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McConnell, Schumer Square Off Over Trump’s Senate Trial As Pelosi Plans Next Move

“Is the president so weak than none of the president’s men can defend him under oath?”

“Is the president so weak than none of the president’s men can defend him under oath?”
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7 comments on “McConnell, Schumer Square Off Over Trump’s Senate Trial As Pelosi Plans Next Move

  1. If the Republicans won’t take it seriously in the Senate, then the House just needs to wait until the courts require Bolton, Mulvaney, and Pompeo to testify.

    • That AND give the courts time to force the WH to release the subpoenaed documents. Of course, with the stacked supreme court, that may never happen. But at least it would keep the spotlight turned on…..The civil war never truly ended. America is two different countries, still. The South and middle should keep Drumpf as king, and the two coasts should join Canada with whom they have more in common.

  2. If direct witnesses to Trump’s actual words, such as Bolton and Mulvaney had been allowed to testify in the House hearings, there might be some possible reason to not allow witnesses in the Senate “trial”, now it is simply a cover-up.

    Best way to really tear the country apart: run a clearly unfair trial in the Senate that is obviously a cover-up, where the Democrats can justly say that crucial evidence was suppressed thus the “trial” was a cover-up..

    Because of John Bolton’s positions as US Ambassador to the United Nations and National Security Adviser, the Ukrainians reached out to him and asked him if he could convince Trump to release the security assistance that was held up. Bolton said he would see what he could do. When Bolton spoke to Trump about it, Trump told Bolton to tell the Ukrainians that the only they will ever get the security assistance is after Zelensky announces on CNN that Ukraine is investigating the Bidens and the Crowd Strike theory that the Democrats hacked themselves and the server is in Ukraine.

    Bolton, who is definitely not a radical leftist democrat, also has ample documentation that proves the Ukrainians were very well aware and concerned that Trump was holding up the security assistance, and that Trump’s reason for doing so was solely to force Zelensky to announce on CNN that Ukraine is investigating the Bidens and the Crowd Strike theory.

    That would be completely consistent with what all the witnesses in the Intelligence committee hearings said. Is that all true? If so, that would put to rest any questions regarding whether the Ukrainians knew the aid was cutoff and what Trump’s motives were. The Senate Republicans want to make sure we never know.

    Trump and McConnell are now doing exactly what they did when Trump said it was the Senate that prevented the FBI from interviewing the witnesses who had evidence that Bret Kavanaugh was lying in the hearings for his confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice. And McConnell said it was up to the White House. Net result 40 people who tried to give information to the FBI were never spoken to.
    Now Trump says it is up to the Senate to have witnesses in the trial and McConnell said it was up to the White House. Net result no witnesses.

  3. Pushing impeachment is an “own goal” for Democrats comparable to what happened in the U.K. when parliament thwarted the will of the majority that voted for Brexit. This is political suicide.

    • no, pushing impeachment is a Constitutional imperative when the president has committed impeachable acts. arguably, democrats would be breaking not only their oath, but the actual law not to push impeachment of a president who, according to every, single witness (even Gordon Sondland), attempted to convince a foreign government to interfere in a US presidential election – again.

      also, the “will of the majority” characterization of the Brexit referendum is highly questionable. by all indications, many voters in the UK didn’t even know what the EU was when they voted to leave it.

  4. This how ignorance leads to loss of freedom.

  5. So, H it appears that you are saying that the Republicans ARE breaking their oath and are breaking the law by not seriously pushing the impeachment? I agree with you. How do charges get laid, arrests made and their trials underway?

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