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Ignore the hype — this
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Posted By: Pluperfect, 10/4/2019 4:43:54 AM

There is no impeachment inquiry. There are no subpoenas. You are not to be faulted if you think a formal inquest is under way and that legal process has been issued. The misimpression is completely understandable if you have been taking in media coverage — in particular, reporting on a haughty Sept. 27 letter from House Democrats, presuming to direct Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on pain of citation for obstruction, to cooperate in their demands to depose State Department officials and review various records. The letter is signed by not one but three committee chairmen. Remember your elementary math, though: Zero is still zero even when multiplied by three.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rinktum 10/4/2019 7:01:46 AM (No. 197275)
Since the democrats have decided to go down this road with zero evidence of misconduct by the President, the Republican leadership has no option but to fight fire with fire. They understand this for what it is, partisan Kabuki theater and be willing and able to challenge them at every turn. They do not deserve to be treated with respect because they are determined to thwart the will of the people because they were rejected at the ballot box. The most important privilege we have as Americans is to choose those who would govern us. Democrats would strip us of this right because they do not agree with our choice. This is fundamentally un-American. Republicans who we have entrusted to represent us, must defend this President vigorously. To let these insane criminals drive a duly elected President out of office under such pathetic and clearly shady accusations, would be a dereliction of duty. It would surrender to this cabal their ability to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, a solemn oath they took on behalf of the American people. History is being made in the coming days, weeks and months. Republicans must be fighting on the right side. There is no time for hesitation, compromise, or apathy. They must all engage in a fight they did not begin but one that is imperative for the sake of this nation that they win. Right now, this is bigger than Donald J. Trump. The democrats are attacking the very fundamental principle of the right of Americans to choose their President. If they succeed in this dangerous farce, the Republic is lost.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: 3D-Chess 10/4/2019 7:16:45 AM (No. 197280)
#1...Mitch McConnell, if he has any cojones, should (according to the Great One Mark Levin) reject holding any trial in the senate if the house follows through with a farsical impeachment.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 10/4/2019 8:12:35 AM (No. 197323)
The problem here is that the House can impeach the president for whatever reason they dream up, and since they hold the majority, they can ram it through. Plus, I have NO confidence the Senate will suddenly decide to do the right thing (throw out the case). I caution everyone not to take ANYTHING for granted and get too comfortable. Thinking, oh, we'll teach them a lesson in the voting booth in 2020 might just boil our frogs! If they successfully impeach Trump, he can't run again. Then what?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 10/4/2019 8:17:24 AM (No. 197329)
After the coup attempt fails, it will not stop there. My concern over the President's safety is high. May God please continue to protect the President of the United States and his family.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 10/4/2019 8:19:31 AM (No. 197334)
Another miracle performed by the demonrats. They've moved Andy McCarthy - - from solid NeverTrumper to frightened-into-sometimes-defending-Trump. Thanks, demonrats - - for adding another sometimes supporter to our ranks.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 10/4/2019 8:21:39 AM (No. 197337)
P.S. to the above - - - Add Jerry "Geraldo" Rivers to the same category.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 10/4/2019 8:23:11 AM (No. 197340)
#2, I believe Mitch has a pair and will do the right thing.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bpl40 10/4/2019 8:34:57 AM (No. 197357)
The usually spineless Pubbies are beginning to realize that they are equally vulnerable if Trump goes. The frightening picture of what America will be if the leading 'candidates', Pocahontas, Bolshevik Bernie or Horizontal Harris wins, is also scaring them straight. The old guard of McCain, Ryan, Flake etc. is gone. The immediate few months will be rough. But we are seeing the death throws of Leninist/Feminist Party.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: TexasRose 10/4/2019 9:30:49 AM (No. 197412)
Love this!: FTA - " The fact that House Democrats invite you to their circus does not require you to beclown yourself."
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Franz 10/4/2019 9:43:18 AM (No. 197424)
If the Democrats try to present articles of impeachment to the Senate he need to demand a roll call vote of the House to prove that they have an honest majority for impeachment. It would also identify who is in favor of impeachment to the voters. At present, there is no formal impeachment inquiry. It is strictly made up of Democrats with the Republicans locked out. This totally partisan inquiry is not for impeachment, but a coup d'état disguised as impeachment.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 10/4/2019 10:03:03 AM (No. 197446)
A Kangaroo impeachment.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MDConservative 10/4/2019 10:17:00 AM (No. 197454)
Whether this is or is not a bonafide "impeachment inquiry" is immaterial. It was formed to create a tom-tom beat of "impeachment" in the media, which will report every lie, innuendo, leak and threat under the "impeachment inquiry" wrapping. And now with six committees allowed to look into things, there will be a withering firefight coming before too long. This is the contemporary political equivalent of the Battle of the Bulge...throw PDT back and out of the race now, or weaken him so much that a White Knight can ride in to "Save the Party" and the nation, or the Dems defeat a disgraced PDT in Nov '20. The goal is to get him gone by January '21.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: HotRod 10/4/2019 10:49:18 AM (No. 197496)
Ha! Now President Trump has issued a demand that Pelosi open a legitimate impeachment! Is the man a genius, or what? Knowing that the democrats don't really want to open that can of worms, as McCarthy so eloquently informed us, poor ol' Pelosi and Schiff are now on the hot seat! More popcorn, please!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 10/4/2019 11:18:53 AM (No. 197544)
Actually, he is right. They just toss the word around.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 10/4/2019 11:20:04 AM (No. 197547)
#3, there is no place in the Constitution that says that if the President is impeached he cannot run again.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: coldoc 10/4/2019 12:43:20 PM (No. 197656)
I believe this is a desperation move predicated on the eminent demise of RBG. They are scared to death of another trump scotus appointment.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: web 10/4/2019 2:58:02 PM (No. 197764)
All these idiot dim lawyers are doing the equivalent of indicting a ham sandwich, which they would do for the crime of offending muslims, no doubt. If however, we are going to go after a President for crimes and corruption, then hussein and B.J. come readily to mind. We should certainly depose State Department officials and review various records for the crimes of former Secretary of State hitlery. As for President Trump, they won't find anything, as he is an ethical, moral man, as many of his American supporters try to be. That is his defect and his crime, as well as ours, as far as the left is concerned.
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