Fox News Live: Senate impeachment trial of President Trump

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35 Responses to Fox News Live: Senate impeachment trial of President Trump

  1. rumpole2 says:

    Shifty distracted by his own guest in the Senate…

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  2. rumpole2 says:

    Shity is already DISTORTING evidence and being SELECTIVE to push a FALSE point.
    He actually played a clip of Trump saying he would…

    “love to have officials like Secy. Mike Pompeo, Acting Chief of Staff Mulvaney and others testify in the impeachment inquiry…”

    The clip ended abruptly, mid sentence because Trump went on to add…

    “…. but he is “fighting for future Presidents.” fighting for the PRINCIPLE of Presidential”Executive Privilege.

    SELECTIVE evidence is NOT what a trial requires… it is required to be not only the “Truth”… but THE WHOLE TRUTH.

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  3. glendl says:

    Here are a couple of quotes regarding journalism, past and present.
    “A free press is not just a privilege but an organic necessity in a great society. Without criticism and reliable intelligent reporting, a government cannot govern”. – Walter Lippman, Journalist.
    and
    “It is not – or should not be – a question of which side the reporter is on. The question is whether the reporter is there to report or filter, conceal or spin”. – Thomas Sowell.
    now the Oldest.
    “I don’t care if my reporters are screwing the circus elephants, but if they are, they sure as Hell won’t be reporting on the circus”. – William Randolf Hearst.

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    • stella says:

      I borrowed the last quote and posted it on Facebook. I was corrected about the author, and checked. It was Abe Rosenthal of the Philadelphia Inquirer. New York Times about Laura Foreman, who had slept with a PA state senator while she covered him at the Inquirer before coming to the Times. The actual quote is more coarse.

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      • glendl says:

        Thank you,
        I try to use only good sources, but every now and then, they get one by me. At least the quote itself was probably correct, because my version was much more coarse as well.

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  4. Lucille says:

    Someone posted this at CTH…

    From Capitol Hill Prayer Partners…

    A Response to the “Trial of Impeachment” which begins today in the United States Senate

    In Support of President Donald John Trump:

    A List of Seven Facts to Counter His Seven Prosecutors

    We declare that our President is worthy to be reelected in each of these 7 ways, countering his 7 prosecutors:

    1. He has honored God and has been a champion of religious freedom – both here and throughout the world!

    > > > For this, he is worthy to be reelected!

    2. He is supporting and defending Israel as never before!

    > > > For this, he is worthy to be reelected!

    3. He is standing for LIFE and family, and against the exploitation of children!

    > > > For this, he is worthy to be reelected!

    4. He loves this nation, is a patriot and has protected the USA from all enemies, internal and external.

    > > > For this, he is worthy to be reelected!

    5. He has stewarded the economy to new heights . . . the highest in US history!

    > > > For this, he is worthy to be reelected!

    6. He has restored the leadership of the US among the nations.

    > > > For this, he is worthy to be reelected!

    7. He has restored the dignity of the Body of Christ here in the United States.

    > > > For this, he is worthy to be reelected!

    We prayed:

    “Lord Jesus, we stand for this man and want him to be reelected. Tonight, we lift one voice to declare his protection and reelection!”

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  5. Lucille says:

    As I may have mentioned, I’m not watching the proceedings live. I will watch some of the vids as they come available so I may pause them as necessary for my sanity.

    This is the first one I’ve watched…done in low key style–no drama or histronics–by Jay Sekulow…

    Trump attorney slams House Democrats’ handling of impeachment | Trump impeachment trial
    PBS NewsHour – January 21, 2020

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  6. Lucille says:

    Whhhaaaaaattttttt! I’m convinced this guy is insane….

    “Schiff Claims President Trump Mounting a Legal Defense is Evidence of Guilt”
    By Cristina Laila – January 21, 2020
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/schiff-claims-president-trump-mounting-a-legal-defense-is-evidence-of-guilt/

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  7. rumpole2 says:

    Steve Bannon War Room analyzing the Farce.. naturally see Trump side making best Legal arguments… but Schiff is managing to push the political “theater” side of it all. He likely realizes that Trump will NOT be removed from office, but he is not trying for that… he is making political points for the voting public.
    Apparently…
    Trump has agreed to a live interview with Maria Bartiromo Tomorrow.
    I guess it’s about “Davos” stuff… but the Bannon gang think that Trump will want to push back personally on what Schiff has been spouting in the Senate

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  8. Lucille says:

    This Is Rich: House Democrat Jason Crow Pretends Trump 4 Week Delay Delivery of Javelin Missiles Was a Crime(?) When Obama Sent Blankets (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft – January 21, 2020

    An article quote to which I give a hearty guffaw: The Democrats sent their brain trust to the Senate Floor to push their sham impeachment against President Donald Trump.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/this-is-rich-house-democrat-jason-crow-pretends-trump-4-week-delay-delivery-of-javelin-missiles-was-a-crime-when-obama-sent-blankets-videoot/

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    • glendl says:

      I heard part of Schiffs monologue today and caught the part of the Dem concern for Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity. I heard about Dem concerns for our obligations to our allies and to the treaties we have signed.

      Does anyone remember Dem concern for Ukrainians sovereignty and territorial integrity when Russia was seizing Crimea and the Eastern Ukraine?

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  9. rumpole2 says:

    The Senate exists for moments like this.
    Jan 22, 2020
    NRSC

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  10. rumpole2 says:

    Schiff may have mischaracterized Parnas evidence, documents show

    Unredacted material shows he may have referred to the wrong “Mr. Z.”

    The issue arose when Schiff (D-Calif.) sent a letter to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) last week summarizing a trove of evidence from Lev Parnas, an indicted former associate of Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. In one section of the letter, Schiff claims that Parnas “continued to try to arrange a meeting with President Zelensky,” citing a specific text message exchange where Parnas tells Giuliani: “trying to get us mr Z.” The remainder of the exchange — which was attached to Schiff’s letter — was redacted.

    But an unredacted version of the exchange shows that several days later, Parnas sent Giuliani a word document that appears to show notes from an interview with Mykola Zlochevsky, the founder of Burisma, followed by a text message to Giuliani that states: “mr Z answers my brother.” That suggests Parnas was referring to Zlochevsky not Zelensky.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/21/schiff-parnas-trump-evidence-101832

    They don’t call him “Shifty Schiff” for nothing…… he is a LIAR!!

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  11. rumpole2 says:

    I would love to hear somebody from Trump’s Team say THE NAME…

    Eric Ciaramella

    It has been established that he is NOT a “whistleblower” by the accepted definition, and besides even a legit whistleblower does NOT get total anonymity. That was a silly game played by Schiff in the House.. and complied with by MSM (supported by social companies)

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  12. rumpole2 says:

    This game is past silly…. the DIMS obviously intend to name and debate every dream witness name they have. They will all fail. It will take hours.. and go into tomorrow.
    McConnell just suggested combining a bunch of names in one hit… Cryin’ Chuck says NO!!

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  13. rumpole2 says:

    I understand the reasoning that if the Senaye dismissed the Articles as invalid from the outset… the DIMS would use the narrative that Trump was really guilty and the Senate covered for him… but they are going to do that anyway whaen Trump is acquitted… so why carry on with this farce. They need to at least VOTE to dismiss… NOW!

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  14. rumpole2 says:

    Latest amendment is back to DOCUMENTS (from DoD)… no idea if they have come to an agreement on more witness names?

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  15. rumpole2 says:

    Comments by “West Coast”

    Amendment fatigue.

    bureaucratic sausage making… not made for TV

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  16. rumpole2 says:

    I have watched a LOT of trials. Given that the Prosecution always get to lay out their case first… it often seems after just the Prosecution Opening Statement that “the defendant is in trouble”, but…. The prosecution naturally only present one side and they omit a lot of exculpatory facts and frankly FIB. This one sided Senate presentation is like that. It is mostly a Schiff fantasy of what MIGHT be shown. As Trumps team keep saying, Trump has not yet had an opportunity to present a defense.

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    • lovely says:

      The difference here is that even with an unconstitutional malicious first phase of inquiry President Trump was not in trouble. The vote to impeach President Trump was not based in evidence or a stellar case, it was based solely and wholly in a coup attempt.

      Treasonous garbage human beings.

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  17. rumpole2 says:

    The last vote (wanting more time) had a REPUBLICAN DESERTER?

    Vote was 52 to 48

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  18. rumpole2 says:

    The FINAL vote to adopt McConnell Rules for Impeachment.

    And the winner is……. 53 – 47

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  19. rumpole2 says:

    I see people claiming that the DIMS gained nothing today, but unfortunately that is far from true. They got to put on a 13+ hour political circus show… which would fire up their base at least, and might well affect a few flaky Senators. DIMS repeated over and over the Narrative that Trump is corrupt, having sort to get Ukraine to interfere in 2020 election and that Trump (and his team) were engaged in a “cover up” now. There was lots of push back from Trumps legal team.. but legal arguments don’t necessarily counter circus clowns like Schiff and Naddler. The DIMS also got Susan Collins to “flip” on one amendment. (more time for written questions). She did get back in line for final vote.

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