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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:22 AM

Top Diplomat Testified Pompeo Called Hannity About Yovanovitch Smears

Source: Daily Beast

David Hale, the under secretary of state for political affairs, said in his closed-door impeachment testimony that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Fox News host Sean Hannity last spring to ask about the smear campaign launched against former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, according to a transcript that was made public Monday night.

Discussing efforts by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and pro-Trump media to besmirch the reputation of Yovanovitch ahead of her ouster as ambassador, Hale noted that Pompeo spoke to Giuliani twice in late March regarding the allegations.

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Hale’s testimony tracks with that of both Yovanovitch and senior State Department official George Kent, who both said it was their understanding that Pompeo or someone from State called the Fox host to see “what is going on” with coverage of the allegations.

Hannity, meanwhile, has repeatedly denied that Pompeo contacted him at the time, calling the testimony “fake news” and insisting that he barely covered Yovanovitch during the spring, claiming that he didn’t “know anything about this woman.” He has also threatened to file a lawsuit if officials didn’t “stop spreading bogus rumors and smears about” him.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/top-diplomat-david-hale-testified-pompeo-called-fox-news-sean-hannity-about-yovanovitch-smears



Hannity needs a new striped suit ... preferably in orange

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Reply Top Diplomat Testified Pompeo Called Hannity About Yovanovitch Smears (Original post)
UpInArms Nov 19 OP
blueinredohio Nov 19 #1
UpInArms Nov 19 #3
slater71 Nov 19 #19
bucolic_frolic Nov 19 #2
UpInArms Nov 19 #4
bucolic_frolic Nov 19 #5
certainot Nov 19 #23
itcfish Nov 19 #13
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 19 #6
Maribelle Nov 19 #7
2naSalit Nov 19 #8
oldsoftie Nov 19 #9
UpInArms Nov 19 #10
PSPS Nov 19 #21
UpInArms Nov 19 #27
Jarqui Nov 19 #11
Mc Mike Nov 19 #12
usaf-vet Nov 19 #16
Mc Mike Nov 19 #20
packman Nov 19 #14
oldsoftie Nov 19 #30
flor-de-jasmim Nov 19 #15
sop Nov 19 #17
oldsoftie Nov 19 #31
Judi Lynn Nov 19 #18
Martin Eden Nov 19 #22
PatSeg Nov 19 #24
bitterross Nov 19 #25
MyOwnPeace Nov 19 #29
MontanaMama Nov 19 #26
Traildogbob Nov 19 #28
Progressive Jones Nov 20 #32

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:25 AM

1. Subpoena Hannity.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:41 AM

3. From May 2018

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 09:29 AM

19. It is time to take this asshole down.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:38 AM

2. Unclear from this article

if Pompeo was merely fishing, seeking progress, or actually trying to defend his ambassador.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:45 AM

4. Am thinking that Hannity is part of

The unofficial policy gang

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:54 AM

5. Well yes definitely

but it is also possible Pompeo tried to keep a lid on him a bit because State is his responsibility and his personnel are not considered political. 'Tone it down' in other words, Hannity is just so out of line every night. Will be interesting to watch.

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 09:40 AM

23. hannity AND linmbaugh. russians have been using them since at least 2008. limbo is trump golf

buddy and neighbor in palm beach and the guy trump made sure was there with him on the links for a photo op the day after the mueler report came out to intimidate GOP senators who might have second thoughts about their asskissing

limbo is top dog in the propaganda operation but hannity is also on fox aside from his radio station and he's less cautious than linmbaugh, and stupider

thing about limbo is he's been doing sanitized transcripts for years so everyone can stay on the same page without listening - and those transcripts are out there for searching, along with some youtubes for particular dates and those can be transcribed quick and cheap at sites like sonix.ai

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:52 AM

13. Right!

What exactly did he want to know? Was the smear working? Was Hannity going to continue the smear campaign? etc. etc.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:59 AM

6. Hannity following tRump's "the woman" lead with "this woman". They hate strong women. . . . nt

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:03 AM

7. Hannity "threatened to file a lawsuit" just like Trump always threatens.

Which came first the chicken or the egg?

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:04 AM

8. Another

POS that needs to be flushed!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:05 AM

9. And Hannity is the LEAST qualified of ANY of the opinion hosts.

At least the others have actually had professional careers.
Hannity was just a doofus who got lucky. MAybe thats why trump likes him the most; he's on the same level of intellect.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:12 AM

10. Smarmy slick lying POS

I have watched him turn logic into a pretzel for years

The more you hear him the less you know

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 09:35 AM

21. "I have watched him turn logic into a pretzel for years"

Why? What I mean is, why watch him at all?

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Response to PSPS (Reply #21)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 10:10 AM

27. I never tune into Faux ...

Yet, he has appeared on other networks and discussion panels ...

I have always been horrified by him

I assure you, watching him was never my goal

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:37 AM

11. It's one thing to have a "News" organization providing a partisan slant

It has to be another when the news organization is doing the bidding of the partisan politicians they're supposedly covering - including smearing an innocent government employee.

Why should Pompeo not face impeachment?

Why should Perry not face impeachment for greasing the wheels for his buddies on the gas deal?

The corrupt Senate may not impeach them but hanging them up for all to see what they are is not a bad thing to do to people like this.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:50 AM

12. Amazing that a zero brain nazi like Hannity has such influence on our government.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 09:04 AM

16. All Hannity needs is 1 IQ point above Trump and microphone and he can "advise" the "stable genius".

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 09:33 AM

20. As long as he 'advises' from a position of 'total abject deference to the greatness of shitler'.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:55 AM

14. Time to waterboard Hannity

Didn't he say once, quite a while back, that he would submit to waterboarding to show it wasn't such a big deal?


https://thinkprogress.org/hannity-explodes-after-being-confronted-by-thinkprogress-about-previous-offer-to-be-waterboarded-for-644af3767139/

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Response to packman (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 12:08 PM

30. Yes he did. And no, he never did it.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:58 AM

15. I'm so tired of the phrase "this woman" as a diminishing reference to females in positions of power.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 09:10 AM

17. From the FOX News spreader of bogus rumors and smears:

Hannity threatened to file a lawsuit if officials didn’t “stop spreading bogus rumors and smears about” him.

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Response to sop (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 12:08 PM

31. Well, go ahead. He wont. Just like trump never does.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 09:14 AM

18. Thank you, UpInArms. Rec. n/t

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 09:40 AM

22. "bogus rumors and smears"

Hannity is projecting his own specialty onto others.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 09:47 AM

24. Whoa, sounds awfully defensive there

Threatening a lawsuit? That's priceless considering all the bogus rumors and smears he spreads.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 09:50 AM

25. File a lawsuit. Please. The discovery phase will be great

I wish he would file a lawsuit. Then he'll have to respond to the lies he tells with facts. Facts don't usually hold up well for FOX news hosts.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #25)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 10:42 AM

29. THIS - times 1,000!!!!!!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 09:57 AM

26. Pompeo is as dirty as they come.

Hannity needs a fucking subpoena. This is outrageous.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 10:31 AM

28. Jail em both

Use the treason law to the fullest extent of punishment. Secretary PompousAhole and Hannity are completely sbove the law. My hope is this whole regime gets taken down and prosecuted fully and it finally destroys Murdock and all his traitorous puppets. These assholes hate democracy and want a full on DICKtatorship. Certainly have the DICKS to pull it off.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:06 AM

32. Hannity should be subpoenaed just to see what the reaction is.

Have the subpoena delivered with MSNBC cameras rolling.

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