The Donald Trump Impeachment Hearing thread - Not Guilty on 1st charge 52-48 & 2nd charge 53-47.

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by Preezy » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:35 am

Coyote Court?

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by captain red dog » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:51 pm

So Trump keeps saying thay people should read the transcripts, and of course he hasnt released the transcripts. But I don't get why the media don't seem to be piling on any pressure to actually get the transcripts released. It's bizarre. Watergate had a ton of pressure to get the most minutiae of detail over thay scandal. Over here, you tend to get constant pressure on MPs or ministers embroiled in scandal.

Is it really just the nature of the 24 hour news cycle in the US? It feels like a real failure of journalism.

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PostRe: The Donald Trump Impeachment Hearing thread - Trial has started.
by Monkey Man » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:09 am

US President Donald Trump is set to be acquitted in his impeachment trial after senators voted against calling witnesses or admitting new evidence.

Democrats hoped four swing Republicans would vote for witnesses, which would have extended the trial without in all likelihood changing its outcome.

In the end, only two of the four Republicans voted with Democrats.

The trial now moves forward to a vote on whether to acquit President Trump, which he is all but certain to win.

What happens next?

The Senate will vote on Wednesday 5 February on whether to convict or acquit the president on the two articles of impeachment brought against him.

Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer said there would be four votes on Friday night on Democratic amendments, followed by closing arguments on Monday, speeches from senators from Monday to Wednesday, and a final vote on Wednesday - the day after President Trump's State of the Union address.

A two-thirds majority in the chamber of 67 votes is required to remove him from office. The Republicans control the Senate with a 53-47 majority over Democrats, and no Republican senator has signalled that they plan to vote for Mr Trump's removal.

Eyes will instead fall on several Democrats in Republican-leaning states who have indicated they may vote to acquit. Any Democratic defections would be a symbolic victory for the president that he will likely use to his advantage on the campaign trail in the coming months.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51335661

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by Dual » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:07 am

Glory be.

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by Lex-Man » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:09 am

So he'll be able to gloat on for the whole election about how he was totally innocent. Great.

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by Peter Crisp » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:26 am

Lex-Man wrote:So he'll be able to gloat on for the whole election about how he was totally innocent. Great.


Pretty much.
The fact that they blocked witnesses and many republicans flat out said they weren't impartial jurors will be totally ignored.

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Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Meep » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:34 am

Hilarious that the president is actually boasting about holding all the good evidence back. It's not so much "I am not a crook" as "I'm one of the best crooks of all time! trust me, no one knows crookery like I do. Dems will never be able to over come my crookness. Love it!"

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by Hexx » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:13 pm

We've known from the start it would be acquittal.

To change a previously used phrase. Trump could walk into the Senate and kill someone and it would be 53-47 to acquit.

Unless he killed a Republican and then it would be 52-47.

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PostRe: The Donald Trump Impeachment Hearing thread - Senate votes against Witnesses.
by Alvin Flummux » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:00 pm

If the Second Amendment ever meant anything, now would be the time to use it.

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by Peter Crisp » Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:01 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:If the Second Amendment ever meant anything, now would be the time to use it.


Is that the one where they have the right to free infinite refills on coffee?

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Alvin Flummux » Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:14 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:If the Second Amendment ever meant anything, now would be the time to use it.


Is that the one where they have the right to free infinite refills on coffee?


strawberry float me if that was it I'd be a real 2A nut.

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by Peter Crisp » Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:20 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:If the Second Amendment ever meant anything, now would be the time to use it.


Is that the one where they have the right to free infinite refills on coffee?


strawberry float me if that was it I'd be a real 2A nut.


Just imagine all the people who now get angry about the 2nd amendment protesting outside Starbucks :lol: .
I think swapping it would be my only campaign promise if I were to run for President just to see the people on Fox News go strawberry floating mental.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by shy guy 64 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:55 pm

Hexx wrote:We've known from the start it would be acquittal.

To change a previously used phrase. Trump could walk into the Senate and kill someone and it would be 53-47 to acquit.

Unless he killed a Republican and then it would be 52-47.


wouldnt it be 52-48?

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by Corazon de Leon » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:24 pm

shy guy 64 wrote:
Hexx wrote:We've known from the start it would be acquittal.

To change a previously used phrase. Trump could walk into the Senate and kill someone and it would be 53-47 to acquit.

Unless he killed a Republican and then it would be 52-47.


wouldnt it be 52-48?


No, because the dead republican wouldn’t transition to a Democrat vote.

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by shy guy 64 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:54 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:
Hexx wrote:We've known from the start it would be acquittal.

To change a previously used phrase. Trump could walk into the Senate and kill someone and it would be 53-47 to acquit.

Unless he killed a Republican and then it would be 52-47.


wouldnt it be 52-48?


No, because the dead republican wouldn’t transition to a Democrat vote.


well i assumed in the first scenario it was a dead democrat and in the second it was a dead republican, so surely in the second one thered be one more democrat

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by Rocsteady » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:57 pm

shy guy 64 wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:
Hexx wrote:We've known from the start it would be acquittal.

To change a previously used phrase. Trump could walk into the Senate and kill someone and it would be 53-47 to acquit.

Unless he killed a Republican and then it would be 52-47.


wouldnt it be 52-48?


No, because the dead republican wouldn’t transition to a Democrat vote.


well i assumed in the first scenario it was a dead democrat and in the second it was a dead republican, so surely in the second one thered be one more democrat

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by Monkey Man » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:22 pm

Trump acquitted on first impeachment charge

President Trump has been acquitted on the first impeachment charge, abuse of power, by a vote of of 52 to 48.

All Democrats and one Republican (Romney) voted against the president.

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PostRe: The Donald Trump Impeachment Hearing thread - Not Guilty on 1st charge 52-48.
by Drumstick » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:32 pm

Totally clears the President!

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