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Trump impeachment trial opens; White House faulted on Ukraine aid freeze

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Impressive work by the GOP.

United we stand, divided we fall.

America as a whole should take a cue from the GOP and stand united, as that makes you invincible.

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The assessment from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) was a setback for Trump

How long until Trump tweets 'fake news' claiming you can't trust the US government (which he leads) and his followers parrot him.

America as a whole should take a cue from the GOP and stand united, as that makes you invincible.

The GOP led by Trump does stand united in their decades long attempts to ensure the wealth and power of their 'elite' backers, aka the 'establishment' is maintained while the rest are trickled down on.

'Stand united' is another term from the global alt right which to them means 'blindly follow the leader or else'. WW2 was the last time the US stood united, but even then there were millions who opposed US involvements in wars abroad.

Or with so many Republicans getting campaign contributions from oligarchs and having business ties with the Chinese Communist Party and on the payroll of global big oil did you mean stand united with the Russia/Iran/China empire,

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The abuse of power cited in the House articles of impeachment included Trump's withholding of $391 million in security aid for Ukraine, a move Democrats have said was aimed at pressuring Kiev into investigating political rival Joe Biden, the president's possible opponent in the Nov. 3 U.S. election.

Okay, Republicans. You wanted a crime? You've got it now. 

How many ways can you spin this one? Ready, set, go....

The GAO finds that Trump is guilty of the crimes he was impeached for. Time for Moscow Mitch to accelerate the coverup.

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The abuse of power cited in the House articles of impeachment included Trump's withholding of $391 million in security aid for Ukraine, a move Democrats have said was aimed at pressuring Kiev into investigating political rival Joe Biden, the president's possible opponent in the Nov. 3 U.S. election.

The question isn't whether or not Trump committed a crime but whether Joe Biden did. The USA is supposed withhold money to corrupt countries--like those in bed with the Bidens. I don't think Trump did this for personal gain; rather part of draining the swamp is exposing the corrupt politicians in DC. Many of whom are entrenched democrats. Also, I don't remember congress asking the American people if they wanted their tax dollars going to Ukraine anyway. If the Bidens are in bed with Ukraine--of which it is almost a certainty--I'm glad Trump would withhold taxpayers' dollars.

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Notice how Republicans never defend Trump's abuse of power? It's always Biden this or process unfair that.

Pathetic.

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Notice how Republicans never defend Trump's abuse of power? 

That's because there was no abuse of power. It was something found late in the fourth quarter behind a dumpster aftet a maniacal scramble. What happened to collusion and bribery? What's next after Trump is acquitted? JFK was assassinated for being a president for the people; now they are attempting to politically assassinate a president trying to work foe the people. But the dems are the party of the masses so no one expects you to comprehend anything.

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non party: You are ignorant of US law. We have three co-equal branches. And Congress can impeach and convict a sitting president.

Sorry you are confused about that. I'm here to help, so you don't need to thank me.

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We have three co-equal branches. And Congress can impeach and convict a sitting president.

That is true, but only cows believe Nancy is carrying out her duties with integrity.

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How long until Trump tweets 'fake news' claiming you can't trust the US government (which he leads) and his followers parrot him.

Yeah, the GAO, the same body that criticized every President and pointed out laws broken and violations, all of them had a charge thrown at them one way or another.

Obama

https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-gao-ruled-obama-broke-the-law-but-no-one-called-for-his-impeachment/

Clinton

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2002-jun-12-na-clinton12-story.html

Bush

https://jp.wsj.com/articles/SB999723569443062438

The GOP led by Trump does stand united in their decades long attempts to ensure the wealth and power of their 'elite' backers, aka the 'establishment' is maintained while the rest are trickled down on. 

Aka: Liberals.

'Stand united' is another term from the global alt right which to them means 'blindly follow the leader or else'. WW2 was the last time the US stood united, but even then there were millions who opposed US involvements in wars abroad.

WW2, what?? Huh?

Or with so many Republicans getting campaign contributions from oligarchs and having business ties with the Chinese Communist Party and on the payroll of global big oil did you mean stand united with the Russia/Iran/China empire

I know liberals are desperate, but now it just seems like they’re digging for anything....literally.

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This is the beginning of the end of Trump Presidency, when butted out of office next January

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@bas4fI know liberals are desperate

When Trump backers can't defend their impeached president and/or haven't been told yet what to parrot they default to 'liberals'.

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after Trump being acquitted and the way they,re treating Bernie (again), (shame on you CNN the way you treated Bernie in the debate is disgusting) there,s no way Trump is going to lose his re-election. next Tuesday folks, the re-election begins ... unless the establishment starts having some b-lls...

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Why did Zelensky repeatedly meet with Lev Pranas, anyway? Why does Trump deny knowing him even though there are pictures (plural) of them sitting together?

Head-scratchers, I know....

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When Trump backers can't defend their impeached president and/or haven't been told yet what to parrot they default to 'liberals'.

No. It's that people with brains know that liberals are destroying the country. Thanks to this, impeachment will be a regular feature of American politics henceforth. Not to mention the free re-education and stifling of rights of speech and self-defence that are soon to follow. Instead of worrying about Trump supporters worry about your kids--that's if their lucky enough to escape the "free" re-education.

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Noidal

I ask you again: Why do you always change the subject away from Trump's abuse of power?

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I ask you again: Why do you always change the subject away from Trump's abuse of power?

No one's changed any subject.

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The abuse of power cited in the House articles of impeachment included Trump's withholding of $391 million in security aid for Ukraine, a move Democrats have said was aimed at pressuring Kiev into investigating political rival Joe Biden, the president's possible opponent in the Nov. 3 U.S. election.

Which it was. The testimony from the diplomats and Mulvaney admitting it is strong evidence. Now Nunes is admitting to talking to Parnas and the GAO report spells it out as well.

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Mr: The question isn't whether or not Trump committed a crime but whether Joe Biden did. The USA is supposed withhold money to corrupt countries--like those in bed with the Bidens. I don't think Trump did this for personal gain; rather part of draining the swamp is exposing the corrupt politicians in DC. Many of whom are entrenched democrats. Also, I don't remember congress asking the American people if they wanted their tax dollars going to Ukraine anyway. If the Bidens are in bed with Ukraine--of which it is almost a certainty--I'm glad Trump would withhold taxpayers' dollars.

You don't believe any part of that script.

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When Trump backers can't defend their impeached president and/or haven't been told yet what to parrot they default to 'liberals'.

I don’t need to defend him because there was no crime. I mean in all seriousness, you are not that naive to think that he will be convicted or removed, right?

Which it was. The testimony from the diplomats and Mulvaney admitting it is strong evidence. Now Nunes is admitting to talking to Parnas and the GAO report spells it out as well.

The GAO, Lol. Anyway, I think the Dems should get their wish, have Mulvaney testify and Bolton as well just to shut them up, but at the same time, we need to call both Biden’s and the Whistleblower. Fair is fair and if the Dems are truly serious about Truth and justice, they’ll have zero objections.

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No one's changed any subject.

You are when you talk about anything other than impeachment trial due to Trump's holding up Ukranian aid for a political favor.

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Shocking waste of money seeing as how he'll never be found guilty.

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In recently released documents, and in interviews, Giuliani aide Lev Parnas has said that not only were Giuliani and Trump part of the conspiracy to fabricate a false narrative surrounding his likely Democratic rival in the next election, but so were Vice President Pence, Attorney General William Barr, and the top Republican in the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes. The extent of the corruption in the Republican Party is astounding. This comes on top of recent announcements that Russians have intentionally invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the state of Kentucky, in an effort to sway the Republican of the Senate, Mitch McConnell. So we now have Putin's Puppet, Moscow Mitch, and a whole bevy of GOPers grubbing for Putin's handouts. So much for country first.

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You are when you talk about anything other than impeachment trial due to Trump's holding up Ukranian aid for a political favor.

It's simple: I think the dems are full of it and this is all about revenging the outcome of 2016. I don't believe the dems have a leg of integrity to stand on. If you wanna call me stupid then go ahead. I don't think I'm as stupid as those that have fallen for the schemes of the dems, though.

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and I'm sure the GOP control senate will be fair and non political. Western justice? What a joke.

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Mr. NoidallToday  07:42 am JST

The question isn't whether or not Trump committed a crime but whether Joe Biden did.

I am pretty sure that if I asked anyone that question in an actual face to face conversation it would be met with scorn and incredulity, given that I doubt I'll ever actually meet a genuine Trump supporter.

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I am pretty sure that if I asked anyone that question in an actual face to face conversation it would be met with scorn and incredulity, given that I doubt I'll ever actually meet a genuine Trump supporter.

You need to look around, there are millions of them.

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bass4funkToday  08:46 am JST

I am pretty sure that if I asked anyone that question in an actual face to face conversation it would be met with scorn and incredulity, given that I doubt I'll ever actually meet a genuine Trump supporter.

You need to look around, there are millions of them.

Never met a single one.

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Hiding behind the default response once again.

Nope! Just telling the truth, nothing more.

Global alt rightists admit it: you have no reasonable arguments you can use to defend your Trump.

We don’t need to, just pay close attention to Trump’s acquittal.

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Did the taxpayers pay for those fancy pens that Nancy had with her name on them? Such a somber and prayerful event as she smiled and gave out gifts to her team.

that’s why 1 month delay, she was waiting for her souvenir pens to be shipped.

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He's wearing a red tie.

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Never met a single one.

Keep looking, we are out there. Lol

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Guilty has charged!

"In recently released documents, and in interviews, Giuliani aide Lev Parnas has said that not only were Giuliani and Trump part of the conspiracy to fabricate a false narrative surrounding his likely Democratic rival in the next election, but so were Vice President Pence, Attorney General William Barr, and the top Republican in the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes. The extent of the corruption in the Republican Party is astounding."

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@blackadeDid the taxpayers pay for those fancy pens that Nancy

Once again even Trump's staunchest followers can't defend him and instead resort to the default attack on a 'liberal' (i.e. an individual who questions Trump and/or Putin), especially if that 'liberal' is a woman or someone not from their demographic.

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Did the taxpayers pay for those fancy pens that Nancy had with her name on them? Such a somber and prayerful event as she smiled and gave out gifts to her team. 

that’s why 1 month delay, she was waiting for her souvenir pens to be shipped.

This is why you can’t take these people seriously. They smiled, handed each other pens. But as I recall in 1998, the Dems far and wide has zero smiles on their faces. Goes to show you, Impeachment for them has no meaning other than a hopeful (hopeless) wish at getting rid of this President, nothing more.

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BlacklabelToday  09:01 am JST

Did the taxpayers pay for those fancy pens that Nancy had with her name on them? 

Don't know, but I do know US taxpayers have been shelling out for God Emperor Donald's endless golf trips. I don't suppose you mind too much when it's your dear leader wasting all your money though.

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A judge has ruled that their is probable cause that Trump committed sexual assault in pending civil case in New York, this judge ruling, not your opinion for interpretation

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bass4funkToday  09:08 am JST

Never met a single one.

Keep looking, we are out there. Lol

I presume you added the "Lol" because you're joking. So I won't take that comment seriously.

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Commonly, important documents signed with multiple pens which are donated/given away to connected people. Trump does the same.

Cost of pens $100.

Cost of Trump's golf rounds

$100 million.

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even as a congressional watchdog found that the White House broke the law by withholding security aid for Ukraine approved by Congress.

Guess it's not OK for the White House to ensure taxpayer money is not wasted on a corrupt Ukraine government.

Democrat Adam Schiff, who heads a team of seven House of Representatives members who will serve as prosecutors, appeared on the Senate floor to read the two charges passed by the House on Dec 18 that accused Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress arising from his dealings with Ukraine.

Chief Justice John Roberts, wearing his black judicial robe, took an oath to preside over the trial and then swore in the assembled senators who will serve as jurors. Roberts instructed them to raise their right hand, asking, "Do you solemnly swear that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald John Trump, president of the United States, now pending you will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws, so help you God?"

They should have Schiff take the oath so they can get him on lying under oath.

Got my popcorn and my Junior Mints!

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Don't know, but I do know US taxpayers have been shelling out for God Emperor Donald's endless golf trips. I don't suppose you mind too much when it's your dear leader wasting all your money though.

He needs a break from winning and also from the relentless hate.

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He's wearing a red tie.

Hmmmm. Red is the color associated with Stalin's USSR. Putin rose to power as a USSR KGB agent. Red is also the color of the Chinese flag. Trump's family syndicates have businesses with both Russia and China. Are you suggesting the red tie is code to tell both Xi and Putin Trump's on their side? ROFL

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It's simple: I think the dems are full of it and this is all about revenging the outcome of 2016. I don't believe the dems have a leg of integrity to stand on. If you wanna call me stupid then go ahead. I don't think I'm as stupid as those that have fallen for the schemes of the dems, though.

Yeah, I figured.

And none of that is a defense to the accusation that Trump held up near $400 million in military aid to Ukraine because Trump wanted a political favor, namely to manufacture dirt on Joe Biden.

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I presume you added the "Lol" because you're joking. So I won't take that comment seriously

I’m always serious, always.

Commonly, important documents signed with multiple pens which are donated/given away to connected people. Trump does the same.

Cost of pens $100.

Yeah, wonder how the Dems would have felt in 1998 if the Republicans were caught smiling if the Dems would have just shrugged it off....methinks nope! Not at all. I can see Jim Acosta and Don Lemon screaming outrage. But we know the Dems aren’t serious.

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Projecting much? It's the far right pushing for Trump to have greater powers, it's the far right lauding despots like Putin.

Putin thing, lost its luster like a car after so many years losing its paint job.

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Ref:Trump playing golf more than any other president, on average two days a week he's on Trump property

He needs a break from winning and also from the relentless hate.

Might get a long break come the election.

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Might get a long break come the election.

Well at least you agree he'll be acquitted.

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@bas4fPutin thing, lost its luster like a car after so many years losing its paint job.

Lost its luster? Perhaps with those who favor allowing foreign states to meddle in US elections to help their Trump, and with those who continue to laud Putin, who's now kaiser for life, and want their Trump to use his fellow Republicans to undermine the republic so he can further enrich the global elite, especially those who support global big oil and the Russia/Iran(China?) cabal.

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Trump is a man of extremely low moral calibre.

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Trump is a man of extremely low moral calibre.

Haven't heard that one before. Very profound and original.

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Trump is a man of extremely low moral calibre.

Haven't heard that one before. Very profound and original.

Not disagreeing then?

It is pretty difficult given his conduct. His is a man of extremely low moral calibre.

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Ref:Trump playing golf more than any other president, on average two days a week he's on Trump property

Ok

Might get a long break come the election.

2024 yeah, he can really take his time then.

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SuperLib: Which it was. The testimony from the diplomats and Mulvaney admitting it is strong evidence. Now Nunes is admitting to talking to Parnas and the GAO report spells it out as well.

Bass: The GAO, Lol. Anyway

Which it was. The testimony from the diplomats and Mulvaney admitting it is strong evidence. Now Nunes is admitting to talking to Parnas.

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Lost its luster? Perhaps with those who favor allowing foreign states to meddle in US elections to help their Trump,

But Dems were silent on Christopher Steele, why?

and with those who continue to laud Putin, who's now kaiser for life, and want their Trump to use his fellow Republicans to undermine the republic so he can further enrich the global elite, especially those who support global big oil and the Russia/Iran(China?) cabal

But you’re silent on the last administration trying to make a deal with a country we have no diplomatic relations with or liberal owned and run companies like Google undermining the US and offering to help the Chinese create a better system to spy on their people. Where is your outrage, don’t fall for the partisan Democrat ideology.

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Which it was. The testimony from the diplomats and Mulvaney admitting it is strong evidence. Now Nunes is admitting to talking to Parnas.

Let's say for argument's sake Trump did it. Then the question becomes are Joe and Hunter in bed with China and Ukraine? And if so, was Trump justified? Let's call Joe and Hunter to the stand. Let's get it all out in the open. I don't think taxpayer money should be going to countries helping to secretly fatten the pockets of politicians.

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Wow, did Nancy ever play the impeachment like a Master. Look at all the additional evidence that has come out over the 14 days;

The GAO rules Donnie's withholding of aid was illegal.

Parnas releases a trove of information and says not only Donnie but Barr, Pence, and Nunes were in the middle of the QPQ.

Bolton says he'll testify if subpoenaed.

Rudy and his thug gang had AMB Yovanovich under illegal surveillance. Ukraine has opened a criminal investigation.

Pompeo knew everything going on with Yovanovich and did nothing.

More Repub Senators have been convinced to support witnesses.

So what we have is this; Donnie's QPQ smear of Biden has resulted in:

Him being impeached - a scarlet letter he'll wear forever...

Rather than Biden being investigated, Barr has Rudy under criminal investigation for 8 offenses (so far)...

Ukraine is investigating the illegal surveillance of Yovanovich, not Biden...

Donnie's House of Cards is collapsing...

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Which it was. The testimony from the diplomats and Mulvaney admitting it is strong evidence. Now Nunes is admitting to talking to Parnas

Again, if the Dems want him to testify, get ready for the Biden’s and the whistleblower to be called and then Trump can finally met E....I mean, his accuser. But it won’t come to that because Schiff will never allow the whistleblower to testify, never. So get Mulvaney and Bolton and Parnas out of your heads, we are not in the House led impeachment farce, you’re in the Senate, governed by Senate rules, so Pelosi, Nadler and Schiff need to take a walk.

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Let's get it all out in the open.

On that I agree. Let the public see what any and all might be hiding. Starting from the top.

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On that I agree. Let the public see what any and all might be hiding. Starting from the top.

No no no! Let's start from the foundation.

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I agree

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"America as a whole should take a cue from the GOP and stand united, as that makes you invincible."

Make Amerika Wunderbar Again!

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Donnie's House of Cards is collapsing...

Even his staunchest followers are stuck with 'others guys do bad things, too' as their sole line of defense. Lame.

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Even his staunchest followers are stuck with 'others guys do bad things, too' as their sole line of defense. Lame.

because you guys have no comeback or justification to come of that statement, because you guys know it’s true.

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Wow, did Nancy ever play the impeachment like a Master. Look at all the additional evidence that has come out over the 14 days;

Which will go in the way like the last evidence, in the trash.

The GAO rules Donnie's withholding of aid was illegal.

They found violations with the last 4 Presidents as well, no biggie.

Bolton says he'll testify if subpoenaed.

Expect both Biden’s and E..I mean, the whistleblower to be called as well.

Pompeo knew everything going on with Yovanovich and did nothing.

apparently she did and she serves at the pleasure of the president elect the president want to get rid of her, guess what? Bye-bye!

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Trump is already unhealthy and obese and cause for concern with the condition of his heart. This trial will further stress him out and pend up anger from the inside.

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Trump is already unhealthy and obese and cause for concern with the condition of his heart. This trial will further stress him out and pend up anger from the inside.

Nadler is obese, Pelosi has a lot of problems with recollections, Sanders had a heart attack, Biden.....dear lord...Waters is all over the place, you never know with these people either they’re angry as well and that could complicate things for them as well.

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Donny and the rest of the nutless GOP senators are having a meltdown.

They are scurrying around like rats, trying to be first out of this sinking ship.

Problem is the fat rat donny will take them down with him.

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The USA is supposed withhold money to corrupt countries-

Wrong that's is congress job, money appropriated by congress cannot be legally withheld without congress approval, Trump clearly broke the law as stipulated in the constitution. If the GOP think they have irrefutable evidence about Bidens guilt bring it before congress see if the evidence holds up to the scrutiny, goodluck. lol

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Nadler is obese, Pelosi has a lot of problems with recollections, Sanders had a heart attack,

funny you just described Trump perfectly. lol

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They are scurrying around like rats, trying to be first out of this sinking ship.

Sinking ship????

Van Jones

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/01/14/van_jones_sanders-warren_argument_at_debate_was_very_dispiriting_democrats_have_to_do_better.html

"I want to see a Democrat in the White House as soon as possible," he said. "There was nothing tonight that if you're looking at this thing, are any of these people prepared for what Donald Trump is going to do to us? And to see further division is very dispiriting."

Michael Moore

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/michael-moore-elizabeth-warren-bernie-sanders-trump-reelection

Problem is the fat rat donny will take them down with him.

Jones and Moore are right, Trump has got the economy and new these new trade deals, , they’re losing on impeachment, he won’t be removed or convicted, it’s mighty night for the Dems, the Dems scurried and everything they threw at this guy failed, this is attempt number 5. Lol

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 I don't think taxpayer money should be going to countries helping to secretly fatten the pockets of politicians.

40million + in taxpayer funded trips to Trumps own golf courses and you worried about politicians fattening their pockets, another law broken by Trump and still the GOP point fingers

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Donny and the rest of the nutless GOP senators are having a meltdown.

They are scurrying around like rats, trying to be first out of this sinking ship.

Problem is the fat rat donny will take them down with him.

Very true;

Pompeo is in hiding - and with his girth, that's saying something...

Pence is no where to be seen - maybe hiding out in the Parrish...

Nunes goes on Fox News and gives a series if bumbling interviews...

Today FBI raided the home of Trump and Rudy crony Robert Hyde...

Nancy is a genius - its all coming out just as Moscow Mitch tries to short-cut impeachment.

Witnesses? First two Bolton and Parnas - then Pence, Pompeo, Mulvaney, Perry, Rudy, and Duffy...

Wonder how many will plead the 5th?

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Right wing nutters quoting Van Jones and Michael Moore, ROFL.

Let me find a few more quotes

A dark, authoritarian era run by a thin-skinned sociopath and admitted sexual predator.

Michael Moore on Trump presidency

Don't think you would want more....

they’re losing on impeachment, he won’t be removed or convicted,

Things don't look too good for donny, Parnas disclosures , watchdog finding etc etc, but then Trumplets have never been known to understand reality.

the Dems scurried and everything they threw at this guy failed, 

Something wrong with simple counting skills there, ROFL.

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Mr. Noidall: Let's say for argument's sake Trump did it. Then the question becomes are Joe and Hunter in bed with China and Ukraine? 

Say something honest. We both know Trump is guilty and your job is to distract. You have a role to play which makes your lonely life more interesting.

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Trump is already unhealthy and obese and cause for concern with the condition of his heart. This trial will further stress him out and pend up anger from the inside.

Nadler is obese, Pelosi has a lot of problems with recollections, Sanders had a heart attack, Biden.....dear lord...Waters is all over the place, you never know with these people either they’re angry as well and that could complicate things for them as well.

They can remember where their father was born, know the UK didn't have airfields in the US in 1776, and that the current VP is Mike Pence not Mike "Pounce"...

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/tv/trump-mistakenly-calls-his-vice-president-mike-pounce-in-rambling-baltimore-speech/ar-AAHfnWd

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Right wing nutters quoting Van Jones and Michael Moore, ROFL.

Hey, as political analyst, Jones and the CNN panel seemed very nervous. I’m just going by their words.

Things don't look too good for donny, Parnas disclosures , watchdog finding etc etc, but then Trumplets have never been known to understand reality.

Yeah, you guys said that about Mueller, about Cohen and Stormy and Billy Bush and on and on...yaaawn. Lol

Something wrong with simple counting skills there, ROFL

That’s why the Democrats never learn. Smh.....

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Super Lib

If a Republican is foolish enough to say to me: "Let's say for argument's sake Trump did it. Then the question becomes..."

I jump in and ask "Is it an impeachable offense?"

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“I don’t believe I’ve ever spoken to him," Trump told reporters about Lev Parnas,

Hey Donnie, have you seen these;

Multiple photos with Trump and Parnas - Thumbs up!

Parnas with Kelly Ann

Parnas with Ivanka and Jared....

Parnas with Pence.....

Parnas with McCarthy....

Parnas with Huckabee....

Parnas with Don Jr and Eric..

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/01/lev-parnas-and-powerful-republican-friends-a-photo-album.html

And how about this video...check out the backslap...

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/01/16/lev-parnas-president-trump-video-tsr-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/

Sure, now tell us you never met Melania

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The question isn't whether or not Trump committed a crime but whether Joe Biden did

What part of “no evidence” against Joe Biden do you people not understand? You intentionally ignore this fact to push a false narrative.

That’s why the Democrats never learn. Smh...

The stock response when Bass is backed into a corner. ROFL. Kudos! Smh.

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Summary of Trump defenders' arguments so far:

--Trump did nothing wrong. No evidence.

--OK, so Trump did wrong. But what about libs?

--Anyway, Trump can't be thrown out of office.

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So if Trump is found guilty or dies and the VP becomes president, are the elections cancelled?

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Let both sides bring witnesses that are actually involved in the case: people on the call, people who work for the government or for someone's personal lawyer!

Lev Parnas implicates Trump on the eve of Senate impeachment trial

https://www.yahoo.com/news/lev-parnas-implicates-trump-on-the-eve-of-senate-impeachment-trial-025646046.html

Lev Parnas: Ukraine scheme was always about the Bidens, 'never about corruption'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/lev-parnas-ukraine-scheme-always-023500937.html

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Trump supporters and GOP defense:

All you stupid libs have against Trump is evidence, several honorable witnesses, his admission, the admissions of Giuliani and Mulvaney, and crap like that.

Friggin witch hunt!

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It's funny because at the bottom of their hearts the Republicans know Trump did what he did in Ukraine, yet they prefer to turn a blind eye to these crimes. Now there are reports that the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine may have been threatened by Trump's thugs. Had this been about Obama or Clinton, both parties would have fired them last month. However, with Trump it's a different story and it's kind of a scary different story at that. Let's not listen to witnesses, let's not check documents, let's not bother reading e-mails, texts & tweets, don't pay attention to threats against U.S. ambassadors. Where's Pompeo on this issue? He hasn't said anything condemning these threats, even though the Ukraine government has already launched an investigation. And yet U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo says nothing about it. Why is that? It smells bad and how a large number of the people can shut off their senses to it is incredible.

Think very carefully about what you're signing off on. A president who'll lie, cheat and steal (and who knows what else) just to satisfy himself, certainly not country or even his own family by the looks of it. He is the personification of pure greed.

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Democrat Adam Schiff, who heads a team of seven House of Representatives members who will serve as prosecutors,

The fact that they are all Democrats shows us that this is a bias show trial.

The Senate is expected to acquit Trump, as none of its 53 Republicans has voiced support for removing him

So its a complete waste of money and time, but it also confirms how desperate the Democrats are.

Republican Senator John Cornyn said that while there may have been a civil violation of the law, it was not a criminal matter and certainly not an impeachable act.

"The Constitution says you impeach presidents for treason, bribery, and high crimes and misdemeanors. And it's none of those things," said Cornyn, a former judge, after taking the oath. "That's what it is, a civil violation of the Impoundment Act," Cornyn added, mentioning the relevant federal law.*

And that coming from a former Judge, once Trump is acquitted he is gonna rub this into the Democrats right up to the election

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Jones and the CNN panel seemed very nervous.

Compared to what , a hysterical Faux. ROFL

Billy Bush and on and on...yaaawn. Lol

Is that your response to the Billy Bush tapes, unbelievable and shocking????

Assault on Women is a laughing matter??????

The GOP had lost its moral compass long ago, no surprise the followers laugh at such despicable acts !!!

That’s why the Democrats never learn. Smh

Compared to what, the Donny nutter followers who think assaulting women is funny????

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Let both sides bring witnesses that are actually involved in the case: people on the call, people who work for the government or for someone's personal lawyer!

Lev Parnas implicates Trump on the eve of Senate impeachment trial

Yes, that means, the Senate can call Schiff or even the whistleblower, let’s do it, I’ll betcha the liberals will completely object to it, that is, if they will call witnesses in the first place, personally, I don’t think so because you think Bernie wants to stay locked up dealing with this farce? That goes for Warren as well. This helps Biden, so in other words, Bernie and his bro’s are getting screwed over again.

White House Broke the Law in Withholding Aid to Ukraine, Watchdog Says

Another dud.

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So if Trump is found guilty or dies and the VP becomes president, are the elections cancelled?

That won’t likely happen neither of them

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That won’t likely happen neither of them

That does not answer my question. You don't actually know when Trump would die. That's why there's a VP in the first place yes?

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That does not answer my question. 

Nor does calling it

Another dud.

No response, so they resort to one liners!

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