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Why did Holmes respond affirmatively, & w/o clarification, to Goldman's mis-stated question mentioning President 'Zelensky' when Goldman clearly meant 'Trump'?

This assumes nobody would make a clip of this moment to confuse things, like Russia or Fox News.

I mean, both Goldman & Holmes clearly knew Goldman meant Trump, & Holmes answered based on that shared knowledge, but that's not the point: the video record clearly says 'Zelensky'.

Glitches in the matrix can be weaponized just like anything else, no?

Actually, there's an earlier glitch here, where Goldman says President Zelensky but meaning Ambassador Sondland.

Why is Goldman introducing glitches?

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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.
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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Here is the Strzok texts and the just released charges against him from the DOJ. Wait until you read these. Some old but many new texts. I will start with the charges.
Hillary interview talk in Feb 2016
Using an encryted device to hide there conversations from the FBI about Clinton
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Republicans have claimed for weeks that the Ukrainians didn't know about the hold on the aid during Trump's July 25 call, so there was no quid pro quo.

Pentagon official Laura Cooper: The Ukraine embassy was asking about the security assistance on Jul 25.
This knocks down a key GOP talking point that there was no quid pro quo because the Ukrainians didn't know about the hold on the aid during Trump's July 25 call.

Laura Cooper testifies the Ukrainians knew about the hold on Jul 25. #ImpeachmentHearing
Laura Cooper: On Jul 25, an email from State said House Foreign Affairs and Ukraine embassy were asking about the security assistance. 2 hours later, another email was sent saying "the Hill knows about the FMF situation and so does the Ukrainian embassy."
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Oh wow, @RepSeanMaloney is ripping Sondland a new one for pretending to be "forthright," when, in fact, it took Sondland "three times to do so," as Sondland lied in his closed door testimony and then again in his revision.

THANK YOU, Rep. Maloney. 👏👏👏
@RepSeanMaloney Sondland says he "resents" the implication he's been less than forthcoming.

Maloney goes off, notes it's taken three tries: "All due respect sir, we respect your candor, but let’s be really clear what it took to get it out of you." 🔥
@RepSeanMaloney Maloney: "You've been very forthright, but this is your 3rd try to do so. Didn't work so well the 1st time, did it? Now we're here a 3rd time, so all due respect, sir, we appreciate your candor, but let's be really clear what it took to get it out of you."
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"Impeachment" (Coen Brothers, 2020)


Jude Law as Adam Schiff
Steve Carrell as Devin Nunes
Michael C. Hall as Jim Jordan
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1/ “Ukrainian parliament calls on presidents of Ukraine & the U.S., Zelensky & Trump, 2 investigate suspicions of the laundering of $7.4 billion by the "family" of frmr. Pres. Yanukovych through the U.S. investment fund Franklin Templeton Invest., w/ties to the Democratic Party.”
2/ “At a press conference at the Interfax-Ukraine agency on Wednesday, MP Andriy Derkach announced that deputies have received new materials from investigative journalists about international corruption and the participation of Ukrainian officials in it.”
3/ "Last week, November 14, the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO), unnoticed by the media, announced a new suspicion to the notorious owner of Burisma, ex-Ecology Minister Zlochevsky.”
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US Policy Is Driven by Imperative to Stop Coalition between Germany and Russia using Ukraine -
Stratfor Chairman 2015

Listen to this 👇👇

Friedman's key points:

The primordial interest of the United States for centuries (WWI, WWII and the Cold War) has been to stop a coalition between Germany and Russia. 

US is the only ally Ukraine (the Kiev regime) has.

#sondlandtestimony #ImpeachmentHearing
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Today is the first win for Democrats in a series of embarrassing losses.

They still have no case for Impeachment, but they did successfully get a witness to use their wishy-washy terminology of Quid Pro Quo.

Sondland has NOT said this was a crime
The other matter at hand is that the so called Quid Pro Quo was never completed

The meeting happened without a public statement or launched investigations. The aid was also released before any such transaction took place.

Both also took place before the whistleblower was public
The only points scored by Democrats today is in a game of semantics.

They have defined Quid Pro Quo as a nefarious activity unbecoming of the presidency.

In reality it is the basis of every negotiation.

Had the WH pushed back on this redefinition, today would be another loss.
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"Was there a quid pro quo? The answer is YES"

"EVERYONE was in the loop. Everyone was informed."
"Again, EVERYONE was in the loop."
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#Sondland says it all: We were playing the hand we were dealt. We didn't want to work w Giuliani. But WE FOLLOWED THE PRESIDENT'S ORDERS. At the time we didn't think we were engaging in improper behavior. Giuliani's requests were a quid pro quo for WH visit. #ImpeachmentHearings
@HouseIntel #Sondland: I opposed withholding security aid to Ukraine. I shared my concerns of the potential quid pro quo w/ @SenRonJohnson. NSC BOLTON, Hill, Morrison all knew what we were doing. State Dept POMPEO knew & approved of all our activities, as late as Sept. #ImpeachmentHearings
@HouseIntel @SenRonJohnson #Sondland names many WH & State officials including #Mulvaney, #Pompeo… "A lot senior officials" knew. July 19 email informed everyone. "Everyone was in the loop." He slams White House & the State Dept for refusing to provide notes, call records & documents. #ImpeachmentHearings
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Key points from Gordon Sondland's prepared testimony, a thread

FIRST: Sondland insists there was a quid pro quo involving a Trump-Zelensky meeting, in exchange for a public commitment to investigate Crowdstrike and Burisma

SECOND: Sondland *guessed* that the hold on military aid was also subject to the same quid pro quo

He was never told that, he just made an assumption

THIRD: Sondland basically exculpates Trump on intent.

Trump believed - according to Sondland - that Ukraine was corrupt BECAUSE they intervened in the 2016 election.

Thus, Trump's MOTIVATION in pursuing the Burisma/Crowdstrike investigations was legitimate.

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#Sondland so far
-I am not of the highest principles
-I don't have a great memory
-No fair I wasn't given cheat sheets
So #Sondland has just said:

We were working <against our better judgment> to overcome "the problems".

And who caused those "problems" now?

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Today's morning testimony is definitely one to watch! GORDON SONDLAND is up at 9AM EST! Watch link below:

To remind you all:

GORDON SONDLAND is the US ambassador to the European Union. Like Trump, he's a hotel magnate. Before he was appointed to his position was a huge donor to Trump's inaugural committee (to the tune of $1 million!). Prior to that, he donated massively to the GOP.
SONDLAND is considered to be the least credible witness, who was forced to update his private testimony after his recollection of the events around the Ukraine phone call and aid were disputed by *several* people. SONDLAND is the one who touted a quid pro quo! (he disputes this).
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Bless you, internet stranger, for sending a DM asking if I’m the woman behind Volker. Quite flattered and worried about your eyesight.

I mean, yes -- yes, I am that woman. You found me.
Shit, I'm gonna get sued for defamation.
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I wish Steve Caster would bring this up


Actuall #QuidProQuo from US Ambassador George Kent to Ukraine Prosecutors Office to drop case against Soros Ukraine AntAC Org that lost over $4 million Tax Dollars.

Kent- We see no basis to fund this investigation🧐

Please see Kent letter to Ukraine Prosecutors office 2016 to drop investigation into Soros AntAC Org after over
$4 million US Dollars was missing
@GovChristie See above post please

George Kent guilty of #QuiProQuo 2016 Ukraine
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I can construct a line of questioning easily

"Mr. Vindman, you described your job as "coordinating US policy on Ukraine, correct?"

"Earlier, you described your rank, Lt. Col., as fairly, low, correct?"

"Because, in fact, you are fairly low on the totem pole in the NSC, yes?"
"So when you say you coordinate Ukraine policy, Mr. Vindman, all you do is compile opinions from others, correct?"

"You do not SET Ukraine policy, correct?"

"Who is ultimately responsible for setting American policy towards Ukraine, Lt. Col. Vindman?"

"Correct, Mr. Vindman. President Trump sets American policy towards Ukraine."

"Earlier, you said you were aware of Rudy Giuliani's 'advances' towards Ukraine, correct?"

"But you said you didn't know whose authority he was operating under, yes?"

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Making his first public appearance in days, Trump baselessly accuses Nancy Pelosi of using USMCA as leverage to get impeachment votes. He then lies and says he's "the highest I've ever been in the polls."
TRUMP offers these uplifting words about Democrats: "These people are sick. They're sick. And the press really in this country is dangerous. We don't have freedom of the press in this country. We have the opposite. We have a very corrupt media."
A White House official *SCREAMS* at reporters to get out of the Oval Office as Trump makes bizarre facial expressions
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Is there a stronger visual of patriotism? Lt. Col. Vindman arrives for his testimony at #ImpeachmentHearing. Adam Schiff just thanked him for “shedding blood for your country.” Duty. Honor.
Who is this fine fellow who has Nune’s back? Who can listen to Nunes? Talking about the Russian hoax, ffs.
Nunes opens by wanting to talk to the American people then proceeds to bash the media. And blowing out the whistleblower. He is spewing White House talking points. Nunes is so annoying. I want to mute him. But I can’t. It’s my duty to listen to his bs. We are all Adam Schiff.
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Schiff Finally Releases Transcript of Tim Morrison Testimony
— NSC Sr. Director BLOWS UP Ukrainian Hoax
— Destroys Schiff Top Witness Lt. Col. Vindman… #NEWS #StopTheCoup #ImpeachmentHearing

– Obama, Brennan & Lynch Involved in Spygate Scandal

- Explains John Brennan’s many panicked attacks against President Trump on Twitter.…

3. U.S. defense chief rejects Amazon’s accusations of bias in cloud contract… #NEWS
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David Holmes is the State staffer who overheard Trump/Sondland cellphone/restaurant call where DT asked @ 'the investigations'. He's in Congress depo right now. And he's got devastating testimony. Opening statement: #FridayFeeling…
2-Sondland tells Trump Zelensky would 'do anything you tell him to' & says 'Trump only cares about the big the Biden investigation' It draws a DIRECT line bet Trump & the shakedown. Exactly what Dems need. #ImpeachmentIsComing #ImpeachmentHearing #FridayFeeling
3-Holmes' testimony also indicates that Rudy Giuliani represented to the Ukrainian Government that he was an adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, putting Pence directly in this shakedown scandal. This whole statement is ENORMOUS news. #FridayFeeling #ImpeachmentHearings
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"I really do not want to get into that, but thank you for asking" -- Yovanovitch gets emotional when asked by Rep. Sewell about how Trumpworld's smear campaign affected her family
Yovanovitch is taken aback when Rep. Mike Conaway (R) asks her if it's possible George Kent was paid to say nice things about her during his testimony on Wednesday.

(Deleted a previous version of this tweet that framed the implication of Conaway's questioning incorrectly.)
Rep. Mike Turner (R): whatabout John Kerry's 2004 campaign?
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Trump's Twitter intimidation of impeachment witness Yovanovitch while she was in the middle of congressional testimony about Trump's intimidation is shameless and illegal. This bullying is unbecoming the office of the presidency & no Christian should defend such bad behavior.
At least this Republican Congressman has the integrity to say that Trump's behavior toward Yovanovitch is wrong.
The result of the president tweeting insults about witnesses to 60 million people, among whom are tens of thousands of trolls, is that the target suffers intense cyber stalking, including vicious death threats. Not only are the targets harassed, but so are their family members.
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Schiff really has got this..
He just made a press statement saying that 'we saw witness intimidation in real time from Trump' after he had the graphic of Trump's tweet @ Yovanovich on the screen during the #ImpeachmentHearing. GREAT optics. Trump's doing himself in-ALL by himself
From Politico: "In an extraordinary moment during the #ImpeachmentHearing the ousted Ukraine ambassador was asked to respond in real time to a Twitter broadside from President Donald Trump in which he accused her without evidence of causing destruction during her diplomatic tours
2-"I actually think that where I've served over the years, I & others have demonstrably made things better, you know, for the U.S. as well as for the countries that I've served in," Yovanovitch said when Trump's tweets were read out loud during Friday's impeachment hearing."
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