Morning Digestion – 11-22-19: TRUMP CALLS IN TO FOX AND FRIENDS. AN HOUR LATER HE’S STILL NOT QUITE DONE, BUT THEY GOTTA RUN.

I’ll confess. When Trump calls in, I can’t listen. It’s like watching ping pong in fast forward. But I got some clips.

the listliuksand MQ’s

TRUMP:Calls F&F. Goes for an hour. About everything.https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/22/public-impeachment-hearings-trump-fox-news-072873
MQ: There isn’t just one. Sorry.
He sticks to debunked Ukraine theory on the DNC serverhttps://thehill.com/homenews/administration/471627-trump-repeats-debunked-ukraine-claim-a-day-after-hills-tough
MQ: That’s what the word is.
Calls for trial. Wants Schiff and WB as witnesses.https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-calls-for-senate-trial-seeks-whistleblower-and-schiff-as-impeachment-witnesses
MQ: “Frankly, I want a trial.”

IMPEACH:Peggy Noonan: Trump’s defenders have no defense. Yeah he’d do that.https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-defenders-have-no-defense-11574382421?mod=trending_now_pos2MQ: more deadly was what has never been said. In the two months since Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry was under way and the two weeks since the Intelligence Committee’s public hearings began, no one, even in the White House, has said anything like, “He wouldn’t do that!” or “That would be so unlike him.” His best friends know he would do it and it’s exactly like him.
Awwww…we’ve still got names on our list and they won’t show up.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/us/politics/impeachment-witnesses.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
MQ: among those missing from the House Intelligence Committee’s witness list, besides Mr. Giuliani, were Mr. Pence, Mr. Pompeo, Mr. Mulvaney and Mr. Bolton. Not that the panel’s Democratic majority was necessarily uninterested in talking with the vice president, secretary of state, acting White House chief of staff or former national security adviser. Democratic leaders have decided not to wage a drawn-out fight to force them to testify over White House objections.
OK it’s over. Dems figure on what to do next.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fiona-hill-to-testify-in-impeachment-inquiry-about-a-fictional-narrative-on-ukrainian-interference/2019/11/21/6d1fe576-0c60-11ea-8397-a955cd542d00_story.html
MQ: Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) seemed to make Democrats’ next step clear, saying Trump’s actions were “beyond” even what President Richard M. Nixon did in the Watergate scandal that forced him to resign.
Fiona Hill says Russia wants the Ukraine story out there.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/us/politics/fiona-hill-impeachment-ukraine.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
MQ: “An impeachable offense should be compelling, overwhelmingly clear and unambiguous,” Mr. Hurd said. “And it’s not something to be rushed or taken lightly. I have not heard evidence proving the president committed bribery or extortion.”
Nov 20, 2019 decided the 2020 election.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/opinion/election-2020-democrats.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

Graham launches probe of Biden’s, Burisma and Ukraine ’16 interferrencehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/graham-launches-probe-into-bidens-burisma-and-ukraine/2019/11/21/5a5675b4-0ca5-11ea-97ac-a7ccc8dd1ebc_story.html
MQ: a spokeswoman for Graham, said the senator is now seeking the documents because “Adam Schiff and the House Intel Committee have made it clear they will not look into the issues about Hunter Biden and Burisma.” Rep. Schiff (D-Calif.) is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
RUSSIA INVESTIGATION:FBI agent altered FISA applicationhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/inspector-generals-report-on-fbis-russia-probe-to-be-delivered-dec-9/2019/11/21/6d6d789e-0c70-11ea-8397-a955cd542d00_story.html
MQ: Horowitz found that the employee erroneously indicated he had documentation to back up a claim he had made in discussions with the Justice Department about the factual basis for the application. He then altered an email to back up that erroneous claim, they said.
Actually there was Ukraine interference, just not Trump’s favorite theoryhttps://nypost.com/2019/11/21/fiona-hill-and-dems-ignore-the-serious-evidence-of-ukrainian-2016-meddling/
MQ: The second theory has nothing to do with Russia. It is supported by significant evidence. It includes public professions of support for Clinton and opposition to Trump by Ukrainian officials. It includes acknowledgments by Ukrainian investigators that their Obama administration counterparts encouraged them to investigate Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
POLITICS:It could take California a month to declare a winner on super tuesdayhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/it-may-take-a-month-to-name-californias-winner-on-super-tuesday-11574418601?mod=hp_lead_pos5
MQ: “I’m telling people it’s no longer Election Day, it’s election month,” said Neal Kelley, the registrar of voters in Orange County.
NYT targets Ken LaCorte as a Russian bot factory.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/technology/LaCorte-edition-news.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Business

Obama warns against purity testshttps://nypost.com/2019/11/21/obama-warns-against-purity-tests-urges-democrats-to-chill-out/

Barack Obama, conservative.https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/11/22/barack-obama-conservative/?arc404=true
MQ: the contrast between Obama’s steady approach and the seeming radicalism of his Democratic heirs can’t just be chalked up to changing times. It’s because the former president, going back at least to his 2004 Senate race, hasn’t really occupied the left side of the ideological spectrum. 
Obama tells group who paid $10k to $350k to hear him, run in income inequality.https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Obama-warns-SF-crowd-of-a-splintered-America-14852880.php
MQ: “If I were running today, I wouldn’t run the same campaign I ran in 2008,” Obama said at a Los Altos Hills fundraiser where tickets cost $10,000 to $355,000. Among the 100 donors who paid their way in was Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry.
ECONOMY:Hedge fund Bridgewater bets $1billion the market will drop by Marchhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/bridgewater-bets-big-on-market-drop-11574418601?mod=hp_lead_pos1
MQ: It couldn’t be determined why Bridgewater made the investment. Several clients said it may simply be a hedge for significant exposure to equity markets the firm has built up. Funds often hedge, or take offsetting positions, against other exposure to protect against losses.

SJW:Florida students impeaching student body president for booking Don Jr.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/opinion/donald-trump-jr-university-of-florida.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

Shep Smith gives $500k to make himself a journo martyr.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/business/media/shepard-smith-fox-news.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

Hispanic man who threatened Repubs gets five years in fed prison.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/nyregion/steve-scalise-cathy-mcmorris-rodgers-threats.html?action=click&module=Latest&pgtype=Homepage
MQ: “Ojo por ojo, diente por diente,” Mr. Bayon added, which is Spanish for “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.” He ended the messages by saying: “That is our law and we are the majority. Have a good day.”
This guy wrote a book forty years ago predicting migrant invasions. It’s racist.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/books/stephen-miller-camp-saints.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Books

Fending champions plan to rebuke Trump in WH visit. Cancellation anybody?https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/11/22/columbia-fencing-white-house-visit-protest/

Hundreds protest Coulter speech in Berkley. She speaks anyway.https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Hundreds-protest-Ann-Coulter-speech-at-UC-14851284.php

TECH:We Don’t Work…bullshit start up to lay off 2400https://nypost.com/2019/11/21/wework-to-lay-off-2400-employees-in-softbank-revamp/

Apple’s random chat app is a sexual predator free for all.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/11/22/apple-says-its-app-store-is-safe-trusted-place-we-found-reports-unwanted-sexual-behavior-six-apps-some-targeting-minors/?arc404=true

Elon Musk’s Tesla electric pick uphttps://www.wsj.com/articles/tesla-targets-u-s-auto-makers-profit-engine-with-electric-pickup-11574341200?mod=hp_lead_pos4

WTF:Researchers figure out the value of your dog. It’s $10khttps://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/11/22/researchers-have-finally-put-price-tag-life-dog/

Police put tracking device on suspect’s car then charged theft when he removed it.https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/21/police-hid-tracking-device-suspects-car-then-charged-him-with-theft-removing-it/

Coldplay cancels tour, won’t go on road until it can be greenhttps://pagesix.com/2019/11/21/coldplay-not-touring-until-they-can-make-it-green-to-do-so/?_ga=2.151693247.708752978.1574433769-1532260336.1569418806

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