No One Can Pronounce Kiev

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Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

Today in impeachment news, words are hard and long meetings where only white men talk are tedious.

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Here is all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • Today’s impeachment hearings introduced a bombshell: We’ve all been pronouncing Kyiv incorrectly. According to this very helpful explainer, the key-ev sound we’ve all been making when ordering chicken is not the noise, closer to keev, made by Ukrainians when naming their capital. Good to know! [Twitter]
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  • The other bombshell: Trump yells into the phone about things that could get him impeached. [Vox]
  • Rep. Jim Jordan thinks Adam Schiff knows who the whistleblower is, and Rep. Devin Nunes knows a bunch of buzzwords. [Politico]
  • Eric Trump would know from boring.
  • And what it’s like to be desperate and off-putting.
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  • Aides think now is probably not a good time for Trump to fire anyone. [Washington Post]
  • But they’re just fine with making up rules for keeping asylum seekers out of work. [CNN]
  • Bernie ate a salad. [New York Times]
  • Save us, Liz.
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Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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DISCUSSION

Also, why is corrupt politician Schiff allowed to hand over cross examination to a high priced outside lawyer. Did that lawyer ever work for me, which would be a conflict?

If only the POTUS had someone who could explain to him how government works. It is also shocking that Trump would put out this blather when a quick google shows that Goldman is a former AUSA from the SDNY. Is Trump’s mind too far gone to remember the high priced outside lawyers he has hired over the years?