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Schumer called this 'trial' without witnesses and documents a perfidy, and I completely agree.

Merriam Webster:

perfidy noun
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per∑​fi∑​dy | ˈpər-fə-dē
plural perfidies
Definition of perfidy
1 : the quality or state of being faithless or disloyal : TREACHERY
2 : an act or an instance of disloyalty
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perfidy

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Dictionary.com:
perfidy[ pur-fi-dee ]SHOW IPA
SEE SYNONYMS FOR perfidy ON THESAURUS.COM
noun, plural per∑fi∑dies.
deliberate breach of faith or trust; faithlessness; treachery:
perfidy that goes unpunished.
an act or instance of faithlessness or treachery.
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/perfidy

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Wikipedia:
In the context of war, perfidy is a form of deception in which one side promises to act in good faith (such as by raising a flag of truce) with the intention of breaking that promise once the unsuspecting enemy is exposed (such as by coming out of cover to attack the enemy coming to take the "surrendering" prisoners into custody). Perfidy constitutes a breach of the laws of war and so is a war crime, as it degrades the protections and mutual restraints developed in the interest of all parties, combatants and civilians.

As of 5:00 pm CT 1/31/20: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfidy

Schumer and Democrats Hold News Conference - LIVE

https://www.c-span.org/video/?468830-1/senate-democrats-news-conference-impeachment-trial&live

Schumer Press Conference LIVE

https://www.c-span.org/video/?468770-1/senate-democrats-news-conference-impeachment-trial&live

I thought the opening segments were intriguing

Recounting the history of how senior republican senator Howard Baker came to take the Watergate hearings seriously. Showed a clip from his 2005 interview.

Then, she proceeded to review documents received via FOIA requests by American Oversight that show a range of republican congressmen requesting from the OMB answers about compliance of payments to Ukraine and support for the security assistance. Letters sent from republicans include: Sen Portman, Sen Inhofe, Sen. Ron Johnson, rep thornberry, rep paul cook, and rep mccaul.

https://www.americanoversight.org/omb-releases-ukraine-documents-to-american-oversight



Also, she highlighted a CBS news article from Sept 12:
Several Republican senators, including Trump ally Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said they would have voted with Democrats. Added Sen. John Kennedy, R-La.: "We support Ukraine. Period. End of discussion."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-administration-releases-250-million-in-ukraine-military-aid/

Updated: (not) LIVE NOW: House Managers are holding a press conference

At 4:55 CT the link to the press conference works!

https://www.c-span.org/video/?468671-1/house-impeachment-managers-news-conference


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Schiff is speaking.

I have not found a CSPAN link, yet. Am watching on MSNBC.*


Just prior to this press conference, Schumer spoke to reporters on the way out of the Senate:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4850188/senate-democratic-leader-schumer-demands-bolton-testimony

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*Eta: The link to the House Manager's presser for the CSPAN video clip. Seems thereís some technical difficulty, but will likely point here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?468671-1/house-impeachment-managers-news-conference&live

But kavanaugh?! Is their cover for their dereliction of duty?

No, no, no, no. This is BUT BOLTON - the republican warhawk.

Their feigning alarm is gross. They are using Democrats to excuse their irresponsibility whilst reminding their base that through the selection of kavanaugh they are the party of increased abortion rates and subjugation of women. What is a little slide towards dictatorship when they can whistle to the base of their base that they have little regard for the females of the human race? Gah. Bleh.

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Abortion rates go down where made legal and safe, in addition to contraception:

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/abortion-rates-go-down-when-countries-make-it-legal-report-n858476

https://time.com/4327211/abortion-rates-developing-developed-countries/

Thank you, TheFerret!

Been needing to read one of your pieces. Helps me somehow loosen up in the face of it all - kinda like a good roller coaster ride. Is good stuff.

Once presidents across this nation start leveraging congressional funds

against foreign governments for political gain then common law may resolve to federal statutes.

Til then, the Senate can start with our one pResident and say that the pResident canít misuse military aid to help his reelection prospects, and can further say his actions functionally arise to a form of attempted bribery (aka the abuses of power) only achievable at the presidential level. There is no referring to the statutes, because they donít apply presidentially.

And no, dersh, Iím not going through the looking glass with you and Iím not smoking what youíre pushing. I disagree that the only way to save our democratic ways is to turn the country into a de facto dictatorship. So, iow, he can just EAT ME.

Cool.

Thanks for bringing that in. Am sharing it around.

Journaling the House Intelís realtime debunking of the WH Ďdefenseí.

Eta: Link to the House Managers press conference after the Ďdefenseí teamís appearance. Is another great round of debunking: https://www.c-span.org/video/?468583-1/house-impeachment-managers-hold-news-conference&live

******* Senate Impeachment Live Thread 2 - 1/25 *******





Live Thread 1: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212908351
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