BREAKING: Impeachment Starts Monday

Dump Trump and the GOP

Axios Alert:

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that the House will deliver the article of impeachment against former President Trump for “incitement of insurrection” on Monday.

Why it matters: The Senate is constitutionally required to begin the impeachment trial at 1 p.m. the day after the article is transmitted. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had been pushing for the trial to begin in mid-February, arguing that it will force the Senate to delay other important business.

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Prznint Stupid’s Lawyers Anxiously Await the Trial

Lord Damp Nut found one (1) lawyer not named Rudy Giuliani to represent him.

UPDATE 1: Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie gives us the latest dish:

GRAHAM HOOKS TRUMP UP WITH IMPEACHMENT LAWYER: We briefly caught up Thursday night with Trump ally Sen. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-S.C.), who announced Thursday that Trump hired one of his longtime pals to be his impeachment lawyer. Graham served in the same National Guard unit BUTCH BOWERS, a South Carolina lawyer who served in George W. Bush’s Justice Department.

“The president asked if I know of any lawyers. He thinks South Carolina has good lawyers. He mentioned Trey Gowdy. I said, ‘Well, I got some names.’ Butch was one of the names I gave them.” And what about Gowdy, the former South Carolina congressman-turned-Fox News TV star? “I think he’s got obligations that won’t allow him to do it,” Graham said. Gowdy didn’t respond to a question about whether he declined to represent the ex-president. GABBY ORR and MERIDITH MCGRAW: “Trump starts taking his second impeachment seriously”

Bowers “is no stranger to impeachment proceedings,” according to the Post and Courier newspaper. Among other cases, he “worked for then-Gov. MARK SANFORD when lawmakers considered impeaching him after he left the state to see his mistress in Argentina in 2009.”

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12 Responses to BREAKING: Impeachment Starts Monday

  1. osirisopto says:

    One lawyer, not name Rudy Giuliani?

    What is his name Rudy Guilianiski? Lionel Hutz?

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  2. Trump starts taking his second impeachment seriously

    I wonder if someone mentioned that id he’s impeached and convicted this time he loses all his ex-preznit priveleges, pension and such…including the Secret Servcie guys he just hired to keep the Long Islandski Iced Polonium Teas away from him and his spawn.

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  3. MDavis says:

    Can the senate do two things at once? Will Mitch be forced to choose between throwing sand in the impeachment gears or protecting his wife’s financial interests in a different hearing somewhere?

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  4. roket says:

    This Butch Bowers fellow, is he related to Betty??

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  5. beckymaenot says:

    Yay! Also- I really do love reading about Senate Minority Leader McConnell. The only thing I think I would enjoy reading more is a certain obituary…

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  6. ming says:

    Who gives a rats ass what Mitch wants.Its not like he gets to set the agenda anymore. Elections have consequences Turtle Boy.

    Gawd damn it feels good to say that.

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  7. quakerinabasement says:

    They used “hooks up” in the same headline with “Graham”?

    Oh, my!

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  8. quakerinabasement says:

    And what about Gowdy, the former South Carolina congressman-turned-Fox News TV star? “I think he’s got obligations that won’t allow him to do it,” Graham said.

    Is “getting paid” an obligation, Trey?

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  9. Kent Fossgreen says:

    Am I a bad person because I’m amused (easily) that Lindsay’s lawyer is named Butch?

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  10. GranDude says:

    I’m looking forward to Mitch being stalled and not getting what he wants. All those traitors at the Capital were Republicans. Hang that around their neck like some perverse bling.

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