Senate GOP Leadership Warns Trump: Any White House Attempt to Dismiss Impeachment Charges Will Fail…

They are called “decepticons” for a reason. McConnell is king, and Cornyn, Thune and Barasso are his praetorian guards.  {Go Deep}

Senator John Cornyn (TX), a key member of the Senate GOP leadership; and a member of the Senate Judiciary and Intelligence committees; warns the White House that a vote to immediately dismiss articles of impeachment and avoid a trial won’t work.

“There’s some people talking about trying to stop the bill, dismiss charges basically as soon as they get over here. I think that’s not going to happen. That would require 51 votes,” Cornyn told reporters Wednesday. “I think it would be hard to find 51 votes to cut the case off before the evidence is presented.”

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top Senate Republican, John Cornyn, said on Wednesday that should the U.S. House of Representatives vote to impeach President Donald Trump, he doubts a motion in the Senate to immediately dismiss the charges would succeed.

Cornyn, who spent years as the Senate’s no. 2 Republican, said such a motion would not receive the 51 votes necessary in the Republican-controlled Senate to pass. He said he was confident that ultimately, a vote in the Senate to remove Trump from office would fail. (read more)

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, is one Republican senator who previously hinted at the possibility of advancing a motion to dismiss the articles of impeachment. However, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told GOP colleagues during a lunch meeting last month any motion to dismiss would have to come from the president’s defense team after the impeachment managers deliver the articles to the Senate.

…Senate Republicans, even though they control 53 seats, don’t think there would be enough unity within their conference to dismiss charges against Trump before the prosecutors and defense have a chance to lay out their arguments and senators have a chance to ask questions and deliberate. (link)

One of the problems in the Senate trial is the participation of the SSCI within the network of interests working to eliminate candidate Trump and then President Trump from office.

SSCI Chairman Richard Burr doesn’t go on an political targeting expedition like that without the approval of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.   Yes, it really is that simple.

To remind ourselves how Minority and Majority Senator McConnell took down the threat of the Tea Party revisit these old articles CNN Part I and CNN Part II  both showcase how McConnell works.   Then do some research on how McConnell worked with Haley Barbour in Mississippi [SEE HERE].

The Tea Party was a risk to McConnell in 2010-2014 the same way MAGA coalition is to McConnell in 2016-2020.   Take nothing for granted.

 

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481 Responses to Senate GOP Leadership Warns Trump: Any White House Attempt to Dismiss Impeachment Charges Will Fail…

  1. Old Buffalo says:

    They are just asking for a hot civil war. If this keeps up they can count on the end of the GOP at a bare minimum. I don’t believe Trump supporters will keep calm under these circumstances.

    Liked by 11 people

    • mr.piddles says:

      End of the GOP would be a good start. Impeachment or no impeachment, actually.

      Liked by 9 people

    • I wonder if they might actually welcome some from our side to act out with force, to provide them with a pretext to dramatically curtail our second amendment? How much would they have to move the meter, where they would have the political cover to do this?

      In any case, the stakes are quite high; we could soon find ourselves outlaws, simply for refusing to bow to the edicts of a Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.

      Liked by 4 people

      • WSB says:

        Maybe the siege…I mean visit…should be at McConnell’s office. We all do own that office, no?

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        • luke says:

          No sir I don’t think it’s going to come to that. The Republicans know the stakes. I don’t want to get too far down on Mitch. If Impeachment does pass the house the worst thing we can do is dismiss it. That would play right into the lefts hands. The Republicans are fighting back now. Let’s give them a chance. We’ve seen so many including McCarthy. I’m gonna keep my powder dry 😉

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      • allhail2 says:

        People like beta dork would be among the first to, um, be unable to issue further edicts in a less than cold situation.
        Think Mel Gibson in the Patriot. Did not disagree with his battle strategy.

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      • Dutchman says:

        They would NOT used out of date and largely unenforcable sedition and treason laws (I have previously commented on the need to update those laws, to comport with current day realities), but why WOULD they, when they can use the ironicall named “Patriot Act” and charge any patriots as Terrorists.

        Many have said the difference between a Terrorist and a freedom fighter (Patriot?) is a matter of perspective.

        I believe our,Founding Fathers were called Terrorists, by the crown and loyalists.

        And there will be no knock raids, in the we a.m. hours, based on the hat ee wear, our I net traffic and posts,..our political views.

        Graham and the Dems will push thru the National red letter law, and we will be in rebellion, at the imposition of a Conmunist dictatorship.

        IF PDJT and we lose. But, I ain’t counting PDJT, or us, out yet.

        However, I fully expected this from McConnell, thru Cornyn.
        “Oh, we can’t dismiss these charges out of hand, we MUST first hear the evidence!,…And the American people DESERVE to hear the evidence!

        And anyone who thinks a Senate trial, (in McConnells Senate, with Graham playing a PROMINENT role, and Chief Justice Roberts presiding) to be any ‘fairer’ to PDJT (and us) than the,Dem sh*tshow we are seeing in the,House,….is naive in the extreme!

        And, anyone expecting Barr to ‘ride to the rescue, with Durham indictments, is ALSO engaging in wishful thinking.

        This is REAL, despite the unreality of it.
        It is HAPPENING. Sundance has been saying ALL along “Trillions of $’s are at stake. Power structures developed over MANY years, slowly and painstakingly, are,THREATENED by the presence of DJT in the Oval office.

        And they want him OUT. They are threatened by US. And they want us ,..
        Obliterated.

        They have been engaging in a slow motion genocide, stripping us of our jobs, our wealth, and our spirituality.

        And now that its all out there, with the,Democrats exposing their true nature, the Republicon/Decepticons are going to expose themselves for all to see.

        Re-election? They don’t CARE about no stinkin re-election. “Whatever it takes”, whatever the cost in money or credibility, THEY DON’T CARE.

        With PDJT out of the,Oval, and the media spin, they THINK they can finalise their plan.

        THEY, regardless the,Letter after their name, will rule in perpetuity, for THEIR benefit, and to our detriment.

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    • jx says:

      What is ridiculous is that this should be the end of the Democrats. But as they always do the Republicans will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

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    • California Joe says:

      Graham Steps Up to Defend President Trump! No trial in the Senate based on hearsay. Whistleblower must testify. Schiff must testify. Asks was whistleblower involved with Biden and Ukraine extortion?

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/13/lindsey-graham-i-will-call-adam-schiff-to-testify-in-the-senate/

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      • CathyMAGA says:

        He hasn’t done JACK. He goes on all these shows and spews his garbage, then does NOTHING. People had better wake UP. This is a sham and they are in on it.

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  2. Jimmy says:

    Glenn Beck’s presentation tonight is into its third hour. It purports to demonstrate beyond a shadow of a doubt that:

    George Soros, State, and the IC have been colluding to create chaos and revolution in various places, saliently Ukraine, and set up their own puppet regimes in the aftermath.

    That cabal is the deep state, and it simply ignores the occupant of the Oval, Beck claims. Ciaramella is supposedly a big part of it, which is why Schiff put the kibosh on him a few days ago. The show is simultaneously a document dump. The documents are supposed to be conclusive of Beck’s extremely tendentious thesis.

    Whether Beck has mental issues is irrelevant to whether he is pulling this off or not. Myself, I do not know. It would take lengthy perusal of what he is presenting here to tell what to make of it. But it certainly is documented and well thought out.

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  3. Sean Molin says:

    You want to know what this is? This is a big old constitutional crisis. What happens when all of the branches of government are corrupt and are involved in a coup? I mean it is staggering. What every American needs to understand is that this has nothing to do with Donald Trump and everything to do with us, ordinary citizens. They were able to keep us on the Truman Show for the past decades, and we have become self aware and they are scared to death and need to shut us down. I hope we are ready to show them there is no going back to normal here. They cannot have our country anymore.

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    • KnowSERENoFear says:

      Nancy Pelosi = Mary Antoinette if President Trump is impeached….lets just leave it there for now.

      Liked by 2 people

    • GP says:

      Hi Sean-I will ask you the same question I’ve been asking a lot of Treepers for 2 weeks-just what are “We the People” gonna do about it?

      I don’t think there are enough “Patriots” that will commit to do what needs to be done. And that’s assuming we could even get it done. Any real threat will be squashed immediately. If the bullets started flying for real…most folks would flee and go home. I can’t say I blame them.

      The time for any real action is NOW.

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  4. Sean Molin says:

    You want to know what this is? This is a big old constitutional crisis. What happens when all of the branches of government are corrupt and are involved in a coup? I mean it is staggering. What every American needs to understand is that this has nothing to do with Donald Trump and everything to do with us, ordinary citizens. They were able to keep us on the Truman Show for the past decades, and we have become self aware and they are scared to death and need to shut us down. I hope we are ready to show them there is no going back to normal here. They cannot have our country anymore.

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  5. Sentient says:

    It would be kind of funny if Warren and Sanders and Harris and Spartacus had to stay in DC for 8 weeks for a senate trial while Biden and Buttgeek campaign nonstop in IA, NH, SC and NV. Dems could end up with Biden as their nominee right after he and his son, Hoover, are demonstrated to be slimeballs.

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    • ezgoer says:

      None of these Democrat Senators is going to be the presidential nominee.Warren and Sanders having to be off the campaign trial only opens up things for the real serious candidates – Patrick (backed by Obama), Bloomberg, and someone else not yet announced.

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    • deeperinfo says:

      Read today the Hoover is an expert on “pipes” and “lines”, so all corruption claims are hereby “debunked”

      (Stupid word with no real meaning: unless you mean removing bunk beds…

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  6. Ray says:

    There definitely are enough Senators against POTUS. POTUS is not in the club. Now will they have the nerve to backstab? Good question . Notice the difference in verbiage. Talking about dead on arrival just a short whiole ago.

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    • Ray Runge says:

      Et Tu Mitch, Cronyn, Burr and Collins. Deplorable have a memory.

      Just today HRC’s political strategist told her to shut up and drink wine.

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    • It seriously looks to me right now, that even though there’s no grounds, they hold the power to impeach the president because he is against the interests of the people with the money who control their votes. I think they’re actually going to do this… and now I have to think what that means I’m willing to do as a result of the constitutional crisis this will fulminate. I can tell you – when the rule of law is turned upside down… I guess that is when laws will stop meaning anything at all and absolutely nothing is off the table.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Nerve to cross POTUS, or cross Mitch?
      Mitch is the,REAL power in D.C., and NOBODY crosses Mitch.

      And Mitch wants DJT OUT of the Oval office.

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      • Maquis says:

        If Mitch allows and enables the ejection of PDJT his removal from office will become a priority.
        Insert scare quotes as appropriate…

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        • Dutchman says:

          If he does that, his ‘removal from office’ will be the least of his concerns, and if he thinks getting accosted at his,house, and in a restaurant by the crazies libbies was bad,…well lets see how he likes the,way deplorables do it.
          Dancing the Hemp fandango, the sisal two step, and if his wife steps up, she can join him.

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          • Maquis says:

            Hence my scare quotes, I’m with you here. They are waging war on our Republic and strongly worded tweets won’t do.

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            • Dutchman says:

              No, they, which includes Graham and McConnell, just as much as Pelosi and Schumer, WILL NOT STOP.
              So, we know eventually its going to come down to a march on D.C.

              We are going to HAVE to show them, as telling won’t work.

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      • Mariainohio says:

        From where I sit, Pelosi has all the power and she doles it out as needed.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Ah, thats the ILLUSION, the ‘con’.
          Age old robbery technique, as an analogy. TWO robbers; one is the ‘distractor’; they approach you from the front, engaging you in conversation; “Got a light?”, can you give me a ‘jump’?, whatever is appropriate to the circumstances, doesn’t MATTER, so long as it engages and maintains your attention, while their partner is silently sneaking up behind, to garrote you, hit you over the head, stab you in the back.

          Then, they BOTH rob you, and leave you naked in an alley.

          Nancy is the Distractor, McConnell and the Decepticons (as Sundance calls them) are the one stabbing you in the back.

          How do you turn a traditional Conservative center-right country into a Conmunist hell hole, when its a,DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC?

          You infiltrate BOTH parties; One, to push hard and consistently for leftist agenda.

          The other to POSE as the,Conservative party, but to be ‘stupid, lazy, inept,’ etc. so that in policy disputes, they consistently lose ground.

          They occupy the SPACE of a Conservative party, they TALK like conservatives, but in actual actions, implementation of policy, they are as corrupt as the leftists, and share the SAME agenda; CONTROL of the many, by and for the benefit of the few.

          Do NOT be distracted by Nancy, setting her hair on fire, to distract you from McConnell and co., sneaking up behind you.
          TURN sideways, so you can keep an eye on Nancy, while actually SEEING her partners in crime.
          THATS how you thwart such a robbery attempt, and it helps to put your back against a wall.

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    • oldmanhack says:

      I wrote my Senators, Cruz and Cornyn. I expect Cruz will likely do the right thing. Pretty sure my email will be filtered out by Cornyn’s staff before he sees it. I’m likely considered a crank there. I don’t mind writing him and telling him when he messes up. To be fair, I have sent him Kudos when he has done the right thing as well. Suffice it to say, the kudos are sparse.

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    • GP says:

      Hi Ray-you will notice a change in attitude and tone from Senators in the coming weeks. They don’t want us to panic-but by the time the trial starts we will not be sure what’s gonna happen…I’m 85% convinced they have already planned to remove Trump.

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  7. jrapdx says:

    Let’s see now. With the impeachment nonsense grinding on in the House with little to show for it—for the Democrats anyway—the Schiffshow will have continue to wend it’s lethargic way through the final throes of the 3rd act.

    Probably that will happen in latter part of December. Considering it’s the holiday season combined with the drama of having to hold an impeachment vote, assuming the motion even passes, it will be well into January before the Senate can begin cogitating how it will proceed.

    At that point the prospect of a long drawn-out affair will start to look a lot less attractive. Nearly a third of the Senate is be up for reelection, at least some Senators among them will be eager to get out of Washington to campaign for their seats.

    Also the rumor clouds are gathering re: the impending demise of RBG. If she does pass on there will be intense pressure to replace her on SCOTUS and an impeachment trial will be a tremendously inconvenient impediment to getting on with it.

    So there are reasons to think the Senate as a whole isn’t going to have a hearty appetite for impeachment business. If it comes to it that could well make disposition of impeachment more of a sprint than a marathon.

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    • dd_sc says:

      As far as replacing Ginsburg, the GOPe decepticons could still convict Trump since Pence would then be the one to nominate her replacement. Since it will be an election year (assuming the trial is in 2020), the Democrats will demand McConnell honor the Biden rule (some irony there) and wait until after the election. Electing Pence and GOPe senate will be the campaign issue – pushing immigration and MAGA to the back burner.

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      • jrapdx says:

        What I had in mind was the process of a Senate trial itself would intrude into nominating and confirming a SC justice.

        That is, as long as a trial is going on everything else, all other business will be put on hold. If a trial is slated to take 2 months it means the SC will be short-handed for a much longer duration regardless of the outcome of the Senate trial.

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  8. Mormon Insider says:

    The only bright side of President Trump losing in 2020, is the fact he could dismantle the Republican Party faster. I am looking forward to 2024 when President Trump can form a new party. The Republicans need to be gutted of their power to control Presidents elected by the people. Too many traitors that are in for the $ instead of representing the people.

    Liked by 2 people

    • rightmover says:

      There is no “bright side” to Trump not winning re-election, because if he doesn’t, we won’t have a country by 2024,

      Liked by 19 people

    • TreeperInTraining says:

      Great minds think alike. I said the same a few posts below.

      MAGA Party.

      Just do it.

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      No. This is a hostile take-over the Republican Party. The party has automatic ballot access already in every precinct in the country. That’s priceless. If you want to run around the country standing in front of stores obtaining signatures getting on ballots as a new party, have at it.

      In the meantime, this is OUR party now. We just need to fumigate it.

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      • I agree Niagara.

        There is no “bright side” to President Trump losing in 2020.

        The Republican Party belongs to Pres Trump and us, his Deplorables now.

        Let the unhappy RINOs start their own brand new shiny party.

        And they can do all of the hard work Niagara Frontier mention.

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    • Singular says:

      Despite all of us wwho love Trump and would vote for him, a third party would just split the vote and allow a lib dem to win, or maybe a Romney. Bad idea.

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      • bulwarker says:

        The battered spouse mentality. No matter how bad the GOP is to you, you can’t leave it. This is how corruptocrats like McConnell stay in power. If we are lucky, both parties will soon split, the Conservatives from the Republicans and the Progressives from the Democrats – gotta wait to see who wins the Democrat primary though (and how).

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        • TreeperInTraining says:

          Yep, bul. i call it The Great Schism.

          Both parties experienced it at the same time.

          Splitting votes? That’s an old argument that keepseveryone in their place. I’m one of those hated Libertarians who dated to vote my conscience in the past. I was hated by most republicans until folks like me helped tip the scales for Trump. Now in ok. For now. Lol.

          I watched republican voters blindly vote whoever was spoon fed to them for years…like ryan, McConnel, Romney, bush etc. What did the voters get out of that exactly? A middle class jobs sell out, a middle class increasing tax burden, wars, invasions and abortion funding.

          Status quo is dead for me. To fumigate the swamp, one just burn it down. When you have an unelected political class calling the shots…you don’t even know who the swamp rats are.

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        • Justin Green says:

          Yep. I’ve already written my Congressmen – all Republican – and let them know if Trump’s impeachment makes it to a Senate trial, and people aren’t imprisoned over the Russian Collusion illegal spying, that Trump would be the only vote I cast the next time they’re up for re-election.

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          • oldmanhack says:

            Pretty much the same here. I do have a decent Congressman though. Gohmert. But I have ZERO problems just filling in the ballot for Trump and Gohmert. Cornyn just needs to be gone. I think Cruz will be reliable….but I don’t know.

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          • GP says:

            Hi Justin-I’m afraid all those you wrote DO NOT CARE what you or any of us think. I keep driving that point home. THEY DO NOT CARE WHAT YOU THINK or how you vote. The Republicans PREFER being in the minority. Writing, emailing or calling does nothing. It might make you feel good when reporting that, by gosh, you’re really mad this time and you wrote your Senator. I know that sounds sarcastic, but this is serious. They are trying to take over the country.

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      • Greg1 says:

        A lib dem or maybe a Romney……

        At this point, what difference is there?

        I regret that I voted for him in 2012. Really was no choice. And as far as the republicans are concerned, I think that’s how they WANT it.

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      • I don’t know, if anyone could successfully launch a third party- Nationalist or Constitution Party- it would be Trump, maybe if he is actually impeached in both house and senate..

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      • Palafox says:

        Unless you recruit someone to run as a third-party demo. Just sayin’.

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  9. rightmover says:

    They are called “decepticons” because there are many people, including many Treepers, who still think Mitch McConnell is weak or gullible, instead of corrupt and unprincipled.

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    • Lester Smith says:

      These SOBs think they will get away with a Chinese take out of Trump. They don’t realize we know what’s on the menu or that we are sick of paying the bill. Mitch I’ll give you a tip the silent majority is alive and well and we’re mad as hell. We the people will have to come looking for your sorry ass’s. Trump goes you all go. We own the house and senate and it’s time to evict you self-righteous aholes. Leave Trump alone, leave Trump alone. A scorn electorate is something you don’t want to mess with.

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      • amazed treetop downlooker says:

        AYE !!!

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      • GP says:

        Hi Lester-I can feel and agree with your anger. My question has been and continues to be
        just what are we going to do? Tough talk and cold or hot anger accomplishes nothing other than letting people vent their anger.

        The coup participants DO NOT CARE WHAT WE THINK. Get that through your head people. They do not care and are not one bit concerned about any kind of revolt. They have given our country away, allowed sanctuary cities where illegal aliens are given more rights than tax paying citizens. Built out a surveillance system that knows our every move. There are over 130 people murdered by the Clinton’s…almost all of their former body guards are dead. Four of the policemen that saw what was on the Weiner laptop died within a month of each other.

        I could go on and on and on and you know it. We have stood by and let our public school system teach our students that transgender is normal and they should think about whether they want to change sexes. They have told them that America is evil and that we are all gonna be dead in 12 years due to climate change.

        So, I don’t blame the coup participants for not fearing any real consequences for their coup attempt, and make no mistake, that is a coup attempt.

        Now the Senate is threatening the WH. For all of you who think this is just a big dog and pony show perhaps you should reconsider. Because if they do remove Trump, there will be no “revolt”. Any kind o action like that will be squashed before it gets started. The time for action is NOW. And it need to be a sustained action. Not one weekend and everyone goes home. I’m talking about something akin to what HK is doing

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  10. G. Alistar says:

    FTA: “Cornyn, who spent years as the Senate’s no. 2 Republican, said such a motion would not receive the 51 votes necessary in the Republican-controlled Senate to pass.” The way things are going on day one in the House, I think they might get 20 democrats….it was butt ugly today!

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  11. Hebo Sabe says:

    If it wasn’t for Trump, we’d have sleep-walked to the trains.

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  12. TreeperInTraining says:

    This is why I consider the Republicans much more detrimental to Trump than Democrats.

    They ARE the base of the UniParty. The true swamp rats. The ones who talked out of both sides of their mouths while selling the rank and file voters down the river…election cycle after election cycle. Trade Deals. Taxation. Wars. Planned Parenthood funding. They are the ones who played the deafening silence game while Trump was hammered. A few participated in the hammering.

    Please let me know when a third party is officially formed. Let me know when the MAGA party is born. Sign me up. Until then, the only one getting my vote will be Trump…and any other Madman like him.

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    • mimbler says:

      Trump isn’t well served by people who vote for him but not the republican Congress critters he needs. Think game theory, the worst republicans supported PDJT more than the best dems. Vote your druthers in the primary, and vote for any repub in the general. IMO of course,

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  13. Troublemaker10 says:

    There is a reason why they say democrats are party of corruption and Republicans are the party of stupid.

    Stupid, stupid, stupid.

    They should either dismiss it upon arrival…
    Or hold a trial that exposes Dem corruption with referrals to DOJ re Biden’s/Burisma and Schiff coup collusion.

    So sick of Republicans who enable Dem corruption instead of fighting it.

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  14. Skidroe says:

    Obama is running the whole democrat show. Think about it. Obama has not said a word in public. I don’t think he has even been seen. BUT HE IS RUNNING THINGS and Trump has got to get him and take him out( he will too) Obama is enemy #1

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    • Jeff says:

      I am not so sure. Little O has struck me as nothing more than a public face for whomever controls the levers. While he isn’t dumb, he isn’t smart, and he certainly isn’t bright (cite one example where little o could think quickly on his feet). He is really not accomplished, for someone who rose through the US Senate and became President. On him, these are simply titles, empty ones at that. My suspicion is that he has been quiet because he signed an agreement with Netflix and is now trying to figure out how he will meet the requirements of said agreement (again, he is not that smart), nor is he a diligent worker). Just my opinion on the worst President in the history of our great country, by far!!!

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    • annieoakley says:

      Or Valerie Jarrett is running the Democrat show. I don’t think zero knows how to run antything.

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  15. bluebongo says:

    Nancy is not going to allow articles of impeachment to be sent to the Senate, the cabal exposure risk during a trial is far too great. This is posturing by McConnell to bait her, Trump isn’t even watching the House circus….he knows.

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    • Don McAro says:

      I have to agree

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    • NJF says:

      Hubby threw out today, house won’t vote to impeach, instead will declare
      They need to continue investigating. Seems plausible.

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    • Jase says:

      I agree: Pelosi would be praying for – and is probably banking on – the Senate Republican dismissing it out of hand. Dems would spend a year campaigning on ‘corrupt’ Rs shielding a ‘corrupt’ president.
      The last thing she wants is a trial because it would be day after day of Obama/Biden/Kerry and Clinton corruption aired on national television for all to see.
      This is a warning to Pelosi, not the President.

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    • jus wundrin says:

      Well then she better have a solid plan to sate the violent part of her base. They want Trumps head on a platter, and nothing else will do. They will go apocalyptic if that doesnt happen.

      Look what happens to people for just wearing a red hat.

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  16. Niagara Frontier says:

    The only thing that’s going to dislodge some of these SOB’s is taking them out in handcuffs. All one needs to do is look at the reelection rates of Congressional incumbents since 1964. No wonder they slither around the swamp with impunity.

    https://www.opensecrets.org/overview/reelect.php

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  17. hokkoda says:

    If you ask me, and you didn’t, I think this opens the door for Trump to start campaigning for dismissal RIGHT NOW. He needs to communicate to his voters that they to call their Senator and tell them in blunt terms to dismiss the case. Light the bastards up. Yes, you can make the case that Cornyn is just being realistic. You can also interpret it as meaning he needs our help to dismiss. The votes aren’t there until they are. These guys L.O.V.E. love their seats.

    That MAGA coalition delivered an INCREASE in the GOP Senate Majority when losses were predicted, including loss of the Senate to the Democrats in 2018. Do I trust these guys? Not a chance! But do I trust them to love their jobs and work to protect their jobs? You bet I do. Make it clear that they would not have 53 seats if not for us, and that we will vote them out of power in 2020 if they take this sham impeachment seriously.

    GOP Senators up for re-election in 2020 include:

    McConnell
    Sasse
    Gardner
    Collins
    Graham
    Cornyn
    Plus 3 retirements and one vacancy (Georgia)

    We have a LOT of power. Trump has enormous power. Do not forget what Trump did for McConnell in 2018. He personally saved McConnell’s job, and is in a sweet position to do so again. Don’t tell me those guys in Kentucky were upset that Trump showed up a week or so ago. When Obama was at mid-terms and up for re-elect, Democrats barely wanted to be seen with him. Trump otoh is drawing crowds in the tens of thousands, and this impeachment disaster has fired people up like nothing I’ve seen since the Summer of Amnesty when GOP voters trounced Eric Cantor and delivered a whipping to the GOP.

    Geez people, act like voters not victims.

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    • hokkoda says:

      Just to finish the thought, can you imagine the panic that would set in if the GOP had to spend money to fend off “safe” seats from that list above while trying to protect vulnerable incumbents like Gardner? They NEED us. Make your voice heard, heard early and heard often.

      President Trump: you need to put a message to your voters in your stump speech and add it to your helicopter pressers. “This thing is a sham, we have people testifying that they never met me, didn’t hear the call, and got all their crazy ideas third-hand. I’m calling on voters to contact their Republican Senators to have them dismiss this travesty if it ends up over there.”

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    • Blue Wildflower says:

      I’ll be calling Cornyn in the morning. I just skipped by his name last time and I have never regretted it. When he appeared at the Trump Rally in El Paso he got polite clapping. Cruz received cheers and President Trump received as loud as you can get.

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      • hokkoda says:

        Yup, and you let him hear about that and you remind whoever you talk to about that. Use their online contact form too. I also post “feedback” on their social media accounts. They only put the puppy, children, and lollipop stuff on Facebook, but I just put comments in those like “Please explain why you are not a co-sponsor of Sen. Graham’s anti-impeachment resolution?” That sort of thing. They really do see those things (their staff), and when people start to hijack their social media threads they notice that too.

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    • lydia00 says:

      Most of those are republican safe seats because there isn’t a challenger with enough name recognition to win a republican primary. They have to worry about disgusted republicans staying home in the general.

      I would love to see most of them replaced. We have been trying to replace McConnell in the primary for years.

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      • hokkoda says:

        You call them anyway and you tell them you will encourage your friends to sit out and you will sit out and if the GOP loses the Senate because they refused to put a stop to this travesty, then that will make you happy.

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  18. swampfox999 says:

    What a bunch of losers.

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  19. Michael Hennessy says:

    Trump should call their bluff and force these republican worms out of their sewer drains!

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  20. 300 says:

    Mind ya, There are Trillions at stake and given the chance they will take POTUS out. Not even a question in my mind. The snake will bite given a chance, count on it.

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    • GP says:

      Hi 300-I agree…it seems most Treepers don’t think it will happen. Mitch and Graham are saying one thing now…but wait until the MSM gets done with this one. They will have convinced anyone not paying attention that Trump is guilty.

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  21. Jim in TN says:

    Normally, if the Senate wants to do something, it first has to get 60 votes so that they can get to the point where they vote, 51 votes to do it.

    So why doesn’t impeachment need to follow the same rules? They should need 60 votes to be able to hold a vote that will initiate the trial. Especially since they need 67 to convict.

    Instead, these bozos are saying that they need to win a vote to not hold a trial.

    Like they have no choice, the House is forcing them.

    Well I have news for them. The Constitution gives them the sole power to hold a trial in cases of impeachment. The House can’t make them do anything. The Senate is the sole decider on the decision to try or not try.

    They must hold a vote to do so, not hold a vote to not do so.

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  22. Scarlet says:

    Fu@#$ck these motherfuc#$&ers and their fuc#$&ung bull@$$shit opinions.
    President Donald j Trump is our Saviour!
    And we are seriously freaking out About who will replace him and FIGHT for us after 2024.
    I’m literally scared. President Donald J Trump is one of a Kind. A fighter.a ruthless warrior.
    Someone who is willing to lose money in order to right our economy.
    That’s amazing.
    He is a hero

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  23. Payday says:

    PT needs to force McConnell to put it to a vote. Out him if he doesn’t. And then out the traitors who would vote no.

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  24. Rckymtn says:

    What the gop doesn’t realize is if they remove Trump, they will have the same targets on their backs as the D’s will. All of them will be taken down by the American people one way or another. I would guess 50 million people who see what is going on and have a strong belief in the 2nd ammendment won’t tolerate treason/sedition by anyone regardless if a D or R.

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    • GP says:

      Hi Rckymtn-I wouldn’t count on that. Most people are in debt up to their eyeballs and are peddling as fast as they can, if they miss one paycheck they ain’t eating. Older Patriots wouldn’t last a week. Once Trump is gone, Pence would declare martial law if any serious attempt is made to revolt. Penceis not a MAGA guy. I think he was forced on Trump and But understand Pence is not Trump.. He is DS and will fall in line.

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  25. sundance says:

    McConnell will never permit a vote to dismiss because it would expose his club members.

    McConnell can’t put his club members in a position of public recognition for their alignment and priority; and it would force an uncomfortable decision. If McConnell is predictable on any issue, it’s how he protects his private club from sunlight.

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    • Sean Molin says:

      Sundance – do you think it’s time for Trump to go full Nuclear and Start actively going against all of the decepticons? Start exposing them and primarying them? Doesn’t he have all the power? Who supports that version of republic s anymore? Don’t they just get voted in because there isn’t a better option?

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    • evergreen says:

      Trump has McConnell by the tail. There’s no way to let go. If Trump secures Mitch’s re-election, Mitch is golden and not the least beholden to Trump–> impeach at opportune time. If Trump turns on Mitch, primaries him out of office, Mitch goes after Trump as a lame duck with all the other lame ducks…and into post-senate sinecure for doing his “job”.

      Not saying it’s a sure thing scenario, but I can’t off the top of my head envision how it isn’t. Mitch is greasy.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      OK, over my head. What do I (and others) miss?

      If the GOP votes 51 for Trump – say they lose Murkowski and Collins – who cares?

      Are you saying we’ll also lose Burr, and / or Romney, so its tough to even get to 50 for the Pence tie breaker?

      Don’t forget, some believe this is all ultimately about the Supreme Court – imagine Trump term two, and POTUS having 1-2 more SC picks! Imagine if Trump selects the religiously devout, young Catholic Mother. Kavanaugh will look like Romper Room compared to that circus. (How much you want to bet Dan Jones already has a file on her?)

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  26. rightmover says:

    Sigh. I see lots of “Trump needsta” and “Trump should” comments here. He knows what he’s doing better than to need or follow any of our advice, no matter how well intended it may be.

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    • MustangBlues says:

      ”’rightmover says:
      November 13, 2019 at 9:58 pm
      Sigh. I see lots of “Trump needsta” and “Trump should” comments here. He knows what he’s doing better than to need or follow any of our advice, no matter how well intended it may be.”’

      TOTALLY AGREE!! plus 100xx times. As much as I think I know of the inner working of high government political shenanigans, just being on the outside of the real game,

      I am confident that President Donald J. Trump has access much more and really to all the information and secrets, and has usurped the one, baraaki, with urber cyber data operation on a MAGA scale. President Trump is a big time thinker and boss man.

      Lots of dirt on Quid Pro Quo’s in congress, and media royalty and maybe Epstein’s videos, and Weiner’s laptop with Huma and Hil’s forwarded private emails.
      What devious and sinister mischief lies therein? One might ask.

      President Trump knows the game and competitors and controls the narrative.

      Soon come the Trump Bigly Roundup of the Sedition Coupees,

      All Glory to America, The Exceptional.

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  27. Bob Lynch says:

    It’s time Trump primaries any Senator who weasels on him. My question is where are the arrests.

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  28. Do stop thinking about tomorrow says:

    PRESIDENT TRUMP I will send you my vote proxies. Stating if Republicans do not dismiss on arrival I will only vote for 1 republican for 10 years. Not on the federal, ste level or local level.

    If enough Of your supporters send you 10 15 30 million proxies who will the CoC buy off.

    Use our proxies find the indepents that will support you cash them in we will vote for you.

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  29. lettruthspeak says:

    This is a good thing, because it will prove once and for all what shitheads Recepticons are truly all about. This “impeachment inquiry” is so pathetic and ridiculous on it’s face, but watching the clueless dumbocrappers, headed by Schittforbrains, make absolute fools out of themselves, and monkeys out of their propagandist media sycophants, is just too good for words.

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  30. BigTalkers says:

    It’s not too late to PRIMARY Mitch AND Cornyn, who are both up for reelection next year.

    PLEASE CALL your Republican Senators and give them this message!!

    PS. And I don’t care what they say.. I just want them to call a VOTE to stop it, so we know where EVERYONE STANDS!

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  31. Bogeyfree says:

    Maybe it is time for MAGA supporters to send McConnell a message, so how about this?

    Mr. McConnell,

    MAGA supporters across the state of Kentucky are tired of your games and constant attempt to control and manipulate our President.

    So to send a message to all Senate RINO’s we have decided to sacrifice your seat to the Democrats come 2020 and we will live with one less RINO.

    We will be instructing all MAGA supporters to vote democrat for YOUR Senate seat ONLY in Nov 2020.

    You and your friends have forgotten that you work for US and we support PT unequivocally unlike you.

    Enjoy your retirement,

    MAGA

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    • Payday says:

      ^^^THIS!^^^

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    • Payday says:

      I and many of my Illinois friends already did this last cycle with Mark Kirk

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Additional note,

      IMO McConnell and his team have been working hard to eliminate any Republican primary challenger and if he is successful he could run unopposed on the Republican ticket in Nov

      If he believes he can run unopposed, not only will he think he has outsmarted everyone but most likely, he will feel emboldened to continue to play games with PT, including this impeachment trial as Sundance’s thread suggests.

      What he never could imagine is the MAGA contingent in KY sacrificing him and his seat by voting for a democrat to send a message that We the People are in control of your destiny and you are not wanted anymore.

      IMO he thinks he is untouchable and above the voters. But under this option he has zero control and no way to stop us. He would be gone. PERIOD!!

      I see it as short term pain for long term gain and a strong message to all RINOS.

      In fact if we believe PT might pick up 2-4 Senate seats in Nov we could consider sacrificing possibly a second RINO ‘s seat possibly either Cornyn, Thune or Romney if they are up for re-election in 2020.

      Think of this option as a way to weed your garden for good!

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      • amazed treetop downlooker says:

        Round-Up for RINO’s no ?

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      • Payday. says:

        It just happened on a micro scale with KY Governor Bevin. Just the perception of standing against this president, and the turtle will be washed away. And that perception already exists. Like I’ve said before…just one word from PT and it’s over for the turtle.

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    • WSB says:

      You can also send a message to Mitch. I do all the time. We all own the post office, so every PO address and zip code is there for your use.

      I also call…regional offices. Just enough to get the aides all worked up. Because if you work for your boss, you ought know what he/she/it is up to.

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  32. 1911pistolero says:

    The Boogaloo is coming. Turtle Boy will not enjoy it.

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  33. Barr has been a tantalizing mystery to me from the beginning. I always felt his reform efforts would be a very measured affair (and consequently a disappointment to the CTH crowd). Mostly he was put forward as a quid pro quo half-measure to get Mueller off Trump’s back, which he did, but in exchange (as Bush Dynasty consigliere) to be given full latitude to clean the institutions as he saw fit.

    Then I read his Notre Dame speech on ‘militant secularism’.

    People are mistaking Barr’s mission imho. It only clarified for me recently and of course I may be wrong. In some sense his mission is more transcending than even the Trump phenomenon. Or should I say MAGA is part of a more encompassing narrative, at least in Barr’s formulation.
    Barr will not be crushed if his Durham effort bears fruit AFTER a Trump removal. On the contrary, he is more predisposed, both temperamentally and otherwise, to Pence.

    But what about the Opus Dei/Family – Catholic-Evangelical schism? That doctrinal schism narrows considerably in the context of an all-out demonic assault on the Republic, right? I mean, in such extreme times as these, a Christian is a Christian. Who’s going to sweat the details? Barr of course has Opus Dei affiliations.

    I had a further epiphany moment on Pence the other day when I read his self-description as a ‘Catholic Evangelist’. Voila! Pence is the convergence point of the doctrinal schism. It’s not my place to get into theology. Suffice to say Pence has married the divergences to his own personal satisfaction. If it’s enough for Pence, it’s enough for me.

    Now in this context, what does Trump become to the very slow-game of Christian revival (the enemy will call it theocratization) within our governmental institutions? Trump may be the ‘Wolf King’ spoken of by The Family. One of Trump’s gifts has been to draw the enemy out in all their twisted glory like no one else could, and to brush off their daily venom like no other. He makes the enemy fulfill the worst of their inclinations in living color.

    But will he -or need he- survive this task? Maybe not. Like a preparatory figure ala John the Baptist, Trump’s role (again, in the context of a first-wave warrior) may have been to bloody and expend himself in this culture war.

    Following this long-game notion , is Barr in it to burn down the existentially corrupt institution of DOJ/FBI, even if that’s exactly what is required? I would say no. He needs these institutions to mount his anti-secular campaign. So as I’ve suspected from the beginning, disappointment will be the rule and not the exception for many. A thorough (and wholly warranted) torching of the buildings would (for a generation) demoralize the institutions Barr needs to effectively engage the enemy. He’ll take some scalps. But not all the scalps that need taking.

    Of course, Trump (and his ego) may not fully comprehend the preparatory role Barr et al want him to play and in that sense his potential expendability in the overall master narrative. I’m a big Trump fan and am not endorsing this narrative. I merely recite it as a plausible one which would dispel much of the Barr mystery.

    Barr is on a parallel and intersecting mission. He and Trump share many common foes. But he will not jeopardize his mission or its natural pace to rush to the aid of an impeached POTUS. In a strange way I feel a little bit better about Barr as I had suspected he was a Bush consigliere with a very Machiavellian and cynical mission. Barr may still be Machiavellian. But he might not be so cynical.

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    • WSB says:

      Barr is not half the man President Trump is.

      I believe Barr is only in because the day of HW’s funeral, there was a truce, and Barr was given to PT to make things right if the Bush legacy was not tarnished. That meant going after the Obama team and the Clinton Team.

      Jeb had one snickering oment but all has been silent for awhile. After all, Papa Bush was the only CIA Director out of the three teams. And the oldest, most experienced.

      I guess time will tell. Barr just does not seem like the type to burn his own country down.

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  34. Lewis Colburn says:

    Ok, this is starting to get downright silly now. There is no way, repeat, no way, the Senate would ever vote to convict based upon what has been presented today. One can conjure up all the duplicitous reasons in the world why McConnell and company would want Trump out, and I’d believe most of them. But without any clear, plain as the nose on your face-type of high crimes or misdemeanors, the Republican Senate will never, ever vote to convict on third hand hearsay. Even the star witnesses essentially backed the President’s version.

    What am I so sure? Because first and foremost, most Republicans are cowards at heart. As much as some of them would dearly love to be rid of Trump, they could never withstand the heat they would generate for the rest of their lives. Even McCain licked the hand of voters during his re-election efforts. He was mean and duplicitous, but he wasn’t stupid. And Romney kept a burner twitter account because he is so shallow and so starved for approval that he would use it to post phony support for his official Twitter account.

    Voting to remove a President of their own party based on Calvinball rules is just not in their DNA. They are creatures of the swamp; they will slither back to the sewer and attack on a new front after the election. Most likely by trying to treat him as a lame duck on Inauguration Day, though I believe that will fail as well. President Trump’s greatest asset is that people continually underestimate him, at their peril.

    I appreciate Sundance immensely, but I can read a map too. And my compass is pointed towards re-election with a majority in both houses. What they do with it remains to be seen, because they are Lily-livered bastards after all. But that’s my common-sense take on it.

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    • WSB says:

      Could any Senator be held in contempt if one knowingly votes to convict if he either compromised himself by the actions (involvement in Ukraine) or have knowledge of the conspiracy?

      And could the President appeal, based on having knowledge of this?

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    • Maquis says:

      I don’t for a moment believe that if this gets to the Senate there won’t be a flood of “new” accusers and accusations in order to go Full Beast Mode to conviction. We’ve seen nothing at all thus far in this farce, the self-immolation sweepstakes in a Senate trial would eclipse all the crazy our President has endured so far. For that one reason I fear it. The temptation for the crazy would be epic.

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  35. thedoc00 says:

    This is not a warning to the president but to any senators who may harbor any ideas of supporting the President, by drawing courage from the stand being made by the few Republicans in the House.

    To the President it is actually the first blackmail letter with terms and conditions to follow.

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  36. Julia Adams says:

    Warning President Trump…is that the idea Mitch? Whose payroll are you on? Who are the significant contributors to your campaign? Just who in the heck do you and the rest of your GOP inglorious ba$tards think you are?

    Flash: We are going to work tirelessly to primary you all.

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  37. N1r0l says:

    You guys are missing it.
    What is Trump being impeached for?
    Looking into corruption where a politician secured a lucrative position for a relative in exchange for official and unofficial acts. Biden saves Burisma from examination because of his son being paid a million dollars a year
    What scares Cocaine Mitch and other senators, deep staters, swamp dwellers, etc.?

    They don’t want investigations into this type of corruption to become a “thing”.
    What can Trump do about it?
    1) Swear off looking at McConnell and his relatives and those of other Senators.
    or
    2) Sic the justice dept on Senators, starting with investigation into irregularities in the Dept of Transportation, moving onto export licenses granted to members of the Chao family, investigation into nonprofit foundations and lobbyists connected to members of Congress and their staff.

    Trump doesn’t have enough power for Option 2 in this term. Perhaps he can do it in his 2nd term and burn down the swamp.

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    • WSB says:

      We all know about the Chao cartel as well as the others.

      At some point, this will blow.

      President Donald Trump is a disrupter. So many never take him at his word.

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  38. Sentient says:

    Hey this is what I said. Impeachment trial helps Buttgeek and Biden in their quest for the nomination. Of course, it also tars Slow Joe as corrupt.

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  39. TwoLaine says:

    It’s a shakedown and should be illegal.

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  40. jus wundrin says:

    Theres my dour looking senator always standing behind ol’ mcconnell, and his cohort enzi is not seeking reelection in 2020. If any of these two losers vote to impeach, they might as well never come back to WY again. 170,000+ people here who voted for Trump in 2016, and will probably vote for him again in 2020, wont be very welcoming to these two mcconnell bookends.

    Caligula’s senate.

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  41. snowshooze says:

    The GOP hates Trump more than the Democrats.

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  42. snowshooze says:

    The GOP hates Trump more than the Democrats.

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  43. Perot Conservative says:

    Lord help us.

    All for money & power? Does he not have grandchildren? (I think not.)

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  44. dallasdan says:

    SD:
    “Senator John Cornyn (TX), a key member of the Senate GOP leadership; and a member of the Senate Judiciary and Intelligence committees; warns the White House that a vote to immediately dismiss articles of impeachment and avoid a trial won’t work.”

    Cornyn:
    “I think it would be hard to find 51 votes to cut the case off before the evidence is presented.”

    It’s happening. The storm clouds of a successful impeachment are gathering in the Senate.

    With completely false articles of impeachment destined to be passed by the House, the Repub leadership in the Senate is not so tacitly supporting the effort.

    The Deep State appears to be beating its breast and growing increasingly confident the President will be removed from office.

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  45. Payday says:

    The high point of my decades of following national politics will be next November when PT wins KY by 30 points and McConnell loses by 10. 😝

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  46. 1riot1ranger says:

    What about a petition signed by every Trump supporter that basically says we know they don’t like Trump because of his America-first policies as opposed to Globalism but we put up with them for now. But if they even think about removing him, they should be advised that the undersigned voters will leave them, the Republican party, and very likely voting altogether forever. And will do our best to hound them forever into obscurity. Nicely worded of course. Millions of signers would make a point

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  47. Spooky says:

    Of course Republican Senators are mostly business as usual grifters and frauds so no surprise they want an impeachment trial. However Cornyn is not wrong in his assessment. There are just enough RINO hacks in the Republican caucus to make sure a vote to dismiss fails. In that sense he is being truthful for once. Then again I bet China Mitch & Co aren’t twisting any arms for a dismissal either.

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  48. Teddie Dilks says:

    I finally figured this thing out. McConnell has no intent to remove Trump from office. Deval Patrick is going to run; the news broke today. McConnell is holding the trial to keep Sanders and Warren in DC while Patrick makes a big push. New Hampshire is next door to his home and he is already known there, so he hopes to make a big splash. Some filing deadlines have already passed so He may not get enough delegates to get the nomination in the first vote, but he may be able to splinter the votes so no one else does either. Then the super delegates come into play and we have Obama 2.0 with a dash of Romney, Patrick works for Bain these days.

    I think Deval Patrick is the Uni Party choice.

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  49. L. E. Joiner says:

    I find myself wondering whether this business about Ukraine may be much bigger than just the sham impeachment show. Both John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi have relatives tied to Burisma or other corrupt entities, including the Atlantic Council, where Hillary Clinton is a member. George Soros has sticky fingers in multiple Ukrainian pots. And of course there are the Bidens.

    Has Ukraine been a money-laundering operation for Congressional and Deep State Democrats (send pots of aid over there, and get relatives on the payrolls)? Is the real ‘impeachment’ desire aimed at getting Mr Trump and his allies out of Ukraine to keep the graft coming?

    Just wondering. . .

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