Looking Forward

H/T Scissorhead Skinny-D

Guys, that video yesterday at the trial for record-breaking, twice-impeached loser ex-Prznint Stupid was apparently so effective that the Democrats plan to show us more!

“Schedule: [ED: all times are eastern. They don’t think the rest of the country counts, so they don’t mention it. –TG]  The rest of the week is expected to feature arguments about how much responsibility Trump shoulders for the insurrection, as the two sides try to undermine one another’s arguments. The Senate is expected to go until the trial wraps up, where it will then recess. Next up? Four days of arguments. The managers and Trump’s defense team each have up to 16 hours (eight hours max a day) to make their cases, with House Democrats starting at 12 p.m. today.”

9 a.m.: Playbook co-author Rachael Bade is discussing the latest developments in the trial against Trump with Norman Eisen, former special counsel to the House Judiciary Committee during the first Trump impeachment.

11 a.m.: The Washington Post Live holds a webinar on the Senate impeachment trial featuring Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.).

— Politico email thaing 

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie says that it’s pretty much over:

This thing is over. If the compelling presentations of the managers — and shoddy work by Trump’s – weren’t enough to move the GOP senators Tuesday, it’s not going to happen.

And of course, the gossip:

SPOTTED AT THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL: Sen. JOE MANCHIN (D-W.Va.) shaking his head during a montage in which Trump told the rioters, “We love you.” … Sen. JOSH HAWLEY (R-Mo.) not listening in the cloakroom. … Sen. RAND PAUL (R-Ky.), the only senator who refused to wear a mask, doodling on a pad of paper during the manager presentations. … Rep. AL GREEN (D-Texas), who infuriated his own party by forcing votes to impeach Trump in 2017 and 2018, sitting in the gallery and taking it all in. … Sen. SUSAN COLLINS(R-Maine) holding her hand over her heart for several minutes after Raskin’s presentation. (h/t the Hill pool) … MARK MEADOWS with a security detail.

But wait! We’re reading that amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell is about to set free the hounds:

 McConnell Signals to GOP Trump Impeachment Is a Conscience Vote

“Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling to fellow Republicans that the final vote on Donald Trump’s impeachment is matter of conscience and that senators who disputed the constitutionality of the trial could still vote to convict the former president, according to three people familiar with his thinking.

“The Kentucky Republican has also suggested that he hasn’t made up his mind how he’ll vote, two of the people said, even though he voted Tuesday to declare it unconstitutional for the Senate to hear the case against a former president.”

 

This would make the impeachment more watchable, methinks:

I’m guessing popcorn sales are gonna be boffo.

 

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9 Responses to Looking Forward

  1. Sirius Lunacy says:

    If only the Republican Senators HAD a conscience. They are all con science rather than pro science, but they still don’t HAVE a conscience.

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  2. R White says:

    This impeachment is a farce as long as the senate dims ignore having both ted ooze & hawley removed as jurors since they helped instigate the riot. FFS. At the very least, those two could vote to keep fat nixon from being a real threat to their 2024 presidential plans.

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    • tengrain says:

      R White –

      I know, it seems weird to me too that Cruz and Hawley are batting for the guy who will defeat them. Just from a practical level, they should want to get rid of the competition.

      I don’t think that there is a way to remove them from the Jury (absolutely nothing in the Constitution addresses this), even though they clearly should be on trial themselves. The Senate is an unbelievably corrupt body. Again, I’d get rid of the Senate in a heartbeat if I were King of the Forest.

      Rgds,

      TG

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      • Dennis Cole says:

        I rather doubt we’ll get a fair and impartial trial for the Mafia Crime Boss, when half of the jury is comprised of his hitmen and other underlings.

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  3. spotthedog says:

    WaPo’s Alexandra Petri has, in fact, suggested the Zoom cat lawyer might be an effective addition to tRump’s impeachment team.

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  4. MDavis says:

    Revenge of that internet AI – the one who collected all the cat videos. It’s now using them.

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  5. roket says:

    The dumbing down of Murka is on full display here. This kabuki theater is so embarrassing that I’m about ready to reverse immigrate.

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    • Dennis Cole says:

      roket – and whoever thought it was a swell idea to add a dog-and-pony show to the Kabuki presentation deserves to be drawn and quartered, or at least put in charge of producing “The Apprentice 2.”

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    • MDavis says:

      You may have missed the widest window for emigration by applying for refugee status. Norway, for example, had put out a how-to three years ago, but now it’s “the best path to moving to Norway is to get a job there – but that isn’t as easy as it might sound because employers can first choose from 400 million people in Europe.”

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