Skip to comments.Trump's defense looks shaky on first day of impeachment trial
Posted on 01/21/2020 7:37:00 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's defense failed him at the opening of his Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had one job. He just had to collect 51 votes for the trial rules he had written, in close consultation with White House officials, to deliver Trump an acquittal quickly, quietly and with as few surprises as possible.
He couldn't do it.
Fellow Republicans balked at his plan so late in the game moments before the start of the trial that he had to order up handwritten changes sought by Democrats just to secure enough GOP votes for the rules.
So much for the modern "master of the Senate."
The other half of Trump's squad, his legal team, chose not to defend his actions with a cogent explanation for them. Rather than rebutting hours of evidence presented by House Democratic impeachment managers, White House lawyers opted to repeat Trump's attacks on the process and the disjointed set of rejoinders he's delivered to Democrats in public.
If you can't even rise to the challenge of trying to defend your client," NBC News legal analyst Glenn Kirschner said on NBC News Now, "it becomes painfully obvious that the emperor has no defense."
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...
This time he's going down for sure!
According to NBC Snooze.
NBC is hoping for a full guilty vote on some non-existent crime and they’re going to beat the drum and make it sound really really bad.
Dems lost on every single point today. Only the the Democrats Fascist toadies in the Fake News think they won anything today
And this is an any adult poll with is 10 points Left of reality. No serious poll uses “any adult” methodolgy since about 45% are not paying attention to politics. That 45% will simply repeat the last headline or “news” blurb they saw.
Just finished reading an article on Fox that described how Sekulow, et al, ripped Schtt a new one.
Pointed out that the Zelensky phone call is innocuous on its face, and the Democrat Party charges are based their pre-existing claims that the President is “corrupt”
In other words, the Democrat Party “finding” of wrong-doing began and ends with the Democrat Party’s claim of wrong-doing. With no evidence in between.
Did not even read it. I saw NBC news and knew right away it was lies and spin. I suppose I could read it and counter each lie but why go swimming thru sewage when you know it’s full of S*** ?
Link to poll
The flagship of the Ministry of Propaganda sets the narrative.
More like the Dems. This is the reason NBC is banned from my home as they lie all the time.
These were “give aways”.
They don’t make any difference.
Mitch planned to give these from the start.
Since doing that made him look “fair”, the media is writing itself to death to make it look otherwise.
How about some REAL fact checking
Fact Check: Adam Schiff Lied to the Senate About Trumps Past Concern with Ukraine Corruption
They just said it was “unconstitutional” to vote for Trump over the weekend.
The ‘Noose’ is tightening, eh?
November 3rd, They should have it done by then..
but don’t count on it.
Dems will cry and scream as they are dragged off their pedestals of virtue when the new CONgre$$ is sworn in..
THAT you can count on.
I don’t understand why our side has given Shitf HOURS to make their case and enter “evidence” that is outside scope and object of the Articles. Playing rope a dope?
Filing all these amendments are also outside scope and object of the bill the Turtle put on the floor this morning. Amendments should have come later once process was approved.
Shaky? That was your camera man NBC. He was having a hypoglycemic episode.
shaky?... you people who listen to their lies and believe it... are weak and live on shaky ground... and have no regard to the United States and voters’ rights..
and you are anti Trump and anti a good America for all the people.
this today makes decent people fed up and angry.
McConnell had one job: get 51 votes for the quick and quiet disposal of the trial. He couldnt do it.
The presidents lawyers played to Trump instead of the Senate and persuadable voters.
Taken together, they presented a shaky defense for the president. https://t.co/oLAFk3Wl16— Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) January 22, 2020
Jonathan "FU" Allen
senior political analyst, http://NBCNews.com, Democrat Party-press, AND a member of FU, Fatties United
Any shakiness by the Trump team is staged. The idiot left falls for it every time.
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