Morning Digestion – 11-19-19: “LT COL VINDMAN DID THE UKRAINIANS FEEL PRESSURE FROM THE TRUMP CALL?” “NOT THAT I KNOW OF.” OH. SO WHY ARE WE HERE?

Vindman el flopperoo. Was that a false statement in the transcript? No. Did the Ukrainians feel pressure from Trump’s call? Not that I know of.

Wow. This is supposed to motivate Americans to impeach?

list links MQ’s

IMPEACHMENT:What Nancy said.https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/111819-1MQ: The weak response to these hearings has been, “Let the election decide.”  That dangerous position only adds to the urgency of our action, because the President is jeopardizing the integrity of the 2020 elections.
What’s up today?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/19/us/politics/trump-impeachment-hearings.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Vindman arrives in full military regaliahttps://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/four-witnesses-testify-impeachment-tuesday?mod=article_inline&mod=article_inline&mod=hp_lead_pos5

Vindman to describe his alarm that he wasn’t in charge of Ukraine policy.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/both-democrats-and-republicans-look-to-lt-col-alexander-vindman-as-key-impeachment-witness/2019/11/18/3369cb94-09c7-11ea-bd9d-c628fd48b3a0_story.html
MQ: GOP lawmakers are also expected to spend some of their time Tuesday highlighting how differently Vindman interpreted and reacted to the July 25 call, compared with two other witnesses who were also listening in and are scheduled to testify Tuesday. Neither Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Pence, nor Tim Morrison, the senior director for Russian affairs at the National Security Council, lodged a complaint with their superiors or warned White House lawyers, as Vindman did.
Sen Johnson thinks Vindman and others are out to sabotage Trump.https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-republicans-ask-senator-for-details-on-ukraine-interactions-11574101749?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=2&mod=article_inline
MQ: In his letter, Mr. Johnson said he mentioned the exchange (in which Vindman opposed Trump’s policy)  because, he alleged, “a significant number of bureaucrats and staff members within the executive branch have never accepted President Trump as legitimate and resent his unorthodox style and his intrusion onto their ‘turf.’ The Quid Pro Quo evidence so far.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/11/18/quid-pro-quo-evidence/?arc404=true
Summary: Only one of six involves Trump, the july 25 call.
The overheard phone conversation guy will testify.https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/impeachment-witness-says-ukraine-gradually-came-to-understand-trumps-desired-investigation-was-tied-to-aid-meeting/2019/11/18/b6dd2cc0-0a47-11ea-8397-a955cd542d00_story.html
MQ: “This was an extremely distinctive experience in my Foreign Service career,” Holmes testified. “I’ve never seen anything like this, someone calling the President from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language. There’s just so much about the call that was so remarkable that I remember it vividly.”
Rudy used an open cell phone line and what’s app. The Russians were listening.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/18/us/politics/giuliani-cellphone-hacking-russia-ukraine.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

TRUMP:WH denies a health emergencyhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/18/us/politics/trump-health-emergency.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Politics
MQ: Mr. Trump, 73, is the oldest man ever sworn in for a first term as president, and he is not known for a healthy diet or exercise other than weekend golf. At his February checkup, he weighed in at 243 pounds, which is considered obese for a man of his reported height of 6-foot-3. He has been reported in the past to be taking rosuvastatin, a lipid-lowering drug, to control his cholesterol.
He says he’ll strongly consider testifying. Let’s get serious. No he won’t.https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/18/trump-local-impeachment-inquiry-stain-071245

POLITICS:Elise Stafanik took her star moment. Dem donors flooded her opponent with cash.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/18/nyregion/elise-stefanik-tedra-cobb-impeachment.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

How Democrats would tax rich but not super rich.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/19/upshot/democrats-tax-affluent-warren.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=The%20Upshot
MQ: “People who live in affluent areas and are making good money, are they going to jump with glee over paying more taxes?” said Representative John Larson, a Connecticut Democrat who is author of the congressional Democrats’ plan to expand Social Security benefits. “I can’t argue in good faith that people are sending me love notes from wealthy suburban counties.”
Swalwell’s fart.https://nypost.com/2019/11/19/congressman-eric-swalwell-appears-to-fart-on-live-tv/

SJW:Those electric cars? They’ll put thousands of auto workers out of work.https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/11/19/new-ford-mustang-is-electric-battery-powered-cars-raise-complicated-questions-workers/
MQ: Electric vehicles raise a whole host of questions for autoworkers. The vehicles’ simplicity means they require significantly less manpower to make and assemble: the Chevy Bolt, for example, had 80 percent fewer moving parts than comparable fuel engines, UBS analysts have found. Their production is more simple and straightforward. And the parts they do use are now often made overseas.
Should Gaughan be cancelled?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/18/arts/design/gauguin-national-gallery-london.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Art%20%20Design
It’s those young polynesian girls.
Old whites. Young latinos. Yakima Wash. In other words, whites bad, latinos good.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/19/us/politics/yakima-washington-racial-differences-2020-elections.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Those damn racist real estate agents have infested Long Islandhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/18/nyregion/fair-housing-discrimination-long-island.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

CLIMATE:NYT bemoan homeless kids in NYC but opposes buildings homes in Va.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/19/climate/climate-real-estate-developers.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

WTF:This is unfortunate. WVA man marries daughter who just killed her boyfriend.https://www.foxnews.com/us/west-virginia-father-married-daughter-kill-man

Meth. We’re On It. Clever or thick headed?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/18/us/south-dakota-meth.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=US%20News

Science has been conquered, no further need for it. Empathy classes rule.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/18/opinion/future-humanities-science-education.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Contributors

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