Trump Tweets Attack on Congressional Impeachment Inquiry Witness During Testimony

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It’s Friday.

It’s Day 52 of the Impeachment Inquiry. For Day 52, Day 2 of the Impeachment Inquiry Hearings is currently happening on the Hill.

The President has tweeted 14 times during the Impeachment Inquiry Hearing.

The Attacking the Speaker of the House Tweets. [Sent 10 minutes before Day 2 of the Impeachment Inquiry Hearing began.]

Once again the President of the United States is bashing an American city to benefit himself.

As the News Blender featured on Friday morning former U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch is the third witness to appear before the House Intelligence Committee, one of the three Committees handling the Impeachment Inquiry.

On Thursday evening a Russian owned media site Interfax-Ukraine, published an article in which they quote Ukraine Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko saying to reporters that U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland did not condition military assistance with investigations into Burisma Holdings, the company former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden worked.

Prystaiko: Ambassador Sondland did not tell us, and did not tell me exactly, about the relation between the [military] assistance and the investigations. You should ask him. I do not recall any conversation with me as with foreign minister. It was not we, the Ukrainian officials (who were told this). I have never seen a direct link between investigations and security assistance. Yes, investigations were mentioned, you know, in a presidential conversation. But there was no clear connection between these events.

The article notes: He said he had no contact with Sondland as an official.

The Witness Intimidation Tweets. [Sent during Yovanovtich’s testimony]

Some background from the memorandum of the phone call between President Trump and new Elected Ukrainian President Zelensky.

President Zelensky pg. 4 Memorandum of Call.

Zelensky in part: It was great that you were the first one who told me that she was a bad ambassador [Marie Yovanovitch] because I agree with 100%. Her attitude towards me was far from the best as she admired the previous President and she was on his side. She would not accept me as a new President well enough.

President Trump pg. 4 Memorandum of Call.

President Trump in part: Well, she’s going to go through some things.

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff (D-CA) in real time asked Yovanovitch if she would like to respond to President Trump’s tweets.

The After He Attempted to Witness Tamper and Intimidate future witnesses tweets.

The clips are taken from Ranking Member Rep. Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) opening statement.

He mentions the stock market in a later tweet.

The April 21st Call Between President Trump and President Zelensky Tweets.

Three takeaways from the first TELCON shared between President Trump and President Zelensky.

1. The caution warning that a Memorandum is not a verbatim transcript appears at the bottom of page one.

2. President Trump tells newly Elected President Zelensky “When I owned Miss Universe, they always had great people. Ukraine was always very well represented.”

3. Corruption is not broached in the memo.

The I’m not sure what the hell to do with this tweet, tweet.

Translation we can’t find folks willing to sign up.

As if Friday was not busy enough.

Former adviser and long-time friend of President Trump, Roger Stone has been found guilty on all charges.

The New York Times reported that Stone, 63, was “was charged with lying to the House Intelligence Committee, trying to block the testimony of another potential witness and concealing reams of evidence from investigators. Prosecutors claimed he tried to thwart the committee’s work because the truth would have “looked terrible” for both the president and his campaign. In all, he faced seven felony charges and was found guilty on all counts.”

Stone will be sentenced February 6th.

Taking a break from bashing a Congressional Witness, the President responded via tweets, implying that his political rivals and perceived enemies also lied and should be in prison.

As a reminder none of those listed in his tweets have been charged with crimes. He has been President since 2017, his handpicked DOJ Attorney’s General have not brought charges against them for “lying.”

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