Mitch McConnell Invites Nancy Pelosi to Sit on a Pinecone: “There will be no haggling with the House over Senate procedure”…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered some bad news to Speaker Pelosi from the floor of the upper-chamber:

…”There will be no haggling with the House over Senate procedure. We will not cede our authority to try this impeachment. The House Democrats’ turn is over. The Senate has made its decision.”…

…Now, go make me a sandwich.

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[Transcript] – MITCH MCCONNELL – ‘Late last year, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats sped through a slapdash impeachment of President Trump in 12 weeks. Because, they insisted, the need to undo the 2016 election was urgent. Urgent, they said.

‘Since then, the same people have spent three weeks dragging their heels and refusing to proceed to a Senate trial.

‘Supposedly, the explanation for this shameless game-playing is that Speaker Pelosi wanted “leverage” to reach into the Senate and dictate our trial proceedings to us. I’ve made clear from the beginning that no such “leverage” exists. It’s nonexistent. And yesterday we made it clear it will never exist.

‘A majority of the Senate has decided that the first phase of an impeachment trial should track closely with the unanimous bipartisan precedent that all 100 senators supported for the first phase of the Clinton trial back in 1999.

‘There will be no haggling with the House over Senate procedure. We will not cede our authority to try this impeachment. The House Democrats’ turn is over. The Senate has made its decision.

‘The 1999 precedent does not guarantee witnesses or foreclose witnesses. Let me say that again: it neither guarantees witnesses nor forecloses witnesses. It leaves those determinations until later in the trial where they belong.

‘I fully expect the parties will raise questions about witnesses at the appropriate time. I would remind my friends on the other side: I strongly suspect that not all the potential witnesses would be people the Democrats are eager to hear from.

‘So the Senate will address all these questions at the appropriate time. That is for the Senate, and the Senate only, to decide. Period.” (read more)

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276 Responses to Mitch McConnell Invites Nancy Pelosi to Sit on a Pinecone: “There will be no haggling with the House over Senate procedure”…

  1. IGiveUp says:

    Trust McConnell or the US gov’t?

    “Not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent.” George HW Bush

    (I’d add that I love my country too much to ever trust it to the government. Wouldn’t be prudent.)

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    • YvonneMarie says:

      And that is one big reason why Conservations lose elections.
      Thank goodness this year we may get a lot more Democrat votes for Republicans.

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    • jmuniz1 says:

      I trust My President. McConnell works for him. Our President knows he is a thief and does not care about the impeachment. McConnell knows better. I wish they would go to trail while our President is out campaigning. Bid Trump rally in toledo Ohio. Trump 2020 because I have had enough of both parties. Imagine if our President had lost to Clinton
      There not going to stop the Trump train. He won with a record number of votes and i know some people who did not vote for him in 2016 are going to vote for him in 2020. Thank God for that man and his family.

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      • Will Larimer says:

        McConnell doesn’t work for the President. He works for the American people within the confines of the constitution. All the executive branch employees work for the president (it’s hard to believe given the criminality of the justice dept, and their FBI). The legislative branch is often at odds with the executive.

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        • TonyE says:

          ROTFLOL…

          Mitch, his wife and most of the corrupt people in the US Congress work for themselves.

          Mitch is playng along with Trump because the latter has the formers’ balls in a vice. At this point, I imagine that Trump has enough dirt on Mitch and Co… to send them all to Da Big House for a long, long time.

          It is in Mitch’s best interest, his wife’s, his buddies, his peers, even his political enemies to bury this thing into the ground. Pronto! No witnesses.

          Pelosi’s gambit to get dirt on Trump via an impeachment is going nowhere, IMHO. Could you imagine if the Senate were to allow witnesses and Trump exercised his rights? Like bringing in Nancy, Shifty, Nader, Biden, Hillary, etc, etc. BOOM!

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  2. KMD says:

    Wanna see dems heads explode?

    Have a Patriot senator step up and read Mrs. Pelosi’s “wraparound smear” description…to be entered into the Congressional record as evidence in the impeachment ‘trial’…

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      • 6x47 says:

        If you want to know what the Democrats are guilty of, just listen to what they accuse their opponents of doing. It’s a confession.

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      • Maddow Pelosi is holding a press conference to announce her upcoming vote for their War Powers Act.

        I detest this woman…
        I detest her partisan attack on MY PRESIDENT…
        I support the decision to obliterate Soleimani…
        I KNOW these Congressional wranglings embolden enemies…

        Perhaps she should read this essay regarding the President’s power to WAGE war, and the LEGAL MEANING (and ramifications of) Congress’s power to DECLARE war.I

        https://www.heritage.org/constitution/articles/1/essays/49/declare-war

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        • Mr e-man says:

          Paul Ryan should take notes. When Pelosi is Speaker, she runs the House like she is in charge of the entire country. Everything must be run by her for her approval. Anyone that does not comply is thoroughly and completely trashed. She will bring charges, take you to court, subpeoana everyone you know, ruin lives, damage reputations, and anything else to have total control over every process. And her enablers n the media parrot every word and don’t dare to question her.

          Note she ramrodded this shampeachment through, then wants to dictate how the Senate will run or else, and now wants to control activities directly given to the Executive branch.

          No one stands in her way.

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          • dd_sc says:

            Fortunately, Ryan is gone – from the House anyway.

            I hope McCarthy and the rest of the House Republicans are taking notes, as well as, any Republican looking to run for office.

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            • Mr e-man says:

              Ryan isn’t gone far enough. He just moved to controlling part of the media. In fact, the only part of the media that did stand up to Democrats. Now being led by Lying Ryan.

              McCarthy and Scalise seem weak and ineffectual to me. They did hold the R’s to 100% opposed to impeachment but that should have been easy considering the process.

              Nancy seems to run circles around these guys. Where are their lawsuits to counter her lawsuits and subpoenas? Where are their legal challenge to hold Pelosi to account for the unfair process where she defied House rules by not allowing the minority a hearing of their own? Where are there press conferences and push back on the media? They should have one right after Pelosis to counter everything she said.

              I certainly don’t claim to know the answers but what is unfolding is absolutely horrific and I just don’t see the R’s fighting hard enough to stop it. I mean, Trump just got impeached in a sham process. WTH?

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              • sturmudgeon says:

                Mr e-man: I think you may know the answer… corruption in our government.. both sides!

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              • mugzey302 says:

                Nancy has that big team of lawfare lawyers to write her speeches for her and all the media questions are pre-planned along with her answers. But she’s getting way too cocky, and she’s going to make a mistake.

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          • jmuniz1 says:

            Be carefull. The Heritage foundation is controlled opposition. Our President knows this. If you do not believe me. Click on this link. NewsWithViews/Kelleigh Nelson/The Heritage foundation. If the link does not work. Look it up. Freedomworks is the same. Its owned by Romneys buddy Dick Army. Give money to the Trumps America First pac.Do not give to the RNC let our President run his own canidates.

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            • Well, I know better than to donate to anyone or anything, other than the exact person I hope to assist. And, even though there is reason to hold the Heritage Foundation suspect, that doesn’t mean the essay I linked doesn’t merit consideration.

              IMO, we need to adhere to the Constitution. But, to do so, we need to realize that ARTICLE I, SECTION 8, CLAUSE 11 is not the only part of the Constitution which deals with U.S. use of military force. Pelosi’s sycophants would have you forget the OTHER sections mentioned in that essay.

              https://usconstitution.net/xconst_A1Sec8.html

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          • When Ryan was Speaker, he seemed to expend more effort to impedes own party, than that of his opponents

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            • Will Larimer says:

              The problem is that Ryan was a real republican, and Trump (who is pro-America and pro-American people) is actually a Ryno. Republicans are the party of country clubs, which, during the 1990’s the demonics joined. They golfed together for a couple decades, until the people woke up to the fact that there were no “opposite choices”. Now, Trump is trying to drag the republican party away from it’s “rich man win’s at all costs” heritage and toward a place it hasn’t been since Lincoln was assassinated, while the demonic kids are trying to stick us with soviet style tyranny. It’s just too weird, but if Trump can prevail, it will be a miracle.

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              • I don’t believe Trump is trying to intentionally drag the GOP party ANYwhere.I

                IMO, he simply chose to run as a GOP candidate in ’16 because it was a more likely path to victory because he would be campaigning as an “Anti-Democrat” and could feed off the sentiment created by 8yrs of Obama.

                That, and he saw the GOP nomination as something that would be EASIER to get, rather than trying to fight the Clinton machine for the Dem “Annointment””

                Trump’s plan for “America First” is of his own making, but he isn’t using it to DRAG the GOP anywhere, they’re just self-adjusting to stay viable in the shifting political climate that Trump’s ’16 victory created.

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          • 6x47 says:

            Yes, you make an excellent point: Nancy Pelosi definitely shows just how feckless and corrupt Paul Ryan and John Boehner were. They could have done PLENTY to stop Obama and roll back his agenda, the didn’t want to and pretended to be helpless bystanders with no choice but to bend over and drop their trousers, giving Obama everything he wanted.

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    • botchedcasuality says:

      It sounds like the Russia collusion hoax.
      Bastardos!

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  3. StanH says:

    You can bet your bottom dollar, that Mitch McConnell does not want to call witnesses and explore the machinations of all things swamp. So I believe him when he says this it is a fait accompli, the president will be acquitted and fast.

    I know hysterics when I see it. We are in overt feebly calculated harebrained hysteria that reveals how scared the swamp is. Fauxpeachment is their only play. They cannot run on what they want for the country, pretty much the exact opposite of what the President wants.

    No, the democrats and the swamp as a whole are as popular as a fart in a space suit with real America. And one thing you can be certain about all dinosaur politicians want, is to be reelected. This includes $232 Million Dollar Nancy. Her constituency are idiot-Marxist so this explains her actions as well. Playing with our Great President Trump in an election year would be political suicide for a Republican, So, ipso facto the presidents acquittal is certain.

    My 2cents.

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    • Judith says:

      Reelection is the only concern that holds them accountable to voters. Term limits would take away the *only* incentive (since DOJ is obviously awol) to EVER answer to American voters.

      We don’t need “hit and run” lunatics bouncing in and out of DC like errant ping-pong balls. What we really need to do is *prosecute* election fraud and the co-conspirators of this ongoing, TREASONOUS COUP.

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    • Buz Chertok says:

      And the president’s impeachment in the House was not certain?

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      • Mr e-man says:

        Well, it was a really stupid thing to do and a travesty to use such a sham process. So you would think there were fair minded people that would not want to be a part of that and conduct themselves in that manner. So you had hope that sanity would prevail.

        Of course we now know they threatened every one of those Democrats. Vote for impeachment or else you will not receive any backing or funding from the DNCCC for your reelection.

        Once they get a taste of DC and the power and parties and see the money flowing in, they immediately cave to the extortion. They become corrupted.

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    • jmuniz1 says:

      Your right because a lot of people on both sides of the Aisle will be exposed and will go to Prison. Our President opened up Gitmo again. There is a reason. I dont believe any of the Republican canidates could beat Clinton and do what our President has done. Thank God I voted for Our President in the primaries and general.

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  4. 6x47 says:

    So, in other words the Democrats blew their opportunity to have a show trial because the time for that was in the House. Too bad/so sad. Better luck next life.

    Here’s a hint: If you want to impeach the President, make sure you actually have an impeachable offense and can prove it. Makes it much easier.

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    • jmuniz1 says:

      Who cares if the house impeached our President he still going to win in 2020. We need to help him by voting for new republicans. The old gaurd sucked.

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  5. islandpalmtrees says:

    I am happy to see Mitch McConnell stand up for himself and the Senate!

    BUT, I just don’t understand why Speaker Pelosi has not been indicted given the amount of corruption that has been revealed on her, much less dictating terms for the Senate trial?

    Has AG Barr, forgotten about the Pelosi’s crimes, is he afraid of the CIA, just what the h**l is going on.

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  6. dawg says:

    Look, I dont think McConnell wants to convict the President or is trying to do that. My position is more nuanced than that.

    Does anyone NOT think that a drawn out Senate trial involving witnesses selected by the Uniparty can NOT hurt Trump’s Presidency, hamper his agenda, cost him political capital, etc…?

    That process does NOT have to end in conviction for it to be damaging to POTUS.

    Sundance has talked a lot about how Mitch’s preferred position is Senate MINORITY Leader, where he can negotiate in a certain way.

    What we have seen from McConnell in this impeachment process so far is almost EXACTLY that. But instead of Senate Minority Leader, he has labeled himself “Legislative Branch Minority Leader”, ceding authority to the House of Representatives that it does not have.

    He contends that the Senate has no power to force the House to send the articles over. He hasnt even attempted to go down that road at all.

    Whatever her precise endgame is, Nancy’s refusal to send the articles to the Senate is, without a doubt, intended to damage President Trump.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has done NOTHING to stop that.

    Pelosi has most recently said her sole requirement for sending the articles is to see what the Senate process is going to be first.

    Hey Mitch McConnell, if Nancy “has no power to leverage”, why did you just give her EXACTLY what she asked for?

    He said we have the votes to establish a process. THAT vote wont happen until she sends them over. In the meantime, REAL justice is delayed.

    Not only will this process on its current track damage PT, hamper his abilities and cost him politically, (even if it doesnt come close to a conviction in the Senate) it will SUCCEED in the #1 priority the deep state and the Corruptocrats MUST achieve.

    This Impeachment process is serving the same purpose as the Special Counsel. Neither are/were intended to actually REMOVE the President from office. That was an extreme long shot, and they all knew it. The main objective of the Deep State, the criminals, the conspirators, etc….since Inauguration Day, the objective they HAD to achieve, has been to COVER UP what they have done. Shield, cloak, obfuscate, distract, deflect. Goal #1 has been to protect themselves. The strategy they chose to employ to do that was to attack the President. Psychological Projection. Alinsky 101.

    Anything that prolongs this current effort, or fails to stop it, is delaying the REAL justice that is needed. Possibly to a point where real justice is never attained at all.

    So, as of right now, nothing has happened to move this process forward. Senator Hawley introduced a resolution to change the rules of the Senate, to dismiss the articles if they arent presented within 25 days, but only 12 Senators have signed on to that. Senator Graham has said he will introduce a resolution today that takes over the process so they can proceed, but the details of that resolution arent available as of right now.

    When and if either of those things happen, the question of whether witnesses are called is still in the air. Of course there are Rs who dont want certain witnesses who can expose them to be called to testify. But it is precisely those same Rs who have mutual interests with the Dems in weakening the President.

    And at that point, after learning what we all have over the last few years, why would any of us think that those Rs wouldnt team up with the Ds, AKA the Uniparty, which certainly holds a majority in the Senate if not a super majority, and deny the President the ability defend himself the way he wants, while allowing their witnesses to attack the President and result in damage to his Presidency, reelection campaign, etc….EVEN IF IT DOESNT RESULT IN SENATE CONVICTION?

    At that point, we would look around and find ourselves in a situation where any chance of the REAL justice that needs to be handed down is even less likely to happen.

    We must demand that the Senate TAKE the articles, by any means, and either dismiss outright or vote to acquit with no witnesses called whatsoever, and it must be done YESTERDAY.

    We are getting further and further from JUSTICE by the day.

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    • hokkoda says:

      The GOP does not want to be in the minority. Being in the minority sucks. You have very little power other than horse-trading some votes. You don’t get to control the money. You don’t get to bang the gavel. You don’t get the big office. You don’t get the pomp and circumstance afforded the majority. It’s like becoming a junior senator again.

      I agree with SD on most things, but the idea that the GOP wants to be the minority party and actively seeks it defies all available evidence, such as the 2018 mid-terms where they worked hard and grew their majority by working closely with Trump. The only reason the GOP lost the House is that Paul Ryan and 40 RINOs “retired” to throw the House to Pelosi.

      McConnell could have done that. Sabotaged a few key races. Withheld money. Distanced himself from Trump. Tanked the Kavanaugh nomination. The GOP had an excellent opportunity to lose the Senate in 2018, and everyone would have blamed Trump not McConnell.

      But they won.

      The path the GOP seems to be heading down is one where they run a Clinton-like trial with at most a few taped depositions (there was no Perry Mason type of “trial”) and move to acquittal. I don’t think they should do this. I think they should give Pelosi to tomorrow, and then change the rules to dismiss the case “with prejudice” (meaning, they won’t accept a re-impeachment from Pelosi for the same case). Doesn’t look like that’ll happen.

      McConnell is telling her he has the votes to do what he wants. The GOP Senate is solidly in Trump’s corner at this point. No way he makes that statement otherwise. His warning to Pelosi is that she won’t like the witness list which would probably include people Schiff wouldn’t call (like the Bidens) as well as witnesses Schiff is suppressing like ICIG Atkinson.

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      • Mr e-man says:

        I read here that Pelosi’s real goal is to take the Senate in 2020. I thought that was very interesting. Everything I read points to the country being fed up with Democrat politicians. It seems far fetched that Nancy, who sees internal real polls, could think that could happen. She also thinks she will keep the House. Nancy is evil and full of hate but she isn’t dumb.

        What does she know or have up her sleeve that will overcome this entire shampeachment debacle and allow her party to win the next election in the House and Senate?

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        • Judith says:

          “What does (Iran Nan)..have up her sleeve..”

          How about *massive* election fraud and electoral college “reforms” like those seen in Colorado. UNiparty will beat the Electoral college like a rented mule, just like they did the Supremes. #Lawfare

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        • hokkoda says:

          Impeachment is their Obamacare 2.0. They learned nothing from that debacle. The rhetoric is all the same as during Obamacare. They arm twisted their members to vote for it promising they’d be protected and financed in the fall.

          Then they got wiped out. The only difference is that Nancy is even more of a doddering old handbag than she was in 2010.

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      • Judith says:

        That is all well and good *if* the UNiparty has the President in their pocket. Then they can all jockey for position to divvy the spoils, year after year, decade after decade.

        But this is a very different ballgame. Can’t run their multi-national extortion racket with super cop Trump at the helm. He’s not only taken away the spoils, he is taking names too. Names with both “R” and “D.” Corruption. Treason. All are *exposed.*

        In fact, President Trump one of the few in DC who is *not* a treasonous criminal.

        The UNiparty is united in their opposition to him, and RepubliCONS much prefer to hide in the minority to continue their deceit, while Democrats do their dirty work. Can’t have an honest man occupy the White House. Not with this bunch.

        Did we fail to notice how the UNiparty froze like they were in a bad dream when President Trump was elected? How yhe RepubliCON half acted (and in the Senate, continue to act) like they did *not* hold a majority during the first two years of his term?

        Not a *single* Senate Republican voted to allow their President to appoint his own cabinet, to disastrous results. The House capitulated to the Dems, retired in droves, employed splitter candidates or even no Republican challengers at all for Dem-held seats. They threw their majority so that Democrats could impeach.

        I agree with dawg. These are very different times. As Sundance says, do *not* look away. The RepubliCONS actions speak MUCH louder than their words. #UNiparty

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        • Mr e-man says:

          I would agree with you except for one thing. Not one single indictment has been made to hold these people to account. And the declassification and presentation of all the material to the public has not been done.

          And the railroading of anyone associated with Trump and even Trump himself continue. Trumps people have gone to jail. Not a single Democrat has even been charged with a crime even though crimes were clearly committed. Many of the criminals freely talk about it on CNN, blaming Trump and exonerating their involvement. They are stars.

          Meanwhile our President was just impeached on sham charges in a sham process. As Quid Pro Joe Biden would say, that’s a big f’ing deal. Yet not a single consequence to the other side. Yet.

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          • Judith says:

            Not sure which point we don’t agree on, since what you said *agrees* with the points I made: Both sides of one thoroughly corrupted UNiparty are united against our President, which is why the RepubliCON half hasn’t fought the Democrat half to any real effect (besides staged theatrics) and which is also why the DOJ has been constipated to stop a treasonous coup since 2016. Any day now. /s.

            They ALL want Trump gone so they can continue their graft and continue their fire sale of the remnants of our Constitutional Republic for their own enrichment, and against the will of the people. This seems to be a common theme throughout the world.

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        • hokkoda says:

          Oh I agree that there’s a Government Party. All we’re talking about is who gets to be *in charge* of the Government Party. Too many people are trying to convince me that one faction of the Government Party wants to suck hind tit to another faction of the same Government Party. That just ain’t so.

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  7. David Farrar says:

    I hope the Senate does not squander a rare opportunity to create good precedence with House impeachments. Unless a crime has been charged by the House, which none has, and if there is no bipartisan support for any lesser charge(s) i.e., “abuse of power” or “obstruction of Congress,” upon presenting their cases to the Senate, the Senate should move for a directed verdict of acquittal for lack of a predicate.

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      Getting the picture, yet? Pandora’s box is ready to be opened, bring on the trial.

      Breaking: Ukrainian Government Ready to Cooperate with FBI on Laundering Hundreds of Millions of IMF Aid Money and Attempts by DNC to Cover It Up

      by Jim Hoft October 21, 2019

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      • Judith says:

        How sad that I trust the current Ukrainian President, who was elected to drain *their* swamp, more than I trust the FBI they are “cooperating with.”

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  8. islandpalmtrees says:

    A Senate trial would open the floor to witnesses from President Trump’s end of the court. witnesses, that Speaker Pelosi and Mitch McConnell don’t want called. Witnesses that could tie all of the Congressional Leadership into money laundering. It’s just that simple.

    Effectively, they would be indicting themselves on national tv.

    Just one example below, another would be IMF funds, etc
    .
    Just Last Week DOJ Indicted 8 for Funneling MILLIONS in Foreign Donations to Adam Schiff and Democrats… But Schiff Has Gall to Accuse Trump of Using Foreign Nation to Cheat?
    http://i2.wp.com/www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/pelosi-schiff-1-360×188.jpg?zoom=2

    http://i2.wp.com/www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/khawaja-donations.jpg?zoom=2

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  9. beach lover says:

    McConnell just on saying they get them by next week. … or they go ahead and vote without them.

    Nancy it is your move.

    So, Nancy is now to speak her nonsense… wave her arms and marble her words. Also probably to say if they vote without the articles, they will not be binding.

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    • dawg says:

      SOUNDS good to me. Now lets see him DO it. If the Senate takes this thing over next week AND promptly ENDS it for good, with no witnesses called, then great, thats exactly what needs to be done.

      However I will still wonder what the President will have had to give up for that considering it would require a suspension of logic to believe that McConnell would provide him that for nothing in return.

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      My point of view –

      Their only hope from Pelosi’s point of view is to get the favorable results of those court cases raised by the Lawfare Group before she is forced to release the articles of impeachment to the house or to get Mitch McConnell to allow any favorable results from her point of view from the Lawfare Group cases into the Senate trial while concurrently restricting President Trump’s witnesses.

      This is a very dangers game Pelosi is playing. She gets President Trump impeached before President Trump gets four more years. More than enough time to prosecute her and others for acts of corruption.

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      • beach lover says:

        this is a game of timing, and I dont think she can delay it long enough for the ruling. She just said she plans to send it over soon.. I thinks she knows the gig is up. The dam is showing cracks.

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        • islandpalmtrees says:

          All true, but will Chief Justice Roberts help the Lawfare Group out by speeding along the results or even tipping the scales.

          We have more than a little evidence that Chief Justice Roberts is involved.

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          • Mr e-man says:

            What is the expected day for the ruling from the 2nd Circuit? I heard 6 -10 weeks but don’t know if that is true or if these Mueller Grand Jury info and MGann testimony case will be expedited.

            Did Nancy really intend to hold the articles for 10 weeks?

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    • mimbler says:

      Yes, she will say it isn’t binding. Unfortunately for her, the senate has the sole power of deciding how to handle impeachment in the senate. If they say it is binding, by definition it is.

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  10. Moe Grimm says:

    I’m hoping there is a “trial” with witnesses called under subpoena with the caveat that they back up to early 2016. As we all know it’s a tale of treason. Hell, they can use Sundance’s investigative work as an outline if they’re to fkg stewpidt to even find exculp evidence published by .guv which alone details in many cases felonies let alone the Whoreowitz “reports”. Even Lurch Mueller and his band of globohomo obamaclinton donors and sycophants was illegal, yet it was barely mentioned then and now. Regarding the incestuous relationships Co-me, Mueller himself, Rosenstein and more. This is codified law folks. It didn’t mesh with the cultmarx body of lies and deceit let alone the FISA felonies at count. Not even mentioned anymore:

    28 CFR 600.7 – Conduct and accountability. According to Section II(c) of the Department of Justice’s Government Ethics Outline: No DOJ employee may participate in a criminal investigation or prosecution if he has a personal or political relationship with any person or organization substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or prosecution, or who would be directly affected by the outcome.
    Section II(c) derives its definition of a “personal or political relationship” from 28 CFR 45.2(c)(2), which states: Personal relationship means a close and substantial connection of the type normally viewed as likely to induce partiality. An employee is presumed to have a personal relationship with his father, mother, brother, sister, child and spouse. Whether relationships (including friendships) of an employee to other persons or organizations are “personal” must be judged on an individual basis with due regard given to the subjective opinion of the employee.

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      I like it, but I want my Cherry on top! I want this trial to go back to 2012. You, know when they first created the Gang-Of-Eight, Crowdstrike, etc.

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  11. Bruce_Dern's_Finger says:

    Everyone knows that the House impeachment does/did not pass the smell test because there was no ‘there’ there and the impeachment was done based on hearsay. Plus, the procedures leading up to the vote to impeach were done contrary to the Bill of Rights.
    This impeachment is akin to a District Attorney (DA) sending an indictment to a trial based upon hearsay and no facts.
    Any DA with scruples would never allow this impeachment to proceed to a trial nor would it get past a grand jury.
    Senator Turtle should totally reject the impeachment documents from Pelosi and tell the UniParty to get to work for the constituents, rather than their lobbyists.
    The Communists in the House apparently did not get enough college hazing out of their system.

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    • Mr e-man says:

      “This impeachment is akin to a District Attorney (DA) sending an indictment to a trial based upon hearsay and no facts.”

      Much worse than that. This is like a prosecutor that has no real evidence so they make a public statement that the accused is guilty, follow it up with many more damaging public statements defaming the accused, but never bring charges so the accused can actually have a fair trial and bring their own side of the story.

      This process is what dictators do. Find someone guilty with no defense for the accused.

      This is the America the Democrats want.

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  12. Dipchip says:

    There is only one safe way to preserve our Nation and our Constitution:
    Never trust the Government to do the right thing; always put our Future in the hands of we the People.

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  13. Harvey Lipschitz says:

    Pelossis

    At State of The Union, she looks ugly if she still has not turned over her urgent OutHouse “ruling”
    She looks ugly if she freshly floats her Scat Francisco nothing burger.

    Both of her options create pain for her.

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  14. Curt says:

    The insanity continues while these same politicians, who represent major US cities haggle over non issues, as human waste, debris and degradation pile up on their streets. The Democrats have created nothing but urban horror and misery for years while garnering the votes of millions of useful idiots. This is exactly why a pure Democracy will NEVER work and never has…..

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  15. jmuniz1 says:

    I trust My President. McConnell works for him. Our President knows he is a thief and does not care about the impeachment. McConnell knows better. I wish they would go to trail while our President is out campaigning. Bid Trump rally in toledo Ohio. Trump 2020 because I have had enough of both parties. Imagine if our President had lost to Clinton
    There not going to stop the Trump train. He won with a record number of votes and i know some people who did not vote for him in 2016 are going to vote for him in 2020. Thank God for that man and his family.

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  16. botchedcasuality says:

    Anyone under the impression that she already is?

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  17. ChampagneReady says:

    “Sit on a pine cone” lol. Or she can roll those Articles into a cylinder and insert them as an alternative.

    She is not just the problematic historically predominat anti-Republican-everything that democrats have always been. This woman is sick. She has transgressed sanity into literal evil, diabolical and maniacal obsession to avenge Trump being the president, with zero concern for the country.

    She’s in a warped demented Twilight Zone bent on destruction. it’s almost a real-life female version of Lex Luther in the Superman movies.

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  18. franz dorn says:

    Looks like Sundance was right that Pelosi has lost, https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/01/09/bradley-byrne-moves-censure-pelosi-holding-up-impeachment. Still want to see the steaks driven through her heart.

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  19. franz dorn says:

    Looks like Sundance was right that Pelosi has lost, https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/01/09/bradley-byrne-moves-censure-pelosi-holding-up-impeachment. Still want to see the steaks driven through her heart.

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  20. Time is not on your side says:

    The establishment never in there wildest daydream. Could project that President Trump would be voted in by the people. Both contaminate parties continue to counterattack ever move he accomplishes. The Founding Fathers understood what happens when you give power to people with good intentions. That’s why they wrote the Constitution and the Bill of Rights — to prevent politicians from foisting their good intentions on us. Jefferson said we must bind them down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution. President Trump purses this Quote everyday. President Trump is the first president in my lifetime that was elected by the people. Not by the establishment. The establishment screams/screeches will only continue to be more deafening each day. Today it is Pelosi yesterday it was Lee. Tomorrow pick is easy. You do not need a weatherman to tell you which way the wind blows.

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  21. islandpalmtrees says:

    One more week of Schumer – where is that Maalox

    McConnell Signs Hawley Resolution – Senate Impeachment Trial to Begin Next Week
    by Cristina Laila January 9, 2020

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told senators during a closed-door caucus lunch on Thursday to expect the impeachment trial to begin next week.

    The Hill reported:

    Three GOP senators said the Republican leader warned lawmakers during the caucus meeting that they should not expect to be able to go home next weekend, indicating that the long-delayed trial will be underway.

    Proceedings have been held up while Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has refused to send over the House-passed articles of impeachment, but she told reporters earlier Thursday that she would “soon” do so.

    “We thought, we as the body, that the Speaker will … shortly send that over, so [he] said next weekend don’t go anywhere,” said Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), characterizing McConnell’s message as a heads up that the Senate would be in session.

    Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) added that McConnell told senators that the two articles would be sent over “soon,” expecting them in the “next day or two.”

    Power-hungry Pelosi is still refusing to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate unless they bow to her demands.

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  22. islandpalmtrees says:

    Madame Speaker – Unfortunately I can’t go to the 49ers game, I have to save our country from peril…
    Posted by Kane on January 9, 2020 3:46 pm
    Categories: Breaking

    Nancy Pelosi told reporters at her weekly press conference that she is unable to attend this weekend’s playoff games between the 49ers and Minnesota Vikings because she has a responsibility to “save our country from peril.”

    “It would be my intention to go. We went to the one game in San Francisco. We watched altogether the second game in Seattle. I have, unfortunately, responsibility to save our country from peril this weekend, so I’ll wear my Democratic hat or political leader this weekend, so our family will enjoy our season tickets at the 49er game. One game at a time and then we’ll see. We had the Baltimore-San Francisco Super Bowl. That was hard because I had been rooting for both teams all along. And again going to the 49er games and watching the Baltimore games on TV right there at the stadium. So what happens they both win. Nobody was in a more difficult situation than I’ve been as the mother of the coaches.”

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  23. Linda K. says:

    Is that a ham sandwich, Mitch?

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  24. USA Citizen says:

    All uninformed Democrats, Independents and Republicans, please stop watching the fake news like CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc. These networks are all Liberal Democrats and are lying to you all the time. If you want to hear the truth about President Trump and the Liberal Democrat Party, watch FOX NEWS and FOX BUSINESS. They will tell you the truth and then you can decide who to vote for. Also, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is losing control. The woman is as bad as the Fake news. She lies, and lies and lies, just like the Liberal Democrat reporters. Thank God our new Republican Administration led by President Trump is leading this country. We can feel safe now that President Trump is our Commander in Chief, but if the Democrats take power, this country will be in Big trouble. Remember this before you vote for a Democrat.

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  25. hokkoda says:

    Pelosi appears to have caved on delivering the articles. GOP played this well. They gave her enough rope to hang herself (3 weeks), then showed up with the votes to start without her. They were about to slap her good, hence McConnell signaling his support yesterday of a dismiss with prejudice rule change. Today? Pelosi announces the House will send everything next week.

    The court cases the Dems are hanging their hopes on will drag out (on appeal to SCOTUS) well into the summer. Impeachment will be long dead by then, making it possible the courts say “no impeachment, no case”. They’re in serious risk of having Schiff put under oath, along with Atkinson and Ciaramella. And Biden, oh poor Joe! His son might get called…right before the voting starts.

    Oh and Grandpa Simpson is polling in the lead in Iowa…he’ll be off the campaign trail at a key moment. Warren is tanking, and she’ll be off the campaign trail too.

    This is going to be glorious.

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  26. hokkoda says:

    McConnell announcing yesterday that he supported a rules change to allow the Senate to “dismiss with prejudice” appears to have broke the dam. This played out really well for the GOP.

    They gave Pelosi time to hang herself. Really, nobody could figure out how to defend her position which was patently silly.

    Then they socialized various “rules changes” and worked on consolidating votes around a central rule change (dismiss with prejudice).

    Then McConnell gives a speech saying “we have the votes” while telling Nancy to pound sand. But leaves open the possibility that they don’t have the votes to dismiss with prejudice.

    Then McConnell announces his support for the rule change (yesterday). That breaks the dam loose, Pelosi at first vaguely hints she might do the deal next week. By the end of today, that looks pretty much to be a done deal.

    Trump will get his trial. You could get a sense that this was coming to a conclusion when Trump sent out his desired witnesses…Schiff, Biden’s, Ciaramella. Just that much more goosing of Pelosi.

    I’m not a big fan of the trial. I think they should listen politely to the impeachment managers. Then let Trump’s lawyers read the letter they sent Pelosi back in December. Go into a closed room, acquit, and end it. That being said, I rarely get what I want. So, in lieu of that, I hope they take that pinecone Nancy sat on, and shove it backwards up Adam Schiff’s ass.

    There is no man in America today who deserves to be taken to the woodshed and beaten to a pulp harder than Adam Schiff. Then, when they’re done with him, make the fake whistleblower, ICIG Atkinson, and Adam Schiff’s ENTIRE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF testify.

    Mostly, I hope it’s a 2-day trial. Arguments one day, acquittal the next.

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