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Poll: 14 percent of GOP voters say Trump should be impeached

Source: TheHill.com





10/21/2019

Fourteen percent of Republican voters said in a recent Hill-HarrisX poll that President Trump should be impeached and removed from office.

The survey, released Monday, was conducted before acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said last week that aid for Ukraine was linked to Trump's desire for the country to pursue a political probe related to the 2016 election.

Still, the 14 percent GOP support for impeachment marks a 2 percentage point increase from a Sept. 26-27 poll that was taken just days after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) launched a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump over his dealings with Ukraine.

Overall, 47 percent of voters in the Oct. 11-12 survey support impeachment, a 4-point increase compared to the September poll.

Support for impeachment among Democratic voters also increased, to 81 percent from 75 percent in the previous survey. Meanwhile, the share of independent voters who favor impeachment rose 4 percentage points to 41 percent................................

Read more: https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/466768-poll-14-percent-of-gop-voters-say-trump-should-be-impeached



Also note the Independents have a 4% increase.


Amy Klobuchar---- Coming up on Maddow in a minute or so........

The use of the US Justice DEPT -the power of the STATE-is the new thing being used by TRUMP against

his political enemies--primarily Biden at this point. Hope people are watching Maddow.

Inside Trump's 1st Pentagon Briefing What I saw there that foretold the coming rift between Mattis

excellent article==


Inside Trump's First Pentagon Briefing

What I saw there that foretold the coming rift between Mattis and the president—and today's foreign policy crises.


https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/10/21/inside-trumps-first-pentagon-briefing-229865


By GUY SNODGRASS


Guy Snodgrass is former chief speechwriter for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. He is the author of Holding the Line: Inside Trump's Pentagon With Secretary Mattis, from which this article is adapted.

Long before real planning for it began, and long before the first news stories about it, those of us in the top levels of the Pentagon heard President Donald Trump demand the military parade he would eventually get. The bizarre request was one of the first signs I had of the enormous rift between my boss at the time, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and the president.

The clash came in the middle of Trump’s first Pentagon briefing on America’s military and diplomatic “laydown”—a term of art used to describe all of the locations around the world with U.S. forces and embassies—on July 20, 2017. Mattis, for whom I was working as chief speechwriter, had hoped the briefing would educate Trump on the United States’ longstanding commitment to the rest of the world. That is not at all what happened.

Instead, the president burst out in the middle of the meeting.

“I just returned from France,” he said. “Did you see President Macron’s handshake?” he asked no one in particular. “He wouldn’t let go. He just kept holding on. I spent two hours at Bastille Day. Very impressive.”

A pause.


“I want a ‘Victory Day.’ Just like Veterans Day. The Fourth of July is too hot,” he said, apparently out of nowhere. “I want vehicles and tanks on Main Street. On Pennsylvania Avenue, from the Capitol to the White House. We need spirit! We should blow everybody away with this parade. The French had an amazing parade on Bastille Day with tanks and everything. Why can’t we do that?”......................................................

Jeffrey Toobin expresses regret over 'mistakes' in Clinton email coverage [ "false equivalencies"


Too late -the horrible damage is done and we see it every day with Trump deranged behavior.

That said, I begrudgingly am glad he is speaking out.




Jeffrey Toobin expresses regret over 'mistakes' in Clinton email coverage




By MICHAEL CALDERONE

10/21/2019 04:03 PM EDT

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The New Yorker and CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin now says he devoted too much attention in 2016 to Hillary Clinton’s private email server, becoming the first big-name journalist to acknowledge having second thoughts about the story since a State Department probe cleared Clinton of serious breaches of rules on Friday.

Toobin told POLITICO he has been flooded with responses since his surprise admission Monday morning on CNN. The feedback have largely fallen into two categories, he said: “Thank you for saying this” and “You’re a jerk, you shouldn't have done it in the first place.”

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The conclusion on Friday of a nearly three-year State Department investigation into the Clinton email saga has reignited criticism among Democrats of the news media’s heavy coverage of the issue in the 2016 election. The claims that she had exposed classified secrets through her use of a private server dogged Clinton down to the final days of the campaign, when a surprise admission by then-FBI Director James Comey that the bureau was reopening its probe into the emails corresponded with a last-minute downturn in her polling numbers.



Nonetheless, the State Department found that there “was no persuasive evidence of systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information” by any officials while Clinton was serving as secretary of state, a conclusion that Democrats quickly seized upon to bemoan the campaign coverage.

“Great job American Media!” Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior Obama adviser and “Pod Save America” co-host,” tweeted along with the news.

“We spent an entire election on this inane story four years ago because a lot of otherwise intelligent people deemed it important,” Rolling Stone’s Jamil Smith tweeted. “Many of them still run media outlets today.”

“I got into the trap of false equivalence during the 2016 campaign. Comparing Donald Trump’s record of ethical problems with Hillary’s emails lent a misleading impression.”

- Jeffrey To
obin



Jeffrey Toobin

Oct 21: New Poll Shows Most Dem Candidates Would Defeat Trump In Minnesota, Including Klobuchar

moved from GD



https://twitter.com/StarTribune/status/1186257309812609024?s=20



https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/10/21/new-poll-shows-most-dem-candidates-would-defeat-trump-in-minnesota-including-klobuchar/


New Poll Shows Most Dem Candidates Would Defeat Trump In Minnesota, Including Klobuchar

By Esme Murphy

October 21, 2019 at 2:53 pm

Filed Under:Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Elizabeth Warren, Esme Murphy, Iowa, Joe Biden, Local TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A new Star Tribune-Minnesota poll shows top Democratic candidates doing very well in one-on-one match-ups against President Trump, among Minnesota voters. The poll comes just over a year before the 2020 election and four months before Minnesota’s March 3, 2020 primary.

According to the poll, Joe Biden would beat Trump, 50% to 38%. Sen. Bernie Sanders would beat Trump, 49% to 40%. And Sen. Elizabeth Warren would beat Trump, 51% to 40%.

However, Sen. Amy Klobuchar would beat Trump by an even larger margin than all of them, 55% to Trump’s 38%. The margin of error was 3.5%.

One note of caution, in the run up to the 2016 election nearly every poll underestimated the Trump’s support.

“It is still definitely possible that support for Trump could be missed, that all those who support Trump are still underrepresented in this poll or any poll,” University of Minnesota professor Kathryn Pearson, with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, said.................................

Oct 21: New Poll Shows Most Dem Candidates Would Defeat Trump In Minnesota, Including Klobuchar

I am glad to see Amy K making some progress.


Indicted Giuliani Goon Buddy Parnas IG Shows Close Ties To Trump

Source: crooksandliars




10/21/19 8:44am

Lev Parnas' Instagram has photos documenting close ties to Giuliani and Trump as far back as 2016.



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It seems indicted Trump donor Lev Parnas has been documenting his close ties with Rudy Colludy and, by proxy, Donald, on his personal Instagram account since way back in 2015. The Wall Street Journal reports that his second-ever post on the site shows him next to Ivana Trump, and many photos of him living the high life with Giuliani in private jets, at Yankee Stadium, traveling the world, and yes — at Trump campaign events, with VIP access. He even posts photos of Trump Tower with the caption "Home away from home."

Remember how Donald said he didn't know Parnas? Who he is or what he does? Well, thanks to this WSJ reporting (and basically, our knowledge of his lying lies whenever he ever opens his lying liar mouth), we know this is not true.

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In an Instagram post from August 2018, Parnas displayed a note that was signed by both the president and first lady Melania Trump that thanked him for his political work.

“Thank you for your friendship and dedication to our cause,” the president and first lady wrote. “Leaders like you in Florida are the key to fulfilling our bold agenda to Make America Great Again!”.........................................

Read more: https://crooksandliars.com/2019/10/indicted-giuliani-goon-buddys-ig-shows?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_content=22387



LOTS of photos here of Trump, Rudy, Jr, etc and their Ukrainian pals.


https://twitter.com/threadreaderapp/status/1186271166295691264?s=20

https://twitter.com/crooksandliars/status/1186310057614442496?s=20

The real reason for Trump's decision was because some G7 members had security problems, they were...




Paul van der Meer
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The real reason for Trump's decision was because some G7 members had security problems, they were told the Doral Resort was bugged.



https://twitter.com/Paul_VanDerMeer/status/1186267963957092352?s=20


https://twitter.com/captainballast/status/1186277778288762880?s=20


https://twitter.com/JCESQ82/status/1186291506367340546?s=20

Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of a 37-year-old Brett Kavanaugh defender who was




Today Was a Bad Day


By Jeremy Stahl
Oct 17, 20196:55 PM


https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/10/mick-mulvaney-quid-pro-quo-trump-doral-kurdish-retreat-bad-day.html
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• The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of a 37-year-old Brett Kavanaugh defender who was rated “not qualified” by the American Bar Association to be a judge. If confirmed, Justin Walker would be the fourth “not qualified” judge the president has elevated to a lifetime federal court seat amid an avalanche of appointments that will radically alter the makeup and jurisprudence of American courts for decades. ..............................
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