As it begins the 117th session of Congress, the United States Senate has many pressing matters on its plate: the need to get on top of the coronavirus, recharge the economy, get serious about climate change, reform our immigration policy, and deal with racial injustice. But no Senate challenge is more important than holding former President TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE accountable for the death and destruction on the sacred grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. … [Read more...] about Press: The case against Citizen Trump
Is trump getting impeached
“Mitch said to me he wants Trump gone,” a Republican member of Congress reportedly told CNN. “It is in his political interest to have him gone. It is in the GOP interest to have him gone. The question is, do we get there?” The CNN report said the lobbying for impeachment started in the House after the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and began to focus on McConnell after the House’s impeachment vote. … [Read more...] about Sen. Patrick Leahy To Preside Over Trump’s Impeachment Trial, Not John Roberts
In that situation, time would be tight. The substantive portion of the Senate trial is set to begin in two weeks, on February 9. Even if a legal challenge reaches the courts tomorrow, it would be a tight squeeze to get resolution before February 9. And if Trump (or another party raising a challenge) files a lawsuit even closer to February 9, things get even more difficult. If a lawsuit is pending on February 9, does the Senate hold off and await a court decision? Or does the Senate plow ahead in the absence of a final ruling? … [Read more...] about Could Trump derail his impeachment trial?
Trump's accusation that "radical left" Democrats stole his victory is certainly a whopper. But the focus on his Big Lie misses something fundamental about how propaganda works. A leader's Big Lie has no power and makes little sense on its own. It has traction only if the public has been fed many, many smaller lies. It relies on a larger network of falsehoods told by the leader and reinforced by his government officials and compliant media. … [Read more...] about Trump’s big lie wouldn’t have worked without his thousands of little lies
“I think the President is entitled to due process. I think he’s entitled to have a defense. I think he’s entitled to be present, you know, for testimony and evidence if necessary and you know the House didn’t have much of a record of witnesses and so forth, because they frankly rammed it through very quickly,” said Rubio. … [Read more...] about ‘I Think The Trial Is Stupid’, Senator Marco Rubio Likens 2nd Impeachment Trial To Pouring Gas On A Raging Fire