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Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb 8

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By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO

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Negotiations between Schumer and McConnell over the organizing resolution are already hitting a snag. McConnell is calling for the resolution to include protections for the legislative filibuster, which Democrats are rejecting. And the talks are occurring as the Senate is preparing to hold a second impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump.

This one paragraph in the link above, last post, is a hint of what's in store.

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This Impeachment Trail is a mean to an end.

As far as Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell are concerned Trump could get lost in the rough, or disappear in one his Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago bunkers waving a sand wedge, never to return.

This is the rub, and where the real negotiations lie.....a future power sharing agreement...

Delay in power-sharing pact leaves Senate in limbo.....

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/22/senate-power-sharing-delay-461348

Stand five Politician in a line up, with five of the dodgiest, fork tongue second hand car dealers and you would struggle to separate them.

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https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/22/politics/senate-republicans-trump-impeachment-case/index.html

The senate Republicans are already saying they won't impeach. They support the insurrection.

This is very bad news.

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Politics and Politicians, is there no end to their natural propensity to present an aura of law and order, equity, egalitarianism, yet out of the public eye, behind closed doors, scheme and conspire.

This whole Impeachment Trail is a simulacrum, a false imitation.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell will negotiate a course of action that will inevitably suit both parties’ future political requirements.

So in effect, reaching short/ medium term bipartisan agreements to bring Biden's coronavirus relief package into focus and at the same time prepare the economy that could face further contraction.

This Impeachment Trail, entailing the so called divisive and questioning the legality of trying a president after he has left office, is in danger, with all the build-up, of deteriorating into a media circus, if not done so.

Facebook is about to inflame the situation further by referred a decision to indefinitely suspend Donald Trump to a quasi-independent oversight board.

The EU commission who share no admiration of Trump, has declared this action as further evidence to bring all social media companies under a strict regulatory regime/framework.

How many collective noses need to be cut off to spite one's face?

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For the downvoters, do you really think you're going to see universal singlepayer healthcare and a financial transactions tax by 2022? The Democrats could pass these things tomorrow with their majority but they won't. Instead they focus on political theater. I'm willing to takes bets on this with anyone.

The new administration and the Democrat held House and Senate will most definitely move forward on many issues. Like wearing masks, for one. Try comprehending what Biden and the Democrats are already doing. If you don't see the progress, you just don't want to.

Things are never perfect, politicians are politicians, but there's no doubt, this is the party of Bobby Kennedy's moral and empathetic rights for people, and Democrats do make America better, for all the people, not just the chosen few. And, they don't try to destroy the ideal of the Constitution.

In the past, there may have been some more patience toward the GOP, but today, there is less trust in the lies and cons created by their party. Politically, the GOP has lost a lot of power among themselves and their constituents are questioning their motives, topped off by insurrection and attack on our Constitution by them, while Democratic support is high, knowing truths and science exists and using them to make things better in the USA.

This gives motive and balls to do a lot by Biden and the Democrats of America, who stand for Democracy, not the fascism of the former administration and the GOP. GOP had control of the Senate and the presidency and were complete weasels who created lies and chaos. Democrats know how bad the GOP narrative can get, and will act to their current power, in a much more positive way.

They've seen the Orwell scenario just about have a total break out with the GOP, but it was stopped in time to help America remake itself, before the GOP dystopian ideals happened.

If you don't want to believe there is a difference between the Democratic approach and what they will achieve, so be it, but I find your type of ideas just to be folly because it's cynically based on purely negative whatifs over any positives the new administration can bring.

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Still talking about Trump! "and the beat goes on"

Oh yeah. King of the losers is facing an araya charges. They’ll hopefully hanneman a well deserved sentence.

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Still talking about Trump! "and the beat goes on"

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For the downvoters, do you really think you're going to see universal singlepayer healthcare and a financial transactions tax by 2022? The Democrats could pass these things tomorrow with their majority but they won't. Instead they focus on political theater. I'm willing to takes bets on this with anyone.

Four years and where's the Trump Health Care Plan? Who gave the Wall St fat-cats their biggest tax break ever? Who promised to "build the wall" and only "materialized" one-fourth in four years?

Exactly. But pointing out that the idiotic supporters of the other guys got scammed doesn't mean you aren't being scammed too. The wishes of the donors who bankroll both parties are not significantly different.

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In 4 years voters will likely look back at this waste of congressional time and money

They already have - Bengahzi....

truly serious about prioritising universal healthcare, taking on Wall Street, or fulfilling any of the other campaign promises that never materialised.

Four years and where's the Trump Health Care Plan? Who gave the Wall St fat-cats their biggest tax break ever? Who promised to "build the wall" and only "materialized" one-fourth in four years?

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In 4 years voters will likely look back at this waste of congressional time and money as the earliest sign that Democrats and their donors were never truly serious about prioritising universal healthcare, taking on Wall Street, or fulfilling any of the other campaign promises that never materialised.

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This impeachment could be the straw that breaks the Republican Party...

Will Republicans break their pact with the Devil they made in 2016 that has been so successful....losing the WH, Senate and House...and having the legacy of 400K dead Americans and the first insurrection in 200 years hung around their necks....

Or will the power of the cult prove too strong and the spineless Repub hypocrites that insulted Trump in 2016, then changed their colors and worshiped him for four years retain their grip...

My guess - power corrupts - the cult will hold sway...and all the baggage of the last four years will define the Repub Party for decades - as the minority party...

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trump will not go b

I respectfully disagree. There must be a reckoning for this criminal behavior. And does anybody really believe that the evidence against Trump will get LESS damning with time? That new crimes will NOT come to light?

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trump will not go behind bars

I agree. He might have to pay some fines, not much more. He's too 'big' and too well connected to get much more than a wrist-slap. If he does get fined, he'll use that in another appeal to his base claiming he like them has been victimized by the system. Again they'll believe him and send him more money.

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trump will not go behind bars

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The "Keystone" Dems should have slapped more articles of impeachment on the serial law 'n' oath breaker to increase the odds of nailing a conviction. There is now a very real possibility we will see the Trumper Capitol rioters thrown under the bus of America's two-tier system of "justice" to serve serious jail time while the untouchable string-pullers in seats of power get off scott free.

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Hopefully enough Republicans will have the guts to get out from under the foot of the vindictive loser. I give it a 50-50 chance.

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IMPEACH !!..

IMPEACH !!..

IMPEACH !!..

IMPEACH !!..

IMPEACH !!..

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Republicans are complaining against rushing the process of impeaching Trump. They didn't think that way when they rushed the confirmation of Justice Barret less than two months before the election.

Republicans' hypocrisy is breathtaking--after refusing to allow witnesses in the first impeachment trial they suddenly are VERY concerned about fairness.

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An American president incited a deadly insurrection by encouraging an unruly mob of white nationalists to take control of the Capitol. For future generations, Trump must be punished as an example that would-be dictators will not be tolerated and that they will be tried and punished as traitors and criminals. Republicans aren't crazy about this impeachment because it is quite obviously going to leave an ugly stain on their party, but to ignore Trump's treasonous behavior, as Senators Graham, Cruz, Hawley, etc. prefer to do, is to invite future horrors in the future.

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A handful of Senate Republicans have indicated they are open — but not committed — to conviction. But most have come to Trump's defense

As Lindsey Graham (a new leader of the Republican 'intentional misinformation spreaders' and flip-floppers) said Trump remains the face of the Republican Party.

Graham is one of the Qanon backed, global far rightists pushing the choice between maintaining the republic or replacing it with Trumpism.

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Pelosi is sending a message to Biden that “my hatred and vitriol of Donald Trump is so strong that I will stop even you and your Cabinet from getting anything done.

Rubbish. Biden has already done more in a day than the previous president did in a month.

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Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! etc.

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The irony of this is that Trump fans will simply declare this a kangaroo court despite having supported McConnell’s refusing to hear evidence during Trump’s first impeachment trial.

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Re-impeach Trump!

And if Trump and his fellow insurrectionist Republicans are shown by investigators to have had any role in inciting the violent mobs of ultra-right anti-democracy Trump backers who attacked the capitol, put them each on trial.

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