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DonViejo

(60,536 posts)
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 09:57 AM Feb 2021

Senate Ethics Committee to Investigate Coordination Between Trump and GOP Senators During Capitol...

Source: Mediaite




Sen. Whitehouse: Senate Ethics Committee to Investigate Coordination Between Trump and GOP Senators During Capitol Insurrection

By Colby Hall Feb 11th, 2021, 8:04 am

As Democratic House Managers present a raft of compelling evidence to convict former President Donald Trump of inciting the deadly capitol insurrection of Jan. 6, another question looms over the Senate chamber: Were Republican Senators who amplified the lie of a “stolen election” and objecting to the Electoral College certification in any way complicit?

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) revealed on Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell Wednesday evening that some members of the U.S. Senate were looking to answer that question in a manner that could raise a stink that could cover Republican Senators Josh Hawley (MO) and Ted Cruz (TX), both of whom were vocal proponents of objecting to the free and fair election results that led to President Joe Biden taking office.

Host Lawrence O’Donnell noted that it “seems Donald Trump was educating his crowds about who was on their side and who wasn’t,” adding that Ted Cruz played an active role campaigning in Georgia and trying to delay the Electoral College certification.

“Did you have a feeling that there were some Republican members of the Senate, highly recognizable like Senator Cruz, possibly Senator Hawley .. who are sitting there in the senate, never having felt threatened by this crowd at all, at any moment, because they knew, that that crowd knew, that they were on their side?” O’Donnell asked.

Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/sen-whitehouse-senate-ethics-committee-to-investigate-coordination-between-trump-and-gop-senators-during-capitol-insurrection/

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Senate Ethics Committee to Investigate Coordination Between Trump and GOP Senators During Capitol... (Original Post) DonViejo Feb 2021 OP
The same Senators already refusing to base their decision as impeachment jurists on the evidence. Freethinker65 Feb 2021 #1
They can't really. BobTheSubgenius Feb 2021 #23
Good . . . Iliyah Feb 2021 #2
Unless they vote to convict, they are complicit. BarbD Feb 2021 #3
A vote won't change the facts. colorado_ufo Feb 2021 #17
Go after Blunt ... he refused to say that Biden won the election UpInArms Feb 2021 #4
He didn't say Biden didn't win either, though judesedit Feb 2021 #7
No ... and he never did UpInArms Feb 2021 #10
I do agree he is a gutless asshole judesedit Feb 2021 #15
Didn't Rand Paul pass a note to tRump's lawyers the other day? Maeve Feb 2021 #5
That man is a gross, dishonorable, foul, corrupt piece of dung! C Moon Feb 2021 #25
If you Rebl2 Feb 2021 #6
supposedly, there were three senators in the Jan 5 planning meeting in Trump Tower. nt wiggs Feb 2021 #8
Woo hoo! That is important (and exciting!) news. liberalla Feb 2021 #9
Add Lindsey Graham to that list BumRushDaShow Feb 2021 #11
Democrats are handling the impeachment with flying colors bucolic_frolic Feb 2021 #12
"It's not just that you're a crook, Senator ... you're an insurrectionist!" /nt bucolic_frolic Feb 2021 #13
Damn straight, gab13by13 Feb 2021 #14
Why was Lindsey Graham meeting with a Proud Boy leader in Trump Hotel hours before the attack? usaf-vet Feb 2021 #16
Proud Boy leader in chummy pic with Lindsey Graham. That's damning oasis Feb 2021 #27
Looking at Mike Lee and Tommy Tuberville; djacq Feb 2021 #18
trump monkeyman1 Feb 2021 #19
House cleaning time...I mean Senate cleaning time! LazySusanNot Feb 2021 #20
And then there are the GOP members who gave tours the day before....nt NoRoadUntravelled Feb 2021 #21
Absolutely great and right! "Benghazi with merit" KPN Feb 2021 #22
Oh yeah. I can't wait for the criminal referral to the DOJ on these jackals. ancianita Feb 2021 #24
I suspect one reason GOPer Senators are so determined not to vote to convict is because Nitram Feb 2021 #26

BobTheSubgenius

(11,585 posts)
23. They can't really.
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 12:49 PM
Feb 2021

The best they can now hope for is that a "Not Guilty" will be big step towards all this just going away, and their reputations aren't damaged irreparably. Given the cranial density of their constituents, that is, sadly, a real possibility.

colorado_ufo

(5,750 posts)
17. A vote won't change the facts.
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:46 AM
Feb 2021

They can't use a vote to cover their actions and leave a path open for future destruction.

UpInArms

(51,298 posts)
4. Go after Blunt ... he refused to say that Biden won the election
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 10:29 AM
Feb 2021

Here is what he wrote to me on November 11, after I requested that he accept the results of the election and say that Biden had won it:

Dear ******:

Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts on the integrity of our presidential election.

President Trump did a great job with unbelievable energy and dedication at the end of the campaign. We have set all-time records for voter participation. Every vote that was legally cast needs to be counted. Votes that were not legally cast should not be counted. As a former Secretary of State and a voter, I know it is essential that our election systems be protected to preserve the integrity of the voting process. Candidates have the right to use all of the tools available to them to ensure the votes are accurately counted. This process should be completely transparent so the American people are confident in the results. America will once again serve as an example to the world.

Again, thank you for contacting me. I look forward to continuing our conversation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SenatorBlunt) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/RoyBlunt) about the important issues facing Missouri and the country. I also encourage you to visit my website (blunt.senate.gov) to learn more about where I stand on the issues and sign-up for my e-newsletter.

Sincere regards,

Roy Blunt
United States Senator

UpInArms

(51,298 posts)
10. No ... and he never did
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:11 AM
Feb 2021

A mealy mouthed doublespeak weasel.

His twitter on the trial says this:






And this is what he emailed when I asked him to pay attention:

Dear *******:

Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts on the impeachment of President Trump.

As you know, on January 13, 2021, the House of Representatives approved an article of impeachment against President Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors. I will consider all the information presented and be sure to keep your thoughts in mind as the article of impeachment proceeds before the full Senate for consideration.

Again, thank you for contacting me. I look forward to continuing our conversation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SenatorBlunt) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/RoyBlunt) about the important issues facing Missouri and the country. I also encourage you to visit my website (blunt.senate.gov) to learn more about where I stand on the issues and sign-up for my e-newsletter.

Sincere regards,

Roy Blunt
United States Senator


My son received an identical pablum spew.

Rebl2

(13,635 posts)
6. If you
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:01 AM
Feb 2021

were a juror and we’re paying no attention to the proceedings, (let’s say doodling on paper, working on other things with your feet propped on a desk next to you, reading things unrelated to the trial) would you not be given a warning, then kicked off the jury if you continued on with these same actions?

liberalla

(9,284 posts)
9. Woo hoo! That is important (and exciting!) news.
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:09 AM
Feb 2021



Let the ass covering begin! Which in itself is revealing and incriminating...

BumRushDaShow

(130,263 posts)
11. Add Lindsey Graham to that list
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:11 AM
Feb 2021

with his calling up the GA SOS and suggesting he manipulate votes, alleging issues with signature matching. Ethics complaints were filed with the Senate Ethics Committee against Graham for this last November BEFORE the Committee changed hands to Democratic member Chairs so those complaints need to be revived and/or delved into. And that is in addition to complaints filed with the GA Election board against Graham this past December for the same issue.

bucolic_frolic

(43,608 posts)
12. Democrats are handling the impeachment with flying colors
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:25 AM
Feb 2021

I suspect the Founders would be proud. Speaker Pelosi timed it, and the prep has been scintillating. Impeachment trial #2 as well as #1 separates patriot from scoundrel, public good from private interest. This is a defining moment no matter how hard Republicans try to make it about something else, ignore it, deny or seek escape. The defenders of Donald J. Trump will end up supporting insurrection and will be forever tainted. I'm hopeful few will be re-elected. There will be that matter of voting to support the overthrow of the U.S. government to be explained, and if Democrats can't make hay on that one we really are incompetent and screwed.

gab13by13

(21,538 posts)
14. Damn straight,
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:36 AM
Feb 2021

The Mouse that Roared, I love the Biden administration. Now let's get Merrick Garland conformed.

I don't have any faith in Cy Vance doing squat with Trump.

usaf-vet

(6,259 posts)
16. Why was Lindsey Graham meeting with a Proud Boy leader in Trump Hotel hours before the attack?
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:40 AM
Feb 2021

One GOOD reason.... anyone?


djacq

(1,634 posts)
18. Looking at Mike Lee and Tommy Tuberville;
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 12:09 PM
Feb 2021

Here, unedited, is what Lee told Bryan Schott of The Salt Lake Tribune via text message that evening.

Moments after the proceedings in the Senate were halted by the Capitol Police, my phone rang. The caller ID indicated that the call was coming from the White House. I thought it was Robert O’Brien, the president’s national security advisor, calling to update me on a question I had asked him about a security threat from Iran.

To my great surprise, it was not Robert O’Brien, but President Trump on the other end of the line. My heart started to beat a little faster, as I was convinced he could only be calling to argue with me about my reading of the Twelfth Amendment and Article II, Section 1.

[link:https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2021/02/11/what-sen-mike-lee-told-me/|

 

monkeyman1

(5,109 posts)
19. trump
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 12:10 PM
Feb 2021

need to remember fec said that 3.5 million was paid rally cost that trump campaign !!! a lot of people needed traveling money !!! judge Thomas wife layed out a bunch of cash too. all this money floating around . seem's like these patriot's are getting quite well off rallying for drumpf . while people are making a fuss , trump put's all his left over campaign cash in his broke ass companies . stop the steal fund made him a lot of cash that he didn't use . nice racketeering enterprise he has going !! alway's the con job going on. never worked a day in his life.

LazySusanNot

(192 posts)
20. House cleaning time...I mean Senate cleaning time!
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 12:13 PM
Feb 2021

Coordinating GOP Senator's = The Elephant's in the room.
Thanks for posting!

Nitram

(23,017 posts)
26. I suspect one reason GOPer Senators are so determined not to vote to convict is because
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 03:34 PM
Feb 2021

they were complicit in the crime, and they are afraid a vote to convict would an admission of guilt.

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