CNN: Dems, Republicans Were At Each Other’s Throats During Stormy Hearing

Things reportedly got ugly during National Security Council official Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s deposition in the House impeachment investigation on Tuesday.


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I’m guessing the whistle blower is actually John Barron.

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Don’t give em an inch. Not an inch.

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There is no way to pretty this up. Info pipelines straight from the GOP committee members (or staffers) to the WH (looking at Nunnes). Trump is th biggest blabbermouth in the WH so ya, the identity gets out tto the deplorables who are known for harassing Trump “enemies”.

And what is the point if not retribution towards the whistleblower, and to anyone who spoke to the whistleblower (and at that point the person wasn’t a whistleblower but a fellow worker in the WH - granted from the IC.)

This is about having a priorty of retribution and silencing, rather than learning about the facts of possible (likely - heck after the call summary - clear) abuse of power in violation of the constitution.

Not a good look GOP. Not going to help with independent voters who you need, in many districts, for reelection.

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Too much complex and evaluative thought in the complaint to be JB. Though it is a hilarious “the call is coming from within the House” idea.

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Exactly so. There are no protections of any kind when Repuglicans are involved; it’s reaction and revanche all the way down to their staff and followers.

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The level of intellect, honesty, and willingness to insult our intelligence we’re working with here, from Meadows via CNN:

“How can we out someone when we don’t know he is,” Meadows told reporters Tuesday afternoon.

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Another UNLAWFUL act from the Thugs-R-Us Party! They are turning into their UNHINGED Dear Extortionist Leader more and more everyday!

Thugs-R-Us really want to know the identity because they need a face/person to attack, discredit and distract the public like they are doing with investigating the investigators!

In unmasking the identity of the WBs, he/she/they will also be a target of violence by the Stochastic Terrorism and incitement of violence from the Dear Extortionist Leader and the Thugs-R-Us Party!

Addendum:
Even the legal team of the WB has received death threats!

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A “brawl”. This is what baseball players do after rude gestures or epithets are thrown about by the opposing team. This just sounds like people yelling.

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That is 100 percent of why they’re obsessed with this. As evidence it stopped mattering long ago. But they want you to know they’ll come after you and they won’t stop.

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If all the Republicans can do is to focus on a now irrelevant whistle blower, things must be going really badly for Trump in the closed door testimony so far.

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They are so frustrated because they have lots of mud prepared, and they don’t have a target to throw it at.

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He really said that? Wow.

“How can we beat that guy senseless when you won’t tell us where he lives?!”

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Trump wanted to change the subject from the conclusions of the Mueller investigation to its “oranges” as he so memorably put it (presumably he meant to say “origins”). Now it looks like they want to pull the same tactic with Ukraine - get away from the apples of what Trump clearly did to the mysterious “oranges” that they somehow hope will call the legitimacy of the investigation into question. “See-- the Democrats are hiding something!”

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“Stormy” and “heated” are longtime newspaper faves to describe a contentious meeting.

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Huh. Wonder how She got mixed up in the Ukraine deal.

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Yeah. It’s like when the mobsters come looking for your relative because they “just want to talk to him.”

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Expect much more of this from the House GOP through next November. They will challenge, bully, deny, lie, and otherwise attempt to paint the impeachment inquiry as unpatriotic as a run up to 2020 campaigning.

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It’s melania I tell ya. lol
could be ivanka, she can have it all if daddy goes to down and ends up in prison.
Payback for all those bedtime stories over her younger years.
A woman never forgets.

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I see “Stormy” in relation to this “administration” and I think porn star. They times they have a-changed.

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