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GOP Senator compares Trump to Jefferson re: Jefferson had Burr investigated

Oliver Willis ✔ @owillis

.@SenJohnKennedy compares Trump to Thomas Jefferson, because Jefferson had Aaron Burr investigated for treason and was his political rival. Pretty sure Jefferson didn't try to get a foreign government to get dirt on Burr.

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9:35 AM - Oct 18, 2019

Oy vey...
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Fri Oct 18, 2019, 11:56 AM (0 replies)

Tiedrich: "Mulvaney, bring me another baby"

Jeff Tiedrich @ itsJeffTiedrich

Trump [eating a baby]: I'm not eating this baby. I could eat this baby if I wanted to, though [continues to eat the baby] of course I'm eating this baby. so what. [continues to eat the baby] I NEVER ATE A BABY! FAKE NEWS! [finishes eating the baby] Mulvaney, bring me another baby

11:39 AM - Oct 18, 2019

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Fri Oct 18, 2019, 11:47 AM (0 replies)

"This fed bailout of Trump's failing bedbug-ridden Doral Resort violates both Emolument Clauses"

Laurence Tribe ✔ @tribelaw

This federal bailout of Trump’s failing bedbug-ridden Doral Resort flagrantly violates both Emoluments Clauses at once. His contempt for the Constitution is boundless. Only impeachment and removal from office can end his abuse of the powers it confers.

David Fahrenthold ✔ @Fahrenthold

BREAKING: President @realDonaldTrump has awarded the massive G-7 Summit of world leaders to himself.

A bedrock promise of Trump's presidency -- that he would not use his public power to benefit his private company -- explodes.

11:07 AM - Oct 18, 2019

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Fri Oct 18, 2019, 11:16 AM (1 replies)

Ari Fleischer whines about the "partisan impeachment, which we've never had before" Uh, no...

Kevin M. Kruse ✔ @KevinMKruse

In December 1998, the House Judiciary Committee passed four articles of impeachment against Bill Clinton.

Every single yes vote came from the GOP members of the committee.

The only member who broke with party lines was Lindsey Graham, who voted no on one of the perjury counts.

Bobby Lewis @revrrlewis

On Fox & Friends, Ari Fleischer warns that "we're about to have a partisan impeachment, which we've never had before."🤔

10:15 AM - Oct 18, 2019
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Fri Oct 18, 2019, 10:51 AM (5 replies)

Hillary Clinton predicts Russia propping up dem 3rd party candidate

Aaron Blake ✔ @AaronBlake

Hillary Clinton doesn't just predict the Russians will support Tulsi Gabbard as a third-party candidate; she also calls Jill Stein "a Russian asset -- I mean totally."

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10:10 AM - Oct 18, 2019

On edit: WaPo story:



In a conversation on former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe’s podcast, Clinton suggested the Russians are leveraging a number of top U.S. politicians. She suggested Russia had kompromat on Trump. She accused 2016 Green Party nominee Jill Stein of being a “Russian asset.” And she suggested Russia might back Gabbard as a third-party candidate.

“They’re also going to do third-party again,” Clinton said. “I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on someone who’s currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She’s the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far.”

The “again” referred to Stein, whom some Clinton supporters have accused (rather baselessly) of serving as a spoiler for Clinton in 2016. Stein got around 1 percent of the vote in the three decisive states -- Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- but exit polls showed most of her voters wouldn’t have supported either Clinton or Trump if Stein weren’t running.

Clinton then flat-out labeled Stein a “Russian asset.”

“And that’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not because she’s also a Russian asset,” Clinton said. “Yeah, she’s a Russian asset — I mean, totally. They know they can’t win without a third-party candidate. So I don’t know who it’s going to be, but I will guarantee you they will have a vigorous third-party challenge in the key states that they most needed.”

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Fri Oct 18, 2019, 10:28 AM (14 replies)

Erdogan says won't forget letter: "When the time comes necessary steps will be taken"

Jon Sopel ✔ @BBCJonSopel

Wow. #Erdogan tells news conference the letter sent by @realDonaldTrump telling him not to be a ‘tough guy’ wasn’t in line with diplomatic or political customs. He said they wouldn’t forget the lack of respect. “When the time comes necessary steps will be taken”

8:40 AM - Oct 18, 2019

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Fri Oct 18, 2019, 09:45 AM (9 replies)

Road Rage Rita: woman attacks man on camera, screams "Go back to your country!"

Anam @anamilysm

· Oct 15, 2019

I was just attacked by this lady who lived in our neighborhood for simply trying to get home. We drove past her, legally, she decided to follow us, tailing us. Then we asked why she was following us, she began to be racist. @ShawnKing @Trevornoah @hasanminhaj

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Anam @anamilysm

This lady attacked me for simply being a different race. Is this what America has come to? Having people like her treat people like me like insects? This isn’t ok. This is Racism at its finest. Congratulations America, this is what you have brought us to.

5:41 PM - Oct 15, 2019

Is it just me, or doesn't she look an awful lot like Laura Ingraham??
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Fri Oct 18, 2019, 09:09 AM (6 replies)

Diplo tells investigators he raised alarms in '15 about Hunter Biden's Ukraine work but was rebuffed

I'm sure this was leaked by the House Intel repugs...


By John Hudson, Rachael Bade and Matt Viser

Oct. 18, 2019 at 7:44 a.m. EDT

A career State Department official overseeing Ukraine policy told congressional investigators this week that he had raised concerns in early 2015 about then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son serving on the board of a Ukrainian energy company but was turned away by a Biden staffer, according to three people familiar with the testimony.

George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, testified Tuesday that he worried that Hunter Biden’s position at the firm Burisma Holdings would complicate efforts by U.S. diplomats to convey to Ukrainian officials the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest, said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of confidentiality rules surrounding the deposition.

Kent said he had concerns that Ukrainian officials would view Hunter Biden as a conduit for currying influence with his father, said the people. But when Kent raised the issue with Biden’s office, he was told the then-vice president didn’t have the “bandwidth” to deal with the issue involving his son as his other son, Beau, was battling cancer, said the people familiar with his testimony.

The testimony by Kent offers a reminder that as Democrats probe President Trump’s alleged actions in pressuring Ukraine to dig up compromising information on Biden, the impeachment inquiry also threatens to keep alive questions about the former vice president’s handling of his son’s foreign work at a precarious moment for his 2020 presidential campaign.


...and Jarvanka couldn't get a security clearance UNTIL Trump became personally involved and overrode the concerns of natsec officials. Ask yourselves... what's the bigger scandal??
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Fri Oct 18, 2019, 08:58 AM (7 replies)

Syria: "We want a corridor to be opened so we can enter, and reach the wounded."

Rojava Information Center @RojavaIC

Asyah Sherko, nurse part of humanitarian convoy en route to Sere Kaniye:

"We are coming here to bring wounded people out of the city, and deliver medicines needed there, to help. We want a corridor to be opened so we can enter, and reach the wounded."

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Rojava Information Center @RojavaIC

RIC researcher:

- Gunfire around them but no shelling of convoy as has been reported, split up on foot to avoid airstrikes
- Arrived to village of Mishrafa where they found bodies under rubble caused by airstrikes
- Some bring some bodies back to Til Temir, others go on on foot

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8:16 AM - Oct 18, 2019
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Fri Oct 18, 2019, 08:23 AM (1 replies)

Fighting continues on Turkey-Syria border despite U.S.-led cease-fire


NBC News staff could both see and hear mortars, grenades, machine-gun and rifle fire in Ras al-Ain — although it remains unclear who was responsible.

Oct. 18, 2019, 7:00 AM EDT

By Mac William Bishop and Linda Givetash

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey — Gunfire, grenades and mortars could be heard in the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain on Friday despite a cease-fire drawn up by the United States and agreed Thursday night.

The agreement announced by Vice President Mike Pence in Ankara requires Turkey to suspend its military operations in northeast Syria for five days to allow Kurdish forces to retreat from a designated safe zone.

NBC News staff could both see and hear mortars, grenades, machine-gun and rifle fire in Ras al-Ain — although it remains unclear who was responsible.

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) — allies of the U.S. during the fight against ISIS — claimed on Friday that Turkish forces were not slowing down their assault.

"Despite the agreement to halt the fighting, air and artillery attacks continue to target the positions of fighters, civilian settlements and the hospital Serêkaniyê/Ras al-Ayn," Mustafa Bali, spokesman for the SDF, said in a tweet.

NBC News has not independently verified what groups were behind the attacks.


Posted by Dennis Donovan | Fri Oct 18, 2019, 07:30 AM (1 replies)
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