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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:25 AM

Jordan: Republicans to subpoena whistleblower to testify in public hearing

Source: The Hill

Republicans intend to subpoena the government whistleblower to testify in the House's impeachment investigation into President Trump's dealings with Ukraine, according to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).

The effort is not likely to bear fruit, as Democrats have rejected the idea of ousting the anonymous figure, citing safety concerns, and they have veto power over any GOP subpoena requests for witness testimony.

--This breaking news report will be updated.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/469384-jordan-republicans-to-subpoena-whistleblower-to-testify-in-public-hearing

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Reply Jordan: Republicans to subpoena whistleblower to testify in public hearing (Original post)
demmiblue Nov 7 OP
RKP5637 Nov 7 #1
calimary Nov 7 #42
LiberalLovinLug Nov 7 #54
The Wizard Nov 7 #61
LiberalLovinLug Nov 7 #63
certainot Nov 7 #57
NoMoreRepugs Nov 7 #2
machoneman Nov 7 #6
calimary Nov 7 #43
madaboutharry Nov 7 #3
vlyons Nov 7 #49
Scarsdale Nov 7 #52
vlyons Nov 7 #59
Perseus Nov 7 #4
Haggis for Breakfast Nov 7 #68
YessirAtsaFact Nov 7 #5
groundloop Nov 7 #8
DeminPennswoods Nov 7 #55
George II Nov 7 #7
groundloop Nov 7 #9
George II Nov 7 #10
groundloop Nov 7 #15
George II Nov 7 #16
pecosbob Nov 7 #24
onenote Nov 7 #22
Chicago1980 Nov 7 #19
The_Counsel Nov 7 #35
keithbvadu2 Nov 7 #11
vishnura Nov 7 #12
bucolic_frolic Nov 7 #13
The_Counsel Nov 7 #37
kysrsoze Nov 7 #14
The_Counsel Nov 7 #56
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Nov 7 #17
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 7 #18
pecosbob Nov 7 #25
gademocrat7 Nov 7 #20
tblue37 Nov 7 #21
empedocles Nov 7 #27
grantcart Nov 7 #36
KPN Nov 7 #23
Baked Potato Nov 7 #26
Mr.Bill Nov 7 #53
grumpyduck Nov 7 #28
mindem Nov 7 #29
BlueIdaho Nov 7 #30
grantcart Nov 7 #38
BlueIdaho Nov 7 #40
dlk Nov 7 #31
aggiesal Nov 7 #32
duforsure Nov 7 #33
wildman76 Nov 7 #34
FarPoint Nov 7 #39
Me. Nov 7 #41
ancianita Nov 7 #44
SunSeeker Nov 7 #45
pandr32 Nov 7 #46
Marthe48 Nov 7 #47
SayItLoud Nov 7 #48
elias7 Nov 7 #50
blueinredohio Nov 7 #51
lettucebe Nov 7 #58
The Wizard Nov 7 #60
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 7 #62
WillParkinson Nov 7 #64
onetexan Nov 7 #66
bluestarone Nov 7 #65
Gothmog Nov 7 #67

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:29 AM

1. This is absurd. They just want to frighten anyone going against Herr tRump. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:33 AM

42. This IS absurd. Especially since it's THEIR side and THEIR "dear leader"

who’ve established defying subpoenas as a standard battle tactic.

Don’t go whining about it when your favorite stalling stunt is turned around and used on you, cowards.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:44 PM

54. Its not absurd, politically.

Also predictable. This is a no-brainer for them. If Democrats agreed...let the tar and feathering begin. If they don't....which I'm sure they expected, it will be used to create headlines on Fox News and for Moscow Mitch to bleat about. How Democrats are denying the President, or his lawyers, from even questioning his accuser. Or how suspicious it all is where this anonymous deep state operative just can make up shit, fake news, behind some curtain that the Democrats are keeping them shut behind, from them and the public.

I know that's not the right picture, but that is what they will say, and that is why its not absurd for them to ask. They have a very low threshold of mental competence to cater to; whomever is remaining as a Trump supporter.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #54)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 02:06 PM

61. The President can confront his accuser

at the trial.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #61)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 03:01 PM

63. I'm not looking at it from the world of reality we live in

But from the world of instant hit pieces to be used in the moment by Trump and his enablers.
They won't be volunteering that bit of information.
These are the people that stormed the legislature with pitch forks and cell phones to demand access when their own fellow R's were inside.
These are the people that insisted that a Republican led investigation was a Democratic deep state coup.
These people would use anything and everything out of context or not. Its not for us educated liberals. Its for their cult zombies to latch onto. If you think Fox News is going to add your caveat you are mistaken.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:59 PM

57. limpbaugh saying he's getting donald junior on his show now, end of 1st hr 12:55 EST

no doubt to name the whistleblower again - maybe he'll show up in the second hr

limbaugh blasted the name off 600 stations on his friday show and now mentioning the name over and over, going to post his pics

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:30 AM

2. The smell of desperation is growing.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:41 AM

6. Desperation is right! Just watch, they will try to depose President Obama, Hillary Clinton....

Eric Holder, Bob Mueller, Joe and Hunter Biden and more Democrats, failing of course and thinking this will still somehow advance their crooked cause. They will also say that this stonewalling effort somehow equals (and negates) Trump's own efforts to stonewall any WH or Cabinet witnesses. Watch for it...................

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Response to machoneman (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:34 AM

43. Yeah, wouldn't surprise me if they tried that, too.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:33 AM

3. They have the character of people living in Nazi occupied europe

who turned their neighbors over to the gestapo.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:57 AM

49. They are completely depraved

nt

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Response to vlyons (Reply #49)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:28 PM

52. They are totally childish.

Are there any adults in the gop, or are most of them trust fund spoiled little pricks? Who votes for these incompetent, middle school hoodlums?

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #52)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:52 PM

59. Who votes for them?

Selfish assholes, who don't want a single penny of taxes going to help anyone but themselves. They don't want to fund public schools, community hospitals, infrastructure repair and upgrade, food stamps, community colleges, child care, etc etc etc.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:37 AM

4. Call to journalists..need to investigate the allegations against Jim Jordan while HS wrestling coach

That clown's mouth needs to be shut...he must be up to his neck compromised by the creature and Russia, he is desperate humiliating himself at every turn, and journalists, while you are at it stop at a Thriftco or Goodwill store and buy Jordan a coat.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:29 PM

68. Gym Jordan shuns the jacket so he can show his muscles.

He still thinks of himself as a jock, so it's only natural to want to show how well-built (he thinks) he is. Walking Beefcake. He's nothing but a barnacle on trumpie's ass.

And YES, he should be investigated about the scandal at OSU. He's in it up to his bowl-haircut.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:38 AM

5. The committee chairman has to agree for them to subpoena anyone

Not happening

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Response to YessirAtsaFact (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:44 AM

8. They WANT to be overruled, it's political theater and will give them talking points

SEE! SEE! SEE! Them meanie Democrats wouldn't let us interrogate the whistle-blower, therefore the system is rigged against us poor, law abiding repubs.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:55 PM

55. Sadly, I agree

It's all designed to feed the great conspiracy theory that Fox News viewers and the rw/cultists will eat up.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:44 AM

7. How can they subpoena him/her if they don't know its identity? If they DO know its identity....

....who violated the law by telling them?

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Response to groundloop (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:48 AM

10. I know. I was being rhetorical, if they know the identity they should go after the lawbreaker...

....not the whistleblower.

trump jr. should be charged.

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Response to George II (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:07 AM

15. Rhetorical is above my ability to process this morning

Not enough coffee yet.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:08 AM

16. I know how you feel. Have some covfefe, I hear it's stronger.

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Response to George II (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:56 AM

24. Yeah, but I hear it also leads to incontinence and wearing adult diapers

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Response to groundloop (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:34 AM

19. Who says that the correct person?

Nothing's been confirmed.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:24 AM

35. Exactly!

I actually WANT Gym & Co. to subpoena who they THINK the whistleblower is, Schiff to OK it, and then the alleged whistleblower to say: "uh... I think you have the wrong number..."

Comedy genius!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:50 AM

11. According to republicans, subpoenas can be ignored anyway.

According to republicans, subpoenas can be ignored anyway.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:54 AM

12. Hey Republican fools in Congress!

It not about the whistle blower, its about you and that orange s**tstain selling out the US.
The whistle blower is the true hero here. So Jordan, investigate what happened in the gym in Ohio.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:59 AM

13. The Whistleblower Law permits this?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:27 AM

37. I Don't Think It Does....

...but since when have House Republicans actually followed the law?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:06 AM

14. Good luck with that, Gym Jacketoff.

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Response to kysrsoze (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:58 PM

56. More Like "Gym Jagoff," But Whatever...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:26 AM

17. Whistleblowers act like an anonymous police tip line.

If ordinary citizens had to identify themselves whenever they provide a lead, the number of cases that get solved would decrease exponentially. Who wants a murderer who's out on bail to know your name, address and telephone number?

The GOP efforts to out the whistleblower in this case isn't about Trump's impeachable actions. It's about deterring future whistleblowers who have information about other illegal actions within Fat Donnie's administration. The Dems ought to point this out every time Trump, Jordan, Nunes, et al, bleat their ignorant demand.

If they out the whistleblower, then experienced web-searchers should be able to dig out and publish the personal information of every GOP congresscritter and RW broadcast personality who insisted on disclosure of the whistleblower's name, including home and cell phone numbers, the addresses of their primary and additional homes, the name of their wife's employer, their church, their social security number, driver license number, and financial information like checking and savings accounts, as well as credit card numbers, and any crime they have committed, including speeding tickets. Let them see how it feels.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:29 AM

18. TheHill can't write. "outing", not "ousting". . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:00 AM

25. ...and they're propagandistic toilet paper

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:35 AM

20. The desperation is getting worse.

Gym Jordan is an imbecile.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:36 AM

21. Kabuki theater. They know their attempt will be disallowed by the Democrats. It's all for show. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:15 AM

27. Prescisely

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:26 AM

36. And it was the Republicans who changed the rules giving the Chairman subpoena discretion.

They intende to use it against President Clinton

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:45 AM

23. This is their defense -- just like Mueller's Russia investigation -- the deep-state defense. It's

all they've got -- fabricated conspiracy theories that their idiotic base lap up like ice cream. That's what and all that they provide to America's white working class -- ice cream (like cake).

It ain't gonna work. Too many have woken up to their scam and tRump's corruption. Too many still care about the good old USA and it's Constitution. They may make the poor white working class feel better with this defense, but overall, it will be the GOP's and tRump's demise.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:09 AM

26. Jordan is just beating his chest

to try to be relevant.

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Response to Baked Potato (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:28 PM

53. He's beating something

but it's not his chest.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:17 AM

28. Fine, subpoena him or her.

The Reps have established lots of precedents for ignoring a subpoena.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:18 AM

29. Turn about is fair play

nobody needs to answer any repuke subpoenas, they set the no-show standard for subpoenas. It's only fair.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:20 AM

30. Witness Intimidation

Can the House Majority cancel a Minority stunt like this?

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #30)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:28 AM

38. Republicans changed House Rules giving Chairman ultimate Subpoena power


They were going to use it against President Clinton

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Response to grantcart (Reply #38)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:29 AM

40. Beware the law of unintended consequences...

Thanks!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:20 AM

31. The statute protects the whistleblower's identity

This Republican subpoena nonsense is more proof of their double-standards and lawlessness.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:21 AM

32. Anything is "Fair Game" for the Greedy One Percent (GOP) Party n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:21 AM

33. They should then sue him

Then in court under oath he will have to testify to everything he knows or risk his freedom by lying and going to jail. Civil lawsuit also should follow for damages . By then the Democrats should have full control and charge Jordan.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:22 AM

34. I call that witness intimation

There's no need for the whistle blower ,Trump's paranoid on who it is lol

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:29 AM

39. I believe the whistleblower can essentially refuse to appear....

Whistleblower protection act...plus, a common behavior of this administration....Oh, does not the Committe Chair process all subpoena's? Needs Chairman's approval?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:32 AM

41. THe WB Should Refuse To Show Up Just Like All THe Others Who Have

and if Gym seeks a remedy that same remedy can then be applied to the WH refusniks

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:38 AM

44. The whistleblower doesn't have to honor Jordan's subpoena. Period.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:41 AM

45. More GOP witness intimidation (witness tampering). They are Nazi scumbags. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:47 AM

46. It's a political stunt

They will use it, and the fact it will be vetoed, for as much mileage as they can.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:50 AM

47. gym jordan is a p.o.s.

He wouldn't blow the whistle on a child molester, but is willing to ruin the whistleblower's life. jordan is the worst kind of coward and powerbroker wannabe. A weak man corrupting his weak hold on power.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:54 AM

48. Let them subpeona and when she/he doesn't show let's see

how they want to handle the no show. Then do exactly what these POS's want to do to every one of those who have ignored Congressional subpoenas.

Tiny Tim, Tiny Hands tRUMP and now TINY GYM....(5 foot 4 inch tiny GYM; and he's actually shorter than that).

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:06 PM

50. Didn't need Deep Throat's identity to investigate a crime

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:10 PM

51. If the guy republicans named as the whistleblower is actually not the whistleblower

He should testify before congress, then when they don't get any information because he has none he should sue the hell out of republicans.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:39 PM

58. Excuse me, so the Repugs who ignore subpoenas think issuing a subpoena on an unknown will bear fruit

What the actual F?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 02:02 PM

60. The minority

does not have subpoena power.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 02:06 PM

62. Old Gym is kissing up to Trump

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 03:10 PM

64. But he can refuse, right?

I mean, it's good enough for the Republicans, so it's good enough for everyone.

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Response to WillParkinson (Reply #64)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:29 PM

66. from the sound of the it it's unlikely he will given Dems have already cited safety concerns

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:06 PM

65. Hell i'd bring in 10 of them. (if there is 10)

Let them wonder which one was the first one!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 05:11 PM

67. Not going to happen

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