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Sun Dec 22, 2019, 01:59 PM

"The American people do not deserve to know the truth"...

That seems to be the Republican argument against permitting witnesses to testify in an impeachment trial in the Senate?

Over 70% of the people polled support witnesses in the trial. What are Republicans trying to hide? I think we all know the answer.

Are Republicans afraid of the truths that might come out? What are they trying to cover up?

They are telling the people they have no need to know if their President committed high crimes and misdemeanors.

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Reply "The American people do not deserve to know the truth"... (Original post)
kentuck Dec 2019 OP
Kid Berwyn Dec 2019 #1
katmondoo Dec 2019 #2
brush Dec 2019 #3
H2O Man Dec 2019 #12
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2019 #23
kentuck Dec 2019 #4
stopdiggin Dec 2019 #6
pangaia Dec 2019 #18
Traildogbob Dec 2019 #5
littlemissmartypants Dec 2019 #20
Traildogbob Dec 2019 #22
YOHABLO Dec 2019 #7
BigmanPigman Dec 2019 #8
YOHABLO Dec 2019 #9
Captain Zero Dec 2019 #11
ramen Dec 2019 #10
flying_wahini Dec 2019 #13
Kablooie Dec 2019 #14
erronis Dec 2019 #15
not_the_one Dec 2019 #16
usaf-vet Dec 2019 #17
slumcamper Dec 2019 #19
MurrayDelph Dec 2019 #21

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 02:07 PM

1. Scaramucci says any 1 of 4 witnesses to testify would send Don packing.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 02:37 PM

2. If I had one choice it would be Giuliana.

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 02:48 PM

3. He'd lie like Manafort, hoping for a pardon. I'd still like to see him testify for...

the comedy value it would be to see toothy Rudy try to squirm out of his already outrageous, on-the-record claims.

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 03:27 PM

12. I'd pick Bolton.

He would do the most good for the Democrats.

Rudy would be the last choice for a number of reasons. He would claim that as Trump's attorney, he could not answer the most important questions. And that creates a situation that could take years to resolve. While an attorney can't keep secrets about crimes with clients, it would be a gamble. Equally important, Rudy would be unlikely to provide anything remotely resembling a serious answer to any question.

The other two fall somewhere in the middle. If Bolton testified, they would be at risk for future criminal prosecution, and could thus take the 5th.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 08:11 PM

23. I'd pick Bolton, too.

After his "drug deal" and "grenade" comments, I think he wants to speak up. It doesn't matter if he wants to speak to glorify himself, so long as he speaks of facts.

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 02:59 PM

4. The thing about Giuliani...

...he has the ability to lie in one sentence and then contradict it in the next. He is a loose cannon and a liar extraordinaire.

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 03:15 PM

6. not sure I can agree with that

have you HEARD the insane gibberish that comes out of this person's mouth (apparently every time he opens it)? Can anyone even figure out what he's talking about most of the time? I have to wonder at the value of his testimony.

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 04:08 PM

18. Me too. He is the stupidest among the stupid..

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 03:10 PM

5. How about you folks

How many of you DU folks are sick of phoney ass republican's that refuse to meet constituents, stand in front of cameras, especially the recent hearings, with flag "props" on their lapels speaking on behalf of "The American People"? They have not a clue and could care less. 2 things are a red flag for me as someone that should never be in office. The Flagged Lapel and every statement includes the "American People". Best thing about Jack-It-Off Jordan without a jacket is no lapel flag to disgrace. As John Prine almost had right, "Your "Flagged Lapel" will not get you, into heaven any more, it's already over crowded, from your dirty little war(s)"!

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 04:44 PM

20. I'm wondering, do you not see or include yourself as a DUer? nt

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 04:59 PM

22. 100 percent

And damn proud to be part of this family. The only social site I am part of. No Twitter, no Facebook just DU. Amazingly intelligent, humorous, and caring group of good people. My only source of hope here in Rural WNC, and criminal NC politics. Merry Impeachmas and Justuce for all in 2020. Mostly, wish all very good health.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 03:15 PM

7. I think Bolton might hold the keys to the kingdom.

 

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 03:20 PM

8. If you paid him a lot of money, he'd show.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 03:21 PM

9. He's getting ready to release a book. You can't pay witnesses.

 

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 03:26 PM

11. Woukd be nice if one publisher offered him this book deal

Go and testify in the impeachment trial, then bring us all your other book offers and we will beat them.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 03:25 PM

10. This is an excellent distillation of their 'argument'

and should be presented to the American public in this exact way. Great call.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 03:27 PM

13. Mulvaney is the only not a millionaire. He is the weakest link cuz he has to get another job.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 03:40 PM

14. You can't handle the truth!

Because you might react reasonably and that would be the end of the Republican party.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 03:42 PM

15. Why do we think these witnesses would be any more truthful than Stone, Papadapoulos, Kavanaugh, etc?

They would be well coached by McTurtle, Lindsay, the WH, Turley, etc.

They would be well warned that saying something not to its royal-lowness would be dangerous (death by a million tweets...)

They would also be told that 72 virgins (pick your brand) would be waiting if they sacrifice themselves.

At this point they are so deep into the mockery of ethics and fairness that a few more complete lies won't make much difference.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 03:48 PM

16. ANOTHER great billboard...

 

The American People Do Not Deserve To Know The Truth

says the Republican held Senate

How do YOU feel? Is this AMERICA, or is this RUSSIA?

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 04:05 PM

17. Nancy KEEP HOLDING BACK the Articles of IMPEACHMENT until someone talks.

tRump will always be the third president to be IMPEACHED. ALWAYS!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 04:38 PM

19. As usual, you pretty much nailed it.

They fear truth and cultivate the same in others.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 04:49 PM

21. I think their argument boils down to

If the American people had any interest in the truth, they wouldn't be watching Fox News in the first place.

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