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Sun Dec 29, 2019, 06:14 PM

We have lived with this threat for 3 years.

Surely we can make it one more year?

Right?

Democrats were at a disadvantage from the beginning.

Republicans controlled the House and Senate and the White House, after the election in 2016. The Republicans appointed Robert Mueller as Special Counsel, to investigate themselves, after the discovery of the Russian communications with General Flynn, and a few other distasteful events. Democrats had little to say in the matter. They were in the minority.

It was like a chess game. Paul Ryan wanted to be a good leader. He was simply over-whelmed by all the politics. He wisely chose to leave, in my opinion.

Mitch McConnell wanted everyone to know that he had complete control of the Senate. He was going to get his choice of judges, including another Supreme Court Judge. (In hindsight, the resignation of Justice Anthony Kennedy looks more and more suspicious, in my opinion)

Democrats had very little power until they won back the House in 2018. Trump immediately shut down the government to show his appreciation.

The corruption was deep.

Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats had little choice, the criminality was so brazen and open, until a whistleblower came forward with some very significant information. They had the scripts and phone calls and first-hand witnesses, that attempted to explain what was going on with Giuliani and his "associates" in Ukraine. They discovered the plot.

If the new Ukraine president wanted funds for military support, he would need to go on TV (CNN) and say that they were investigating the Bidens... and withheld the funds from Ukraine, until the whistleblower came forward? Then the funds were released. (Even then, it was reported short) Trump turned over a transcript that indicated he wanted a favor from the Ukraine president. The Democrats, almost unanimously, voted to impeach.

We are where we are. Speaker Pelosi is expected to turn over the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate, as soon as they are able to handle them in a fair and constitutional manner?

McConnell and Schumer need to agree on the rules.

It was reported that they have not spoken with each other since this past Tuesday? You cannot negotiate if you cannot talk. (Perhaps Mitch and Chuck could send "representatives" from each side to discuss the rules under which they will operate an impeachment "trial"?)

But, Pelosi is a very good leader. She will not force the issue for political reasons only. She will follow the Constitution. The question is: How long will it take Mitch and Chuck to come to some arrangement on the Senate rules?

Just my opinion.

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kentuck Dec 2019 OP
RKP5637 Dec 2019 #1
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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 06:19 PM

1. We are very fortunate to have Pelosi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:56 PM

2. +100 Good op, don't stop!

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