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White House says Trump won't participate in Wednesday's impeachment hearing

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Lol two times.As if anyone really thought he would.Even his supporters knew he wouldn't.

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Trump and his people know that he has no credible defense, so he demands to call witnesses (like Hunter Biden) that will simply distract from the facts already established and add nothing substantive.

I knew this would happen.

Keep complaining Trump. Keep losing.

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White House says Trump will not participate in Wednesday's impeachment hearing

Let me guess - the bone spurs are acting up again?

Still under audit by the IRS?

Too busy moving the papers around your desk in an effort to look busy and pretend you know what you are doing?

Crippling shyness?

No, wait....what does that say? Its....

a lack of "fundamental fairness."

Oh, poor little muffin! Are the mean Democrats not being nice to you?

(Trump makes pouty face)

Then I guess you don't have to play with them because being President means never having to subject yourself to Congressional oversight even when you commit lots of crimes. Off you go then.

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You would think than an attorney for a US president would know the difference between a grand jury investigation and a trial - but apparently that's not the case.

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Funny he keeps saying he want's to testify, " but he says it's his lawyers " that say he can't. What a joke he's the president, he's a joke and a coward.

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Learned something interesting this morning: An impeached president cannot be pardoned. This is a main reason why Nixon resigned before the House could vote on articles of impeachment and was later pardoned by Ford. If impeached, no future president, regardless of party, will be able to pardon him for crimes past or future.

Kind of a delicious thought.

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Well, let's see, Donnie had two choices;

He could participate fully and have Pence, Mulvaney, Pompeo, Perry, and even Crazy Rudy testify that he and they are all innocent....

Or, he could refuse to participate citing the typical "process" arguments that have all been debunked...

Was there ever any question which route he'd take? The only one he could take when you're guilty...

Republican lawmakers were able to question witnesses during the closed hearings, however, and called three witnesses during public hearings that wrapped up last week.

Certainly did - and one of those witnesses, Kurt Volker, when asked by a REPUB Congressman about the Bidens said Joe Biden was an "honorable" person and the allegations against Hunter were "NOT CREDIBLE"...

So keep beating that dead horse Trumpers - your own REPUB witness said it was all a bogus smear...

And Giulinai continues under federal criminal investigation for multiple crimes - as his two Ukraine cohorts; one who has flipped...

Oh My!

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Of course. Attack the process when you can't defend against the facts. It's as plain as egg on your face. Trump will never mount an effective defense because he's guilty.

That's GUILTY.

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We all knew he was chicken, so no surprise!!

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Nor should he participate in the witch trials. It is entirely illegitimate from its conception.

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its a good move by the Prez, he should tell weirdo Nadler to shove it up...yeah but the minute you appear to give any legitimacy to this farce, they explode any minuscule amount of "evidence" because the whole thing is about kicking Trump out.

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"Lack of fundamental fairness", eh?

Fairness - does Donnie (and his associates) know how to spell that word?

If he got nothing to hide, he should attend the hearing and everything else.

But he got so much dirt to hide, no way he'll agree to "attend".

CPT Bone-spurs at his best, once again!

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again, scheduled when the President is out of the country. How can he attend?

Cant wait for Jim Acosta/CNN to be screaming out questions about "muh impeachment" at NATO again.

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But he can still run for re-election. oops.

 If impeached, no future president, regardless of party, will be able to pardon him for crimes past or future.

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What a surprise. This blowhard little manchild is a coward.

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again, scheduled when the President is out of the country. How can he attend?

I know, exactly!! Its not like Trump has a taxpayer funded 747 waiting at his beck and call 24/7 or anything, right?

Geez, Dems, give the guy a break already!

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he.is.out.of.the.country.at.that.time.

I dont know any other way to say it.

What happened to pausing attacks when the president is overseas?

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he.is.out.of.the.country.at.that.time.

He.has.an.airplane.that.allows.him.to.fly.back.to.the.United.States.literally.any.time.he.wants.

I don't know any other way to say it.

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It raises serious constitutional questions about what the founding fathers had intended the powers of Congress to be. By refusing to participate is in itself unconstitutional.

Has the American presidency grown too big for its britches? It sure looks like it.

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Blacklabel: "What happened to pausing attacks when the president is overseas?"

Yeah, we all know you guys did that with Obama, of course.

Anyway, not surprised he'd choose to step out now. What else would he be able to fall back on?

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He will "participate" via Twitter.

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Sure, so Trump made the schedule for the NATO meeting to coincide with a recently scheduled Dem meeting he knew nothing. Suuuuuure, cause Trump schedules the date himself of all those NATO things.

He has a plane, but he cant be riding it if he is in meetings with someone else at the exact same time.

Have the Dems even released the names of their supposed "constitutional scholars" yet? will I be surprised when all of them claim impeachable offenses with no dissent among them?

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Keep on it.. this impeachment theatrics will all but guarantee trump's re-election.

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Sure, so Trump made the schedule for the NATO meeting to coincide with a recently scheduled Dem meeting he knew nothing. Suuuuuure, cause Trump schedules the date himself of all those NATO things.

> He has a plane, but he cant be riding it if he is in meetings with someone else at the exact same time.

> Have the Dems even released the names of their supposed "constitutional scholars" yet? will I be surprised when all of them claim impeachable offenses with no dissent among them?

Perhaps you aren't familiar with the Trump presidency. Donald Trump is the current president of the United States. He has built up an extensive record of simply skipping international meetings whenever he feels like it during his nearly 3 years in office. In fact just last month he brushed off an ASEAN summit. He is also known for having an orange complexion, small hands, and not really giving an F about NATO.

Also nobody wants him in London now. Even his buddy Boris Johnson is terrified of having him there lest he open his mouth about the elections about to happen there. So you know if he had something important to do in Washington I'm sure the rest of the leaders there would feign disappointment until he left the room, then breathe a collective sigh of relief that they could actually do stuff other than babysit during their meeting.

So...yeah, I think Trump is good to go. If he weren't afraid of course.

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No surprise there. The man is incapable of being straight with the truth.

I'm curious what the trolls will go back to once Trump is gone. Selling insurance? Shoes?

Turning on each other, like with Jnr and his book launch attendees, no doubt.

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Did anybody seriously think he would participate in that shiff show?

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Another display of Trump's extensive criminal record. He is too chicken to even face a hearing because he knows his corruption would be shone clear into his face, exposing his guilt. He would get explosive like R Kelly did earlier this year at that CBS interview. Donnie is a coward - he can't face the music, he can't inquiry into his crimes so he cries, plays the victim and Tweet-slams everybody like the narcisstic unmanly spoiled juvenile brat that he really is. And he's not even a good liar anyway. He's digging his own ditch and he will fall in it!  

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Coward.

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Trump had to decide Congress or diner with the queen at Buckingham Palace? Diversion to Scotland on the way home for a quick round of golf.

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Cant wait for Jim Acosta/CNN to be screaming out questions about "muh impeachment" at NATO again.

No, with his sagging ratings, he needs the clicks, don’t be so hard on the guy, he needs to make a living as well.

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Another display of Trump's extensive criminal record.

What criminal record? He has none?

He is too chicken to even face a hearing because he knows his corruption would be shone clear into his face, exposing his guilt.

Why would he waltz into a perjury trap? Yeah, I’m a sheep going to venture in the lions den. Yeah, real smart.

He would get explosive like R Kelly did earlier this year at that CBS interview. Donnie is a coward - he can't face the music, he can't inquiry into his crimes so he cries, plays the victim and Tweet-slams everybody like the narcisstic unmanly spoiled juvenile brat that he really is.

He is the victim, this is why all the polls and some of the brighter liberal pundits on the liberal networks are saying the Democrats are taking a huge risk with this and they are losing big support on this with independents and even minority voters, but hey, let the Dems tighten that noose around their necks, this is only helping Trump, so I hope the Dems push this, get their clocks cleaned and we can be at peace once Trump is settled into his second term thanks to Schiff and Nadler.

And he's not even a good liar anyway. He's digging his own ditch and he will fall in it! 

So far, none of this ongoing circus has proven that, quite the opposite in fact.

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Why would he waltz into a perjury trap?

Haha. Really funny. Trump in a perjury trap? How? He's always lying so often, he doesn't know truth from lies, he can't help but perjure himself, no matter what he thinks he saying. His lies are facts and facts are lies and he doesn't have a clue which is which. He'd probably opposite speak his story in the middle of the same sentence, which he has done more than few times. He's obviously unhinged, so it's no surprise, but perjury trap? hahaha.

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