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Fri Dec 27, 2019, 03:04 PM

What happens if Mitch cannot give Trump what he wants?

In other words, if he cannot get a quick trial with no witnesses?

What if three or four Republicans balk at the Trump/McConnell scheme?

What happens then?

Does Trump attack McConnell?

Does Trump go berserk?

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Reply What happens if Mitch cannot give Trump what he wants? (Original post)
kentuck Dec 2019 OP
Dan Dec 2019 #1
ProudMNDemocrat Dec 2019 #2
2naSalit Dec 2019 #11
Me. Dec 2019 #3
spanone Dec 2019 #4
onecaliberal Dec 2019 #5
H2O Man Dec 2019 #6
kentuck Dec 2019 #12
Buckeyeblue Dec 2019 #7
Cartoonist Dec 2019 #8
Thomas Hurt Dec 2019 #9
2naSalit Dec 2019 #10

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 03:09 PM

1. It is imperative that Moscow Mitch do nothing to offend tRump

prior to the end of January 2020. At the end of January 2020 it will be too late to have a GOP primary challenger to Moscow Mitch and then he is a free (relatively) man.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 03:10 PM

2. ALL of the above.....

Trump is so vindictive, he will take everyone down as he does down. He would even trash the White House and its contents so no other President or tour of Americans see it. It is not like he would be trashing one of his hotels.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 04:11 PM

11. +1

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 03:13 PM

3. WE Laugh & Celebrate

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 03:14 PM

4. trump will attack anyone who doesn't kiss his ass.

A N Y O N E

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 03:15 PM

5. Mitch will go under the bus for failure to comply.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 03:31 PM

6. Recommended.

One of the most important factors has to do with what a few republicans are aware of now .....that Chief Justice Roberts is not only studying Senate rules, but is researching the role he will play. In the 1868 impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, Chief Justice Salmon Chase played a role in determining the rules the Senate would follow in the trial. In several instances where there were disagreements between factions, including about what witnesses would be called to testify, Chase made rulings that still technically stand. In other words, by tradition and by the rules, Roberts has the authority to rule who both sides can call upon to testify.

This does not mean Roberts will definitely exercise that authority. But it does suggest two important factors: first, that he is aware that he can, and second, that there are some republican Senators who are aware of this, as well. Hence, it is very possible that Mitch will not be able to provide Trump with the trial he wants.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 04:15 PM

12. I think he already knows...

He doesn't have the votes to stop witnesses.

He has hinted about witnesses in the last couple of days.

It's not going to be the trial they planned.

Trump is really off the rail with his criticism of Pelosi, since Christmas Day.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 03:42 PM

7. The Republican Senators that vote against Moscow Mitch will be attacked

Roberts will be attacked if he rules in any way that Trump doesn't like. Everyone is open to attack. Remember, when Clinton's trial was going on we did hear a word from him. It won't be the case this time. It's really, at this point, his only strategy.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 03:46 PM

8. He dies and Lindsey becomes Senate leader

That will also serve as a warning to Roberts.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 03:54 PM

9. What usually happens when you

Don't deliver the goods to the fn nut job who thinks he is King

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 04:10 PM

10. Off with his head! That's what I expect to come from twitler...nt

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