Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to meet with the Democratic Caucus at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Pelosi, who has not yet relayed the articles of impeachment to the Senate for the trial of President Donald Trump, has said she will discuss her next steps in that delayed process during her meeting today with fellow Democrats. Trump was impeached by the Democratic-led House last month on charges of abuse of power over pushing Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden and obstruction of Congress in the probe. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Photo: AP
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Pelosi to vote on Wednesday to send articles of impeachment to Senate

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The U.S. House is set to vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, and pressure was mounting Tuesday on senators to call fresh witnesses for the historic trial.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the next steps after meeting privately with House Democrats at the Capitol, ending her blockade Tuesday a month after they voted to impeach Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

“The President and the Senators will be held accountable,” Pelosi said in a statement. “The American people deserve the truth, and the Constitution demands a trial.”

The action will launch the Senate proceeding, only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history, coming amid the backdrop of a politically divided nation and an election year.

The Senate is expected to transform into an impeachment court as early as Thursday. The Constitution calls for the chief justice to preside over senators, who serve as jurors, to swear an oath to deliver "impartial justice.''

Trump was impeached by the Democratic-led House last month on charges of abuse of power over pushing Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden as he withheld aid from the country, and obstructing Congress' ensuing probe.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the chief justice would open the trial this week, but the significant proceedings would launch next Tuesday after the holiday break. He said all 53 GOP senators are on board with his plan to start the session and consider the issue of witnesses later.

McConnell met behind closed doors Tuesday with GOP senators as they negotiate the terms of the trial.

Senate Republicans signaled they would reject the idea of simply voting to dismiss the articles of impeachment against Trump, as the president has suggested. McConnell said he does not have the votes to do that.

“There is little or no sentiment in the Republican conference for a motion to dismiss," McConnell said. ‘’Our members feel we have an obligation to listen to the arguments."

In fact, a mounting number of senators say they want to ensure the ground rules include the possibility of calling new witnesses.

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is leading an effort among some Republicans, including Mitt Romney of Utah and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska for witness votes.

“My position is that there should be a vote on whether or not witnesses should be called,” Collins said.

Romney said he wants to hear from John Bolton, the former national security adviser at the White House, who others have said raised alarms about the alternative foreign policy toward Ukraine being run by Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

Democrats have been pushing Republicans, who have a slim Senate majority, to consider new testimony, arguing that fresh information has emerged during Pelosi's monthlong delay in transmitting the charges.

“We want the truth,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday as the chamber opened. He said that in other presidential impeachment trials the Senate called witnesses. “Do Senate Republicans want to break the lengthy historical precedent?"

Republicans control the chamber, 53-47, and are all but certain to acquit Trump. It takes just 51 votes during the impeachment trial to approve rules or call witnesses. Just four GOP senators could form a majority with Democrats to insist on new testimony. It also would take only 51 senators to vote to dismiss the charges against Trump.

McConnell is drafting an organizing resolution that will outline the steps ahead. Approving it will be among their first votes of the trial, likely next Tuesday.

He prefers to model Trump's trial partly on the process used for then-President Bill Clinton's trial in 1999. It, too, contained motions for dismissal or calling new witnesses.

“Fifty-one senators will decide who to call,” McConnell said.

Senators say if witnesses are allowed, some Republicans may also try to subpoena Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, who served on the board of a gas company in Ukraine, Burisma, while his father was vice president.

McConnell is hesitant to call new witnesses who would prolong the trial and put vulnerable senators who are up for re-election in 2020 in a bind with tough choices. At the same time, he wants to give those same senators ample room to show voters they are listening to demands for a fair trial.

Most Republicans now appear willing to go along with McConnell's plan to start the trial first then consider witnesses later, rather than upfront, as Democrats want.

Collins is pushing to have at least the promise of witness votes included in the organizing resolution, with the voting on Bolton or any other specific witnesses to be held later.

It is not at all clear that, once those votes are allowed they would actually produce a majority to subpoena Bolton or the others.

"I've been working to make sure that we will have a process that we can take a vote on whether or not we need additional information, and yes, that would include witnesses,” Murkowski told reporters.

McConnell opened the Senate on Tuesday scoffing at what he called the “bizarro world” of Pelosi's impeachment strategy that delayed transmitting the charges for weeks.

“Do these sound like leaders who really believe we are in a constitutional crisis, one that requires the most severe remedy?" McConnell asked. He rejected Pelosi's recent suggestions that whatever the Senate verdict, Trump will be “impeached forever.”

"It will fall to the Senate to end it with seriousness and sobriety,” he said.

The Senate chaplain opened the day's session with an apparent nod to what's ahead.

“Teach our lawmakers to disagree with respect, civility and humility,” Chaplain Barry Black, a retired rear admiral of the Navy, said in prayer. Help them to remember, he prayed, "patriots reside on both sides of the aisle.


Associated Press writers Matthew Daly, Andrew Taylor and Padmananda Rama contributed to this report.

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Trump was impeached

A man of sorrows, despised, held in low esteem and rejected. Especially by those who still believe in democratic principles. But seen as a savior by the globe's richest and most powerful, aka the 'elite' (so called), the 'establishment' who continue to get richer and more powerful during his reign.

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The Constitution calls for the chief justice to preside over senators, who serve as jurors, to swear an oath to deliver "impartial justice.''

So McConnell and others who have already declared they will not be impartial jurors - surely they must be committing perjury. Or at least could be held in contempt by the presiding judge.

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At this point I dont think anybody cares what Pelosi does. Nothing but a waste of time this woman.

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So what was the point of the delay exactly?

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A man of sorrows, despised, held in low esteem and rejected.

I agree by the haters, but never by his supporters.

Especially by those who still believe in democratic principles.

On the haters personal opinions I am sure of it.

But seen as a savior by the globe's richest and most powerful, aka the 'elite' (so called), the 'establishment' who continue to get richer and more powerful during his reign.

I guess we need to close down Silicon Valley and fire all those rich liberals that continue to get richer and richer.

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I wonder if Pelosi noticed the rousing ovation President Trump received at the football game last night?

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I wonder if Pelosi noticed the rousing ovation President Trump received at the football game last night?

No, because they’re too focused with Russia, Russia, Russia to hear anything else, in their minds that (pardon the pun) trumps everything else.

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Will the republican senators show any signs that they have balls and brains?

Probably too much to ask!!!

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Will the republican senators show any signs that they have balls and brains?

They will, articles sent, speedy trial, acquittal, no removal and everyone goes on their merrily way.

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Is Trump in semi-retirement. No scheduled appointments at the White House. He hasn't had more than an activity or two per day since Christmas. What gives?

Guys over 70 who spend most of their days in Florida at the golf course have a name. People who spend the morning in their bathrobes tweeting from the toilet have a name. People who don't even bother to come into the office to around 11:00 a.m. have a name. It is "retired".

Isn't it about time we get a President who works full time for the Nation?

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speedy trial, acquittal, no removal and everyone goes on their merrily way.

Sounds like impartial justice to me.

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Sounds like impartial justice to me.

With fast and furious there was zero justice. You just get what you get and deal with it.

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With fast and furious there was zero justice. You just get what you get and deal with it.

So your point is we should dispense with impartial justice. Because libs.

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only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history

His legacy, thanks to Pelosi and Schiff.

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They will, articles sent, speedy trial, acquittal, no removal and everyone goes on their merrily way.

Thats what the whiny, scared and morally bankrupt GOP senators would do and most probably will do.

And then after Nov 2020 smackdown complain that they were forced by donny to do it.

Come on losers, stop whining in private and stand up for yourselves!!!!!

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Rudy wants to join Donny's defense team, ROFL.

Please ,please, please let him join and watch the whole team self-destruct!!!!!!

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Rudy's argument

'Sure donny is a criminal, but being is criminal is not a crime'.

ROFL.

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What a farce from these dems. But this farce will increase our great President's majority at the election in November. So dems thanks for your help with President Trump's re-election.

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What a farce from these dems. 

Yep, those diplomats with over a hundred years' experience testifying against Trump was a farce.

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There have been accusations that the articles were held to help Biden win in Iowa and the early states.

as liberals have taught us all allegations are automatically valid. So out of fairness Biden should not campaign when his rivals can’t.

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“The President and the Senators will be held accountable,” Pelosi said

I guess the House is not going to be held accountable until November.

Pelosi is a joke. The worst Speaker of the House in history.

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So your point is we should dispense with impartial justice. Because libs

What justice, it’s a farce, that’s why it’ll be over soon.

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His legacy, thanks to Pelosi and Schiff.

Yeah, For the Books, Clinton was and is Fine, Trump will be as well.

Rudy wants to join Donny's defense team, ROFL.

Please ,please, please let him join and watch the whole team self-destruct!!!!!!

Naw, he’ll still be acquitted

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Naw, he’ll still be acquitted

Because the GOP senators have neither balls nor brains, we go in circles!!

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Never fear it will be right back to muh Russia investigation in Schiff’s basement after this trial.

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@blacklabright back to muh Russia investigation i

Thanks for the reminder that US intelligence agencies along with others throughout the 'west' continue to find Russia's 'meddling' in political affairs around the globe. Why Trump, McConnell, Graham, Rubio, Cruz and other Republicans are turning their backs on Russian involvement (while getting campaign moneys from oligarchs) says a lot about their and their supporters self-proclaimed loyalties to the US.

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the trial was supposed to start this week now next week, why another 1 week delay?

CNN says because they are still add more documents and items that no one has ever seen or validated. Likely some more of those tasty phone records schiff illegally obtained.

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Because the GOP senators have neither balls nor brains, we go in circles

The Dems as well, we all go in circles.

Thanks for the reminder that US intelligence agencies along with others throughout the 'west' continue to find Russia's 'meddling' in political affairs around the globe. Why Trump, McConnell, Graham, Rubio, Cruz and other Republicans are turning their backs on Russian involvement (while getting campaign moneys from oligarchs) says a lot about their and their supporters self-proclaimed loyalties to the US.

Oh, please, the Dems are just dumb, this entire farce has blown up in their faces. I’m really tired of this, I just can’t wait until this crap is over and the majority of people in the country want to put this behind us. But I understand, the Dems have nothing, they need to feel relevant and they need to cling to something. Linus had his blanket and the Dems need Russia and impeachment.

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Great job Nancy - you played it like a Master. By holding the articles you allowed even more evidence of Donnie's guilt to come out, forcing more Repub Senators to check their spine and conscience - we'll have witnesses now. Can't wait to hear about the "drug deal"...

Even better, you caused Donnie to become even more shattered and unglued - yesterday sending out doctored and fake photos - what a Loser...

Now we have the treasure trove of info Parnas turned over - with handwritten notes by Crazy Rudy to Zelinsky asking for an investigation of Biden. And Donnie's lies about "imminent threat" at four Embassies has been shown to be pure BS. The Great Orange NEOCON turning on all his campaign promises about "stopping endless wars". He's melting down like an orange creamcicle in the Georgia heat...

Get your shirt with the big red "I" out Donnie - maybe your Chinese clothing partners who make your ties will sew one for you cheap...

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why another 1 week delay?

Some GOP senators had lost their nuts and were trying to find them...

The Dems as well, we all go in circles.

Nothing original as we can see, typical right wing nutters all noise and no content.

I’m really tired of this, I just can’t wait until this crap is over and the majority of people in the country want to put this behind us. 

When donny gets kicked out in Nov we will, have patience .

Linus had his blanket 

ROFL, right wing nutters quoting from peanuts!!! Thats Faux intellectuality for you!!!

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Great job Nancy - you played it like a Master. By holding the articles you allowed even more evidence of Donnie's guilt to come out, forcing more Repub Senators to check their spine and conscience - we'll have witnesses now. Can't wait to hear about the "drug deal"...

I think Ted Cruz is right, if the Democrats want witnesses, they should bring them in at the same time they have to bring witnesses that the Republicans want and that includes both Bidens and that includes the whistleblower and that includes Adam Schiff, I’m all for that, but the Democrats won’t do it because they don’t want any skeletons to come out on their side. And this is the reason why this is going to go through speedy trial faster than you can blink your eyes and Trump will be acquitted and we can all move on, also if they drag this on then that means six of those senators will be taken off the campaign trail and they don’t want that either, so either way the real person who did the masterstroke idea is Mitch McConnell.

Now we have the treasure trove of info Parnas turned over - with handwritten notes by Crazy Rudy to Zelinsky asking for an investigation of Biden.

Hmmm....which won’t change anything, because all the witnesses in all the crap that the liberals brought in the house impeachment hearings, that’s all said and done, so it’s not going to raise any new eyebrows or change the minds of anyone.

And Donnie's lies about "imminent threat" at four Embassies has been shown to be pure BS.

Hey, Soleimani is dead, leave him be, he won’t be coming back, either way, Obama offed OBL, Trump got Al Baghdadi and this other nut, so who cares, I hope he gets more. Lol

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just setting up the same excuses to your base for another loss in 2020.

Isnt that debate tonight? or is that next week? no one even knows or cares because you cant stop with your laundry lists of complaints about Trump for more than a couple of hours.

Did you hear those cheers and USA chants at the football game? was amazing!

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Great job Nancy - you played it like a Master. 

Har!

Bring on Impeachment Lite, Dems! I've got my popcorn and Junior Mints ready to go!

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so what concessions did the supposed Master get for the trial? By the end her own team was tellling her to hurry up and just send them. All i have heard is from Cocaine Mitch that if she wants witnesses, its of course not just going to be her witnesses. I think we found Hunter!

All she really did was prevent Bernie and Warren from campaigning for the whole rest of the time prior to Iowa and New Hampshire. Is that an illegal campaign contribution to Biden from her?

Great job Nancy - you played it like a Master.

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Great job Nancy - you played it like a Master. By holding the articles you allowed even more evidence of Donnie's guilt to come out, forcing more Repub Senators to check their spine and conscience - we'll have witnesses now. Can't wait to hear about the "drug deal"...

I think Ted Cruz is right, if the Democrats want witnesses, they should bring them in at the same time they have to bring witnesses that the Republicans want and that includes both Bidens and that includes the whistleblower and that includes Adam Schiff, I’m all for that, but the Democrats won’t do it because they don’t want any skeletons to come out on their side. And this is the reason why this is going to go through speedy trial faster than you can blink your eyes and Trump will be acquitted and we can all move on, also if they drag this on then that means six of those senators will be taken off the campaign trail and they don’t want that either, so either way the real person who did the masterstroke idea is Mitch McConnell.

I thought Donnie said Ted Cruz's father was involved in the JFK assassination?

Now we have the treasure trove of info Parnas turned over - with handwritten notes by Crazy Rudy to Zelinsky asking for an investigation of Biden.

Hmmm....which won’t change anything, because all the witnesses in all the crap that the liberals brought in the house impeachment hearings, that’s all said and done, so it’s not going to raise any new eyebrows or change the minds of anyone.

Sure, won't change a thing for all those wearing their MAGA-vision googles - others will see the truth...

The excerpts show Parnas acting as a conduit between Giuliani and current and former Ukrainian officials, including several close aides of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. One handwritten note reads: "get Zalensky to announce that the Biden case will be investigated" — a reference to the ongoing efforts to get Ukraine to announce probes to benefit Mr. Trump politically. 

Committee investigators found an image of a letter from Giuliani to Zelensky dated May 10, 2019, after Zelensky won election but before he was inaugurated. On the day before, The New York Times reported Giuliani planned to travel to Ukraine to try to dig up dirt against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who sat on the board of a Ukrainian gas company. 

And Donnie's lies about "imminent threat" at four Embassies has been shown to be pure BS.

Hey, Soleimani is dead, leave him be, he won’t be coming back, either way, Obama offed OBL, Trump got Al Baghdadi and this other nut, so who cares, I hope he gets more. Lol

He lied - used the same tactic that Dick Cheney did in 2003 - and proved to everyone that he's a war-loving NEOCON - and all his promises about bringing the troops home was noting but pure BS - and his supporters all fell for it...

Let's see, Donnie has recently doctored the intel on Solemanei, doctored the photo of Nancy and Chuck - what he really needs is a Doctor for his dementia...

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All this over a phone call that you can legit read and he doesn't ask for anything. Dems don't know how to read anymore? House dems are a joke following nancy off a cliff.

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so what concessions did the supposed Master get for the trial? By the end her own team was tellling her to hurry up and just send them. All i have heard is from Cocaine Mitch that if she wants witnesses, its of course not just going to be her witnesses. I think we found Hunter!

Holy cow! I knew Moscow Mitch was corrupt and involved in all kinds of dirty deals with his wife and her Chinese relatives and contacts, but is he on cocaine too? That does explain a lot... Didn't know he was a she either... Guess he's channeling Caitlyn Jenner.

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Rudy needs to start preparing for prison, Things don’t look to good for him.

He better watch what’s happening to Flynn carefully!!!!

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Dems! I've got my popcorn and Junior Mints ready to go!

Something sweeter would be better, might make it easier to swallow that bitter pill!!!!!

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Sure, won't change a thing for all those wearing their MAGA-vision googles - others will see the truth...

That the Dems are as corrupt as sin, it’s already started.

He lied - used the same tactic that Dick Cheney did in 2003 - and proved to everyone that he's a war-loving NEOCON - and all his promises about bringing the troops home was noting but pure BS - and his supporters all fell for it...

That’s ok, at least the scum is dead. I’m cool with that.

Let's see, Donnie has recently doctored the intel on Solemanei, doctored the photo of Nancy and Chuck - what he really needs is a Doctor for his dementia...

What? Oh....lol

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The she obviously refers to Nancy Pelosi. Its no wonder you guys think the transcript says something it doesnt. reading in context is a key ability that you seem to lack.

Didn't know he was a she either

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she wants witnesses

Question. If the Democrats want so much for Bolton to testify, why didn't they call him to testify in the House hearings?

Dems! I've got my popcorn and Junior Mints ready to go!

Something sweeter would be better, might make it easier to swallow that bitter pill!!!!!

You're going to have take the red pill at some point, ulysses.

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bass: because all the witnesses in all the crap that the liberals brought in the house impeachment hearings

You weren't compelled by the testimony of the witnesses? Is that what you're describing as 'crap'?

Perhaps you think this is all just a misunderstanding with them. Or maybe they secretly hate Trump and are lying. Or maybe you've erased it from memory since there was no counter to what they said.

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Its funny watching the doo doo brain dem debates. The moderators will throw them some bait, then they attack each other, but always try to steer it back to "the most important thing is beating Donald Trump" or its the big corporations fault"

Their race to the bottom with no solutions, instead dysfunctional incompetence is entertaining to watch, but scary to think what would become of Trumps economy if one the doo doo brains wins.

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The U.S. House is set to vote Wednesday, not Pelosi, who is simply one of the hundreds who will vote.

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Sure, won't change a thing for all those wearing their MAGA-vision googles - others will see the truth...

That the Dems are as corrupt as sin, it’s already started.

Ignores Parnas comment - posts general nonsense... Can't handle facts.

He lied - used the same tactic that Dick Cheney did in 2003 - and proved to everyone that he's a war-loving NEOCON - and all his promises about bringing the troops home was noting but pure BS - and his supporters all fell for it...

That’s ok, at least the scum is dead. I’m cool with that.

Hey thanks - it's on the record - Donnie can lie, cheat, steal, even shoot someone on 5th Ave - and the Trumpers don't care. All the campaign promises - it was all BS, and we don't care. We don't care we cheered when he said he was ending endless wars, bringing the troops home, and no more US blood in the sand - we'll cheer him now that we know he is a NEOCON, a hawk, and is starting a third ME war. We'll cheer him anytime he reverses himself and scams us because we're a cult...

Let's see, Donnie has recently doctored the intel on Solemanei, doctored the photo of Nancy and Chuck - what he really needs is a Doctor for his dementia...

What? Oh....lol

Trumper hard-hitting reply...

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"Feuding candidates and an all white stage. What to look for"

Sanders denies telling Warren a woman can't be president: "I didn't say it"

"Biden says he wouldn't meet Kim Jong Un without preconditions"

CNN is on top of this debate!

Yeah Biden wont meet unless his son gets a job on the board.

Impeachment* means nothing compared to all this nonsense going on onstage right now.

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Didn't know he was a she either

The she obviously refers to Nancy Pelosi. Its no wonder you guys think the transcript says something it doesnt. reading in context is a key ability that you seem to lack.

Hey, your words in black and white below...

*so what concessions did the supposed Master get for the trial? By the end her own team was tellling her to hurry up and just send them. All i have heard is from Cocaine Mitch that if she wants witnesses, its of course not just going to be her witnesses. I think we found Hunter!*

So, tell us all about McConnell's cocaine habit and his gender switch...that's real news...

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you simply cannot read in context. thats not my issue.

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@umbrella

What a farce from these dems. But this farce will increase our great President's majority at the election in November. So dems thanks for your help with President Trump's re-election.

I find it so ironic how some people here can so easily vilify the Japanese government when they have shown to engage in corrupt behavior; however, they become so blind when the focus turns to their own government.

A great "innocent" president wouldn't risk the lives of other people for their own selfish gain!

Trump a dangerous, irresponsible narcissist who bombed Soleimani to distract from impeachment, Canadian CEO says

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-dangerous-irresponsible-narcissist-bombed-090540387.html

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so the opinion of a CEO who isnt even American is indisuptable fact now? okay then.

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"So, can a woman beat Donald Trump? Look at the men on this stage: Collectively, they have lost 10 elections. The only people on this stage who have won every single election that they've been in are the women.”

After calling Bernie a liar on top of that.

The impeachment and Nancy cant even help any of these Dem candidates. If the Senate removed Trump he would just come back and get reelected anyway- these candidates are so poor in quality. You know who else has won every election he has been in? Donald J. Trump

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Rudy needs to start preparing for prison,

That will never happen.

Things don’t look to good for him.

Actually, they look veeery good for him, he won’t be impeached and he won’t be removed, so we can all breath a sigh of relief.

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SimondB - So McConnell and others who have already declared they will not be impartial jurors - surely they must be committing perjury. 

That's not what "perjury" means.

House Democrats had been declaring Trump guilty of something/anything impeachable for several years BEFORE Democrats finally settled on the Ukraine call. Repeatedly demanding that Trump be impeached BEFORE the charges were even discovered clearly demonstrates the undeniable bias of House Democrats. And the undeniable bias of the CNN-types.

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Who won the election under the laws of our country? (Which is a constitutional republic, btw)

Within a day of his election, trying to remove him already. Yep, democracy, liberal style

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Intel Committee Releases Handwritten Note On Trump's Ukraine Plans

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/house-intelligence-committee-handwritten-notes-ukraine-002845736.html

Among the documents was a previously unseen handwritten note by Parnas, a Florida businessman who helped Giuliani try to dig up dirt on one of Trump’s political rivals.

> The note read: “Get Zalensky to announce that the Biden case will be investigated.”

> The new evidence also includes letters sent to then-Ukranian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky from Giuliani and WhatsApp message exchanges between Parnas and a man who apparently tracked the location of then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch in March.

Oops!

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Senate Republicans are blocking photographers from documenting the moment the House delivers articles of impeachment against Trump

https://www.yahoo.com/news/senate-republicans-blocking-photographers-documenting-231202097.html

How sad, pathetic, and fragile is this president's ego?

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Senate Republicans are blocking photographers from documenting the moment the House delivers articles of impeachment against Trump

https://www.yahoo.com/news/senate-republicans-blocking-photographers-documenting-231202097.html

With the latest release of a trove of documents from Giuliani associated proving the funneling of millions of dollars of Russian money to fund GOP political campaigns it is no surprise the GOP wants to silence the press.

How sad, pathetic, and fragile is this president's ego?

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It also looks like the Russians are trying to help their best asset in the WH win another election by cheating again!

U.S. Spy Agencies Tracking Russian Hack of Biden-Linked Burisma

https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-spy-agencies-tracking-russian-184037486.html

It is amazing how Trump wants what Russia/Putin wants, so they both can personally benefit.

Impeachment is bad for both of them because it interferes with "the Manchurian candidate's" chances of getting re-elected!

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Trump a dangerous, irresponsible narcissist who bombed Soleimani to distract from impeachment, Canadian CEO says

Yeah, so this guy, Michael McCain, lost his wife and son when the Iranians shot down that Ukrainian jet and is now blaming it on Trump. I can understand he's upset but he's upset at the wrong people. Even the Iranian protesters know who is responsible for that travesty. The Iranian mis-leadership.

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Pelosi, Schiff, and Nadler had ample opportunity to call all of the witnesses they wished to when the House was in charge of their inquisition. Elected democrats chose not to defend the lawfulness of their subpoenas in court, in public. The House Democrats dropped the ball. Again. After it became apparent that the Democrat impeachment scam had failed to change any hearts and minds, the Democrats are now demanding that Senate Republicans do a better job of writing an impeachment charge than the House Democrats were capable of doing.

Pelosi may finally allow her House Democrat Party puppets to finally vote to send their laughable impeachment articles to the Senate. Just as U.S. Senators do not have any say over the U.S. House rules for impeachment (it's a separation of powers kinda thing), House Democrats do not have any say over how the U.S. Senate will run its impeachment trial. Pelosi will not be able to give Senators the same evil eye she used to silence her puppets in House. There was nothing fair about how House Democrats ran their kangaroo impeachment court. There is no reason for Senators to take advice from crooked, unfair, biased House Democrats.

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Well the doo doo brain dems have once again said a whole lot about nothing during their "exciting" debate, as CNN predicted it would be; just saving us all from the doom and gloom, seems that they have just pulled out of thin air. Just going to save us all and make it all right.

Thing is, if one of the doo doo brains gets elected, they wont have to do any more magical thinking; doom and gloom will surely appear.

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From the Constitution: "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."

Well, none of that was established in Impeachment Lite. What gives?

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That will never happen.

Six of donny's associates already in prison, and seventh isn't much of an effort.

he won’t be impeached

Revisionist present ???? ROFL

He's already been impeached.

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Within a day of his election, trying to remove him already. 

Is there a grace period for crimes or are certain number of crimes allowed for donny?

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The only rump donny cares for is his own.

He will not pardon anyone since its clear he's be seeking pardon soon!!!

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Identify a crime proven to have been committed first

Is there a grace period for crimes or are certain number of crimes allowed for donny?

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Blacklabel wrote:

Identify a crime proven to have been committed first

Trump impeachment: Giuliani ‘acted with president’s consent’ while pushing for Ukraine meeting, new evidence suggests

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-impeachment-documents-show-investigation-233731391.html

Rudy Giuliani claimed he was working with Donald Trump’s consent when he and a now-indicted associate were pushing for Ukraine’s president to announce an investigation of former vice president Joe Biden, newly-released evidence suggests.

The documents, which the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight committees released approximately a day after receiving them from Mr Giuliani’s associate Lev Parnas, include a letter purportedly from Mr Giuliani to Volodymyr Zelensky, then Ukraine’s president-elect, and a handwritten note which reads: “Get Zalensky [sic] to announce that the Biden case will be investigated.”

The note, written on stationery from the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Vienna, Austria, also mentions that the author should “start [communicating] with [Zelensky]”.

Oops!

Marie Yovanovitch Calls For Investigation After Democrats Release Parnas Documents

https://www.yahoo.com/news/marie-yovanovitch-investigation-democrats-release-parnas-documents-040633973.html

Oh, my............

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thats all you have? really?

someone else did something that isnt a crime at all? Is it a crime to push Ukraine for a meeting?

try again! better yet, dont try again.

Giuliani ‘acted with president’s consent’ while pushing for Ukraine meeting, new evidence suggests

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