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Monday, October 14, 2019

The White House accidentally sent Democrats a list of talking points related to ex-Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's Friday House deposition, two sources with knowledge of the email told The Hill, the second time in a month the administration has sent its Ukraine talking points to Democrats.

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The first time something is released it could be an accident, if it happens again it is most likely a leak.

-Attributed to former DCI William Colby in his testimony to the Church Committee.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-10-14 11:22 AM | Reply

A leak or a strategic "blunder" to set the Dems on a wrong path and be less prepared if they follow it.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-14 12:49 PM | Reply

#2

You are giving the circus that is the WH way too much credit, my money is on a leak.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-10-14 03:56 PM | Reply

I think its just plain incompetence. Trump said he had the best people in his administration but he's fired them all several times. Now we have the 5th string Trupites running the country.

#4 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-10-14 04:47 PM | Reply

It's genius. Only a stable genius would have the brilliance to outfox his enemies by sending those enemies a blueprint of his defensive strategy. Brilliant. I, for one, am glad to know that the safety of the free world sits in his hands and the hands of his most trusted associates.

#5 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-10-14 04:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If this were May 1944, he would have sent the D-Day invasion plans to Hitler by telegraph.

#6 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-10-14 05:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#6 If this were May 1944, he would withdraw the US forces en route to Normandy in return for a Trump Tower Berlin.

#7 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-14 05:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2

The purpose of talking points is to communicate a homogeneous message. 45's staff isn't smart enough to pull off a tactic like this, but Donnie Small Hands' boss, Vladimir Putin is.

Ship the talking points and include the opposition, where the Democrats focus on how stupid it is to leak the message while they're also relaying the message by talking about it...it's actually a pretty impressive concept. It gives your team some cover, too - discredit the other side, blame it on a leaker...it's like breaking the 4th wall of propaganda.

Occam's Razor can even be questioned. Maybe the leaker is QAnon! But usually Occam's Razor tends to be what's going on.

Hanlon's Razor comes to mind, though...

#8 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-10-14 05:49 PM | Reply

#6 If this were May 1944, he would withdraw the US forces en route to Normandy in return for a Trump Tower Berlin.
#7 | Posted by Nixon

If this were May 1944, he would be probably be in Berlin organizing trains.

#9 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-10-14 07:10 PM | Reply

They did this again?
Starting to look like an old Abbott and Costello routine.. who is on first

#10 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-10-15 08:57 AM | Reply

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