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Fri Nov 1, 2019, 12:50 PM

The facts are only going to get worse for Trump

By Eugene Robinson

Republicans said they wanted process, so now they have it. The question is whether President Trumpís defenders are willing, finally, to address the substance of the allegations against him.

Thursdayís historic vote by the House set out procedures for the inquiry into Trumpís conduct that give the president every opportunity to defend himself. Before and after the vote, GOP leaders complained that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was running a ďSoviet-styleĒ impeachment process, which must be one of the dumbest things ever said on the House floor. The old Soviet Union didnít do impeachments, with accusation by one legislative chamber, judgment by the other, the nationís highest judicial officer presiding and the ultimate sanction being removal from office. It did purges, followed by a one-way trip to the gulag.

It sounded as though Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and his colleagues were grasping at the wispiest of straws, and they were. Odds are that they will continue to do so as long as they can. Meanwhile, however, the process they clamored for will roll on and gather momentum, with or without them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-facts-are-only-going-to-get-worse-for-trump/2019/10/31/16e69e1e-fc22-11e9-8190-6be4deb56e01_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 01:09 PM

1. The facts are not only about trump - be nice if there were more indictments and arrests

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Response to empedocles (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 02:03 PM

3. +1 Pence, Pompeio, Barr, Perry, Sondland are all implicated

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 05:27 PM

4. Yes, and dozens more

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 02:01 PM

2. The Soviet reference is beyond ironic, coming from a Russiapublican

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Sat Nov 2, 2019, 11:49 AM

5. Thank You for posting...k and r

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