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Impeachment intensifies buzz about Pompeo run for U.S. Senate

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Many Republicans still see Pompeo as their best candidate

If he's 'their best candidate, it says a lot about the current Republican Party. Pompeo's a proven liar (like the Party's leader Trump) who's helped further the profits of big defense industries. Ironic isn't it that the current bund of Republicans in power are trying to further undermine the principles the republic is built on.

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Here's another one who'd look right at home in an orange jumpsuit.

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Rats jumping ship before it gets worst. He doesn't want Trump to ruin his chances. His role in this impeachment hearing is already coming to light.

Top Diplomat Testified Pompeo Called Hannity About Yovanovitch Smears

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

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An awful lot of so-called "Christians" (Pompeo, Pence) in the administration are way too comfortable with lies and obstruction, aren't they?

If Pompeo won't stand up for his own staff, how can he be relied on to stand up for Kansans?

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how can he be relied on to stand up for Kansans?

One way Pompeo could stand up for Kansans, at least the state's wealthiest farmers, is to further increase the federal subsidies (aka welfare/socialism for the richest) they receive. Subsidizing the richest is a proven Republican tactic.

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If he's 'their best candidate, it says a lot about the current Republican Party. Pompeo's a proven liar (like the Party's leader Trump) who's helped further the profits of big defense industries. Ironic isn't it that the current bund of Republicans in power are trying to further undermine the principles the republic is built on.

He should do well. Virginia Democrats can elect two racists and one rapist, so Pompeo should have no problem getting confirmed.

An awful lot of so-called "Christians" (Pompeo, Pence) in the administration are way too comfortable with lies and obstruction, aren't they?

The athiests seem very comfortable with lies.

If Pompeo won't stand up for his own staff, how can he be relied on to stand up for Kansans?

As in the words of a woman who buried her staff "what difference does it make?"

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The athiests seem very comfortable with lies.

What lies are you talking about? Disappointing to see such intolerance.

Pompeo is an actual liar.

https://www.vox.com/2019/10/2/20895103/ukraine-pompeo-trump-call-zelensky

https://crooksandliars.com/2019/11/mike-pompeo-lies-sunday-show-about-ukraine

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What lies are you talking about? Disappointing to see such intolerance. 

Pompeo is an actual liar.

Actually the real liars are the Democrats Pompeo was on the call as well and said that there was nothing of the sort of anything that was impeachable.

JORDAN: Why didn't you go directly to your superior with your concerns?

VINDMAN: It was a really busy week. Also the lawyer told me not to talk to anyone else.

JORDAN: And yet you talked to your brother, to George Kent, and a CIA person you won't name.

And then there’s this....

Rep. Elise Stefanik: "Did either of you ever have any evidence of quid pro quo? Mr. Morrison?"

Tim Morrison: "No, ma'am."

Rep. Elise Stefanik: "Ambassador Volker."

Kurt Volker: "No, I did not."

The Democrats are digging your hole deeper and deeper for themselves.

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Yeah that Vindman "it was a really busy week" line was classic. It wouldnt have been so busy if he hadnt been leaking to a half dozen or more people. that sounds like a full time job.

I think Pompeo is very bad at hiring and at still giving people chances when they need to be removed. So maybe the Senate is a better place for him.

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Porky Pompeo is history.....

Chalk him up as another sucker that hooked his train to the Trump Titanic - and is now going down with the ship...

With Sondland diming him out as being in all the meetings on Ukraine, he'll be lucky if he can avoid joining Stone at Club Fed...

And Mikey, for whatever time you have left as SECSTATE, watch your back for that bus from the White House...

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Fat Chance, no Pun intended.

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Pompeo should have been deflated after Sondland's testimony.

Rather than running for Senate he needs to figure out how he can run from the law and not end up in prison.

Cant depend on Donny through, he looks the like he's still not recovered from the constipation problems he's been having.

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Actually the real liars are the Democrats Pompeo was on the call as well and said that there was nothing of the sort of anything that was impeachable.

Well, he would, wouldn't he? Not sure what his documented lies have to do with targeting atheists, though?

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After being thrown under the bus by Sondland all that will remain of Pompeo will be roadkill. "I vas just following orders" won't wash any more now than it did then. The yes-man Pompeo's senate career prospects you can scrape up off the yellow center line.

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Well, he would, wouldn't he? Not sure what his documented lies have to do with targeting atheists, though?

Documented by the haters that keep saying, “my presumption” or “hearsay.” But we must believe them and without a doubt never question their sincerity. ROFL!

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Oh boy, Scott Adams description of people watching two different movies on the same screen is truer than ever. I.e. watching CNN and then reading Gateway Pundit, or seeing comments from the usual commentators here is totally mind-boggling. The two movies have nothing in common whatsoever any more.

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The U.S. secretary of state was in Brussels on Wednesday, brushing off questions about the impeachment inquiry and dismissing speculation about how long he’ll stay in Trump’s administration.

"I see nothing, I hear nothing, I know NOTHING"...... He kind'a looks like SGT Shultz too...

But Trump more recently has suspiciously viewed the parade of diplomats and career foreign policy officials who alleged he inappropriately withheld military aid from Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into a political foe. Trump was eager to paint the officials as “Never Trumpers” or part of the so-called “Deep State” conspiracy meant to unravel him, but a number of the officials were appointed by Trump — at Pompeo’s direction.

They were all Trump's picks - this was a Repub war on Trump - Trump picked Sondland, Pompeo picked Taylor and Kent, and Pence picked Williams.

“He is 100% focused on being President Trump’s secretary of state,” Ortagus said.

After today I bet he 100% focused on staying out of jail...

The president has snapped about Pompeo delivering “disloyal” officials and has privately vented about the secretary of state’s hiring choices, according to three White House officials and Republicans close to the White House, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal conversations.

Watch out for that White House bus Mikey! Or maybe these days it's an ambulance...

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He should go so the swamp will be a little more drained.

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impeachment hearings

I just know the Democrats are eventually going to bring in someone who can actually produce evidence of an impeachable crime committed by Trump. Any day now...

Laura Cooper: My "staff also recalled thinking...."

Seriously? I recall thinking this is the biggest joke proceeding the world has ever known.

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After today I bet he 100% focused on staying out of jail...

Based on nothing? But if the Dems want to try and make up some story, they could try.

this was a Repub war on Trump - Trump picked Sondland, Pompeo picked Taylor and Kent, and Pence picked Williams.

Sondland-a strange wild card, Pence, Pompeo solid, however, Taylor and Kent were never Trumpers.

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