Day Five – Senate Impeachment Trial, Defense Begins – 10:00am 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 on day five at 10:00am ET. Today is the first day of the Trump defense and will only be three hours long by request/agreement with the Senate.

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  1. CM-TX says:

    I wonder what George will say about it?

    (Sorry, but I just had to! 🤣)

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  2. paintbrushsage says:

    This is the leadership/relationship point. Glad the WH team added this to their six points. After all is said and done, there is a more predictable, reciprocal and understandable relationship with Ukraine than the ever visible Joe Biden giving speeches and telling stories in the middle of the Ukranian/Russian conflict. I hope Lt. Col. Vindman, Fiona Hill, David Holmes and the whistleblower heard that point.

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    • wendy forward says:

      This guy Michael Purpura was absolutely magnificent. All were good but he – IMHO – was really the stand out. Beautiful advocacy.

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      • Val says:

        I agree! I was mesmerized by his eloquence, calmness and knowledge. He indeed presented the case very well, imo.

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        • ichicinnabar says:

          The short 2 hour presentation was brilliant. they all coordinated on the overall theme and each made their specific points. In contrast to Schiff’s megalomanic dominating of the Dem’s presentation, the President’s team was a true team approach, one handing off to the other to build the next step in the case.

          As many have noted, it was over too soon and left you wanting more. So masterful.

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    • mopar2016 says:

      Purpura was excellent, he mopped the floor with the house maggots.

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  3. EnoughIsEnough says:

    Despite all the expected spin by the sycophant media, the Dems can NOT have been pleased after today’s opening by President Trump’s team. Remember, this was only THREE hours of their rebuttal, with so many different shots fired across the bow. If I am in the Senate, I curse the House for putting me in the position of defending this garbage. I expect defections, and will be surprised if red state Dems don’t overwhelmingly vote to acquit.

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  4. Reserved55 says:

    Crying Chuck spinning the moving goalposts

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    • The American Patriot says:

      Your a$$e$ got handed in a few hours by the defense!

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      • gabytango says:

        a couple of hours – only 2

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      • It’s hard to speak politely about the level of dishonesty in these comments by Schumer!
        Everybody knows that the accused has the right of confrontation BEFORE THE ACTUAL TRIAL by means of a probable cause hearing to ascertain which witnesses and evidence will be needed for trial.
        Here, Schumer admits before the world that these charges would really have been dismissed already if a true probable cause hearing had taken place, because he stipulates as much.
        Considering this matter in its totality, I still believe that a dismissal of these articles is the most appropriate, constitutional way of adjudicating this case. Those that claim that only true acquittal favors the President are mistaken. If there were an outright dismissal, the President would benefit TRIPLY, (1) the entire foundation, motivation and purpose of the charges would be declared null and void, (2) the President would still continue to enjoy his presumption of innocence, (3) the President could proclaim more forcefully and convincingly that these meritless charges were concocted by political adversaries through the agency of Deep State government officials, operatives in the Democrat Party, and, of course, as always, Communist Media USA Inc which interviews, hires and supports these individuals for either elective office or appointment to government posts.
        Additionally, acquittal, after long, protracted legal proceedings, always implies an inference of ‘where there is smoke, there is fire.’ However, a dismissal clearly conveys that the charges were likely vexatious or malicious, both of which they certainly were in this case.

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        • Tl Howard says:

          He’s a character out of “Merchant of Venice.”

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        • Adele Virtue says:

          can they dismiss with prejudice? If so that means it can not be brought up again, not the same charges any way.

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          • I don’t believe the House can be limited in the number of times it can file impeachment articles. Certainly, the Senate can vote them down immediately if it thinks the new articles are tredding the same ground over and over.

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        • montanadi says:

          I couldn’t disagree with you more. It would be a travesty to allow the Democrats’ accusations to stand. It is essential that President Trump’s lawyers refute the charges in full and that he be acquitted. The only time a dismissal would have been appropriate and of value would have been BEFORE the Democrats spent 3 days lying about the President.

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          • My thinking was that, because there was no valid, constitutional probable cause hearing in the House, a sort of substitute probable cause hearing was occurring now in the Senate, after which a legal determination could be made that there was no factual or constitutional basis for these articles, and that dismissal would be in order.
            However, in the absence of being before a single judge in a court of law capable of making that determination, and with all the heavy political baggage that Senate trial entailed, a vote for dismissal at the outset was clearly a bridge too far. A hearing of some sort had to occur.
            But there is now an interesting opportunity: if Republicans truly wish to adjudicate this matter as quickly as feasible and without witnesses, there is more of a legal and POLITICAL justification for not having witnesses if the Senate votes for dismissal, than voting to acquit without witnesses. In any event, the President’s team will now have a beautiful opportunity to entirely exonerate the President, whether dismissal is voted on (my preference), or whether conviction or innocence is voted on.

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    • stenwin77 says:

      Apparently, the House did not do their job if you still need witnesses.

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      • Mr. Morris says:

        The house democrats hid evidence, including the testimony of the “whistleblower”, and Mr. Attkinson ( spelling?) who changed the rules for “whistleblowers”.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Uh….Chucky seems sad 🙂

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    • imkittymyers says:

      You had your chance, Schumer.

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    • vikingmom says:

      Okay Senator – we call Adam Schiff as our first witness!

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    • Dutchman says:

      IMHO, the Dems don’t REALLY want witnesses, they want to be able to say
      “The Republican controlled Senate blocked us from being able to call witnesses, in order to help Trump cover up his obvious crimes!”

      Given its already been made clear that IF Senators vote to hear witnesses, they will hear both prosecution AND defence witnesses, and all witnesses will be deposed PRIOR to any testimony, its highly unlikely the,Senate will vote to hear witnesses.

      Drags the process out, much further. And PDJT’s witnesses carry the real threat of revealing all sirts of things many on both sides don’t want revealed.

      Similar to the Dems phony effort to get additional documentary evidence.
      If they harp on that, lets see the transcript from the ICIG, that you still haven’t turned over to the,Senate.

      After all, that is ‘work product’ from the Houses sham investigation, not 6e material protected by any standard protections from disclosure, unlike the 6e material.

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      • All correct! That’s why if the Senate considers this hearing as a probable cause hearing that never took place before, it can now dismiss (on correct legal grounds!), and hence, no need to explain why witnesses weren’t called.
        Case dismissed!
        Next case!

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        • Dutchman says:

          Yeah, tempting. Like a defence moving for dismissal, when Prosecution closes, saying prosecutors failed to meet their burden of proof.

          But, its NOT a criminal trial, and its partly PR; after the Dems reiterating only one, distorted side of the story, got to take the opportunity to get the other side out.

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          • I view the current Senate hearings to be a ‘quasi probable cause hearing,’ in that the House failed to conduct one at all, now leaving a perplexed Senate with no idea where to turn or how to proceed. In consequence, it adopted McConnell’s road map (24 hours of arguments for each side, followed by questions and final arguments) as a means to come to know, for the first time, the crucially important facts before a proper, legal, constitutional judgement could be rendered (again, blame falls to the House!).
            In light of this, I believe that the current hearings substitute adequately for the normal pre-trial hearings and motions, and can give the Senate a sufficiently solid assessment of the state of evidence at a normal pre-trial stage, and in regards to the postponed issue of witnesses, I believe that stage could be understood as the actual trial itself, with many months of testimony, motions, arguments and other histrionics (The Return of Schiff, and Son of Schiff!). In conclusion, after the 16 hour question period ends, the Senate should feel confident about making one of the following four decisions:
            1. Determine that these articles lack a constitutional basis, and proceed to dismissal which NEGATES THE NEED FOR WITNESSES.
            2. Determine there IS a constitutional basis and claim that the 24-hour argument period, and the 16-hour-questioning period were sufficient to allow members to proceed to an immediate vote for acquittal or conviction WITHOUT WITNESSES.
            3. Determine there is a constitutional basis and request TESTIMONY FROM WITNESSES (The Return of Schiff, and Son of Schiff).
            4. Whatever else the Senate, in its sole constitutional power, chooses or wishes to do.
            I would urge the Senate to choose the first option. It fully comports with the actual facts of this travesty, preserves the meaning of the Constitution, protects the presumption of innocence for the accused, and resolves WITHOUT ANY CONTROVERSY the issue regarding WITNESSES.
            Also, in a political sense, a dismissal, as the constitutionally correct choice, is infinitely more believable, and understandable as an option when it comes to explaining to constituents and adversaries why a particular senator voted not TO PERMIT WITNESSES!

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            • Dutchman says:

              Thats a pretty good analyses, based on your analogy.
              Any analogy is inherently flawed. (This said by me who uses analogies ALL the time, even in internal dialogue).

              If A were EXACTLY like B, well, it wouldn’t BE A, it would be B.

              An analogy is useful, in order to gain understanding of something we don’t understand, by comparing it to something we DO understand.

              Point being, while the impeachment process can be compared to a criminal trial, it ain’t one.

              Both sides are presenting their case to TWO juries; the 100 Senators, and the larger jury of American people, and especially American voters.
              While both Defence and Prosecution lawyers WILL ‘try their case in the papers’ in high profile cases, its,…different.
              Look at the O.J. trial; aquitted in court, but not in the publics opinion..
              The Politics tells me we won’t see witnesses,…that Dems don’t really WANT witnesses.
              They want to insist the Senate call witnesses, all vote to call witnesses, be outvoted, and then say “We could have convicted, if we had been able to have witnesses, and every Republican Senator who voted not to have witnesses participated in PDJT’s coverup!”

              They are requesting witnesses they KNOW PDJT HAS to exert Executive Priviledge on, to protect the priviledge, again so the goal ISN’T to get the testimony, its to get PDJT to refuse, in order to allege he is covering up.

              I hardly think testimony by mulvaney or Bolton is going to hurt PDJT. Say all you want about Bolton being a neo-con warmonger, he is hardly a liberal. His comment on the U.N. threatening to leave, back when he was U.N. Ambassador “I’ll be standing on the dock, waving goodbye!”, and the smile hiding behind his mustache as he watched PDJT slap the shiznit out of Merkel in that “keys to the kingdom” photo makes it clear; is is no friend of the lib globalist nutjobs.

              Similarly they are SAYING they want the 6e material, KNOWING it will be refused. Like the Mueller investigations, these lawfare schemes all depend on triggering your enemy to do what you WANT them to do, so you can then impugn their actions and motives; fire Mueller.
              In Kavanaugh, as well. They EXPECTED PDJT to fire mueller, and when he didn’t, they ran out of steam.
              In Kavanaugh, they EXPECTED PDJT to do what any politician/President would do; withdraw the nomination, giving them a ‘win’.
              It wasn’t about Kavanaugh, it was about besmirching PDJT.

              But, he is on to their games. He HAS to protect Priviledge, for future Presidents, and the DOJ HAS to protect Grand Jury 6e material.

              Otherwise he would follow what he did in mueller investigation; GIVE them every thing they asked for.

              That negates their strategy completely.
              Anyway, I don’t think there will be witnesses, for a variety of reasons.

              As the Defence presents, it has to undermine and expose this Lawfare tactic, which is why they have and will continue to point out PDJT’s complete transperency with Mueller.
              It was idiocy for Schiff to bring up Muh Russia, and open the door. Cause this ALLOWS Defence to negate the charge of Obstruction.

              I NEVER accepted that this Dem strategy would work. That is, I UNDERSTAND what they are TRYING to do, just never thought it could possibly work.

              While I don’t trust McConnell, Graham or Roberts to not shaft PDJT in a heartbeat, given the chance, I don’t see any window of opportunity for them to do so.

              IMHO, the Dems were dead before Schiff ever opened his mouth, and now the Defence will shovel the dirt on, burying them.

              And then its on to the next Dem sh*tshow, which may well be the Dem convention.

              I don’t THINK they will be stupid enough to try impeachment fiasco, again but you never know, and there IS precedent with Andrew Jackson.

              And Nanzi IS crazy,…

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    • Chiefco says:

      Go back and check your forever friend that was in your chair Chuck. This was a scheduled response. we will see more

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  5. The American Patriot says:

    It took ONLY A FEW HOURS for the defense team to get their points across on their first day!

    The fauxpeachment is going so extremely bad that now a fake story has to come out about Trump wanting the former ambassador to Ukraine taken out.

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  6. Reserved55 says:

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    • Debra says:

      ‘Masha’ appears to be the poor girl in need of protection, who was wronged by the big bully president, and, after dedicating her life to the service of this country, shouldn’t be sitting all alone with no appointments/dates that she can wield the power she built up for herself in the Ukraine over the rest of the U.S.

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  7. paintbrushsage says:

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  8. Reserved55 says:

    Exactly what Crying Chuck said

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  9. Reserved55 says:

    Fun replies

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  10. Reserved55 says:

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  11. lgstarr says:

    2nd video says video unavailable – removed by user…what happened? (What was it?)

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  12. NJF says:

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  13. Daniel Mensink says:

    OMG yes (Senate adjournment). Reinstatement of Flynn to be announced shortly!

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  14. Dean says:

    I am reminded of Proverbs 18:17
    The one who states his case first seems right,
    until the other comes and examines him.

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    • vikingmom says:

      That verse came to my mind during the Kavanaugh hearings. The Dems were high-fiving each other after Chrissy gave her “little girl lost” performance…and then Justice Kavanaugh spoke and every sane person in the country realized they had been lied to about him. Praying the same thing happens here!

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  15. Marcia says:

    Retired Magistrate here: Attorney Philbin made an excellent point that Schiff as a House Manager, acts as a Prosecutor; however, there were instances where he purported to have first hand knowledge of information contained in the Articles of Impeachment which makes him a witness. So, Schiff has opened himself up to being called as a witness for the defense if the Senate votes to hear from more witnesses.

    Should be interesting to see how this plays out. Overall, I was very impressed with the defense presentation today. A clear, concise presentation of the law and the facts.

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  16. After Shifty Schiff and his clown posse BORED AMERICA TO TEARS FOR 4 DAYS, the President’s Defense Team is being eclipsed by coverage of the “Growing Corona Virus Epidemic” which will later prove to be an exaggerated “Impossible Burger”

    Even FOX is making pivot.

    How VERY predictable.

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  17. Genie says:

    Schiff and Nodler confrontation after today’s defense presentation:

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  18. The Akh says:

    They aren’t done!!! Somebody put an end to this, please.

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    • Reserved55 says:

      BS , Masha was crying about this in Schiffty’s “investigation”.

      All the wacked out lefties claim the same.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Oh good grief. The Faux News Anti-Trump Weekend propagandists carrying the DemonRATs water and deliberately making a mountain out of a flea’s turd.

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      • 1stgoblyn says:

        I remember Arthel from the days of the Zimmerman/Martin case. She was so biased it hurt to listen to her. She is not only anti-Trump,she is anti-white. Watch very little cable anymore and will soon cut the cord.

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  19. The Democrat are bunch of liar and Deep state coup’s,

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  20. Hans says:

    Hello…. I watched almost all of the House witness testimony. I sat and watched the two hour presentation. I remember lots of exculpatory testimony by Fiona hill that has not been brought in by the Presidents defense team yet. ‘Ukraine embassy meddling in the fall of 2016 President campaign. … backing the “wrong horse”.

    With today’s presentation.. clear and precise I can only imagine what the future holds.

    Since I have a dog I go daily to the dog park and I bring people up to date on the latest happening depending heavily on CTH and DOCUMENTED FACTS.

    There are some at the dog park who will continue to dispute the “facts” that do not fit in their preconditioned narrative. One man today said I could not convince him.. I replied not trying to convince you of anything… I am bringing people up to date of my perception of what happened. REPUBLICANS AND INDEPENDENTS GET IT… DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO CONTROLL THE 2020 ELECTION..BY DESTOYING THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE AND JUDICIALLY MAKE HIM INELIGIBLE TO RUN. impeachment is the mechanism.

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  21. convert says:

    My impression is that the President s team did very well today. My question is, were the American people watching??

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  22. Mike Robinson says:

    I’m ready to hear from the grown-ups in the room: the US Senate. I’ve heard more than enough from the House over the last four and a half years. More than enough to know that they care nothing for the nation that they were elected to serve. To know that they know nothing of what our founders anticipated 240 years ago. To ignore what many state AG’s unanimously said … and to carelessly mock the Senate.

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    • butch cassidy says:

      I think that’s a stretch to call the senate the grown ups in the room, and that includes all of them.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Sorry, Mike, had to clean up my phone after that. The grown ups in the room being the Senate, had me thinking you had forgot the /s, then I realised you apperently were serious, and well, just had to laugh, spraying wheaties all over my phone.

      I guess its good some people respect the Senate,….?
      Personally I would feel safer out in the prison yard, that in the cloakrooms with that bunch of Uniparty sociopaths.

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  23. JohnCasper says:

    In order of ascending serious mental illness: sociopath, psychopath, shiffopath.

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  24. NJF says:

    Love this woman!

    Liked by 8 people

    • TarsTarkas says:

      CBF got quite a bit of money from the whole affair and Anita Hill she will always be revered among the lunatic left for standing up for rape victims / sarc

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  25. MDNA I says:

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    • Nigella says:

      Tell that to Romney

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    • MAGADJT says:

      Absolutely disgusting that ‘beating the witness question’ is even in doubt. GOP caucus isn’t worth a crap. If it were the dems, there wouldn’t even be a question of whether anyone would defect or not.

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      • jbowen82 says:

        Remember, one Dem actually switched parties in the House. I would not be surprised to see one or more of the Dem senators come to the conclusion that “Even though Orange Man Bad, the House didn’t prove the case.”

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    • Mike Robinson says:

      I want to see more than acquittal. I want to see the House actions declared unconstitutional… and censured. The things the State AG’s said are very fundamental. The Senate should use its power to “try all impeachments” to fundamentally reject what the House attempted on Constitutional grounds. These are times when vitally important precedents will be set.

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      • Reserved55 says:

        *Obama and crew wants to fundamentally change America*. The Constitution must be restored or the Communists will continue destroying America.

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      • Dutchman says:

        I would be content with a clear unequivocal message to House Dems :Don’t try this crap, again!

        But, not sure we will even get that.

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      • As a man thinkth says:

        Agree…actually the Senate is being tested and on trial, the House Dems have invaded the Senate armed with grotesque series of fabrications and outright lies..Of course, PDJT is the victim, but the bigger subject are the unconstitutional means and methods used by the House to even get this steaming pile of crap into the United States Senate…Lawfare has currupted the FBI/DOJ/FISA/ and Federal Judges now for the Senate…

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  26. mopar2016 says:

    Mike Purpura knocked it out of the park with those videos of the so called witnesses.
    Especially the one with ambassador Gordon Sondland, I was waiting for that one.


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  27. L4grasshopper says:

    Question: in any vote to call witnesses: am I correct that it takes 51 votes? And that a 50-50 tie is a rejection?

    If so, then it would take 4 GOP tools to defect, correct?

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    • Reserved55 says:

      Concur

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    • vikingmom says:

      The issue the Dems are trying to force with this “witness” crap is that they need to be able to claim that the Republicans voted against a “fair” trial by denying them the opportunity to question additional witnesses (Never mind that they never actually took the vote that would have allowed them to issue subpoenas, never waited to get a court ruling on breaching “Executive Privilege”, rushed through the vote and then held onto the Articles for a month, would not allow the President’s lawyers to call their own witnesses in the House trial without their permission, etc).

      This whole Impeachment charade is a totally illegal fishing expedition with no chance of being sustained in the Senate or in the Courts and the Democrats and the media know that full well. It is all simply a campaign ploy to use against vulnerable Republican Senators in November – nothing more, nothing less…

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  28. Mike Robinson says:

    We’d all do very well to remember that for more than four years the House never gave anyone else in government the opportunity to question anything. Only until December when they offered articles that easily laid bare their motives … and desperation. They never thought about anything our Founders had written. They literally don’t care what damage could be done to the country. But dozens of State AG’s do, and I’m confident that “the world’s greatest deliberative body” does also. I’ve been looking forward to this for so very long now …

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  29. Garavaglia says:

    Votes are already decided.

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    • Ockham's Phaser says:

      Oh, I don’t know about that. After today, and next week, there could be some Dems that vote to dismiss.

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      • I agree!!🙏🙏🙏

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      • X XYZ says:

        All politicians who are adept at their game wet their finger and stick it in the breeze, to see which way the wind is blowing.

        “I’ve changed my mind. ” I’ve evolved on this issue”

        ***G– Dammit! I want and need to be re-elected, no matter what! I’ll say and do anything to keep my position of power!***

        (Ahem. Whew. Thank God I didn’t say that thought out loud!…)

        Mmm. Are the cameras on now? “Yes. I’m here and doing this all for the people. I care. I really care so much. We in congress as your elected officials are doing it all for you.”

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      The Dems and some RINOs will shut up on calling the witnesses stuff when more corruption is exposed on Monday and Tuesday by Trump’s legal team. They will be scared Shiftless. Today was just a taste of what is to come.

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    • martyb59 says:

      My guess is at least 90% of them are already decided…

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  30. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  31. Heika says:

    Something needs to be done about this idiot, big time.

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    • Zorro says:

      Schitt is not an idiot, he is pure evil and operating with impunity. If not stopped he will be taking over for DiFi in the Senate. Some of the brainwashed base wants him for president.

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      • X XYZ says:

        Shifty is neither an idiot, nor evil.
        Try this more fitting layperson’s description. EGOMANIACAL POLITICIAN.

        From Google:
        The condition is psychologically abnormal. The term egomania is often used by laypersons in a pejorative fashion to describe an individual who is intolerably self-centred. The clinical condition that most resembles the popular conception of egomania is narcissistic personality disorder.

        Obviously the word egomaniac is more succinct, describing it in just one simple word. It’s often a disorder that is viral, affecting career politicians.

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      • PinotNoir says:

        Pathological liar needs to donate blood in copious amounts.

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    • iswhatitis says:

      I would LOL at Schiff for being such a complete dork of a phony and liar but none of this is funny in the least.

      He just basically makes up whatever crap he wants, attributes it to a “source” and then treats it like it’s real while disclaiming “I don’t know if it’s true”.

      It’s Nanzi Pelozi’s SMEAR WRAP, that’s his whole schtick – he’s standing up there smear-wrapping continuously.

      Just make crap up (or have someone else make it up just to whisper into his ear so he can grandstand on it).

      What a complete tyrannical failure he is. Excuse me while I barf – he makes me sick to my stomach.

      Here’s news that’s more pleasant: Currently donations are being triple-matched @
      https://www.donaldjtrump.com/

      Show your support!

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  32. DebbieSemms says:

    Jonathan Turley
    @JonathanTurley
    ·
    4h
    By giving up much of the first day, the White House gave a concise opening, relieved the jury, and pushed the main argument to Monday with a larger television audience. It was a sophisticated and effective strategy that paid off. A very strong start to their case .

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  33. pucecatt says:

    It didn’t seem like 2 hours , that my friends is how it should feel .. not drawn out and full of grandstanding.

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  34. rene walker says:

    What about the 1999 treaty between Ukraine and the United States? It’s exhibit A. Why is no one bringing it up? Or did I dream it?

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  35. X XYZ says:

    They used two of their three hours today, so here is a point I might have missed. Can they still utilize that remaining hour at a future date, or is it relinquished?

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    • Reserved55 says:

      The President’s defense team have used only two of their 24 hours of allotted time.

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    • WRB says:

      They have 22 hours of their 24, and must use them spread over 2 days. I would guess they will use 8 and 8 on Monday and Tuesday. They have to keep it long enough to remind the Senators they do not want to continue this a moment longer than necessary. But not go so long that it engenders a bilious reaction.

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      • L4grasshopper says:

        They will not use all 24.

        They will wrap it up on Monday.

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      • X XYZ says:

        All that happens in ANY court is a show. Showmanship prevails.

        Cardinal rules: Don’t wear the routine out to the point of losing your audience. Don’t bore them to tears. A large team of performers can provide a better stage act if one of them starts to fade. Always leave the audience engaged and interested. Keep it positive, not negative. Laughing is always better than crying – anything is better than boredom.

        Guess which president is our master showman who knows all these things and has experience in all these skills?

        Petty ringmaster Shitt of his little Shitt-show House circus has a lot to learn. By comparison, he’s no P.T. Barnum. He’s just a piker.

        Welcome to The Greatest Show on Earth! GOP! Parade your elephants now into the center ring! Popcorn is available, and for sale at the concession stands, located at the rear of the chamber.

        Now I’m wondering about those “poor” senators, who must remain silent. They aren’t supposed to have any electronic devices with them. Can they munch on some popcorn during this circus?

        “Buttered all over!”

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  36. Today’s introduction to the President’s defense was a stellar performance in arguing the facts and application of precise legal reasoning. Dimwits like the National Review’s wishy-washy Andy McCarthy look like fools. McCarthy was constantly on Fox making his idiotic argument that the President should concede to the Dems
    made up facts, and stick to the argument that his wrongful behavior didn’t reach the level of an impeachable offense. Wow, it’s a wonder McCarthy was ever able to convict the blind sheik or anyone else while a fed prosecutor!

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  37. MDNA I says:

    No one curious why Parnas was recording the President in April 2018, using the same or related talking points or themes as now? Or why he basically presented 2 exiled Ukrainian oligarchs w/ basically identical phony or pretextual offers in order to gain access to them – as he did to Trump’s political apparatus & eventually his inner-circle?

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  38. Brutalus says:

    So, are Matt Gaetz and others satisfied with the audio/visual utilization today by Trump’s lawyers?

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  39. Troublemaker10 says:

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  40. As a man thinkth says:

    Agree…actually the Senate is being tested and on trial, the House Dems have invaded the Senate armed with grotesque series of fabrications and outright lies..Of course, PDJT is the victim, but the bigger subject are the unconstitutional means and methods used by the House to even get this steaming pile of crap into the United States Senate…Lawfare has currupted the FBI/DOJ/FISA/ and Federal Judges now for the Senate…

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  41. Troublemaker10 says:

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