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      10-22-2019, 06:58 PM   #1233
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Will the GOP senate finally find its backbone?
Only if it doesn't result in them losing the next election. At this point IMESHO that's the final missing piece of the puzzle. The facts are there. The story still needs spinning.
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Yea..I see the House/Pelosi got their backbone and impeached him..wait..they didn't. You guys are so fcking easy...
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Will the GOP senate finally find its backbone?
Only if it doesn't result in them losing the next election. At this point IMESHO that's the final missing piece of the puzzle. The facts are there. The story still needs spinning.
It seems as though the best chance for Republicans to win the presidency in 2020 is for the GOP to get behind the impeachment movement. I don't think Pence is going to cut it.
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I dunno - Reuters is actually a very reputable news source.

Irrespective of that, the actual reporting is extremely biased - since everything was behind closed doors, so all we are seeing is what the democrats are allowing us to see.

If investigating Burisma was part of an overall expectation that Ukraine would investigate all corruption associated with the USA, then it's pretty hard to justify that it was directly related to the 2020 election.
You seem to be missing the point. It is not about an actual investigation. The aid was being held up with the demand than an investigation be announced.

There is only one reason why the announcement of an investigation is important. Public perception.

This is exactly what was in the transcripts of the texts between the investigators and what Trump was hinting at in the phone call. He wanted it to be in the news from official channels that an investigation was being conducted.

An actual investigation and anything that could come of it would simply be a bonus.

Let me say this again, aid was held up pending an official announcement of an investigation into Trump's primary political opponent.

I am curious as the when they would have desired this announcement be made. Probably just prior to the first primaries being held. This is just me speculating, everything above is what transpired.
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Yea..I see the House/Pelosi got their backbone and impeached him..wait..they didn't. You guys are so fcking easy...
Why would you give subpoena power to the minority party if you didn't have to?

They currently have the power to keep this focused and subpoena whoever they want and the house minority does not get to.

They will call all of those that they feel they need to and once that is satisfied they will move forward with formal inquiry which will be very brief since the investigation will essentially be concluded and kick it over to the senate where Mitch will try and kill it. Mitch is not the judge in the senate trial however, neither is Pence. John Roberts is and how he will conduct the trial is anybody's guess.

Regardless, why would Pelosi give away the power and let the republican side of the house have subpoena power to distract and muddy the focus here?

The rules were changed to allow this by the republicans and now it is biting them in the ass. Fair? I would feel it was unfair if I were a republican. There is a certain irony in it though. Pelosi may not do things you like but she is far from spineless. Like a snake, she is mostly spine and little else.
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Reuters? bahahahahahaha
Every news source right now just owned you and your laugh.

It just got worse for Trump, Rudy, and the two Mikes.

Now there are multiple sources confirming this quid pro quo plus Mick M. saying the same damn thing on TV. Will the GOP senate finally find its backbone?
MSM? bahahahahahaha
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I dunno - Reuters is actually a very reputable news source.

Irrespective of that, the actual reporting is extremely biased - since everything was behind closed doors, so all we are seeing is what the democrats are allowing us to see.

If investigating Burisma was part of an overall expectation that Ukraine would investigate all corruption associated with the USA, then it's pretty hard to justify that it was directly related to the 2020 election.
Hang on a minute. He testified in front of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight committees. Are you saying ONLY the majority members were present? No minority members sat in on the hearing?
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I dunno - Reuters is actually a very reputable news source.

Irrespective of that, the actual reporting is extremely biased - since everything was behind closed doors, so all we are seeing is what the democrats are allowing us to see.

If investigating Burisma was part of an overall expectation that Ukraine would investigate all corruption associated with the USA, then it's pretty hard to justify that it was directly related to the 2020 election.
So, the reporting isn't biased, but what they are reporting on (recounting of closed-door testimony) is almost certainly biased.
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Hang on a minute. He testified in front of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight committees. Are you saying ONLY the majority members were present? No minority members sat in on the hearing?
Republicans were present and, supposedly, crushed Taylor's testimony in mere minutes. Thing is, Schiff has placed a pinpointed gag order on what Republicans can talk about in relation to testimony.
3, 2, 1...What's up with that?

Some of his testimony was 2nd, 3rd and even 4th party accounts.
Reeee.

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Schumer: The whistleblowers identity is protected by law.

Uhhh...NO IT'S NOT.
Talk about misinformed/fake news/willful ignorance. Pretty pathetic.

This is all as transparent as lead plate with all of these ghosts and goblins. Fitting.

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Republicans were present and, supposedly, crushed Taylor's testimony in mere minutes. Thing is, Schiff has placed a pinpointed gag order on what Republicans can talk about in relation to testimony.
3, 2, 1...What's up with that?

Some of his testimony was 2nd, 3rd and even 4th party accounts.
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Link? My quick Google didn't turn up anything relevant.
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According to McCarthy anyway. I doubt he's making it up because that would be an instant bite in his own arse.

McCarthy added House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is not allowing lawmakers to speak too specifically about the proceedings, in an interview Tuesday on "The Ingraham Angle."

"Adam Schiff won't let us talk about what happened," he said regarding U.S. diplomat to Ukraine Bill Taylor's closed-door hearing on Capitol Hill. "There is no quid pro quo."
https://www.foxnews.com/us/diplomat-...william-taylor

I'll be happy to go about what's what with you but will not reply to the real troll and his nauseating wankery.

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According to McCarthy anyway. I doubt he's making it up because that would be an instant bite in his own arse.

McCarthy added House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is not allowing lawmakers to speak too specifically about the proceedings, in an interview Tuesday on "The Ingraham Angle."

"Adam Schiff won't let us talk about what happened," he said regarding U.S. diplomat to Ukraine Bill Taylor's closed-door hearing on Capitol Hill. "There is no quid pro quo."
https://www.foxnews.com/us/diplomat-...william-taylor

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"Not allowing lawmakers" doesn't sound like it's exclusive to GOP members.

I'm just wondering what mechanism Schiff has at his disposal to implement such a thing. Perhaps a House or Committee rule?
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So, the reporting isn't biased, but what they are reporting on (recounting of closed-door testimony) is almost certainly biased.
Yeah - I should have been more clear in my statement - what you are saying is exactly what I was trying to convey.
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https://www.foxnews.com/us/diplomat-...william-taylor

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The one who posts sources without being asked several times? The one who does not believe in Seth Rich conspiracy theories? The one who deals in facts?

FYI do you really believe Ratcliffe destroyed Taylor's testimony ?
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"Not allowing lawmakers" doesn't sound like it's exclusive to GOP members.

I'm just wondering what mechanism Schiff has at his disposal to implement such a thing. Perhaps a House or Committee rule?
My mistake. What anyone can talk about.
I have no idea where this restriction comes from.
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The one who posts sources without being asked several times? The one who does not believe in Seth Rich conspiracy theories? The one who deals in facts?

FYI do you really believe Ratcliffe destroyed Taylor's testimony ?
The right wing talking point is now "the other side didn't follow through, so there was no quo, and that's a-ok with us."
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so Republican members permitted into the closed hearing are enjoined not to repeat ANYTHING said during the hearing, but The Usual Media Suspects are publishing "news" reports on the hearings that include lengthy excerpts of testimony IN QUOTATION MARKS.
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so Republican members permitted into the closed hearing are enjoined not to repeat ANYTHING said during the hearing, but The Usual Media Suspects are publishing "news" reports on the hearings that include lengthy excerpts of testimony IN QUOTATION MARKS.
fortunately, we have just obtained a pic of BimmerPost leftists rehearsing their new routine entitled 'Nothing To See Here, Move Along Now'==>
That's what the Freedom caucus people are saying. There's no telling if it's true.
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so Republican members permitted into the closed hearing are enjoined not to repeat ANYTHING said during the hearing, but The Usual Media Suspects are publishing "news" reports on the hearings that include lengthy excerpts of testimony IN QUOTATION MARKS.
fortunately, we have just obtained a pic of BimmerPost leftists rehearsing their new routine entitled 'Nothing To See Here, Move Along Now'==>
Where is that claim being made? That's not what McCarthy said.
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Since the question was asked in the poll attached to this thread, here is an update on how it is affecting Biden now. He's at 34%, Warren at 19%.

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/1...al-poll-055601
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Just read Bill Taylor's full transcript. First takeaway is that there was nothing new that hadn't already been reported on. Second takeaway was that all of Taylor's testimony was second and third hand information. He never spoke with Trump directly. The guy is an underling and was kept in the dark the entire time by Trump's people (hence his bitterness). He sounds more like a butt hurt bureaucrat. What I did find interesting was the much hyped Trump call with the Ukranian president was on July 25th. The Ukrainians had no idea that the release of the aid package was even an issue until Politico did a story about it on August 26th. So the entire narrative of a quid pro quo during that phone call is bullshit as the Ukrainians at that time thought all was well. Also, both U.S. Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker and US ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland refute Taylor's testimony and they had first hand knowledge of the entire affair unlike Taylor.

https://time.com/5707713/bill-taylor...hment-inquiry/
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