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I don't recall

any conversations with the president about that subject.
- Senator Mitch McConnell in response to Dumpie's claim that McConnell had said the phone call was "perfect"

Looks like the Repubs are pulling another Brooks Brothers Revolt

They have "occupied" the committee room and are giving speeches to each other. Getting extremely nervous after Taylor's testimony. What a bunch of maroons.

Don and the Giant ImPeach - Gasp! Sigh!

When will the Right Wing Noise Machine

go after Bill Taylor?

“After Taylor graduated from West Point, he served in the Infantry for six years, including tours of duty in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, and the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam during the War. He commanded a company in the 101st Division, and received a Bronze Star and Air Medal V for heroism. Later, he was an aero-rifle commander in the 2nd Cavalry Regiment (United States) in Germany.

As a civilian he served as Director of Emergency Preparedness Policy in the Department of Energy before serving for five years as Legislative Assistant on the staff of U.S. Senator Bill Bradley (D-N.J.). He then directed a Defense Department think tank at Fort Lesley J. McNair. Following that assignment, he transferred to Brussels for a five year assignment as the Special Deputy Defense Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, William Howard Taft IV. From 1992 until 2002 Taylor served with the rank of ambassador coordinating assistance to Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, followed by an assignment in Kabul coordinating U.S. and international assistance to Afghanistan. In 2004 he was transferred to Baghdad as Director of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office.
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On September 30, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama nominated John Tefft as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. Taylor was appointed Special Coordinator for Middle East Transitions in September 2011.

In 2015, Taylor was appointed executive vice president of the United States Institute of Peace after serving a year in the same role in an acting capacity.

Taylor became chargé d'affaires ad interim for Ukraine in June 2019, taking over the role from the deputy chief of mission, Kristina Kvien, after Marie Yovanovitch departed Ukraine.”
- Wiki

Who works here?

Did Clarence advise Dumpie on his word selection?

Dumpie lies again - Presidential Salary

Donald Trump boasted on Monday that he's the only other president besides George Washington to forgo his paycheck — but history is not on his side.

“I give away my presidential salary,” Trump told reporters at a gathering of his Cabinet. “They say no other president has done it. I'm surprised, to be honest with you. They say George Washington may have been the only other president to do that. See whether or not Obama gave up his salary. See whether or not all of the other of your favorites, your other favorites gave up their salary. The answer is no.”
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Thirty-first president Herbert Hoover was the first American executive in chief to refuse a salary. Hoover was a multimillionaire before assuming office from a previous career as an engineer and businessman and donated his paycheck to charitable causes.
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Kennedy refused both his congressional salary from the House and Senate and his presidential salary, though he kept his $50,000 expense account for “public entertaining he must do as President.”
More at link

It must irk the hell out of Dumpie

The photo HE tweeted for the purposes of discrediting Pelosi has become a badge of courage for her.



America's Briefest President

Lines that inspired a young Yalee to take up his career

After such knowledge, what forgiveness? Think now
History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors
And issues, deceives with whispering ambitions,
Guides us by vanities. Think now
She gives when our attention is distracted
And what she gives, gives with such supple confusions
That the giving famishes the craving.
- From Gerontion by T. S. Eliot

That young man’s name was James Jesus Angleton.
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