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Pompeo loses his temper with journalist over Ukraine questions

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Everyone from Donnie on down are in meltdown....they know there is a good chance they'll be called to testify and then the big decision - do they protect Donnie or lie under oath and join Manafort, Gates, Flynn, Cohen, and Stone at Club Fed...

Then they have to watch their backs to see if one of the other folks "in the loop" turns and tries to cut a deal to get out of jail time and rats out on the rest. Would you trust Rudy?

Expect more outbursts and two-year old temper tantrums...

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"do you think Americans care about Ukraine?" while saying swear words.

well your boss clearly cares about it after all he blackmailed Ukraines leader to dig up dirt on Bidens son

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"do you think Americans care about Ukraine?"

Probably most don't care about Ukraine, but with the exception of Trump supporters and those who choose to remain benighted many Americans do care about what Trump and his fellow thugs are doing with regard to Ukraine.

Pompeo said

PC reporting by the 'media' to appease the far right audience. 'Said' is used instead of 'lied' whenever Trump or someone from his administration 'says' something.

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Pompeo said: " . . . do you think Americans care about Ukraine?"

Does that mean what it sounds like it means? If so, that would explain so much about the way Trump and Co. have been accused of abusing Ukraine.

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abusive behavior, step down.

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Listening to public radio . . . NPR in fact, the Congressional Managers gave a very convincing argument, while also describing the difficult circumstances of the people in Ukraine.

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I love that Pompeo demanded she, a "mere woman and journalist" point to Ukraine an unlabeled map, and she did easily, and he threw a hissy fit. What a total loser. I'm glad he at least realized his treason has lost him a future Senate seat for sure.

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Seems like all these Trump fanatics got the message from Hannity - raise your voice full of faux outrage at any journalist except those from Fox, Breitbart, Russia Today, and Sputnik...the scared, angry base will love it...

In other words, just follow Dimwit Donnie's example...

Dump Trump/Pitch Pence/Ditch Mitch 2020!

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Trump certainly filled the swamp with some sewer critters..

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What a jackass.

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The whole lot should be thrown in jail. None of them care about their country, only me me me. And someone give Pompeo a suit that actually fits, for god's sake. That button is ready to be catapulted a mile.

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Good, no Senate seat for you or Sanders!

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Sanders-Huckabee!

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"People will hear about this," said Pompeo, who has publicly attacked journalists in the past.

Trump and his fellow GOP pols in the DC Oblast continue to attack journalists earning them kudos from their ultrarightwing followers - in the US and 'abroad'.

The Trump regime's ongoing assaults on the free, for-profit press, especially outlets that dare to question them, and continuing to do what they can to undermine the Constitution and the democratic principles the republic is built on are further dividing the nation.

While allowing and even encouraging foreign states to 'meddle' in US affairs if they support the regime.

While taking campaign contributions from foreign oligarchs.

While Trump's family continue to get rich from dealings inside and outside the US.

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Probably most don't care about Ukraine, but with the exception of Trump supporters and those who choose to remain benighted many Americans do care about what Trump and his fellow thugs are doing with regard to Ukraine.

It’s just a shame Democrats didn’t care. In their hour of need the previous administration thought cozying up to a country that killed so many of our people, held them hostage and then trying to make a disastrous treaty with them for nothing in return, while our allies were given food rations and blankets, nice.

PC reporting by the 'media' to appease the far right audience. 'Said' is used instead of 'lied' whenever Trump or someone from his administration 'says' something.

Don’t worry, the msm will make sure to say something negative, you just watch.

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demanded she, a "mere woman and journalist" point to Ukraine an unlabeled map, and she did easily, and he threw a hissy fit. What a total loser. I'm glad he at least realized his treason has lost him a future Senate seat for sure.

Doubt it, but if he bothers you know, then another 4 years will make you really go up a wall. Lol

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I love that the always out of breath, fat Pompeo

Now imagine if a conservative would call Warren something derogatory or Sanders, man the fists would be flying!

Dang straight - no conservative would be caught dead calling her Pocahontas or anything like that...

demanded she, a "mere woman and journalist" point to Ukraine an unlabeled map, and she did easily, and he threw a hissy fit. What a total loser. I'm glad he at least realized his treason has lost him a future Senate seat for sure.

Doubt it, but if he bothers you know, then another 4 years will make you really go up a wall. Lol

I don't think Pompeo will get four years at Rikers Island, unless he was really deep into the QPQ and all the other Trump corruption - still, you never know...maybe he was in with Rick Perry steering those Ukraine oil and gas contracts to Perry's two largest campaign contributors...

Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country’s new president.

Perry's efforts to influence Ukraine's energy policy came earlier this year, just as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's new government was seeking military aid from the United States to defend against Russian aggression, and allies of President Donald Trump were ramping up efforts to get the Ukrainians to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2019/11/11/after-push-from-energy-secretary-rick-perry-backers-got-huge-gas-deal-in-ukraine/

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@blakclabthsts ok again to comment on personal appearance of people?

Going all PC? I thought that was for the people you consider on 'the other team' in your binary world. Or just the usual deflection when no reason can be found to defend your Trump and those in his regime.

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Dang straight - no conservative would be caught dead calling her Pocahontas or anything like that...

Love it - well done...

Pompeo then asked his advisers to bring out a map of the world without the countries labeled, to prove that Kelly knew where Ukraine was located.

I think people are misunderstanding what Pompeo was doing here. He'd forgotten where Ukraine was himself, and just wanted Kelly to point it out to him.

"I pointed to Ukraine. He put the map away," Kelly said.

And then when she'd gone, he took the map out again and wrote "U-k-r-a-i-n-e" on it where she told him.

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A Sec/State who cannot maintain his (diplomatic) composure under all stresses is a major liability.

From his foul behavior with the NPR reporter regarding Ukraine, I imagine he's not real happy about the situation.

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Let me get this straight:

When Joe Biden was the vice president, his son Hunter lands a $50,000-per-month job with a Ukrainian company -- a job for which he is totally unqualified.

A Ukrainian prosecutor investigates that company.

Then-Vice President Biden gets $1 billion in aid to Ukraine held up unless the prosecutor is fired.

But Trump gets impeached for simply asking the new Ukrainian president to look into all this.

This is truly stuff from an alternative leftist universe.

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Shouting at a women. Typical Trump staffer.

When Joe Biden was the vice president, his son Hunter lands a $50,000-per-month job with a Ukrainian company -- a job for which he is totally unqualified.

Hunter Biden is a qualified lawyer and was employed in the legal company of the gas company which wanted to expand its business into America. A second American lawyer was also employed.

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A Ukrainian prosecutor investigates that company.

Lol no Ukrainian prosecutor got fired when investigated Burisma. There is 0 proof of that, save for a thirty second clip of an hour-long discussion. Pretty poor effort, over all.

But Trump gets impeached for simply asking the new Ukrainian president to look into all this.

Lolololol Biden was working for Burisma since 2016. Why did Trump let Biden Jr. get away with it for 3-4 years!? He's complicit. ;)

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Because Hunter Biden joined Burisma in 2014 not 2016 and obama was president then. not like Trump started in 2017 and immediately found Biden kid and Kerry kid getting that Ukraine money.

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bass4funk: "Doubt it, but if he bothers you know, then another 4 years will make you really go up a wall. Lol"

Ah, the scared "Lol" again. Well, unlike you if for some reason the trash of the US decide their bankruptcies and farms being seized are somehow worth it so they can wear an overpriced MAGA hat, and even though evangelicals know they will burn in hell for standing behind Trump in the worst example of hypocrisy in history and selling out of their souls, I won't change my handle and try to pretend I'm someone different.

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Let me get this straight:

When Joe Biden was the vice president, his son Hunter lands a $50,000-per-month job with a Ukrainian company -- a job for which he is totally unqualified.

Uh, and you are an expert in oil and gas exploration? Prove he was unqualified.

A Ukrainian prosecutor investigates that company.

Wrong. The Ukrainian Attorney General was NOT investigating corruption so that's why the US and Europe wanted him removed.

Then-Vice President Biden gets $1 billion in aid to Ukraine held up unless the prosecutor is fired.

Because he WASN'T investigating corruption.

But Trump gets impeached for simply asking the new Ukrainian president to look into all this.

By shaking him down and withholding critical military aid until he ANNOUNCED the investigation into Burisma.

This is truly stuff from an alternative leftist universe.

It's truly the stuff of Russian disinformation and their far-right collaborators.

Now let's look at some facts;

The only one being currently investigated for corruption in Ukraine is RUDY GIULIANI - the PRESIDENT'S PERSONAL LAWYER...for so far 8 offenses...

Two of RUDY'S business partners have already been arrested for corruption....Furman and Parnas...

Sec of Energy Rick Perry has steered to large Ukraine oil and gas contracts to two of his biggest campaign contributors - in other words, CORRUPTION...

Take off your MAGA vision googles and get a taste of reality...

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When Joe Biden was the vice president, his son Hunter lands a $50,000-per-month job with a Ukrainian company -- a job for which he is totally unqualified.

Others might call it, "Typical compensation for a board member of a company that makes hundreds of millions of dollars." By not giving you any context it's made to sound sinister when in fact it's not. What were you expecting a board member to make, $2,500 a month?

Was Hunter hired because of his dad? Well, yeah. And if it wasn't that company it would have been another company. Or another. Or another. The son of the VP would have no problem finding cushy jobs from people who would be dumb to not hire him. Just ask the Trump children.

As for Biden Sr., exactly zero people had a problem with what he did at the time and exactly zero people saw any link to his son. Zero. This is all a recently manufactured narrative given by Trump, a documented scam artist, Rudy, currently under investigation, two indicted Ukrainians, and a crooked prosecutor. What's wrong with this picture?

In the end we have compensation that is typical, a guy getting a job because of his famous dad, and the ouster on a prosecutor that most of the world wanted gone. Shocking.

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Then why did Obama have a meeting about it? Not like anyone really knew “what he was doing“. Not that we do, it’s obviously dirty. Daddy Biden only cared about getting ONE prosecutor fired, why not all the others?

As for Biden Sr., exactly zero people had a problem with what he did at the time and exactly zero people saw any link to his son. Zero.

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Then why did Obama have a meeting about it? Not like anyone really knew “what he was doing“. Not that we do, it’s obviously dirty. Daddy Biden only cared about getting ONE prosecutor fired, why not all the others?

Keep beating that dead horse Black...Biden isn't under investigation for Ukraine corruption - RUDY is - and soon PERRY....

And the only arrests so far are RUDY's two business partners...

And who does RUDY work for?

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Pompeo probably thought that an NPR reporter would be as ignorant of the world as a Fox 'reporter' or Trump supporter.

And probably had to rely on an aide who would indicate whether she had correctly indicated Ukraine on the unlabeled map.

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Ah, the scared "Lol" again.

No reason to be scared, just think it’s funny.

Well, unlike you if for some reason the trash of the US decide their bankruptcies and farms being seized are somehow worth it

Oh, stop! The Democrats could care less about anyone over a flyover State, in the past 4 years they haven’t done anything close to showing the farmers that they care. They have zero ideas or solutions on how to deal with China and they all know China is a problem and for 8 years they did absolutely nothing to address the issue of the Chinese unfair business practices.

so they can wear an overpriced MAGA hat, and even though evangelicals know they will burn in hell for standing behind Trump in the worst example of hypocrisy in history and selling out of their souls,

I love it how non-religious liberals are now experts on the Gospel and telling us what the afterlife awaits for us. It’s like a meat lover getting lectured by a vegan claiming an Aloe Vera steak is just as yummy as a T-bone.

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Hunter Biden is a qualified lawyer and was employed in the legal company of the gas company which wanted to expand its business into America. A second American lawyer was also employed.

Hey, if you believe that go right ahead. Don’t forget his police record of sleeping with his dead brothers wife, ongoing drug addiction and fathering a child and trying not to take responsibility until his baby mama took him to court. If you paint a picture show all of its colors, we won’t even go into Burisma...

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Hunter Biden is a qualified lawyer and was employed in the legal company of the gas company which wanted to expand its business into America. A second American lawyer was also employed.

Hey, if you believe that go right ahead. Don’t forget his police record of sleeping with his dead brothers wife, ongoing drug addiction and fathering a child and trying not to take responsibility until his baby mama took him to court. If you paint a picture show all of its colors, we won’t even go into Burisma...

Uh, and you support a guy that discriminated against Black Americans in housing in the 60s/70s, who has bankrupted 6 companies due to his incompetence, ran a sham university that scammed thousands, claimed without a stitch of evidence that the first Black President was born in Kenya, said some White Supremacists were very fine people, had flings with porn stars and hookers all his life, and has an illegitimate child that he has yet to acknowledge? And is a puppet of Putin?

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Uh, and you support a guy that discriminated against Black Americans in housing in the 60s/70s,

Given the circumstances at the time, it made sense given the social environment at the time.

who has bankrupted 6 companies due to his incompetence,

And made up for that 10 fold not to mention put the country on economic steroids, vindication.

ran a sham university that scammed thousands,

Most universities are scam, look at the tuition rate and see what you’re getting from that, liberal woke politics, save your money.

claimed without a stitch of evidence that the first Black President was born in Kenya, said some White Supremacists were very fine people, had flings with porn stars and hookers all his life, and has an illegitimate child that he has yet to acknowledge? And is a puppet of Putin?

Please Show evidence of this, saying it repeatedly doesn’t make it so. Mueller couldn’t prove it, Schiff definitely can’t, but a few JT readers can?

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None of which has any relevance to the fact the obama, not trump, is responsible for the actions of Obama’s handpicked VP. And his son as well who worked in Ukraine from 2014.

Uh, and you support a guy that discriminated against Black Americans in housing in the 60s/70s,

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Don’t you think good ole Joe should have mentioned his son was on the board of a corrupt country that Joe was the “point man” for.

I speculate this is why Obama won’t endorse Joe, he knew what Rudy would find. and yes I can speculate. as schiff just spent 3 whole days doing the same in the hallowed halls of our Senate.

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None of which has any relevance to the fact the obama, not trump, is responsible for the actions of Obama’s handpicked VP. And his son as well who worked in Ukraine from 2014.

So I guess Trump us responsible for his sons who both have said of the Trump Org "We get all the money we need from Russia" - even though Daddy said "I have zero business in Russia"...

https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/12/21/how-russian-money-helped-save-trumps-business/

I speculate this is why Obama won’t endorse Joe, he knew what Rudy would find. and yes I can speculate. as schiff just spent 3 whole days doing the same in the hallowed halls of our Senate.

Of all the people you mention, only one is currently under federal criminal investigation by Barr's DOJ - Rudy...

The only arrests WRT Ukraine corruption are Rudy's two business partners...

Speculate all you want - anyone can make up fairy tales.

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"Do you owe Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch an apology?" Kelly asked Pompeo.

I love to see the press brought down a peg or two. They act as if the right to free speech provides them with protection from criticism. They are arrogant and are used to criticizing others while claiming that they cannot be questioned because of their status as journalists. As for Pompeo, chalk it up to a bad day. He is only human.

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So I guess Trump us responsible for his sons who both have said of the Trump Org "We get all the money we need from Russia" - even though Daddy said "I have zero business in Russia"...

It has nothing to do with his kids.

Speculate all you want - anyone can make up fairy tales.

Lol, yeah, I hope you remember that, please tell all liberals that. ROFL!

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So I guess Trump us responsible for his sons who both have said of the Trump Org "We get all the money we need from Russia" - even though Daddy said "I have zero business in Russia"...

Someone's lying - who do you think it is?

It has nothing to do with his kids.

True - just like Biden and Hunter...right?

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Wow liberals go all off topic and defensive whenever Hunter comes up. Would have been an easy conversation to have.

hey good ole joe be my “point man” for Ukraine. Ummm Barack remember my kid Hunter who just got kicked out of the navy for cocaine use? He’s getting Millions on the board of a company being investigated for corruption. So not a good idea.

China? Sorry Barack, his investment group getting billions there.

easy least.

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Bidens are off topics and irrelevant. Know nothing and did nothing. So why did schiff and his buddies mention them hundreds of times in the trial supposedly about Trump?

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Wow liberals go all off topic and defensive whenever Hunter comes up. Would have been an easy conversation to have.

Says Bidens are off topic after beating that dead horse in almost every post...

Bidens are off topics and irrelevant. Know nothing and did nothing. So why did schiff and his buddies mention them hundreds of times in the trial supposedly about Trump?

Says Bidens are off-topic and just to show how irrelevant they are, makes another post about the 'Bidens"...

Next he'll tell us we shouldn't be talking about the Bidens - in a post about the Bidens...

Trumper logic...I guess it only makes sense in MAGA vision...

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You do realize Russia and Ukraine are different countries right?

and that Trump wasn’t wielding the power as Vice President of the USA who could withhold billions of aid from Ukraine at this time, right?

So I guess Trump us responsible for his sons who both have said of the Trump Org "We get all the money we need from Russia" - even though Daddy said "I have zero business in Russia"...

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Someone's lying - who do you think it is?

In the words of Susan Rice “Hell if I know.”

True - just like Biden and Hunter...right?

As the forerunner presidential candidate who’s the center of all of this and Hunter falling out of the bag, it has everything to do with it, but I’ll submit to you this, if not Hunter at least Joe without a doubt but I know the Dems won’t want that because they know he’d be a walking gaffe machine.

Oh, well...No Bolton or Mulvaney for the Dems either, sad.

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tell schiff, and his team, they mentioned them 200 times in Trumps trial. Suddenly in about 1 hour when it’s our turn any mention of Bidens in the trial will mysteriously become “irrelevant”.

sorry doesn’t work that way in the Senate.

Says Bidens are off topic after beating that dead horse in almost every post...

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You don't actually know that. It's only your opinion.

Ahhh like with Trump’s so called guilt? I see.

Hunter Biden didn't have any relationship with any deceased person.

No, you’re not listening, let’s try this again, he slept with his dead brothers wife. Nice way of honoring you’re deceased brother.

Except has I have informed you already. He was employed for his American legal knowledge.

And as I told you, he had zero experience in working for a gas company making 50k who makes that kind of money off the bat? You wouldn’t and neither would I. So I think it should be looked into most definitely.

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Don’t care.

just like liberals bent yourselves into pretzels to not answer who was lying between Bernie and Warren.

lying is not an impeachable offense. Move on.

Someone's lying - who do you think it is?

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We should be talking about the Bidens. A lot! Just as Schiff did. Hunter Biden started this whole extravaganza. kinda interesting coming from the side screaming NEOCON Every post for weeks when there was no war.

Next he'll tell us we shouldn't be talking about the Bidens - in a post about the Bidens...

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bassfunk:

No, you’re not listening, let’s try this again, he slept with his dead brothers wife. Nice way of honoring you’re deceased brother.

Unlike Trump, who will sleep with women whose husbands/boyfriends are still alive and when he's still married.

Just saying.

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The Bidens are off topic and irrelevant is the constant liberal stance. My stance is and has been that they are highly relevant.

schiff must agree we he would not have mentioned them 200 times when it’s not their trial.

Because if it found they did do something wrong, it further strengthens our position that they should have been investigated and that Trump has an obligation to proceed with looking into them.

your whole narrative falls apart without the idea that the poor innocent Bidens are only being looked into because of politics. I think we will find enough reasons that it was acceptable to at least take a look into what Hunter was doing.

after all, liberals were fine with Carter Page being looked into and being found innocent. Why not check out Hunter too??

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I wouldn’t mind swapping Bolton or Mulvaney for The Biden’s or whistleblower, but we all know the Democrats will not budge on that, Schumer and Schiff said, that’s off the table, so that means, they really don’t want to hear from these two men and they’re not serious. But that saves the GOP time to quickly wrap this up.

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Cant wait for the pardons

6 in jail already haven't seen any pardons yet, I dare Trump to do it , it'll be the final nail in his corrupt immoral coffin

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Trump could have avoided all of this for himself and his staff if he had just decided to campaign against Biden straight up. In the end he didn't get his investigation and now he's impeached. Not too smart if you ask me.

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Trumps lawyers just destroyed in two hours the fabrications the Dems spent three years to amass. It was “dazzling!”

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Trump could have avoided all of this for himself and his staff if he had just decided to campaign against Biden straight up.

Biden could have avoided all of this had he not admitted in front of an audience and on video that he expected a quid pro quo from Ukraine when he forced them to fire a prosecutor looking into his sons company or else lose a billion dollars in US assistance authorized by Congress.

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