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Sun Jan 19, 2020, 12:36 PM

Rep. Adam Schiff Shreds McConnell's 'Mockery' Of An Impeachment Trial With No Witnesses

Source: Crooks and Liars

Politics 1/19/20 8:21am Read time: 2 minutes

Rep. Adam Schiff took apart Mitch McConnell's proposed "mockery" of an impeachment trial if the Senate allows it to proceed with no witnesses.

By Heather


House Intelligence Chair Rep. Adam Schiff laid out very plainly to ABC's George Stephanopoulos why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will make a complete mockery of the impeachment trial if he does Trump's bidding and doesn't even allow for witnesses.

Stephanopoulos asked Schiff whether they may ask for Lev Parnas to testify, and whether or not they're concerned about Parnas being seen as credible or not given the fact that he's under indictment.

"Well, look, you know, it is the fact with many of the people surrounding the president that they end up indicted. These are the people that the president has chosen to work with, people like, you know, Michael Cohen, like Lev Parnas, like so many others, Paul Manafort," Schiff explained. "And these are people that do have information about the president's misconduct. But right now, George, we don't know what witnesses will be allowed and even if we'll be allowed witnesses."

Exactly. Trump's the one who chose to surround himself with criminals. Schiff went onto explain what public reaction would be if there was a courtroom trial that was allowed to be conducted in the manner these Republicans and McConnell are proposing.

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Reply Rep. Adam Schiff Shreds McConnell's 'Mockery' Of An Impeachment Trial With No Witnesses (Original post)
turbinetree Jan 19 OP
jalan48 Jan 19 #1
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 19 #5
jalan48 Jan 19 #6
ancianita Jan 19 #8
jalan48 Jan 19 #9
ancianita Jan 19 #10
jalan48 Jan 19 #11
ancianita Jan 19 #13
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 19 #14
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 19 #15
jalan48 Jan 19 #2
guillaumeb Jan 19 #3
MissKat Jan 19 #4
DENVERPOPS Jan 19 #7
Evolve Dammit Jan 19 #12
Progressive Jones Jan 20 #18
truthisfreedom Jan 19 #16
gembaby1 Jan 19 #17
Progressive Jones Jan 20 #19

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 12:39 PM

1. We lost our leverage when we ended the House hearings and turned it over to the Senate. nt

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 02:34 PM

5. Agree, if we had any to begin with. But why can't they expediate

Another charge? Write it up, vote and ship it over next week. Is that too much like right?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 02:48 PM

6. Why we ended when we did is a mystery to me. Imagine Lev Parnas appearing before a House

Impeachment process, or Bolton if the courts ordered him to do so.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 03:20 PM

8. It was argued by many here that it was "time." That Americans would lose interest or

come to distrust what the House was doing. That RW media would raise the narrative that the length of investigating was, at best, a show; at worst, a scam.

The pressure from most places was to "move forward."

An so the House did what it saw as a best time to do so.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 03:36 PM

9. Well, let's move on then since we knew what was going to happen in the Senate when we sent the

articles over. Why complain now about the process? We should have kept the ball in our court if we had concerns.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 03:47 PM

10. "Let's move on" is exactly what DU'ers said when many of us DID have concerns.

We were told we were disloyal to Pelosi, that "she knows more than you," so "let's move on."

But it wasn't about Pelosi; it wasn't about the media PR ,or the complainers, or about "dragging out" a process that deserved a whole long, hard fight.

For those of us who wanted the House to release the Articles into a "constitutional arena," it was never about "let's move on."

It was about looking out for the Constitution.

This scam trial hides behind power to subvert the Constitution.

And that IS worth complaining about.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 03:58 PM

11. I agree. It bothers me to think Parnas could have appeared before the House had we waited just a few

weeks. I think for some outrage is an end in itself.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 05:30 PM

13. But everyone's all like "Hey! Let's move on! I dread what's coming. Dread it to my bones.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 05:32 PM

14. That's a good point. We knew Parnas was on horizon.

It's not like there was a completely unforseen event.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 05:39 PM

15. He's got a list of malfeasance from Day 1. We couldnt

force Impeachment because Nancy Pelosi didn't want to.

With this crook, it's like you have to have a trial every month. In retrospect, it would have at least been good to censure him along the way. It would then be in the record. It would also serve as a " look, we've warned this schmuck 10 times" argument. As it is now, all his past crimes are swept under table.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 12:42 PM

3. Which suggests that Adam Schiff should open another House investigation.

And hope even more evidence comes to light.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 01:37 PM

4. Who wants to bet?

Should we take odds? Which one comes in first?

1. Moscow Mitch finds a way to dismiss the whole thing-- Fat Donny claims victory and screams, "They exonerated me!"

2. Moscow Mitch finds a way to allow only the presentations and then quickly shuts the whole thing down without witnesses-- Fat Donny claims victory and screams, "They exonerated me!"

3. Moscow Mitch allows 1 witness each. Democrats choose John Bolton and whoops-- Trump claims executive privilege and Moscow Mitch puts up a pigeon. Fat Donny claims victory and screams, "They exonerated me!"

If only-- a group of GOP goopers who want to save the bedraggled remains of the party go to Fat Donny and tell him to resign.

Ha ha ha, I made a funny.

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Response to MissKat (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 03:14 PM

7. Hey MK

This exact thing is going to happen: dismissed and exonerated.
THEN the ďfunĒ will really begin in earnest.....

WASFed

Iím telling everyone I see: you do not want to witness or experience what will happen Nov 3rd and the next day.......If you think this is TwilightZone, you ainít seen nothing yet people....

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 04:11 PM

12. This is what they do. Stomp and scream. Just like in 2000, banging on the glass to end the recount.

Bused in activists including Stone and John Walrus face Bolton. They forced Pelosi to rush it over and she was stuck, even though they also complained it wasn't fast enough. Too fast, not fast enough. Enough loud-mouthed minions who keep getting invited by the MSM to spew their crap, and the Dems more often than not, cave to the perceived "public opinion." We need to crank up our "outrage machine" about 50 decibels. It's time.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 20, 2020, 11:40 PM

18. It's time to go full-on "GOP" on the GOP. Distasteful? Yes, but

our democracy is at risk.

Drastic times require drastic measures. The end will justify the means.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 06:09 PM

16. Impeach the mofo again.

Just do it. And again. And again.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 09:55 PM

17. Moscow Mitch

He really is a blight on the country. Unbelievable.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 20, 2020, 11:41 PM

19. Agreed. I believe this is necessary. nt

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