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>> THAT’S THE PLAN >> THAT’S THE PLAN WE’RE GOING TO BE WATCHING WE’RE GOING TO BE WATCHING TOMORROW NIGHT, RACHEL TOMORROW NIGHT, RACHEL >> THANKS, LAWRENCE

>> THANKS, LAWRENCE APPRECIATE IT APPRECIATE IT >>> IN THE FIRST IMPEACHMENT >>> IN THE FIRST IMPEACHMENT HEARING OF THE DAY THIS MORNING HEARING OF THE DAY THIS MORNING THE REPUBLICAN COMPLAINT ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN COMPLAINT ABOUT HEARSAY FINALLY DIDSAPPEARED HEARSAY FINALLY DIDSAPPEARED

>> MS WILLIAMS, YOU HEARD THE >> MS WILLIAMS, YOU HEARD THE CALL WITH YOUR OWN EARS, RIGHT? CALL WITH YOUR OWN EARS, RIGHT? >> YES, SIR >> YES, SIR >> NOT SECONDHAND, NOT HEARSAY

>> NOT SECONDHAND, NOT HEARSAY YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT SPEAK, YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT SPEAK, YOU HEARD HIS VOICE ON THE CALL? YOU HEARD HIS VOICE ON THE CALL? >> CORRECT >> CORRECT >> AND YOUR CONCLUSION WHAT HE >> AND YOUR CONCLUSION WHAT HE SAID ABOUT INVESTIGATING THE SAID ABOUT INVESTIGATING THE BIDENS WAS IN YOUR WORDS UNUSUAL BIDENS WAS IN YOUR WORDS UNUSUAL AND INAPPROPRIATE AND INAPPROPRIATE

>> THAT WAS MY TESTIMONY >> THAT WAS MY TESTIMONY >> YOU HEARD IT WITH YOUR OWN >> YOU HEARD IT WITH YOUR OWN EARS, NOT SECONDHAND, NOT EARS, NOT SECONDHAND, NOT HERESAY, RIGHT? HERESAY, RIGHT? >> CORRECT >> CORRECT >> YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT’S >> YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT’S VOICE ON THE CALL

VOICE ON THE CALL >> I DID >> I DID >> AND YOU HEARD HIM RAISE THAT >> AND YOU HEARD HIM RAISE THAT SUBJECT AGAIN THAT AMBASSADOR SUBJECT AGAIN THAT AMBASSADOR SONDLAND HAD RAISED BEFORE ABOUT SONDLAND HAD RAISED BEFORE ABOUT INVESTIGATING THE BIDENS, RIGHT? INVESTIGATING THE BIDENS, RIGHT? >> I DID >> I DID

>> AND WHEN YOU HEARD HIM SAY >> AND WHEN YOU HEARD HIM SAY THAT WHAT WAS THE FIRST THOUGHT THAT WHAT WAS THE FIRST THOUGHT THAT WENT THROUGH YOUR MIND? THAT WENT THROUGH YOUR MIND? >> FRANKLY, I COULDN’T BELIEVE >> FRANKLY, I COULDN’T BELIEVE WHAT I WAS HEARING WHAT I WAS HEARING IT WAS PROBABLY AN ELEMENT OF IT WAS PROBABLY AN ELEMENT OF SHOCK THAT MAY BE IN CERTAIN SHOCK THAT MAY BE IN CERTAIN REGARDS MY WORST FEAR OF HOW REGARDS MY WORST FEAR OF HOW UKRAINIAN POLICY COULD PLAY OUT UKRAINIAN POLICY COULD PLAY OUT WAS PLAYING OUT WAS PLAYING OUT HOW THIS COULD HAVE IMPLICATIONS HOW THIS COULD HAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR NATIONAL SECURITY

FOR NATIONAL SECURITY >> AND YOU WENT IMMEDIATELY AND >> AND YOU WENT IMMEDIATELY AND REPORTED IT, DIDN’T YOU? REPORTED IT, DIDN’T YOU? >> I DID >> I DID >> WHY? >> WHY? >> BECAUSE THAT WAS MY DUTY >> BECAUSE THAT WAS MY DUTY

>> THAT WAS CONGRESSMAN SEAN >> THAT WAS CONGRESSMAN SEAN PATRICK MALONEY PATRICK MALONEY HE WILL JOIN US IN JUST A HE WILL JOIN US IN JUST A MOMENT MOMENT THE FIRST TWO WITNESSES OF THE THE FIRST TWO WITNESSES OF THE DAY WERE JENNIFER WILLIAMS A DAY WERE JENNIFER WILLIAMS A CAREER FOREIGN OFFICER IN THE CAREER FOREIGN OFFICER IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT WHO IS STATE DEPARTMENT WHO IS CURRENTLY DETAILED TO THE STAFF CURRENTLY DETAILED TO THE STAFF OF VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE AND OF VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE AND LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALEXANDER LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALEXANDER VINDMAN WHO IS CURRENTLY VINDMAN WHO IS CURRENTLY DETAILED TO THE STAFF OF THE DETAILED TO THE STAFF OF THE WHITE HOUSE NATIONAL SECURITY WHITE HOUSE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

COUNCIL THEY BOTH LISTENED TO PRESIDENT THEY BOTH LISTENED TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PHONE CALL WITH TRUMP’S PHONE CALL WITH PRESIDENT ZELENSKY OF UKRAINE IN PRESIDENT ZELENSKY OF UKRAINE IN WHICH PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED WHICH PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED PRESIDENT ZELENSKY TO DO HIM A PRESIDENT ZELENSKY TO DO HIM A FAVOR FAVOR THE FAVOR OF INVESTIGATING JOE THE FAVOR OF INVESTIGATING JOE BIDEN BIDEN

IN OTHER WORDS, A FAVOR FOR THE IN OTHER WORDS, A FAVOR FOR THE PRESIDENT’S RE-ELECTION PRESIDENT’S RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN CAMPAIGN IN THIS AFTERNOON’S HEARING A IN THIS AFTERNOON’S HEARING A LONG TIME REPUBLICAN LONG TIME REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL STAFF, TIM CONGRESSIONAL STAFF, TIM MORRISON, WHO SERVED IN THE MORRISON, WHO SERVED IN THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE AS THE SENIOR TRUMP WHITE HOUSE AS THE SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR EUROPEAN AFFAIRS AT DIRECTOR FOR EUROPEAN AFFAIRS AT THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL EXPLAINED WHAT WAS AT STAKE FOR EXPLAINED WHAT WAS AT STAKE FOR UKRAINE IN THE PRESIDENT’S UKRAINE IN THE PRESIDENT’S REQUEST FOR AN INVESTIGATION OF REQUEST FOR AN INVESTIGATION OF JOE BIDEN JOE BIDEN >> PRESIDENT ZELENSKY LEFT THE >> PRESIDENT ZELENSKY LEFT THE ROOM, VICE PRESIDENT PENCE LEFT ROOM, VICE PRESIDENT PENCE LEFT THE ROOM AND THEN IN SORT OF AN THE ROOM AND THEN IN SORT OF AN ANTE ROOM AMBASSADOR SONDLAND ANTE ROOM AMBASSADOR SONDLAND AND PRESIDENTIAL ADVISOR YERMAK AND PRESIDENTIAL ADVISOR YERMAK HAD THIS DISCUSSION, YES

HAD THIS DISCUSSION, YES >> AND WHAT DID AMBASSADOR >> AND WHAT DID AMBASSADOR SONDLAND SAY TO TELL YOU THAT HE SONDLAND SAY TO TELL YOU THAT HE TOLD MR YERMAK? TOLD MR YERMAK? >> THAT THE UKRAINIANS WOULD >> THAT THE UKRAINIANS WOULD HAVE TO HAVE THE PROSECUTOR HAVE TO HAVE THE PROSECUTOR GENERAL MAKE A STATEMENT WITH GENERAL MAKE A STATEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE INVESTIGATIONS AS RESPECT TO THE INVESTIGATIONS AS A CONDITION OF HAVING THE AID A CONDITION OF HAVING THE AID LIFTED LIFTED

>> IN THAT TESTIMONY TIM >> IN THAT TESTIMONY TIM MORRISON DELIVERED THE ESSENCE MORRISON DELIVERED THE ESSENCE OF WHAT HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY OF WHAT HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI IS NOW CALLING THE PELOSI IS NOW CALLING THE BRIBERY CASE AGAINST DONALD BRIBERY CASE AGAINST DONALD TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP WAS TRYING TO PAY A BRIBE TRUMP WAS TRYING TO PAY A BRIBE TO THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE SO TO THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE SO THAT THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE THAT THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE WOULD PUBLICLY ANNOUNCE AN WOULD PUBLICLY ANNOUNCE AN INVESTIGATION OF JOE BIDEN INVESTIGATION OF JOE BIDEN AND BECAUSE THIS IS DONALD TRUMP AND BECAUSE THIS IS DONALD TRUMP WE’RE TALKING ABOUT, HE WAS WE’RE TALKING ABOUT, HE WAS USING OTHER PEOPLES MONEY FOR USING OTHER PEOPLES MONEY FOR HIS BRIBE

HIS BRIBE HE WAS USING $400 MILLION OF HE WAS USING $400 MILLION OF AMERICAN TAXPAYER MONEY AMERICAN TAXPAYER MONEY AUTHORIZED BY CONGRESS AUTHORIZED BY CONGRESS TODAY’S TESTIMONY ESTABLISHED TODAY’S TESTIMONY ESTABLISHED THAT DONALD TRUMP WAS NOT GOING THAT DONALD TRUMP WAS NOT GOING TO HAND OVER THAT MONEY TO TO HAND OVER THAT MONEY TO UKRAINE WITHOUT GETTING UKRAINE WITHOUT GETTING SOMETHING BACK FOR HIMSELF SOMETHING BACK FOR HIMSELF

THE FORMER SPECIAL ENVOY TO THE FORMER SPECIAL ENVOY TO UKRAINE AMBASSADOR KURT VOLKER UKRAINE AMBASSADOR KURT VOLKER TESTIFIED THAT THE INVESTIGATION TESTIFIED THAT THE INVESTIGATION DONALD TRUMP WAS ASKING FOR, THE DONALD TRUMP WAS ASKING FOR, THE INVESTIGATION OF JOE BIDEN WAS INVESTIGATION OF JOE BIDEN WAS LUDICROUS LUDICROUS >> MAYOR GIULIANI RAISED AND I >> MAYOR GIULIANI RAISED AND I REJECTED THE CONSPIRACY THEORY REJECTED THE CONSPIRACY THEORY THAT VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN WOULD THAT VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN WOULD HAVE BEEN INFLUENCED IN HIS HAVE BEEN INFLUENCED IN HIS DUTIES BY VICE PRESIDENT OF DUTIES BY VICE PRESIDENT OF MONEY PAID TO HIS SON MONEY PAID TO HIS SON AS I’VE PREVIOUSLY TESTIFIED AS I’VE PREVIOUSLY TESTIFIED I’VE KNOWN VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN I’VE KNOWN VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN FOR 24 YEARS

FOR 24 YEARS HE IS AN HONORABLE MAN AND I HE IS AN HONORABLE MAN AND I HOLD HIM IN THE HIGHEST REGARD HOLD HIM IN THE HIGHEST REGARD AT NO TIME WAS I AWARE OF OR AT NO TIME WAS I AWARE OF OR KNOWING LEE TOOK PART AN AN KNOWING LEE TOOK PART AN AN EFFORT OFTO URGE UKRAINE TO EFFORT OFTO URGE UKRAINE TO INVESTIGATE VICE PRESIDENT INVESTIGATE VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN BIDEN

>> REPUBLICANS KEPT INSISTING >> REPUBLICANS KEPT INSISTING THE HOLD UP FOR AID WITH UKRAINE THE HOLD UP FOR AID WITH UKRAINE WAS PERFECTLY NORMAL WAS PERFECTLY NORMAL >> AMBASSADOR VOLKER, HAVE YOU >> AMBASSADOR VOLKER, HAVE YOU EVER SEEN MILITARY AID HELD UP EVER SEEN MILITARY AID HELD UP BECAUSE A PRESIDENT WANTED HIS BECAUSE A PRESIDENT WANTED HIS RIVAL INVESTIGATED? RIVAL INVESTIGATED? >> NO, I’VE NOT SEEN THAT >> NO, I’VE NOT SEEN THAT >> HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THAT, MR

>> HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THAT, MR WILLIAMS? WILLIAMS? MR MORRISON, I’M SORRY MR MORRISON, I’M SORRY

>> NO, CHAIRMAN >> NO, CHAIRMAN >> AND NOT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN >> AND NOT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN ON THE COMMITTEE WAS WILLING TO ON THE COMMITTEE WAS WILLING TO ADIMATE THAT THE PRESIDENT ADIMATE THAT THE PRESIDENT FINALLY DROPPED HIS HOLD ON THE FINALLY DROPPED HIS HOLD ON THE UKRAINE AID BECAUSE THE UKRAINE AID BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT GOT CAUGHT, BECAUSE A PRESIDENT GOT CAUGHT, BECAUSE A WHISTLE-BLOWER FILED A COMPLAINT WHISTLE-BLOWER FILED A COMPLAINT ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS DOING IN THE HOUSE OF DOING IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IMMEDIATELY REPRESENTATIVES IMMEDIATELY STARTED TO INVESTIGATE STARTED TO INVESTIGATE AND ONLY AFTER THAT DID AND ONLY AFTER THAT DID PRESIDENT TRUMP FINALLY STOP PRESIDENT TRUMP FINALLY STOP BLOCKING THE FUNDING FOR BLOCKING THE FUNDING FOR UKRAINE

UKRAINE >> NOW, MY REPUBLICAN >> NOW, MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES, ALL THEY SEEM TO BE COLLEAGUES, ALL THEY SEEM TO BE UPSET ABOUT WITH THIS IS NOT UPSET ABOUT WITH THIS IS NOT THAT THE PRESIDENT SOUGHT AN THAT THE PRESIDENT SOUGHT AN INVESTIGATION OF HIS POLITICAL INVESTIGATION OF HIS POLITICAL RIVAL, NOT THAT HE WITHHELD A RIVAL, NOT THAT HE WITHHELD A WHITE HOUSE MEETING AND $400 WHITE HOUSE MEETING AND $400 MILLION IN AID WE ALL PASSED ON MILLION IN AID WE ALL PASSED ON A BIPARTISAN BASIS TO PRESSURE A BIPARTISAN BASIS TO PRESSURE UKRAINE TO DO THOSE UKRAINE TO DO THOSE INVESTIGATIONS, THEIR OBJECTION INVESTIGATIONS, THEIR OBJECTION HE GOT CAUGHT HE GOT CAUGHT THEIR OBJECTION IS THAT SOMEONE THEIR OBJECTION IS THAT SOMEONE BLEW THE WHISTLE BLEW THE WHISTLE

AND THEY WOULD LIKE THIS AND THEY WOULD LIKE THIS WHISTLE-BLOWER IDENTIFIED WHISTLE-BLOWER IDENTIFIED AND THE PRESIDENT WANTS THIS AND THE PRESIDENT WANTS THIS WHISTLE-BLOWER PUNISHED WHISTLE-BLOWER PUNISHED THAT’S THEIR OBJECTION

THAT’S THEIR OBJECTION NOT THAT THE PRESIDENT ENGAGED NOT THAT THE PRESIDENT ENGAGED IN THIS CONDUCT BUT THAT HE GOT IN THIS CONDUCT BUT THAT HE GOT CAUGHT CAUGHT THEIR DEFENSE IS, WELL, HE ENDED THEIR DEFENSE IS, WELL, HE ENDED UP RELEASING THE AID UP RELEASING THE AID

YES, AFTER HE GOT CAUGHT YES, AFTER HE GOT CAUGHT THAT DOESN’T MAKE THIS ANY LESS THAT DOESN’T MAKE THIS ANY LESS ODIOUS ODIOUS >> LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALEXANDER >> LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALEXANDER VINDMAN CAME TO THIS COUNTRY AT VINDMAN CAME TO THIS COUNTRY AT AGE 3 FLEEING THE OPPRESSION OF AGE 3 FLEEING THE OPPRESSION OF THE SOVIET UNION WITH HIS THE SOVIET UNION WITH HIS FAMILY

FAMILY HE AND HIS TWO BROTHERS HAVE ALL HE AND HIS TWO BROTHERS HAVE ALL SERVED IN THE AMERICAN MILITARY SERVED IN THE AMERICAN MILITARY LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN ENDED LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN ENDED HIS OPENING STATEMENT THIS HIS OPENING STATEMENT THIS MORNING ON A PERSONAL NOTE MORNING ON A PERSONAL NOTE

>> I’M GRATEFUL FOR MY FATHER’S >> I’M GRATEFUL FOR MY FATHER’S BRAVE ACT OF HOPE 40 YEARS AGO BRAVE ACT OF HOPE 40 YEARS AGO AND FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING AND FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND PUBLIC AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND PUBLIC SERVANT WHERE I CAN LIVE FREE — SERVANT WHERE I CAN LIVE FREE — FREE OF FEAR FOR MINE AND MY FREE OF FEAR FOR MINE AND MY FAMILY’S SAFETY FAMILY’S SAFETY DAD, I’M SITTING HERE TODAY IN DAD, I’M SITTING HERE TODAY IN THE US CAPITOL TALKING TO OUR THE U

S CAPITOL TALKING TO OUR ELECTED PROFESSIONALS, TALKING ELECTED PROFESSIONALS, TALKING TO OUR ELECTED PROFESSIONAL IS TO OUR ELECTED PROFESSIONAL IS PROOF THAT YOU MADE THE RIGHT PROOF THAT YOU MADE THE RIGHT DECISION 40 YEARS AGO TO LEAVE DECISION 40 YEARS AGO TO LEAVE THE SOVIET UNION, COME HERE TO THE SOVIET UNION, COME HERE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN SEARCH OF A BETTER LIFE FOR OUR SEARCH OF A BETTER LIFE FOR OUR FAMILY FAMILY DO NOT WORRY I WILL BE FINE FOR DO NOT WORRY I WILL BE FINE FOR TELLING THE TRUTH TELLING THE TRUTH

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION CONSIDERATION I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER YOUR I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS QUESTIONS >> LEADING OFF OUR DISCUSSION >> LEADING OFF OUR DISCUSSION TONIGHT ARE AMBASSADOR WENDY TONIGHT ARE AMBASSADOR WENDY SHERMAN, FORMER UNDER-SECRETARY SHERMAN, FORMER UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE IN THE OBAMA OF STATE IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, AND NED PRICE A ADMINISTRATION, AND NED PRICE A FORMER CIA ANALYST AND A FORMER FORMER CIA ANALYST AND A FORMER SENIOR DIRECTOR AND SPOKESPERSON SENIOR DIRECTOR AND SPOKESPERSON FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL IN THE OBAMA COUNCIL IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

ADMINISTRATION HE IS AN MSNBC NATIONAL SECURITY HE IS AN MSNBC NATIONAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTOR CONTRIBUTOR AND JOHN HEILEMANN IS WITH US AND JOHN HEILEMANN IS WITH US NATIONAL CONTRIBUTOR FOR NBC NATIONAL CONTRIBUTOR FOR NBC NEWS AND MSNBC NEWS AND MSNBC

HE’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF THE HE’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF THE RECOUNT RECOUNT JOHN, I WANT TO GO TO YOU TO JOHN, I WANT TO GO TO YOU TO BEGIN WITH YOUR OVERVIEW OF THE BEGIN WITH YOUR OVERVIEW OF THE DAY OF HEARINGS DAY OF HEARINGS >> A LONG DAY FOR SURE BUT ALSO >> A LONG DAY FOR SURE BUT ALSO A POWERFUL DAY, I THINK

A POWERFUL DAY, I THINK THERE’S BEEN — IN TERMS OF THERE’S BEEN — IN TERMS OF THESE ARE PUBLIC HEARINGS, THESE ARE PUBLIC HEARINGS, THEY’RE IN THE PUBLIC PERSUASION THEY’RE IN THE PUBLIC PERSUASION AND THE HUMAN DRAMA AROUND AND THE HUMAN DRAMA AROUND LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN WAS I LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN WAS I THINK MAYBE THE MOST STRIKING OF THINK MAYBE THE MOST STRIKING OF THE PUBLIC WITNESSES IN THIS THE PUBLIC WITNESSES IN THIS PERIOD SO FAR PERIOD SO FAR AND I THINK YOU CAN’T HELP BUT AND I THINK YOU CAN’T HELP BUT BE STRUCK BY THE FACT THAT THE BE STRUCK BY THE FACT THAT THE EVIDENCE CONTINUES TO PILEUP IN EVIDENCE CONTINUES TO PILEUP IN A CLEAR AND CONSISTENT WAY A CLEAR AND CONSISTENT WAY TELLING THE SAME STORY OVER AND TELLING THE SAME STORY OVER AND OVER AGAIN AS YOU SEE VOLKER OVER AGAIN AS YOU SEE VOLKER WALKING BACK PARTS OF HIS PRIOR WALKING BACK PARTS OF HIS PRIOR TESTIMONY TO NOW CONQUER WITH TESTIMONY TO NOW CONQUER WITH THE UNANIMITY OF THE OTHER THE UNANIMITY OF THE OTHER WITNESSES LIKE THERE BEING QUID WITNESSES LIKE THERE BEING QUID PRO YO, AND YOU ALSO SEE THE PRO YO, AND YOU ALSO SEE THE WITNESSES REPUBLICANS WANTED TO WITNESSES REPUBLICANS WANTED TO HAVE UP THERE DOING DONALD TRUMP HAVE UP THERE DOING DONALD TRUMP MORE DAMAGE THAN GOOD MORE DAMAGE THAN GOOD

>> AND NED PRICE, SO MUCH OF >> AND NED PRICE, SO MUCH OF THIS GOES RIGHT INTO YOUR AREA THIS GOES RIGHT INTO YOUR AREA OF EXPERTISE, NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EXPERTISE, NATIONAL COUNCIL PROCEDURES PROCEDURES I WANT TO GIVE YOU A WIDE OPEN I WANT TO GIVE YOU A WIDE OPEN FIELD FOR ALL THE TESTIMONY YOU FIELD FOR ALL THE TESTIMONY YOU HEARD TODAY LOOKED OUT THROUGH HEARD TODAY LOOKED OUT THROUGH YOUR EXPERT PRISM YOUR EXPERT PRISM >> I THINK IT WAS A REALLY STARK >> I THINK IT WAS A REALLY STARK CONTRUST BETWEEN THIS MORNING’S CONTRUST BETWEEN THIS MORNING’S HEARING AND AFTERNOON HEARING

HEARING AND AFTERNOON HEARING THIS MORNING’S HEARING YOU HEARD THIS MORNING’S HEARING YOU HEARD FROM TWO PATRIOTS FROM TWO PATRIOTS PEOPLE WHO HAD THEIR POSITIONS PEOPLE WHO HAD THEIR POSITIONS NOT BECAUSE THERAPY LOYAL TO A NOT BECAUSE THERAPY LOYAL TO A PRESIDENT OR LOYAL TO A PARTY PRESIDENT OR LOYAL TO A PARTY BUT BECAUSE THEY WORKED THEIR BUT BECAUSE THEY WORKED THEIR WAY UP AND THROUGH TALENT AND WAY UP AND THROUGH TALENT AND DETERMINATION AND GRIT HAD BOTH DETERMINATION AND GRIT HAD BOTH ESTABLISHED THEN THEMSELVES IN ESTABLISHED THEN THEMSELVES IN THE WHITE HOUSE THE WHITE HOUSE

IN THE CASE OF LIEUTENANT IN THE CASE OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN IN THE WEST COLONEL VINDMAN IN THE WEST WING WING IN THE CASE OF THE OTHER THROUGH IN THE CASE OF THE OTHER THROUGH THE VICE PRESIDENT THE VICE PRESIDENT AND THIS AFTERNOON YOU SAW A AND THIS AFTERNOON YOU SAW A DIFFERENT STORY

DIFFERENT STORY AND I THINK YOU SAW TWO MEN TO AND I THINK YOU SAW TWO MEN TO USE KURT VOLKER’S TERM WERE USE KURT VOLKER’S TERM WERE TRYING TO THREAD A NEEDLE TRYING TO THREAD A NEEDLE AND WE USED THAT TERM HE SORT OF AND WE USED THAT TERM HE SORT OF DESCRIBED THAT AS THE CHALLENGE DESCRIBED THAT AS THE CHALLENGE HE HAD TO SATISFY PRESIDENT HE HAD TO SATISFY PRESIDENT TRUMP BUT ALSO TO DO WHAT WAS IN TRUMP BUT ALSO TO DO WHAT WAS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST OF THE THE NATIONAL INTEREST OF THE UNITED STATES UNITED STATES

BUT IT SEEMS LIKE HE’S STILL BUT IT SEEMS LIKE HE’S STILL DOING THAT AND ALONG WITH TIM DOING THAT AND ALONG WITH TIM MORRISON IT’S NOT HE’S TRYING TO MORRISON IT’S NOT HE’S TRYING TO SATISFY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND SATISFY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND TRYING TO REPRESENT THE UNITED TRYING TO REPRESENT THE UNITED STATES, AND NEITHER OF THEM ARE STATES, AND NEITHER OF THEM ARE IN FOREIGN GOVERNMENT BUT IN FOREIGN GOVERNMENT BUT THEY’RE TRYING TO SALVAGE THEIR THEY’RE TRYING TO SALVAGE THEIR CREDIBILITY WITHOUT PURGING CREDIBILITY WITHOUT PURGING THEMSELVES AND THEY’VE MADE THIS THEMSELVES AND THEY’VE MADE THIS VERY DIFFICULT VERY DIFFICULT AND I THINK YOU SAW THIS ON THE AND I THINK YOU SAW THIS ON THE PART OF KURT VOLKER TODAY WHEN PART OF KURT VOLKER TODAY WHEN HE MADE SOME COMMENTS WITH HE MADE SOME COMMENTS WITH REALLY STRANGE CREDULITY REALLY STRANGE CREDULITY CLAIMING HE DIDN’T UNDERSTAND CLAIMING HE DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THE CONNECTION BETWEEN BIDEN AND THE CONNECTION BETWEEN BIDEN AND BURISMA, FOR EXAMPLE, SOMETHING BURISMA, FOR EXAMPLE, SOMETHING TIM MORRISON HE TESTIFIED HE TIM MORRISON HE TESTIFIED HE GOOGLED WITHIN TEN DAYS OF GOOGLED WITHIN TEN DAYS OF TAKING HIS POSITION AND IT WAS TAKING HIS POSITION AND IT WAS CLEAR AS DAY CLEAR AS DAY ON TIM MORRISON’S PART HE HEARD ON TIM MORRISON’S PART HE HEARD HIM SAY YOU DIDN’T FIND THE CALL HIM SAY YOU DIDN’T FIND THE CALL AND IT’S THESE THINGS THAT AND IT’S THESE THINGS THAT REALLY DON’T SWEAR AND I THINK REALLY DON’T SWEAR AND I THINK PAINTS A REALLY UNFLATTERING PAINTS A REALLY UNFLATTERING PORTRAIT OF INDIVIDUALS LIKE PORTRAIT OF INDIVIDUALS LIKE THESE WHO WERE IN PLAIN SOCIETY THESE WHO WERE IN PLAIN SOCIETY IN D

C IN DC >> WITH YOUR RANGE OF EXPERTISE >> WITH YOUR RANGE OF EXPERTISE I WANT TO GIVE YOU THAT SAME I WANT TO GIVE YOU THAT SAME OPENING TO REVIEW WHATEVE OPENING TO REVIEW WHATEVE TODAY’S HEARINGS TODAY’S HEARINGS

>> WELL, CERTAINLY EVERYONE WAS >> WELL, CERTAINLY EVERYONE WAS MOVED BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL MOVED BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN’S CLOSE TO OPENING VINDMAN’S CLOSE TO OPENING STATEMENT REALLY INVOKING HIS STATEMENT REALLY INVOKING HIS FATHER, INVOKING WE DO RIGHT FATHER, INVOKING WE DO RIGHT HERE AS HE SAID IN HIS HERE AS HE SAID IN HIS TESTIMONY TESTIMONY AND IT WAS REALLY QUITE AND IT WAS REALLY QUITE SCURRILOUS WHILE HE WAS SCURRILOUS WHILE HE WAS TESTIFYING USE THE WHITE HOUSE’S TESTIFYING USE THE WHITE HOUSE’S TWITTER ACCOUNT THE WHITE HOUSE TWITTER ACCOUNT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS TWEETING OUT VICIOUS THINGS WAS TWEETING OUT VICIOUS THINGS ABOUT LIEUTENANT COLONEL ABOUT LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN VINDMAN HE’S NOW UNDER PROTECTION OF THE HE’S NOW UNDER PROTECTION OF THE U

S ARMY, HE AND HIS FAMILY US ARMY, HE AND HIS FAMILY

THAT’S REALLY OUTRAGEOUS IN THIS THAT’S REALLY OUTRAGEOUS IN THIS DAY AND AGE DAY AND AGE HE’S TREATING HIM AS IF HE’S A HE’S TREATING HIM AS IF HE’S A DISLOYAL AMERICAN WHEN HE’S IN DISLOYAL AMERICAN WHEN HE’S IN FACT A TRUE PATRIOT FACT A TRUE PATRIOT THEY TALKED ABOUT WHETHER IN THEY TALKED ABOUT WHETHER IN FACT BY BEING OFFERED TO BE THE FACT BY BEING OFFERED TO BE THE DEFENSE MINISTER FOR UKRAINE HE DEFENSE MINISTER FOR UKRAINE HE WAS DISLOYAL TO AMERICA

WAS DISLOYAL TO AMERICA I’D REMIND OUR VIEWERS MADELEINE I’D REMIND OUR VIEWERS MADELEINE ALBRIGHT WHEN SHE WAS SECRETARY ALBRIGHT WHEN SHE WAS SECRETARY OF STATE AFTERWARDS WAS URGE BY OF STATE AFTERWARDS WAS URGE BY THE CHECK REPUBLIC TO BECOME THE CHECK REPUBLIC TO BECOME PRESIDENT, AND SHE LIKE VINDMAN PRESIDENT, AND SHE LIKE VINDMAN THOUGHT IT WAS QUITE AMUSING THOUGHT IT WAS QUITE AMUSING AND I DON’T THINK REPUBLICANS AND I DON’T THINK REPUBLICANS BELIEVE THAT MADELEINE ALBRIGHT BELIEVE THAT MADELEINE ALBRIGHT IS DISLOYAL TO AMERICA AND IS DISLOYAL TO AMERICA AND NEITHER IS LIEUTENANT COLONEL NEITHER IS LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN VINDMAN

THE OTHER THING IN TERMS OF THIS THE OTHER THING IN TERMS OF THIS AFTERNOON THAT I REALLY WANT AFTERNOON THAT I REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND IS THE PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND IS THE REPUBLICANS KEEP SAYING THAT REPUBLICANS KEEP SAYING THAT ZELENSKY NEVER SAID THAT HE WAS ZELENSKY NEVER SAID THAT HE WAS UNDER PRESSURE UNDER PRESSURE OF COURSE HE DIDN’T OF COURSE HE DIDN’T HE NEEDS THE UNITED STATES

HE NEEDS THE UNITED STATES HE NEEDS DONALD TRUMP NO MATTER HE NEEDS DONALD TRUMP NO MATTER HOW AWFUL THE PRESIDENT IS HOW AWFUL THE PRESIDENT IS NO MATTER HOW CORRUPT OR HOW NO MATTER HOW CORRUPT OR HOW MUCH OF A BRIBE THIS IS MUCH OF A BRIBE THIS IS

AND IF HE ADMITTED HE WAS UNDER AND IF HE ADMITTED HE WAS UNDER PRESSURE HE WEAKENS HIMSELF AS A PRESSURE HE WEAKENS HIMSELF AS A PRESIDENT PRESIDENT SO WE’RE NEVER GOING TO HEAR HIM SO WE’RE NEVER GOING TO HEAR HIM SAY HE WAS PRESSURED SAY HE WAS PRESSURED IT WAS A MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE IT WAS A MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE BARGAIN THAT LEADERS AROUND THE BARGAIN THAT LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD FEEL THEY HAVE TO MAKE WORLD FEEL THEY HAVE TO MAKE WITH THIS PRESIDENT BECAUSE THEY WITH THIS PRESIDENT BECAUSE THEY HAVE THEIR NATIONAL INTERESTS AT HAVE THEIR NATIONAL INTERESTS AT STAKE EVEN IF OUR PRESIDENT STAKE EVEN IF OUR PRESIDENT DOESN’T HAVE OUR NATIONAL DOESN’T HAVE OUR NATIONAL INTERESTS IN HIS MIND

INTERESTS IN HIS MIND >> LET’S LISTEN TO WHAT COLONEL >> LET’S LISTEN TO WHAT COLONEL VINDMAN SAID IN HIS OPENING VINDMAN SAID IN HIS OPENING STATEMENT ABOUT SOME OF THE STATEMENT ABOUT SOME OF THE OTHER WITNESSES WHO HAVE COME OTHER WITNESSES WHO HAVE COME FORWARD FORWARD >> I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO >> I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE THE COURAGE OF MY RECOGNIZE THE COURAGE OF MY COLLEAGUES WHO APPEARED AND ARE COLLEAGUES WHO APPEARED AND ARE SCHEDULED TO APPEAR BEFORE THIS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR BEFORE THIS COMMITTEE COMMITTEE

I WANT TO SAY THAT THE CHARACTER I WANT TO SAY THAT THE CHARACTER ATTACKS ON THESE DISTINGUISHED ATTACKS ON THESE DISTINGUISHED AND HONORABLE PUBLIC SERVANTS IS AND HONORABLE PUBLIC SERVANTS IS REPREHENSIBLE REPREHENSIBLE IT IS NATURAL TO DISAGREE AND IT IS NATURAL TO DISAGREE AND ENGAGE IN SPIRITED DEBATE AND ENGAGE IN SPIRITED DEBATE AND THIS HAS BEEN THE CUSTOM OF OUR THIS HAS BEEN THE CUSTOM OF OUR COUNTRY SINCE THE TIME OF OUR COUNTRY SINCE THE TIME OF OUR FOUNDING FATHERS, BUT WE ARE FOUNDING FATHERS, BUT WE ARE BETTER THAN PERSONAL ATTACKS BETTER THAN PERSONAL ATTACKS >> AND JOHN HEILEMANN, THE >> AND JOHN HEILEMANN, THE PERSONAL ATTACK WAS COMING TO PERSONAL ATTACK WAS COMING TO HIM FROM THE WHITE HOUSE FROM HIM FROM THE WHITE HOUSE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TWITTER ACCOUNT THE WHITE HOUSE TWITTER ACCOUNT WHILE HE WAS TESTIFYING

WHILE HE WAS TESTIFYING >> INDEED >> INDEED AND, YOU KNOW, AT THIS POINT AND, YOU KNOW, AT THIS POINT UNSURPRISINGLY GIVEN THE WAY THE UNSURPRISINGLY GIVEN THE WAY THE PRESIDENT BEHAVED LAST FRIDAY PRESIDENT BEHAVED LAST FRIDAY EVEN THOUGH THE ATTACKS HE EVEN THOUGH THE ATTACKS HE ENGAGED IN ON AMBASSADOR ENGAGED IN ON AMBASSADOR YOVANOVITCH WAS SEEN AS YOVANOVITCH WAS SEEN AS BACKFIRING, UNDERCUTTING THE BACKFIRING, UNDERCUTTING THE REPUBLICAN CAUSE, MADE THEM REPUBLICAN CAUSE, MADE THEM UNCOMFORTABLE, RECOGNIZED THEIR UNCOMFORTABLE, RECOGNIZED THEIR STRATEGY WAS BEING UNDERCUT BY STRATEGY WAS BEING UNDERCUT BY THE PRESIDENT THE PRESIDENT

AND YET HERE WE COME AROUND AND YET HERE WE COME AROUND AGAIN TWO DAYS LATER AND THE AGAIN TWO DAYS LATER AND THE SAME ATTACKS BEING LAUNCHED SAME ATTACKS BEING LAUNCHED AGAINST LIEUTENANT COLONEL AGAINST LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN, I JUST DON’T THINK WE VINDMAN, I JUST DON’T THINK WE SHOULD EXPECT ANYTHING OTHER SHOULD EXPECT ANYTHING OTHER THAN THAT NOW, AND IT’S AN THAN THAT NOW, AND IT’S AN APPALLING STATE OF AFFAIRS THIS APPALLING STATE OF AFFAIRS THIS BECOME CONVENTIONAL BECOME CONVENTIONAL BUT THE PRESIDENT HAS NO SHAME BUT THE PRESIDENT HAS NO SHAME WHEN IT COMES TO WHO HE WHEN IT COMES TO WHO HE DETERMINES TO BE HIS TARGETS, DETERMINES TO BE HIS TARGETS, AND I THINK WE SHOULD ASSUME FOR AND I THINK WE SHOULD ASSUME FOR AS LONG AS THIS PROCESS PLAYS AS LONG AS THIS PROCESS PLAYS OUT, IF THE PRESIDENT CAN ATTACK OUT, IF THE PRESIDENT CAN ATTACK LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN WITH LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN WITH A PURPLE HEART, HE CAN ATTACK A PURPLE HEART, HE CAN ATTACK ANYONE ANYONE HE WILL

HE WILL >> AND NED, THIS CAN BE SAID OF >> AND NED, THIS CAN BE SAID OF ALL THE WITNESSES TODAY ALL THE WITNESSES TODAY NO MATTER WHAT YOU THINK OF NO MATTER WHAT YOU THINK OF THEIR PARTICULAR CREDIBILITY THEIR PARTICULAR CREDIBILITY POINTS YOU MIGHT WANT TO POINTS YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHALLENGE, THEY ALL HAVE STEPPED CHALLENGE, THEY ALL HAVE STEPPED UP WHERE JOHN BOLTON HAS UP WHERE JOHN BOLTON HAS REFUSED REFUSED

I MEAN, WHEN YOU LOOK AT TIM I MEAN, WHEN YOU LOOK AT TIM MORRISON, HE’S IN EXACTLY THE MORRISON, HE’S IN EXACTLY THE SAME STATUS SAME STATUS I MEAN PRECISELY THE SAME STATUS I MEAN PRECISELY THE SAME STATUS AS JOHN BOLTON AS JOHN BOLTON HE NO LONGER WORKS IN THE HE NO LONGER WORKS IN THE GOVERNMENT, NO LONGER WORKS IN GOVERNMENT, NO LONGER WORKS IN THE WHITE HOUSE

THE WHITE HOUSE HE HAD A JOB RIGHT UNDER HE HAD A JOB RIGHT UNDER BOLTON’S JURISDICTION AND THERE BOLTON’S JURISDICTION AND THERE HE IS IN THE WITNESS CHAIR HE IS IN THE WITNESS CHAIR THERE HE IS THERE HE IS

HE’S NOT SITTING THERE WITH HIS HE’S NOT SITTING THERE WITH HIS $2 MILLION BOOK DEAL IN NEW YORK $2 MILLION BOOK DEAL IN NEW YORK THE WAY JOHN BOLTON IS THE WAY JOHN BOLTON IS >> JOHN BOLTON YOU ALLUDED TO >> JOHN BOLTON YOU ALLUDED TO HAS STEPPED UP IN A COUPLE OF HAS STEPPED UP IN A COUPLE OF DAYS DAYS DAYS DAYS AND WE UNDERSTAND DURING THAT AND WE UNDERSTAND DURING THAT TALK HE TALKED ABOUT PRESIDENT TALK HE TALKED ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S AFFINITY FOR THE TURKS TRUMP’S AFFINITY FOR THE TURKS NOT BECAUSE HE FAVORS U

S NOT BECAUSE HE FAVORS US FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS TURKEY FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS TURKEY AND THINKS WE NEED CLOSER TIES AND THINKS WE NEED CLOSER TIES BUT HE LOOKS TO TURKEY AS A BUT HE LOOKS TO TURKEY AS A LUCRATIVE MARKET LUCRATIVE MARKET

AND THIS IS PRECISELY WHAT WE’RE AND THIS IS PRECISELY WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT IN THIS UKRAINE TALKING ABOUT IN THIS UKRAINE SCANDAL SCANDAL IT’S PRESIDENT TRUMP IT’S PRESIDENT TRUMP CONSISTENTLY PLACING HIS OTHER CONSISTENTLY PLACING HIS OTHER THAN PERSONAL AND POLITICAL THAN PERSONAL AND POLITICAL INTERESTS AHEAD OF THE NATIONAL INTERESTS AHEAD OF THE NATIONAL INTERESTS INTERESTS JOHN BOLTON WAS WILLING TO CHAT JOHN BOLTON WAS WILLING TO CHAT ABOUT THAT TO MORGAN STANLEY IN ABOUT THAT TO MORGAN STANLEY IN THE CONTEXT OF TURKEY

THE CONTEXT OF TURKEY IT IS SURPRISING AND IT IS IT IS SURPRISING AND IT IS SHAMEFUL THAT HE’S NOT WILLING SHAMEFUL THAT HE’S NOT WILLING TO TALK ABOUT THAT TO THE UNITED TO TALK ABOUT THAT TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS STATES CONGRESS YOU KNOW, I THINK THE OTHER YOU KNOW, I THINK THE OTHER POINT, LAWRENCE, AND I THINK IT POINT, LAWRENCE, AND I THINK IT BECAME CLEAR TODAY WHY BECAME CLEAR TODAY WHY REPUBLICANS ARE TURNING TO THESE REPUBLICANS ARE TURNING TO THESE ATTACKS, THESE SHAMEFUL ATTACKS ATTACKS, THESE SHAMEFUL ATTACKS OF DUAL LOYALTY AND LATCHING OF DUAL LOYALTY AND LATCHING ONTO ANCILLARY ISSUES ONTO ANCILLARY ISSUES

YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT THE YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT THE WITNESSES TODAY, TIM MORRISON, WITNESSES TODAY, TIM MORRISON, BEING ONE OF THEM, THESE WERE BEING ONE OF THEM, THESE WERE MINORITY WITNESSES MINORITY WITNESSES >> JUST TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO THE >> JUST TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO THE AUDIENCE THE TWO WITNESSES AUDIENCE THE TWO WITNESSES CALLED IN THE AFTERNOON WERE CALLED IN THE AFTERNOON WERE CALLED BY THE REPUBLICANS CALLED BY THE REPUBLICANS THEY WERE REPUBLICAN WITNESSES

THEY WERE REPUBLICAN WITNESSES >> THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO PRESENT >> THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO PRESENT THE BEST CASE THAT REPUBLICANS THE BEST CASE THAT REPUBLICANS HAVE AGAINST THIS IMPEACHMENT HAVE AGAINST THIS IMPEACHMENT AND JUST LOOK WHAT WE LEARNED AND JUST LOOK WHAT WE LEARNED TIM MORRISON MADE VERY CLEAR TIM MORRISON MADE VERY CLEAR THAT HE RAISED CONCERNS WITH THE THAT HE RAISED CONCERNS WITH THE LAWYERS THREE TIMES DURING THIS LAWYERS THREE TIMES DURING THIS PERIOD PERIOD

HE MADE VERY CLEAR IT WAS DONALD HE MADE VERY CLEAR IT WAS DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF WHO PUT A HOLD ON TRUMP HIMSELF WHO PUT A HOLD ON THIS SECURITY ASSISTANCE FOR THIS SECURITY ASSISTANCE FOR UKRAINE UKRAINE HE CONFIRMED HIS UNDERSTANDING HE CONFIRMED HIS UNDERSTANDING THAT GORDON SONDLAND MADE THE THAT GORDON SONDLAND MADE THE EXTORTIVE SCHEME VERY CLEAR TO EXTORTIVE SCHEME VERY CLEAR TO THE UKRAINIANS THE UKRAINIANS AND KURT VOLKER FOR HIS PART, AND KURT VOLKER FOR HIS PART, PRAISED VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND PRAISED VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND MUWRAE YOVANOVITCH

MUWRAE YOVANOVITCH AND THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE AND THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE CASE SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE CASE AGAINST IMPEACHMENT AGAINST IMPEACHMENT THEY MADE THE CASE AGAINST TRUMP THEY MADE THE CASE AGAINST TRUMP AND THESE OUTLANDISH CONSPIRACY AND THESE OUTLANDISH CONSPIRACY THEORIES THEORIES

>> WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF >> WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF AMBASSADOR VOLKER’S TESTIMONY AMBASSADOR VOLKER’S TESTIMONY TODAY AND WHAT HE ADMITS BEING TODAY AND WHAT HE ADMITS BEING WILLING TO DO, WHICH IS TO SAY WILLING TO DO, WHICH IS TO SAY ACTUALLY WRITE THE WORDS THAT HE ACTUALLY WRITE THE WORDS THAT HE WANTED THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE WANTED THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE TO SAY INTO THE MICROPHONE AS TO SAY INTO THE MICROPHONE AS DONALD TRUMP WANTED HIM TO DO DONALD TRUMP WANTED HIM TO DO SPECIFYING THE INVESTIGATION OF SPECIFYING THE INVESTIGATION OF BURISMA, SPECIFYING THE BURISMA, SPECIFYING THE INVESTIGATION OF 2016 ELECTION INVESTIGATION OF 2016 ELECTION KURT VOLKER ADMITTED TO BEING KURT VOLKER ADMITTED TO BEING WILLING TO GO PRETTY FAR WITH WILLING TO GO PRETTY FAR WITH WHAT RUDY GIULIANI WAS WHAT RUDY GIULIANI WAS DEMANDING DEMANDING >> IT’S QUITE EXTRAORDINARY

>> IT’S QUITE EXTRAORDINARY I’VE KNOWN KURT VOLKER FOR A I’VE KNOWN KURT VOLKER FOR A VERY LONG TIME VERY LONG TIME I’VE ADMIRED HIM I’VE ADMIRED HIM

I’VE TALKED TO HIM WHEN HE GOT I’VE TALKED TO HIM WHEN HE GOT THIS POSITION, THOUGHT IT WAS A THIS POSITION, THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD THING GOOD THING BUT QUITE FRANKLY I WAS TERRIBLY BUT QUITE FRANKLY I WAS TERRIBLY DISAPPOINTED TODAY DISAPPOINTED TODAY HE WAS NOT ONLY THREADING A HE WAS NOT ONLY THREADING A NEEDLE, HE WAS SPLITTING HAIRS NEEDLE, HE WAS SPLITTING HAIRS RIGHT AND LEFT ALL ALONG THE RIGHT AND LEFT ALL ALONG THE WAY

WAY AND INDEED, HE HELPED TO DRAFT A AND INDEED, HE HELPED TO DRAFT A STATEMENT FOR ZELENSKY WHILE AT STATEMENT FOR ZELENSKY WHILE AT THE SAME TIME TELLING THE THE SAME TIME TELLING THE MEMBERS INCREDULOUSLY THAT HE MEMBERS INCREDULOUSLY THAT HE REALLY NEVER MADE THE CONNECTION REALLY NEVER MADE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN BURISMA AND BIDEN BETWEEN BURISMA AND BIDEN SO WHAT WAS HE DOING? SO WHAT WAS HE DOING? HE SAID HE WAS REALLY HELPING TO HE SAID HE WAS REALLY HELPING TO MAKE A STATEMENT THAT WAS MAKE A STATEMENT THAT WAS ANTI-CORRUPTION WHEN IN FACT THE ANTI-CORRUPTION WHEN IN FACT THE ONLY CORRUPTION THAT WAS GOING ONLY CORRUPTION THAT WAS GOING ON HERE WAS BY THE PRESIDENT OF ON HERE WAS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THE UNITED STATES

AND AS OTHERS HAVE POINTED OUT AND AS OTHERS HAVE POINTED OUT TODAY AND CERTAINLY POINTED OUT TODAY AND CERTAINLY POINTED OUT IN THE HEARING TODAY, THE IN THE HEARING TODAY, THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT GONE AFTER PRESIDENT HAS NOT GONE AFTER CORRUPTION IN TURKEY CORRUPTION IN TURKEY HE’S NOT GONE AFTER CORRUPTION HE’S NOT GONE AFTER CORRUPTION IN RUSSIA IN RUSSIA EVEN ONLY KNOWS HE HASN’T GONE EVEN ONLY KNOWS HE HASN’T GONE AFTER CORRUPTION AND MURDER IN AFTER CORRUPTION AND MURDER IN SAUDI ARABIA

SAUDI ARABIA HE HASN’T GONE AGAINST HE HASN’T GONE AGAINST CORRUPTION WITH HIS BROMANCE CORRUPTION WITH HIS BROMANCE WITH KIM JONG-UN WITH KIM JONG-UN SO THE PRESIDENT HAS A LONG WAY SO THE PRESIDENT HAS A LONG WAY TO GO, AND WOULDN’T EVEN INCLUDE TO GO, AND WOULDN’T EVEN INCLUDE CORRUPTION IN HIS PHONE SCRIPT CORRUPTION IN HIS PHONE SCRIPT THAT HAD BEEN PREPARED BY THAT HAD BEEN PREPARED BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINLDDMAN AND LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINLDDMAN AND THE NSC STAFF THE NSC STAFF

>> AND AMBASSADOR VOLKER >> AND AMBASSADOR VOLKER TESTIFIED TODAY UNDER OATH THAT TESTIFIED TODAY UNDER OATH THAT HE HAD BREAKFAST WITH GIULIANI HE HAD BREAKFAST WITH GIULIANI AT THE TRUMP HOTEL IN AT THE TRUMP HOTEL IN WASHINGTON, DC TO TALK ABOUT WASHINGTON, DC TO TALK ABOUT RUDY GIULIANI WANTED FROM RUDY GIULIANI WANTED FROM UKRAINE AND AMBASSADOR VOLKER UKRAINE AND AMBASSADOR VOLKER WANTS US TO BELIEVE THAT THE WANTS US TO BELIEVE THAT THE WORD BIDEN NEVER CAME UP, THAT WORD BIDEN NEVER CAME UP, THAT RUDY GIULIANI GOT THROUGH THE RUDY GIULIANI GOT THROUGH THE ENTIRE BREAKFAST AND NEVER SAID ENTIRE BREAKFAST AND NEVER SAID THE WORD BIDEN

THE WORD BIDEN THAT IS VERY DIFFICULT STRAIN ON

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