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HK_Vol

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Impeachment Trial
« on: November 08, 2019, 07:28:26 PM »
Background:
Iowa Caucus on February 3
New Hampshire Primary on February 11
Nevada Caucus on February 22

Let's say that the House impeaches Trump and is sent to the Senate.
McConnell schedules the hearings from January 20th and says it will run roughly 5 weeks.
(iow - from January 20 through February 23).
Or perhaps extend it another week - not allowing those Senators to campaign through the South Carolina Primary.

As far as I know, every Senator is required to attend the proceedings.
Five of the Democratic Candidates are in the Senate:
Warren, Sanders, Booker, Harris, Klobuchar.

So how pleased are they going to be having to sit in their Senate Chair rather than out on the campaign trail?

Biden, Buttigieg and Bloomberg must be thrilled while the Democratic Senators must be completely pissed off.

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Re: Impeachment Trial
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 07:34:19 PM »
I wish someone in the media would point this out to Warren or Sanders and ask them what they think of having to sit in DC during this process.

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Re: Impeachment Trial
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 07:37:01 PM »
Looks like they won't even be able to create a "Spartacus moment".
Hilarious.


https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/trump-impeachment-senate-trial-how-to-republicans

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McConnell told his conference that if the House votes to impeach, the Senate trial would begin every day at around 12:30 p.m. and run six days per week with only Sundays off. All senators must be present and, in a break from norms and nature, they must remain silent. McConnell said after the meeting this “should be good therapy for a number of them.”

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Re: Impeachment Trial
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2019, 12:58:27 AM »
Oh, and the Senate can call both Joe Biden and Hunter Biden to testify.
I'm sure that they'll schedule it to happen a couple of days before the Iowa Caucus or the New Hampshire Primary.

With all the Dem candidates tied up in DC rather than on the campaign trail, does that now mean that the Dem favorite is.......

Pete Buttigieg?


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Re: Impeachment Trial
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2019, 01:15:19 AM »

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Re: Impeachment Trial
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2019, 06:57:26 AM »
What happens if a Senator misses a day?  Surely someone will fall ill, or just not show.

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Re: Impeachment Trial
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 07:53:03 AM »


Why have a show trial so the democrats can attempt to do more damage to the president.  Hell that's what they want why give it to them.

Old Turtle Face don't have the balls to tell the democrats their impeachment is dead on arrival.  Just take a vote and be done with it.

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Re: Impeachment Trial
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 08:07:38 AM »
Maybe ol' Mitch places some value in the Constitution.  More likely he sees political opportunity in a trial.

Of course, the Constitution means government can't shut down media outlets it doesn't like as well.  I know some folks prefer to pick and choose when it matters and when it should be ignored.

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Re: Impeachment Trial
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2019, 08:33:32 AM »
Maybe ol' Mitch places some value in the Constitution.  More likely he sees political opportunity in a trial.

Of course, the Constitution means government can't shut down media outlets it doesn't like as well.  I know some folks prefer to pick and choose when it matters and when it should be ignored.

I'm sure he will unlike what the democrats are doing which isn't.

 You know the sixth amendment where you have a right to face you accusers the one that states to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

You're typical of all left wing loons you only want to use the Constitution and abide by it when it suits your purpose otherwise operating outside it is okay.

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Re: Impeachment Trial
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2019, 08:40:05 AM »
Those rights are afforded during a trial obviously, a phase which we have not reached.

The impeachment is basically akin to a grand jury where those rights do not apply.

The Senate has a Constitutional DUTY to hold a trial after an impeachment in the House.  


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Re: Impeachment Trial
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2019, 09:36:58 AM »
Those rights are afforded during a trial obviously, a phase which we have not reached.

The impeachment is basically akin to a grand jury where those rights do not apply.

The Senate has a Constitutional DUTY to hold a trial after an impeachment in the House. 




So you want to use the Constitution with due process only when it suits your needs and the needs of the party?

You need to get someone to read and explain the Constitution to you it's evident you are unable to do so on your own.


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Re: Impeachment Trial
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2019, 09:40:44 AM »
What rights does an accused have in a Grand Jury process?


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Re: Impeachment Trial
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2019, 11:04:40 AM »
What rights does an accused have in a Grand Jury process?




The fifth amendment right of self imcrimination but this isn't a Grand Jury it's an Inquisition.

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Re: Impeachment Trial
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2019, 11:20:04 AM »
Impeachment is basically analogous to a grand jury process, obviously.  Trump is getting the same rights as he would as a private citizen in any grand jury proceeding.

 

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