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Zorro

(15,862 posts)
Mon Dec 30, 2019, 01:35 PM Dec 2019

Explosive new revelations just weakened Trump's impeachment defenses

If Mitch McConnell is going to pull off his scheme to turn President Trump’s 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 — one that portrays both sides as maneuvering for advantage in an equivalently political manner.

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

McConnell badly needs the media’s 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 don’t want to hear from witnesses, that risks highlighting their true rationale: They adamantly fear new revelations precisely because they know Trump is guilty — 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 Trump’s 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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Explosive new revelations just weakened Trump's impeachment defenses (Original Post) Zorro Dec 2019 OP
and rump was going to clean out the swamp...instead, he bought it full fledged and installed the... SWBTATTReg Dec 2019 #1
Trump came to town to BATHE in the swamp, not drain it. 11 Bravo Dec 2019 #7
Yeah, really. It certainly seems this way, doesn't it? rump is such a hypocrite...take care, nt SWBTATTReg Dec 2019 #8
he's the kind of guy who'd get in and take a mouthful of that and spit it out to watch the stream certainot Dec 2019 #17
No swamp. Traildogbob Dec 2019 #10
Right. It is a cesspool, not a swamp. KPN Dec 2019 #11
True ck4829 Dec 2019 #25
RICO Law! PatrickforO Dec 2019 #12
It really is quite disgusting ck4829 Dec 2019 #20
He branded it the Donald J. Trump Swamp. greatauntoftriplets Dec 2019 #2
No water DENVERPOPS Dec 2019 #9
Yes ck4829 Dec 2019 #24
Filled with racists, rogues, and billionaires. madinmaryland Dec 2019 #26
The article is behind Sogo Dec 2019 #3
Incognito mode in your browser should solve that problem. eggplant Dec 2019 #16
hows that? certainot Dec 2019 #18
washingtonpost.com uses cookies to manage its paywall eggplant Dec 2019 #19
Pelosi is hammering a big wedge in where Moscow Mitch said he'd coordinate with the WH. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2019 #4
Chuck Schumer needs to be hammering it too, gab13by13 Dec 2019 #5
Very true ck4829 Dec 2019 #23
And more need to keep coming to let the people see the real case that the Senate tries to ignore. nt ancianita Dec 2019 #6
This one's a keeper for sure! calimary Dec 2019 #13
Cheating is as natural as breathing for The Stupid Party. czarjak Dec 2019 #14
They can count on the both-sideism from the Republican owned media. nt live love laugh Dec 2019 #15
Yep ck4829 Dec 2019 #22
K&R ck4829 Dec 2019 #21

SWBTATTReg

(22,551 posts)
1. and rump was going to clean out the swamp...instead, he bought it full fledged and installed the...
Mon Dec 30, 2019, 01:45 PM
Dec 2019

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

 

certainot

(9,090 posts)
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
Mon Dec 30, 2019, 04:42 PM
Dec 2019

Traildogbob

(9,083 posts)
10. No swamp.
Mon Dec 30, 2019, 03:26 PM
Dec 2019

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.

DENVERPOPS

(9,114 posts)
9. No water
Mon Dec 30, 2019, 03:14 PM
Dec 2019

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 hasn’t killed us all...

eggplant

(3,930 posts)
19. washingtonpost.com uses cookies to manage its paywall
Mon Dec 30, 2019, 09:02 PM
Dec 2019

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/

gab13by13

(22,031 posts)
5. Chuck Schumer needs to be hammering it too,
Mon Dec 30, 2019, 03:08 PM
Dec 2019

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

ancianita

(36,528 posts)
6. And more need to keep coming to let the people see the real case that the Senate tries to ignore. nt
Mon Dec 30, 2019, 03:12 PM
Dec 2019
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