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December 9, 2019
........................Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner on Dems: "You have made Joe McCarthy look like a piker."....Trump on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "Unhinged."....Trump on Rep. Adam Schiff: "A corrupt politician and a criminal...A stone-cold loser. Has been almost all his life."....Newt Gingrich on impeachment: "A modern day lynch mob."....WH attorney Pat Cipallone to House Judiciary Committee chairman Nadler: "As you know, your impeachment is completely baseless."....Rush Limbaugh on Dems: "They're making no bones about the fact that they really don't care about the American people."....Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter: "Hell, they practically boost and promote anyone who talks s*** about and hates America."....Ann Coulter on GOP senators Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, and Mitt Romney: "Legendarily feckless old ladies."....Sen. Lindsey Graham on impeachment: "The whole thing is a joke."....HRC: "I don't know what's happened to Lindsey Graham...It's like he had a brain snatch, you know?"....Donald Trump Jr. on Dems: "Care much more about trying to hurt Donald Trump than they do helping Americans."....Mike Murphy on Rudy Giuliani: "Going to be on the cover of Fall From Grace magazine."....Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "Donald Trump embarrasses America on the world stage, and he does it repeatedly."....Trump on Democrats: "You almost question whether or not they love our country and that's a very serious thing. Do they love our country?"....Trump on impeachment: "A joke."....Trump on Fox News: "Panders. Pathetic!...Fox should stay with the people that got them there, not losers!"....Trump on impeachment inquiry: "The whole thing is a hoax. Everybody knows it."....Kellyanne Conway: "It's not just a hoax -- what is the process?"....FL congressional candidate George Buck on Rep. Omar, Rep. Tlaib, and AOC, in fundraising letter: "We should hang these traitors."....Ted Cruz on Ukraine: "Blatantly interfered in the  election."....Rick Wilson on Tucker Carlson: "A pro-Putin shill on a network that looks away from their pet president's grotesque subservience to the Russian leader who helped elect him."....David Rothkopf: "Trump, his administration, and the GOP have made a conscious choice to align themselves with Putinism. It is not unwitting."....Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Dems: "The irony, of course, is that Putin, for all his faults, does not hate America as much as many of these people do."....Ambassador Michael McFaul: "You are wrong, Mr. Carlson. Putin does hate America. You (I assume unwittingly) help his anti-American objectives with these ill-informed rants. Be a patriot. Stop attacking Americans and defending Putin."....Trump on Dems: "Have thrown a wrecking ball at our Democracy."....Rep. Mike Quigley: "This is a president that has never been held accountable for anything he has done."....Trump on Dems: "Haven't come up with a smocking gun.".....NK senior official Kim Yong Choi on Trump: "A heedless and erratic old man."....Trump on impeachment: "Shouldn't even be allowed."........................
December 2, 2019
........................Donald Trump Jr.: "No one trusts the media...They're full of crap."....radio host Mark Levin: "The media are full of hate for this country."....former Gov. Mike Huckabee: "When the law enforcers turn out to be the law breakers, then we have totally upended the rule of law. Nobody is safe and everybody is in trouble. Our system of government is under attack."....Trump: "The whole Russia thing was a Hoax, and the Ukraine thing is a Hoax, and the Democrats are a joke."....Carl Bernstein on Trump: "Untruthful in ways and to an extent that had never been dreamed somebody holding the Oval Office could be."....Jordan Libowitz, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, on Trump: "Our founders designed three co-equal branches set to check and balance each other. If they wanted a king, they would have made a constitutional monarchy. They did not."....Kellyanne Conway on Mueller Report: "A big bomb."....Trump on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "She's crazy as a bedbug. She is nuts."....Rick Wilson on Rep. Devin Nunes: "Has the IQ of a cup of warm yogurt."....Laurence Tribe on Trump: "A completely lawless presidency."....Turkey's President Erdogan on Sen. Lindsey Graham: "I told him what he needed. He learned his lesson."....Rep. Jackie Speier: "The President of the United States has five Pinocchios on a daily basis."....Kellyanne Conway on Bloomberg campaign ad: "All unicorns and rainbows."....Bernie Sanders on Bloomberg: "Making a bet about democracy in 2020: He doesn't need people, he only needs bags and bags of money."....former Gov. Mike Huckabee on Bloomberg: "Nanny Boy."....Michelle Goldberg: "With the exception of national security professionals sticking around to stop Trump from blowing up the world, there are two kinds of people in the president's orbit -- the immoral and the amoral."....Donald Trump Jr. on Biden: "He can't complete a sentence."....George Conway on Rep. Elise Stefanik: "Lying trash."....Stefanik in reply: "You need serious help. My opponent Taxin' Tedra can have your sick misogynist support."....Kellyanne Conway on Rep. Rashida Tlaib: "Foul-mouthed what's her name."....Donald Trump Jr. "The left will stop at nothing till they have full control of how you're allowed to think."....radio host Craig Silverman: "I see corruption and blatant dishonesty by President and his cronies. I also see bullying/smearing of American heroes with courage to take oath and tell truth."....Robert De Niro on Trump: "He calls everything fake because he knows he's fake. So he's projecting."....radio host Mark Levin on De Niro: "Lowlife POS."....Ana Navarro-Cardenas on Trump: "Has mastered the art of drunk-tweeting, sober."........................
November 20, 2019
........................Trump on impeachment hearings: "A big scam...A kangaroo court led by little Shifty Schiff."....Donald Trump Jr. on Lt. Col. Vindman: "Look at his stammering responses...A low level partisan bureaucrat and nothing more."....Rep. Devin Nunes on hearings: "The direct-to-TV sequel to the Russia collusion hoax."....Thomas L. Friedman: "Congressman Devin Nunes and Senator Lindsey Graham have a contest going over who can debase themselves in public the most by defending indefensible actions by Trump."....House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on hearings: "Hours of hearsay from handpicked witnesses that have never even met the president."....Rev. Al Sharpton: "It was 'hearsay' -- they heard him say it!"....Rush Limbaugh on impeachment testimony: "It is so much smoke and mirrors, it is such a web of deceit. There are sacks of manure in front of everybody here."....Trump on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "The woman is highly overrated. Grossly incompetent."....Pelosi on Trump: "He knows full well that he's in that office way over his head. And so he has to diminish everyone else."....Trump on San Francisco: "A dangerous and disgusting slum."....Eric Trump: "I would be murdered if I did half of what Hunter Biden did."....Donald Trump Jr. on Rep. Eric Swallwell: "Full of s***."....Trump on former Ukraine ambassador's effect on Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, and Ukraine: "Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad."....Thomas Friedman on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not defending Yovanovitch: "Let his ambassador to Ukraine -- who depended on him for protection -- be stabbed in the back with a Twitter knife, wielded by the president."....Fox Business Network host Lisa Kennedy on Trump attacking Yovanovitch during her testimony: "Makes him look like a big dumb baby."....Rep. Jim Harris on Trump's attack: "Language that would embarrass a mob boss."....Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky: "Not since the McCarthy era of the 1950s has there been as determined a campaign to undermine and discredit career State Department officials. Back then, some 81 officials were forced out of the department."....Deputy Secretary of State William Burns on Pompeo: "Profound political cowardice."....Thomas L. Friedman on Pompeo: "The mark of Cain on his forehead will not wash off."....George Conway to Donald Trump Jr.: "Each of Taylor, Kent, and Yovanovitch has more intelligence, talent, integrity, decency, honor, and patriotism in each of their fingers than you and your father will ever have."....Donald Trump Jr. in response: "A guy who routinely and publicly embarrasses his wife by attacking her boss for the purpose of getting retweets and building his own brand is giving lectures on honor, integrity and decency. I'm sure your family really appreciates it, George. You're a disgrace..."....Conway: "I'm not building a brand because I'm not selling anything. And I'm not selling anything because I've worked for three decades at a job that my father didn't get me."....Slate's Ashley Feinberg on Donald Trump Jr.: "A fully grown father of five with the sensibility of a not-particularly-bright 13-year-old."....Rep. Devin Nunes: "The media, of course, are free to act as Democrat puppets, and they're free to lurch from the Russia hoax to the Ukraine hoax at the direction of their puppet masters."....Trump on CBS's Sunday morning news program: "Deface the Nation."....Trump on Fox News' Chris Wallace: "Nasty and obnoxious...Will never be his father...This kind of dumb and unfair interview would never have happened in the Fox News past."....Rush Limbaugh: "I'd lower my expectations if I were you. If you're expecting what Fox used to be, you need to shift your perspective."....Trump: "The press in this country is really dangerous...We have a very corrupt media."....Trump on testimony by Vice President Mike Pence's aide: "Tell Jennifer Williams, whoever that is...she should meet with the other Never Trumpers, who I don't know and mostly never even heard of, and work out a better presidential attack."....Trump on his impeachment: "If something like that happened, it would lead to the biggest FALL in Market History. It's called a Depression, not a Recession! So much for 401Ks and Jobs!"....Sen. Chuck Schumer on newly confirmed U.S. Circuit Judge Steven Menashi: "One of the most contemptible nominees to come before the Senate in all my time in this body."....Lena Zwarensteyn of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights on Menashi: "A disgrace."....Attorney General Bill Barr: "It is the left that is engaged in the systematic shredding of norms and undermining the rule of law."....AOC on GOP Trump defenders: "They're really beclowning themselves at this point."...Joe Scarborough on Trump: "The worst negotiator ever."....Rev. Franklin Graham on first impeachment hearing: "A day of shame for America."....Seth Meyer on Trump: "Who among us doesn't have six work friends who are also criminals?"........................
November 14, 2019
........................Sean Hannity on impeachment hearing: "Sham...The worst show on Earth."....Rush Limbaugh: "One of the most boring things on television that you can imagine."....Hannity on acting US Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and State Department official George Kent: "Nerdy guys that don't know President Trump...[Who] obviously have a level of self-importance that is just nauseating to me. A real swamp 'I'm an ambassador' type of feel to them."....Limbaugh on Taylor and Kent: "They're just a couple of guys with their blue-blood noses out of joint that they were side-stepped...They are essentially attempting to conduct a mutiny with the help of the Democrat party."....WH Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on hearing: "Today was a joke."....Rep. Chris Stewart: "Just a huge dud."....Jeff Sessions: "A show trial."....Donald Trump Jr.: "I've never seen anything more ridiculous...Career government bureaucrats doing their thing...It's a comedy at this point."....Sean Hannity on Dems: "Corrupt idiots...A national disgrace...[They] look dumb, bad, stupid, and shallow."....Mark Levin on Rep. Adam Schiff: "An incompetent left-wing boob."....Sen. Lindsey Graham: "The whole process is a joke."....Sen. John Kennedy on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "I don't mean any disrespect, but it must suck to be that dumb."....CNN's Tucker Carlson on Washington D.C.: "A city in the grip of insanity."....Trump on WaPo: "A garbage newspaper...Lowlife reporters...Degenerate."....NYer's Susan Glasser: "The Republican playbook here is a time-honored one: delay, deny, obfuscate, and, if that fails, beg Americans to turn off the TV."....Rep. Elaine Luria on Trump: "I took the oath of office for the first time when I was 17 years old and took it five more times over my career and again when sworn into Congress. The oath means everything to me and I'll be damned if I spent 20 years in the Navy to stand by and watch our Constitution be trampled on."....Trump 2014 tweet: "Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross incompetence?"........................
November 6, 2019
........................Trump on "Shifty Schiff": "A proven liar, leader, and freak, who is really the one who should be impeached."....Sen. Lindsey Graham on impeachment inquiry: "I've written the whole process off...I think this is a bunch of B.S."....Trump: "Schiff will change the transcripts just like he fraudulently made up the phone call. He is a corrupt politician!"....Laura Ingraham: "The Dems' days of bullying the American people are over -- they will not disenfranchise the voters in 2020 with a sham impeachment."....Donald Trump Jr. on Mueller report: "A freaking joke."....Trump: "Reveal the Whistleblower and end the Impeachment Hoax!"....Donald Trump Jr.: "The inmates are running the asylum over at the DNC."....Fox News' Jeanine Pirro on Dems: "Wusses, wimps, and weasels."....The Guardian on Donald Trump Jr.'s book: "One-eyed, loose with the facts, and a crude attack on the left. In short, it's like his dad -- and it might work."....former WH Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci: "If Roy Cohn and Joe McCarthy had a baby -- it'd be Donald Trump, and he happens to be running the country. I'm just giving you the visual."....Trump on CA Gov. Gavin Newsom: "He's like a child. He doesn't know what he's doing."....Trump: "Democrats have launched an all-out assault on people of faith."....Noam Chomsky on Trump: "An effective con man who has a good sense of what animates his voting base."....Trump on San Francisco: "Has really gone downhill. So sad!"....Donald Trump Jr. on the Obama presidency: "Nothing but failures."....Jared Kushner: "A lot of the work that the President's had me doing over the last three years has actually been cleaning up the messes that Vice President Biden left behind."....House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on impeachment inquiry: "An unprecedented, undemocratic, and unfair investigation."........................