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Divided U.S. House impeaches Trump for abuse of power

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I can't imagine a judge saying that the prosecution could not have any new witnesses, other than the ones from a preliminary hearing to decide if a trial should go forward. That's what the Republicans are saying.

What are they afraid of?

The President of The United States has lost his mind. The all-caps screaming and relentless tweeting of nonsense is scary.

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In speeches on the House floor, Republicans defended the president and accused Democrats of seeking to use an unfair, rigged process to nullify the results of the 2016 election in which Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton. The House voted down a Republican bid to adjourn and a motion accusing Democrats of violating the chamber's rules.

Once again, deflecting the discussion from the heart of the case. The republicans that argue this point should be impeached themselves for failure to do their duty as elected officials.

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I can't imagine a judge saying that the prosecution could not have any new witnesses, other than the ones from a preliminary hearing to decide if a trial should go forward. That's what the Republicans are saying.

They refuse to provide witnesses before, now they're refusing to allow them later.

Republicans have abandoned all sense of ethics whatsoever. They clearly only want the truth stifled, not revealed.

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Question remains, why was Biden conducting private meetings and conducting private business transactions on the publics dime? hmmm. backdoor deals. I would do the same and have them investigated under the Patriot Act and National Security Act. That is what the corporate board Democrats are so busy hiding. How many of them sit on global corporate boards and have filled their personal coffers? This whole get POTUS has been a farce from the beginning and a true 'waste, fraud and abuse" that they themselves should be kicked out. What is more scary is adding the "voting process" to the new NDAA which clearly cuts more into the people's basic rights instead of adding it to a more civil approach act not one for national defense and can be controlled by the military.

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Theatre of the Absurd, and at NFL playoff time, to boot!

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Pelosi calls Trump a “threat”

in the daytime but claims to pray for him at night.

What a bizarre lady.

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As yet there has been no meaningful defense from Trump to explain his actions over Ukraine or his reaction afterwards. Unless he does, I can't see that the Senate would have any option but to convict.

Unless they just ignore the evidence and vote along purely politics lines. But that would be a shocking betrayal of the construction. I'm sure they wouldn't stoop so low.

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He will be impeached, but then, rightfully, exonerated by the Senate. And then win in 2020. This whole witch-hunt only makes his chances of winning higher. I thank the Democrats for this boost to his re-election campaign!

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Pelosi calls Trump a “threat”

in the daytime but claims to pray for him at night.

What a bizarre lady.

What’s wrong with that? praying for a sick person is quite normal.

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The matter before the House today is based solely on a fundamental hatred of our president. It's a sham, a witch hunt - and it's tantamount to a coup against the duly elected president of the United States

”hatred” “sham” “witch hunt”. “coup” “duly elected”

Trumpsters have nothing but meaningless and unsubstantiated cliches to defend their man.

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Question remains, why was Biden conducting private meetings and conducting private business transactions on the publics dime? hmmm. backdoor deals. I would do the same and have them investigated under the Patriot Act and National Security Act

And what does this have to do with Trump extorting a foreign government? Another obfuscation and deflection.

Whether or not Biden did anything is not the point.

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The Dems are driving a wedge through an already divided nation.

I can’t see American recovering from this quasi civil war until Dems stop their incessant campaign to oust a duly elected President.

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Donald Trump a threat to American democracy

and that's why Trump's coup and his attempts to undermine the republic a coup which is financed by the globe's richest and most powerful, the so called elite, the establishment, must be stopped. But that same elite establishment know they have GOP lackeys in the Senate who'll protect him and their interests. The globe's richest and most powerful have increased their wealth and power during the Trump reign and will do whatever it takes to keep him in office.

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 The globe's richest and most powerful have increased their wealth and power during the Trump reign and will do whatever it takes to keep him in office.

Err.. you mean like Michael Bloomberg and George Soros, both of whom oppose Trump and support the Democrats.

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Trumpophiles: Do you have any actual defense of Donny beyond disparaging the Democrats, irrelevant references to Hillary, and baseless conspiracy theories?

You haven’t presented any evidence that demonstrated Donny didn’t attempt to solicit foreign assistance with his campaign by withholding military assistance to Ukraine. You also haven’t presented any evidence that Donny didn’t instruct Congress.

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*obstruct

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It’s standard procedure for the US to withhold aid unless the recepient country tackle corruption.

Trump did nothing wrong nor unusual.

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It’s standard procedure for the US to withhold aid unless the recepient country tackle corruption. Trump did nothing wrong nor unusual.

It is illegal to bribe someone for information regarding a political opponent, THAT is wrong AND unusual!

Again a deflection and obfuscation from reality!

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a duly elected President.

There it is again.

Note to Trumpsters: impeachment is Intended as a check on "duly elected" presidents who abuse their office. Elections do not give a president carte blanche.

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It’s standard procedure for the US to withhold aid unless the recepient country tackle corruption.

Yes, it is. However, it’s nit standard procedure for the US to withhold aid unless a country assists the president with his reelection campaign.

Trump did nothing wrong nor unusual.

Except for soliciting foreign assistance with his re-election campaign.

Want to try a substantive defense again, or do you prefer to go back to disparagement and conspiracy theories?

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Trump did nothing wrong nor unusual.

I think perspectives of 'wrong and unusual' vary from person to person and country to country. For example, Russians, Chinese, Saudis, Iranians, North Koreans and others living under authoritarian regimes would probably accept whatever their respective despots do, see nothing wrong or unusual in their decisions. Mostly because they know they could get smashed if they do.

Whereas some, probably most in democratic states would see things differently. Except of course those living in democracies pushing for a more authoritarian state.

If the US loses the Constitution's balance and separation of powers, if Trump's allowed to take even greater powers for the executive, those who want to maintain the principles the republic was built on lose.

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you mean like Michael Bloomberg and George Soros, both of whom oppose Trump and support the Democrats.

You’re trying to disprove the majority by showing the existence of outliers.

Doesn’t work mate. At least on a logical level.

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Duly elected. Duly impeached.

45&3.

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I really wonder how you guys are going to reconcile the acquittal in the Senate.

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Impeachment is an extraordinary check on presidential power spelled out in the Constitution enabling Congress to remove presidents who commit "high crimes and misdemeanors."

Misdemeanors. Yes, that’s enough to remove a president. This should cover it shouldn’t it?

But it says “and” not “or.”

Is the phone call and military aid considered “high crime?”

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Is the phone call and military aid considered “high crime?”

Bribery and possible extortion? Yeah those are "high crimes".

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Democrat Alcee Hastings was impeached for bribery and perjury while being a judge. He is a now a democratic member who will be voting to impeach the President.

this is like part 2 of a movie that already filmed part 3 at the same time. Nothing that happens really matters except to move the story along to the final part. What happens in the finale (acquittal) happens is all that matters and all that is remembered.

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The only threat to American democracy are the democrats. Too bad the dumb masses will never get it. Sure, impeach. Install a regular deep state career politician. Keep telling everyone their victims of some sort of oppression, keep raising taxes, expand government, decrease individual freedom, increase crime and government programs and dependence. Donald Trump-the only president impeached simply because democrats didn't like him.

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Pelosi on Wednesday called Donald Trump a threat to American democracy

She is delusional.

Trump would become the third U.S. president ever to be impeached

And the first to be impeached without evidence of a crime.

Oh my...

McCarthy: A future Congress may expunge this impeachment vote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxkapXxld84

Trump has accused the Bidens of corruption without offering evidence

Oh my! Evidence there be!

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-legal-biden-family-corruption-democrats-refuse-to-acknowledge/

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Where did bribery come from again? And you don’t impeach for “possible” anything. You find out if it happened first.

real justice and investigation doesn’t have a “before Christmas 2019” deadline.

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BlacklabelToday  08:07 am JST

I really wonder how you guys are going to reconcile the acquittal in the Senate.

Simple. We all know the Republican Senators won't be basing their judgment on whether they think Trump is guilty or innocent, but on how bad they think it will be for them personally if they go against him, his base or their own leadership.

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US economy forging ahead and unemployment down-Pelosi is barking up the wrong tree...

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Is the phone call and military aid considered “high crime?”

Bribery and possible extortion? Yeah those are "high crimes".

Then why aren't bribery and extortion listed in the articles of impeachment? Oh my.

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But “acquittal” means not guilty and we move on. Regardless of any speculation about thought processes.

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I can't quite figure out why Republicans are against impeachment, given that they would end up with President Pence - all of the retrograde views with none of the drama. But I guess if you're living in Jonestown, only Jim Jones will do.

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But “acquittal” means not guilty and we move on. Regardless of any speculation about thought processes.

Just like OJ?

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BlacklabelToday  08:17 am JST

And you don’t impeach for “possible” anything. 

They can impeach for anything they want if it gets majority support in the House.

Mr. NoidallToday  08:15 am JST

The only threat to American democracy are the democrats.

The American voters gave them control of the House of Representatives in a democratic election. They're doing what they were elected to do.

Too bad the dumb masses will never get it.

Doesn't sound like you have a lot of respect for the American people. Given that the Democrats would be no threat to anyone if no one voted for them, doesn't that make the "dumb masses" a bigger threat?

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Always repeating what deDonnie says.

"... It's a sham, a witch hunt  ...."

Can't they come up with anything better.

But it must be what has been said before:

repeat, repeat and repeat again until people finally believe it, whether true or not.

Worked in 1933, still might work today.

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US economy forging ahead and unemployment down-Pelosi is barking up the wrong tree...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/we-squandered-major-economic-recovery-harvard-professor-142245851.html

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And the first to be impeached without evidence of a crime.

Only if you ignore the mountain of evidence provided by administration officials in testimony. HAR!

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As a matter of principle . . . impeach.

For the history books . . . impeach.

To support the constitution . . . impeach.

To say no to selfish and dishonest wanna-be-dictators . . . impeach.

To deny Republicans who want us to believe that up is down and down is up . . . impeach.

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Yes just like OJ. Except the prosecution having real evidence and the charge being murder, not a phone call.

so actually no, nothing like OJ but thanks for playing.

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Sure please do that. Exactly what dictatorships and third world countries would do.

They can impeach for anything they want if it gets majority support in the House.

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Simple. We all know the Republican Senators won't be basing their judgment on whether they think Trump is guilty or innocent, but on how bad they think it will be for them personally if they go against him, his base or their own leadership.

That’s just speculation, But what is reality is that you have 31 freshman Democrats that are in an increased danger of losing their seats that one in Trump districts. Which is OK by me, because Trump appointed today 11 new conservative federal judges and impeachment is looking more and more every day that it’s going against the Democrats, so I do want them to continue.

“Impeach him! Strike him down and complete your wrath!” Yes, I feel the anger, the force is strong within these Democrats.

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Sure please do that. Exactly what dictatorships and third world countries would do.

The president thinking he is above the law and acting in accordance with that belief whilst his party cheers him on is exactly what happens in dictatorships and third world countries.

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Republicans in the senate aren’t even trying to hide the fact that they are bias. They’re not even bothering to pay lip service to the oaths is office they took.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/sen-mitch-mcconnell-possible-impeachment-154628575.html

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Also I wish these Democrats would stop going on about our founding fathers, that really does chap my rear end hearing these anti-Americans invoking quotes which mean absolutely nothing to these people.

The president thinking he is above the law and acting in accordance with that belief whilst his party cheers him on is exactly what happens in dictatorships and third world countries.

You do know no one in Washington even believes that statement, no one, not even the socialist Democrats think that. But yeah I throw pepper in the pot stir up the masses, I guess so.

Blahblah. Blah. Blahblahblah.

Ditto.

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Trump would become the third U.S. president to be impeached. 

Love the way that sounds. It will be his biggest legacy.

Kudos to Pelosi and Schiff.

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"I'm not an impartial juror," the Senate majority leader said Tuesday after a reporter asked him what his message is to Americans who might have concerns about his ability to be impartial during the anticipated Trump trial.

"This is a political process. This is not anything judicial about it," the Kentucky Republican continued.

"Impeachment is a political decision. The House made a partisan political decision to impeach," he said. "I would anticipate we will have a largely partisan outcome in the Senate. I'm not impartial about this at all."

Uh-oh. Looks like Moscow didn’t get the memo about the conservative narrative that this process was unfair.

If impeachment is not a judicial process at all, why are Trumpophiles bad Donny screeching about due process?

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And the first to be impeached without evidence of a crime.

Only if you ignore the mountain of evidence provided by administration officials in testimony. HAR!

What mountain of evidence, Chip? Your "mountain of evidence" is just a mountain of he said/she said/I heard and I think.

I can't quite figure out why Republicans are against impeachment, given that they would end up with President Pence

Yeah! And Pence would then pardon Trump and make him his vice president, and then resign, making Trump president again! Yeah! Tee hee! Seriously though, Crazy, this impeachment is a disgrace, that's why they're against it.

Is the phone call and military aid considered “high crime?”

Bribery and possible extortion? Yeah those are "high crimes".

Then why aren't bribery and extortion listed in the articles of impeachment? Oh my.

I love how this gets downvoted but the downvoters can't answer the question. Again, if Trump is guilty of bribery and extortion, which are certainly impeachable crimes, why aren't they in the Democrats' articles of impeachment?

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The president thinking he is above the law and acting in accordance with that belief whilst his party cheers him on is exactly what happens in dictatorships and third world countries.

You do know no one in Washington even believes that statement, no one, not even the socialist Democrats think that.

Which is really really scary and the reason that it's being allowed to happen.

“Impeach him! Strike him down and complete your wrath!” Yes, I feel the anger, the force is strong within these Democrats.

You do know the evil empire are actually the bad guys right?

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Also I wish these Democrats would stop going on about our founding fathers, that really does chap my rear end hearing these anti-Americans invoking quotes which mean absolutely nothing to these people.

Blah, blah.

You do know no one in Washington even believes that statement, no one, not even the socialist Democrats think that. But yeah I throw pepper in the pot stir up the masses, I guess so

Blah, blah. Blah.

Ditto

If my posts only deserve blah blah responses, why did you bother attempting to substantively respond to my posts? ROFL!

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What mountain of evidence, Chip? Your "mountain of evidence" is just a mountain of he said/she said/I heard and I think.

It’s called testimony, which is a form of evidence. I don’t expect Trumpophiles to understand or accept this though.

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It’s called testimony, which is a form of evidence.

Testimony that was given by Partisan Democrats, yeah, that’s solid sound evidence. Lol

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Testimony that was given by Partisan Democrats, yeah, that’s solid sound evidence. Lol

Blah,blah.

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On the House floor, Pelosi read the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance, then said: "Today we are here to defend democracy for the people"

The height of hypocrisy. Go ahead, Dems, vote to impeach, it's going to blow up in your faces in a spectacular fashion.

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No evidence of any crime whatsoever. Who's the threat to democracy again?

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The height of hypocrisy. Go ahead, Dems, vote to impeach, it's going to blow up in your faces in a spectacular fashion.

Blah, blah.

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No evidence of any crime whatsoever. Who's the threat to democracy again?

https://www.businessinsider.com/democrats-losing-impeachment-public-opinion-trump-gop-2019-12

https://theweek.com/articles/883322/how-nancy-pelosi-could-lose-impeachment-vote

Seems like the losing Democrats...

Uh-oh.....

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/new-polls-show-trump-gaining-support-form-independents/vi-BBY73Y0

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Seems like the losing Democrats...

Uh-oh.....

BLAH

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Here's some relevant reading material. I challenge the impeachment fans to respond with something better than "Blah, blah," lol.

Trump’s Letter to Pelosi protesting Impeachment

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Letter-from-President-Trump-final.pdf

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Russia if you're listening . . .

"All roads lead to Putin."

Putin has got Trump in his front pocket. What an embarrassment!

To see an American president like Trump on knees groveling to a dictator like that. Disgraceful!

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Putin has got Trump in his front pocket. 

Keep beating that dead horse.

What an embarrassment!

Yeah, the Dems are really embarrassing themselves and bringing shame onto the revered U.S. House of Representatives with this sham impeachment.

To see an American president like Trump on knees groveling to a dictator like that. Disgraceful!

Yeah, that's why Trump pulled the U.S. out of the nuclear treaty that the Russians were violating, and provided Ukraine with weapons to defend themselves against a Russian attack.

That be some weird groveling. Gives groveling a new meaning, doesn't it!

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Trump’s Letter to Pelosi protesting Impeachment

Heck, even bass said Trump used poor judgement and bad decisions. Take it up with him.

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Donny is having another meltdown, if yesterdays pathetically sick letter wasn't enough now he's throwing tantrums on twitter. Somebody needs to get him out of the toilet and give him a pacifier.

Seeing Donny's comedy show makes the impeachment process worth it!!!!

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Trump’s Letter to Pelosi protesting Impeachment

Heck, even bass said Trump used poor judgement and bad decisions. Take it up with him.

Read the letter. And read the transcript while you're at it, lol.

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Trump’s Letter to Pelosi protesting Impeachment

We've all read it and agree the Donny needs help. Instead of the WH he needs to be in the Psychiatric ward of some hospital.

And your point was.......?

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Here's some relevant reading material. I challenge the impeachment fans to respond with something better than "Blah, blah," lol.

Trump’s Letter to Pelosi protesting Impeachment

The only response this trash is worthy of is: Blah, blah, blah.

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Heck, even bass said Trump used poor judgement and bad decisions. Take it up with him.

But you also conveniently left out the part where I said, there were no grounds for him to be impeached based on that call.

Donny is having another meltdown,

How would you know that? Wait! CNN said so, didn’t they? Ahhhhh...

if yesterdays pathetically sick letter wasn't enough now he's throwing tantrums on twitter. Somebody needs to get him out of the toilet and give him a pacifier.

He did not or can you prove he did? Everything that he said it was counted measured and true. The Dems are heading over a cliff and he as well as the supporters and a growing number of independents are glad if they do.

Seeing Donny's comedy show makes the impeachment process worth it!!!!

Well, it’s actually even more fun watching the Democrats climb up hamburger Hill.

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Getting impeach over a Ukrainian hoax ,that was only in Trump head

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How would you know that?

Don't be obsessed by CNN, Donny is crying is heart out on Twitter. Makes me feel sorry for him.

He did not or can you prove he did? 

Read above.

Everything that he said it was counted measured and true.

Then you need to go back to school and learn counting and measuring.

Well, it’s actually even more fun watching the Democrats climb up hamburger Hill.

Don't you mean hamberder, that's how your master spells it!!

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It’s a coup! It’s a coup! Ummm, one that puts Mike Pence in power? Pence would be worse than Trump. He isn’t suffering from dementia, and he is, unfortunately, clever, in a bad way.

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@Serrano

Did you hear about Trump pulling U.S. ships out of the Black Sea when Putin got upset?

Oh, yeah, Trump's a real man, isn't he? Buk-buk-buk-bukaaack!

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I'm getting prepared to hear a lot of disappointed far left folks out there.

I've been following this case closely and it is obvious that the Dem's have a very weak case against the president. Actually, weak is probably not the word to use to describe what is going on here; it's false information being paraded as fact.

Lets be honest with ourselves here; the only reason the dems are pushing this as far as they have is because they don't stand a chance in reelection in 2020 with the way the economy is going, and how support for Trump is increasing because middle-minded voters are not dedicated to hating Trump.

I expect a lot of downvotes because most of JapanToday's posting audience is far left leaning based off the things I've read them say.

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It’s quite telling how Trumpophiles think a partial summary of the call is a transcript. Morons.

Um, can you find the "missing" part of the transcript that shows that Trump committed a crime? No? Didn't think so. No "Blah" this time? And thanks for the insult!

This impeachment is going to be the script for a sequel of Minority Report.

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We've all read it

I doubt it.

and agree the Donny needs help. Instead of the WH he needs to be in the Psychiatric ward of some hospital.

Change "Donny" and "he" to "Pelosi" and "she" and you've got it right.

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All readers, please tone down your rhetoric and post sensible comments.

Don't be obsessed by CNN, Donny is crying is heart out on Twitter. Makes me feel sorry for him.

There is not one treat where he was falling apart. He seemed calm and measured or does calm and measured mean, “falling apart” now? Lol

Read above.

Ok, so you can’t, knew it.

Don't you mean hamberder, that's how your master spells it!

No, I specifically meant, ”Hamburger Hill.”

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Trump's letter to Pelosi was far too kind. He should written this:

Dear Nancy

This is your president writing you a letter. Don't read it out loud because you'll spit all over it.

So how's the witch hunt going? You guys give up yet or are you thirsty for more?

You guys are ridiculous. At least you're consistent though.

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He will be impeached, but then, rightfully, exonerated by the Senate. And then win in 2020. This whole witch-hunt only makes his chances of winning higher. I thank the Democrats for this boost to his re-election campaign!

Boom! All of this!

Trump 2020!

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It's going to be a very Merry Christmas for President Trump as the bumbling Democrats give him the best Christmas gift he could have dreamed of, a guaranteed re-election 11 months ahead of time.

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I can't quite figure out why Republicans are against impeachment, given that they would end up with President Pence - all of the retrograde views with none of the drama. But I guess if you're living in Jonestown, only Jim Jones will do.

Because it looks bad politically?

Imagine if Biden, with VP Warren wins, and is removed from office and Warren becomes president. Sure, women will be happy, but will the party as a whole?

Well, maybe, Biden is terrible.

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Because it looks bad politically?

It really does, I was around for the last one, that ended up badly as well.

Imagine if Biden, with VP Warren wins, and is removed from office and Warren becomes president. Sure, women will be happy, but will the party as a whole?

But Biden won’t win, even Dems know it.

Well, maybe, Biden is terrible

Understatement.

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i was sorry to miss the part where a Republican Senator compared Trump’s trial with that of Jesus.

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Something Trump never wanted and will rattle his cage regardless of the final outcome. Third member of an exclusive club written into history. Trump outraged, hope his heart can take the stress.

Did Trump wanted to be impeached?

No!

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You already lost! Waste of time! Nothing will happen to Trump. He survives everything! Nothing has affected him so far. Wake up

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The end of the beginning...

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Trump is a liar, a crook and a cheat. And now he's an impeached liar, crook and cheat. For all time this will be the first fact in the history books when anyone reads about Trump. Thank you, Speaker Pelosi and Adam Schiff for your leadership and integrity in defending the Constitution.

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Let's watch the unemployment rate and tax raye skyrocket once a democrat assumes office. Crime rates and broken families will thrive under democrats.

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Today, Trump won the popular vote!

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First ever president Impeached in first term: Trump’s legacy, and the astrix that will make him scream and cry for the rest of his short life as a result of said crying. Biggest baby in US history, and followed by the biggest group of absolute cowards and sycophants the world has ever seen. Evangelicals, hypocrites as ever, are taking their sacred lord Jesus and saying this is like the trials their lord faced: trump... a man who has divorced twice and cheated on third wife with prostitutes and porn stars, is like Jesus, they suddenly say.

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TRUMP IMPEACHED!

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Great, they did it!

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BASS: But you also conveniently left out the part where I said, there were no grounds for him to be impeached based on that call.

You said you thought he showed poor judgement but it didn't rise to the level of impeachment. Others are saying that Trump did nothing wrong at all.

I'm happy with the outcome. I said from day 1 that the GOP will easily vote to keep him in power despite breaking his oath so there's no surprise there. Just love that Trump will forever be referred to as the impeached President. He brought it on himself and he has no one else to blame.

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What this impeachment teaches us: never ever call a democrat on their corruption and attempt to investigate them. You will be hunted down and ruthlessly dealt with.

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45&3!

His legacy is sealed. He’s a loser.

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She said it better than I've been able to:

"This president, Donald J. Trump, coerced a fragile foreign ally to investigate his political opponent and interfere in our elections, and he leveraged critically needed, congressionally approved military aid to Ukraine."

https://www.npr.org/2019/12/18/789526769/jesus-was-treated-more-fairly-what-4-house-members-said-in-impeachment-debate?utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews&utm_source=facebook.com&fbclid=IwAR3cyOIqCYW1tGCyFEjihMvzNGpKWYug1puizci1WnR1lQFregH-JTzhgtE

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In a 100, 300, 500 years, there it is: The third president to be impeached. An inedible stain and rightly so. No matter how the right twist and turn and whine and cry: Trump impeached. Bravo.

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Both articles impeachment!

Good! But it won't change too much.

He's like that Teflon-pan, nothing sticking (at least not so far).

At least history books will remember him as "1 out of 3" ......

.... which ain't too bad.

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That’s clever. The Speaker will not send the Articles of Impeachment UNTIL the Senate states it’s rules of process. Brilliant. As there it will will sit, Trump impeached but NOT acquitted. Ha!

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Geez Trump supporters really do hate the law of the land.......

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There is not one treat where he was falling apart.

I am sure in some world that means something.

 He seemed calm and measured or does calm and measured mean, “falling apart” now? Lol

Depends on how you measure 'Calm and measured '. Sending childish letters, tweeting in anger(all caps) if that's 'Calm and Measured', wonder what 'Not Calm' is.

No, I specifically meant, ”Hamburger Hill.”

Good to know, though Donny doesn't.

And he is IMPEACHED, time for more 'Calm and Measured' tweets, ROFL.

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U.S. House Democrats vote to impeach Trump. It's been a long time coming, three years, but Democrats have finally established that any future U.S. House majority party can impeach any President for any reason.

Trump will now be acquitted by the U.S. Senate.

The hatred of the Democrats will continue unabated.

None of these things are a surprise to U.S. voters.

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never ever call a democrat on their corruption and attempt to investigate them.

Richard Nixon — 'Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.'

Better take a hint from Nixon Trump.

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I doubt it.

Donny told his followers that his call was perfect and did not mention Biden and his followers believed it because they do not read.

There is an Audio Book out for his letter, will be perfect for Donny's supporters, who can't read, try it.

Pelosi played Donny well, he will rave and rant over the next few days.

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Not falling apart? You have to be joking, trump is exploding all over the place with disgraceful. for example, statements against John Dingle’s widow. Suggesting -- what all and any president would have done, lowering flags etc, was a “favor” from him -- and to now vote against him was “war”. Trump is exactly as Bobby DeNiro described him. Trump is also obviously very dangerous to the republic, he’s Nero on steroids.

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A great day for America!

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Seriously Trump people, why didn't you vote for a different Republican? I actually liked some of the Republicans running against Trump. Trump's win was based on the hate for Hillary (for whatever reason, I don't know - like a dog genetically hates a cat). What's up with you guys? Trump is being impeached NOT because he's Republican or some deep state but because he doesn't know how to be a President (See Nixon's warning above).

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Best Christmas ever.

Happy Impeachment Day, everyone! This day will be celebrated for years to come. By the many, many patriots and friends of America.

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Gotta feel sorry for the Trump kids. It's like watching your child through locked in a room (from the inside) playing with matches and razor blades. But they have to support him or they risk losing their inheritance. Sad.

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His Battle Creek rally is quite insane, though. Have lost count of the falsehoods and fake stories he's spewing out. I suppose that is his coping mechanism.

Won't work when he's on trial, though.

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Dems just lost an election 11 months in the future. Congratulations, I guess.

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Why didn’t you vote for a different Democrat in 2016? Just had to try to force your will on the American people. Same as the nonsense impeachment.

Seriously Trump people, why didn't you vote for a different Republican?

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Dems just lost an election 11 months in the future. Congratulations, I guess.

Then you should be happy about the impeachment.

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Watched a bit this morning.  Theatere of the absurd.  how exactly he represents a threat to national security or a clear and present danger is beyond me.

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I am extremely happy about the impeachment. Ensures re-election and Trump is still President. Never should have happened but because Dems were stupid enough to do it we can benefit in 2020 and beyond.

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Why didn’t you vote for a different Democrat in 2016?

This impeachment is Trump's fault, not Hillary's. Hillary is gone.

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Donny is all 'I created jobs, I signed deals etc etc'.

Now he is 'We are getting impeached'!!

No loser, you are impeached!!!

ROFL

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And what does this have to do with Trump extorting a foreign government? Another obfuscation and deflection.

Whether or not Biden did anything is not the point.

That is part of the whole point, have you not been reading. No obstruction or deflection in protecting or getting to a candidate gaining personal gains on the taxpayers dime. What kind of integrity is that? It is the whole point that the Democrats pounded to get away from and came up with this entire farce than deal with real social issues in the US. Their was no extortion, I personally listened to the recordings, no where in the conversation is mentioned, I nor the US government will not give you nor Ukraine any funding until you investigate the Bidens. The fact that the Bidens were on the publics dime conducting personal business dealings and with China involving business tech secrets in the name of profit the US's economically mainly is national security. Why impeach a sitting POTUS for doing the job the people expect him to do? hmmm

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I am extremely happy about the impeachment.

Then why do you keep complaining about Hillary?

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Readers, Hillary Clinton is not relevant to this discussion.

Then you should be happy about the impeachment.

It’s huge stain on Trump that’ll never wash off. They’ll never be happy about that.

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if you didn’t impeach President Trump might not be two term President Trump.

cant wait for his speech after his trial acquittal/ that’s gonna be fire! Even Russian asset Tulsi wanted no part of this, voted present.

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It is a great shame on the Republican party that many have already stated they will not fulfill their oath of office, where they promised to be impartial, and will simply vote innocent. The US system is truly broken. But Trump breaks everything.

After the Republicans vote him as innocent for his documented crimes against the US people and the office of POTUS there will be a precedence made where politicians can ignore their oath of office and suffer no consequence, making all oaths of office irrelevant and void.

Where does America go after this? With an unworkable political system and leaders placed there by foreign powers, the only ones who can truly trust America is whatever country controls the President. As for the American people, their country is no longer run for their benefit but for some random nation.

From the outside looking in, only the Democrats can repair this rickety system if they can swing a majority at the next election and gain control of both the house and the senate. The Republicans are looking more and more like a government from Germany in the 1930's-1940's where everything was rubber stamped for the glorious leader who could do no wrong. The main difference between then and now is the people do not revere Trump. Perhaps they retain enough good sense to vote him out in 2020. Time will tell.

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He has his heart attack and his VP Hillary takes over as President.

Everyone has health problems, Donny has his constipation which makes the WH unbearable for quite a few.

You messed up.

Nothing compared to the mess the GOP is in with Donny as President, all they have now is bigotry to fall back on...

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Did you hear the news? trump Is still your president and still lives in the White House.

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Did you hear the news? trump Is still your president and still lives in the White House.

Still president yes. My president no. Hey congratulations for getting back to the Trump topic!!

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Strange how a supposedly impartial vote in the Senate only has one allowable outcome. Also strange that impartiality and oaths were never mentioned in the House partisan voting at every stage of this.

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Why impeach a sitting POTUS for doing the job the people expect him to do? hmmm

The job isn't about lying and inviting foreign meddling, it's not about intimidation, obstruction or whipping up hatred against minorities.

Trump has failed at his job, and all his hate filled rallies won't change this.

What a soggy display at the Kellogg Arena.

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still dividing...

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What us not strange is that those who testified under oath said Donny committed crimes.

Those who say Donny did nothing wrong refused to speak under oath.

So the Donny supporters could either be liars or cowards.

Me think they are both.

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If he’s not your president why are you celebrating like you did something?

Because he’s a disaster and the whole world knows it. Not my team but this is a good thing. I have no doubt that he’ll win the election too. But he’s still an impeached president. A big black smudge on American history. It’ll never wash off no matter the outcome of the election. He’ll hate that.

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Peter14Today  12:11 pm JST

It is a great shame on the Republican party that many have already stated they will not fulfill their oath of office, where they promised to be impartial, and will simply vote innocent. The US system is truly broken

Only a broken system would allow for a trial for a party leader to have a verdict basically decided by the members of the same party.

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Impeached, but it was a waste of time.

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nishikat:. Seriously Trump people, why didn't you vote for a different Republican? 

I've wondered the same thing. They want a wall? OK. Lots of people want that. Why vote in a documented scam artist? Why not vote for a guy who didn't scam people or mock 16-year old girls?

The only answer I'm able to come up with is that they've built something up in their minds where Trump is revenge.

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If he’s not your president why are you celebrating like you did something?

Because, his unhinged actions affect the rest of the world. His cosying up to dictators, making excuses for murderers and meddlers, welching on deals like Iran and the Paris Climate Agreement.

The world will be a better place when he's out of office or rotting in jail.

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Trumps re-election chances just went up 50%. Enjoy it while it lasts because next year Trump will be found innocent and the first purely partisan impeachment in US history will go down in flames. Trump will crow about his vindication and Dems will shout their rage on any cable station that will have them.

Thereafter it’s all FBI corruption, the Hillary funded dossier, violation of 4th amendment rights, Russia disinformation to help the Obama administrations political opponents, indictments, etc. all the way up until the November election.

Pelosi has tee’d up the election year perfectly for her opponent. Trump is a uniquely weak and clownish politician but expect the Dems to offer up another feckless candidate to be chewed up by Trump and swing state voters.

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Trump will be found innocent

Yep, that'd be my take as well. Relying on politicians to vote on what is an acceptable standard of behaviour. No brainer, not many will want to lay the groundwork for their own undoing in the future.

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Mind you, Trump is only a symptom of a far greater malaise. It will take years, a generation or two for America to heal.

Thoughts and prayers.

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Trumps re-election chances just went up 50%

From what, -50%?

Enjoy it while it lasts because next year Trump will be found innocent 

He will be brought to trial after he leaves Presidency, so I say 2021. Since none of his supporters are willing to testify under oath it's difficult to be found innocent.

Trump is a uniquely weak and clownish politician

I am glad you have seen the light, better late than never!!!

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the first purely partisan impeachment in US history will go down in flames.

I agree, the behavior of the spineless Republicans is partisan and spineless.

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He will be impeached, but then, rightfully, exonerated by the Senate. And then win in 2020. This whole witch-hunt only makes his chances of winning higher. I thank the Democrats for this boost to his re-election campaign!

a year is a long way away in Trump world, your assuming Trump wont incriminate himself again before then and no past corruption is dug up about him in that time also, good luck lol

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Trumps re-election chances just went up 50%

Fox News poll on impeachment contradicts President Trump

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fox-news-poll-impeachment-contradicts-182014786.html

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Trump will be found innocent

but that wont happen hell always be found guilty, voting not to sentence him doesn't take away the fact hes been impeached, just that Republicans are too spineless to stand by the constitution . It the same as saying a jury has found you guilty but the sentencing judge wont give you any prison time.

Trump will always be remembered as an impeached President, that in itself is priceless.

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Trump's name will forever be a stain in U.S. history books as it should be for what he's done and arrogantly continues to do.

All in all, a very good day.

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His comments about Debbie Dingell's husband were out of order. This man is not fit for office.

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Fox News poll on impeachment contradicts President Trump

But Trump's most ardent followers will wait until RT and Breitbart post their poll results.

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Joy to the world -- the Tyrant is I-M-P-E-A-C-H-E-D!!!!

Best Christmas present E-V-E-R!!!!

His scrofulous name is forever STAINED and TARNISHED.

No chance of being Time's Person of the Year.

No chance of winning a Nobel Prize.

No chance of appearing on Mount Rushmore.

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the regular polls suit us just fine.

yes the average of all major polls even including Fox

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/impeachment-polls/

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Democrats can say bye-bye to 2020. Idiots.

No president in the 243-year history of the United States has been removed from office by impeachment

That will continue for the next 5 years anyway.

"So far, we haven't seen anything that looks fair to us," Pelosi told reporters.*

Oh, the hypocrisy.

U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic presidential candidate, voted present on both articles, declaring in a statement: "I could not in good conscience vote either yes or no."

Credit to her for not voting yes, but it still makes her an indecisive fence sitter.

Trump's name will forever be a stain in U.S. history books

Nooooo, Trump will wear this sham impeachment as a badge of honor.

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Great. Hopefully during the trial they will get to the bottom of the Ukraine corruption and how the Bidens and the DNC sucked billions out of Ukraine.

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@blaccklael the regular polls suit us just fine.

CNN? The network the global alt right disparage every day? Though it's part of a free, for-profit press, which is especially critical these days when Trump and his followers (in the US ad 'abroad') constantly attack 'the media', I don't watch it, so I won't open the link.

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Democrats can say bye-bye to 2020. Idiots.

only a moron would think its a shoe in, far more corruption to dig up before then , plenty of time for Trump to incriminate himself,, again, before then . Facts dont care about peoples feelings. Chill guys your man wont be removed by the senate, so all is good, unfortunately hell forever be labeled an impeached president.

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That’s clever. The Speaker will not send the Articles of Impeachment UNTIL the Senate states it’s rules of process. Brilliant. As there it will will sit, Trump impeached but NOT acquitted. Ha!

NOOOOICE!!!!!

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Nooooo, Trump will wear this sham impeachment as a badge of honor.

Yeeeees, Trump can wear it as a badge of honor as sham president

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Well done, Dems. That's sealed four more years of Trump.

Fools.

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**"So far, we haven't seen anything that looks fair to us," Pelosi told reporters.***

Oh, the hypocrisy.

The rules of impeachment were set out by the fore fathers, and more recently amended by the Republicans, so Pelosi if follow the rules of impeachment as agreed to by previous Republican lawmakers.

so yes I agree it is hypocritical for Republicans to cry foul now.

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Well done, Dems. That's sealed four more years of Trump.Fools.

1 yr a long way away, now if Trump can just keep his mouth shut and not insult or incriminate himself in that time then yes he may well win. goodluck lol

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Loving those numbers

Repubs Nay 195

Going forward, thats a good sign

Get this colossal waste of time money and gross incompetence over with

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The most bizarre part was the the GOP idiot Loudermilk comparing the impeachment to Jesus's crucifixion .

Really !!!Jesus and Trump, a serial adulterer, liar, cheat, criminal compared to someone who was supposed to have died for our sins!!!!

Fascists have used God to further their despicable agendas, but the GOP has got beyond anything we have ever seen. What will happen when these idiots grow their balls back once Donny is gone?????

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Repubs Nay 195

I thought Trump supporters were saying partisanship was bad?

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Seriously though, the speech right after the acquittal

why cant people understand the senate doesn't aquit a president just votes on whether to remove him from office, exactly the same as B Clinton a impeached president that wasn't removed, by the senate

Trump will forever have the name of Impeached president over his name, as you guys love to state,

get over it!

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Let the Democrats have their victory. This is what every Republican in the Senate is thinking and saying right now. I love it actually. It is only uniting the GOP and bringing my party together even stronger day by day.

President Trump impeached! Momentous! Only the third in history to be impeached. CNN got the their headline. Now the power to impeach is watered down. Impeachment now be used when the opposing party can not get on with someone who was elected to office. How this is going to work is. Now the Senate will vote. It will take a mass defection by members of the GOP to have Trump removed from office.

As far as having the impeachment badge? Well this president has been dealing with this since being sworn in. Ware this impeachment badge with honor Mr. President. Its just another battle scar now. Dems are wrapped in the now. How do you think Donald J. Trump will be remembered? I see Bill Clinton attending Presidential events. They do not introuduce him as "Ladies and gentleman the second President to ever be impeached Mr. Bill Clinton." Enjoy the victory now Democrats your in for long and arduous painful road.

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Nooooo, Trump will wear this sham impeachment as a badge of honor.

Trump said impeachment would be 'a horror show' and an 'an absolute embarrassment' for Obama's legacy in 2014

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-said-impeachment-horror-show-172648900.html

Trump quote:

> In a 2014 Fox and Friends interview, Trump argued that impeachment would leave a "permanent" and devastating impact on Obama's legacy. 

> "Do you think Obama seriously wants to be impeached and go through what Bill Clinton did? He would be a mess," Trump said. "He would be thinking about nothing but — it would be a horror show for him. It would be an absolute embarrassment."

Oh my..............

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Yeah, there sure is a lot more corruption that will come to light when Durham's and Giuliani's reports come out.

yeah report using evidence form sacked Ukrainian officials. good luck fooling a US judge with that,

meanwhile back in the US , Federal prosecutors are investigating Guilliani for a number of things Obstruction of justice, Money laundering, Conspiracy to defraud the United States, Making false statements to the federal government, Serving as agent of a foreign government without registering , Donating funds from foreign nationals, Making contributions in the name of another person or allowing someone else to use one’s name, Mail fraud, Wire fraud, Now thats a report that'll be work reading when it comes out

https://www.vox.com/2019/11/26/20982629/rudy-giuliani-investigation-sdny-ukraine

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How do you think Donald J. Trump will be remembered? I see Bill Clinton attending Presidential events. They do not introuduce him as "Ladies and gentleman the second President to ever be impeached Mr. Bill Clinton." Enjoy the victory now Democrats your in for long and arduous painful road.

oh well you can call it a draw, Dems 1 Repubs 1.

only ? is if Trump isnt arrested for something when he leaves office, Mueller when asked if the president can be arrested for crimes when he leaves office, Mueller anwer. Yes. And before you answer that wont happen, just remember many Republicans thought Trump wouldn't be impeached

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