This is not your grandfather’s impeachment hearing, there will be no revelation about a tape recorder in the Oval Office. That was then. Fiona Hill, however, is expected to blast the House Republicans as essentially functioning as Russian assets in this process, mirroring the man in the oval office, Trump, who may actually be a Russian asset.
According to reports on MSNBC right now, Fiona Hill is set to light-up the ridiculousness of the Republican defense. It won’t be a moment too soon. Something has to shake up this process. Sondland started it yesterday, but didn’t go far enough.
I can tell you, listening to drive time radio this morning in the Mississippi countryside, the conservatives are so programed that they don’t see any of this. They don’t discuss the facts, none. They are absolutely convinced that this is nothing more than the outgrowth of three years of Trump hatred, impeachment by inevitability. They believe that the American independent voter is “sick of this.” The typical red-red Trumper in a red-red state either doesn’t know the narrative, the “what happened,” or knows and has deprogrammed himself enough so as to not care.
Fiona Hill seems intent on busting up that comfy existence. Perhaps she has heard the same reports. She is coming for bear.
Dr. Fiona Hill has released her opening statement, @mkraju reports.
“Based on questions and statements I have heard, some of you on this committee appear to believe that Russia and its security services did not conduct a campaign against our country…
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 21, 2019
Good job, Dr. Hill, put it to them. More details? See below, how Trump refers to everyone who might dare to oppose him as “human scum,” and see what Fiona Hill intends to testify to, calling out these Russian-assets directly.
In her opener, Fiona Hill addresses lawmakers who believe Russia didn't interfere in elections & it was Ukraine instead:
"This is a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves."https://t.co/f7P7Z0eZFW@CourthouseNews
— Brandi Buchman (@BBuchman_CNS) November 21, 2019
You have earned a reward, for following all this so closely, and I will take care of you. Know that all this is driving “himself” up the wall. It has hurt his brand, and hurt his “feelings.” He wants you to know that you don’t appreciate him enough. Enjoy the fact that Trump understands the importance of all this, despite his protestations.
I never in my wildest dreams thought my name would in any way be associated with the ugly word, Impeachment! The calls (Transcripts) were PERFECT, there was NOTHING said that was wrong. No pressure on Ukraine. Great corruption & dishonesty by Schiff on the other side!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2019
Yes. “Name associated with an ugly word like impeachment,” relish that he knows that his name is forever linked with it, now.
He sure doesn’t want anyone thinking about the facts and circumstances surrounding the calls, does he?
More later today. Go get ’em Dr. Hill.
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