The Stooges On Stage.

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The morons took the stage last night and it was a real shit show. Crazy Bernie with his commie thoughts; skank Camella Harris tearing into the Hawaiian Congresswoman; Joe Biden as stupid and clueless as ever (at least his teeth stayed in this time);homo Pete giving some brainless ideas. Elizabeth Warren attacking billionaires with no clue how to tax them, just tax them.
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Atlanta (AFP) – The top Democrats in the 2020 presidential nomination race clashed over health care and other priorities in Wednesday’s debate, laying bare their divide between moderate and liberal policy platforms.

After an opening phase dominated by talk of impeachment of Donald Trump, participants in the fifth Democratic debate locked horns over health care, in particular the costly universal coverage program supported by liberal senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

“The fact is that right now the vast majority of Democrats do not support Medicare for All,” frontrunner and former vice president Joe Biden said.

“It couldn’t pass the United States Senate right now with Democrats. It couldn’t pass the House.”

Biden proposes building on the existing Obamacare and adding an public option for health care, and “not make people choose.”

Pete Buttigieg, currently the ascendant candidate in the race and who is running in the same moderate lane as Biden, said Democrats can seize a majority on issues like immigration and guns, “if we can galvanize, not polarize that majority.”

On health care he too attacked the liberals, saying government should not be “commanding people” to accept Medicare for All.

“Whether we wait three years as Senator Warren has proposed or whether you do it right out of the gate is not the right approach to unify the American people around a very, very big transformation that we now have an opportunity to deliver,” said Buttigieg, who is the mayor of the small town of South Bend, Indiana.

The health debate is at the center of the political divide between the candidates.

Warren has made headway by pledging to end a system that is working “better for… the rich and well-connected, and worse and worse for everyone else.”

“I’m tired of freeloading billionaires,” she said.

Biden leads in national polling, followed by Warren and Sanders.

But the three septuagenarian political veterans are seeking to blunt the surge of 37-year-old Buttigieg, a military veteran and the first gay candidate with a viable shot at the White House, as anxiety builds about who will challenge Trump.

Buttigieg is cracking into the top tier with a steady rise in the past month, particularly in early-voting states like Iowa where he has seized the momentum.

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Obama’s Money Grab.

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Lebron James look alike, Michelle Obama is putting out a self help book. Where was that advise for her husband, the worst president we ever had- worse than Jimmy Carter! These two bit whores who now have millions, a place on Martha’s Vineyard (on the ocean where climate change doesn’t seem to matter too them)and endless speaking engagements.
The Obama’s never seem to grab endless amounts of money and this no body continues to get the spot light and accolades. For a self help book to come out is mind boggling. On top of all of that, the Obama’s signed a Netflix deal. It does not seem to be enough for these people of no particular importance.
Chubs Mc Cain was talking about women on TV vs men on TV. If it wasn’t for her father that fat slob would not be on the air period. Megyn Mc Cain is fat, surrly and not a good journalist- TV host. She should shut up and thank her lucky stars that she has a job like this one on The View.
Michelle Obama’s new book is just another craven cash grab
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Not content with more than 10 million books sold, a Netflix deal in the high eight figures, a joint publishing advance with husband Barack worth $65 million, a highly profitable world tour, speaking fees that by now surely average around $500,000 per, and a recently acquired waterfront Martha’s Vineyard mansion purchased for $15 million, Michelle Obama is back with another craven money grab.

“Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice” is her new publishing venture.

Billed as a sequel of sorts to Obama’s best-selling memoir, this squat, slim volume, priced at $19.99, is Michelle “now provid[ing] you with the encouragement to find value in your own personal journey,” the publisher says.

“Printed on cream writing paper, with a grosgrain ribbon, foil-stamped cover, and removable half-jacket, ‘Becoming’ … includes thought-provoking prompts designed to help you reflect on your personal and family history: your goals, challenges and dreams; what moves you and brings you hope; and what future you imagine for yourself and your community.”

Some of these thought-provoking prompts:

“Do you have any favorite quotes? Capture them here.”

“Describe a memorable dinner. What did you eat? Did you eat at home or somewhere else?”

“Look outside a window in your home. Write down what you see.”

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“List 10 fun things you like to do.”

“List ten favorite vegetables and how you like to prepare them.”

“Who or what are you grateful for?”

“Create a playlist of ten songs that you could listen to on repeat.”

“List ten things you noticed on your way home today that no one else may have noticed.”

“List your ten favorite movies.”

“List ten outings you’ve been on with your family.”

That’s a lot of Top 10 lists. Seriously: Any fourth-grade class in a halfway decent school is presented with more complicated essay questions.

It’s not hard to see how Obama, who this year passed Angelina Jolie as the world’s most admired woman, has come to engage in such a cynical, soulless commodification of her time in the White House, one that, quite frankly, verges on an epic troll.

Last year, I attended the kickoff event for Obama’s multi-city book tour in Chicago, and came away fairly horrified. Hosted by Oprah and held in the 20,000-seat United Center, only a small number of tickets were priced at $29.50; the average went from $500 all the way to $3,000. As eulogistic videos of Michelle were screened for a full hour — set to no shortage of female empowerment anthems — attendees roamed the paraphernalia-stuffed halls.

Available for sale: a “Becoming” hoodie for $65, baseball cap for $35 and tote for $30; a “Find Your Voice” mug, $20; a “Find Your Flame and Keep It Lit” candle, $35; a keychain, $15 (!); pencils and a bookmark, $10; and, proving that there’s no claim to partisan supremacy that can’t be commodified, a “When They Go Low, We Go High” T-shirt for $35.

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China’s Inhumanity Towards Hong Kong.

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China never had humanity towards people,never. Its nation never had passion towards the environment as well. Some of the most polluted cities in the world are in China. Filthy, degenerated people, we gave our manufacturing to them and now they are a powerful nation thanks to our globalists in America. Soros, Ford Foundation and others assured that jobs went over to China so that they could get cheaper labor.
As China bombards Hong Kong, the people of Hong Kong are standing up to China. My bet is that China will lose this battle and that Hong Kong will enjoy the freedom it had under Great Britain. China tries to bully Taiwan, Hong Kong and North Korea, but a change is happening in the air in Hong Kong; students, children and adults alike are protesting in unisense.Hong Kong will be a force to be reckoned with.

The impeachment hearing are blowing up in Adam Schiff’s face. Many of these so called expert witnesses are now saying that the president did nothing effectively wrong and that he is not guilty. Look for Democrats to cross the line when it comes to the vote. This would be a death kneel for a Democrat to vote for this witch hunt. Many Democrats in fact may change over to the Repulicans as not to face the backlash.

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Injured protesters huddle under blankets as they walk at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. About 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday as a police siege of the campus entered its third day. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
HONG KONG (AP) — About 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday, their choices dwindling along with their food supplies as they braced for the endgame in a police siege of the campus that entered its third day.

Police were waiting them out after 10 days of some of the most intense protests the city has seen in more than five months of often-violent unrest gripping the semi-autonomous Chinese city. Over the past day, more than 1,000 people were arrested and hundreds of injured treated at hospitals, authorities said.

The government has stood firm, rejecting most of the protesters’ demands, even as they shut down major roads and trains during rush hour every day last week, turned several university campuses into fortresses and blocked a major road tunnel, which remained shut Tuesday.

In Beijing, the National People’s Congress criticized the high court in Hong Kong for striking down a ban on wearing face masks at the protests, in a decree that has potentially ominous implications for Hong Kong’s vaunted rule of law and independent judiciary. China’s Communist leaders have taken a tough line on the protests and said that restoring order is the city’s highest priority.

Meanwhile, pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was barred from leaving Hong Kong to go on a European speaking tour, after a court refused to change his bail conditions to let him travel.

Protesters have left all the universities except Hong Kong Polytechnic, where several hundred barricaded themselves and fought back police barrages of tear gas and water cannons with gasoline bombs, some launched from rooftop by catapult, and bows and arrows.

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Those still at Polytechnic are the last holdouts. Surrounded, they now face arrest. Several groups have tried to escape, including one that slid down hoses from a footbridge to waiting motorcycles, but police said they intercepted 37, including the drivers, who were arrested for “assisting offenders.”

About 600 had left by Tuesday morning, city leader Carrie Lam said, leaving an estimated 100 still inside. They milled about in small groups. They still had boxes of homemade gasoline bombs, but the mood was grim in the trash-strewn plazas, in contrast to the excitement as they prepared to take on police just a few days earlier.

One protester said he had no plan and was waiting for someone to come to help. Another said he wants to leave safely but without being charged. They would not give their full names out of fear of arrest.

“We will use whatever means to continue to persuade and arrange for these remaining protesters to leave the campus as soon as possible so that this whole operation could end in a peaceful manner,” Lam told reporters after a weekly meeting with advisers.

Even as the latest bout of violence winds down, a fundamental divide suggests the protests are far from over.

City leaders say the violence must stop before meaningful dialogue can begin. The protesters say they need to keep escalating the violence to get the government to accept their demands.

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The protests took off in June over a proposed extradition bill that would have allowed suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. Activists saw the legislation as part of a continuing erosion of rights and freedoms that Hong Kong was promised it could keep when Britain returned its former colony to China in 1997.

Lam withdrew the bill after a few months, but protesters now want an independent investigation into police suppression of the demonstrations and fully democratic elections, among other demands.

About 200 of the 600 people who left Polytechnic were under 18 years old. The city agreed not to arrest them immediately, but Lam said they could face charges later.

Family members and teachers arrived sporadically Tuesday to pick up a few remaining protesters under 18, hugging their children before walking back to a police checkpoint where officers recorded names and other information before letting them go.

An ambulance team was allowed in to treat injured protesters, wrapping them in emergency blankets to keep them warm. Some left with the team, but others stayed, saying they didn’t want to be arrested.

Other parents, holding a news conference, said their children dare not surrender because the government has labeled them as rioters even though some had just gotten trapped by the police siege.

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They wore masks and refused to give their names, a sign of the fear that has developed in what has become a highly polarized city.

China hinted it might overrule the Hong Kong high court ruling that struck down a ban on face masks that was aimed at preventing protesters from hiding their identity and evading arrest.

A statement from the National People’s Congress’ Legislative Affairs Commission said the decision doesn’t conform with the territory’s constitution, known as the Basic Law, or decisions by the Congress.

“We are currently studying opinions and suggestions raised by some NPC deputies,” the statement said. The announcement threatens to undercut Hong Kong’s rule of law and independent courts — major selling points for its role as an Asian financial center.

Monday’s ruling said the ban infringes on fundamental rights more than is reasonably necessary. The ban has been widely disregarded.

The Japanese government said one of its citizens had been arrested near the Polytechnic campus. Japanese media identified him as Hikaru Ida, a student at Tokyo University of Agriculture. Officials did not say why he was arrested.

More than 1,100 people were arrested in the past day for offenses including rioting and possession of offensive weapons, police said at a daily press briefing. They found more than 3,900 gasoline bombs at another university campus that was the site last week of a violent standoff. Some 235 people were treated on Tuesday for protest-related injuries, according to hospital authority figures.

Hong Kong also got a new police chief, Chris Tang, who said his priorities would include rebutting accusations against police that he called “fake news” and reassuring the public about the force’s mission.

“We have to maintain the law and order in Hong Kong and there is a massive scale of breaking of law in Hong Kong and there is a certain sector of the community that also condones those illegal activities,” he told journalists.

Tang replaces a retiring chief and was approved by Beijing after being nominated by Lam’s government.

Lam, asked whether she would seek help from Chinese troops based in Hong Kong, said her government remains confident it is able to cope with the situation.

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Associated Press journalists Alice Fung and Dake Kang contributed to this report.

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Myles Garrett is the latest to prove that the NFL is spiraling out of control… or is he? Last night, a Kansas City Chief brought his girlfriend to the hospital… not determined her state,it is believed that the player had something to do with her condition. People will say that football is a violent, but so is hockey, boxing, race car driving, rugby and I could go on. It seems that the NBA and NFL are having, and have had the most problems on and off the competitive fields in which they play.
Roger Goodell who is facing diminished attendance in many stadiums due to Colin Kaepernick and others who chose to kneel during the National Anthem and also due to the taxing of better seats in the stadiums. Like the NBA, fans no longer want to support a bunch of thugs, babies and coddled players. Sherman just told NFL ers to save money for next years strike. As if the NFL players do not make enough money! If the NFL goes on strike next year the NFL will be done for quite a long time too come.
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Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) with a helmet during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Cleveland. (Joshua Gunter/Cleveland.com via AP)
CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett swung a helmet. The NFL will soon swing back.

The Browns star could be facing an unprecedented league suspension for his violent outburst Thursday night, when he ripped off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and clubbed him on the head during the final seconds of Cleveland’s 21-7 win.

Garrett’s startling actions on national TV will come with a price. It’s possible the league could come down hard on the former No. 1 overall pick, who made strides in cleaning up his game after picking up personal fouls earlier this season.

Following the game, Garrett was contrite, but the damage was already done.

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“What I did was foolish, and I shouldn’t have allowed myself to slip like that,” Garrett said softly. “It’s out of character.”

It’s now out of his hands, and it’s possible the league could end Garrett’s season by docking him the final six games.

In 2006, Tennessee’s Albert Haynesworth was suspended five games after he stomped on Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode’s head. Haynesworth’s punishment is the longest for on-field behavior in league history.

The NFL could act swiftly to punish Garrett, whose actions brought reaction from players across the league.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes posted “Bro I can’t believe that just happened” on Twitter following the game and Houston defensive end J.J. Watt wrote: “That. Is. Insanity. Wow.”

After pulling Rudolph down with eight seconds to go following a short pass, Garrett wrestled with Pittsburgh’s QB on the ground with both players grabbing each other’s heads. When they got to their feet, Garrett ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and swung wildly, hitting the second-year player on top of the head.

Garrett was thrown to the ground by Steelers guard David DeCastro, and center Maurkice Pouncey threw punches and kicked Garrett in the head as players from both sidelines poured onto the field in a scene that goes to the top of the list of skirmishes in the bitter Pittsburgh-Cleveland rivalry.

“I don’t know how he got to the point that it’s OK to use a helmet as a weapon,” Steelers defensive tackle Cameron Heyward said. “I know we play a sport that’s violent, but it should never have gotten handled like that. That dumb stuff shouldn’t be allowed. For someone to use a helmet as a weapon is uncalled for.”

Garrett, Pouncey and Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi were ejected and all face league discipline.

A self-described pacifist and poet, Garrett apologized to coach Freddie Kitchens and said he intended to talk to his teammates.

“The next time I see them, I’ll address them,” he said. “I am hurting my whole team with what I did, and it could come back to bite us. I don’t know what kind of repercussion I face, but I have to be better.”

The Browns will visit the Steelers on Dec. 1.

Kitchens clearly was not happy with Garrett for losing his cool and overshadowing a huge win for the Browns, who have won two straight games to salvage a season that was starting to slip away.

“You have to be able to maintain your composure in times like that and under no circumstances do we want anything to do with anything like that,” Kitchens said. “I am embarrassed. Myles is embarrassed. It is not good. He understands what he did, he understands it is totally unacceptable, and we have to get through it.”

The Browns have been among the league’s most penalized teams, and their lack of discipline has been a poor reflection on Kitchens in his first year as coach.

Cleveland committed eight penalties for 121 yards against the Steelers, and Browns defensive backs delivered two helmet-to-helmet blows that gave concussions to Steelers wide receivers.

The second such shot was by Browns safety Damarious Randall, who lowered his head and delivered a nasty hit on Steelers rookie Diontae Johnson, who suffered a concussion and had blood coming from one ear.

Kitchens took issue with the idea his team is reckless, and said he was disappointed for his other players.

“We have five seconds to go in a game — the biggest game that this team has won,” he said. “Never beat Baltimore and Pittsburgh in the same year since 1999, and then we have to talk about this. There are 52 other guys on the team that that hurt, and it is going to hurt moving forward. We do not condone that. Myles understands what he did wrong.”

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Liberal Media Getting Pounced Upon.

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The media has gotten so unprofessional that it is becoming the norm rather than the unusual. Wolf Blitzer today asked Kelly Ann Conway about her marriage and was going to play a clip that Kelly Ann Conway had yet to see. Stating that Conway’s husband was a scholar, he had the right, in essence, to bring her husband up. Blindsided, Kelly Ann Conway went ballistic on Blitzer.
What was unacceptable years ago has become common place now. The media is so unprofessional and it doesn’t stop there either. Many newspaper outlets that used to have a slight left lean have become overtly leftist. Outright lies and deception for a few newspapers like the NY Times and the Washington Post. Interviews have become down right hostile. Anderson Cooper, who I used to think was a very professional journalist has become less so. Cooper’s interviews are now one sided and he even has started to put a biased slant on his questions.
The media and all outlets for the most part need to be journalists which means they need to find the truth and not the truth that they believe. A good journalists seeks the truth, he or she learns from the people they are interviewing. Audience members should not be able to tell if a journalist is liberal or conservative. Today we know exactly where a person stands on issues by the questions they ask, there body language and the attitude towards the person that they are speaking too.
For Wolf Blitzer to assume that there are issues with the Conway’s marriage, he made a huge journalistic blunder. A journalist cannot assume something, they must ask the question, wait for an answer and then further probe if they think that they are being lied to. Blitzer came off as all knowing about the Conway’s and their marriage. The result of the interview was that the person interviewed went nuts and Blitzer had to back pedal as he realized that he was on dangerous grounds and that there was a possibility that he may not know what he was talking about. Either way, it was a major embarrassment for CNN and Wolf Blitzer. CNN is not alone in this debacle in which is journalism today. Many journalists like Erin Burnett and company their are guilty as well. MSNBC is a gaggle of poor journalists. This station is beyond unprofessional and inept. As such, ratings at CNN and MSNBC are awful. FOX too has become poor. Adding new people to its line up has not done FOX any favors. FOX wants to add different political views but why should they when they led the ratings by a long shot.
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“Did you just say there are issues there?” she exclaimed. “You don’t want to talk about—why would you say that?!”

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Once again, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN for a lengthy and contentious interview, and once again that lengthy and contentious interview was a total shitshow.

This particular time around, however, took an even more heated turn than usual when CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer directly asked about her husband, outspoken Trump critic George Conway.

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Blitzer wanted to ask the Trump aide one last question Thursday morning about her husband, who spent the entire day at MSNBC providing on-air analysis and criticizing the GOP’s “incoherent” defense of the president.

“I just have a final question, a sensitive question, and it’s a political question, it’s a substantive question,” Blitzer warily asked. “I don’t want to talk about your marriage. I know that there are issues there.”

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Before he could get to the question, Conway immediately pounced on Blitzer’s suggestion about her marriage.

“Did you just say there are issues there?” she exclaimed. “You don’t want to talk about—why would you say that?!”

Blitzer eventually pointed out that while he personally didn’t want to talk about their marriage, he wanted to get Conway’s reaction to her husband’s criticism. Conway, meanwhile, continued to push back at the very notion that Blitzer was questioning her about her husband.

“So before you play the clip which I haven’t seen. Why—why are you doing that?” Conway seethed, prompting the CNN anchor to note that her husband is a “legal scholar” now famous for his criticisms of the president.

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“And the relevance is, and, come on—wait for it—drum roll—and he’s married to me?” Conway shot back, causing Blitzer to add: “He happens to be married to you.”

The senior Trump adviser felt Blitzer’s remarks were “bizarre” before she tried to pivot to commentary made by a CNN legal analyst. They would then go back and forth a bit more until Blitzer finally was able to play the clip of her husband saying Trump was “using the power of the presidency” to advance his own personal political interests.

Conway, meanwhile, launched into one of her signature rants in which she rapidly threw everything against the wall before taking pointed shots at CNN and Blitzer himself.

“What you just quoted is said every day by other voices, but you wanted to put it in my husband’s voice because you think somehow that that will help your ratings or that you’re really sticking it to Kellyanne Conway,” she fumed. “And let me be very clear. You didn’t stick it to Kellyanne Conway. I think you embarrassed yourself and I’m embarrassed for you because this is CNN now?”

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“I looked up to you when I was in college and law school, I would turn on CNN to see what Wolf Blitzer had to say about war, famine, disruption abroad,” Conway continued. “I really respected you for all those years as someone that would give you the news and now it’s what somebody’s husband.”

Blitzer would go on and bring up another famous political couple with polar-opposite views, political strategists Mary Matalin and James Carville, pointing out that he’d had multiple sensitive on-air discussions with them about their differences. Conway, for her part, largely brushed off the comparison and plowed forward.

At the end of the interview, after Conway said she was a “very generous, kind person” while complaining that CNN has become just a bunch of “gossip girls,” Blitzer let her know that she’s “always welcome to come back and join me here.”

“You’ll stay in my prayers,” Conway replied.

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Lev Parnas also had the business card of a top Ukrainian anti-corruption prosecutor with whom Giuliani met this year.

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When Rudy Giuliani crony Lev Parnas was arrested last month, federal agents combed through his personal effects and found the business card of a Ukrainian prosecutor who, months earlier, met with Giuliani to discuss the conspiracy theories at the heart of the Trump impeachment inquiry.

Anti-corruption prosecutor Nazar Kholodnytsky’s card was among the 66 personal items that the FBI reported seizing from Parnas after his arrest at Washington’s Dulles International Airport last month, according to an itemized list of the effects obtained by PAY DIRT. It’s not clear when or how Parnas obtained that card, but his arrest came months after Giuliani met Kholodnytsky in Paris for a discussion that touched on Joe Biden and his son Hunter, and supposed Ukrainian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Kholodnytsky was caught on tape earlier this year apparently suborning false testimony and tipping off prosecution targets to impending raids. He claims the recordings were taken out of context. But Marie Yovanovitch, until this year the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, called for Kholodnytsky’s removal. Instead, Yovanovitch was recalled after a sustained lobbying campaign by Giuliani, Parnas, and his political and business associate Igor Fruman.

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Daniel S. Goldman has swagger? Brains? That is what his colleagues say, but what do they really know? They work at the Department Of Justice and if they could, they would go into the real world and prove there worth. Does the DOJ ever prosecute cases with less than a 90% conviction rate? No, they do not. With unlimited power and money and hatred for successful people, the Department of Justice (an oxymoron) is a corrupt,devious body of slime. Both the Fbi and the DOJ are beyond sleazy. We saw it with Comey, McCabe and the rest of the sleazy bastards that have the keys to the fiefdom.
To go after the president like this will prove a slaughter next election. People see thru liberal dirtbags like Chuck Schummer, Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Maxine Waters and AOC. Scum bags who will not let the president do his job because he kicked the living shit out of Hillary Clinton.
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Democrats’ impeachment lawyer cut his teeth prosecuting mobsters, Wall Street cheats
Devlin Barrett 22 hrs ago
Impeachment Hearings Open With Revelation on Trump’s Ukraine Pressure
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The Democrats’ lead impeachment hearing lawyer made his bones as a prosecutor by sending mobsters, stock swindlers and a multimillion-dollar inside trader to prison, cases in which colleagues said he mixed brains and “swagger” to win convictions.

a couple of people that are standing in a room: Daniel Goldman, counsel to the House Intelligence Committee, will have 45 minutes to question impeachment witnesses at the outset of each hearing.
© Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/AP Daniel Goldman, counsel to the House Intelligence Committee, will have 45 minutes to question impeachment witnesses at the outset of each hearing.
Daniel S. Goldman spent a decade as an assistant U.S. attorney in Manhattan, a jurisdiction known for its tough, high-profile cases. He left that job in 2017 to become a television legal analyst but now holds a weightier role questioning witnesses called to testify about President Trump’s effort to convince Ukraine to investigate a political rival.

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At the public hearings before the House Intelligence Committee due to begin Wednesday, Goldman is slotted to question each witness for 45 minutes, followed by five-minute question sessions for each lawmaker. Stephen R. Castor, general counsel for the House Oversight Committee, will be the Republicans’ point man.

The format is a significant departure from routine congressional hearings, where lawmakers have the spotlight and seldom cede the microphone and live television coverage to a staffer. By assigning a big chunk of the questioning to a committee lawyer, and in Goldman’s case, an accomplished former prosecutor, party leaders are tacitly acknowledging just how serious the stakes are.

Friends and colleagues said Goldman has had tremendous training for the bright lights of the national stage.

In 2017, when then-Assistant U.S. Attorney Brooke Cucinella was preparing for the trial of Billy Walters, a professional gambler who made millions on insider stock trades, she knew it would make big headlines, in part because the case involved champion golfer Phil Mickelson.

Cucinella said she requested Goldman to be on the trial team “because he has a bit of a swagger as a trial lawyer, and it’s a confidence that serves him well. In a courtroom, he’s in­cred­ibly effective.”

Walters, one of the most successful sports gamblers in Las Vegas history, rolled the dice against Cucinella and Goldman and lost. He was convicted on all counts and sentenced to five years in prison. But after the verdict, on the night prosecutors took out the FBI case agent for thank-you drinks, Goldman received a devastating phone call — his brother had died in a plane crash.

It was not the first time his family had suffered a terrible loss. Goldman’s father, a federal prosecutor in Washington, died when Goldman was a boy.

“He’s an incredible family person,” Cucinella said. “I don’t quite know how to say this, but I think he’s humble enough to get input from other people and will take into account what really matters to people.”

At points in his life, Goldman has shown his sensitive side. As a new legal analyst for NBC, he appeared last year on the now-defunct “Megyn Kelly Today” show to talk about wedding engagement stories.

Goldman described how he proposed to his wife — a funny story featuring a ring, a fortune cookie and a foot of fresh snow. At the end of the story, his fellow panelists laughed and Kelly told him, “You’re a romantic at heart.”

That video clip made the rounds among his former colleagues in the prosecutor’s office, who mocked him for months over it, those close to him said. But people who have worked alongside Goldman describe him as a meticulous lawyer who can absorb volumes of information and distill it in a meaningful way for a jury.

“He was one of the go-to trial guys, and there’s no case that’s too complex for him. He’s a great prosecutor and he’s got a very powerful presence,” said Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York who was Goldman’s boss for years. “To the extent the public will be watching and looking for a credible questioner, I think they will be very impressed with Dan Goldman.”

Bharara said the impeachment hearings will be challenging for even a skilled trial lawyer, because of the proceeding’s unusual nature.

Impeachment “is fully, 100 percent a legal event, in that it’s a constitutional enterprise right from the start,” he said. “At the same time, the nature of the constitutional proceeding is a dynamic that includes two political branches, so it’s political in that sense, but not political in the pejorative sense. That’s how the Founders wanted this to happen.”

Bharara noted an incident last month when one of the closed-door impeachment hearings was stormed by angry Republican lawmakers, some of whom tweeted from inside a room for sharing classified information.

“You have to be calm, and strong, and roll with the punches, and I think Dan has always had his wits about him,” Bharara said.

Eight years ago, Goldman prosecuted a number of Genovese mobsters, including a hit man named Fotios “Freddy” Geas. The hit man was sentenced to life in prison for his crimes, but he would become an even bigger name in the criminal world as an inmate. Last year, Geas was identified by law enforcement officials as the prime suspect in the slaying of notorious Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger — a prison killing for which no one has been charged.

After the mobster cases, Goldman prosecuted a sprawling auto insurance fraud case involving Russian organized crime figures. Dozens of suspects were charged in the scheme to rip off insurance companies for more than $100 million by submitting false bills for fake injuries. Officials said the key players in the group were all named Mike, so the gang used nicknames: Russian Mike, Skinny Mike, Fat Mike and Mike B.

Goldman also won convictions in that case.

Days after the House Intelligence Committee chairman, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), hired Goldman in March, he brought in another former prosecutor from the Southern District of New York, Daniel Noble, to work alongside Goldman.

Each brings a wealth of prosecutorial experience to the impeachment inquiry, but congressional hearings are far different from a courtroom in critical respects. There are no federal rules of evidence to follow, nor a judge to make snap decisions on the evidence or arguments. Questions are limited by the clock.

But the impeachment inquiry to date has been strikingly similar in one respect to the rituals of criminal prosecution: Many of the key witnesses in impeachment have testified behind closed doors, similar to the way in which prosecutors will use a grand jury to lock in witness statements before outside influence or fuzzy memories weaken the evidence.

The committee, with Goldman doing a great deal of the questioning, has nailed down the accounts of a number of key witnesses, though others have so far resisted subpoenas for their testimony.

Goldman’s task will be to present a compelling portrait of all that Democrats have uncovered in recent weeks, and to convince the public that the president’s actions merit impeachment.

“This is probably the toughest jury he or any of them will ever face,” said Goldman’s former boss, Mimi Rocah. “When people are in courtrooms deciding a criminal trial, they really are able to put aside personal and political beliefs. Here, that’s harder to do, because people are at home watching television, reading it all through a certain lens.”

Goldman “has done big trials, and big trials are about distilling a mountain of information down to what’s important. He is very good at that,” Rocah said. “Dan Goldman is about to become a household name.”

devlin.barrett@washpost.com

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Hillary Clinton has made some pretty dumb remarks in her time but nothing takes the cake with her comments about Tulsi Gabbard. For some reason she thinks that Russia is backing her, which goes against the grain that she first said that they backed president Trump. All over the place, Hillary Clinton continues the speaking circuit. Clinton is unable to get with grips that she lost, that she really wasn’t what the people wanted. She did win the popular vote but how many of those voters were illegal? Gabbard has a right to sue her and should, those accusations were wrong and bizzare.
Democrats continue there illegal impeachment process. Adam Schiff is technically breaking the law. Republicans are not allowed to call Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, nor are they able to cross examine this so called whistleblower.
No one has seen or heard from Katie Hill. What is going on with her?
Big league ass hole Mike Bloomberg is not running in the first four primaries. This moron will not be able to get the votes if he does not run in them.

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Tulsi Gabbard demands Hillary Clinton apologize and retract her remarks.

Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has sent an official communication to Hillary Clinton — through her attorneys — demanding the 2016 Democartic nominee retract her comment on Gabbard and Russia.

“Your statement is defamatory, and we demand that you retract it immediately,” the letter reads.

“In making the statement, you knew it was false. Congresswoman Gabbard is not a Russian asset and is not being groomed by Russia,”the letter said. “Besides your statement, no law enforcement or intelligence agencies have claimed, much less presented any evidence, that Congresswoman Gabbard is a Russian asset. This fabricated story is so facially improbable that it is actionable as defamation.”

Gabbard is also demanding that Clinton hold a press conference to “verbally retract” her remarks.

Tulsi Gabbard really doesn’t want folks to forget Hillary Clinton’s comments. The Gabbard campaign is demanding Clinton hold a press conference where to “verbally retract” her comments. pic.twitter.com/nxAQHxjCTM

— Daniel Strauss (@DanielStrauss4) November 11, 2019

During an interview with David Plouffe, Clinton said of the Russians, “I think they’ve got their eye somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She’s a favorite of the Russians.”

When asked by NBC News if this was a reference to Gabbard, a Clinton spokesperson responded, “If the nesting doll fits…”

Gabbard’s lawyers pointed to this response as the reason to believe Clinton was targeting her and linking Gabbard’s campaign to Russia and not Republicans as Clinton later claimed.

“It appears you may now be claiming that this statement is about Republicans (not Russians) grooming Gabbard. But this makes no sense in light of what you actually said. After you made the statement linking Congresswoman Gabbard to the Russians, you (through your spokesman) doubled down on it with the Russian nesting dolls remark,” the letter reads.

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