20200129: ShaMMMpeachment Wednesday ~ Question Day

Please consider this our Impeachment thread for the day. Today is Question Day. Questions are submitted to the Chief Justice and he asks the Managers. No grandstanding by Senators.

What would be your questions?

We have rampant rumors about the Senate GOP not having the votes to shut the proceedings down. Waffling Senators. We have no idea.

Senator Lankford and Senator Blackburn cleared up a bit of the mystery tonight. Every single witness called and every single document added, will require a vote of 51 Senators to be added. We could be here to May, June, or next year.

Let’s see what happens.

693 thoughts on “20200129: ShaMMMpeachment Wednesday ~ Question Day

    1. Senator John Cornyn

      @JohnCornyn
      I said without “additional” witnesses: we have heard from 17 witnesses already. Evidence is undisputed. More witnesses are unnecessary and would allow House Managers to tie up the Senate for the indefinite future over protracted court fights over executive privilege. https://twitter.com/costareports/status/1222512129850429444

      Robert Costa

      @costareports

      Senator Cornyn, the longtime GOP whip, tells me just now at the Senate that “my sense is we will get there,” in terms of moving ahead without witnesses.

      He is close to McConnell, up in 2020.

      “I’m pretty confident people will say” it’s time to move on, he added.

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  1. Rand wants to ask a question about the WB, aka leaker, by name. Roberts and GOP have been blocking all day. He’s still fighting.

    There is no law stating WB’s have to remain anonymous. Why are all these people playing along with this charade??

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/update-rand-paul-fighting-to-get-censored-question-asked-in-senate-trial-being-blocked-by-john-roberts-and-gop-leadership/

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    1. Why are they playing along with this entire SHAM ? Because the corrupt media lies 24/7, etc

      Schifty can stand on the Senate floor and lie every time he opens his mouth, but we can’t speak the truth in the PEOPLE’S Capitol ……………… Roberts is no better than an empty chair

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    1. For Zoe…..

      BREAKING: Deputy Trump counsel Philbin just told the Senate the “whistleblower” may have had a “conflict of interest” in filing his complaint, because he may have been involved in decisions on Biden & Burisma & may have had a “reason to deep-six” a rekindled Ukraine investigation

      — Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) January 30, 2020

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    1. Rep Andy Biggs

      @RepAndyBiggsAZ
      · 8m
      House Impeachment Managers are misleading again.

      The White House NEVER said that it was okay to conspire w/ a foreign gov’t in an election.

      Rather, Mr. Philbin asserted that it’s not wrongdoing for “credible information about wrongdoing to come to light” about an opponent.

      Rep Andy Biggs

      @RepAndyBiggsAZ

      And lest we forget, the full report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller confirmed what we already knew: there was no evidence of conspiracy between candidate @realDonaldTrump or his campaign and Russia.

      171
      10:37 PM – Jan 29, 2020

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  3. i love it when they evade answers! THESE PEOPLE ARE STUPID!!

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    1. More stupidity by the Constitutional expert Jeffries….

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      1. Undercover Huber
        @JohnWHuber
        Jeffries now claiming that an impeachment voted for only by one party is “not partisan”!

        At this point based on the law of large numbers you’d think they would have said something honest by now even just by accident

        1,476
        8:27 PM – Jan 29, 2020

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    2. For Zoe – text of tweets posted by Butterfly above

      Shem Horne
      @Shem_Infinite

      Senator Collins asks the House Managers why the House Judiciary said that the President committed bribery but that the articles of impeachment didn’t include them, and wants to know if his actions violated the law why they weren’t included in the articles.

      271
      10:32 PM – Jan 29, 2020

      Shem Horne
      @Shem_Infinite
      · 12m
      Replying to @Shem_Infinite
      House Manager Jeffries is just repeating what article one says about abuse of power and is NOT answering Senator Collins question about why they didn’t accuse him of bribery in the article. Wow. He said abuse of power is “akin” to a crime but didn’t answer her question.

      Shem Horne
      @Shem_Infinite
      First the House Democrats didn’t answer Murkowski’s question and just repeated their talking points and now they did it to Collins. They are lost without the answer being right there in their binders. These are huge errors in response to the few Senators they need on their side.

      180
      10:37 PM – Jan 29, 2020

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    1. duchess01
      January 29, 2020 at 22:43

      Rep Andy Biggs

      @RepAndyBiggsAZ
      House Impeachment Managers are misleading again.

      The White House NEVER said that it was okay to conspire w/ a foreign gov’t in an election.

      Rather, Mr. Philbin asserted that it’s not wrongdoing for “credible information about wrongdoing to come to light” about an opponent.

      477
      10:34 PM – Jan 29, 2020

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  5. Michael Tracey
    @mtracey
    ·
    11m
    You know Dems really blew it when Susan Collins asks a question that correctly indentifies the logical flaws in their dishonestly-drafted, innuendo-laden impeachment articles

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    1. Hopefully this and many posts just above WILL stiffen Collins, Murkowski and Alexander to vote no on witnesses. AND Acquit.

      I am actually quite hopeful, no witnesses and acquit. Friday!

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  6. Schiff called Sekelows words a scare tactic. NO, Jay is serious. If we call witnesses, the Senate will essentially be shutdown for months.

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    1. For Zoe – text of tweet I posted above

      Kayleigh McEnany

      @kayleighmcenany
      “I’m an Air Force veteran” and “no other President has really stuck their neck out for us,” Billy told me.

      “He’s trying to keep us out of wars”… @realDonaldTrump “is a real strategic genius.”

      Via @AbateMedia

      followed by embedded clip of statement by Trump Supporter who used to be a Democrat

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    1. For Zoe – text of tweet I posted above (two tweets actually)

      Sean Davis

      @seanmdav

      Shameful and arbitrary abuse of power by Roberts, who has already done incalculable damage to the Supreme Court’s legitimacy as a non-political institution via his tortured defense of Obamcare’s constitutionality. Is he Chief Justice, or Chief Censor? https://twitter.com/AndrewDesiderio/status/1222696598481915904

      Andrew Desiderio

      @AndrewDesiderio

      NEW: Chief Justice Roberts told senators that he will not read aloud the alleged Ukraine whistleblower’s name or otherwise publicly relay questions that might out him/her—a move that has effectively blocked @RandPaul from asking a question today.https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/29/john-roberts-whistleblower-name-mentions-109292

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    1. For Zoe….

      92nd question, from Indiana senators to both sides: why is the ICIG transcript from House being kept secret?@RepAdamSchiff: no real answer. Said could have included bribery, but that “abuse of power” is “HIGHEST” crime. [Absurd: where in Constitution?]

      (1/3)#ImpeachmentTrial

      — Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) January 30, 2020

      This is literally nuts. @RepAdamSchiff is trying to argue that “abuse of power” is not only included in “High Crimes and Misdemeanors,” but that it is a HIGHER crime than “Treason.” Or “Bribery.”

      The Constitution did not mention “abuse of power.”

      (2/3)#ImpeachmentTrial

      — Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) January 30, 2020

      Sekulow: House managers have repeatedly said “overwhelming” evidence etc.

      (3/3)#ImpeachmentTrial

      — Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) January 30, 2020

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    1. As if the SC isn’t prestigious enough, Sekelow has also argued cases at the Hague International Court. What a MORON that woman is!!

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  8. After getting all the info from today’s Senate hearings I can officially declare that I am a genius with an IQ of +200.

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  9. Just a programming note from listening to caller questions on CSPAN. Note being all the paid callers given up long ago and the only ones calling in are all Trump supporters with sharp questions.

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