It’s day 29 of the Impeachment Inquiry.
Laura Cooper, deputy assistant secretary of defense, has arrived for her 10am deposition. She is expected to answer questions today about the decision to withhold military aid to Ukraine.— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 23, 2019
So far for Wednesday the President has tweeted 8 times and retweeted 8 times.
The Impeachment Inquiry Tweets.
It never ends. The Do Nothing Dems are terrible! https://t.co/l7Qk0WU8ML— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2019
Neither he (Taylor) or any other witness has provided testimony that the Ukrainians were aware that military aid was being withheld. You can’t have a quid pro quo with no quo.” Congressman John Ratcliffe @foxandfriends Where is the Whistleblower? The Do Nothing Dems case is DEAD!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2019
Where’s the Whistleblower?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2019
The Whistleblower(s) is protected under law, his or her identity is none of our business.
Also the Whistleblower is no longer needed, as we’ve had confirmation of the WB Complaint.
The memo of the call was released by President Trump.
In the rough draft of the call the President of Ukraine says I’m ready to buy more U.S. weapons for self defense. The President then says “I would like you to do us a favor though.”
So far testimony from several key players involved with US/Ukraine relations have confirmed that military aid was withheld unless and until Ukraine publicly supported an investigation into the 2016 election interference and President Trump’s political rival former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
On Tuesday the most explosive opening statement that has been released to the public came from Ambassador William “Bill” Taylor.
In the 15 page statement Taylor explains that he was asked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to return to Ukraine to lead the U.S. Embassy.
Here are some highlights from his opening statement.
I Included this to set the backdrop for the decision to withhold our aid.
The Free Speech by EO Tweets.
Young campus Conservatives are flocking to Turning Point USA & other Conservative speaker events all over the Country, AND IN RECORD NUMBERS. Thousands of students are turning out. “I just want to compliment the President of the United States for signing that historic Executive..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2019
….Order a couple of months ago saying that any school that does not uphold the First Amendment Rights of its students will lose Federal Funding. We have seen a huge change in how the Universities interact with us as a national & local student organization. Our studends….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2019
….feel EMPOWERED. There’s a movement happening on these campuses like I’ve never seen before. When you have 3000 students wanting to get into an event that couldn’t get in, that’s pretty remarkable!” @charliekirk11 Turning Point USA KEEP AMERICA GREAT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2019
In March of this year to strengthen “free speech” on College Campuses the President signed an Executive Order.
Trump’s EO Forces Colleges To Bake The Cake https://t.co/PpSzEQ9bd4— Snip🦈Bytes (@SnipBytes) March 22, 2019
Not that I need to explain, but as a reminder our Constitutional rights to free speech pertains to only Government. The Federal and State governments are not allowed to silence our speech they may not pass laws that say “A person shall not say bad things about their government.”
It does not give us the right to force colleges to allow the same. If a college, Twitter, Facebook, want to ban the word “sissy” they can. Our Freedom of Speech is not violated by them doing so.
The Other Two Tweets.
Republicans are going to fight harder than ever to win back the House because of what the Do Nothing Democrats have done to our Country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2019
I can’t stop laughing at this.
However, given the new breaking news, Republicans in the House have apparently stormed the Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry.
WATCH: here's the video of when 2 dozen GOP members, led by @mattgaetz entered the secure hearing room (SCIF) to interrupt witness testimony in the #ImpeachmentInquiry as they demand access, despite not being committee members. They're complaining it's a "Soviet-style process". pic.twitter.com/8KddYz3r9D— Scott Thuman (@ScottThuman) October 23, 2019
Just yesterday I read that the Democrats weren’t taking the Impeachment Inquiry seriously. I say WTAF?
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
Big success on the Turkey/Syria Border. Safe Zone created! Ceasefire has held and combat missions have ended. Kurds are safe and have worked very nicely with us. Captured ISIS prisoners secured. I will be making a statement at 11:00 A.M. from the White House. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2019
Kremlin spokesman on recent US actions in Syria: “The United States has been the closest ally of the Kurds in the past few years but the States abandoned the Kurds and, in fact, betrayed them.”— Ryan Browne (@rabrowne75) October 23, 2019
#Russia's state TV segment is entitled: "Geopolitical loser: the United States has given a real gift to Putin." The hosts say that Trump's actions in #Syria resulted in an unprecedented deal between Russia and #Turkey, with the U.S. playing absolutely no part in their decisions. pic.twitter.com/dGNCl3mp4m— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) October 23, 2019
Russia-#Turkey Agreement re #Syria— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) October 22, 2019
1- De facto Recognition by Turkey / Erdogan of Assad
2- Russia & Assad to help oversee Kurdish withdrawal
3- Joint Russia – Turkey patrols 10 km deep. Other 22km?
4- Unclear who monitors, enforces safe zone
5- Russia is kingmaker as US leaves pic.twitter.com/l3yJLoNhDH
TRUMP on Syria's oil: "We've secured the oil and, therefore, a small number of US Troops will remain in the area. Where they have the oil. And we're going to be protecting it, and we'll be deciding what we're going to do with it in the future." pic.twitter.com/nKgmXS4yRx— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 23, 2019
Trump dismissively describes Syria as "blood-stained sand." pic.twitter.com/JyR26ugzJB— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 23, 2019
Trump suggests it's no big deal if ISIS fighters escape Kurdish custody in Syria because Turkey "is there to grab them" pic.twitter.com/bCf6u0XgOg— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 23, 2019
He has announced in his press briefing that the U.S. will no longer be sanctioning Turkey over their invasion of Syria and attack of the Kurds.
Since he just concluded his remarks, the feed starts at the 20 minute mark.
This post will be updated within reason.