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Why are Dims hiding their sham "investigation" from the rest of Congress, and the American People?

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A week ago, House Republicans complained that Democrats imposed excessive secrecy on interviews conducted as part of the drive to impeach President Trump. Now, the situation appears to have gotten worse.

 

Friday's interview of Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, marked a new point — a low point, as Republicans see it — in Democratic efforts to keep impeachment information out of public view.

 

In this way: The two previous impeachment interviews, with former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker and Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, were conducted in the format of what is known as a transcribed interview. Rep. Adam Schiff, who is running the Democratic impeachment effort, decreed that transcripts not be released to the public. At the same time, there were no heavily restrictive rules on what would happen should any member of Congress, acting from memory, reveal things that were said in the interview.

 

The Yovanovitch session was different. On the morning the former ambassador was scheduled to appear, Democrats issued a quickie subpoena compelling her testimony. They then proceeded with the interview in the format of a deposition, which is different from a transcribed interview. One key difference is that there are serious penalties for lawmakers who reveal the contents of a deposition. Doing so would almost surely subject the offending member to a House ethics investigation.

 

All Republicans remember the price paid by Rep. Devin Nunes, who in 2017, as chairman of the Intelligence Committee, faced an ethics investigation based on a complaint from a Democratic-allied outside group alleging he leaked classified information. Nunes was later cleared of all the charges, but he had to distance himself from some committee activities as the investigation slowly proceeded.

 

Now, some Republican lawmakers express fear of Democrats siccing an ethics investigation on them if they reveal what took place in the Yovanovitch interview, even though none of what was discussed was classified. 

 

 

How are they going to impeach the President when they refuse to allow anyone to  know what witnesses have to say?

What are they afraid of?

 

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9 minutes ago, dontlooknow said:

It's an impeachment inquiry you idiot. 

But... I thought you said Trump was getting impeached? 😂

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9 minutes ago, DeepBreath said:

But... I thought you said Trump was getting impeached? 😂

He will be. Wait a little bit buddy. He broke two laws. 

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First you get all the evidence of all crimes. Then you make it so bad for Republicans in the Senate they have to convict. 

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9 minutes ago, dontlooknow said:

He will be. Wait a little bit buddy. He broke two laws. 

 

8 minutes ago, dontlooknow said:

First you get all the evidence of all crimes. Then you make it so bad for Republicans in the Senate they have to convict. 

Uh huh. 😂

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Just now, DeepBreath said:

 

Uh huh. 😂

Yes it true. Just wait till all the Canary's in the mine start chirping. 

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We already have two indictments of ukrainians with one way tickets to Ukraine under wraps. It's only a matter of time. The grand jury had to hand out those indictments. Meaning this has been going on for awhile. 

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6 minutes ago, dontlooknow said:

We already have two indictments of ukrainians with one way tickets to Ukraine under wraps. It's only a matter of time. The grand jury had to hand out those indictments. Meaning this has been going on for awhile. 

But has it been going on as long as this impeachment of Trump now on three years? 😂

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35 minutes ago, dontlooknow said:

Yes it true. Just wait till all the Canary's in the mine start chirping. 

Uh, huh. I thought he broke the law with the Mueller investigation? That didn’t work out? This the new 2 year fail? 

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Just now, DeepBreath said:

Uh, huh. I thought he broke the law with the Mueller investigation? That didn’t work out? This the new 2 year fail? 

So he thought hell I got away with it once and they couldn't catch me so what the hell I'll do it again. This time he got caught red handed. 

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51 minutes ago, dontlooknow said:

So he thought hell I got away with it once and they couldn't catch me so what the hell I'll do it again. This time he got caught red handed. 

He got caught inquiring about an investigation into Hunter Biden’s business daddy Joe got ended. 😂

 

That’s not Quid Pro Quo but what Biden did, is. 

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1 minute ago, DeepBreath said:

He got caught inquiring about an investigation into Hunter Biden’s business daddy Joe got ended. 😂

 

That’s not Quid Pro Quo but what Biden did, is. 

He got caught funneling cash to his campaign. Or at least Rudy did. And Rudy said he was doing it for the president. And who is that big boy?

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Trump got caught withhold military aid to a ally for a favor. And tell me what that favor was again?

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35 minutes ago, dontlooknow said:

He got caught funneling cash to his campaign. Or at least Rudy did. And Rudy said he was doing it for the president. And who is that big boy?

😂So Trump didn’t get caught doing anything.

 

/yawn

 

So whats he going to get impeached for?

 

collusion? No

obstruction? No

campaign violations?  No

Inquiring about Biden? No

 

What next? 

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37 minutes ago, dontlooknow said:

Trump got caught withhold military aid to a ally for a favor. And tell me what that favor was again?

No, he didn’t. 

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1 hour ago, DeepBreath said:

I thought he broke the law with the Mueller investigation? That didn’t work out?

I. Summary of Major Findings

The redacted Mueller Report documents a series of activities that show strong evidence of collusion. Or, more precisely, it provides significant evidence that Trump Campaign associates coordinated with, cooperated with, encouraged, or gave support to the Russia/WikiLeaks election interference activities. The Report documents the following actions (each of which is analyzed in detail in Part II):

1. Trump was receptive to a Campaign national security adviser’s (George Papadopoulos) pursuit of a back channel to Putin.

2. Kremlin operatives provided the Campaign a preview of the Russian plan to distribute stolen emails.

3. The Trump Campaign chairman and deputy chairman (Paul Manafort and Rick Gates) knowingly shared internal polling data and information on battleground states with a Russian spy; and the Campaign chairman worked with the Russian spy on a pro-Russia “peace” plan for Ukraine.

4. The Trump Campaign chairman periodically shared internal polling data with the Russian spy with the expectation it would be shared with Putin-linked oligarch, Oleg Deripaska.

5. Trump Campaign chairman Manafort expected Trump’s winning the presidency would mean Deripaska would want to use Manafort to advance Deripaska’s interests in the United States and elsewhere.

6. Trump Tower meeting: (1) On receiving an email offering derogatory information on Clinton coming from a Russian government official, Donald Trump Jr. “appears to have accepted that offer;” (2) members of the Campaign discussed the Trump Tower meeting beforehand; (3) Donald Trump Jr. told the Russians during the meeting that Trump could revisit the issue of the Magnitsky Act if elected.

7. A Trump Campaign official told the Special Counsel he “felt obliged to object” to a GOP Platform change on Ukraine because it contradicted Trump’s wishes; however, the investigation did not establish that Gordon was directed by Trump.

8. Russian military hackers may have followed Trump’s July 27, 2016 public statement “Russia if you’re listening …” within hours by targeting Clinton’s personal office for the first time.

9. Trump requested campaign affiliates to get Clinton’s emails, which resulted in an individual apparently acting in coordination with the Campaign claiming to have successfully contacted Russian hackers.

10. The Trump Campaign—and Trump personally—appeared to have advanced knowledge of future WikiLeaks releases.

11. The Trump Campaign coordinated campaign-related public communications based on future WikiLeaks releases.

12. Michael Cohen, on behalf of the Trump Organization, brokered a secret deal for a Trump Tower Moscow project directly involving Putin’s inner circle, at least until June 2016.

13. During the presidential transition, Jared Kushner and Eric Prince engaged in secret back channel communications with Russian agents. (1) Kushner suggested to the Russian Ambassador that they use a secure communication line from within the Russian Embassy to speak with Russian Generals; and (2) Prince and Kushner’s friend Rick Gerson conducted secret back channel meetings with a Putin agent to develop a plan for U.S.-Russian relations.

14. During the presidential transition, in coordination with other members of the Transition Team, Michael Flynn spoke with the Russian Ambassador to prevent a tit for tat Russian response to the Obama administration’s imposition of sanctions for election interference; the Russians agreed not to retaliate saying they wanted a good relationship with the incoming administration.

During the course of 2016, Trump Campaign associates failed to report any of the Russian/WikiLeaks overtures to federal law enforcement, publicly denied any contacts with Russians/WikiLeaks, and actively encouraged the public to doubt that Russia was behind the hacking and distribution of stolen emails.

https://www.justsecurity.org/63838/guide-to-the-mueller-reports-findings-on-collusion/

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Just now, DeepBreath said:

😂So Trump didn’t get caught doing anything.

 

/yawn

 

So whats he going to get impeached for?

 

collusion? No

obstruction? No

campaign violations?  No

Inquiring about Biden? No

 

What next? 

Well here is collusion idiot. With a foreign power in an American election. And illegal campaign funds. Two laws broken. 

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4 minutes ago, slideman said:

I. Summary of Major Findings

The redacted Mueller Report documents a series of activities that show strong evidence of collusion. Or, more precisely, it provides significant evidence that Trump Campaign associates coordinated with, cooperated with, encouraged, or gave support to the Russia/WikiLeaks election interference activities. The Report documents the following actions (each of which is analyzed in detail in Part II):

1. Trump was receptive to a Campaign national security adviser’s (George Papadopoulos) pursuit of a back channel to Putin.

2. Kremlin operatives provided the Campaign a preview of the Russian plan to distribute stolen emails.

3. The Trump Campaign chairman and deputy chairman (Paul Manafort and Rick Gates) knowingly shared internal polling data and information on battleground states with a Russian spy; and the Campaign chairman worked with the Russian spy on a pro-Russia “peace” plan for Ukraine.

4. The Trump Campaign chairman periodically shared internal polling data with the Russian spy with the expectation it would be shared with Putin-linked oligarch, Oleg Deripaska.

5. Trump Campaign chairman Manafort expected Trump’s winning the presidency would mean Deripaska would want to use Manafort to advance Deripaska’s interests in the United States and elsewhere.

6. Trump Tower meeting: (1) On receiving an email offering derogatory information on Clinton coming from a Russian government official, Donald Trump Jr. “appears to have accepted that offer;” (2) members of the Campaign discussed the Trump Tower meeting beforehand; (3) Donald Trump Jr. told the Russians during the meeting that Trump could revisit the issue of the Magnitsky Act if elected.

7. A Trump Campaign official told the Special Counsel he “felt obliged to object” to a GOP Platform change on Ukraine because it contradicted Trump’s wishes; however, the investigation did not establish that Gordon was directed by Trump.

8. Russian military hackers may have followed Trump’s July 27, 2016 public statement “Russia if you’re listening …” within hours by targeting Clinton’s personal office for the first time.

9. Trump requested campaign affiliates to get Clinton’s emails, which resulted in an individual apparently acting in coordination with the Campaign claiming to have successfully contacted Russian hackers.

10. The Trump Campaign—and Trump personally—appeared to have advanced knowledge of future WikiLeaks releases.

11. The Trump Campaign coordinated campaign-related public communications based on future WikiLeaks releases.

12. Michael Cohen, on behalf of the Trump Organization, brokered a secret deal for a Trump Tower Moscow project directly involving Putin’s inner circle, at least until June 2016.

13. During the presidential transition, Jared Kushner and Eric Prince engaged in secret back channel communications with Russian agents. (1) Kushner suggested to the Russian Ambassador that they use a secure communication line from within the Russian Embassy to speak with Russian Generals; and (2) Prince and Kushner’s friend Rick Gerson conducted secret back channel meetings with a Putin agent to develop a plan for U.S.-Russian relations.

14. During the presidential transition, in coordination with other members of the Transition Team, Michael Flynn spoke with the Russian Ambassador to prevent a tit for tat Russian response to the Obama administration’s imposition of sanctions for election interference; the Russians agreed not to retaliate saying they wanted a good relationship with the incoming administration.

During the course of 2016, Trump Campaign associates failed to report any of the Russian/WikiLeaks overtures to federal law enforcement, publicly denied any contacts with Russians/WikiLeaks, and actively encouraged the public to doubt that Russia was behind the hacking and distribution of stolen emails.

https://www.justsecurity.org/63838/guide-to-the-mueller-reports-findings-on-collusion/

😂Why didn't you email this to Democrats so they could impeach? 

 

justsecurity.org.......😂

 

Mueller was a bust. Give it up already. 

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6 minutes ago, dontlooknow said:

Well here is collusion idiot. With a foreign power in an American election. And illegal campaign funds. Two laws broken. 

One is an opinion. The other has nothing to do with Trump.

 

Nice try. 😂

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Just now, DeepBreath said:

Mueller was a bust.

What was a bust was BArr's misrepresentation of the report.

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1 minute ago, DeepBreath said:

One is an opinion. The other has nothing to do with Trump.

 

Nice try. 😂

Look it up. Soliciting help from a foreign power in an.american election is illegal. It's a high crime. 

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