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    Quote Originally Posted by bsm2 View Post
    So your work for a copier company that charges hundreds it not thousands of dollars for a service contract. That contract covers all each company pays the same price. So what if Company A never place a service a call on that equipment paid hundreds of dollars and never received a benefit. Then you have Company B and they call once a week and use parts and 100 hours of labor.

    Company A never placed a call and cost your company Zero dollars to service for a year. Company B called every week and cost your company thousands of dollars in labor and parts.

    Each company paid the same for there coverage. That's how it's works buddy, every pays the same. That's how insurance works.
    Most copier dealers and branches charge maintenance based on a per copy amount with a minimum monthly amount based on the target monthly usage for each model. Overage is normally billed on a quarterly basis to allow for slow months.

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    Apply that logic the other direction and pass a law that everybody has to buy a production print machine. If you have a small office and only want a desktop, you get fined for not buying a production print machine. You can play games all day long with comparisons but bottom line it was wrong!
    As mentioned before, I am glad it worked out for you. Maybe you should e-mail me your SSN and I can claim you as a dependant...Then we are even.

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    Trump Taxes: Appeals Court Rules President Must Turn Over 8 Years of Tax Returns
    A three-judge appeals panel said Mr. Trumpís accounting firm had to comply with a subpoena from the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

    A federal appeals panel said on Monday that President Trumpís accounting firm must turn over eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns to Manhattan prosecutors, a setback for the presidentís attempt to keep his financial records private.

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    And yet another douchebag move as donny demands that the identity of the whistleblower be revealed. Maybe he doesn't realise whistleblowers are protected by law. He seems to have lapses of knowledge when it comes to laws.

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    Sondland Updates Impeachment Testimony, Describing Ukraine Quid Pro Quo
    Gordon D. Sondland recounted how he told Ukrainian officials that military aid was tied to their commitment to investigations President Trump wanted.
    A crucial witness in the impeachment inquiry reversed himself this week and acknowledged to investigators that he had told a top Ukrainian official that the country would most likely have to give President Trump what he wanted ó a public pledge for investigations ó in order to unlock military aid.


    The disclosure from Gordon D. Sondland, an ally of Mr. Trump who is the United States ambassador to the European Union, confirmed his role in laying out a quid pro quo to Ukraine that conditioned the release of security assistance from the United States on the countryís willingness to say it was investigating former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and other Democrats.

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    I subscribe to Dan's posts,.

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    The More We Learn, the Worse Things Look for Trump
    Republicans insisted that the full account would vindicate the president, but that’s not how it’s worked out.

    Just wait for the whole story, Republicans pleaded for weeks, as closed-door depositions piled up with witnesses in the House impeachment inquiry.


    “The public is absolutely being misled about every single deposition that takes place,” complained Representative Lee Zeldin.


    Democrats were engaged in “secret hearings and selective leaks to the pro-impeachment press,” according to The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board. “This hide-the-witness strategy fits the way Democrats are handling impeachment more broadly.” (Never mind that Kim Strassel, now the most stalwart Trump defender within the Journal’s editorial pages, had celebrated the private hearings in the Benghazi process as a model of rectitude.)



    Republicans complained that they had been instructed by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff not to discuss the hearings, only to see information getting to reporters anyway. “I’m confined to a large degree in what I can say,” said Representative Chris Stewart. “It’s extraordinarily frustrating.”


    The Democratic majority “is now abusing its power to discredit democracy, by using secret interviews and selective leaks to portray the president’s legitimate actions as an impeachable offense,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy charged on October 31, closely echoing the Journal’s talking point.


    Representative Liz Cheney had a solution in mind: “The selective leaking in which the House Intelligence Committee has been engaged must end immediately and the full and complete record must be provided for the American people to see,” she wrote in a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday.


    Like previous Republican demands for public hearings, this request was politically canny: Democrats had already signaled they would hold public hearings and release transcripts, meaning Cheney was guaranteed a win when they did so.


    But it proved a Pyrrhic victory. The Intelligence Committee has so far released four transcripts—interviews with Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, former State Department Senior Adviser Michael McKinley, Ambassador Gordon Sondland, and Ambassador Kurt Volker. And so far, the transcripts haven’t delivered the exculpatory or exonerating evidence that Republicans hoped and implied they would.


    Instead, they’ve both closely tracked the leaks that have already emerged and deepened the president’s jeopardy. Sondland’s testimony, including an addendum he submitted after being contradicted by later witnesses, confirms that he told Ukrainian officials that the U.S. would not provide military aid until Kiev published a public statement citing Burisma and the 2016 U.S. election. That, along with other documents released yesterday, confirms that the president not only demanded a quid pro quo, but demanded a corrupt one.


    Yovanovitch’s account of how she was recalled with no explanation shows the pusillanimity and disorder of administration officials, and undercuts the idea that she was somehow undermining Trump’s policies. (You can’t undermine a policy that hasn’t been communicated to you.) McKinley, speaking under oath, contradicted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claim to the press that no one had asked him to make a statement in support of Yovanovitch.


    With the exception of Sondland’s updated testimony, which was submitted only Monday, there haven’t been huge revelations from the transcripts. That’s not all that surprising: Democrats leaked anything that aided their cause. Republicans would have leaked anything that helped theirs, too—the problem is that there doesn’t appear to be any such material in the transcripts so far.


    At the same time, the transcripts show Republican members using their time in depositions erratically, trying to throw up various process-related roadblocks and working the refs. Representative Scott Perry asked Yovanovitch about the intelligence practice of “unmasking” and whether her staff was involved, puzzling the ambassador. In one peculiar exchange, Mark Meadows asked Yovanovitch where her nickname, Masha—a common Russian nickname for Maria—comes from.


    Finally, the release of the testimony vindicates the Democratic claim that witnesses ought to be heard in private to avoid coordinating testimony. (This was, in point of fact, Intelligence Committee Republicans’ claim, under former Chairman Trey Gowdy, before it was Democrats’.) Sondland told investigators he’d conferred with Energy Secretary Rick Perry to “refresh [his] memory,” yet Sondland submitted his addendum, including the explosive quid pro quo claim, only after other witnesses contradicted his claims.


    The Trumposphere often operates on an esoteric argument that if only all the facts were revealed, the totality of the evidence would clearly show that the president was innocent and that his detractors are the guilty ones. A version of this faith animated the Republican demand for full transcripts. Now that the transcripts are being released and aren’t yielding exoneration, it should—but won’t—prompt a reevaluation of this esotericism.


    Instead, GOP leaders have simply swapped out their talking points.


    “I don’t know that you need all the transcripts,” Representative Jim Jordan said Monday. “Like I’ve said, the facts have always been there, the facts have been clear from the get-go.”


    The problem for Trump is that Jordan is probably right.

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    The evidence that President Trump attempted to use his position to influence a foreign gov't to investigate a political opponent has been corroborated by so many sources that impeachment by Congress seems almost a certainty.

    Far less likely is the certainty that Trump will be impeached by the Senate and removed from office before the election in Nov 2020.

    Impeachment by Congress may not have much impact on Trump's loyal base of voters. Many independents and voters who were on the Trump train last election may find impeachment by Congress to be the last straw for them making the President unacceptable for a second term.

    It seems that the harder Team Trump tries to deny a wrong doing, the truer it eventually becomes.

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