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That's a free class in your area. AH REGISTERED OPIATE TRAE DOT com slash. PODCAST received their professional insiders Kit for attending Ota trade dot com slash podcast and now the impeachment news in well. Let's just say five minutes or less we're going to go slightly long this time today former. US Ambassador to Ukraine. Marie Ivanovich testified. Provide an open hearings in the house right before she appeared the White House released yet another summary of a different phone call between president trump and then president elect elect Zilenski of Ukraine. I have read that summary and to be frank. There is nothing notable about that call. There's a Lincoln show notes if you WanNa read it but let's move on as Ivanovich began testifying. Today was clear that trump was watching. We know this because he began tweeting about the proceedings and criticizing. The witness. This was was a bit unexpected. Because part of the testimony was specifically about how the witness had allegedly been the subject of a smear campaign by Rudy Giuliani. The president's Wentz lawyer she was also the subject of negative comments by the President himself and at times she had feared for her own safety. Because of this after the president's tweets went out somebody printed them and chairman. Adam Schiff. Pass them around the room while the testimony continued. So I'm going to play a clip appear. I think this is the best summary of today's hearing you're GonNa get this manages to combine the witnesses professional history some specific context around her testimony today. Plus plus a notable event. That happened in real time and very well may lead to a new article of impeachment. Daniel Goldman the lawyer for the Democrats speaks speaks first then Ivanovich replies then shift speaks and Yvonne speaks to more listen in so let me see if I got this right. You were one of the most senior diplomats in the State Department. You've been there for thirty three years in won numerous awards. You've been appointed as an ambassador three times times by both Republican and Democratic Presidents and the State Department would not issue a statement in support of you against false allegations because they were concerned about a tweet from the president of the United States. That's my understanding. If I could fall on that question it seems like an appropriate time. One of its As we sit here testifying the president is attacking you on twitter. And I like to give you a chance to respond. I'll read part of one of his tweets everywhere. Maria von which which went turned bad. She started off in Somalia. How did that go? He goes on to say later. TWEET IS A. US presence absolute right to appoint ambassadors first of all she image. The Senate has a chance to confirm or deny it. Do they not. Yes advise and consent but would you like to respond to the president's attack that everywhere you went. Turn Bad I I mean I. I don't think I have such powers not Mogadishu's Somali smalley. Yeah not in other places. I actually think that Where I served over the years I- others have demonstrably really made things better for the US as well as for the country's on that I've served in Ukraine for example where there are huge which challenges including on the issue that we're discussing today of corruption huge challenges that they've made a lot of progress since two thousand fourteen including in in the years that I was there and I think impart Ukraine people get the most the most credit for that but a part of that credit goes to do the work of the United States and and to me as the ambassador in in the united in Ukraine buster you show them the courage to come forward today testify notwithstanding the fact you're by the the White House or State Department not to notwithstanding the fact that as you testified earlier the president implicitly threatened do in that call record and now the president real time is attacking you. What effect do you think that has other witnesses willingness to come forward and expose wrongdoing? It's very intimidating to dine designed to intimidate is not I mean. I can't speak to what the president is trying to do but I think the effect what is to be intimidating. Well I WanNa let you vascular that some of us here take witness intimidation varies very very seriously moments. Later senator. Kamala Harris tweeted part of that clip and wrote quote witness. Intimidation is a crime and quote the next stop a quick check on who has qualified for the December. DNC DEBATE BAIT right now. That list is pretty slim. It's just Biden. Buddha Judge Harris Club HR Sanders and Warren however. There are three three candidates. Who are on the cusp of making it? And technically given the volume of new polling coming out there could be some kind of new rising star effect where somebody with zero polls booker. Patrick or Bloomberg somehow makes up to four poles and gets in real quick at the last minute reading from a twitter threat thread by Zach Montelera of politico quote. We could have as many as five early state qualifying polls that count towards the December debate. Coming out this weekend. We know the Iowa des Moines Register. Poll is coming out on Saturday evening. And we'll have to wait and see what individual states. CBS releases releases so. Watch this space to see. If gabbard steer and Yang hit the December polling threshold Gabbard inspire each need one poll and more donors and Yang needs to polls at this point. I think we're looking at all three qualifying for December and quote and if they all do qualify that would mean nine people on stage.