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I think a separate thread to discuss the hearings may keep us on topic.

I think some mention of other such hearing may be OK. I listened to the Watergate hearings on the car radio with kids in car seats. 

This was one of my favorite moments:

Watergate Committee Chairman Sam Ervin explains to John Ehrlichman & his legal counsel why illegally wiretapping and sabotaging political 'enemies' of Richard Nixon did not fall under 'National Security', nor within the Constitutional powers granted to the President. YouTube states he said, "I can understand the English language as my mother taught.".       I clearly remember hearing him state, "I can understand the English language.  It's my mother tongue."

Do you know which he really said?

 

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52 minutes ago, BCgradnurse said:

Here is a good, comprehensive overview of what's going on from a source that is considered by most to be unbiased. 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/whistleblower-complaint-describes-white-house-cover-up-on-trump-ukraine-scandal-idUSKBN1WB0E5

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The call occurred after Trump had ordered a freeze of the military aid. The whistleblower report said an official from the White House informed departments and agencies on July 18 that Trump had issued instructions to suspend all security assistance to Ukraine. Neither the White House budget office or National Security Council staff “knew why this instruction had been issued,” the report said.

Exactly how much open corruption and disdain for our laws will congressional Republicans defend?

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19 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Exactly how much open corruption and disdain for our laws will congressional Republicans defend?

A lot, apparently.

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Where are the real Republicans?

 

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Will the real Republicans stand up?

 

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2 hours ago, luv2 said:

 

Where are the real Republicans?

 

They quit the party, once Trump solidified his hostile takeover of the GOP.

Of course, the takeover never could have happened without the help of good Republicans, such as Jeff Sessions and Lindsey Graham.

These folks are just as treasonous as their Boss.

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I'm close to certain the telephone conversation was as the transcript states. 

Was it the president or others who decided to "lock away" that transcript?

Many of the allegations were reported to the whistle blower. They will need true witness testimony before I can decided what the complete truth is. As with much wrongdoing the "cover-up" is probably a crime.

Although I have served as an expert witness in court regarding my state's  Nursing Practice Act and statutes and regulations for hospital licensure I did not go to law school. 

This is not a criminal trial. It is an investigation that may result in impeachment of the president. To me it should follow an organized investigation to determine the facts.

This from the University of Missouri is interesting:

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/impeach/constitution.html

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13 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

I'm close to certain the telephone conversation was as the transcript states. 

Was it the president or others who decided to "lock away" that transcript?

Many of the allegations were reported to the whistle blower. They will need true witness testimony before I can decided what the complete truth is. As with much wrongdoing the "cover-up" is probably a crime.

Although I have served as an expert witness in court regarding my state's  Nursing Practice Act and statutes and regulations for hospital licensure I did not go to law school. 

This is not a criminal trial. It is an investigation that may result in impeachment of the president. To me it should follow an organized investigation to determine the facts.

This from the University of Missouri is interesting:

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/impeach/constitution.html

As usual, fascinating history. Thanks for the links. 

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 Frequently, the Drudge Report links to conspiracy sources such as ZeroHedge and Infowars as well as Questionable sources, with very poor fact check records, such as Breitbart, WND and the Gateway Pundit. Drudge Report also publishes columns from right-wing journalists who have poor track records with factual information, such as Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Roger Stone.

The Drudge Report has also promoted numerous debunked conspiracy theories such as: The President Obama Birther conspiracy and that Undocumented children are violent criminals.

https://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/business/media/28birth.html

https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/mar/20/drudge-report/drudge-links-report-claiming-white-house-press-bri/

https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/apr/28/drudge-report/drudge-says-clippers-owner-democrat/

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Pants On Fire for claim of Muslim man’s arrest in Northern California wildfires:   https://www.politifact.com/california/statements/2017/dec/20/usa-front/pants-fire-fabricated-claim-about-muslim-immigrant/ 

I plan to listen to the investigation where people testify under oath. Some media sources are mostly Fake News. Others are mostly accurate, but publish errors either due to bias or human error. 

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1 hour ago, herring_RN said:

 Frequently, the Drudge Report links to conspiracy sources such as ZeroHedge and Infowars as well as Questionable sources, with very poor fact check records, such as Breitbart, WND and the Gateway Pundit. Drudge Report also publishes columns from right-wing journalists who have poor track records with factual information, such as Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Roger Stone.

The Drudge Report has also promoted numerous debunked conspiracy theories such as: The President Obama Birther conspiracy and that Undocumented children are violent criminals.

https://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/business/media/28birth.html

https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/mar/20/drudge-report/drudge-links-report-claiming-white-house-press-bri/

https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/apr/28/drudge-report/drudge-says-clippers-owner-democrat/

I plan to listen to the investigation where people testify under oath. Some media sources are mostly Fake News. Others are mostly accurate, but publish errors either due to bias or human error. 

Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Roger Stone are not journalists.

Limbaugh an Coulter are talking heads.

Stone, is more political strategist.

But NONE are journalists.

Any more than Howard Stern, is a journalist, which he is not.

 

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