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Senate IMPEACHMENT Trial: Another EPIC fail for Dems?

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Senate IMPEACHMENT Trial: Another EPIC fail for Dems?

How long?

Ted Cruz says: Will start in early Jan.

"Shortest trial would probably be two weeks.  Could be six weeks (like Clinton's trial)... OR longer"

SEN. CRUZ: Has Trump impeachment been a legitimate process—or partisan weapon?

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DEMS HAVE THE VOTES
MCCONNELL SETS FIREWALL

IMPEACHMENT MAY BE DISMISSED QUICKER

McConnell rejects Dem proposal for impeachment trial, calls it a 'fishing expedition'

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“An Interesting Document – That Literally Misquotes The Constitution” – Mitch McConnell Rips Chuck Schumer’s Whiny Impeachment Letter (VIDEO)

On Sunday Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanding witnesses in the upcoming impeachment hearings.

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PELOSER's weird delay... in sending articles

Mitch McConnell threatens to CANCEL Donald Trump's Senate trial if 'scared' Nancy Pelosi does not hand over 'slapdash' articles of impeachment - as Speaker slams him as a 'ROGUE leader' and president gloats he will be cleared by 'default'

  • Nancy Pelosi forced the Trump impeachment across the finish line Wednesday
  • Now the process moves to a U.S. Senate trial but Pelosi said she's in no hurry
  • She blasted Senate leader Mitch McConnell for saying he's not an 'impartial' juror, and declared she won't hand him the baton without a pledge of 'fairness'
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is pushing for witness subpoenas that Republicans don't want to agree to
  • Impeachment trial can't start until Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy choose 'managers' to carry the House's case to the Senate 
  • McConnell slammed Pelosi in a floor speech and warned the Senate's more patient pace will have a 'calming' influence after 'slapdash' impeachment
  • President Donald Trump warned that '[t]he Do Nothing Party want to Do Nothing with the Articles & not deliver them to the Senate, but it's Senate's call!'

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BANNON: "I see Exoneration"

Steve Bannon: Senate impeachment trial will be the 'trial of the century'

 

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IRONY Run Rampant / Dim the Dems... to the Lowest level of Drak- ness

…Dems Demand ’Fairness’ — After Schiff Show Trials…

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What You Need to Know about Trump's Senate Impeachment Trial

 

This week, Heritage’s Thomas Jipping explains what happens next in the Senate now that the House has voted to impeach President Trump, how long it could take, and what to expect from lawmakers.

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McConnell Wrangles Republicans For Speedy Trump Acquittal As Schumer Cries Cover-Up

"McConnell likely has the votes to force the issue without cooperation from Democrats."

Most Senate Republicans have lined up behind Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan for a lightning-fast, witness-free impeachment trial which will end with the acquittal of President Trump - much to the chagrin of Senate Democrats led by Chuck Schumer of New York.

McConnell has guaranteed that Senate Democrats won't have the 67 votes required to convict Trump and remove him from office. Meanwhile, he can simply point to Clinton's impeachment as precedent on witness testimony, as it would allow Trump's lawyers and White House impeachment managers to make their arguments and answer questions from Senators before administration figures such as Bolton and acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney have a chance to speak.

There have been no discussions between McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who can go pound sand as talks seem unlikely.

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Trump calls for ‘outright dismissal’ of impeachment case without trial as Democrats prepare to hand case to Senate

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Within hours of demanding the US Senate call house speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff as witnesses at his upcoming impeachment trial, President Donald Trump reversed course and suggested the Senate should dismiss the charges against him without hearing any evidence.

“Many believe that by the Senate giving credence to a trial based on the no evidence, no crime, read the transcripts, ‘no pressure’ Impeachment Hoax, rather than an outright dismissal, it gives the partisan Democrat Witch Hunt credibility that it otherwise does not have,” the US president tweeted Sunday afternoon, approximately three hours after writing that Ms Pelosi and Mr Schiff “must” testify at his trial, which could later this week.

Senate rules do not currently allow for the dismissal articles of impeachment prior to a trial, although some Republican senators have signed on to support a measure introduced by Missouri’s Josh Hawley, which would amend the law to allow such a move. However, it is unlikely anything of the sort could muster the 67 votes such a change would require.

Mr Trump became the third American president to face a Senate impeachment trial last month when the House of Representatives voted on 18 December to approve two articles of impeachment against him.

Some 230 members – 229 Democrats plus Michigan Republican-turned-independent Justin Amash – voted to charge Mr Trump with abusing his power over the withholding $391m (£300m) in military aid in a bid to force Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to announce investigations into the family of political rival Joe Biden.

Mr Amash and 228 Democrats also voted to approve a second article of impeachment against Mr Trump for obstructing a congressional investigation into whether he had committed impeachable offences by withholding the aid.

Unlike previous presidential impeachments, not a single member of the president’s own party voted in favour of either charge. Mr Trump and his allies have seized on this fact to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the entire proceedings, although most reputable legal scholars have dismissed such arguments as being without merit.

> https://uk.news.yahoo.com/trump-calls-outright-dismissal-impeachment-214200432.html

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Rand Paul Threatens GOP Colleagues with Vote on Hunter Biden Subpoena

Rand Paul Threatens GOP Colleagues with Vote on Hunter Biden Subpoena

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is threatening to force the Senate to vote on subpoenaing Hunter Biden and the “whistleblower” in the event that his Republican colleagues side with Democrats and their demand for more impeachment witnesses — a move that would put some of them in vulnerable positions from a reelection standpoint.

While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ultimately moved to transmit the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate without her party’s demand for the promise of pre-trial witnesses, the debate is far from over. Sens. Susan Collins’ (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) respective calls for the Senate trial to proceed in the mold of former President Bill Clinton’s trial solidified Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) upper hand. However, both have signaled that they are open to calling forth witnesses after hearing opening statements.

Paul has a contingency plan. According to Politico, Paul “will make the Senate vote on subpoenaing the president’s preferred witnesses, including Hunter Biden and the “whistleblower” who revealed the Ukraine scandal” in the event that four or more of his GOP colleagues side with Democrats and call for additional witnesses, putting at-risk GOP incumbents in more vulnerable positions.

“If you vote against Hunter Biden, you’re voting to lose your election, basically. Seriously. That’s what it is,” Paul said, according to Politico.

“If you don’t want to vote and you think you’re going to have to vote against Hunter Biden, you should just vote against witnesses, period,” he explained.

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JAY HITS THEM with the Facts - & "No one is above the Law"

Jay Sekulow fires back at Dem lawmakers, 'let me give you some facts'

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there was ONE fact witrness, and he exonerated Trump

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SCUMMY RATS owe Apologies

White House Counsel Nukes Jerry Nadler: ‘This Is the United States Senate. You’re Not in Charge Here.’

Jerry Nadler (Senate TV / Getty)

Cipollone to Nadler: “Mr. Nadler, you owe an apology to the President of the United States and his family. You owe an apology to the Senate. But most of all, you owe an apology to the American people.”

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TRUMP's Legal team is ready for all contingencies

Nothing new has come out yet... Opinions are not changing

Jay Sekulow on Senate trial: I'm confident with where this is going

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Trey Gowdy: Unless you have new facts, people's opinions won't change

 

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GO DOWN, SHIFFY! You have screwed up, bigtime, sir !

Adam Schiff Closing Argument: Russia Carried out ‘Coup’ Against U.S. By Manipulating Trump

Going further, Schiff accused Trump of “betrayal” of his country, playing a debunked video clip of then-candidate Trump allegedly inviting Russia to interfere in the presidential election (Trump was joking at a press conference).

Schiff urged the Senate to remove Trump from office because of the risk of having a president so easily manipulated, and who would “coerce an ally” to investigate a political opponent.

“You cannot leave a man like that in office.”

He is getting sliced & Diced in the Senate

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NOW The SHOES GOES ON the other Foot, starting Saturday

... And the DEMS are going into a Panic, after an Epic Failure to convince


Dems say oust Trump or he'll betray again; 'He is who he is'...
Last-ditch effort to make case...
'TOUGH SELL'...

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was the ringleader of an effort to coerce Ukraine to dig up dirt on a domestic political rival, "worked hard" to cover it up and has shown no remorse, Democratic lawmakers said on Friday in his impeachment trial.

In their third and final day of opening arguments, Democrats tried to cement their case that Republican Trump abused his power by pressuring Kiev to investigate Joe Biden, a former U.S. vice president and a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, and then obstructed Congress' inquiry into the matter by barring witnesses and withholding documents.

. . . "President Trump tried to cheat, he got caught and then he worked hard to cover it up," said Jeffries, who added there was a "toxic mess" in the White House that needed to be cleaned up on behalf of the American people. (an idiot's argument)

Trump denies any wrongdoing and describes the impeachment as a hoax.

Democrats have accused Trump of pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in a July 25 phone call to investigate Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma. They say Trump temporarily withheld $391 million in U.S. military aid to Ukraine as leverage for his demands.

Democrats also said Trump's refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents and testimony in the impeachment inquiry was a textbook case of obstruction. They showed video clips of Trump's attacks on several witnesses in the inquiry and said it amounted to "witness intimidation."

"He does not have to respect the Congress. He does not have to respect the representatives of the people. Only his will goes. He is a dictator," Democratic Representative Jerrold Nadler said.

(Dictator? What a joke. The Dems acted like Dictators, and may now be publicly disembowled, and America applauds that.)


Senators stumped by empty seats in viewing gallery...
Defense to Target Biden...
Hardball tactics from his classic playbook: McConnell 'plays to win'...

Pat Cipollone, the White House counsel, and Jay Sekulow, Trump’s personal attorney, plan to use their time in the trial to target the former vice president and his son, Hunter, according to multiple GOP officials familiar with the strategy. Trump’s allies believe that if they can argue that the president had a plausible reason for requesting the Biden investigation in Ukraine, they can both defend him against the impeachment charges and gain the bonus of undercutting a political adversary.

The strategy — aimed squarely at muddying the waters surrounding the two impeachment articles of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — carries potential risk. Some congressional Republicans have encouraged the White House to prioritize a line-by-line rebuttal of the Democrats’ case, ensuring that wary moderates are provided enough cover to vote for Trump’s acquittal. It is unclear whether going after a former colleague will sway that core constituency, protecting moderates from possible political blowback at home — though a senior administration official made clear that Trump’s legal team would try to do both.

(A small pile of rotting carbon dust, may be what Schiff, Nad-Liar & Biden are about to become.)

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Good Luck with THIS Narrative, scummy Rats!

Sen. Van Hollen says focusing on Bidens would be a ‘total red herring’

Nope. Instead, it would be totally Relevant,

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