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Watch live on Twitch.tv : Acting AG Whitaker testifies before Congress (stream has started; hearing begins 9:30 AM EST)

Oct 26, 2017
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It was more of a defeated head drop. You can see the smug coming off of him when he was being chided likely because he thought he'd navigated this only to find out that he's only getting started.
Yeah, the smug was coming off quite some times in this lol. I wonder if repubs are going to be there next time so he doesn't get roasted for that amount of time straight.
 

cameron

The Fallen
Oct 26, 2017
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House Judiciary Chairman Nadler after Acting AG Whitaker hearing:

"He will come back" for private deposition "because we will use a subpoena if we have to." pic.twitter.com/P1RZtJDrAO
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Slightly off topic, but it is really cool that Washington Post is broadcasting these types of hearings on Twitch. It is, of course, really accessible; but I think it also opens politics to some new demographics, which is always good.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Slightly off topic, but it is really cool that Washington Post is broadcasting these types of hearings on Twitch. It is, of course, really accessible; but I think it also opens politics to some new demographics, which is always good.
It's brilliant because not many people are gonna tune into C-Span, whether on TV or whatever archaic online stream they might have. Twitch is very accessible and a proven platform and the addition of IRC chat just makes a ton of things better than watching something with no commentary. And of course it opens up politics to younger demographics or demographics that might not normally pay as much attention, as you mentioned.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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If I just want the greatest hits, and have already watched Collins and Lieu, which are the good ones to watch if I want to see a bald man sweating profusely?
 

Pooh

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Oct 25, 2017
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The Hundred Acre Wood
If I just want the greatest hits, and have already watched Collins and Lieu, which are the good ones to watch if I want to see a bald man sweating profusely?
- Jamie Raskin if you want to see some fireworks
- Nadler himself if you want to see Whitaker tell him his 5 minutes is up, despite him being the chairman
- Pramila Jayapal if you want the most emotionally affecting moment
 
Oct 29, 2017
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- Jamie Raskin if you want to see some fireworks
- Nadler himself if you want to see Whitaker tell him his 5 minutes is up, despite him being the chairman
- Pramila Jayapal if you want the most emotionally affecting moment
pls don't forget cicilline
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Thanks for all the suggestions. Have watched cicilline, raskin, jeffries and jayapal (holy shit at that one). Does anyone remember approximately how far into it the nadler one was? Only found his closing question and various instances of him settling things.

Edit: And scanlon was low key fire.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Thanks for all the suggestions. Have watched cicilline, raskin, jeffries and jayapal (holy shit at that one). Does anyone remember approximately how far into it the nadler one was? Only found his closing question and various instances of him settling things.

Edit: And scanlon was low key fire.
Nadler's one was the first after all the introductions I think
 

mbpm

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's brilliant because not many people are gonna tune into C-Span, whether on TV or whatever archaic online stream they might have. Twitch is very accessible and a proven platform and the addition of IRC chat just makes a ton of things better than watching something with no commentary. And of course it opens up politics to younger demographics or demographics that might not normally pay as much attention, as you mentioned.
tbh it also opens things up for trolls on the chat front, but at least the person behind the account will kick them eventually as far as I saw
 
Dec 19, 2017
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Dude...

Matt Whitaker Headed To Trump Hotel After Hearing And People Are Talking

After an incredibly contentious hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Friday Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was spotted at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman noted the sighting on Twitter. People who responded jabbed — nervously — at the too-close-for-comfort situation of the man who could conceivably fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller heading straight to one of the lairs of the man Mueller is investigating. One commented that Whitaker was “reporting back to daddy.” Another compared it to “Lex Luthor returning to the Legion of Doom.”
 
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Taki

Taki

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Oct 25, 2017
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i dont thin kit got enough appreciation that this shitshow was on twitch. brilliant move (is this the norm?)
Yes, they also did this for the state of the union and a bunch of other things.

I'm never streaming a political event without these emojis again
 

Espi

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Oct 25, 2017
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What's worse? Their complete lack of giving a toss about professional ethics and appearances of obvious conflict, or the fact that they probably don't have to care because what are we gonna do about it?
It’s definitely the former. Most of us know we can really get away with a lot of shit if we wanted to but don’t do it because it’s wrong.
 
Dec 2, 2017
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House Judiciary chairman threatens to depose acting attorney general after contentious testimony
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler threatened to depose acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in a letter Wednesday, calling his testimony "unsatisfactory" or "contradicted by other evidence."

The New York Democrat, in his letter released Wednesday evening, told CNN earlier Wednesday that Whitaker "may have" misled the committee in testimony last week.

"Although the committee appreciates your decision to appear, members on both sides of the aisle found many of your answers to be unsatisfactory, incomplete or contradicted by other evidence," Nadler's letter read. "You repeatedly refused to offer clear responses regarding your communications with the White House, and you were inconsistent in your application of the Department's policy related to the discussion of ongoing investigations."