Impeachment Trial Next Steps – Senate Leader McConnell Establishes Briefing Schedule…

Adopted today by unanimous consent:

  • A Summons to the White House notifying them of the impeachment trial will be issued by the Senate and delivered by Saturday January 18th, 2020, 6:00pm,
  • The House of Representatives (impeachment managers) have a deadline of 5:00pm Saturday, January 18th, 2020, for the filing of their impeachment brief to the Senate.
  • The White House (defense lawyers) have a response deadline of 5:00pm Monday, January 20th, for their response to the House impeachment brief.
  • The House of Representatives (impeachment managers) have a deadline of Noon Tuesday, January 21st, for their rebuttal brief to the White House defense brief.
  • The Senate Trial begins at 1:00pm Eastern, Tuesday January 21st, 2020.

Senators will not be allowed to bring their cell phones or any electronic device into the Senate chamber while the trial is underway.

Following Thursday’s senate swearing-in and administration of oath, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he will try to force votes on witnesses on Tuesday.  Democrats have called for subpoenaing four witnesses including former National Security Advisor John Bolton and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.

However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is keeping the construction of the senate impeachment resolution, laying out the rules, quiet.  As of this moment no-one knows the details of the resolution being assembled by the Senate majority.

CTH has been warning those who are interested, since last year, not to underestimate the scheming and planning of the Democrats and Lawfare in the Senate phase.  The entire apparatus of the resistance network within government is aligned with the impeachment effort.  Nothing is happenstance and everything unfolding in the media is pre-planned.

Just like the media worked hand-in-glove with the DOJ, FBI, CIA and intelligence officials to construct the fraudulent Russia conspiracy case against Trump; and just like those same administrative state officials and media worked hand-in-glove with the Mueller investigation to advance the fraudulent special counsel effort; those exact same participants are working together to frame the appearance of criminal conduct within this impeachment effort.   Same people, same purposes and intents.

All of the media headlines are pre-scripted by narrative engineers who have been given advanced notification and copy of the needs.  All of the players within the headlines are working in unison; this includes the resistance operative inside government offices such as the DOJ.   All media stories are pre-engineered, sequenced, and scripted with a template provided by political operatives.

It took a long time for President Trump’s allies to realize the 2018 Pelosi rule changes were directly connected to the 2019 activity and the construction of a fraudulent whistle-blower complaint.  Many people, unfortunately including most on our side, just don’t grasp the amount of time and energy the resistance operatives put into the pre-planning.

The recent discovery of Mary McCord working on behalf of the impeachment effort should have been a bucket of cold water in the face of those who keep downplaying the risk.  I hope the independent researchers and new-media have awakened to the reality that surrounds all of us.

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395 Responses to Impeachment Trial Next Steps – Senate Leader McConnell Establishes Briefing Schedule…

  1. MDNA I says:

    This is part of what I mean by “the resolution must remain secret.” It would be counter-productive to have Senators able to start discussing what they plan to do beyond hypotheticals b/c it’s just asking for a Senator like Collins to get roped into something like this. Better to keep it so nobody can speak intelligently on what they plan to do

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    • MDNA I says:

      Calling witnesses is a procedural matter probably involving several different steps. In 1999 there was a motion to call to witnesses, then a motion to suppress, then a compromise on who to call & how to take depositions & the format of presentation.

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    • Ray Runge says:

      In the context of an over the top partisan witch hunt the impeachment process has been, Senator Collins’ statement is charitably called a straddle.

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    • Raven78 says:

      This clown (Collins) and the rest of these RINO f**ks would have had to have been under a rock the past 4 months to think that these articles of impeachment are anything but a partisan political hit on a sitting President.
      Collins has to go, get this dingbat the heck out of congress.

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    • rayvandune says:

      You need a plan to prevent Senators from speaking intelligently? Rest ready, my friend.

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      If they vote on each witness, the 3 publicly allowed by McConnell to oppose President Trump could vote with the dems and block President Trumps choices.

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    • Jim Raclawski says:

      “speak intelligently…” …. ha-love it!! lmao!!! oh -and sworn to ‘impartiality…’ but for last 3yrs have been chanting “impeach 45…. impeach 45…. ” like some secret black majik curse mantra…..

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    • SHV says:

      Sen. Collins has a selective memory re:Clinton trial…
      “On January 25, Senator Robert Byrd moved for dismissals of both articles of impeachment for lack of merit.” The following day a motion to call witnesses was made. The next day, after back room dealing, the motion to dismiss was rejected and the witness motion approved.

      Since Sen. Collins wants a repeat of the Clinton trial, how will she vote (along with Romney and Murkowski) when Mitch make the motion to dismiss for lack of merit of the Articles of Impeachment?

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    • So now….Collins is in charge?

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    • ezgoer says:

      Collins still doesn’t understand this a partisan political coup. The process in the House with no due process rights to the minority party or the president was a joke. All of the Dem witnesses were destroyed on cross. Yet Collins wants to give the sham impeachment the appearance of credibility. If she votes with the Dems to assist in the coup attempt, Republican voters must abandon Collins in her Maine re-election. The party is better off without traitors. In all likelihood Collins is toast in blue Maine anyway.

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    • Amy2 says:

      Kavanaugh re-run, and she STILL had a problem making up her mind! Maybe she’ll decide in the elevator again. That said, pretty scary that we have so many senators who have been in the Senate since the LAST impeachment!

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  2. A2 says:

    Remember this?

    “See my phone?: Giuliani says he only spoke to Ukraine officials at State Department’s request
    by Daniel Chaitin
    | September 24, 2019 11:18 PM

    👉 “ Giuliani insists he has evidence to show corruption in Ukraine tied to the Democrats and said Trump’s enemies “have walked into a trap.”

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/see-my-phone-giuliani-says-he-only-spoke-to-ukraine-officials-at-state-departments-request

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  3. if impeached trump will not be able to hold any paying government job.and a comment on parnas’es note.by the looks of the letters tilting to the left i would say it was written by a left handed person.is he left handed?is rudy?

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  4. TarsTarkas says:

    Again:

    Who is POTUS’ Transportation Secretary?

    What nation did he just sign a trade agreement with?

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    • Lindy says:

      Elaine Chao was born in Taiwan – her family fled communist CHina.
      Next you could falsely attack Sebastian Gorka.

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        You misinterpreted my comment. I am not attacking McConnell. Chao is employed by the man McConnell is trying. Chao has considerable personal trade connections to China. It would not benefit McConnell or his wife financially or politically to see Trump convicted.

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        • ILOT says:

          I’m not sure that a LOT of folks know that Secretary Chao is also Mrs. Mitch McConnell. I’m not certain that has a lot of bearing. What I do know is that PDJT has pretty much left Mitch unscathed, there are reasons for that. In the end, Mitch has PDJT’s back and I think is judicial appointments speak to that. If he didn’t I doubt we would have the appointments Mitch has supported. The left freak out is more about the next 25-30 years and conservatives taking back over the courts. They have Mitch to thank for that, and PDJT of course. Mitch has a legacy to protect in the annals of US history. No way PDJT is removed from office on Mitchs’ watch.

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          • A2 says:

            At the PRC trade agreement signing, the President gave a call out to Sec Chao .
            I call her the President’s sneak attack. 🤣

            She is the only Chinese speaker in the cabinet. She is all eyes and ears.

            She will give him gold in dealing with the PRC.

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  5. Sam Slaughter says:

    I expect some cavanaugh type fake allegations at emerge at the 11th hour to provide cover for 3-4 GOP senators to vote for witnesses. Nothing the witnesses have to say will lead to impeachment. Trump has to much support. GOP would lose 50 states is they stabbed him in the back

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    • Wethal says:

      As long as there is witness reciprocity, and Mitch seems inclined to agree. The sight of Hunter Biden taking the Fifth might make the Dems pause. Adam Schiff Michael Atkinson? The “whistleblower”?

      Witness reciprocity gives the RINOs enough cover to say, “I was in favor of witnesses, but the Dems backed down. They didn’t want a fair trial in which each side got to call witnesses of their own choosing.”

      I think the RINOs would sign on to witness reciprocity, and leave the Dems with Joe Biden yelling “My surviving son!” at them in a Dem conference call.

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    • Bucknutguy says:

      Agree. They have an Ace up their sleeve that nobody knows about. They will play it at best time to pressure the Rhino 4.

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      • ILOT says:

        They need a lot more to remove and I think the RINO 4 are already on record they will put partisan showboating ahead of the Republic by voting NOT to dismiss. It’s time to turn this into a debacle, release to declass and expose the fraud. If they think Parnas is an ace they need to look at his record, starting with his birth in Ukraine. It seems too convenient to think that the pressure on Parnas is coming from the state side left when there are oligarchs back in Ukraine he is likely worried about. PDJT owns the news cycle and will masterfully play this as well.

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  6. thedoc00 says:

    I find it unfair that the impeachment managers get two bites at the impeachment brief apple, while the President’s team gets a single look and rebuttal. This is not even remotely like cross examining a witness and then have redirect capabilities. The House WILL withhold something and then add it into their rebuttal to the President’s team to avoid having that input addressed.

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    • Wethal says:

      It’s pretty standard in legal briefing. There are some judges that allow a “sur-rebuttal” in rare circumstances in which the rebuttal doesn’t just respond to the opponent’s brief (which is what a rebuttal is supposed to do), but raises entirely new arguments not addressed in the original brief.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        Appreciate the edifying input. Given the the way the House Democrats operate, it is hard to imagine they will not pile on new material in their rebuttal to the President’s team. Let’s see how this plays out.

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  7. Does anyone know: do they vote up/down on each witness either side requests to call? If so, then the RINO’s will accept the Dem witnesses in the Administration and reject others like the Bidens (or Schiff, or Roberts etc., all of whom are arrayed against them).

    I fear DJT is going to win but with 55-60 votes against him. A major wound, both personally and politically. They really should dismiss it, but the votes just aren’t there.

    I agree with Sundance that ‘misunderestimating’ the Lawfare-Congressional-Media complex would be a mistake.

    And think: they implicated Pence in the Parnas interview – which is just a talking point preview of what’s to come most likely, as perhaps one or two more whistleblowers suddenly spring up from within various Gov agencies. If they can take out Trump and Pence (unlikely but possible), then guess who gets to be President!!!

    But of course she won’t last long because her actions are impeachable since her impeachment process was designed to influence the election, and also her rise to the Office of President of the United States.

    The Republic is on the edge of being broken, perhaps no matter how this turns out. I don’t feel the MAGA promise has been kept, albeit not for lack of trying. They just took on more than they could chew…

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  8. H. Hawke says:

    Rand Paul has been warning about the scheme to remove POTUS.

    If Demonicrats can convince just 4 RINOS to vote with them on witnesses and other issues it’s all over.

    Mitch KNOWS many R’s want POTUS gone. He probably feels the same way. I don’t trust any of them.

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    • Ray Runge says:

      Please see Rand Paul’s more recent sentiments in a scorched wealth pronouncement. Paul has stated he will go to the mat to require the Whistle Blower to testify.

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    • ezgoer says:

      Do you think these R’swho want Trump gone realize they are going to be gone too when up for re-election? Because half the GOP base will abandon these traitors and “burn” the GOP to the ground. No kidding.

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  9. mtg50 says:

    While I agree this is all scripted by the President’s enemies, I think there is minimal risk to President Trump. The articles of impeachment are garbage. The House clowns will present the garbage. President Trump has very competent lawyers who will go on the offensive to obliterate the garbage. The President is a smart man who knows what is going on and is active in the background. McConnell has put his reputation on the line as well with his consistent statements about the President’s acquittal. He has sized it up and is clearly on the President’s side. Look at the Democrat desperation up Lev Parnas at the last minute. When it comes time to vote it is much more likely that no Republican will vote to convict than there are 20 votes to convict. The House Democrats, not President Trump, will go down in infamy. How many Democrat Senators, after hearing the President’s defense, will join them is the only open question.

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  10. MDNA I says:

    The Parnas revelations are also consistent w/ my expectation from early on that once it was in the Senate’s hands the game would be to delegitimize the trial

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    • Ray Runge says:

      Parnas is another “heard it from a friend whoo heard from a friend who heard it you were breaking the law” type witness.

      Also, do not sell short a very competent legal team that will not be force to roam in Schiffty’s basement.

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  11. surakvulcan says:

    POTUS must go to SCOTUS immediately and demand that they vacate this unconstitutional impeachment. The House certainly has the right to impeach, but only for “treason, bribery, high crimes and misdemeanors”. The articles passed by the House do not allege ANY violation of ANY section of US code. “Abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress” aren’t crimes. It means the House doesn’t like POTUS. So what? We don’t have no-confidence motions in the Constitution.

    If he doesn’t go to court with this right away, EVERY president in the future is going to be dragged into a trial when the opposition party doesn’t like him! This is crazy!

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    • ILOT says:

      surak,
      That has been my position as well; we need to erase this entire episode from the history books. If nothing else the shredding of the Constitution and due process we just witnessed by pelosi is all they had left and they leveraged the best they could. With no statute there is no crime. It leads me to believe it’s all been a show to placate the left wing hacks or more in line with my thinking they saw it as an opportunity to further destroy the Constitution. In the end, they had to settle for leading the lemmings on the left to actually believe that POTUS serves at the pleasure of Congress. Next is to eliminate the Electoral College and finally, why even have elections at all.

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    • X XYZ says:

      SCOTUS won’t want to touch this with a ten foot pole. It’s not their circus.

      The Senate’s Circus Maximus is now beginning. As in Ancient Rome, there is free bread and entertainment for the masses.

      If you didn’t get any free bread from our welfare state, make yourself some popcorn, relax, and enjoy the circus.

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      • ILOT says:

        hmm, I dunno about that. Who is presiding over this goat rodeo? So yeah, SCOTUS is involved. What is lacking is the mechanism to reverse a rogue legislature, not that it doesn’t exist, I’m just not sure what it is. FYI..I am enjoying to show for sure.

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        • zorrorides says:

          Ilot and Vulcan, may I join you?

          Three points: It’s a Bill of Attainder; it has none of the identifiers for constitutional Articles, and the constitution forbids Congress to make a Bill of Attainder.

          There’s a hundred Senators. Not a single one has attacked a news camera to tell the people “It’s a Bill of Attainder. Here’s what that means. This House product is rotten. The Senate will be tainted if we receive it. The Senate must protect the honor of Congress before the American people. The House can take it back and do it over, if they can. The Constitution forbids this and the Senate rejects it!”

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          • ILOT says:

            Zorro. Thank you as I have no legal experience but do know the language to some degree. I have heard that Bill of Attainder term in the past month and sounds like the 116th Congress just brought us back to King Henry the VIII, complete with court jesters. So the way I read this is if the GOP had a backbone they would flip this and impeach Pelosi for ignoring previous SCOTUS rulings on how creating a Bil of Attainder in the House is “illegal”? By virtue of creating the BofA I read it as that every democratic that voted in favor of impeachment as having broken the law. Am I reading this right, is that possible?

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        • X XYZ says:

          Roberts presiding over it is mostly that – a representational role of his presiding. He cannot deliver rulings by himself. It isn’t as if any issue raised will be decided by the entire Supreme court while this impeachment “trial” is proceeding.

          This is not the same as a trial “as we know it” where the usual rules apply. The Senate makes the rules for this “trial”, not the Supreme court. And the senate does that during the proceeding.

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  12. Gronimo says:

    If I may, remember this: Psalm 2:1-6;

    2:1 Why are the [a]nations in an uproar
    And the peoples devising a vain thing?
    2 The kings of the earth take their stand
    And the rulers take counsel together
    Against the Lord and against His [b]Anointed, saying,
    3 “Let us tear their fetters apart
    And cast away their cords from us!”

    4 He who [c]sits in the heavens laughs,
    The Lord scoffs at them.
    5 Then He will speak to them in His anger
    And terrify them in His fury, saying,
    6 “But as for Me, I have [d]installed My King
    Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”

    The King is the LORD. It is He who holds all things in the palm of His hands.

    Treepers, get some rest. Trust in the LORD with all [our] hearts, and lean not on [our] own understanding… Prov. 3: 5

    There’s much work to be planned. As Buchanan said in ’96; “head to the sound of the g*ns.”

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  13. MNBV says:

    How George Will and the Nation Review and the leather patch grande dames of the failed, “pure” conservative, laissez faire-ist gentleman’s loser movement must be hoping against hope that the Bureaucratic State can somehow defy it’s history of incompetence and convince Republican Senators to ditch their nemesis. Those terrible vulgar Deplorables.

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  14. Rick L says:

    It seems as if a lot of people are worried about the Senate trial. Looking at it in as practical way as I can… I just cannot see any way that the Republican Senators vote to remove. They all love holding on to their seat and their power. If they voted to remove PDJT any of them who are up for election would be in deep trouble. This would mean the end of the Republican party as we know it.

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  15. John Comnenus says:

    Two simple things that might help DJT:
    1. All in or all out for witnesses. McConnell should advise that the rules are that if any witness is called by any party then the other party can call any witnesses as they see fit. You get one vote it’s for all witnesses or no witnesses. If you vote to hear from a prosecution witness then the defence is entitled to call any witnesses they want to call to ensure that Trump has access to his constitutional due process rights.
    2. Every GOP voter should call their Senators and tell them if they remove Trump they will not vote in the next election which will effectively destroy the GOP.

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  16. Outerlimitsfan says:

    This whole situation is causing my blood pressure to rise. Lol. However, we are fortunate that McConnell is up for re-election this year. I don’t trust Mitch, but I would be much more concerned if he wasn’t facing the potential wrath of angry Kentucky Trump supporters at the ballot box for another 4 years or so.

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    • dd_sc says:

      McConnell is 77, if the Uniparty goes scorched earth to remove President Trump, their paymasters will make sure McConnell has a golden parachute.

      It’s the other 21 Republicans that are up for re-election that are probably worried. A lot of up and coming senators like Cotton and Earnst would probably like to stay in the majority.

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    • Blue Moon says:

      Mitch has a ‘Female” running against him. She is former military. She speaks very softly and carrys a big stick. She is also gay. The Dems are determined to rid Kentucky of Mitch and most of all they want to stop our state from voting 65% for a republican President president. We are the 3rd largest city in Kentucky and attention has turned to our town to see if they can turn us blue. They have no problem with #1 and #2 cities because they are clearly Dem’s. I don’t think at this point they will succeed getting our city to turn blue but you can never tell. They are after McConnell and they may just get him.

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  17. Biggyrat says:

    Wow, this has to be the most depressing comment section online. You folks are bringing me down. Time for me to vamoose!

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    • MNBV says:

      If you aren’t up to it, it is best you stay away.

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      • X XYZ says:

        Saintly Nancy told us that this is a sad, sad day for America.

        Seems to me some conservatives here have been swayed by the swill she spews.

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        • steph_gray says:

          Not me. There is gaslighting galore on CTH, more and more every day. Lots of ShareBlue $$, I suspect.

          I am very alert to it. Only reading for facts and new information at this point. Eeyorism is a waste of my time.

          VSGPDJT will come out all right.

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        • MNBV says:

          🙂 It doesn’t work like that : cheer squads or enemies, 1s or 0s….. is not how the world works away from the Brady Bunch. Try having a think about what’s being said and how that might predict the future and how to react to it.
          Just a hint.

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    • JC says:

      Take heart, Biggyrat. You’re feeling the depth of the ugliness of this evil that has been foisted upon our nation. That means you’re 100% normal.

      All will be well. This happens every time Dems rear their ugly heads and bray their lies. We love our President, and many panic at the thought of losing one of the best things ever to happen to our beloved country.

      As I said, it happens every time. …And every time, our President prevails, and generally in a rather spectacular way. Today, Pelosi and her gleeful, treacherous minions celebrated with commemorative pens to sign impeachment docs, while President Trump celebrated the ratification of the USMCA, the signing of Phase 1 of trade agreement with China yesterday, the stock market once again passed 29,000, etc.

      The battle is fierce, but all will be well.

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  18. Ackman419 says:

    Only the most fervent Dems would believe this frame job,
    If this trial goes sour, there will be some really disruptive protests in our cities. Patriots will demonstrate in large numbers. The A2 and A4 defenders will become radicalized.
    That’s immediately.
    Intermediately, a massive blowback from middle America will occur.
    The bourgeoisie producers will cut back on production. They will stop making things, because the bottom will fall out of all markets.
    We will have a prolonged Obammy style slide down the scale.
    The final blow will be universal Green carbon taxes.
    When that happens, it’s all over. You might as well go 100% off grid.

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    • lgstarr says:

      How many of us “oldsters” will easily just stop accepting Social Security payments and Medicare coverage?? That’s what off-the-grid means to the huge over 65 demo!

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  19. Shop says:

    PDJT continues to make the strategic error of not declassifying ALL of Spygate. Of course maybe it is not an error but intentional. He is where he is, being only the third president in US history to be impeached.

    Much to the chagrin of Nunes and others who have spent much effort in untangling Spygate, who implored Trump to declassify; Trump instead decided to stand with Rosenstein and now Barr to keep Spygate classified. Many here at CTH argued that Trump chose this action to prevent being accused of obstruction of justice of the Mueller probe.

    Well, as we see today Trump was impeached for obstruction of justice anyway! And Spygate remains mostly hidden from the public. This is a choice that Trump himself has made. Just like nominating Sessions, Rosenstein, Wray and Barr. All his decisions.

    There’s no point in blaming Barr & Durham when nothing happens with Spygate. The question that Trump needs to be asked is why he chose to side with them and not Drain the Swamp.

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    • Leaving says:

      I’ve started to wonder “how can the president declass?”

      He won’t go to a computer and email the information to reporters himself. He tells someone, who tells someone, who tells someone; and on and on until some low level guy actually logs in and then starts gathering the information. I’m stating doubt that there is loyalty chain that long to someone who actually puts fingers to keyboard to do the work.

      That doesn’t even take the ACTUAL bureaucracy into consideration and that’s where the lifetime employees who actually run the government will simply say “no.”

      THEN there will be political accusations and whistle blowers claiming all sorts of garbage about it being wrong dangerous and illegal.

      Even if he didn’t care what the consequences were, could the task of releasing it even be completed?

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      • Shop says:

        PDJT can issue an executive order declassifying specific documents that Rep. Nunes has suggested. With that EO those documents immediately become declassified and can be FOIA’d by Tom Fitton, and others.

        If Trump was made aware of the Sundance List he could add them to his declassification order. POTUS is ultimate classification authority except for some nuclear related matters for which there is legislation. For everything else the rules for classification are by Executive Order of each POTUS.

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  20. Garavaglia says:

    So questions will be asked by Chief Justice (Roberts) and not representatives as in the house? Am I right on this?

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    • IGiveUp says:

      betcha he got himself some fancy frock to wear for the farce. Do these House/Senate/Scotus clowns think they’re respected? I think Americans like their govt about as much as Iranians or Hong Kongers like theirs. 4th Turning.

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  21. H. Hawke says:

    Bannon on with Trish making interesting points.

    He thinks the Parnass roll-out is :

    #1 – proof of Rachel Maddow, Piglosi, Schitt conspiracy and explains the Nancy shampeachment slow-walk,

    She wanted to give SDNY time to release info and also wanted to wait for GAO report.

    Also – Maddow is now a witness becasue she admitted to O’Donnell she’d been working on the Parness stuff for MONTHS.

    BUT:

    Bannon now says the entire shamimpeachment has turned into an absolute farce and that rather then favoring a long trial he now thinks it should be dismissed ASAP.

    He thinks the past few chess moves by demonicrats show pure desperation.

    Great interview..

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  22. Drogers says:

    The smart money says no to calling any additional witnesses; let’s just get this thing over. However, Mr. McConnell isn’t going to be able to fend off both the Democrats as well as the few Weak Sisters in the Republican Party.

    I put the over/under at three witnesses.

    Biden Jr., WhistleLiar, and SchiffforBrains come on down.

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    • MNBV says:

      Certainly the case for charging Biden, if he appeared as a witness, could be established so clearly even the DoJ would have to prosecute.
      The spectacle of Republicans voting to keep Joe away from the witness stand is the sort of protection the UniParty offers.

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Don’t forget – MARY MCCORD

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  23. j1u2l3i4a5 says:

    Well, it sounds like most of you on here have given up hope so I will join in and say I don’t trust the Republicans either, even tho I am one. At this point in time, since Our Potus was elected against all odds, it will be God’s will if he stays with us as our president. God put him there and either He will keep him there or it is time for things to fall apart for our great country. Breaks my heart. It has been a great 3 years.

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  24. Raquel says:

    Please remember the God factor.

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  25. TEWS_Pilot says:

    House manager, please approach the podium and ask the President your first question and be prepared for his answer.

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  26. Glenn Gallup says:

    When I said three years ago that the Washington establishment had to get rid of Trump I was poo-poo’d relentlessly. They have too. If he is cleared and re-elected 50 years of work go up in smoke and all those grifters in both parties have to get jobs

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  27. lgstarr says:

    This CNN legal guy’s article should make some of you feel better: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/15/opinions/parnas-impeachment-trump-pelosi-callan/index.html

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  28. Gary Lacey says:

    IF there are witnesses called, I would call those who testified in the House.
    Isn’t it their testimony that got it to trial in the Senate?!

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  29. I need a change. Tuesday I plan a visit to the Audubon Zoo. I hear they have a really interesting chimpanzee exhibit. I’m told they’re very vocal and throw feces at each other. Wait….this is no change at all. Never mind.

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  30. freespeechfanatic says:

    Insane and disgusting. What they’re doing to this President is abominable and they should never be forgiven or be able to recover from it.

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  31. SD…another excellent, important, and timely report and analysis. I agree with everything…except…I think you got the “bad” and the “ugly” in the artwork transposed. (Then again it might just be personal preference—one of those, “ugly’s in the eye of the beholder things.”)

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    • No. No. I take that back. Ugly is just plain ugly. If there is such a thing as “absolute evil” (and I believe there is…we’ll just agree to call it “bad” for the purposes of this art analysis)…if there is such a thing as “absolute evil,” then maybe, just maybe, there is also “absolute ugly.” And for that, I will defer to the readers who are also mothers: 1) is there such a thing as a face not even a mother could love; and if so 2) is he in this artwork?

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  32. Bogeyfree says:

    Do you think there will be a single person in the Senate trial whose name has not been queried by those FIB Contractors via the NSA database?

    I’d be curious how many of those documented 3,100,000 FIB contractor searches in 2017 were Senators? (note we don’t have the report yet on 2018 or 2019 searches but I’d be shocked in
    F the FIB searches saw any decline)

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  33. Former Democrat USA Citizen says:

    The procession of the “Do Nothing Democrats” carrying the impeachment article to the US Senate, was hilarious It looked like they were saying, “LOOK AT ME”. The Do Nothing Democrats trying to impeach the best Republican President Trump, the USA has ever had, who did so many great things for this country and he kept on doing great things for the USA, while the “Do Nothing Democrats” were busy trying to impeach President Trump. The Democrats for 3 years into President Trump’s administration have done nothing for this country, or nothing for the people of USA, still the Democrats have the nerve to think that someone will vote a Democrat in office after this pathetic spectacle, a phony impeachment, just like the fake news, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC, etc. keep telling their viewers everyday. Please watch Fox Business News and Fox News to hear the truth, not the lies the Fake News is telling you.

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  34. Cam Heck says:

    Mark the date on your calendars, Treepers: October 3, 2020. A march of the unsilent majority on Washington in support of POTUS! Share this with everyone you know. Finally, we can make our voices heard loud and clear.

    https://www.unsilentmarch.com

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  35. KMD says:

    To quote WW2 Gen. Abrams @ the Battle of the Bulge:
    “They’ve got us surrounded again, the poor bastards!”

    This amazingly optimistic attitude is one I hold dear, as it describes beautifully the situation of our beloved President.
    He’s been bombarded nonstop, from all angles, with all matter of devious plots.
    The fakestream media has allowed him nary an inch to breathe.
    Yet, he’s is STILL HERE…handling the business of our country like a BOSS.
    How amazing a man to re-shape the future of our country with a global King Kong on his back!
    There is NO amount of negativity shared in this, or ANY comment thread that I will allow to darken my spirit and support. So, to those who’d seek to sow discord, despair, or doom…it ain’t gonna happen…

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  36. Mathias says:

    Strange coincidences before the Clinton and President Trump impeachment trials in the senate.

    Two big enemies of a global entity are taken down.

    President Trump takes out Iran’s General in charge of building a dangerous Shia crescent to the border of Israel.

    In 1999 Bill Clinton orders a lethal (NATO) bombing campaign to thwart and ruthlessly prosecute the post-communist rise of European ethno-nationalism in Milosevic’s Serbia.

    The Wall Street Journal reports President Trump is worried he will need the help of neocon senators in his impeachment trial in the Senate.

    The mainstream media tribe cranks in to maximum overdrive, to portray the Epstein story as simply sexual abuse of girls 17 year-old, 11 months and 28 days. They also pump the old English Prince white guy involved angle.

    But where’s the real headline that should be on every news outlet for every day until this once great country of America no longer exists?

    PEOPLE! IN NEW YORK CITY, THE HEART OF THE GLOBAL EMPIRE, YOU’VE JUST BEEN MADE AWARE THAT A FOREIGN COUNTRY WAS RUNNING A DECADES LONG PEDOPHILE UNDERAGE SEX “HONEYPOT” BLACKMAIL OPERATION, TO CONTROL ALL THE IMPORTANT POLITICIANS AND BUSINESS LEADERS OF OUR COUNTRY AND THE WORLD…AND…AND…(HERE’S THE KICKER), YOUR COUNTRY’S CIA AND FBI WERE FULLY AWARE OF IT AT ALL TIMES AND DID NOTHING TO STOP IT! Let that sink in.

    From Robert Maxwell, the English gentleman — with the strangely non-English east-European last name, who suddenly has cash aplenty, to buy in to the top of the English media — to Wexler, Ghislaine and Jeffrey “the phony billionaire” Epstein, we have a story bigger than even the government Deep State coup to take down President Trump.

    Because, in the Epstein story we have a sad demoralizing obvious truth, to the people of America — if the FBI knew and cared not to save those young girls (which is a criminal offense to not report as a sworn law enforcement officer), or stop the foreign corruption of our highest politicians and business leaders (business leaders who would turn over the crown jewels of their companies technology, to spare their illicit exposure)…it can only mean one thing. Which is, our government is controlled by another government. The political leadership of our CIA and FBI, is either of another country, or, totally aligned with the view, that the political needs and destiny of said country, is vitally more important…to the point that those trillions & trillions $$$ of American taxpayer dollars, cannot be spent to improve the town’s and cities of America, which have stood frozen in time, with 1950’s infrastructure and an impoverished sense of purpose and community.

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    • MNBV says:

      The only thing we need to know about Epstein is that the strangulation wound on his neck cannot be from a sheet, it’s wire or thin cord, 100% certain.
      All else flows from that.

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  37. mazziflol says:

    “Senators will not be allowed to bring their cell phones or any electronic device into the Senate chamber while the trial is underway.’

    Or what?

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  38. Beth says:

    Ukraine-gate part 1

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    • MDNA I says:

      The devil is always in the details

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    • Rhi says:

      Wow Beth, great vid by French citizen investigators / journalists. Documents much of recent corruption surrounding Biden getting Shokin fired and the corruption of Lutsenko. Les-Crisis group is looking for funding to continue exposing and documenting Ukraine’s deep state and swamp creatures.

      If only we had an agency that would investigate US involvement in all that and if we had a treaty with that country to cooperate prosecuting criminals that would be awesome!

      Ukraine was listed as the most corrupt country in the world, the US deep state said “hold my beer!”

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      • ILOT says:

        Rhi,
        Not sure if you are being tongue in cheek on the treaty, but there is such a treaty in effect with Ukraine. I say PDJT, regardless of accusations of quid pro quo was obligated to investigate biden based on his video, otherwise he would have been in violation of the treaty.

        “Treaty signed at Kiev July 22, 1998; Transmitted by the President of the United States of America to the Senate November 10, 1999 (Treaty Doc. 106-16, 106th Congress, 1st Session); Reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations September 27, 2000 (Senate Executive Report No. 106-24, 106th Congress, 2d Session); Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate October 18, 2000; Ratified by the President January 5, 2001; Ratified by Ukraine February 10, 2000; Ratifications exchanged February 27, 2001; Entered into force February 27, 2001. With annex”.

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  39. Reince Prebas just on Hannity made good points that echoed SDance:

    1. Rachel Maddow proclaimed at the end of her show that she had working on the Parnus story for months

    2. i.e., they had to know about it beforehand

    3. The timing of the story breaking just bf handing over articles is why Nanzi was holding on to the articles to the Senate

    4. i.e., someone at SDNY / DOJ was coordinating this w/ her (this inference is mine) but is implied by RP

    5. this is an ongoing attack-strategy

    6, “100” years from now when oppo party has House then they can just start never ending impeachments

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  40. PinotNoir says:

    These game-playing ash holes are going to be shocked when Pb starts flying.

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  41. Zydeco says:

    Observation- Pelosi, Nadler, and Schiff are looking more and more like cadavers everyday. Their evil is breaking down their bodies. I don’t feel sorry for them.

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  42. Tom W says:

    How about this witness schedule:

    The Democrats can call any or all of the witnesses they called during the House “impeachment inquiry.” For brevity’s sake, let’s say there were 10 in total. In addition, they can call up to “x” new witnesses.

    The Trump / Republican defense can call 10 new witnesses, since the House Republicans were prohibited from calling witnesses at all during the House “impeachment inquiry.” In addition, they also get to call up to “x” additional witnesses.

    The rationale then presented to the public will be that: 1) the Senate (and the public) should have the opportunity to hear in full, and be able to witness and assess the credibility of, all the witnesses that were the reason why the House voted to impeach; and 2) that by the conclusion of the proceedings from beginning (“House inquiry”) to end (Senate verdict), both sides will have been able to call an equal number of witnesses.

    This could enable President Trump to have the “comprehensive” impeachment and expose that he wants and needs.

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  43. Lucille says:

    Lev Parnas is Julie Swetnick, and Dems are trying to ‘Kavanaugh’ the impeachment trial
    Posted by William A. Jacobson on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 9:20pm

    Let Adam Schiff put on his pathetic case based on the record in the House, then dismiss the charges as legally and constitutionally insufficient, or move to a quick vote. To allow Democrats to ‘Kavanaugh’ an impeachment trial would be unforgivable.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/lev-parnas-is-julie-swetnick-and-dems-are-trying-to-kavanaugh-the-impeachment-trial/#more-306503

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  44. Blue Moon says:

    I have emailed Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell both my letters concerning this so called impeachment. Rand Pauls letter went thru the 1st time I sent it and I received a confirmation of that almost immediately (I know-that is nothing more than a form letter). My letter to McConnell didn’t not go through the 1st time because I did not receive a confirmation but I did not receive the email as returned unable to send. I resent it a 2nd time last night and the same thing-no confirmation. Until it is recorded as received in his office I am sending it over and over and over again. What more can I do?

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  45. Seneca the Elder says:

    Sundance nails it again and the best goes on.
    I wish I could be as confident as some of you and our President Trump, but I am uneasy about this trial. I hate that we have to depend on so many people who have not been all that supportive or trustworthy.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “I am uneasy about this trial. I hate that we have to depend on so many people who have not been all that supportive or trustworthy.”

      I am the same way. With trillions at stake, there are too many Senators that can be guaranteed “golden parachutes” to rid the swamp of PDJT so they can go back to business (aka corruption) as usual.

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  46. Monadnock says:

    There is no way that these people will risk removing PDJT.

    NO WAY.

    They cannot go that route as long as the citizenry is armed.

    Imagine a country, populated by 10s of millions of 4th box patriots, who understand they have nothing left to lose.

    That’s the USA if the Senate convicts PDJT.

    They would be hunted for the rest of their natural lives, relentlessly, by the apex pursuit predator on the planet. Their lives, and the lives of everyone counted among their family and friends, wouldn’t be worth a bucket of camel spit.

    Some are delusional, yes, but the wiser among them understand this, and will ultimately stop PDJT’s removal.

    Bank it.

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  47. BL says:

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  48. therealborimor says:

    The resistance can only win this if the stupid party folds and does anything other than hear only the details uncovered in the House for the two impeachment articles, neither of which are real crimes.

    It is the stupid party though, so we could end up getting reamed.

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  49. when trump said awhile ago”we caught em,we caught em all”is this his ace in the hole if things start going sideways?

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