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Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:30 PM

Democrats invite Trump to testify in impeachment inquiry

Source: Associated Press

By JILL COLVIN

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly.

Pushing back against accusations from the president that the process has been stacked against him, Pelosi said Trump is welcome to appear or answer questions in writing, if he chooses.

“If he has information that is exculpatory, that means ex, taking away, culpable, blame, then we look forward to seeing it,” she said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Trump “could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants,” she said.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer echoed that suggestion.

“If Donald Trump doesn’t agree with what he’s hearing, doesn’t like what he’s hearing, he shouldn’t tweet. He should come to the committee and testify under oath. And he should allow all those around him to come to the committee and testify under oath,” Schumer told reporters. He said the White House’s insistence on blocking witnesses from cooperating begs the question: “What is he hiding?”

Read more: https://apnews.com/69ba97b946c14b4f9d4d83577a05d22a

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Reply Democrats invite Trump to testify in impeachment inquiry (Original post)
swag Nov 17 OP
lastlib Nov 17 #1
gibraltar72 Nov 17 #2
Journeyman Nov 17 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 17 #25
BigmanPigman Nov 17 #3
SergeStorms Nov 17 #5
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 17 #6
BumRushDaShow Nov 17 #10
usaf-vet Nov 17 #7
erronis Nov 17 #8
Zaphod42 Nov 17 #9
Brainfodder Nov 17 #11
Linda Ed Nov 17 #12
Evolve Dammit Nov 17 #13
Quackers Nov 17 #14
keithbvadu2 Nov 17 #16
cstanleytech Nov 17 #23
Nitram Nov 17 #15
Smith Jack Nov 17 #17
Jarqui Nov 17 #18
riversedge Nov 17 #19
bucolic_frolic Nov 17 #20
Sneederbunk Nov 17 #21
cstanleytech Nov 17 #22
warmfeet Nov 17 #24
Farmer-Rick Nov 17 #26
gab13by13 Nov 17 #27
James48 Nov 17 #28
Chakaconcarne Nov 18 #29
bdamomma Nov 18 #30
eppur_se_muova Nov 18 #31

Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:47 PM

1. Up to this point, nothing favorable to him has emerged from the hearings....

Even the GOPee questioning makes him look bad. If he has something favorable to his case, the onus is on him to put it before the committee. Otherwise, well--"pays your money, takes your chances...." The chances he's getting now don't look kindly for him. But I have no doubt Chairman Schiff would give him a fair hearing, in spite of all his bullsh*t. All he has to do is pick up his phone and call. If he has something that will clear him, surely he'd be screaming it from every rooftop. But all I'm hearing is meaningless tweets--meaningless, that is, except for witness intimidations.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 04:18 PM

2. He's still working on exculpatory.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 04:23 PM

4. Trying to remember when he was married to Culpa Tory, no doubt . . .

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:20 PM

25. Mad props to Nancy Pelosi for explaining the meaning of that big, scary word. NT

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 04:21 PM

3. Wasn't it Rep Welch already told us that tRump is free

to come since "he started all this" last week?

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 04:27 PM

5. You tell him, Madame Speaker!

Of course he never will testify, because he neither has any exculpatory evidence, and he's too big a coward.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 04:40 PM

6. Serve hamberders, all he can eat. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 05:03 PM

10. And the covfefe is on the house!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 04:55 PM

7. Remember Trump has bone spurs. He'll tweet, bitch and moan but his bone spurs will arise to....

..... the occasion with a thousand excuses why he can't testify. But he'll deny it's because of pure cowardice.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 04:55 PM

8. He'll show up only if the House is packed with MAGAts and he has a teleprompter

and doesn't need to answer any questions.

Otherwise, it's just a sham - fake.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 04:58 PM

9. It would be neat...

 

To have the orange POS sit at a table and take questions...and live tweet his answers on national TV....he wouldn't have to say a word. I'd pay good money to see him fumbling around with his phone....

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 05:07 PM

11. His response to this, no matter what is PRICELESS!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 05:13 PM

12. Question

Where is this Alan Weiselberg? The long term drumpf accountant. Why isn't he in jail? Is he playing a double game? What did he give up? He gave testimony behind closed door and had to cover his arse for doing the books for 45 years...he could of given up not only drumpf but Ivanka and Jared. He is still working for drumpf and known to be a drumpf loyalist...and he was given limited immunity from the SDNY...Will congress call him to testify and if so will he plead the fifth? Is that why his name is not mentioned?

Any lawyers out there who can answer?

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 05:15 PM

13. He will never show up or allow anyone that he can control show up. Not even for all the

fast food in America. I keep coming back to Michael Cohen's testimony about him speaking "in Code" to those he controls about what he wants. I would love to see him called back if he has additional information of 45's criminality not previously discussed, as part of a reduced sentence but that ain't up to me.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 05:27 PM

14. I would love to get him under oath.

I don’t even care what he says. 99% sure he will perjure himself.

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Response to Quackers (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 05:50 PM

16. Republicans whine about a 'perjury trap'.

It is impossible to fall into a 'perjury trap' if you tell the truth.

With Trump, they have a genuine fear.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 06:35 PM

23. It's only perjury if he lies so they must be admitting that he would lie then.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 05:45 PM

15. You never know, he might take the bait.

That would be a sight to see.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 05:56 PM

17. Important WORDS for Sondland

 

Sondland better tell the truth about trump's BRIBERY and CRIMES
against our USA!

...Or you Sondland are going to end up just like Roger STONE
in prison for a LONG TIME!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 06:10 PM

18. Hillary had the guts to do it. What about Donald?

Taunt him with that.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 06:11 PM

19. Didn't he lie in his written testimony to Mueller?? Nothing happened.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 06:13 PM

20. Trump will hide from this just like Mueller Report and tax returns

Trump has his people hiding from subpoenas. Barr should be called. He's enabling.

And by the way, Pompeo has been awfully quiet.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 06:16 PM

21. This invite may be the basis of the panic attack.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 06:33 PM

22. He won't testify because that would require him telling the truth.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:07 PM

24. He will be there

toot suite.

No one has better words, a higher IQ, a better education, or hires the bestest people.

He is more innocent than anyone has ever been.

Just wait and see. Innocent people cooperate with investigators because they have nothing to hide. Just wait and see - orange asswhipe will be right along to tell the truth.



Allright, I used up all the sarcasm thingies.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:26 PM

26. When reporters were listening to him whine how the impeachment is sooo unfair

Why didn't one of them ask him why he didn't testify himself then.....instead of just whining?

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 08:07 PM

27. Speaker Pelosi needs to keep doing this,

by this I mean controlling the narrative.
Dems also should be pushing AG Barr to recuse himself from the impeachment inquiry.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 09:28 PM

28. He's tooo CHICKEN

To testify under oath.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 09:02 AM

29. they should keep hammering on this....

As much as he talks about this being unfair and a hoax despite all the evidence to the contrary... If he refuses, it makes him look REALLY bad.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 10:23 AM

30. tRump is

a coward, but let him go add some nails to his coffin.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 10:24 AM

31. 45 *must* abide by the same rule as any other witness.

No random yammering with no time limit, avoiding the question, personal attacks, etc.. Committee rules must be enforced. The Chairman has the gavel. As long as the interview is in session, Schiff outranks 45. I don't think 45 will abide by that, even if he promises to do so.

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