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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 05:59 PM

Pence aide said Trump's July 25 call with Ukraine was political and not a normal diplomatic call

Source: CNN

(CNN) An aide to Vice President Mike Pence who listened to the call between President Donald Trump and the Ukrainian President told impeachment inquiry investigators on Thursday that she found the conversation to be unusual because it was political in nature, according to two sources familiar with the testimony.

Jennifer Williams, an aide in the vice president's office and a long time State Department staffer, said the phone call did not have the normal tone of a diplomatic call. Williams did not raise concerns about the call with her superiors.

She was asked by lawmakers in her closed-door deposition what Pence knows and she testified that she never heard him mention anything about investigations of the 2016 election, Burisma -- the Ukrainian natural gas company on whose board Joe Biden's son Hunter say -- or the Bidens. She did not know of any request from Trump to Pence to bring up investigations during a meeting the vice president had in Warsaw with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on September 1.

The Pence aide made note of the call and the transcript in her nightly notes but testified she did not know if the vice president read the transcript.

Read more: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/11/07/politics/jennifer-williams-testimony/index.html

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Reply Pence aide said Trump's July 25 call with Ukraine was political and not a normal diplomatic call (Original post)
UpInArms Nov 7 OP
Thomas Hurt Nov 7 #1
iluvtennis Nov 7 #2
cyndensco Nov 7 #3
Bev54 Nov 7 #10
djacq Nov 7 #4
BigmanPigman Nov 7 #8
mpcamb Nov 8 #13
ffr Nov 7 #5
Yonnie3 Nov 7 #6
keithbvadu2 Nov 7 #7
Evolve Dammit Nov 7 #9
calimary Nov 7 #12
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 7 #11

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 06:03 PM

1. Pence is in this up to his christofascist neck, he just knows to keep his mouth shut.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 06:13 PM

2. + agree.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 06:29 PM

3. If he manages to remain above the fray,

the p-ass bitch will eventually out him.

Can't wait!

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:07 PM

10. I agree

She was sent in by Pence to keep him out of the fray. I am not buying it at all, she was with him in Poland when he spoke with Zelenskyy and we all know he stressed the quid pro quo during that meeting. I wonder when she is going to amend her remarks.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 07:11 PM

4. All Pence have to do is play dum.

Should be easy.

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Response to djacq (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 07:54 PM

8. Jr and Eric can show him

how to BE dumb, not play just play dumb.

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Response to djacq (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:47 PM

13. We need to get Pence out first so he can't ascend into POTUS.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 07:19 PM

5. Wow, this goes against all common sense. Pence has lunch with tRump regularly

There is NO WAY everyone else in the WH knew of this outright bribery and extortion and Pence didn't. Jennifer played cover for Pence as best she could. But the truth is in plain daylight; Pence was an instrument of tRump's extortion policy, just as McConnell, Inhoff and others were.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 07:26 PM

6. Is this the beginning of an "it was just locker-room talk defense? n/t

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 07:35 PM

7. "if the vice president read the transcript."

It really gets messed up.

The real transcript or the selective fairy tale Trump put out?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:01 PM

9. Yep. We have only seen a summary. We have not seen an actual verbatim transcript.

Or the un-redacted Mueller report. These have been locked up on alternate servers and/or in some GOP safe-haven vault like David Pecker's National Enquirer Trump documents. The latter of which as allegedly been destroyed. I hope Michael Cohen has divulged more in his follow-up meetings, but hopefully not with Barr attorneys.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:31 PM

12. Yep. This.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:15 PM

11. And another mark against Drumpf

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