Mitch McConnell Prepares for Next Steps in Senate Trial – Questions, Then Possible Witnesses…

Earlier today Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced an agreement with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for the Senate questioning phase of the impeachment trial that begins tomorrow.

Senator Schumer and McConnell have agreed to alternating back-and-forth questions from Republicans and Democrats over the course of two days totaling a maximum of sixteen hours.   The alternative would have been 8 hours of questioning by Democrats followed by 8 hours of republican questions.  Obviously, and curiously, McConnell and Schumer see a benefit to alternating back-and-forth over the two days.

Additionally, according to several media reports, McConnell took a ‘whip of the Senate’ regarding witness testimony and does not currently have enough republican votes to block the pre-planned House Managers’ unconstitutional scheme to call witnesses.

The appropriate constitutional position for the Senate to take would be that the House investigates; the House calls witnesses within their investigation; the House assembles articles of impeachment; and the Senate is the trier of fact from those articles.

Ergo if a witness was not included in the article assembly, that would be a defect of the House articles; incurable in the Senate.  However, it appears there are enough republicans willing to establish a new extra-constitutional process whereby the House can assemble speculative supposition; avoid the executive branch using their lawful process to appeal to the judicial branch for opinion; and put the burden of witness testimony on the Senate.

How and why any senator would agree to establish this precedent is beyond my comprehension.   Perhaps it would be a worthwhile endeavor to call, email or write our senators and ask them why they would even contemplate such an undertaking.

In the current quasi-constitutional House process, the Democrats refused to allow Republicans to call witnesses during their investigative phase.  As a result the articles as assembled are completely one-sided and partisan.  There are no republican witnesses in the evidence underpinning the article assembly.  This was obviously done by design.

As a result a one-sided, Democrat only, witness group is structured in the articles.  Now the same Democrats are demanding additional witnesses beyond those they called in the House.   The witnesses they are demanding are from the executive branch; and blocking the executive from access to the judiciary explains why the Democrat plan has presented this end-run around the constitution.   This was not a flaw in the article assembly, it was a feature.

I refuse to accept that Republican senators are stupid.  Obviously they, like us, can see how and why the House used this process; yet they are willing to allow it.  It makes no sense unless we accept there are GOP senators in alignment with the usurpation plans of the Democrats.

If the House Managers are successful in executing this scheme, the impeachment process will forever be severely subject to partisan manipulation.   There will never be a republican president not subject to the impeachment whims of the House…. and this new standard of making the Senate a participatory investigative body instead of a trier of established House evidence.   There’s no good answer why any member of the upper-chamber would permit such an abusive construct other than pure political power.

If I can make this argument understandable to you as readers, surely Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could emphasize the gravity of this issue to his fellow colleagues in the Senate.   Yet apparently he has not.

The inability of Senators, regardless of party, to articulate this simple and dangerous constitutional issue is the most alarming development in this entire impeachment process.

In the most general of terms, DC politicians do not understand the level of intelligent understanding held by most voters.  Perhaps, as a final firewall against losing our constitutional republic, it would be helpful if we contacted with our senators and advised them we are aware of the issue.

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472 Responses to Mitch McConnell Prepares for Next Steps in Senate Trial – Questions, Then Possible Witnesses…

  1. BigTalkers says:

    I’m not ready to believe these “media reports” for a variety of reasons…

    1. With 10 months until the election, this scam will be publicly exposed just as “Trump-Russia” was, not to mention it had a similar Democrat genesis.

    2. Besides which, either way the President will survive, which will be bad news for any Senator who dares to cross him.

    3. Further, such a foolhardy action on the part of any Senators of his party could imperil the candidacies of their seatmates.

    So for these reasons of the top of my head and a dozen others, my bet is this is nothing but some more BSM “smoke and mirrors.” We’ll see shortly…

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  2. gabytango says:

    One Laura Ingrahm’s Show just now quoting The Hill:

    GOP confident of win on witnesses

    “Republican senators emerged from a caucus meeting Tuesday voicing confidence they will win a vote later this week that would block new witnesses from being called and end President Trump’s impeachment trial this week.”

    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/480413-gop-confident-of-win-on-witnesses

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  3. Ruckus Tom says:

    McConnell doesn’t like having his wife’s family back in China get hit by President Trump’s tariffs.

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  4. hokkoda says:

    Oh calm down, people. My goodness, what a bunch of pearl clutching sissies.

    Put on your big boy pants and call your senator. This is *not* difficult.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Garavaglia says:

      Why would you want Sundance to calm down. He only expressed the opinion that Haley is in the know that Trump will be gone to clear the way for her 2020 run. What’s wrong with that?

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      • peace says:

        Haley can measure curtains all she wants, but it sure won’t be in the WH. She couldn’t beat Bernie! She’d make a terrible president and would never get my vote.

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      • tacocat43 says:

        Where did he say that?

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      • dilonsfo says:

        Hokkoda didn’t tell Sundance to calm down. Sundance gave the info and said to call your Senator. It is the pearl clutching going on among the posters that is being referred to.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        Why would Americans vote in Nov, a mere 10 months away, for woman they don’t even KNOW??????????????????????????????
        She could have a list of accomplishments 20 ti
        mes what she actually has, but people don’t know her. She’s just a woman, one with an odd twang to her nasally voice.

        They’d vote for Bloomberg before her.

        And no, Trumpers won’t be voting for the GOP should Trump be removed from office.
        They won’t show up at the polls, not this year, not 4 years from now, likely not 8 years from now.
        And when they DO show up, they won’t be voting GOP.

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        • lolli says:

          I doubt they will pretend to let us vote after 2020 if President Trump is removed. Things will not go back to business as usual, IMO.

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        • allhail2 says:

          Truth right there. If Trump is removed, Republicans will not show up for the replacement, period.

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          • Tl Howard says:

            Mitch knows that Trump, like any POTUS, only gets 4 more years. Why would Mitch throw away his reputation for those limited 4 years.

            We’ve all talked here about how will MAGA continue w/out Trump, beyond his second term. The globalists might be beaten back for now, but forever? Hell, no.

            So far there IS no second Donald Trump, no man or woman who is as fearless as he or as skilled as he.

            Sadly, WE know that…and so does Mitch.

            I see no reason why Mitch would actually destroy the GOP (and if he allows the unseating of Trump, the GOP and the power that goes with it, is lost) for a mere 4 more years.

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    • auntiefran413 says:

      I DID…got full mailboxes, sent email. They can run, but they can’t hide,.00

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    • Right. I am gonna call BoxARox Jr and China DFi and my voice will matter.
      What ARE you smokin’ jack?
      Money talks!

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  5. Garavaglia says:

    Ah..I was wondering how Republicans would avoid sunlight on the witness thing..it’s the old “whip of the senate” routine…works every time. Let me ask this: What will stop them from doing the same thing when a decision on impeachment is made. I can hear it now from the honorable cocaine Mitch: “We had a whip of the senate..and Trump is impeached”. Have a nice day. Later gators.

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    • Green Bucket says:

      If they can impeach and convict this President without committing any crimes, the deep state wins – they prove they can control everyone. Do not let them win!

      I hope people are lighting up their Senators phones in DC and at home!!!

      Liked by 2 people

      • Chip Doctor says:

        THEY DON’T CARE. They are not afraid of indictment, civil war or being in the minority. It’s all about the money.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Judith says:

          Globalists plan to do away with the USA for a New/One World Order. Those who wish to destroy our Constitution and our freedoms are doing just that.

          Why is this so hard for us to grasp? We are, after all, in the midst of a TREASONOUS coup. Really.

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      • Garavaglia says:

        Oh..they can impeach all day..doesn’t mean that’s the end . The people will decide when the end is. That’s the way this nation was designed. “We the People”.

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  6. jus wundrin says:

    The trough is wide and deep, and the gravy is juicy and thick! Why would senators look up from their slop and wipe their chins to care what the constitutions says, let alone those who elected them to office?

    “In the most general of terms, DC politicians do not understand the level of intelligent understanding held by most voters.”

    Perhaps those who are really aware, SD. I live in the reddest of red states, and know many conservatives here, yet it boggles my mind how barasso, enzi (retiring), and cheney keep getting re-elected. Lummis is pretty much a straight shooter who listens to the voters. She was screwed by boehner on her committee assignments, and will probably be a shoe in for enzis seat. But you can bet your bottom dollar cheney and barasso get reelected.

    Why? I have my ideas, but it would take too much time and space to explain it here.

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    • lolli says:

      jus wundrin,
      Hi. I understand what you are trying to say. I lived in your state for about 10 yrs.
      IMO, complacency may be a factor. Most of the state hasn’t dealt with too much extreme left wing politics. There is still a sense of freedom and tranquility, urgency is not there.
      (I do miss it😉)
      What do you think?

      Another factor in every state is who does the RNC back? Who gets the money and ads? Most of these people are chosen before they even run. They let us pretend to choose. Few outsiders get past the gate. If they do, well, they get impeached.

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      • Chip Doctor says:

        Complacency is a national problem. We are just like Europe was 20 years ago. And we’ll end up like them unless we wake up. Too many still believe we still live in a Leave it to Beaver USA. We don’t.

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        • lolli says:

          Chip Doctor,
          Agree, I do think lot of ones outlook is from their experiences, so it partly depends on your location.
          Where I am now, I couldn’t put my head in the sand if I wanted to. Opposite of Leave it to Beaver. .

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      • jus wundrin says:

        RINOs are creeping in at the state level, WY US legislators dont even visit WY communities anymore, at least what I can see in my town, a state pedigree is needed by many voters (dumb). Speaking coal-ese is also a plus.

        The people are asleep here.

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    • I think Portman (OH) will try to oppose Trump as much as he can get away with, then retire after five more years. He has always been a Never-Trumper. He may take cover but his heart has always been against Trump.

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    • Jan says:

      At least Barrasso has stood up for no witnesses & the President. Cruz said tonight he thinks they’ll be no witnesses.

      It could be McTurtle is playing with Schumer; and honestly, i think the more Chuck the Schmuck & Schiff for brains pontificate, the more the Republicans get closer to acquitting.

      Whatever Bolton has to say, he has to say–whether it’s by book, in an interview or in a hearing. Bolton doesn’t care much about Americans or the troops.

      His life is war games. Never been one, but thinks he’s smarter than generals & admirals. Maybe he is, but he isn’t & never was the Commander in Chief, nor is he or ever was the President.

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    • Steve Herman says:

      Exactly why the 17th amendment is in need of repeal, but also why it will not be.

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  7. I just looked at Pat Toomeys Facebook page and he is being swamped with Planned Parenthood and Teachers Unions people demanding witnesses. It’s very well coordinated and as usual Toomey is starting to go into his Flake mode. I’m amazed, these people will never, ever vote for Toomey and to fold will only lose his core votes. I cannot for the life of me understand why our Republican leaders are so stupid…

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  8. trapper says:

    Sigh. How quickly and easily we forget. OK. I will post it again, from last spring:

    “Liberal vs conservative, Republican vs Democrat, black vs white, male vs female, are obsolete descriptors that no longer accurately delineate the fault line. The correct description of the current fault line is globalist vs nationalist.
    We are witnessing a battle for all the marbles between zero-border, one-world-government corporate and political globalists on one side, and Westphalian nationalists on the other. American freedoms, citizenship, borders, sovereignty – heck, America itself – are all in the globalist cross-hairs for elimination. Recognizing this, and accurately naming the fault line, we may then identify players to their proper sides and understand why they take the positions they take.”

    PDJT and the American people are the nationalists. Most of Congress, both houses, both parties, are either globalist ideologues or bought and paid for whores of the globalists. Rush was right today. They are going for removal, nothing less. The only way to fight them is to bring them ALL down. And sunlight is the best disinfectant.

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  9. nerveman says:

    These are the games politicians are made for. And we naively thought it might be different? They will wring out every last bit of me time out of it. They will not stop till Trump is at least chastened or at most disposed of. Once any of them gather enough shade they would eat the devil’s desert cold.

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  10. California Joe says:

    Susan Collins not only acts and talks retarded she actually is retarded! My God, the woman must have oatmeal for brains and gets led around by nose. I’d be embarrassed to say that I live in Maine!

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  11. AlfredEButtigeig says:

    If any of them cave, we need to get some grassroots support to recall them from office and /or primary them. Scorched earth.

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  12. litlbit2 says:

    “There’s no good answer why any member of the upper-chamber would permit such an abusive construct other than pure political power.”

    IMO, the connection, Foreign Aid “Ukraine” and other countries including returning funds secretly like, Transportation(China)McConnell all in due time. Just hope the investigations have already been underway as the latest so called Republicans(?)are attempting to prolong the HOAX to cover as long as possible their employment Ira.

    America knows, the world knows, President Trump knows and the corrupt know we know! The gig is up! As the continue to rat out themselves possibly thinking the electorate believe McConnells BS.

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    • FPCHmom says:

      And there is the blackmail. They must have dirt on most everyone to keep them in line.

      Liked by 2 people

      • litlbit2 says:

        Exactly. Very difficult to argue with the facts, presentations, and concerns about the Constitution and the Presidency in future years. It is not about Impeaching, it’s about CYA for criminal conduct in which you are caught. To he$$ with the country, is the MO of everyone in this scam.

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  13. thanks for the references. Im calling the dem sen up for re-election here in 2020 and telling him unless he breaks with that NYChooch line on impeachment he might as well hand his keys to the capital to John James.
    I see more dem weak knees.

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  14. MAGADJT says:

    Burn the phone lines to the ground on the hill. Tell everyone you know to make a call and send an email and hound them into submission.

    Libs don’t ever have to do this; it’s disgusting to even be in a position that some of your own party would vote to further an invalid impeachment process.

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  15. SHV says:

    So far, Mitch has followed the Clinton trial procedures; if that process continues, then following the “questions” he will make a motion to dismiss for lack of merit. Will he do that and make the Rethug snakes go on record voting against PDJT?

    If that motion is made and fails then the vote for calling witnesses is made. In the Clinton trial, three witnesses (Monica Lewinsky, Vernon Jordan, and Sidney Blumenthal) were deposed by the Republican House managers over a three day period and video clips of the depositions were then presented to the Senate. If witnesses are allowed this time, it will likely be a very contentious sh*t show.

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  16. The Boss says:

    I keep asking myself…What’s in it for Mitch and Schumer? If they’ve agreed on anything, it’s the amount of their personal indulgences.
    And I’m asking myself…What are they missing in all the excitement? The swamp rats are playing in their swamp, and they’re changing the rules to suit their end game(s). But did they make a fatal miscalculation anyway?

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  17. Dennis Leonard says:

    Dennis Leonard here. Why are my posts not showing up?????

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  18. Right to reply says:

    It is incumbent upon us, to VOTE THEM OUT! Get rid of Romney, McConnell et al. WE HAVE THAT POWER

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    • Chip Doctor says:

      Hello? Romney is not up for re-election. We won’t have a country in 5 years. And whoever you replace him with will be blackmailed within 15 minutes of showing up in DC.

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  19. inspectorudy says:

    I think we all need to stop and remember what these senators make as their number one goal. IT IS TO BE RE-ELECTED. That is what they are all doing here. Collins is from a very blue state. Murkowski is just hateful and barley won last time so she is fence-sitting. Romney is living off of revenge and his state is one that I cannot fathom. Toomey is an Arlen Specter wanna-be. He pretends to be thoughtful but really is playing all sides from his state to get re-elected. Trust me on this, there will be no witnesses. The popularity of Trump right now is so powerful that these weasels will fold on the final vote on Friday. No witnesses.

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  20. PMac says:

    The Senators need to realizes that if they go down this path the House can tie up the Senate any time the wish for as long as they wish. With regards to that thought of tying up the Senate, does anybody else think another big reason they want witnesses so bad is to tie up the Senate to keep them from confirming judges? I’m not sure what Roberts being there does to the Supreme Courts schedule but I’m guessing it ties them up to.

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  21. TheWanderingStar says:

    Someone needs to come up with a Minute Man Clock. One similar to the infamous ‘Doomsday Clock’. It would measure the time relative to when armed Patriots need to form a well regulated militia. Time is counting down to throwing off these tyrants of all stripes.

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  22. JohnCasper says:

    Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.
    – Rumsfeld

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  23. Mike says:

    Eye on the prize is replacing the Republic with Parliamentary governance. Null the executive, then prune the Bill of Rights while raiding the treasury.

    It took 56 years to change demographics with 3rd world illegal immigration. In another 50 American as created will no longer exist.

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  24. Troublemaker10 says:

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  25. Mortimer says:

    Instead of a vote to have witnesses (or not) and then argue about which ones …

    Structure the vote as a YES or NO on a specific list of witnesses. Yes to all … or No to all. No in between.

    Repub list starts with ICIG Atkinson, the fake whistleblower followed by the Bidens and then Schifty and his staffers.

    That woyuld turn the tables on the Dims. They will be the ones trying to block witnesses.

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  26. Treeper 46 says:

    Is it possible Mitch McConnell could mean that there are some either unwilling to state their vote in advance of the questions? But yes I find it unfathomable to believe that the Senate majority will vote to have witnesses under this unconstitutional circus.

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    • Sherri Young says:

      The state and county GOP organizations in Maine, Utah, etc. need to get busy educating Republicans (and others, if possible) about the constitutional issues in play.

      Liked by 2 people

      • WSB says:

        They have 24 hours.

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        • Sherri Young says:

          They have Facebook, Twitter, the comments sections of the online local newspapers to get them started. The should already have block walking lists that would be helpful for finding people to contact elected officials.

          Here’s another thing they can try: They can contact elected officials on the state and local level and express concern about the constitutional damage that could happen by not sticking to trying the case as presented. Ask those office-holders if they have yet contacted their senators. I’ve done this before. The staffers were receptive.

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  27. Vince says:

    We still have the option of forming a new MAGA party. If President Trump is removed he can form one the next day from his campaign staff. There still may be time for candidates to file for election.

    And I also have suggested that Devin Nunes announce his candidacy for president. He doesn’t need to campaign. If President Trump is removed, Devin will be the MAGA candidate, not Nikki Haley.

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    • JohnCasper says:

      Nikki Haley will be Jeb Bush.

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      • TheWanderingStar says:

        In this alternate universe Nikki Haley meets Elizabeth Warren. Warren says to Nikki, “I’ve read your bio and notice that you are an Indian-American.
        So am I!” Okay, I’ll show myself out.

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    • Vince; VSGPDJT will NOT be removed; that I can tell you for sure.
      It’s all about the smear job on POTUS; D’s and R’s know he will remain in office.
      This is the D’s and Never Trumpers Hate campaign before November.
      It’s a message to anyone who is not in the Club…never, ever attempt or even think about doing what Donald J. Trump did, because see what happened to him and his family?
      It’s all about the Hate Trump factor.

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      • Vince says:

        If the black team wants to take my pawn, I am going to take one of their pieces. I am going to take them with one of my pawns defending my exposed pawn. Or I’ll take them with the other pawn. Or the knight. Or even the queen. The point is, we should not rely only on one defense and hope it works. We should be playing aggressively so that anything they try, they are going to get punished. We need a MAGA party in the wings at least until President Trump is safely re-elected. We need MAGA-PACs now and forever.

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    • Sherri Young says:

      President Trump has pulled much of the Republican party under his tent already. No need for a split. A little discipline could help though.

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    • Garavaglia says:

      They will have him in cuffs the day he is removed. And his sons and maybe even Ivanka. Bank on it. Jared for sure.

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  28. Leftnomore says:

    Does no one here see the common thread between impeachment, Kavanaugh, Russia hype etc etc? The media industry always wins. They and their multinational advertisers all win while we grind our teeth and wring our hands. The economy fires are fueled by drama called “news.”
    Check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.

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  29. MattG says:

    Does the Senate have the authority to bypass the separation of powers firewall? I thought only the house could get through via impeachment powers? If not then can’t POTUS claim executive privilege on Bolton’s testimony?

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  30. GB Bari says:

    I DO like the Patriot in the sketch at the end of the article.
    Especially his “musket.”

    Keep your powder dry, always ready.

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  31. jambo says:

    “It makes no sense unless we accept there are GOP senators in alignment with the usurpation plans of the Democrats.”

    Taking that as a given Mitch needs to limit the damage that they can do. If he agrees to a vote on each witness then the Dems + traitors will vote to allow each of their witnesses and disallow Schiff, Ciaramella etc.

    Play it smart Mitch, you still have the power, use it.

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  32. NJMAGA says:

    Again, Republicans bend over backwards to help Democrats damage and slander one of our own. Look what they did to Kavanaugh. That should have been stopped dead too but noooo, they let witnesses “they needed to hear” in to prove how fair and open they are and now there’s an asterisk by his name for the history books….* Possible sex offender. And that was a ridiculous farce too that they treated as something legitimate. No wonder Dems are doing it again. They all make me sick!

    There’s no doubt they want POTUS damaged just like the Democrats and they’re gonna squeeze every last drop out of this impeachment farce. They can’t have this end on a high note after his legal team did so well.

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  33. Julia Adams says:

    I have a bad feeling about this. Not good. Sick to my stomach to watch Bolton sabotage the President.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-defense-team-to-close-arguments-complicated-by-bolton-reports-11580215229?mod=hp_lead_pos2

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  34. Sean Supsky says:

    Tricky Nicky, nah, she won’t be chosen.

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  35. TwoLaine says:

    If the Rs vote for witnesses, they can kiss ever winning again goodbye. No one will vote R for the next 100 years.

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  36. Marcia says:

    Retired Magistrate here: I don’t know about the rest of you, but I intend to continue praying for President Trump to be completely exonerated with no new witnesses and the trial ended this weekend. We can speculate all we want, but GOD is still in control and HE has placed President Trump where he is for a reason.

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  37. Miya says:

    Anyone who still thinks Republicans won’t vote to remove?

    I won’t believe it until it’s over and even then I’ll be waiting for them to try it again.

    DC is utterly, completely, and insanely corrupt. I hope anyone who has watched this process has realized that by now. Even President Trump admitted during the rally tonight that he didn’t realize just how bad it was. The only thing they care about is their power. The separation of powers, the Constitution, and the people limits their powers. All three are a threat. Don’t think they won’t remove our best warrior from the fight.

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  38. kleen says:

    RINOS are NOT REPUBLICANS. They are Democrat plants. Their job it’s to make sure we (on the right) never win.

    If they exposed themselves as the Democrats they are, we would vote them out and their absolute power would vanish.

    To keep their control they must pretend to be Republicans so we keep voting for them. As long as they stay put they can just play dumb and push the country further and further to the left with our help. No one will stop them. They are the majority ALWAYS. On our side there are about 15 Democrats.

    Right now they are not showing their cards, They only need to expose just enough to get the job done. Just about 4 need to be the vilans like Romney etc. The others can keep pretending to be on the right side, But if Mitch needed all 15 to vote with the left they would have to expose themselves.

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  39. Sentient says:

    If the president doesn’t want witnesses, he should tell McConnell that if the democrats get witnesses, he’ll ask for his own witnesses – like James Wolfe, former staffer to the senate Intel committee. Ask him where he got the info that he leaked to his NY Times lover. Bring in witnesses to testify how Mark Warner was tweeting about meeting Christopher Steele. In other words, let McConnell know that the Intel Committee is going to be exposed. Suddenly Mark Warner and Diane Feinstein might vote against having witnesses. It would be playing with fire, because he can’t risk enough GOP senators voting to oust him that they might get to 67.

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    • Chip Doctor says:

      Sentinent, good idea, but it won’t work like that. First, Mitch will not allow anything that is not related to “the phone call”. It is rigged just like it was to give us Wray, RR, Atkisson and so many more.

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  40. ladyliberty11 says:

    My senators are both die-hard leftists. Nothing I say to them will matter.

    Given that, should we contact other senators, including McConnell, and demand that they rebuff this insane attack upon our Constitution and forego this suicidal capitulation to the rabid house democrats? Note: have done this but wonderif they bother listening to a non-constituent.

    Also, based on his interview earlier this evening, Linsday Graham seems to think that this calling of additional witnesses is yet to be resolved (evidently, believing it will ultimately not happen), stating that he believes President Trump will be acquitted by the end of the week.

    If memory serves, he noted (as did the WSJ) that they do not need Bolton’s testimony to read and digest what is in his upcoming tell-all, those earth-shaking revelations Bolton evidently did not feel any “urgency” to disclose earlier to the sham house impeachment committee in order to bolster their Articles of Impeachment (to help save the country from the dire threat of a President who wanted evidence that corruption was being addressed before releasing aid).

    These swamp inhabitants see themselves as heroes while we laugh at their hubris.

    Am so sick of the lack of common sense in our nation’s so-called betters. During the history-changing events of this Presidency over the past three years, so many government agencies, elected officials bureaucrats, and reporters have lost my respect and my trust. I see them now as black-hearted knaves and educated idiots (and, yes Don Lemon, I am educated, but have no problem discerning truth from lies and right from wrong).

    God help us all. Senators, the Republic is in your hands – give up your petty differences and overweening sense of self and false pride.

    Act like the statesmen and selfless heroes who gave us the greatest country on earth and put your country and its people before yourselves.

    President Trump should never have been impeached on these shameless and sham accusations You know it and we know it. End this madness and stop this folly. Ruining something as precious and irreplaceable as our Republic over such partisan and false charges will be not only a High Crime and Misdemeanor on the part of the Senate, but a crime against humanity.

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  41. tacocat43 says:

    It will not end if this Impeachment falls apart. WE know that. But at this moment in time, I will do my best to make darn sure conviction is not going to happen! One foot in front of the other.

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  42. Call your Senators whether D or R or I (hello Vermont). Tell them this from a poster above:

    “The appropriate constitutional position for the Senate to take would be that the House investigates; the House calls witnesses within their investigation; the House assembles articles of impeachment; and the Senate is the trier of fact from those articles.”

    Then call you State GOP office! Let them know that if the R person they have placed in the US Senate does not pressure Mitch to get his ‘caucus’ in line then you are holding them responsible. I don’t care if it’s Josh Hawley. Raise he!! with your state GOP.

    This is what happened in Tennessee with Corker and it was the local GOP that got him out. They need to feel the heat of giving us a Lamar Alexander. The Lamars of the world don’t want to be parriahs in their own state. Utah GOPers, give the state GOP of Utah living he!!

    Trust me. Those are the folks that will get their Senators attention. End run the 17’th Amendment.

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    • kleen says:

      It’s honestly an insult to even have to call them for this.

      Democrats never have to call their Senators because they do what they say they will do.

      Our side, works for their side. We have been infiltrated with Democrats in the Republican Party. Until we clean our party up…

      Calling is an insult! They should just do the right thing PERIOD.

      If we have to pressure them on this scam, it’s just another proof that they are far left Democrats and not Republicans AT ALL.

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  43. kleen says:

    The quickest way to end this scam is for we the people, well, those of you in Kentucky to present a GREAT MAGA candidate to primary little Mitch out of our lives. TOMORROW! Just announce it and get started with the paperwork.

    A MEGA backed challenger would get these RINOs in line. Imagine Trump base supporting Mitch’s opponent?

    POTUS can stay out of it, we can do it for him. I will Donate!

    Lindsey must go as well.

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  44. L. E. Joiner says:

    Alan Dershowitz made it abundantly clear that the House’s Articles are too vague to have any constitutional justification. The only correct course for the Senate now is to dismiss the Articles with prejudice, and stop the sham trial now.

    Since the House’s accusations are meaningless, and no crime has been asserted, the President cannot be judged guilty or innocent. The Impeachment must be nullified.

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  45. mtg50 says:

    Mitch does not want to be the villain in history books. He is not part of any conspiracy to convict President Trump. I believe he will have the votes to say no to witnesses. Also, the Democrats will not want to risk widespread exposure of the corruption in the Ukraine during the Obama administration as well as the corrupt nature of the House impeachment process. So, they really have no appetite for more witnesses. This is a ploy by the Democrats to allow them to claim a Republican cover-up post acquittal. If worse comes to worse and they stumble into more witnesses, the Democrats have more to lose then President Trump because there still will not be 20 Republican votes to convict President Trump. I don’t think there will be any and there will even be a few Democrats for acquittal.

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    • kleen says:

      His role is to get out of the way so others can do what they need to do.
      Mitch can play dumb, take no responsibility and blame Democrats as usual. At the same time facilitating their scam for them.
      It’s what he ALWAYS does. It’s how the game is played.

      RINOs get out of the way so Democrats can get things done.

      Read Sundance’s past posts on Mitch and what snake he is when it comes to conservatives.

      Mitch play dumb and helpless UNLESS, he is fighting a conservative then you can see him for who he is, a vicious, dirty, leftist.

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  46. “I refuse to accept that Republican senators are stupid. Obviously they, like us, can see how and why the House used this process; yet they are willing to allow it. It makes no sense unless we accept there are GOP senators in alignment with the usurpation plans of the Democrats.”

    Come on SD, are you rhetorically flashing mock surprise and dismay? The Uniparty is in alignment and has always been in alignment, as you know. The challenge has been how not to violate red-blue optics and betray MAGA as politically . Beijing Mitch relinquished his Whip role weeks ago, when he said each Senator would be left to be governed by his or her conscience (Gd help us). This was pitched in the tenor of high-mindedness, but was really a tactic to maximize RINO autonomy a garner some straggler votes for conviction. That way Mitch can sidestep the charge of an outright procedural ambush of POTUS. Hey, let thy conscience be thy guide. Now we see him ‘losing control’ of the witness issue. He’s about to lose control and I think he likes it.

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    • Garavaglia says:

      He’s just following the script. They all are. Their will be witnesses, and the process of approving/denying witnesses will be stacked against the president. Plus, we will never know who voted what way..it will all be done in the shadows. I say put them al in the same boat as traitors. If they don’t have enough of a sack to show their “conscience”, we need to help them find that sack.

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  47. stenwin77 says:

    Contact the squishes. Romney, Collins, Murkowski, Toomey, Alexander ________ . Remember, you CAN be from their state using Zillow and your creativity.

    It wouldn’t hurt to contact these Dems: Manchin, Sinema and Doug Jones either.

    Bombard theses BASHTARDS . Remind them that THEY work for US. (well, we like to think that, anyway) Appeal to their sense of wanting to “heal” the country and ending it would be a start, continuing for months with witnesses is creating more division.

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    • California Joe says:

      Yes, just pick a town in the state and check out homes for sale (pick an expensive house) then use one of addresses listed when you write the Senators. You can do it multiple times in multiple states!

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  48. NJMAGA says:

    Yet tonight, they are all using the word acquitted not dismissed. If that is the case, the House has achieved what they set out to do. Damage our Constitution and forever change impeachment. This is dangerous.

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  49. WSB says:

    Is there a way to search for Ciarmella in the Mueller Report?

    Sara Carter and Lee Smith are telling Ingraham that, within the report, there is an email by Ciarmella to set PT up …that PT fired Comey at the behest of the Russians… prompting McCabe to start the Russian investigation. This is in addition to the meeting that Ciarmella set up in the White House about Burisma in 2016.

    At 52 minutes in.

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  50. Betty says:

    Didn’t I tell you Mitch McConnell was going to do this, inch by inch, backing up all the way, keeping us calm, but always getting us closer and closer – till finally it is too late, his knife flashes out and the deed is done.

    Some one better start sending them Prep-er books so they knows what supplies he needs to lay in to withstand the siege of the Capital, because I am telling you – if there is a patriot in this country they will won’t get out of that building until they agree to restore President Trump and everyone of them how dared to attack our Constitution resigns. And the rest of us should start making travel plans.

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