‘If You Want to Go After General Kelly That’s Up to You’ Huckabee Sanders Warns
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says it’s “highly inappropriate” to challenge the word of the president’s chief-of-staff because he’s a “4-star Marine general.” John Kelly is retired, but regardless, a cornerstone of American democracy is the military is controlled by civilians and Americans are free to challenge their government. It’s so important it’s in the First Amendment of the Constitution, which Huckabee Sanders should read again:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
OnÂ Friday afternoon reporters challenged Huckabee Sanders on statements Kelly had made just one dayÂ earlier, stating that Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson had made an FBI building dedication all about herself. Wilson is under attack by the White House for revealing President Trump told a Gold Star widow her husband “knew what he was getting into” when he was killed in action in Niger twoÂ weeks ago.
Friday afternoon, when a reporter asked Huckabee Sanders about General Kelly’s remarks, she insisted he stood by them:
â€” ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 20, 2017
And then she berated a reporter when he told Huckabee Sanders that Kelly was just “wrong”:
Press Sec. Sanders: â€œIf you want to get into a debate with a 4-star Marine general, I think that thatâ€™s something highly inappropriate.” pic.twitter.com/hKSsBJ66gU
â€” ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 20, 2017
â€œIf you want to go after General Kelly that’s up to you, but I think that, if you want to get into a debate with a 4-star Marine general, I think that thatâ€™s something highly inappropriate.”
What had Kelly said abut Congresswoman Wilson?
â€œA congresswoman stood up,â€ Kelly had told reporters, as CNN reported,Â â€œand in a long tradition of empty barrels making the most noise, stood up there in all of that and talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building, and how she took care of her constituents because she got the money, and she just called up President Obama, and on that phone call, he gave the moneyâ€”the $20 millionâ€”to build the building, and she sat down, and we were stunned.â€Â
Florida’sÂ Sun Sentinel released video of the speech, showing Kelly was grossly incorrect.
Huckabee Sanders wasn’t having it and blocked reporters at every turn. And that’s what’s highly inappropriate.
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‘None Whatsoever’: US Diplomat Burns to the Ground Trump Lie That Joe Biden’s Actions Are ‘Corrupt’
President Donald Trump’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, George Kent, in bombshell testimony Wednesday destroyed the president’s lie that Joe Biden’s actions, especially toward Ukraine, are “corrupt.”
Asked if there any factual basis to support Trump’s allegations, Kent replied: “None whatsoever.”
Kent debunks Trumpworld’s argument that Joe Biden’s dealings in Ukraine were somehow corrupt pic.twitter.com/B3NDloJWIO
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 13, 2019
Taylor Staffer Overheard Trump Impatiently Asking Sondland About ‘The Investigations’ Day After Infamous July 25 Call
The acting ambassador to Ukraine said he has learned since his closed-door testimony that President Donald Trump appeared keenly interested in the status of an investigation into Joe Biden by Ukraine.
Bill Taylor, the president’s top diplomat in Ukraine, testified Wednesday that he learned last week from a staffer, after he was deposed in a closed-door hearing, about an incident that took place a day after Trump’s call to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Last Friday, a member of my staff told me of events that occurred on July 26,” Taylor testified.
Taylor was visiting the front of Ukraine’s war with Russia at the time with Kurt Volker, then a special envoy to the country, and a member of the ambassador’s staff accompanied EU ambassador Gordon Sondland to a meeting with Andrey Yermak, an aide to Zelensky.
“Following that meeting, in the presence of my staff at a restaurant, Ambassador Sondland called President Trump and told him of his meetings in Kyiv,” Taylor testified. “The member of my staff could hear President Trump on the phone, asking Ambassador Sondland about ‘the investigations.’”
“Ambassador Sondland told President Trump that the Ukrainians were ready to move forward,” Taylor added.
Taylor’s staff member asked Sondland what the president thought about Ukraine, and the acting ambassador was troubled by his State Department colleague’s response.
“Ambassador Sondland responded that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden, which Giuliani was pressing for,” Taylor testified. “At the time I gave my deposition on October 22, I was not aware of this information. I am including it here for completeness.”
Taylor said he first reported that new information through the State Department’s legal adviser, and then through attorneys for both House Republicans and Democrats.
Nunes Promotes Debunked Conspiracy Theories: Democrats Colluded With Russia and Are ‘Culpable’ of ‘Malfeasance’ in Ukraine
Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) in his opening remarks on the first day of public witness testimony in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, charged House Democrats with wholly debunked conspiracy theories. Among them, that Democrats – not Donald Trump – colluded with Russia, and Ukraine, not Russia, attacked the 2016 U.S. elections. Also, that Democrats, not President Trump, committed wrongdoing against Ukraine.
So, Nunes is claiming (falsely) that Democrats both colluded with Ukraine and attacked Ukraine (video below.)
“Democrats have a long habit of accusing Republicans of offenses they, themselves, are committing,” Nunes claimed. “For years they accused the Trump campaign of colluding with Russia when they themselves were colluding with Russia by funding and spreading the Steele Dossier that relied on Russian sources. And now they accuse President Trump of malfeasance in Ukraine, when they, themselves, are culpable. The Democrats cooperated in Ukrainian election meddling,” Nunes charged.
Literally every word is a lie.
Remember that the U.S. Intelligence Community unanimously decreed that Russia attacked the 2016 U.S elections. That fact was once again proven during the Mueller investigation, and in the Mueller Report. There is literally zero proof of Nunes’ claims.
Nunes, who may be best remembered for his dramatic dark of night visit to the White House in 2017, where he was given information by the Trump administration only to claim it was from a secret source. That information was falsely framed to suggest (wrongly) the Obama administration had illegally investigated the Trump campaign.
Nunes: Democrats colluded with Russia, not Trump. pic.twitter.com/SFy53dL2MC
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 13, 2019
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