Impeachment Hearing, Day Three - Live Streaming And Open Thread

We've got this afternoon's hearing with Tim Morrison, a National Security Counsel official, and Kurt Volker, a former envoy to Ukraine, streaming after the jump. Watch it with us or just share your thoughts on the proceedings.

This morning, we heard from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council official, and Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams, each of whom were on Donald Trump's call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. 

The hearing is due to resume shortly. I'll be sharing my thoughts and observations in the comments section.

The video below is via The Washington Post.

(Schiff image via screen grab)

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commented 2019-11-20 04:36:01 -0500 · Flag

Have prepared everything for the Sondland session this afternoon/evening: cancelled all appointments, piled up all available cushions, a wrap-around for neck and shoulders and a plaid for my knees (it’s chilly and my heating system packed in yesterday). As well as lots and lots of nibbles.

As he’s a RW billionaire and as I have very low opinion of RW billionaires (perceiving them to be particularly prone to following “forever me first/me only” mantra, I expect him to do everything he can to avoid being charged with perjury.
commented 2019-11-20 03:32:41 -0500 · Flag
Don’t be silly, dear Bemused. You’re amongst friends here and as long as we know what you’re saying, the odd typo is neither here nor there. We all make them :)

Missed the whole damned day today – had to spend it in a dark studio playing Santa Claus, of all things. Nothing could keep me away from watching Sondland reduced to a pile of tear-dampened ashes under interrogation in the morning. I’ll be bright eyed and bushy-tailed on the dot of 3am NZ time!
commented 2019-11-20 02:59:48 -0500 · Flag
Apologies if I’ve mis-spelled some names. Will make meself a list straightaway.
commented 2019-11-20 02:59:06 -0500 · Flag
Lasted through to the members’ questions for Volker and Morrison then fell asleep in my chair.

T’was not a good day for the forever Trumpers and the Dear Leader. Although Volker and especially Morrison were clearly trying their best, they refused to perjure themselves and would up corroborating practically every fact laid out so far.

I’m not usually a fan of body language analysis but the difference between the two counsels was striking: on the one hand, intent querying; on the other, a sneering attitude that raised the hackles on my head.
commented 2019-11-19 22:37:45 -0500 · Flag
I’m very, very tired and tomorrow is another big day. I’ll put up an open thread for tomorrow’s hearing in the AM. Meanwhile, nighty night all.
commented 2019-11-19 19:50:26 -0500 · Flag
I just spent almost two hours at the doctor and came home to find the hearing still going.
commented 2019-11-19 15:18:16 -0500 · Flag
I watched most of Lt Col Vindman’s testimony. He was solid. Neither Devil Nunes nor Gym Jordan laid a glove on him. Decision to the Democrats.
commented 2019-11-19 15:10:32 -0500 · Flag
After watching Fox News all morning, I switched to MSNBC to see what they have to say.
commented 2019-11-19 15:07:15 -0500 · Flag
I’m sure the usual GOP Trumpers will be on Fox News prime time yelling “witch hunt” and “undoing the election” while distracting from Trump’s very obvious corruption.
commented 2019-11-19 15:06:18 -0500 · Flag
I’ve been watching the Fox News commentary which is basically “no grounds for impeachment,” including Ken Starr.
commented 2019-11-19 15:05:20 -0500 · Flag
I thought the Republicans were obnoxious but at the risk of sounding like a professional pundit, I didn’t get the sense any needle moved from today’s testimony. It may be that the slow accumulation of damning material steadily moves the needle. Because despite the GOP stunts, they did nothing to discredit Vindman. He got two rounds of applause. One in the middle of his testimony and one at the end.