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Did Schiff Change Any Republican Minds On First Day Of Arguments? | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


    1. The impeachment will not lead to any jail time. But it would probably lead to other lawsuits that will bankrupt Trump and put him in jail if he gets removed.

  1. Republicans are obviously too evil to want to change there mind. They love how Trump destroy the constitution.

    1. @Marcus Roca you know, Solemani was directly responsible for the deaths of over 600 American soldiers by designing, Manufacturing, and delivering sophisticated IED’S to Iraqi insurgents? And as a Veteran who served overseas, Thank you President Trump. If our last president had a pair of balls, instead of the first lady, we wouldn’t even have been in that position. But don’t worry pee wee, you won’t have to fight

    2. @Dribrom Sunrock no man… our government has always been called a democratic republic…. meaning that we allow our citizens to vote on someone to represent them… constitutional republic is repetitive… because all modern republics have a constitution….. some better than others… constitutional republic is a right wing word game… simple as that. a constitutional republic DOES NOT mean a democracy ruled by law….. a republic and a democracy are two different things… .you are just wrong.

    3. @Daniel Eugene Volokh of the UCLA School of Law states that the United States exemplifies the varied nature of a constitutional republic—a country where some decisions (often local) are made by direct democratic processes, while others (often federal) are made by democratically elected representatives.

      Common definitions of the terms democracy and republic often feature overlapping concerns, suggesting that all democracies function as republics, and many republics operate on democratic principles, as shown by these definitions from the Oxford English Dictionary.

      So calling something a Democratic Republic is some what redundant. But the key difference between a democracy and a republic lies in the limits placed on government by the law, which has implications for minority rights.

      So way we say that USA is a constitutional republic is because the constitution dictates how the democracy works. USA is not really a pure democracy. If it was you would have a public vote on everything instead of electing representatives that is bound to uphold the constitution…

  2. Lt.Col Vindman twice told a superior of his concerns about Trump’s efforts to force  Ukraine for the investigation in exchange for military aid, the White House lawyer John Eisenberg had the full transcript of Trump’s phone call moved to the highly classified White House server, which is usually reserved for code-word level intelligence but not transcripts of diplomatic discussions. Why would the full transcript of Trump’s so called “perfect” phone call be hidden? If he did nothing wrong, releasing the full transcript should exonerate him of any wrong doing..

    Trump’s own National Security Adviser, John Bolton quit over Trump’s scheme to bribe Ukraine.

    ● JULY 10: At the Trump International Hotel in Washington, Andriy Yermak, a top adviser to Mr. Zelensky, asks Mr. Volker to connect him to Giuliani. The two men later meet in Madrid.

    At a White House meeting later that day in Bolton’s office, two Ukrainian officials press for an Oval Office meeting between Trump and Mr. Zelensky. Sondland blurts out that Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, promised that Mr. Zelensky would be invited if Ukraine announces “investigations.”

    Bolton immediately halts the meeting. At a follow-up meeting, Sondland again presses the Ukrainians to announce investigations, this time specifying Burisma and the 2016 election as targets. Fiona Hill, one of Bolton’s top deputies, calls that session to a halt..

    She and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, her subordinate, report the meetings to John Eisenberg, the chief legal adviser to the National Security Council. Bolton tells Ms. Hill to deliver a message from him: “I am not part of whatever drug deal Sondland and Mulvaney are cooking up.”

    90 minutes after Trump’s phone call, the call he used to bribe the President of Ukraine into opening up a fabricated investigation on the Bidens, Michael Duffey, a Trump-appointed senior official with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), sent this July 25 email to Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker and other Trump administration officials.

    “Based on guidance I have received and in light of the Administration’s plan to review assistance to Ukraine, including the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, please hold off on any additional [Department of Defense] obligations of these funds, pending direction from that process.”

    “Given the sensitive nature of the request, I appreciate your keeping that information closely held to those who need to know to execute the direction.”

    As September came around, McCusker raised concerns about whether the Defense Department would be “adequately protected from what may happen as a result of the Ukraine obligation pause.” She added, “I realize we need to continue to give the WH as much decision space as possible, but am concerned we have not officially documented the fact that we can not promise full execution at this point in the fiscal year.”

    ● Sept 9: Duffey sent McCusker a misleading email suggesting that if the president greenlighted the aid but the Pentagon was not able to obligate the funding, it would be on the Pentagon and not the OMB..

    ● McCusker responded: “You can’t be serious. I am speechless.”

    ● Sept 9: The whistleblower’s complaint is delivered to the House intel committee. Trump now realizes that he’s been busted, and the JIG IS UP!!!😲

    ● Sept.11: Two days after the House intel committee is notified of the whistle-blower complaint and opens an investigation, Trump reverses course and releases the hold on the military aid after withholding it for 55 days.

    Michael Duffey’s email to OMB Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker on Sept 11, informing her that Ukrainian funds will finally be released.

    Duffey: “I will be issuing an apportionment this evening to immediately release all USAI funds for obligation. I will alert you as soon as I have signed the apportionment.  Thank you.”

    McCusker: “Copy…what happened? Thanks

    Duffey: “Still waiting on my staff to send me apportionment.  Hoping to sign tonight yet. Glad to have this behind us.”

    1. @crocusflower Show me where he said anything about trading military aid for an investigation on Biden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEWlcTtvof0. You’re also all over the place: Putin, highly classified server, protocols, crimes,… Nowhere in your comments is there a single coherent argument. You ramble like a lunatic.

    2. @Erik the Blue Parnas is a liar who documented everything, except for any direct communications with Trump. Why? Because he never talked to Trump. That’s according to the NY Times: “Mr. Parnas said that… he did not speak with Mr. Trump directly about the efforts. …When asked by The Times how he knew that Mr. Trump was aware of the pressure campaign, he said that Mr. Giuliani assured him that was the case.” (See https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/15/us/politics/lev-parnas-ukraine-trump-giuliani.html).

      Pictures mean nothing. Lev Parnas is simply publicity hound who donated to the GOP. Anybody who is a donor can get a photo with a politician. Here’s an infamous pic of Rosalynn Carter with an infamous donor: https://d3dupjkkwlat3o.cloudfront.net/609885384610/5361424/576xN?1500171753. If he was working for Trump, I would expect there would be no photos from campaign events because it’s supposedly a covert, clandestine operation, and I would expect some kind of direct communication from Trump. Understand, stupid?

      Where’s any direct communications with Trump?


    1. wkw And again I’m sure you don’t think taking military money to build a wall is right or even close to being right if you gonna misappropriate funds at least help the people who your suppose to be representing either way you think that your trump is our savior but in four years txt me back and check the state of our economic situation
      You guys will say and do anything to protect this guy in three years in 16000 lies impeachment trade wars that hasn’t benefited anyone bail outs to farmers who he’s hurt with his trade deals another set of money being misappropriated yet you defend this clown

    2. wkw Allow first hand witnesses so we can get the to the real information
      This is what your saving grace said
      We have the evidence and they don’t
      Imagine if we had the evidence
      It’s a double standard with you protectors of trump the worst president ever

    3. wkw besides Lev’s documents and the emails from government offices discussing the illegal holding of funds lol. Too funny!

    4. Eleata Shepherd I feel the same way. I love Schiff and Val Demings. Schiff is so patient, calm, and steady in his work. Demings is so competent and no nonsense. I am so grateful for their steadfast work for our country. I would love to see them run for president.

  4. You could tell that this was not Schiff’s first rodeo. Adam Schiff has been the MVP of the trial so far.

    Adam Schiff has a history of prosecuting traitors to this country. In the late 80s and early 90s as a District Attorney in Cali, Adam Schiff successfully prosecuted the case of a Russian spy named Svetlana Ogorodonikov, and an FBI agent named Richard W. Miller, who was seduced by Svetlana Ogorodnikov, and agreed to sell classified information to the Soviet government. Eventually, this man—Richard W. Miller, a 47-year-old Los Angeles-based counterintelligence agent on the Bureau’s Soviet squad—would become the first FBI agent ever convicted of espionage.

    Agent Miller would  eventually agree to turnover highly classified information to the Russians for large sums of money. It took Schiff 3 trails, and 6 years, but he eventually won the conviction against Agent Miller and the Russian spy, and they were both sent to prison.

    During those years, Schiff stated that he learned a lot about Russian tradecraft, and how the Russians operate, who they target, and the vulnerabilities they look for. During his work on the case, Schiff was also in frequent contact with FBI agents investigating Miller—giving the future congressman an intimate look at, and respect for, the Bureau’s counterintelligence mission against threats from from Russia,  and it’s mission of protecting the national security of this nation from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

    1. How much does he pay you to praise him this way and not mention his own lies. 2 years of I have solid proof Trump colluded with Russia, and the whistleblower will testify, (oh wait nope) and I don’t know who the whistleblower is (oh wait yep) and Republicans think Ukraine interfered in election, not Russia (oh wait, nobody said that), lied to Nadler about Parnas text message (even Politico says that), he actually tried to work with foreign actors to take down a president. And no mention of his lies about Numes at all? Look, Trump is a bad guy, but spare us the Schiff hero routine. He’s a politician out for himself. Period.

  5. The idea that many senators are completely clueless about Trump’s* antics is appalling.
    How is this even possible?

    1. Renee Roberson Oh my god! Are you a native English speaker? Do you know what metaphor is? How old are you?

    1. @Crystal Giddens because we have bigger problems ahead. Trump is a mere passing of gas. Mother Nature has her eyes on us. We’re slotted for removal for dereliction of duty.

  6. Republikkkans wanted to impeach President Obama for wearing a tan suit. Now Republikkkans are contorting themselves into knots trying to defend Spanky McBoneSpurs’ crimes.

  7. Republican senators are the least informed Americans, while having the best resources at their disposal. They are uninformed by choice, to avoid having a bad conscience about defending a criminal.

    1. Anyone who disagrees with Looney Tune liberal Democrats are criminals
      By the way, Vaseline is good for your butt hurt

  8. The republicans were probably sitting with their fingers in their ears trying hard to NOT hear the truth. Praying for trump’s removal of office

    1. They are being judged by voters NOW. Some of these GOP won’t be voted back. Dems will take over Congress and Executive Branch this Nov. Vote for All Dems!

  9. No matter what the outcome, these few days will hv a negative effect on The Senate , The Republican Party, and Presidential Candidate (President Trump) !!


  11. I respect Adam,Nancy and all of the manager team fighting for our constitution of the United States of America

  12. The real question is…are the gop senators going to honor their oath, or will they continue the coverup?

  13. “Senators had no idea what was going on for the last 3 months…” WHAT???
    Are these senators living in a cave ? What kind of justification is that? 😲

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