and such. Take care!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:33 PM

3. I think the fact that the former Ukraine Ambassador defiantly made her appearance

helped to encourage the rest in that outer circle, to go for it too. The most criminal and guilty- e.g., the Pompeos and Ghoulianis and Mulvaneys, are going to fight to the bitter end.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:33 PM

4. As it should as Congress has the Constitution clearly behind it when it comes to possibly impeaching

someone be it the President or a SCOTUS judge and stonewalling will only delay it so long and it may make things worse as then you have possible obstruction charges to tack on which can lead to long term consequences.
For example it can lead any lawyers such as Barr for example to being disbarred.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:59 PM

16. I concur.

I am getting fed up with this WH deciding what IS and what IS NOT constitutional. It is telling that they are refusing to hand over documents that Congress clearly has every right to request, blocking individuals from testifying and ignoring subpoenas.

John Roberts must be pissing his pants right now because all of this is going to end up in his lap and his legacy will be on the line. Will he bite the bullet and uphold The Constitution or go down in history as destroying the country ?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:36 PM

5. Thank you, Fiona Hill! Miracle!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:37 PM

7. at some point

 

they may uncover so much info and new info that they cannot proceed as quickly as they might like on impeachment.

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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:38 PM

8. They can vote whenever they think they can cause maximum damage.

Investigations can continue beyond that vote; there's no problem with that.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:49 PM

11. Even Staunch Supporters are beginning to realize

We are about to move into the post-Trump era and their careers hang in the balance.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:20 PM

14. What is it with this guy that he can't build a decent wall anywhere. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:24 PM

15. some will, some won't. we need to reward the former, punish the latter.

Democrats are great at policy but terrible at politics. truth.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 02:31 AM

17. Hey #MAGA fans--#TRUMP can get Mexico to pay for a new barricade-WALL!!

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