As of today, Saturday the 13th of February, it appears the Impeachment trail of Donald Trump in the Senate is all but over -unless there is a decision made to call witnesses- and after concluding arguments, a vote will be taken whether to find him guilty.
It also appears that this vote will go in Trump’s favor and he won’t, despite all the voluminous evidence against him, be convicted of fomenting an insurrection.
Today came this piece of news (the article is by Sara Boboltz and is presented on huffingtonpost.com):
Mitch McConnell Will Vote To Acquit Trump In Impeachment Trial
Mitch McConnell is the senior most member of the Republican party in the Senate and, until the election, was the Senate’s leader. According to McConnell, his decision was a “close call”.
At this point, its just as well the Senate/Congress ends this farce. Despite overwhelming evidence the Republicans want no part in having Trump convicted of anything and they obviously fear their voting base’s reaction should they do what they should… if they had a backbone.
If you can vote to convict President Clinton for a freaking blowjob -which several senators still in the Senate did- surely they would have the courage to…
End it and let’s move on.
I suspect there will be further legal actions taken against Trump and what’s left of his miserable life will be spent fighting these actions.
Maybe he’s a masochist and enjoys that.
Either way, I’m more than ready to move past him and forget he ever was a thing.
Hope the rest of the country does the same.
Holy crap… no sooner do I post this, figuring the impeachment trial was over, that this happens (the article is by Igor Bobic and presented on huffingtonpost.com):
Senate Votes to Admit Witnesses in Trump’s Impeachment Trial
From the article:
House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) said his team would like to hear from Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), who is one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump last month.
Herrera Beutler on Friday provided new information about a phone call between House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Trump on Jan. 6.
The push to subpoena witnesses follows a bombshell report on Trump’s conduct while the Jan. 6 violence unfolded. According to CNN, Trump reportedly responded with mockery when McCarthy called him pleading to call off his supporters — prompting a “shouting match” between the two men.
“Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are,” Trump told McCarthy, according to a CNN report published Friday.
The conversation was confirmed directly by Herrera Beutler.
The news that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had a phone call during the January 6th insurrection wherein McCarthy told Trump to call off his people and Trump supposedly said he didn’t care to, is pretty heady stuff and essentially proves the case for impeachment.
Senator Sheldon Whitehorse (D) tweeted that McCarthy should be deposed under oath to get to the truth of this matter.
Under oath, eh?
About time they did that with some of these slippery characters.
Certainly interesting if they do.