Trey Gowdy Discusses Impeachment Trial – President Trump Adds Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz to Defense Team…

Trey Gowdy appears on Fox to discuss the anticipated points and counterpoints, accusations and defenses, and strategy within the upcoming impeachment trial.

Today it was also announced that President Trump’s defense team added Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz, Robert Ray, Pam Bondi and Jane Raskin.  Those five will join Pat Cipollone and Jay Sekulow who are the primary defense lawyers.

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299 Responses to Trey Gowdy Discusses Impeachment Trial – President Trump Adds Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz to Defense Team…

  1. beach lover says:

    I can only hope they rip Schiff and Co. to shreds.

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    • Pedro Morales says:

      So on one side we have Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz, Robert Ray, Pam Bondi Jane Raskin, Pat Cipollone and Jay Sekulow. On the other side is Adam Schiff Jerry Nadler and the 7 politically diverse dwarfs. Seriously? This is the New England Patriots vs The East Poodunk Senior Citizens Flag Football team. I am not one to underestimate an opponent but these 2 groups are not in the same galaxy nevermind the same neighborhood! I shall ask the question again—-Are the Democrats/Uniparty trying to lose on purpose??? Has the Uniparty ordered them to sink this case?
      They are going to present their case to a Senate that is comprised of many lawyers and judges and scholars. And them Dems point people have not been before a jury in 20 years. Trumps team has been before the SCOTUS multiple times. Dershowitz alone could shred them apart. This is like Toobin vs Dershowitz on CNN. And Trumps team wont have a time shortage. Plenty to go around. They wont be hogging the camera. They can divide up the bass, drum, and guitar solos to make everyone happy.

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      • vikingmom says:

        The whole Dem strategy, IMHO, is simply a battle to get their talking points into the media so as to turn a handful of Senate seats blue in November. Every Republican in a tight race will be bombarded with ads saying that they “covered” for the President and don’t deserve to remain in office. The media will, as always, only report one side of the Senate trial and it will be the side that makes the President look guilty – the DNC can then smear the names/reputations of every Republican that votes to acquit. They only need to flip a handful of seats in order to take back the Senate and hold the House, which is their only goal at this point.

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        • Pedro Morales says:

          True. But nobody pays attention to the MSM anymore. Its all about talk radio and local news which trends more conservative. WE political geeks way way way overestimate the power and reach of CNN WAPO and NYT. They have an incredibly small audience geared to NY CA and DC. One big confirmation bubble designed for corporate ad dollars. Peace and prosperity are a great campaign slogan to run on. Trump has a decision. Does he campaign for NeverTrumpers to keep the Senate or does he primary them and risk losing seats.

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          • dottygal says:

            I heard Rachel Maddow’s viewership went up because of impeachment…from 6 to 12 people!

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          • Terry says:

            I am afraid you are wrong. It is all about media spin. My soul mate gets her news from an app on her iPhone, by ABC news. I have pointed out several times to her, it’s more important about what you do not hear. Her favorite reporter on abc was the gal that got caught on tape about Epstien. When I played her the youtube of it, I asked how is it you have not heard this about your favorite reporter. No answer, still gets her news from a dam iPhone app…..

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            • Kalena says:

              Time for a new girlfriend perhaps? 🙂

              Liked by 4 people

            • James Carpenter says:

              Terry, you are not alone. Some of my family and friends share your soulmate’s perspective.
              We are surrounded by folks who know what is “comfortable” and they know where to access this “comfort”. They choose not to be disturbed or frightened, it can be a conscious or even an unconscious choice.. Some people call this demographic, “snowflakes”.
              The truth of America’s current position is fraught with corruption and risk. To acknowledge this is NOT comfortable. So you can (or at least should) understand why the MSM narrative retains appeal. Only when personal reality experiences enough cognitive dissonance do TDS sufferers let go their “safe-space” touchstones. Their grasp on virtuous, fantastical straws of the flood…being ripped away.
              If you tend towards optimism, you may see that some signs indicate mass dissonance is on the wane.
              Your soulmate may evolve. Many of us have.
              Or you may be forced to reconsider the “soulmate” aspect of a partner, long term.

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            • huecowacko says:

              I feel your pain.

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          • YvonneMarie says:

            Agreed Pedro !
            And I wager that the Trump Dynasty goes full MSM next.

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          • YeahYouRight says:

            Disagree, though I wish you were right. My father in law sits at home night and day listening to MSNBC and cnn. He absolutely believes what they tell him. He is brainwashed. Do not underestimate the power of a good brainwashing.

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          • beach lover says:

            Agree.. the only people watch the nasty MSM for news, already have bought the bridge to nowhere… they aren’t going to likely see the light now. Those 40% of the electorate are too far gone to help.

            If these GOP Senators stand tall against the fraud of this “trial”, they will be re-elected. They don’t… look out.

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        • antiqueiron says:

          Exactly. Spot on. They want to deny Trump appointing any more SC justices.

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        • WRB says:

          to turn a handful of Senate seats blue in November

          And that can happen by the squishes showing weak support or actually voting against POTUS. This would ensure the base not turning out for them (and maybe not at all).

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          • trialbytruth says:

            It will be a 2016 ticket sweep. Dog catcher on up. Trump will ask his suporters for straight ticket and they will deliver. Anyone savey enough to know who the Rinos are savey enough to know how the game is played.

            Trump has been selling a republican unity message for a while we will hold are nose and make it flesh because our only job in November is to follow our CIC’s direction.

            Trump 2024

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        • Snellvillebob says:

          At times I wonder if this is an effort to destroy the Democratic party so the Squad does not take over half our government. Does Pelosi really believe that Bernie or Warren is goign to leave their fortunes alone?

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          • vikingmom says:

            Pelosi, like ALL wealthy people, knows how to take advantage of loopholes in the law in order to protect their fortune…this is about destroying the middle class so they, “the anointed”, can rule over the remaining serfs!

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          • beach lover says:

            Im really starting to think Pelosi and Schumer have given up on the Presidential race and throwing all in to turn the Senate and keep the House.

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            • donnymo says:

              Unfortunately for them it’s not a midterm, it’s a presidential election year.

              If (when?) Trump wins the WhiteHouse it means he carries Michigan, Arizona, North Carolina, Alabama, Minnesota and New Mexico (both in contention as well) , which the President is chasing hard. These are the states the D’s need desperately to flip the senate. His victory means the R’s are very , very likely to gain seats.

              The House of course will follow.

              Split tickets are rare.

              Their strategy is ALL in. Either they defeat Trump or cleanse the socialists from their party.

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        • James Carpenter says:

          “…simply a battle to get their talking points into the media”…
          Too true.
          We are exposed to another immortal risk of ignorance perpetuating itself.
          If the MSM can craft their narrative “effectively” enough, large swaths of voters will be vulnerable to that fetid influence.
          Yes, they will be voting out of an honorable sense of duty. (perceived self interest as a stand-in for “duty”)
          But all the while, choosing from of a pathetic lack of engagement, truth, and that mythical “common sense” displacing critical thinking.

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          • vikingmom says:

            And, in my experience, too many people are “herd” animals and they want to be part of whatever is perceived as the “cool” group…therefore, if the MSM, Hollywood, academia, etc all say “Orange Man is bad” they will immediately gravitate away from that, in whichever direction “the group” tells them to go.

            It’s like high school all over again except this time the results are far more serious and far reaching!

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            • James Carpenter says:

              A keen observation Viking. High School marks that period of mental/physical development which informs and shapes each cohort’s analog until death. The same operative congeals upon a newborn in their first few months/years of life. It is the setting of type given nature/nurture…
              Only the more extreme stresses of cognitive dissonance are able to move foundation stones.
              The trick? Is to survive that period wherein _you_ know which end is up while the “snowflakes” are busy getting clued that their end needs “.rethinking.” Worse yet, they will have to do so with education that indoctrinated more than it informed.
              Vegas would make odds on this, never.

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            • trialbytruth says:

              Hey but unlike highschool we are the cool kids.

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          • Raghn Crow says:

            Maybe, but the economy is too good. WAY too good, for “the usual” politics to work. Something disastrous would have to happen between now and the election, and this impeachment is one attempt at whistling up disaster. However, they’ve summoned the wind; now they’ll reap the whirlwind. Hosea 8:7

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        • MelH says:

          WOW, I hadn’t heard the opposite side so well-said so succinctly before., Vikingmom. That, along with the great new Sundance graphics, makes me want to bomb all the places “journalists” hang out these days. And makes me again ask WHY? don’t the victims of “journalists” sue? Without the media bias, infrastructure repair would have happened by now and we would have a new, “beautiful”, affordable healthcare system.

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      • PM – you just saved me a lot of typing. I couldn’t have said it better. Nice job!

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      • Frankie says:

        Brown Starr is the weak link, Failed vs Clinton. Repped Epstein. Disgrace at Baylor.

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        • Redzone says:

          Nah- Starr is intimately familiar with the relevant laws and processes. He can be a solid Quick Reference Guide to all things Impeachment.

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      • cjzak says:

        Don’t forget about the Lawfare team standing just behind the Dems from the House. You can bet they will be guiding the ship just as they did during the impeachment hearings. It was their suggestions that Schiff and Nan and Nads followed to the letter to somehow cobble together the reasons PT needed to be impeached and it worked. I highly doubt they have been let go.

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        • mimbler says:

          IMO, it only worked because the dems voted in lockstep. If the impeachment charge was that PDJT didn’t have a pet dog, they still would have impeached.

          I didn’t see any hint of brilliance, or even competence in the house impeachment. Lawfare didn’t earn their money IMO.

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          • Mr e-man says:

            Yeah and they also had created a Kangaroo court where they controlled the process to a predetermined outcome with no ability for Trump to mount a defense, or even a counter argument. Not anymore.

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        • NJF says:

          Last Time the Dems actually allowed those hacks to have the floor & that ain’t happening now. Nadler in particular will be an utter fail.

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        • David Mitchell says:

          need to find a way to minimize the Lawfare involvement/support for the impeachment managers…every time one of the managers turns to ask Lawfare for help, fire another question at them. keep them off balance and fumbling around…

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        • No electronic devices allowed in the Senate during the hearings – so someone better check Pencil-Neck and No-Nads ears for communications devices from the Lawfare folks telling them what to do/say next!

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          • old deplorable owl says:

            Find out the frequencies those things run on, and just as the festivities start, turn on a tone generator that scans up and down on those frequencies at about 3kc and 80 Db! Watch the earwigs come flying out of cheating heads! Embarrass the hell out of them, then don’t let up.

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      • mauritia17 says:

        Also on our side we have the Lord Almighty. .

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Pam Bondi?

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      • wildsailor2018 says:

        The Demonrats will be surrounded by Lawfare. Watch for them to do all the talking anyway just like the House charade.

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        • felipe says:

          “The Demonrats will be surrounded by Lawfare.” We don’t know that that will be the case. It worked that way in the House because Schiff & Nadler set the rules to allow significant direct contributions by outside counsel. The Senate rules as promulgated by McConnell very likely will rule out such mischief. Here’s hoping the House managers will be out there dangling on their own up against the seasoned trial lawyers chosen by the Administration.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        Actually you have it wrong because their lawfare staffers are going to do the dirty work, just like they did during the House Hearings. Don’t be fooled by the clown parade.

        The lawfare bunch did not get the ball this far only to see the democrat idiots fumble it away via their ineptness during the trial. Its one thing to loose a hard fought battle but another to let idiots turn it into a shut out.

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      • Raghn Crow says:

        Great post! Thanks!

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      • Dee says:

        This can’t be true…right? They must have lawyers who are going to handle this like the lawfare group they have, these managers are not all lawyers. Sundance, who do they really have? Yes, I am now confused 🙂

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      • paulashley says:

        And Romney and company may still side with the opposition!

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    • chojun says:

      This is going to be bad for the Democrats.

      The only problem is that the Democrats have signaled a strategy to continuously leak/present “evidence” to the trial which will cause it to drag on through the election.

      We’re seeing such ugly tactics because they really have absolutely no political leverage over him so they’re trying to create it.

      It’s disgusting, all of it.

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      • “Democrats….continuously leak/present ‘evidence’ to the trial…” It always frustrates me me when they present their hard, cold evidence to the public. Trying to show a cucumber while pretending it’s a watermelon; and the moron media agrees. I hope this past tactic is shredded over and over.

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    • T Carroll says:

      I agree. I want to see Schiff and Nadler and the rest of the Dems thoroughly humiliated and their faces rubbed in their own crap.

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    • James Carpenter says:

      “Rip”ing…Schiff and Co. to shreds”…
      Would be more than willing to forego a hanging or firing squad if we could “feed them to the hogs”.

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    • JohnCasper says:

      If they do what they must
      Schiff and Co will be turned into dust
      The Lady of Justice possess them in her breathtaking, hair raising bed
      She will tingle his spine as she takes each head!

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  2. freepetta says:

    I was thinking why they didn’t add Rudy, then I realized they will probably want to call him as a witness to dispel all this RAT 🐀 bullshiiiiiittt.

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  3. Caius Lowell says:

    This whole Democrat Impeachment Schiff show is a joke — though a deadly serious 0bama socialist one…

    Liked by 11 people

    • sharon goodson says:

      State of VA is deploying brand new “armored ROOKs” for Monday per multiple
      sources.

      These are military style tactical fighting vehicles.

      Info on what they are:

      https://www.businessinsider.com/photos-the-rook-armored-caterpillar-vehicle
      -swat-teams-police-usa-iacp-2017-10

      http://tactical.ringpower.com/

      They cost roughly a third of a million dollars a copy, and look as sinister
      as all hell.

      Up to four armed marksmen can hide behind the shield, which can be
      elevated.

      The marksmen are exposed from the rear, as these a re a direct frontal
      assault style setup.

      It looks like they would have to jump if the platform was stuck in the
      elevated position, and who knows what happens to the folk on the platform if
      the 12,000 Lb vehicle sinks a track or has to move over an uneven object.

      At least two of their weapons are portal, which means unless they take them
      out of the mounts they only fire forward angles.

      They especially look vulnerable from above rear attacks, and of course if
      the encased operator is blinded by his windows and sensors being painted
      over/covered the would move blind or via observer commands.

      Interesting deployment, and as they have been openly observed in transport
      to Richmond, they are intended as psyops tool as much as a useful tool.

      Otherwise if they were “just in case” equipment they would have been
      transported covered.

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      • antiqueiron says:

        They would be almost useless against overwhelming numbers like what will probably transpire at the rally. The Bearcats & MRAPS even more so. Three guys can neutralize them in one minute. One guy w\ a paintball gun obscures the driver’s vision & two with rifles covering the doors, & setting it on fire. Should be called M-TRAPS.

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        • Randy Blain says:

          I have been thinking of a movie called “Four Tons of Redneck vs The NWO”. Duck tape, spooling wire, reconfigged riding lawn mower gatlin guns, coolers of beer to fuel convos and ten big pickups, 20 country bubbas and their deer hunting arsenals, shop tricks and prank sense of humor to take out clowns just like this. Drop a tree with a chainsaw across the road. At that point is a swinging garbage bag filled with nasty refuse. The MRAP stops. the tie is cut so the pendulum of crap swings right into the gunner ports. The shooters empty out puking.. Fun stuff..beer all around.

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        • powderdayrules says:

          Molotov Cocktails could brighten my day!

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      • jkcinsalem says:

        Shades of Professor Fink and his numerous contraptions in the movie ‘The Great Race’.

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      • IGiveUp says:

        “Up to four armed marksmen can hide behind the shield, which can be
        elevated. ”

        American military firing on American citizens?

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        • powderdayrules says:

          Probably swat cops

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        • Boots says:

          ….restoring order and returning properly elected officials to their offices…

          Order can’t be restored and elected officials can’t be returned to office unless the ‘insurrectionists’ allow it, either through surrender, negotiations, or being defeated in battle, for which the above paper is a blueprint. Hence the paper’s title, Full Spectrum Operations In The Homeland

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      • Boots says:

        “State of VA is deploying brand new “armored ROOKs” for Monday per multiple
        sources.”
        —–
        Well, after having posted US Army Col (Ret) Kevin Benson’s blueprint for waging war against Americans (Full Spectrum Operations In The Homeland: A Vision Of The Future
        https://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/full-spectrum-operations-in-the-homeland-a-%e2%80%9cvision%e2%80%9d-of-the-future )….. I went looking for articles about deployment of military vehicles for next Monday’s Virginia event.

        Found none.

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  4. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • beach lover says:

      It was a little risky using Dershowitz, although it can be effective…. lots of bad karma around him right now. I think Turley would have been better choice, bu maybe he was asked and refused.

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      • Abster says:

        I as pretty surprised Turley wasn’t to be part of senate trial, too. I think he had several threats made against him and his family after his last appearance. Not everyone is willing to take the risks! We are dealing with crazy people. You can’t fix crazy.

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      • Pedro Morales says:

        I will have to watch CNN and their “expert panel of pundits” try to down play their former colleague destroying the DNC case before their very eyes. Get your DVDs ready Treepers, we are going to see an epic meltdown. And Jeff Zucker may actually cut into the live feed to fire Dersh on air as a CNN contributor. Can’t Wait!!! Will they actually try to pretend that Schiff did well or will they lead the funeral procession and throw dirt on the impeachment coffin? The Mamet Principle will be in full effect. Andrew McCabe will be doing color commentary!!!

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        Dershowitz doesn’t have a career he needs to protect, his faux friends have already abandoned him and hate on him for not walking in lockstep with Laurence Tribe.

        And he is very well aware what goes around comes around. Remember how the Republican Party was supposed to be absolutely toast after Nixon resigned? That Americans had to resign themselves to Democratic rule for all eternity? And again after Clinton won. And after Obama won. Yeah, I remember that too. Removal of the election’s choice because of policy differences will result in a true civil war, it’ll just be a question of how hot it is. Virginia is going to be the test case.

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      • Newhere says:

        Agree re Dershowitz. Not happy with Ken Starr, either. The new additions seem more like “personalities” which may be what they were going for, but these aren’t particularly good ones. DiGenova would be more energizing, though I guess supposedly conflicted. I still would prefer Collins and Jordan. They are lawyers, and have the case, the politics, and the optics down cold. The carping by Senate republicans against having House Members present the defense shouldn’t have been a hindrance to the President adding them.

        Perhaps Turley was off the table because he was a “witness” in the house proceedings (even though they had constitutional lawyers sit and opine on the law, technically they were “witnesses”).

        I doubt I’ll watch one minute of this. I truly hate listening to Dershowitz and Starr. Maybe they can run circles around Schiff and Nadler, but they aren’t that likable. Collins and Jordan I tune in to see.

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        • LouisianaTeaRose says:

          Ken Starr will have street cred with women and Independents. His manner is polite , thoughtful, and considerate. He has a specific audience: Collins and Co.

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          • Newhere says:

            Well he’s cover for Collins and Co. to stay on the reservation (I get that, as pathetic as it is). Thinking Collins, et al, actually need to be persuaded gives them too much credit. They need the “adult voice” as cover for doing what they know they need to do. The audience is the American and global public. Sadly that’s the missed opportunity.

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        • Kalena says:

          Dershowitz has been very strong on this subject in the interviews I have seen this month. He is royally pissed at the deceitfulness of the House Rats. He will be good.

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      • Chewbarkah says:

        Turley might seem like old news; he already made the case that this impeachment is unwarranted, and the Dems obviously did not care. For a second, even better known, liberal ConLaw expert to destroy the basis for this impeachment, sounds stronger than Turley redoux.

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      • antiqueiron says:

        Dersh has far more credibility. The optics of having a leftist on Trump’s side in this are huge. That said, all this kind of stuff is really just window dressing as every senator already knows that this illegitimate “Impeachment” is a fraud & illegal farce. They already know how their gonna vote. It’s all a showtrial for the left to try to win the senate in 2020.

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        This will be Dershowitz’s Golden Egg, along with all the others.

        The Clinton impeachment will he nothing compared to this one. Especially with everyone on the internet now.

        The book deals and job offers with prestigious law firms alone will set them up for life. They win and they are set.

        And if the Senate Republicans are smart……..ah….yeah……they could he set up for a long time.

        Bottom line: The Dem’s poked the bear on this one. We may be witnessing the end of the Democratic Party….

        Our Very Special Genius

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      • mimbler says:

        I understand it is a matter of personal preference, but I see Dershowitz as a universally respected legal opinion from the left, so he will be especially powerful testifying for PDJT.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        Mark Levin would have been great. He knows the Constitution inside & out – like Sekulow and he won’t back down to the Dems. He would have made mincemeat out of them.

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    • TonyinLA says:

      That anti-semite Trump is at it again! /s

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    • rmramerica says:

      Who wrote this? Bob Dole or Dershowitz?

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  5. Bogeyfree says:

    Now that PT has added Dershowitz and Starr, I wonder if they could first appeal the constitutionality of these impeachment charges under the Constitution to the Supreme Court?

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    • Pedro Morales says:

      Nope. Its all about politics now and Trump has the votes. He wants a public aquittal for 2020. They will carpet bomb the Senators on the legal fallacy of this clown show case. Act 1 and 2 will be Dersh and Starr making a SCOTUS argument right at Roberts and the Senators. Lawfare will spoon feed Schiff and Nadler a weak rebuttal that they will bollocks up. The case will be destroyed on its merits and their will be a vote to acquit without a single witness being called. It will be that bad for Schiff and Nadler. IMHO. Expect Manchin, Jones, Cinema, and maybe a few other Dems to give the acquitall legitimacy.

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      • I completely agree!
        Having defense lawyers who are not currently holding political office is an important optic in favor of the President. In regards to Alan Dershowitz, he would always have been my choice! Not only does he possess an uncommon brilliance in the presentation of arguments, but he truly, truly understands the role of the Chief Executive in our constitutional system.
        There is nobody better! Excellent choice, Mr. President!

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  6. Reserved55 says:

    Mr and Mr Hemmeroid start their interview with Communist propaganda.

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  7. junglee69 says:

    Isnt it funny, how the media focuses on the Maddow interview. But does not show the detailed interviews done by the OAN team focusing on the corruption regarding Ukraine. Sickening.

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    • snarkybeach says:

      My liberal friends are reenergized over the Parnas interview. Did you know there are 24 ongoing Trump investigations (/s)?

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  8. JRD says:

    You’ve got to be kidding me. Pam Bondi? God Help US!

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    • booger71 says:

      They need someone to make the sammichs and serve coffee….my bad…sorry ladies.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Ornus says:

      I know right! Not that sharp on TV, but maybe she’s better in a court room type setting.

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    • Guyski says:

      As a talking head on TV she will be fine. She loves being on TV and she loves talking, talking, talking. That is probably the sole reason she is on the team. She is not there for her sharp legal brain.😉

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    • Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

      Bondi’s just there as a supporter of the President. Believe me, she’s just there to collate the real lawyers paperwork. She won’t be allowed to argue a thing.

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    • soozword says:

      Our affirmative action appointee, good for optics and probably not much else.

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    • Sherri Young says:

      Pam Bondi is the diversity hire.

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      • benifranlkin says:

        She’s already talking to the Republican Senators…don’t forget the two women Murkowski and Collins. Pam’s fine and won’t strong arm…

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      • Roger Duroid says:

        her connection to tryvon case in fl sours me.

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        • Sherri Young says:

          She was Florida AG while Brenda Snipes was allowed to persist as the election administrator in Broward County. One candidate who lost to Debbie Wasserman Schultz sued and found issues in Snipes office. Nothing was done.

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    • Debra says:

      I see her as the foil to anything Rep. Deming may have to present . . .

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    • Diana Allocco says:

      Agree. I think Goudy was right when he said (in so many words) that Ratcliffe would have been WAY better. Bondi is at best a meh politician and, how shall I put this, not a first-rate legal mind. If Trump’s people were trying to appeal to suburban moms or whatever – these choices are always political – let me tell you, that’s a major fail. Bondi is not likeable AT ALL. Not even remotely. (I’m a female Floridian who pays attention to politics and Bondi is simply irritating.)

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  9. jc says:

    I hope they go on serious offense. Once this circus gets going the clowns will have no power to shut it down. Why not choose this time to expose the whole ugly truth, when the leftist media won’t have a way to turn their cameras off.

    Of course, any dirty Senators will have a reason to want to stop it before the subject matter comes around to them personally. I wonder what the actual headcount of Senators dipping into misdirected “foreign aid” tax dollars laundered overseas would really turn out to be if fully exposed. I seriously doubt Biden lacked company, and I seriously doubt party affiliation will turn out to be the dividing line between the innocent and the guilty.

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  10. frank field says:

    NEUTRON BOMB.

    I know, it’s overkill because 67 RINOS and Democrats wouldn’t dare expose themselves as UNIPARTY, but this move is still beautiful…just in case.

    We Treepers love our President. The President of the United States of America.

    All Americans should. By the grace of God, perhaps more truth will expand and found to be desirable as more truths come to light. Thus. We pray and work in our small ways.

    Sundance! You are an unheralded AMERICAN treasure.

    Trump for Rushmore 🕶

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  11. rmramerica says:

    At last some adults. Keep Dershowitz (terrific voice), Robert Ray (very good) and Ken Starr, but get rid of the rest (Bondi et. al.) If you bring in anyone else, someone from the House, Jordan, Nunes or Ratcliffe to counter material viewed and heard during House hearings. Dershowitz is a terrific addition, a Democrat and someone to argue the Constitution as it is (not the imaginary one the Dems dream of) and most importantly, how damaging this is to the country if allowed to continue.

    Every President from this day forward is open to impeachment. Since Ford, every Republican President, Reagan, both Bush’s and Trump, have had articles filed against, Resolutions, attempted votes, etc. of impeachment in the House. This is now become a Democratic Party political strategy. Impeachment. Their quest for power has no bounds. ‘We the people’ are being disenfranchised and damaged. This will not stop until the Democratic Party pays an enormous price during an election.

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  12. CoHoBo says:

    The good, the fat, and the smugly.

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  13. Deborah Fehr says:

    fall on your sword…like a Killary Sword? this sounds like something Hillary would pull.

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  14. Troublemaker10 says:

    She’s baaaaaaaack! Dr Bandy Lee claims Dershowitz is mentally ill for defending Trump.

    Excerpt:

    A Yale professor of forensic psychiatry has diagnosed guess who — yours truly — as suffering from “psychosis” for expressing legal views that happen to be on the Constitutional rights of President Donald Trump. Dr. Bandy Lee has never met me, never examined me, never seen my medical records, and never spoken to anyone close to me. Yet she is prepared to offer a diagnosis of “psychosis” which she attributes to my being one of President Trump’s “followers.” (I voted for Hillary Clinton and am a liberal Democrat.)

    Indeed, Dr. Lee went even further, diagnosing “the severity and spread of ‘shared psychosis’ among just about all of Donald Trump’s followers.” Nor does she seem to be using these psychiatric terms as political metaphors, dangerous as that would be. She is literally claiming that we are mentally ill and our views should be considered symptoms of our illness, rather than as legitimate ideas.

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  15. Reserved55 says:

    First witness.

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  16. beach lover says:

    A little off topic, but can someone explain to me how they can have these Dem Senators take an oath of impartiality when they are doing everything in their power “publicly” to take the man down?

    Just another example of how really messed up this whole thing is, and they are making a mockery of our constitution.

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  17. Reserved55 says:

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  18. Zippy says:

    The impeachment should have been rejected outright by the Senate! But, since it wasn’t:

    Bannon Accuses Pelosi, Schiff And MSM Of Colluding On 11th Hour Impeachment Bombshells

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/we-need-full-investigation-bannon-accuses-maddow-schiff-and-pelosi-colluding-11th-hour

    Adding to the collusion / ‘slow walk’ theory is the completion of a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requested by Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen, which found that President Trump’s pause of US aid to Ukraine violated the law. Of note, virtually every previous administration has received a similar nastygram from the GAO – just not the day after directly related impeachment articles were delivered to the Senate ahead of a trial.

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    • Zippy says:

      On the GAO illegality verdict, it doesn’t matter one iota that it was also made against the actions of numerous other Presidents and they weren’t then impeached as Dan Bongino complains, it matters that in this case it deals with exactly the trumped up (pun intended) charge that got the impeachment to the Senate in the first place and it arrives only one day after the case was passed to the Senate. Waiting for that GAO verdict was probably the reason for the Dem delay.

      And the Republicans didn’t know about the GAO investigation or that its pending release was the likely reason for the delay in passing the impeachment to the Senate and, therefore, didn’t reject the impeachment outright as they SHOULD HAVE? Or do enough of them want Pence in charge and up for reelection in 2020 rather than Trump. Or are they just incredibly stupid? Or will they just use stupidity as their excuse?

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      • mimbler says:

        GAO is non-binding and ignored by everyone. The same act they are quoting requires annual budgets from congress that haven’t happened in 10 or 15 years.

        OMB immediately came out and contradicted their “verdict”.

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        • Zippy says:

          Ignored by everyone, except when a government agency claims illegal behavior AFTER an impeachment trial begins, illegal behavior which is directly related to the claim which brought about the impeachment. Why else do you think Bannon is correctly so bent out of shape about it?

          It was STUPID for the Senate not to reject the impeachment out of hand and we now see one reason why.

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          • mimbler says:

            I agree, but probably differ in how much importance I give it.

            They will definitely try to use it, but PDJT’s legal team will shred its relevance.

            My reading of the public opinion is that they aren’t buying into this impeachment nonsense. Even the democrats at my weekly retiree lunch think it is nonsense.

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            • Zippy says:

              Also, it will be said that of course it makes sense that the OMB would disagree since Trump’s OMB was the target of the GAO:

              Office of Management and Budget—Withholding of Ukraine Security Assistance
              B-331564, Jan 16, 2020

              https://www.gao.gov/mobile/products/B-331564#ereport_start

              In the summer of 2019, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) withheld from obligation funds appropriated to the Department of Defense (DOD) for security assistance to Ukraine. In order to withhold the funds, OMB issued a series of nine apportionment schedules with footnotes that made all unobligated balances unavailable for obligation.

              Faithful execution of the law does not permit the President to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law. OMB withheld funds for a policy reason, which is not permitted under the Impoundment Control Act (ICA). The withholding was not a programmatic delay. Therefore, we conclude that OMB violated the ICA.

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        • Zippy says:

          Of course, the GAO is claimed to be non-partisan while the OMB is an executive branch agency. Thus, this framing of the situation:

          Trump administration disagrees with assessment that it broke the law with aid freeze
          From CNN’s Sara Murray

          https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-impeachment-live-01-16-2020/h_3a21ff57ba383d3a40477968f1cf3271

          The United States Office of Management and Budget just issued a statement disagreeing with the Government Accountability Office’s announcement that it broke the law when it withheld US security aid to Ukraine.

          “We disagree with GAO’s opinion. OMB uses its apportionment authority to ensure taxpayer dollars are properly spent consistent with the President’s priorities and with the law,” OMB spokeswoman Rachel Semmel said.

          A senior administration official added:

          “GAO’s findings are a pretty clear overreach as they attempt to insert themselves into the media’s controversy of the day. Further, GAO has a history of the flip-flops, reversing 40-years of precedent this year on their pocket rescission decision, they were also forced to reverse a legally faulty opinion when they opposed the reimbursement of federal employee travel costs. In their rush to insert themselves in the impeachment narrative, maybe they’ll have to reverse their opinion again.”

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    • GenEarly says:

      The Deep State democRats are Not going to just roll over and give up. More like Iwo Jima, cave by cave, body by body, very few surrenders, fanatically clinging to their NWO oaths and Marxist manifestos. MSM providing “air cover”, Feral Bureacrazy laying land mines.
      Nosiree, this is a fight to the grissley sinewy finish.

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    • Zippy says:

      Tom Fitton: Having A Senate Trial Rewards Pelosi’s Coup Attempt against President Trump

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    • litlbit2 says:

      Evidently the Ukraine reimbursement wages program is much deeper than, Hunter, Pelosi, Romney, Waters…..”similar nastygram from the GAO”

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  19. freepetta says:

    Excellent interview. It’s ashame PDJT can’t use Trey. Regardless, I think Ratcliffe and Collins should be included in the President’s defense team.
    IMHO

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  20. islandpalmtrees says:

    Levin should be added!

    Liked by 3 people

    • annieoakley says:

      I wish we could all go and speak out for the President. The first good President since Regan.

      Liked by 3 people

      • JG3 says:

        We did speak out for POTUS, we voted for him. And, we’ll do it again in Nov!

        Everybody get out, get involved, register voters, donate, mail/tell/show family/friends list of his accomplishments, get people to polls, and/or be poll workers!

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  21. webgirlpdx says:

    Flipped on CNN to see what those clowns were saying about the appointment of this legal team. They were joking about the 90’s, pulling out their Grunge attire and Nirvana music.

    Perhaps Dana Bash needs to pull out her playlist from 1787. What a shallow skank.

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    • Guyski says:

      The average age of the Senate is 61.8 years, among the oldest in U.S. history. Gotta play for/to your audience; which is, the Senate. CNN is stuck on stupid. 🤣

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  22. Merle Marks says:

    they should add Ray Donovan (and his baseball bat), and have him wait for Dems in the parking garage…

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  23. Kitty-Kat says:

    The legal-speak on President Trump’s behalf is not diminishing my opinion that the fix is in. Imo that is the only reasonable explanation as to why the Democrats are so hugely emboldened by so little evidence.

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    • WRB says:

      The dems expect that a few of the Rep squishes will do something that pisses off republican voters, leading to their defeat this November. Just a few Repub losses in the Senate, and the dems will control it and the judges (and supreme court justices) who can be appointed. The dems are working to win the Senate, and it is possible.

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  24. Judging by the quality of witnesses called by the Democrats in the house hearings, I’d say we probably have nothing to worry about.

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  25. Tiffthis says:

    Why Pam bondi? She was a lame duck during the Florida election midterm fiasco.

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  26. islandpalmtrees says:

    President Trumps’s Brief should be huge, to include massive amounts of declassified information. Designed to take out Pelosi and Schiff for starters. Make this a trial about Pelosi and Schiff corruption. Then leave it up to viewers to connect Pelosi and Schiff corruption to the impeachment!

    Put Levin in to be the orator! Hardest hitting speaker I have ever seen.

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  27. WeThePeople2016 says:

    I really like Robert Ray being added to the team.

    Liked by 10 people

    • webgirlpdx says:

      I do too, WeThePeople. I’ve listened to him closely the past several months. Straight arrow.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Dekester says:

        Agreed, we have seen him several times on T.V.

        He is a fighter, and has shown real disgust for what’s going on.

        Add to that the fact that he is measured in his delivery.

        Ray IMO will be one of the stars.

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        • webgirlpdx says:

          Dekester……totally agree. He is straight forward, polished and totally professional. Not to mention a trustworthy scholar. I’ve said to my husband over the last few months that I just know the President is going to tap into Mr. Ray. So happy about this.

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  28. Linus in W.PA. says:

    I hope Trump’s team is good.

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  29. Aeyrie says:

    OMG. Parnas couldn’t find the truth with two hands and a flashlight. My spidey senses screamed LIAR! before the guy even opened his mouth.

    Liked by 2 people

  30. markone1blog says:

    Sounds good. The first witness called by the President should be Adam Schiff.

    Liked by 1 person

  31. islandpalmtrees says:

    The Twitter star mocks the failed Democrat strategy to ruin this president.
    This is really good!

    “They are never right.”

    Liked by 9 people

  32. Reserved55 says:

    If witnesses are called,

    Liked by 5 people

  33. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • david Mitchell says:

      if the house democrats insist on hearing from additional witnesses and considering additional information/document, the senate should tell the house to formally withdraw the impeachment, reconvene the house subcommittees and deliberate the “new” issues. it was the house’s job to collect and consider evidence, they failed so should be made to do it all over again…hate the delay, but republicans in the house can shred Parnas, GAO etc…

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    • Garavaglia says:

      Herschel for the kill shot

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  34. CM-TX says:

    Spot the difference? (Yeah, me neither!)😏

    Liked by 2 people

  35. Has anyone noticed that….Politicians(Lawyers mostly) engaging in Criminal, Sedition, and unethical behavior to destroy an opponent is being defined as……….”It’s just Politics” or “Playing Politics”……Bizarro World……

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  36. Don McAro says:

    In order for President Trump to be successful and put this impeachment to bed…He needs a head… and that head has to be Schiffs

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  37. TarsTarkas says:

    Completely absolutely off topic here, but why is a political donation ad for Joe Biden showing up on this site? Maybe it’s an ad the site host is getting $ from and Sundance has no control over it, but it’s jarring to see it here.

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  38. Paprika says:

    Trey does bring up a good point about how many witnesses do you allow. At this point there should be no need for additional witnesses as that should have been done during the House Impeachment Inquiry. But of course was not.

    In a “normal trial” all the evidence should already be available to both sides and any “new” evidence would be examined carefully before being allowed and the pertinent reasons for not producing information beforehand. But again, this is not a “normal” trial.

    The house inquiry did not allow the president to dispose or call the witnesses. Only “favorable witnesses” were called to testify and even then neither President Trump or the Republican representatives were allowed to fully question. But of course, that was all intentional lawfare maneuvering.

    So the Senate has a large mess on its hands to balance the equations of: allowing new evidence; to allow witnesses and if so how many; and whether or not to allow all the “feelings” and garbage innuendos and false premises vs. only allowing evidence and 1st hand testimony. But we can be assured that this is all Kabuki Theater at its finest as all the “jurors” have already made up their minds. Just comes down to how long a ” made for TV spectacular” they think the viewing public can handle.

    Damn shame this is happening at all, much less the corrupt and incompetent way it was handled and now being presented. Dangerous political gamesmanship over the law and in total disregard of what is just and right for the country and citizens.

    I’m running out of spit, much less patience!

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  39. JImmy says:

    it is a good TV show team. However, I dont think pam bondi is too convincing when she talks in front of camera. Also, Allan dershowitz can be a two sided sword. he is good at opposing impeachment and raising the bar. However, he can also tend to be too lengthy in discussion and suggests court as solution too often. I think team trump should use him with care. others are no nonsense attorneys.

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  40. thedoc00 says:

    Hopefully Jordon and the rest of the Republican House folks, who did yeoman’s work defending the President, are also part of the team. I would hate to see too many legal beagles and no fighters who actually understand the terrain.

    Those same Republican House members also know what evidence Schiff has hidden behind his classification cloak, that needs to be obtained

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  41. California Joe says:

    Pam Bondi is a zero. Florida AG is a ceremonial position. No real law enforcement or litigation function plus she railroaded the victim in Travon Martin case.

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    • rozelave says:

      there was that fake girlfriend who testified in the Travon Martin case

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    • MelH says:

      The President has favored Pam Bondi since way back in the beginning, pleased with the work she had done for him, I think in the Trump University suits. In any case, he feels he owes her and this is his way of saying thanks. No harm! It tells me he thinks he has plenty of room in choosing who will have this Impeachment on their resume.

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  42. Val says:

    “President Trump’s defense team added Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz, Robert Ray, Pam Bondi and Jane Raskin. Those five will join Pat Cipollone and Jay Sekulow who are the primary defense lawyers.”

    Also on the President’s defense team: Michael, Gabriel and us, prayer warriors.

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  43. DebbieSemms says:

    Dershowitz is a good choice as long as he isn’t open to blackmail.
    Bondi doesn’t impress me as being particularly sharp although I think she is honest.

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  44. JustaVerb says:

    The trailing Comey leak allegation in the interview are broken down by Bongino today @ the 55 minute mark in his podcast per his ‘sources’ with an interesting theory on the infamous ‘no reasonable prosecutor’ press conference.

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  45. Zydeco says:

    How anyone thinks legal team can be truly effective without a black lesbian with a Hispanic surname that is tran-sitioning is beyond me. Just look at the strength that the diversity of the Dem team supplies.

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  46. Constreeper says:

    I really hope they call Nancy Pelosi’s son. Wasn’t he on some energy company mucking around in Ukraine.

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  47. ChampagneReady says:

    I would take 1 Dershowitz over 10 Gowdys. How does it get any better than someone who taught the constitution for FIFTY YEARS.

    Dershowitz will pulverize Pelosi. It will be a world-class gobsmacking.

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  48. Ken Starr??? Please, no! The dems tore him to shreds last time.

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  49. islandpalmtrees says:

    Mark Levin a Constitutional lawyer! – get someone to drive it in, like a bad dentist!

    The “Life, Liberty & Levin” host slammed the Democrats for their hypocrisy but held GOP senators’ feet to the fire on doing their job and fixing the Constitution which has been trampled on by the sham impeachment process.

    Mark Levin: House Has Destroyed The Constitution, It’s The Senate’s Job To Fix It

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    • LULU says:

      I have tried to watch Levin a few times because he receives so many accolades here. You must have to feel a bond to him. Otherwise he comes across as a loud, rather obnoxious person who drowns out his own message. Whatever it is at the time. He should try another schtick. Probably a decent legal mind, but this performance he puts on is too much… Needs a dial-down.

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      • gda53 says:

        His Sunday night interviews have been the best show on TV for the last year (?).

        His appearances on Hannity make him look like a bit of an unhinged loon.

        Which is the real Levin? My suggestion, skip his Hannity rants, tune in Sunday nights.

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      • MelH says:

        Tough times never last.. Tough people do.'” Thank God for tough people who talk tough! Levin and Trump.

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    • But, after a lot of shouting about non-evidence and non-witnesses, he does in the last few seconds zero in on the single important point: that this case should be thrown out, thus utterly depriving the Democrats and their Lawfare puppet-masters their long-awaited showdown, and making a Constitutionally critical point as precedent.

      After much deliberation which they spoke of very extensively, the Authors of our Constitution made three critical decisions:

      (1) No “Maladministration.” English law still allows this, and you need only peek at the WikiPedia page to see what disasters it can and has produced.

      (2) Actual crimes. Something for which the accused “shall still face indictment, trial, conviction and punishment.”

      (3) No “Bill of Attainder.” Google that one, and you’ll see that what the House has done is an exact match.

      Verdict on all three counts? Unconstitutional.

      Unlike every preceding impeachment case which the Democrats eagerly refer to, these Articles do not meet the Constitutional standard. In fact, they are expressly forbidden by them. Therefore, the Senate, which “tries all impeachments,” not merely “those who are impeached,” is entirely justified to throw this case out and to flatly tell the Democrats and their evil Lawyers not to attempt this sort of thing again.

      Because I know what “Lawfare, Inc.” will do. Having established that Bills of Attainder are acceptable to the Senate, they will concoct one after another after another, all year long. Always trying to twist even “the US Constitution” into a Weapon of War. This country has had more than enough.

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  50. mg says:

    I’d take a public defender before Gowdy. Who hires these hacks?

    Liked by 1 person

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