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What Schumer is clearly trying to do is lay the groundwork for declaring President Trump’s acquittal to be illegitimate (this has become a preferred Democrat strategy whenever they can’t get their way).
The idea is that the House will vote on Articles of Impeachment. But rather than sending those Articles to the Senate, Nancy Pelosi will stuff them on a Mason jar and bury them in her backyard. That way she can tell her base that she voted to impeach but the Senate will not treat the Articles seriously and therefore, rather than have them voted on, she’s just going to do nothing.
I suspect the calculus here is that Democrats can then run in 2020 based on the theme that they need a Democrat Senate in order to act on the impeachment while mollifying the drooling Democrat base with the shiny object of impeachment.
The only saving grace in this strategy is that it keeps the Democrats from being humiliated in a Senate trial, keeps impeachment alive, and lets Nancy Pelosi try to change the subject for her vulnerable House members.
originally posted by: Chance321
a reply to: shawmanfromny
And this is how the dims will hound President Trump through his second term. . . That is unless we get a clean sweep of the house and replace most of the dems with Republicans and keep control of the Senate.
originally posted by: neo96
Read this bull crap.
Full steam ahead.
All aboard the nazi train.
originally posted by: UKTruth
The head of the Ukranian anti-corruption unit, who was installed as part of Obama's and Biden's efforts in Ukraine has been fired - for corruption.
This is the same guy who is caught on tape admitting the Ukraine were trying to help Hillary win in 2016.
Just more indication that investigation into Ukraine's dealings in 2016 shoudl be investigated.
In all criminal prosecutions,the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
originally posted by: shawmanfromny
Sen. Chuck Schumer is already playing this "illegitimate" hand, by releasing a letter that demands Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell allow Democrats to call multiple witnesses at the Senate trial. This is crazy considering how the House investigation attempted to block Republicans from doing anything.
So, what if the Senate ignores the "provisions" that Schumer writes about in his letter, such as calling up Mick Mulvaney and John Bolton, among others, to testify at the Senate impeachment trial? Could the Democrats actually withhold the articles of impeachment?