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Open Impeachment Inquiry Hearing Starts 11/13

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Farmer77
1 hour ago, OverSword said:

Legally here is what matters. Did the Ukrainian government reopen the investigation? Was the aid given? 

That is wholly irrelevant. The attempt at  using the office of POTUS to bribe the Ukraine to open an investigation into a political opponent is impeachable on and of itself whether the attempted bribery worked or not. 

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ian hacktorp
1 minute ago, Farmer77 said:

The attempt at US ng the office of POTUS to bribe the Ukraine to open an investigation into a political opponent is impeachable on and of itself whether the attempted bribery worked or not.

It's quite obvious this didn't happen.

On the other hand, it's becoming MORE and MORE obvious that Obama administration officials (and their accomplices) are neck-deep in corruption.

I'm not trying to change YOUR mind, though, since your crazy-eyed assertions provide us with comic relief.

Cheers!

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Farmer77
1 minute ago, hacktorp said:

It's quite obvious this didn't happen.

You mean besides the witness testimony, text messages and contemporaneous notes showing it did. :lol:

 

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As best I can tell by Bill Taylor's testimony thus far, Trump's real crime is refusing to delegate the entirety of U.S. foreign policy decision-making to a coterie of unelected career bureaucrats who think the Constitution gives them all power and authority to run the country.

8:20 AM - 13 Nov 2019
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Farmer77
Just now, hacktorp said:
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As best I can tell by Bill Taylor's testimony thus far, Trump's real crime is refusing to delegate the entirety of U.S. foreign policy decision-making to a coterie of unelected career bureaucrats who think the Constitution gives them all power and authority to run the country.

8:20 AM - 13 Nov 2019

In other words he bypassed congressional oversight to conduct an unauthorized foreign policy 

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Just now, Farmer77 said:

You mean besides the witness testimony, text messages and contemporaneous notes showing it did. :lol:

Nothing of that sort exists, except in the soft and pliable minds of Schiff-heads.  It's ALL weak and unsubstantiated innuendo.  ALL of it.

Remember, the Schiff-heads are the ones who've swallowed every single (failed) Democrat hoax.  Know anyone like that?

Lol...

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5 minutes ago, Farmer77 said:

In other words he bypassed congressional oversight to conduct an unauthorized foreign policy

No.  In other words, Trump exerted the authority of the executive.

Which makes the petulant Dems collectively lose their sh!t.

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"Mr. Taylor, what did Ambassador Sondland tell you when you called him on September 9th?" Taylor: "He (Sondland) said I was wrong about the President's intent—that there was no quid pro quo."

8:58 AM - 13 Nov 2019
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Cookie Monster
17 minutes ago, hacktorp said:

Nothing of that sort exists, except in the soft and pliable minds of Schiff-heads.  It's ALL weak and unsubstantiated innuendo.  ALL of it.

Remember, the Schiff-heads are the ones who've swallowed every single (failed) Democrat hoax.  Know anyone like that?

Lol...

How did it even get this far?

Can Trump not sue for harassment?

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1. We are a full hour into this idiotic hearing, and not a single word relating to anything relevant to impeachment.  In fact, these two witnesses arrogantly tell us about their careers in the bureaucracy, their private lives, their history lessons & their opinions about policy.

8:12 AM - 13 Nov 2019

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RAyMO
6 minutes ago, hacktorp said:
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"Mr. Taylor, what did Ambassador Sondland tell you when you called him on September 9th?" Taylor: "He (Sondland) said I was wrong about the President's intent—that there was no quid pro quo."

8:58 AM - 13 Nov 2019

he didn't listen to the rest of his evidence then

where he quite clearly highlighted quid pro quo even if Trump didn't want the words quid pro quo as a descriptor as to what he was doing

Its quite clear from the evidence given there was an issue where funding and meetings where being withheld subject to a public statement by the Ukrainians saying they would investigate Burisma and Crowdstrike. . Whether you call it quid pro quo or blackmail or tiddly winks makes no difference.

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ian hacktorp
2 minutes ago, RabidMongoose said:

How did it even get this far?

Can Trump not sue for harassment?

He may be able to sue for that and much more.

Trump may be President, but he remains a citizen with civil rights.

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1 minute ago, RAyMO said:

Its quite clear from the evidence given there was an issue where funding and meetings where being withheld subject to a public state by the Ukrainians. Whether you call it quid pro quo or blackmail or tiddly winks makes no difference.

Not at all.  While this may be the claim by Schiff and the Dems, they have NOTHING of substance to back it up.

Still, this is apparently the hill that Shiff and the Dems have chosen to die on.

And die they will.

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RAyMO
26 minutes ago, hacktorp said:

Nothing of that sort exists, except in the soft and pliable minds of Schiff-heads.  It's ALL weak and unsubstantiated innuendo.  ALL of it.

Remember, the Schiff-heads are the ones who've swallowed every single (failed) Democrat hoax.  Know anyone like that?

Lol...

the notes exist - Taylor even thinks the administration might allow them to be released to the committee. 

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OverSword
37 minutes ago, Farmer77 said:

That is wholly irrelevant. The attempt at  using the office of POTUS to bribe the Ukraine to open an investigation into a political opponent is impeachable on and of itself whether the attempted bribery worked or not. 

You may be right but that has yet to be determined.  The argument is easily made that there was corruption involving Biden, aid money, the Ukrainian government and the Ukrainian gas company and that it's the government's job, and therefore the presidents, that we make sure we do not give aid to corrupt entities.  I know, sounds like a stretch but that's the argument that will be made and it's factually true if you want to tick boxes.

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RAyMO
2 minutes ago, hacktorp said:

Not at all.  While this may be the claim by Schiff and the Dems, they have NOTHING of substance to back it up.

As per above its seems contemporary notes will be released - these are but the first of numerous witnesses, well positioned people.

But of course you lot think no-one can be honest except Trump - possibly the best known liar in the universe.

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1 minute ago, RAyMO said:

Quote the notes exist - Taylor even thinks the administration might allow them to be released to the committee. 

Of course "notes exist".  Notes are always taken of communications between presidents.

Dems' innuendo that those notes must contain yet another "smoking gun" is purely a pipe dream.

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RAyMO
1 minute ago, OverSword said:

You may be right but that has yet to be determined.  The argument is easily made that there was corruption involving Biden, aid money, the Ukrainian government and the Ukrainian gas company and that it's the government's job, and therefore the presidents, that we make sure we do not give aid to corrupt entities.  I know, sounds like a stretch but that's the argument that will be made and it's factually true if you want to tick boxes.

Except that no-one in government pressed for this - and if Prresident Trump thought it was important he should have off loaded to the government to investigate - rather than trying to blackmail a foreign power into doing the investigation.

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RAyMO
Just now, hacktorp said:

Of course "notes exist".  Notes are always taken of communications between presidents.

Dems' innuendo that those notes must contain yet another "smoking gun" is purely a pipe dream.

Taylor is talking about his contemporary notes for meetings with the sonderland? guy.

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2 minutes ago, RAyMO said:

But of course you lot think no-one can be honest except Trump - possibly the best known liar in the universe.

It's this sort of lunatic hyperbole that is increasingly showing the American people which side is on the defensive...and poised for a major 'crash and burn' event.

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RAyMO
8 minutes ago, hacktorp said:

Still, this is apparently the hill that Shiff and the Dems have chosen to die on.

In reality if the outcome of this was based on facts rather than political persuasion it be more like a little knoll

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RAyMO
2 minutes ago, hacktorp said:

It's this sort of lunatic hyperbole that is increasingly showing the American people which side is on the defensive...and poised for a major 'crash and burn' event.

I can't help the facts. :rolleyes:

Or you saying he is not a compulsive liar.

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DieChecker
15 hours ago, Farmer77 said:

If the call was the only thing that happened then sure you'd be correct. There was however a whole ton of other coordination of the campaign to pressure Zelinsky than just the phone call. The witnesses to that coordination are testifying. 

I'm looking forward to reading it all.

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OverSword
29 minutes ago, RAyMO said:

Except that no-one in government pressed for this - and if Prresident Trump thought it was important he should have off loaded to the government to investigate - rather than trying to blackmail a foreign power into doing the investigation.

Didn't he do that with Pence who's job it is to deal with foreign governments?  What you're not seeing is that we can't investigate the Ukrainian government or their companies so there is a very strong argument to be made that asking them to look into something which occurred in their own country is the correct path to initiate a wider investigation into corruption involving the a former US official.  As a matter of fact trump does reference that he will have the Attorney General contact him on this matter but hadn't yet when the leak occurred.

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2 minutes ago, RAyMO said:

I can't help the facts. :rolleyes:

Or you saying he is not a compulsive liar.

The only relevant question is whether he's a criminal.  The facts, which you can't help, clearly show the answer is "no".

As for the panicked, clucking chickens claiming Trump IS a criminal, well, their necks are on the chopping block...because they ARE criminals.

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