Republicans struck one deal on impeachment that left Trump stunned into silence

A Senate impeachment trial could begin in very short order.

Donald Trump’s political fate hangs in the balance.

And now Republicans struck one deal on impeachment that left Trump stunned into silence.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi withheld articles of impeachment to try and pressure Republicans into caving to Democrats’ demands for witnesses at an impeachment trial.

Republicans want to structure Trump’s impeachment trial like Bill Clinton’s, where the trial began with opening arguments and time for questions and then there was a vote on witness testimony.

Democrats hoped the delay in sending over the articles of impeachment would twist the screws on RINO Senators after weeks of media backlash.

But that gambit failed.

Mitch McConnell announced he had the votes within the Republican caucus to proceed with a trial without committing to witness testimony.

POLITICO reports:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is moving forward on a set of impeachment trial rules without Democratic support.

The Kentucky Republican said Tuesday that he has locked down sufficient backing from his 53-member caucus to pass a blueprint for the trial that leaves the question of seeking witnesses and documents until after opening arguments are made.

That framework would mirror the contours of President Bill Clinton’s trial and ignore Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s demands for witnesses and new evidence at the outset.
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi has withheld the articles of impeachment since the House voted in December to charge Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, in part to push Republicans to agree to fair rules for the trial. The GOP used the delay from the House to get ready to start the clock on the impeachment trial as soon as possible.

Pelosi’s ploy never had a chance of succeeding.

The idea that Republicans would cross President Trump to side with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on to put the Democrats in charge of an impeachment trial was Fake News Media “wish-casting”.

We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

35 Comments

  1. Nancy Puklosi has lost it. She doesn’t care for Americans or America?? Just like the rest of the demon rats in the government. The just want the power to control everything thing. I pray the American people have better sence than to vote for any of them!!

  2. Madame Maliosa only has Abuse of Power now as her articles because Supreme Court removed Contempt of Congress because Pelosi never gave time for Prez’ legal avenues to be used. I’m surprised that this article doesn’t keep up with this fact. And so Nancy must defend a very weak accusation of Abuse of Power about 2 presidents following properly 1999 USA/Ukraine treaty to investigate US CITIZEN corruption in Ukraine. That is why Prez calls it a perfect call – perfectly following treaty requirements. Of course Paul Pelosi Jr. busy there slushing funds in Ukraine at same time Donnie nosed around with phone call maddened Madame Mafiosa as any mommy would get mad & thus we have a partisan faux lying impeachment coup against a duly elected sitting president who is doing a great job for our country. But a mommy’s anger knows no bounds! Or legality as is evident with her unconstitutional squatting on the articles instead of sending to Senate. She fears the dem treason trials on Senate witness stand under oath. What mommy wouldn’t???

  3. Thank you for Affirming that this group rarely every misleads anyone.
    And that the misleading here, is done by people who choose to be Democrats rather than
    Americans.

  4. Mitch McConnel should tell Ms Pelosi the Senate will hold the trial and, since she hadn’t sent over the articles of impeachment, the Senate will pick the House managers, the Senate will weigh the evidence presented by the House, and then decide the issues. Afterward the Senate will send her a letter advising her of the outcome on each Article.

  5. If the House Bill of Impeachment is anything other than yet another Kabuki Theater Act then there is an ~Implied Duty~ to forward those articles Expeditiously to the Senate.
    It is a Founding Principal of US Law that any accused, I repeat ~any~ accused, has an absolute right to a Speedy Trial. Pelosi and her Demoncrat [est. 2012] co-conspirators are attempting to engage in a soft coup, and the Senate Isn’t Buying Any Of It.

  6. Well Mitch it will all even out once Pelosi sends the article of impeachment over obtained with a stacked deck. The House impeached with a stacked deck and the Senate will try with a loaded deck. When finished we will have a full deck. Seems fair to me.

  7. If the impeachment items aren’t given to the Senate how can the Sena te have a trial. Yu don’t call a trial within evident on the accusing side. McConnell should say we have no evidence to call a trial and drop it. By calling their own trial without the impeachment items, the Senate is saying we believe Trump is guilty and so we need a trial just like the House is saying. When nothing is presented to the Court the court drops the trial since there are no charges being presented the court. Well, the Senate does a trial, that means the Senate is a court at that point

  8. It’s the way the Democrats have it, not by what’s good for the country, only by what’s good themselves, by cheating and dishonesty. Why let them?

  9. Nancy (miss lube rack) Does not have anything to do with impeachment in the senate. There is no reason to worry.

  10. First off Trump has NEVER been “stunned into silence”. Second Trump said all along he would not be against witnesses.

  11. Romney is the worse of the 3. He another noname McCain. Rand is a libretarian and very concerned about fiscal issues. Can’t say I blame him.

  12. You, John Harris, posted “THIS DOCUMENT SHOULD NEVER BE VIOLATED……” to which I agree, but, have you ever read The Constitution? Obama violated The Constitution regularly and no liberal Democrat ever posed an objection. Obama brokered a treaty with Iran in direct violation of The Constitution (Article II, Section 2, Clause 2) Obama, once again, violated his constitutional duties by ratifying the United Nations Small Arms Treaty, without consult or consent of Congress. Did you object to either of these actions?

    When The Constitution states “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.”(Article I, Section 3, Clause 6), how do you conclude that Senator McConnell is allowing President Trump to play with a “loaded deck”?

    Congresswoman Pelosi has withheld the House’s articles of impeachment from the Senate because SHE wants the Republicans to include a list of witnesses she and her Democrat cronies have “SUDDENLY” uncovered and, in part, to push Senate Republicans to agree to fair rules of the trial: her rules! Is this not Pelosi seeking to stack the deck against President Trump? Is it not also abuse of power, on Pelosi’s part, because she is trying to direct the Senate to do her will, knowing the Senate has sole power in impeachment trials? (Refer to Article I, Section 3, Clause 6)

    Pelosi’s job is complete. She has successfully convinced most Democrats to impeach President Trump and that concludes her part in the procedure. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court will oversee the Senate impeachment trial and will, certainly, keep these proceedings form violating anyone’s rights or violating any part of The Constitution. Please enlighten those of us who read these posts as to what information you used to form tour warped, misguided opinion of this subject.

  13. Have the trial and subpoena Schiff to answer questions under oath about him coaching his “witnesses” and Nadler to answer questions under oath about him being “unbiased”.

  14. Democrats are louts trying to deceive the American public by their tactics. No efficiency by them to be seen anywhere!!! Democrats are relying on the naivety and dumbness of the nation – it’s not working. However bad Trump may be, or claimed to be, Democrats behavior and lack of duty to the country is hard to beat.

  15. All I can say is either we get a BONMSHELL, JAW-DROPPING, or some gigantic announcement, and it seems it’s always old news I wish the reporters would please stay up to date.
    President Trump hasn’t got anything to worry about. He’ll win by a landslide he is the greatest President we have had in my lifetime and I am 82!!

  16. She’s dreaming that dream will turn out to be a nightmare. Low life republicans and there will be a few is all she will get.

  17. MITCH IS ALLOWING TRUMP TO PLAY WITH A LOADED DECK AND THAT IS NOT FAIR WHEN TALKING ABOUT THE SACRED DOCUMENT CALLED THE “CONSTITUTION”. THIS DOCUMENT SHOULD NEVER BE VIOLATED……

  18. The libnuts, especially pukelosie don’t have the chance of an ice cube in hell of
    succeeding in this impeachment farce. They need to swallow their pride (whatever
    they have left) and get down to Americas business and stop wasting money/time on this
    farce.

  19. Articles were voted on and passed by congress with certain witnesses. These should be only witnesses they are allowed to call not continue to search for evidence of a non-existent crime. However Defense should have ability to call witnesses as this is the time they defend against charges.

  20. A week ago I’ve posted on Facebook, stating that She was trying to find some Republican rats to participate with her! She might have found some, one of them will be certainly ROMNEY.

  21. I hope this trick by Speaker Nancy Bigmouth does NOT hoodwink the Senate. I hope the Senate Head Mitch McConnell is wise enough NOT to fall for her biased perogatives and let the Congress try to run the Senate’s authority roughshod and imposed a totalitarian overthrow of the President and Vice President. This is ALL about revenge the Democrats truly have against the people of the United States and they will go even further to stop the 2020 elections and appoint their own President, Vice President and ALL the members of the Senate and the House included with the Judiciary and the Executive Branches with NO electoral or popular vote allowed.

  22. What I find interesting is that Pelosi is withholding the articles of impeachment for a guarantee of a “Fair Trial”. By rejecting the procedure that was used for Slick Willie, she is indicating that his Senate trial was NOT fair and therefore his not being removed from office for perjury (which got him disbarred in Arkansas) was equally unfair. Hmmm, interesting, isn’t it?

  23. sEN mCcONNELL has Pelosi’s number. He’s pretty shrude. He can get around her in a minute. She’s disgusting.

  24. If this is a fact that she made this threat, then she needs to be dumped from House leadership, now.

  25. Set the trial date, either the dimwits show up or it gets tossed. They have nothing and they know it, Pelosi had to threaten half the House with not financing their reelection campaigns from the DNC. Quid pro quo anyone? I would say blackmail as that is what it is.

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