Today is November 13, and here is what I am watching today.
1-Public Trump impeachment hearings set to begin, as Dems predict ‘phenomenal week’
Today at 10 a.m., House Democrats are set to host the first public hearing involving the potential impeachment of a president since Nov. 19, 1998 — and, they insist, they aren’t happy about it. However, behind the scenes, House Democrats were predicting a “phenomenal week,” according to Fox News. At the same time, Republicans have been preparing a methodical and vigorous cross-examination of Democrats’ witnesses, whose accounts of President Trump’s alleged wrongdoing have been based largely on hearsay and intuition, critics say. An anonymous whistleblower’s complaint about Trump’s July 25 telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky ignited the impeachment investigation.
DML: Are you going to watch? I am. It will be better than any NETFLIX series you’ve watched in a long time.
2- The Impeachment: what is being claimed
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., will open the impeachment hearings Wednesday into Trump’s alleged pressure on Ukraine to investigate 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s dealings in the country. The former vice president has boasted about pressuring Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor, as his son Hunter Biden held a lucrative role on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company despite having little relevant expertise.
DML: Is it just me in thinking we are going after the wrong guy. Shouldn’t we launch an investigation into Biden and Obama instead of Trump?
3: What you should focus on today during the hearings
During the hearing Wednesday, a key exchange during that 30-minute call, which has been outlined in a Sept. 24 transcript released by the White House, is expected to take center stage. Democrats say Trump wanted the investigations in exchange for the release of about $400 million in military aid to Ukraine. The president, Democrats allege, tried to use the power of his office to pressure a foreign government into helping him politically. But Zelensky has said he felt no pressure during the call. Trump has said the call was “perfect” and contained no “quid pro quo,” or this for that.
DML: I cannot see the American people giving two iotas about this.
4- Impeachment hearing: How it will work
Shortly after Schiff’s gavel, he and intelligence panel ranking member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., are to begin the questioning. They get 45 minutes each or can designate staff attorneys to ask the questions. Members of the panel will then get five minutes each to question witnesses, alternating between Republicans and Democrats. Key Witnesses: Democrats chose Ambassador Bill Taylor, the U.S. chargé d’affaires in Ukraine, and George Kent, deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe, to kick off the public hearings. The two likely will describe the foreign policy toward Ukraine led by Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and other White House officials.
DML: I have to get back to NY; my travel was start this morning, but I’ll wait until I leave. Missing the opening segments of this circus is must-see-TV.
5- Trump, Erdogan set to meet at White House
President Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Wednesday amid a strained relationship between the two NATO allies. Turkey has rebuffed the U.S. and is turning toward Russia on security issues and Ankara is facing a Washington backlash over attacks on Kurdish civilians during its incursion into Syria last month. Erdogan and Trump face an agenda that includes Turkey’s decision to buy a Russian air defense system and its attack on U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria. On Tuesday, the Turkish leader issued a chilling threat to Europe over looming sanctions over Ankara’s unauthorized drilling in the Mediterranean: penalize us and we’ll release ISIS prisoners back to European countries.
DML: Edrogan is a murdering Muslim radical who is no ally of the US. Trump should cancel this meeting considering he’s going to be distracted by the impeachment nonsense. My advise to the president is to take his DML PURE CBD and load up on our new MIRACLE ME CBD pain relief body oil because there is no doubt in my mind that he’s going to be stressed and stiff from all this nonsense brought on by Democrats. I suggest the same for you. Honestly, if you do not try the new MIRACLE ME product then I must question whether you are a closet Democrat. Only a flaming liberal would be so silly. If you are in pain, try to GET OUT OF IT with MIRACLE ME. Go to DMLcbd.com and stop playing around with your wellness like the Democrats play around with impeachment.