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I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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Robert Reich: Trump's impeachment shows US officials at their best and his allies at their worst

Trump has surrounded himself not with the best and most serious but with the worst and most dangerous: thugs, liars and white supremacists.

And yet in recent weeks, others in the Trump administration have shown themselves to be among the best and most honorable public servants in America, though Trump doesn’t see them that way.
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The contrast could not be starker. On one side are dedicated public servants seeking to protect America. On the other side are Trump and his thugs, seeking to protect Trump.
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Those who put loyalty to Trump above their duty to the United States are contemptible. Even if they don’t end up in prison like other Trump toadies, they have dishonored themselves and the nation.

But those who have devoted their lives to this country and are now risking everything by telling the truth are among America’s best. They deserve our deepest gratitude.


[link:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/24/trump-impeachment-fiona-hill-alexander-vindman-witnesses|]

The contrast could NOT be starker. And they know it the smug, condescending, contemptuous, insincere, utterly devoid of self-respect wankers that they are, they just don't care cause white supremacist power plays

Republican coherence be like...



This makes more sense than the actual Nunes..
They really are this ridiculous

Chris Hayes spanks Trump with facts...



“He took an oath to take care that the laws are faithfully executed, and he has used the position to benefit himself instead. and not just to benefit himself, he benefits himself at the cost of the American interests, at the cost of American citizens, at the cost of America’s reputation, at the cost of Americans’ sovereignty and self-determination over our own electoral process.''

Boom!

Is 2019 the new 1983?

Is Brexit the new Falklands? Both are significant external factors that impact significantly on voter behaviour.

Is Corbyn’s new manifesto the Foot manifesto? Corbyn’s manifesto is the most radical since Foots ‘longest suicide note in history’.

Is Boris the new Maggie? Widely despised and disliked, but using the external factor of Brexit, the way Maggie used the Falklands to get across the line?

I think there are some substantial if maybe shallow similarities… of course this is a different century and elections are run very differently and the demographics in the country have changed significantly, so I am not sure how much the similarities actually mean. Still, I thought it interesting.

UK citizens at risk of death penalty or Guantanamo Bay under new deal with US, parliamentary inquiry

hears

UK citizens are at risk of the death penalty in the US – or of being sent to Guantanamo Bay – under a fast-track data-sharing deal struck by Priti Patel, a parliamentary inquiry is warning.

The home secretary also comes under fire for keeping the details of the agreement reached with Washington under wraps when it was announced as a breakthrough last month.

The deal will give police and intelligence agencies speedy access to electronic communications sent by terrorists, serious crime gangs and white-collar criminals.

But the investigation, by a House of Lords committee, has poured scorn on a claim that the UK will be able to contain “credible assurances” that extradited suspects will not be put to death.

It also strongly criticises the “asymmetric” nature of the arrangement – which will give the US far greater powers to target UK citizens than vice-versa.


[link:https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-citizen-us-death-penalty-guantanamo-bay-priti-patel-a9214326.html|

Well Pritti has always had a hard on for the death penalty coming back.
This is a taste of what to come post Brexit chaps.

Well, with hindsight...



That would have been bloody marvellous!
The 'emotional woman' canard is so fucking old.
Biff Baff Uppercut

They have nothing other than pounding the table and yelling like hell...



No facts, no law... nadda.
Very angry male pale and stale privileged arseholes having a collective deceitful temper tantrum to deflect from the FACTS. To be fair is has worked for white privileged men for centuries, only their 'facts' have historically ever mattered ... why would they believe that their collective nasty disavowing of the TRUTH would not work this time?

I think they may be in for a bit of shock though.

Pompeo is in this up to his grubby lying neck...

https://twitter.com/weareoversight/status/1198085334753562629

It's clear why Mike Pompeo has refused to release this information to Congress.

It reveals a clear paper trail from Rudy Giuliani to the Oval Office to Secretary Pompeo to facilitate Giuliani’s smear campaign against a U.S. ambassador.


Hideous entitled treacherous bullies

Tsk tsk. Well know we now why Pompeo is still backing Trump. Jail is never kind to an overweight white supremacist elite pompous arsehole

Complete sentences! How terribly novel in a President...



Obviously President Obama will be remembered for much more than this, but still....bloody good point! Heh.

The highway to fascist autocratic hell is paved with...

The highway to fascist autocratic hell is paved with the discarded patriotism, honour and decency of the empty souls of those who remain committed to the conservative movement.

Some conservatives shredded any sense of morality and integrity a long long time ago, but one always had the sense that there were some good eggs left. Some who one may disagree with on policy, but you knew their intentions came from the right place – that they wanted to serve the country. Now, if they are still aligned with the conservative movement, their souls are stained indelibly with the stench of partisanship, xenophobia, deceit and self-serving dishonesty. They care not one jot for the people, the rule of law or our long held democratic conventions.

Yesterday conservatives sat and listened to Dr Fiona Hill thoroughly debunk the notion that Ukraine tried to influence the 2016 election, and that, indeed, Russian interference in US governance is endemic. Literally within minutes of her testimony these same conservatives, again, started pushing the Russian Security Services fake narrative of ‘but Ukraine.’ They are agents of the Russian State, sitting in Congress. They are no better here in England, where the conservatives are refusing to release a parliamentary report into Russian interference with Brexit. They are agents of the Russian State, sitting in Parliament. Western conservatives enabling the wanker of the East to destabilise our countries because of power and greed. Traitors, the lot of them, they are deserters of democracy.

Show me a conservative who puts country before power and law above party in today's climate and I am afraid I would think you were trying to befuddle me! I could certainly not believe my eyes…
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