So now the GOP tells us it's a "performance" to expect the rule of law to be respected and obeyed? It's "performance" that we're appalled at witnessing our President playing political extortion with an ally's self-defense needs. What is going on here? Actually, I do know, the GOP questioners are playing to their bubble and steadfastly ignoring the reality of the facts.
What about simple FAIR PLAY. What about Honest Constructive Debate? Where both sides are bound by an expectation to be truthful?
Doesn't a sane government require a standard of honesty that applies to all sides? But all I hear from the GOP is malicious slanderous innuendo, fabricated conspiracy theories, misdirection, and wasting time with ridiculous side stories, oh an the bullying - all justified because of their most grotesque partisan blindspots.
I wish someone would ask the GOP what they think of the other half of this country who believe in science and constructive debates, debates where honesty is expected from all sides? Where learning and improving is the goal. What about us? Where do we go from here?
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Democrats are trying to build a case that Trump sought to withhold military assistance and an Oval Office meeting until Ukraine announced investigations into former vice president Joe Biden and his son. On Wednesday, William B. Taylor Jr., the acting ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state responsible for Ukraine, testified. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday their testimony “corroborated evidence of bribery” by President Trump. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), will lead this week’s public hearings, a decision many Republicans have denounced. Public hearings will continue next week.
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- ‘Shocked. Appalled. Devastated.’: Yovanovitch recalled how she felt threatened by Trump.
- Trump reinforced Yovanovitch’s narrative, railing against her on Twitter.
- Unlike Trump, House Republicans generally went easy on Yovanovitch in early questioning.
- A bad day for Trump grew worse, as his friend Roger Stone was convicted of obstructing a previous congressional inquiry.
- Hunter Biden made a cameo appearance as Republicans sought to shift attention to his dealings in Ukraine.
- Yovanovitch tied her personal experience to a broader, and more dangerous, undermining of American diplomacy under Mr. Trump.
- On the defensive at the White House, Trump sought to show his innocence.
- A day after the first open hearings, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that the president has committed bribery
- The House Intelligence Committee held its first public hearing of the impeachment probe on Wednesday, featuring testimony from two key diplomats.
- Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testified that he learned a member of his staff overheard President Trump asking about "investigations" the day after the president's July 25 call with the president of Ukraine.
- Read 8 key highlights from the first day of hearings here.
What were the highlights?