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Impeachment moves to Senate. Get ready
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Posted By: Pluperfect, 12/17/2019 4:56:17 AM

With a House impeachment vote a foregone conclusion, the battle to remove President Trump from office has moved to the Senate. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer grabbed control of the debate Monday with demands for what he called "fairness" in the president's trial. Schumer wants the Senate to allow testimony from four witnesses the House did not interview: former national security adviser John Bolton, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, key Mulvaney aide Robert Blair, and Office of Management and Budget official Michael Duffey. House Democratic impeachers wanted the men to testify, but after the White House, claiming privilege, refused, House leaders chose not to try to force

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rinktum 12/17/2019 5:49:35 AM (No. 264504)
My goodness, will this never end? I am thoroughly frustrated and can only imagine what the President is feeling. How do you stop this madness? The democrats come out and say the most outrageous things with complete confidence and no one confronts them. It is maddening. The process appears to be completely corrupt. Can you even imagine how it would be like if the President wasn’t an enthusiastic advocate for himself? They would have railroaded him out of office a week into his Presidency. He, along with a few congressmen and women have been on the field of battle holding back this demented horde of democrats who would destroy him on live television on the Capitol steps. While the President is gaining supporters, the unending harassment by the media and democrat party is pure torment. Witnessing this horrible injustice is very discouraging. Just when you believe headway is being made, they rear their corrupt heads and spew more lies, change the rules, or just make stuff up. Right now, I just want these criminals to be held responsible for the criminal deeds they have done. The country deserves to see justice done.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley 12/17/2019 6:27:24 AM (No. 264515)
This is exactly the reason we have not been able to conquer death yet. If we did, people like this would never go away. As it is I will probably live long enough to see Pelosi, Sanders, Clinton (X2) and several others assume room temperature. Like with Kennedy and McCain, it will be a day of celebration.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: mobyclik 12/17/2019 7:13:00 AM (No. 264531)
Keep one thing in mind, the vast majority of people still get their news from the so-called MSM, which is 95% anti-Trump and anti-Republican. Even with that the president is hanging in there. We can just do our best to convince our family and friends to vote to keep this man in office, regardless of the lying media.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: edgar 12/17/2019 7:13:21 AM (No. 264532)
You have a transcript of the telephone call between Trump and Ukraine president. That call is what the House has pegged for Abuse of Power. The House could have compelled testimony from WH, if they did not rush their shampeachment vote. Too bad Chuckie. The House made your made your bed. Now sleep in it.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365 12/17/2019 7:25:45 AM (No. 264539)
Assuming that the Repubs in Senate have spines, they should vote to declare that the two articles of impeachment do NOT meet the constitutional standard of “high crimes and misdemeanors” and that hatred of the President and lust for power are not and will never be grounds for impeachment. Senate should also vote to refer the Ukrainian quid quo pro actions of former VP Biden, former Sec of State Kerry and possibly Pelosi, whose son also appears involved with Ukraine corruption, to the DoJ for investigation and possible prosecution
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Reply 6 - Posted by: janjan 12/17/2019 7:31:43 AM (No. 264543)
York is still living in the days when Republicans capitulated to Democrats regardless of who had the majority. Schumer’s appearances on liberal cable news shows does not mean that he has taken over.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Deety 12/17/2019 7:41:28 AM (No. 264548)
We've got to believe that Trump is still playing 4D chess with these idiot, criminal Dims, and that he knows how the endgame is going to be played out. He outsmarted them in 2016 (that's why they hate him) and he's going to outsmart them even more momentously in 2020... "I caught them all" - DJT (quote of the year)
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Reply 8 - Posted by: udanja99 12/17/2019 8:03:38 AM (No. 264561)
Crying Chuck, you need to go talk to Schiffhead about “fairness”. We learned all about “fairness” from his little circus show and we and the senate will be quite happy to give it to you the same way Schiffhead gave it to us. Go cry in your oatmeal, loser.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: The Remnants 12/17/2019 8:28:56 AM (No. 264585)
re comment: I think the Hallmark Channel is going to become less popular.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: cvarga 12/17/2019 8:33:00 AM (No. 264590)
Time for some Twitter Whack-A-Mole Mr. President. The first head to pop up is of course Chuck Schumer.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 12/17/2019 8:36:48 AM (No. 264592)
Senate Rats need to be afforded the same Fairness that House GOP members were shown by Schiff-for-Brains and Fatso Nadler, which means Schmucky can go take a flying leap.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bur Oak 12/17/2019 8:38:58 AM (No. 264594)
The Senate ought to call Schiff and Nadler to testify.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bpl40 12/17/2019 9:02:34 AM (No. 264636)
The House Democrats could have compelled testimony only by pressing the matter in court. Once they did that, openness, discovery, due process, cross examination, all those 'inconvenient' things would come into play. IMO Chucky is bluffing. The Senate 'Rats don't have the guts. Besides this is going to keep key Presidential contenders locked up. Can just hear the squeals.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 12/17/2019 9:12:47 AM (No. 264656)
After the Kavanaugh travesty, any Republican who sides with Schumer should be expelled from the GOP. Make Nadler and Schiff produce their "evidence" and then let the Senate decide.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 12/17/2019 9:17:35 AM (No. 264667)
Chuckie, go stand in the corner, face the wall, and stay there until I tell you otherwise.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Philipsonh 12/17/2019 9:19:23 AM (No. 264672)
Schumer is an evil, lying piece of garbage. What he said years ago is not what he says now. The Senate wirnesses should be all those on the Left who are corrupt.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Kafka2 12/17/2019 9:26:32 AM (No. 264679)
If any "fairness" comes from Chuck Schumer's demand to add these people as witnesses, it would be the first and only thing "fair" about this impeachment vendetta. I don't believe him. Chuck Schumer wants one more "fishing expedition" that will allow Democrats to find or manufacture something damning on President Trump.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: starboard 12/17/2019 9:33:05 AM (No. 264684)
This is where McConnell's expertise will shine through. He knows the senate better than anyone else and will not put up with Democrat gamesmanship and lies. He will lead the President to an acquittal. He needs to inspire the sitting Republican senators to be as assertive, vocal, and go on offense. Just like the House Republicans did recently. It's time for them to be heard and to step up. If so, the Senate will pick up a few new seats in 2020 to insure their majority. Just this morning, I received a text to donate money for Joni Ernst's reelection saying the Dems are pouring money into Iowa to promote her opponent. Joni, is one of the Senators that needs to wear the MAGA hat and start being a better supporter of President Trump. I've not been too impressed with her lately. She's a veteran and should stand with pride and wave the flag for the achievements Trump has done for Vets.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Chiritwo 12/17/2019 9:47:27 AM (No. 264700)
This madness will only stop when the Dems are held responsible for their actions. Right now they are getting away with lies, etc. Why?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 12/17/2019 10:03:50 AM (No. 264717)
Nothing new here for L-Dotters - - but it's nice to see Byron keeping the crustless triangle sandwich crowd up to date.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: chillijilli 12/17/2019 10:08:37 AM (No. 264721)
Why, #19? Because they can.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: coldoc 12/17/2019 10:51:12 AM (No. 264760)
People seem to trust that the senate will see the end of this nonsense. I dont share their faith. There are too many pierre delectos out there.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: bigfatslob 12/17/2019 10:57:50 AM (No. 264763)
I'll be totally honest with L-dotters a Senate show trial makes me nervous as it should for President Trump. Too many enemy RINOS and uncertainty there and I don't trust Injustice Roberts who might be the final big rat to railroad the President. I put my trust in Senator McConnell to shelve the shenanigans once and for all then tell Injustice Roberts the liberal democrat judge to stay home on that day. Again color me nervous.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Strike3 12/17/2019 11:04:43 AM (No. 264773)
The Schmuckster is simply looking for some new piece of negative information that the democrats can grab and use as the new impeachment "bombshell" because they have nothing now but a wet firecracker. Bolton might be counted upon for a tidbit but he's too smart to be tricked by Schiff & Co. and will not adopt the reputation of a spoiler like McPain readily did. None of the four people are witnesses to anything, just like all the democrat-chosen college professors were and none of it will hold up in a real trial. For anybody in despair over this mess, look to the old Nietzsche saying, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." I see the President getting stronger every day and we along with him. If massive trickery and deceit prevails, he has a huge army out here just waiting to go and we will not stop until there is a clean sweep.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: weejun 12/17/2019 11:37:21 AM (No. 264817)
Agree totally, #23. At first, I thought a drawn-out Senate trial would be a great way to expose the Dims. But, as you point out, at this stage it's just too risky, simply because the Dims NEVER play by any rules that might get in their way of achieving their objectives. The facts are, no matter what the Republicans in the Senate do, they will be criticized by the Dims and their shills in the media. Might as well accept that and take the safest course to derail this insanity as quickly as possible, i.e., the House's case doesn't meet the Constitutional requirements for impeachment/conviction.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: HotRod 12/17/2019 11:38:41 AM (No. 264823)
There's only one way to handle this: Tell Schumer to pound sand! The democrats had their House hearings, 100% their way, and couldn't even make a case. The democrats shot their wad and will now participate at the pleasure of the Republicans!
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Reply 27 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 12/17/2019 11:56:17 AM (No. 264841)
We are seeing our lefty media attempting to influence the hearings in the Senate. They picked up Chuckie's comments and ran with them. It was likely orchestrated. They will do everything they can to intimidate Republican Senators to vote for impeachment. McConnell should shut this charade down. Let the left scream. They already are. The impeachment hearings aren't leadership, and they aren't an example of governing. End this.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Harlowe 12/17/2019 12:16:09 PM (No. 264875)
#1- Superbly expressed and sincerely appreciated. --- Because Scripture reveals that God selects heads of nations, and it is clear that President Trump is a man of faith, believers may find comfort in Romans 8:28, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” That same comfort is to be found in Psalm 46:1-3, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. ...” God works in His own way and time, and through all this pain and suffering for President Trump and his family, as well as for people of faith who support President Trump, God’s goodness will be revealed. #9- Certainly hope the Hallmark Channel becomes less popular. It is a shameful concession to not only a minority of people in this country, but more importantly shameful for disregarding the teachings of Scripture. Hallmark has embraced the will of mortal man, rather than the will of God.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 12/17/2019 1:33:10 PM (No. 264941)
Impeach the rats! Make them extinct! “Mommy what’s a lefty”? They’re an extinct former socialist crime family! USA is so better now without them! s/
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Strike3 12/17/2019 4:53:36 PM (No. 265087)
It's interesting that Schumer used the words, "cover up." That's what brought Nixon down in a misdeed that amounted to nothing. Look for the democrats to grasp at that same straw. They are desperate people with nothing to lose.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Wendybird 12/17/2019 7:05:41 PM (No. 265257)
Please don’t make Nadler take a flying leap into my pool. There is only so much water from my ground well. And we don’t need a local tsunami.
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