Day 21 of the Impeachment Inquiry is upon us.
For this 21st day of the Impeachment Inquiry, State Department official and career diplomat George Kent, has begun his deposition before the three House Committees handling the Impeachment Inquiry.
George Kent arrives on Capitol Hill with a bowtie and vest pic.twitter.com/nk5YK8Rw8N— Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) October 15, 2019
Today in impeachment: George Kent, who was among the career officials who sought to shield former US Ambassador Yovanovitch from the campaign of allegations against her in March 2019, according to internal emails turned over to Congress https://t.co/NAZpOYGa8A— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 15, 2019
Also happening on Tuesday the 4th Democratic Debate, the 1st, since the Impeachment Inquiry started.
The Debate will feature 12 candidates and is hosted by CNN and the New York Times.
The biggest-ever presidential primary debate is tonight. The New York Times is co-hosting, and you can watch it on our app. Here’s what to expect. https://t.co/v0jXcZCuat— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 15, 2019
For day 21 the President has tweeted 7 times so far.
Democrats are allowing no transparency at the Witch Hunt hearings. If Republicans ever did this they would be excoriated by the Fake News. Let the facts come out from the charade of people, most of whom I do not know, they are interviewing for 9 hours each, not selective leaks.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2019
For what it’s worth, the Republicans are not defending the President’s actions that are being investigated during the Impeachment Inquiry. They are knocking the process the Democrats are use to investigate the President.
I have one word for the Republicans–Benghazi.
While they apparently think we slept through their House and Senate majority under former President Obama, and the first two-years of President Trump’s term, we did not.
The depositions behind closed doors, while frustrating to us Political Junkies, is not uncommon, under either party, it’s done so, in case the person needs to addressed classified information. Behind closed doors, they are free to do so, in public hearings, they might not be as candid.
What the President is referencing is on Monday his former Adviser to Russia Fiona Hill testified behind closed doors. Reporting on the length of her testimony ranges from 9-11 hours.
Shortly after her testimony concluded on the Hill, the New York Times reported that according to three people who heard her testimony, “the effort to pressure Ukraine for political help provoked a heated confrontation inside the White House last summer that so alarmed John R. Bolton, then the national security adviser, that he told an aide to alert White House lawyers.”
The former National Security Adviser is said to have got into a tense exchange, with U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland.
She was told by Bolton after the exchange with Sondland to notify “the chief lawyer for the National Security Council about a rogue effort by Mr. Sondland, Mr. Giuliani and Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff.”
When the article first appeared late Monday, they quoted Bolton as saying, “I am not part of whatever drug deal Giuliani [President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani] and Mulvaney are cooking up.”
They have updated the article.
I am not part of whatever drug deal Sondland and Mulvaney are cooking up,” Mr. Bolton, a Yale-trained lawyer, told Ms. Hill to tell White House lawyers, according to two people at the deposition. (Another person in the room initially said Mr. Bolton referred to Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Mulvaney, but two others said he cited Mr. Sondland.)The New York Times.
The article goes on to explain that during an earlier conversation between Hill and Bolton that he told her, “Giuliani’s a hand grenade who’s going to blow everybody up.”
For What It’s Worth.
Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz attempted to sit in on her testimony, but was kicked it.
Rep. Gaetz Cries About Being Kicked From Inquiry That He Wasn’t Invited to Attend https://t.co/g01X22W2xd— Snip🦈Bytes (@SnipBytes) October 15, 2019
The Where’s Hunter Biden Tweet.
Hunter Biden was really bad on @GMA. Now Sleepy Joe has real problems! Reminds me of Crooked Hillary and her 33,000 deleted Emails, not recoverable!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2019
.@ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden on his relationship with his dad: “My dad doesn’t have to defend me. My dad only has to love me and my dad loves me unequivocally.” https://t.co/rmDKGz1o7O pic.twitter.com/fIoaZBWIUX— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 15, 2019
.@ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Hunter Biden tells @arobach he did nothing “improper” while serving on board of Ukrainian gas company, but may have showed “poor judgment” in joining. https://t.co/rmDKGz1o7O pic.twitter.com/QxmCJGU5Ze— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 15, 2019
The Tell Me I’m Pretty Tweets.
Governor @MattBevin has done a wonderful job for the people of Kentucky! He continues to protect your very important Second Amendment. Matt is Strong on Crime and the Border, he Loves our Great Vets and Military. Matt has my Complete and Total Endorsement, and always has!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2019
This push for Governor Matt Bevin comes as Politico noted on Friday that Bevin, who won the state in 2016 by 30 percentage points, is currently ranked “as one of the least popular governors in the country, and he faces a formidable Democratic opponent in state Attorney General Andy Beshear, the son of a popular former governor.”
President Trump is expected to hold a rally on Nov. 5th, the day before Kentucky heads to the polls. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to campaign for Bevin on Nov. 1st.
On Monday the Courier Journal reported that two of President Trump’s fiercest allies, former Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Rep. Mark Meadows “beseeched a group of supporters outside the Jefferson County Republican Party headquarters to rally behind Bevin and warned about the ramifications for the GOP in 2020 should Democratic challenger Andy Beshear take the Governor’s Mansion.”
Bevin responded via Twitter to Politico’s article from Friday.
Responding to a bogus article written by a man who’s likely never been to KY, please note that the reason @POTUS & @VP are coming to KY (where every current poll shows us winning) is because they said they would & they are men of integrity https://t.co/IuO8w4q6ba— Matt Bevin (@MattBevin) October 14, 2019
Just out: MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME IS AT THE HIGHEST POINT EVER, EVER, EVER! How about saying it this way, IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY! Also, MORE PEOPLE WORKING TODAY IN THE USA THAN AT ANY TIME IN HISTORY! Tough numbers for the Radical Left Democrats to beat! Impeach the Pres.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2019
I have googled. I found nothing “Just out” I found an op-ed written by Stephen Moore published in the Wall Street Journal dated September 29th.
According to Moore, “the latest data from the Census Bureau monthly surveys tell a different story. Real median household income—the amount earned by those in the very middle—hit $65,084 (in 2019 dollars) for the 12 months ending in July. That’s the highest level ever and a gain of $4,144, or 6.8%, since Mr. Trump took office. By comparison, during 7½ years under President Obama—starting from the end of the recession in June 2009 through January 2017—the median household income rose by only about $1,000.”
According to the Census Bureau while median incomes have risen, they note, “Median household income for the nation has been increasing every year since 2013, but the year-to-year increase from 2017 is smaller than the prior three years. Previously, increases ranged between 1.8% and 3.3% annually.”
From September 18th regarding the Census questions written by Jonathan Rothbaum.
The income questions were redesigned in the Current Population Survey’s Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) in 2014 for data year 2013. Therefore, some of the difference in median household income between 2017 and the previous highs is due to the question differences.Rothbaum Census.gov.
Hat-tip to all the Blenders, that helped this author locate data. Especially but not limited to @ LiliVonShtupp.
Mississippi, there is a VERY important election for Governor on November 5th. I need you to Get Out and Vote for our Great Republican nominee, @TateReeves. Tate is strong on Crime, tough on Illegal Immigration, and will protect your Second Amendment….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2019
….He loves our Military and supports our Vets! Get out and Vote for Tate Reeves on November 5th. He has my Complete and Total Endorsement!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2019
More rallies are in are future aren’t they?
There will be a Democratic Debate Thread. I can not promise a live feed, but I will provide the thread, regardless.
Impeach the Pres is trending on Twitter.
In his first tweet the President writes, “Let the facts come out from the charade of people, most of whom I do not know…”
Incompetence is no defense against breaking the law. That’s not how it works. And it should be noted, that he surrounds himself with people he doesn’t know, these people are in charge of things, like National Security.
This is not normal.
This post will updated within reason.