Ukrainians considered Giuliani “an important conduit” to Trump.

“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,” Holmes said https://t.co/fdopkzi8ol

“I think the Ukrainians gradually came to understand that they were being asked to do something in exchange for the meeting and the security assistance hold being lifted,” Holmes said.

Ukrainians considered Giuliani “an important conduit” to Trump. “The Ukrainians, conversations with the Ukrainians, viewed him as an important representative of American interests . They viewed him as a significant individual in terms of their relationship with the United States”

Russia could have been listening to Trump-Sondland call. Holmes notes that two of three, if not all three, telecom firms in Ukraine are “owned by Russian companies or have significant stakes in those. We generally assume that mobile communications in Ukraine are being monitored.”



Updated: December 18, 2019 — 6:10 pm
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I highly doubt this entire thing is an isolated incident.

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Just another normal wacky day in the Wonderful World of Mobstering – Donny Style™️

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Trump couldn’t even keep his own unlawful plot private, this is the individual in charge of our National Security.

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can’t wait for republican counsel castor to ask him, “but it’s not as outlandish as it could be though, right” 🙄

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Pelosi and Schiff have audio of that call. Not if. But when they audio is released. Those Republicans who stayed silent. God bless your souls.

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I might have heard a guy, speaking to a guy, who may have been speaking to the President, and maybe, but not sure, I think I heard, or understood the conversation to mean…

And, more importantly (as CNN believes) I “felt” the call was deeply concerning

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Every thinks you can’t hear someone talking on a cell? I hear so many conversations all the time when I’m shopping with all kinds of noise around me. It’s not that hard when the person has the sound so freaking loud that it just ends up being annoying.

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Wow, it’s a subject he’s been warned about so now he has to pay the price for doing whatever he wants at the peril of this country, laws, and protocol be damned.

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That is what happens when you appoint rich donors who buy their positions and have zero experience.

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Just FYI. Some reports are getting this detail wrong. Sondland DID say he talked to the President on July 26 in his opening statement. But he clearly wasn’t honest about the content. Just trying to help.

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Do not get sidetracked by “colorful language”. The MAGAs have already posted the “Jesus doesn’t care about a salty sailor” meme years ago. No one is going to change their vote because the President has a foul mouth.

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This is what happens when you have unqualified people in these positions… including the person occupying the White House.

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All well and good, but he shoulda, coulda, woulda been a legit whistleblower. I’m glad they’re coming forward now. This is one episode that is only the tip of the iceberg of trump’s criminal culpability. What else is below the waterline?

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cue the press secretary coming out and saying how can you trust the word of an eavesdropper.

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Reminder that the GOP spent months shitting their collective pants because Hillary used an unsecure server that MIGHT have been compromised. Here, Trump is talking to a dude on a CELL PHONE that was obviously unsecured PLUS these idiots talked loud enough for others to hear.

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The call was orchestrated for one purpose – to manufacture an eavesdropping hearsay scenario for an impeachment case.

And here we are.

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Wow, it’s a subject he’s been warned about so now he has to pay the price for doing whatever he wants at the peril of this country, laws, and protocol be damned.