Post New Article

Trump, the phone call,
and consciousness of guilt

Original Article

Posted By: Pluperfect, 11/4/2019 4:16:47 AM

The July 25 call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Vlodomyr Zelensky is the central piece of evidence in the Democratic drive to remove the president from office. "That call was a smoking gun," Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after House Democrats voted to formalize their impeachment inquiry. Trump has repeatedly said the call was "perfect," or, as he described it on Sunday, "perfecto." His defenders, or most of them, have declined to adopt that characterization. But importantly, the president, and others as well, have also pointed to the circumstances of the Trump-Zelensky conversation as evidence that Trump had no intent to commit any sort of offense,

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: Deety 11/4/2019 5:33:06 AM (No. 226496)
How many times did Our Lightbringer enact a quid pro quo with foreign agents to the purposeful detriment of the USA? I forget, was it 72, 189, or 8,336 times? Asking Ukraine to help uncover serious corruption(D) is not Donald Trump's personal whim, it is his sworn duty as president.
23 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Rinktum 11/4/2019 6:07:43 AM (No. 226511)
Donald Trump is not stupid. He knows his every word is being heard and dissected. He knows that he had numerous people listening in on that conversation. He is right. Read the transcript. Schiff and his fellow travelers are dishonest and dangerous. They are the very people undermining the founding principles of this nation. They lie, obfuscate, and omit whatever benefits them. They want to damage this President because when Durham and Barr decide to reveal their findings they can scream, retaliation! Wait for it, it is coming and is the reason the dems had to have this impeachment farce heating up.
30 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: singermom9820 11/4/2019 6:20:33 AM (No. 226518)
Reply deleted by Staff. Posting the same Reply on multiple threads is spamming, which is not permitted. Please read Rules & FAQs before posting again.
23 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: jar 11/4/2019 6:48:44 AM (No. 226538)
Intent. Trump "had no intent to commit any sort of offense." How well that "lack of intent" served Hillary when Comey got her off the hook. What's good for the goose is good for the gander, right?
10 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: curious1 11/4/2019 7:00:46 AM (No. 226547)
The transcript shows he didn't do what the commies are claiming. The real twist is that as president in a normal world he is expected to do what they are screaming about, because what they are screaminv about isn't a crime. He has exposed one way the congresscritters steal our tax dollars and stuff them into their own pockets. They don't like that.
10 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 11/4/2019 7:01:52 AM (No. 226548)
This accusation is the epitome of absurdity. There is no criminality here. There is, at most, a question of the tone or intent of the call. Given more background, the intent of the call is clear and legitimate. The president has every right to ask about criminality that may involve the US, even if dems may be up to their necks in it. Yet, the dems are launching an impeachment "investigation" based on a question of tone. To reasonable people the tone was fine. But even for opponents of Trump, you are willing to IMPEACH over tone? Does that mean when BO said we could keep our insurance, doctors, and hospitals when he KNEW we couldn't that we should have impeached him? BO admitted many "mistakes". Should he have been impeached for them? We need to address this absurdity in law. After Trump is re elected, we need to outline requirements for impeachment to BLOCK such absurdity in the future.
10 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: JackBurton 11/4/2019 8:00:09 AM (No. 226607)
I don't believe he did anything wrong. (read the transcripts, been staying informed, etc) The problem is that the Donks don't believe that he'll do anything right. And they get bent about that.
7 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: Laotzu 11/4/2019 9:04:22 AM (No. 226682)
What the Bidens and Clintons did for years was illegal and improper -- selling access and influence. The Dems learned generations ago the best defense is a good offense.
5 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird 11/4/2019 9:24:38 AM (No. 226715)
Only hack lawyers would toss around “consciousness of guilt” when it clearly did not apply to the circumstances. A good lawyer would know that it did not apply here. President Trump had nothing to do with the preparation of the transcript. And, of what was he purportedly guilty? Being President? Talking with his counterpart in another country? Asking for assistance under an existing treaty? Kamala Harris. Jeffrey Toobin. Case closed.
6 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: ivehadit 11/4/2019 9:37:17 AM (No. 226731)
It is clear as day that there are those trying to stop any and all investigations into the 2016 election aka Spygate(and others). They think they are clever with calling the president's investigations, "obstruction of justice"? NO SALE. We know who is truly obstructing justice.
3 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"
and
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by Pluperfect"
The media protected Jeffrey Epstein
and crucified Brett Kavanaugh
7 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 11/7/2019 4:48:08 AM Post Reply
Is it any wonder the American public distrusts the media? This week, Project Veritas released a video featuring ABC News anchor Amy Robach on set, speaking in August with a running camera and a hot mic. In her conversation with others off-camera, apparently during a setup or commercial break, Robach noted with some frustration that she had the story about the allegations against Jeffrey Epstein all to herself three years ago and with about as much detail as anyone could expect. But her network, she added, inexplicably refused to air it. "I've had the story for three years. I've had this interview with Virginia Roberts [Giuffre].
Testimony Transcript Shows William
Taylor Never Talked To Trump,
Wasn’t Even On July 25 Phone Call
7 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 11/7/2019 4:41:19 AM Post Reply
A key Democratic witness against Trump admitted in congressional testimony last month that he was not part of the July 25 phone call between the U.S. and Ukrainian presidents, that he didn’t see a transcript or readout of it until late September when it was declassified and released, and that he has never even spoken to President Donald Trump. William Taylor, the charge d’affairs of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, told lawmakers in secret testimony two weeks ago that his opinions about an alleged quid pro quo demanded by Trump were formed largely from conversations with anti-Trump staffers within the diplomatic bureaucracy.
The House of Stephanopoulos Airbrushes
Jeffrey Epstein Down the Memory Hole
1 reply
Posted by Pluperfect 11/7/2019 4:34:14 AM Post Reply
This morning, RedState's "Sister Toldjah" wrote that “Brian Stelter’s Hot Take On ABC/Epstein Story Is Everything Wrong With Journalism And Media ‘Firefighters’ Today:” “Tuesday’s video clip caused widespread outrage, particularly on the right, with many commentators using it to stoke hatred of the media writ large,” Stelter wrote in his newsletter last night. Just to review: ABC News’ public face is George Stephanopoulos, the former communications director for Bill Clinton. In 2015, Stephanopoulos donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation, which the Sunlight Foundation has described as a “slush fund for the Clintons” — which Jeffrey Epstein claimed he co-founded in a 2007 letter
Warren’s ‘Medicare for All’
plan is 100 percent fairy dust
10 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 11/7/2019 4:30:28 AM Post Reply
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s new Medicare for All plan proves P.J. O’Rourke was right: If you think health care’s expensive now, just wait ’til it’s free. Never mind expensive, Warren’s plan isn’t even workable. It would bury America in historic new taxes, leave health providers scrambling and likely push budget deficits to peacetime-records. Start with the chutzpah of a politician and her team of elite college professors spending three weeks redesigning a fifth of the US economy. Six years ago, Washington failed to design a functioning ObamaCare Web site, but now the best and brightest are going to shepherd 330 million Americans into a top-down,
Seattle to shut down a tiny homes village
for the homeless because residents
won’t allow city workers inside
10 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 11/7/2019 4:21:22 AM Post Reply
A battle between the city of Seattle and homeless advocates over the fate of a tiny home village has been going on for seven months. Recently, the city announced it would shut down Northlake Tiny Home Village for good because the residents there won’t allow the city contractors access to the site.The players in this conflict are a developer of low income housing called the Low-Income Housing Institute (LIHI) which contracts with Seattle to run a series of tiny home villages for the homeless. On the other side is a group of homeless advocates called Nickelsville which encourages residents of the villages to essentially form their own government
Protesters slam Melania Trump's visit
to Boston hospital with cuddling
program for babies born on drugs
14 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 11/7/2019 4:16:27 AM Post Reply
First lady Melania Trump visited a Boston hospital Wednesday to meet with caregivers and administrators of a pioneering program that uses cuddling to help infants who are born dependent on drugs or alcohol. Outside Boston Medical Center in the city's South End, as many as 200 workers protested the visit, saying the first lady represented an administration who they say has discouraged immigrants from seeking health care with tough immigration policies. Some carried signs that read "BMC cares for all patients" and "We believe that healthy women = healthy families = healthy society."
Rand Paul blocks Senate push to
protect Trump whistleblower
3 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 11/7/2019 4:12:02 AM Post Reply
Sen. Rand Paul, R.-Ky., on Wednesday blocked a resolution to reaffirm whistleblower protections, accusing Democrats of “selective outrage.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D.-N.Y., and Sen. Mazie Hirono, D.-Hawaii, made a unanimous consent request, meaning all 100 senators must agree with no objections, to adopt a resolution underscoring the importance of protecting whistleblowers. "I support whistleblowers, and I do think they have a role to play in keeping government accountable ... but what we have seen over the last few years is that we have a system that we should continue to refine,” said Paul, as The Hill reported.
Lefty Pundits to Democratic
Presidential Field: 'You're Losers!'
5 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 11/6/2019 4:21:00 PM Post Reply
What is it that lefty pundits can see that Democratic presidential candidates -- with all their highly-paid teams of election experts -- can't? How to win an election, apparently. Over on the far left, New York magazine's Jonathan Chait writes that the latest battleground states poll shows that Democrats are living "in a fantasy world." Chait starts off praising the Democratic 2018 House contenders for wading "into hostile territory" to flip 40 House districts, using a "formula centered on narrowing their target profile by avoiding controversial positions, and focusing obsessively on Republican weaknesses." Party affiliation aside, Chait is right -- that's how you flip seats,
Whistleblower not entitled to anonymity –
He’s an informant acting as a Democratic operative
11 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 11/6/2019 4:18:02 PM Post Reply
The notion that the Ukraine “whistleblower” is somehow entitled to anonymity was probably first peddled by the Flat Earth Society. It is a myth and demonstrably so. It is understandable why unscrupulous Democrats like Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., have perpetuated the canard. As chairman of the House Intelligence Committee – which is presiding over the current impeachment “witch hunt” – Schiff is determined to conceal his own involvement with the faux “whistleblower” and his subsequent deceit about those machinations. But it is incomprehensible why most of the media have failed to expose the hoax. Likely driven by their abiding liberal bias and pervasive laziness, they have simply accepted as scripture
‘Justice Can Never Be Too Late’:
Bill Clinton Accusers Speak After
Ronan Farrow Says Former President
Was ‘Credibly Accused Of Rape’
7 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 11/6/2019 11:56:58 AM Post Reply
Former President Bill Clinton’s accusers still want justice, they told the Daily Caller News Foundation after reporter Ronan Farrow said on Nov. 1 that the former president was “credibly accused of rape.” Farrow wrote the book “Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators,” which is about NBC News’s alleged attempts to silence his reporting surrounding sexual assault allegations against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. He spoke on CBS’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Nov. 1 and said Clinton’s alleged victim Juanita Broaddrick “credibly” accused the former president of rape and that the accusation was “overdue for revisiting.”
English Is the International Language
of Success — Except in California
9 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 11/6/2019 11:52:00 AM Post Reply
It’s been two decades, but I still remember the excitement of helping to pass California’s Proposition 227, which I thought would rescue Spanish-speaking kids from an education ghetto of frustration and failure. It was an uphill battle. We fought an education bureaucracy including California’s powerful teachers’ unions, book publishers who received lucrative government contracts, and even Jerry Perenchio, the late Republican billionaire CEO of Univision, who donated $1.5 million to the efforts to maintain California’s “bilingual” education system. We won. Sixty-one percent of Californians were ready for a change.
The Last Trusted Prosecutor in Washington 26 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 11/5/2019 5:02:53 AM Post Reply
John Durham may be the most consequential and least known figure in Washington right now. In May, U.S. attorney general William Barr selected Durham, a longtime prosecutor with a résumé so sterling it nearly glows, to investigate the origins of the special counsel’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and whether it was properly predicated. Some Trump fans believe there was a vast effort by a “deep state” of high-ranking intelligence and law-enforcement officials to smear Trump or hinder his campaign by creating a perception of corrupt ties to Russia. In late October, the New York Times quoted unnamed sources who said that Durham’s probe
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
What Michelle Obama Leaves Out
About 'White Flight'
55 replies
Posted by abuela10 11/7/2019 7:35:41 AM Post Reply
Michelle Obama recently complained about "white flight" in her old Chicago neighborhood. By "white flight " she means that whites left her neighborhood as it became increasingly black. "Upstanding families like ours, who were doing everything we were supposed to do and better -- as we moved in, white folks moved out, because they were afraid of what our families represented," she said. "I always stop there when I talk about this out in the world because I want to remind white folks that y'all were running from us. This family, with all the values you read about: You ran from us. And you're still running."
Romney: Whistleblowers ‘Should Be
Allowed to Remain Confidential’
34 replies
Posted by tisHimself 11/7/2019 6:24:37 AM Post Reply
While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) reacted to calls to reveal the whistleblower’s identity by stating that whistleblowers, especially those speaking about government action, “should be allowed to remain confidential.” Romney said, “My own view is that whistleblowers, particularly those that are blowing whistles on action within the government, should be allowed to remain confidential.”
diGenova and Toensing on Upcoming
IG Report: “it’s going to be worse than
you can imagine”…
33 replies
Posted by earlybird 11/7/2019 9:38:59 AM Post Reply
Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing appeared on Fox News to discuss issues surrounding the ongoing investigations of Inspector General Michael Horowitz and U.S. Attorney John Durham. Mr. diGenova and Ms. Toensing bring the tick-tock hammer to the audience. According to Ms. Toensing the upcoming IG report is going to be “very bad for people in the Obama administration.” Toensing went on to say, according to her sources, “it’s going to be worse than you can imagine.” Mr. diGenova went on to say: “it’s going to be devastating” … “it’s going to ruin careers” etc. Mr diGenova has a great deal of confidence in AG Barr, Horowitz and Durham.
Sea levels set to keep rising for
centuries even if emissions targets met
32 replies
Posted by Ribicon 11/6/2019 12:56:41 PM Post Reply
Sea level rise is set to challenge human civilization for centuries to come, even if internationally agreed climate goals are met and planet-warming emissions are then immediately eliminated, researchers have found. The lag time between rising global temperatures and the knock-on impact of coastal inundation means that the world will be dealing with ever-rising sea levels into the 2300s, regardless of prompt action to address the climate crisis, according to the new study. Even if governments meet their commitments from the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement, the first 15-year period of the deal will still result in enough emissions
Pete Buttigieg's youth and optimism
is winning over older Iowans
27 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 11/7/2019 8:55:18 AM Post Reply
Mixed in among the hundreds, sometimes thousands, of Iowans who attend a single Pete Buttigieg rally is an important voting bloc in the state that could help the South Bend, Indiana, mayor keep his momentum and produce a solid finish next year: older voters. Young, intellectual, honest, authentic and disciplined are all terms those voters have used to describe Buttigieg at events during his most recent bus tour through northern Iowa. The millennial candidate is tuning the message of his campaign to a vision towards the future, building on themes, such as, unity, belonging and to "launch the era that
Kansas City votes to remove Martin
Luther King’s name from historic street
26 replies
Posted by MissMolly 11/6/2019 11:36:25 AM Post Reply
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King’s name from one of the city’s most historic boulevards, less than a year after the city council decided to rename The Paseo for the civil rights icon. Unofficial results vote showed the proposal to remove King’s name received nearly 70% of the vote, with just over 30% voting to retain King’s name. The debate over the name of the 10-mile (16.1 kilometer) boulevard on the city’s mostly black east side began shortly after the council’s decision in January
Scientists urge people to eat less meat
amid declaration of climate emergency
24 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 11/6/2019 9:23:17 PM Post Reply
Scientists are imploring members of the public to eat less meat as they warn that the world is facing a climate emergency. In a paper published today in journal BioScience, a global team of scientists have declared a climate emergency, detailing six areas of action they say must be addressed that can help slow down the impact of climate change. The paper, which features more than 11,000 scientist signatories from 153 countries, was authored by scientists from the University of Sydney, Oregon State University, the University of Cape Town and Tufts University. The team of researchers conducted a scientific analysis
Kamala Harris proposes incentives
for schools to extend school days
by three hours
21 replies
Posted by Imright 11/6/2019 9:54:21 PM Post Reply
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., introduced legislation on Wednesday that would incentivize school districts to extend school days as a way of accommodating parents' work schedules.The program would offer five-year, $5 million grants for schools to "develop high-quality, culturally relevant, linguistically accessible, developmentally appropriate academic, athletic or enrichment opportunities for students."“My mother raised my sister and me while working demanding, long hours,” said Harris, who is running for president. “So, I know firsthand that, for many working parents, juggling between school schedules and work schedules is a common cause of stress and financial hardship. ... My bill provides an innovative solution
'Aliens have seized his brain': Hillary
Clinton jokes about the change she
has seen in Giuliani
20 replies
Posted by Imright 11/6/2019 5:11:56 PM Post Reply
WASHINGTON – The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Tuesday night that she did not understand the change she has seen in former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani in recent years, joking that it seemed as if "aliens had seized his brain." She made the comment after "Late Late Show" host James Corden asked Clinton if she had been surprised by Giuliani's behavior. "Totally," she said, laughing. "He was mayor during 9/11. I was a senator, I worked with him, and I don't know what happened. It's almost like aliens have seized his brain."
Libertarians relish spoiler role in Kentucky
governor’s race as Bevin trails
20 replies
Posted by Moritz55 11/6/2019 2:40:05 PM Post Reply
Kentucky’s Libertarian Party appears to be relishing its role as a potential spoiler in the state’s gubernatorial contest – as incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin trails the state's Democratic attorney general in the results of the closely watched contest Tuesday. "We are always happy to split the vote in a way that causes delicious tears. Tonight there are plenty of delicious tears from Bevin supporters," the party said in a Facebook post Tuesday night.
Rob Schneider mocks California
voters: 'Would vote for a bowl
of s--- if it had D next to it'
19 replies
Posted by Ribicon 11/6/2019 10:29:39 PM Post Reply
Actor Rob Schneider one-upped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the mentality of Democratic voters. And added an obscenity. The former “Saturday Night Live” comic disparaged deep-blue California’s electorate in the context of commenting on an article about “the Left’s ignorance of Stalin’s tyranny.” “Unfortunately, people in California would vote for a bowl of s—t if it had ‘D’ next to it,” he tweeted. Mr. Schneider himself spelled out the obscene term. Last spring, Mrs. Pelosi disparaged the victory of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a New York congressional district, saying a “glass of water with a D next to its
State to take over Houston ISD by
replacing school board and superintendent
18 replies
Posted by StormCnter 11/7/2019 7:12:57 AM Post Reply
In a move that is unprecedented in scope, Texas state officials announced Wednesday they plan on taking over the state’s largest school district, yanking power from Houston Independent School District’s elected school board members to “prevent imminent and substantial harm to the welfare of the district’s students.” Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath sent a letter to Houston ISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan and Board President Diana Davila giving two principal reasons for the decision: the school board’s “failure of governance” and the repeated low academic performance of Wheatley High School, which received its seventh failing rating this year. In addition to appointing a board of governance
Post New Article