Day Five Of Impeachment Trial Opens With Decision Over Witnesses | Talking Points Memo

The fifth day of former President Trump’s impeachment trial will open this morning with the question of witnesses and new evidence.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1360019
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Sounds like Qevin McCarthy needs to man up and testify about his January 6th phone call with T****.

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I wonder if anyone will mention that Schoen has quit the Trump team and left it to the ambulance chaser and the guy with advanced dementia?

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we therefore lack jurisdiction.

Funny that’s not how I remember the vote going.

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“If senators choose not to call witnesses,”

Decisions,decisions,decisions.I guess they(Senators) never thought especially the GOP would be called out again,.

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“Some people just like being evil”

Lee Papa
Rude Pundit

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Yertle just announced that he’s going to (wait for it) vote to acquit.

Surprising, right?

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McConnell says he’ll vote to acquit.
Imagine that!

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Indeed. I had placed in him my complete trust.

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Still an asshole to the very end.

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I don’t think he’s gone, and he never planned to appear on saturdays: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/us/politics/trump-impeachment-lawyers.html

as Mr. Schoen briefly told the team he was quitting over a debate about how to use the video clips the defense showed on Friday. Mr. Trump called Mr. Schoen and he agreed to rejoin the team

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McConnell says it was a “close call” but says impeachment is “primarily a tool of removal” and the Senate lacks jurisdiction . He says criminal conduct by a president in office can be prosecuted when the president is out of office pic.twitter.com/JGMTjCp2OL

— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) February 13, 2021

It looks from reading this that McConnell is recommending criminal charges beginning next week.

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McConnell says it’s not within their powers.
So Trump is not guilty on a “technicality”.
It’s going to get worse I fear.

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McTurtle is also saying that criminal prosecution is OK by him. This is a political position, as he has no control over DoJ, but he may be signalling that he won’t raise a political stink over the Garland DoJ going after trump and his cabal (this part is important).

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Mitch is signalling that he has no spine, no ethics, no morals, and no love for his country.

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Signaling? Never ever include that phrase when speculating on McConnell’s motives.

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Who among us is surprised that the Treasonous leader of the Senate GQP McConnell will vote to acquit?

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Yeah, we knew that. :grinning:

He has been in discussions with Melanoma’s fashion guru over a jacket design.

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