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Norm Ornstein ... on the GOP/Trump's lawyers arguments yesterday in front of the Senate

Norm is an old friend of my now late father and I asked him yesterday about team Trump's lawyers
arguments that the House Intel Committee could not issue subpoenas without a vote in the full House
and that the House's impeachment was not handled Constitutionally and these were his answers.

"The House delegates subpoena authority to committees on a regular basis. And the constitution says flatly that the House has sole power over impeachments. So the argument is bullshit."

Attn Mike Pompeo (aka Mike Pandejo) Turns out Mary Louise Kelly is an expert on geography.

Turns out Mary Louise Kelly is an expert on international matters.

From Wiki

Kelly graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1993, with degrees in Government and French Literature. As a senior editor at The Harvard Crimson, she covered the 1992 Presidential election, including Bill Clinton's inauguration.[3]

In 1995 she completed her masters in European Studies at Cambridge University (Emmanuel College) in England.


From January 2009 to 2011, Kelly was National Public Radio's senior Pentagon correspondent, reporting on defense and foreign policy issues. As part of NPR's national security team, Kelly covered the Obama administration's approach to the wars in Afghanistan and the Iraq War. She also focused on how the U.S. projected its military power elsewhere in the world; how the U.S. reacted to, and dealt with, the emerging global military muscle of countries such as China; and the way in which U.S. foreign policy goals are often sought, and sometimes achieved, through defense and Intelligence agency channels.[7]


In 2016, Kelly returned to NPR as National Security Correspondent and guest host of Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She continued as a contributing editor at The Atlantic magazine and is working on her third novel.

Attn DU lawyers, law and order lawyers, and govt. process nerds ... Help me out.

Lawyer Philbin said this morning that a Congressional Committee had to have the
vote of the House before they issue a subpoena. That just doesn't sound right to
me and if that is false doesn't a large % of the rest of his argument suck dirty ditch

The Rude Pundit has summed it all up very nicely.

"And, frankly, Republicans are more obsessed with 2016 now than Democrats are because they know, they fucking know, that Trump's victory is illegitimate and they have to do everything in their power to not let that fact become viral."


When you look @ Jay Sekulow you're looking @ a Jesus scamming crook. "Jews for Jesus"

Sekulow and his family used the money they scammed from people who couldn't really afford to
donate for private jets, vacation homes, huge paydays, real estate, and sweetheart loans.


Trump lawyer's firm steered millions in donations to family members, files show

Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal Jay Sekulow approved plans to push people to give to his Christian nonprofit, which then paid big sums to his family


Documents obtained by the Guardian show Sekulow that month approved plans to push poor and jobless people to donate money to his Christian nonprofit, which since 2000 has steered more than $60m to Sekulow, his family and their businesses.

Telemarketers for the nonprofit, Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism (Case), were instructed in contracts signed by Sekulow to urge people who pleaded poverty or said they were out of work to dig deep for a “sacrificial gift”.

“I can certainly understand how that would make it difficult for you to share a gift like that right now,” they told retirees who said they were on fixed incomes and had “no extra money” – before asking if they could spare “even $20 within the next three weeks”.


Oh good .... I woke up to the person Trump bribed to keep her quite about the Trump U. scam.

Pam Bondi.


Thank you Adam Schiff thread

I was driving around in my F-150 "pick em up" Truck and listening to Chairmen Schiff's
opening statement and I was pleased about what a smart classy guy he is and how he
stated time after time that the evidence was and is there to remove Trump from office.

The moral weight of history is on Adam Schiff's side. Now the GOP Senators might vote to
let Trump off on his crimes but history and the American voters are going to be a ruthless
judge to their actions and to them personally @ the ballot box.

Daily Kos: McConnell readies nuclear option for shielding Senate trial from public view

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking extraordinary steps to keep what's sure to be a sticky impeachment trial for GOP senators out of the public eye. He's already roped off certain areas to pen up reporters so they can't wander the halls and ask the very questions GOP senators are loath to answer. Journalists will also pass through a newly added metal detector before taking their media seats in the chamber in case they try to "bug the chamber with surveillance equipment," reports the Washington Post. It's all under the guise of "security" that's supposedly intended to protect senators, but credentialed reporters have effectively been designated a security threat.

Naturally, no digital devices such as cell phones or computers or cameras will be allowed in the Senate chamber to record the historical spectacle in real-time. That's standard practice in both the upper and lower chambers, but the House suspended the rule during the impeachment proceedings so journalists could better capture the moment.

But McConnell and his caucus could also simply kill the only camera allowed in the chamber during some of the most important parts of the trial. As the New York Times writes, "Lawmakers could pull the C-Span plug and go into closed session at critical moments of debate over the conduct of the trial and the fate of the president."

It's a procedure that was sometimes employed during the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, but the circumstances of that trial were quite different. While Senate Republicans controlled the chamber, they weren't in any position to abuse their power or further anger the public as Clinton's approval had already soared and the GOP was taking a political beating. In addition, Republicans didn’t gain anything by shielding Clinton from the negative publicity that would naturally arise from a trial they were constitutionally required to hold in the view of many legal scholars.


Trump to India .... It is not like you've got China on your border

"It's not like you've got China on your border," the authors quoted Trump as telling Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting between the two leaders.



CNN tonight Alan Dershowitz has lost it .... BTW I am not a lawyer

He keeps saying that he needs to make the argument against the impeachment of
Trump in front of the Senate but isn't that horse already out of the barn? Trump has
been impeached and no argument is going to change that.

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