It should be noted that at some point since filming the president gave the weirdly specific denial that he never said “Mike Pence deserves it”
When you said “I dont think that was the allegation specifically, but okay”, that hit me good. The oddly specific denials always say a lot.
His reaction is further evidence of his mindset and how he continues to ignore the real issues and significance of Jan 6th. He spends no time thinking about the danger and damage now just like he didn’t on the 6th.I think what was chilling and telling in hearing the testimony of Mike Flynn when he was asked “Do you believe in the peaceful transfer of power?” and he pleaded the 5th.25 year old staffer has more spine and morals than a retired general.I agree. After hearing accounts of his staff trying to talk down a megalomaniacal toddler amid an attempted coup, it’s interesting what things he chose to react to. And “I don’t know who this/that/any person is, but I hear bad things about them’? How many times have we heard that?His lawyers would never let him testify. He can’t ever stop lying. They know this.Exactly – it’s not a trial. It is akin to a grand jury. Determine if there is enough evidence to prosecute. We are only seeing 3% of the testimonies. The DOJ wants all transcripts, and they should get them. It will be interesting when they do get them, and what they do about it…. Thanks (as always) for your take on things. It’s just a thought…. 😉Typical behavior for a narcissist. Deny, lie, insult, lie some more (gaslight). Add: of course it’s about his image; he’s too empty inside for anything else to matter.“We’re going to get all the best people” but he barely knew her and heard bad things about her? 😂As usual, Trump is following his pattern of denying he knows a person and yet saying he “heard very negative things about her” which indicate his guilt by reacting so defensively.This woman had more courage than those who refuse to talk.The “I don’t know who this person is” is just a reflex by Trump at this point. He trots out that old nag at every opportunity and I really hope media will start pointing that out instead of addressing it. Just a “Trump doing a Trump” and not even bothering explaining why it is a lie.If you ever notice Trumps stories they are all the same type, only the names change.I don’t see how the DOJ doesn’t bring charges after todays testimony.I love that all the things he denied will have at least two other people who were present. I can’t wait for the other witnesses to speak out about their experiences.Because he’s basically saying ‘yeah, I did that. I set that up, and I’d do it again’. He’s not denying the important stuff.Sociopathic Narcissistic folks always forget the quiet, smart folks around them LISTENING. Ms Hutchinson is one of them. Bless Her.Yeah, I don’t believe he didn’t throw temper-tantrums. Guy that owns the company I work for is cut from the same (albeit a smaller piece of) cloth. Born rich, easy life. If he doesn’t get his way, if anyone impugns his innate superiority, heck, if someone has a nicer car, he pitches a fit. And yes, he’s a dedicated Trump supporter. Luckily he just owns things, we don’t see him often.It’s more than suspicious when someone denies a very specific allegation that no one made.Spot-on. The DOJ has been sitting on the Meadows contempt charge. Time to move now, General Garland?I’ve never heard someone not remember someone in so much detail.Yea protect that woman at all costs. I bet her life is in danger tonight.There’s never been a better example of a sociopath to be recorded in modern history until now.What you deny says more about what you did do, than what you didn’t do.Yes, today’s testimony was incredibly serious. However, every time I see someone throwing food in anger, it will be called a “trumper-tantrum.”True–his “tell” is what he cares about.Her desk was a 5-6 second walk from the Oval Office.Early he said she was bitter because she didn’t get a job at Maralargo after he left office. 🙄 The tantrums are entertainment value. The guys indicting they knew what was going to happen on January 6th long before January 6th is evidence.
Krystal and Saagar review the hard hitting interview Jon Stewart did on his new Apple show with JP Morgan Chase CEO, Democratic party Donor, and general wall street tycoon Jamie DimonAt Jamie Dimon’s level, there are so many filters for the crap before any piece of information makes it up to him in the form of a bright, shiney PowerPoint. He probably believes what he’s saying.
When Brett Kavanaugh denied sexual assault allegations, attacked his accuser’s memory, and then described himself as being the victim of a conspiracy — several psychologists knew what they were seeing: DARVO.
DARVO stands for deny, attack, and reverse victim and offender. The term was coined by a research team at the University of Oregon and the University of California, Santa Cruz, who identified the pattern alleged abusers use to deflect attention away from themselves and back to the person making the accusation.
University of Oregon psychology professor and Stanford fellow Jennifer Freyd, said that the reason it gets used frequently is that it works.
“I did not expect … that so many people actually found the DARVO convincing. But it makes sense. I mean that’s why people use it,” said Freyd.
However, she said that the number of people who are inclined to believe a DARVO response, lessens significantly as soon as they understand its mechanics.
For example, Freyd identified Kavanaugh as someone who used this aggressive retort to shift blame away from himself when accused of sexual harassment by Christine Blasey Ford and other women.
Here’s how DARVO works, using Kavanaugh’s senate testimony.
“The drinking age was 18 in Maryland for most of my time in high school and was 18 in D.C. for all of my time in high school. I drank beer with my friends. Almost everyone did. Sometimes I had too many beers. Sometimes others did. I liked beer. I still like beer. But I did not drink beer to the point of blacking out and I never sexually assaulted anyone.”
“Dr. Ford’s allegation is not merely uncorroborated, it is refuted by the very people she says were there, including by a longtime friend of hers. Refuted.”
REVERSE VICTIM AND OFFENDER:
“This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups.”
Freyd asserted that while not everyone accused of an accusation is guilty, DARVO is not a good way to defend your innocence.
“You don’t have to respond defensively to an accusation, whether you’ve done it or have not done it. And a non-defensive response can really move people,” said Freyd.
In a rare media interview, and as two Canadians detained in China face controversial trials, Steve Paikin speaks to China’s Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu about the damaged relationship between the two countries, the reasons for it, and whether there is a way forward.