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Old 10-11-2019, 12:37 PM   #761
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Just gonna leave this here, too:

https://news.yahoo.com/pentagon-offi...090046566.html

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon was confused. Hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine had been appropriated in late 2018 by Congress, intended to help fend off aggression by neighboring Russia. But well into 2019, as summer was edging toward autumn, the funds had still not moved.

Department of Defense officials began to worry that the funds would never make it to Ukraine, since the appropriations would expire with the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. They even began to prepare a legal challenge to the freezing of the funds, leading to an unprecedented fight within the Trump administration.

Since then, the Ukraine affair has turned into an impeachment inquiry that could see President Trump removed from office. But it is also an example of yet another federal agency — this time, the Pentagon — caught off-guard by the president’s political imperatives.

Before impeachment was ever an issue, the military funding for Ukraine seemed a settled matter. In late May, John Rood, an undersecretary of defense for policy, sent a letter to Congress outlining at great length the kinds of weapons, defense systems and other forms of aid Ukraine could expect. Theses included everything from radars to demining vehicles to rifle sights to training for that country’s military.

“Implementation of this further support will begin no sooner than 15 days following this notification,” Rood wrote. He added, a little later in the document, that the U.S. “remains committed” to helping Ukraine “defend its territorial integrity.”

But that commitment would waver drastically in the months to come, causing anxiety and puzzlement both in the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill, and putting military officials into a confrontation with other members of the Trump administration, who were seemingly more intent on carrying out the president’s political goals than in helping a foreign ally.

The Pentagon would not comment on the record for this story. But several congressional aides — all of whom would speak only on the condition of anonymity— provided Yahoo News with details of how, over the summer, officials in the Office of Management and Budget repeatedly stonewalled both Congress and Pentagon officials who wanted to know why funds allocated to Ukraine had not been disbursed.

The State Department was making similar efforts — and encountering similar frustration, suggesting that career diplomats and senior military officers were being challenged by administration officials whose main objection was apparently to satisfy Trump politically.
But hey, Trump totally knows more than the military officers, right, guys?
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Old 10-11-2019, 02:01 PM   #762
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https://twitter.com/politico/status/...273840640?s=21

Protect the people who flew planes into our buildings and their oil, check

Protect our allies fighting ISIS who’s backed by Saudi’s, nope

Hes gonna start a war before being kicked out isn’t he ?
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The entire criminal enterprise around Trump needs to be removed.

The irony of the fire breathing crowd at his rally yesterday screaming "lock them up!" would be unbelievable, except that it's not.
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Old 10-11-2019, 04:16 PM   #764
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Shep Smith leaving Fox News 3 days after Barr's meeting with Murdoch isn't at all weird and suspicious.
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Old 10-11-2019, 04:22 PM   #765
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Shep Smith leaving Fox News 3 days after Barr's meeting with Murdoch isn't at all weird and suspicious.
I was just thinking that, too.
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Old 10-11-2019, 05:23 PM   #766
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Yovonovich, Hill, Sondoland, and now this. Dam breaking?

https://www.thedailybeast.com/more-p...gress?ref=home
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Oh and Turkey nearly bombing our troops.

Thanks trump supporters
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Legal question. Can Rudy be greater immunity in exchange for releasing all documents that would result in Trump being indicted? If so, I’d wait till Trump fully turns on Rudy so he’s very pissed off when he gets arrested.
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Yovonovich, Hill, Sondoland, and now this. Dam breaking?

https://www.thedailybeast.com/more-p...gress?ref=home
Oooooo. :fingerscrossed:

And Sondland is going to defy the Admin.
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:30 PM   #770
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First, Marie Yovanovitch is 100% dat bitch.
She may go down as the person that started the dominos falling.

second, Trump very bad, no good , horrible day...

From the only twitter feed i follow. you should follow him too by the way.

https://twitter.com/fawfulfan/status...91475316350978
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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/nat...ang-the-alarm/
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Legal question. Can Rudy be greater immunity in exchange for releasing all documents that would result in Trump being indicted? If so, I’d wait till Trump fully turns on Rudy so he’s very pissed off when he gets arrested.


There’s no non-partisan investigative body that can offer Rudy immunity. This is congress we are talking about.
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First, Marie Yovanovitch is 100% dat bitch.
She may go down as the person that started the dominos falling.
It took a woman to defy Trump's orders and show up.
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I'm obviously happy about these court decisions, but aren't they just going to appeal all of it? And doesn't that mean all of it could eventually end up at the Supreme Court, where one Justice John Roberts might be the swing vote that decides all of it?
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US Politics XVI: Where the record player stays on all night

And I’m sure he will. And I’m sure he’ll do the right thing. It’s embarrassing to think investigators cannot look into financials of an individual they’re investigating for potential financial crimes.
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Roberts is a hack. He’ll side with Trump
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Roberts has no reason to side with Donald Trump. He has a conservative judicial legacy to defend that’s beyond a crook president. If he knows he’s protecting the president, he knows it’s wrong.
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No mention of Turkish forces firing on US troops in Northern Syria despite knowing full well where they are actually located? This is very serious and suggests that the Turkish state believes that Trump will capitulate easily.
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oh snap!

https://twitter.com/briantylercohen/...28499595251713
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Oh damn. That’s got layers to it, too.
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