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'All roads lead to Putin': Impeachment ties Ukraine, Russia

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By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK

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The Dems are trying this conspiracy theory again?!

Utter desperation on their part.

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“This isn’t about Ukraine," she explained a day earlier. "'It’s about Russia. Who benefited by our withholding of that military assistance? Russia."

Pelosi can count in the ignorance of her typical voter, especially since it was Obama who actually withheld military assistance from Ukraine and permitted Russian to take Crimea. (And who whispered to Medvedev "wait until after the election and I'll have more flexibility.")

Contrarily, Trump has been relatively hawkish in that region. I know facts don't seem to matter anymore, but I find it amazing that they chose to accuse Trump of doing exactly what Obama actually did. And nobody catches it.

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Another decent jobs report, stock market just short of its all time high, booming economy - the Democrats are showing their desperation

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"The Democrats have NO impeachment case and are demeaning our great Country at YOUR expense," Trump wrote in the email to supporters. “It's US against THEM.”

Yep. I got that mail!

Pelosi can count in the ignorance of her typical voter, especially since it was Obama who actually withheld military assistance from Ukraine and permitted Russian to take Crimea. (And who whispered to Medvedev "wait until after the election and I'll have more flexibility.")

Oh yeah I remember that happened. Obama did say that.

This is a fact and this actually happened.

In 2014, after Russia annexed Crimea and began arming separatists in eastern Ukraine with tanks, armored vehicles and rocket launchers, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko came to Washington to plead for weapons to defend his country. In an impassioned address to a joint session of Congress — with Biden sitting directly behind him — Poroshenko said his country appreciated the nonlethal assistance he was getting, but declared “one cannot win a war with blankets.”

The Obama-Biden administration was unmoved. Thank you Democrats! Who benefited Nacy? Russia!

So what did the Obama administration give him? Instead of rocket-propelled grenades, (we) provided food rations. As one frustrated former Pentagon official put it at the time, “What kind of message does that send anyway?”

Who benefited Nancy? Oh yeah Russia.

For Democarts to now attack Trump for a temporary delay in a new round of lethal military aid reeks of hypocrisy. It was on Democrats watch that the United States refused to deliver military aid at all. Yet the same Democrats t who sat there impassively while Ukraine’s president begged for weapons now they dare to cite the Russian threat to Ukraine in castigating Trump? What a farce!

Let's talk about Biden too and about chutzpah.

Since Biden raised the Russian threat, let’s recall that the Obama-Biden administration bears much responsibility for the ­annexation of Crimea that necessitated the delivery of lethal aid to Ukraine in the first place. Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine came in the aftermath of the Obama-Biden administration’s failure to enforce its red line against Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons by Syria.

Who benefited Nancy? Russia and Syria did.

In March 2013, Biden declared, “Because we recognize the great danger Assad’s chemical and biological arsenals pose to Israel and the United States, to the whole world, we’ve set a clear red line against the use or the transfer of those weapons.”

Mr. Assad responded by using chemical weapons on innocent civilians not once, but 16 times. And yet Team Obama did nothing, NOTHING! Failing to carry out even “unbelievably small” military strikes — a decision Biden publicly defended. “We can easily say we should have bombed and gone in and taken out their air defense system,” Biden said. “Well, you know, big nations can’t bluff.”

Bluff is what Obama and Biden did — and Assad called their bluff. Check mate!

Not only that, they turned to Russia for a face-saving way out, letting Russian President Vladimir Putin broker a phony deal to have Syria disarm. It was one of the most embarrassing foreign-policy debacles of the post-Cold War era.

So it should come as no surprise that, when Team Obama threatened to impose costs on Putin if he invaded Ukraine, the Kremlin called his bluff, too. Putin knew Biden and his boss didn’t have the will to stand up to him in Ukraine.

And he was proved right when they refused to give Ukraine lethal aid for fear of further provoking him.

Be grateful we have a President now that will stare down Russia and play the Russians at there own game.

It was Trump, not his predecessor President Barack Obama, who signed off on providing Ukraine with lethal weapons such as Javelin anti-tank missiles.But current and former officials who were privy to the decision in December 2017 to provide the missiles to Ukraine told Foreign Policy that Trump had been reluctant to go ahead with the move and only did so when aides persuaded him that it could be good for U.S. business.

Who benefited Nancy? The Ukrainians did.

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Democrats expect there will be two to four articles of impeachment against the president.

I expect Trump will win re-election in a landslide and the Republicans will retake the House so Pelosi won't be third in line to the presidency after 2020. No doubt the idiot voters in her overwhelmingly Democratic district will re-elect her for an 18th term.

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Another decent jobs report, stock market just short of its all time high, booming economy

And all created by inflating the debt beyond $12 Trillion.

Wait, you didn't think Trump actually created this without also insanely driving up the debt beyond a point it's ever been in the past, did you?

That would be just silly. It's not like he's competent enough to do this without putting it on the credit card to become payable later. He's way to much of a moron to know how to do that.

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For just a few hundred million dollars, Putin has done more damage to the US and the West than if he had spent a hundred billion dollars (which he doesn't have) on a stronger military.

Russia currently has a smaller GDP than South Korea, but with the very smart, if unethical, use of espionage and sabotage, they have had a huge, deleterious, effect on the world economy, politics, and general well-being.

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impeachment

Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine

I am looking for an overseas position in the energy field, preferably in Ukraine. I have neither related experience nor related education, nor language skill, asking for 100K/month. Expert in producing lots of natural gas on my own, and my dad is the vice president of the United States, if that helps.

Please contact: Hunter Biden

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Putin has done more damage to the US and the West than if he had spent a hundred billion dollars (which he doesn't have) on a stronger military.

China's done way more damage to the U.S. than Russia. That's being rectified now.

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Translation: Trump's economic policies are working, so Democrats have to impeach to give the Democrats a chance at winning the 2020 election. If Trump's economic policies were failing, we wouldn't impeach and go take a vacation on taxpayer dollars. Lol.

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'All roads lead to Putin'

"All roads lead to Obama" would be more accurate.

Oh my...

Cruz: IG report shows Obama admin's stunning abuse of power

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7Q9kTeNRJg

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Breaking: The Democrats have announced articles of impeachment.

The beginning of the end of the Democratic Party.

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All roads lead to an attempted coup and Democrats attempting to use the FBI to influence the 2016 election. So says the Inspector General.

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Trump has nothing to do with the economy. The factors affecting the stock market and the economy are not the same as they were 20 years ago.

That jobs report is skewed since it includes GM workers going back to work after the strike. There is no doubt that new jobs continue to be mostly low wage, no benefits, "working poor" jobs. $15/hr in the US is a slave job. How can a single person live on about $1,700/month when the median rent for a small apartment not in a ghetto is over $1,200?

The US had a budget surplus during the Clinton presidency. When Clinton left office, the federal budget was balanced and there had been a surplus for four years. So, are you Trump supporters going to give Clinton credit for that?

The IG report did not say that, Wolfpack. That is a flat out lie.

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All roads lead to an attempted coup

You Pubs love to throw around words like 'coup' when it's clear you don't know what a coup is.

Democrats attempting to use the FBI to influence the 2016 election. So says the Inspector General.

The delusion continues.

The IG said the democrats were innocent, and all wrong doing was the Republicans.

It's what he said. Boo hoo to you.

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The IG report did not say that, Wolfpack. That is a flat out lie.

The IG report said that the investigation was powered by fraudulent FISA warrants signed by senior members of the Obama FBI. Of course you can pretend that the IG said everything was done by the book but that that doesn’t make it so. Opinions are not the same as the facts.

It is also a fact that Devin Nunes’ memo is completely vindicated by the IG. Schiff’s response has been exposed as filled with lies.

You Pubs love to throw around words like 'coup' when it's clear you don't know what a coup is.

The Dems have been openly announcing their desire to resist and impeach Trump since shortly after his election. Using federal law enforcement powers to fraudulently remove a duly elected president sounds enough like a coup to me. There were 17 lies and factual omissions on Carter Pages FISA warrants alone. An FBI lawyer doctored a document in order to reverse its intended meaning. The FBI ran informants and investigators at the Trump campaign. The agent sent to give him a defensive intelligence briefing was actually being used to investigate him. Barr was right. Trump was being surveile day in the middle of his campaign by the FBI controlled by the opposite party.

Getting good now.

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The IG said the democrats were innocent, and all wrong doing was the Republicans.

Classic signs of living in the MSNBC, New York Times media bubble. I know because I love perusing the Democrats press outlets so I can understand how the activists have become so out of touch with reality. Their hatred and neo-Marxism.

The IG testified that the Steele dossier was the foundation of the FISA warrants and the the DOJ knew in January 2017 that it was trash. Yet they submitted fraudulent and doctored information to judges for additional times - each time with incorrect or missing exculpatory information. James Comey is going to need a lawyer. I am guessing that Dems will ignore all this and focus on Russia and Ukraine. Could you imagine if the same shenanigans took place during the 2008 election against Obama?

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The Dems have been openly announcing their desire to resist and impeach Trump since shortly after his election.

No they haven’t.

And you shave simply proven you’re still using the word coup without knowing what it means.

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Classic signs of living in the MSNBC, New York Times media bubble. I know because I love perusing the Democrats press outlets so I can understand how the activists have become so out of touch with reality. Their hatred and neo-Marxism.

The IG report clearly placed all the blame on Republicans and pointed out trumps guilt.

hey if you want to live in lala land, well enjoy the dancing.

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The IG testified that the Steele dossier was the foundation of the FISA warrants and the the DOJ knew in January 2017 that it was trash

More lies they’re telling you in the bubble. Does it not bother you to look so silly for repeating lies that can easily be disproved with like 9 seconds of googling?

Id be embarrassed myself but some people have no shame.

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Classic signs of living in the MSNBC, New York Times media bubble. 

Hah, I partake of news from all around the world (where trump is a laughingstock). And a person who never ventured off Brietbart and Fox is whining about the MSM. What a joke!

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