No, the Obama Administration did not ONLY provide blankets to assist Ukrainians in their battle against the Russian invasion.

By |2019-11-21T08:00:20-09:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |12 Comments

Courtesy of Raw Story:

“Now as to the justification,” said Swalwell. “The justification is that the Obama administration only provided blankets, so the Ukrainians should be grateful, even after being shaken down, that the Trump administration provided more, but the truth, Ms. Cooper, is that under the Obama administration and the European Reassurance Initiative, $175 million were provided from U.S. taxpayer dollars to the Ukrainians, is that right?”

Sir, I don’t have that figure,” said Cooper. “The figure that we typically use is to say we’ve provided $1.6 billion to date, but I don’t have the breakdown in front of me.”

“And the Obama administration also trained five military battalions of the Ukrainians, is that correct?” Swalwell added.

“Again, I don’t have the figures in front of me, but yes, the training program began in the Obama administration, and we did train many forces,” said Cooper.

“And under the Obama administration founded Ukrainian Security Assistance Initiative provided to the Ukrainians were armored Humvees, tactical drones, night vision devices, armored vests, and medical equipment, is that correct?” asked Swalwell.

“Those all sound like pieces of equipment that were provided in the Obama administration, to my recollection,” said Cooper.

“You would agree that’s a lot more than blankets, right?” asked Swalwell.

“Yes, sir,” said Cooper.

That statement about the Obama Administratoin and the blankets has been burning my ass since the very first time I hears, but until now I could not locate the evidence needed to refute it. 

There are multiple lies being promoted by the House Republicans and there is literally not enough time to refute them all,  but this one, this one, needed to be stomped into a mudhole. 

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  1. Anonymous November 21, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    It’s all misdirection. What the Obama Administration did or did not provide is irrelevant. This is about Trump extorting the Ukranians. Do this or you won’t get the money. (And Zelensky almost did only the money was released the day before he was scheduled to go on CNN and do Trump’s bidding.) That is the ONLY relevant thing. Everything else is misdirection. Just because they got their money doesn’t mean there wasn’t a shake down. That’s why we have conspiracy to commit murder as well as first degree murder. We also have accessory to murder and even accessory after the fact. So there should be plenty besides Nunes that are sweating this out. They should tread very lightly as I’m sure a lot more muck is going to be racked before this is over. Nunes connection to Lev Parnas and Rudy Giuliani is only the tip of the iceberg.

    I am going to put on a red dress and dance when Devin Cow Daddy Nunes steps down from this investigation. Maybe the committee in general. I HOPE HE RESIGNS!

  2. Anonymous November 21, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Of COURSE we provide. We always have.
    No one loves war games more than the US of A!
    Go God.

  3. Anon November 21, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    The blanket lie infuriated me also. Such brazen lies also anger me because it takes time to fact check them. I did verify facts that Swalwell introduced.
    Nunes and Jordan have demonstrated to not believe anything they say.

    Jim Jordan needs to be removed for screaming at witnesses, badgering and his attempts to intimidate them. He reminds me of monkeys fling their extrement in the body of an abusive man.

    • Anonymous November 21, 2019 at 5:22 pm

      We have a son 33. From day one as a kid, the louder he talks, and over you, the more you know he’s lying. To this day.

  4. Anonymous November 21, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    OT. Bristol is said to confuse the Ukraine with her uterus. Understandable. Both are the same size to her.

  5. Anonymous November 21, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    And while we were all distracted that fuck Moscow Mitch put Menashi on the bench.

    “On Nov. 14, the U.S. Senate confirmed Steven Menashi to the Second Circuit, the high-profile federal appellate court in New York City that has produced three Supreme Court justices. Menashi was one of President Trump’s most conservative nominees, one whose confirmation seemed threatened by his controversial positions on a number of issues and his role in crafting administration immigration policy. But he was ultimately endorsed by the Senate, giving Republican-appointed judges a majority on the Second Circuit — and giving Trump 162 judges on the federal bench.”

    Pompeo is opening the door for Israel to make a land grab with no consequences and he also refuses to defend his own diplomats when they are attacked by IQ 45.

    “On Monday, for example, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the administration would no longer abide by a decades-old guidance that declared Israeli settlements “inconsistent with international law.” The historic move did not go unreported, but the announcement was at least partly overshadowed by Pompeo’s refusal — in response to a question from a member of the media — to publicly back Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who testified before the impeachment panel publicly last Friday and was attacked during her testimony in a tweet by Trump.

    “Pompeo declines to defend diplomats attacked by Trump,” said a CNN headline. The article that followed didn’t mention Israel at all, although CNN devoted separate coverage to the settlements announcement.”

    Asylum seekers are being sent back, Trump is sending U.S. Troops to defend Saudi Arabia and he’s going to further undermine U.S. national security by giving Huawei a foot in the door. Now if you don’t think that last is some sort of trade sanction quid pro quo with some of the Trump Family trademarks thrown in, you have been living under a rock IN a cave.

    “This week, Trump will issue a new rule that will send asylum seekers attempting to enter the United States by way of Mexico back to Guatemala, El Salvador or Honduras. He is sending 3,000 troops to Saudi Arabia, and he has granted a temporary reprieve to Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications company that has been the subject of espionage concerns. ”

    ” Trump pardoned three U.S. service members accused of war crimes.

    Earlier in the week, the Environmental Protection Agency said it would effectively minimize scientific input when making decisions.

    Some days before that, Trump moved to curtail a food assistance program, a change that would prevent about a million indigent children from receiving free school lunches. ”

    They are sliding all of this by while they figure no one is paying attention due to the impeachment sideshow.

    “The vaping ban that would have restricted the purchase of flavored e-cigarettes has been apparently postponed.

    But not the border wall, which remains a goal Trump believes he can achieve. His administration, in fact, is about to start seizing land in Texas in preparation for construction of a border barrier.

    Meanwhile, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a final environmental analysis of Jordan Cove, a 230-mile gas pipeline through the Pacific Northwest that will terminate in massive gas storage projects. ”

    Some of this damage we will never be able to undo. EFF MOSCOW MITCH!

    • Anon November 22, 2019 at 8:07 am

      Donate to the Amy McGrath Campaign.

  6. nanna November 21, 2019 at 9:14 pm
  7. nanna November 21, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    I knew about Menashi when it happened and I immediately put it out of my mind (denial) because there’s nothing anyone can do. My hope is that before the United States is a smoking wreck there will be legislation to unseat these fuckers.

  8. Anon November 22, 2019 at 8:03 am

    How ironic that Jim Jordan sits on the Intelligence Committee when he displays so little.

  9. Anon November 22, 2019 at 10:11 am

    1h 53m 22s

    Violence is all over the news. But some say we’re living in the most peaceful time in history. Journey through time and the human mind to investigate whether—and how—violence has declined. And witness how people are working to stop violence today.

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