Experts stunned as Mitch McConnell brags he’s handing control of impeachment trial to Trump

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    sonofspy777
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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is bragging that he’s handing over control of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump to President Donald Trump.

    “Everything I do during this, I’m coordinating with White House Counsel,” the Kentucky Republican Leader told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday night. “There will be no difference between the President’s position and our position as to how to handle this.”

    “We’ll be working through this process, hopefully in a fairly short period of time, in total coordination with the White House Counsel’s Office and the people representing the President in the well of the Senate,” he said, presumably referring to Republican Senators.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/12/experts-stunned-as-mitch-mcconnell-brags-hes-handing-control-of-impeachment-trial-to-trump/

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  • #238069

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    It was a dog and pony show from day 1.

     

    I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

    • #238458

      Satan
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      or jellyfish & turtle show, in this case.

      I didn't refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton because any goddamned Russian told me to. I refused to vote for her because she is a warmongering, election stealing, Goldman Sachs fellating, Republican WHORE. No offense to sex workers.

  • #238086

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    Kinda like handing a 2 year old a can of kerosene and matches.

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    How in the fuck can any of this be legal? Didn’t he sign/commit to an oath?

    As each day goes by, our democracy continues to fall apart. The corrupt establishment politicians that represent this country are a complete sham.

    I just can’t believe what I am seeing and hearing every day.  A perfect example is the last two days of the impeachment inquiry.

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  • #238093

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    Too many experts around. Too few level heads. Too much virgin ground and no marked pathways. One could get lost in this ‘what-do-we-do-next?’

  • #238099

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    ‘Do nothing’ Mitch must have decided that doing nothing but following orders from the White House will be best for the GOP. Progressives expected nothing different.

    National problems (slavery/racism, income inequality, pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war) are not solved with more national sovereignty.

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  • #238107

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    He probably read “The Warning” and decided that this was their chance to get rid of tRump by letting America see exactly what he is like when there is no one around to protect him from himself. Up front and on tv.

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    • #238303

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      nothing there’s unique from the last 3-4 anonymous books, or Woodward, or Comey’s otherwise-unprecedented testimony summer 2017: i.e., that Trump’s such an addlepate that anyone listening to him more than 10 seconds wants to either sock him in the face or jump out a window (buuuuuttt, no Russia)

      impeachment might not even make it out of the House, it’d take 15 Dems refusing and that’s plausible; it’s also plausible that Trump controlling his own impeachment would backfire on him (but ultimately double-backfire on Biden wtf)

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  • #238114

    salemcourt
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    What happened to the deal between Pelosi and Mitch?

  • #238145

    D503
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    I’m Shocked! Shocked I tells ya!

    Really?

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    More proof that impeachment was only theater.Fooling no one but those willing to be gulled.

  • #238302

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    Why is this a shocker? Once the House votes, they are done. Democrats no longer control the process. That was known from day one.

    Donald Trump has the support of over 90% of GOP voters. No actual significant evidence of a crime was given. Exactly what did anyone expect Republican Senators to do? Are you asking 20+ GOP Senators to turn on their base and commit political suicide all because the Democrats hate the President? Did people actually think that was going to happen?

    • #238453

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      No one thought there was ever any chance they would turn against Trump and vote to remove him.

      The senate is technically supposed to be objective and impartial. The expectation was probably that they would make a case against the evidence provided against Trump, much like what they’ve been doing, and then vote to acquit him.

      Saying openly that they fully intend to take up the position of the accused right from the start and take their cues from his council is something else entirely. Whether it’s a criminal trial or an impeachment trial, it’s unusual to say the least, for the jury to boast of conspiring with the defendant to fix the outcome. Regardless of how you feel about impeachment, McConnell’s position seems legally questionable or, if nothing else, in violation of his oath of office.

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        Sure, the Turtle is violating his oath of office. Again. It’s a repeat performance. Holding up Obama’s federal court nominees is an earlier example. The only people who can hold him accountable are Kentuckians, and I don’t see them doing that if Schumer gets his way and that ex-CIA agent McGrath becomes the Turtle’s opponent.

        In fact, Schumer would prefer to have the Turtle over a true progressive populist.

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  • #238481

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    The senate impeachment trial without calling witnesses, will put a cloud over acquittal they will undoubtedly rule.

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    Ohio Barbarian
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    Well, at least the Turtle is ripping the mask off. Oddly enough, I’m happy he’s doing this if it means a quicker Senate trial. One week, maybe two? Then Bernie’s back on the campaign trail well before Super Tuesday. Fine by me.

    Let’s get this bad theater over and done with.

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    Meanwhile, in other ImOrangement news….

     

    There’s a thread over at SV speculating that Willard Mittens Romney may be attempting to whip Republican votes FOR ImOrangement in the Senate. While there’s no evidence presented that this is indeed, the case, it actually is a plausible theory…

    First of all, Mormons don’t care much for the Orange Imbecile. For many of them, his religious persecution of the Muslims reminds them of the persecution against the LDS church itself, before Brigham Young herded them up to take the Big Wagon Trip west to Utah. So there’s little, if any political risk to Mittens, at least as far as his Senate seat goes.

    On the other horn, Mittens truly believes that he is the One appointed by Elohim, his Heavenly Father, to fulfill the White Horse Prophecy, and in order to create the type of constitutional crisis referred to in that prophecy….. well, ImOrangement, followed by a bunch of crazy MAGAtts losing their shit, just might lead to exactly that, so why not?

    We’ll know for sure when we find out that Mittens has been appointed as the new “Jerry Ford”, to assume the role of Veep, once Cheeto embraces his inner Nixon and quits.

    I didn't refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton because any goddamned Russian told me to. I refused to vote for her because she is a warmongering, election stealing, Goldman Sachs fellating, Republican WHORE. No offense to sex workers.

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      He won’t get anywhere near enough votes. And it’s been long speculated he may be the lone Republican that votes that way.

      SV frequently lives in a fantasy bubble. There is zero chance the Senate will remove Trump.

      • #238758

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        If the Senate was to take their vote by “secret ballot”, I suspect the results would shock a lot of people. It wouldn’t just be Mittens voting against him, but probably every Republican senator who is up for re-election in 2020. They have to know that Cheeto isn’t helping their chances. But they might be too chickenshit to do so if it’s a “voice vote”. It just so happens that Mc Turtle himself is one of the 1/3 of the Senate up for election. Despite his “oh yeah, I’m down with Trump” public persona, he might not feel so sure about his own political future, privately. Remember what Mitch’s fellow Republican, Hillary Clinton said about “private” and “public” positions?

        So do the right thing, for once in your miserable life, Yertle. Stick your head back in your shell and take the vote by secret ballot. Even if it’s out of self-preservation.

        I didn't refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton because any goddamned Russian told me to. I refused to vote for her because she is a warmongering, election stealing, Goldman Sachs fellating, Republican WHORE. No offense to sex workers.

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          There will be no secret ballot. That’s another SV fantasy.

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