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Pompeo breaks silence on alleged threats to envoy in Ukraine

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If true, this would take things to a creepy new level. But let the investigation play out.

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In interviews with conservative radio hosts

Of course far right winger Pompeo spoke to them to push his and Trump's far right agenda. When global alt rightists attack something they call the 'media', do they include the hundreds of conservative media outlets?

Pompeo breaks silence = Pompeo resumes lying.

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Agreed that we need to let the investigation play out. If it doesn’t report the conclusion we support, we obviously need to investigate the original investigators and re-investigate the original issue. All the while whining about our person being investigated.

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Pompeo must recuse himself.

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“It is always the case at the Department of State that we do everything we can to ensure that our officers, not only our ambassadors but our entire team, has the security level that’s appropriate," Pompeo said.

Pretty wimpy answers on this matter by Secretary Pompeo ...

What about when the primary risk to your officers comes from the Secretary of State and the President?

Pompeo clearly doesn't consider the safety of his foreign service officers as a priority. All he is concerned about is casting dispersions on anyone who poses a threat to his boss. So, what exactly is Pompeo's job??

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"What, me worry?"

-- Mike Pompeo

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Now do Carter Page.

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Pompeo clearly doesn't consider the safety of his foreign service officers as a priority.

Liberals didn’t even care about our ambassador in Libya nor did they make him a priority when the time came, don’t even go there.

All he is concerned about is casting dispersions on anyone who poses a threat to his boss. So, what exactly is Pompeo's job??

So Democrats wouldn’t do the same if the rolls were reversed? Think very hard and marinade on that before answering

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The investigation into the Carter Page situation was done and it was determined there was probable cause for a warrant and it was done by professionals within their authority.

It’s astounding that someone would think this situation is the same.

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bass: Liberals didn’t even care

Conservatives didn't care, either.

So Democrats wouldn’t do the same

So Republicans wouldn't do the same?

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Say huh? memory holed already?

”The proposed changes come after a damning report by the Justice Department inspector general, who found at least 17 errors in the FBI’s application to wiretap former Trump campaign aide Carter Page

.The FBI’s mistakes included leaving out evidence that exonerated Mr. Page and doctoring evidence submitted to the court, said Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz.”

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No outrage at all about confirmation the government surveilled a guy plus capturing all his calls and mails. A guy who was never even charged with anything. Totally innocent.

Then when a private citizen may have followed someone around time to see where they were or where they went or who they talked to? Total outrage! impeach somebody!

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Ahhh Pompeo, the most corrupt, compromised Secretary of State ever.

No outrage at all about confirmation the government surveilled a guy plus capturing all his calls and mails

ROFL, outrage from the nutters that the government surveilled a criminal, but nothing about an honest public servant was put in danger.

Sums up the current administration and it’s not so bright supporters!!!!

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No outrage at all about confirmation the government surveilled a guy plus capturing all his calls and mails. A guy who was never even charged with anything. Totally innocent.

If it is as you say, it should be investigated and the law should be followed.

However, the accusations of whataboutery are well founded in the Ukraine investigation. Comments from Trump supporters usually avoid any discussion of the evidence and actual events in this case (presumably because they don't look good for Trump) and instead to talk about anything but the actual events. .

Just looking at comments above, I see Libya and Carter Page as the immediate diversions rather than considering the detail of the accusation against Trump.

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Lev Parnas

So the Dems are now trotting out a guy under indictment, a known grifter, a guy who had a company called Fraud Inc. that he ran into the ground, who the foreign minister of Ukraine said is a liar.

The farce continues.

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Conservatives didn't care, either.

@super, conservatives have values, the nutters who support Donny have no values, they applaud attacks on women, support killing migrants, attack anyone who support truth,

So Democrats wouldn’t do the same if the rolls were reversed? Think very hard and marinade on that before answering

and don’t understand that ‘roles’ and ‘rolls’ are different words with different meanings.

I am rolling over in laughter!!!!

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Lev Parnas, the very active associate of Rudy Giuliani who had round table meetings with Trump and visited Ukraine on Trump's behalf. Trump now denies even knowing him.

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Lev Parnas

This is it! The smoking gun! It's all over now for Drumpf!

Haha, lol, how many times has it been over for Drumpf? He's still our president and will be for another 5 years.

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Lev Parnas, the very active associate of Rudy Giuliani who had round table meetings with Trump and visited Ukraine on Trump's behalf. Trump now denies even knowing him.

Trump's met thousands of people. Doesn't mean he knows them all. The Ukranian foreign minister says he doesn't trust anything Parnas says. And this is on CNN:

Key Ukrainian official responds to Parnas' Trump allegations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGW2YGpO_ZI&t=327s

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a guy who had a company called Fraud Inc. that he ran into the ground, who the foreign minister of Ukraine said is a liar. The farce continues.

meanwhile back to reality 6 of Trumps associates have been convicted and sent to prison, and his lawyer Giuliani is currently being investigated for multiple illegal acts. Yes I agree the farce continues

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Haha, lol, how many times has it been over for Drumpf? He's still our president and will be for another 5 years.

whatever compensates for a security blanket , oh man if Trump loses the rage is going to be epic. lol

remember overconfidence was Hillary's downfall still a year away far more corruption to dig up before then, Trumps had decades of it

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a guy who had a company called Fraud Inc. that he ran into the ground,

Trump also ran five or six companies into the ground with bankruptcies and a fake uni

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Blacklabel: Say huh? memory holed already? ”The proposed changes come after a damning report by the Justice Department inspector general, who found at least 17 errors in the FBI’s application to wiretap former Trump campaign aide Carter Page

Someone duped you by presenting a sliver of information and intentionally left out the conclusion. From the actual report:

"We concluded that AD Priestap's exercise of discretion in opening the investigation was in compliance with Department and FBI policies, and we did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced his decision. While the information in the FBI's possession at the time was limited, in light of the low threshold established by Department and FBI predication policy, we found that Crossfire Hurricane was opened for an authorized investigative purpose and with sufficient factual predication."

But yeah, after going over a million documents and conducting 170 interviews, they found 17 errors. Mind blown.

And just so we're clear, you're saying an investigation that was deemed proper, within the rules, and without political bias, matches the accusations made in this case?

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Serrano: So the Dems are now trotting out a guy under indictment, a known grifter, a guy who had a company called Fraud Inc. that he ran into the ground, who the foreign minister of Ukraine said is a liar.

On our side he's known as Rudy's former partner and point man for promoting the conspiracy theory against the Bidens. Nice to see you're finally bothered by his background.

Personally, I trust nothing he says. But then again I have the texts and emails to fall back on, plus the calls between him and Nunes. It's easy to believe things he can prove, wouldn't you agree?

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More lies from the terminally compromised...

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Nope that was 17 errors ONLY in the FISA process that allowed the government to surveil Carter Page. I’m not talking about the entire investigation into everything.

im talking about governance surveillance of one person who is NOT a criminal and was never accused of being one.

But yeah, after going over a million documents and conducting 170 interviews, they found 17 errors. Mind blown.

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Comedy gold reading Trump supporters attacking a man for fraud and running businesses into the ground.

Has the fake news bubble erased Trump’s appalling past or dismissed it as something fabricated by CNN?

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The investigation into the Carter Page situation was done and it was determined there was probable cause for a warrant and it was done by professionals within their authority.

It’s astounding that someone would think this situation is the same

That’s the talking points of liberals? You guys are making it too easy for Trump to win, but when this is over and Trump is settled into another 4 more years, you guys make that joke of argument and sees who’s listening. Lol

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having a good enough reason to open an investigation doesn’t excuse crimes and 17 intentional “errors” committed during the investigation. doctoring an email is intentional, not an error.

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Trump also ran five or six companies into the ground with bankruptcies and a fake uni

Came back and not only became the President but injecting steroids and Hulked the economy.

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Parnas, Parnas Parbas all Dems can talk about these days.

Parnas says he told Trump that Yovanovitch was bad mouthing him so Trump fires her.

2 mins later he says he thinks she was only fired to get her out of the way of investigating Biden.

ummm no she was fired for badmouthing Trump after you told him. Didn’t you just say that?

speaking of bad mouthing, the Ukraine prime minister resigned when he was caught doing that their president. But no, Yovanovitch instead tries to help get Trump impeached* when she does the same thing. Low moral character.

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Came back and not only became the President but injecting steroids and Hulked the economy.

Yes, Republicans have a habit of doing this and then it crashes. They also pile on the debt. Bush 2, who your unnamed non-partisan historians regard as a success, saw the economy fly off a cliff on his watch.

Trump is par for the course. I just wonder why fiscal conservatives aren’t talking about the debt.

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Came back and not only became

But not the unpaid contractors and fired workers.

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The FBI has open an investigation, like their should of been an investigation of this before

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And the Trump uni students who didn't get their fake degrees.

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The White House is squatted by a trickster and con man.

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We likely would be if there wasn’t a new Trump attack narrative in the news every single day. no oxygen left in the room for that after the incessant Democrat and liberal media screeching.

I just wonder why fiscal conservatives aren’t talking about the debt.

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Blacklabel: im talking about governance surveillance of one person who is NOT a criminal and was never accused of being one.

The investigation said the investigation was appropriate, legal, and opened with sufficient evidence. Be a man and move on.

Bass: That’s the talking points of liberals? 

Yes. Directly quoting the report's conclusion is a talking point for the left. If you disagree with the report then take it up with the investigators, not liberals.

black: having a good enough reason to open an investigation doesn’t excuse crimes and 17 intentional “errors” committed during the investigation

Said no one ever.

Look, you got duped. I bet you had no idea about the conclusion. Am I wrong?

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And the surveillance of Carter Page was not appropriate. Which is the topic, surveillance of US citizens. And why only this time you are outraged about it.

The investigation said the investigation was appropriate, legal, and opened with sufficient evidence. Be a man and move on.

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More texts released from Parnas. OMG.

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Totally wrong, as usual. As I said, being ok to open an investigation doesn’t mean you get to break laws during it.

I can get a legal search warrant to enter your home doesn’t mean I get to steal your laptop and kick your dog while I am there doing legal search. was my investigation legal? Yep, I had a warrant. Is what I did during my investigation ok? Nope.

Look, you got duped. I bet you had no idea about the conclusion. Am I wrong?

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Blacklabel: And the surveillance of Carter Page was not appropriate. 

The conclusion of the investigation said it was. You can see it clear as day now.

Be a man.

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It was not. That’s why the entire FISA process is under FBI review.

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Regardless, please send all this Parnas nonsense to the trial. It’s like when all you thought Avenatti and Cohen were credible and now they both in jail or on the way.

Parnas is so shaky he almost seems like a plant to get liberals to take the bait. He seems to be able to somehow be able to incriminate anyone and anything he is asked to upon demand.

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Blacklabel: I can get a legal search warrant to enter your home

You do understand the story is about possible illegal surveillance of Yovanovitch, right?

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Blacklabel: Parnas is so shaky he almost seems like a plant to get liberals to take the bait.

He kept a steady hand while screenshotting texts and emails.

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Wow he has texts from Trump? What do they say?

He kept a steady hand while screenshotting texts and emails.

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Ptownsend:

When global alt rightists attack something they call the 'media', do they include the hundreds of conservative media outlets?

I don´t know what "global alt rightists" is supposed to mean, and I doubt you could define it, but I am curious about these "hundreds of conservative media outlets". Can you name a few? Afaics, the corporate media are pretty unified in the globalist ideology that they and their paymasters are pushing.

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Porky Pompeo suddenly appears from his three day incommunicado...I hope he didn't binge on too many donuts...

What a leader - as Parnas and Sondland have confirmed, Porky was "in the loop" on the entire QPQ - he was in the loop on trashing Yovanovich - one of his own subordinates - and in her being illegally surveilled, and her undeserved firing. That's what you call sticking up for the troops! Bet the morale is great over at the State Dept.

Can't wait until Porky and Bolton testify...

Want to take bets Trumpers on when Pompeo goes from hero to scum?

And I wish we could get more info on McConnell's cocaine habit that one Trumper reported here the other day...he even called him "Cocaine Mitch"...

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@williv I doubt you could define it

alt right? I'll use Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt-right

But to me whenever I hear the term I think uber nationalists pushing for some form of authoritarianism.

Here's a list of some of the US's rightwing media.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternativemedia(U.S._political_right)

I don't know which country you're from, but I'm sure you're aware of far right movements there. And in most 'western' nations around the globe. And if you live in Japan, you'd know there are dozens of far right groups here.

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When Trump is gone, all these guys are going down with him... some to prison, for sure. Some will go before.

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*. . . saying he (Pompeo) believed the allegations would prove to be wrong . . .*

Wrong? How can anybody take these liars seriously Trump has surrounded himself with? These people are like a bunch of parrots and just say whatever Trump expects them to say.

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The only good thing about this coward Pompeo is that he has ZERO chance to get into the Senate after this, so it's no surprise he's cancelled his Senate run for the time being. If he decides to run later he'll develop selective amnesia for his time in the WH, and be like Bass4funk and other supporters of Trump, and Trump himself, and be back to Calling Trump a complete moron and lunatic again when he's out, saying "I never supported the President. I was unaware of what he was doing... I... I Believe he would do good, but clearly he was not mentally stable. Still, you cannot provide a single quote of me saying I support him. Oh, those quotes and videos of me doing so? That person was named Pompeo. That is not my name anymore, so you cannot say that was me." and more denial. Lindsay will be looking for another butt to stick his head up.

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Came back and not only became the President but injecting steroids and Hulked the economy.

and just like steroids you pay for the consequences of it later, being ballooning debt and a stock market slump or crash in the future, stocks are already over inflated with the economic roids stop using them and you deflate really quickly

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Yes. Directly quoting the report's conclusion is a talking point for the left.

Which then they pass around to the msm so that they can all regurgitate the exact same talking points, we get it.

and just like steroids you pay for the consequences of it later, being ballooning debt and a stock market slump or crash in the future, stocks are already over inflated with the economic roids stop using them and you deflate really quickly

Not at the rate it’s going and as long as you don’t have a Democrat that wants income redistribution or tax people to oblivion the economy will be fine.

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Which then they pass around to the msm so that they can all regurgitate the exact same talking points, we get it.

Yes. We regurgitate the conclusion of the report. Where do you get your talking points from?

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Which then they pass around to the msm so that they can all regurgitate the exact same talking points,

Hilarious, It’s not only the real channels even faux was asking Kellyanne a few tough questions, or had faux become a ‘MSM’ channel now, Donny sure won’t be happy.

we get it

Thats practically impossible!!

Not at the rate it’s going and as long as you don’t have a Democrat that wants income redistribution or tax people to oblivion the economy will be fine.

I suggest leaving the economy to the economists, neither Donny nor his minions have a clue what’s going on.

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