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'Extremely disturbing': Top Democrats
alarmed over Vindman's testimony
on Trump-Ukraine call

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Posted By: BigRedBill, 10/29/2019 3:33:15 PM

Top Democrats at the deposition of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, said his testimony Tuesday was “extremely disturbing” and praised him for appearing despite attacks from the White House.  Acting House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y, told NBC News she found Vindman’s remarks “extremely, extremely, extremely disturbing” as she left the deposition. Maloney refused to answer any other questions about Vindman’s testimony.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo 10/29/2019 3:35:55 PM (No. 221224)
Baloney. We've read the transcript. There's nothing disturbing in the phone call.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nimby 10/29/2019 3:35:59 PM (No. 221225)
I wonder whether these clowns sit behind closed doors and come up with talking points
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40 10/29/2019 3:38:30 PM (No. 221229)
'Extremely disturbing' is code speak for we still have nothing. It is clear and obvious that the Lt. Col has policy differences with the CinC. It won't be the first time this has happened nor will it be the last. There are two options. Zip your lip and follow orders. Or resign are get out of the way.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Quigley 10/29/2019 3:44:33 PM (No. 221237)
Disturbed people are always getting “disturbed.”
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Reply 5 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 10/29/2019 3:45:09 PM (No. 221238)
Another day, another round of Bulls4it. This kabuki circus is nothing more than a distraction for the upcoming IG & DOJ reports soon to drop. If the Democrats really had anything on Trump -ANYTHING-they would be convenieng Grand Juries. But they're not because they don't. And Maloney is extremely, extremely, extremely afraid to say anything other than what she's told to say.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: JediJerry 10/29/2019 3:47:21 PM (No. 221241)
Soros put him up to it. With a little help from Biden Shifty and Pignasty. All coached him for hours. Makes great “news”. This is all about overwhelming the media with the big lie.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Clinger 10/29/2019 3:48:02 PM (No. 221243)
This just in breaking bombshell news, democrats find a guy willing to say bad things about Trump. Now back to your regularly scheduled brainwashing.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: HicoKid 10/29/2019 3:50:30 PM (No. 221244)
How is it that this Colonel-Lite can testify against the President, the CIC, when it is forbidden for those in the military to opine about politics? Trump should come down on his superior officers like a ton of bricks.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 10/29/2019 3:51:23 PM (No. 221245)
At least the Dim Propaganda machine is parroting the same talking points. (Note headline of article) I’ll give it to the Dims: they’re consistent and unified.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 10/29/2019 3:53:28 PM (No. 221246)
The actual transcript didn't pack a punch, so they are bringing in someone who is running around with their hair on fire because of how it made him feel.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Gnana1 10/29/2019 3:54:00 PM (No. 221247)
Oh my goodness. Maybe the rep needs to read the transcript. She may not be so impressed. Amazing we get only a dem perspective.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: TJM 10/29/2019 3:54:31 PM (No. 221248)
Why is Lucianne even bothering to post fake news?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: lindamay 10/29/2019 3:57:33 PM (No. 221252)
NSC doesn't determine foreign policy, POTUS does. This man's "testimony" is irrelevant.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: hammondb3 10/29/2019 3:58:28 PM (No. 221253)
When someone says 'extremely, extremely, extremely disturbing' You should think of a third rate magician who says... 'This is a completely, completely, completely ordinary deck of cards'.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: PismoPat 10/29/2019 4:01:00 PM (No. 221255)
Who cares if some Light Colonel doesn't agree with the Commander & Chief. It's not his job to try to remove a President because he doesn't agree. Boo Hoo.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: anotherctyankee 10/29/2019 4:04:55 PM (No. 221257)
Unless it has changed since I have been in, UCMJ rules no politics and he appears to be insubordinate. Doesn't he have a commanding officer? He needs to face a court martial and lose his pension.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: nina584 10/29/2019 4:10:57 PM (No. 221262)
It is time that Trump clean out all the people working in the WH that have any connection to Obama.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 10/29/2019 4:18:48 PM (No. 221268)
Clearly, Maloney is full, full, full, full of baloney.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 10/29/2019 4:18:50 PM (No. 221269)
Very simple - - any time a president "disturbs" someone - - he should be removed from office. Yes - - that's exactly the way it should work. Remove Trump!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: GW_Rider 10/29/2019 4:21:15 PM (No. 221271)
Who are you going to believe? Us or your lying eyes?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Tennman 10/29/2019 4:50:38 PM (No. 221290)
Same folks were "extremely disturbed" Trump got an extra scoop of ice cream.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: volksford 10/29/2019 4:57:23 PM (No. 221297)
Democrats disturbed after interviewing snowflake colonel now demanding sensitivity classes for Trump.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rumblehog 10/29/2019 5:08:07 PM (No. 221306)
Who wants to bet this Light (in the loafers) Colonel doesn't have skin in the game in Ukraine? Sounds like every American "official" who went over there was coming back with some kind of financial reward. This lowly O-5 has been called into action to speak out against his Commander In Chief, who is effectively a 7-Star General.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: lgplgp 10/29/2019 5:33:51 PM (No. 221325)
So deep-stater embed in the administration with an "opinion" -- not facts --, volunteers to relate his opinion to Schift who then rushes out into the hallway to report it as "extremely disturbing" to the press. Rinse and repeat
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Reply 25 - Posted by: tom7 10/29/2019 5:49:12 PM (No. 221330)
Carolyn Maloney is full of baloney, And on top that, she is disturbed. Extremely, extremely, extremely disturbed she says But we've already seen the transcript and happily said "O yez".
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Reply 26 - Posted by: skacmar 10/29/2019 5:50:10 PM (No. 221332)
As with many of the Democrat's star witnesses; their testimony is not about facts, it's about their FEELINGS. They feel that what Pres. Trump is bad or hurting something. They still have nothing to actually back-up their feelings or being "disturbed" that actually shows that Trump did something that lead to impeachment.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: HammerDax56 10/29/2019 6:00:30 PM (No. 221338)
Error 404
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Wendybird 10/29/2019 6:15:28 PM (No. 221348)
When I was in the army, a “light “ colonel was somebody who didn’t impress or kiss enough a-s to become a Full Colonel. A Sargent Major, although an NCO, outranked in respect, a Light colonel, as a rule.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: HotRod 10/29/2019 6:20:08 PM (No. 221351)
It isn't Vindman's testimony the democrats are alarmed about! The alarm is due to a criminal investigation recently announced! Hehehe!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: hooter 10/29/2019 6:34:36 PM (No. 221358)
Funny I don't remember voting for him.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: heartsurgeon 10/29/2019 8:04:51 PM (No. 221422)
An unelected, subordinate disagrees with leadership. I'm shocked.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: bighambone 10/29/2019 9:37:30 PM (No. 221460)
Well the the top Democrats were certainly alarmed when Donald Trump announced that he was running for the 2016 Republican nomination and said within minutes of President Trump being inaugurated that they intended to impeach him and remove his from office. Since then the Democrats have tried all sorts of political dirty tricks to run Trump out of office and nothing has worked. Now the Democrats are trying to formally impeach the President. Clearly the Democrats could find a thousand “Deep State” and Democrat aligned DC bureaucrats, both civilian and military, to appear before this current Democrat impeachment inquisition, and state that they disagree with foreign policy decisions made by the elected President of the USA for one reason or another. The problem is that it is the elected President of the USA in accordance with the US Constitution who is the ultimate decider as to what US foreign policy will be. Under that system those bureaucrats work for the President, and the President is under no constitutional or statutory obligation to design his foreign policy decisions to please “Deep State” and Democrat aligned bureaucrats, either civilian or military.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: judy 10/29/2019 11:41:45 PM (No. 221520)
Every week Schiff has a new hero. This is getting old & embarrassing.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 10/30/2019 1:58:54 AM (No. 221568)
What is disturbing here is that anyone thinks some Lt. Col. that no one ever heard of should be deciding the foreign policy of the US. The democrats are losing their minds. Suddenly they are enamoured of the military are warmongers and fiscal conservatives. Trump really is all powerful. We all respect the military but the fact is just because you are in the military does not make you an expert on anything or anyone. You are a soldier and your opinions are best kept to yourself. I am sure that there were plenty of Lt. Cols. who disagreed with Eisenhower, so what? There are 350 million people in this country, we have one President and he decides foreign policy that is a fact, like it or not, we do not do foreign policy by consensus never have, never will. Our Presidents sometimes make mistakes, sometimes they are big ones like Carter helping to overthrow the Shah and Obama giving the Iranian terrorist state 150 billion to use against us. But like it or not they are their mistakes to make. If you don't like it, and you work in the White House or for the State dept I suggest you do the honorable thing and quit instead of doing a Benedict Arnold and stabbing your nation in the back. By the way, Arnold had quite an resume too. This guy has an opinion so what? He has a right to his opinion, he does not have the right to undermine a sitting President. He should be stripped of rank and shown the door with a dishonorable discharge.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Uno_Thatguy 10/30/2019 2:57:09 AM (No. 221577)
Hmmmmm! He wouldn't name anyone who was with him when he overheard the call. Hmmmmm! Ya think? Maybe the others were dozing and didn't hear the pertinent info he heard?
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Strike3 10/30/2019 9:56:14 AM (No. 221829)
It was "extremely disturbing" on the first day that Schiff interviewed Joe Maguire and recited his "parody" of what he wished had happened. Besides being a pencil-neck geek, Schiff is also a drama queen. The dems have a Tiger by the tail and as soon as they let go they will all have to put on their clown suits because they really, really, really look like jackasses.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: jacksin5 10/30/2019 10:20:09 AM (No. 221861)
Every time I hear the phrase "Deeply Disturbing" of variants thereof, I think of Maine's Senator Susan Collins, whose use of that phrase, in her distinctive quaver, is her only contribution to the body politic.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: bighambone 10/30/2019 7:12:09 PM (No. 222363)
The fact that Vindman is an active duty military officer is really beside the point, as his testimony is a clearly politically based action that he decided to take because of his obvious bias and special interests that appear to be aimed at helping the country of his birth, Ukraine, to overcome the “America First” foreign policy initiatives being pursued by the elected President of the USA. Since the man is either a Democrat supporter or a Never Trumper the Congressional Democrats are pleased as punch to hear what he has to say.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Italiano 10/30/2019 7:27:36 PM (No. 222373)
Lt. Col. Cindy Sheehan.
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