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McConnell: Senate Has 2 Choices
on Impeachment; Hold a Trial or
Proceed to a Quick Vote

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Posted By: Imright, 12/12/2019 11:50:13 AM

As the House Judiciary Committee moves closer to voting on two articles of impeachment against President Trump, Senate Republicans are mulling "two choices," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday. So here's what I would anticipate. The House managers would come over, make their arguments; the president's lawyers would then respond, and at that point, the Senate has two choices. It could go down the path of calling witnesses and basically having another trial; or it could decide -- and again, 51 members

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chance_232 12/12/2019 11:56:33 AM (No. 260043)
What does the "DEFENDANT" want??? Seems to me that the accused should have some say in this. It is after all his presidency, legacy and reputation thats at stake. Were I making the decision, I would opt for a trial and bury the prosecution.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 12/12/2019 12:03:48 PM (No. 260054)
A trial would allow the president to call his own witnesses, which he was denied during the House hearings. It would be nationally televised and the MSM would be unable to spin their lies into it. Or, the Senate can quickly vote to acquit and safely keep any Republican names from potentially being dragged through the mud, as well. I think we all know which way it’s going to go.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: winmag 12/12/2019 12:05:35 PM (No. 260055)
I would call that lying bug eyed weasel Schiff and his trained monkey, the so called whistle blower. There's no way they would testify, thereby blowing the whole argument for impeachment.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: john56 12/12/2019 12:11:57 PM (No. 260060)
Turtle McConnell will choose the option that preserves his gravy train. A quick, simple "trial" with no witnesses, no possible unmasking of the deep state, etc., is his preference. He'd like a quick dismissal, or even better, the House failing to pass the resolution. Helping the President win and unmask this charade is only a secondary goal. Next time I watch "The Wizard of Oz" remind me to check the credits. I'm thinking that the guy who was the "man behind the curtain" was a McConnell.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: JediJerry 12/12/2019 12:12:07 PM (No. 260061)
Come on Mitch there is only one choice. A quick vote to end the assault by the drive by media and the out of control Trump Deranged lynch mob. To hold a trial will give legitimacy to the entire unconstitutional charade.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bur Oak 12/12/2019 12:16:15 PM (No. 260066)
Go for the trial and uncover the stinking cesspool of political corruption so it can be disinfected with the sunlight of truth.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: edgar 12/12/2019 12:28:23 PM (No. 260080)
Washington is all about compromise. How about letting the GOP call the witnesses they were denied in the House, then have a quick vote.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: kdsils60 12/12/2019 12:31:41 PM (No. 260083)
I have thought a lot about this... and although, my sense of righteous justice wants to pursue a full blown trial to uncover the scum of the swamp (probably a few of the pubbie senators too)... this has fallen so far off the cliff that dismissing a trial seems to be the best move for the republican party. Millions are angry and more by the day are seeing this as a "coup" to overthrow the President. I think we would be wisest and get the most mileage from it if we treat this way... mock to disgrace the evil democrats who are doing it and focus on the wicked FBI & CIA, along with their media... all the way to the election - should be a slaughter if we follow that course! Why not a trial? It poses way to many risks and gives the media the prolonged call of Trump is guilty... we need to take the offense and dismissing it with scorn is the fastest way to accomplish that!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bad-hair 12/12/2019 12:42:20 PM (No. 260090)
No chit Sherlock. Take you long to come up with that? You had a contest?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bad-hair 12/12/2019 12:44:03 PM (No. 260092)
Woops Clicked too soon Actually the senate has a choice if the Dems can actually get enough votes to send it to you. I have my doubts.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone 12/12/2019 12:52:02 PM (No. 260098)
You can bet on a quick vote, as with a detailed and long trial in the Senate involving all sorts of witnesses, there would be too much of a chance that a lot more now hidden DC UniParty political corruption would be discovered and highlighted. Right now you can bet that the Congressional Democrats are waiting for the Senate Republicans to show their hand. So if the Senate Republicans do show their hand and say they will go with a quick vote the Democrats will vote to impeach Trump knowing that the Republicans will then acquit Trump, after which the Democrats can then start over with another impeachment inquisition next year. If the Republicans go with a detained and long trial the Democrats could call off their current impeachment effort, to shield all their Democrat witnesses and their bogus “Whistleblower” who may or may not actually exist, who the Republicans are sure to subpoena, thus keeping a lot of “UniParty” political corruption under wraps, and could instead censure Trump, and then start another impeachment inquisition against Trump next year. Remember with their current impeachment inquisition precedent to date, the Democrats can always claim that Trump abused his presidential discretionary authority regarding any Trump presidential initiative with which the Democrats do not agree, and then swing into action again with another bogus impeachment inquisition. But is that good for democracy?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Starboard_side 12/12/2019 12:59:03 PM (No. 260100)
Didn't Rep. Doug Collins motion for a point of order on the crimes that were being alleged, and there was none to provide by the Democrats? So, if the Senate simply asks for the crimes that the President is being charged with, and they are not presented any, I don't think there will be any need for a long trial. However, then I believe the Senate should initiate hearings on what happened for the House Democrats to go through the process and present nothing of substance. About the time they work through those hearings the Barr and Durham investigations will be about ready to be completed (they say Spring), and the Democrats will likely be exposed for their crimes and cover-ups.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 12/12/2019 2:08:05 PM (No. 260165)
The Senators are terrified of a Senate trial. Trump will use it to uncover MASSIVE corruption, which includes sitting Senators. My guess is that IF the House is so stupid as to send up articles of impeachment, the Senate will have a quick vote and bury it, thereby protecting their guilty butts from Trump's discovery and exposition in a Senate trial.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: singermom9820 12/12/2019 2:20:50 PM (No. 260175)
They should have a LONG trial so that the dem candidates for Pres have to stay in DC for trial rather than campaign. Keep the trial going until the primary votes are cast in many states.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Sandbar 12/12/2019 3:04:25 PM (No. 260216)
I have to agree with #8. Don't give these charges the dignity of a prolonged senate trial. As much as I'd love to see the dems squirm, leave that to Barr and Durham and enough of their findings should be public in time to seal the election. Concentrate on the election, then unleash the dogs.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: NYbob 12/12/2019 3:28:05 PM (No. 260232)
The stupid, gutless, corrupt, core of the Republican party will push this away as quickly as possible, to cover their involvement in the money laundering. This covers them and enables the filthy rats to crow about how President Trump was 'impeached.' Best of both worlds for the swamp. The ONLY way justice is served is IF the Deep State ringleaders are exposed and punished. If they aren't our Republic is doomed right now and forever. This is an obvious political and maybe real coup. To let the obvious felons go free will only encourage even more outrage. NOW is the time to fight this and I mean publicly call all of them to account, including the media that provides the cover and protection for blatant liar/felons like Comey and Biden to brag about their crimes in front of cameras. To pretend that does not matter means we are just another dictatorship, Trump or no Trump.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: heartlandconservative 12/12/2019 6:07:37 PM (No. 260371)
If we do not take this opportunity to put a stake in the heart of the DC swamp monster, we will have to deal with it later when it has grown even more powerful. This chance to damage the swamp may never come again. Letting the swamp get away with this will only encourage it to do worse.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: XCenturion 12/12/2019 11:09:42 PM (No. 260559)
The President, and the American public, have a right to hear the sworn testimony of people involved in this coup attempt, including James Comey, Adam Schiff, and the so-called "whistle blower". A quick acquittal, although warranted, without any public testimony would just embolden the Democrats to make further endless impeachment attempts.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: doctorfixit 12/14/2019 2:38:11 AM (No. 261666)
Immediate vote for dismissal of all charges. The President can be vindicated by arresting the appropriate persons on charges of treason and setting the record straight at their trials.
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