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Separating fact from fiction in Trump's impeachment hearings

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By HOPE YEN and CALVIN WOODWARD

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Ignore the Never Trumpers, keep fighting and win in 2020.

It’s a coming!

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This is what happens when you know that you can't beat someone at the polls.

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The plan it to throw everything they can at the wall and hope that something sticks. The only thing standing between him and conviction and removal from office is craven GOP senators.

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Probably spending time creating names for people he doesn’t like would be useful...Hunter the Bunter, Tin Lizzy, Booty Gobble, and Bernie Spandex. There....mission accomplished. There was no collusion, really... I never asked about Sleepy Joe.

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Trump’s war on professionalism and professionals is also its own distinct theme in his business career, which is rife with cheating, and his political life, which is greased with lies. Go back to his initial staffing of senior posts and recall how shoddy the vetting process was. Notice two prominent classes of recruits: people who had profoundly questionable preparation for the jobs that he nonetheless gave them (Ben Carson, Betsy DeVos, Stephen Miller, Javanka) and genuine professionals who wagered that their skills would be critically necessary — and thus highly valued — and that Trump would rise to the established codes and expected conduct of his office. Now look at how many of those professionals (Mattis, McMaster, Cohn, Coats) are long gone.

A crisis of professionalism defines his administration, in which backstabbing is the new glad-handing, firings are cruel, exits are ugly, the turnover is jaw-dropping, the number of unfilled positions is mind-boggling, and many officials have titles that are prefaced with “acting” — a modifier with multiple meanings in this case. 

Trump slyly markets his anti-professionalism as anti-elitism and a rejection of staid, cautious thinking. But it’s really his way of excusing his ignorance, costuming his incompetence and greenlighting his hooliganism. He rejects professionalism because it tempers self-promotion and forbids such grandiose claims as his insistence that he knows more about the Islamic State than any military general. “I alone can fix it,” he boasted at the Republican convention in 2016. “I’m the only one that matters,” he said the following year when dismissing any concerns about job vacancies. A true professional would have been incapable of uttering those words. (Frank Bruni, NYT)

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In fact, Trump clearly exerted pressure in the phone call

Oh my...

"No pressure" say both Trump and Zelensky on their controversial call | AFP

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

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This is what happens when you know that you can't beat someone at the polls.

actually this is what happens when you break the law, your exposed with the facts and then a judges jury will convict you , except this time round the jury is the US voter, still 1 year to go far more dirt corruption and tax returns to expose.

Dump Trump 2020

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Easy to separate them. The fiction is whatever emanates from Pres Swamp and his zombie swampies, and the facts are everything else. Actually this applies to any topic, not only Ukraine, impeachment proceedings etc...

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We have a full view of Trump's rear end has he goes down the rabbit hole with toilet roll stuck on his made in China shoe.

Draining the swamp while maintaining the levels of his own.

Everything Trump says is one third fact two thirds fiction.

I think he call it alternative facts.

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The fiction is whatever emanates from Pres Swamp and his zombie swampies

LOL. Joe Biden, in politics for 47 years since he was elected to the Senate in 1972, and Obama's VP for 8 years, is the Loch Ness of the swamp.

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One's swampie credentials depend on behaviour, not on length of tenure.

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One's swampie credentials depend on behaviour, not on length of tenure.

Fair enough. Oh my...

Swamp Watch: The Bidens and Ukraine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkKP0w0MD8w

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Here's more -

Swamp Watch: The Biden family

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT3trjSB7IM

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 the impeachment inquiry

Trump has the best impeachment inquiries. Perfect impeachment inquiries! Impeachment inquiries like nobody's ever seen before, and believe me folks, nobody knows about impeachment inquiries more than Donald Trump. That I can tell you.

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Donald No Quid Pro Quo Trump or Richard Nixon 11?

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Uh oh.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/analysis-democrats-have-a-col-vindman-problem

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Who's facts and who's ficton ???.trump ???.

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All I know for sure is that they are all dirty and anyone here taking sides, well, the best I can do is smile at them patronizingly. Some takes sides for the fun of it and some take sides because they are really that foolish. I hope Trump goes down but I hope they all go down. Washington needs an enema.

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I hope Trump goes down

Why? You like Pence better? Or you hope he goes down too? Then Pelosi becomes president. That would be an unmitigated disaster.

Washington needs an enema.

Can't argue with that. Got to get rid of the Democrats, RINOS, neo-cons and neo-libs. Tall order.

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We have a full view of Trump's rear end has he goes down the rabbit hole with toilet roll stuck on his made in China shoe.

What?

Draining the swamp while maintaining the levels of his own.

Everything Trump says is one third fact two thirds fiction.

So the liberals are truthful? Maybe in a HBO movie

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It's more than just relations with Ukraine, and other countries,

- Income Taxes - Race relations and associations with racist groups - Ignoring current scientific knowledge affecting global climate/ climate change, . . . - Personal relationships, J. Epstein . . . . - History as a youth . . . .
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So the liberals are truthful? Maybe in a HBO movie

So an American president who lies to the American people is acceptable to you? This week Trump claimed his daughter has generated 18 million jobs when in fact over the past three years 6 million jobs have been created.

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Why? You like Pence better?

Do me a favor. Take my whole post into consideration next time. In fact, take the complete sentence into consideration please. When I ended the sentence you halved:

but I hope they all go down.

it was clear as an azure sky. Pence is part of the "all". So is Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Donald Jr., Ivanka, etc. with Hillary Clinton and Barrack Hussein Obama as honorable mentions, being as they are out of office but I still hope they go down. I would even part with people I think are decent to have a completely fresh start in Washington. I would like to see the prerequisite that no one who was ever worth over 10 million dollars or has a close relative who is or was can ever get into national politics. Seriously.

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The facts are not in question. Trump has already confessed. The question is whether nor not GOP politicians care about the welfare of the country.

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 I hope Trump goes down but I hope they all go down. Washington needs an enema.

Pence is part of the "all". So is Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Donald Jr., Ivanka, etc. with Hillary Clinton and Barrack Hussein Obama as honorable mentions, being as they are out of office but I still hope they go down. I would even part with people I think are decent to have a completely fresh start in Washington. I would like to see the prerequisite that no one who was ever worth over 10 million dollars or has a close relative who is or was can ever get into national politics. Seriously.

You know that's never going to happen by 2020. But we can make sure the Democrats ( who have done virtually nothing to improve the lives of Americans the past 3 years and have been sitting on the USMCA agreement which Trump negotiated with Canada and Mexico to replace the awful NAFTA because they don't want to pass it as it would give Trump and America a win ) lose control of the House and are kept from gaining control of the Senate or the White House in 2020 which will give us breathing room until we can get rid of the rest of the people who should not hold government positions.

This week Trump claimed his daughter has generated 18 million jobs when in fact over the past three years 6 million jobs have been created.

Don't exaggerate, zichi, he said she created only 14 million jobs ;D

There is no doubt her businesses have created a substantial number of jobs. Yeah, in the U.S. too, not just in China. How many jobs has Pelosi created?

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Serrano

This week Trump claimed his daughter has generated 18 million jobs when in fact over the past three years 6 million jobs have been created.

Don't exaggerate, zichi, he said she created only 14 million jobs ;D

Yes that's right, papa Trump claimed his daughter has created 14 million American jobs when true facts reveal the number since papa took office is 6 million. Where are the other 8 million American jobs?

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Trump has created 1.5 million less jobs than for the same frame for Obama.

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