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  • Brian Caleb

    IMO blocking a fair trial of impeachment is like saying he is guilty because he knows its his only way out. Why would he block it if he is innocent? This is about an attack on our Country's Elections. Letting this go is like saying its ok for some candidates to not follow the rules of our Constitution.

  • Lyle Linn

    LOL This is too funny not going to happen should have called them in the house. Never heard so many lies in my life. The money was released before the time it was suppose to be get the facts straight doesn't anyone do any investigating any more .

  • Shayne

    It doesn't matter how many witnesses are called and what they say, Republican Senators will still give Trump a free pass as long as they think voters will clear them.

  • Irene Gavenlock

    Putin must be ecstatic about how his plan to fix the election in America has worked – better the he could ever have imagined ! So at the moment America is being governed by trump/putin AND moscow mitch and Putin is offering suggestions about how America is going to move forward.Standing beside trump no less!

  • matt johnson

    FAIR IMPEACHMENT isn't an option is it, the media is the second judge in all of this and they are dirty! how can he have a fair trial without any evidence or proof of crime in the first place, the true criminals are THE MEDIA!!!!!!

  • Franc Watson

    Republicans with the help of Russian Intelligence want to turn America into a totalitarian police state based on Brutalist Capitalism, Evangelical Rationalization and Absurdist Bureaucracy. Don't let them.

  • Stephanie Adams

    I love listening to and learning from Neal Katyal. So brilliant! Breaks all of this craziness down into bite sized pieces. Thanks for the ongoing civics lessons, Neal!

  • Kevin PIERSON

    We keep seeing more reports come out of Republicans in house and senate tied to reports of taking Russian money, we already know Trump is a Russian asset. What comes next is unpredictable.

  • Cove Dweller

    Don't believe a word of this foolishness coming from you or the dems. They are supposed to be the perfect example of following the rule of law. Instead we get this garbled mess! You never fail to amaze me with your evil, skewed "truth telling".. Donald Trump doesn't think he is impeached because he has not been impeached! Impeachment cannot happen without 2/3 vote from the senate. Do not forget Pelosi has not sent the documents to the senate. Nothing happens without that. Geeze!!!

  • googl android

    The American people are still in denial about their republic being replaced with a cleptocracy. Once they get through it, perhaps they'll look into restoring it. Unfortunately for them, there is no longer a democratic way forward.

  • John Hynes

    What a load. Hard to believe some people buy the crap MSDNC is selling. Tell me, is it unfair that many Demfilth Senators have already made up their minds to convict? Crissakes…what garbage.

  • googl android

    Mitch McConnell's behaviour is not "ironic." I'll leave it to more eloquent people to characterise. The distinguished senator will soon be getting all that he justly deserves.

  • AWOLF

    Right off the bat. You would think there would be no impeachment until enough evidence was presented to solidify the reasoning and justification for impeachment. I’m going to also guess that some “reporters” were able to obtain “relevant” information that our entire government, intelligence agencies, and congress were unable to uncover. That’s an embarrassment, but just an opinion less than 10 seconds in…

  • AWOLF

    You cant say that “in the past week we learned that” apparently Putin fed trump the Ukraine talking points? You cant have learned this if you are quoting things apparently,, which would imply that you don’t know for a fact.

  • Michelle

    There’s a clip of faux ahem, Fox News in this piece; Fox is the unofficial russian news agency for amerika… misinforming people again… how do they get away with this stuff? Where’s the FCC when you need them!?! omg🙄 FOX tells🎼🎶🎶🎶🎵 Lies Lies Lies, Yeah‼️ (a late 80’s Thompson Twins song… Fitting!😂)

  • Mordicus 420

    You American can create some really great drama based reality T.V.
    The last 2 1/2 seasons of "The Trump Show" were boring with the Russian angle but this new twist in the plot is awesome 👍
    The Impeachment process this season are really funny.
    I'll get my Popcorn ready 😁

  • Denise Wright

    It's not the Senate job to play clean up for the partisan sham impeachment in the house it's only the Senate to take over once articles are brought over from the house to the Senate if I was McConnell I would give a date to bring it over and if she don't dismiss it the same thing that democrat are doing is the same thing there cusing President Donald Trump of why didn't the house go to court like they were supposed too

  • Gary Santos

    Pelosi says House will wait to send impeachment articles to Senate for clarity on rules
    "So far, we haven't seen anything that looks fair to us," the speaker said after the House impeached President Donald Trump.

    RULES OF PROCEDURE AND PRACTICE IN THE SENATE WHEN SITTING ON IMPEACHMENT TRIALS

    Whensoever the Senate shall receive notice from the House of Representatives that managers are appointed on their part to conduct an impeachment against any person and are directed to carry articles of impeachment to the Senate, the Secretary of the Senate shall immediately inform the House of Representatives that the Senate is ready to receive the managers for the purpose of exhibiting such articles of impeachment, agreeably to such notice.

  • Ann Tyler

    BY THE WAY, WE WONDER HOW SLUM LORD LESSONS ARE GOING FROM JARED TO HANNITY SINCE TRUMP MADE IT POSSIBLE TO GET A HUGE LOAN FOR BUILDINGS IN MASSIVE DISREPAIR. ALL HE NEEDS ARE DESPERATE POOR PEOPLE IN NEED OF SHELTER WITH TEARS STREAMING DOWN THEIR FACES WHILE CLUTCHING SECTION 8 RENT HELP. JARED LOVES IT.

  • Mike Cooke

    You still touting that garbage steele dossier like you were for the last couple of years ? hahahahahahahah Your storytelling is hillarious ! No real news , like the dnc and hillary paying a foriegn national to dig up dirt on trump to influence the election ? Or maybe the illegal spying on an american citizen and the President of the united states , or how about manipulating evidence, falsifying verification of a source , withholding esculpatory evidence in fisa court , or maybe even that the biden's are now under investigation in Ukraine , Latvia, the Senate and by his baby moma's lawyers team ??? All kinds of real news and you are here telling stories ! smh

  • ozzrob

    Everyone knows the senate trial is fixed, so why are Moscow Mitch and the S**t Monster worried about what witnesses are called? They'll just go on Fox (Fake) News to whinge and have hissy fits complaining that the truth isn't true. Then they'll go back to the senate to try and declare the S**t Monster dictator for life.

  • sylvain leger

    Ok wheres joy wheres is his son wheres Hilary wheres adm shifft o ya the president is not impeached nancy is got to go this is just stupidity

  • Mike Cooke

    Dems don't have the power in the Senate to demand anything !! Just like the Republicans could not demand anything in congress !!!! it is that simple !!!

  • Cyrus Theowl

    According to Trump he is done nothing wrong. OK..Then how come he is preventing people to testify? How come he is hiding financial records and tax returns?…Any reasonable person understands that Trump's conduct is that of a criminal who is trying to hide evidence.

  • Tammy Dillard

    Anyone who don't think trump is not guilty of messing with our constitution or our country security needs to be voted out of office. I don't trust him.

  • Paizleigh white

    It's sad to see that Republicans are disregarding the Constitution they claim to obey and respect so much. impeachment is not unconstitutional. Impeach Donald Trump!

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  • James Parker

    Trump's vindictive behavior is one more reason to remove Trump from the Office of President of the United States. Trump admires Totalitarian Oligarchs from around the world. Trump wants his Presidency to emulate these Totalitarian Oligarchs. Trump removes the "Rule of Law" at his convenience, and his will is Enabled by his Cowardly Motivated Criminal Republican Supporters. These Enablers fear Trump's Vindictive retribution against them if they do not do Trump's bidding.

  • Jon Obester

    Let's try and put 2+2 together. The UK and Europe need Russia's gas and oil. Vladimir RasPutin had a deal with Exxon to use their technology to drill in the Arctic. What else is going on here?

  • OpenSourceLiving

    Are you guys for real? Takes me back to the dark ages of witch catchers and more recently the NASTY 'communist' celebrity catchers. You will be recorded in history in the same group of horrific people. You will be exposed for what you are attempting to do. Thank God the MAJORITY of people can see through this and Trump will be reelected as a result.

  • T Young

    Once again the minions in the News Media, working for the Democrats who in turn are controlled by the Deep State Cabal, which is the North American Sub Factor of the Bloodline Families, are spewing their fabricated lies. Yoiu would think that just once one of them would have a crisis of conscience or grow some nads and say NO MORE. I wonder just what it must do to their souls to lie continuously, to sell themselves like common whores for the filthy lucre. This is the 3rd time they have said this same made up BS, over as many days, without providing proof. If it was good as they say, they would be rushing up front with the proof. But, No, as usual they are using the fabrication to stall and stretch the time out, until they can hopefully find something "real" that they can use. If anything, Trump is likely playing them like he has so many times before. He sets them up, they jump at the chance to do something illegal once again (thinking it would be worth it) only to fall on their face in a pile of sh*t.
    I don't know why anyone would listen to them or the Democrats when they once again magically materialize some NEW last minute "evidence" so very late in the day
    . Grasping at straws, who would believe any of them when we have had so many lying ambassadors, the spying cheating CIA and & FBI, the Corrupt DOJ and every single one of the House Democrats have so much dirt on them you can see potatoes sprouting.

    The Mainstream News Media is owned by 6 Corporations, all of whom are the very same Globalists who are trying to take America down.

    The dividing line has never been so clear as it is today. The Democrats are owned and controlled by blackmail and even if they wanted to behave reasonably they could not. They MUST do as they are told or be exposed or worse.

    Why do you think Pelosi is drunk all the time? Why do you think she kept pointing to that ugly bracelet on her arm? Upon a closer look at that bracelet, people discovered the very common military brass canister between the beads, that holds a cyanide capsule. It's the suicide canister.

    She and they all know if they don't take Trump down or win the 2020 by hook or by crook, they will be killed, (suicided or rather Arkancided) so she is saying in effect that if it doesn't happen she will do it for them.

  • Romulus Paradise

    Every bit of so called evidence has been debunked, shat upon, and flushed. Dems have loads of hearsay, second hand rumors. That is not evidence. You have no evidence. You have a lot of nerve impeaching Trump. You have supported the democratic party to embarrass you, make you look like whiney children, and ignore the real and pressing problems we need to solve. Shame on democrats party supporters for this waste of money, time, and effort.

  • T Young

    They are NOT blocking the trial. The Senate is away on a break until January 6th. You can't block something that can't happen until the Senate comes back. Geeez, they just continue insulting their viewers by making up more lies like that, thinking they are too stupid to know any better.
    Trump would never order witnesses not to testify in a REAL trial, which is what the Senate Trial will be. Trump is the one who wanted Pelosi to get this over with, but she dragged it out, playing Quid Pro Quo with the Senate Managers. Trump is eager for the Trial so that he can call witnesses in his own defense that were denied to him in the House Farce, he did not even get to have his own attorney present. The Republican Senators were only allowed to ask certain questions and were not allowed to call any witnesses of their own. It was totally illegal and Unconstitutional, but now Pelosi is worried that the Senate won't run a fair trial. She and Nadler think they are mind readers and can see the future before any dust is stirred in that chamber. It is just like the Dems have always behaved. They project onto others that of which they themselves are guilty.

  • Richard Johnsen

    If they refuse to provide the fair trial the constitution demands, they should recuse themselves or be impeached themselves with haste…

  • Marco Anttila

    This is going to dig deep. If Trump is ABOVE THE LAW. Trump when the asterisk is there next to your name in history. Just erase the one in front of you to feel better. Tell yourself its just an illusion

  • 101perspective

    Lol… You know you are on the wrong side of an issue when the best defense you can think of is that someone might have forgotten to dot an "i" on the paperwork used to bring charges.

  • Little Trump

    In the matter of arguments that accusing a crime of any name, we always need proof. This issue has been clearly written in the legal documents of all countries with a clear and transparent legal background.
    The United States Democratic Party is linked from two things that happened in the past. They then deduced into accusing Mr. Trump when ignoring a very important evidence to connect the two things together. Instead, the US Democratic Party has been trying to convince the US public opinion that Mr. Trump is guilty without this important evidence.
    The big problem is that if you do it, so can I.

    Let's have a look at the way how the U.S Democrats accuse Mr. Trump
    They took two facts:

    1. Mr. Trump has postponed the amount of $ 391 million to aid Ukraine, which was previously approved by the US Congress.

    2. At the same time, Mr. Trump asked the President of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden.
    The US Democratic Party used their inference to bring the two events together.

    The argument of the US Democratic Party in this case is that Mr. Trump used the aid to Ukraine as a pressure to force the President of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden.
    But we will see that the postponement of aid to Ukraine will have many other causes (more than one). When Trump gives another reasonable cause for the postponement of aid to Ukraine, the
    link between the postponement of aid and the investigation on Joe will be broken.
    This disruption will expose and denounce Democrats slandering the President. They deserve punishment from the law because no one is above the law.

    I take 4 facts:

    1. Trump intends to collect one trillion of US dollar Chinese Empire bonds
    2. Hong Kong protested for more than two months but Xi left them alone.
    3. The inquiry began on Nov 12, 2019, and the Nov 17, 2019 Beijing authorities suppressed Hong Kong protesters.
    4. Demo does not say a word about Hong Kong issue while they spoke so aggressively about Kurd issue.

    I also follow the Demo's road of four events to conclude that the Demo received money from China then impeach Trump.

    I). At the time Trump asked to investigate Joe Biden, he was not a candidate for President yet. The accusation that Trump tried to eliminate his political opponent is fabricated. Trump had no idea who Demo would bring to the candidate.

    II). Demo hurriedly ignored a lot of errors trying to hold impeachment. Demo does not care that their political careers end if the impeachment fails. Why?
    Impeachment will become a slander when it fails!

    Because it is related to point 1. one trillion USD of Qing dynasty bonds.
    If Trump were to be deposed, Xi will not suffer this trillion dollars. Obviously Xi has deducted some billion dollars from this trillion to bribe Demo to impeach Trump. In accordance with the method of dropping small to catch big. Spend a few billion to avoid losing more than nine hundred billions remaining.
    As for Demo, one person gets $ 100 million, so they are ready / do not care about their political future anymore.
    Is it reasonable, guys?

    III). The coincidence of the time between holding the impeach inquiry and then the impeachment with the suppression of Hong Kong protesters, the Qing dynasty bonds, the trade war showed us the undeniable arrangement, also known as the smooth coordination between Demo and Chinese communists.
    You should realize that if the imposition is successful then:
    – China will not have to pay trillions of Qing Dynasty bonds.
    – The US-China trade war is over. Chinese goods continue to flood over the US market. China will get richer. The US economy will become more dependent on China until it collapses if China does not trade with the United States anymore.
    – China will have the opportunity to suppress Hong Kong like in the case of Tiananmen Square. At that time, there will not be a Mr. Trump dared to face China alone.
    You will realize that this impeachment is of great benefit to the Chinese Communist while this impeachment lurks in the name of the Constitution, laws and justice of the United States.
    Even when it is not successful, it is still in the current trial, it has tied Mr.'s hands Trump. It leads him with no time and enough focus to make the smartest, most beneficial decisions for America. And so, the damage created from this unreasonable impeachment will naturally be suffered by the United States and the American.

    IV). Demo talked about Kurdish because it's not related to China. Demo doesn't dare to mention Hong Kong because it is related to China. Those who receive money will not dare to talk about the wrongs of the money givers. The demo does not even condemn China for its actions of persecuting Hong Kong people. More proof of Demo receiving Chinese money!

    Anyhow, accusing Demo of receiving Chinese money is based on the way in which Demo used to accuse Trump of Ukraine.

    You will see Demo keeps the allegation with Trump but does not accept the allegation they received Chinese money even though it shares the same way and method of forming deductive arguments on the facts that actually happened.

    Because of their actions, Democrats is openly and officially sitting on the law. For them, those who always in the name of the US Constitution and US law, Demo has always been and only assume they are right and all others are wrong. So even if the same method, only when Demo is used, it is right. It is the Constitution, the law, it is Justice as they are claiming

    Like that we can say:

    In this country, no one is above the law except for Democrats

    and The American are the ones who let it be.

    Which should have been Demo:

    A. If the Demo and its supporters do not accept the charges against them, they must also cancel the allegations in Ukraine.

    B. If Demo keeps the charge, it must accept the charge that they received Chinese money because of the same deductive method.

  • Alan Flint

    If Senators promise not to to do their sworn duty they're disqualified for their job. They Court Martial for this in the armed forces. Sack McConnnell, Lindsey and anyone who supports them.

  • rahmanzulu

    It's uncanny that our president is actually an agent of the Russian federation his impeachment is not complete there are more articles to consider?

  • Noel Ryan

    POTUS45 and his faithful blood hound Sen Mitch McConnell are trying to fix the game in advance of Swearing an Oath to have a Fair Trial by declaring the result, issuing very restrictive rules and nominating a very biased referee and umpires before their opposition even get to name their team. If it was a heavyweight boxing title fight it would be like they declared the result before going into the ring and then tied their opponent up to the post in their own corner and gagged them so they couldn't say or do anything to defend themselves while the referee and judges watched on without interfering. What Mitch McConnell has done is against the Constitution and the Law. He needs to be locked up or locked out, just like his Boss Trump.

  • Shango Sankofa

    The People demand a fair and expedited trial! We demand to examine documents, to see and hear from all pertinent witnesses and we want Donald Trump himself to testify and answer to the charges!

  • T S

    We are being sunk by lies and hypocrisy! But considering that trump still has 50% of our people believing whatever he says ,not considering the fact's, then I guess we are done as a DEMOCRACY AND LOVE THIS DICTATORSHIP!!

  • theresa Montoya

    Yrump is Impeached. People who follow trump still cant believe it. That goes to show how ignorant they are. And trump is still geting in trouble every day.

  • Sentimental Gurney

    WE LOVE TRUMP!
    "Working Class Secures Largest Wage Hikes Thanks to Tight Labor Market"
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/27/working-class-secures-largest-wage-hikes-thanks-to-tight-labor-market/
    by John Binder 27 Dec 2019
    The bottom 25% of American wage earners secured the largest wage hikes year-to-year compared to all others for November 2019, newly released data reveals, thanks to President Trump’s tightening of the United States labor market.

    Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta shows that for the lowest wage earners, Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” economy has delivered the quickest rate of wage hikes in more than a decade.
    https://www.frbatlanta.org/chcs/wage-growth-tracker.aspx
    In November 2019, the bottom 25% of wage earners saw their wages rise 4.5% compared to November 2018. These bottom-tier workers, those earning less than all other Americans, have secured a labor market that now resembles the labor market of top-tier workers — a result of less low-skilled foreign competition against Americans through increased interior immigration enforcement.

    “A strong labor market makes the bargaining power of lower-paid workers more like the labor market higher-wage workers experience during good times and bad,” Indeed.com economist Nick Bunker told the Wall Street Journal.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/rank-and-file-workers-get-bigger-raises-11577442600?mod=hp_lead_pos1
    GRAPH https://media.breitbart.com/media/2019/12/Screen-Shot-2019-12-27-at-4.33.00-PM.png

    Overall wage growth year-to-year stands at about 3.6%. When broken down by industry, Americans in construction, mining, finance, hospitality, and manufacturing are all enjoying some of the highest wage growth in the country.

    Americans in finance, for instance, secured 4.1% wage growth year-to-year, while those in the construction and mining industry — where Americans are most likely to compete against lower-wage illegal aliens — have secured four percent wage growth. Manufacturing workers, as well, have gotten a four percent wage hike year-to-year.

    For the first year in decades, the U.S. economy has tipped toward American workers rather than employers in terms of the labor market. Today, due to less foreign competition, workers have more chances to seek out the highest-paying job. For decades, it was employers who would bid on workers.

    President of the Mooyah Burgers restaurant chain, Tony Darden, told the Wall Street Journal that the tightening of the labor market has forced wages up for his employees:

    “The effective labor pool is smaller than what it has been in the past,” said Tony Darden, Mooyah’s president. “As you look to bring on folks, ultimately higher wages are used to attract them.” [Emphasis added]

    Experts, though, have warned that huge surges in illegal immigration — and increased legal immigration levels — can quickly diminish wage gains for America’s working and middle class.

    Despite calls for more foreign workers from corporate interests and the big business lobby, there remain about 11.5 million Americans who are either unemployed, underemployed, or out of the labor market – all of whom want good-paying full-time jobs.

  • Sentimental Gurney

    WE LOVE TRUMP!
    "Working Class Secures Largest Wage Hikes Thanks to Tight Labor Market"
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/27/working-class-secures-largest-wage-hikes-thanks-to-tight-labor-market/
    by John Binder 27 Dec 2019
    The bottom 25% of American wage earners secured the largest wage hikes year-to-year compared to all others for November 2019, newly released data reveals, thanks to President Trump’s tightening of the United States labor market.

    Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta shows that for the lowest wage earners, Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” economy has delivered the quickest rate of wage hikes in more than a decade.
    https://www.frbatlanta.org/chcs/wage-growth-tracker.aspx
    In November 2019, the bottom 25% of wage earners saw their wages rise 4.5% compared to November 2018. These bottom-tier workers, those earning less than all other Americans, have secured a labor market that now resembles the labor market of top-tier workers — a result of less low-skilled foreign competition against Americans through increased interior immigration enforcement.

    “A strong labor market makes the bargaining power of lower-paid workers more like the labor market higher-wage workers experience during good times and bad,” Indeed.com economist Nick Bunker told the Wall Street Journal.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/rank-and-file-workers-get-bigger-raises-11577442600?mod=hp_lead_pos1
    GRAPH https://media.breitbart.com/media/2019/12/Screen-Shot-2019-12-27-at-4.33.00-PM.png

    Overall wage growth year-to-year stands at about 3.6%. When broken down by industry, Americans in construction, mining, finance, hospitality, and manufacturing are all enjoying some of the highest wage growth in the country.

    Americans in finance, for instance, secured 4.1% wage growth year-to-year, while those in the construction and mining industry — where Americans are most likely to compete against lower-wage illegal aliens — have secured four percent wage growth. Manufacturing workers, as well, have gotten a four percent wage hike year-to-year.

    For the first year in decades, the U.S. economy has tipped toward American workers rather than employers in terms of the labor market. Today, due to less foreign competition, workers have more chances to seek out the highest-paying job. For decades, it was employers who would bid on workers.

    President of the Mooyah Burgers restaurant chain, Tony Darden, told the Wall Street Journal that the tightening of the labor market has forced wages up for his employees:

    “The effective labor pool is smaller than what it has been in the past,” said Tony Darden, Mooyah’s president. “As you look to bring on folks, ultimately higher wages are used to attract them.” [Emphasis added]

    Experts, though, have warned that huge surges in illegal immigration — and increased legal immigration levels — can quickly diminish wage gains for America’s working and middle class.

    Despite calls for more foreign workers from corporate interests and the big business lobby, there remain about 11.5 million Americans who are either unemployed, underemployed, or out of the labor market – all of whom want good-paying full-time jobs.

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