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    Ahead of impeachment trial, Trump suggests not having it

    From Associated Press

    Ahead of impeachment trial, Trump suggests not having it

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the Senate should simply dismiss the impeachment case against him, an extraordinary suggestion as the House prepares to transmit the charges to the chamber for the historic trial.

    The Republican president is giving mixed messages ahead of the House’s landmark vote that will launch the Senate proceedings in a matter of days, only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history. Trump faces charges that he abused power by pushing Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden and then obstructed Congress.

    First Trump was suggesting his own ideas for trial witnesses, then he said almost the opposite Sunday by tweeting that the trial shouldn’t
    happen at all.

    “Many believe that by the Senate giving credence to a trial” over charges he calls a hoax, Trump tweeted, “rather than an outright dismissal, it gives the partisan Democrat Witch Hunt credibility that it otherwise does not have. I agree!”

    COMMENT:-

    Having the Senate receive the bill of impeachment and the, ten minutes later, vote to dismiss the charges on a straight party line vote would do wonders for the Republican Party in November - wouldn't it?
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    Re: Ahead of impeachment trial, Trump suggests not having it

    Let the Republicans in the Senate do just that. And watch it blow up in their collective faces in November.
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    Re: Ahead of impeachment trial, Trump suggests not having it

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Let the Republicans in the Senate do just that. And watch it blow up in their collective faces in November.
    Oddly, none of the cultist would consider that a partisan vote.......

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    Re: Ahead of impeachment trial, Trump suggests not having it

    He wasn't charged with a crime or misdemeanor so it's a moot point. The Constitution talks and Trump walks try again in his second term Nancy.

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    Re: Ahead of impeachment trial, Trump suggests not having it

    It's a waste of time and money.

    It's 100% partisan, the republicans were never going to consider it.

    It's just the dems way of trying to get the left to vote for them.

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    Re: Ahead of impeachment trial, Trump suggests not having it

    Quote Originally Posted by SCrider View Post
    Oddly, none of the cultist would consider that a partisan vote.......
    Just wondering. Did you consider the vote in the house partisan? Do you consider yourself a cultist?

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    Re: Ahead of impeachment trial, Trump suggests not having it

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Just wondering. Did you consider the vote in the house partisan? Do you consider yourself a cultist?
    The house vote was completely partisan on both sides.
    I belong to no political cults.

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    Re: Ahead of impeachment trial, Trump suggests not having it

    Donald Trump is deranged as many Americans must know. Nothing can be gained by trying to make sense of his increasingly peculiar tweets.

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    Re: Ahead of impeachment trial, Trump suggests not having it

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    From Associated Press

    Ahead of impeachment trial, Trump suggests not having it

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the Senate should simply dismiss the impeachment case against him, an extraordinary suggestion as the House prepares to transmit the charges to the chamber for the historic trial.

    The Republican president is giving mixed messages ahead of the House’s landmark vote that will launch the Senate proceedings in a matter of days, only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history. Trump faces charges that he abused power by pushing Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden and then obstructed Congress.

    First Trump was suggesting his own ideas for trial witnesses, then he said almost the opposite Sunday by tweeting that the trial shouldn’t
    happen at all.

    “Many believe that by the Senate giving credence to a trial” over charges he calls a hoax, Trump tweeted, “rather than an outright dismissal, it gives the partisan Democrat Witch Hunt credibility that it otherwise does not have. I agree!”

    COMMENT:-

    Having the Senate receive the bill of impeachment and the, ten minutes later, vote to dismiss the charges on a straight party line vote would do wonders for the Republican Party in November - wouldn't it?
    Do they have that power?


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    Re: Ahead of impeachment trial, Trump suggests not having it

    Quote Originally Posted by lemmiwinx View Post
    He wasn't charged with a crime or misdemeanor so it's a moot point. The Constitution talks and Trump walks try again in his second term Nancy.
    Seriously, what rock have you been living under? He was impeached on the grounds of high crimes and misdemeanors which was, 1. Abuse of power and 2. Obstruction of Congress. Both are crimes AND misdemeanors.







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