Day Three – Senate Impeachment Trial – 1:00pm Livestream…

There will be 24 hours of presentation by House Impeachment Managers (over 3 days); 24 hours of presentation by Defense team (over 3 days); 16 hours of Senate questioning; 4 hours of closing arguments, equally divided; and then a Senate debate/vote on further motions to include witnesses. If there are going to be witnesses, they will first be deposed prior to testimony. No witness testimony will be permitted without first being deposed.

The Senate Trial continues today with the third day opening session at 1:00pm EST.  Today is the second 8 hr day of arguments by House Impeachment Managers.

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659 Responses to Day Three – Senate Impeachment Trial – 1:00pm Livestream…

  1. Ausonius says:

    Sad to say: I would have challenged hundreds of DEMS to duels by now, if I were the president, because of their calumnies and contumelious barbs.

    Dueling is illegal these days, of course, but….one can dream! 😉

    The constant lies about nearly everything which President Trump has said and done are evil, shameless, and beyond tiresome. We can only hope that Americans are truly AWAKENED rather than “woke” (than which a stupider word would be hard to find) and VOTE for our president and his supporters in November.

    Remember all those DEMS who said the president and Republicans needed not be defeated, but crushed and ruined for life. Let’s see if we can make that hope come true…against THEM!

    Liked by 17 people

    • snarkybeach says:

      My hardcore liberal friends think impeachment is necessary and Shifty is doing an awesome job.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Pale rider says:

      Is it just me or does it seem every bit of negative consequences seems to emit from our government?
      My own epiphany came when examining the parallel between criminal organizations and our government, they have more in common than not, and less in common with our founding documents. If you want to go even further, the Bible condemns most of our governments actions and many laws, which is what this country was founded for and on.
      We are at a precipice. We could evolve into something amazing if people would see the opportunity and the problem. It’s possible, I can dream!

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    • Drogers says:

      Ausonius –

      I’ve got no idea what ‘calumnies and contumelious’ is but if you need some suppression fire for that duel thing count me in.

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      • Ausonius says:

        Heh heh! Many thanks for the offer! 🙂

        A calumny is a deliberate slander, pre-meditated and measured, so to speak, to injure permanently another person’s reputation.

        “Contumelious” refers to severe insults, not necessarily pre-meditated or slanderous, but egregious nonetheless.

        DEMS wallow in these every day now!

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    • FHB says:

      1.geoplot with date and time of known news reporting of the Wuhan virus AND now china knows the actual source : snakes—-means that sent it out worldwide { Tawian election, USA, Japan, US military places…@. soros spekaing at Davos sowing dissent /anarchy /mistrust between Xi and Donald..cashing in …he is wicked. 3. hrc and bill interjecting daily on impeachment trial—it is their doing, PERIOD.

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      Normals are woke to the left’s scams. I like the word. Just like the lefties whipped up the term fake news to try and discredit real reporting. President Trump took their weapon and beat them over the head with it.

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    • dbobway says:

      Our Federal government and a compliant media are acting out a production of words what ‘we’ say they mean.
      This man should have been Schiff’s speech coach.

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  2. beach lover says:

    Make it stop! Just please make it stop.

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  3. Sean Supsky says:

    Schiff talking about cheating is laughable

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  4. booger71 says:

    Did Schiff ever win a case as a prosecutor? I don’t see how

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  5. pucecatt says:

    I’ve been popping in to see what’s going on and from what I gather , the Dems case is based on lies and projection . Seems like a winner lol especially in DC . I pray POTUS’s team puts every lie through the wood chipper along with Schiff , Nadler etc .. these people are sick and don’t deserve to be flapping their mouths in the Senate , send them packing .

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  6. MR52 says:

    Geez, Shiffy is making a great point that there is Corruption. He made the case for Trump to investigate.

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      The FISC [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court] admitted in a secret order that at least two of the spy warrants against Carter Page were not lawfully authorized.

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  7. islandpalmtrees says:

    BREAKING: Mueller’s Convictions in Question After FISA Court Admits At Least 2 Spy Warrants Against Carter Page Were ‘Not Valid’
    by Cristina Laila January 23, 2020

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  8. Polish Rifle says:

    Let’s presume that the Uniparty Swamp convicts and removes Trump. They then impeach Pence followed by conviction and removal before the November election. Does President Pelosi get reelected on the first Tuesday in November?

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    • Trump Train says:

      No intelligent person would assume that………..first Trump would not go, second millions of armed MAGA Patriots would descend on DC and Virginia at his calling. Finally the swamp would be cleaned out.

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    • hoosiertruthfan says:

      They wouldn’t impeach Pence, too soon after they removed Trump via impeachment. They’ll pull the unfit for duty due to his strange and unsettling faith in our Lord. Does he think God talks to him? Twenty fifth amendment time, unfit to fulfill his duties.

      Regardless of what they say publicly about faith and prayer, they despise and distrust anyone that puts faith in anything other than them.

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    • dd_sc says:

      Uniparty RINOs wouldn’t go along with impeaching Pence.

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    • jello333 says:

      Seriously? You really think if they “removed” Trump they’d be able to simply move onto the next step? Umm, sorry, no. Because they, members of Congress, would be busy with other matters FAR more important than impeachment or elections, just as the rest of us would be. All-out civil war… and I’m not even joking.

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  9. Patriot2019 says:

    Talk about projection: Team Schiff/Nadler(et al) are using their sham impeachment to gain an electoral advantage for 2020; the very thing they accuse President Trump of doing in his phone call with President Zelensky of Ukraine. This is definitely abuse of power-on the part of the Democrats in the House.

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    • Trump2020 says:

      Do you really really think so? They isn’t a snowballs chance in hell that POTUS will be thrown out of office. Anyone that thinks so needs some meds! Also I say let them talk. Every word they preach is another vote for Trump. The dems abuse power all the time, night and day, on Saturday/Sunday/all Holidays and even election day. So what’s new with this little impeachment thingy? Nothing. Their just hanging themselves nice and slowly!

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  10. paintbrushsage says:

    Did Sen. Murphy and Sen. Johnson come back and brief President Trump on anti-corruption reforms on their meeting with the Ukranian General Prosecutor? Did they ask about opening a investigation into the former VP Joe Biden’s potential conflict of interest? 🙂

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    • paintbrushsage says:

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      • EnoughIsEnough says:

        I am here in Wisconsin, and have only heard positive things from Ron Johnson regarding President Trump. Of course I don’t hear everything, so I am not giving an endorsement, but merely giving my first hand assessment of what I believe is Ron Johnson’s support of our President.

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        • webgirlpdx says:

          Levin had him on as a guess a couple months ago. He was a straight shooter in his support of the President and he did disclose a lot of this information. Murphy is hiding it.

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          • EnoughIsEnough says:

            Ron Johnson, from everything I can glean, is MAGA. We have been blind sided so many times that it is understandable to question everything. Trust but verify. I really believe Ron Johnson is the real deal, and pray I am correct.

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        • paintbrushsage says:

          I understand Sen. Johnson is a very good man. A good senator. But, Republican senators need to be smart….and learn from this experience. Ron Johnson should have the two Senators brief the president on their visit. Ron Johnson knew that their was disturbance in the waters…he didn’t sniff it out. Learning experience.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      I know that Senator Ron Johnson came back and briefed the President about the releasing the aid. He did the Life, Liberty & Levin show awhile back. VERY good.

      I recall that Rick Perry also briefed him. Rick did a great interview on Fox’s America’s Newsroom awhile back. He predicted the DIMs would be sorry they dipped into the Ukraine pool.

      I am eagerly anticipating the earthquake coming their way next week. Get your insurance policy ready.

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  11. litlbit2 says:

    Just a question I keep asking my self. The under taking of this impeachment hoax has been ongoing for several months. It has consumed the House of Representatives for at least the past year. It finally, maybe on life support, has made its way to the Senate. It has successfully shut down the legislative branch for a period of time, in which, very little of substance has been acted upon.

    I feel safe in saying, nothing will make this a legal process to regain power of an opposing party.

    However going forward, is this the first part of the learning curve to establish this same MO in future years? If anything it appears McConnells Senate has opened the door. No crime, no evidence, no victim, but McConnell gave it legs.

    Next time, better hoax writers, more hidden corrupt Representatives, Judges agenda driven, credible puppet news readers, larger under the table Ukraine/Soros/etc funding? Without Donald J. Trump who would step up? What could be done to prevent Scam II? Safe, honest 2020 election?

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  12. islandpalmtrees says:

    If the Carter Page warrants were illegal then everything down stream is tainted or illegal. One hell of an opening statement for the defense.

    BREAKING: Mueller’s Convictions in Question After FISA Court Admits At Least 2 Spy Warrants Against Carter Page Were ‘Not Valid’

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Is this new revelation due to the FISA Court or Barr?

      I’m curious to get Sundance’s read on this.

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      • islandpalmtrees says:

        BREAKING: Mueller’s Convictions in Question After FISA Court Admits At Least 2 Spy Warrants Against Carter Page Were ‘Not Valid’
        January 23, 2020, 3:34 pm by Cristina Laila

        The FISC [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court] admitted in a secret order that at least two of the spy warrants against Carter Page were not lawfully authorized.

        Presiding FISA judge James Boasberg wrote in a January 7 order which was not declassified and released until Thursday, that the last two FISA warrants on Carter Page dated April 7, 2017 and June 29, 2017 were not valid.

        The June 2017 FISA warrant was signed by former DAG Rod Rosenstein and Former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe.

        Rosenstein signed the June 2017 FISA warrant a month after he wrote the memo authorizing the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller — and 20 pages of this FISA application are STILL REDACTED.

        Did Robert Mueller actually use information gathered in real time by the illegal wiretaps on Carter Page?

        If so, this could pose a huge problem for Mueller’s cases against Trump officials because the wiretaps are now officially invalid.

        “The final three-month authorization to spy on Page was signed nearly six weeks after Mueller was appointed, meaning that Mueller may have had real-time access to and utilized nearly five months worth of surveillance of Page during the course of Mueller’s investigation. If his office used any of the information in subsequent cases, the declaration that the final two spy warrants against Page were invalid could potentially nullify previous or future convictions sought by Mueller’s office,” Sean Davis of The Federalist wrote.

        The Federalist reported:

        Judge James Boasberg, the current federal judge presiding over the FISA court, wrote in his order that at least two of the four FISA applications against Carter Page were unlawfully authorized. Additionally, according his order, the Department of Justice similarly concluded following the release of a sprawling investigate report on the matter by the agency’s inspector general that the government did not have probable cause that Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power. The FISA law states that American citizens cannot be secretly spied on by the U.S. government absent probable cause, based on valid evidence, that an American is unlawfully acting as a foreign agent.

        In his January 7 order, Boasberg directed DOJ to retain and sequester all information and evidence relevant to both the Carter Page applications, the inspector general investigation of FISA abuse, and any additional DOJ investigations related to or spawned by the inspector general’s report. Boasberg told DOJ to provide all of the required information to the FISA court no later than January 28.

        “DOJ assesses that with respect to the applications in Docket Numbers 17-375 and 17-679, ‘if not earlier, there was insufficient predication to establish probable cause to believe that [Carter] Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power,’” Boasberg wrote, referring to the final two of the four FISA applications to spy on Page. “The Court understands the government to have concluded, in view of the material misstatements and omissions, that the Court’s authorizations in Docket Numbers 17-375 and 17-679 were not valid.”

        According to Boasberg, the DOJ is still assessing whether the first two FISA warrants on Carter Page were also obtained illegally.

        http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/breaking-muellers-convictions-in-question-after-fisa-court-admits-at-least-2-spy-warrants-against-carter-page-were-not-valid/

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        • G. Alistar says:

          Anything about what really matters here….consequences? Accountability? No one in their right mind would dispute that this entire FISA spying abuse/case is a transparent attempt by FBI/DoJ and Intel community dirty cops to spy on the Trump campaign and Presidency. Outrageous, someone needs to go to jail, get sued and the public has a right to know.

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      • islandpalmtrees says:

        Remember Flynn! This affect him

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        • dwpender says:

          The FIRST Page warrant is the key where Flynn is concerned. It was approved October 21, 2016, and the Kislyak call was on December 29,2016.

          Scheme Team could surely have used the initial Page warrant to 2-hop to Flynn. (Surely Page talked to Sessions, who put him on the foreign policy team, and Sessions talked to Flynn.)

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      The whole thing is illegal, including the use of the special counsel statute to do a counter intelligence investigation. The statute itself says that it is only for criminal investigations. In order to establish the application of the special counsel statute you need to name the crime. Never happened. If you can’t name the crime, how do you know if it’s a criminal investigation? How can you name a special counsel if you don’t know if it’s for a criminal investigation? You can’t, at least not legally. And these congress critters all pretending along, they’re lawyers, they all knew that. They just pretended along.

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  13. Sherri Young says:

    Here’s the short version minus the Dimm sedition.

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    • PS says:

      What’s ironic is that Ben Stein is super-conservative in real life, and this “boring lesson” is actual history of tariffs being blamed for driving the country into the Great depression (Smoot-Hawley Act) and that reduction in taxation levels increases economic activity resulting in greater government intake (Laffer Curve). Both were Republican actions, which were probably slipped into the script as a way for Hollywood to get their digs into President Reagan.

      Apparently free-trade policies bore us as youth, but as an aged adult, I’m like “yeah, conservative policies for the win!” Tariffs, when used correctly, not politically, are a great policy tool as President Trump is demonstrating. And President Reagan’s tax cuts fueled over decade of economic boom.

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      • Sherri Young says:

        Ben Stein apparently ad libbed his audition. He got the part and was asked to write his “lesson”.

        I believe it because econ is Ben Stein’s bailiwick.

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  14. MR52 says:

    Notice they are adding evidence that was not part of the original House trial about Rudy’s letter. Defense should object.

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  15. paintbrushsage says:

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  16. daylight58 says:

    Every time I see Zoe Lofgren, I’m reminded that most congresspeople are past their pull dates by the time that they’ve got 10 terms under their belts.

    I remember the adults in my life mentioning her when I was still in high school…. back in the mid-1970s.

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  17. Deplore Able says:

    Oh my goodness. President Trump knowingly and willfully retained Rudy Giuliani. He directed and knew what Rudy Giuliani did. They were in contact and talked. How dare he hire, direct and talk to his attorney? He is in big trouble now. Smoking gun stuff here. /s

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      It may be too dangerous to speak the truth on why it went down this way with Rudy, but it’s obvious to many of us. There was nobody on the ground in Ukraine associated with the State Department who could be trusted to faithfully execute the President’s policies.

      The department was overrun with incompetents, liars and thieves. POTUS had no choice but to go with a 3rd party.

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      • Pokey says:

        The biggest part of the problem that any populist President has is too many enemies and not many friends. The biggest reservation I had about helping elect him. Don’t worry, I decided it is not Trump’s fault that that is the reality for him. I decided that very few populists would ever be able to match Trump’s ability to combat legions of political enemies. We needed a clean out of the Washington Bureaucracies. Trump has been spectacular in trying to do just that. In four more years we will have a different looking government. Of course, in 5 years we will be looking down the barrel of the Globalist Oligarchy unless we find a candidate that is as up to the task as PDJT. Maybe there will be an actual Republican who has a backbone by then.

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    • oldschool64 says:

      And yet not one peep from the dems about calling Rudy as a witness. Imagine that!

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    • jello333 says:

      “Donald Trump, the current President of the United States, openly admits that when he hired Rudolph Giuliani he was aware that Mr. Giuliani had once been mayor of… New York City!”

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  18. daylight58 says:

    Oh oh…. It looks like Schiffy and Co. have annoyed Lisa Murkowski.

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  19. John Brennan was wiretapping Donald Trump since 2012–but the Bidens are above investigation? Democrat, please.

    I’m going to keep on asking this question ’til somebody gives me an answer:

    What is the non-corrupt way in which Hunter Biden can rake in millions from the regimes that Joe Biden is giving billions to?

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    • donnyvee says:

      Hi Gipper. I love your question. It hits hard like a cast iron frying pan across the face!

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    • Little Berkeley Conservative says:

      Hopper, love the question and your statement, ‘Democrat, please.’

      Your question would probably fit on the backside of a Trump 2020 sign at the next rally!

      I’m stealing the Democrat, please! It will go well with, Karma is a Democrat, Same Schiff, different day!

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  20. butch cassidy says:

    Haven’t watched any of this garbage for the last 2 days just check in now and then to read the comments. One thing I believe, IIRC was Trump saying that losing the house was not as bad as we thought because the country would now get to see just who these democrats really are. Well here you go.

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    • mdt123 says:

      Agree 100%. I surely hope there are enough sane D voters who see through this and not proud of this garbage. While they may not convert to R voters, they may influence their own party into a saner direction which is good for all of us Americans and the republic’s future.

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      • fangdog says:

        The issue; There are no sane Democrat voters. It is impossible to be a Democrat if a person is sane. However, a Democrat voter can be crooked, corrupt or just plain stupid.

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        • No kidding; what kind of sane person would vote for Joe Biden for President…he’s senile and totally corrupt. You have to be totally insane to think he is capable of being President.

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          • G. Alistar says:

            The kind who is controlled by their emotions. TDS results in hate and rage, thus they refuse to listen to facts and evidence which goes contrary to their preconceived bias. Not so sure democrats are insane, senile or stupid, just plain emotionally filled with hate and rage. Fueled by dishonest politicians and a host of fake news media sources. IMHO….

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          • mdt123 says:

            I know many sane and smart D voters in my own family.They have been propangadized or whatever the word is but not given the right info by MSM. This may be a sort of turning point is what I what I was trying to say. At this point I don’t expect to convert them to R but just bring sanity to D party. I also engage with my D rep and senator to do same.

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  21. Ackman419 says:

    Don’t know who this AA gal is, but she’s no Adam Schiff.

    The defense has to be thinking about ALL the boomerang rebuttals the Dems are offering
    This gal just brought up the phone records of Guiliani.
    Hmmmmmm, just how and why was the prosecution able to get those records?
    It was by buying off an exec at a com Corp to spy and provide those records.
    For a reward.
    Quid pro quo.
    Every.Single.Time.

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    • California Joe says:

      The government can NEVER subpoena the phone records of a defense attorney! It’s a major firing and disbarment offense!

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    • Sherri Young says:

      That’s Val Demmings. Actually, this is one of her good days. Check back in the C-SPAN archives and watch her spit out hatred and venom. Strikes me as someone who was schooled in identity politics and learned to hate the persons she was told to hate.

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  22. Sean Supsky says:

    He removed corrupt diplomats [Yankovich], you defective human [Val Demings]

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  23. milktrader says:

    Demings is vomiting on the Senate floor

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  24. gabytango says:

    Along with handing out Fidget Spinners and Stress balls…..

    Adam Schiff rebuked senators who left Donald Trump’s impeachment trial
    ‘It doesn’t hurt that the morning starts out every day with the sergeant-in-arms warning you that if you don’t, you will be in prison,’ Schiff said.

    The Daily Mail first said Schiff said they would “go to prison if they do not attend,” in the headline to the article and now on the second attempt to re-fashion this article, they deleted that quote, and just kept the above quote instead. I cannot despise this worm of a manned the Press any more than I already do!

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7921779/Adam-Schiff-rebukes-senators-walking-Democrats-case-removing-Trump.html

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  25. Sean Supsky says:

    It sure would be nice if, every time these people lied, they would lose a piece of clothing….that might stop them from lying so much…..but would they care, since they have no shame?

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  26. sunnyflower5 says:

    Susan Rice: Obama Put Call Transcripts On Top Secret Server, Too
    SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 By David Marcus
    Former national security adviser Susan Rice acknowledged last night that the Obama administration moved transcripts of conversations with foreign leaders onto the same top-secret server where the Trump administration stored his recent phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/28/susan-rice-obama-put-call-transcripts-on-top-secret-server-too/

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  27. another face in the crowd says:

    I’m not familiar with trials and realize that this is different from a criminal trial.
    I take that these first three days have been opening arguments? So as a defendant you just have to sit there and take it?
    To bad the President’s defenders can not raise objections during this phase, not sure there is any phase of this mess that will operate in that fashion.

    I hope the Presidents team will use video and graphics to counter these opening remarks. Every time I turn it on, I never see anything but Schiff or another one of the House Democrats playing clips from the corrupt House investigation witnesses or a rehash of that.

    Sadly it seems like this has been a three day infomercial of lies and projections against our President.

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    • cboldt says:

      In a court trial there are rules of evidence. It is these rules that drive immediate objections to certain testimony and evidence.
      In impeachment, the senators are judge, jury, rule-making body, the whole enchilada. Whether and how the senate tolerates being misled is a function of the outcome the senate wants to arrive at, also in light of public perception (which is easily manipulated).
      The senate is obviously divided that way. Half of it is overt liars (DEMS), the other half is not as overt. The goal of a senator is to maximize personal power.

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    • Wethal says:

      He gets 24 hours over 3 days to present his case after the finishes.

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  28. milktrader says:

    My question is what does Joe Biden have to hide?

    He should cooperate with a new special prosecutor (guilliani)

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      He’s extremely butt-hurt that he wasn’t named to the Defense team along with the likes of Jordan and Collins.

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    • hoosiertruthfan says:

      Very disappointing. I wonder if his district has changed a lot with all the new Floridians?
      It could just be sour grapes for not being selected as part of the House members selected as part of the President Trump’s team but still very disappointing.

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      • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

        Gaetz’ main constituency in the panhandle is the Pensacola Naval Air Station. And Business Insider is not a particularly Trump-friendly news outfit. Perhaps this is much ado about nothing. Meanwhile the democrats are still busy barking at the moon and the republicans are trying to stay awake. Someone could make a pretty penny selling crossword puzzle books on the streets near the capitol building.

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        • another face in the crowd says:

          From reading the article I think it was more him trying to provide constructive criticism not that he is changing his opinion on the facts or his support for the President.

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          • hawkins6 says:

            I agree “another face..”

            Matt is right that the Dems had greater visual aids and so on but I don’t see why the Dems deserve any praise at all for lying and trying to frame the President no matter how eloquently or visually they present it. Trump’s defense was likely waiting for their turn and will add visuals on Saturday. It might have been a mistake not to match the Dems on Day one but I doubt it’s a fatal flaw.

            All that aside, I suspect Matt is charged up and trying to add constructive criticism. Maybe he thought it would help him get fully out of the doghouse.

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          • willthesuevi says:

            Constructive criticism? Calling out your fellow Republicans in the Senate as providing a defense akin to an 8th grade book report is constructive? In the leftist media.

            You have got to be kidding me. Are you related to him perchance? Paul Ryan is that you?

            The Republicans haven’t even started yet.

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            • another face in the crowd says:

              Willthesuevi,
              I think your comment may have been in response to mine.

              I’m not related to Matt.

              Am I Paul Ryan? That one really hurts.
              If I thought we could spare a vote, I might consider those fight’n words.

              But jokes aside. I’m not looking for any Fratricide.

              I was disappointed in Matt’s recent vote on Iran, and the 8th grade comment probably was a little over the top, but I do have the same opinion on the visual displays. Trumps team will probably blow it out of the water when they get their turn, I’m just getting tired having to wait for our turn to get here.

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          • Dekester says:

            Naw…Matt blew it. It looks like he is in trouble, he shouldn’t be sayin* a f**king thing Rat Bass Turd that he is.

            “ if someone shows you who they are, believe them”

            Matt showed me, he betrayed PDJT, now is demeaning PDJTs team, all the while pumping the demons.🤮

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            • Little Berkeley Conservative says:

              Completely agree with you. He’s breaking ranks!

              I’d prefer something more Palinesque like, You can put lipstick on Adam Schiff, but it’s still Adam Schiff!

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              • another face in the crowd says:

                “You can put lipstick on Adam Schiff, but it’s still Adam Schiff!”
                He probably only puts that on at Ed Buck’s parties right? That is not a pretty picture…. Sorry Tree House

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    • another face in the crowd says:

      I think he may have a point. The democrats are playing pure politics, with a side benefit that they may actually luck into impeaching the president.

      I think our Presidents defense is playing it straight, like the voting public is not at play and only reasonable senators are the audience, both of which is not really the case.

      Sadly most of the public does not know the back story to the democrats corruption in the house investigation and they are getting to present it as indisputable fact and truth.

      Optics do matter and I think that is what he was getting at.

      We are seeing the democrats trying to repeat a lie enough it becomes the accepted “truth” even if it is a lie…

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      • Brutalus says:

        The Defense hasn’t even begun their case yet!! How would he know?!! My God, how do we keep getting these petty, thin-skinned, “He Chose Poorly” Republicans?! We’re in a war, Matt! You should have known better to give aid and comfort to the enemy on that War Powers vote. When are these puke Republicans like Gaetz and Graham going to realize we elected Trump because he fights back against these seditious bastards?! No Quarter, No Mercy. Get it through your thick skulls!

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I don’t need to hear from Gaetz right now.

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    • MDNA I says:

      Not ready for primetime

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    • Joebkonobi says:

      Gaetz would be well advised to keep his mouth shut. Already dug a hole Matt, no need to go any deeper.

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    • Don McAro says:

      Hate to say it…but so far he is right….Schiff is lying right through his teeth…but he’s got the audience to do it to…So far Republicans have yet to bring up the fact in an effective manner about Judicial authority and walk americans through the process of what the democrats did this time that was different then other impeachments… Explain why their Subpoenas were worthless… Explain the process of the whistleblower and what democrats did anytime he was brought up…. The defense yielded a lot of time. So don’t give me this crap they are just warming up…..

      But.. Gates is now a bumbling baby… Consider him Bolton material now.
      And If gates was on this team… He would be saying how great they were doing… They are playing Checkers and we are playing 3d chess…you know it

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      • Kaco says:

        What? What about POTUS attorney that Sundance posted earlier? He nails every point. Very straightforward.

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        • Don McAro says:

          This is all well and good, and it brings me back to my original point..Yielding time.
          That letter that was sent to Schiff about the subpoenas Should have been displayed on a screen and read aloud to the people watching. That is an EFFECTIVE manner. Its all about optics…. People really need to know this. and it needs to be DRILLED HOME

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    • willthesuevi says:

      What a dumb-ass.

      His short lived popularity went to his head. These political ding-a-lings need to remember the electorate is all about “That was then, this is now”.

      You have to prove your loyalty to us everyday. We are no longer going to assume you are looking out for our interests. We have been burned before. No more free passes, Mr. Gaetz.

      Aw shits and atta’ boys are applicable.

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    • paintbrushsage says:

      The process wasn’t fair in the house (you know that Matt) the president’s lawyers were not allowed to be there for fact finding. The best thing the president lawyer’s did was to not participate in the two day house judiciary hearing, otherwise the democrats would have used footage of White House lawyers when they didn’t even have their own witnesses.

      So, sorry Matt, the White House lawyers are smart.

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    • MW says:

      If they kept Gaetz off because of his war powers vote then that is just un-believably stupid. Gaetz happens to believe that Congress should approve of wars and their funding and that presidents are not tyrants who can invade a country on a whim. Maybe we should have learned our lesson from GW Bush and his stupid f .. wars.
      SD himself said the whole Iran thing was a setup by Pompeo and the neonut crowd. Why the knee jerk support here for the debacle in Iran?
      We, as in Trump supporters, are not so plentiful that we can toss away solid supporters like Gaetz on a butt hurt whim.

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  29. milktrader says:

    I’m questioning if I suffer from emetophelia by continuing to listen

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  30. Reserved55 says:

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    • hawkins6 says:

      Sen. Blackburn and others are really stepping up while Sen. Kennedy’s comment about learning a lot by listening to Schiff blab on for hours is perplexing. I hope Kennedy clarifies what he’s suddenly learning from the biggest liar and fraud in Congress.

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      • cboldt says:

        For all we know, he is learning that the DEMs are more bold and brazen liars than he thought they were.

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      • another face in the crowd says:

        Kennedy was a democrat until 2007, but hopefully he was just taken out of context with that comment.

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      • Guyski says:

        “I’ve learned a lot. Everybody has. Senators didn’t know the case,” Kennedy admitted. “They really didn’t.”

        The former law school professor claims he has now read through the written briefs twice.

        “We didn’t stay glued to the television. We haven’t read the transcripts,” he explained.

        “Those of you who have sat through a trial before know that there are peaks and valleys. A trial is a narrative. It’s a story and to really evaluate the consequences of the story you have to get the story,” he added.

        My impression….stay tuned. 🤔

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        • hawkins6 says:

          Good points Guyski:

          I still have faith in Kennedy’s judgment. But emotions are riding high now that the lying Dem hoaxers have many hours of unobstructed air time to disparage, demean, defame, falsely accuse and condemn an innocent President. IMO, it’s not a good time to speak in vague terms or jokingly praise the serial liar Schiff if that is what Lindsay did. This is a very serious time from now on.

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      • California Joe says:

        Did Sen. Kennedy also learn alot from Schiff when he swore publicly on TV a dozen times that he personally saw the overwhelming evidence that President Trump had colluded with Russia and Putin to steal the 2016 Presidential election??? LOL!

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  31. Ken Maritch says:

    I, like many of you, am a political junkie… I watch, read, listen to whatever I can.
    This “trial” is unwatchable.
    Just think what the average person thinks..

    Liked by 5 people

    • another face in the crowd says:

      agree, but it will give the media endless sound bites and political commercials for the year to come.

      Liked by 1 person

    • milktrader says:

      Bloviating, pontificating, virtue signaling, bad grammar, repetition, admonishing, mansplaining, condescending.

      They have covered all the Derek Jeter bases.

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    • Ken Lawson says:

      The average person isn’t watching it. The average person has no idea what is really going on. The average person is subject to the overview being sold by the media that the Democrats are laying out a perfect case proving the president’s guilt. The only good news is that most people don’t watch or read the news from any source.

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  32. margarite1 says:

    I won’t watch this but I did see that yesterday Lindsey Graham congratulated Schiff as being “well spoken” plus a couple of other compliments. So….do the Republicans look like the JV team so far?
    If so hopefully the rebuttal will clear it up.

    Seems to me it’s always easier to make your case when you don’t mind lying.

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    • another face in the crowd says:

      I have watched it off an on this week.

      From what I have caught of it, I opinion would be the following:

      I think if this was in a real court, the President would be winning hands down.
      In the court of public optics, I could see where the democrats could be seen as getting their message across better.

      Democrat lies can not be contested as they are said, so the optics are they come across as facts for anyone that hasn’t been paying attention and they probably wouldn’t stick around hours to see the defense’s rebuttal.

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    • Deplore Able says:

      Senators have a tradition of treating opponents with the utmost respect.

      It reminds me of an old joke about two women, formerly rivals, who met a their high school 25 year reunion. The first woman asks “How have you been these last 25 years? The rival replies: “Well, I did go off to college and married the captain of the football team.” The first woman replies “How nice.” The rival continues “When my husband finished medical school, his rich daddy bought us a big mansion.” The first woman replies “How nice.” The rival continues, “Now we go to Europe every summer and enjoy the high life.” The first woman replies “How nice.

      The rival then asks “What have you done with your life?” The first woman say “Well, I graduated from charm school.” The rival asks “What did they teach you at charm school?” The first woman says “They taught me how to say ‘how nice’ when I really wanted to say ‘F*** You'”.

      Lindsey Graham went to charm school.

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  33. hawkins6 says:

    All of the Coup plotters, the Impeachment hoaxers, the communist or Green New Deal rigid state promoters, the corrupt politicians that encouraged the Collusion and Impeachment hoaxes or meekly refused to oppose them and the despicable sycophants in the media that willingly support these efforts to seriously harm their country, and not just a POTUS, don’t deserve to live in a free Republic. They are actively trying to destroy the present political and Constitutional structure in the USA in a misguided vision of a one party state run by them. President Trump is an unexpected obstacle in their plans.

    So, it bewilders me that Sen Graham would congratulate Schiff yesterday on his eloquent and brilliant performance in the Senate or that Matt Gaetz would vote for a toothless Pelosi resolution in the House and Susan Collins would vote with Schumer in the Senate at this crucial time. Neither vote was worth joining those that seek to ruin America by deposing the President or badgering and attacking him endlessly for things they have actually done.

    Fortunately, many Americans are not capitulating and are taking this fight very seriously. They deserve to live in a Free Republic and are fighting hard to preserve it like many of their ancestors did.

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    • mimbler says:

      a headline I saw said Graham’s compliment was sarcastic.

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      • hawkins6 says:

        I’m still bewildered after checking out Lindsey’s Twitter site. No clarification at all about his “joking” praise of Schiff. Can you reference the headline mimbler?

        Sen. Graham has been a great ally of P Trump but if he’s going to jokingly praise an incessant liar and a very dangerous political opponent when emotions are riding high during an unjustified and fraudulent Impeachment hearing, it might be wise not to joke without making it clear to Trump’s impeachment aggravated supporters.

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  34. Reserved55 says:

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  35. CTH Fan says:

    I have been busy and not able to pay too much attention to the impeachment information. What I am being fed on Fox by Warner that his Republican colleagues are really impressed with Schiff and the information he is bringing forward. I tend to believe him after seeing the exchange between Lindsey Graham and Schiff, Other snippets I hear from time to time indicate the same thing.

    As I feared, by giving Dems 24 continuous hours without the ability to push back in real time is a giant mistake. Opinions will already have been formed by the time team Trump comes up to bat. They are being allowed to bring up things that are not in the articles of impeachment. Our President is once more left out in the cold unable to defend himself against this onslaught of lies.

    I know the majority of Treepers disagree with me but I have yet to any sign information that allay these fears..

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    • Brutalus says:

      What information would you like? A phony poll?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Somebody says:

      Rand Paul said there are 45 votes to dismiss right now. Do the math, if 45 are ready to dismiss there are not 67 to convict. This may drag on thanks to the 8 R’s that apparently want it to drag on, but the votes to convict are not there. IF what Rand Paul says is correct.

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      • hawkins6 says:

        But if a majority vote to depose POTUS by even by one vote, the Dems can still claim forever that POTUS’s defense lost to the Dem prosecution when 4 or more of his Republicans voted guilty. I would never want my future to be determined by Romney, Collins, Murkowski, Alexander….

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      • mimbler says:

        And I suspect some that don’t want to dismiss right now, just want the President’s side given to rebut what the dems have said.

        I would be in that camp myself. Let the Trump lawyers have their 24 hours then acquit.

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    • another face in the crowd says:

      I don’t disagree with you, you echo my gut feeling on this at present as well.
      People tune in at the start and only hear the democrats lies and side, won’t stick around for the rebuttal and truth.
      The Senate just by letting this play out has given it legitimacy it does not deserve.

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      • rvsueandcrew says:

        I bet that our very savvy President Trump, is he sees interest sagging when it’s our turn, will tweet something that will cause people to pay attention.

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        • another face in the crowd says:

          You are probably right. I did see a report where not as many people have tuned into this as they did for mueller or the original version of these same lies in the House.

          I do hope the President’s team plays not only to the Senators but also to the viewing public. I think the video and slides are an effective approach.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Wouldn’t base an opinion on the tripe coming out of the deepstate mainstream news. For instance over at YahooNews they are practically picking out new curtains for Pelosi’s new Oval Office at White House. It’s all misinformation all the time at the dinosaur media. Do like most Americans and ignore them! GOP Senators aren’t going to all of a sudden vote against their own basic interests, that is, getting themselves reelected.

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    • hoosiertruthfan says:

      It’s premature to evaluate and anticipate outcome when only one side has presented their info, don’t you think? The process doesn’t allow for the President’s side to present their facts yet. Maybe you’ll feel better Monday or Tuesday night.

      The Senate is meant to be different than the bloviating nature of the House.
      That is why it was genius of the President to add the House members to his team when he did. They are familiar with the facts and shenanigans the dems have pulled on the House side. They can spend the time on the talk shows and outside the chamber to refute the lies the Dem’s House mis-managers are spewing.
      The President’s team will then commence and wham, take that.
      This has been brewing for as long as the President has been in office and likely before he was in office.
      I find it hard to believe they won’t do their best to deal a knock out blow.

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      • another face in the crowd says:

        I hope your take is prophetic!
        I know I’m sick of listening to this smear campaign against the best President our nation has had in my lifetime that is going on this week.

        I think our side is just sick of it seems like we are always in the hurry up and wait mode while we just keep taking body blows…

        I think we are all ready for the counter attack.
        If this was the battle of the bulge it feels like Antwerp is about to be taken but we haven’t heard “Nutz” be said and Patton is no where to be seen on the horizon yet.

        Hopefully that changes soon with the President’s defense teams rebuttal to this nonsense.

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        • hoosiertruthfan says:

          Time will tell. All I can say is this Republican President is unlike any we have seen in our lifetimes. He is a fighter. Thank the Lord and finally.

          Sekulow and Cipollone have been with him a while. I can’t imagine that if they were namby pamby in their efforts he would have kept them on his team.
          I suspect they were told get it done, no holds barred, take no prisoners. If they don’t, his presidency ends. We all know the stakes. Hence the lies, the corrupted process on the House side, the impeachment headed by the Intel Committee and all the alphabet agencies colluding with it.
          The whole process reeks to high heaven and I sure as hell hope they flatten the Dems when given the chance.

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  36. Reserved55 says:

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  37. hoosiertruthfan says:

    Love it, Rep. Tom McClintock of CA likens the dems bringing impeachment charges against the President to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor thus awakening Republicans filling them with a terrible resolve, ala the famous Yamamoto quote post Pearl attack. Just on the Fox Business Channel.
    I hope he’s correct and it isn’t just Republicans.

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  38. Brutalus says:

    I’m tired of all the handwringing here about the quality of Adam Schiff’s video/powerpoint presentation. And I’m up to my breaking point about worries about the average voter who is just learning about this or who will believe what the MSM tells them at 6 pm. You’d have to have been in a coma or had a recent labotomy to not have absorbed all the Dem’s BS for the past 3 years. If someone is actually that detached from this, I don’t want their vote anyway. People’s political bents are tattoo’d on their chests. Most of Dem voters know this is B.S., but if their team can remove our team’s leader, they’ll cast all their values and principals aside to get him out. Is it shortsighted? Hell, yes. Will they scream bloody murder when a Republican House majority does it to them or one of their leaders? Hell, yes. Do I even give a f@#$? Hell, no! The only thing that matters right now are those Republican Senators….Will 20 of them stab the President in the back and remove him?! After this?!! I don’t know the answer to this, but I can tell you it’s the only question worth considering. Everything else is just comment bait.

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    • Guyski says:

      Adam Schiff’s video/powerpoint presentation is like putting lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig.

      Liked by 1 person

    • WRB says:

      Will 20 of them stab the President in the back?

      That would be just as likely as 20 dems voting to acquit. Theoretically possible. But it will not happen.

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      • another face in the crowd says:

        Would be nice if we could flip some Democrats instead to vote against this madness.
        Mollie Hemingway in an article noted some possible flips –
        Joe Manchin of West Virginia
        Gary Peters of Michigan
        Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire
        Tina Smith of Minnesota
        Doug Jones of Alabama
        Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona
        Maybe we should contact and put pressure on these members along with stiffening the spines of the 8 Rand Paul talked about.

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  39. Ausonius says:

    A friend claimed a few hours ago that Gonadler called his own allegations “the most SPURIOUS charges” ever given against a president!!! 🙂

    Any knowledge of that? If he said the phrase (instead of e.g. “serious”), it would rank as the most appropriate Freudian Slip ever!!!! 😉

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  40. seasidemommy says:

    Please, anyone, answer a question I have. Are the Impeachment Managers under oath? The reason I ask is if during written questions from Senators someone asks a question of Adam Schiff that Justice Roberts reads will he be under oath to answer and does he have to answer?

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    • hoosiertruthfan says:

      I hope they are under oath before answering questions posed by Senators.

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      • Ken Lawson says:

        They don’t have to be under oath because it’s a felony to lie to a senator.

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        • another face in the crowd says:

          Is it still a felony if no one will prosecute it though?
          I hope it would be prosecuted.
          Guess it is kinda like the saying if a tree falls in the woods with no one around does it make a sound ……

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    • cboldt says:

      The impeachment managers are not under oath.

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      • jello333 says:

        Maybe not now. But WILL they be once the “questioning” part begins? I think that’s really important, because a Rep senator could do some real damage to Schiff, could instantly put him in some real legal jeopardy.

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    • cboldt says:

      The impeachment managers are not under oath.
      Edit to add, schiff may be a special case, as both impeachment manager (no oath, act as advocate, often shades), and possibly a witness (oath, but that is not meaningful either)

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Recall the jurors, the senators, were sworn in on Monday. Am guessing that the congressmen are allowed to pretty much say anything they want as usual as long as they follow their “official code of conduct.”

      “RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – 116th CONGRESS

      Rule XXIII – Code Of Official Conduct
      There is hereby established by and for the House the following code of conduct, to be known as the “Code of Official Conduct”:

      1. A Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, or employee of the House shall behave at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House.”

      Here’s their Rule 23… whatever that means…

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  41. Ken Maritch says:

    Sekulow knows how to handle a press gaggle.

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  42. Sean Supsky says:

    Jay is good at answering questions

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  43. islandpalmtrees says:

    What is the difference between this and sedition?

    WOW! Adam Schiff Lectures America: Your Vote Doesn’t Count, We Can’t Trust the Ballot Box (VIDEO)

    In his opening argument on Wednesday blowhard Adam Schiff told America the ballot box cannot be trusted.
    Your vote doesn’t count if you choose Trump.

    Adam Schiff: The President’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won.

    This really is a new low for Democrats — choose us or your vote doesn’t count!

    Democrats don’t trust you to make the right decision.
    They know better. And that’s why they’re so ANGRY.
    They can’t accept that you reject their lunacy and hatred.

    Rush Limbaugh weighed in on Pencil-neck.

    This guy is not altogether sane. I think this guy is rivaling Antonio Brown to me in being just off center. It’s not the first time aid has been withheld by a president. Obama shut them out of aid while Russia came in and took part of Ukraine, called Crimea.

    Are you getting tired of me saying this yet? “When the Ukrainians learned and the Russians learned the president did not have his back, was withholding this aid –” they got their aid! In a matter of days, they got the aid.

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  44. Constreeper says:

    For the sake of the party Joe Biden should immediately call for an investigation into his activities in the Ukraine during the time he was our Vice President and into those of his surviving son Hunter . We don’t want a bad surprise in September, should Trump somehow dig up some fake dirt on Joe and Hunter. I for one am completely confident in this strategy since we’ve already debunked any of these false accusation as conspiracy theories and Russian propaganda. We have absolutely nothing to hide. Lets call Trumps bluff. Joe can forever be the champion of transparency and anti corruption, effectively repenting for his surviving son taking a million dollar a year no show job, which of course is not illegal in the Ukraine. Thats one helluva anti corruption message to send to the Ukrainian people, The Ukranian oligarchs, corrupt a**holes around the world, and everyone in our State Department who want to make certain our anti corruption message is backed up by our policies and actions.

    Game, set, match Biden.

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  45. Ken Lawson says:

    For those are concerned about how the Democrats presentation at the impeachment trial might affect the opinion of the American people, just remember that they are only averaging a viewership of 11 million people. It’s a small fraction of the American population.

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  46. islandpalmtrees says:

    We knew when Lindsey Graham was one of the first four members of Congress to call for a Russia Collusion investigation, that he was a scum bucket then This confirms it.

    OAN Newsroom
    UPDATED 3:10 PM PT — Thursday, January 23, 2020
    Sen. Lindsey Graham is clarifying his interaction with lead House impeachment manager Adam Schiff. While speaking to reporters on Thursday, the South Carolina senator said Rep. Schiff was well-spoken during Wednesday’s arguments.

    “He’s well-spoken, did a good job of…making the email come alive,” said Graham. “Quite frankly, I thought they did a good job of taking bits and pieces of the evidence and creating a quilt out of it.”

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    • gda53 says:

      He forgot to add “…but remember, all we’ve heard for 4 months is the Dems side, and
      unfortunately for them, once the President FINALLY gets to have his defence team speak in his defence, that quilt is gonna unravel PDQ”.

      WTH Miss Lindsey?!

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  47. linda4298 says:

    https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/01/23/fncs-wallace-democrats-have-made-a-powerful-case-against-trump/ according to Chrissy, this is over, what is there to say in the next 16 hrs, I bet Cnn, msnbc and fox won’t even cover the defense.

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  48. cboldt says:

    Starting tomorrow we will begin cracking through the Swamp media’s cover-up of TOP level Democrats selling their public office, resulting in multi-millions, in Ukraine and the conspired attempt with foreign officials to “destroy” the Trump candidacy.

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