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The Triumph of Donald Trump

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Impeachment Hearing Republicans Confirm There Is No Defense for Donald Trump -

And they’re continuing to make themselves and their party

an American abomination.

"....... Nunes and his fellow Republicans on the Intelligence Committee sought to indict the inquiry rather than to address the issues at hand.

Employing a litany of right-wing conspiracy theories and Internet-troll delusions, they offered the American people a powerful insight into determination to obstruct, undermine, and disparage any effort to hold the president to account. .....

House Republicans are refusing to fulfill the oath they swore to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” to “bear true faith and allegiance to the same,” and to “well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office.”

Nunes and his compatriots are doing precisely what Trump did:

placing a political agenda ahead of the national interest.......

 

https://www.thenation.com/article/impeachment-intelligence-committee-first-day/

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2 hours ago, jakeem said:

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Trump asks Supreme Court to protect him from criminal probe of hush money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/trump-asks-supreme-court-to-keep-his-tax-returns-from-manhattan-da via @TPM
5:39 PM · Nov 14, 2019·Twitter Web Client

trump thinks the other 2 branches of government were put there just to protect and support him.

 

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NPR
 
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President Trump is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to keep his personal tax records out of the hands of the House Oversight Committee
 
— marking the second time in two days that he's challenged a subpoena for those documents.
 
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The devastating day Trump's presidency came into sharp focus — in Congress, the White House and in court

Analysis: Yovanovitch testified, Roger Stone was convicted, Trump tweeted. It's all right there.

 

........All three branches of government demonstrated, in one day and in unmatchable high-profile fashion, the cost Trump and his loyalists have been willing to impose on the nation and its citizens — including members of his inner circle at times — in pursuit of political and personal aims. And ultimately, those costs are at the heart of the argument Democrats will make for ousting Trump, one way or the other.

 

"The powers of the presidency are immense, but they are not absolute and they cannot be used for corrupt purpose,".........

"The events of today — the ambassador's testimony, Trump's disgusting smears, and the Roger Stone conviction — all point to a man who sought Russia's interference to win in 2016, tried to cheat to win in 2020 and victimized people who stood in his way." ......

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/devastating-day-trump-s-presidency-came-sharp-focus-congress-white-n1083991?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

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PS2/ Funny how conservatives love to trot out the legally irrelevant fact that Zelensky
 
—forced by geopolitical realities—said he didn't feel pressured by Trump,
 
but don't want to talk at all about the fact that Yovanovitch testified under oath today that Trump had intimidated her
 
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6 hours ago, jakeem said:

 

6 hours ago, jakeem said:
 
The federal district court jury found the longtime Trump associate guilty of obstructing a congressional inquiry, lying to the House Intelligence Committee, and witness tampering.
 
11:53 AM · Nov 15, 2019·TweetDeck

 

6 hours ago, jakeem said:

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You know what they call it inside the White House when one of Trump’s cronies is convicted in federal court?
 
Friday.
 
11:51 AM · Nov 15, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

 

5 hours ago, jakeem said:

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The president of the United States complains that the Department of Justice has convicted his closest political adviser and asks why they aren't prosecuting his political enemies.
 
The president wants the levers of government utilized to protect his personal enemies and prosecute his foes, he's repeatedly taken action to make that happen, and he's not going to stop unless he's removed from office.
 
12:21 PM · Nov 15, 2019·TweetDeck
 

Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Roger Stone-- and it looks like Giuliani is next.

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10 hours ago, jakeem said:
 

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NEWS: Mike Bloomberg is pouring $100 million into an anti-Trump digital ad campaign as he moves toward 2020 run, reshaping the online ad landscape
 
Here’s the twist: This set of ads will not feature Bloomberg, his advisers say.
6:24 AM · Nov 15, 2019·Twitter Web App

Winning!

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Holmes testifies he overheard Trump ask Sondland about investigations

Holmes “has some specific quotes," a Democratic lawmaker said, that left "no doubt what the president of the United States was saying.”

 

I then heard President Trump ask, 'So, he’s gonna do the investigation?'" Holmes recounted, according to the statement obtained by CNN. "Ambassador Sondland replied, that 'he's gonna do it,'

adding that President Zelenskiy will do, 'anything you ask him to.'"

 

Holmes said he was able to hear the conversation because Sondland held the phone away from his ear due to how loudly the president was speaking,...

Holmes testified that after the call ended, Sondland told him that when it came to Ukraine,

Trump only cares about "big stuff," such as the "Biden investigation" pushed by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani. ...........

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry/holmes-gave-damning-testimony-trump-sondland-call-democratic-lawmakers-says-n1084071?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_np

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Calls for AG Barr’s Impeachment Intensify

After ‘Lunatic Authoritarian’ Federalist Society Speech

...."Another lunatic authoritarian speech as Barr goes from attacking ‘radical secularists ‘ [at Notre Dame Law School] to one month later attacking the ‘resistance’ at [the Federalist Society],” tweeted former White House ethics counsel Richard Painter.

“Impeach Barr now!”

“Bill Barr is the type of bare knuckles lawyer the Church would have hired thirty years ago to cover up sex abuse cases,” Painter added. “The bishop would have been someone like Rep. Jim Jordan. Neither of these men belong anywhere near the impeachment inquiry.”

........ “Yesterday AG Barr addressed a radical political group and gave one of the most vicious partisan screeds ever uttered by a US cabinet officer,” Pascrell tweeted.

“Barr says trump should have king-like powers. Barr is a liar and a fanatic and should be impeached and stripped of his law licenses.”........

.... “Barr, in other words, is a key target of any investigation into Trump’s seemingly criminal abuse of power,” the article continues. “This gives Democrats ample justification to zero in on the attorney general.” .......

"I have warned for some time that AG Barr is the most alarming figure in the Administration,” Ifill tweeted. “A true believer who has been waiting for his moment and pitched hard for this job. He has an agenda and political view that is lockstep with Trump.”

The incendiary speech also prompted the widespread use of #ImpeachBarr and #DisbarBarr hashtags on Twitter–criticism that was only amplified after people realized

Barr’s broadside against left-leaning lawsuits and subpoenas was promoted by the Department of Justice’s official Twitter account.......

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/calls-for-ag-barrs-impeachment-intensify-after-lunatic-authoritarian-federalist-society-speech/

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Rep. Adam Schiff: "The most profound threat to democracy today is not from Russia.
 
.. The most grave threat to the life and health of our democracy comes from within,
 
from a president without ethical compass."
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To read Bill Barr's speeches is to see conservative arguments once made with some complexity made crudely;
 
and to see conservative arguments that once usefully challenged progressive legal orthodoxy
 
now used to uphold an increasingly authoritarian variant of conservatism.
 
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8 hours ago, Bogie56 said:
The Washington Post
The Post Most
 
 
 
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(Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) 

How a lone CIA analyst triggered the impeachment inquiry that has engulfed U.S. politics 

Dozens of senior officials were aware of or involved in President Trump's shadow foreign policy on Ukraine. It is not clear whether any of it would have come to light were it not for a memo from a relatively junior CIA employee, who is now the target of almost daily attacks by Trump and right-wing efforts to make his identity widely public.

By Greg Miller, Greg Jaffe and Paul Sonne    Read more »

 You never know where you're going to find an American Patriot in the United States.

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5 minutes ago, jakeem said:
 

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Ukraine is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry, but Russia is never far away. Democrats and witnesses say Vladimir Putin was the chief beneficiary of President Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine.
11:51 AM · Nov 17, 2019·SocialFlow

trump is winning for Russia.

trump is winning for Turkey.

trump is winning for North Korea.

 trump is winning for Saudi Arabia.

So you can see why the US president doesn't have time to care about the United States.

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On 11/16/2019 at 12:01 PM, jakeem said:

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"Russians listen in delight as Republicans parrot conspiracy theories first launched by them...they gloat at the way Trump removed Amb Yovanovitch, because they blame her for promoting democratic “color revolutions” that weakened Moscow’s hold on the former Soviet empire."
 
1:01 PM · Nov 16, 2019·Twitter Web App

 

On 11/16/2019 at 12:05 PM, jakeem said:

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Remember people asking in 2016 why the Russians preferred Trump? This is why.
 
12:50 PM · Nov 16, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

 Quid Pro Quo-- Mr. Putin is getting what he paid for.

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NEW:

on impeachment:

“If Donald Trump 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.”

 

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Clint Lorance ordered his men to fire on villagers in Afghanistan he knew were unarmed, then tried to cover it up.

He was freed from Leavenworth by presidential pardon last night.

https://nytimes.com/2019/11/15/us/

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Every one of his men testified against him.
 
He’s not a hero. He’s not misunderstood.
 
He wasn’t worn down by combat after only being there less than a week.
 
He’s a war criminal.
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1 hour ago, mr6666 said:

Clint Lorance ordered his men to fire on villagers in Afghanistan he knew were unarmed, then tried to cover it up.

He was freed from Leavenworth by presidential pardon last night.

https://nytimes.com/2019/11/15/us/

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Every one of his men testified against him.
 
He’s not a hero. He’s not misunderstood.
 
He wasn’t worn down by combat after only being there less than a week.
 
He’s a war criminal.
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So who is advising Twump to do this... He obviously doesn't know sheet from Shinola (now thats a archaic phrase). Does anybody know what's up with this? 

Maybe it's Steven Millers plan to create a sort Presidential Praetorian Guard out of loyal war criminals......?

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14 minutes ago, cigarjoe said:

Maybe it's Steven Millers plan to create a sort Presidential Praetorian Guard out of loyal war criminals......?

Someone I know has actually floated that idea to me as well, although they didn't mention Steven Miller. They wondered if it was a trick Trump may have picked up from his readings of Mein Kampf

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2 hours ago, cigarjoe said:

So who is advising Twump to do this... He obviously doesn't know sheet from Shinola (now thats a archaic phrase). Does anybody know what's up with this? 

Maybe it's Steven Millers plan to create a sort Presidential Praetorian Guard out of loyal war criminals......?

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On 11/17/2019 at 10:18 AM, jakeem said:

 

2 hours ago, jakeem said:

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Just a reminder that this person is the President of the United States of America. Have a great morning!
 
 
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9:12 AM · Nov 18, 2019·Twitter Web App

 

1 hour ago, jakeem said:

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“All they do is bring up witnesses who didn’t witness anything.” @KatrinaPierson @SteveHiltonx Nothing matters except the two transcripts of the presidential calls, and the statement of no pressure put out by Ukraine!
 
10:39 PM · Nov 17, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

 

1 hour ago, jakeem said:

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This is a man who would be homeless and babbling on street corners had his daddy not given a half billion dollars.
 
10:55 AM · Nov 18, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

 

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3 hours ago, Bogie56 said:
The Washington Post
The Post Most
 
 
 
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(Gerald Herbert/AP) 

Back-to-back losses in key governors’ races send additional warning to Trump and GOP ahead of 2020 

The president’s involvement in Kentucky and Louisiana was intended to demonstrate political strength, but the strategy failed.

By David Nakamura    Read more »

Bogie:  Don't read most of your posts, but did open this one.

As the experts and others have already said, this is good for the Dems.  BUT, BUT both of these situations are not supportive the growing socialism/liberalsim/etc. of AO-C, Warren, Sanders, et. al.  Even Obama said this.

Edwards is a moderate who supports anti-abortion and is pro-gun, as well as being more conservative than many national Dems.  Unless I am mistaken all the other GOPers who ran for state-wide offices in LA won.

Beshear is also a moderate and Bevin was a terrible governor and disliked by most people in KY.  ALL the other GOPers who ran in KY won.

Trump was stupid and naive for tying himself to these two GOP candidates.

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