LIVEBLOG: Four Witnesses Testify In Impeachment Hearings

On Tuesday, a whopping four witnesses are due to testify as part of the impeachment inquiry.

They are Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a Ukraine specialist on the National Security Council; Jennifer Williams, a foreign policy aide to former Vice President Mike Pence; Kurt Volker, former special envoy to Ukraine; and Tim Morrison, former National Security Council aide.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1263268

I hope Vindman shows up in uniform again. He has quite a stack of service medals and any veteran or anyone who is familiar with the US Army would be impressed by it. Of course, that won’t matter to the Repuke traitors, like Jordan. He also has a rifleman badge, which is awarded for being in combat. I wonder how many Repukes in the Congress have one.

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I’m at work today and can’t watch, but I’ll be checking in here. So (yet again) I ask for forgiveness in advance if I blurt out something inane, off topic, or just plain stupid.

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I am looking forward to the optics of Unfrozen Caveman Congressman, Gym Jordan, attacking decorated war veteran Vindman.

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I just wanna know where the bulk of TPMers are hanging out to watch this thing. I’d like to be in good company when I start to lose it over some Republican taking pot-shots at the witnesses. There’s strength in numbers I figure to get through this without losing my shit.

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This isn’t the lead (or even second) story on the nightly news broadcasts anymore. The Dems need to up their soundbite/drama game if they want to reach anyone other than this small amount of us news junkies that hang out on places like TPM or can watch TV at work.

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Jeebus, kelaine: Don’t you think you’re setting the bar a bit high for the rest of us? :wink:

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Question is,
will trump survive today?image
just in case there ready and waiting.

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Man Nunes is a jackass.

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I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that Volker and Morrison will make the headlines today. Everyone already expects Vindman and Williams to give testimonies that will be damning to Trump, so there won’t be any surprises there.

Volker and Morison will have to stick to bullshit stories, though, if they wish to continue trying to protect Trump. My guess is, they won’t be able to do that while on national TV and under withering questioning by the Dems. They’ll crack under pressure and end up giving testimonies even more damning to Trump than the first two witnesses will.

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Posted from another thread:

[This is an unprecedented period of our National History. And I am not exaggerating.

There has never been the level of corruption of this POTUS, making some declare that Trump’s corruption surpasses that of all previous presidents, combined .

The act of calling Trump “The President” is, in my opinion, done more out of respect for the institution and the continuity of our system of Government. To allow Trump to destroy even THAT would be an adverse thing for us as a nation.]

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I think you’re wrong in that ABC, CBS, NBC and the cable news are still covering this live. No soundbites are needed when people can tune in themselves. Some are probably upset there’s no game shows or talkshows on this morning but that’s too bad. Plus its on a lot of streaming services at various news outlets.

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Yes…and there are all sorts of ways in which people are communicating.

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Four witnesses are scheduled to testify Tuesday in the House impeachment probe: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a Ukraine specialist on the National Security Council; Jennifer Williams, a foreign policy aide to former Vice President Mike Pence; Kurt Volker, former special envoy to Ukraine; and Tim Morrison, former National Security Council aide.

(Emphasis mine)

Former Vice President Mike Pence? Ah, a guy can dream…

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Shorter Nunes: the Dems are evil, in league with Democrats and “whistleblower!”, “whistleblower!”, “whistleblower!”, “Russians attacking our elections in 2016 was a hoax”… “Biden” “Burisma” “Biden” “Burisma” “Biden” “Burisma”

FFS, can someone shut that lying fuck-head down?

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One of the few joys in life is muting Devin Nunes.

These criminals can’t even draw a breath without being offensive and insulting our intelligence with such obvious prevarications.

I hope we have enough lamp posts for all the traitors who sold out our country for goddam hotels…

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How will we be able to tell the difference from your usual posts? :wink:

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Nonsense Noonez, I ain’t listening.

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Nunes is going all in on the tRump-branded bullshit.

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