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While we wait for the vote in the US House of Representatives on Articles of Impeachment against Donald J. Trump, I think it is worth taking some time to remember all the hard work that got us to this historic moment. A personal journey of 2019.... #ImpeachmentDay
Accountability began with the #BlueWave2018 in November 2018, where people all over the country said ENOUGH! Voters turned out in massive numbers to give a majority to the @HouseDemocrats. This was no fluke, but a MASSIVE effort by citizens all over America.
Then the real crazy started, with new offenses every day and a long gov't shutdown driven by Trump's racism and spite. It is here where Trump made his first major attempt to take away the power of the purse away from Congress with his #FakeNationalEmergency.
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The GOP, after months of near-fainting over general "unfairness," announced that the Jury is coordinating with the Defense team to ensure a pre-determined outcome, and everybody is like, cool with that?

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Senate can override any Chief Justice decision (during impeachment trial) with a simple majority. They don't have to hear evidence or a single witness. They might be able to just vote to acquit in the first five minutes and skip the whole trial part.

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I don't see Pelosi being blindsided by GOP cravenness, and most of my suggestions for possible alternate strategies have been shot down. So what gives?

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10,000 viewers in 24 hours for the latest @NarativLive when I expose Trump’s ties to a Libyan oil smuggling scheme which funds ISIS. The podcast version is out now watch below (other viewing options are threaded). @NarativLive. podbean.com/eu/pb-ty9xm-cb…
@NarativLive You can watch the podcast on any apple device by going to your apple podcasts app or click on the link below. P.S. It's really helpful if you rate, and subscribe to the show./2 @NarativLive #impeachment podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/nar…
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The GOP Outrage - A Thread:

The people who spent 3 years not investigating Joe Biden are livid that nobody has investigated Joe Biden.

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The people who have defended relatives of the President, his lawyer, and the Attorney General working inside the White House are livid that the son of a former VP would work for a foreign company.

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The people who have blocked a dozen election security measures are livid that nobody has properly investigated Ukraine's election meddling.

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NEW: FBI's Crossfire Hurricane which investigated Trump-Russia cleared by the DOJ's inspector General Michael Horowitz. He says the FBI ran an authorized investigation but he did find small issues. @NarativLive washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
@NarativLive 2/ In particular, the IG found no basis to support claims that the FBI launched Crossfire Hurricane based on the Steele Dossier. Horowitz says the FBI was not aware of the dossier when they launched the probe. #ImpeachmentInquiry @NarativLive
3/ Horowitz says the investigation was launched because of legitimate national security concerns. #ImpeachmentInquiry @NarativLive
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The facts of an impeachable offense by Trump - A Thread:

Col. Vindman testified that he witnessed EU Amb. Sondland informing Ukrainian representatives that a White House meeting would be predicated on the announcement of "investigation into 2016, the Bidens, & Burisma."

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Acting Ukraine Ambassador, William Taylor, testified to witnessing EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland report that Trump insisted Zelinsky "go to a microphone and say he is opening investigations of 'Biden and 2016 election interference.'"

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EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland did not dispute these claims, when asked under oath.

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STORY: The evidence of whether Trump extorted a foreign ally to launch a disinformation campaign that could influence the outcome of the 2020 election will be heard Monday as lawmakers open a new week of proceedings in the historic #ImpeachmentInquiry. courthousenews.com/house-investig…
The 🔽 report is a road map that does double duty: it draws on the black letter law of Constitution to explain impchmnt while giving lawmakers guidelines on how to assess & separate truth & intent from “lawyerly tricks” carried out by an unrepentant prez.
documentcloud.org/documents/6570…
The "response" referenced at the start of passage below is in regard to Cipollone letter calling the inquiry a "sham."
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🚨OCTOBER: @KyivPost published this guide of @realDonaldTrump’s #Ukrainegate co-conspirators.

NOW: @RudyGiuliani is in #Ukraine conspiring with members of this “Shady Cast of Characters” as part of a corrupt effort to enlist a foreign country’s help to influence our election.🤬
Exhibit A: Rudy Giuliani met with KBG-trained, pro-#Russia🇷🇺Ukrainian, Andriy Derkach, as part of his corrupt scheme to manufacture dirt to discredit the #ImpeachmentInquiry and smear a political rival.🤬

#Ukrainegate #ImpeachTrump
Exhibit B: Rudy Giuliani met with Andrii Telizhenko, another member of the #Ukrainegate “Shady Cast of Characters.”

And they are brazenly tweeting about it.🤬

#Ukrainegate #ImpeachTrump
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<THREAD> Exclusive: Is "-1" in the impeachment inquiry call logs former GOP Rep Pete Sessions? Listen to my interview with him below. @narativlive #ImpeachmentHearing
Seems Lev Parnas knows Sessions really well. And Sessions came through with that letter to Pompeo criticizing Ambassador Yovanovitch and asking for her expulsion./2 @narativlive #ImpeachmentInquiry
According to the Parnas indictment - Sessions received huge contributions to his campaign efforts in 2018 - $3m! /3 @NarativLive #ImpeachmentInquiry
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Seems a good time to remind folks that POTUS referred to the entire nation of Haiti and other African nations as "shithole countries"
Which is ::checks notes:: not a pun about the name Barron being swapped with the title of baron.
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Rep Neguse: Am I correct that no POTUS in history of Republic has never issued a general order instructing executive branch officials not to testify?
Turley: Not sure I can answer affirmatively. Nixon went to court over docs and lost.
Neguse freshens Turley's memory: yes, several of Nixon's staff testified before Congress. (See John Dean, Halderman)
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Swalwell to Karlan, offered an anecdote about a Romanian man he met recently who told him how he would always tell people how corrupt his home country is when he returned there. But now when he goes home, they wag the finger at him.
They tell him, "You're going to lecture us about corruption?"
Karlan says this suggests ppl think U.S. doesn't believe in rule of law.
She continues:
"It tells emerging democracies not to take it seriously when we tell them their elections aren't legitimate because of foreign interference or persecution of the opposing party."
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Okay folks, let's get this party started. Welcome to your #ImpeachmentHearing thread! For your following/muting needs, I'll be tagging these with #ImpeachmentInquiry, #ImpeachmentHearing, and/or #ImpeachingHearings.
Unlike the previous #ImpeachmentHearings, this hearing won't include witnesses to #Trump n' Co's shenanigans. Instead, this hearing is about legal and constitutional theory. It's a panel of nerds, folks, and I am HERE FOR IT.
Oh god. Jim Jordan just sat down. Thor save us all. #ImpeachmentHearing #ImpeachmentInquiry #ImpeachmentHearings
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💥BINGO💥 Mulvaney was appointed Trump’s Chief of Staff without appointing a permanent replacement for OMB so that Trump had a closed loop to inject quid pro quo’s, bribery and extortion into congressional approved aid to Ukraine, the UN and Lebanon.... foreignpolicy.com/2018/10/02/tru…
🔥Trump holds back US aid for his own gain- because they “owe him”. Trump on the campaign trail in 2016: “It’s called OPM. I do that all the time in business. It’s called other people’s money. There’s nothing like doing things with other people’s money.”
🔥Trump, the RNC and @GOPChairwoman bribed Republican Presidential candidates to not run independent campaigns against Trump... They had to sign a loyalty pledge... for campaign funds⁉️ 😳nytimes.com/politics/first…
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🔅Ukraine and Corruption🔅
Inside the Embassy:
Private emails edition.
Under @BarackObama + @JoeBiden + @HillaryClinton
Unless otherwise stated.
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#Ukraine #Embassy re cieved an email
Sept 14/14 : regarding #Military Aid and sanctions the US imposed on Russia.
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The Ukraine cable discusses the upcomiby then President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, who will be addressing Congress on Sept.18/14.

Militar y aid was previously requested from #America to Ukraine in order to defend itself from #Russia
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Poroshenko to most likely request military aid again, even though at that time Obama refused.
Ukraine's defense is not an option despite the fact that in 1994, Ukraine voluntarily surrendered its entire nuclear arsenal.
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Good morning. Here is Don McGahn jamming on stage at MGM this weekend with Winger. h/t @playbookplus.

And I dug around a bit. I had no idea.
washingtonian.com/2019/07/31/i-w…
While we are on the subject of Mr. McGahn: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in Washington is expected to rule today in a lawsuit by House lawmakers that has sought to compel McGahn's testimony related to obstruction counts in Mueller probe. If lawmakers win today...
and if the judge says WH aides/staff are compelled to testify and obey Congress, the ruling would have major implications for any witness testimony moving forward in the impeachment process.
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1. There are many ways to watch the latest @narativlive podcasts. I expose how Vladimir #Putin and a Billion dollar natural gas deal are part of #Trump's #Ukraine scheme. Part 1 is here: #Impeach #ImpeachmentInquiry @narativlive podbean.com/media/share/pb…
2. Part 2 is about the natural gas deal lurking in the shadows of #Trump's #Ukraine scheme. @narativlive #ImpeachmentInquiry podbean.com/media/share/pb…
3. You can also get the episodes wherever you get your podcasts, the links veto apple podcasts are in this thread.
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WATCH: @NarativLive. How Vladimir Putin was the pulling the strings as Trump sold out Ukraine and is natural gas the real quid pro quo of #Ukrainegate. Best enjoyed with a beer and a Narativ membership available at Patreon.com/narativ. pscp.tv/ZevShalev/1vOx…
@NarativLive As a special thank you to Narativ's amazing patrons, I've posted high resolution images of the timeline from tonight show on the Patreon page. #ThankYouPatrons $5/m gets you access. (Timelines are not for distribution). #ImpeachmentInquiry patreon.com/posts/revealed…?
@NarativLive Rick Perry called Ukraine's Black Sea the "next Gulf of Mexico" for natural gas exploration. Perry campaigned for the sector until July 25, the day of the Trump-Zelensky call. Ilya Ponomarev, CEO/US-owned Trident, tells me Perry's support turned from frothy to frosty overnight.
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“They gave the server to Crowdstrike,” says @POTUS. “Why did they give it to a Ukrainian company?”
“We have a lot of information that a lot of bad things happened,” says @POTUS when asked who is his source for the allegations. “What they have coming out, I hear, is historic.”
“Saved a lot of money” by cancelling @WhiteHouse subscriptions for @nytimes and @washingtonpost, @POTUS tells @foxandfriends.
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1/ THREAD: #DavidHolmes is displaying one example of what is known as a Partial Emblematic Slip. In short, this is a subconscious/edge-of-consciousnesses behavior where he is giving the middle finger to Rep. #JimJordan during particularly aggressive questioning.

#BodyLanguage
2/ It's called 'Partial' because it's a nonverbal which is not being held in its typical, elevated, very deliberate, hand-and-finger on full display — usually in front of and on a level with the user's chest, neck, or face.

#ImpeachmentHearings #ImpeachmentInquiry #BodyLanguage
3/ Holmes's psyche camouflages his maneuver by maintaining his forefinger (index finger) only partially extended (mostly flexed).

#ImpeachmentHearings #ImpeachmentInquiry #BodyLanguage
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Hill, a woman who had considerable power as a member of the National Security Council, relays background on the conflict between her and Sondland.
"When women show anger it isn't appreciated, it's pushed off as emotional issues or deflected to other people."
Hill: "I listened to Sondland's deposition. He wasn't coordinating with us because he wasn't fully telling us about all the meetings. He said to me, I'm briefing Mulvaney Pompeo, Bolton, who else do I have to deal with?"
She continues: "The point is we have a robust interagency process that deals w/Taylor, ambassadors, other people. But when you put up Sondland's emails, it showed he was being involved in a domestic political errand and we were involved in domestic foreign policy."
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I know this is not news, but jeez hearing it directly from #DavidHolmes at the #ImpeachmentInquiry is just something else....

#Sondland to #Trump: "you can tell the #Kardashians you tried"

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#FionaHill another woman, another immigrant, another patriotic public servant committed fully to the PRINCIPLES of our great nation.

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#FionaHill talking about the role of #DevinNunes' senior aide #KashPatel in Trump's 'understanding' of Ukraine.

The full tight circle.

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#ImpeachmentHearings
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🔥BREAKING NEWS🔥The moment @DevinNunes learned that the story about him and his aides receiving help from Lev Parnas and FIRTASH was going to break...
🔥Keep this in mind during Fiona Hill’s #ImpeachmentInquiry: @DevinNunes conspired with Lev Parnas and his funder Dmitry Firtash- a mob lieutenant of Semion Mogilevich -to advance Putin’s goals‼️Nunes is a #TRAITOR‼️
✅Do you understand now why the @GOP has no sense of conscience? They colluded with Putin in a WAR against our democratic election, they conducted a cyber war on our infrastructure and psychological warfare against our citizens‼️ It. Is. Treason.
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Good morning & welcome back to the #impeachmentinquiry. Today we hear testimony from Fiona Hill, the former senior Russia expert on the National Security Council; and diplomat David Holmes, political counsel for the U.S. embassy in Kiev. Testimony kicks off at 9AM ET.
The sun is shining on the Longworth Building this morning. Inside, spectators are already lined up, waiting for their chance to witness history in the making.
Live-tweet session begins at 9AM ET.
@CourthouseNews
POTUS refers to duly elected Representative Adam Schiff, and safe to assume, all Democrats or people who do not agree with his perspectives, as human scum this morning.
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THREAD 🧵 Impeachment Inquiry Week 2

1/ New revelations and a lot of people being thrown under the bus — that’s what happened on the fourth day of public hearings in the #ImpeachmentInquiry. Image
2/ The big witness everyone is talking about took center stage today — Ambassador Gordon #Sondland. He’s a Republican, who was appointed by President Trump to his current position. Before being named Ambassador to the EU, he donated $1 million to Trump’s inaugural committee. Image
3/ Recap: The big issue at hand — did President Trump order freezing military aid to Ukraine, unless they investigated the Bidens? AKA was there a quid pro quo/bribery/this-for-that deal...
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