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Impeachment Hearings Day 3

WordPress lost my morning post again. I am not amused.

This is an open thread for following testimony today.

Witnesses: Colonel Alex Vindman, Jennifer Williams (NSC advisor detailed to Mike Pence). I think the foreign service person who overheard the Sondlund-Trump phone call will be testifying later.

It’s a full day.

Keep me informed.

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Just a note about the whistleblower. A recent poll commissioned by NPR shows that 56% of the population agrees that the whistleblower’s identity should be protected.

I just want to point out that there are rules in place about whistleblowing. They include anonymity.

Not anonymity except when it pertains to Donald Trump. It means anonymity regardless of reporting on the person doing the unethical or illegal activity.

When someone rewrites the rules to exclude and exonerate Donald Trump from being the target of whistleblowing, then we can talk about identifying the whistleblower, doxxing him and his family and generally ruining his life.