Bring Trump Down at Any Cost, That Would Include the Soul of This Country, Evil…
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is facing pressure from frustrated Senate Democrats to end the ongoing impeachment standoff with Senate Republicans, as it’s clear Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t going to acquiesce to her demands to hash out terms for the upcoming impeachment trial, according to Bloomberg.
“If we’re going to do it, she should send them over. I don’t see what good delay does,” said California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein – who also told Politico “The longer it goes on the less urgent it becomes.”
“So if it’s serious and urgent, send them over. If it isn’t, don’t send it over.“
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) wants to start the trial immediately.
“My expectation is that we’ll be able to start this trial next week,” he said, adding “The leverage over Republicans exists in the votes we take inside the trial.”
Several other Senate Democrats also showed their impatience with the Democratic leaders’ current strategy. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Wednesday morning that Democrats “should move on” and turn the articles to the Senate and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) said he’s “ready” for the trial to start.
“We need to get folks to testify and we need more information … but nonetheless I’m ready,” Tester said. “I don’t know what leverage we have. It looks like the cake is already baked.”
“I respect the fact that she is concerned about the fact about whether or not there will be a fair trial. But I do think it is time to get on with it,” said Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.). –Politico
And according to Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), the Senate will get the impeachment articles from Pelosi “sooner rather than later.”
That said, Pelosi continues to dig in.
In a closed-door meeting with fellow House Democrats Wednesday, Pelosi gave no hint that she was ready to set a timeline for sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate, according to lawmakers.
“We are waiting to see what the terms are,” Pelosi said afterward. She said she wants McConnell to release a resolution setting out the Senate rules for the trial before she takes the next step. “Then we’ll be able to name our managers. But we can’t do it until we see the arena they’re going into.” –Bloomberg
McConnell – who has promised a speedy acquittal of Trump – has all but told Pelosi to pound sand, saying in a Wednesday speech on the Senate floor: “There will no haggling with the House over Senate procedure,” adding “We will not cede our authority to try this impeachment.”
McConnell, who wants to engineer a quick acquittal of the president, in effect declared victory Tuesday when he announced after meeting with GOP senators that there are enough votes among Republicans to set the terms for the impeachment trial without Democratic support.
The rules, he said, would be similar to those used for then-President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial 21 years ago. That would set up about two weeks for arguments by House managers and Trump’s defense, as well as senators’ questions, before addressing the thorny issue of whether to end the trial without any fresh documents or witnesses. Both sides could then call for more testimony but would need 51 senators to agree.
McConnell said the Clinton precedent doesn’t guarantee witnesses will testify, but it also doesn’t preclude it. Still, the majority leader would be able to pressure GOP senators to stand firm against calling witnesses. –Bloomberg
Pelosi, meanwhile, is arguing that Trump’s impeachment is fundamentally different than Clinton’s because the latter was based on the findings of an independent counsel and a grand jury which had testimony from the former president.
“All of the work that was done leading up to the impeachment of Clinton was so dramatically different that there is not really an apples to apple comparison,” said Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI).
Whether that’s true or not, Mitch ain’t budging. Source ZeroHedge
It’s Obvious This Whole Process Is About Hatred, About Divisive, Demonic Destruction of This Country, Evil Has Mutated Out Of Control…
House Democrats introduced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, alleging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Following a Tuesday morning press conference, the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), released the articles to the public.
“President Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States,” the resolution read.
The articles also alleged “Wherefore, President Trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to the Constitution if allowed to remain in office and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law. President Trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.” Source HNewsWire.com
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (C), flanked by House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (R)(D-Calif.), House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (L) (D-N.Y.), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (2nd R) (D-N.Y.), House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (background)(D-Calif.), and House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (2nd R) (D-N.Y.), speaks as Democrats announced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Dec. 10, 2019. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
Politico described McConnell’s ability to keep his caucus in line amid impeachment as a “win,” adding:
It took just a few hours for McConnell and Senate GOP leaders to clinch a final whip count in support of moving forward with a trial framework that ignores Democratic requests [for more witnesses and new evidence]. And all 53 Republicans — even moderates such as Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Mitt Romney of Utah — have agreed to the majority leader’s proposal, according to senators involved in the process.
McConnell had spent months cultivating his caucus to get to this point. And after McConnell told his colleagues of his plans at the GOP’s weekly lunch, he went out and told a media horde the same.
Three Democrats joined all Republicans in voting against impeachment, with one voting only for the first article.
Republicans have described demands that House Democrats say must be met before allowing the GOP-controlled Senate to proceed with the impeachment process as a ploy to dictate how the Republicans should conduct the trial of President Donald Trump.
Pelosi refuses to hand over the articles of impeachment to the Senate to allow proceedings to continue until the GOP meets some demands made by her and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
The Speaker is demanding the assurance of a fair trial in the Senate. Schumer, meanwhile, is asking for the deposition of new witnesses and the introduction of more evidence.
The Republican minority made similar requests during the process in the Democrat-led House, to no avail.
Referring to the Republicans’ ability to start the Trump impeachment trial with no Democratic input by approving the impeachment trial procedure once Pelosi sends over the articles of impeachment, McConnell told reporters Tuesday: “We have the votes … With regards to getting the papers, it is a rule of impeachment in the Senate that we must receive the papers, it continues to be. My hope [is] the Speaker will send them right over [this week].”
After repeatedly arguing that the impeachment of Trump was a matter of vital national interests, now Pelosi is sitting on the articles, preventing the process from moving forward.
The Senate majority leader told reporters.
The House argued that this was an emergency — they needed to act quickly. The president was such apparent from their point of view [chuckles] that they needed to rush this through, and then they sit on the papers now for three weeks. I hope that will end this week.
House Democratsbegan their impeachment inquiry at the end of September, a little over a year before the 2020 presidential elections.
Keeping his caucus together granted McConnell the leverage he needed to block Schumer’s demands.
From the Senate floor on Tuesday, Schumer reportedly proclaimed:
Make no mistake: On the question of witnesses and documents, Republicans may run, but they can’t hide. There will be votes at the beginning [of the trial] on whether to call the four witnesses we’ve proposed and subpoena the documents we’ve identified. America, and the eyes of history, will be watching what my Republican colleagues do.
Impeachment is expected to have an impact on the upcoming 2020 elections. It remains unclear whether it will benefit Democrats or Republicans.
The Republican-led Senate is expected to clear Trump of any wrongdoing. It would benefit Trump and lawmakers up for re-election in November 2020 to conclude the Senate process as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, Republicans in both the House and the Senate remain united against impeachment.
While most Democrats support Pelosi’s position to hold on o the articles until McConnell commits to a fair trial, the Speaker’s decision has backfired, making it easier for Republicans to persuade their vulnerable colleagues to join their anti-impeachment stance. Source breitbart.com/
The Birth Pains Are Growing Stronger….
THE TRUTH IS BEING KEPT FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THERE’S GOING TO BE A HARD LANDING AND THOSE THAT SUPPRESS THE TRUTH ARE RESPONSIBLE
One of the signs of ruling class collapse is when they can no longer enforce the rules that maintain them as a ruling class. When the Romans started making exceptions to republican governance, it was a matter of time before someone simply decided the rules no longer applied to them. Perhaps the robot historians will consider Obama our Marius or Sulla. Maybe that person is in the near future. Either way, the rule of law is over and what comes next is the rule of men.
“Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants.” as in Nancy Pelosi (D-San Fran-feces)
Our government has been overthrown. As evidenced by Trump’s capitulation on the border, his recent servitude to the GMO industry and his acquiescence to the warmongers, our President has been compromised. Our liberties are being eliminated one by one. Gun confiscation is next. The Constitution is gasping its last breaths. Our borders are destroyed and our culture has been turned upside down by every perversion known to man.
Julian Assange: The CIA director is waging war on truth-tellers like WikiLeaks By Julian Assange Opinions April 25 at 7:39 PM Julian Assange is editor of WikiLeaks. Mike Pompeo, in his first speech as director of the CIA, chose to declare war on free speech rather than on the United States’ actual adversaries.
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