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Pompeo's chief of staff gives testimony today; McConnell preps Senate for impeachment trial

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posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 07:30 PM
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Associated Press



“I was disturbed by the implication that foreign governments were being approached to procure negative information on political opponents,” McKinley testified, according to a former colleague familiar with his remarks.

On Wednesday, Michael McKinley, a career foreign service officer and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s de facto chief of staff, told investigators behind closed doors that he could no longer look the other way amid the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine, which were among the reasons he ended his 37-year career last week, according to multiple people familiar with the testimony, who, like others who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, were not authorized to discuss it.


As the impeachment inquiry heats up and as the bipartisan panels overseeing the investigations receive more testimony, it is becoming clear that there is enough evidence needed to begin an impeachment trial. Based on the information he had been given, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell briefed the GOP members of the Senate to be ready for a trial as soon as Christmas. An impeachment vote in the House is expected by Thanksgiving according to McConnell, and a trial in the Senate would follow.


McConnell warned of a possible House impeachment vote by Thanksgiving that would force a trial in the Senate, likely by Christmas. He used slides and history lessons during a private Senate GOP lunch in the Capitol to talk about the process, according to a person familiar with the meeting.

The testimony so far from the witnesses, mainly officials from the State Department and other foreign policy posts, largely corroborates the account of the government whistleblower whose complaint first sparked the impeachment inquiry, according to lawmakers attending the closed-door interviews.

One witness said it appeared “three amigos” tied to the White House —Sondland, Volker and Energy Secretary Rick Perry — had taken over foreign policy. Another quoted national security adviser John Bolton as calling Giuliani a “hand grenade” for his back-channel efforts to get Ukraine to investigate Biden and Biden’s son Hunter.



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posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: Oraculi

Ah....the old "according to a person familiar" quote. Why does that pop up so often in these hilarious RRRREEEEEEEE posts?


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posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 07:37 PM
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To point out the obvious for the hundredth time...

The US has a treaty with Ukraine and many other countries explicitly dealing with investigation of crime/corruption by governmental agencies/employees.

How in the hell is Trump's phone call "backchannel dealings"?

Wtf?



posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: Oraculi

" McConnell preps Senate for impeachment trial "


Hmm... How do you prep for a Senate Impeachment Trial ? Look at Presented " REAL " Evidence from the House Request , or just Say it SEVEN TIMES and just " Wing " it . ?
edit on 16-10-2019 by Zanti Misfit because: (no reason given)


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posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 07:53 PM
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a reply to: Oraculi


according to a former colleague familiar with his remarks.



according to multiple people familiar with the testimony, who, like others who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, were not authorized to discuss it.



according to a person familiar with the meeting.



according to lawmakers attending the closed-door interviews.


how many times are people going to keep falling for this total nonsense. Every single BS article written has the same last line (see above)

Its concerning people still dont understand that the media are blatantly lying to you. They really are in bed with the DNC... its as obvious as the sun - yet, you keep embarrassing yourselves by believing them.



posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 07:59 PM
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a reply to: Oraculi

Good OP.

Expect a lot of desperate denial and bitter posts.

They have been trained to stop thinking and rage.



posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 07:59 PM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe
a reply to: Oraculi

Ah....the old "according to a person familiar" quote. Why does that pop up so often in these hilarious RRRREEEEEEEE posts?


Do you disbelieve the report?


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posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 08:01 PM
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originally posted by: Extorris

originally posted by: Vasa Croe
a reply to: Oraculi

Ah....the old "according to a person familiar" quote. Why does that pop up so often in these hilarious RRRREEEEEEEE posts?


Do you disbelieve the report?



Was it that obvious?



posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 08:02 PM
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originally posted by: Notoneofyou
To point out the obvious for the hundredth time...

The US has a treaty with Ukraine


Please cite the paragraph and wording where that Treaty affords for the Presidents Personal Attorney to conduct Shadow Foreign Policy shaking down Ukrainian Officials while the US POTUS extorts Ukraine by withholding congressionally appropriated Military Aid all for the benefit of a Presidents re-Election Campaign.

Waiting for the citation...



posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 08:04 PM
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originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: Oraculi
Hmm... How do you prep for a Senate Impeachment Trial ?



McConnell warned of a possible House impeachment vote by Thanksgiving that would force a trial in the Senate, likely by Christmas. He used slides and history lessons during a private Senate GOP lunch in the Capitol to talk about the process, according to a person familiar with the meeting.


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posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 08:04 PM
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a reply to: Oraculi

You mean an impeachment trial that *cannot* happen until the House actually has a vote? You know ... the vote they refuse to take?


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posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 08:05 PM
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according to a person familiar with the meeting.


stop embarrassing yourself!



posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 08:05 PM
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originally posted by: Extorris

originally posted by: Notoneofyou
To point out the obvious for the hundredth time...

The US has a treaty with Ukraine


Please cite the paragraph and wording where that Treaty affords for the Presidents Personal Attorney to conduct Shadow Foreign Policy shaking down Ukrainian Officials while the US POTUS extorts Ukraine by withholding congressionally appropriated Military Aid all for the benefit of a Presidents re-Election Campaign.

Waiting for the citation...



It does Not Exist , but Only in your Particular Individual Mind SON ............



posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 08:07 PM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe

originally posted by: Extorris

originally posted by: Vasa Croe
a reply to: Oraculi

Ah....the old "according to a person familiar" quote. Why does that pop up so often in these hilarious RRRREEEEEEEE posts?


Do you disbelieve the report?



Was it that obvious?


You believe the report, but pretend not to cuz you feel like you are on some team.

How bout this Vasa..

"“I was disturbed by the implication that foreign governments were being approached to procure negative information on political opponents,”

The transcripts go public when articles of impeachment are filed or when the inquiry is concluded.

I will delete my account if that is not in the transcripts.

You delete your account if it is.

Dems are planning to wrap up by XMass at the latest so you wont have to wait long.

Easy enough?

but but but.....
edit on 16-10-2019 by Extorris because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 08:08 PM
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a reply to: Oraculi

If of all things going on in Washington D.C. this is what puts a man over the top then I would be very relieved. Sadly, this is very inconvincing theater at best.


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(post by Extorris removed for political trolling and baiting)

posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 08:15 PM
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originally posted by: ExtorrisI was disturbed by the implication that foreign governments were being approached to procure negative information on political opponents


I am sorry to jump in but, this is absolute nonsense.

There's corruption in Ukraine, no one is denying this.
If Biden and Co are involved, tough sh1t on them. They're corrupt mofo's using their office for monetary gain.

Trumps required as President to ask his DOJ to look into corruption that involves Americans. It doesnt matter if its the convenience store owner or a politician.

After years of Russia nonsense where the Democrats DID use foreign governments to dig up FAKE dirt I dont think anyone on the left can say anything about foreign governments being involved.

Biden is not immune from investigation because he's running for President.
If Biden and his family committed crimes, INVESTIGATE! Investigate as thoroughly as the Russia Collusion case was investigated.

No one has shown anything yet where Trump had quid quo pro.
Ukraine's leader even said there was nothing like that in the phone call.
The anonymous leaker WORKED for Biden and the DNC and met with Brennan
Schiff now doesn't want the anonymous leaker on the stand.

this is beyond absurd... i cannot understand how some of you are putting this together in your head... frightening!



posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: Agit8dChop

TLDR

What is it you are trying to spin or BS?

Maybe sum it up in a right wing meme?

edit on 16-10-2019 by Extorris because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 08:16 PM
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originally posted by: Extorris

originally posted by: Vasa Croe
a reply to: Oraculi

Ah....the old "according to a person familiar" quote. Why does that pop up so often in these hilarious RRRREEEEEEEE posts?


Do you disbelieve the report?



Th funny yet horribly sad part is that you believe it.

Just like you believed the Mueller report was going to be the "THING" that took Trump down.

You were lied to for years, it was proven that you were lied to for years...

But the same people telling you another lie HAVE to be telling the truth now because...

?

Let's see where this goes, shall we?

I'll start focusing on it when the House votes.

Until then, it's Political Theater For Dummies.




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