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“The confidence to fight doesn’t come from laxity but rather from discipline. When unit discipline breaks down... the confidence to fight evaporates. In fact, you aren’t fighting anymore. You’re doing something altogether different: you’re killing.” https://time.com/5731655/trumps-pardons-soldiers-war/
NEW: Volker plans to tell lawmakers Tuesday that he was out of the loop at key moments of Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine He will seek to reconcile his closed-door description w/conflicting versions offered by other witnesses @Peter Baker https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/18/us/politics/trump-impeachment.html?rref=collection%2Fbyline%2Fpet...
How does this story never point out that the thing that made her a “star” was a flat out lie?
New: David Hale says State Dept records show Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Rudy Giuliani twice in late March, likely to talk about the smear campaign against Amb Yovanovitch. Hale says Pompeo also called Sean Hannity, which Hannity has denied.
Looks like the $40 million in held up Ukrainian aid that @Molly O'Toole and I flagged in October as not being spent yet... still hasn't been spent. Senate Democrats just sent a letter demanding an explanation. Here's our original story: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-10-14/trump-ukraine-aid-congress-impeachment
In politics, walls often seem impenetrable until they crack. Only then do you see that it was always a facade. We may see more cracks this week, as the GOP House is starting to telegraph to reporters their own growing panic. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/18/politics/david-holmes-to-testify-thursday/index.html
Holmes overheard a July 26 call between Trump and Sondland, in which Trump asked if Zelensky committed to 'do the investigation.' Sondland then told Holmes Trump didn’t care about Ukraine, only his personal interests. Read his and David Hale's testimony: https://intelligence.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=855
“Trump’s own cellphone use has led American intelligence officials to conclude that the Chinese — with whom he is negotiating a huge trade deal, among other sensitive topics — are doubtless privy to the president’s conversations.” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/18/us/politics/giuliani-cellphone-hacking-russia-ukraine.html
Laura Loomer who is here with Stefanik got tossed from ride-sharing apps because she refused to ride with Muslim drivers. her campaign funds are funneled through ‘United West’, an anti-Islam hate group, she’s said that multiple shootings, including Parkland, were staged.
Dozens of civil rights groups call for Trump to fire Stephen Miller. "Supporters of white supremacists and neo-Nazis should not be allowed to serve at any level of government, let alone in the White House.” https://civilrights.org/resource/letter-to-the-white-house-civil-rights-groups-call-for-stephen-mill...
The moment of truth is here.
Prediction: No matter what the IG report says, Republicans will go all in on trying to manufacture an alternative reality out of it for Fox News viewers to inhabit while the president hurtles towards impeachment.
@Lindsey Graham Graham: “Mr. Horowitz will be appearing before the [Committee] on Dec. 11, where he will deliver a detailed report of what he found regarding his investigation, along with recommendations as to how to make our judicial and investigative systems better." https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/press/rep/releases/chairman-graham-announces-hearing-on-doj-inspect...