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Monday, January 27, 2020

President Donald Trump vented rage Monday on Twitter, denying his ex-national security advisor John Bolton's reported claim that the president withheld military aid to Ukraine in order to secure investigation into his political opponents.

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I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens. In fact, he never complained about this at the time of his very public termination. If John Bolton said this, it was only to sell a book. With that being said, the...

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Romney and Collins make two, and the Dems only need 4 GOPhers to turn.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-27 11:17 AM | Reply

note: Collins' statement is in the tweet at the link

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-27 11:25 AM | Reply

Trump Rages.....

Thirty-three percent of his waking life.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-27 11:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

John Bolton?

I've never met him.

Covfefe!

- Fat Nixon.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-01-27 11:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trump's lawyers sent their official defense to Congress today, and their first point was that there is no evidence of..... what Amb Bolton says in his book happened.... that confirms what at least another dozen witnesses testified to.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-27 11:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

First I have heard of Bolton's book being a point of interest. Meanwhile "Profiles in Corruption" is entering the best seller's list.

#6 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-01-27 02:01 PM | Reply

The Sec of State at the time confirming the House testimony of more than a dozen witnesses to impeach Trump a "point of interest""

You betcha'.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-27 02:03 PM | Reply

#7 | Posted by Corky So specifically what are the high crimes and misdemeanors? Resistance to the president's policies and direction is what got Bolton fired.

#8 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-01-27 02:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

So, let Alexander Hamilton inform you:

"The essay explains the framers' thinking on impeachment, as their reasoning had evolved over weeks of debate at the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. It shows that political and criminal prosecutions are neither inextricably intertwined nor mutually exclusive. A president can be impeached for abuse of power in office, followed by a criminal prosecution or not. What offends the Constitution isn't identical to a statutory crime. Hamilton noted of impeachment:

"The subjects of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust. They are of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated POLITICAL, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself."

The emphasis on "political" exists for a reason. Hamilton and his fellows had engaged in long and heated arguments about this particular prosecution process. Initial resistance to impeachment by some attendees"for fear it would be used to cow public officials"was eventually overcome when Constitutional Convention representatives explicitly agreed there had to be a distinct way to censure abuses of office and remove offending public servants, separate from criminal prosecutions and elections."

drudge.com

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-27 02:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#9 | Posted by Corky So all you have to do is to convince about 20 republican senators to impeach the damn Yankee, good luck with that. That is the other edge of politics which has always been a two edged sword.

#10 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-01-27 02:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#10

Admitting that you were wrong about the necessity of a crime for impeachment might be considered progress on your part... were you not so happy that Republicans will again put Party before Country.

Interfering in our elections is not just political, btw, it's criminal.

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-27 02:31 PM | Reply

#11 | Posted by Corky, Yea, it was the Russians contriving with the Damn Yankee, I guess you didn't see the conclusions of the Muller Report.

#12 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-01-27 02:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I guess you didn't see the conclusions of the Muller Report.

#12 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-01-27 02:36 PMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

That it couldn't rule out "contriving"?

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-27 02:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I believe John Bolton, for sure. He's a great guy. Not as upstanding as William Kristol or Eliott Abrams, but right there, without a doubt.

#14 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2020-01-27 04:14 PM | Reply

Corky and the Neocons is a band that is never getting laid.

#15 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2020-01-27 04:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#15

Poster that is making the Trump Licker List. Near the top.

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-27 04:19 PM | Reply

Radical Liberal Do Nothing Democrat Ambassador John Bolton has always been a Hillary backed Never Trumper Obama holdover trying to sell a book because he was butt hurt Trump beat his gal in the elections.

-Fox News talking points

#17 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2020-01-27 04:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

#12

I guess you did see the reports of the WH witness testimony against Trump and Bolton's confirmation....you just didn't understand it.

#18 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-27 04:21 PM | Reply

#17

Why, Lee. You make it sound like that because most of the testimony against Trump was from his own appointees and not his opposition makes it is somehow even more convincing.

How dare you.

#19 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-27 04:23 PM | Reply

"If I could be possessed by any demon I choose, it would be John Bolton sprinkled with Henry Kissinger."

- Corky

#20 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-01-27 04:23 PM | Reply

#20

Trumplesheepskin is SO upset that even some rwingers aren't stupid enough to lie under oath, or in their books, for his Dear Leader.

He certainly would.

#21 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-27 04:25 PM | Reply

I recently heard from a very credible source on Fox News that John Bolton is a radical left-wing socialist and pacifist who used to handle deliveries for Hillary's Clinton underground pedophile pizzeria.

#22 | Posted by anton at 2020-01-27 04:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Trumplesheepskin is SO upset that even some rwingers aren't stupid enough to lie under oath, or in their books, for his Dear Leader.

He certainly would.

Imagine being such a loser that you'd side with Henry Kissinger over literally anyone?

Centrist democrats are human colon cancer and Hillary was their favored polyp.

#23 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2020-01-27 04:30 PM | Reply

Trumplesheepskin is SO upset that even some rwingers aren't stupid enough to lie under oath, or in their books, for his Dear Leader.

He certainly would.

You haven't been right about anything for six years, dummy.

#24 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2020-01-27 04:31 PM | Reply

Centrist democrats are human colon cancer and Hillary was their favored polyp.

POSTED BY BEN_BERKKAKE AT 2020-01-27 04:30 PM | REPLY

Yeppers. Hillary loved her some Henry Kissinger. I think all American War Mongers do and she was right up there with them.

#25 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-27 04:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#24

I've been right not to pleasure Trump's backside for 4 years like you have.

- side with Henry Kissinger

There's a name for people that make stuff up then attribute it to someone else. Besides ignorant, I mean.

#26 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-27 04:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Looks like Ben Berkkake receives the inspiration for his name on a regular basis.

#27 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-01-27 05:16 PM | Reply

The Defense has had this manuscript FOR A MONTH, which means they appeared in the well of the Senate and unsurprisingly told LIE AFTER LIE about there being no fact witnesses to Drumpf's crimes, about Repukes not being allowed in the SCIF during depositions an easily provable bald-faced lie, and that Drumpf was not welcome to participate during house proceedings when they were invited to the judiciary hearings, and Cipollone signed that obviously Drumpf dictated letter denying the legitimacy of the impeachment proceedings! Will they pay a penalty for that? Perhaps being disbarred or even indictment? Not surprised Seccalo would prostrate himself at the altar of Hair Groppenfuhrer, but I'm shocked by Cipollone.

Here's the question for GOP Senators, a crapload of new evidence and revelations have dropped daily since the House passed impeachment, what will it take for the GOP Senators to stop the Moscow Mitch cover-up of Drumpf's crimes?

#28 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-01-27 05:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yeppers. Hillary loved her some Henry Kissinger. I think all American War Mongers do and she was right up there with them.

POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2020-01-27 04:46 PM | REPLY | FLAGGED FUNNY BY ANGRYDAD

abcnews.go.com

Hillary Clinton has come under fire from Sen. Bernie Sanders over her ties to Kissinger, whose political legacy includes much of the Vietnam War.

Unlike Republican presidential candidates such as Trump, who is scheduled to meet with Kissinger today, and Mitt Romney in 2012, Clinton has done more than just pay him a visit before an election.

The two former secretaries of state have been close for years, with Clinton calling him "a friend" and noting that she "relied on his counsel" when she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

"He checked in with me regularly, sharing astute observations about foreign leaders and sending me written reports on his travels. Though we have often seen the world and some of our challenges quite differently, and advocated different responses now and in the past...." she wrote in a review of his book "World Order" that was published in the Washington Post in 2014.

#29 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-27 09:33 PM | Reply

Do y'all remember who Bolton is and what he stands for? He is a hard core war monger. He has recently advocated war with Iran, Venezuela and a large expansion of our recent war in Syria. Pick a side, Bolton wants war as a remedy to every problem.

#30 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-01-27 09:38 PM | Reply

- "Though we have often seen the world and some of our challenges quite differently, and advocated different responses now and in the past...."

Means they are exactly the same in LauraLand, where guilt by association is never a problem, nor a cognitively dissonant logical fallacy of association.

#31 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-27 09:40 PM | Reply

#30

We remember what his aide testified to under oath to Congress and what he is now confirming that Trump did in his "drug deal".... he's not the kind of warmonger that Trump should have crossed.

As this article points out, he knows what he is doing....

drudge.com

#32 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-27 09:44 PM | Reply

Means they are exactly the same in LauraLand, where guilt by association is never a problem, nor a cognitively dissonant logical fallacy of association.
POSTED BY CORKY AT 2020-01-27 09:40 PM | REPLY

You and Jeff have so much in common. So much.

#33 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-27 10:18 PM | Reply

#32 | Posted by Corky Unfortunately Bolton cut his political teeth in the closing days of the cold war. His prospective is to fight first, hit harder and more frequently. As I remember Bush had to put him in as Amb. to the UN on a recess appointment because he would never be confirmed in the Senate. He is a militant, but he conveys some sort of authority because of his manor and appearance. He always considers himself the smartest individual in the room. Even presidents and Secs, of State of both parties consulted him. And then he meet Trump. Trump, probity looked at his record like an executive instead of a politician. If Bolton had been a salesman he would have been cut from the sales team a couple of decades ago. Good on rhetoric returning insults and disrespect from Lilliputian nations on the floor of the General Assembly,(why the right championed him)but his directives and policies have generally been a disaster. Trump wasn't as impressed with him as he was with himself. Review his flipping record, there has not been a proposal to use military force in the last 35 years that he did not advocate. He seems petty and vindictive, he has always been so and he now he has met his match.

#34 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-01-27 10:39 PM | Reply

Do y'all remember who Bolton is and what he stands for? He is a hard core war monger. He has recently advocated war with Iran, Venezuela and a large expansion of our recent war in Syria. Pick a side, Bolton wants war as a remedy to every problem.

#30 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

Side already picked. Knowing that Bolton is a terrible person doesn't mean that we have to ignore the truth he brings.

Trump picked Bolton and Trump supporters defended it. How many associates has Trump turned on and vice versa? His "best people" suddenly become the worst people the very second they're hired? How many times is it going to have to take before Trump's supporters realize he has no idea what he's doing?

#35 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-01-28 02:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

How many times is it going to have to take before Trump's supporters realize he has no idea what he's doing?

#35 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-01-28 02:52 PM | Reply

You are asking something from these people that they aren't capable of giving.

#36 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-28 03:01 PM | Reply

How many times is it going to have to take before Trump's supporters realize he has no idea what he's doing?
#35 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-01-28 02:52 PM | Reply
You are asking something from these people that they aren't capable of giving.

Trump know exactly what he is doing, draining the swap right in front of your eyes........but you Dems fail / refuse to see it

#37 | Posted by Maverick at 2020-01-28 08:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

MAVERICK

"draining the swap right in front of your eyes."

LOL ~ There was no swamp to begin with.

If there was you'd think after three years it would be dry by now.

The fact is, Trump's swamp is one of his own making that he's still trying (as usual) to blame on Obama.

Two other facts we've learned the last three years is Trump is just as incompetent at hiring as he is at governing. There's also no questioning his reasons for surrounding himself with lackeys, sycophants and enablers whose primary job is to shield the public from Trump's mental disorders as he wreaks havoc and chaos every day he's in office.

DENY THAT!

#38 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-01-28 10:37 PM | Reply

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