McConnell: GOP-led Senate won’t maneuver for a way to avoid a trial of charges against Trump if the House approves articles of impeachment
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP-led Senate won’t maneuver for a way to avoid a trial of charges against Trump if the House approves articles of impeachment against him.
Speaking on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” McConnell said Senate rules require the Senate to take up House-approved articles of impeachment that are presented. He has no interest in trying to change the rules, and he said it would take 67 votes to do it. That would be a tall order in a chamber that Republicans control with just 53 votes.
“I would have no choice but to take it up,” McConnell said. “How long you’re on it is a whole different matter.”
This is it folks!!
House will pass for impeachment, but he will be charged in the Senate.
Then civil war will ensue..
NEW: Mitch McConnell says the GOP-led Senate won’t maneuver for a way to avoid a trial of charges against Trump if the House approves articles of impeachment against him t.co/FXUuwWijBl pic.twitter.com/xhlEiDZg7v
— Bloomberg (@business) September 30, 2019
Jim Kunstler Warns “Civil War On!”
Someone in Impeachmentville is not paying attention. Of course, diverting the rubes is exactly the point of the latest CIA operation to negate the 2016 election. Has nobody noticed that there is treaty between Ukraine and the USA, signed at Kiev in 1998 and ratified by the US Senate in 2000. It’s an agreement on “Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.” Here, read the cover letter for yourself:
What part of the following do Nancy Pelosi and the news media not understand?
The Treaty is self-executing. It provides for a broad range of cooperation in criminal matters. Mutual assistance available under the Treaty includes: taking of testimony or statements of persons; providing documents, records, and articles of evidence; serving documents; locating or identifying persons; transferring persons in custody for testimony or other purposes; executing requests for searches and seizures; assisting in proceedings related to restraint, confiscation, forfeiture of assets, restitution, and collection of fines; and any other form of assistance not prohibited by the laws of the requested state… ([etc].
Trump calls for 2nd USA civil war if Impeached
….If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.” Pastor Robert Jeffress, @FoxNews
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2019
Harvard law professor says Trump civil war tweet is impeachable on its own
John Coates, a Harvard Law School professor, said Monday that President Trump’s tweet from the day before in which he quoted a pastor saying that his impeachment could trigger a “Civil War like fracture” in the country is “itself an independent basis for impeachment.”
” ‘If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal,’ ” Trump had tweeted Sunday, quoting Pastor Robert Jeffress on Fox News.
President Trump Says He Wants Rep. Adam Schiff ‘Questioned at the Highest Level for Fraud and Treason
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday night to announce that he wants Rep. Adam Schiff “questioned at the highest level for fraud and treason.”
Rep. Schiff recently lied in his opening remarks and claimed numerous falsehoods about President Trump’s call with the Ukranian president in spite of the transcript being provided to him the day before.
Donald J. Trump
Replying to @realDonaldTrump
His lies were made in perhaps the most blatant and sinister manner ever seen in the great Chamber. He wrote down and read terrible things, then said it was from the mouth of the President of the United States. I want Schiff questioned at the highest level for Fraud & Treason…..
Donald J. Trump
….In addition, I want to meet not only my accuser, who presented SECOND & THIRD HAND INFORMATION, but also the person who illegally gave this information, which was largely incorrect, to the “Whistleblower.” Was this person SPYING on the U.S. President? Big Consequences!
Related: Impeachment? Bring it on. Trump can put the Dems on trial in the Senate.
Trump Tweets Warning Of “Civil War” Causing OUTRAGE, But He Isn’t Wrong And The Media Knows It. In a statement made on Fox news Pastor Robert Jeffress warned that impeachment of Donald Trump would cause a “civil war like fracture” that this country could not heal from.
Trump quoted this and posted it to twitter sparking national twitter trends and outrage among the left and even some on the right.
But while we can criticize the president for quoting Jeffress and for his use of twitter, the quote itself is not wrong. For years the media has presented stories about a second civil war or civil war 2. In one story from 2017 they even claimed that some security experts believe there is a 95% chance of a civil war in the US in the next 5 to 15 years.
So why then are they mad at the president for now stating similar rhetoric that was pushed by outlets like the New Yorker?
It’s a media double standard, they can report on this and ask these questions but as soon as the president says something similar they called it Russian propaganda. An analyst for CNN did just that.
While I think the President should be held to a higher standard than the press the issue is how they frame everything he tweets or says as cause for MORE division.
When the media pushes the fake news for clicks we see the democrats chase after and it just makes the divide worse. meanwhile the far left agrees with Trump and thinks civil war is already here, at least some on the far left do.