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  • Battle for House Intensifies After Impeachment (RATS 'in serious trouble')

    02/15/2020 2:32:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal via MSN ^ | 2/14/20 | Natalie Andrews
    WASHINGTON - House lawmakers are readying to campaign in the post-impeachment landscape, with Democrats eager to focus on policy issues and Republicans planning to attack swing-district Democrats for voting to remove a president whom many of their constituents support. Democrats plan to defend the majority, and specifically their 30 seats in districts that Mr. Trump won in 2016, by discussing the issue that gave them the gavel in 2018: lowering health-care costs. Lawmakers expect to stay far away from talking about the two articles of impeachment the House passed against the president in December. Republicans, meanwhile, will largely embrace running...
  • Democrats struggle to counter a post-impeachment Trump (RATS 'restrategizing')

    02/11/2020 5:17:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Politico via Yahoo ^ | 2/11/20 | Kyle Cheney, John Bresnahan
    With impeachment no longer in their arsenal, Democrats are coming to terms with a new reality: they have few, if any, weapons to take on an emboldened President Donald Trump as he openly settles scores with his political adversaries and continues breaching the wall between the Justice Department and Oval Office. Democrats vented outrage Tuesday over Trump's attack on his own DOJ prosecutors and his demand of a lighter sentence for longtime ally Roger Stone. One after another, top Democrats in the House and Senate said Trump's 2 a.m. Twitter intervention further erodes the rule of law. “Coupled with the...
  • Trump, RNC cash in on impeachment, raising $117M more in funds

    02/09/2020 4:08:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/08/20 | Marisa Schultz
    The Democrats’ impeachment saga not only ended Wednesday with a double acquittal but a $100 million windfall for President Trump’s reelection campaign efforts, the Republican National Committee (RNC) revealed Saturday. The RNC, Trump's campaign and their joint fundraising committee have raked in $117 million in online donations since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24, 2019, thanks to an influx of new small-dollar donors who wanted to stand by the president. "We've seen through our record-breaking fundraising that the Democrat's bogus impeachment galvanized President Trump's supporters across the country to contribute financially to his re-election efforts,”...
  • McConnell sums up impeachment on Senate floor for House Dems: ‘He won and they lost’

    02/06/2020 2:15:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 2/05/20 | Vivek Saxena
    **SNIP** “The drive to impeach President Trump did not begin with the allegations before us,” he said. “Here was reporting in April of 2016: ‘Donald Trump isn’t even the Republican nominee yet… [but] impeachment is already on the lips of pundits, newspaper editorials, constitutional scholars, and even a few members of Congress.” “Here was the Washington Post headline minutes after President Trump’s inauguration: ‘The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun.'” “The articles of impeachment before us were not even the first ones House Democrats introduced,” McConnell added. “This was go-around number seven. Those previously-alleged ‘High Crimes and Misdemeanors’ included...
  • Top Romney Adviser worked with Hunter Biden on board of Ukrainian Energy Company

    02/05/2020 12:41:46 PM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09.28.19 | Erielle Davidson
    As Democrats and the media remain fanatically obsessed with assembling some form of a “quid pro quo” from the infamous Trump-Zelensky phone call, new details have emerged regarding Burisma, the company for which Hunter Biden worked and the company that Ukraine’s top prosecutor had been investigating before Vice President Joe Biden had the prosecutor fired via a months-long pressure campaign. According to web archives, top Mitt Romney adviser Joseph Cofer Black, who publicly goes by “Cofer Black,” joined Burisma’s board of directors while Hunter Biden was also serving on the board. According to The New Yorker, Hunter joined Burisma’s board...
  • Good and Bad Reasons for Acquitting Trump

    02/05/2020 4:43:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | February 5, 2020 | Jacob Sullum
    Marco Rubio's widely mocked justification for acquitting Donald Trump, which conspicuously avoided condemning or approving the president's conduct, was not exactly a profile in courage. The Florida Republican nevertheless laid out a defensible position that rejected a dangerously broad claim by Trump's lawyers, and in that respect, he set an example his fellow senators should follow if they want to preserve impeachment as a remedy for grave abuses of presidential power. "Just because actions meet a standard of impeachment does not mean it is in the best interest of the country to remove a president from office," Rubio said. While...
  • Democrats gear up for State of the Union protests as impeachment lingers (RAT women in white, again)

    02/03/2020 5:30:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 2/02/20 | Cristina Marcos
    A number of House Democrats are gearing up to stage protests against President Trump's State of the Union address once again Tuesday, this time after voting to impeach him. Female Democrats are reprising their coordinated white outfits to show solidarity with women, and, as in years past, at least a handful of lawmakers are considering or planning to boycott Trump's speech in the House chamber entirely. **SNIP** Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), who introduced articles of impeachment against Trump in 2017, skipped the last two State of the Union addresses. He told The Hill that he has no intention to "go...
  • Juanita Broaddrick: Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi are preparing to impeach the Kansas City Chiefs.

    02/03/2020 11:11:07 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 2, 2020 | Juanita Broaddrick
    Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi are preparing to impeach the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Schiff: 'Nothing' Democrats could have 'done differently' in impeachment probe

    02/02/2020 4:23:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/02/20 | REBECCA KLAR
    Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the lead House manager in President Trump's Senate trial, said Sunday that there is nothing Democrats could have done differently during the impeachment process. Ahead of the Senate’s likely vote to acquit President Trump on Wednesday, Schiff defended Democrats’ methods and said that he and his colleagues “proved” their case. “Look, there's nothing that I can see that we could have done differently because as the senators have already admitted, we proved our case. We proved our case,” Schiff said on CBS's “Face the Nation.” **SNIP** CBS’s Margaret Brennan asked Schiff if it was...
  • This whole pathetic impeachment effort was worse than a waste of time

    02/01/2020 4:13:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/30/20 | Josh Hammer
    After months of hype and pseudo-drama ginned up by the left, public and secret testimony and breathless “smoking-gun” headlines, it’s taking the Senate just two weeks to bring an end, finally, to the impeachment circus. And it is ending with the always-inevitable acquittal of President Trump. What a tragic, monumental waste of time it has been. After all, anyone capable of rudimentary arithmetic could have seen this foreordained outcome coming from Day One. Indeed, it’s not entirely clear why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the rest of the leading luminaries of the Democratic Party even...
  • Nolte: Impeachment Proves Nancy Pelosi Is An Idiot

    02/01/2020 2:11:30 PM PST · by blam · 140 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-1-2020 | John Nolte
    For more than a decade the media have told us House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is some kind of master strategist. Oh, yes, President Trump has met his match in Madam Pelosi… Me? Well, I’ve always found her to be something closer to an idiot. But even with my low opinion of her, never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined she would botch this impeachment as badly as she did. Seriously… wow. What I mean is, even when a particular strategy is a bad one, it is at least a strategy. You can at least see the strategy...
  • Trump impeachment: What’s next now that no witnesses will be called?

    02/01/2020 2:29:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/31/20 | Ebony Bowden
    **SNIP** Senators have the coming weekend off - and the four Democrats who are running for president, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar and Michael Bennet - are expected to make a one-day dash to Iowa for some last-minute campaigning ahead of Monday’s caucuses. On Monday, the entire Senate will reconvene as a court of impeachment at 11 a.m., with each side given two hours to deliver closing arguments. Attendance is mandatory. At 3 p.m., the chamber goes back to being the Senate and Chief Justice John Roberts will stop presiding. Senators will then begin delivering individual remarks on the...
  • Nunes: Schiff and Nadler Are ‘Going to Subpoena John Bolton’

    02/01/2020 1:59:31 AM PST · by SanchoP · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Jan 2020 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes (R-CA) predicted that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) will subpoena former National Security Adviser John Bolton. Nunes said, “I actually have some bad news for you tonight…the president’s going to be acquitted. But the problem is, this isn’t going to end. I just can’t imagine that Adam Schiff, after three-and-a-half years of this nonsense, and Jerry Nadler are not going to continue this, right? They’re going to go back and they’re going...
  • Biden’s Closing Iowa Argument: Impeachment Shows “How Scared Trump Is of Running Against Me”

    02/01/2020 1:58:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 1/31/20 | Tim Murphy
    **SNIP** After months of treading delicately around the issue, the former vice president weighed in very deliberately in a series of stops in the western part of the state this week, spending more time talking about the impeachment trial (and his role in it) than about any of the policy fights that have dominated the campaign until now. Biden’s ads talk about how well he performs against Trump in head-to-head polls, but the impeachment drama illustrates his point far better than they any Quinnipiac survey. He got to impeachment about midway through his remarks at each stop, after (as is...
  • Impeachment managers make final arguments for witnesses (old news)

    01/31/2020 4:15:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 1/31/20 | Olivia Beavers
    **SNIP** House impeachment managers argued that failing to hear from people with first-hand accounts in this case will set a dangerous precedent for future trials. "We agree with the president's counsel on this much: This will set a new precedent," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the lead impeachment manager, said on the Senate floor. "You can bet in every impeachment that follows - whether it is a presidential impeachment or an impeachment of a judge - if that judge or president believes that it is to his or her advantage that there shall be a trial with no witnesses, they will...
  • Crying Wolf on Impeachment. The whole affair was a series of major fouls. The best outcome is a speedy acquittal.

    01/31/2020 5:55:34 AM PST · by karpov · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2020 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    The impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is coming down to one big question: Will Democrats, by crying wolf, drown out the more legitimate Republican cry of foul? “Foul” has served as the GOP’s most powerful and honest argument from the first days of these impeachment maneuverings. Democrats broke every standard of due process, transparency and fairness in their House investigation, making a mockery of their constitutional duty. They hid the identity of the original accuser, denying Republicans and the country the ability to judge his motives. They held secret depositions, barring more than three-quarters of House members, as well...
  • Wrapping Up Impeachment. House answers to Senate questions show why it’s time to end this trial.

    01/30/2020 7:43:33 PM PST · by karpov · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2020
    The Senate will acquit President Trump on both House articles of impeachment. That much even Adam Schiff knows. The Senate trial is now all about the election and impeachment precedents, which are two of many good reasons for cleaning up the trial distortions and wrapping up the show this week. Start with the media claim that defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz said a President can do anything to further his re-election as long he thinks it is in the national interest. This isn’t what he said. The Harvard professor said explicitly that a President can be impeached for criminal acts. He...
  • Adam Schiff wants to devote one week to hearing impeachment witnesses

    01/30/2020 6:08:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/30/20 | Bob Fredericks
    Rep. Adam Schiff on Thursday delivered a last-minute pitch to have witnesses in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. Schiff said that he wants one week devoted to closed-door depositions from witnesses in the trial as senators prepare to vote on the matter Friday. “I will make an offer to opposing counsel, who says this will stretch on indefinitely if you decide to have a single witness,” Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager, told senators. “Let’s cabin the depositions to one week. I think we can. I think we should. I think we must,” the California Democrat added. Trump’s legal team...
  • Trump counsel calls out Schiff for latest fast one, stunt ‘would’ve been automatic mistrial’ in ‘ordinary court’ (bribery & extortion)

    01/30/2020 3:01:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 1/30/20 | Vivek Saxena
    House Intelligence Committee chair turned House impeachment manager Adam Schiff tried to pull a fast one Wednesday by accusing President Donald Trump of “bribery” and “extortion.” “[W]e think there is a crime here of bribery or extortion, conditioning official acts for personal favors; that is bribery, it’s also what the founders understood as extortion,” he said while trying to rebut an argument from the president’s legal team that only actual criminal acts such as bribery are impeachable offenses. **SNIP** “If this were a criminal trial in an ordinary court and Mr. Schiff had done what he just did on the...
  • Bolton impeachment testimony more likely; Next up, 16 hours of pointed questions (What would you ask Schiffty?)

    01/28/2020 5:41:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | 1/28/20 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON — As Senate Republicans wrestle with the sizzling question of whether to allow John Bolton to testify - with the likelihood becoming more likely - President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment defense wrapped up Tuesday with both sides planning to use up to 16 hours of questions to jab the other side and present rebuttals. Trump’s defense concluded with Bolton’s bombshell revelations in his unpublished memoir scrambling what had been Trump’s successful - so far - stonewalling strategy preventing Democrats from obtaining information from documents and key witnesses, including ex-National Security Advisor John Bolton and acting chief of staff Mick...