It Begins – Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Receives Articles of Impeachment and Structures Schedule…

Sickening.  Earlier today Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a media event signing ceremony complete with commemorative pens for dozens of her Democrat colleagues, and initiated the parade ceremony for the march across the Capitol with the articles.  Upon arrival at the upper chamber of congress, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell accepted delivery and began the process of organizing the procedure through a series of rules by unanimous consent.

[McConnell] “A few minutes ago, the Senate was notified the House of Representatives is finally ready to proceed with their articles of impeachment. So, by unanimous consent, we’ve just laid some of the groundwork that will structure the next several days.”

  • We have officially invited the House managers to come to the Senate tomorrow at noon to exhibit their articles of impeachment.
  • Then, later tomorrow afternoon at 2:00pm, the Chief Justice of the United States will arrive here in the Senate. He will be sworn in by the President Pro Tem, Senator Grassley.
  • Then the Chief Justice will swear in all of us senators. We will pledge to rise above petty factionalism and do justice for our institutions, for our states, and for the nation.
  • And then we will formally notify the White House of our pending trial and summon the President to answer the articles and send his counsel.

‘So the trial will commence in earnest on Tuesday.

‘But first, Mr. President, some important good news for the country: ‘We anticipate the Senate will finish the USMCA tomorrow and send this landmark trade deal to President Trump for his signature. A major victory for this administration, but more importantly, for American families.

‘Let me close with this. This is a difficult time for our country. But this is precisely the kind of time for which the framers created the Senate. I am confident this body can rise above short-termism and factional fever and serve the long-term best interests of our nation.

‘We can do this. And we must.’

~ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

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  1. Joshua2415 says:

    “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
    The House articles do not accuse President Trump of Treason, Bribery or any other crime. By that standard alone, the senate should vote to dismiss immediately.

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    • The American Patriot says:

      There was no formality thus making this null and void

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    • inspectorudy says:

      My view of this sham is that if the Senate actually takes it up and treats it as a real impeachment then it will open the doors to future nonsense. This is not impeachment. This is a political hit job and to treat it as impeachment is making a mockery of that solemn procedure. Dismiss on arrival!

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      This became a constitutional crisis the minute, the impeachment articles were delivered. Because one party brought the impeachment, opening the door for this method become a weapon against any setting president in the future. “I will impeach you, if you don’t do what I want – The Speaker of the House”. See the imbalance now.

      The Supreme Court showed themselves to be fools by not resetting the balance of powers between the three branches of Government. Common sense has somehow been lost in the Supreme Court. Now, one party can repeat this nonsense anything it wants in order to get rid of a President. This is especially true went the one party holds both the House and the Senate. I see, noway for the Supreme Court. to repair the damage they have allowed to take place.

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      • X XYZ says:

        Ya gotta hand it to the Dems and Lawfare. They found a big legal loophole in pursuing a vague, loosely defined process with no absolute rules, called impeachment. There is no limit to abusing the process repeatedly (except that the republicans always take the “high road” by not fighting, and the dems always fight hard and dirty.)

        Does anyone expect that the Supremes would want to touch this with a ten foot pole? Historically, the Founders argued over the grounds for impeachment, and the words High Crimes and Misdemeanors, etc. was in itself a compromise – one that left the grounds for it as not well defined and open to interpretation. So both parties are still arguing over this today. They love to argue. It’s make-work, and it is their reason to exist. Don’t expect any of them, including the Supremes to want to change that.

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      We know, from previous articles by Sundance, that the Chief Justice is corrupt. Do you really think that the President Trump will get a fair trial, if the opportunity presents itself to John Roberts?

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      • The more public the exposure of deep state in all areas the better. Trump has enough of a powerhouse on his side that it’s the elites who will still come out the losers.

        The goal is that after TRump the opposition will not contain any of these derelicts and deranged to try again a coup like this. To wipe out the swamp the creatures need to surface so that they can be torched.

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  2. lolli says:

    Just remember the turtle has complete control of how the Senate votes. Mitch has the goods on every one of them. Not to mention his political power with the RNC. Mitch should be aware we understand this.

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    • guest4ever says:

      I especially appreciate your very last sentence!!!

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    • mikeyboo says:

      Having paid attention to this entire business, I think McConnell is disgusted with it and with Pelosi/Democrats. He will do the right thing and the President will come out of it stronger than ever. Of course, there will be the usual weeping and moaning and gnashing of teeth (teeth gnashing is particularly risky for Pelosi).
      Then it will be over with the usual partisan interviews and media crapola. Meanwhile Pres Trump will go on with further triumphs for the nation and America will have survived this ridiculous Punch and Judy show.

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    • nkmommy says:

      And, God-willing, President Trump has the goods on the turtle!

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    • GP says:

      Hi lolli-Mitch and the rest couldn’t care less what we understand. Mitch knows that “We the People” will make some threats, talk about “cold anger” and type silly stuff like the “tree of liberty needs watering”. I say that’s silly because Americans won’t do ANYTHING of any real consequence.

      Do you Treeper’s still think this Senate trial won’t result in Trump’s removal? I’ll check back in when Trump is gone.

      I hope I’m wrong about this

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      • YvonneMarie says:

        Americans won’t do anything.
        Americans did not elect Donal Trump for president Nov 8, 2016 ?
        Against all the illegal & dead voters & ignorant Dem & GOPe voters ?
        Seriously ?
        I think you could be wrong about this.
        Americans are pretty pumped up right now.
        Time will tell sooner than later.

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      • Deplorable Incisor says:

        GP,
        The only way America becomes a Socialist country is when all of our patriots are dead.
        63,000,000 Americans voted for Donald Trump in 2016. A good portion of those people understand that he is our last hope. We are not letting them take the best President this country has had (in our lifetime) away without a fight.

        Many of us are hotter than the surface of the sun. The only reason we currently maintain our cool is because we have a President that is working for us. Take that away and I’m not sure what happens, but it won’t be good for the socialists.

        Cold Anger is just the bulge in the mountain before the volcano explodes. That pressure is going to go somewhere and if you are in the blast zone, you’re going to have a very bad day. Democrats are on the wrong side of the mountain and trying to coax the Republicans to join them. For all of our sake, let pray they resist.

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  3. stenwin77 says:

    Has Ristvan posted anything in the last few days? Seems to be missing.

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    • WES says:

      Stenwin:. Sadly I don’t think we will be hearing from Ristvan.

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    • Landslide says:

      Don’t think he’s been around since before Christmas.😟

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      Ristvan mentioned a few threads ago that he was going to post less on this site. It sounded like he felt he got attacked by other posters on this forum (I hope he didn’t consider me one!) and decided to make fewer comments. He is missed.

      Liked by 8 people

      • stenwin77 says:

        Eating our own again. Great job “conservatives” – great job.

        I’ve been attacked a time or two on this site, but I guess my skin is thicker. Anyway, it’s a shame.

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        • rebelchick says:

          Exactly and what a loss to this site. Ristvan was one of the few commentators that I look for reading here. Very grounded in facts and legal common sense.
          I cant blame him as this place has changed.
          I use to enjoy reading the comments not so much anymore due to all the gloom, doom and constant attacks on the few congress/senate critters that do stand up for our Potus and we the people. Seems like nothing is good enoigh.
          Enough said
          I wish you well Ristvan

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        • Rynn69 says:

          Stenwin: Perhaps you are categorizing “eating our own” as constructive criticism. Conservatives are terrible at fighting and we have vicious criminals at the barricades. People need to toughen up and FIGHT BACK. If you cannot take back and forth amongst friends, you have no chance with the Purple Gang. That’s all. Peace out.

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          • stenwin77 says:

            Look at how they savaged Laura Ingraham, who is a Trump supporter. Her hair, her dress, her voice, her lips, her shoes. It was disgusting.

            I agree about toughening up though. Geez, if Trump gave up from all the harassment he’s been the victim of, he’d have quit on Jan. 22, 2017. But some commenters here really need to take it down a notch.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Several times I posted on my experience here, during what I call “the,Sessions wars”, and how we lost many great members, on BOTH sides of the debate, how there was name calling on BOTH sides, which I experienced, cause I WAS on both sides, first a defender and then a detractor of Sessions.

          I urged avoiding personalising, or calling people ‘trolls’ , rolcons, etc.

          I have gotten a little biting in my posts presenting my reasons for doubting Barr/Durham, but have tried to avoid “Jane, you ignorant slut”, comments, tried to stick with WHY I believe what,I believe.

          Hope nothing I said,drove ristvan away, ….last he posted his,wifes condition was much improved.

          Perhaps he is spending more time with her, and less on the keyboard.

          Wish him well, and hope he,will come back.

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      • I liked your comment because of the last line… ristvan is sorely missed. One of the contributors whose comments I always enjoyed and appreciated.

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      • Skippy says:

        Hope Mr. Ristvan will reconsider. He’s a great source here and well respected.

        Liked by 10 people

        • Greg1 says:

          I completely agree!

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          • LouisianaTeaRose says:

            I left comments about this on another thread.

            Most come here to learn, discuss, vent, and support. Every Treeper cares enough about this country and most bring information AND opinions with them. But opinions vary on many topics, and here in the Tree, a lot of the back-and-forth unfortunately is accompanied by some serious groupthink laced with disparaging attacks. I get that, but it is a bad look nonetheless.

            Ristvan was a huge asset. And his absence a greater loss.

            Virtue signaling (Pick-your-own-virtue) isn’t just a leftwing tactic.

            Just read a few of the comments disparaging an opinion on any particular posting, and you will understand why he bugged out.

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      • mopar2016 says:

        I don’t think it was you Tars.

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        • Skippy says:

          Yes, we might never no and no individual is the reason, such as Tars, so don’t feel well. I use to blog on a public site years ago and then decided not to. Remember, we all have lives too. I wish Mr. Ristvan and family/friends well and thank him for time well spent!

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        • Ackman419 says:

          Pretty sure it was a spat with SD that caused him to bail.
          Plus he’s got something health wise w his spouse.
          We all miss ristvan.

          Liked by 3 people

          • RC23321 says:

            Ristvan seemed to be a Barr defender and a LOT of us have been calling out Barr as a fraud lately and with good reason.

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            • LouisianaTeaRose says:

              This is what I’m talking about.

              Ristvan worked with facts and precedent and applied them to his understanding of the law. He wasn’t dogmatic, overly emotional, or condescending to those who disagreed with him. Labels and slurs are thrown around here like Mardi Gras beads. Eventually you get enough group in the groupthink-a-thon and you move on away from the din and shrill of those-who-cannot/will-not-be-disagreed-with.

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              • RC23321 says:

                I’m sorry but Bill Barr is a complete fraud. I never actually bashed Ristvan and the worst thing I saw directed at him was that he was a “trusty planner”.

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              • GB Bari says:

                That heavy reliance on law and precedent was what caused the disagreement between RV and SD. Unfortunately the mess in DC is because of politics taking precedence, not law or legal opinions.

                IMHO, RV was being the principled lawyer in his assessments and not taking the raw unbridled corrupt Swamp politics sufficiently into consideration when predicting Barr’s actions.

                SD has pointed out the multiple opportunities Barr has had to take action to prove his tough talking words were not empty rhetoric. but the AG has so far skipped by every opportunity to prove his priorities were to clear up Gov’t. corruption for the long term…

                Nonetheless I also enjoyed RV’s comments and believe he adds substantively to the discussions in the comments sections. Hoping he is OK and returns to his branch in the treehouse.

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                • LouisianaTeaRose says:

                  If conservative lawyers give in and let their political leanings color their interpretation and application of the law, then there is no difference between us and them:

                  LAWFARE….

                  see: David Kris.

                  And why in God’s name would anyone want Barr to advertise??? It would be like sending Soleimani a “move outta there, dude, cuz you’re gettin’ a delivery, and it ain’t a pizza”

                  Advertising intentions in the run-up and make-believe-heads-up preparation would make us all so very, very happy, and then we could all be in the know….those little itty bitty scraps here and there are obviously misleading, just a great-big-hope-porn-flick-let’s-pass-the-microwave-popcorn-with-extra-fake-butter…

                  So I am officially thanking you ahead of time for being right about Barr and Durham, but I DO need a plan and course of action, an itinerary and calendar for the lead-up to the overthrow of this government since it has been determined that Trump is dragging this lost cause all by himself, and we need a bigger harness yesterday.

                  And make it PUBLIC!!! I wanna see the whites of their eyes when we show up in DC, so ATF needs some advance notice. All’s fair in love and mobthink.

                  And while you’re at it, you need to get Sidney Powell in front of Judge Sullivan and have her explain why she lied to the court about a pair of cell phones Barr supposedly arranged to obtain.

                  Your deep-seated conviction that you are right should make it easy for you to honor my requests.

                  Ristvan, wherever you are, I hope someday I run into you, and will buy you a beer, and we can reminisce about how we got it so wrong, not in tandem with those-in-the-know, just a coupla losers who missed our chance to jump the shark.

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              • mikeyboo says:

                Tea Rose-you have expressed my thoughts to a T. (and not for the first time either)

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            • stenwin77 says:

              And we all are entitled to our opinions. It’s how people are attacked for their opinion that is disturbing.

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              • RC23321 says:

                Oh I know all about it, very few people on here have been attacked as much as I have. People love to gang up. These boards can get pretty bad but they’re NOTHING like the Faux boards or some of the ones ran by Disqus. PredictIt is possibly the worst. It’s 90% psycho Bernie supporters.

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                • X XYZ says:

                  Disqus uses auto censoring through algorithms. I once participated on one of their boards and repeatedly had some of my posts “awaiting moderation” although they contained nothing that was remotely offensive or political in them. I will never again participate on any site that uses Disqus. WordPress doesn’t play that game.

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          • evergreen says:

            Spat? I missed it. What was the disagreement?

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      • mimbler says:

        Always enjoy his posts. I took some time off this past year for the same reason.

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        • starfcker says:

          Look, debate is a civil substitute for open warfare. It doesn’t mean feelings can’t get hurt. The vibe on this place is fairly peaceful. The mods lock it down without too much heavy-handedness. We are debating the future of our country, in the society we live in. And there is not much agreeable room in the middle. I’ve said it before. We are all on the same team. It doesn’t mean we suffer from groupthink. It doesn’t mean some of us aren’t more combative than others. But attack should be the last resort, at least here, on one another. Look at our President. Almost never throws the first punch. But his counter-punching tends to be devastating. Study it. Learn from it. It will make us all sharper, and we’re going to need sharper in the next few years. Peace everybody, and I hope all is well with you Ristvan. We are neighbors after all, and today was a glorious day to be alive and outside in the fresh air. Now let’s get this impeachment garbage over. with

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          • mimbler says:

            Debate is good, harassment isn’t. We’ve lost some great posters due to harassment.

            People who recognized Sessions as a problem are a good example of people who were right but hounded to quit posting.

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      • 7delta says:

        I’m sorry to hear that. Ristvan and I disagreed (politely) on one particular subject, but on other matters, I always found his posts were good solid reads. A very good lawyer. He also has a lot on his shoulders with illness in his family. I wish him well and hope he’ll come back soon.

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  4. Don McAro says:

    Rand Paul is raising some real concerns about this hearing….Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that each witness will have to be approved by a majority of 51 senators — something unlikely to work in Trump’s favor. This had lead to Sen. Paul raising an alarm that only those who hate the president will obtain the necessary majority vote.

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    • WES says:

      Don:. The Uniparty got what it wanted.

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    • Boots says:

      each witness will have to be approved by a majority of 51 senators
      —–
      What happened to due process and the right to face your accusers? Seems like grounds to appeal to SCOTUS.

      Lawyers comments?

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    • Dutchman says:

      Absurd notion, on its face. I can see voting, after “opening arguments” on whether to move on to calling witnesses, or not.
      If not, move on to a vote of aquit or convict.
      However, if the first vote is to hear witnesses, its NOT up to the jury to detirmine WHICH witnesses.

      Its up to the,Prosecutors (from the,House) and the Defence team.
      At least in a court trial. There are certains standards; Hearsay evidence is not allowed, notes scribbled on a napkin, from somebody not directly involved, etc.

      They should follow, as close,as practical, the,standard Federal rules of criminal procedure, on admissable evidence INCLUDING testimony.

      McConnell may be playing silly buggers.
      My concern all along is Nancy was expending a lot of effort and political capital, for nothing,…unless she was aware that McConnell was going to try to run with it, and manipulate a conviction vote.

      Can’t believe Mitch would be that stupid, but then wouldn’t have thought Nancy would, if you had asked me 3 years ago.

      And Mitch isn’t much different than Nancy, really. And, there ARE Trillions at stake.

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  5. john says:

    “Vengeance is Mine; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; for their day of disaster is near, and their doom is coming quickly.” Deut 32:35 I’m glad I’m saved and now have to live by His commandments. The old me would be loading the car with items and searching for perfect sniper positions in DC. I pray for their repentance but will take great pleasure in their punishment if and when it comes. I’m still only human. : )

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  6. Val says:

    “Store that anger..” Greg Gutfeld

    (I only listened to Greg and Jesse Watters. I avoid listening to Juan Williams as much as possible. Even his laugh makes me nauseous right now.)
    Video
    https://video.foxnews.com/v/6123021526001

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  7. rvsueandcrew says:

    There’s a photo of POTUS and FLOTUS walking hand-in-hand along the sidelines of the football field the other night. It was taken as the stadium crowd belted out a tremendous and very loud cheer for them both. President Trump’s expression showed he was touched be the outpouring of love. You had to look closely at his face to see he was trying hard to keep his emotion in check.

    I can’t imagine how painful it must be for the first family to be treated so horribly by the Demons on the left. My hope is that these two good people recall the cheers of that crowd (and of the subsequent rally) and are comforted, encouraged, and emboldened by the memory.

    I pray millions more Americans will have their eyes opened because of this Circus of Evil!

    Meanwhile, Mr. President, do keep on winning, winning, winning. There are millions cheering for you!

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      good comment, i’ve had multiple women i know bring up the fact of how he held her hand (comfort her nerves).

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      • rvsueandcrew says:

        Thank you, WhiteBoard. Perhaps he needed her, too.

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        • WhiteBoard says:

          true true. It’s hard to imagine how we copes with constantly being lied about, he must truely know they are liars and doesnt think twice of what they say.

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          • Jan says:

            And his obvious fondness for the many people he called on at the China trade agreement signing today was heartwarming.

            I am so nauseated by these Dimms, that I want to take a baseball bat to each & everyone of them.

            May God, Karma & the Trump Curse send them to a fiery HELL for all eternity.

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      • Ackman419 says:

        I saw, for the first time ever, a nervousness or something off in FLOTUS’ presence at that game ceremony.
        No idea what it was. She’s on a level all her own, just like her husband.
        I admit seeing her that way kind of made me sad.
        Hope it was just a bug.
        God Bless you, Melania.

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        • rvsueandcrew says:

          I wonder what it is like to have many thousands of people cheering at you at high volume while you walk across that field not wanting to stumble or fall or somehow make a wrong move.

          Her smile was wonderful and she was poised, as usual. Relax, nothing was “off in FLOTUS’s presence…”

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        • CountryDoc says:

          I felt the same nervousness for both of them. My theory was that they were exposed. I’m sure they have a sense of a heightened risk of the unspeakable. That’s a lot of trust to stand in front of tens of thousands of people trusting security systems. Damn, I admired their courage

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    • mopar2016 says:

      When the crowd started chanting USA USA USA I could see the pride in our president.

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  8. decisiontime16 says:

    How come the stars of the show, Schiff and Nadler, weren’t there for the signing celebration?

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  9. USA Citizen says:

    The USA economy is the best it has ever been for 40 years. Look at your 401K and your IRA. It’s the highest it has ever been under this Republican Administration and our President Donald Trump. If the Democrats get in, you will lose all your money. While Nancy Pelosi is trying to impeach President Trump for doing nothing, our President Trump signed a bill with China for a great deal for our country. It’s a Historic Trade agreement with China. No President was able to do this, only President Trump, yet the Democrats are trying to impeach President Trump. All Democrat networks, like CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC are not covering this monumentive agreement with China. All they are talking about is President Trump’s impeachment. The Democrats won’t give President Trump any credit for what he’s doing for this country. SHAME ON YOU, THE JEALOUS DEMOCRAT PARTY!!!

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  10. Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

    It’s our own fault. This is what we get for letting go of the House majority. This never would have happened if everyone who voted for Trump in 2016 supported him in 2018. Don’t make the mistake again. This isn’t about your individual candidates, it’s about majorities and the damage the Dems do when they seize any power. If the Dems had managed to get the majority in the Senate too, Trump would have been removed from office already.

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    • dilonsfo says:

      Yep, Republicans only had an average of a 40 percent turnout in 2018,

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      • Judith says:

        We don’t deserve our lion. But he is here nonetheless, by the grace of God. I will not let him or our nation down in 2020.

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      • bentley1blog says:

        It’s called complacency. Never, never think that things are “in the bag” or “Trump has this”. He probably does have this but our votes still need to back him up. Preaching to the choir…I know.

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    • theasdgamer says:

      Have to stoke the base in the mid-term election. I’m for putting the fun back in the Republican Party. Saturday Night Live style skits poking fun at Pelosi, Schiff, and Nadler–the Three Stooges. Stand up comedians. Vintage car displays. Vintage gun displays. A jobs fair with prizes. Trivia competitions. Wrestling competitions. Horse races. Beer Pong. Toga parties. ATF parties (you shoot, smoke, then drink).

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    • ezgoer says:

      Many blue collar who traditionally vote Democrat have voted for Trump and will again because they don’t see him as a Republican politician. They see him as a unique outsider/problem solver. But they don’t vote for House and Senate Republican candidates. Totally crazy because the Dems will remove him from office if they can.

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    • johnnybiface says:

      Paul Ryan did a hell of a job engineering those losses. He willed it. He engineered it by stifling the President’s initiatives and demoralizing his caucus.

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      • botchedcasuality says:

        He didn’t develop and promote candidates to fill numerous empty seats left by the retiring republicans, those who called it quits when P.Trump was elected.

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        • Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

          But Trump supporters should have known better than to vote for a Dem or just not vote. They should have known better. They should have known if the Dems got control of the House and/or Senate they would cause trouble for Trump. These voters need to be educated, and even shamed. This is why I want Sundance to put up an article, and pin it to the top, telling people how they should vote

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    • gnome says:

      If the dems managed to get a 67% majority they’d deserve to be able to do whatever they want. I imagine you’re one of those people who faces each new day amazed that Trump is still president even though he’s been impeached.

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  11. divotfromthepass says:

    I have several questions I have not seen asked or answered elsewhere. Everyone knows about the Carter Page FISA warrant and the 2-hop rule, but…, I feel like we have been gone so far down the road that we need to go back and ask these very basic questions now that we no more in hindsight.

    1) where are the the actual investigative products resulting from Carter Page?
    2) What did they contain?
    3) Was any information from these products used to enhance the subsequent FISA renewals? If not, why not? And why the hell didn’t the FISA court ask before renewing these a very basic question,… what new information have you learned to justify a renewal?!!!!!!!
    4) provide a list of all individuals who were caught up and then spied on whether physical or electronic though the 2-hop rule.
    5) We all know the FBI lied about everything to start this case, is there any doubt that they actually limited themselves to the 2-hop limit?
    6) Following on no. 1 question, where are the investigative products on all those individuals that were caught up by the 2-hop (maybe 3 or 4-hop?) which the FBI collected? Was there exculpatory information?

    Most people agree Carter Page should sue the FBI, but there are potentially hundreds more that were illegally surveilled as a result of a fraudulent FISA application.

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      each news article was the new information supporting renewal.

      the think WE need to FOCUS on is that the Carter page playbook was to spy via wikileaks DNC emails.

      well DING DING DING – the Burisma wikileak email hoax could be them spying on the PDJT group again..

      PS – doug jones was a placeholder for sessions. unless you prove me wrong.

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    • Chewbarkah says:

      Divot — I’ve posed similar questions in the past. Horowitz stated that the OIG did not look at material collected unless it was related to Russian and/or Russian election collusion. He did not even interview the very willing Page. That must have made for short work. But it is exactly the mass of material collected that was NOT related to Russian collusion that would have provided damning evidence about political spying and revealed the motives for at least some major aspects of the operation. It is critically important to know who was spied on, what was collected, and what was done with it — yet these topics were off limits*. As Sundance often posts, people have to make an effort not to know things.

      *The other day, Page made an odd comment about the IG Report having more answers than questions. It’s the most sensible thing he has said.

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    • CM-TX says:

      Nunes admitted in an interview way back, “likely 1000’s.”

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  12. RobInPA says:

    Someone check McConnell’s pockets for a souvenir peach fotie-fie pen, and for an envelope stuffed with cash from Nervous Nan.

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  13. WSB says:

    If this sham is not dismissed outright, President Trump should call himself as a witness. And show up with 6 million declassed documents (we no need no stinkin’ process) and Executive priviledge. Done.

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    • Julia Adams says:

      Yes, sir, you are correct sir.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Yes. Totally agree. No one can defend him as well as he can. He speak in terms everyone will understand–even those corrupt politicians. And, those documents. Remember his first year he stacked up documents about 4′ H x 10′ L representing the regs he had cut? Great optics. Bring his pile of docs…

      Decades ago I saw the following: a civil trial with the FBI watching as their criminal trial would come afterwards. Totally unexpected was a witness who quietly sang like a bird and spilled the beans as to how the crimal activity happened. You could have heard a pin drop. When the witness finished his uninterrupted testimony, no one moved, no one breathed. Even the judge was in shock and sat there. FInally, he came to and called for a recess, only 1 lawyer from each party to his chamber, juror recessed. About 2 hours later, the judge thanked the jurors for serving and advised the case had settled. All the jurors moaned their great disappointment. They wanted to hear more! In the criminal trial, even a lawyer went to jail.

      I think PDJT could read a few documents and that entire fiasco would be shut down pronto with all us citizens moaning for more reading of the docs!

      As PDJT said, R’s don’t know how to fight, and his hands are sometimes tied behind his back given the RINOs. In spite of that, he’s doing a great job without their support!

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    • Sigh2016 says:

      I agree- he doesn’t need to defend anything. He released the transcript. THAT was case closed. Everything else is a ruse. EVERYTHING! If Mitch doesn’t immediately dismiss this, this is trial portion is total BS. They should not be entertaining this nonsense. If you give them an inch, they’ll take 10 miles. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

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    • bentley1blog says:

      WSB. BRAVO!!

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  14. vicarioushikermom says:

    The Democrat Party was thoroughly corrupted under the speakership of Nancy Pelosi and the leadership of Harry Reid and the presidency of Barack Obama, beginning when they passed the so-called “affordable” care act in the dead of night on Christmas Eve without Republican votes and against the will of the majority of Americans. Their descent into hell began that night. Nobody who remembers the Democrat Party as it was during President Reagan’s Administration recognizes it now. Totally corrupt. Totally communist. It bears no relation to the Constitution or to anything ever envisioned or desired by the Founders. It is no longer an institution that belongs to or in the United States of America.I hope I live long enough to see them all get their just desserts. Totally totally disgusting.

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    • Skippy says:

      Welp, once again I can’t “like” but I do agree with your analysis hiker mom and recall that night well. I’m old and disgusted too but still teach/talk with my 20 somethings each day about our Constitution. Let’s stay strong together!

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    • Skippy says:

      Welp, once again I can’t “like” but I do agree with your analysis hiker mom and recall that night well. I’m old and disgusted too but still teach/talk with my 20 somethings each day about our Constitution. Let’s stay strong together!

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    • As I recall, the Dems during Regan’s time were different, in that, they did try to wave, smile, pretend to get along with Republicans but the knife was always ready to go straight to the middle of the back, as they patted their good Republican friend on the back and congratulated them on a great debate but finally working together in a bi-partisan manner for the good of the country.

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      • WSB says:

        Has been that way since the Civil War.

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      • Dutchman says:

        I think there IS a difference, but not that stark. I think the Dems were in stealth mode, in Reagans time, but have since shown what was always their true colors.

        Similar to what,I read about muslims; in countries where they are the minority, they portray tolerance, and kumbya.

        But, once they achieve majority, watch out. Outlaw bibles, supress others, etc.

        The Dems (CONmunists) worked slowly, infiltrating society in stealth mode. Not talking about those voters decieved, talking about leadership.

        Once they THOUGHT they had achieved majority status, i.e. have decieved over 50% of the,’useful idiots’, they charged forward, openly pushing their ‘Globalist’ (Conmunist) agenda.
        At least thats my perception. They have been converting public education into indocrrination, and entertainment and news media into propoganda, since long before Reagan got into politics.

        Read Reagans “a time for Choosing” speech, and as you do remember he gave it in 1964.
        It may change your perspective on how long the,Dem party leadership has been CONmunist.

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  15. Thomas Raymer says:

    McConnel is what worries me. He is a Rat Bastard. Rand Paul is sounding the alarm. McConnel is talking big and in support of Trump but he is going to REQUIRE a VOTE on each individual witness instead on voting on them all at once. This way a few republicans will peel off and allow democrat witnesses and deny Trumps Witnesses

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/exclusive-sen-rand-paul-says-gop-will-shaft-trump-allow-democrat-witnesses-and-block-his-requests-warns-colleagues-not-to-commit-political-suicide/

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    • WES says:

      Raymer:. Isn’t that how the Uniparty always works?

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    • ezgoer says:

      Yes. Exactly what is likely to happen. Weasel Mitch will allow Dems to rough up Trump.

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      • The American Patriot says:

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        • daylight58 says:

          No one who is on the right side of center should ever use a “Captain Picard” (Sir Patrick Stewart) meme again.

          Patrick has come out of his lefty closet, and, I kid you not, said that anyone who is right of center (we deplorables) should watch his new CBS All-Access series: Star Trek: Picard.

          Fine. I cancelled my CBS All-Access account this morning, after reading his interview comments yesterday. I would have as soon as I got home last night, but the power was out in my neighborhood outside of Wasilla.

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    • stats_guy says:

      Cassandra got a good interview. This was the big pull quote for me:

      “What I keep trying to convince my colleagues, particularly the ones that might vote to allow the witnesses that the Democrats want to call, is that if they do that and they don’t vote to allow the president to bring his witnesses in, I think the Republican base and Trump supporters are going to be very very unhappy with them. I think it will have electoral consequences — which is sort of my way of saying that maybe they should reconsider having any witnesses at all,” Sen. Paul said. “My hope is some will reconsider and we will just be done with one vote.”

      I know lots of RINOs hate PT, but do Mitt and the others really want to surrender to Pelosi…Pelosi will go down in leftist history books as the righteous woman that pull down Bad Orange Man. Is that really want these a******s really want….that their legacy to surrender the Republic to be carved up by left wing nut jobs?

      And Rand Paul has to try and convince them???

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  16. Brian Baker says:

    As far as I’m concerned, President Donald Trump is not on trial. The Senate Republicans are.

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  17. MDNA I says:

    Here it is. Dirty up AG Barr & US Atty Durham

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  18. Archie says:

    So, cocaine Mitch is conducing his SECOND show trial. What a donkey’s behind. (The first being the show trial/confirmation hearing of Kav).

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  19. 1stgoblyn says:

    So I just watched a snippet of Nanzi’s speech today on the floor. After she compared this delivery of the AoI to Paul Revere’s midnight ride, she said President Trump assaulted the Constitution when he used the funds that had been appropriated for Ukraine to fight the Russians. She ‘guessed’ that he considered that (the funds) as his private ATM. What a kook!

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  20. Brenrod says:

    I wonder if an in peach and remove the president can run again for the presidency, if there is any law which bars in from running after being removed? I certainly would vote for him and would like him to start a third-party. I am only voting GOP to provide some sort of support for trumps policies but I would rather that he remake the GOP or start a third-party. Even if he can’t run again I would like him to start a third-party and I will vote for that party. I am sick and tired of voting for either GOP or Democrats who are corrupt. If he remains in the GOP and as president he needs to begin running candidates in GOP primaries which actually are loyal to him and to me.

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    • Brenrod says:

      Apologies for errors which resulted from using voice input.
      Correction: I wonder if an impeached and removed President …….

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      • SHV says:

        The two penalties for an impeachment conviction in the Senate are Removal from office, requiring a 2/3 vote and a following majority vote for “disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States;”

        IIRC, of all of the Federal officials impeached and removed from office, only 3(?) have been disqualified from…..”

        As a hypothetical, if PDJT is convicted, you can bet your a** that he would also be disqualified from holding future office.

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  21. Troublemaker10 says:

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  22. Troublemaker10 says:

    The Senate should impeach the House impeachment. The House should be impeached forever.

    😁

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  23. Julia Adams says:

    There’s going to be a revolution…

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  24. Troublemaker10 says:

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  25. JohnCasper says:

    We will know in the next several days if it’s time to put the Lady of Justice on milk cartons.

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  26. Brenrod says:

    The notion that senators can vote on whether each witness testifies sounds to me to be illegal. I can see that they vote on rules which would have to be applied to both sides. The notion of jurors choosing witnesses and who testifies Is ridiculous, but then this whole impeachment process and senate trial is also ridiculous and is a mockery of justice. Isn’t Justice Roberts presiding so as to make sure that the process operates within the law?

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    • Garavaglia says:

      It’s the only way they can control it..prevent Trump from exposing the everything to the public. Get rid of him at the same time. And Hell no it’s not okay. It will all work out..it may not be pretty, but it will all work out the way God intends it to,

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    • X XYZ says:

      “Isn’t Justice Roberts presiding so as to make sure that the process operates within the law?”

      NO. Roberts is only there as a figurehead – think “window dressing”. He can’t make decisions or rulings as a judge.

      The senate makes its own rules for the “trial”. It’s not a trial by ordinary legal standards. The senate can make it whatever circus they want it to be.

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  27. David K. Peers says:

    After that Maddow interview Trump’s in a lot of trouble.

    Doesn’t matter if it’s false, Parnas managed to discredit Trump, Pence, Barr, Nunes, Solomon, Toensing, diGenoa and Giuliani. Tomorrow’s episode takes out Pompeo.

    It’s enough for the Never Trumpers to vote to convict. They pulled off their coup.

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  28. Hans says:

    I’m living in la la land…. Mitch McConnell starts votes on witnesses …. republican witness 53 yes votes democratic witness 47 yes votes … Republican witness 53 yes votes democratic witness 47 votes… Schiff yells that’s not fair. Mitch says …like you did in the house.. what’s the problem.

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    • SHV says:

      “I’m living in la la land…. Mitch McConnell starts votes on witnesses …. republican witness 53 yes votes democratic witness 47 yes votes ”
      *****
      Mitch doesn’t have the 53 votes…..best he can count on are 50…if 50-50 votes happen, How will Justice Roberts vote to break the tie?

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      • Hans says:

        Joe manchin is in trouble in West Virginia. 70 percent are against impeachment. Also remember the Kavanaugh hearing.. in the crunch republicans held together..

        And
        My post realy was to poke fun at Sen Schumer, Schiff and others calling for a Fair procedure.

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  29. ezgoer says:

    The Founders blew the whole concept of impeachment when they set the bar in the House too low. A simple majority will always be susceptible to partisan mischief. Should have required a 2/3 majority in the House as well as the Senate so only truly egregious circumstances would be used for removing an elected president. Too late now.

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  30. H.R. says:

    In the picture of McTurtle, it looks like Mitch got one of Nancy’s pens. Check out his suit breast pocket.

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  31. wtd says:

    The documents, emails and phone records at @USTreasury OFAC will reveal Biden and Kerry aides were involved in keeping Hunter’s boss Zlochevsky off the sanctions list and his Crimea property under sanctions waiver.
    Get the receipts.
    @judicialwatch @ChuckRossDC @paulsperry_
    Wait until they get to the people that kept Oleg Deripaska off the list. Even trying to thwart Trump putting him on it…
    Ok, so McCabe et al claim they were trying to flip Deripaska. Applying the Law of Liberal Projection, and looking at what actually happened, can we safely theorize that it was Deripaska that flipped all of them?
    It has been my theory all along. Early articles about Steele & Ohr placed them & McCabe all working Russian organized crime in NYC at the same time. Deripaska was a friend of McCabe’s likely feeding him info on other oligarchs so they could make their careers with big arrests.
    But like many cops with a mobster for a friend, they eventually work for the mobster not the other way around. By 2004, McCabe seems to be Deripaska’s pet.
    As Sen. Burr said, maybe they were all working for Oleg Deripaska. Putin’s oligarch was running McCabe, Ohr, Steele & more.

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    • LouisianaTeaRose says:

      Ahhhhhhhh, now…….the things that make ya go hmmmmmmmmmm…..if your name is McCabe. Or Ohr (heehee), or ……Mueller…..

      WoooooooDoggies!

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  32. Michael Hennessy says:

    This unconstitutional travesty should be dismissed out of hand, but the balless Republicans, led by Mao Tse Mitch, are once again playing the part of the democrat dogs.

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    • Ockham's Phaser says:

      The Democrats have thoroughly trashed and cheapened the institution of the House of Representatives by deceitfully ramrodding this fake impeachment through.

      And now Mitch has disgraced the Senate by accepting these unconstitutional garbage articles. Our government is a big dumpster fire.

      This isn’t just embarrassing. These moral reprobates ruling over us are dead serious and now just one Senate vote away from disenfranchising the rights and desires of 63 million of us Americans (probably 70 by now).

      We are at a tipping point

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  33. burginthorn says:

    Hey guys and gals, there’s people all over the world who stand with you and support President Trump. You have our prayers and admiration for the fight you’re going through. But you are not alone. The world is watching.

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  34. burnett044 says:

    DC is all about egos…power..leverage…kick backs…money buys power,people..control..
    to serve the people ..are you kidding…
    it is truly a nest of vipers..
    I can not tell PT how to defend himself nor who to trust….I can only hope he survives this.
    they have to take him out for he is the only one standing between us and those that want to control us all..
    these scum will do anything to stay in power and in the big club….these scum kill people..ruin lives frame and destroy families..
    I trust none of them in either the house or Senate…

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  35. Troublemaker10 says:

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  36. Petrel says:

    H.R. — looks like a microphone clipped to his breast pocket.

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  37. Troublemaker10 says:

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  38. MDNA I says:

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  39. pucecatt says:

    I got put in time out on Twitter for referring to Tehran NaN as a “ Stone cold BITCH “ please don’t put me in time out too SD 😊

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  40. gigi says:

    To Michael Sheridan, “WTF” and “skank” indeed. Although skank is too kind. But can we remember- President Trump has not been impeached because he hasn’t done anything warranting impeachment. He hasn’t done anything wrong, period. “Obstruction of Congress?!” That sounds like something a moron (apologies to morons) comes up with after consuming a substantial amount of very cheap liquor, or the like. Sorry if I’m merely repeating what has already been said, and more eloquently. This is 100%, pure bs.

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  41. burnett044 says:

    a look back..

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  42. Troublemaker10 says:

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  43. 6x47 says:

    I’m glad there are so many pens, every single one is an opportunity to stick it in and break it off.

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  44. MD says:

    How much did WE pay for those pens?

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  45. TarsTarkas says:

    Just a reminder to all Mitch Bashers:

    Who is POTUS’ Transportation Secretary?

    What nation did Trump just sign a trade deal with?

    What do you think will happen to the lineup of the Cabinet should POTUS be removed from office?

    What do you think will happen to that trade deal if the above happens?

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  46. Troublemaker10 says:

    ‘100% false’: DOJ rejects Lev Parnas claim that Barr was part of Ukraine scheme
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/100-false-doj-rejects-lev-parnas-claim-that-barr-was-part-of-ukraine-scheme

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  47. Deplore Able says:

    Nancy wants to talk about the importance of the “time.” How hallowed is this hour when impeachment goes to the Senate.

    A thought for Nancy: In the history of this Nation, no one will long remember the day the failed partisan sham-peachment was sent to the Senate.

    The Nation will long remember the day when the tide turned on the sellout of our country to the Chi-Coms. The Nation will long remember the the month when the Mullahs of Iran began to face the inevitable defeat of their foul ambitions. The Nation will long remember a coup that failed in its vile attempt to overthrow the duly elected President of the United States.

    The Nation may long remember the names Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer, Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler. Just as the Nation long remembers the name Benedict Arnold. On second thought, the Nation will not long remember Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff and Nadler. They will be nothing more than an afterthought.

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  48. coolmamie says:

    It has been obvious for some time, and was made crystal clear by Nancy Pelosi’s comments today, that the Democrats think being Impeached has stained Trump’s record forever.

    To the contrary. It will prove Trump to be Lazarus. He has already established himself as David against the deep-state Goliath, and has resurrected himself after countless crucifixions by the left, the never-Trumpers and the MSM.

    It’s getting to be downright Biblical.

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