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Mon Dec 30, 2019, 01:35 PM

Explosive new revelations just weakened Trump's impeachment defenses

If Mitch McConnell is going to pull off his scheme to turn President Trumpís impeachment trial into a quick and painless sham with no witnesses, the Senate majority leader needs the story to be covered as a conventional Washington standoff ó one that portrays both sides as maneuvering for advantage in an equivalently political manner.

But extraordinary new revelations in the New York Times about Trumpís corrupt freezing of military aid to Ukraine will ó or should ó make this much harder to get away with.

McConnell badly needs the mediaís both-sidesing instincts to hold firm against the brute facts of the situation. If Republicans bear the brunt of media pressure to explain why they donít want to hear from witnesses, that risks highlighting their true rationale: They adamantly fear new revelations precisely because they know Trump is guilty ó and that this corrupt scheme is almost certainly much worse than we can currently surmise.

That possibility is underscored by the Times report, a chronology of Trumpís decision to withhold aid to a vulnerable ally under assault while he and his henchmen extorted Ukraine into carrying out his corrupt designs.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/30/explosive-new-revelations-just-weakened-trumps-impeachment-defenses/

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Reply Explosive new revelations just weakened Trump's impeachment defenses (Original post)
Zorro Dec 2019 OP
SWBTATTReg Dec 2019 #1
11 Bravo Dec 2019 #7
SWBTATTReg Dec 2019 #8
certainot Dec 2019 #17
Traildogbob Dec 2019 #10
KPN Dec 2019 #11
ck4829 Dec 2019 #25
PatrickforO Dec 2019 #12
ck4829 Dec 2019 #20
greatauntoftriplets Dec 2019 #2
DENVERPOPS Dec 2019 #9
ck4829 Dec 2019 #24
madinmaryland Dec 2019 #26
Sogo Dec 2019 #3
eggplant Dec 2019 #16
certainot Dec 2019 #18
eggplant Dec 2019 #19
Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2019 #4
gab13by13 Dec 2019 #5
ck4829 Dec 2019 #23
ancianita Dec 2019 #6
calimary Dec 2019 #13
czarjak Dec 2019 #14
live love laugh Dec 2019 #15
ck4829 Dec 2019 #22
ck4829 Dec 2019 #21

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 01:45 PM

1. and rump was going to clean out the swamp...instead, he bought it full fledged and installed the...

swamp into the WH (and with his cronies' help). RICO them all! Charge them w/ obstruction of Congress, do something! This is disgusting.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 03:12 PM

7. Trump came to town to BATHE in the swamp, not drain it.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 03:13 PM

8. Yeah, really. It certainly seems this way, doesn't it? rump is such a hypocrite...take care, nt

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 04:42 PM

17. he's the kind of guy who'd get in and take a mouthful of that and spit it out to watch the stream

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 03:26 PM

10. No swamp.

A swamp is a naturally occurring ecosystem, (God made) in full balance where all the components work in unison to provide and benefit each other, and the world around it. What the GOP is, is a man made sewage drainage line full of turds and runny feces, all independent, smelly, biohazardous and now, with "roots" (GOP, Russia, cash) clogging the line, spewing onto the surface with full exposure, and destroying all that it spills onto. Washington stinks and needs a massive sucking up and should be identified as the hazardous waste site that it is. One massive orange blob of shit is sticking it all together. Why 15 flushes are necessary, the shit is full.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 03:33 PM

11. Right. It is a cesspool, not a swamp.

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Response to KPN (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 08:39 AM

25. True

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 03:44 PM

12. RICO Law!

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 08:37 AM

20. It really is quite disgusting

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 02:01 PM

2. He branded it the Donald J. Trump Swamp.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 03:14 PM

9. No water

Just pure pond scum, reeking of swamp gas....24_7_365 x 3 years and counting
I am surprised that the hydrogen sulfide and sulphuric dioxide hasnít killed us all...

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 08:38 AM

24. Yes

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 12:42 PM

26. Filled with racists, rogues, and billionaires.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 03:00 PM

3. The article is behind

a pay wall.

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Response to Sogo (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 04:33 PM

16. Incognito mode in your browser should solve that problem.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 04:43 PM

18. hows that?

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Response to certainot (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 09:02 PM

19. washingtonpost.com uses cookies to manage its paywall

You are allowed a certain number of "free" articles per month. Your browser keeps track of this using "cookies". Private/Incognito/Anonymous browsing is something you can access from your web browser (different browsers call it different names, but it is essentially the same thing). It creates a new browser tab or window that does NOT save any new cookies, nor allows access to previously saved cookies.

So, to washingtonpost.com, your new browser window/tab appears like a brand new person accessing their site for the first time, which means you get a new batch of "free" articles each time.

It is not a perfect system, and other sites manage their paywalls differently. Some detect Private mode and refuse to display any content, for example. This article can help explain it further.

https://www.howtogeek.com/117776/htg-explains-how-private-browsing-works-and-why-it-doesnt-offer-complete-privacy/

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 03:03 PM

4. Pelosi is hammering a big wedge in where Moscow Mitch said he'd coordinate with the WH. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 03:08 PM

5. Chuck Schumer needs to be hammering it too,

as do all of the Democratic Senators. Maybe we will hear from Kirsten Gillebrand? Dang I miss Al Franken right now.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 08:38 AM

23. Very true

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 03:12 PM

6. And more need to keep coming to let the people see the real case that the Senate tries to ignore. nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 03:51 PM

13. This one's a keeper for sure!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 03:52 PM

14. Cheating is as natural as breathing for The Stupid Party.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 04:20 PM

15. They can count on the both-sideism from the Republican owned media. nt

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 08:38 AM

22. Yep

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 08:38 AM

21. K&R

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