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    PRESIDENT, DO NOT TESTIFY. IT IS PEETH OR AN ORANGE JUMP
    IT IS PEETH OR AN ORANGE JUMP SUIT.
    SUIT. IT IS HARD TO IMAGINE THE
    IT IS HARD TO IMAGINE THE PRESIDENT IN AN ORANGE JUMP
    PRESIDENT IN AN ORANGE JUMP SUIT.
    SUIT. FOR A LOT OF REASONS SOME OF THE
    FOR A LOT OF REASONS SOME OF THE AESTHETIC, SOME MORE
    AESTHETIC, SOME MORE SUBSTANTIVE.
    SUBSTANTIVE. IF YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT
    IF YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED 28 THE UTTER CHAOS IN
    HAPPENED 28 THE UTTER CHAOS IN WASHINGTON, BROUGHT ABOUT IN
    WASHINGTON, BROUGHT ABOUT IN THAT SENATE COMMITTEE ROOM BY
    THAT SENATE COMMITTEE ROOM BY BOTH PROTESTERS AND SENATE
    BOTH PROTESTERS AND SENATE DEMOCRATS TRYING TO DELAY OR
    DEMOCRATS TRYING TO DELAY OR STOP THIS PARTICULAR PRESIDENT
    STOP THIS PARTICULAR PRESIDENT FROM MAKING A NOMINATION TO THE
    FROM MAKING A NOMINATION TO THE SUPREME COURT RIGHT NOW, IT IS
    SUPREME COURT RIGHT NOW, IT IS WORTH BEING COGNIZANT OF THE
    WORTH BEING COGNIZANT OF THE FACT THIS PRESIDENT IS IN A
    FACT THIS PRESIDENT IS IN A LEGAL SITUATION UNLIKE ANY OTHER
    LEGAL SITUATION UNLIKE ANY OTHER PRESIDENT WHO WAS IN THE
    PRESIDENT WHO WAS IN THE POSITION TO BE NOMINATING
    POSITION TO BE NOMINATING SOMEONE TO THE SUPREME COURT.
    SOMEONE TO THE SUPREME COURT. THE ORANGE JUMP SUIT CONCERN IS
    THE ORANGE JUMP SUIT CONCERN IS REAL.
    REAL. THE PRESIDENT'S OWN LEGAL
    THE PRESIDENT'S OWN LEGAL JEOPARDY IS BARRELING TOWARD A
    JEOPARDY IS BARRELING TOWARD A FINALE THAT WILL ALMOST
    FINALE THAT WILL ALMOST ASSUREDLY ROCKET THROUGH THE
    ASSUREDLY ROCKET THROUGH THE FEDERAL COURTS AND THERE BY
    FEDERAL COURTS AND THERE BY ALMOST ASSUREDLY GET TO THE
    ALMOST ASSUREDLY GET TO THE SUPREME COURT.
    SUPREME COURT. THIS PRESIDENT IS AN UNINDICTED
    THIS PRESIDENT IS AN UNINDICTED CO-CONSPIRATOR IN A FEDERAL CASE
    CO-CONSPIRATOR IN A FEDERAL CASE THAT HAS BEEN BROUGHT AGAINST
    THAT HAS BEEN BROUGHT AGAINST HIS PERSONAL LAWYER AND HAS
    HIS PERSONAL LAWYER AND HAS ALREADY RESULTED IN EIGHT GUILTY
    ALREADY RESULTED IN EIGHT GUILTY FELONY PLEAS.
    FELONY PLEAS. THAT SAME LONG TIME PERSONAL
    THAT SAME LONG TIME PERSONAL LAWYER SWORE IN OPEN COURT UNDER
    LAWYER SWORE IN OPEN COURT UNDER OATH THAT IT WAS THE PRESIDENT
    OATH THAT IT WAS THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF WHO ORDERED HIM TO
    HIMSELF WHO ORDERED HIM TO COMMIT MULTIPLE FELONIES DURING
    COMMIT MULTIPLE FELONIES DURING COURSE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL
    COURSE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN.
    CAMPAIGN. THE PRESIDENT'S FIRST NATIONAL
    THE PRESIDENT'S FIRST NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, HIS DEPUTY
    SECURITY ADVISER, HIS DEPUTY CAMPAIGN CHAIR, A CAMPAIGN
    CAMPAIGN CHAIR, A CAMPAIGN FOREIGN POLICY ADVISER, HAVE ALL
    FOREIGN POLICY ADVISER, HAVE ALL PLED GUILTY ALREADY TO FEDERAL
    PLED GUILTY ALREADY TO FEDERAL FELONY CHARGES IN CONJUNCTION
    FELONY CHARGES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS INVESTIGATION.
    WITH THIS INVESTIGATION. WE'RE WAITING A SENTENCING AT
    WE'RE WAITING A SENTENCING AT THE END OF THIS WEEK FOR THE
    THE END OF THIS WEEK FOR THE CAMPAIGN ADVISER WHO HAS PLED
    CAMPAIGN ADVISER WHO HAS PLED GUILTY.
    GUILTY. THE INJURE SELECTION PROCESS
    THE INJURE SELECTION PROCESS STARTED TODAY FOR A SECOND
    STARTED TODAY FOR A SECOND FEDERAL JURY THAT WILL HEAR
    FEDERAL JURY THAT WILL HEAR ADDITIONAL FELONY CHARGES
    ADDITIONAL FELONY CHARGES AGAINST PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN
    AGAINST PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN CHAIR WHO WAS ALREADY JUST FOUND
    CHAIR WHO WAS ALREADY JUST FOUND GUILTY ON EIGHT FELONY COUNTS
    GUILTY ON EIGHT FELONY COUNTS AND WHO IS ABOUT TO GO ON TRIAL
    AND WHO IS ABOUT TO GO ON TRIAL FOR ANOTHER SEVEN FELONY COUNTS.
    FOR ANOTHER SEVEN FELONY COUNTS. THE PRESIDENT'S WHITE HOUSE
    THE PRESIDENT'S WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL HAS REPORTEDLY GIVEN
    COUNSEL HAS REPORTEDLY GIVEN OVER 30 HOURS OF INTERVIEWS AND
    OVER 30 HOURS OF INTERVIEWS AND HE'S JUST ANNOUNCED HE IS
    HE'S JUST ANNOUNCED HE IS LEAVING THE ADMINISTRATION.
    LEAVING THE ADMINISTRATION. THE CFO OF THE PRESIDENT'S
    THE CFO OF THE PRESIDENT'S BUSINESS, AN EXECUTIVE WHO HAS
    BUSINESS, AN EXECUTIVE WHO HAS BEEN WITH THE PRESIDENT FOR
    BEEN WITH THE PRESIDENT FOR DECADES AND WHO WORKED FOR THE
    DECADES AND WHO WORKED FOR THE PRESIDENT'S FATHER BEFORE HIM.
    PRESIDENT'S FATHER BEFORE HIM. THE EXECUTIVE WHO HAS APPARENTLY
    THE EXECUTIVE WHO HAS APPARENTLY AUTHORIZED EVERY PAYMENT EVER
    AUTHORIZED EVERY PAYMENT EVER WENT THROUGH PRESIDENT'S
    WENT THROUGH PRESIDENT'S BUSINESS OR CHARITABLE
    BUSINESS OR CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, THE EXECUTIVE WHO
    FOUNDATION, THE EXECUTIVE WHO REPORTEDLY FILLED OUT AT LEAST
    REPORTEDLY FILLED OUT AT LEAST SOME OF THE PRESIDENT'S TAX
    SOME OF THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS, HE HAS BEEN GRANTED
    RETURNS, HE HAS BEEN GRANTED IMMUNITY IN EXCHANGE FOR
    IMMUNITY IN EXCHANGE FOR COOPERATION.
    COOPERATION. AS HAS THE HEAD OF THE "NATIONAL
    AS HAS THE HEAD OF THE "NATIONAL ENQUIRER" WHICH THEY SAID
    ENQUIRER" WHICH THEY SAID PARTICIPATED IN THE PRESIDENT'S
    PARTICIPATED IN THE PRESIDENT'S ILLEGAL HUSH MONEY SCHEMES WHICH
    ILLEGAL HUSH MONEY SCHEMES WHICH HAVE NOW BEEN CHARGED AS FEDERAL
    HAVE NOW BEEN CHARGED AS FEDERAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE FELONIES.
    CAMPAIGN FINANCE FELONIES. ALSO GRANTED IMMUNITY, THIS
    ALSO GRANTED IMMUNITY, THIS CONVICTED PEDOPHILE WHO MOST
    CONVICTED PEDOPHILE WHO MOST RECENTLY WAS THE BUSINESS
    RECENTLY WAS THE BUSINESS PARTNER OF A MAJOR TRUMP DONOR
    PARTNER OF A MAJOR TRUMP DONOR AND A HIGH RANGING REPUBLICAN
    AND A HIGH RANGING REPUBLICAN PARTY OFFICIAL WHO IS NOW
    PARTY OFFICIAL WHO IS NOW REPORTEDLY UNDER THE
    REPORTEDLY UNDER THE INVESTIGATION FOR INFLUENCE
    INVESTIGATION FOR INFLUENCE PEDDLING.
    PEDDLING. A FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN
    A FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN WASHINGTON THIS WEEK IS
    WASHINGTON THIS WEEK IS CONTINUING TO HEAR TESTIMONY
    CONTINUING TO HEAR TESTIMONY THAT APPEARS TO BE CONNECTED TO
    THAT APPEARS TO BE CONNECTED TO THE PRESIDENT'S LONG TIME
    THE PRESIDENT'S LONG TIME POLITICAL CONSULTAN, ROGER
    POLITICAL CONSULTAN, ROGER STONE, WHO IS NOW PLEADING
    STONE, WHO IS NOW PLEADING PUBLICLY FOR HELP PAYING HIS
    PUBLICLY FOR HELP PAYING HIS LEGAL BILLS.
    LEGAL BILLS. HE SAYS HE'S QUITE SURE THAT HE
    HE SAYS HE'S QUITE SURE THAT HE IS THE NEXT ONE TO BE INDICTED
    IS THE NEXT ONE TO BE INDICTED AND SOON.
    AND SOON. YES, SO IT'S NOT LIKE THE
    YES, SO IT'S NOT LIKE THE PRESIDENT HAS ANYTHING TO WORRY
    PRESIDENT HAS ANYTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.
    ABOUT. NO CHANCE ANYTHING RELATED TO
    NO CHANCE ANYTHING RELATED TO THIS PRESIDENT WILL END UP IN
    THIS PRESIDENT WILL END UP IN THE COURTS ANY TIME SOON, RIGHT?
    THE COURTS ANY TIME SOON, RIGHT? "THE NEW YORK TIMES" REPORTS
    "THE NEW YORK TIMES" REPORTS THAT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL'S
    THAT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL'S OFFICE IS NOW NEGOTIATING IN
    OFFICE IS NOW NEGOTIATING IN WRITING WITH THE PRESIDENT'S
    WRITING WITH THE PRESIDENT'S CURRENT LEGAL TEAM ABOUT THE
    CURRENT LEGAL TEAM ABOUT THE MANNER IN WHICH THEY EXPECT TO
    MANNER IN WHICH THEY EXPECT TO BE TAKING TESTIMONY FROM THE
    BE TAKING TESTIMONY FROM THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF IN THIS
    PRESIDENT HIMSELF IN THIS SCANDAL.
    SCANDAL. AND SO YEAH.
    AND SO YEAH. YOU MIGHT EXPECT A LITTLE
    YOU MIGHT EXPECT A LITTLE CONTROVERSY.
    CONTROVERSY. A LITTLE TURBULENCE WHEN A
    A LITTLE TURBULENCE WHEN A PRESIDENT PERSONALLY FACING THIS
    PRESIDENT PERSONALLY FACING THIS AMOUNT OF LEGAL JEOPARDY TRIES
    AMOUNT OF LEGAL JEOPARDY TRIES TO INSTALL IN THIS CONTEXT A NEW
    TO INSTALL IN THIS CONTEXT A NEW JUSTICE ON THE SUPREME COURT.
    JUSTICE ON THE SUPREME COURT. >> I BELIEVE YOU'VE REPEATEDLY
    >> I BELIEVE YOU'VE REPEATEDLY AND ENTHUSIASTICALLY EMBRACED AN
    AND ENTHUSIASTICALLY EMBRACED AN INTERPRETATION OF PRESIDENTIAL
    INTERPRETATION OF PRESIDENTIAL POWER SO EXPANSIVE IT COULD
    POWER SO EXPANSIVE IT COULD RESULT IN A DANGEROUSLY
    RESULT IN A DANGEROUSLY UNACCOUNTABLE PRESIDENT AT THE
    UNACCOUNTABLE PRESIDENT AT THE VERY TIME WHEN WE ARE MOST IN
    VERY TIME WHEN WE ARE MOST IN NEED OF CHECKS AND BALANCES.
    NEED OF CHECKS AND BALANCES. >> YOU ARE THE NOMINEE OF
    >> YOU ARE THE NOMINEE OF PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP.
    PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP. THIS IS A PRESIDENT WHO HAS
    THIS IS A PRESIDENT WHO HAS SHOWN US CONSISTENTLY THAT HE IS
    SHOWN US CONSISTENTLY THAT HE IS COULD NOT TEMPTUOUS OF THE RULE
    COULD NOT TEMPTUOUS OF THE RULE OF LAW AND PITS PRESIDENT WHO
    OF LAW AND PITS PRESIDENT WHO HAS DECIDED THAT YOU ARE HIS
    HAS DECIDED THAT YOU ARE HIS MAN.
    MAN. YOU'VE TAKEN THE UNORTHODOX
    YOU'VE TAKEN THE UNORTHODOX POSITION THAT PRESIDENTS SHOULD
    POSITION THAT PRESIDENTS SHOULD NOT BE BURDENED WITH A CRIMINAL
    NOT BE BURDENED WITH A CRIMINAL OR CIVIL INVESTIGATION WHILE IN
    OR CIVIL INVESTIGATION WHILE IN OFFICE.
    OFFICE. THIS IS, NOW WE HAVE A PRESIDENT
    THIS IS, NOW WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO HAS DECLARED IN THE LAST 24
    WHO HAS DECLARED IN THE LAST 24 HOURS THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF
    HOURS THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE SHOULDN'T PROSECUTE
    JUSTICE SHOULDN'T PROSECUTE REPUBLICANS.
    REPUBLICANS. IT IS ALICE IN WONDERLAND.
    IT IS ALICE IN WONDERLAND. I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE
    I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE THAT YOUR VIEWS ON THIS SUBJECT
    THAT YOUR VIEWS ON THIS SUBJECT ESCAPED THE ATTENTION OF
    ESCAPED THE ATTENTION OF PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO SEEMS
    PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO SEEMS INCREASINGLY FIXATED ON HIS OWN
    INCREASINGLY FIXATED ON HIS OWN BALLOONING LEGAL JEOPARDY.
    BALLOONING LEGAL JEOPARDY. >> SENATOR LEAHY IS TALKING
    >> SENATOR LEAHY IS TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE SAYS THE
    ABOUT WHEN HE SAYS THE UNORTHODOX POSITIONS OF SUPREME
    UNORTHODOX POSITIONS OF SUPREME COURT NOMINEE BRETT KAVANAUGH,
    COURT NOMINEE BRETT KAVANAUGH, THAT THE SUPREME COURT SHOULDN'T
    THAT THE SUPREME COURT SHOULDN'T BE BURDENED WHILE IN OFFICE.
    BE BURDENED WHILE IN OFFICE. WHAT HE IS SAYING IS TRUE ABOUT
    WHAT HE IS SAYING IS TRUE ABOUT BRETT KAVANAUGH.
    BRETT KAVANAUGH. REPUBLICANS HAVE TRIED TO CREATE
    REPUBLICANS HAVE TRIED TO CREATE AN IMAGE OF BRETT KAVANAUGH AS A
    AN IMAGE OF BRETT KAVANAUGH AS A GENERIC CONSERVATIVE PICK FOR
    GENERIC CONSERVATIVE PICK FOR THE SUPREME COURT.
    THE SUPREME COURT. BUT HE DOES SWING REALLY, REALLY
    BUT HE DOES SWING REALLY, REALLY WIDE ON, OF COURSE, THE PURELY
    WIDE ON, OF COURSE, THE PURELY HYPOTHETICAL ISSUE OF A
    HYPOTHETICAL ISSUE OF A PRESIDENT SOMEDAY, WHO KNOWS,
    PRESIDENT SOMEDAY, WHO KNOWS, MAYBE, SOMEHOW, FINDING HIMSELF
    MAYBE, SOMEHOW, FINDING HIMSELF OR HERSELF IN LEGAL JEOPARDY.
    OR HERSELF IN LEGAL JEOPARDY. HE SWINGS REALLY WIDE ON THAT
    HE SWINGS REALLY WIDE ON THAT ISSUE.
    ISSUE. HE DOES NOT COME ACROSS AS A
    HE DOES NOT COME ACROSS AS A COOKIE CUTTER CONSERVATIVE
    COOKIE CUTTER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE, ON THAT
    REPUBLICAN NOMINEE, ON THAT ISSUE IN PARTICULAR.
    ISSUE IN PARTICULAR. ON THAT ONE, HE'S AN OUTLIER.
    ON THAT ONE, HE'S AN OUTLIER. EVEN AMONG CONSERVATIVES.
    EVEN AMONG CONSERVATIVES. BRETT KAVANAUGH WRITING IN 2009
    BRETT KAVANAUGH WRITING IN 2009 WE SHOULD NOT BURDEN A SITTING
    WE SHOULD NOT BURDEN A SITTING PRESIDENT WITH CIVIL SUITS,
    PRESIDENT WITH CIVIL SUITS, CRIMINAL CASES OR PROSECUTIONS.
    CRIMINAL CASES OR PROSECUTIONS. THE PRESIDENT'S JOB IS DIFFICULT
    THE PRESIDENT'S JOB IS DIFFICULT ENOUGH.
    ENOUGH. THE COUNTRY LOSES WHEN HE IS
    THE COUNTRY LOSES WHEN HE IS DISTRACTED.
    DISTRACTED. QUOTE, EVEN THE LESSER BURDENS
    QUOTE, EVEN THE LESSER BURDENS OF A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
    OF A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INCLUDING PREPARING FOR
    INCLUDING PREPARING FOR QUESTIONING BY CRIMINAL
    QUESTIONING BY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS ARE TIME COULD NOT
    INVESTIGATORS ARE TIME COULD NOT SXOOMING DISTRACTING.
    SXOOMING DISTRACTING. LIKE CIVIL SUITS, CRIMINAL
    LIKE CIVIL SUITS, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS TAKE THE
    INVESTIGATIONS TAKE THE PRESIDENT'S FOCUS AWAY FROM HIS
    PRESIDENT'S FOCUS AWAY FROM HIS OR HER RESPONSIBILITY'S TO THE
    OR HER RESPONSIBILITY'S TO THE PEOPLE AND THE PRESIDENT
    PEOPLE AND THE PRESIDENT CONCERNED ABOUT AN ONGOING
    CONCERNED ABOUT AN ONGOING CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION IS ALMOST
    CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION IS ALMOST INEVITABLY GOING TO DO A WORSE
    INEVITABLY GOING TO DO A WORSE JOB AS PRESIDENT.
    JOB AS PRESIDENT. THE INDICTMENT AND TRIAL OF A
    THE INDICTMENT AND TRIAL OF A SITTING PRESIDENT WOULD CRIM THE
    SITTING PRESIDENT WOULD CRIM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. SUCH AN OUTCOME WOULD ILL SERVE
    SUCH AN OUTCOME WOULD ILL SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST.
    THE PUBLIC INTEREST. YES, IT IS DECISIVE VOTE TO MAKE
    YES, IT IS DECISIVE VOTE TO MAKE ABORTION ILLEGAL.
    ABORTION ILLEGAL. AT NORTHEAST LARGE SWATHS OF THE
    AT NORTHEAST LARGE SWATHS OF THE COUNTRY BY OVERTURNING ROE
    COUNTRY BY OVERTURNING ROE VERSUS WADE.
    VERSUS WADE. BRETT KAVANAUGH IS EXPECTED TO
    BRETT KAVANAUGH IS EXPECTED TO REVEAL SECRET MONEY IN POLITICAL
    REVEAL SECRET MONEY IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS.
    CAMPAIGNS. A POTENTIALLY DECISIVE VOTE A
    A POTENTIALLY DECISIVE VOTE A NUMBER OF ISSUES OF RACIAL
    NUMBER OF ISSUES OF RACIAL JUSTICE INCLUDING HIS
    JUSTICE INCLUDING HIS ENTHUSIASTIC HOSTILITY TO
    ENTHUSIASTIC HOSTILITY TO AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND I COULD
    AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND I COULD KEEP GOING.
    KEEP GOING. THE BASIC IDEA IS CLEAR AND
    THE BASIC IDEA IS CLEAR AND REPUBLICANS SEE ALL OF THOSE AS
    REPUBLICANS SEE ALL OF THOSE AS THE PLUS SIDE FOR BRETT
    THE PLUS SIDE FOR BRETT KAVANAUGH.
    KAVANAUGH. THAT'S WHY THEY WANT TO CONFIRM
    THAT'S WHY THEY WANT TO CONFIRM HIM.
    HIM. BUT THERE ARE A MILLION JLS LIKE
    BUT THERE ARE A MILLION JLS LIKE THAT THEY COULD HAVE PICKED.
    THAT THEY COULD HAVE PICKED. A MILLION JUDGES WHO HAVE ALL
    A MILLION JUDGES WHO HAVE ALL THOSE SAME POSITIONS ON THOSE
    THOSE SAME POSITIONS ON THOSE ISSUES WHO WOULD ACTUALLY BE
    ISSUES WHO WOULD ACTUALLY BE MORE CONFIRMABLE THAN BRETT
    MORE CONFIRMABLE THAN BRETT KAVANAUGH FOR THIS SEAT ON THE
    KAVANAUGH FOR THIS SEAT ON THE SUPREME COURT.
    SUPREME COURT. A MILLION CONSERVATIVE JUDGES
    A MILLION CONSERVATIVE JUDGES THROUGHOUT WHO DON'T HAVE
    THROUGHOUT WHO DON'T HAVE GAZILLIONS OF PAGES OF DOCUMENTS
    GAZILLIONS OF PAGES OF DOCUMENTS FROM THEIR FIVE YEARS SERVING IN
    FROM THEIR FIVE YEARS SERVING IN THE GEORGE W. BUSH WHITE HOUSE
    THE GEORGE W. BUSH WHITE HOUSE DEALING WITH THE MOST
    DEALING WITH THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES OF THAT
    CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES OF THAT ADMINISTRATION.
    ADMINISTRATION. DOCUMENTS WHICH REPUBLICANS WILL
    DOCUMENTS WHICH REPUBLICANS WILL HAVE TO BEND OVER BACKWARDS TO
    HAVE TO BEND OVER BACKWARDS TO CONCEAL FROM SCRUTINY.
    CONCEAL FROM SCRUTINY. THUS BREAKING ALL THEIR OWN
    THUS BREAKING ALL THEIR OWN PRECEDENTS.
    PRECEDENTS. THE TOP REPUBLICAN IN THE
    THE TOP REPUBLICAN IN THE SENATE, MITCH McCONNELL, IS SAID
    SENATE, MITCH McCONNELL, IS SAID TO HAVE WARNED THE WHITE HOUSE
    TO HAVE WARNED THE WHITE HOUSE SPECIFICALLY AGAINST PICKING
    SPECIFICALLY AGAINST PICKING KAVANAUGH BECAUSE HE MIGHT BE
    KAVANAUGH BECAUSE HE MIGHT BE DIFFICULT ON CONFIRM,
    DIFFICULT ON CONFIRM, SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE OF HIS
    SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE OF HIS SUPER LONG PAPER TRAIL THAT
    SUPER LONG PAPER TRAIL THAT REPUBLICANS DIDN'T KNOW HOW THEY
    REPUBLICANS DIDN'T KNOW HOW THEY WOULD CONTEND WITH.
    WOULD CONTEND WITH. KAVANAUGH IS NOT THE EASIEST
    KAVANAUGH IS NOT THE EASIEST PICK FOR THEM.
    PICK FOR THEM. HE WAS FIRST NOMINATED FOR A
    HE WAS FIRST NOMINATED FOR A FEDERAL JUDGESHIP IN 2003.
    FEDERAL JUDGESHIP IN 2003. IT TOOK THREE YEARS TO CONFIRM
    IT TOOK THREE YEARS TO CONFIRM HIM BECAUSE HE WAS SEEN AS SO
    HIM BECAUSE HE WAS SEEN AS SO CONTROVERSIAL AND SO PARTISAN.
    CONTROVERSIAL AND SO PARTISAN. WHEN HE WAS FINALLY CONFIRMED,
    WHEN HE WAS FINALLY CONFIRMED, THERE IS STRONG EVIDENCE THAT HE
    THERE IS STRONG EVIDENCE THAT HE MISLED THE SENATE AT HIS
    MISLED THE SENATE AT HIS CONFIRMATION HEARINGS AND TOLD
    CONFIRMATION HEARINGS AND TOLD THEM SOMETHING THAT WAS NOT TRUE
    THEM SOMETHING THAT WAS NOT TRUE WHEN THEY WERE TRYING CONFIRM
    WHEN THEY WERE TRYING CONFIRM HIM FOR THAT LAST JOB.
    HIM FOR THAT LAST JOB. REPUBLICANS COULD HAVE CHOSEN A
    REPUBLICANS COULD HAVE CHOSEN A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT JUDGES WHEN
    BUNCH OF DIFFERENT JUDGES WHEN IT COMES TO, HE WILL VOTE AS A
    IT COMES TO, HE WILL VOTE AS A RIGHT WING JUSTICE.
    RIGHT WING JUSTICE. BUT OUT OF ALL THE JUDGES THIS
    BUT OUT OF ALL THE JUDGES THIS PRESIDENT COULD HAVE PICKED,
    PRESIDENT COULD HAVE PICKED, THIS PRESIDENT PICKED THE ONE,
    THIS PRESIDENT PICKED THE ONE, THE ONLY JUDGE WE KNOW OF TO
    THE ONLY JUDGE WE KNOW OF TO HAVE BEEN ON THE PRESIDENT'S
    HAVE BEEN ON THE PRESIDENT'S SUPPOSED LIST OF CONTEND HERE'S
    SUPPOSED LIST OF CONTEND HERE'S HAD GONE OUT OF HIS WAY IN A
    HAD GONE OUT OF HIS WAY IN A PUBLIC SETTING TO SAY THE
    PUBLIC SETTING TO SAY THE SUPREME COURT'S UNANIMOUS RULING
    SUPREME COURT'S UNANIMOUS RULING IN U.S. V. NIXON MIGHT HAVE BEEN
    IN U.S. V. NIXON MIGHT HAVE BEEN WRONGLY DECIDED.
    WRONGLY DECIDED. THE ONLY NOMINEE WHO HAS
    THE ONLY NOMINEE WHO HAS SKETCHED OUT A TRULY UNIQUE EVEN
    SKETCHED OUT A TRULY UNIQUE EVEN TO THE POINT OF BEING STRANGE
    TO THE POINT OF BEING STRANGE VIEW OF A PRESIDENT'S
    VIEW OF A PRESIDENT'S SUSCEPTIBLE TO SERIOUS CRIMINAL
    SUSCEPTIBLE TO SERIOUS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS.
    INVESTIGATIONS. BRETT KAVANAUGH IS THE ONLY ONE
    BRETT KAVANAUGH IS THE ONLY ONE OUT THERE THAT WE KNOW OF THAT
    OUT THERE THAT WE KNOW OF THAT SAYS A PRESIDENT SHOULDN'T EVEN
    SAYS A PRESIDENT SHOULDN'T EVEN BE QUESTIONED, LET ALONE
    BE QUESTIONED, LET ALONE INDICTED OR PROSECUTED.
    INDICTED OR PROSECUTED. SO YES, IT IS A LITTLE ON THE
    SO YES, IT IS A LITTLE ON THE NOSE THAT THIS PARTICULAR
    NOSE THAT THIS PARTICULAR NOMINEE WAS CHOSEN BY A
    NOMINEE WAS CHOSEN BY A PRESIDENT WHO IS HIMSELF THE
    PRESIDENT WHO IS HIMSELF THE SUBT OF SERIOUS INVESTIGATION
    SUBT OF SERIOUS INVESTIGATION RIGHT NOW WHILE KAVANAUGH'S
    RIGHT NOW WHILE KAVANAUGH'S PROCEEDINGS ARE UNDERWAY.
    PROCEEDINGS ARE UNDERWAY. AND NOW THE SENATORS FROM THE
    AND NOW THE SENATORS FROM THE PRESIDENT'S PARTY APPEAR READY
    PRESIDENT'S PARTY APPEAR READY TO PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS TO GET
    TO PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS TO GET THIS CONFIRMED BEFORE THE
    THIS CONFIRMED BEFORE THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER
    MID-TERM ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER THAT WILL DECIDE THE CONTROL OF
    THAT WILL DECIDE THE CONTROL OF CONGRESS.
    CONGRESS. THE PRESIDENT SIGNALED IN AN
    THE PRESIDENT SIGNALED IN AN INTERVIEW WITH BLOOMBERG NEWS,
    INTERVIEW WITH BLOOMBERG NEWS, AS SOON AS THE ELECTIONS ARE
    AS SOON AS THE ELECTIONS ARE OVER, HE WILL MOVE TO FIRE THE
    OVER, HE WILL MOVE TO FIRE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS.
    ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS. AFTER THE MID-TERM ELECTION WE
    AFTER THE MID-TERM ELECTION WE KNOW FROM A TAPE WE OBTAINED OF
    KNOW FROM A TAPE WE OBTAINED OF DEVIN NUNEZ, AND KATHY McMORRIS
    DEVIN NUNEZ, AND KATHY McMORRIS RODGERS, WE KNOW FROM THE TAPE
    RODGERS, WE KNOW FROM THE TAPE WE OBTAINED OF THEM SPEAKING AT
    WE OBTAINED OF THEM SPEAKING AT A FUND-RAISER, THAT THE HOUSE
    A FUND-RAISER, THAT THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN PLAN AFTER THE
    REPUBLICAN PLAN AFTER THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS IS ALSO TO
    MID-TERM ELECTIONS IS ALSO TO IMPEACH AND TRY TO REMOVE FROM
    IMPEACH AND TRY TO REMOVE FROM OFFICE THE DEPUTY ATTORNEY
    OFFICE THE DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ROD ROSENSTEIN WHO
    GENERAL ROD ROSENSTEIN WHO OVERSEES THE MUELLER
    OVERSEES THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION AND HE WILL
    INVESTIGATION AND HE WILL CONTINUE TO OVERSEE IT UNLESS
    CONTINUE TO OVERSEE IT UNLESS AND UNTIL JEFF SESSIONS IS
    AND UNTIL JEFF SESSIONS IS REPLACED IN OFFICE WHICH THE
    REPLACED IN OFFICE WHICH THE PRESIDENT SAYS WILL HAPPEN RIGHT
    PRESIDENT SAYS WILL HAPPEN RIGHT AFTER THE MID-TERMS.
    AFTER THE MID-TERMS. IN ORDER TO RUSH THROUGH
    IN ORDER TO RUSH THROUGH KAVANAUGH'S NOMINATION BEFORE
    KAVANAUGH'S NOMINATION BEFORE THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS, BEFORE
    THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS, BEFORE THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS TAKE
    THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS TAKE PLACE AND THE WHITE HOUSE AND
    PLACE AND THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS, THE REPUBLICANS IN THE
    CONGRESS, THE REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE ARE TRYING TO RAM THROUGH
    SENATE ARE TRYING TO RAM THROUGH THIS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
    THIS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. AND PART OF REASON, PART OF THE
    AND PART OF REASON, PART OF THE WAY THEY'RE DOING IS IT BY NOT
    WAY THEY'RE DOING IS IT BY NOT ALLOWING A REVIEW OF KAVANAUGH'S
    ALLOWING A REVIEW OF KAVANAUGH'S RECORD.
    RECORD. IF YOU SAW THE HEARING TODAY,
    IF YOU SAW THE HEARING TODAY, YOU SAW DEMOCRATS COMPLAINING
    YOU SAW DEMOCRATS COMPLAINING ABOUT NOT HAVING THE PAPERWORK.
    ABOUT NOT HAVING THE PAPERWORK. IT IS BEING HELD FROM THE
    IT IS BEING HELD FROM THE PUBLIC.
    PUBLIC. IT IS AN UNPRECEDENT WAY.
    IT IS AN UNPRECEDENT WAY. TO NOT HAVE RECORDS OF THE TIME
    TO NOT HAVE RECORDS OF THE TIME IN PUBLIC SERVICE, REVEALED AND
    IN PUBLIC SERVICE, REVEALED AND MADE AVAILABLE TO THE SXHOO HE
    MADE AVAILABLE TO THE SXHOO HE THE PUBLIC SO THEY CAN STRET
    THE PUBLIC SO THEY CAN STRET NOMINATION.
    NOMINATION. RATHER THAN ALLOWING THEM TO
    RATHER THAN ALLOWING THEM TO RELEASE THE RECORDS, REPUBLICANS
    RELEASE THE RECORDS, REPUBLICANS INSTEAD, THEY'RE REALLY TRYING
    INSTEAD, THEY'RE REALLY TRYING TO GET AWAY WITH THIS BRAND NEW
    TO GET AWAY WITH THIS BRAND NEW SYSTEM.
    SYSTEM. THEY HAVE McGYVER'd UP FOR
    THEY HAVE McGYVER'd UP FOR CONSIDERING THE PAPER TRAIL AS
    CONSIDERING THE PAPER TRAIL AS FAST AS POSSIBLE.
    FAST AS POSSIBLE. BUT DEFINITELY BEFORE THE
    BUT DEFINITELY BEFORE THE ELECTION.
    ELECTION. THIS THING THAT THEY HAVE
    THIS THING THAT THEY HAVE INVENTED.
    INVENTED. THIS SYSTEM THEY HAVE INVENTED,
    THIS SYSTEM THEY HAVE INVENTED, THE REPUBLICAN PLAN WHICH IS WHY
    THE REPUBLICAN PLAN WHICH IS WHY DEMOCRATS WENT SO NUTS TODAY.
    DEMOCRATS WENT SO NUTS TODAY. THE RECORDS WILL BE REVIEWED BY
    THE RECORDS WILL BE REVIEWED BY AN OLD FRIEND OF HIS.
    AN OLD FRIEND OF HIS. FELLOW REPUBLICAN ACTIVIST
    FELLOW REPUBLICAN ACTIVIST LAWYER FROM THE BUSH
    LAWYER FROM THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION.
    ADMINISTRATION. A MAN NAMED BILL BURKE.
    A MAN NAMED BILL BURKE. WHO AT THE SAME TIME IS
    WHO AT THE SAME TIME IS REPRESENTING STEVE BANNON,
    REPRESENTING STEVE BANNON, FORMER WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF
    FORMER WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF REINCE PRIEBUS AND DON
    STAFF REINCE PRIEBUS AND DON McGAHN IN THE INVESTIGATION.
    McGAHN IN THE INVESTIGATION. SO BILL BURCK IS REST
    SO BILL BURCK IS REST REPRESENTING THREE OF THEM AND
    REPRESENTING THREE OF THEM AND ASSESS GATE KEEP ORDER WHAT
    ASSESS GATE KEEP ORDER WHAT DOCUMENTS FROM BRETT KAVANAUGH'S
    DOCUMENTS FROM BRETT KAVANAUGH'S PAST WILL BE ALLOWED TO BE SEEN
    PAST WILL BE ALLOWED TO BE SEEN BY THE COMMITTEE BEFORE
    BY THE COMMITTEE BEFORE KAVANAUGH IS PUT ON THE SUPREME
    KAVANAUGH IS PUT ON THE SUPREME COURT.
    COURT. SO NO.
    SO NO. THINGS DID NOT LOOK NORMAL TODAY
    THINGS DID NOT LOOK NORMAL TODAY AT THIS COMMITTEE HEARING IN
    AT THIS COMMITTEE HEARING IN WASHINGTON.
    WASHINGTON. AND 70 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED AT
    AND 70 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED AT THIS HEARING TODAY.
    THIS HEARING TODAY. AND THEY COULDN'T GET 30 SECONDS
    AND THEY COULDN'T GET 30 SECONDS BOO THE HEARING TODAY BEFORE IT
    BOO THE HEARING TODAY BEFORE IT ALL STARTED THE FALL APART AND
    ALL STARTED THE FALL APART AND IT WAS HOURS DELAYED AND WE'VE
    IT WAS HOURS DELAYED AND WE'VE NEVER SEEN CONFIRMATION HEARING
    NEVER SEEN CONFIRMATION HEARING QUITE LIKE THIS.
    QUITE LIKE THIS. BUT THERE'S A REASON FOR THAT.
    BUT THERE'S A REASON FOR THAT. WE'VE NEVER HAD A NOMINEE LIKE.
    WE'VE NEVER HAD A NOMINEE LIKE. THIS IT IS CLEAR THEY WENT OUT
    THIS IT IS CLEAR THEY WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO FIND THIS
    OF THEIR WAY TO FIND THIS PARTICULAR NOMINEE AND HE IS
    PARTICULAR NOMINEE AND HE IS TRYING, AND THE PRESIDENT IS
    TRYING, AND THE PRESIDENT IS ATTEMPTING TO PUT HIM ON THE
    ATTEMPTING TO PUT HIM ON THE COURT AT A TIME THE PRESIDENT'S
    COURT AT A TIME THE PRESIDENT'S OWN LEGAL JEOPARDY SETS HIM
    OWN LEGAL JEOPARDY SETS HIM APART FROM ANYONE ELSE.
    APART FROM ANYONE ELSE. SO THERE'S A REASON WHY THINGS

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