Senator Ted Cruz Walks Through Likely Senate Trial Process – Holds Same Concerns as Rand Paul…

Senator Ted Cruz appears for a discussion on the Senate impeachment trial.  Cruz walks through the most likely scenario of 24 hours prosecution case (two or three days), then 24 hours of defense case (two or three days); then the individual Senators submitting questions to the Chief Justice, John Roberts, to ask both sides.   This phase of the process should take two to three weeks total.  Then the issue of “witnesses” will be debated.

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While the first week is unfolding in the Senate, President Trump will be attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and negotiating more economic benefits for the U.S.  Quite a remarkable contrast.

Adopted yesterday 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.

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240 Responses to Senator Ted Cruz Walks Through Likely Senate Trial Process – Holds Same Concerns as Rand Paul…

  1. margarite1 says:

    The rats continue to abuse their power and have the gall to accuse our hard working successful POTUS of what they themselves are doing. Oh how I wish they could all be thrown out and prosecuted for their waste of our money and abuse and corruption.

    Liked by 46 people

    • The Devilbat says:

      Not thrown out, thrown in prison.

      Liked by 38 people

      • Bill Durham says:

        Where in the Constitution is the PROSECUTION entitled to a fair trial, due process, and the right to confront witnesses????
        Where in the Constitution is the accused limited to a certain number of witnesses?
        Where in the Constitution does the accused have to agree to reciprocity in witnesses???
        Since when did the Senate have to act as investigators that collect new evidence and witnesses for the house. How is that the function of the jury???
        Asking for a friend….

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        • The Demon Slick says:

          Don’t forget the right to face your accuser. Looking at you, Eric Ciaramella.

          Liked by 8 people

        • Jederman says:

          Big shout out to the profoundly corrupt “press” in America. IF, big IF, they were willing to tell the truth and let the cards fall where they may the dems would not control EVERY narrative. An ETHICAL press would (do their job) and provide the nation with objective truth to counter the phony Lefty/lawfare narrative.

          In addition, if the Rs had any stones they might also point out the traditional and obvious answer. It is the ACCUSED who is supposed to be guaranteed a fair trial, not the accusers, again.

          After the manipulated sham of a house “hearing” squealing about a fair trial once they ceded control (but who knows what arms are still being twisted behind the scenes) to the senate is the typical hyper hypocritical Lefty narrative control method they love.

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      • old deplorable owl says:

        Can we have write-in candidates? I’ll put my X on Col. Woodchipper…….

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      • toomanykats says:

        Tarred and feathered!

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      • dd_sc says:

        Death Row for the coup leaders.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      When the trial is over, I want the Senate to throw the articles of impeachment it an trash can and roll it back over to the House in parade fashion just as they were delivered to the Senate. Then light it on fire.

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      • Bill Durham says:

        I now understand the Lawfare game. The demand Bolton. POTUS assets executive privilege. The Senate asks justice Roberts. Roberts claims it’s their call. They vote to allow Bolton. POTUS appeals to scotus. The trial is postponed for months until they hear it. Meanwhile Lawfare comes up with a new batch of whistle blower and parnas. And you have a never ending parade of new witnesses. Each time one is debunked, a new one emerged. Then we have sex charges. An illegitimate daughter comes forward, pictures of a dead cat, an overdue library fine, his unpaid student loan. Delay delay delay until they get a better coached Chrissy Ford. Am I on the right track?

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        • Brutalus says:

          Yeah, right, because the Access Hollywood tape, hooker peeing story, and Stormy Daniels turned out so well for them…

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          • Zy says:

            That’s not the point.

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            • Brutalus says:

              What is the point then? That they can drag this out forever and alienate more and more Americans? Go ahead, its only hurting them…at some point the law of diminishing returns destroys you…its like the first ice cream sundae is wonderful, the second is ok, the 3rd will make you sick…at this point we’re probably past wanting to hit the local Baskin Robbins with a hell fire missile strike

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              • Bill Durham says:

                3 points
                1 tie up the Senate to block judicial nomination
                2 portray the Senate as aiding a cover up so the Dems can flip the Senate
                3 Trump fatigue. All the DC conflict is his fault

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        • bertdilbert says:

          Like I have said for many weeks, it has to be bait and switch. Right now they have nothing and suppose they can dredge up a new infraction on a weekly basis. They should erect a eternal impeachment flame kind of like the Olympic Torch that is kept burning during the games. That is where we are headed..

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        • Buzzsaw says:

          Keep your eye on justsecurity.org – they have their hands on Mueller’s investigative materials. Weissmann is there with all of it.

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          • littleanniefannie says:

            Anything that leaks out should require immediate prosecution of Weissmann but he should be placed in a cell beside Manafort until the trial is over. Oh, and there should be a Stone style raid to bring him and any materials in.
            Could Weissmann be charged with theft of government materials?

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          • mimbler says:

            IMO, if there was anything there that could injure PDJT, it would have come out long ago. That crowd would not have waited on a legality to release it.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Actually, a lot of their strategy seems to involve asking for evidence and witnesses they know they can’t have, and when they are refused, to claim “obstruction”.

          I am not sure there is anything useful to them in the 6e material. Certainly nothing CRIMINAL, or Mueller would have used it.

          But, by asking for it, and then the administration fighting not to release it, they get their benefit.

          Same with Mulvaney and Bolton testifying. They know PDJT HAS to fight, to protect Executive Priviledge.

          They THOUGHT he wouldn’t release the transcripts, of the two calls.

          As long as they don’t GET the evidence, or the testimony, they can ALLEGE that it is devastating proof of PDJT’s criminal behavior, and they can ALLEGE a cover up.

          THATS their game. Bolton may be an ass, but he’s no libertard. Does anyone really think his testimony is going to hurt PDJT, or bolster the Dem case?

          Or Mulvaney, either. But PDJT, and any WH Lawyer, HAS to fight such testimony, to protect THE OFFICE of the President.

          The DOJ has to argue against the release of the 6e material. It cannot allow the Grand Jury process to be permanently damaged.

          And the Lawfare schemers are counting on that.

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          • littleanniefannie says:

            You mean the Harry Reid tactics. What they throw out doesn’t have to be true, they know factually that it isn’t true, they immorally throw it out any way and get away with it as long as they do it in Congress? Something there has to change.

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          • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

            I am not sure there is anything useful to them in the 6e material

            Exactly.
            If there was something there to make hay with, Mueller would have had RR “scope” it in his investigation.
            Or find a way to sneak it in his report.
            Or simply leak it.

            This all appears to be timed to the FISA Report and protecting FISC from the fallout.
            Gives the Dem controlled HJC an excuse to ignore their oversight responsibilities: have Horowitz testify, address the undisputed abuse by FBI documented within, and impose remedies. What they should be doing but can’t because..
            (Sorry…. too busy right now)
            That leaves tying up the Republican Senate who does (or did) at least show some interest.
            Though I don’t take much stock in Lindsey’s promises, Ron Johnson (Homeland Security) I trust. But neither can deal with any of it because
            (Sorry….too busy right now)

            So instead of being called to Senate Committees for FISA hearings:
            Wray makes training tapes, Boasberg appoints Kris and
            HOUSE Republicans write a letter.
            Would not surprise me that Senate Republicans get enough votes for witnesses to drag the trial out longer.

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        • Garavaglia says:

          You left out some “blackface”..though, in reality, that would probably help him. Ole “blackface” Northram would vouch for his brother from another mother.

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        • TwoLaine says:

          Bullseye!

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        • The Demon Slick says:

          Sounds about right. And the vichy republicans will facilitate it.

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        • bayoukiki says:

          I don’t think this process is gaining much traction with middle America and the longer it goes on the worse it looks

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          • Brutalus says:

            Yes, I’m old enough to remember Watergate…and it was on the tip of everyones tongues day after day…the Clinton impeachment was front and center….seriously, no one is even talking about this…in part, because I think non-tree house dwellers have assumed the senate is just going to reject this….unfortunately, for us, our eyes have been opened to potential RINO treachery…but I guess it’s better to know than not know…at least you can brace yourself (but I dont think Trump will be removed)

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            • cdquarles says:

              Indeed. I am likewise old enough. History being made in front of us. Students made to watch it not knowing that much was staged and that Nixon was railroaded because the “Progressives” hated him over the Rosenbergs (guilty as sin and charged; we had the evidence and it was corroborated when the Soviet Union fell). Clinton likewise was guilty as charged and later pleaded to same before the Federal Judge that he committed perjury and suborned perjury. Remember, Clinton was the CEO of the Federal Government and duly tasked to see that the laws were faithfully executed, so you really couldn’t have a perjurer in the office. Yep Clinton was not convicted, so why would Trump not see the same result, especially since there isn’t any substance to the allegations, in much of the public’s eye.

              I have seen no real evidence that Trump is guilty of anything other than a policy dispute (and yes, the Left would have used it, recall the ‘P’ tape … and that there are some women who would do exactly what was said … seen it happen, plus Judge Roy Moore and Justice Kavanaugh).

              A thing that bothers me is the current conception that a quid pro quo is corrupt by definition. It is not. Go to the grocery store to get some food. You pay money for it to get it. Unlike stealing it …

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        • Rj says:

          This is why not one previous or current member of the Clowns In America or any government intelligence agency should ever be allowed into political office.

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        • luke says:

          I don’t know if it’s designed for long term. I don’t see a grand strategy here just a series of events Lawfare is reacting to. In other words they’re making this up as they go. Trump threw a wrench into their gears when he released the transcripts. After hours of select testimony made available to the public and the rest concealed the best the Left could do is present 2 very weak articles for impeachment. Lol in their defense there was really no way to abort at this point. Pelosi and Co know they run a very real risk of a quick dismissal and that would render them marginalized for a long time. This latest LP stunt is nothing more than crying points after the Republicans dump this hoax. This latest will give them cover with their base and as they hope with some of the voters. “We presented evidence of DT’s corruption and the Republicans ignored it blah blah blah.” You get the drift. I expect this will be dismissed at some point without new witnesses as neither side really wants to get that started. Would be a nightmare carnival act from hell/DC.

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      • Hoop says:

        Now that is a GREAT IDEA…. call all the MSM MEDIA – make a big splash – toss it in a shredder – pour gasoline on it – light it fire – then dance around it like Indians dancing for rain.

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      • Alleycats says:

        Bwahahaha! That was a funny image…

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      • bentley1blog says:

        Viola

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    • George Connolly says:

      Spot on, Marg. This is raw politics. A vote for impeachment is a vote for a third party. The stupid party is either the stupidest by voting for impeachment or they vote against impeachment and are stupid no more. Impeach President Trump and the GOP is done. ✅ Liberty may demand a third party after all.

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  2. emeraldcoaster says:

    Will the submitting senator(s) will be associated with the question(s) submitted to CJUS Roberts? I think anonymous questions could be problematic.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Bill Durham says:

      Dersh has warned that the DNC operatives are already on CNN claiming that all the presidents witnesses are irrelevant and immaterial and should not be allowed. The only witnesses that should be allowed are people who have knowledge about the phone call and the president’s actions and communications. So only house witnesses. No defense witnesses should be allowed. This is CNN….

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      • Boots says:

        DNC operatives are…..claiming that all the presidents witnesses are irrelevant and immaterial and should not be allowed.
        —–
        This is the “fair trial” Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, et al, said they wanted? Bunch of lying #(!&$(!! I wonder if Roberts will throw aside his charade and let the Dems have what they want.

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      • Sundevil42 says:

        Then the whistleblower should be called, as well as the witnesses the House spoke with who vindicated Potus but Schiff buried their testimony.

        They have to be up to something. Are they really this dumb to move forward with this sham? I guess when they realize it’s their only play at 2020 besides massive voter fraud what do they have to lose?

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  3. “Senators will not be allowed to bring their cell phones or any electronic device into the Senate chamber while the trial is underway”….which means there won’t be many leaks because Senators are too stupid to remember anything that isn’t on their phone or written down.

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  4. TwoLaine says:

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

    EXCELLENT! No golf channel while impeaching the President!

    Liked by 11 people

  5. Landslide says:

    “Following the law means the President is going to be acquitted.”

    God, let it be so.

    Side note: Ted has an “extra-constitutional” motive here: He has said he wants to run for Pres. again and he definitely doesn’t want this to happen again!

    Liked by 9 people

    • Renee H says:

      Here we go again. Cruz is not a natural born citizen, so Constitutionally CANNOT run for president, and should not have run the first time. So, is he serious about upholding the Constitution or not? I think not.

      Liked by 5 people

    • theoldgoat says:

      Aside from that, you would think even the left would pause a little bit about harming Presidential rights and powers which could be used against either side. They are burned by what Harry Reid did to get his way. The House doesn’t think things through as much as the Senate might.
      I don’t think it’s extra-Constitutional motive at play with Cruz.
      I see this effort being to prevent such a blatant and reckless disregard for the Constitution the House under Il Duce Pelosi has been pushing from being waged again. The Founders had concerns over impeachment being used as a purely political move over it being a means to remove a President for actual criminal acts.
      The House acting this way will make impeachment a means of neutering any President should this be at all effective.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Aside from that, you would think even the left would pause a little bit about harming Presidential rights and powers which could be used against either side.

        They calculated correctly:
        that the MSM would advocate for the Dems doing this
        and would NEVER go along with it if the Republicans tried the same.

        The calculated incorrectly
        that people trust the MSM anymore and has the ability to sway public opinion like they could in the “good ole days”

        An incorrect calculation that they continue to make because they still haven’t gotten their heads out of EACH OTHERS a$$es for some fresh air.

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        • Gerry says:

          They don’t care if they neuter Presidential power. Their aim is to use the majority in Congress to either overturn or harass Presidents they oppose, unless it’s one of theirs. In effect they substitute the majority vote for the Electoral College. They know it’s just a matter of time until they control the popular vote in expanding Blue districts and states. My home state of Virginia is the quintessential example. NorthernVirginia is now an annex of Montgomery countyMaryland and DC proper. As long as they have enough illegal, or new immigrant votes in these key urban areas. Their short game strategy is to gum up the works and handicap the President. The long game,which is inevitable,is shift power from the President to the Speaker. The solution will have to be more than ”Cold Anger”. The solution has to be a Constitutional Convention to redefine impeachment requirements, term limits, and a balanced budget amendment so voting for Santa Claus is no longer an option. People better start to do more than get woke, people need to vote and become actively involved or else the crystal ball says our country as we knew is doomed.

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  6. and they are still working to dig up more supposed dirt on trump even after they have submitted the articles.this better get kicked out before they call witnesses for the sham it is.then see what they do as we are in an election year.can’t have any interference right!

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  7. YvonneMarie says:

    Like Senator Cruz said, The Beginning of the End of the abuse.
    Hope & pray folks.

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  8. TwoLaine says:

    LP is just another Creepy Porn Lawyer type, a Chrissy-Blasé-Ford. It is hilarious how they won’t listen to a word Rudy G says, but we are supposed to listen to LP who just crawled out of a swamp hole, just long enough to throw up all over our shoes if we let him.

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    • jrapdx says:

      LP? Using “short form identifiers” risks creating lousy communication. IOW if readers don’t know what or who you’re referring to, they won’t try real hard to decipher the message.

      Liked by 4 people

      • TarsTarkas says:

        Like No Name. Could be any of several people, alive or deceased. Not all acronyms are cryptic, POTUS or PDJT for instance are immediately recognizable. SC has been alternately interpreted as Supreme Court or Special Counsel in past threads here.

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        • jrapdx says:

          Yeah, “well-known” abbreviations/acronyms are seldom an issue. Though I always find it amusing when aware of distinct meanings of letter combos in disparate fields.

          For example, does “PSA” mean “prostate specific antigen”, “public service announcement”, or “pressure sensitive adhesive”? Well usually the context makes it clear, but still, there’s always a chance it might not.

          Anyway, when it comes to communication, ambiguity is definitely not our best friend.

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      • Robin Ruprecht says:

        I take it as Lev Parnas, since the subject supposedly crawled out of a hole long enough to throw up all over our shoes if we let HIM…..Lisa Page doesn’t match that description.

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      • TwoLaine says:

        WHO in the story is LP? Pretty simple for some of us, expecially since I described him to a T. Sorry your nose got bent. I”m not writing the idiots name. He gets no fame from me, thank you.

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        • littleanniefannie says:

          Could be Lying Pelosi

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        • Linda says:

          I don’t comment often because I come here to learn. When some use acronyms I find it difficult to follow. I’m not as intellectual as most on here, I’m a little slower on the uptake. Hopefully I’m not the only one here trying to learn about what’s going on. So it would help those of us just learning if there was little more than just “LP”
          Thank you

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          • TwoLaine says:

            Sorry. No can do. It was not an acronym. If you actually read the article, and watched the video, you should easily know who I was referring to. If you are a drive-by, maybe not so much.

            These people do not deserve to have their names spoken, and I’ve had this position for years here. Next time, you can just skip it if you have a problem. No need to comment.

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            • guru1966 says:

              TL (see what I did there? 🙂 )
              You defeat your own purposes.
              If you had said “Les Parvas” in your original post, it would have been stated once.
              Instead, you set in motion a subsequent series of responses that mentioned “Les Parvas” about ten times.

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            • Linda says:

              Been here about 3 years reading and learning. I would rather learn than call people names or disparage them in the manner I’ve seen lately. The way statements are made can make you sound like your in the know or just on an ego trip. Ego tripping does nothing for your message. You’re right No need to comment on ego trippin fools that just ruin their own message. I will forever skip over yours.
              For those who are delivering their comments in a clear and precise manner THANK YOU from someone who keeps trying to absorb all that is going on. MAGA, KAG!

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          • Redzone says:

            Great point, Linda. Feel free to speak up any time. On occasion there are some interesting birds on the CTH branches.

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            • Linda says:

              Thank you Redzone. There are so many very knowledgeable people on here to learn from I do a lot of rereading. Absorbing everything our corrupt gov. is doing is mind blowing. Thank you for your patience!

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        • jrapdx says:

          OK, sometimes it clicks, sometimes it don’t…

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        I’m thinking Lev Parnas, right?

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      • stenwin77 says:

        I agree. It takes less that 1 second to type out whom you are referring to. In this case, I think the poster is pointing to Lev Parnas.

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        • jrapdx says:

          Evidently that’s the reference. Really not a huge deal, but I regard it a good rule to not assume everyone knows what I’m talking about unless I make it unambiguously clear.

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    • Julian says:

      LP = Lisa Page AFAIK.

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  9. Sentient says:

    So if Romney and Murkowski and Collins and one more RINO votes to have witnesses, I hope the first witness is CIA employee Eric Ciaramella. I’ve been given to understand that he might have some opinions on what US Ukraine policy should be.

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    • SHV says:

      If those four vote with the Dems. then the trial is going to be a sh*t show. The Clinton trial was a scripted dog and pony show with a known outcome. The whole question of witnesses, the witness list and video questioning was worked out behind closed doors. If a motion to call witness for this trial passes, it is unlikely that there will be “bi-partisan” agreement and each potential witness might require a majority vote to be allow to testify.

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      • Bill Durham says:

        Their bi partisan list will be
        Schiff- Bolton and mulvaney-
        POTUS- pompeo and Perry

        In other words, Biden and all of POTUS witnesses will be considered immaterial and irrelevant. Only people who were involved in the call.

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        • Garavaglia says:

          You are correct. All ends the same..regardless of how cute they think they are. Not gonna fly with the public.

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        • Julian says:

          Why wouldn’t Bernie, Elizabeth & Michael Bennett vote for the Bidenns as witnesses?

          Do they want to win the nomination or not?

          Bernie in particular should vote for the Bidens.

          Not saying he will, but he SHOULD.

          I also wouldn’t discount Joe Manchin, Doug Jones and perhaps Krysten Sinema voting against the rest of the Democrats on some of these votes.

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        • 1stgoblyn says:

          They are already saying on CNN that only people on the call should be witnesses, all other are irrelevant and immaterial. So why do they need ANY witnesses, we already have the transcript of BOTH phone calls. AND! why was there no mention of the first phone call? If VSPGPDJT wanted an investigation into the Bidens before releasing the aid, why wouldn’t he have said something in the FIRST phone call?

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          • madeline says:

            What about calling Mary McCord, Michael Arkinson, Eric Ciaramella, to testify. That is more in line with the phone call and the coordination of charges.

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          • willthesuevi says:

            Who cares what the leftist media is saying?

            If they were having any kind of impact, President Trump would not be near as popular as he is today. In fact he is getting more popular by the day. His Rasmussen numbers continue to inch up and he has been above 50% several times the last few weeks. Obama would have loved to have the poll numbers POTUS is generating less than a year before the election. I personally think his popularity is under represented by at least 10 points.

            I want them to keep doing what they are doing. Only the hardcore leftists are really buying in to this crap, and they will never be convinced otherwise regardless…………

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    • TwoLaine says:

      I don’t know. I still want to hear from Evelyn Farkas.

      And “by the book” Susan Rice.

      And the person in the State Dept. who gave the Ukraine training briefings to our alleged Ukraine “team” on how to handle any questions about Biden and Burisma, plus, since they to be referred to Quid Pro Joe Biden’s team, who?, and I want to hear from them too.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Oh, and I want to hear from Zelensky. He is the sole witness to the conversation and all that came thereafter. His voice has been ignored and shouted down from DAY 1. In essence, they are calling him a liar, just as they did/do with Putin. ZERO respect for world leaders unless they kowtow to their idiocy.

      They can easily set this up via video conference, with him any any of his people. We have the technology, and we use this same tech in our own courts.

      Or, this could be the Quid Pro, and President TRUMP and FLOTUS Melania can just bring him over and give him the full White House “special guest” visitor tour. He could even stay in the Lincoln bedroom.

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    • stenwin77 says:

      Have you contacted them to tell you that Americans have been through Hell for 3 years, please don’t drag us through more by bringing in more witnesses? Maybe if they heard from enough of us….

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    • stevelbrown says:

      And it probably takes only 3. There is precedent from the Jackon trial that the chief justice, not the VP, breaks ties. And Roberts would absolutely go with the democrats on that issue. no doubt

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  10. Newhere says:

    I really don’t understand this line up. It doesn’t seem Trump; it seems Swampy.

    The Senate is NOT the audience. Romney and Collins and Gardner will waffle precisely to the extent they think they can get away with it. Having lawyers drone at them isn’t going to matter. They don’t need to be persuaded. They need to be put int their place. And the way to do that is to win the crowd and win the day.

    The PUBLIC is the audience. This is not going to be like a usual hearing. Senators can’t talk, and won’t have their devices to be tweeting. Their hostages. The Managers for offense and defense are THE WHOLE SHOW. That’s it. All the sound bytes and drama scenes will derive from what these presenters can muster. With occasional refereeing from Chief Justice Roberts.

    The defense doesn’t need eloquence and droning legal arguments. It needs mastery of the record, and CLASH. The defense needs to be own the moment, and stick it down Schiff and Nadlers throats.

    I would rather have Corey Lewandowski than Dershowitz or Ken Starr. (And by the way, it really bugs me this was the dynamic duo that negotiated Epstein’s plea deal in 2006 ……)

    We have to realize, after all this time, Trump’s surrogates have been out there speaking the truth, and it doesn’t move the dial unless it’s in your face. Kenn Starr has already droned on about Constitutional problems both with the Mueller probe and impeachment. Same with Dershowitz and Cipollone. It’s a mistake to think the public will sit in rapt attention finally filtering the truth from ivory tower luminaries who choose their words carefully and strive for balance.

    Trump needs confidence, precision, and aggression. He needs a team that will stand up and dunk on Schiff and Nadler over and over and over with fire and purpose.

    So the Senate doesn’t want to be lectured by House Members? Eff ’em. It’s not for them, it’s for us. And it’s not their choice. Team Trump should be less worried about pleasing or offending the good Senators with choice of presenters — and more worried that they’re most apt to lose those wobbly senators if they lose the crowd.

    This isn’t for the Senate, or milquetoast low information voters. It’s for us, his base, who really need or President to fight. Jack up the base, and we’ll grow. He needs to tap Jim Jordan, Doug Collins, Matt Gaetz (I know Gaetz is currently in the Treeper dog house, but he is A-team at a hearing).

    I REALLY hope for more announcements over the weekend.

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  11. clulessgrandpa says:

    I wonder if Rudy could be a “surprise” investigator for Trump? Let him be the last presenter with the 3 parts from One America News, and a new part about the verifcation of the documents he obtained?

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  12. JohnCasper says:

    There is a lot of uncertainty in the world, but one thing we know for sure is that there is nothing in the known universe that is beneath democrats

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    • GB Bari says:

      That is true, physically, morally, and existentially.

      The DemonRATs are at the very bottom of the universe.
      From Alpha to Omega nothing will ever be lower.
      They make Satan look good.

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    • On Laura’s show last night, she was sounding the alarm about how the Republicans just don’t have the killer instinct and their rush to be “fair” including the question of witnesses could be very dangerous for the President despite his innocence. I think that McConnell et al would be quite happy if the President was voted out by the Senate. I fear this whole process.

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      • grumpyqs says:

        I’ve been wondering if this Kongressional Kangaroo Kourt impeachment circus is being crafted to be the most spectacular political food fight EVER put on in our history. What better way to bring forth the REAL Deep State, shine a light on the Soros evil of the DNC, and parade out the RINO’s still holding their bloody back-stabbing knives. Remove the doubt; show the world! Demand the documents be declassified, coming from a convicted POTUS, will devastate Congress and America itself for some time. Our POTUS is the victim, but we’ll pick up the pieces, dispose of the trash and begin rebuilding OUR country!

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  13. Kitty-Kat says:

    It doesn’t matter how fair team Senate plays because the game itself is a travesty.

    trav•es•ty
    n. A debased or grotesque likeness.
    n. An exaggerated or grotesque imitation, such as a parody of a literary work.
    transitive verb To make a travesty of; parody or ridicule.

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  14. It never should’ve been allowed to proceed this far. The articles are unconstitutional. Period. There is no crime. It’s a bill of attainder and they all know it. This is both sides running for re-election. It’s disgusting.

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    • 1stgoblyn says:

      When the Dims started all this resistance it was b/c they couldn’t forgive that SHE lost and he won. They wanted to do w/e they could to do damage to his Presidency and/or remove him from office. Now it has devolved into more than just getting rid of VSPGPDJT. SHE is going to run again. They need to hinder Sanders, Warren, Klobuchar and Bennett so Joe has a better chance of holding the spot for ILLARY.

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    • Bromdale says:

      Something is definitely not right here. As far as I’m aware, no-one has yet shown that the President is guilty of any crime. Suppose, for the sake of argument, that there were currently a D majority in the Senate. It’s clear what the likely verdict would be. It follows that, without a radical revision of the present arrangements, it could in future be a very simple matter to remove a sitting President without any valid reason at all for doing so.

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        If this debacle is for the Democrazies to regain the Senate and they (by some miracle other that illegal voting—a very real possibility) do and they also retain the House, we can expect no Democrat Congressmen at the inauguration. They will all be in the bowels of the House determining the managers (Since the new Congress will have been sworn in a couple of weeks before the inauguration and they will have already drawn up the articles on charges of too much winning) so that while the President is waking up from a night of dancing with a beautiful FLOTUS, the articles are being boxed, the managers are lined up like players in the tunnel waiting to run out on the Natty field and a gleeful UpChucky grabs them and runs them up the dais. Oh yeah, and Sphincter Pelosi is passing out missle pens to the remaining Congressmen, staffers, Lawfare staff, and other supporters. She will have used President Trump’s salary donation to buy the latest batch of pens in the ultimate insult move. UpChucky will accept and immediately begin the removal process. No witnesses, quick vote. Removed. Before the celebration is over, here comes a new group of managers—this time with impeachment articles for VP Pence. Bing—an encore. Now, here comes the new Sphincter-in-Chief. The stands haven’t come down so out they go for SanFranNan’s inauguration. She names HilLIARy as her VP. Within a week, the Electoral College is abolished. DC gains statehood, Californicated splits 4 for 1 (guaranteeing 6 more DemoSenators), Chicago becomes a State (2 more DemoSenators), and the fate of the country is sealed.
        I woke up covered with sweat and shaking like a leaf. Worst nightmare ev-ah!!

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        • Kitty-Kat says:

          Remember a few weeks back she said she didn’t take any pleasure in impeaching President Trump? That she was praying for him?

          Her celebratory pens prove what a humongous liar she is.

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  15. swamph8er says:

    If I thought there would be any accountability whatsoever…I would say keep it short. The Dems will pretend to want witnesses while releasing daily lies and hearsay in the MSM.

    Let them walk into the trap…call in everyone! Go scorched Earth and burn it all down. Call in Durham to testify!

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  16. A2 says:

    👇
    After Davos, Sec Mnuchin will give a talk at Chatham House on 25 January👇

    Lloyd George Centennial Lecture on the Future of the Global Order: A Conversation With Steven T Mnuchin

    As part of the launch of Chatham House’s centenary celebrations, US Secretary of the Treasury Steven T Mnuchin will reflect on the future of the global order.

    (Due to the expected popularity of this event, this event will be balloted. Please register your interest for the event by 11:59pm on Wednesday 22 January. Successful registrants – selected at random – will be notified on Thursday 23 January.) 👍

    https://www.chathamhouse.org/event/lloyd-george-centennial-lecture-future-global-order-conversation-steven-t-mnuchin

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    • Rhi says:

      Global order? Global governance? What, they don’t like the term New Would Order anymore? They think that’s a good camouflage? What is Mnuchin going to say there?

      The NWO is coming regardless, for it is written.

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    • bluenova1971 says:

      Davos attendees likely want some insight into what the killers have planned in the coming years, and how to position themselves for “life after Trump”.

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  17. It is so fitting that the President should sign his brilliant deal with China on the day the of the ‘Peachment Pall-Bearer’s Parade, because his returning of wealth, power and sovereignty to Main Street America at the expense of these corrupt swine is behind so much of their dirty filthy Impeachment scheme.

    Mr. President, thank you for single-handedly restoring America’s economy from the dead hand of Communistic policy with these magnificent trade deals, tax reform and deregulation. While the Parasite Class of Garbage Elites busies themselves with rigging and cancelling elections they don’t like, you stood up for us, the working people of America.

    Prosperity means families can meet their own needs and chase their own dreams. That is why it was suppressed for so many years–to create dependency. It is one thing to help the needy; it is quite another to create the needy to help grow Big Government.

    It must be noted that the USMCA could have been passed a year ago but for the evil obsession of these power-mad criminals. It must also be noted how Democrats have abandoned tens of millions of Americans to sub-standard health care and coverage in favor of their insane power-lust project.

    What they are doing is not just wrong–it is evil, and from the Father of Evil.

    But what they meant for evil, Our Heavenly Father meant for good, so we fear not.

    Every day, Mr. President, your wise leadership and visionary policies are creating wealth and prosperity by the grace of God. We stand with you, sir, just as you have stood with and for us, out of your heart of love for this nation and her people. See the list–frankly, it’s staggering.

    Maybe somebody besides you could have done it, but nobody else ever bothered to.

    For that, we salute you and we thank you.

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  18. Jambo says:

    When the Dems had control they were utterly partisan with a completely one sided process.
    Now we have control we’ll be fair.

    No, Ted.
    Now you have control you will be equally partisan and one-sided and kick the whole thing to the curb ASAP. They had the numbers, they used them, now you have the numbers.

    The voters can then decide in November.

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      I only hope that if the old buzzard, RBG, kicks off in the next 6 months, that you guys in Congress have the intestinal fortitude to replace her with the most conservative judge out there!

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      • stenwin77 says:

        Ruth is the #1 reason for ‘peachment. They know how very sick she is.

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        • Judith says:

          I agree. The Supreme Court was in the process of being fatally compromised when Donald Trump came upon the scene. They just didn’t see him coming.

          The “trillions at stake” sprang from the demise of the USA. But we stopped the planned demise of our Constitutional Republic.

          Some may view the Donald Trump presidency as merely a delay. Have they got another thing coming. Spit.

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        • bluenova1971 says:

          Sorry stenwin, I must disagree.

          As important as SCOTUS is to the left, this “peachmint” is more about covering up the vast Uniparty corruption and wholesale sellout of the American people.

          “There are “TRILLIONS” at stake”

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  19. trapper says:

    This is only phase one. Even after Trump is acquitted, the democrat House will just bring new impeachment articles. That’s why Pelosi passed the USMCA, to get it out of the way and clear the decks for nonstop impeachment in 2020. 2020 will be impeachment and nothing but impeachment, all impeachment all the time in the House. Nothing else will get done. I hate to say it, but there it is.

    Those in the know understand the situation perfectly: Trump will win re-election in an unprecedented landslide, and the Republicans will retake the House and keep the Senate, and their leftist fantasy will be over for at least a generation, possibly for good. Impeachment is the only hope left for the DSA democrats. They are betting it all and will go down in flames.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/17/house-continues-inquiry-after-pelosi-transmits-articles-to-senate/

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    • justlizzyp says:

      “Nothing else will get done.”
      You say that like they’ve gotten anything else done since November 2016. Congress has been too busy investigating and bickering to do squat else. The only legislation they’ve passed has been a negotiating tactic, not an actual desire to accomplish something for the American people.

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        The 3 main accomplishments of the 116th House:
        1) Impeachment of Donald John Trump
        2) Passage of HR1 (effectively neutering Republican House members)
        3) Passage of HR660 (completing the neutering of Republican House members)

        Thus endeth the accomplishments of Nancy’s do-Nothings!

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        • justlizzyp says:

          Good point! LOL. The real tragedy is that those things actually took work, planning and thought but they aren’t willing to expend that kind of effort on the people they supposedly represent.

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    • stenwin77 says:

      Not if Republicans win back the House.

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      • Jorizabeth says:

        I’m in CA. I have changed my voter registration to Dem to vote in the March primary AGAINST front runners to the House. Telling others to do so as well.

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  20. Sammy Hains says:

    Whenever the House wants to prevent the Senate from confirming judges, all they have to do is send articles of impeachment.

    Watch. This will happen during confirmation of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s replacement after Democrats exhaust all their dirty tricks from Kavanaugh, if they still hold the House majority.

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  21. Bytewench says:

    “Since when did the Senate have to act as investigators that collect new evidence and witnesses for the house.”

    Since the Justice Department failed to do their job and didn’t follow up on the IG’s concerns by opening an investigation. This might never have gotten to this point if the DOJ and not the House had conducted the investigation.

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      Since Lawfare became de facto members of the House

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      The DOJ correctly determined that the whistle blower statute did not apply to President Trump because he is not a member of the intelligence agencies. That’s why they colluded with Schiffty and the icig Atkinson and went around.

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  22. justlizzyp says:

    Is anyone else starting to get a Butina Vibe from Parnas? Like Forrest Gump, he has all these pictures like someone really pushed him to be in certain places. Or is this the part where we’re supposed to forget all the warnings about deep fakes?

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      Parnas is trash. The Dems know it, too. That’s why they didn’t have him do a live hearing in the House when they could have.

      IMO, the goal of Parnas is not to have him be a witness or even add meaningful documents for the trial. The goal is to have him do a PR bombing tour on POTUS as the trial gets underway. And that’s exactly what he’s doing. He’s Julie Swetnick from the Kavanaugh trial with slightly more credibility. He’s the new Michael Cohen.

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  23. Julian says:

    I think we can conclude McSally will be voting to acquit.

    Who is primarying Susan Collins if she (and she will) votes against Trump’s interests at anytime during this trial?

    And Murkowski in 2022 of course.

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      Two senators who have handled themselves well so far (as far as I know) — both facing re-election in 2020 — are Ernst and McSally.

      We need much more of that energy, and a lot less of the Susan Collins cratering vibe.

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      • stenwin77 says:

        Susan Collins is up for reelection. She has been marked as “the most unpopular Senator”. If she wants to be reelected, I believe she’ll tread carefully on this. I’ve written her and called her office telling her that she has the power to end this Hell the Dems have put us through for 3 years. I’ve pleaded with her to vote to “heal” the partisan hate by ending this and voting to have no witnesses. (She loves to feel she’s the bi-partisan queen.)

        Please let her office know what you expect from her.

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    • jimmn says:

      Collins won’t vote against Trump in the end. She can’t win reelection. She needs every GOP vote she can get. By voting with Dems, she is risking her political future. Playing contrarian as she does isn’t gonna fly given how popular Prez Trump is with GOP voters!

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    • stenwin77 says:

      One Dem that we might get to vote to acquit is Doug Jones (AL). His Dem seat is expected to flip to R this November. If he has ANY brains and wants to keep his seat, he’ll vote with our side.

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  24. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    It seems that Cruz and a few other lawyer senators will be taking the lead in shaping the GOP strategy for the trial:

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/witness-reciprocity-trump-impeachment-senate-trial-ted-cruz-mitch-mcconnell

    “McConnell, R-Ky., has distanced himself from an earlier notion that the GOP-controlled Senate would simply dismiss the articles of impeachment once House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., hands them over from the House. He called on Cruz, as well as Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, John Cornyn of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah to talk strategy as the party plays a careful numbers game to prevent Democrats from commandeering the trial.”

    Cruz is a very smart guy and, by all accounts I’m aware of, an excellent lawyer. This is his time, this is the kind of situation in which he could and should be a real asset.

    I don’t know if the senators are allowed to talk to the media during the trial (guessing “yes”), but if they are, I think we’re going to be seeing a lot of Cruz in the weeks to come.

    There is danger in the trial, however slight it may be. Not just for conviction and removal, but for seriously damaging POTUS for 2020. This trial is going to be a long DNC infomercial about Orange Man Bad and the GOP needs to limit the damage and counterattack as much as possible.

    Susan Collins needs to pull herself together. She’s worried about re-election. That’s understandable, but you can’t hijack the party and POTUS for your own campaign.

    Romney has gotten blowback for going against POTUS. New polling shows the people of Utah getting unhappy with him for saying he wants witnesses at the trial:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/romney-gop-support-in-utah-drops-after-challenging-trump-on-impeachment-trial-rules-poll

    The public is not focused on impeachment. They want to move on from this. It’s up to the GOP to take command and shorten the trial. Every new Dem witness and document makes things harder and riskier for POTUS. There’s nothing to gain here. Just get it done and move on from it. POTUS seems to be feeling the same, according to the WSJ:

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-wants-quick-curtain-on-impeachment-drama-11579323661

    There can be a time for revenge, but not during the trial. Because the only person on trial is POTUS, and he’s the one at risk. Sure, call the Bidens if you can, but wrap things up ASAP and then start the committee investigations in earnest.

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  25. Robin says:

    It’s just like the Kavanaugh hearings – a late “surprise” witness with “bombshell” allegations that will prove to be fake. This “new witness” is a criminal, and the Ukrainians have warned us that he’s a gangster with a corrupt agenda. Not that that will matter to the DemonicRats.

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  26. Beau Geste says:

    Even if PDJT is prevented from presenting witnesses who confirm biden, pelosi, schiff, kerry, hillary etc. foreign “donations” and family kickbacks, about which which the President is authorized and required by the Constitution to “take care” to enforce the criminal laws, he can simply release the information and records. Make the evidence fully available, declassify the corruption prior to any voting. Let senator delecto explain defending corruption to his constituents.

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  27. bopbottle says:

    They want to destroy PDJT, but more importantly, they want to stop his ability to appoint judges, so the primary goal is to take control of the Senate.

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  28. Ausonius says:

    Apparently on the regular Jeopardy show, an “answer” came up: ” 1/53rd of the California delegation, this person is head of the House Intelligence Committee.”

    NOBODY buzzed in with “Who is Adam Schiff?”

    That silence could perhaps be a clue as to how many people care about impeachment. There are claims that a majority is not truly aware of what is happening. Not knowing about Adam Schiff is very definitely a two-edged sword. A huge portion of this comes from the general decline in Literacy, and therefore from a decline in reading as an activity/hobby, and specifically from a decline in reading a daily newspaper.

    A side note: an article in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal deals with the $6 BILLION about to be spent on the 2020 elections. The research shows that campaign ads “seldom change the minds of voters.” I was reminded of Blooming Idiot, who has spent $250 million dollars nationwide to glean (so far) 1% support in Iowa.

    If people are not paying attention to an “historic” impeachment, why would they pay attention to some ex-mayor of New York City claiming the country is in awful shape when it clearly is better than it had been under MAObama?

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  29. Luis says:

    My argument is this. Yes, he will he acquitted because we know it’s a farce. BUT because the precedent has been set to impeach over anything, what is to stop them from doing this again and again? NOTHING. It will be so. People don’t remember that to the Dems, another Trump term means they will he extinguished. A cornered animal is a very dangerous one my friends….

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  30. romy911 says:

    Jeopardy Tweet

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  31. Rick L says:

    Senator Cruz, with all due respect I don’t want fair. I want this to be a lopsided political process just like was done in the House. When the articles that were sent over were crap from an unfair crap process that is what the Democrats should get in the Senate. In fact the Republicans should get witnesses in the Senate and the Democrats should get none.

    When will these Republicans ever learn to stop playing fair while the other side plays dirty?

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  32. By midsummer, the Supreme Court will need to install a video feed from the Senate Chamber so that the Chief Justice can keep an eye on things as he presides over the twenty-fifth consecutive Impeachment Trial. Lawfare, Inc. will have established that Unconstitutional articles of impeachment can be presented to the Senate and will be accepted and tried there. Now, all it has to do is to produce new articles continuously in hope that one of them finally “sticks.”

    The Constitution has been re-written by precedent:

    (1) You DO NOT have to have “high crimes.” If the House says he’s guilty, of anything at all, then that’s impeachable.

    (2) “Maladministration” IS a permitted cause for impeachment. We can eject you because we just don’t like you.

    (3) “Bills of Attainder” CAN be passed, and if passed will be accepted by the Senate.

    Presidents and Supreme Court Justices must now take notice that they serve at the pleasure of the Congress. If you do anything offensive to the ruling Party, then that’s an impeachable offense. So, if you want to keep your job, you’d better vote as we tell you to …

    And you thought that “amending the Constitution” took a vote of the States … Nope. “Lawfare was right, after all: the Law is a Weapon of War, and it means whatever you say it does.” Now we know. The Senate just told us so.

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    • George Connolly says:

      Spot on Mike. Does anyone else think that the Senate members of both parties really like having this power? Of course they do. Senator Cruz is beaming in his Justin Trudeau man-mask, this is the reason why we never hear of over-reach or a bill of attainder. These Senators think they ARE the executives.

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  33. be says:

    John Cornyn is up for election this year.
    We get through 2020 Piglosi will not have the house any longer.
    She is toast.

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  34. freespeechfanatic says:

    You’re in the majority. Act like it for once.

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  35. MAGADJT says:

    All the idiots in Utah that elected their loser Senator, need to burn his phone lines to the ground with the message that he needs to keep his mouth shut and simply vote to acquit.

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  36. trapper says:

    Do NOT trust Ted Cruz. He is either the dumbest post in the fence or he is being deliberately obtuse.

    Republicans have been playing by the rules and getting their asses handed to them by cheater democrats for decades. So Cruz laying out the orderly and proper course for the Senate is laughable at best. Take off the gloves, jump into the mud, and fight. We are watching, and we will remember who is willing to draw blood (and shed some if necessary) and who is unwilling to get his skirts wrinkled. Ain’t nothing fair about any of this. It’s about saving America. NO rules. This is political.

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    • JTaylor says:

      So, you want him to enter the Senate chamber with an AR-15 and kill all the Democrats? You are very impressive in your thinking.

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  37. Should not have witnesses. It’s the senate asking the questions vs. the attorneys questioning the witnesses? No way anything comes out exposing the swamp! This is a joke.

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  38. Should not have witnesses. It’s the senate asking the questions vs. the attorneys questioning the witnesses? No way anything comes out exposing the swamp! This is a joke.

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  39. Mountaineer says:

    Whatever happened to Crowdstrike? They were mentioned first in the call. I fear I already know the answer…

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    • Zippy says:

      In the video above, a short segment from a recent episode of the game show Jeopardy is shown where, EVEN THOUGH THE CONTESTANTS WERE SHOWN A PICTURE OF HIM, NONE of the contestants could name him. That’s a great sign – smart people don’t even know who Pencil Neck is and are paying no attention to the impeachment farce or the previous coup attempts.

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      • Zippy says:

        Of course, while that may be a good sign as far as the lack of political harm to Trump resulting from so few paying attention to the series of coup attempts, the most intelligent people ignoring it all isn’t a good sign at all because the extreme seriousness of what went on during and even BEFORE the SpyGate incident will not be known to them and, thus, corrective actions will not be demanded by them.

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      • bluenova1971 says:

        Unfortunately, many more stupid people vote than do smart people.

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    • Elle says:

      It is a crazy world and these are crazy times. The clown show is now a freak show.

      Americans want healthy, safe communities and the Pols act like drunken, sex perverts buying rounds on The House with our money. They come home late with lipstick on their collars and tell us they had to work late. I love ya baby! I’ll buy you the moon! A new car. As soon as I get my big break. Promise!

      Blah, blah, blah. The gig is up.

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  40. Mike in a Truck says:

    Henceforth every President upon inauguration will be impeached. New tradition.Mr President you are being impeached. Well,thank you very much I’m looking forward to it. And I’ll await the penguins march from the House to the Senate bearing the articles of impeachment. .See you all at the Impeachment Ball later in the evening.

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    • Brutalus says:

      If the other side holds the House…but you’re right, Pelosi and Co. just turned our Republic into a Parliamentary Democracy…and as much as I hate impeachment (I actually didnt support the Clinton impeachment because I thought it was too divisive for what he did)…I will now be forced to support an immediate impeachment of the next Democrat President if there is a Republican House Majority….Hatfields meet Mc Coys

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    • Zippy says:

      “Henceforth every President upon inauguration will be impeached.”

      NOPE. ONLY if they pose an ACTUAL threat to the Swamp/Deep State. And I’m not talking about 99.9% BS campaign promises.

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  41. Zippy says:

    It was -STUPID- for the Senate NOT to vote to totally reject this farce. OR was it actually a RINO plan? This crap should have been rejected as entirely baseless as there was absolutely nothing illegal in any way about what Trump did during the House farce.

    HOWEVER, ONE DAY after the apparently RINO controlled Senate accepts the impeachment farce, the GAO releases it’s conclusion from its ongoing analysis (that the RINO’s somehow didn’t know about?) that what Trump’s OMB did was illegal. Never mind that the GAO has also claimed that about the actions of many previous Presidents and their OMB’s actions and yet those Presidents weren’t impeached, those Presidents weren’t already in the process of BEING impeached, that impeachment process being started by the claim that the very thing the GAO is now calling illegal had occurred.

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    • Zippy says:

      The GAO is wrong, but what may be being set up is a LONG process to prove that:

      Trump Had Right to Withhold Ukraine Funds: GAO is Wrong
      by Alan M. Dershowitz
      January 17, 2020

      https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15462/trump-had-right-to-withhold-ukraine-funds-gao-is

      The Constitution allocates to the president sole authority over foreign policy (short of declaring war or signing a treaty). It does not permit Congress to substitute its foreign policy preferences for those of the president.

      To the extent that the statute at issue constrains the power of the president to conduct foreign policy, it is unconstitutional.

      Even if the GAO were correct in its legal conclusion — which it is not — the alleged violation would be neither a crime nor an impeachable offense. It would be a civil violation subject to a civil remedy, as were the numerous violations alleged by the GAO with regard to other presidents.

      If Congress and its GAO truly believe that President Trump violated the law, let them go to court and seek the civil remedy provided by the law.

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  42. Bendix says:

    Northrup in Virginia is trying to provoke a confrontation with anyone he can label as a Trump supporter.
    That would delegitimize us in the public’s perception, and enable a crackdown ahead of any possible protest, should they succeed in their coup.
    He already got a couple or three ringers from somewhere, to get the ball rolling and encourage some deranged people to come out as Nazis or white supremacists or something.

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  43. iconoclast says:

    I’m expecting a Kavanaugh-like circus, or as close to one as the Dims can create. Distraction, deception, and hype is all they have. They’re not going to miss this chance. And their media allies will be ready to dutifully and breathlessly report each phony incriminating allegation.

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  44. Shyster says:

    Cruz, like the rest of the republicans is throwing the constitution and the executive branch forever out the window in return for the short term gain of holding their senate majority through the next election cycle.
    It is despicable and the most recent reminder that the vast majority of elected republicans/conservatives in the senate are spineless weaklings unwilling to fight and who cower from the narrative instead of standing up and imposing the correct narrative on the Dems, the media and the public.
    Cruz himself admits the two articles are not impeachable offenses, they are not bribery, treason or any other high crime or misdeaeener and there is no civil or criminal violation stated under Federal law.
    If the articles do not meet the constitutional standard, then the senate should look at the paperwork and dismiss what are clearly non crime maladministration articles. Allowing such constitutionally infirm articles to be considered by the senate through argument, the reading of prior testimony and/or the optional calling of witnesses, only rewards the House and sets the precedent that all future presidents will now have to face thinly disguised maladministration non crime impeachment attacks that were clearly rejected by the framers as stated in the Federalist papers and by the very wording of the constitution itself.
    The republican senators are weak and ineffectual and from day one should have been standing up and shouting for all to hear that the two articles are unconstitutional and accordingly for the future of our republic will not be considered and are hereby summarily rejected.
    The republican senators are sniveling cowards and have now caused our great nation untoward harm now and for the long term foreseeable future. It’s despicable.

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    • IGiveUp says:

      yes. probably means things will, and need to, get worse before they can begin to get better. Unfortunate.

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    • Brutalus says:

      Great comment…but they aren’t doing this because they’re weak…they’re doing this to punish us for voting for Trump to take over the Republican party because they were selling us out…at some point it becomes a chicken or the egg……the whole reason we voted Trump in was because of this non-responsive behavior from the Republican party…and their solution is to double and triple down on it….the time is close for the base to pull the plug on the Republican party, which would be painful in the short run because dems would take over, but necessary in long run to re-organize a new party…and I know there are a lot of logistical issues in starting a new party and normally I’m disdainful of the 3rd parties, but with the critical mass of Trump right now, a MAGA party could spring up overnight if he’s removed and it would take 70% of Rep voters….I’ve been a member of the party for 30 years, but if they remove him, no respecting Republican can stay with them, and while our leaders might be weasels…I can assure you, our voters are not

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    • JTaylor says:

      Cruz has basically supported Trump 100% since the primaries, when Trump accused Cruz’s father of helping to kill JFK. I would say you are pretty ungrateful. Maybe Cruz should act like Susan Collins and you would be happy.

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  45. Hans says:

    It’s relatively well known. IF you wrestle with pigs you are going to get dirty.
    Republican conservatives do not do well because they don’t live in the pig sty.

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  46. Irons says:

    Unfortunately I trust ted cruz about as far as I can throw a piano.

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  47. Zy says:

    Three weeks from now “Why couldn’t have we organized even a dozen persons to march on Washington, DC?”. “Now it’s too late”.

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  48. Zippy says:

    Somber Impeachment Ceremony Concludes With The Impeachment Dancers
    January 16th, 2020

    https://babylonbee.com/news/somber-impeachment-ceremony-concludes-with-the-impeachment-dancers

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  49. I want to hear from Eric Ciaramella. I want him to tell how Pencil-neck set this whole thing up!!!

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