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Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman told members of Congress that he tried to edit a White House log of a July call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine's president to include details that were omitted. Aired on 10/30/19.
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68 Comments on "Alexander Vindman Testimony Contradicts ‘Exact Transcript’ Claim | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. Can that really surprise anyone? It was so obviously redacted with dots…

    • ​@Tom Campbell Trump surrounded himself with criminals.
      Consider Trump inner circle. There are the literal felons: His former campaign manager (Paul Manafort), his former deputy campaign manager (Rick Gates), his former national security adviser (Michael Flynn), his former personal lawyer: All now convicted of felonies. One of them, former lawyer Michael Cohen, said he committed two of those felonies because the president told him to, and the orange clown is even named as coconspirator in the Stormy Daniels hush money case.. Now Giuliani, his present crooked lawyer was caught in a plot of extortion in Ukraine. His personal lawyer and crooked attorney general perjured himself before congress and is now working in discrediting the Mueller report on behalf of his crooked boss.

    • @Nikki Beacth lol whatever Hillary. I would rather be hillbilly trash than someone who lacks any common sense and follows the same lie over and over again still believing it’s the truth. Good thing your such a great jugde of character. Did you use the same sleuthing to make your judgement of Trump as well?

    • @Tom Campbell yeah I imagine youre hoping, boris

    • @dan mac hoping for what exactly? Boris? let me guess now I’m a russian operative. that’s original

  2. Tammy Ackerman | October 30, 2019 at 12:14 PM | Reply

    Reminds me of Barr’s summary of the Mueller report, the redaction of grand jury testimony never turned over to Congress.

  3. Proof positive that the POTUS did not read the transcript. Word for word. Comma for comma.

    Transcript: no, i’m not…


    • Tom Campbell whoa! You’re sounding mighty defensive there buddy. You might be replying to the other person’s insinuations. I am NOT saying they doctored the transcript. i’m just reacting to what the POTUS said about the ‘exact transcript’ being misrepresented by the whistleblower. That the perfect conversation was recorded on the transcript ‘word for word, comma for comma’ but the transcript itself says on page 1 that it’s not a verbatim transcription of the phone call. These are facts (what the president said vs page 1 of the transcript). I am ignoring the insinuation of malice that the transcript has been doctored. So hopefully, you are not the one falling for the partisan spin. Sometimes trust what you see and hear for yourself and not what they tell you. Think about what “word for word, comma for comma” means to you then reconcile it with what the document is saying that it’s ‘not a verbatim transcript’ of the call means to you. Then ask yourself, why the inconsistency? Truths are truths. Facts are facts. A 16oz glass filled with 8oz of water is factually half empty and half full but someone is calling it fake glass. What will you believe? America needs you to think for yourself now. Good luck sir!

    • Benjamin Levine | October 30, 2019 at 3:23 PM | Reply

      President Trump will easily win in 2020. Who do you have really? Joe and junky Hunter Biden? butt-igieg? LOL

    • Benjamin Levine ok bro. Way to keep things classy. Call gheputin, his boy is now a real bot. Kidding! All in good fun! Try contributing to the conversation next time.

    • @Zenki Shiba defensive no, maybe tired of…….. EXACT is more sarcastic than anything. It is the insinuation of intent that aggravates me because the transcript is not something he has control of. It’s been the same story revisited over and over only repackaged and yet people because of prejudice toward the president automatically say guilty. Yes my comment was more reactive then literal and your response was well said and appreciated. I have zero problems with those who do what you believe needs to be done which is individual thinking and not bound by partisan prejudices. On that note good day to you as well

  4. Alan Hirschenhofer II | October 30, 2019 at 12:15 PM | Reply

    I think the Republicans should take note that to the majority of us veterans (For myself: 80-86 5th corps, 8th-Army) are fed up with their hypocrisy and attacks on our fellow Veterans!!!

    • Vets –

      Certainly Donald Trump NEVER RESPECTED you.

      He thinks you are fools for not getting out of Vietnam or for enlisting and dodging harm in Kuwait, Iraq I, Iraq II, Afghanistan, or other posts.

      I would say the Republican Party largely doesn’t really respect you, either. They use you ad a prop.

      Oh sure, they’ll pay lip service. They’ll give up a seat in 1st class on an airplane and say things like “thank you for your service”.

      But they don’t exercise their Constitutional role . . . a check on the executive via the War Powers Act . . . to keep you out of unbounded conflicts with unclear missions.

      I remember . . . under a Republican (Bush) . . . we didn’t even have enough body armor for troops in Iraq II.

      Sorry but that’s not having your back . . . or respecting you . . . in my book.

    • Alan Hirschenhofer II Hey sissy boy. I’m from a military family. And no veteran that I know wants open borders, Socialism and free healthcare for illegals. So. STFU fake old man

    • @Dave Waldon if you really are from an American military family, whomever in your family who served should wash your mouth out with soap for the disrespect you flaunt in public. I’m embarrassed FOR you, you poor, poor lost soul.

      To the veterans above… thank you for your service, even to the poor, lost miserable souls like this fool posting trash on the internet. Those of us who understand your sacrifices honor you.

    • Thanks you all for your service. Because of folks like us (American vets & civilians), regardless of what Trump does, he’ll never break what *actually* makes America great: US.

    • @Dave Waldon I’m also from a Republican family of military, law enforcement and business owners… and none of us want closed borders, realize things we use every day (like the military and law enforcement) ARE socialist by nature and don’t care if a few illegals get great care by Americans and then deported.

  5. ma,ma gee's gospel | October 30, 2019 at 12:18 PM | Reply

    Trump pretends to care so much about Veterans, Until they decide to testify against him, For putting America’s Security in Danger, Then He trys to destroy their Reputation !🤢🤔🧐 Sounds Familiar ?

  6. Webster’s new entry ” Republicans Those Who Molest The Constitution of the United States of America!” 🤔🙄

    • That was real stupid …..
      How about dems break all norms and past rules to have a partisan bias fake impeachment which is going to voted down in the Senate if the SCOTUS doesn’t dismiss it first ….

    • @Kevin Mcneil Because you’re just stupid.

  7. Republicans . . . you’ve *exceeded your credibility limit* .

    No one can believe ANYTHING any one of you says for at least TEN YEARS.

    • @Benjamin Levine
      ” take your leftist marxist ideology somewhere else. Nothing is free”
      you have no bloody idea of what you babble about
      just stringing words together
      youre sad, dude, so terribly sad

    • @Benjamin Levine
      “Hillary got badly beaten in 2016”
      winning the popular vote is now called, badly beaten?
      alternate reality, much?

    • @Benjamin Levine
      gee, then I guess it’s a good thing shes not even trying then, eh?
      gawd but are you idiots ever stupid

    • Were you not around for Bush, Jr? It was only 8 years between “the guy who lied to get us into Iraq” and “yea… we hired a game show host w/ no experience”. Stupid is, as stupid does… and we prove it over and over.

  8. Suasagesmonkey | October 30, 2019 at 12:27 PM | Reply

    Trump should be taken straight to jail, lock him up

    • @Pvt Read ok I’ll make this quick as possible. You don’t even know what you’re accusing the president of. Your definition of bribery is actually extortion and the other party has to understand they are being extorted. There is no violation of law by your own words since there is no bribery. As to the constitution there needs to be something criminal for any legitimate reason why my understanding of the constitution matters. Please enlighten me so I can be more like you

    • @Tom Campbell are you a complete moron what he’s done and is doing also is illegal, obstruction of justice, witness intimidation, tampering with evidence as has been called out on several occasions ie the missing portions of the call transcript asking another county or several to meddle in the election process i can go on i was tired of arguing facts with trumpanzees last night but tonight I’m coming out swinging

    • For the same reason we let the KKK march for free speech, we need to let this clown ride until he’s actually convicted of something.

    • @Pvt Read “i was tired of arguing facts with trumpanzees last night but tonight I’m coming out swinging”
      I’m not against you on that Trump’s a clown, but everything on your “why to lock him up” is opinion… not facts. It’s only a fact if he’s convicted. Innocent until proven guilty, and if we don’t hold to that then we hit a slippery slope of locking people up for whatever reason.

  9. Tyrone biggums | October 30, 2019 at 12:29 PM | Reply

    I knew it wasn’t an exact transcript. Because it had complete sentences that actually made sense.

    • If you ever get the chance to read an actual verbatim of something t’rump said, you’ll be amazed at how little sense it actually makes.

  10. I always knew this. Two reasons. First, too many ellipses in that memo. Second, I really can’t trust anything coming from this administration due to its track record in dishonesty. I always assume they are lying. Haven’t been wrong yet

  11. Trump declares under oath: “Last night the whole world called me, donald trump, begging me to be their God&ruler for the rest of eternity….”

  12. It’s funny because everyone looked at The Memo thinking how does this help them in anyway but that’s because it was so doctored and edited

    • where did you notice the edits and doctored parts because when I read it, it looked pretty straight forward and very little redactions in it. Maybe you looked at a different version of the transcript from CNN or something. hard to say

    • Tom Campbell sometimes it’s better to read to understand instead of reading just to respond

    • @95alive Maybe ‘Tom Campbell’s’ real name is Ivan.

    • uh, I don’t appreciate you assuming my motive and I do my best to understand a post completely before I respond. this would be how I read and reread your post. It’s funny how everyone (those on the right who agreed with the president) looked at the memo thinking how does this help them (again those who are on the right) in any way but that’s because it was so doctored and edited(skewed view of the transcript to make something from nothing) so unless I should have read the last portion of your comment with sarcasm then my understanding was just fine and my response is valid. sometimes it is hard to tell sarcasm from literal because I don’t know your reasons for your comment.

  13. And who are we, the American people going to believe, a prolific renowned liar or a decorated war hero and career military man who has dedicated his life, to his country?

  14. donald ALWAYS looks so tiny and rotten when he goes against people Like Col. Vindman.

    • Private Bone Spurs doesn’t want to fight a real Colonel 🙂 Greasy fat orange walrus would be bested with great ease

  15. Patrick Kennedy | October 30, 2019 at 1:07 PM | Reply

    The GOP is a criminal enterprise. Lock him up and VOTE them out of office.

  16. It’s so sad that the White House now has such a reputation for lying, obstructing justice and inciting violence amongst it’s citizens.

  17. “Exact, transcript , word for word, comma for comma…” LOL: There’s no “comma” in spoken word

    • Elise Mariolis | October 31, 2019 at 9:30 AM | Reply

      IKR! I literally think hes just impressed that whoever wrote the redacted transcript actually used correct punctuation.

  18. This is much like Nixon’s 18 missing minutes that sealed his removal.

    • Cocoa Liveson Are you really that stupid?

    • @Dave Waldon Had the orange clown been properly vetted, the founder of the Trump fraudulent university, the promoter of a pyramid scheme on the apprentice, the guy who boasted of sexually assaulting women, and the crook who stole from his own charitable foundation , would not even have been allowed to run for president.

    • Sancho Ditherson | October 31, 2019 at 4:40 AM | Reply


    • quietman356 123455 | October 31, 2019 at 11:14 AM | Reply

      Keep dreaming. But there s always Stormy….

    • @quietman356 123455 Trump could have survived the Stormy storm, like Clinton survived the Blue Dress storm. Now we have a crooked president who compromised US national security

  19. Elena Belacastre | October 30, 2019 at 2:00 PM | Reply


  20. The liar in chief lied? I think he only does that when his lips are moving.

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