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  • 'The trial is stupid': Senate Republicans throw cold water on Trump impeachment (IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 39)

    01/24/2021 11:56:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NBC 'News' via MSN ^ | 1/24/20 | Allan Smith
    Several Republican senators on Sunday discouraged suggestions that the chamber could convict former President Donald Trump in his upcoming impeachment trial. "Well first of all, I think the trial is stupid," Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told "Fox News Sunday." "I think it's counterproductive. We already have a flaming fire in this country and [impeachment is] taking a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on top of the fire." Rubio added he believes Trump "bears responsibility for some of what happened" during the deadly riots at the Capitol earlier this month but that he does not believe impeachment is the right...
  • Sen. Rand Paul says Chief Justice Roberts won’t take Trump impeach trial

    01/23/2021 9:39:44 PM PST · by conservative98 · 163 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2021 | 6:06pm | Mary Kay Linge
    As Democrats plunge ahead with a post-term impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, a key question remains: Will Chief Justice Roberts take the case? Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he won’t — making the exercise “a fake, partisan impeachment,” the lawmaker told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Friday. Paul claimed Roberts has “privately said he’s not supposed to come unless it’s an impeachment of the president.”
  • Trump Must Bring QUO WARRANTO Action As Complete Defense To Impeachment

    01/23/2021 8:31:23 PM PST · by rxsid · 39 replies ^ | 01.23.2021 | Leo Donofrio
    TRUMP MUST BRING QUO WARRANTO ACTION AS COMPLETE DEFENSE TO IMPEACHMENTPosted in Uncategorized on January 23, 2021 by naturalborncitizen Donald J. Trump, please pay close attention to the following legal strategy. You can’t sit back on defense for the Senate’s pending attack on America. This so called impeachment trial fiasco is aimed at stopping the American people from holding the line concerning election fraud, error and blatant lawlessness in the 2020 election. If you are still willing to COUNTERPUNCH, rather than meekly playing defense, then you MUST bring the receipts to institute an action in quo warranto to oust Joe...
  • Senate Republican (Cornyn) threatens impeachments of past Democratic presidents

    01/23/2021 6:58:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/23/20
    The Texas Republican senator John Cornyn warned on Saturday that Donald Trump’s second impeachment could lead to the prosecution of former Democratic presidents if Republicans retake Congress in two years’ time. **SNIP** After a brief moment of bipartisan sentiment in which members from both parties condemned the unprecedented attack on Congress as it met to formalize Biden’s victory, a number of Senate Republicans are opposing Trump’s trial, which could lead to a vote blocking him from future office. “If it is a good idea to impeach and try former presidents, what about former Democratic presidents when Republicans get the majority...
  • With bipartisan deal, Trump’s second impeachment trial temporarily put on backburner

    01/23/2021 8:51:48 AM PST · by lowbridge · 63 replies ^ | January 23, 2021 | Susan Ferrechio
    Confirmation votes for Biden administration nominees and wrangling over COVID-19 aid legislation will occupy senators' time over the next two weeks rather than the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. That's due to a Friday night deal between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell; the trial will begin on Feb. 9. The Democratic-majority House on Jan. 13 voted for a single impeachment article against Trump, charging him with inciting an insurrection that led to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. “The fact is, the House will deliver the article of impeachment to...
  • Speed should not be focus of Trump impeach trial (IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 37)

    01/23/2021 1:54:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Can former President Donald Trump get a fair trial? It’s a question worth asking, as his impending impeachment before the Senate appears to favor speed over due process. According to Politico, multiple sources on Capitol Hill said that lawmakers have privately discussed the possibility of a three-day impeachment trial for Trump - the fastest of any such procedure for a president. (Bill Clinton’s impeachment lasted nearly two months, and Trump’s first trial clocked in at about three weeks.) Talks about the trial’s parameters between Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are still ongoing, so nothing has been...
  • Why Mitch McConnell Is Filibustering to Protect the Filibuster

    01/22/2021 7:21:06 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 43 replies
    Time ^ | Jan 22, 2021
    It’s a rare thing on Capitol Hill for a lawmaker’s team to try and play down their power. In the Joe Biden-era Senate, the balance of power is split evenly between the parties, 50-50. Vice President Kamala Harris, a Democrat and the constitutional president of the Senate, gets to break the tie in votes that fall along party lines. So that means Democrats now get to set the agenda, chair the committees and get the little perks that come with being the controlling party, like added staff and better room reservations, right? In normal times, sure. But these are not...
  • WATCH: Schumer Says Senators Will Have to Decide if Donald Trump ‘Incited the Erection’ at the Capitol

    01/22/2021 11:07:35 AM PST · by White Lives Matter · 49 replies
    GP ^ | January 22, 2021 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made a really hilarious gaffe on Friday on the Senate floor. Schumer told his colleges that they will have to decide if former President Donald Trump incited the “erection” against the US. “Make no mistake, there will be a trial and when that trial ends, senators will have to decide if they believe Donald John Trump incited the erection against the United States,” Schumer said. ..... Snip...... Naturally, the puns came rolling in on social media.
  • McConnell privately says he wants Trump gone as Republicans quietly lobby him to convict

    01/22/2021 10:21:14 AM PST · by Magnatron · 173 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 22 January 2021 | Michael Warren and Jamie Gangel
    As the House prepares to send articles of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, CNN has learned that dozens of influential Republicans around Washington -- including former top Trump administration officials -- have been quietly lobbying GOP members of Congress to impeach and convict Donald Trump. The effort is not coordinated but reflects a wider battle inside the GOP between those loyal to Trump and those who want to sever ties and ensure he can never run for President again. The lobbying started in the House after the January 6 attack on the Capitol and in the days leading up...
  • Chuck Schumer says Trump impeachment article going to Senate on Monday

    01/22/2021 9:05:58 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/22/2021 | Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will send a single article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, clearing the way for his trial to start next week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. “Make no mistake, a trial will be held in the United States Senate and there will be a vote whether to convict the president,” Schumer (D-NY) said from the chamber floor Friday morning.
  • Schumer says Pelosi to deliver Trump impeachment article Monday, triggering trial amid standoff with McConnell

    01/22/2021 9:00:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/22/2021 | Tyler Olson
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is sending the article of impeachment against former President Trump to the Senate on Monday, paving the way for a trial. The House of Representatives this month voted to impeach Trump for the second time in his presidency for "incitement of insurrection" after a mob of his supporters besieged the Capitol on Jan. 6 in a failed attempt to stop the certification of then-President-elect Joe Biden's electoral college win. "I've spoken to Speaker Pelosi who informed me that the article will be delivered to the Senate on...
  • U.S. Senate's Schumer Reviewing Republican Request for Trump Impeachment Trial Delay (IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 36)

    01/22/2021 1:46:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    US News ^ | 1/21/20 | Makini Brice, Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is reviewing a request from Republicans to put off the start of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial until mid-February, a Schumer spokesman said Thursday. **SNIP** Trump is the only U.S. president to have been impeached twice, and his trial in the Senate will be the only one ever to have taken place after a president has left office. A source familiar with the planning told Reuters the House could transmit the article of impeachment as early as Friday, and No. 2 Senate Democrat Dick Durbin said he expected it "in...
  • SCOOP: Trump Calls Treatment Of The Troops “Disgusting And Unforgivable”

    01/21/2021 10:34:27 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 32 replies
    Jack Posobiec ^ | Jan 22, 2021
    SCOOP: Trump calls treatment of the troops “disgusting and unforgivable,” per advisor
  • 'We feel incredibly betrayed': Thousands of Guardsmen forced to vacate Capitol (Sleeping in Parking Garages)

    01/21/2021 7:10:42 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 98 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 21, 2021 | Lara Seligman, Natasha Bertrand and Andrew Desiderio
    Thousands of National Guardsmen were forced to vacate congressional grounds on Thursday and are now taking their rest breaks outside and in nearby parking garages, after two weeks of sleepless nights protecting the nation’s capital in the wake of the violent assault on Jan. 6. One unit, which had been resting in the Dirksen Senate Office building, was abruptly told to vacate the facility on Thursday, according to one Guardsman. The group was forced to rest in a nearby parking garage without internet reception, with just one electrical outlet, and one bathroom with two stalls for 5,000 troops, the person...
  • Grassley: ‘I Hope We Can Retire #Resist’

    01/21/2021 5:49:52 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 43 replies
    The Iowa Torch ^ | 01/20/21 | Iowa Torch
    Four years ago, our nation’s capital was full of people who had come to celebrate a new president’s inauguration or to protest it. This inauguration was different in that respect. But, just like four years ago, there are Americans who question the election outcome and did not want the inauguration to proceed. Since Election Day, I have urged Americans to have faith in our constitutional system and let it work its course. Today was the culmination of that process. Like four years ago, I know that many Americans are not happy with how it turned out. That is absolutely fine....
  • Al Gore: ‘I Would Not Bet Against’ Senate Conviction of Trump for Inciting Capitol Riot

    01/20/2021 10:25:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/20/2021 | Pam Key
    Former Vice President Al Gore said on Wednesday during NBC’s inauguration coverage that he would not bet against former President Donald Trump being convicted in the Senate for inciting the deadly rioting at the U.S. Capitol.
  • Graham calls on McConnell to 'unequivocally' denounce second Trump impeachment effort

    01/19/2021 9:44:14 PM PST · by conservative98 · 112 replies
    Fox News ^ | 47 mins ago | Angelica Stabile
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is fighting efforts to convict President Trump in the Senate after he was impeached for a second time by the House of Representatives, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., should do the same, Graham told Fox News’ "Hannity" Tuesday. "What we need right now is Sen. McConnell to unequivocally say the second impeachment of Donald Trump after he leaves office is not only unconstitutional, it is bad for the country," said Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Stand up and fight back." Graham praised McConnell for helping President Trump with "everything that he...
  • DOJ Drops Insider Trading Investigation Into Sen. Richard Burr

    01/19/2021 8:42:18 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    The months-long investigation into allegations that Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina engaged in insider trading has been closed by the Justice Department and it will not pursue any charges, the GOP senator announced on Tuesday. "Tonight, the Department of Justice informed me that it has concluded its review of my personal financial transactions conducted early last year. The case is now closed," Burr said in a statement. The FBI launched a probe into Burr's business dealings after the senator, who served as the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, privately warned a group of well-connected constituents in February to...
  • What Happens Now That Democrats Have Seized Control Of The Federal Government

    01/19/2021 8:32:46 PM PST · by rxsid · 50 replies
    Numerous | 01.19.2021 | Numerous Referenced (linked)
    WHAT HAPPENS NOW THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE SEIZED CONTROL OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ver. 4.0 With the steal of the Presidency and 2 Senate seats in Georgia complete, here is a condensed look at some of what we will face in the near future now that the socialists/communists/marxists/globalists/hate America crowd (leftist's) have seized full control of our federal government, and therefore control of our lives in the "United" States of America. And what happened at the Capital Building on 01.06.2021 (whether it was 10% or 50% antifa incited/perpetrated) will give them greater resolve to continue to strip away our freedoms...
  • Who are the Republicans retiring from Congress after 2018?

    01/19/2021 3:29:28 PM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 29, 2018 | REBECCA SHABAD
    Republicans retiring in 2018: Retiring Senate Republicans: Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-UtahRetiring House Republicans: Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas Rep. John Duncan, R-Tennessee Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, R-New Jersey Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Mississippi Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kansas Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-New Jersey Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Washington Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Florida Rep. Ed Royce, R-California Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pennsylvania Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas Rep. Dave Trott,...