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McConnell: Democrats Don’t Have the Goods to Convict Trump

According to the Washington Examiner: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters the closed-door impeachment proceedings in the House have not produced evidence that would sway enough Republican senators to convict President Trump if he is impeached. “How long it goes on just depends on how long the Senate wants to spend on it,” McConnell said Tuesday… Continue Reading

Trump Suggests “Fireside Chat” to Read and Explain Ukraine Call Transcript

From a story based on interview Thursday with the Washington Examiner: A defiant President Trump signaled he will not cooperate with the Democratic Party’s impeachment proceedings, insisting his telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was “a good call” and that he might read it aloud to Americans so they can see his point.  “This… Continue Reading

Trump Attacks Impeachment Resolution

Well, he called it a witch hunt. I think he needs some new lines. The White House released a statement saying things remain unfair: With today’s vote, Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats have done nothing more than enshrine unacceptable violations of due process into House rules. Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Schiff and the Democrats conducted secret,… Continue Reading

House Votes on Party Lines to Approve Impeachment Process

According to the Washington Examiner: House Democrats took a step toward impeaching President Trump by voting Thursday to barrel ahead with an investigation aimed at showing Trump abused his office for political gain. The House voted 232-196, mostly along party lines, on a resolution that affirms its closed-door impeachment proceedings and defines its plans to… Continue Reading

Rep. Jim Jordan Outlines GOP Impeachment Defense: Nothing Happened

It’s true. When you consider whether this was so serious that it merits removing a president, you have to consider a few immovable facts. Ukraine got its money. As far as I know, there was no serious effort by the Ukrainians to investigate what President Trump wanted to have investigated. And it’s not even clear… Continue Reading

Impeachment Resolution Allows GOP to Call Witnesses – With Democratic Permission

Nice of them. Although apparently, this mirrors what the Republicans did during the Clinton impeachment. According to the Washington Examiner: The House Rules Committee will debate a resolution tomorrow to provide a “pathway forward,” for impeachment of President Trump, lawmakers announced Tuesday.  “The House impeachment inquiry has collected extensive evidence and testimony, and soon the… Continue Reading

Democrats to Vote on Impeachment Resolution Thursday

This has been the first impeachment inquiry not to be authorized by a vote of the House, and the question of whether it was legitimate might have otherwise made its way to the Supreme Court, where the Democrats may well have lost. From a “Dear Colleague” letter by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: For weeks, the… Continue Reading

This is What Happens When You Don’t Have an Impeachment War Room

White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney went out to the press room today and admitted what the White House has been denying, that there was any “quid pro quo” involved in withholding funding for Ukraine. He gave Democrats part of what they wanted, an admission that Trump was keeping money back in exchange for… Continue Reading

White House Admits Ukraine Quid Pro Quo, But Not Over Biden

According to the Washington Examiner: Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney admitted Thursday that President Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine in part because the president wanted the country to investigate a debunked conspiracy theory about the hack of the Democratic National Committee’s servers.  “As vocal as the Europeans are about supporting Ukraine, they… Continue Reading

Schiff Tried To Get Volker to Give Him the Answer He Wanted

This is why you should not impeach a president in secret. Look at these tactics. With a less strong-spited witness, this kinds of questioning, which one expects on a police state, would not occur. According to Byron York in the Washington Examiner: In a secret interview, Rep. Adam Schiff, leader of the House Democratic effort… Continue Reading

Democrats Abandon Bipartisanship GOP Showed During Clinton Impeachment

A great story today from Susan Ferrechio at the Washington Examiner. The problem for Democrats is that by doing things is such an obviously partisan and secretive way, they are going to create a Republican backlash and lose independents. President Trump will have a strong case that this is, well, a witch hunt. It’s already… Continue Reading

Politico: “Impeachment Risks Fading From the News”

Seriously? Ya think? Politico need not worry. They and the rest of the liberal MSM will make sure that does not happen. From Politico’s daily “Playbook”: HOW DO HOUSE DEMOCRATS keep momentum in their impeachment probe? Some worry about that, as the party has mostly retreated behind closed doors to take testimony from various witnesses. Without… Continue Reading