Morning Digestion – 11-5-19: “READ THE TRANSCRIPT” T-SHIRTS ON (NEARLY) EVERYBODY AT KENTUCKY TRUMP RALLY.

The NYT is still boycotting coverage of Trump rallies. Last night’s in Kentucky underscored Trump’s claim there was nothing wrong in the Zelensky phone call. “Read The Transcript” T-shirts worn by thousands.

the list, links& Money Quotes:

IMPEACHMENT:The Transcripts releasedhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/us/politics/inside-the-impeachment-testimony-dry-questions-and-flares-of-drama.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
MQ” they provide a minute-by-minute account of how Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California and the chairman of the intelligence panel, has been working to build the narrative at the heart of the inquiry — that Mr. Trump improperly pressed Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Hunter Biden, as well as conspiracy theories that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential campaign.
The Ukraine ambassador lady was a target for an ouster. Evidently a President can’t do that.https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/former-ambassador-testifies-she-felt-threatened-by-trumps-comments-about-her/2019/11/04/2a9aa720-ff29-11e9-8501-2a7123a38c58_story.html
As someone who’s been fired several times all i can say is “awww poor baby”.MQ: In one of the most gripping passages of her testimony, which took place Oct. 11, Marie Yovanovitch said that she remained worried that she would be a target of retaliation by Trump, who referred to her in his July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s president as “bad news” and someone who was “going to go through some things.”

“I was very concerned” upon reading Trump’s words when the rough transcript of the call was released, Yovanovitch testified. “I still am.” Asked whether she felt threatened, she replied, “Yes.”Pompeo has “fallen off the tightrope”.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/us/politics/mike-pompeo-ukraine-state-department.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
The Times takes it for granted Ukraine involved in ’16 is “false”. MQ:Mr. Pompeo’s spreading of a false narrative at the heart of the Ukraine scandal is the most striking example of how he has fallen off the tightrope he has traversed for the past 18 months: demonstrating loyalty to the president while insisting to others he was pursuing a traditional, conservative foreign policy. Mr. Pompeo, 55, now finds himself at the most perilous moment of his political life as veteran diplomats testify to Congress that Mr. Trump and his allies hijacked Ukraine policy for political gain — and as congressional investigators look into what Mr. Pompeo knew of the machinations of Mr. Trump and Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer.
Rudy Associate Parnas speaking with investigatorshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/nyregion/lev-parnas-giuliani-associate.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage not that big a deal. MQ: “The men hired John Dowd, a lawyer who had earlier represented the president at one stage of the investigation by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Mr. Trump signed off on the hiring of Mr. Dowd, according to an Oct. 2 email reviewed by The New York Times.”

TRUMP:Rally in KY. People wearing read the transcript t shirts.https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/468944-trump-lashes-out-at-pelosi-during-rally-tells-her-to-go-back-to-home

Roger Stone trial will relive Russian collusion theories.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/us/politics/roger-stone-trial.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage
MQ: Mr. Stone’s trial could shed new light on whether Mr. Trump was personally aware of WikiLeaks’ strategy to release thousands of emails that damaged the Clinton campaign at key moments in the race.
NYT had no coverage of Trump’s KY rally. WP covers with Rand’s demand on WBhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/05/rand-paul-whistleblower-rally-kentucky-trump/
MQ: Do your job and print his name.
Trump’s DOJ trying to discoveer who “Anonymous” is.https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/11/04/justice-department-is-fishing-details-about-anonymous-resistance-op-ed-writer/

POLITICS:Who are the swing voters?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/upshot/swing-voters-2020-election.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
More likely men than women, countering assumptionsMQ: The white college-educated persuadable voters, in either the broad or narrow definition, have something in common: They may not love the president, but they are not sold on progressives. They oppose single-payer health care, 60 percent to 37 percent, and oppose free college, 55 to 41. They disapprove of the president, but only 32 percent disapprove of both his performance and his policies.
One year out, Trump trails Dems. Except in electoral college votes.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-trails-democratic-rivals-in-national-survey-as-independents-move-away/2019/11/04/e068afac-ff38-11e9-9518-1e76abc088b6_story.html
MQ: The poll reflects national findings; other surveys in the states expected to play an outsize role in the 2020 contest have shown tighter races, particularly in parts of the upper Midwest that Trump flipped from Democrats in 2016. One wild card is any possible impact that the impeachment proceedings might have on public attitudes. The current poll was completed just before the House voted along party lines to formalize the inquiry.
Russia is holding an Israeli American as trade bait to prevent Russian hacker extradition.https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-steps-up-efforts-to-shield-its-hackers-from-extradition-to-u-s-11572949802?mod=hp_lead_pos4

How Kamala went from female Obama to fifth place and irrelevancy.https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/11/05/how-kamala-harris-went-from-female-obama-to-fifth-place-229901
MQ: Her bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination, which began with so much promise, has been marked by a long and painful pattern of self-inflicted lapses and growing disorder among her inexperienced staff. In recent weeks, her plunge in the polls has metastasized into a fall flatline in the low single digits. She’s tumbled into a virtual fifth-place tie with Amy Klobuchar and Andrew Yang in Iowa and trails the top candidates by double digits there. SJW:Hispanice man beats Arab teen for speaking Arabic.https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/05/san-diego-man-beats-syrian-teen-speaking-arabic/

CALIFORNIA:Mayors want to buy out investor owned PG&E.https://www.wsj.com/articles/california-mayors-join-campaign-to-make-pg-e-a-cooperative-11572955201?mod=hp_lead_pos6

WTF:Ambush massacre of American women and children in Mexico by cartel gunmenhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/world/americas/mormons-mexico-attack.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Men’s magazines pussify themselves.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/02/style/mens-magazines.html?fallback=false&recId=404236037&locked=0&geoContinent=NA&geoRegion=TX&recAlloc=top_conversion&geoCountry=US&blockId=published-assets-bq&imp_id=962161619&action=click&module=Most%20Popular&pgtype=Homepage
MQ: “How do you make a so-called men’s magazine in the thick of what has justifiably become the Shut Up and Listen moment?” wrote Will Welch, the editor of GQ, in a cri de coeur introduction to this month’s “New Masculinity” issue.
The cat jinxed the Giantshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/sports/giants-cowboys-cat-monday-night-football.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Sports

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