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Feb 24 09:02

Ron Paul: Trump Acquitted (Again), But Trump Hatred Continues – OpEd

Last week’s second impeachment trial of former President Trump should serve as a warning that something is very wrong in US politics. Far from a measured, well-investigated, rock-solid case against the former president, America was again abused with day after day of character assassination, innuendo, false claims, and even falsified “evidence.”

The trial wasn’t intended to win a conviction of Trump for “incitement” because the Democrats already knew that the votes were not there. So, just as with the last impeachment trial, the goal was to fling as much dirt at Donald Trump as they could while the cameras were rolling. Their hatred of Donald Trump is so deep and visceral that probably a psychologist would have been more beneficial to them than yet another impeachment trial.

Feb 22 07:55

'A Tale Told By An Idiot': The Second Impeachment Of Donald Trump

The first impeachment of Donald Trump in 2019 was no tragedy. It was always a farce. The second impeachment, in which Trump was acquitted on the night of Saturday, February 13 did not even rise to that. It was a hiccup, a non-event. The most solemn procedure in the sacred constitutional process of the United States did not even rise to the entertainment value of a bout of naked mud wrestling.

Washington during the week of the Second Great Impeachment Trial was a fascinating non-place to be. The skies were grey. It was quite cold: About minus Five Degrees Celsius most days. There was a thin sprinkling of tired, dirty snow on the ground. The city was deserted. More virulent mutations of the COVID-19 virus from the United Kingdom and South Africa were said to be on the loose.

Feb 22 07:40

The Biggest Lies Of The Impeachment Saga

The Senate impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump confirms historian Henry Adams's adage a century ago that politics “has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.” The impeachment process was a farce that should fortify Americans’ disdain for Washington.

Considering how Democrats are using the January 6 clash at the Capitol to justify enacting a new domestic terrorism law, Americans need to recognize the frauds that permeated this process from the start.

Feb 20 14:24

DoJ investigates Alex Jones, Roger Stone, and Ali Alexander over potential ties to Capitol rioters: Claim

An anonymous U.S. official and others allegedly told the Washington Post that Infowars founder and director Alex Jones, political pundit and former presidential adviser Roger Stone, and Stop the Steal rally organizer Ali Alexander are currently being investigated by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for potential ties to rioters who laid siege to the U.S. Capitol on 6 Jan.

Accusations in the report claim that Jones and Stone were “key figures in the riot and those who promoted former President Donald Trump’s false assertions that the election was stolen.”

“We are investigating potential ties between those physically involved in the attack on the Capitol and individuals who may have influenced them, such as Roger Stone, Alex Jones and [Stop the Steal organizer] Ali Alexander,” the unnamed official told the D.C.-based daily newspaper.

Feb 19 07:55

5 Of 7 Republican Senators Who Convicted Trump Have Been Censured In Home States

Of the seven Republican senators who voted to convict former President Donald Trump, five of them have been censured by various state and county Republican Parties or from voters.

Feb 16 07:50

Now THREE Republican Senators have been censured for voting to convict Trump: Pat Toomey, Richard Burr and Bill Cassidy are punished by their own party - while Utah's GOP sparks fury by backing Mitt Romney

Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina was formally reprimanded by his state Republican party on Monday night after he voted to convict Donald Trump - making him the third of the seven Republicans who turned on their former president to be punished.

All three have been formally censured - a censure from the party being essentially a public reprimand that lets party activists voice their disapproval.

Three more are likely to be censured, with only Lisa Murkowski of Alaska expected to escape the reprimand from her state party, while it's uncertain if Utah's GOP leaders will bend to a petition to censure Romney.

Feb 16 07:47

GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger's family DISOWNS him for opposing Trump: 11 relatives sign handwritten letter calling him a 'disappointment to God and Lou Dobbs' and a member of the 'devil's army' after he backed impeachment

Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger has released a scathing handwritten letter he received from a number of his relatives, calling him a ‘disappointment to God’ and a stain on their family's name for backing the impeachment of Donald Trump.

Kinzinger told the New York Times he received the disparaging note just two days after he called for Trump to be removed from office following the Capitol riots on January 6.

Penned by 11 members of his extended family, Kinzinger was accused in the letter of being in cahoots with ‘the devils army (Democrats and the fake news media)’ for publicly opposing the then-president, and requesting the 25th Amendment be invoked against him.

Feb 16 06:05

Rep. Mike Johnson: Impeachment Was About Democrats Framing 75 Million Trump Supporters as Capitol Hill Rioters

Democrats used their impeachment pursuit against former President Donald Trump as an attempt to “equate” 75 million Americans who voted for Trump with “the couple hundred criminals who came in an ransacked the Capitol,” Rep. Mike Johnson said (R-LA) in an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak.

Johnson said the Democrats’ “ultimate goal” with impeachment was to frame Trump’s supporters as indistinguishable from Capitol rioters.

“They really wanted to use impeachment as a vehicle because they wanted to equate all those tens of millions of Trump’s voters and all of his supporters and everybody who came to the rally, they wanted to equate all of those people with the couple hundred criminals who came in and ransacked the Capitol,” Johnson stated.

Feb 15 11:17

Impeach Kamala

Feb 15 10:00

BLAME THE GOP FOR TRUMP'S IMPEACHMENT TRIAL - THEY BACKED IT TO KEEP HIM FROM PARDONING ASSANGE

Multiple reports from last month indicated that GOP senators approved of Donald Trump's impeachment trial as a way to effectively blackmail the president into not pardoning Julian Assange.

As Tucker Carlson reported, Mitch McConnell "sent word over to the White House: 'if you pardon Julian Assange, we are much more likely to convict you in an impeachment trial.'"

Feb 15 09:00

‘We’ve opened Pandora’s Box’: Graham floats idea of impeaching Kamala Harris if Republicans retake House

US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) may have voted against impeaching Donald Trump, but he seems open to holding Vice President Kamala Harris to the same standard after the 2022 midterms.

Appearing on ‘Fox News Sunday,’ Graham railed against the impeachment trial in the Senate, which ultimately failed, with the 53-47 vote not enough to reach a ‘guilty’ ruling. He called it an “affront to the law” and “unconstitutional.”

Despite its failure, however, the Trump-supporting Republican says Democrats have “opened Pandora’s Box” and leaders like Harris could pay the price.

“We’ve opened Pandora’s Box to future presidents. And if you use this model, I don’t know how Kamala Harris doesn’t get impeached if the Republicans take over the House,” he said.

Harris was brought up multiple times during the impeachment trial for her past promotion of a bail fund for Black Lives Matter protesters that released rioters who ended up rearrested on separate criminal charges.

Feb 15 07:41

The Impeachment Show

Lost in the tedium and general lack of interest in the impeachment show put on by the Democrats last week is the general weirdness of our ruling class. What we see in politics and in the media is presented as if it is completely normal. No one ever points out the facts or the contradictions with reality. The presenters and their subjects are all super-serious, as if everything they are saying and doing is completely normal.

The reaction to the very peaceful demonstrations by Trump fans last month is a great example of this weird disconnect. We live in an age where everything is monitored by millions of mobile-phone cameras. As a result, everyone got to see hours of amateur video shot during the subdued protests in Washington back in January. Yet the carrying-on by the politicians and media is disconnected from what we saw online.

Feb 15 07:29

Trump Just Thumped the Democrats and That's a "Win" for the Country

The Democrats approached the impeachment with the same cockiness that they approach everything. They thought they’d stomp their feet and run around with their hair on fire, and eventually people would see the righteousness of their cause. But it didn’t go down like that. Instead, the Trump defense team opened a can of whoop ass on the lot of them leaving the Dems wondering what hit them. They seemed surprised that they couldn’t win a conviction based on vitriol, character assassination and slanted news coverage. And they were genuinely shocked when their doctored videos and fake evidence was exposed to the public as the fraud it was. This was supposed to be the final drubbing of Donald Trump, instead, it turned out to be a revealing window into the degraded soul of declining party. In the end, Trump walked away unscathed while the Dems were left licking their wounds. Hurrah for Trump!

Feb 14 08:15

Trump Promises a 'Bright, Limitless American Future' as He Blasts Impeachment Trial as 'Witch Hunt'

On Saturday, the US Senate voted to acquit former US President Donald Trump on a single count of "incitement of insurrection" in the deadly 6 January Capitol riot. Trump is the first US president to be impeached twice in the House and acquitted twice by the Senate.

Former US President Donald Trump has slammed the second impeachment trial as another phase of the "greatest witch hunt in the history of our country", releasing a statement after the Senate voted to acquit him for the second time.

In the statement, Trump suggested that there was "so much work ahead of us, and soon we will emerge with a vision for a bright, radiant, and limitless American future", without elaborating, however, what his supporters could expect.

Feb 14 08:02

‘Traitor’ spray-painted outside of home of Trump’s impeachment attorney, as he says he’s received ‘nearly 100 death threats’

Lawyer Michael van der Veen, who represented ex-president Donald Trump at the impeachment trial, has said vandals smashed windows in his home and defaced it with graffiti as he faced a torrent of death threats.

Speaking shortly after his client’s acquittal in the second impeachment trial on Saturday, van der Veen appeared to be almost holding back tears, responding to reports that his Philadelphia-area home was targeted by vandals.

Feb 14 07:58

Trump impeachment acquittal is a victory for ‘white supremacy’… according to liberals crying over ‘sad day in America’

Though Donald Trump’s impeachment was not expected by most to pass in the Senate, the former president’s loudest critics expressed their shock on social media by equating it to a victory for fascism and white supremacy.

“It is a sad day in America when only 7 republicans have the patriotism and integrity to convict a tyrant,” actress and Democrat activist Alyssa Milano tweeted minutes after Trump’s acquittal was announced, with 43 senators ultimately voting down the article of impeachment accusing the former president of “inciting an insurrection.”

Milano and others recommended Trump be tried in an actual court, a highly unlikely scenario.

Feb 13 15:26

Live impeachment updates: In historic vote, Senate acquits Trump at second impeachment trial

The Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump a second time Saturday after a historic impeachment trial where House managers painted him as a lingering threat after his supporters rioted at the Capitol, an argument that failed to convince enough Senate Republicans to convict.

A 57-43 majority of the Senate voted to convict Trump, but fell short of the two-thirds majority required for conviction. Seven Republicans joined the 50 lawmakers who caucus with Democrats. Trump was also acquitted a year ago in his first trial over his dealings with Ukraine, when a majority opposed conviction and only one Republican joined Democrats voting to convict.

Feb 13 08:13

Hirono: GOP Senators Could Convict Trump Because He ‘Didn’t Give a Rip’ About Pence’s Safety

Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said Friday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” that Republican senators could have been persuaded during the impeachment trial to vote to convict former President Donald Trump if they were uneasy with the lack of concern Trump showed toward Vice President Mike Pence’s safety during the deadly riot at the Capitol.

Hirono said, “I think if there’s any factor that might turn some Republicans to convicting him — although I’m not holding my breath on that either — is the lack of care that the person showed toward Pence, who by the way he sicked the mob on Pence. The president had to have known this because the whole world was watching what was going on in the Capitol.”

Feb 13 08:11

Trump Lawyers Accuse House Impeachment Managers of Intimidation: ‘How Dare You’

Michael van der Veen, one of the attorneys defending former President Donald Trump in his Senate impeachment trial, accused House impeachment managers Friday of attempting to intimidate Trump’s lawyers.

Van der Veen noted that lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) had introduced a letter from 140 law professors who claimed that Trump’s First Amendment defense was not only wrong, but “frivolous.” That, he said, had specific consequences:

Feb 13 07:38

Ted Cruz Asks Impeachment Managers if Kamala Harris Incited Riots from Black Lives Matter Protests

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) submitted a question during the fourth day of the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump asking if language Vice President Kamala Harris used in 2020 regarding Black Lives Matter protests is considered incitement given the impeachment managers’ “proposed standard” for incitement.

Cruz’s question began, “While violent riots were raging, Kamala Harris said on national TV, ‘They’re not gonna let up, and they should not,’” quoting viral comments then-Sen. Harris (D-CA) made on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert last June in reference to nationwide Black Lives Matter protests.

The protests, which were sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in May, were largely peaceful but, in many instances, ended up devolving into destructive riots throughout the country that included vandalism, looting, fires, violence, injury, and in some cases even death over the course of several months in 2020.

Feb 13 07:37

Trump Lawyer Bruce Castor Says The Quiet Part Out Loud in His Argument to Senators: No One Here is ‘Anxious to Have a Primary Challenge’

Donald Trump’s impeachment lawyer Bruce Castor pointed out that no Senators are “anxious to have a primary challenge” while defending the former president’s case — saying the quiet part out loud.

Castor was arguing that Trump was telling Jan. 6 rally goers that their representatives and senators have a duty to fight for them, adding that the former president encouraged voters to replace politicians who did not prioritize their constituents.

“Is it possible that his words could have been misunderstood? I suggest to you that is impossible,” Castor said of Trump’s rallying cries, adding, “The House Managers claim is that the President of the United States was telling the audience to get each other to physically fight. But that is not what the president said. The people who should fight, he said, were members of Congress.”

Feb 13 07:35

Democratic Senator Urges to Halt Impeachment Trial Over New Reports About Trump-McCarthy Call

The impeachment trial in the US Senate started on 9 February, as Democrats accuse former President Trump of inciting the Capitol Hill riot on 6 January.

Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has stated that the impeachment trial should be halted as new reports emerge about a phone conversation between House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and then-President Donald Trump during the 6 January protests.

CNN previously reported, citing its sources, that the lawmaker and the president had "a shouting match". According to the broadcaster, Trump refused to call his supporters off, even when McCarthy "begged" him to do so.

Feb 13 06:44

After a slow start, Trump’s attorneys had a barn-burning impeachment closing

Trump hired his legal team for the impeachment just a few days before the proceedings started, which may have accounted for their singularly lackluster opening argument. However, by Friday, they’d gotten their ducks in a row and David Schoen, especially, had a great closing argument.

He opened by pointing out that Democrats improperly sat on footage of events in the Capitol to blindside Trump’s defense team and deny him due process. From there, he moved to the fact that the Democrat House impeachment managers outright lied about their alleged evidence, whether it was faked tweets or manipulated video. As part of this lambasting the Democrats for dishonesty, Schoen played for them Trump’s entire statement about events in Charlottesville, which the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) twisted into the disgraceful, defamatory “fine people” hoax.

Feb 12 15:53

Senate GOP gripped by conviction vote intrigue

Six GOP senators voted this week to move forward with President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. But Republicans believe several more of them may be considering conviction.

As the Trump defense made its argument on Friday, Republicans privately estimated between 5 and 10 of their senators are seriously weighing conviction. There’s no official whip count, and the matter is not being discussed at party meetings, leaving many in the 50-member conference to only guess at their colleague’s inclinations.

In the past, many Republicans have backed down when flirting to break with Trump, and the safe bet for most in the party is still on acquittal. But at the moment there’s an outside chance that one or more GOP senators could deliver Washington a dramatic last-act twist as the Senate prepares to vote as early as Saturday.

“I could see it as possible. I certainly don’t know how many there could be. Certainly not enough for conviction,” Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D).

Feb 12 07:49

After Two Days, Dems Have Shown Literally No Proof Of Incitement, Using Senate As Circus

The Democratic House impeachment managers gave no further evidence amid a significant portion of their arguments on Feb. 10 to support the claim that President Donald Trump incited an insurrection in the U.S. Capitol last month.

The incitement charge is at the heart of the case against the former president, who was impeached by the House last month for supposedly inciting protesters to breach the Capitol building on Jan. 6.

Feb 11 10:22

Someone Tell President Trump’s Attorneys – The Democrats’ Footage Showing Violence at the Capitol on January 6th Was Filmed by Antifa

Someone, please tell President Trump’s attorneys that the main evidence used by the Democrats to prove violence at the Capitol on January 6th comes from Antifa.

On Tuesday the Democrats in the House pled their case that President Trump should be impeached because he was behind the violence at the Capitol on January 6th. In their opening remarks they shared this shocking video of the actions that day in the Capitol:

Feb 11 07:50

Chaos in the Senate: Democrat Impeachment Managers Withdraw Statements Falsely Attributed to Sen. Mike Lee After Schumer Intervention

Chaos erupted at the end of the second day of the second impeachment trial of now former President Donald Trump as House Democrats were forced to withdraw from the record a statement a GOP senator said was falsely attributed to him after Senate Democrats lost control of the proceedings while they sought to wrap up for the day.

Specifically, the incident that distracted from the Democrats’ case against Trump began when Democrat impeachment manager Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) recalled public reporting that then-President Trump allegedly called Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) by accident when he supposedly meant to call Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) while senators were in a temporary holding room after being evacuated from the Senate floor during the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

Feb 10 12:25

Trump won’t be able to use his greatest weapon during his impeachment trial

With the Trump impeachment trial set to get underway on Tuesday, the former president’s legal team filed its first pretrial legal brief accusing the whole thing of being nothing more than “political theater” — which is reminiscent of the weapon Trump once enjoyed that he’ll have to do without during this impeachment.

Feb 10 12:07

The Senate’s Cadaver Synod: The Trial Of Citizen Trump Would Raise Serious Constitutional Questions

With the second impeachment of President Donald Trump, the Congress is set for one of the most bizarre moments in constitutional history: the removal of someone who has already left office. The retroactive removal would be a testament to the timeliness of rage. While it is not without precedent, it is without logic.

The planned impeachment trial of Donald Trump after he leaves office would be our own version of the Cadaver Synod. In 897, Pope Stephen VI and his supporters continued to seethe over the action of Pope Formosus, who not only died in 896 but was followed by another pope, Boniface VI. After the brief rule of Boniface VI, Pope Stephen set about to even some scores. He pulled Formosus out of his tomb, propped him up in court, and convicted him of variety of violations of canon law. Formosus was then taken out, three fingers cut off, and eventually thrown in the Tiber River.

Feb 09 16:53

The Trump Political Show Trial

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who is required by the Constitution to preside, has by refusing to participate made it clear that he does not consider the upcoming action in the Senate to be a legitimate impeachment trial. -- So if it is not a legitimate trial, what is it, then? Judging from the House impeachment resolution, it looks more like a banana republic “show trial” than a careful case detailing Trump’s “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Feb 09 16:51

President Trump’s Lawyers Present A DEVASTATING Piece Of Evidence!

President Trump’s legal team has a knockout piece of evidence that completely derails any Democrat fantasy of impeaching number 45.

According to sources law enforcement received reports and intel that the January 6th riots were going to happen LONG BEFORE President Trump’s speech on January 6th.

Trending: President Trump Was RIGHT, ALL Of It Was RIGHT!

That’s right.

Once again reports are simply saying what we all know in our hearts to be true, and these reports are supported by what former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has said in an interview to Fox News.

Take a look:

Feb 09 12:03

Democrats Threaten to Punish Trump for Not Testifying at Impeachment Trial

Democrats reiterated Monday a threat to punish former President Donald Trump for not testifying at the impeachment trial in the Senate, which begins Tuesday.

In a short filing responding to Trump’s lawyer’s 75-page trial memorandum, submitted Monday, the House impeachment managers — all Democrats hand-picked by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) — wrote:

[T]he House has invited President Trump to voluntarily testify under oath, yet President Trump immediately rejected that opportunity to tell his story. The House will establish at trial that this decision to avoid testifying supports a strong adverse inference regarding President Trump’s actions (and inaction) on January 6.

Feb 09 11:03

President Trump’s Lawyers Present A DEVASTATING Piece Of Evidence

Checkmate!

President Trump’s legal team has a knockout piece of evidence that completely derails any Democrat fantasy of impeaching number 45.

According to sources law enforcement received reports and intel that the January 6th riots were going to happen LONG BEFORE President Trump’s speech on January 6th.

That’s right.

Once again reports are simply saying what we all know in our hearts to be true, and these reports are supported by what former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has said in an interview to Fox News.

Take a look:

Feb 09 10:51

Alan Dershowitz to Newsmax TV: 144 Scholars Are Wrong on Impeachment

Alan Dershowitz, on Newsmax TV on Monday, dismissed the argument presented by 144 Constitutional lawyers in a letter last week supporting former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment.

The group of attorneys wrote that arguments claiming Trump’s speech on Jan. 6 is protected by the First Amendment are “legally frivolous,” and said that the First Amendment does not prevent the former president from facing an impeachment trial.

Dershowitz told “John Bachman Now,” when asked about the letter: “I think of myself as a reasonable scholar and jurist, and I am categorically making the argument,” that Trump’s speech was protected by the First Amendment.

Feb 09 09:39

Ron Paul Slams The Trump Political Show Trial

The Senate trial for now twice-impeached former President Donald Trump is set to begin this week, with little doubt over the outcome. A procedural vote in the Senate on the constitutionality of “removing from office” someone who is not in office revealed that nowhere near enough Republicans were willing to join their Democrat counterparts in voting to convict.

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who is required by the Constitution to preside, has by refusing to participate made it clear that he does not consider the upcoming action in the Senate to be a legitimate impeachment trial.

So if it is not a legitimate trial, what is it, then? Judging from the House impeachment resolution, it looks more like a banana republic “show trial” than a careful case detailing Trump’s “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Feb 09 09:38

Trump's Lawyers Demand Senate Dismiss Impeachment Charges Over 'Unconstitutional Political Theater'

Donald Trump's lawyers have demanded that the Senate dismiss impeachment charges against the former president, blasting his upcoming trial as 'unconstitutional political theater' in a 78-page brief filed on Monday, the day before the Senate meets as an impeachment court.

"This was only ever a selfish attempt by Democratic leadership in the House to prey upon the feelings of horror and confusion that fell upon all Americans across the entire political spectrum upon seeing the destruction at the Capitol on Jan. 6 by a few hundred people," wrote Trump attorneys David Schon and Michael T. van der Veen.

"In bringing this impeachment in the manner in which they did, namely via a process that violated every precedent and every principle of fairness followed in impeachment inquiries for more than 150 years, they offered the public a master’s class in the art of political opportunism," the filing continues.

Feb 09 09:28

Trump impeachment is ‘constitutionally flawed’ & Capitol riot was ‘pre-planned’ – lawyers

Ex-president Donald Trump’s lawyers have eviscerated the impeachment charge against him, accusing Democrats of conducting “no investigation” of the raid and claiming Capitol rioters already had plans to swarm the building.

As the former president prepares to face the Senate for his second impeachment trial, Trump’s lawyers have called out Democratic leaders for what they describe as a shameful weaponization of the January 6 Capitol raid, denouncing the proceedings as both unconstitutional and unprofessional.

Feb 09 08:46

Opinion: Moral Narcissism and the Show Trial of Donald Trump

Discussing the Democrats’ impeachment trial in legal terms is a ludicrous waste of time. Anyone literate in the English language can see that the concept of impeaching a post-president is entirely absent from the U.S. Constitution.

Removing someone from office who is no longer in office in the first place is a serio-comic oxymoron straight out of the Theater of the Absurd.

What is actually going on is Trump Derangement Syndrome taken from a neurosis to some kind of bizarre psychosis with overtones of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The level at which this “trial” is worth examining therefore has a psychoanalytic, not a legal, tilt. It raises, once again, the question of why the Democrats and their media cohorts despise Donald Trump so much.

Feb 09 07:58

House impeachment managers really are coming after you

Democratic House impeachment managers continued their preposterous and dangerous assault on former President Trump, his supporters and the American Republic in their unconstitutional attempt to impeach Trump for the second time… even though he is now a private citizen. They averred that “every allegation” made against Trump is true, and pre-emptively stated that “any affirmative defenses and legal defenses set forth” by his defense team “are wholly without merit.” They added, “The evidence of President Trump’s conduct is overwhelming. He has no valid excuse or defense for his actions.” Well, who needs a trial? Burn him at the stake, already.

And then they went completely off the rails, insanely stating that Trump’s “incitement of insurrection against the United States government… is the most grievous constitutional crime ever committed by a President.”

Feb 09 07:52

'Democrats have declared war on the presidency itself and will destroy it': Lindsey Graham says impeachment will damage the country on eve of trial while Trump remains fixated on 'accountability' for Republicans who voted against him

Donald Trump's closest confidante in the Senate has accused Democrats on the eve of Trump's second impeachment trial of having 'declared war on the presidency itself', as reports suggested the former president is confident of being acquitted and focused instead on seeking revenge against Republicans who he believes betrayed him.

Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina senator who is in regular contact with Trump, insisted that Tuesday's trial was damaging to the country.

He said that Trump's January 13 conviction in the House was unfair because the 74-year-old was not given time to defend himself. 'What Democrats have done is basically declared war on the presidency itself,' said Graham, speaking on Sean Hannity's Fox News show.

Feb 09 07:44

Rep. Waters Claims She Didn't Encourage Violence As Trump Lawyer Plans To Show Video

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) on Sunday claimed she did not encourage people to commit violence when she said three years ago that people were going to “absolutely harass” members of the Trump administration.

“As a matter of fact, if you look at the words that I used, the strongest thing I said was tell them they’re not welcome, talk to them, tell them they’re not welcome,” Waters said on MSNBC.

“I didn’t say go and fight. I didn’t say anybody was going to have any violence. And so they can’t make that stick.”

Feb 09 07:17

Trump Impeachment Trial Awaits, Many Americans Say Government Is Broken

With former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial set to begin Tuesday, "less than half of the public feels that the American system of government is basically sound," according to a poll released Monday by the Monmouth University Polling Institute.

The polls showed that 55% say the government is unsound and 22% believe significant changes are needed to fix it. Only 44% of those polled said that the government was sound, with the vast majority of those believing some improvements are needed.

Monmouth has asked the question annually since 2017 and this is the first time a majority held a dim view of the system of government. The question itself dates to late 1980, a time when 62% of those surveyed believed in the soundness of the government compared to 37% that did not.

Feb 09 07:05

Former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial starts today

Former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial begins on Tuesday. It’s a historic moment as House Democrats prosecute their case for “incitement of insurrection.” The House impeached Trump last month, arguing that he alone was responsible for the mob of his supporters who broke into the U.S. Capitol and interrupted the presidential electoral count on Jan. 6. Trump’s lawyers argue that the trial is unconstitutional and that Trump was exercising freedom of speech when he told his supporters to “fight like hell” to overturn his defeat. A two-thirds vote of the Senate would be needed to convict Trump of the charge.

Feb 08 12:24

Trump's second impeachment trial starts tomorrow

The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump begins tomorrow in the Senate. The House charged Trump with "incitement of insurrection" for his role in the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Trump's lawyers and the House impeachment managers exchanged another round of pretrial legal briefs today. The Democrats pushed back on the Trump team's claims that the trial is unconstitutional.

Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement that would give each side up to 16 hours to present their cases and the potential for a debate and voting on calling witnesses, according to a person familiar with the talks. Trump rejected a request to testify in the trial.

Feb 08 10:51

Rand Paul Wins The 'Quote Of The Week', Defends Trump & Tosses Schumer Under Bus - (Video)

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., called the looming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump a "partisan farce" and explained that by Democrats' logic, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer should also face impeachment.

"If we're going to criminalize speech, and somehow impeach everybody who says, 'Go fight to hear your voices heard,' I mean really we ought to impeach Chuck Schumer," Paul told "Fox News Sunday." "He went to the Supreme Court, stood in front of the Supreme Court and said specifically, 'Hey Gorsuch, Hey Kavanaugh, you've unleashed a whirlwind. And you're going to pay the price.'"

Feb 08 08:34

National Guard And Razor Wire Everywhere: DC Gets Dystopian As Impeachment Trial Kicks Off

Next week, the country will gather round to watch Democrats argue why former President Trump should be convicted for inciting the Jan. 6 'Capitol Riot,' after the House impeached him on one count of "incitement of insurrection."

To prepare for the trial, DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management chief, Christopher Rodriguez, is maintaining a dystopian backdrop of armed National Guard troops and razor wire-topped security fences.

"We must demonstrate an overt security presence in D.C., at least for now," Rodriguez said at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing last week. "We believe that this posture is essential to ensuring that the Metro Police Department can deploy resources to all parts of the city during an emergency."

Feb 08 08:13

Impeachment prosecutors plan to prove that Trump incited Capitol riots with 'blockbuster' video juxtaposing the former president's remarks with chaotic scenes at the insurrection

Impeachment prosecutors are planning to prove that Donald Trump incited the January 6 Capitol riots with a dramatic video juxtaposing chaotic scenes at the insurrection with the former president's remarks.

One year after his first impeachment, Trump finds himself the target of an unprecedented second trial beginning Tuesday in the Senate.

The lead prosecutor, Democratic Rep Jamie Raskin of Maryland, offered a preview of the trial in an interview with the New York Times published Sunday.

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Feb 08 07:28

Debasing the Constitution: Why Chief Justice Roberts is Not Presiding over Trump’s Impeachment Trial

As Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial begins today, not enough attention has been paid to the fact that Chief Justice Roberts will not be presiding.

Senate Democrat Richard Blumenthal, a lawyer, former federal prosecutor and member of the Judiciary Committee, believes the Chief Justice should preside.

Elizabeth Warren adopts the far more aggressive position that the Chief Justice must preside as part of “his constitutional duty.” For good measure, she adds, “I can’t imagine why a Supreme Court justice would not do his duty.”

Feb 05 07:14

McMaken: Incitement Is Not A Real Crime

Former president Donald Trump has been impeached for “incitement to insurrection.” The House Democrats’ claim is that Trump made an inflammatory speech which - a week later - led to the Capitol riot of January 6.

The Senate is now considering whether or not to convict Trump of this “crime.”

I put “crime” in scare quotes for a couple of reasons.

The first reason is that the impeachment proceedings aren’t a criminal trial, so even conviction wouldn’t establish guilt the way an actual criminal court might. Contrary to what the public thinks—with its third grade–level understanding of American politics—and what the media is happy to imply, impeachment is strictly a political process that does nothing more than remove a person from office. The Democrats’ new interpretation that impeachment can be used to bar someone from holding office in the future is a rather novel approach.

Feb 05 06:50

Trump Lawyers Dismiss Request for Former President to Testify During Impeachment Trial

Former President Donald Trump’s team dismissed a request for the former president to testify under oath at the pending Senate impeachment trial.

House Democratic impeachment managers led by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) sent a letter to Trump calling on him to testify at his second impeachment trial and said that if he doesn’t, they would use it against him during the event—a similar tactic and argument they used during the first impeachment trial.

“Two days ago, you filed an Answer in which you denied many factual allegations set forth in the article of impeachment. You have thus attempted to put critical facts at issue notwithstanding the clear and overwhelming evidence of your constitutional offense,” Raskin wrote to Trump, adding, “I write to invite you to provide testimony under oath, either before or during the Senate impeachment trial, concerning your conduct on January 6, 2021.”

Feb 05 06:48

Greitens: President Trump will emerge even stronger. Just like Russia hoax-- this is rooted in lies.

Feb 05 06:07

The Big Business Of Trump Hate: Even Taxpayer Funded C-Span Wants To Cash In On Sham Trial

Nonprofit public TV service C-SPAN urged Senate leaders on Tuesday to grant the network the power to cover the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.

“We respectfully request that when the Senate begins the impeachment trial of President Trump on February 9th, you allow C-SPAN to position our camera in the Senate Chamber to cover these proceedings,” Susan Swain, President, and CEO of C-SPAN wrote representing the network to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Swain explained that it is pretty important to cover the impeachment process in the Senate. Under the Senate guideline, Senate Recording Studio usually provides the feed of Senate floor debates in a limited view. Though Swain explained she hopes Schumer agrees with her and many others’ opinion that the “American public deserves a more comprehensive view of this historic Senate trial.”

Feb 04 12:00

Fake Trial: What If Trump Just Didn't Show Up?

Feb 04 11:07

Maxine Waters: Trump ‘Absolutely Should Be Charged with Premeditated Murder’

Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that former President Donald Trump should “absolutely be charged with premeditated murder” for inciting the deadly riots on Capitol Hill on January 6.

Maxine Waters said, “What’s so interesting about all of this is they tried to make themselves the victim when indeed they are following the president of the United States of America who had advance planning about the invasion that took place in our Capitol. Even there’s information that some of the planning came out of individuals working in this campaign. As a matter of fact, he absolutely should be charged with premeditated murder because of the lives that were lost with this invasion, with this insurrection.”

Feb 04 06:45

Impeachment Officially BACKFIRES as the Trump COMEBACK Begins!!!

Feb 03 11:07

Lindsey Graham threatens Democrats: If you call even one witness for impeachment trial, we’ll open up 'Pandora's box'

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) warned Democratic colleagues Monday night that if they decide to call even one witness in the Senate's upcoming impeachment trial against former President Trump, they'll be opening up "Pandora's Box."

Last month, the Democrat-controlled House voted to impeach Trump a second time for "incitement of insurrection" after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 while Congress was in session. The process has now moved to the Senate, where a trial is set to begin next week.

Graham, the outgoing chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, expressed that he looks forward to a speedy trial and acquittal of Trump. But he noted that should Democrats choose to turn it into a "political commercial" and prolong the business for "weeks and months" by calling witnesses, Republicans are prepared to play ball by calling the FBI to testify about security failures at the U.S. Capitol.

Feb 03 09:57

Opinion: America Can See That Dems Did This 2nd Impeachment Out Of Spite And Hate

Someone needs to file charges on this crooked congressman. What is it about these politicians that law and morality do not apply to them? If anyone in public did just as they have, he would be charged with some criminal offense.

It doesn’t matter if your Democrat or Republican this impeachment trial is uncalled for, and something needs to be done. I, for one, am tired of this country’s leadership. Discipline works everywhere else in our country except for Democrat men and women in Congress.

I find it fascinating that Liberals can’t be happy with or without President Trump.

It’s almost like an addiction. An essential part of their DNA is conflict and fear. The only unity that exists among the Democrats in Congress is that they hate President Trump. When they’re not complaining about President Trump and his programs or policies, they’re attacking anyone with who they disagree. Moving on from the last election in unity, not a chance. Peace? Never.

Feb 03 06:34

Impeachment Countered By Constitution, Ha, [DS] Has Been Warned

The people are now seeing how [JB] is killing the jobs in the US and give all the opportunities to people who do not live in the US. The people are seeing all of this in real time. [JB] is now diverting funds away from farmers into climate change fund. [CB] might not have the gold they say they do. Demand for precious metals is rising. The [DS]/MSM are using everything they have to get Trump. Trump responded to the impeachment charges and will use the constitution to counter the entire trial. Message are being sent and they are received. The patriots are moving forward with the plan. Burma was not by accident, Pompeo mentioned it right after the US elections. The [DS] has been warned.

Feb 03 06:29

Singled Out: Biden Playing Games, Trying To Create Optics Of Trump As 'Enemy Of The State'

The White House is currently reviewing whether or not to revoke President Donald Trump's access to the intelligence briefings typically granted to former presidents, as confirmed by press secretary Jen Psaki.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Monday that the Biden Administration is weighing whether to strip former President Donald Trump of his access to intelligence briefings. "I've raised it with our intelligence teams, or our national security team, I should say," Psaki said when asked about the access during Monday's press briefing.

Psaki said the decision to revoke Trump’s access was “under review,” and “no determination” had been made.

Feb 03 06:28

'Founders Must Be Rolling In Their Graves': Dems Using Impeachment As Political Weapon

David Schoen, one of former President Donald Trump’s recently selected impeachment defense attorneys, said he thinks that Democrats are using the impeachment method as a “weapon” to go after Trump to block him from running for office again.

“This is the political weaponization of the impeachment process,” Schoen told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Monday. “I think it’s also the most ill-advised legislative action that I’ve seen in my lifetime. It is tearing the country apart at a time when we don’t need anything like that.”

Democrat lawmakers have been requesting for Trump’s impeachment since the beginning of his administration, Schoen said, and the upcoming hearing is their latest endeavor to get to him, as well as to advance their agenda of barring him from ever running for president again.

Feb 02 09:53

Opinion: Impeachment Brings Trump’s Struggle With Political Class to Intense Climax

Next week the political center-stage will be occupied by the ill-fated charade of the impeachment trial. This must be the last gasp of the notorious Democratic inability to focus for long on any political activity except hatred of the ex-president.

For five years it has been their substitute for policy and for politics itself, and it motivated the Democrats to jam through an impeachment vote with no due process, no witnesses or evidence, with only 10 of 207 Republicans joining them.

The former president is charged with inciting an insurrection. He urged “peaceful and patriotic” representations to the Congress, no violence, and certainly no violent overthrow of the government (which is what insurrection means).

Feb 02 07:31

Leftists are trying to destroy Trump's new attorneys

The Senate's farcical impeachment trial of former president Trump is set to begin on February 9. Farcical or not, Trump is entitled to be represented by the attorney of his choice — a right inherent in every American called upon to face a judicial body in America. The Democrat party, however, no longer recognizes that right for Trump or anyone associated with him. Activists are working to destroy completely the two new attorneys who have stepped up to defend Trump.

Over the weekend, news broke that the attorneys Trump had lined up for his impeachment trial had quit. The problem was apparently over strategy:

CNN reported a person familiar with the departures as saying that the former president wanted the lawyers representing him to focus on his allegations of mass election fraud and that the election was stolen from him.

The legal team reportedly intended to focus on the legality of convicting a president after they have left office.

Feb 01 11:12

Trump Names New Lead Lawyers for Impeachment Defense Team

Former President Donald Trump on Sunday named two attorneys who will lead his impeachment defense legal team.

The two lawyers who will represent the former president in the upcoming Senate trial are David Schoen, an attorney from Alabama, and Bruce Castor Jr., a former prosecutor in Pennsylvania.

This comes a day after media reports, citing anonymous sources, said an earlier group of attorneys from South Carolina were no longer participating in the defense.

South Carolina-based lawyer Butch Bowers had previously been tapped to lead the president’s legal team but parted ways over differing opinions on the direction of the defense arguments, the reports said. Other lawyers on the team who also left were Deborah Barbier and former federal prosecutors Greg Harris, Johnny Gasser, and Josh Howard.

Feb 01 09:28

Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump facing severe voter backlash

Feb 01 07:38

BREAKING: Trump Announces New Legal Team To Fight Partisan Impeachment Trial

Following reports that President Donald Trump was parting with his previously announced legal team, the Office of the Former President announced new lawyers, David Schoen and Bruce L. Castor, Jr.

“45th President Donald J. Trump today announced that highly respected trial lawyers David Schoen and Bruce L. Castor, Jr., will head his impeachment defense legal team, bringing national profiles and significant trial experience in high-profile cases to the effort,” President Trump’s statement explained.

“Notably, Schoen has already been working with the 45th President and other advisors to prepare for the upcoming trial, and both Schoen and Castor agree that this impeachment is unconstitutional,” the statement continued. “A fact 45 Senators voted in agreement with last week.”

READ MORE: Mitch McConnell vs. Rand Paul: Mitch Courted By Deep State To Whip Republicans To Impeach Trump

Feb 01 07:13

How DJT Lost the White House, Chapter 1: All the President’s Teams (11/3 – 12/23)

I am going to refrain from saying too much about mine and Sidney Powell’s relationship. For one thing, over time it became something like I was working for her, helping her get answers to questions. Then, if I recall correctly, she became my lawyer. Whichever it was, in time the relationship became something for which privilege surely applies. One cannot selectively waive privilege, and just share things one wants to share while claiming “privilege” on the others. I know that. But what I can say is that our relationship started with me walking in off the street as a volunteer with information, and so I can talk about that phase of the relationship, but in time it became formal enough I will not be able to say more.

Jan 30 08:46

House Democrats building elaborate, emotionally charged case against Trump

House Democrats have sought out new cellphone footage of the Capitol siege as well as updated details about injured police officers as they seek to build an emotionally compelling impeachment case against former president Donald Trump.

The goal is to present the Senate with fresh evidence that reveals what Trump knew in advance of the Jan. 6 rampage at the Capitol, as well as how his words and actions influenced those who participated. The rioting left five dead, including one member of the U.S. Capitol Police. In addition, two officers, one with the D.C. Police Department, have since died by suicide.

Jan 30 08:05

Lindsey Graham pleads with Democrats not to call the QAnon Shaman as a witness at Trump's impeachment trial to avoid a 'complete circus'

Sen. Lindsey Graham begged Democrats not to call the 'QAnon Shaman' as a witness during former President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial in a Friday tweet.

'I cannot think of a better way to turn the upcoming impeachment trial into a complete circus than to call the QAnon Shaman as a witness on anything,' Graham wrote.

A lawyer for Jacob Chansley, who refers to himself as the 'QAnon Shaman,' and who took part in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns is offering to have his client testify.

Jan 29 10:53

Is the Establishment Still Terrified of Trump?

As soon as the Senate received the lone article of impeachment accusing President Donald Trump of “incitement of insurrection” in the Jan. 6 mob assault on the Capitol, Rand Paul rose to object.

The Senate, he said, has no right to try a private citizen, which Trump now is. Thus, what we are about to do is flatly unconstitutional.

Forty-five of 50 Republican members agreed with Paul’s motion.

“This vote indicates it’s over. The trial is all over,” said Paul. “If you voted that (the Senate trial is) … unconstitutional, how in the world would you ever vote to convict somebody for this?”

Consistency says you would not.

Susan Collins of Maine, one of five Republicans who voted against Paul’s motion, agreed that the vote portends the final vote on conviction.

“Do the math,” Collins said. “It’s extraordinarily unlikely the president will be convicted.”

Jan 29 09:09

Democrats’ ‘divide and conquer’ Senate show trial may jeopardize duopoly

The only people among average Americans who insist that seeing ex-president Trump in the dock is more pressing than resolving the multiple areas of socioeconomic disaster are the most bloodthirsty and rabid of the Never Trumpers. How can one easily switch off four years of demonization? Answer: many simply are psychologically unable to move on, and even though they got what they want - Trump is out of the White House. But while these people - generally upper- and upper-middle class persons who are not very touched by the economic crisis - are loudly obnoxious they are not in actual control of the levers of power.

It’s primarily the nation’s elite-level politicians who really want to make America’s Marianas Trench-depth cultural-political divide even deeper, but not for the reasons one may think.

Jan 29 08:33

‘New Constitutional Terrain’: Experts Mixed on Constitutionality of Trump Second Impeachment Trial

The upcoming Senate impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump is a first-of-its-kind proceeding and legal scholars have expressed mixed opinions about its constitutionality.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) raised a point of order on the Senate floor earlier this week, forcing the chamber to take a stance on the constitutionality of the proceedings. Although it returned a 55-45 vote, meaning the trial will go ahead, it also revealed nearly half of the chamber is of the view the proceedings are unconstitutional.

Many scholars who are arguing that the trial is unconstitutional are relying on an interpretation of Article II, Section 4, of the U.S. Constitution which states, “The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Jan 29 08:33

Nancy Pelosi: Trump’s Impeachment Trial Is About ‘Protection of the Constitution’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters Thursday the upcoming impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump is about the “protection of the constitution and the preservation of our republic.”

The 80-year-old California lawmaker made the remarks while speaking to reporters during Thursday’s press conference, explaining that Democrats will “insist upon the integrity and fairness of the proceedings” while recognizing the role that the Senate plays.

“No one is above the law. Not even a President of the United States,” she said, maintaining Trump must be “tried and convicted to ensure that no future president will ever think it’s ok to incite insurrection” and “to stop the ascertainment of who the next president of the United States will be” with inflammatory rhetoric.

Jan 29 07:14

Democrats' Impeachment Hit a Farce That Will Cost Them

The Democratic congressional leadership is determined to proceed with the impeachment and trial of former President Trump.

This does not bode well for the possibilities of good government from the Democrats in the next 18 months, before the campaigning begins for the midterm elections, because this impeachment must stand as the stupidest legislative initiative in the entire history of the United States of America.

All readers will be aware that that the preceding sentence is an extraordinary superlative for which there is fierce competition, yet it seems well justified.

This impeachment ignored all precedent and prior practice, which required the presentation of evidence, witnesses, and a full right to reply and call and question witnesses by the accused.

Jan 29 07:05

Call your first witness! 'QAnon Shaman' says he is willing to testify at Trump's impeachment trial that ex-president 'incited him to storm the Capitol'

An Arizona man who took part in the insurrection at the US Capitol while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns has offered to testify at former President Donald Trump's upcoming impeachment trial, his lawyer has said.

Jacob Chansley - who calls himself the 'QAnon Shaman' and has long been a fixture at Trump rallies - and at least four other people who are facing federal charges stemming from the attack have suggested they were taking orders from Trump.

Lawyer Albert Watkins said he hasn't spoken to any member in the Senate since announcing his offer to have Chansley testify at Trump's trial, which is scheduled to begin the week of February 8.

Jan 27 08:27

Republican Senators Confident Trump WIll Not Be Convicted As Polls Show Move Is Unpopular

A growing number of Republican senators are revealing resistance to holding an impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump, leaving Democrats’ powers to turn enough votes for impeachment in question.

Twenty-nine GOP senators have now voiced against holding a trial, according to an Epoch Times tally, claiming it’s unconstitutional to try to adjudge a former office holder or a waste of time.

“I think right now Donald Trump is no longer the president. He is a former president,” Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press'' on Sunday, claiming parts of the Constitution say the legislature can impeach a president but they do not symbolize “that you can impeach someone who is not in office.”

Jan 27 08:12

McConnell Votes to Declare Trump Impeachment Trial ‘Unconstitutional’

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Five Republicans voted with the Democrats. That aside, it is not Congress that gets to decide the Constitutionality of a process, but the Supreme Court.

Jan 27 08:10

Most Senate Republicans back measure saying Trump impeachment trial is unconstitutional

Senate Republicans voted Tuesday for a measure that would have declared the impeachment proceedings against former President Donald Trump unconstitutional because he is no longer in office.

The motion, by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was defeated by a vote of 55-45, showing that Democrats have an uphill climb to secure the 67 votes needed for a conviction. Among those who voted for the motion was Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who has said he is undecided whether to convict Trump and who worked on the trial calendar with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

McConnell, when he was majority leader, rebuffed Democrats' efforts to hold the trial while Trump was in office.

Senators were sworn for Trump's second impeachment trial earlier Tuesday, a day after House impeachment managers delivered to the Senate the article of impeachment accusing Trump of incitement of insurrection in the Capitol riot this month.

Jan 26 08:47

House Delivers Impeachment Article To Senate But Biden Doesn't Think Trump Will Be Convicted

The House delivered its single impeachment article against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, setting the stage for a February 8 trial.

Just three Senate Republicans were present during the formal delivery of the article; Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney and Roger Marshall.

Senators will get sworn in as jurors on Tuesday, according to a previous statement by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), while both the impeachment managers who will argue the House Democrats' case, and Trump's defense team, will have time to draft and file legal briefs, according to CNBC.

Jan 26 08:28

Sen. Leahy To Preside Over Trump’s Impeachment Trial

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), president pro tempore of the Senate, will preside over next month’s impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, Leahy said on Jan. 25.

Leahy is 80. Both parties traditionally choose their eldest member to serve in the pro tempore role, which is essentially a backup for the president of the Senate, whenever they gain a majority in the body.

“The president pro tempore has historically presided over Senate impeachment trials of non-presidents,” Leahy said in a statement. “When presiding over an impeachment trial, the president pro tempore takes an additional special oath to do impartial justice according to the Constitution and the laws. It is an oath that I take extraordinarily seriously.

Jan 26 07:55

Partisan Dem Senator Leahy to be Trump's judge AND a juror as SCOTUS chief balks at presiding over impeachment trial

Democrats have chosen Patrick Leahy, known as one of the most partisan members of the Senate, to preside over Donald Trump's impeachment trial after Chief Justice John Roberts declined a role not called for in the Constitution.

The job fell to Leahy (D-Vermont), president pro tempore of the Senate, on Monday because the US Constitution provides for the chief justice to serve as judge only when a sitting president or vice president is impeached. In fact, the Constitution doesn't specifically make provision for a former president at all – an omission that critics such as former representative Bob Barr (R-Georgia) have argued means the Senate has no standing to convict Trump.

Democrats, nevertheless, plan to move forward with the Senate trial, starting in the second week of February. Unlike Chief Justice Roberts, who presided over Trump's first impeachment trial a year ago, Leahy will also get to vote on whether to convict Trump.

Jan 26 07:49

Joe Biden dooms Democrats' bid to convict Donald Trump saying they DON'T have enough votes in the Senate - at the very moment they deliver article of impeachment

President Joe Biden cast doubt Monday on the ability of the Senate to convict former President Donald Trump– just as House impeachment managers were transmitting a formal article to the chamber that will set in motion his historic trial.

Biden, who served for decades in the Senate and once chaired the Judiciary Committee, low-balled the chance of success for Democratic managers before they had even begun to make their case.

'The Senate has changed since I was there, but it hasn't changed that much,' he told a CNN reporter Monday evening, after a weekend where Senate Republicans appeared to be lining up against the impeachment trial.

Jan 26 07:44

Raskin: Impeachment Is to ‘Protect the Republic’ from Trump, Prevent Him from Holding Federal Office in the Future

Lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said Monday on MSNBC’s “All In” that the point of impeachment was to “protect the Republic” from former President Donald Trump and prevent him from holding federal office in the future.

Raskin said, “We intend to show the worst presidential crime against the Republic in American history. The violence was terrifying and overwhelming. Five people died, police officer hit over the head with a fire extinguisher, police officers beat up, grabbed, pushed, shoved, jostled.”

Jan 26 07:43

Rep. Tom McClintock: Joe Biden Calls for Unity While Accepting ‘Vindictive’ Impeachment of Trump

Rep. Tom McClintock told Breitbart News that President Joe Biden’s call for post-election “unity” rings hollow given the president’s refusal to reject Democrats’ impeachment push against his predecessor.

“If Joe Biden wanted to help himself and help the country, he would tell [Chuck] Schumer to call off the dogs,” McClintock said in an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak. “We don’t pursue defeated incumbents after they’ve left office.”

McClintock said Biden would “look magnanimous” if he publicly rebuked Democrats for pursuing the impeachment of former President Donald Trump. “It would do a lot to convince half the country that he really is serious about bringing us together,” he added.

Jan 25 13:05

Growing Number of Republican Senators Oppose Holding Trump Impeachment Trial

An increasing number of Republican senators are voicing opposition to holding an impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump, leaving Democrats’ ability to swing enough votes for a conviction in doubt.

Twenty-nine GOP senators have now spoken out against holding a trial, according to an Epoch Times tally, arguing it’s unconstitutional to try to convict a former office holder, or a waste of time.

“I think right now Donald Trump is no longer the president. He is a former president,” Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, arguing parts of the Constitution say lawmakers can impeach a president but they do not indicate “that you can impeach someone who is not in office.”

Jan 25 10:15

Rand Paul: Impeachment Is Such A Sham, Even Man Who Is Supposed To Preside Over It Refused

Sen. Rand Paul says that a Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump that doesn’t include Chief Justice John Roberts would be an illegal procedure.

“If Justice Roberts won’t preside over this sham ‘impeachment’ then why would it ever be considered legitimate?” the Kentucky Republican tweeted Friday. “Hint: It won’t be.”

Later in the day, Paul joined Fox News’s Sean Hannity and explained his impeachment opinion, declaring it an “illegitimate procedure” if Roberts isn’t there.

“It isn’t a real impeachment. It’s going to be a fake, partisan impeachment,” Paul said about impeachment without Roberts.

Jan 25 09:36

Trump Impeachment Article To Be Sent To Senate, Triggering Trial

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to send the Senate a single article of impeachment Monday accusing Donald Trump of inciting the Capitol riot, formally triggering the first-ever impeachment trial of a former president.

Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress, vowed last week that the trial -- already scheduled to open in the second week of February -- should proceed, saying, "I don't think it will be long, but we must do it."

But Republican lawmakers signaled over the weekend that Democrats may struggle to secure Trump's conviction over the storming of US legislative buildings earlier this month, which left five people dead.

Senior figures in Trump's party have pushed back with both political and constitutional arguments, raising doubts that Democrats -- who control 50 seats in the 100-seat chamber -- can secure the 17 Republican votes to reach the two-thirds majority needed to convict.

Jan 25 07:48

Boycott sham impeachment

Sometimes in Washington, the powers that be will embark on a little bit of political theater. You can always spot it, though, if you look closely enough at what's real and what's not.

In the last days of the presidency of Donald Trump, the Democrats and a handful of Never Trumpers banded together to insist he be impeached, again.

The first impeachment of Donald Trump in 2019 was a witch hunt filled with fabricated charges, unsupported evidence and partisan rancor disguised as legal concern.

I worked against this impeachment, but I will grant it one thing — while wrongheaded, the Democrats had every right to do it and at least pursued it as dictated and foreseen by the Constitution.

Jan 25 07:43

Trump to use millions in campaign cash, threat of third party to stop Republicans voting to impeach – reports

Former President Donald Trump is reportedly planning on leveraging the threat of supporting primary challengers and starting a third party to keep Senate Republicans from voting to impeach him.

With an impeachment trial looming next month and numerous Democrats already putting their support behind the House’s article of impeachment, Trump is in a difficult position.

According to a Washington Post report, one of the ways the former president plans on fighting back in his trial, in which he is accused of inciting an insurrection, is using his potential support primary challengers to Republicans as a way to convince them to not join Democrats in voting to impeach. There is also the looming threat of him starting a third political party, which could be a devastating blow to an already fractured Republican Party.

Jan 25 07:34

Senator Rand Paul suggests he might boycott Trump's 'sham' impeachment trial - as he still refuses to admit the election was fair

Rand Paul suggested he might boycott Trump's 'sham' impeachment because the former president is no longer in office.

In an op-ed for The Hill, titled 'boycott sham impeachment' the Republican senator wrote on Sunday: 'The first impeachment of Donald Trump in 2019 was a witch hunt filled with fabricated charges, unsupported evidence and partisan rancor disguised as legal concern.'

Arguments in the Senate trial will begin the week of February 8. If Paul were to boycott the vote the Democrats would need the support of 16 GOP Senators to convict Trump.

Jan 24 08:36

What Happens If John Roberts Decides Not to Preside Over Trump’s Post-Presidency Impeachment Trial?

Several Republicans and Democrats familiar with the negotiations over Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial have said that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts does not want to preside.

A Politico report that broke the news reads as follows: “We’re hearing that Roberts, who for years has sought to keep the courts apolitical, was not happy he became a top target of the left during Trump’s first impeachment trial. ‘He wants no further part of this,’ one of our Hill sources says. A spokesperson for the chief justice declined to comment.”

As if it weren’t unprecedented enough for a president to have been impeached twice, Democratic lawmakers are hell-bent on holding an impeachment trial for a man who is no longer president. And it sounds like they’re going to get their wish: Senate leaders agreed Friday that the trial would begin Tuesday, February 9. It does not appear that Roberts’ decision is a factor either way.

Jan 22 08:55

McConnell Lays Out Trump Impeachment Trial Timeline As GOP Rep Files Articles Against Biden

While the left is split between wanting to hammer the final nail in Trump's coffin (through the Senate impeachment trial) and tending to its aggressive agenda of new laws, spending, and government control, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued a statement today regarding his proposed timeline for the first phases of an impeachment trial of former president Trump.

Jan 22 07:40

Legal scholars, including at Federalist Society, say Trump can be convicted

Former President Donald Trump can be convicted in an impeachment trial for his role in inciting the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6 even though he is no longer in office, a bipartisan group of constitutional law scholars wrote in a letter Thursday.

“We differ from one another in our politics, and we also differ from one another on issues of constitutional interpretation,” wrote the signatories, which include the co-founder and other members of the conservative Federalist Society legal group. “But despite our differences, our carefully considered views of the law lead all of us to agree that the Constitution permits the impeachment, conviction, and disqualification of former officers, including presidents.”

Jan 22 06:42

Nancy Pelosi Set to Send Trump Impeachment to Senate: Dropping Trial Is ‘Not How You Unify’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday dismissed concerns that sending the impeachment article against former President Donald Trump to the Senate would alienate his supporters, saying that forgoing a trial against Trump is “not how you unify.”

Pelosi’s comments came during a morning press briefing after a reporter asked the speaker if she was worried that proceeding to an impeachment trial would “undercut” President Joe Biden’s call for unity that he made at his inauguration speech Wednesday.

“No, I’m not worried about that,” Pelosi said. “The fact is the president of the United States committed an act of incitement of insurrection. I don’t think it’s very unifying to say, ‘Oh, let’s just forget it and move on.’”

Pelosi is set to send one impeachment article against Trump to the Senate after the House voted 232–197 to impeach the then-president last week for “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly riot that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

Jan 20 10:43

Unfair & partial: Justice Roberts Wants No Part Of 'Sham' Impeachment - Who Replaces Him Is Concerning

One of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' first tasks in her new position could be to manage an impeachment trial of President Trump.

Politico reported on Tuesday that Chief Justice John Roberts "wants no further part" in managing the politically charged situation after he presided over the first impeachment trial of The President less than one year ago.

Jan 19 07:30

Senate Swap: Schumer Set On Convicting Trump, Despite Rationale Argument From Graham

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is pushing Senate Democrat Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to not move forward with an impeachment hearing for President Donald Trump, insisting it would be an unnecessary effort that would further split the country.

In a letter to Schumer, the South Carolina senator said the impeachment potential should only be used to protect the nation from harm from an incumbent president and not to vindicate political complaints after a president has left office.

Trump is set to step down from office on Jan. 20 and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said he has no intentions to call the Senate back to a session early to begin an impeachment trial.

Jan 18 08:31

Dershowitz: Impeaching Trump After Presidency Is ‘Plainly Unconstitutional,’ Senate Shouldn’t Accept

Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said that a post-presidential impeachment wouldn’t work and goes against the Constitution, after House Democrats voted to impeach the president last week.

“It will be unconstitutional, but that probably won’t bother the senators,” Dershowitz told Fox News on Sunday. “The Constitution is very clear. The subject, the object, the purpose of impeachment is to remove a sitting president. And there are two precedents. One is very obvious. When President Nixon resigned in anticipation of being impeached and removed, there was no effort to impeach him after he left office.” Former President Richard Nixon opted to resign instead of facing the possibility of a Senate trial in the early 1970s.

Jan 15 09:46

Fact check: Trump loses several perks only with impeachment conviction by Jan. 20

The claim: If President Trump is impeached again, he loses many post-presidency perks
On Jan. 13, President Donald J. Trump became the only U.S. president to be impeached twice. But even before that, Americans took to social media to deliberate what this could mean for Trump after he leaves office on Jan. 20.

“For those wondering if it’s worth impeaching him this time, it means he: 1) loses his 200k+ pension for the rest of his life, 2) loses his 1 million dollar/year travel allowance, 3) loses lifetime full secret service detail, 4) loses his ability to run in 2024,” Ben Costiloe wrote in a Jan. 8 tweet. USA TODAY reached out to him for comment. The tweet has since been deleted.

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Jan 14 09:38

Trump becomes first US president to be impeached twice

President Donald Trump was impeached for the second time on Wednesday (Jan 13) by the House of Representatives, in a bipartisan vote that saw all 222 Democrats and 10 Republicans vote to charge him with incitement of insurrection following the attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.

Mr Trump is the first United States president to be impeached twice, following his first impeachment in 2019 for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Unlike in 2019, when not a single Republican voted to impeach Mr Trump, Wednesday’s vote had 10 Republicans break from the President, and a number of senior Republicans level significant criticism at his actions. Some 197 Republicans voted against impeachment.

Jan 14 08:37

“COCAINE MITCH” – U.S. REPUBLICAN SENATOR SUPPORTS TRUMP’S IMPEACHMENT.

Mitch McConnell treason HERE. What is a “Neocon”? “Neo” is Greek for new, and “con” is short for conservative. Neocons dominate the Republican Party HERE. William Kristol was instrumental in forming the Neocons. Kristol declared himself a “Trotskyite” which means he was promoting a softer version of Communism than what the Democrats want which is violent overthrow of America and the forced enslavement of America.

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