Trump Tweets: The Post Election/Pre-Rally Wednesday Edition

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It’s Wednesday.

We have entered day 43 of the Impeachment Inquiry.

CNN is reporting that high-ranking member at the State Department, David Hale is testifying before the three House Committees handling the Impeachment Inquiry. He is the first person to appear for their scheduled deposition this week.

AP News is reporting that the number three ranking official at the State Department, Hale, intends to testify that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and “other senior officials determined that defending Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch would hurt the effort to free up U.S. military assistance to Ukraine,” according to people familiar with the matter.

*marks calendar*
Pack a lunch ladies and gentleman.

In Other News.

For day 43 of the Impeachment Inquiry the President has tweeted 4 times.

The Post Election Tweet.

On Tuesday the state of Kentucky headed to the polls to vote for their state Governor. On Monday President Trump held a campaign rally for incumbent Republican Matt Bevin. On Tuesday evening Kentucky appears to have selected a new Governor, Democrat Andy Beshear.

According to the New York Times election results, the current vote counts stands:

Andy Beshear 709,673 49.2 percent.
Matt Bevin 704,523 48.8 percent.

Bevin has not tweeted, but Fox News is reporting that Bevin citing unspecified “irregularities” refused late Tuesday to concede the race. Beshear has already declared victory.

During his rally on Monday, President Trump told his supporters that they had to vote for Bevin or else it would send a really “bad message.”

On Tuesday evening the President tweeted that Bevin, with his support and rally from Monday, picked up 15 points in the last days.

FiveThirtyEight reported that according to a poll conducted between Oct. 29th, and Nov. 1st, Bevin was at plus 6, based on the polling of 1,117 likely voters.

As the News Blender reported on Tuesday, according to a MasonDixon poll, Bevin and Beshear were tied with 46 percent each.

Real Clear Politics shows one poll with Beshear in the lead at plus 8. That Mason-Dixon poll was between December 12th and December 15th. The sample size was 625 registered voters.

President Trump retweeted GOP Chairman Ronna McDaniel on Tuesday evening.

I have found no data that supports Bevin ever polling 17 points down, but Daniel Dale, CNN’s President Trump fact-checker seems to believe he has found the one poll that showed Bevin down.

From What It’s Worth.

As to Senate Majority Leader Republican from Kentucky Mitch McConnell, according to Real Clear Politics his average job approval is at 24.2 percent favorable while he stands at 47.5 percent unfavorable.
His highest favorable was 28 percent from a poll taken between 10/27-10/29.
His lowest unfavorable was 54 percent taken from that same poll.

For more thoughts on the winners and losers from last night elections @ the News Blender.

The Impeachment Inquiry Tweets.

On Tuesday the Committees handling the Impeachment Inquiry released two more depositions that occurred behind closed-doors.

One of those released was the testimony of former Special U.S. Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, who resigned just prior to appearing before the Committees.

The President is quoting from pg. 129 of the testimony PDF.

Well, you asked what conversations did I have about that quid pro quo, et cetera. None, because I didn’t know that there was a quid pro quo.

Volker pg. 129.
Volker pg. 129.

Flash forward to pg. 144.

Volker pg. 144.

Question cont’d to page 145.

Volker pg. 145.

I stress that everyone should read the source material even if you just start with the quoted page. Context matters. Volker’s testimony is 360 pages. I would also like to note that Volker is referring to himself, he himself was not aware of a quid pro quo. In his mind based on reading pages prior to and after the quoted passage, Volker believed that his team would get the aid released without the promise of an investigation. He was not speaking about the President’s mind, simply his own.

The He Is Just Kidding Tweet.

But we are soo lucky!

As the headline implies there is a campaign rally tonight, from Monroe, Louisiana. USA TODAY explains that the candidate that will get five minutes to discuss how wonderful President Trump is, is businessman Eddie Rispone, who is looking to unseat Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards as Louisiana Governor.

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