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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: TheRedneck
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we're going to have witnesses. Mitch McConnell says he now has enough Republicans and Democrats to avoid witness testimony.
I sure hope President Trump directs attorney general Barr to investigate The Whistleblower hoax. When he uncovers the truth, the house impeachment will be cancelled and removed from all records.
originally posted by: SonOfTheLawOfOne
I am almost in disbelief of what I heard the House say tonight.
They essentially said they didn't need to have a vote in the House to subpoena anyone, that the House rules dictate how they conduct themselves and the Constitution gives them sole power on impeachment, without stipulations on how to conduct themselves. Now it is clear to me. This is to set the precedent that the House doesn't have to follow any specific process to impeach, to give themselves the power "between the lines" of the Constitution to impeach the President for anything at anytime.
The WH counsel responded with how dangerous that is and how there has never been an impeachment process or investigation started without a vote by the House, and went through how power is given by the people to the House, then the House has a vote to give power to Committees to do specific things, that there isn't a precedent anywhere, ever in our history, of the House going around that.
This is dangerous territory we are in, and the House is way overstepping their Constitutional authority. I'm shocked that they have the balls to say that in front of Chief Justice Roberts, and I'm sure he's already considering the implications when this arrives on his desk in the near future.
originally posted by: pavil
Hmmmm, on second question of the day, Roberts refused Rand Paul's question.
They really don't want EC to be exposed.
The conservative Media Research Center examined ABC’s “World News Tonight,” “CBS Evening News” and “NBC Nightly News” from Jan. 22 to Jan. 28 to determine how the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump was covered.
“They gave Democrats double the airtime and showered their arguments with mostly praise, while expressing only criticism of the President’s legal team,” MRC news analyst Nicholas Fondacaro wrote.
The study found that the three networks “made a total of 34 evaluative statements about the merits and effectiveness of both sides,” with 21 of them being about Democratic impeachment managers.
“Of that total, 95 percent of those (20) touted their efforts and presentations, which means only one of their evaluative comments were negative,” Fondacaro wrote. “NBC had the lone negative comment.”
By comparison, the MRC found that “every evaluative statement from reporters and anchors about the merits and effectiveness of Trump’s defense team were negative,” with ABC and CBS having five negative comments each and NBC having three.
“The networks would roundly tear down the arguments Trump’s legal team was making despite the evidence they would present,” Fondacaro wrote. “Along with that heavy praise for House impeachment managers came a sizable boost in the amount of airtime allowed for their side. More than double, in fact.”
The study found that Democratic managers received nearly 25 minutes of airtime, compared to less than 12 minutes for Trump’s defense team.