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Dem Rep Roasts “Idiot” Mitch McConnell For Claiming Impeachment “Diverted” Trump’s Attention From Virus

Mediaite reports: Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “an idiot,” Tuesday, before adding that he hopes “the people of Kentucky understand that they have a senator who is not serving their best interest in any way.” After being asked on the Dean Obeidallah Show about McConnell’s claim that the impeachment attempt against President Donald Trump …

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MAGA Media Blames Impeachment For Virus Spread

The Washington Post reports: The new talking point of President Trump’s media allies is that his lackluster response to the coronavirus isn’t his fault but the fault of those who pursued impeachment by distracting him. Breitbart’s Joel Pollak wrote a timeline of the events with a headline of “Democrats Pushed Impeachment While Coronavirus Spread.” Sean Hannity referenced Pollak’s piece and …

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John Bolton: My Testimony Wouldn’t Have Mattered

The Associated Press reports: Former national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday denounced the House’s impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump as ”grossly partisan” and said his testimony would not have changed Trump’s acquittal in the Senate, as he continued to stay quiet on the details of a yet-to-be-released book. Bolton contended that the House “committed impeachment malpractice,” drawing some …

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George Conway: We Might Have To Impeach Again

George Conway writes for the Washington Post: “So we’ll probably have to do it again.” So said the already-once-impeached President Trump on Thursday in the East Room, musing about the possibility he could become the first president to be impeached more than once. And on the very next day, as though he were competing for it, Trump showed precisely why …

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Dems Target Vulnerable Senators In New Big $$$ Ads

The Washington Post reports: The Senate’s impeachment trial of President Trump may have ended, but the political fallout will continue for weeks and possibly months to come. A pair of Democratic super PACs on Friday announced reservations for a several-million-dollar digital ad campaign targeting Republican senators in Arizona, Maine and North Carolina, two days after the trio voted to acquit …

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Sen. Rick Scott Calls For Constitutional Amendment To Require House Supermajority To Impeach Presidents

Fox News reports: Fresh off the Senate impeachment trial that resulted in President Trump’s acquittal, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is calling for an amendment to the Constitution that would make it more difficult for presidents to be impeached. Scott’s amendment would require a super-majority of three-fifths of the House of Representatives in order to approve articles of impeachment, instead of …

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LIVE VIDEO: Glorious Leader Boasts About Acquittal

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump is set to respond to being acquitted in his Senate impeachment trial at high noon Thursday at the White House and all indications are that he will lash out. He gave a preview of what he can be expected to say when he appeared at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier Thursday, rejecting calls from …

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Fox Analyst: Trump Is Clearly Guilty Of High Crimes

 Andrew Napolitano’s writes for Fox News: The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump ended not with a bang but a whimper. What different outcome could one expect from a trial without so much as a single witness, a single document, any cross-examination or a defendant respectful enough to show up? Because the solicitation that Trump committed was a crime against …

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Utah Biggest Paper Hails Romney’s “Profile In Courage”

From the editorial board of the Salt Lake Tribune: He could have voted with the rest of the Republican members of the Senate of the United States to acquit the president of the United States on both of the articles of impeachment brought by the House of Representatives. He could have rationalized it — to himself, to his party, to …

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Trump Tweets Meme Claiming He’ll Be President “4EVA”

The Associated Press reports: For Trump, there was one overriding message to draw from his acquittal: Even at a time of maximum political peril, it’s his Republican Party. One day after Trump avoided talk of impeachment in his State of the Union address and argued that he had delivered on his 2016 campaign promises, the president already was moving to …

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Hillary: 52 Republican Senators Just Violated Their Oath

The Hill reports: Former Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted Wednesday afternoon that 52 Republican senators betrayed their oath of office by voting to acquit President Trump. Clinton’s remarks follow the U.S. Senate’s 48-52 final vote that resulted in Trump’s acquittal on two articles of impeachment. The president needed 34 votes in favor of ‘not guilty’ …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Votes On Impeachment Articles

The Guardian reports: The US Senate prepared on Wednesday to acquit Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, ending the impeachment process and further clearing the skies over the White House as the president angles for re-election. The Senate was scheduled to vote separately on the two articles of impeachment beginning at 4pm. The vote …

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Romney Will Vote To Convict Trump On One Article

The New York Times reports: Senator Mitt Romney of Utah said Wednesday that he would vote to convict President Trump of abuse of power, making him the first Republican to support removing Mr. Trump for his bid to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals. “I think the case was made,” Mr. Romney said in an interview in his Senate …

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Red State Dem Sen. Doug Jones Will Vote To Convict

Politico reports: Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.), who faces a tough reelection race in Alabama, will vote to convict President Donald Trump on both articles of impeachment. Jones made the announcement hours before the Senate is expected to acquit Trump over charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. “Senators are elected to make tough choices. We are required to …

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Joe Manchin Calls On Senate To Censure Trump [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), a moderate who is friendly with the White House, on Monday asked his colleagues to consider censuring President Trump as it concludes the Senate impeachment trial. Manchin has prepared a censure resolution for fellow senators to consider in the coming days, which would be a less severe rebuke than removal from …

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Senate Whip Count: Trump’s Acquittal Now A Certainty

Politico reports: A Senate vote to convict President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial is now a mathematical impossibility. More than 34 senators have indicated they intend to acquit the president, or have declared the House’s two impeachment charges against him to be insufficient to merit a conviction, according to a POLITICO analysis of public comments and official statements from …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senators Hear Dems’ Closing Arguments

USA Today reports: House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump’s legal team will make their closing arguments Monday as senators prepare to vote on whether to convict or acquit the president on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Those two articles of impeachment were approved by the Democratic-controlled House on Dec. 18 after a two-month inquiry into …

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Glorious Leader Spikes The Ball With Golfing Photo

The Hill reports: President Trump tweeted an image of himself playing golf on Saturday, as the impeachment trial against him draws close to an end. Trump rarely publicizes his golf outings, though he posted the picture after Senate Republicans voted Friday night to move the impeachment trial toward a close. The Senate voted 49-51, rejecting Democrats’ demands for additional witnesses …

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Senate Vote On Acquittal Likely To Be On Wednesday

NPR reports: The Senate still must vote on whether or not to acquit Trump of the charges against him, a vote now expected to come next Wednesday, Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri told reporters. The agreement would give senators the weekend off, with the trial resuming Monday with closing arguments from both sides, as well as time for senators …

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Senate Votes 51-49 Against Calling Trial Witnesses

The New York Times reports: The Senate voted on Friday to block the consideration of additional witnesses and documents in President Trump’s impeachment trial, as Republicans shut down a push by Democrats to bring in new evidence and cleared the way for a swift acquittal in the coming days. The nearly party-line vote came after a bitter, four-hour debate between …

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