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Saturday, January 25, 2020

....This Is A Finding Of Fact, Unfolding Of The Truth...


...and then a decision will be made and that is a decision that goes beyond me...but we're not dominated by the polls...what we're dominated by are the facts and the truth and I do believe the truth will set us free...there are many things that the president does that are completely out of the question that are not impeachable...and they're about the election...

...but when it comes to violating the Constitution of the United States, as he undermines our national security, jeopardizes the integrity of our elections1, dishonors his own oath of office...that's about impeachment...I really have a real discomfort level of responding to what Republicans say because they are in denial about what has happened in the country... --from the below video interview with Speaker Pelosi--


...the majority in the Senate et al. are behaving like a parent who enters a room to discover their toddler is smearing feces on the wall and joins in hoping to create a Picasso...



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UPDATED 01/25/2020 AP, FACT CHECK: Trump's Impeachment Defense and the Facts

...it's unlikely that attorneys that lie to a bunch of senators during impeachment proceedings presided over by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court can lose their law license, but they should...the Breitbart Spin is precious...Senator Joni Ernst et al. are looking for facts...really!...


...here's how our friends over at the Federalist Society see the impeachment hearings, Impeachment Gets Worse Ratings Than Soap Operas...maybe at their next presser "Joni" (R-IW) can Don a cheerleader's costume while Senators Scott (R-S.C.), Lankford (R-OK) and Barrasso (R-WY) dance with pom poms...that might boost the Republican Party's ratings?...

...show us all relevant documents and witness (e.g. PBS, WATCH: Full video of Trump appearing to say Ukraine ambassador should be removed)...let us worry about the 2020 election...

UPDATED 01/23/2020  Economist, The Strange Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump: Designed to Acquit and C-SPAN, Senate Impeachment Trial, Day 2 and C-SPAN, U.S. Senate: Impeachment Trial (Day 3) and WP, Trump’s Impeachment Defense Is Designed to Destroy Guardrails on Presidential Power and U.S. Senate: Impeachment Trial (Day 4) and U.S. Senate: Impeachment Trial (Day 5)







The House managers show what is best about America while Pasquale "Pat" A. Cipollone et al. show what is worst. 

McConnell et al. can follow rules that enable an unfair or sham impeachment trial, but their "work-product" is not the last word or America's future.

Surely, the Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. regrets presiding over these proceeding?




⚖-----former Solicitor General Neal Katyal's latest book Impeach, The Case Against Donald Trump is instructive...as is the short video The Rules for Rulers:



...what are the senate-keys getting and giving from the "wannabee king" to retain power (hint, it's unnecessary to over think the "wannabee king" as a future dictator)...


UPDATED 01/19/2020 FoxNews, Trump’s Impeachment Defense Team and NYT, Senate Republicans Are Bathed in Shame


...is Alan Dershowitz auditioning for the lead actor role in an upcoming Woody Allen comedy?...


UPDATED 01/16/2020 CSPAN, Senate Impeachment Trial Oaths and NBCNews, Rep. Adam Schiff Read The Articles Of Impeachment To The Senate





..."a republic, if you can keep it"...

...the response most often attributed to the octogenarian and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin when asked what type of government the constitutional convention delegates created...so far so good!!!...

UPDATED 01/15/2020 CSPAN, Speaker Pelosi Announces Impeachment Managers...



...a wonderfully diverse and professional impeachment prosecution team...

UPDATED 01/13/2020 ABCNewsThisWeek, Trump will 'be impeached forever': Pelosi

...kudos to Madame Speaker and those members voting (Final Vote Results Roll Call 695 and 696) to impeach Donald John Trump...


...their votes will forever proudly rebuke the ignominious actions of the conspicuously unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy occupant of the White House, its senate sycophants and any future aspiring wannabe authoritarians...our nation is forever grateful for their principled preference for good governance...more leaders like those voting "Yea" in roll call 695 and 696, please...



...why does "Moscow Mitch" believe that an independent senate impeachment trial will or should conform with a House impeachment?...sycophancy is not a desirable behavior for any senator...sycophancy for the purpose of perpetuating a conspicuously unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy presidency is dangerous and destructive of our nation...

...compare and contrast sycophant and partisan...

01/10/2020 C-SPAN, Limiting Military Action Against Iran, Speaker Pelosi and Newsweek, Iranian Missile System Shot Down Ukraine Flight, Probably by Mistake, Sources Say


...wonder if the "dumb-ass duo" envisioned that their "gunboat diplomacy" and "saber-rattling" could down a civilian airliner, killing all 170+ passengers aboard...of course it's unlikely the "dumb-ass duo" thought an "elephant-walk" (a costly test of war readiness) at Hill AFB could trigger a battlefield SAM site shot...which is precisely the point of  the above war powers limiting concurrent resolution...


UPDATED 01/07/2020 RollCall, Road Ahead: House To Debate Iran War Powers As Impeachment Articles Hold Continues and SpeakerPelosi, Dear Colleague on Introduction of War Powers Resolution

...kudos to the Speaker and House...a set of 535 commanders in chief trumps a dumb-ass duo deciding to go to war while taking Mulligans on the back nine...there are no Mulligans in war...unlike the golf course every shot counts on the battlefield...

...Senator Graham et al. stultify themselves while trying to shield the impeached president's behavior...the real arguments they're  advancing in the highest courts (USCA-DC 19-5331 mp3) and elsewhere are beyond stultifying...there is no executive "prerogative" (maybe counsel means privilege?) to obstruct investigations into criminal behavior (official or unofficial), [remember Nixon]...

...reigning in the out of control executive is long over due...as an aside those who've doubted whether women can govern, let them doubt no more...


 UPDATED 01/16/2020  USAToday, Watchdog: White House budget Office Violated Federal Law by Withholding Ukraine Security Funds and GAO, Office of Management and Budget—Withholding of Ukraine Security Assistance and APMcConnell and Pelosi give no signs of budging on impeachment

...kudos to the Speaker and senate minority leader...Chief Justice John Roberts has a duty to make publicly clear he will not preside over a sham impeachment trial...the idea that he 's there as "eye candy" or a "partisan rubber stamp" is nonsense...

UPDATED 01/02/2020 JustSecurity, Exclusive: Unredacted Ukraine Documents Reveal Extent of Pentagon’s Legal Concerns

...“Clear direction from POTUS to continue to hold [appropriated Ukraine military funding.]”...released redacted email from former Wisconsin GOP cum RAG Party head Michael Duffey who is now a political appointee at the Office of Management and Budget...wonder why the RAG Party senators are ignoring relevant redacted facts?...

...understanding these emails in the context of Ukraine's history and its persistent progress toward autonomy makes impeding current diplomatic efforts more than criminal...of course it's highly unlikely that Duffey et al. know much about Ukraine's long-suffering efforts toward autonomy, inspite of periods of extraordinary cruelty by Russia...

...kudos to President Zelensky on the prisoner exchange, gas contract signing and New Year conversation with Putin...and planning for a future connection to the euro-grid...an event, which will present the "BlackEnergy " hackers w ith new and more dangerous challenges...

UPDATED 12/18/2019 C-SPAN, U.S. House: Debate & Vote on Articles of Impeachment


...digressive diatribes, conspiracy theory, sloganeering or parroting  (SHAM, CIRCUS, WITCH-HUNT, PARTISAN-COUP, ELECTION VENDETTA, SCHIFF SHOW etc.) will not substitute for pertinent facts and evidence...

UPDATED 12/12/2019 C-SPAN, House Judiciary Committee Debates on Articles of Impeachment

 
 ...the only response to any president's failure to recognize Congress's impeachment authority is immediate impeachment. and removal...
...those that think this Executive's response is customary...let them think that no more...

UPDATED 12/10/2019 C-SPAN, Articles of Impeachment and HouseJudiciary, Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors (pdf); Article I Abuse of Power and Article II Obstruction of Congress



UPDATED 12/09/2019 C-SPAN, Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment, Report by the Staff of the Committee on the Judiciary and House Judiciary Committee Impeachment Inquiry Evidence Hearing


...so far the House minority's response to overwhelming evidence of impeachable conduct is that the House is partisan and moving too fast...as always history will judge...meantime all future presidents will know that asking for, accepting or coercing foreign electoral help will result in their swift impeachment, even when that president tries to blockade all evidence...a wonderful message that will only strengthen our democracy (republic)...

UPDATED 12/05/2019 C-SPAN, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Articles of Impeachment



...the Speaker of the United States articulates a bright-line between behavior that is impeachable and partisan...blur the line at your own risk, so says our Founding Fathers and Madame Speaker...attempt to erase that line and you'll be immediately impeached...


UPDATED 12/05/2019 C-SPAN, LIVE: House Judiciary Committee Impeachment Inquiry Hearing



UPDATED 12/03/2019 WP, House Intelligence Committee’s Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report (latest  document posted to the growing collection of impeachment documents; 60 to date)

Document Cloud PDF

UPDATED 11/21/2019 C-SPAN, House Speaker Weekly Briefing







-----notes-----


1. ...impeachment and removal is the only way to lawfully, peaceably and reliably end a constitutional threat presented by any president's willingness to ask for, accept, or coerce foreign electoral assistance...by definition the president's own action(s) has removed elections as the customarily reliable method of  preserving a democracy (republic)..

...contrast this with the Judiciary's power to annul an election to meet the same ends...














Originally Published November 18, 2019; Last Updated January 24, 2019: Last Republished January 24, 2019:

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