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A great summary. Ms Hutchinson was very convincing, relatively calm. I hope she has some protection. She may need it.

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MAY need it? I hope she has lots of protection, she does need it and there's no doubt.

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Yes it certainly was!

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Yes she certainly does and she is very courageous!

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Jun 28, 2022·edited Jun 28, 2022

This young woman has ovaries of STEEL. I applaud her courage in coming forward and staying true to American values. She truly was "in the room where it happened." She gives me hope.

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Ovaries of steel - love it!!

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Vestibular bulbs! You can't see them, but they are female equivalent of testicles. they helped her to testify.

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Homologous to the bulb of the penis, erectile soft tissue!

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Ah! Hope! I remember when I used to have that! Despite what Emily Dickinson wrote about it being "that thing with feathers That sings and never ever stops", the black cat 🐈‍⬛️ that is Trump ate and swallowed it. He is a Houdini when it comes to escaping justice.

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So unfortunate, but hope live eternal and I’m hoping this will be the mail in his coffin!

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We've been hoping this since 2017. At every turn when you are sure he cannot go any lower, he still finds a way ... and still gets away with it.

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Yes! "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all".

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Does Emily's List know about this . ..

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Yes ; Emily Dickinson's list of poetry!

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So you know her . . the big frog and his admiring bog . . .(Drain the Sump!!)

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She does and hopefully this will put tRump in jail where he belongs and never run for anything ever again!!

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I watched the entire hearing, this afternoon. I found Cassidy Hutchinson’s chilling and frightening. The former president acted more like a dictator, than a president who had definitely lost an election. He condoned the insurrection it’s going after the Vice President. I could go on, but as someone who taught American History and Government, I found Trump’s actions deplorable as well as illegal.

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It’s unfortunate far too many people didn’t understand this throughout Trump’s Presidency. All of the signs were there. One just had to be paying attention.

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So true. Many also never realize, as Thomas Jefferson stated, democracy is fragile and an experiment that we must work to protect, defend, and support continually. It is stated in the Presidential oath of office. Trump ignored or should I say debased his oath.

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So very true.

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1. dog whistle to racist collective subconscious. 2. true believer syndrome. 3. Stockholm syndrome.

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Unfortunately we seem to have become a nation of unschooled, emotionally reactive tribalists. All that's required now is a spark to ignite an emotional blaze and the foolish leap up to imagined war and glory.

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He had been acting like a dictator from the moment he entered the White House.

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Even before on The Apprentice!

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He is deplorable and sickening that he’s gotten away with a multitude of crimes and gets away with every evil lie and trickery.

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Agreed. Hopefully, there is now enough evidence for the Attorney General to bring forth an indictment. The hearing today was not hearsay, as the witness was presenting what she actually heard and saw.

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So far

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He wants to be just like is idol, Putin. He wants to have Putin's wealth and power... apparently by any means necessary :(

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Every time I hear somebody say that they would vote for Trump again even knowing what has happened is distressing. But the courage of those who told the truth amidst threats and loss gives hope.

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Trump acted just like a mafia don, like the criminal he is.

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Bingo. That’s his M.O.

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For sure.

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Robert, than k you for your great, concise summary of Hutchinson's testimony this morning! What a warrior she is! Would that more Republicans took notes from her playbook on ethics and reread the Constitution they swore to uphold! Now for Merrick Garland and the DOJ to be as brave and do their job to save our Democracy and country!!

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I like your comment about Garland et.al. being as brave as this young woman. All of us must be brave as an arrest will lead to major conflicts led by the Oath Keepers and the Poor (proud) "boys" all of whom have weapons. I fear the number of police that are in league with these guys. If they were as brave as Ms. Hutchinson, we'd all be in better shape.

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Amen to that!

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If only Mr. Reich used the words Ms. Cheney used : "witness tampering".

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Thanks for posting that link. Sent a message to the AG just now.

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Given the recent decisions by the six "Supremes" - 3 of whom were appointed by tRump - I wonder whether a conviction would be sustained? We don't live in a democracy anymore, and can't rely on our courts to render justice.

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That’s what is so scary and they are there for life, which is insane! All positions should have 4 year terms.

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The emails threatening potential witnesses is straight out of a Mafia playbook! These people are out and out organized criminals. Every single one of them should be charged with witness tampering and brought to trial.

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The wannabe Don . . .Cute kid you got there, be a shame if anything happened to her

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Saw the whole thing. So Trump heard that the mob was closing in to kill Mike Pence (and his family?) he was cool with that. Wouldn’t stop the mob. Pence deserved it. Just wait for the inevitable Pence butt-kiss that he’s not upset, he had four good years with Trump. What a doormat!

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Call Mother and the kids to the stand.

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Mr Mommy, you mean? With Not Hanged Gravitas? as he's told The Turtle, witches trying to kill their unborn might be Saved with Compulsory Conversion Therapy , ,

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Yes very true. He certainly did the right thing by not continuing the lies.

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Hearing this testimony today made me sick to my stomach and filled with anger. To think this deranged fascist was sitting in the Oval office for almost 4 years should frighten the hell out of everyone. Sadly, as horrified as todays testimony was, I wasn't at all surprised by his actions. We've watched and listened to the lies, the attacks against other politicians, the media, world leaders and political rivals. Now it's time for Garland to prosecute every one of them. If he doesn't we will be living in a lawless country where anything goes.

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I agree with all of that. I was almost sick to my stomach, but not shocked. I hope we can triumph over the evil he helped to grow and spread, and not just in our nation.

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Our June Surprise… wonder what July holds in store for us!

One of the comments in the (Washington) Post this afternoon was: The walls at Mar-a-Lago are definitely dripping ketchup today…

Garland will DEFINITELY have to prosecute the lot of them.

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What would have happened had DJT been driven to the Capitol and led his people in his quest to remain in power? The revolution was stopped by the overriding safety standards of the Secret Service and a single agent willing to enforce his oath, against the verbal and physical objections of DJT.

I think this single action saved our Republic more than any other, and that scares me.

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I want Scorsese to direct the film, with a tubby De Niro portraying the former guy. The scene where T-Rump tries to grab the wheel and then throttle the Secret Service agent should be Oscar gold. Too bad it really happened - and to us.

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Maybe Sean Penn instead? He was outstanding in Gaslit!

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I’ll bet somebody’s already jotting down notes for a script.

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It will feel good to see it in Oscar-winning performances; seeing it as drama will be to experience it as art and be less frightening.

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Agreed. If we see a horror film, we leave feeling safe that we're out in the sunlight. It's definitely drama, but nothing we want in our own real lives.

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Ms Hutchinson is a National hero!

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Yes she is!

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I would love to be a little spider on the walls of the Justice Department. They are close as we come to having referees for our Constitution and our democracy/republic.

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Outside of racketeering, sedition, and all the other charges that Trump is obviously guilty of, the first one that keeps popping up for me is Murder! He knew the crowd was violent, people DIED!! As Ms. Hutchinson pointed out, he didn't care that they were heavily armed. He only cared that they weren't "there for him"!! This sounds to me as though he knew those Capitol Police officers would sustain injuries and worse, which happened. That's Murder!! In addition to everything else he needs to be prosecuted for...

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That was my first thought as well. A tragic loss of life as a result of all their actions, particularly Trump.

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