Sunday Talks: Senator Lankford Crushes George Stephanopoulos….

Senator James Lankford appears on ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos to discuss his perspective around the ongoing senate trial of President Trump.

During the interview DNC operative Stephanopoulos attempts to retain an opposition false narrative and Senator Lankford just fillets the arguments with facts.  Stephanopoulos is visibly upset with his inability to upend Lankford.

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*Posting late today because I’ve been deep in the weeds, assembling years of data, and solving a nagging question about Chris Steele’s primary sub-source [SEE HERE]. I’m now comfortable in predicting who that PSS is.  I will outline more on that soon.

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176 Responses to Sunday Talks: Senator Lankford Crushes George Stephanopoulos….

  1. SD, your “tardiness” is forgiven as there are events WAY more important than Snuffy getting filleted.

    Snuffy has lost it a few times this week.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      Looks like George was hoping for a dismissal. After all the evidence is heard and Trump is totally exonerated, how many democrat Senators can vote Trump guilty? The democrats are now boxed in.

      Liked by 11 people

      • Heika says:

        Yeh he wants that so bad, he is trying to manifest it through wishing out loud! Ha ha ha… brace yourself George.

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      • Yy4u says:

        They wanted Senate to dismiss in order to use it in 2020 c as campaigns—accusing senators of collusion and cover up. Mitch out maneuvered them for once. I hope he and the rest of the Repubs figure ojt it isn’t Trump…that this would have happened to ANY Repub who won in 2016. After 8 yrs of Obama they thought they had permanent power. That is ehat has driven them berserk. Repubs who went along to get along became expendable. Now they need the useful idiots again do are courting them. But they cannot disguise their real contempt. Fools

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        • You’re absolutely right, Yy4u. This was the game plan, regardless of who won in 2016.

          Imagine political leadership having a 30+ year track record of betrayal and failure, with everyone counting on you to do the right thing, while the economy and citizens continuously lose ground…. “Managed Decline” is what the Ruling Class Establishment Kleptocracy has delivered us. It is the agenda and policies THEY INTENDED, while they lied their asses off.

          Yet now they’re SHOCKED that We The People had finally had enough of this crap and elected President Trump to go to Washington DC and knock down their thoroughly corrupt construct!

          “Why we’ve always been in charge. We deserve to be in charge. Our setup has enriched us personally! You have no right to remove our path to ill-gotten gains, Citizens.” These Washington DC kleptocrats are so delusional that they forgot whose power it was that they abused!

          I look around the country and see hope for a brighter future just starting to show again. The past 3 decades has given us tens of thousands of manufacturing plants boarded up and moved overseas. Millions of good paying jobs lost and given to foreigners at cheap wages. Thousands of communities died. The Ruling Class in DC actually MOCKING the downtrodden and despondent citizens who became unemployed and destitute, calling them racists, homophobes, bigots, sexists, islamophobes, xenophobes… undeserving of the right to provide for their families.

          Traditional, average, law-abiding, formerly taxpaying, American workers suffered terribly by this deliberate neglect and injustice. The New World Order Globalist Kleptocrats are greedy, vicious, cruel SOBs! And they’re unAmerican! Traitors to our nation and all of us!

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  2. Mark Charpentier says:

    Thank you for your tireless and relentless pursuit of the truth Sundance. I started following you 3 years ago and you have sustained me through the most difficult times when I could not hate the MSM any more for their negative impact on our country. You give me hope, confidence and knowledge that is invaluable. You are the greatest patriot.

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    • California Joe says:

      I second that emolument, SD. Thank you!

      Liked by 10 people

    • mopar2016 says:

      Thank you Mark, that sums it up.
      Sundance is like a bloodhound and he appears to be tireless, like PDJD.
      I keep them both in my prayers. The left is running scared right about now.

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      • Daniel M. Camac says:

        Mark Charpentier and mopar2016, Both of you brought great posts here and like Mark I’m lucky enough to say I’ve have almost 4 years (I’m a newbie too) under my belt of reading Sundance and his/her/their unbelievable fact finding missions and a remarkable ability to multitask.

        The knowledge of economic and political information SD has provided is uncontested.

        SD has prepared us for this Shampeachment and I was impressed with the first 2.5 hrs. of White House rebuttal.

        As Sergeant Joe Friday stated so eloquently in many TV episodes……..”Just the Facts, ma’am. Just the facts”.

        As one of my other fav blogger likes to say……Close it up!

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        • Swanzinator says:

          Ace of Spades?

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          • Daniel M. Camac says:

            Swanzinator, Yep. I found it when someone here at CTH asked people to compile a list of other bloggers they read and AOS-HQ was on it.

            American Thinker was the first site I really enjoyed reading and still do but Ace has so many different facets besides the political side.
            When I’m about to boil over due to the lying Left’s schemes, lies and more lies I really enjoy the Pet Thread and the Chess one as well. It calms me down….ahhhhhh.

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  3. Paul B. says:

    Lankford did well, but I doubt anyone will be swayed either way by this interview. GS is and always was a Democrat operative. That he runs the flagship news show of a network that deeems itself mainstream is scandalous.

    Liked by 11 people

    • littleanniefannie says:

      UBC us not a mainstream network. The UnAmerican Broadcast Corporation is 💯% Fake News!!

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    • Lee Dee says:

      Hard to figure why any conservative senator, congressman, cabinet member etc would appear on any of the MSM talk shows, including Fox’s, who hired Donna Brazile, with the limp wristed Trump hating Wallace.
      What is to gain? Nothing from their audience–and risk a flub like Braun’s today, a non political background guy not used to the clever inquisition. Braun’s “Trump will learn a lesson” flub is on point.

      PT would be foolish to debate on any of them. The format is not “debate” anyway.

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  4. JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

    SD, your Twitter thread on OD was compelling.
    IIRC Mccabe was actually one of the agents who personally contacted Deripaska and made the ask.

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  5. donnyvee says:

    Hi all. Can anyone help me out here? PSS?

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  6. Jimmy R says:

    Thank you for your hard work, Sundance.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. littleanniefannie says:

    Boo-ya!!

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  8. JohnCasper says:

    “George Stephanopoulos Clintonopoulos

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  9. cow wow says:

    Oh little Georgie is such a worm…great job Senator!

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  10. vikingmom says:

    Thank you Sundance – this needs to be shouted from the rooftops by every single Republican every single time they give an interview!

    “Without Dossier, no FISA.
    Without FISA, no insurance policy.
    Without Dossier and FISA, no Mueller.”

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    • bbthevidiot says:

      Likewise,
      Without secret phone call leak, no leaker.
      Without leaker, no Schiff collusion.
      Without Schiff collusion, no ICIG collusion.
      Without ICIG collusion, no Resistance lawyer collusion.
      Without Resistance lawyer collusion, no impeachment investigation.

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  11. TradeBait says:

    Thanks, sundance. MSM types are hating that some of the GOP fight back against their revisionist narratives, manipulations and lies now. When the rank and file Senators start doing the smack downs we are getting somewhere. You never, ever let your guard down when facing evil.

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  12. mynameisasherlev says:

    Dayum Lankford is really smart and smooth.

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  13. Right to reply says:

    PSS…From Russia with love…

    People really do need to go to jail.

    Liked by 4 people

  14. Bendix says:

    I didn’t listen yet. Did he mention Georgie trying to get the attention off the president’s lawyer?

    I remember when Georgie just had to explain to everyone what a dizy and stalker-ish girl that Monica Lewinski was.
    On air, with the power of a whole network behind him. It was beside the point and unfair.

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  15. Zimbalistjunior says:

    Ya he has an interesting voice and delivery and speaks quickly without hesitation.
    Problem is he makes a large unforced error around the 6 minutes stating that Rudy’s effort to investigate the Bidens ‘opposition research.’

    It is not. Investigation began and predates Biden announcing candidacy. That is why (at least the easiest one to convey) there is definitely no impeachable conduct here.

    Surrendering this point is a huge strategic error. And it also is factually incorrect.

    With allies like Lankford we don’t need Schiffs.

    Learn the law. Learn the facts. Or hush up.

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    • Reserved55 says:

      Lankford also claimed Trump had seven days access to Schiffty’s unconstitutional shampeachment, when in fact he had but one, when Jerrold’s committee got the garbage from Psycho Schiff.

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    • lokiscout says:

      moot point at best. It was pretty obvious Biden would run so just because he hadn’t “announced yet” doesn’t mean much. The fact is he was involved in a corrupt adventure and should be held accountable but in the tangled times we live in the investigator gets impeached and the criminal gets the pity! Go Figure.

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      • evergreen says:

        No, as loopy as Biden has been for a while, it was not a foregone conclusion that he would run. Quite the opposite. I am surprised his wife allows it.

        We’re ge to get elected, his VP Clinton would have him declared incompetent asap.

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    • Indeed Zimbalist, he did make a yuge unforced error. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing… yet there it was and more.

      Not good, but recoverable.

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  16. Reserved55 says:

    Obama ran Operations Hurricane. So not only did Barry solicit help from Putin, he also sought help from Australia, England, Italy and others.

    Barry’s entire Cabinet conspired against Trump before and after his Presidency, and is ongoing today.

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  17. Blind no longer says:

    LOL……in case no one noticed—coming up short with George always blame conservatives news!!! Hahaha— good one Sundance!!!

    Lankford needs to teach a class to every GOP member entitled “How to throw the fake news bullshit back at em”. That was excellent…he never let little Georgie Porgy put words in his mouth!!!

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  18. Seadoc66 says:

    MITT, YOU NEED TO START WEARING A CUP 24/7 OR STOP WALKING ON TOP OF THE FENCE. DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE LADY CAN DO TO PROTECT HERSELF!

    TIME’S UP! FAR TOO MANY OF YOU POLITICIANS/BUREAUCRATS/ACADEMICIANS/MEDIA HAVE CROSSED THE LINE! YOU ARE 100% PURE TRAITORS AND/OR IDIOTS! D.J. TRUMP IS OUR PRESIDENT AND YOU ARE NOTHING BUT THRASH! SOLDIER/COP/GRUNT, RETIRED

    Rape, Pillage,Plunder; America, You’ve Been Had!

    How much more before you stand up to those who have made the following lessons learned facts?

    1. The American people are the most effectively lied to people in modern times thanks primarily to the American political class, the American bureaucracy, the American media, and American academia.

    2. Arrogance coupled with ignorance equals stupidity.

    3. The greatest threats to the American people are the corrupt and/or incompetent politicians/bureaucrats/academicians found at every level of government/academia, and the majority of the American so-called media.

    4. Most of the politicians/bureaucrats/academicians I have encountered during my years as a soldier/cop I most kindly refer to as; self-serving, witless, cowards.

    5. The American Profession of Arms and our brothers/sisters in blue have failed to protect the American people from all of their enemies, both foreign and most especially domestic.

    Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired

    PS These lessons learned were first presented to a gathering of Americans in 1989. The only positive change to the American political environment since then has been the arrival of one, Donald J. Trump! Since D.J. Trump took office I have added one more lessons learned thanks to the overall behavior of the parties highlighted in lessons learned 1-3 above. Seems approximately 25% of the American population has declared war on the rest of the nation!

    6. After carefully watching the whole of the political class since Donald J. Trump walked down that escalator in Trump Tower to date, I can say without reservation that most of the group will sell their souls and our bodies just to remain in power. (Added 2019)

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  19. manz says:

    Why do any Republicans engage with this smacked ass?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Zimbalistjunior says:

      Who cares? He is allowed to tie aid to investigations unless the only solitary reason was personal political.
      But we know that there countless other reasons that were not personal political.
      For example, the fact that the investigation of Bidens began months prior to Biden announcing candidacy prove that that motivation was not solely (if at all) personal and political.

      For the millionth freaking time. This is the entire case.
      I honestly am losing my patience with trumps defenders and lawyers.
      This is up there with how they allowed mueller probe to drag on for 2.5 years when the only possible crime , the hacking, was demonstrably not coordinated with trump campaign. (As proof, for one thing, see the fake reason behind the june trump tower meeting with russian lawyer and friends)

      Honestly, I am in screaming at television phase.

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    • sundance says:

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      • JImmy says:

        There should be an urgent investigation on who leaked it to NYT. Arrest and thats how you stop the next one.

        Liked by 4 people

      • Blind no longer says:

        And what a coincidence in the timing of this release of Bolton’s book excerpts.. timed perfectly for impeachment trial and the vote to call witnesses, especially one John Bolton.

        Isn’t that right Mittens?

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      • thedoc00 says:

        Not just selects excerpts but uses them out of context. Allot of the “leaks” are actually centered on “what if discussions” and not actual policy itself. If one were to leak discussions of options, ranging from the risky options to practical options as well as legalities it would be rather easy to spin a “crime” or “crisis” out of that discussion.

        See my earlier post. I suggest “John did a very bad thing”, spoken by the President after Bolton was fired revolved around Bolton getting caught gathering materials for his book.

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      • Bolton once promised to lop off the top five floors of the UN. Instead, he sold out the only President who has stood up to them in decades.

        Making frauds expose their true colors is President Trump’s super-power.

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        • iswhatitis says:

          To date I haven’t seen, read or heard anything directly from Bolton that indicates he has “sold out”.

          It’s all the narrative engineers doing the talking atm.

          I don’t come to an opinion by listening to them.

          So I’ll await and see just what the hubbub is all about.

          At this point it’s all third-hand allegations.

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        • mikeyboo says:

          I don’t think Bolton is a complete fraud. But his massive ego has prompted him to harm the United States as well as the President.

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      • L4grasshopper says:

        Related to the Peek “dismissal”?

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      • felipe says:

        It would be interesting if they are (still) doing leak detection via fake news/real leaks to trace out the infestation. This has many of the hallmarks of a sting and O’Brien is trying to radically downsize the NSC, right?

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Remember the President said Bolton “did a very bad thing” when discussing why Bolton was fired. That very bad thing is likely to revolve around getting caught removing meeting materials, conducting “interviews” and/or recording meetings for this book.

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  20. 1stgoblyn says:

    When GS kept asking Lankford about the appropriateness of VSPGPDJT asking Zelensky to do an investigation, I kept waiting/hoping for Senator Lankford to remind him of the agreement between our two countries re fighting corruption. No one brings it up, EVER. Why not? Or he could have reminded Georgie that it is the President’s DUTY to ensure our tax dollars are spent wisely.

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  21. A2 says:

    CONFIRMED: Steele Paid Russian Oligarch as Dossier Source
    by Matt Palumbo Posted: July 5, 2019

    https://bongino.com/confirmed-steele-paid-russian-oligarch-as-dossier-source/

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  22. I wish Sen Lankford had asked Snuffy if it was ok for a sitting VP to blackmail a foreign govt that was investigating his son by threatening to cut off $1 billion in foreign aid. PDJT was well within his duties to ask that the investigation be resolved.

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  23. todayistheday99 says:

    This was a win. Every time we win against a network propaganda outlet it helps.

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  24. The Dog Whispere says:

    Stephanopoulus is nothing but a parrot. True, Biden was a potential political opponent (even if a laughable one). He was also the Vice President of the United States. He was also a citizen of the United States. He is also on video doing exactly what Trump has been (falsely accused of). When neither being a citizen of the US or the Vice President of the US conveys immunity from investigation for corruption it is ludicrous to assert that running for office conveys immunity. Moreover, if it is somehow corrupt to investigate a political rival does that not then mean that every Democrat in the House who voted for impeachment is, ipso facto, guilty of corruption? Finally, even if it would be wrong to investigate a “political rival” what grounds does Steffy the miniature schnauzer present for Trump’s motivation being to protect the US from corrupt politicians directing aid given to foreign governments being redirected for the benefit of their children?

    The hysterical schnauzer is not just a miniature im stature, he is a miniature intellect as well.

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  25. This is the same old thing; Democrats taking the President literally but not seriously.

    When he told the Russians to release Hillary’s emails, he was making the point that she left our secrets on an internet park bench, When he says China should start an investigation, he’s making the point that the Bidens are cashing in all over the globe. The Chinese don’t need to investigate–they know why they paid off Joe Biden through his son; because they can’t pay him directly.

    Snuffy knows all this, he’s just playing the Clinton Con Game. The world is his trailer park now.

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  26. A2 says:

    Jonathan Turley
    @JonathanTurley
    Stephanopoulos just asked Sen. Lankford if he thinks it is ok to solicit a foreign government to interfere in our elections. Much like CNN’s biased question on Sanders, the question assumed that Trump was asking for election interference in asking for a corruption investigation.

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  27. Raptors2020 says:

    Any young Republicans with visions of running for President in 2024 should be front and center now, vigorously defending their President.

    Nikki Haley will be Jeb! 2.0 in 2024, with lots of Establishment money behind her.
    Any underdogs need to build up genuine affection from the rank and file. That takes time, and Republicans have long memories. Ted Cruz’s behaviour at the 2016 Convention won’t be forgiven, unless he works hard to earn it.

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  28. alliwantissometruth says:

    First, much gratitude for all of Sundances hard work and epic exposures of the truth

    Secondly, it would be highly beneficial for our side to frame it in a way that’s easy for people to understand

    You first make the point there was no crime committed, and then you say something like this…

    “Look, the President is responsible for the peoples hard earned tax dollars, and when he suspects there may be highly corrupt governmental improprieties that have taken place with the use of said tax dollars, he’s obligated to get to the bottom of it in order to protect the American peoples money

    We send massive amounts of tax dollars to many, many countries, and unlike past Presidents who rubber stamped those payments with no accountability, this President wants to make sure those tax dollars are used properly and do not end up in the hands of the corrupt and criminal

    The prudent move is to investigate past payments to find out where those tax dollars went and what they were actually used for, and take the necessary steps to weed out any corrupting influence

    Anything less would be a dereliction of duty to the American people”

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  29. Bogeyfree says:

    So now our witness list consists of……

    Shifty

    Hunter

    Joe

    President of Ukraine

    Warner

    WB

    Ohr

    McCabe

    And now Oleg

    Love it!

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    • Blind no longer says:

      Excellent list that should have many in DC shatting in their crooked drawers! If they go there–with witnesses– it’s going to be one hellofa show!

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    • todayistheday99 says:

      Anyone that has potential Ukrainian corruption ties is fair game. In other words … the entire DC establishment. If almost everyone in DC is guilty of a crime .. how do you proceed? One alligator at a time ..

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  30. Deborah Fehr says:

    I guess it’s a necessary evil that the Presidents people speak to these cretins. He drips of disdain when he talks about the President, and you can see him getting frustrated when they wont say what he wants them to.
    He is as bad as Maddow. Except MSNBC wont talk to any Republican because they will NEVER have liars on their show…🤦‍♀️just acquitting the President isnt enough, as they are probably already spinning the stories of cover up and cheating…heads seriously need to roll, and these idiots need egg on their face..total humiliation and defeat…I wait for that day..as I too want to gloat to my own never Trumpers, but I want the whole enchilada, not just a bit of beans.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      Personally, I don’t want egg on their faces. I favor the full on dirt nap.

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    • valuethetruth says:

      Given Lankford’s past of complaining about the president’s language and demeanor, ABC thought they could count on him to spit at Trump. Instead, Lankford surprised Georgie by taking an opportunity to make himself look less like a RINO…even though he is bought and paid for by his Number One Donor Koch Industries. When it comes to immigration, Lankford is NOT with President Trump and the people.

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  31. Bill_M says:

    Georgie Porgie was totally outclassed in this one. Of course, that’s kind of a low bar, but true none the less.

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  32. Is that Clinton hack still on tv ?

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  33. martyb59 says:

    What do you all make of this latest Bolton news? It does not look good to me… https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/480014-bolton-book-alleges-trump-tied-ukraine-aid-freeze-to-biden

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  34. Ellis says:

    Stephenopolus is a lightweight hack for sure.

    However, Lankford should have simply dismissed the false narrative that the president was asking a foreign country to meddle in our election. He was not. Just because Biden is a politician does not mean he is above the law.

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  35. Duke says:

    I was frustrated by his answers when defending the President.

    1) Someone who happens to hold the status of “political opponent” doesn’t get impunity from being investigated for corruption when there is suspicious activity that suggest corruption.

    2) Just because they are committing these crimes internationally doesn’t mean they are immune from being investigated and there is nothing wrong with asking for assistance from an ally country who’s laws were also broken.

    3) President Trump ran on the promise to “drain the swamp”, of which Biden apparently is, so what is the big surprise or even issue? The fact that he’s a political opponent is a feature, not the reason he should be investigated.

    This false premise that

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  36. Heika says:

    Love the bit where Georgey says, “Are you saying Obama would do THAT?- no way!”(engage a foreign country to help spy on… etc)
    Lankford – “I’m not confirming or ruling out anything”… bwaaaa (my take anyway)

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  37. Magabear says:

    One thing I like about Lankford is that he doesn’t let emotions get in the way of his fact presentation. Rudy is the exact opposite of that.

    But Lankford wasn’t perfect enough for eveyone, so damn him. 😕

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  38. valuethetruth says:

    Many of us in Oklahoma recognize Senator James Lankford as the Koch puppet that he is. Koch Industries is his NUMBER ONE DONOR, which you can confirm here: https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/summary?cid=N00031129&cycle=2020&type=C

    In an interview early this month, Lankford 1) Claimed refugees start businesses and aren’t a drain on the taxpayer, 2) Asserted that all legal immigration is a net benefit to the US and 3) Denied that refugee resettlement contractors make money off the racket. These are the positions of the Koch Mob and not the voters of Oklahoma.

    When you see Oklahoma’s Senator James Lankford trying to bolster his image as a real Republican, remember that he will sell us out in a minute when it comes to immigration.

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  39. Alec Rawls says:

    Lankford was great but his take on Trump wanting Ukraine to investigate the Bidens is different than Trump’s. Lankford minimizes it by noting that it was Zelensky who brought up the issue of Biden corruption, which I am sure does play into some lines of legal analysis, but Trump has been more direct, noting that he is arguably REQUIRED under Article II to pursue investigation of Biden’s Blatant Blackmail Brag. Article II section 3 requires the president to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.

    This most certainly does include working with foreign countries to get them to investigate crimes in their countries that involve violation of American law. If Trump were to ask Ukraine to FRAME Biden (the way the Obama CIA-FBI-DOJ framed Trump) then THAT would constitute abuse of power, but Trump only asked for an honest investigation. That was the import of Trump’s response to Sondland: “I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo. Tell Zelensky to do the right thing.”

    Doing the right thing is the platform that Zelensky had been elected on. He was going to get rid of corruption, which means honest investigations, and asking for honest investigations of things that affect American interests is the president’s job. Where those interests might include enforcement of our laws they are a REQUIRED part of the president’s duties.

    I like Trump’s more fundamental answer and wish that the Republicans would follow it at every point just because that is the more robust way to defend presidential power. In a related example, there is nothing wrong with demanding foreign assistance in the investigation of evidence of U.S. related corruption in a foreign country and making that demand a direct quid pro quo: “if you want aid then honestly investigate this evidence of corruption and tell us what you find.”

    Trump made no such quid pro quo demand and this somehow induced the White House to go with “there was no quid pro quo” as a defense, instead of “there is nothing wrong with making a quid pro quo demand for an honest investigation of clear evidence of corruption.” They should be saying BOTH. To omit the “nothing wrong with a quid pro quo” half of the argument fails to protect presidential power.

    Stephanopolous tries to claim that the only proper way to pursue an investigation is through our own investigative agencies but he is just pulling that out of his ass. All of the investigative powers of our intelligence agencies and the DOJ are delegated by the president who possesses those powers inherently under the Constitution. HIS asking for an investigation is the same as DOJ opening an investigation and asking for foreign assistance with it.

    Stephanopolous is taking the Vindman position: “how dare the president proceed outside of the established machinery of the State Department and the other bureaucracies.”

    Trump asking for an investigation is like Trump revealing previously classified information. His act of releasing the information declassifies it because HE is the seat of the classification power. It is inherent powers that are under attack so that is where the defense should center in my opinion.

    The truth of the weak defenses (that there was no quid pro quo and that it was Zelensky who raised the Biden corruption issue) does not make them strong. They INTRODUCE weakness, depending on facts that are not actually critical at all, and that is scary when there are Pierre Delectos around looking for any excuse to Pierre Delecto Trump in the back.

    If Bolton testifies that he thought there was a quid pro quo demand and if he has his own panties in too much of a twist to clarify that such a demand is fully appropriate so long as it is a demand for an honest investigation then all the RINO back-stabbers will feel an unbearable urge to feign horror for every camera in sight.

    Don’t give excuses to people who only need an excuse! Such dangerous times.

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    • The President did ask their people to talk to AG Barr. All perfectly proper.

      Thing is, it’s not even “digging for dirt”. It’s in your face. There is NO non-corrupt way for Hunter to get millions from these regimes while Dad is handing them billions. None. You can’t construct one no matter how many times you coach Ambassador Ceausescuvitch for her confirmation hearings.

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  40. markmurraybooks says:

    I thought Nellie Ohr was the primary source (sub source).

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      A British lord, George W. Bush and Barack Obama helped Oleg Deripaska. If Oleg Deripaska was the primary source then this kind of help would be unexpected since Deripaska could blackmail Obama.

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  41. islandpalmtrees says:

    If Oleg Deripaska was the PSS then George W. Bush and Barack Obama had more than enough reason to come to his rescue. Reference below for added detail.

    Most significantly, Oleg Deripaska is one of the Russians sanctioned this year by the Trump administration due to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Yet, as Byron’s report shows, Christoper Steele, author of the anti-Trump dossier, was Deripaska’s advocate before an apparently sympathetic Bruce Ohr, the number four person in the Obama Justice Department.
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/08/steele-simpson-and-ohr-linked-with-russian-oligarch.php

    To save the business empire of Oleg Deripaska, one of Russia’s most infamous oligarchs.
    Even Mr. Putin was unable to resolve the situation when he interceded personally with Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama on Mr. Deripaska’s behalf.
    http://www.cnas.org/press/in-the-news/two-capitals-one-russian-oligarch-how-oleg-deripaska-is-trying-to-escape-u-s-sanctions

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  42. martyb59 says:

    Re: the Bolton book / leak story… just saw this on Twitter:
    All lies… Says BOLTON spokesperson. Don’t believe the #FakeNewsMedia!

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  43. islandpalmtrees says:

    If Oleg Deripaska was the PSS for the Steele Dossier then the Russians did construct it?

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  44. NC Nana says:

    God has blessed you Sundance. You are amazing!

    Thank you for all that you do!!

    As always you are my go to news source.

    Thank you God for giving Sundance the gift of wisdom, discernment, and truth.

    Thank you you Senator Lankford for your willingness to step out and speak the truth. I have seen you in several clips the last couple of days. We appreciate everything you are doing. Please God, bless the Senator’s efforts and let his remarks be heard all over the world.

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  45. hokkoda says:

    It was subtle, but if you listen you’ll hear GS drop the “is it okay for a President to solicit foreign interference in an election?” b.s.. It’s clear HE doesn’t even buy it. He kept saying it, but the Senator didn’t take the bait. It’s one of the biggest issues with the entire Democrat Party narrative. You can’t get from “Hey we should do something about that guy,” to interpreting it to mean “I want you to kill Bob Smith” just because you keep saying it over and over again. Especially if Bob Smith remains unmolested to this very day. There’s maybe 37 steps of overactive imagination in between those two statements. I think people have figured out that Georgie and Schiff and the rest of the Democrats are just pulling stuff out of their asses at this point.

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  46. WSB says:

    Lankford states that the Senate already voted in the initial rules review that this case could not be summarily dismissed.

    News to me. It is the only option that makes sense. What did I miss?

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    • Alec Rawls says:

      He meant no dismissal before both sides have been heard. The House/Dems have already been heard. The president and the Republicans/Senate will be heard this week. Then Lankford said they will vote on whether they need to hear more. If not they vote on the verdict.

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  47. revarmegeddontthunderbird says:

    Little Georgie Stickanappleuphisa$$ just got slapped down!

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  48. islandpalmtrees says:

    This spring, a (British lord) with deep ties to the governing Conservative Party and a reputation as a do-gooder environmentalist arrived in Washington on an unlikely mission: to save the business empire of Oleg Deripaska, one of Russia’s most infamous oligarchs.

    The British emissary for Mr. Deripaska’s companies, Lord Barker of Battle.

    Another disclosure in Solomon’s article is that one of the FBI agents involved in the recruitment of Deripaska for the Levinson effort was McCabe.
    http://www.theepochtimes.com/is-mueller-probe-of-manafort-actually-looking-into-russian-oligarch-deripaska_2720188.html

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