Given the large number of hysterical predictions that have never come to be I think it is wise to be skeptical.
Arctic ice is supposed to be gone right now.
Miami (and other cities) are supposed to be underwater right now.
The glaciers are supposed to be gone right now.
Millions are supposed to have starved to death by now.
All predicted by climatologists and “reputable” scientific organizations. But you want us to believe you THIS TIME.
I doubt Trump planned anything but whoever trolled the Dems last week really stuck it to them.
If Nancy had waited 24 hours (for the transcript) I doubt she would have committed herself as she did. Now that the Ukrainian President has come out in support of Trump’s version of the “content” the Dems are out on a limb.
Not gonna happen.
It has been widely reported that the person who filed the report did not legally have access to the transcripts and apparently admits to have not actually seen the transcript.
The IG also reports that the person has a noted political bias. His legal team includes attorneys who has worked for Hillary and have publicly attacked Trump.
The transcript does not support the description we heard yesterday, contains no threats and contains to QPQ requests.
The Ukranian President has publicly stated that Trump’s description of the conversation is accurate and the narrative about QPQ is wrong.
In the end, I doubt the Dems will even present Articles of Impeachment. The likelihood of them getting 218 votes to impeach based on this catastrophe approaches zero.
Uhhhh….no. There is no such thing as an “Official Impeachment Inquiry”. All she has done is put her stamp of approval on a “process” already in motion. The Committees have been digging for months already.
When the House was on the path to impeach Nixon it took a vote to create an Impeachment Investigation. Note the failure of Pelosi to use that phrase. She did not take a vote and will not take such a vote because she knows it will fail.
On the basis of what we have seen to date it is unlikely she will ever call a vote. Unlikely the Articles of Impeachment will ever make it out of committee.
She knows she can’t muster 218 yes votes. She knows she can’t force WH staff in for endless fishing expeditions. The courts have supported Executive Privilege in nearly every challenge brought by Congress. She can’t legally demand the whistle blower report because the circumstances do not meet the threshold that would force it into Congress.
So far there is no “process”. Just a whole lot of gum flapping.
I have read it. So have the Dems, which is why they are backtracking and now say that no QPQ is required to meet their standard for impeachment. They have also backed away from the claims (just yesterday) that Trump threatened to withhold the aid.
In 24 hours the Dems have pushed the goal post up to the 50 yard line. They have lied about the legal requirements on forwarding the complaint to Congress. The law clearly states the report must be an “urgent” national security matter. The only thing urgent in this case is the Dem’s stampede to impeachment.
In the end, I doubt the Dems will even present Articles of Impeachment. The likelihood of them getting 218 votes to impeach based on this catastrophe approaches zero. The statements by the Ukrainian President this afternoon have destroyed any possibility this will be viewed as anything other than another failed smear campaign.
Do you bother to look beyond the headlines? The transcripts are made by having 4 or 5 NSA employees listen to the call and take notes. They then sit down together and reconcile the 4-5 versions to make sure they all agree on the content.
As for who the blower is, we KNOW he was not one of the transcribers. We know he didn’t see the transcript. We know from his own lawyer’s admission that he got the info 2nd hand. Someone TOLD him.
And, the Ukrainian President has publicly called bullshit on your entire narrative.
Nope. It has already been established that it was 2nd or 3rd hand. The transcript has been released and it in now way resembles the description touted by the Dems and the media.
And to top it off the Ukrainian President has publicly (today) called the Dem description BS.
You got nuthin’.
I must disagree. The child has multiple cognitive impairments and has been immersed in GW activism all her life, led by her activist parents.
As for science, well, no.
Blind? Are you disputing my comment? It has been widely reported that the person who filed the report did not legally have access to the transcripts and apparently admits to have not actually seen the transcript.
As much as I appreciate your comment I find myself forced to remind you of your constant habit of insulting me.