January 15th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1091

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630 Responses to January 15th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1091

  1. Dora says:

    I wasn’t watching, but it’s good to see CNN being exposed for what it is.

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    • Anon says:

      I’ve read nobody will be able to get enough votes to secure the nomination before the convention – rules were revised to give winners in most states only a portion of the delegates – thus almost guaranteeing the “superdelegates” will pick the winner on the second round. If that’s the case, Bernie Bros might actually riot. Those guys are crazy, and having the nomination stolen from them twice might tip them into violence.

      The absolutely craziest of the crazy are liberals who are young white and male. These are Bernie’s biggest supporters, and they will vie to outdo each other hoping to prove they are not like the rest of the white males that Democrats demonize 24/7.

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      • Bogeyfree says:

        This is why IMO the DNC and the their plan IMO is to draft either Hillary or Michele or Holder at the convention.

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        • Bendix says:

          I think the plan was to draft Cuomo, but that can only happen if Donald Trump is neutralized in some fashion.
          President Trump knows sleazy New York politics inside and out.
          So far, Andrew Cuomo has managed to remain untouched as those closest to him have been sent to prison. Andrew has also been working hard to get new “evidence” against the president, as plot after plot to bring down Donald Trump fizzles.
          They don’t seriously think Biden can win, and the Dems don’t want Crazy Liz as their candidate.
          The minute Andrew announces, President Trump will go medieval on him, so they are keeping him off balance, with one hand tied behind his back, by any means possible.

          Cuomo hasn’t been doing all the insane things he’s been doing, just to get another term as governor.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        I think Bernie can get the nomination. Biden is losing whatever faculties he has.

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      • Anon- I trust you’ve seen James O’Keefe’s latest from Project Veritas.

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      • Political parties are corporations which sometimes put on a little show of campaigning and primaries, but they really simply decide what product they’re going to sell. And, mark my words, the Democratic product will be Hillary Clinton, again.

        They’ve been pushing hard all across the country to install electronic voting machines which leave no paper trail that can be audited. In other words, a ballot box that can be electronically “stuffed.” It isn’t hard to anticipate what will happen. The rich, powerful and corrupt can now select who will be elected in every hall of government. Tyranny will follow.

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      • cjzak says:

        The Bernie crowd forgets he caved to Hillary last time. That was on him and he’s a consummate politician who knows the game. There was a good chance he would have beat her for the nomination, but he chose to take the ‘bribes’ from the pstb.

        Guess it doesn’t matter really what happened before, but if his supporters of the free stuff get huffy this time when he loses the nom, then I agree, look out. Not going to be pretty.

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    • freespeechfanatic says:

      If I were a Sanders’ supporter, I’d be celebrating. The best thing that could happen to him would be CNN smears.

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    • aisheschayal says:

      Awww, how sad :/sarc Bernie feels the burn of a socialist society- propaganda driven media. ha ha.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Well to fair, Bernie did not even change his on-line bio to reflect he is a “democrat” until yesterday. Even then there are still sites, even Democrat proxy outlets, listing him as Senator Sanders (I-VT) and not (D-VT). Bernie is a DINO until the campaign fund check clear.

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  2. jx says:

    the impeachment case being brought by Mrs. Pelosi is such a hash of fraud, incompetence, and chicanery, that it begs for summary dismissal

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/carlin-mccord-ciamerella-kris-sedition-real-time

    CTH mentioned

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    • jx- that is an AMAZING article! Thanks so much for posting.

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    • We are today living in times where long-standing precedents will be established by what the Senate does now: will they agree to hear a case brought by the House which consists only of a Bill of Attainder? Which cites no clause in the United States Code? Which would never be acceptable to a court, such that “indictment, trial, conviction and punishment” for whatever-it-is will never occur?

      If the Senate does not declare these Articles to be Unconstitutional and on that basis refuse to hear them, then Lawfare, Inc. will have sprung its trap. The entire next year will be filled with one impeachment trial after another after another, as the Congress will have established by precedent that §1.9.3 is not an enforced part of our Constitution, but that a Bill of Attainder is, in fact an acceptable reason to impeach both a President and a Supreme Court Justice if Congress doesn’t like them. “High crimes” are not, in fact, required at all. These officials serve at the pleasure of Congress. In due time, no matter who the people might choose to elect as President, he or she will promptly be replaced by the Speaker of the House, appointed by the ruling Party. Tyranny will very quickly follow.

      They wrote it, and called it the “supreme law of the land.” But if the Government won’t actually follow it and be bound by it, it’s just a piece of vellum with ink stains on it. All of the wisdom of its authors turned to dust.

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      • aisheschayal says:

        I agree. This is pivotal right now. I almost can’t bear to see what the Senate will do.

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      • Libertybella says:

        Senate should not even try this case…this is ridiculous…it should be rejected outright.

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      • tav144 says:

        Very salient observations. Attorneys who are concerned with the precedential value and Constitutional implications for our nation know what you are saying is true. Attorney “politicians” however (i.e., Senators such as Cruz), apparently are seeing the gaming and are playing right along with the crooks – for their own self interest. Why? Because the Pelosi “game” is *IF* it is outright dismissed, it allows them to create the narrative that an outright dismissal means the republican senators are not being “fair”, that they are “covering” and “hiding” crimes of POTUS, and THEREFORE — activate their base to turnout and takeover control of the Senate. Politics. That’s the reason these Senators are caving to Dems “we must have witnesses” battlecry instead of doing what is RIGHT and dismissing this outright.

        My hope is that if they do not dismiss it outright, that the Senate will at least address the problem by rule change that will prevent this kind of sham indictment from even being considered in the future. They might have precedent for the first, but rule change requiring a genuine “crime” with statute cited and due process fairness procedures requirement could prevent them from attempting to do this over and over again. At least until the Dems take over the Senate and decide to change the rules again.

        We cannot allow these tyrants back in power. They must be defeated.

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        • QCM says:

          If the impeachment succeeds, precedent won’t matter, 63 million will have been disenfranchised for a political stunt, because they can, and the Republic dies.

          Who knows what comes next, but you can bet it will be ugly.

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      • cjzak says:

        The Senate under McConnell said they would hear the case and no vote to dismiss. Guess he either doesn’t have the 51 or he is ready to let PT fend for himself at trial. This should have been thrown out a long time ago. Maybe Mitch is honoring what he said that he would go by what the WH wanted.

        The longer it goes the more that can possibly happen to the Pres. with the manipulating lawfare sharks handling the case. I am praying the Pres. legal team is crackerjack good because they will need to be to prevent lies, twisted facts and innuendo from deciding this case. Then there’s the matter of CJ Roberts. Can we count on him to be fair? Not so much with his track record.

        The evidence says to acquit. The schemes and lies are for guilty verdict. It should be a slam dunk acquittal and I highly doubt 67 Senators will ever vote to remove PT. How it all influences the election is yet to be seen. My wish was that it would be over and done the first day with a dismissal, but what do I know. Might work out much better for PDJT doing it as a trial.

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        • annieoakley says:

          It should be thrown out because if these creeps can make up laws that the President broke, they can make up laws against ANYONE of us. Soros is paying these people to overthrow the US Constitution. The Senate appears to be all that stands in his way. Obviously the FBI and DOJ do not have to follow the Law nor does the Democrat Party. The Republicans wish they didn’t have to follow the Constitution either, some will not.

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        • zurizara says:

          Ken Starr today said, after listening to Jerry Nadler, who said that the House proved conclusively guilt, then “why are further witnesses necessary “. God point, Mitch should take them by their word.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I’d really not go through this every.single.president.

      Because then someone will say we need to “…rewrite the constitution because it’s defective!…” AND then it’s open season to a sad, revised SJW/PC Constitution.

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    • Issy says:

      Good article, I wondered about Carlin. I hadn’t heard much about him since he slinked out of doj.

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  3. Ausonius says:

    In response to my forceful letter – 3 sentences – to him yesterday, I received this long reply from the office of Rob Portman, senator of Ohio: here is the salient portion. (My emphasis in bold.)

    “However, there are also times when I disagree with the President. For example, I voted against President Trump’s national emergency declaration regarding the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, which would have threatened the system of checks and balances and set a concerning precedent by allowing presidential national emergency powers to circumvent Congressional authority to allocate federal funding. I also disagreed with President Trump’s decision to quickly withdraw troops from northern Syria, which sent the wrong message to our allies and further destabilized the region.

    Regarding impeachment, the Senate has the sole power to evaluate the case that has been presented by the House of Representatives. I will faithfully perform my duty and listen to all the facts of the case. However, based on what has been presented thus far, there is nothing that rises to the level of removing of a duly elected president from office.

    Our country faces serious challenges, including an epidemic of drug addiction and our growing national security threats. To solve these problems, we need to come together to deliver results and make a real difference in the lives of Ohioans and all Americans. With more than 40 bills signed into law, I have a track record of successfully standing up for Ohio and I look forward to continuing to be an independent voice for you in the U.S. Senate.

    Hedging, hedging, hedging: he aspires to be the next John McCain and be a Senatraitor rather than a supporter of President Trump. Note the pride about being “independent,” a code word for “RINO politician trying to glean votes from DEMS and unwary independents at election time.”

    I have no illusions that this was written specifically to me: obviously other Ohioans have written with the same concerns and outrage which I expressed, and so this form-letter was sent.

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    • dougofthenorth says:

      Not even just your senator, but all the uniparty members dip into the same well of form letters which they use to appease their voters. All craftily written and all designed to show what a bright independent beacon of hope they are representing you in Washington.
      Problem is they do not understand we TRUST the President, not our representatives.
      It is not a virtue to vote against a President whos plans are working and is clearly working for we the people.

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      • Issy says:

        No, it is not a virtue to vote against the President. There is not much he could do that would be worse than what congress does and has done. He and all the other “republicans” should support the President because of what he is accomplishing daily. The independent voices in the republican party are not appreciated by the people who overwhelmingly voted to elect the LEADER of your party.

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    • HonorDefendBuckeye says:

      Perfect description of this slime swamper. He also invested $25,000 – 40,000 to defend Thad Cochran years back when the GOPe took out McDaniel in MS. Prime actor in the trade deals run by Misunderestimated Bushie as trade rep before entering the senate. 40 bills? – notice no actual examples.

      Defend the Syrian Border, but don’t defend the US border!! He does not hedge when his paymasters command. Independent voice does not in any way describe this fetid liar.

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    • bentley1blog says:

      Portman is a two-faced creep.

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  4. sunnyflower5 says:

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  6. Reserved55 says:

    Watch, Angry Klobuchar attempts to enforce Sharia Law

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  7. burnett044 says:

    Oh how some folk love so dearly to control others…….me thinks that comes from fear.

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    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Another simple explanation. The men want the women covered up all the time because they (the men) can’t deny their own lust. They blame women for causing them to get aroused. It’s the ol’ women-are-evil excuse.

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  8. Reserved55 says:

    The CN&N salivated all over each other this morning.

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    • “I hold here in my hand several refrigerator drawings which prove conclusively that Russians…”

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    • 7delta says:

      Since we know that’s what the Dems claimed happened before this piece of paper (that could have been printed anywhere, including Congress) surfaced and no other real evidence has been presented to support even the tiniest sliver of their claims…how do we know that guy’s “notes” weren’t notes he took while someone was were telling him what to say…or else?

      Since forensic investigators can determine what company made what paper, tape, etc. and which Walmart it was bought at, they can surely ensure the Dems aren’t just puttin’ on the Ritz here…again. Even if it turned out the paper is from that hotel, nothing on it indicates anything about Trump, Guiliani or the Easter Bunny’s involvement in such a plan or when it was written. People take hotel stationery home all the time. Weak. Really weak.

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      • Issy says:

        Based on your comments, I believe the dems have a chain of custody issue. 🙂

        Another thought is the excellent forgers the cia has.

        One more thought, I don’t care who wrote it or said it. Everything is premised as if a crime was committed. No aid was withheld, so no harm, no foul.

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        • 7delta says:

          Everything is premised as if a crime was committed.

          Exactly! What’s the crime? I mean, from all actual legal accounts, Biden and Son committed the crimes….along with other people. Like Nancy and friends keep saying, “No one is above the law.” Who cares if Biden is running in the primary? If being president doesn’t make anyone above the law and it doesn’t (but an actual crime is required), then running in a primary sure as heck doesn’t mean Biden, Son or anyone else gets off either.

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          • Issy says:

            True, but not one republican has made that argument. Not one.

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            • 7delta says:

              Nope…let’s hope it’s “not yet.” In the meantime, I’m not going to hold my breath. It’s rare if anyone in government or the media ever asks the right question or drops the hammer with the core counter-argument. It’s like everyone is all dressed up or the prom, so they just dance.

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    • I have a grocery list on stationary from the Modesto Hotel 6. Does that count?

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  9. Jason Ross says:

    Why is Biden, the gaffe-inator, still leading in the polls?? Probably because his handlers are mostly hiding him from the campaign trail, and the media refuses to scrutinize his myriad issues.

    Recall that Hillary was/is a drunk nut basket, so her handlers hid her away at critical points in the race to 2016 . And she still garnered all the superdelegates and carried the majority of states she was expected to.

    I’m not certain the public can be fooled a second time. If the DNC resorts to superdelegates in the face of a split decision, it could make for an interesting summer.

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  10. S&WJM625 says:

    Why hasn’t “Bag Pipe Billy” brought any civil rights actions for criminal attacks on citizens expressing their freedom of choice of political party (Trump gear). Being attacked by groups for wearing and expressing a political belief is a basic civil right and shall not be infringed upon. Why Haven’t you made a move on Antifa? Why would the AG of the US ever allow a group like ANTIFA to fester in this country?
    The part of the country I live in, my house would be burnt down if I put a Elect Trump sign in my front yard. When did we become 1930s Germany?
    Like the daughter of an Ohio demorat politician at the Pres. Trump rally, causing mayhem and attacking police. Why is she not charged with a federal crime? Bag Pipe BILLY BARR, why are you sitting on your hands doing nothing? Why won’t you put a stop to political intimidation by charging civil rights laws against miscreants breaking the law? When are you going to enforce the law in the US?
    Put down the bag pipes and start acting like an Attorney General. I’m going to enjoy the day you get fired BILLY.

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    • S&W- sounds like you live in NY. And I totally agree with you. Until he proves otherwise, Bill Barr is just another member of the Resistance as far as I’m concerned.

      There are seditious acts and federal crimes including civil rights violations, being perpetrated in real time and HE DOES NOTHING.

      This isn’t about “waiting” for indictments or more boring reports. This is about an AG who refuses to do his duty. He took and oath and it turned out he lied. I am done. Finished with Barr unless and until he does something to redeem himself. He has betrayed his President and his Country.

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    • jx says:

      It’s public knowledge that the DOJ forges documents presented to FISC and the AG doesn’t do anything about it. Barr is a joke.

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      • S&WJM625 says:

        It all makes me very sick to my stomach. This is not your fathers government anymore. The corruption is staggering,good grief

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      • aisheschayal says:

        Sadly, I was once so supportive of Barr, his speeches were so eloquent and promising. Now, even if Durham does come forward with something, anything towards indictments, Barr is a tainted sideshow in my opinion.

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        • MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

          There is a reason he was confirmed

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          • ^THIS
            We have corrupt Senate and anyone who believes that they will appoint anyone who will clean the Swamp is deluded.

            President Trump is doing a fantastic job with the cards he has. It’s up to us to deliver him a landslide win, AND a Republican House and Senate, ideally 60+ Republicans in Senate with some of the Rinos gone.

            Then PT can actually appoint someone who will drain the swamp.

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    • Libertybella says:

      We need an “Occupy the Dept. Of Justice” movement. I am willing to take time off from work to camp out on the steps of the Justice dept….and burn swamp creatures in effigy.
      Would love to set Chris Wray’s effigy hair on fire. 🙂

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    • bentley1blog says:

      s&w…LIKE 1,000 X!

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  11. Garavaglia says:

    Prepare for another day of increasing house influence on the senate trial..where The “Democrats (uniparty)” are given more and more “fairness” and Trump less. Secret voting, allowance of newly found info, decisions on who Trump’s lawyers can and can’t bring in, what topics can and can’t be approached (like the whistleblower with Schiff). If their gonna take him down anyways, I pray that Trump and any true patriots in that room blow the lid off the entire sham of Washington DC so when we hold their trials, we know exactly what to hold them accountable for. Have a great day.

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    • Bubby says:

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/01/11/has-president-trump-forgotten-the-declassification-material-he-delayed-then-deferred/

      President Trump better lay out all of this material during his Senate trial it maybe his last chance. If he gets removed none of it will ever see the light of day.

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    • If we read between the lines of what the corrupt Uniparty exemplar Rob Portman wrote to CTH poster Ausonious (see above in this thread) . . . the Uniparty knows it cannot outright remove PDJT, so instead they will use the shampeachment “trial” to try to dirty the waters with lo-fos.

      Get ready for lots of tsk-tsking from the cuck GOPe side of the Uniparty, which is corrupt and only pretends to be the docile Stupid Party(TM). With a few exceptions, almost all of the will vote against Shampeachment, but only after saying that they have some “grave concerns” about some of the “evidence” they heard. “It’s not enough to impeach, but tsk, tsk, tsk.”

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      • Bubby says:

        Anti I hope and pray you’re right!! My concern is that Senate Republicans will hear some new faux bombshell testimony and say “that changes everything”! I believe the President is at more risk than most here believe. From Ausonious’ post above “However, based on what has been presented thus far, there is nothing that rises to the level of removing of a duly elected president from office.” Those are weasel words from Senator Portman to me leaving it open for new charges that “rise to the level”! That’s why I believe President Trump should get all the classified material out in open during the Senate trial! The survival of Republic as founded can’t take a chance otherwise IMHO.

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        • Ausonius says:

          “However, based on what has been presented thus far, there is nothing that rises to the level of removing of a duly elected president from office.” Those are weasel words from Senator Portman to me leaving it open for new charges that “rise to the level”!

          Amen! “Weasel words” indeed! This is why some phony scandale du jour will be presented at the last minute to give the RINOS a chance to vote for removal.

          Let them try to remove the millions of armed pick-up trucks and Jeeps that will descend (I hope) upon The Swamp if this coup succeeds!

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        • Garavaglia says:

          No need for concern. Be prepared…pick what side your on. Exercise 2nd amendment rights. Simple.

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  12. Baby El says:

    “I’m not certain the public can be fooled a second time. “

    Jason – I think the events of the last decade have shown us that there is a segment of the population that can be fooled All The Time!!

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  13. wtd says:

    When judges start dragging AG Bill Barr into court and demanding answers…. then something might change. Until then it’s all chaff and countermeasures while Barr pretends like he doesn’t have any power to force the DOJ to comply. Bill Barr is Jeff Sessions’ Rod Rosenstein.

    My concerns about William Barr. http://www.conservativehq.com/article/30376-diana-west-barr-will-keep-lid-questions-about-special-counsel-investigation

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  14. Reserved55 says:

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    • So if Bernie really wants to do something like this, why isn’t he doing it right now, from his seat in the US Senate? Members of Congress are the only ones who can actually make Federal law and policy – the President has no such powers at all.

      So in the case of both Warren and Sanders we find nothing but empty talk. None of them are exercising the powers they now have. They’re just licking their fingertips and sticking them up in the air to sense which way the political winds are blowing. Government by opinion poll. Worthless. “If you aren’t doing anything for me now, while you can, then you most certainly won’t do anything for me then, when you can’t.”

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      • Reserved55 says:

        Breadline Bernie

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      • thedoc00 says:

        Nobody asks the question of any democrat spouting free stuff, “what form of government is required to implement your plan?”

        Plus, the vast majority of Americans do not comprehend that “the rich” do not make salaries = to their value, which is why the democrat definition of the “taxable rich” has dropped from $10 million income to anybody drawing a salary it is today. They also don’t tell you about Obama’s economic policies blowing a huge hole in the middle tax rolls due to skilled work and technology development moving off shore.

        As for Medicare for All, remember EVERYBODY today pays 2.5% tax to earn medicare credits and for most the “right” to pay Medicare Premiums on top of the taxes they paid for 20-30 years. Bernie has already fessed up to the fact that this tax will have to be raised to 7.5% to 10%+ levels to even give hope to his plan having a chance. Then there are the pay-roll taxes required to cover the other free stuff.

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        • Debra says:

          The jobs of the future, according to these dimms, are ‘home health workers’. Hey! Guess what uneducated third world humans can quickly learn: how to wipe a butt; how to purée food; how to give a sponge bath.

          Another aspect of the economy the dimms touched on was how environmental regulations would be coming back under them and that, of course, would require ENFORCERS of said regulations.

          A question asked of Bernie as to what would all the people currently working in healthcare/insurance administration would do for jobs in his presidency since he would be implementing ‘Medicare for All’. He doesn’t have a clue . . .

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          • thedoc00 says:

            The notion that folks working for private healthcare entities will be out of work is a myth. I have spent the last 2-years working to transition my wife to Medicare and prepare for tha same transition this coming year.

            The Private Healthcare entities have a massive role to play in the medicare for ALL.
            Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Supplemental Plans will exist if you want full Medical coverage. The Advantage Plans have the added feature of the Private Insurance Company taking over ALL of the Medicare administrative work.

            Dental and Vision Plans are NOT part of Medicare, requiring Private Companies t administer.

            Hospitals, Group Medical Practices, Smaller Medical practices, et al have massive administrative needs to ensure compliance with all the Medicare related reporting and administration.

            In fact, the administrative side of medicine will balloon to the point whereby there will be substantial deductibles and out of pocket costs to cover the overhead, not mention the means tested premiums constantly growing at a 10% clip to cover the free stuff for those who qualify for it. By the way, free stuff administration is also massive to track the records required.

            We will become a nation of burger flippers and paper pushers, who make nothing ad have zero skills in the democrat scheme of things.

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            • Debra says:

              Exactly. The jobs of the future, according to these Democrats, are all one which will be created to enforce the new rules which they will bestow on us . . .

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  15. LBB says:

    Weird headline.

    “Russia’s government has resigned, according to the state news agency Tass who cited the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

    This is a breaking news story, please check back later for more.”

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/15/russian-government-has-resigned-report-says-citing-pm.html

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  16. Reserved55 says:

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    • i'm just sayin'.. says:

      BREAKING: Michael Avenatti was taken into custody by federal agents during a disciplinary hearing at California’s State Bar Court …..
      ….and emerges as Democrat Presidential frontrunner…

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  17. burnett044 says:

    yep.
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that the government is resigning. The statement came shortly after President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual state-of-the-nation address.
    Accepting the resignation, Putin asked the ministers to function as a caretaker government until a new one is formed.

    Before announcing the resignation of the cabinet, Medvedev met with Putin to discuss his state-of-the-nation address, which took place earlier on Wednesday, the Kremlin’s press office said.

    Putin also said that he plans to create a position of the deputy secretary of Russia’s security council, and offer it to Medvedev.

    In his address, Putin proposed several amendments to the constitution.

    “In this context, it is obvious that, as the government, we must provide the president with a capability to make all decisions,” which are required to implement the proposed plan, Medvedev said

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  18. Reserved55 says:

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    • It’s called a Writ of Attainder.

      “A bill of attainder is an act of a legislature declaring a person or group of persons guilty of some crime and punishing them, often without a trial. As with attainder resulting from the normal judicial process, the effect of such a bill is to nullify the targeted person’s civil rights, most notably the right to own property, the right to a title of nobility, and, in at least the original usage, the right to life itself.” – WikiPedia

      “No Bill of Attainder […] shall be passed.” – US Constitution §1.9.3, §1.10.1

      “Off with his head! And Pence’s, too! I want to be President!” – Nancy Pelosi

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      • lolli says:

        👍Mike R
        I am glad for your repeated posts on this subject.
        You are absolutely correct.
        Keep repeating yourself, it is vital.

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      • cjzak says:

        Writ of Attainder. It’s been your mantra and you’ve explained it very well. My question is why the heck are PT”s lawyers not pushing this angle if it’s a legitimate issue? Seems like an easy thing to prove and it is highly against our Constitution as you’ve explained.

        Send this to the WH legal team. Send it to Giuliani.

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      • Justin Green says:

        This isn’t a Bill of Attainder, no matter how many times you repeat it.

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        • Tom! says:

          Thank you for that.

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        • thedoc00 says:

          I was in your camp until your consider Mike R has a valid point. The one fact he is missing though is that Congress did not create a “Bill” but are using the “intent” standard created by the DoJ to clear Clinton and that has been declared as a standard in Horowitz IG reports. Congress can rightly claim to be using a standard created and so far enforced by the DoJ. The rests squarely on AG Barr’s shoulders to quash, and will be his greatest failure. AG Barr has allowed the DoJ to move a mitigating standard into being defined as a violation of law to be prosecuted or not.

          Congress applying this DoJ standard, while technically not a “Bill”, does lend itself to being a de-facto Bill of Attainder situation.

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          • Justin Green says:

            The passage of the impeachment by the House has not declared anything illegal. It’s accusing Trump of doing something already wrong, albeit in a vague, fraudulent, and obscene way.

            There’s plenty of things wrong with this impeachment effort. Being a Bill of Attainder isn’t one of them.

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            • thedoc00 says:

              You need to sharpen your reading and listening skills because the charges are ALL based on the crime of “INTENTION to do something wrong”. The whole democrat case has been stated to rest on the “massive amount of evidence” the president plans to commit crimes all the time. NOT that he did anything wrong.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      This is the “Intent” standard established under the Obama DoJ and FBI. “Intent” was moved from being a mitigation discussion to being an “actual criminal offense” to be used to indict or not indict as in the Clintons. The DoJ has let this stand and as Mike Robinson states, the Democrat House has created a “Bill of Attainder” situation by using the DoJ created standard.

      Not quashing this standard is currently AG Barr’s greatest failure, even surpassing all the non-prosecutions and failure to control the DoJ.

      This should scare everybody no matter, which side of the political spectrum you sit. Recall Bernie has (Antifa member) staffers who stated the “liberals will be the first to be put against the wall”.

      This is the live version of the movie, “Minority Report”.

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  19. Reserved55 says:

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  20. gabytango says:

    Morning, Treepers! I just got off the phone, making my calls to Senators Romney, Murkowski, Tillis, Cornyn and Collins! Using the list SD posted yesterday, it was easy. I left a message for each one asking them to please allow our President to continue doing the great things he is doing for our country, to please stop harming him, to please vote to DISMISS this impeachment fraud. I also asked that they stand together with the GOP, put personal issues with our President aside so that our morals, values and principles can prevail over the Left.

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  21. burnett044 says:

    fyi…Piglosy to announce at 10 am

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Reserved55 says:

    Is that Fat Flint?

    Liked by 3 people

  23. lawrencepaul1 says:

    I though that 2016 was the best election ever, but I suspect that this one is going to be just as entertaining.
    Although Trumps obliteration of the republicans in the primary debates is going to hard to top.

    Sanders Fans Outraged After Warren’s “Disgusting” Debate Snub
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/sanders-fans-outraged-after-warrens-disgusting-debate-snub

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  24. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweetEd

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  25. Issy says:

    Can anyone explain to me why the house is voting on the articles of impeachment again? They voted; it was done. Are they adding another article? Have they beaten the remaining two democrats into submission to vote for it?

    Liked by 1 person

    • fanbeav says:

      Announcing house managers and trying to upstage President Trump’s phase one China trade deal🤣

      Liked by 4 people

    • Niagara Frontier says:

      Housekeeping items….among other things it names the House managers and authorizes funds from the Treasury to pay for it.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Issy says:

        That makes sense, but all I have heard from the tv commentators is it is a vote to send the Articles to the senate. Is the vote today on the articles or a resolution? I am listening to Nancy now, and I heard some jumbled statement about a resolution. I need an interpreter when she talks.

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    • lolli says:

      I thought this vote was to send the articles to the Senate.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Issy says:

        That is what I have been hearing, but that vote was done. I am listening to Nancy now saying they are passing a resolution today. I have no idea what the dingbat is doing.

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        • lolli says:

          Everything is so illegal and irregular, impossible to even know.
          I thought the previous vote, unless I missed one, was on an inquiry. None of this is acceptable. 😡
          The fact this is legitimized, leaves me with way more cold anger … and I certainly do not have any trust in the turtle. (Who could get as many votes as he wants to dismiss, he is key)

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          • Issy says:

            They did vote on an inquirey handled by the intel committee, then it was turned over to judiciary, and we had three experts define what an impeachable offense was. The entire house voted to pass the articles of impeachment. “Normally” the speaker would then appoint house managers and send it to the senate immediately. Nancy immediately said she was holding it and now makes a production of it.

            Niagara gave me a reasonable answer to my question. Nancy makes her own rules, and can do as she pleases, but in my opinion a vote on election managers and to send it to the senate is not necessary. She doesn’t need approval for her managers, and she announced a couple of days ago she was going to send it to the senate.

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        • bentley1blog says:

          Neither does she!

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  26. Niagara Frontier says:

    Nancy slurring her words and talking about “Vladimir Plutin”. Does anybody have a breathalyzer kit handy?

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  27. Jenevive says:

    Seriously is there something wrong with Nancy. She
    is having all sorts of trouble speaking.. very incoherant and like
    she has trouble getting out what she is saying.

    And what with this new info.. it the same old info we knew before.

    but she is like mumbling and stumbling over whatever she is saying.

    Shiff, Nadler, Jeffries, Demmings, Crow, Garcia are the house managers missing one name
    as house managers.

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    • Nervous Nancy is making a complete fool out of herself in front of the whole wide world.
      She is shaking, incoherent and these other idiots are standing at attention around her as if they are going off to war!
      What a bunch of BS!

      Liked by 4 people

      • freespeechfanatic says:

        She has the media covering for her. The media is the key to all this. Our side still doesn’t get it. We’re fighting the wrong fight.

        Liked by 1 person

        • sunnyflower5 says:

          How does the media vote, for the most part? Why does the media write negative stories about President Trump 93% of the time? Who receives leaked materials that are always against Rep. and the president? They work on behalf of the Dims.

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    • Lanna says:

      I’m totally disgusted, Jason. Crow is the congressman for my district in CO. First termer, sold to the voters as ‘moderate’, similar to the Conor Lamb in PA mold. Bought and paid for rubber-stamp dem.

      But his appointment as an impeachment manager does make me wonder if the dems see CO as being in play in 2020. We went from red to purple to blue with an influx of leftists.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        Every state controlled by democrats (en toto or legislature only) is in play by virtue of the fact they will all suppress voters (especially the crossover Democrats and Independents) with legislation declaring their electoral college votes go to the popular vote leader.

        The democrats proved in 2018 they can control elections at the House level with “Found” votes, so this guy and Connor Lamb are safe to be lemmings.

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    • annieoakley says:

      They are all Communists, these house managers, and we have to pay them EXTRA?

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    • jeans2nd says:

      It is called The Trump Curse, Jenevive.
      Happens to everyone who betrays, lies, and/or otherwise does bad things to Our President.

      It cannot be shaken off. It cannot be removed. Once it’s there, it’s there.
      Sad, is it not?
      Tehran Nan seems to have it bad, huh?

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    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Folks, let’s give credit where credit is due. We’ve been praying every day for God to cause the Demons to mumble and stumble (following Grandma Covfefe’s lead). Nancy is having trouble forming coherent sentences (stumble) and also getting her words out (mumble).

      He is answering our prayers! Praise God!

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  28. Reserved55 says:

    Thread, but this is the most telling.

    Pure BS

    Liked by 1 person

    • Reserved55 says:

      Notice the reference to *Global Zero*

      “According to the CLW website: “Almost 50 years ago, Council for a Livable World pioneered a system for helping progressive congressional candidates get elected to office. Over the last 44 years, we have helped elect 113 U.S. arms control candidates to the Senate and 151 candidates to the House of Representatives.”

      The CLW’s main way of promoting “peace” has been to promote U.S. disarmament concessions to the Soviet Union/Russia and “non-intervention” against Moscow-backed aggression.

      Young “progressive” Joe Biden from the tiny state of Delaware was a perfect candidate for CLW recruitment.”

      “His candidacy caught the eye of former Tennessee Sen. Albert Gore, Sr., who was working with a Washington, D.C.-based arms control group called the Council for a Livable World.”

      Albert Gore Sr.
      Albert Gore Sr. raised $89,000, nearly one-third of the $287,000 Biden raised in total.

      To reiterate, Gore Sr., the father of “the creator of the Internet” and promoter of global warming, financed Biden.”

      https://www.trevorloudon.com/2019/04/russian-collusion-look-to-joe-biden/

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  29. sunnyflower5 says:

    Liked by 8 people

    • dawg says:

      Dan is crazy if he thinks Schiff will be a witness.

      It. Aint. Gonna. Happen.

      Thats why it needs to be shut down. Dismissed or vote to acquit after opening arguments.

      NO WITNESSES AT ALL.

      Its unbelievable to me how far this thing has been allowed to go, and many good people have been duped into advancing it.

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  30. dufrst says:

    Great win for the president and true beginning of US-China decoupling going forward?

    Liked by 1 person

  31. JAS says:

    I have no words…. The video speaks for itself.

    Liked by 2 people

  32. burnett044 says:

    Nancy Pigloosefacey….does not want Putin to choose our president…oh hell no she want to choose for us.

    Liked by 3 people

    • sunnyflower5 says:

      Did Putin get involved in 2018 election? Did Putin want Nancy as Speaker of the House?

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    • Somebody says:

      Technically she doesn’t want “Plutin”, uh, uh Putin to decide 😂

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    • No, she wants to be our President. This is and always was a genuine “palace coup.” Impeach both Trump and Pence using a Bill of Attainder and Pelosi is third in line.

      Henceforth, both Presidents and Supreme Court Justices will know that they “serve at the pleasure of the Congress.” Make one false move, do one thing Congress doesn’t like, and they’ll throw you out of office. Future Presidents will be appointed by the House after the now-perfunctory removal of whomever the people elected. The concept of “separation of powers” is discarded. It is no longer necessary for the offender to have violated any provision of The United States Code. He simply has to be offensive to Congress.

      If the Senate falls for Lawfare’s trap, they will establish that Sec. 1.9.3 / 1.10.1 is null and void: that a Bill of Attainder can be passed and if passed it will be sufficient cause to conduct a Trial. Inevitably one Party will one day obtain control of both Houses and with that power will be able to install whomever it pleases with complete impunity. Tyranny will quickly follow, as our Founders well knew.

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  33. rustybritches says:

    None of this makes any sense to me, Mitch McConnell has turned chicken again and giving in to the Dems and to many of these crappie senators are going along with them on this impeachment crap Where Mr Mcconnell is the fair ness you spoke a about just days ago? Where is trying to go along with what the President wanted is any where in this mess now?
    shame on the Republicans in all of this
    <Mr McConnell if you allow these people to harm the President You will be held responsible for what they do and WE the American people will make sure you lose your seat

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    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      It makes perfect sense to me.
      The GOP is not on our side, and they would love to tarnish the President and be able to blame the democrats for it.
      As per usual it will be just more Kabuki Theatre and Teflon Don will come out of it unscathed. As he always does.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Dekester says:

        Agreed Lp1,

        The Lion just gets stronger.

        Basic human nature IMO few folks like bullies.

        This piling on will appear to most folks as bullying.

        A picture of a noble Lion and lioness with their dead prey, being surrounded by a pack of yapping hyenas comes to mind.

        Liked by 1 person

      • dawg says:

        I just dont know about the “unscathed” part.

        Liked by 1 person

        • lawrencepaul1 says:

          Well has all the pap that he has had to put up with over the last four years had a negative effect on him? Not that I can see it hasn’t.
          He has actually gained support over that time, particularly among black and Hispanic voters despite all of the Trump is a racist BS.
          Nothing that the swamp does against him works, and nothing at fazes his in the slightest bit.
          Unless I am missing something that would describe someone unscathed as far as I can tell.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        President Trump is neither Republican or Democrat. People like McConnell resent that the president essentially evaluated both parties in the 2013-2014 time frame and identified the Republicans as:
        -Utterly leaderless and feckless.
        -Having no balls.
        -But having a constituency and actual platform or basic philosophy (they never implement), which aligned with his goals for the USA.
        -Too focused on sustaining their position as to not notice they wre about to be taken-over by an outsider.
        -Having weak puppet masters, more focused on their pocket books than on the candidates and governing.

        In other words, the Republicans highly vulnerable to a hostile take-over by a motivated candidate with a plan to win the White House.

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    • lolli says:

      Rustybritches👍
      I think our mistake is assuming they care about our vote.
      The swamp chooses who is on the ticket, outsiders have no backing or support.
      The swamp has control of the outcome of our votes.
      The R’s are ok losing. They are fine being in the minority so they can blame the Ds for destroying our country.
      The R’s are already spinning this entire fiasco that should be mocked and laughed at instead of legitimized.
      And we expect the turtle to save PT? Not me. He can retire protected and very wealthy by doing the bidding of uniparty.

      Liked by 4 people

    • gmbliss says:

      Rusty, I appreciate your thoughts. Unfortunately, as history has shown, no one will be held responsible.

      Liked by 1 person

  34. sunnyflower5 says:

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  35. RobD says:

    WOW!! What was that “Democrat Clown Show” conference? Everything spewed from Pelosi’s, Schiff”s, Nadler’s, and Jeffries’ mouths was pure Lawfare and future-narrative spinning! Just one big lie after another!! President Trump’s legal team is going to destroy those House clowns!

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  36. sunnyflower5 says:

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  37. simplewins says:

    Jay Sekulow is going to chew them up and spit them out. It will be glorious.

    Liked by 2 people

  38. be says:

    I just spoke to Mitt Romney’s Salt Lake City Office and asked the person answering the phone whose name was hard to understand does Romney support our President? The person said he wants to remain neutral and hear it all.
    This makes no sense he knows the facts tha its a sham trying to overturn us Trump deplorables and our duly elected President.
    I told them that if Romney does not support our President if he and Paul Ryan run I would vote for a democrat over them if he does not support our President Trump.
    Piglosi will be gone in 2021 as speaker.

    Liked by 3 people

  39. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump Participates in a Signing Ceremony of an Agreement Between the U.S. and China

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  40. citizen817 says:

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  41. Nancy has named Schitty as an impeachment manager. Is that so he can’t be called as a witness?

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    • Undoubtedly so.

      Lawfare really doesn’t care if this impeachment attempt goes anywhere. If the Senate agrees at all to hear the case, then the precedent is set: Sec. 1.9.3 is no longer the effective law of the land: a Bill of Attainder can be passed, and if passed it is sufficient reason for an impeachment trial.

      Furthermore, “high crimes and misdemeanors” do not require the United States Code. You are impeachably guilty of anything that the House declares that you are, and without trial nor due process. Bills of Attainder are now legal. In time, they will surely carry the penalty of death. And, since they are issued by the Legislature and not by the Court, they can’t be fought in Court. Just like what happened to 2,500 enemies of old King John, you’re simply taken out and executed.

      There about 45 weeks until the November election, and Lawfare can easily manage to issue fifty new Bills of Attainder during that time and demand that the Senate must try each and every one. Remember: “the Law is a weapon of War.”

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        And guns are weapons of war too. And if they keep on pushing their Lawfare mode of politics by personal destruction they might find out how effective guns are.
        Lawfare has saddled and mounted a hungry tiger. They won’t survive the ride. The problem is who else will be devoured by the tiger before it turns on them.

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      No, the Dims called their own lawyer ( who questioned other witnesses) to act as a witness, as well —during theHouse Fauxpeachmint. The Dims set a precedent when they choose to do that.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Zydeco says:

      The Lawfare guy in the House was both interrogator and interrogated. Let’s play by their rule on this.

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  42. Zydeco says:

    Giving Pelosi, Schiff and Nadler legitimacy will cause untold harm to our country now into the future. Unfortunately there are too many Decepticons to do the right thing and throw out the Articles of the Hoax.

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  43. Publius2016 says:

    Pocahontas had her people see which was more believable:

    Bernie sexually assaulter her or Bernie said something….

    Winner was “Bernie said something…”

    Problem: Pocahontas and Bernie have been lifelong Globalist Communist Comrades for years…Now she refuses to even shake his hand???

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  44. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  45. imho – Pelosi is still indirectly “dictating” to the Senate. The Turtle and Rinos are either all dumb-ass stupid to not see it or are willingly kneeling in front of her on the feces laden streets of SF to abdicate to “her” regime.

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  46. Zippy says:

    Next Stop For The Climate Clown Show?

    Liked by 1 person

    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      Which is why they discarded “Global Warming” in favour of “Climate Change”.
      I still cant fathom how the CO2 “Greenhouse Gas” manage to warm the planet and then cool it. Seems that CO2 is not very “greenhousy” after all.

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  47. thedoc00 says:

    Making the rounds of all the “news” sites today, it appears the “New Evidence” added to the Impeachment Articles has been leaked en toto for use by the media, complete with talking points. This was no doubt done in case the “new” evidence is stricken as McConnell has set a “federal court level” of evidence admissibility. .

    Gee wonder. Hopefully, somebody on the President’s team demands all the raw testimony provided to democrats as evidence in existence but not delivered. The is no legal reason this demand can be not satisfied if the “new” evidence is allowed to stand.

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