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(47,645 posts)
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 01:31 PM Feb 23

Another 'star' GOP impeachment witness may have lied under oath: Cassidy Hutchinson lawyer

Source: RawStory

House Republicans' impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, which was already on shaky ground, may have just suffered another blow.

At issue is the testimony of Tony Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden who has made allegations of corruption against President Joe Biden. While talking with House Republican investigators last week, Bobulinski accused former White House official Cassidy Hutchinson of lying about him after she claimed in her book that she saw him secretively talking to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in Rome, Georgia.

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But now ABC News reports that William H. Jordan, an attorney representing Hutchinson, has produced a photo of Meadows and Bobulinski in Rome, Georgia, in which Bobulinski is clearly wearing a mask covering his face.

Additionally, the two men are talking while standing in between two cars, which matches Hutchinson's recollection that she "observed Mark and Tony Bobulinski's interaction through a gap in the vehicles."


Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/republican-biden-impeachment/



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Ex-Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson says photo refutes Biden impeachment witness's claims

https://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-white-house-aide-cassidy-hutchinson-pushes-back/story?id=107465387

including a photo of them talking and Bobulinski is wearing a ski mask

"Mr. Bobulinski claims under oath that he was not wearing a mask, that Mr. Meadows did not hand him anything, and that Ms. Hutchinson was 'fabricating facts,'" Hutchinson's lawyer wrote in the letter. "Perhaps Mr. Bobulinski's memory is impaired about the meeting, and a picture would help refresh his recollection."

The photo appears to show the pair meeting at night between SUVs with Bobukinski wearing a hat and a black mask. During his testimony with the House Oversight panel, Bobukinski said he remembered meeting Meadows at the Georgia rally and having private security with him at the time.

"Ms. Hutchinson took a photo of Mr. Bobulinski meeting with Mr. Meadows from her vantage point just on the other side of the vehicle from their conversation," Jordan wrote in his letter. "A copy is attached to this letter. Mr. Bobulinski may be somewhat hard to make out in this image -- since he is wearing his Penn State hat ... and a mask."
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Another 'star' GOP impeachment witness may have lied under oath: Cassidy Hutchinson lawyer (Original Post) question everything Feb 23 OP
This should bring comer and gym down. MOMFUDSKI Feb 23 #1
It should get them sued for slander Warpy Feb 23 #11
I wish!!! calimary Feb 24 #41
Cue Maxwell Smart retort... "would you believe..." ? Freethinker65 Feb 23 #2
A photo huh? Kid Berwyn Feb 23 #3
Good job Cassidy. I am so sick of all this lying and slandering Walleye Feb 23 #7
She risked everything to tell the truth. sheshe2 Feb 23 #35
I agree. paleotn Feb 24 #40
thanks for this photo. images show up way better in this one than the one i was looking orleans Feb 23 #18
Comer is running a shadow impeachment without regards to evidence or at times logic. bucolic_frolic Feb 23 #4
Think they're out to hurt them with public opinion KS Toronado Feb 23 #8
Brought to you by the same bunch who always scream that Prof. Toru Tanaka Feb 23 #19
All because the twice impeached, guilty of rape, defamation, & fraud criminal facing 91 more criminal charges Attilatheblond Feb 23 #30
Its not just a sham, temporary311 Feb 23 #17
This is the most important point. The GOP is colluding with Russian intelligence operatives. Irish_Dem Feb 24 #39
Benghazi redux krkaufman Feb 23 #38
Except for her confusion about political policies, Cassidy is a hero of mine. Trust_Reality Feb 23 #5
She is young, and was raised in a MAGA home obamanut2012 Feb 23 #21
Sarah Pain what? Escurumbele Feb 23 #28
I have been so impressed with her, willing to literally put her life on the line for truth and justice. Fla Dem Feb 23 #6
This is high farce. LisaM Feb 23 #9
Produced and directed by Boris and Natasha... That's how they do it in ruskie mir...nt mitch96 Feb 23 #26
I love that she "took a photo" UpInArms Feb 23 #10
Bobulinski thought a Gen Zer wasn't gonna come with the fliiiiiicks? Prairie Gates Feb 23 #24
Comer and Jordan won't do the right thing. cab67 Feb 23 #12
Oh well...just another "that isn't a key part of the investigation" statement by comer PortTack Feb 23 #13
I was expecting the photo to be more ambiguous mn9driver Feb 23 #14
Is anyone surprised? dlk Feb 23 #15
This is great, I love it when these guys get caught in their lies and it is all coming out now. Bev54 Feb 23 #16
possibly a wrong link? nt orleans Feb 23 #20
Yes thanks, I have too many links saved in a document and picked up the one before it. Bev54 Feb 23 #27
Thanks, that was an interesting read! ShazzieB Feb 23 #31
if it was me i would have had way too many tabs open lol orleans Feb 23 #32
I save my links in a word document so I can go back to them anytime. Bev54 Feb 23 #33
great idea! nt orleans Feb 23 #36
Jamie Raskin is amazing! crickets Feb 23 #37
Why did I immediately think this would be Stefan Passantino that was accused of lying? erronis Feb 23 #22
"Is it really perjury if there's no underlying crime" defense about to be deployed Prairie Gates Feb 23 #23
Bobulinski can share a cell with Peter Navarro Renew Deal Feb 23 #25
Gal Luft ✅ Archer ✅ Smirnov ✅ Toni Bobulinski ✅ underpants Feb 23 #29
When does this transition from circus act to malicious prosecution? pecosbob Feb 23 #34

Warpy

(111,529 posts)
11. It should get them sued for slander
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:20 PM
Feb 23

Hunter Biden is a private citizen and not a public figure. It should be a doddle to prove malice. The rest of the family who have been named by these two grandstanding, ten cent McCarthys should join the suit.

Of course the screeching monkeys on the far right will only say the witnesses were smeared by Antifa and the Deep State, their favorite bogeymen.

I don't think those people matter much any more. Covid has been reduced to an occasionally deadly nuisance and lockdown is over and sensible people are getting pretty sick of the whole damned bunch.

orleans

(34,121 posts)
18. thanks for this photo. images show up way better in this one than the one i was looking
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 03:09 PM
Feb 23

at on the abc website

KS Toronado

(17,549 posts)
8. Think they're out to hurt them with public opinion
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:03 PM
Feb 23

more than anything, hoping it flows over to the ballot box.

Prof. Toru Tanaka

(2,007 posts)
19. Brought to you by the same bunch who always scream that
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 03:10 PM
Feb 23

any attempt to hold the stinky slobfather accountable for his crimes is “politically motivated”.

Attilatheblond

(2,295 posts)
30. All because the twice impeached, guilty of rape, defamation, & fraud criminal facing 91 more criminal charges
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 03:55 PM
Feb 23

wants to 'level the field' between himself & an honorable and effective public servant, Joe Biden.

Irish_Dem

(48,650 posts)
39. This is the most important point. The GOP is colluding with Russian intelligence operatives.
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 12:05 PM
Feb 24

For the purpose of stealing an election.

krkaufman

(13,443 posts)
38. Benghazi redux
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 11:16 PM
Feb 23

It’s not really about impeachment, anyway, just trying to create an aura of corruption that will net a few points come the election.

Trust_Reality

(1,727 posts)
5. Except for her confusion about political policies, Cassidy is a hero of mine.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 01:57 PM
Feb 23

Regarding political policies, she was too young when she decided to be a Republican. She didn't have enough information or experience. I think she based her decision on what they were saying or claiming which of course was total bullshit.

obamanut2012

(26,211 posts)
21. She is young, and was raised in a MAGA home
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 03:22 PM
Feb 23

She didn't go to an Ivy or Public Ivy, her family isn't rich. She has done teh right thing, and I feel quite confident she will go the way of Nicole Wallace relatively soon.

Sarah Palin turned the direction Wallace was faced, so hopefully all of this will turn Cassidy fully, too.

She has been very brave imo.

The first President I voted for was Reagan, and I voted for Jesse Helms and Howard Coble, too. Because I was barely an adult, my father was then (no longer) a wingnut, and I was so apolitical then. She can change.

cab67

(3,012 posts)
12. Comer and Jordan won't do the right thing.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:35 PM
Feb 23

Neither will resign, and neither will decline to run for re-election in November. And both are likely to be re-elected.

But if the Democrats take control of the House, their first order of business should be to censure both of them. Censuring MTG wouldn't be a bad idea, either. Nor would stripping them of their committee assignments.

(Ejecting them from Congress would be even better, but that's not going to happen.)

mn9driver

(4,435 posts)
14. I was expecting the photo to be more ambiguous
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:38 PM
Feb 23

But even a mask and a hat can’t hide that square head. It’s him.

dlk

(11,622 posts)
15. Is anyone surprised?
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:55 PM
Feb 23

Hutchinson is the outlier who actually tells the truth. They are few and far between in the Republican Party.

ShazzieB

(16,712 posts)
31. Thanks, that was an interesting read!
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 04:04 PM
Feb 23

Jamie Raskin really knows how to use the English language:

Nonetheless, allow me, first, to pierce the fog of his vituperative fulminations to share with you several obvious instances from Mr. Bobulinski’s testimony in which he accused a multitude of individuals and organizations of lying

I love the phrase "vituperative fulminations." Good work, Rep. Raskin!

orleans

(34,121 posts)
32. if it was me i would have had way too many tabs open lol
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 04:07 PM
Feb 23

i'll look at it later (gotta go out for now)

but thank you for the link!

crickets

(26,005 posts)
37. Jamie Raskin is amazing!
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 08:55 PM
Feb 23

This man's vocab is fire:

Of course, your client’s interview was chaotic to the point of burlesque as he repeatedly yelled, shouted, filibustered, and hurled outlandish and baseless accusations and insults against Democratic Members and staff. Nonetheless, allow me, first, to pierce the fog of his vituperative fulminations to share with you several obvious instances from Mr. Bobulinski’s testimony in which he accused a multitude of individuals and organizations of lying:


Every lie is refuted in glorious detail, with one to six footnotes on each page denoting sources. It's beyootiful! *chef's kiss*

erronis

(15,524 posts)
22. Why did I immediately think this would be Stefan Passantino that was accused of lying?
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 03:28 PM
Feb 23
https://lawandcrime.com/jan-6-committee/lawyers-want-donald-trump-ethics-lawyers-who-represented-former-white-house-aide-before-jan-6-committee-disbarred/

He is now representing Bobobolinski.

There going to be running out of even the sleazy ones pretty soon.

I hear Liberty U and PreagerU (not a real school) have online lawyer degrees. Send $100,000 to http: //trumplegal.con/ and you'll get your sheepleskin and a free graduation cap (red, made in China) in a few weeks/years.

Prairie Gates

(1,142 posts)
23. "Is it really perjury if there's no underlying crime" defense about to be deployed
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 03:32 PM
Feb 23

"We're just talking," a la Glengarry Glen Ross.

Outdoor mask for a Republican lawyer type...

pecosbob

(7,555 posts)
34. When does this transition from circus act to malicious prosecution?
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 06:49 PM
Feb 23

Don't think that would be covered by the Speech and Debate Clause.

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