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Jonathan Turley: Pelosi 'played
into' McConnell's hands, 'destroyed'
her own case for impeachment

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Posted By: MissMolly, 1/16/2020 4:20:28 AM

Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley laid out a sweeping indictment of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arguing that her impeachment strategy backfired and gave Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the upper hand. "The delay now seems largely driven by a desire to preserve the image of Pelosi as a master strategist despite a blunder of the first order," Turley wrote in a column titled, "Pelosi's Blunder: How the House Destroyed its Own Case for Impeachment." His comments came as Pelosi prepared to transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate, roughly a month after the House approved them. She initially withheld them in an apparent attempt to draw concessions from McConnell.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 1/16/2020 6:13:02 AM (No. 289785)
Pelosi is a brilliant strategist like Hillary is the smartest woman in the world. Both idiots believe their own reviews.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 1/16/2020 9:05:16 AM (No. 289940)
Nasty Pelousy is NOT the Master of the Universe? Who knew? Pelousy is a petty, small person trying to fill big shoes. She doesn't have anything she needs for a fair impeachment but shoved it through anyway, not even half baked. Now she is trying to assert that the raw slop she made, with nasty bits of Schiff and Nadler, is haute cuisine. After the Senate dumps it back in her lap, with prejudice, what is she going to do? Reheat it?
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