Skip to comments.Democrats seek Bolton, Mulvaney for impeachment trial
Posted on 12/15/2019 6:07:30 PM PST by janetjanet998
https://apnews.com/17c13b4aa38228aeaba137ef4aeec939 Click to copy RELATED TOPICS Ukraine AP Top News John Bolton Trials General News Mick Mulvaney Politics Joe Biden Impeachments Trump impeachment Mitch McConnell Donald Trump Democrats seek Bolton, Mulvaney for impeachment trial By LISA MASCARO and JONATHAN LEMIRE an hour ago Youtube video thumbnail WASHINGTON (AP) Senate Democrats are proposing a weekslong Senate impeachment trial seeking testimony from four new witnesses including John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney over President Donald Trumps actions toward Ukraine, according to a detailed outlined released Sunday.
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York proposed the structure for a fair and honest trial in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an attempt to launch negotiations ahead of House voting this week that is all but certain to result in the president being impeached.
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so does the Senate have to call anymore witnesses? Do they have a vote for each witness?
Oh, that’s right.
I’d almost forgotten that a very bitter John Bolton is just chompin’ at the bit to go on record about his ‘perplexing’ experiences with President Trump.
Let’s get it done then John. Step forward with your big grocery bag full of Sour Grapes.
I was not aware the Democrats ran the Senate also
The dems get to present their evidence, not conduct a new investigation in the senate. But I think mcconnel will stab Trump in the back and bring bolton in to testify, bolton will hurt Trumps. Without direct evidence, this is the end of executive privilege. I hope that Trump and Barr fight this, but who know what the supreme court will do.
They probably have fbi/nsa recordings and transcripts to bolster their case. They want to drop them in the senate.
So while in the House, Republicans have to ask permissionand have it denied to call witnesses, in the Senate Dems get to call who they want?
LOL The Dems in the Senate are the MINORITY..so they can bitch and moan all they want they do NOT call the shots
The Senate should do exactly what shithead did and make up their rules. Don’t let them call witnesses.
So the bickering on process has begun. We can expect it to be Kavanaugh on steroids with the GOP Senate again tip toeing through the tulips and accommodating the Democrats.
Despite Republican control in the Senate, McConnell faces limits on his ability to steer the impeachment proceedings because the GOP holds a slim 53-47 majority. It takes 51 votes to approve most motions in the proceedings, which means the leader can only afford to lose two Republican senators and still pass his preferred options.
Some Republicans may feel pressure from Democrats to call additional witnesses or expand the proceedings, especially those up for re-election next year in swing states where voters are split in their views of Trump.
McConnell only faces self imposed limits. He is majority leader precisely because he is weak and gives the senate mavericks plenty of room to roam.
Trump still has the right to claim executive privilege. It would split the supreme court with roberts being the tie breaker on the dems side.
Is it an impeachment or just an inquiry? Democrats want you to think it’s the former because they are liars. Them and their cohorts in the media have such forked tongues that you can never tell exactly what they’re saying.
This really should simply be remanded forthwith to the House, with prejudice an an enumeration of the legal traducements it entails.
it is not over yet..in early January look for “sources” in the NYtimes and Washington Post to saying that Bolton has important info “damaging” to Trump..(likely Fake news)
This will give give Rino Senators enough to cross over and call these witnesses
I just don’t trust Bolton. McConnell better not cave to Schumer.
So Schumer doesn’t want to prosecute the articles of impeachment that may be presented to the Senate from the House, he wants to conduct new investigations disguised as a trial?
They do call the shots if Carlos Delecto and a few defectors say they do.
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