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TODAY. BUT IT’S AMAZING ALL THE STUFF BUT IT’S AMAZING ALL THE STUFF THAT’S TURNING UP IN THIS THAT’S TURNING UP IN THIS IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON SERVE IN CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON SERVE IN THAT TOP ROLE ON THE UKRAINE THAT TOP ROLE ON THE UKRAINE ISSUE AS THE TOP ADVISOR TO THE ISSUE AS THE TOP ADVISOR TO THE UKRAINE ENVOY UNTIL JULY OF THIS UKRAINE ENVOY UNTIL JULY OF THIS YEAR. YEAR. HE TESTIFIED TODAY IN ADDITION HE TESTIFIED TODAY IN ADDITION TO THAT INCIDENT INVOLVING THE TO THAT INCIDENT INVOLVING THE RUSSIAN NAVY AND THE KIBOSHING RUSSIAN NAVY AND THE KIBOSHING OF A STATEMENT CONDEMNING IT, HE OF A STATEMENT CONDEMNING IT, HE ALSO TESTIFIED TODAY AT WHITE ALSO TESTIFIED TODAY AT WHITE HOUSE MEETINGS HE HEARD NATIONAL HOUSE MEETINGS HE HEARD NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON EXPRESS CONCERNS ABOUT RUDY EXPRESS CONCERNS ABOUT RUDY GIULIANI INTERVENING IN THIS GIULIANI INTERVENING IN THIS PART OF U.S. FOREIGN POLICY. PART OF U.S. FOREIGN POLICY. AND YOU’LL YAWNY’S CALLS FOR AND YOU’LL YAWNY’S CALLS FOR UKRAINE TO PERFORM SOME SORT OF UKRAINE TO PERFORM SOME SORT OF INVESTIGATIONS THAT MIGHT INVESTIGATIONS THAT MIGHT BENEFIT PRESIDENT TRUMP. BENEFIT PRESIDENT TRUMP. CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON WAS CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON WAS SUCCEEDED IN HIS JOB AFTER HE SUCCEEDED IN HIS JOB AFTER HE LEFT THIS SUMMER BY CATHERINE LEFT THIS SUMMER BY CATHERINE CROFT, SHE’S ANOTHER FOREIGN CROFT, SHE’S ANOTHER FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER. SERVICE OFFICER. SHE SQUEEDED THIS SUMMER IN SHE SQUEEDED THIS SUMMER IN JULY. JULY. HE ALSO TESTIFIED TODAY IN THE HE ALSO TESTIFIED TODAY IN THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS. IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS. AMONG OTHER THINGS CATHERINE AMONG OTHER THINGS CATHERINE CROFT CONFIRMED THE DETAILS OF A CROFT CONFIRMED THE DETAILS OF A MEETING THAT HAPPENED JULY 18th, MEETING THAT HAPPENED JULY 18th, SOON AFTER SHE TOOK UP THIS KEY SOON AFTER SHE TOOK UP THIS KEY POST. POST. AND THIS JULY 18th MEETING IS AND THIS JULY 18th MEETING IS ONE OF THE KEY MOMENTS ONE OF THE KEY MOMENTS AMBASSADOR BILL TAYLOR TESTIFIED AMBASSADOR BILL TAYLOR TESTIFIED ABOUT TO IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY ABOUT TO IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY LAST WEEK. LAST WEEK. BILL TAYLOR WAS SORT OF THE SEAT BILL TAYLOR WAS SORT OF THE SEAT CHANGE WITNESS FOR THE CHANGE WITNESS FOR THE PROCEEDINGS GOING ON SO FAR. PROCEEDINGS GOING ON SO FAR. AND YOU MIGHT REMEMBER ONE AND YOU MIGHT REMEMBER ONE DRAMATIC MOMENT. DRAMATIC MOMENT. HE SAID, QUOTE, IN A REGULAR HE SAID, QUOTE, IN A REGULAR NATIONAL SECURITY COUNSEL A NATIONAL SECURITY COUNSEL A SECURE COUNSEL CALL JULY 18th SECURE COUNSEL CALL JULY 18th THERE WAS A HOLE ON SECURITY THERE WAS A HOLE ON SECURITY ASSISTANCE TO UKRAINE BUT COULD ASSISTANCE TO UKRAINE BUT COULD NOT SAY WHY. NOT SAY WHY. TOWARDS THE END OF AN OTHERWISE TOWARDS THE END OF AN OTHERWISE NORMAL MEETING A VOICE ON THE NORMAL MEETING A VOICE ON THE CALL, A PERSON OFFSCREEN SAID CALL, A PERSON OFFSCREEN SAID SHE WAS FROM OMB, THE OFFICE OF SHE WAS FROM OMB, THE OFFICE OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT AND HER BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT AND HER BOSS HAD INSTRUCTED HER NOT TO BOSS HAD INSTRUCTED HER NOT TO APPROVE ANY ADDITIONAL SPENDING APPROVE ANY ADDITIONAL SPENDING OF SECURITY ASSISTANCE FOR OF SECURITY ASSISTANCE FOR UKRAINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. UKRAINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. I AND OTHERS SAT IN I AND OTHERS SAT IN AASTONISHMENT, THE UKRAINIANS AASTONISHMENT, THE UKRAINIANS WERE FIGHTING THE RUSSIANS AND WERE FIGHTING THE RUSSIANS AND COUNTED ON NOT ONLY THE TRAINING COUNTED ON NOT ONLY THE TRAINING AND WEAPONS BUT ALSO THE AND WEAPONS BUT ALSO THE ASSURANCE OF U.S. SUPPORT. ASSURANCE OF U.S. SUPPORT. ALL THAT THE OMB STAFF PERSON ALL THAT THE OMB STAFF PERSON SAID WAS THAT THIS DIRECTIVE TO SAID WAS THAT THIS DIRECTIVE TO HOLD THE MILITARY AID HAD COME HOLD THE MILITARY AID HAD COME FROM THE PRESIDENT. FROM THE PRESIDENT. THAT WAS BILL TAYLOR’S VERY THAT WAS BILL TAYLOR’S VERY DRAMATIC TESTIMONY. DRAMATIC TESTIMONY. TODAY HE GOT BACKUP. TODAY HE GOT BACKUP. TODAY CATHERINE CROFT TODAY CATHERINE CROFT CORROBORATED THAT DIRECTLY AND CORROBORATED THAT DIRECTLY AND BASICALLY ENTIRELY. BASICALLY ENTIRELY. THIS WAS HER TESTIMONY TODAY. THIS WAS HER TESTIMONY TODAY. SHE SAID, QUOTE, ON JULY 18th, SHE SAID, QUOTE, ON JULY 18th, THE SAME DATE THAT TAYLOR THE SAME DATE THAT TAYLOR IDENTIFIED, JULY 18th I IDENTIFIED, JULY 18th I PARTICIPATED IN A SUB’POLICY PARTICIPATED IN A SUB’POLICY COORDINATION COMMITTEE COORDINATION COMMITTEE VIDEOCONFERENCE WHERE AN OMB VIDEOCONFERENCE WHERE AN OMB REPRESENTATIVE REPORTED THAT THE REPRESENTATIVE REPORTED THAT THE WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF HAD WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF HAD PLACED AN INFORMAL HOLD ON PLACED AN INFORMAL HOLD ON SECURITY ASSISTANCE TO UKRAINE. SECURITY ASSISTANCE TO UKRAINE. THE ONLY REASON GIVEN WAS THAT THE ONLY REASON GIVEN WAS THAT THE ORDER CAME AT THE DIRECTION THE ORDER CAME AT THE DIRECTION OF THE PRESIDENT. OF THE PRESIDENT. SO TO THE EXTENT THAT BILL SO TO THE EXTENT THAT BILL TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY LAST WEEK, TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY LAST WEEK, THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP INTERVENED THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP INTERVENED TO PERSONALLY INSIST MILITARY TO PERSONALLY INSIST MILITARY AID AND WHITE HOUSE MEETINGS BE AID AND WHITE HOUSE MEETINGS BE DENIED TO UKRAINE I WILL THEY DENIED TO UKRAINE I WILL THEY COUGHED UP INVESTIGATIONS THAT COUGHED UP INVESTIGATIONS THAT COULD HELP PRESIDENT TRUMP AND COULD HELP PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS DOMESTIC POLITICS, TO THE HIS DOMESTIC POLITICS, TO THE EXTENT OF BILL TAYLOR’S EXTENT OF BILL TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY LAST WEEK WAS THE NAIL TESTIMONY LAST WEEK WAS THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN OR THE IN THE COFFIN OR THE NINETY-FIRST NAIL IN THE COFFIN NINETY-FIRST NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR THESE IMPEACHMENT FOR THESE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS, THIS TODAY WAS PROCEEDINGS, THIS TODAY WAS DIRECT CORROBORATION THAT TAYLOR DIRECT CORROBORATION THAT TAYLOR WAS TELLING THE TRUTH AND THERE WAS TELLING THE TRUTH AND THERE ARE OTHER WITNESSES TO PUT NAR ARE OTHER WITNESSES TO PUT NAR NAMES TO SWORN STATEMENTS. NAMES TO SWORN STATEMENTS. AND I WILL SAY THE DRAMA HERE IS AND I WILL SAY THE DRAMA HERE IS JUST KIND OF BEGINNING. JUST KIND OF BEGINNING. FOR ONE THING TAYLOR SAYS THAT FOR ONE THING TAYLOR SAYS THAT HE IS WILLING TO TESTIFY IN A HE IS WILLING TO TESTIFY IN A PUBLIC HEARING IF THE PUBLIC HEARING IF THE CONGRESSIONAL IMPEACHMENT CONGRESSIONAL IMPEACHMENT COMMITTEES WANT HIM TO. COMMITTEES WANT HIM TO. I’LL TELL YOU ALSO THAT BOTH OF I’LL TELL YOU ALSO THAT BOTH OF THESE PEOPLE WHO TESTIFIED TO, THESE PEOPLE WHO TESTIFIED TO, CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON WHO CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON WHO TESTIFIED ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE TESTIFIED ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE BLOCKING CONDEMNATION FOR RUSSIA BLOCKING CONDEMNATION FOR RUSSIA FOR WHAT RUSSIA DID TO THOSE FOR WHAT RUSSIA DID TO THOSE UKRAINIAN SHIPS AND SAILORS A UKRAINIAN SHIPS AND SAILORS A YEAR AGO, WHO BACKED UP TAYLOR YEAR AGO, WHO BACKED UP TAYLOR ON ONE OF HIS MOST ALARMING ON ONE OF HIS MOST ALARMING CLAIMS, BOTH OF THOSE WITNESSES CLAIMS, BOTH OF THOSE WITNESSES WHO TESTIFIED TODAY WORKED AS I WHO TESTIFIED TODAY WORKED AS I MENTIONED IN SUCCESSION AS TOP MENTIONED IN SUCCESSION AS TOP ADVISOR TO KIRK VOLKER WHO WAS ADVISOR TO KIRK VOLKER WHO WAS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S U.S. PRESIDENT TRUMP’S U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ENVOY TO UKRAINE. PRESIDENTIAL ENVOY TO UKRAINE. YOU MIGHT REMEMBER SOME OF THE YOU MIGHT REMEMBER SOME OF THE DRAMA ABOUT VOLKER ARLD. DRAMA ABOUT VOLKER ARLD. WITHIN HOURS OF VOLKER RETURNING WITHIN HOURS OF VOLKER RETURNING HE HIMSELF HAD BEEN CALLED TO HE HIMSELF HAD BEEN CALLED TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE IMPEACHMENT TESTIFY BEFORE THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS, REMEMBER WHAT PROCEEDINGS, REMEMBER WHAT VOLKER DID? VOLKER DID? HE QUIT. HE QUIT. HE QUIT HIS JOB ON A FRIDAY HE QUIT HIS JOB ON A FRIDAY APPARENTLY TO FREE HIM UP IN APPARENTLY TO FREE HIM UP IN SOME WAY SO HE COULD TESTIFY TO SOME WAY SO HE COULD TESTIFY TO THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS EARLY THE FOLLOWING WEEK. EARLY THE FOLLOWING WEEK. SINCE THEN WE’VE SEEN ONE OF THE SINCE THEN WE’VE SEEN ONE OF THE TOP OFFICIALS AT THE STA TOP OFFICIALS AT THE STA ALSO RESIGN HIS POSITION AT THE ALSO RESIGN HIS POSITION AT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. HE STEPPED DOWN AFTER MORE THAN HE STEPPED DOWN AFTER MORE THAN THREE DECADES IN THE STATE THREE DECADES IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT AHEAD OF HIS OWN DEPARTMENT AHEAD OF HIS OWN TESTIMONY TO THE IMPEACHMENT TESTIMONY TO THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS. PROCEEDINGS. WELL, NOW TODAY THERE’S ANOTHER WELL, NOW TODAY THERE’S ANOTHER SENIOR TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SENIOR TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL STEPPING DOWN BEFORE OFFICIAL STEPPING DOWN BEFORE TESTIFYING TO THE IMPEACHMENT TESTIFYING TO THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS. PROCEEDINGS. THIS TIME IT’S TIM MORRISON, A THIS TIME IT’S TIM MORRISON, A SENIOR OFFICIAL ON THE NATIONAL SENIOR OFFICIAL ON THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNSEL UNDER JOHN SECURITY COUNSEL UNDER JOHN BOLTON. BOLTON. HE WAS SEEN AS A JOHN BOLTON HE WAS SEEN AS A JOHN BOLTON GUY. GUY. HE’S BEEN KNOWN THROUGHOUT HIS HE’S BEEN KNOWN THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER AS A HARD CORE HARD CORE CAREER AS A HARD CORE HARD CORE HARD CORE NATIONAL SECURITY HARD CORE NATIONAL SECURITY CONSERVATIVE AND IN PARTICULAR A CONSERVATIVE AND IN PARTICULAR A REAL HAWK ON NUCLEAR ISSUES. REAL HAWK ON NUCLEAR ISSUES. HE SERVED UNTIL TODAY AS THE HE SERVED UNTIL TODAY AS THE SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR EUROPE AND SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR EUROPE AND RUSSIA AT THE NATIONAL SECURITY RUSSIA AT THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNSEL. COUNSEL. NPR WAS THE FIRST TO REPORT HIS NPR WAS THE FIRST TO REPORT HIS RESIGNATION TODAY. RESIGNATION TODAY. AND I DO WANT TO UNDERSCORE AND I DO WANT TO UNDERSCORE TODAY PER NPR’S REPORT, QUOTE, TODAY PER NPR’S REPORT, QUOTE, MORRISON IS EXPECTED TO LEAVE MORRISON IS EXPECTED TO LEAVE HIS POST IMMINENTLY. HIS POST IMMINENTLY. MEANING HE’S GONE, WHICH IS MEANING HE’S GONE, WHICH IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE HIS SCHEDULED IMPORTANT BECAUSE HIS SCHEDULED TESTIMONY FOR THE IMPEACHMENT TESTIMONY FOR THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS IS TOMORROW MORNING. PROCEEDINGS IS TOMORROW MORNING. SO TIM MORRISON, A SENIOR SO TIM MORRISON, A SENIOR DIRECTOR AT THE NATIONAL DIRECTOR AT THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WITH SPAUBT FOR SECURITY COUNCIL WITH SPAUBT FOR EUROPE AND RUSSIA TONIGHT EUROPE AND RUSSIA TONIGHT RESIGNING IN ADVANCE OF HIS RESIGNING IN ADVANCE OF HIS TESTIMONY TOMORROW MORNING. TESTIMONY TOMORROW MORNING. NOW, JOHN BOLTON HIMSELF NOW, JOHN BOLTON HIMSELF RECENTLY FIRED DONALD TRUMP’S RECENTLY FIRED DONALD TRUMP’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. IT’S ALWAYS SEEMED INTERESTING IT’S ALWAYS SEEMED INTERESTING TO ME THAT BOLTON WAS OUSTED AS TO ME THAT BOLTON WAS OUSTED AS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR BASICALLY THE SAME TIME DONALD BASICALLY THE SAME TIME DONALD TRUMP WAS FORCED TO RELENT AND TRUMP WAS FORCED TO RELENT AND LET THAT MILITARY AID FINALLY GO LET THAT MILITARY AID FINALLY GO THROUGH. THROUGH. THAT ALL HAPPENED SEPTEMBER THAT ALL HAPPENED SEPTEMBER 11th, SEPTEMBER 12th. 11th, SEPTEMBER 12th. JOHN BOLTON HIMSELF I THINK IS JOHN BOLTON HIMSELF I THINK IS VIEWED AS A WILD CARD, WHAT HE VIEWED AS A WILD CARD, WHAT HE WOULD BE WILLING TO SAY, WHAT WOULD BE WILLING TO SAY, WHAT INDEED HE WAS PART OF. INDEED HE WAS PART OF. THERE ARE MYSTERIES ABOUT JOHN THERE ARE MYSTERIES ABOUT JOHN BOLTON’S BEHAVIOR INCLUDING WHY BOLTON’S BEHAVIOR INCLUDING WHY HE WASN’T ON THE CALL BETWEEN HE WASN’T ON THE CALL BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND PRESIDENT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND PRESIDENT ZELENSKY WHEN PEOPLE LIKE THE ZELENSKY WHEN PEOPLE LIKE THE SECRETARY OF STATE WERE. SECRETARY OF STATE WERE. WELL, THE HOUSE TODAY HAS WELL, THE HOUSE TODAY HAS OFFICIALLY REQUESTED TESTIMONY OFFICIALLY REQUESTED TESTIMONY OF THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS OF THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM JOHN OF PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM JOHN BOLTON AS OF NEXT WEEK. BOLTON AS OF NEXT WEEK. WE DON’T KNOW WHETHER OR NOT WE DON’T KNOW WHETHER OR NOT BOLTON WILL APPEAR. BOLTON WILL APPEAR. WHEN HE SERVED AS NATIONAL WHEN HE SERVED AS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR HIS DEPUTY WAS SECURITY ADVISOR HIS DEPUTY WAS CHARLES CUPPERMAN. CHARLES CUPPERMAN. CUPPERMAN WAS THE ONE LAST WEEK CUPPERMAN WAS THE ONE LAST WEEK BROUGHT A LAWSUIT IN RESPONSE TO BROUGHT A LAWSUIT IN RESPONSE TO HIS REQUEST TO TESTIFY TO THE HIS REQUEST TO TESTIFY TO THE IMPEACHMENT COMMITTEES. IMPEACHMENT COMMITTEES. CUPPERMAN ASKED A JUDGE TO CUPPERMAN ASKED A JUDGE TO INTERVENE, TO TELL HIM WHETHER INTERVENE, TO TELL HIM WHETHER OR NOT HE SHOULD OBEY THE WHITE OR NOT HE SHOULD OBEY THE WHITE HOUSE INSTRUCTION NOT TO APPEAR HOUSE INSTRUCTION NOT TO APPEAR OR THE CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENA OR THE CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENA THAT SAYS HE MUST APPEAR. THAT SAYS HE MUST APPEAR. THAT CASE IS DUE TO GET ITS THAT CASE IS DUE TO GET ITS FIRST HEARING BEFORE A FEDERAL FIRST HEARING BEFORE A FEDERAL JUDGE TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT JUDGE TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT 4:00 P.M. EASTERN. 4:00 P.M. EASTERN. AGAIN, CHARLES CUPPERMAN WAS AGAIN, CHARLES CUPPERMAN WAS JOHN BOLTON’S DEPUTY UNTIL JOHN BOLTON’S DEPUTY UNTIL SEPTEMBER WHEN THEY BOTH LEFT, SEPTEMBER WHEN THEY BOTH LEFT, SLASH WERE PUSHED OUT. SLASH WERE PUSHED OUT. JOHN BOLTON I BELIEVE ALSO JOHN BOLTON I BELIEVE ALSO SHARES A LAWYER WITH MR. SHARES A LAWYER WITH MR. CUPPERMAN ON THESE LAWYERS. CUPPERMAN ON THESE LAWYERS. THAT SUGGESTS THAT WHATEVER THAT SUGGESTS THAT WHATEVER HAPPENS ON THIS COURT CASE THAT HAPPENS ON THIS COURT CASE THAT CUPPERMAN HAS INS TUGRATED MAYBE CUPPERMAN HAS INS TUGRATED MAYBE JOHN BOLTON WILL TRY TO JOHN BOLTON WILL TRY TO PREDICATE HIS OWN BEHAVIOR AND PREDICATE HIS OWN BEHAVIOR AND ANSWER ON THE IMPEACHMENT ANSWER ON THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS ON THE RESULTS OF PROCEEDINGS ON THE RESULTS OF THAT LEGAL ACTION. THAT LEGAL ACTION. MAYBE JOHN BOLTON WILL SAY, YES, MAYBE JOHN BOLTON WILL SAY, YES, I’VE BEEN WAITING TO TESTIFY. I’VE BEEN WAITING TO TESTIFY. BOLTON HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR BOLTON HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR HIS TESTIMONY NEXT WEEK EVEN HIS TESTIMONY NEXT WEEK EVEN THOUGH THOSE IMPEACHMENT THOUGH THOSE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS ARE AT THIS POINT PROCEEDINGS ARE AT THIS POINT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, THE DRAMA BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, THE DRAMA STILL INCREASES EVERY DAY. STILL INCREASES EVERY DAY. TODAY THE RULES COMMITTEE VOTED TODAY THE RULES COMMITTEE VOTED ON THE FORMAT AND PROCEDURES ON THE FORMAT AND PROCEDURES THAT THE IMPEACHMENT COMMITTEES THAT THE IMPEACHMENT COMMITTEES WILL USE TO MOVE ONTO THE NEXT WILL USE TO MOVE ONTO THE NEXT PHASE OF THEIR INQUIRY WHICH PHASE OF THEIR INQUIRY WHICH WILL INCLUDE PUBLIC HEARINGS. WILL INCLUDE PUBLIC HEARINGS. A FULL VOTE ON THOSE RULES WILL A FULL VOTE ON THOSE RULES WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE HOUSE TAKE PLACE IN THE HOUSE TOMORROW, AND SPOILER ALERT, IT TOMORROW, AND SPOILER ALERT, IT WILL PASS. WILL PASS. MEANWHILE WHILE THAT IS MOVING MEANWHILE WHILE THAT IS MOVING FORWARD, WHILE THE HOUSE IS FORWARD, WHILE THE HOUSE IS MOVING TOWARD THE PUBLIC MOVING TOWARD THE PUBLIC HEARINGS PART OF THEIR HEARINGS PART OF THEIR IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS, MEMBERS IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS, MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION WHO HAVE OF THE ADMINISTRATION WHO HAVE ANY PROXIMITY TO THESE EVENTS ANY PROXIMITY TO THESE EVENTS THAT ARE THE BASIS FOR THE THAT ARE THE BASIS FOR THE IMPEACHMENT ARE INCREASINGLY IMPEACHMENT ARE INCREASINGLY FINDING THEMSELVES GETTING ASKED FINDING THEMSELVES GETTING ASKED ABOUT THIS STUFF. ABOUT THIS STUFF. ANY TIME THEY POP THEIR HEADS ANY TIME THEY POP THEIR HEADS ABOVE WATER, EVEN IF IT’S NOT ABOVE WATER, EVEN IF IT’S NOT FORMALLY PART OF THE FORMALLY PART OF THE IMPEACHMENT. IMPEACHMENT. MIKE POMPEO HAD HIS CONFIRMATION MIKE POMPEO HAD HIS CONFIRMATION HEARING TO BECOME TRUMP’S NEW HEARING TO BECOME TRUMP’S NEW AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA. AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA. JOHN SULLIVAN MAY OR MAY NOT JOHN SULLIVAN MAY OR MAY NOT CONTINUE BEING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CONTINUE BEING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NOMINEE FOR HIS AMBASSADOR TO NOMINEE FOR HIS AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA AFTER THE HEARING JOHN RUSSIA AFTER THE HEARING JOHN SULLIVAN WENT THROUGH TODAY IN SULLIVAN WENT THROUGH TODAY IN SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS. SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS. ALL OF THESE OFFICIALS, YOU ALL OF THESE OFFICIALS, YOU KNOW, YOU WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF KNOW, YOU WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS. THIS. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO GET — WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO GET — WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN YOU GET ASKED QUESTIONS LIKE YOU GET ASKED QUESTIONS LIKE THIS? THIS? HONESTLY, THERE IS PROBABLY NO HONESTLY, THERE IS PROBABLY NO BETTER HONEST WAY TO ANSWER A BETTER HONEST WAY TO ANSWER A QUESTION LIKE THIS NO MATTER HOW QUESTION LIKE THIS NO MATTER HOW MUCH JOHN SULLIVAN MIGHT HAVE MUCH JOHN SULLIVAN MIGHT HAVE PREFERRED NOT TO BE ASKED IT. PREFERRED NOT TO BE ASKED IT.>>DO YOU THINK IT’S EVER>>DO YOU THINK IT’S EVER APPROPRIATE FOR THE PRESIDENT TO APPROPRIATE FOR THE PRESIDENT TO USE HIS OFFICE TO SOLICIT USE HIS OFFICE TO SOLICIT INVESTIGATIONS INTO A DOMESTIC INVESTIGATIONS INTO A DOMESTIC POLITICAL OPPONENT? POLITICAL OPPONENT?>>SOLICITING INVESTIGATION INTO>>SOLICITING INVESTIGATION INTO A DOMESTIC POLITICAL OPPONENT, I A DOMESTIC POLITICAL OPPONENT, I DON’T THINK THAT WOULD BE IN DON’T THINK THAT WOULD BE IN ACCORD WITH OUR VALUES. ACCORD WITH OUR VALUES.>>ONCE YOU HAVE TO ADMIT THAT>>ONCE YOU HAVE TO ADMIT THAT UNDER OATH ON THE RECORD BECAUSE UNDER OATH ON THE RECORD BECAUSE OF COURSE YOU HAVE TO ADMIT OF COURSE YOU HAVE TO ADMIT THAT, DO YOU STILL GET TO WORK THAT, DO YOU STILL GET TO WORK IN THE DONALD TRUMP IN THE DONALD TRUMP ADMINISTRATION? ADMINISTRATION? DO YOU STILL GET TO BE HIS DO YOU STILL GET TO BE HIS AMBASSADOR NOMFRY FOR RUSSIA OF AMBASSADOR NOMFRY FOR RUSSIA OF ALL PLACES?




Comments
  1. Just like most corporate middle management morons, Trump and his misfits think that money motivates people more than American loyalty, ethics, and patriotism. A lot of voters do vote by their pocketbook rather than what's best for the country. Trump can only hold these people so long before they realize they bought into a scam. It sounds a lot like Trump University.

  2. It believe it's important that the American public watch as Trump is cuffed, legs and arms, then escorted out of the Whitehouse's front door into a prisoner van. Let's leave no doubt about the criminal acts.

  3. So what number of hires have run away from baby trump now ? Your not hearing a siren . It's your imagination. The building only feels as if it were on fire .

  4. 'A White House ORDER not to appear'. It's not rocket science, that in itself is obstruction of justice, no other evidence is needed. Enough is enough.

  5. This silly impeachment is only adding to the number of red States in 2020. Americans don't want their President impeached for uncovering corruption. It's not against the law to investigate Democrats.

  6. If you listen to liars like Maddow long enough, you might forget that this is about the owner of Burisma embezzling a billion and a half dollars, and then paying Joe Biden to cover that up.

  7. I'm from Germany. I do not understand everything that is said, I speak good English, but not good enough to understand everything. I've been trying to keep on following all this information as good as possible in the last few weeks.
    My question is, after all you know about this whole Trumpgate, will it be enough for Trump to finally get impeached, get rid of him, and begin a fresh start with people who are not involved in crime and corruption?
    We all hope so much that America will be successful in getting him away. and we want to restore the friendship between our countries. Since Trump appeared there has ruled only chaos and theatre. And that has to stop.. Guess, the world's nerves need to recover.

  8. Trump's Occult Followers and the Republican party puts Trump first and America last , lts truly Pathetic !🤢🧐

  9. Trump lies to the people, lies on campaign slogans, he even lied about the attack on the isis leader. He lies about everything. In 2020 I'm going to think about my children when I vote. I'm voting AMERICA.

  10. Imagine if Trump just loaded Air Force 1 with his family and loyal servants & said they were going to Alaska for a campaign stop. Then they hopped the border into Russia for asylum. I would love to hear how his supporters would defend him.

  11. The Gangster Operated Party is sinking into oblivion. They better learn the Russian anthem. They will need it after accepting money from Russia.

  12. Ummm…. Dear Mexico and Canada, Please could you stand on the border with the USA and give Presuhdent Gumps lickspittles the finger? Gump's already sooo off my Christmas card list.
    Anyway, must dash – Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer is changing his name to "Bernadette" because his previous name became so badly soiled….

  13. The law requires that money budgeted as this money for Ukraine was must be spent as specified. No administration person has the legal ability to stop payment. This has been in place for decades.

  14. Imagine the stammering, hand-wringing excuses in front of Vlad the Putin, while demands of fulfillment for paid-for services by the Orangeutan…

  15. Oh,and BTW, my favourite memory of John Bolton is when he did an impression of Dana Carvey on SNL.
    Anyway, must dash – The Seekers are apparently going to release a new 8-track of Buddy Holly "covers" and some guy named George Lucas (or Lucas George – I'm not sure which) has just made a film called "Startrek Wars". Or something…

  16. Glad to see there are still real people in government but they leaving because of Trump corruptions and the Republicans compliance with these crimes WOW Right and Wrong – Facts Matter

  17. Trump voters: the president could be a Russian asset without even realizing that is his role. He does not have to be cognizant of the fact for it to be true. I know this is really hard for all of you.

  18. Oh yes, one other thing. Support Nicole Wallace when she called a Fox 'trio' CHICKENSHITS!. She was truly frustrated. I've called them worse, yelling at my Lenovo X301 Thinkpad screen. Much worse!

  19. More people quitting their jobs just to be able to tell the truth. That’s how bad that “perfect” phone call was. And Bolton left at the beginning of September and Coats and Gordon left right away. 🤔

  20. ya know, was just wondering, after this person is finally gone whats to stop him from going to Russia and telling Putin everything he can actually remember about how we have our inner workings set up,or how we do whatever? of course he'd be going to check on his hotel but maybe I'm just a simpleton who seriously doesn't trust this guy.but being the simpleton that i am I feel its a dam good question . ya know, I'm sorry if I'm the only one wondering but damm

  21. Kurt Volker has sacrificed for all of us. Kurt Volker has sacrificed for America. A true national hero. The USA is not just fighting Trump but Russia, Putin, huge Conglomerates and their CEOs. This is all a battle over greed and justified by greed. Greed is never stopped it is only held in check at best.

  22. Curious that one network States Bolton is reluctant to testify and another turns around and says he's eager to testify. I think I should stop watching the news now they are going all over the place.

  23. Watching the way Trump, Giuliani, and others are bumbling through this, I am reminded of the old "Pogo" comic from WW II – "We have met the enemy and he is US!" There have to be people in the White House thinking that.

  24. Of course his should except the position as ambassador to Russia – just don’t do anything illegal when given the order, – just quit, resign and report to congress.

  25. Is it possible the President is a traitor? He gives every indication of wanting to make things worse for Americans. He and the Republican Party.

  26. This is what cowards do…they run. More proof that tells us Trump is a criminal and is guilty of this Ukraine call. It's all for Putin and him to steal oil and Russia take over the land.

  27. I watched the hearings on YouTube. If you see anyone calling for civil war report them for hate speach immediately. There were way too many warmongers in the chat.
    Yang2020 if you want respect and dignity back in office

  28. Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives! I feel like I'm watching the soaps. I'm just hoping they don't build me up just to let me down.

  29. At least when the Russians were annexing Crimea. The Obama whitehouse sent sleeping bags to help , no weapons ever. Oh thats right Biden held that up as well until his son was no longer investigated. At the same time 8 billion dollars went missing. look it up . dont listen to these paid hacks with no soul.

  30. This may have been mentioned earlier, but what if Trump's real goal was to block aide to Ukraine in order to benefit Russia and the Biden dirt was a secondary concern or even an excuse?

  31. Trump has been laundering money for the Russians and yes the mafia since way back when his casinos were bleeding money. I mean he making it to the White House was a feast for criminals and thugs and drug lords. But hey don’t believe me just watch.

  32. How can this be seen in two very different ways? Right now, as I am watching this, FOX news is LIVE and the comments are all Pro-Trump. The Gov't people speaking are all Pro-Trump. How? How can so many people say this is all a lie, and truly believe it. I'm assuming these people are everyday, hard-working people but they all see this as conspiracy and lies just because the Democrats are sore losers? There has been other Republican leading gov't that doesn't go this way so why weren't the Democrats "sore losers" then? This is crazy-making that people are so blind.

  33. Would be justice if arrogant and smug fat boy, Mike Pompeo, so called Secretary of State, goes down along with his master, The Tangerine Turd. He richly deserves to also be brought down for lying for and defending Trump.

  34. So it appears that the President of the United States is enabling Russian aggression against the sovereign nation of Ukraine.

  35. what a bunch of wussies (repubs who resign before having to speak against the corrupt potus). likely i'll never vote repub again.

  36. "Rules" that DO NOT uphold the Constitution lolol with contamination of witness

    this is Hitler like action take freedom away propaganda lie and chaos

    if you like this way these " rules and laws" have been used "your next" yeah, it takes your rights away

    any change of due process changes your process …so you are the pawn

    remember Hitler why do you think the millions of people who were not Jews went along with the injustice

    have you are becoming a nation of "Nazi" under Obama and Hillary system have weaponized IRS, FBI, Gov. Representatives, News Agencies. The old Administration used to set this up Republicans and the whole country ( they took the schoolhouse to take the love of country…check ) now due process and rule of law …check.

    When the system is corrupted your FREEDOM is too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! individual freedoms

  37. Rachel is simply the best (along with her support staff) at grasping & explaining the sheer rottenness of this administration. Her show ought to be mandatory viewing for anyone who cares about REALITY & FACTS. You know – two of the things about which Trump & his minions don’t care.

  38. trumpy swore on a bible to uphold the office of the potus on inauguration day…what has he done? the opposite..look up that moment where he is squinting on camera when he is read the order…hes a sico

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