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One of the smartest moves Pelosi has made here! Trump can not testify under oath, and he will try to find some way to obfuscate and deflect this to his advantage!

I hope all that back-fires on him! The democrats SHOULD be pushing this in the media all the time now, and let the American people see for once, (at least the one's who follow Trump) the screwup that he is!

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What a complete waste of time and shows American Democrat’s to be vapid...

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If he's got nothing to hide, he'll testify.

If he refuses to testify, it's because he has something to hide.

So the pubs should feel better if he agrees to testify, because it will mean he has nothing to hide. If they say he shouldn't testify though, you have to wonder what they think he needs to hide.

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Burisma is the gas company that hired Hunter Biden.

Yawn. The American people are so over the fake-news Hunter Biden thing.

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Man, what a creepy photo of Pelosi and Schumer.

Says it all.

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My guess is he will say he is not testifying because the process is a sham.   And then his followers will blindly parrot the same thing.

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Man, what a creepy photo of Pelosi and Schumer.

It does catch him in a quite a lecherous look.

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Is the purpose of the democrats impeaching Trump for the purpose of enforcing justice or to pull down Trump and win in the next presidential election?

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The process is a sham.

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Man, what a creepy photo of Pelosi and Schumer.

Says it all.

Agreed. It says "Trump is a crook and is on his way to jail "

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Trump said he’s running the most transparent administration in history. Why he doesn’t release his tax returns is a mystery but he can blow this out of the water by doing what he does best - being honest and using all the best words in his testimony.

Should be good.

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Smart move from Pelosi!!!

Looking forward to Donny waddling in and stating under oath that he barely know Ukraine .....

The fear of committing perjury makes even the worst of the criminals honest, Donny is just a dumb criminal....

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Man, what a creepy photo of Pelosi and Schumer. Says it all.

Which sounds exactly like Trump would say as well! Can't agree to testify, so have to find something else to push the focus away from the topic at hand!

Childish move at best, but sadly too many Trump followers don't have the intelligence to see it!

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Yawn. The American people are so over the fake-news Hunter Biden thing.

Sorry but I beg to differ and I think the way you dismiss this shows a deep partisan bias. The Hunter Biden 'thing' is called corruption and it's definitely not fake news. The oligarch who owned Burisma is corrupt to the core and the aid money that disappeared in Ukraine which was never investigated is real. The payments to Hunter Biden are bizarre and extremely suspicious. Everything deserves to be investigated. The fact that Trump will likely be impeached by the House for abusing his office does not mean that the Bidens are clean as a whistle.

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The current occupant of the White House is incapable of telling the truth ... period.

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@M3M3M3

There are stark differences between what Biden supposedly did and what Trump has done. Biden "pressured" Turkey to release a Prosecutor. The same Prosecutor that Turkey was receiving pressure to let go from Germany, France, and other key EU nations due to corruption. Also, Biden said his actions were due to fighting corruption alongside allies. While there is a possibility that his son may have benefitted from the move, there is no guarantee that Turkey's actions happened because of Biden.

As for Trump. It's pretty cut and dry. Also, Biden's actions were in lined with the US and their allies. Trumps actions are 100% self serving.

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@JJ Jetplane

You certainly have a good handle of the basic facts in this case. Thank you.

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Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators

Hats off to the Democrats for extending hands across the aisle!

Trump and the GOP must feel good that now they'll be able to show how transparent they are, that they have nothing to hide.

Trump's tax info next!

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The White House responded with what can only be described as some kind of bird sounds.....Buk-buk-buk-bukaaak!

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Sorry but I beg to differ and I think the way you dismiss this shows a deep partisan bias

Well you weren’t the fish I was trolling for, but you’re the fish that bit.

My comment was 100% a parody of the right wingers on this site claiming that the people are sick of X (Mueller, Russia, collusion etc).

The right really doesn’t like the tactics of the right.

I do agree that such comments expose hyper extremist bias though.

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"Lock him up" "Crooked Donny"

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Trump doesn't have the balls.

The end.

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Trump tweeted that Jennifer Williams "whoever that is" should read the transcripts of both his calls with President Volodymr Zelensky of Ukraine.

One of his VP's Pence top national security aides. "Never a Trumper".

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The best part of this is how easy it’s going to be to impeach President Warren in 2022. You don’t need a fair process that allow for equal treatment and you can use anonymous witnesses.

That's the long-lasting result of the Republican's impeachment of Bill for daring to get a little oral lovin' in the white house.

And they complain about it out of one side of their mouth, while telling us out of the other side to ignore Trump having an affair with Stormy Daniels while his wife was at home with their newborn.

You guys have unfortunately dug yourselves into a hole where literally every action you whine about the democrats doing, is a result of the environment you created.

It's why I can continuously point out your team's hypocrisy on literally every story. You guys have flip flopped more than even Trump.

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There is something wrong with a system where anyone as corrupt, inept and just plain dumb as Donald Trump can get installed even when he lost by more than 3m votes. And now we're stuck with him while he destroys everything we hold dear.

I'm gobsmacked.

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Maybe we can see Schiff testify under oath regarding his coordination with and coaching of the whistleblower [NAME REMOVED]

Republicans punishing whistleblowers by punishing them through publishing their names.

Why do Republicans hate Americans who try to root out corruption?

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Is the purpose of the democrats impeaching Trump for the purpose of enforcing justice or to pull down Trump and win in the next presidential election?

The purpose is not to normalize dangling American taxpayer money in the form of foreign aid for blatant personal political purposes. But it seems many GOPers find this fine - so long as it's done by a Republican.

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Democrats are sooo hilarious. Lol

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IG report is coming soon. Dems are getting nervous.

Really, the Dems need to get off their asses and pass USMCA instead of wasting time trying to impeach the man who negotiated it.

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IG report is coming soon. Dems are getting nervous.

Not really. Past IG reports have been nothingburgers, simply the Trump mouthpiece attempting to spread his lies.

We'll deal with facts in the impeachment process, no need to worry about your guys nothingburgers.

The American people are tired of hearing about IG reports. Yawn.

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Stranger: That's the long-lasting result of the Republican's impeachment of Bill for daring to get a little oral lovin' in the white house.

Bill lied under oath to the FBI. He could have taken the fifth. Trump hasn’t been dumb enough to be lured into a perjury trap yet. In the 90’s feminists were pushing that a male executive having an affair with a young employee was not consensual due to the power imbalance. Yet NOW backed Bills sexual assaults and rapes because he protected abortion- the most important issue to a large segment of Dems. NOW essentially disappeared from policy debates since then.

And they complain about it out of one side of their mouth, while telling us out of the other side to ignore Trump having an affair with Stormy Daniels while his wife was at home with their newborn.

Bill Clinton normalized extra marital affairs - Hillary backed him against the “Bimbos”. Republicans are not going to hold themselves to a higher standard than Dems hold themselves. Why push Stormy Daniels after shilling for Bill for nearly two decades?

You guys have unfortunately dug yourselves into a hole 

No just reusing the hole dug by the Dems in the 90’s. They will just have to deal with the rules of the game they created.

It's why I can continuously point out your team's hypocrisy on literally every story. You guys have flip flopped more than even Trump.

Care to be more specific? The Left is always projecting.

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We'll deal with facts in the impeachment process

The facts are there's nothing impeachable here. The House should be working on the issues that need to be dealt with that Americans care about like passing USMCA instead of wasting time trying to impeach the man who negotiated it.

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A great idea. But Republicans won't want him on the stand because his lies and temper will get the better of him.

The process is a sham.

How so? Look forward to your reply, as usual.

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Republicans won't want him on the stand because his lies and temper will get the better of him.

They'll only fight to have him not testify if they think he has something to hide. They don't want his corruption to be dealt with, they prefer a corrupt president who's on their team over an ethical president on the other team.

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There is no way Trump would want or be able to appear to give testimony given the poor condition of his mental health. Trump's trouble is that he cannot do the job of a president because he's never had a real job and lacking acting skills he can't even "act presidential". Because of his learning difficulties he never discovered how to read and write and has shown himself to be incapable of learning on the job by listening to others and taking advice. Consequently the "Deep State" has decided to take him out. From now on Trump can only twist and turn on their hook.

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Ok now do all the witnesses Schiff is blocking.

He said the White House’s insistence on blocking witnesses from cooperating begs the question: “What is he hiding?”

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Timothy Morrison, a former deputy assistant to the president and the National Security Council’s former senior director for Europe and Russia, testified that he "had concerns about Lieutenant Colonel Vindman's judgment." He added that others on the National Security Council, including the NSC's former senior director for Europe and Russia, Dr. Fiona Hill, were wary of Vindman.

"Among the discussions I had with Dr. Hill in the transition was our team, my team, its strengths and its weaknesses," Morrison said. "And Fiona and others had raised concerns about Alex's judgment."

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There is no way Trump would want or be able to appear to give testimony given the poor condition of his mental health.

Yeah, there's no way he wouldn't admit his guilt on the stand. That's why the righties are fighting so hard against the idea of him testifying. They know he's not smart enough to be able to hide his crimes.

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Nope, its hypocritical to say Trump is guilty if he doesn’t testify. While blocking others from testifying. What are you hiding by blocking witnesses?

vindman is the guy. His brother is likely the lawyer he and Schiff recommended.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ukraine-whistleblower-still-attending-white-house-meetings

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“That is very bad for our Country, and not what the Founders had in mind!!!!” he wrote. He also tweeted a doctored video exchange between Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the Intelligence Committee, and Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, in which Schiff said he did not know the identity of the whistleblower whose complaint triggered the inquiry. The clip has been altered to show Schiff wearing a referee’s uniform and loudly blowing a whistle.

Are doctored videos and corruption what the Founders had in mind?

In her CBS interview, Pelosi vowed to protect the whistleblower, whom Trump has said should be forced to come forward despite longstanding whistleblower protections.

Is putting the whistleblower's safety in jeopardy what the Founders had in mind?

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Yes yes, we understand, you think Trump shouldn't be held to account for his corruption because we didn't fall for your baseless conspiracy theories and actually used a little common sense.

Who is falling for conspiracy theories? The president of Ukraine stated more than once that he was not bribed- are Dems saying he is a liar? So right after the Mueller investigation failed to lead to impeachment we are expected to just buy this story about the crime of bribery, a crime that never happened?

Trump openly disclosed that he discussed the criminal activity that may have occurred in Ukraine during the 2016 election where there is evidence that representatives of the DNC met with Ukrainian officials during the 2016 election. Biden said on television that he held aid hostage to a Ukraine where his son had financial interests. The Left and the Leftist press have absolutely no interest in pursuing any issue that do not align with their political beliefs.

I hate hypocrisy by both parties but the level of hypocrisy by Dems is at stratospheric levels right now. The other issue of hypocrisy I am seeing on steroids now is the #resistence. I recall all the whining from Dems when Republicans would not bend to Obama’s will and support his agenda. The worse crime was saying that they wanted Obama to be a one term president. Dems went nuclear on Trump and started talking about impeachment before he even took office.

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The president of Ukraine stated more than once that he was not bribed- are Dems saying he is a liar?

Trump threatened to withhold aid from Ukraine.

He wanted dirt on his political opponents, in doing so, this amounts to foreign meddling in the US elections.

That's what matters, not whether or not Ukraine felt bribed or not.

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Serrano: IG report is coming soon.

Yep. :) I predicted the last one would be a dud. This one will be, too. You'll get 1-2 taking points and less than 2 weeks of headlines. That's about it.

One thing you won't do is wonder how you could have been so misinformed. Didn't happen the first time, won't happen this time.

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@Serano: The facts are there's nothing impeachable here. The House should be working on the issues that need to be dealt with that Americans care about like passing USMCA instead of wasting time trying to impeach the man who negotiated it.

Dems don’t want to do anything to help the American people because they don’t want Trump to get credit for it. They are out there now trying to talk down the economy and the last thing they want is to pass the USMCA and they have to watch the economy stay solid going into the 2020 election.

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@Wolfpack

Who is falling for conspiracy theories?

On Saturday, congressional investigators released the transcript from the closed-door deposition of Jennifer Williams, a foreign policy adviser to Pence who took notes during a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The call is a key aspect in the whistleblower complaint that alleged Trump was withholding military aid to Ukraine for political benefit. 

In her testimony, Williams said the call "struck me as unusual and inappropriate."

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He does not have to “prove” his innocence. You have to prove his guilt. And you can’t that’s why you want him to testify to give you some “talking points”.

Pubs don't want the president to testify,

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Trump can testify right after the Bidens and Obama do. Sounds fair to me, as they were involved in this first.

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Trump can testify right after the Bidens and Obama do. Sounds fair to me, as they were involved in this first.

"Trump can testify after you investigate all of our baseless conspiracy theories".

Yeah, because that logic makes sense.

Facepalm.

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You don’t know it’s “baseless”until you investigate, right? The investigation isn’t over and hasn’t really even started as far as the US side. (Thanks 2.5 years of Mueller)

Have the Bidens testifies under oath? What are they hiding?

Trump can testify after you investigate all of our baseless conspiracy theories".

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He is kicking and screaming and even his base know that it would be a disaster to have this mentally unstable man testify.

I think they are concerned that he's too stupid to cover up his crimes, more than they're worried about his mental instability.

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Seems some people testify openly and honestly about how they feel. Not that their feelings matter, but thanks for sharing honestly.

In her testimony, Williams said the call "struck me as unusual and inappropriate."

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He shouldn’t testify while Dems are blocking others. It’s that simple. And as President, he testifies last. Perk of the job.

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Morrison said Sondland and Trump had spoken approximately five times between July 15 and Sept. 11 — the weeks that $391 million in U.S. assistance was withheld from Ukraine before it was released.

And he recounted that Sondland told a top Ukrainian official in a meeting that the vital U.S. military assistance might be freed up if the country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike and announce that he was opening the Burisma investigation.” Burisma is the gas company that hired Hunter Biden.

BINGO! And so far 12 witnesses have confirmed it, and Donnie has confessed to it in the summary and Mulvaney bragged about it in the press conference.

And Sondland, if he's smart and has a good lawyer, will fess up to it all on Weds - if he doesn't, he'll join Manafort, Stone and the rest of the Trump team at Mar-A-Lock up...

And for all the Trumpers here still beating that dead Hunter horse, note that Barr's DOJ have no open investigation on the Bidens - BECAUSE THERE'S NO EVIDENCE... That same thing can't be said of Trump's genius lawyer, Crazy Rudy - there is a open DOJ criminal investigation open on him because there is evidence...

And you know who is next - "Mr Oops" - Rick Perry, who engineered a sweetheart deal for his Texas buds with the Ukrainians - you know, the same thing you accuse Biden of doing WITHOUT ANT EVIDENCE... But Mr Oops is so stupid, he leaves plenty of evidence behind.

https://apnews.com/6d8ae551fb884371a2a592ed85a74426

The whole criminal Trump Presidency is crashing down - and the sooner the better...

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Pretty much everyone in Trump's inner circle has been thrown in jail for being a corrupt, lying hood.

Trumpets are stupid enough to believe that they were all corrupt, but that the leader of the snakes wasn't.

Even Nixon thought America more important than his own crimes.

But not the Trumpets and Trump, no, they think power is more important than America.

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your problem is that no one who didnt already want Trump gone the day he was elected actually cares

These phone calls and random State Department people stating their feelings doesnt equal "bribery".

Time to get another Dem focus group and look for another word, as people know what bribery is and this isnt it. Quid Pro Quo was actually better I think, as people would just say "sure" rather than admit they dont know what that even means.

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Have the Bidens testifies under oath? What are they hiding?

Not necessary! No one has proven including Ukraine that the Bidens committed any crimes (off-topic). Do you have evidence? The GOP nor the president has any!

The impeachment hearing is about Trump or his crimes with his children like stealing money from his charity which was suppose to donate to veterans, and intimidating witnesses as they testify before the House.

Trump ordered to pay $2 million dollar settlement

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-ordered-to-pay-dollar2-million-dollar-settlement/vi-BBWrzSP

Trump his children, Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric admitted he used The Trump Foundation for his own personal purposes such as paying fines and legal expenses for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and his golf course in New York.

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He shouldn’t testify while Dems are blocking others. It’s that simple. And as President, he testifies last. Perk of the job.

Yeah, because that's more important than exposing corruption at the highest levels of government.

Facepalm.

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how can the impeachment hearing be about something that happened during the impeachment hearing.

So in other words you started the hearings to find something to justify the hearings?

And no, the charge is "bribery* nothing about his charity or his kids. or anything that he did in 2005 or 1973.

"Bribery". No evidence of that so no need to testify using your Biden example.

The impeachment hearing is about Trump or his crimes with his children like stealing money from his charity which was suppose to donate to veterans, and intimidating witnesses as they testify before the House.

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how can the impeachment hearing be about something that happened during the impeachment hearing.

How can Hillary be guilty when they found her innocents? And why have you let your hatred of her cause you to defend a corrupt president?

We see through your Hillary Hatred.

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Pelosi... Call the Ukrainan President Volodymyr Zelensky for testifying... And late call Mikey Mouse.... We want more dramas .. and waste our time and millions of dollars. our tax money. You forgot we American people elected you for solving our day to day problems in the society and people of USA. You are no more welcome to come back to beg vote from us .get out..

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@Black

Seems some people testify openly and honestly about how they feel. Not that their feelings matter, but thanks for sharing honestly.

The rest of her testimony (first-person witness) also confirms what all the other witnesses have said about the President's actions on the call, but you focused on how she feels. Nice job, genius! Good way to get off subject.

Hasn't hearsay been your talking point all this time?

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pretty much EVERYone? like who? who is in jail right now from his inner circle?

Pretty much everyone in Trump's inner circle has been thrown in jail for being a corrupt, lying hood.

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Trump's trouble is that he cannot do the job of a president because he's never had a real job 

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahah

You could say that about Bernie Sanders and a whole lotta other politicians including Biden who except for 4 years from 1968 to 1972 worked as a lawyer before entering politics in 1972 and has never stopped draining the taxpayers since. But Trump has been a businessman since 1971. This list will make your head spin -

https://qz.com/461688/a-list-of-everything-donald-trump-runs-that-has-his-name-on-it/

Trump's tax info next!

Pelosi's tax info next!

Trump doesn't have the balls to do it.

Trump is not dumb enough to put himself in a position where Schiff could start banging his beloved gavel saying the witness is suspended as soon he starts defending himself against these outrageous accusations of bribery. As restrained as Trump has been throughout this ordeal he could not be blamed for lunging at Schiff and ripping that gavel out of his hand. Yes, folks, the republicans who have been constantly interrupted by Schiff have shown incredible restraint.

Trump can testify right after the Bidens and Obama do

Heh, that would be something, to see the Bidens and Obama take the Fifth about a hundred times each.

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He shouldn’t testify while Dems are blocking others. It’s that simple. And as President, he testifies last. Perk of the job.

Like the WH has been blocking witnesses or intimidate witnesses from testifying. If they are innocent why refuse to speak.

Not very logical!

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You the one who posted her feelings as your closing line in your post. so it was obvious that was the most important and "damning" thing you think she said.

Did she say something to prove bribery?

The rest of her testimony (first-person witness) also confirms what all the other witnesses have said about the President's actions on the call, but you focused on how she feels. Nice job, genius! Good way to get off subject.

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pretty much EVERYone? like who? who is in jail right now from his inner circle?

Ex. Roger Stone, Cohen....

I know it hard to understand because Trump claims he doesn't know them the moment they are caught.

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So how about the upcoming Vindman testimony.

Will Schiff prevent us from asking him who he talked to? To protect the whistleblower who Schiff supposedly doesnt know the name of? How does Schiff know Vindman talked to the whistleblower? should be a fun day.

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so two people is everyone now? Stone isnt even in jail at the moment and I wouldnt consider him the "inner circle" but ok, why not?

Wow, you expect us to tell you what's been happening in reality around you, in your own country, repeatedly for the three years he's been in power?

yes a few names isnt too much to ask if its "everyone". Who is in jail from the inner circle?

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no way Trump is gonna put himself in a position where he,d need to hear things like "excuse me let me finish my question . . . excuse me, let me finish" and "please, answer the question . . . i,m gonna say it again, answer the question please". never in a million years.

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I’ll be so happy when they wrap this farce spectacle up so that we can all get back to real things that matter....like the economy...oh, that’s right, it’s on fire.

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... the Republicans are with Trump 100%. this won,t work. and on top of that, this will help Trump,s reelection next year. how bout that huh. unbelievable right.

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Stone isnt even in jail at the moment and I wouldnt consider him the "inner circle" but ok, why not?

Yeah, you just ignored that he was found guilty this week on all counts! OK

You the one who posted her feelings as your closing line in your post. so it was obvious that was the most important and "damning" thing you think she said.

They just released the full-transcript. Like Strange said, you should read instead of having us explain reality to you.

Hillary, Hillary, Hillary (begging for the mod to delete everyone elses comments to get rid of your off topic nonsense and statements you cant prove)

Pot meet kettle!

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Its hard to avoid the conclusion that the Democrats have really made a huge mistake with this impeachment attempt.

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"Bribery".

How do you know there is no evidence? You know what is happening behind the scenes.

If there was no evidence the hearing would not be allowed to take place based on the rules the Republicans made when they controlled the house.

The transcripts has enough evidence to investigate. You would know if you read more which you have proven to us that you don't do.

That has been an overlapping theme for most Trump supporters.

No evidence of that so no need to testify using your Biden example.

False analogy because the Bidens were not caught on the phone by his own selected officials and the CIA bribe a foreign leader for political gain, dessho? Nor, did they lie and attempt to cover it up? Nor has the Bidens been charged with or convicted of committing any crimes unlike the Trump family, dessho?

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@Black

“It is a felony to ask for or to receive, to conspire and plan for, to attempt to acquire aid for a presidential campaign from a foreign government or a foreign national,”

Judge Andrew Napolitano. (FOXNews)

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This is brilliant strategy by Nancy and Chuck - Bannon, for all his BS, was right about this...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/11/12/steve-bannon-calls-nancy-pelosis-impeachment-strategy-brilliant/2583212001/

This puts Trump in a vise - If you really want more transparency and openness to get your side of the story out, come on over and talk to us - under oath...

Hah - like Trump can do that and be asked about all the meetings and phone calls with Crazy Rudy and Sondland on the multiple bribes. Or his conflicting written testimony to Mueller where he says he never talked to Stone about Wikileaks and the Russian stolen e-mails...

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates testified in court Tuesday that Donald Trump did in fact discuss WikiLeaks with his longtime political adviser, Roger Stone, during the 2016 campaign.

That’s a big deal because in sworn written answers to special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump claimed he couldn’t recall doing any such thing. “I do not recall discussing WikiLeaks with him,” Trump wrote. “Nor do I recall being aware of Mr. Stone having discussed WikiLeaks with individuals associated with my campaign.”

https://www.vox.com/2019/11/12/20961397/roger-stone-trial-rick-gates-trump-wikileaks

Come on over Donnie, and explain that one to us - or the phone call overhead by multiple people where you and Sondland discussed the "investigation"...

Just like releasing the call summary, I'm sure if you asked Crazy Rudy, he'd tell you to go ahead...

So what are you waiting for - you scared?

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This is brilliant strategy by Nancy and Chuck

That would be a world exclusive first.

Bannon, for all his BS, was right about this...

Yes, but Bannon didn’t say, they’ll win or won’t happen, but if they can cheat and hobble him, then she’s right.

This puts Trump in a vise - If you really want more transparency and openness to get your side of the story out, come on over and talk to us - under oath...

Trump can either give them the finger or tell them to have Biden or Hunter testify under oath....but that’ll come soon enough once it’s the Senate’s turn to call witnesses and the great thing is Biden doesn’t have executive privileges.

That’s a big deal because in sworn written answers to special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump claimed he couldn’t recall doing any such thing. “I do not recall discussing WikiLeaks with him,” Trump wrote. “Nor do I recall being aware of Mr. Stone having discussed WikiLeaks with individuals associated with my campaign.”

It won’t mean squat. This is a political trial, not a criminal trial.

So what are you waiting for - you scared?

Scared? He’s the President, he doesn’t have to jump when Nancy says something. He can tell her to bleep off and that’s that or they can take the President and go to the SC and let them sort it out, but the Dems want and need to be done with this farce hoax by the Christmas holidays. Nancy, I’ll give you a shovel and you can dig your own political demise.

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This is brilliant strategy by Nancy and Chuckhat

That would be a world exclusive first.

That's what your Conservative icon Bannon called it - you disagree with him?

Bannon, for all his BS, was right about this...

Yes, but Bannon didn’t say, they’ll win or won’t happen, but if they can cheat and hobble him, then she’s right.

Instead of trying to spin Bannon's comments to third grade level, why don't you just read them at the link...

This puts Trump in a vise - If you really want more transparency and openness to get your side of the story out, come on over and talk to us - under oath...

Trump can either give them the finger or tell them to have Biden or Hunter testify under oath....but that’ll come soon enough once it’s the Senate’s turn to call witnesses and the great thing is Biden doesn’t have executive privileges.

Guess you think he's too scared...

That’s a big deal because in sworn written answers to special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump claimed he couldn’t recall doing any such thing. “I do not recall discussing WikiLeaks with him,” Trump wrote. “Nor do I recall being aware of Mr. Stone having discussed WikiLeaks with individuals associated with my campaign.”

It won’t mean squat. This is a political trial, not a criminal trial.

Sure, tell that to Manafort and Cohen...that sounds like more Crazy Rudy legal advice...Go Rudy!

So what are you waiting for - you scared?

Scared? He’s the President, he doesn’t have to jump when Nancy says something. He can tell her to bleep off and that’s that or they can take the President and go to the SC and let them sort it out, but the Dems want and need to be done with this farce hoax by the Christmas holidays. Nancy, I’ll give you a shovel and you can dig your own political demise.

Yep, he's scared....and we note that for the fourth time, Trumpers completely ignore Sondland...they always ignore what they can't lie about or spin...

He's also guilty of engaging in locker room talk ( I grab 'em by the... )

No, that would be a self-admitted pervert, and confessing to felony sexual assault...

Again, I will take results over non-politically correct language any day.

Just look at the Big Beautiful Mexico paid for wall!

Trump 2020 all the way

When "Rah-Rah" is all you got...

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But, Serrano, you've got to admit that Trump, besides being incredibly selfish, is also very arrogant. What exactly is it about Trump that has you and others like you so firmly under his nauseating spell?

Anyway, this might be amusing or appealing to people like yourself, but most Americans don't like what they're seeing on so many levels with this president. His coziness with dictators and trashing allies is probably the most disturbing thing. The only reason Trump's doing so well is he inherited a rebounding economy thanks to Obama. Trump certainly couldn't have saved the U.S. economy and accomplished what Obama did when everything was in ruins. Trump hasn't even been tested by a major crisis. On that count, he, America and the rest of the world are extremely fortunate.

I'd love to make some kind of bet with you that Trump loses in 2020.

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The House of Representatives voted 421-0 for a resolution calling on Trump to release a whistleblower complaint to Congress The Senate passed a similar vote.

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The process is a sham.

This is an extremely telling comment. The far-right, especially Trump and his white supremecist supporters, despise the rule of law and the processes of holding the powerful to account. They know that the rule of law prevents authoritarian dictatorships. They also know that what their fascist leader is doing is against the law. And they know that the majority of people don't support their leader.

So they insist that, actually, the law itself is wrong. The processes are illegitimate (even when they put those processes in place). There needs to be a way of preventing majority rule. Only then can they have a strong man dictator who will finally put all those whiny lefties, women, and minorities where they belong.

And we know where far-right white supremecists think those people belong.

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“It is a felony to ask for or to receive, to conspire and plan for, to attempt to acquire aid for a presidential campaign from a foreign government or a foreign national,”

Judge Andrew Napolitano. (FOXNews)

A Fox News guy? ok, sure. If you agree with that, dont change your mind when the topic becomes Alexandra Chalupa working with the Ukraine embassy or the Steele Dossier. You do know the loser of the election had a campaign too, right?

This whole thing is just getting to be too much. Too many feelings, transcripts, opinions, phone calls, names for the supposed crimes. Reminds me of that TV show Lost, it was just more and more events and characters added without any explanation. Then when it comes time to explain what it all meant, they couldnt and forgot half the things they showed us even existed.

I expect a similar resolution here. Its just too much for your normal person to care about. Like 8 more public testimonies this week?

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Trumpers here need to read these three paragraphs;

Sondland has acknowledged informing Ukrainian officials on Sept. 1 that a $400 million package of military aid — frozen abruptly by Trump — would be easier to pry loose if their newly elected president announced an investigation into Burisma, an energy company connected to former vice president Joe Biden’s son.

Tim Morrison, a top White House national security aide, told impeachment investigators that Gordon Sondland — a U.S. ambassador at the center of the Ukraine scandal imperiling Donald Trump’s presidency — claimed to be acting on Trump’s orders, and in fact was regularly in touch with him.

On Friday, a State Department official stationed in Ukraine, David Holmes, pulled Sondland even deeper into the scandal when he revealed that a day after Trump’s call with Zelensky, Sondland spoke to the president by phone in a Kyiv restaurant and held it aloft so others could hear the conversation. Holmes described hearing Trump ask about the status of the investigations and heard Sondland affirm that Zelensky had agreed to his request. He also testified that Sondland, after speaking with the president, told him that Trump didn’t “give a shi^” about Ukraine but was more interested in the Biden investigation.

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/16/sondland-said-he-was-acting-on-trumps-orders-aide-told-investigators-071275

So, explain those to us....is Sondland a hero or scum?

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@Black

A Fox News guy? ok, sure. If you agree with that, dont change your mind when the topic becomes Alexandra Chalupa working with the Ukraine embassy or the Steele Dossier. You do know the loser of the election had a campaign too, right?

So, Judge Andrew Napolitano is no longer a FOX guy because he isn't saying what you like?

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Fox News Legal Analyst

Andrew P. Napolitano joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in January 1998 and currently serves as the senior judicial analyst. He provides legal analysis on both FNC and Fox Business Network (FBN).

https://www.foxnews.com/person/n/andrew-napolitano.html

OK, sure, got it!

This whole thing is just getting to be too much. Too many feelings, transcripts, opinions, phone calls, names for the supposed crimes. 

"Facing reality syndrome". I guess it is time for you to cover your eyes and ears until reach your safe space.

If you agree with that, dont change your mind when the topic becomes Alexandra Chalupa working with the Ukraine embassy or the Steele Dossier. 

You do know the loser of the election had a campaign too, right?

More Hillary distraction? You want to get off-topic? OK, sure, got it!

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30 seconds in, there would be grounds for a perjury charge - also an impeachable offense.

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Why would he, its up to the Democrats to prove their case against him - so far the Democrats have nothing.

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That's what your Conservative icon Bannon called it - you disagree with him?

Taken wrongly out of context as usual. On the scheming he’s right, on the overall retaking the WH, that’s a Mt. Everest climb for the socialists.

Sure, tell that to Manafort and Cohen...

He won’t be removed or arrested, Hillary and Obama as well, so no need...

No, that would be a self-admitted pervert, and confessing to felony sexual assault...

Schiff, I think so.

Just look at the Big Beautiful Mexico paid for wall!

And the wall is coming nicely along, double sided and high tech.

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The smartest thing Donny's lawyers have done is to make sure he doesn't speak under oath.

They know that being a pathological liar he will keep lying till he ends up in prison.

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Trumpers here need to read these three paragraphs;

Sondland has acknowledged informing Ukrainian officials on Sept. 1 that a $400 million package of military aid — frozen abruptly by Trump — would be easier to pry loose if their newly elected president announced an investigation into Burisma, an energy company connected to former vice president Joe Biden’s son.

Ok, so more baseless noise. Here’s the kicker, did Ukraine get aid or not? This is the Democrat failed thought out scheme.

But what Trump haters need to read is this:

Stewart: Do you have any information regarding the president of the United States accepting any bribes? 

Yovanovitch: No

Stewart: Do you any have information regarding any criminal activity that the president of the United States has been involved with at all? 

Yovanovitch: No.

And...this....l

"If recalling Amb. Yovanovitch was part of some scheme by Trump and Pompeo and Giuliani to get Pres. Zelensky to do an investigation, why would they replace her with the Democrats' first witness, their star witness, Bill Taylor?"

Hmmm.....liberal logic at its finest...

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“It is a felony to ask for or to receive, to conspire and plan for, to attempt to acquire aid for a presidential campaign from a foreign government or a foreign national,”

Judge Andrew Napolitano.

Judge Nap has been wrong so many times, but he's right in this case. Unfortunately he doesn't bother saying that Trump didn't ask for help with his campaign, he doesn't need it, especially if was gonna be against Biden, which it's not, he asked Zelensky to look into corruption, and there is most definitely corruption with Biden and Ukraine. For crying out loud, Hunter Biden himself admitted he wouldn't have got that job with Burisma being as how he had no experience in the energy field nor any ability in the Ukrainian language if his father hadn't been the vice president.

The Democratic Party should be renamed The Party of Sedition.

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Trumpers here need to read these three paragraphs;

Sondland has acknowledged informing Ukrainian officials on Sept. 1 that a $400 million package of military aid — frozen abruptly by Trump — would be easier to pry loose if their newly elected president announced an investigation into Burisma, an energy company connected to former vice president Joe Biden’s son.

Ok, so more baseless noise. Here’s the kicker, did Ukraine get aid or not? This is the Democrat failed thought out scheme.

Fifth time dodge and failure - one more time, is Sondland a hero or scum?

And...this....

"If recalling Amb. Yovanovitch was part of some scheme by Trump and Pompeo and Giuliani to get Pres. Zelensky to do an investigation, why would they replace her with the Democrats' first witness, their star witness, Bill Taylor?"

Hmmm.....liberal logic at its finest...

Uh, you do know that Taylor was selected by Pompeo, right? So I guess Pompeo is a Liberal now?

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Ahhh, like this witch hunt faux farce, I agree.

A faux farce is a fake farce, which means it's real. You're finally learning!

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