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Jake Tapper Mocks GOP Senators Creating ‘Alternate Reality’ for Trump 23.1.2020 NewsBusters
In the minutes leading up to CNN's live coverage of Day 2 of the Trump impeachment trial, CNN host John King lectured the Republicans have failed to do any congressional oversight of Hunter Biden, and Jake Tapper accused GOP senators of “creating an alternate reality” where the President “is truly concerned about ...
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Republicans are losing — even if Trump will be acquitted: Columnist Max Boot 23.1.2020 Raw Story
Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot walked through the ways that Republicans are completely failing in their attempt to defend President Donald Trump. The president’s trial began Tuesday with a series of votes where Republicans blocked a vote on whether to include witnesses, evidence and any information from the House investigations. It appeared that the […]
Tulsi Gabbard files $50 million lawsuit against Hillary Clinton — alleging ‘significant actual damages, personally and professionally’ 23.1.2020 Raw Story
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has been highly critical of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton — and vice-versa. And on Wednesday, Business Insider is reporting, Gabbard filed a $50 million lawsuit against Clinton. In an interview for David Plouffe’s podcast “Campaign HQ” in October, Clinton asserted that “someone” in the […]
Trump’s lawyers resort to spewing persecution fantasies because they have no real defense 23.1.2020 Raw Story
Donald Trump is clearly guilty. His guilt is such that even the bevy of miscreants tasked with deceiving the public about the depths of Trump’s corruption — from congressional Republicans to Fox News pundits to the team of White House lawyers representing him in the Senate — cannot muster anything resembling an actual defense of Trump’s impeachable offenses, […]
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READ IT: Adam Schiff’s opening argument charges that ‘Trump corruptly abused the powers of the presidency’ 23.1.2020 Raw Story
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) offered the opening arguments from House impeachment managers on Wednesday during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Schiff, the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and a former federal prosecutor, offered the following opening, as prepared for delivery: Mr. Chief Justice, Senators, counsel for the President, and my fellow […]
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Abuses of power in Trumpworld and Davos 23.1.2020 Raw Story
As the Senate debates Donald Trump’s future, chief executives, financiers and politicians have assembled in Davos, Switzerland, for their annual self-congratulatory defense of global capitalism. The events are not unrelated. Trump is charged with abusing his power. Capitalism’s global elite is under assault for abusing its power as well: fueling inequality, fostering corruption and doing […]
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Here are 5 of the strongest moments from Adam Schiff’s opening statement of Trump’s impeachment trial 23.1.2020 Raw Story
House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, the leader of the impeachment managers, delivered a thorough and compelling opening statement on Wednesday to make the case in the Senate against President Donald Trump. For more than two hours, Schiff recounted the facts that the inquiry in the House uncovered and argued that Trump abused his power […]
Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans neuter themselves for Donald Trump 23.1.2020 Raw Story
John Roberts made headlines this morning. The reaction among Democratic partisans was understandable but I think missing a more important point. Manners of speaking and choice of language aren’t the problems. The problems are the Republican Party’s corruption, the president’s criminality, and the impotency of the United States Senate. This article was originally published at […]
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Opinion: Hunter Biden for John Bolton is an impeachment trade too good to pass up 22.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Democrats are reportedly considering a deal with Republicans that would have both John Bolton and Hunter Biden testify at Trump's impeachment trial.

‘It’s quite frightening’: A historian explains why McConnell’s rules for Trump’s impeachment trial are unprecedented 22.1.2020 Raw Story
After a nearly 13-hour marathon session, the U.S. Senate approved by a party-line vote the rules for the impeachment trial of President Trump. This marks just the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. […]
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‘Moderate’ Republicans blasted for their ‘fealty’ to McConnell’s trial rules 22.1.2020 Raw Story
Writing for Esquire on Wednesday, columnist Charles P. Pierce had nothing but scorn for the “moderate” Senate Republicans like Mitt Romney (R-UT), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and those in vulnerable seats like Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) — all of whom voted in lockstep to adopt the draconian, pro-Trump impeachment […]
Evening Anchor O’Donnell Lets Dem Impeach Managers Sound Off in Interview 22.1.2020 NewsBusters
Shortly after they slimed President Trump’s legal team with accusations they weren’t behaving like lawyers, CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell aired portions of a sit-down interview she did with four of the Democratic impeachment managers from the House. The Tuesday segment was little more than an opportunity to give Democrats extra time to make their case against the President, as O’Donnell lobbed softball after softball their ...
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There’s a core contradiction in Trump’s defense against the obstruction of Congress charge 22.1.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s lawyers are tying themselves in knots to defend him from his impeachable conduct. On Tuesday, as arguments in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial finally began, a core contradiction in the president’s legal position regarding the second article of impeachment came into view. The second article of impeachment charges the president with obstruction of […]
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In 33 years in public service I have never seen a government lawyer lie the way Cipollone did: Ex-CIA director 22.1.2020 Raw Story
Former CIA Director John Brennan was shocked seeing White House counsel Pat Cipollone before the Senate and Chief Justice John Roberts during the opening of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Cipollone told the chamber that Republicans were barred from attending depositions of witnesses in the House. As transcripts show, there were Republicans asking […]
Alan Dershowitz disowns his pre-Trump views on impeachment: ‘I retract it’ 22.1.2020 Raw Story
Donald Trump impeachment defense attorney Alan Dershowitz disowned his previous views on impeachment on Tuesday. As his colleague, Patrick Philbin, argued against a motion for witnesses on the Senate floor, Dershowitz retracted his previous views while posting to Twitter from somewhere else. “To the extent there are inconsistencies between my current position and what I […]
Letters to the Editor: 15 federal judges have been impeached. Trump is much worse than any of them 22.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Federal judges have been convicted of abusing their power, directly rebutting one of they key arguments of Trump's defense.

Hollywood Admits They’ll Accept Nothing Less Than Trump’s Removal 21.1.2020 NewsBusters
Though the impeachment trial won’t be deciding anything for a while still, lefty Twitter has hinted at the ultimate result of the sham no matter what “verdict” materializes, and that is either Trump’s removed from office or it’s proof that there are even more coverups going on. ...
WATCH LIVE: Historic Trump impeachment trial begins in the Senate 21.1.2020 Raw Story
US President Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial begins in earnest Tuesday in the Senate, with Democrats calling for his removal from office and Republicans determined to acquit him — and quickly, if possible. Four months after the Ukraine scandal exploded, and 10 months before Americans go to the polls to decide whether to re-elect Trump, […]
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With Trump’s Impeachment, American Democracy Is on Trial 21.1.2020 Mother Jones
The start of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is a reminder that the American political system does include safeguards and norms that are meant to protect the citizenry from corruption and misdeeds in the highest offices of the land. What happens in the Senate over the next few weeks will show whether these […]
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Coloradans set to take on key roles in Trump’s impeachment trial 21.1.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
This week, the Senate trial of President Donald Trump will begin in earnest, with one Coloradan at the prosecutors’ table, two in the jury and many more watching from home.
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