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#2190

Yes, I think it would have a big impact if it were played on newscasts. I’m wondering if ABC doesn’t actually have a copy of the tape. They say they “reviewed” the tape – so maybe someone allowed them to listen to it, but didn’t provide them a copy. I wish the article was more clear on this point. Perhaps they’re being vague about it to protect the source that played the tape for them. – All just speculation, but damn, I wish we could hear that tape. Good thought: maybe there are more tapes.

Here’s another frustration:

Months later, The Hill has yet to complete review of John Solomon’s columns at center of impeachment

The maddening thing is that The Hill appears to be stalling on releasing their report until after the impeachment trial – they claim they aren’t, but, come on, they could put out a preliminary report now and then expand on it later. They already fired Solomon – just explain to us on what basis that was done – it had to be because of these articles – so what, in broad brush strokes, where the falsehoods in this articles that were serious enough to cause his dismissal? – Explaining that would go a long way toward debunking his work that is heavily relied on by Trump defenders.


(David Bythewood) #2192

Interesting twist on the report of this new recording:



Speculative so far.

Senators worry that asking for new impeachment trial witnesses could create lengthy executive privilege debate



*Note: the second link above is actually to the MSN version of the USA Today article.

Damning new audio of Trump illuminates the Ukraine scandal’s back alleys

Why on earth was Trump telling his goons to ‘get rid’ of Ambassador Yovanovitch?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/01/24/damning-new-audio-trump-illuminates-scandals-back-alleys/


#2193

:wave: I updated the timeline thread above. :point_up_2: I’ll update again after the trial session has ended with a summation of all the news and documents we’ve collected this week. :scream_cat:


(David Bythewood) #2194

I put together a small thread looking at Trump’s history of celebrating and encouraging violence in the context of his demands to “get rid of” Amb. Marie Yovanovitch. It has a number of past articles and incidents to help make the point that while we might not know precisely what he meant with his comments, they were surely NOT good.


#2195

Thanks for reposting this all on twitter. People need to know what the fuck is going on.


(David Bythewood) #2196

I keep big long threads on most things on Twitter, and post individual articles (and sometimes groups) to several big Facebook locations also. I agree, it’s important to get that info out there and spread.


#2197

I would post too but I have no reach on Twitter. Social media was never important to me until all this happened.

This is me.
https://mobile.twitter.com/noted_thanks


(David Bythewood) #2198

I had some with my first account, but after losing it I got recruited by a number of different groups and work with them in many different venues and rooms to help spread info. My big thing is to try to A) document B) connect the dots and C) provide a bit of humor here and there to keep people going.


(David Bythewood) #2199

Angry men shouting at women is the motto of Trump’s regime.

This is so sad and pathetic of Mike Pompeo. No wonder Trump loves him.




(David Bythewood) #2200

Lindsey Graham with the infamous “he didn’t KNOW it was wrong” defense.

Twitter users mock Lindsey Graham, who defended Trump by saying, “He did nothing wrong in his mind.”


News on the thing with Marie Yovanovitch:


#2201

Cross-posting :raised_hands:

Tomorrow the White House team will try and defend the president’s actions. It should be a weird, frustrating and funny day. :smirk:


(David Bythewood) #2202

There are rumors it may not. Trump is throwing a tantrum over having to have his defense begin on a Saturday, or “Death Valley on TV” as he calls it.




#2203

Release.of the Parnas tape with the ‘Take her out,’ comments here. :boom:

:point_down:


(David Bythewood) #2204

#2205

A Guide to the Case For and Against Removing Trump


#2206

Here starts the GOP defense…(and lameness) - all of which will have been previewed by Chairman’s Schiff’s eloqent pre-buttals ending the Dems 24 hour presentation of the 2 articles of impeachment.


#2207

Watch: Senate Impeachment Trial, Day 6

The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump continues with opening arguments by the President’s defense team.


#2208

The aid that was withheld from Afghanistan, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Lebanon was public knowledge and done through proper channels. The Ukraine aid hold was not, it was kept secret from Congress and the emails from DOD show they were concerned that the hold was about to become illegal. Just FYI.


#2209

This argument that subpoenas weren’t valid because they were issued before H.Res. 660 is horseshit. The White House can’t dictate how the House uses their power of impeachment.


(David Bythewood) #2210

Patrick F. Philbin is the perfect combination of mansplaining and the ghost of Ben Stein’s monotone.

Trump should be glad this is on during “Death Valley on TV”; his micromanagement style of lying and nitpicking is guaranteed to lull even Trump’s most fervent followers to sleep.

They are definitely, amazingly going with “this is all illegitimate and we didn’t get due process or representation” despite ALL of that being debunked. Incredible.