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Document Shows White House Changed Incriminating Words on Trump-Zelensky “Transcript”
In notes taken contemporaneously by Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the President of Ukraine specifically mentioned the energy company Burisma in response to President Trump’s insistence that an investigation take place.

This line, as well as the previous sentence in the phone call, was edited out of the memorandum that the White House released to the public over a month ago. Mr. Trump has repeatedly insisted that the memorandum was a “word for word” transcript. We now know that to be a lie.

In Lt. Col. Vindman’s deposition, he told Congress that he had taken notes of the conversation between the two Presidents in July. Vindman explains that the White House edited the memorandum to remove specific mentions of Burisma.

“It’s not just the recollection,” the Lieutenant Colonel told the House, “I took notes from the call... They’re in my highly classified notebook.”

When asked to read what his notes said, Vindman stated that the President said, “There are recordings of Biden” discussing a prosecutor. This entire comment was instead changed to an ellipsis by the White House.

In response, President Zelensky said, his prosecutor would “look into the situation specifically to Burisma that you mentioned.” The White House changed Zelensky’s words from “Burisma” to “the company.”​

White House gets busted trying to gloss over some very crucial facts!
 
Jun 2018
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GOP wants to call Hunter Biden and the whistleblower to testify

lol,
they're not even trying
If nothing else it'll put the mark on the Dems as unfair and manipulative when they either refuse to allow them to be sworn in and questioned or censor the defenses questions. It's important to get the nature of the prosecution out early. The idea and demonstration of what the Dems will not allow goes right to the image of them being unfair which is the way it's already being conducted.
 
Jun 2018
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One fault of the Mueller report is that it was so long, full of legalese, and details. That was his job though. The downside is that the average American ain't reading 400 pages, and are basing their opinions on what whatever their preferred news outlet tells them.

So this is good

It's a description of the way Dems have operated for years. Get a legalese complex description then go to the minions and "splain" it to them with maximum spin in the hopes of convincing them that the poiticians doing the "splainin'" are honest. I'd rather go to the medias legislative experts and see if they agree with each others finding. Buying you parties pols explanations is far worse that going to your fave media outlet.
 
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It's a description of the way Dems have operated for years. Get a legalese complex description then go to the minions and "splain" it to them with maximum spin in the hopes of convincing them that the poiticians doing the "splainin'" are honest. I'd rather go to the medias legislative experts and see if they agree with each others finding. Buying you parties pols explanations is far worse that going to your fave media outlet.
So you weren’t a fan of Barr’s summary of the Mueller report?[/QUOTE]