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24 minutes ago, Nebfanatic said:

The International Monetary Fund who they coordinated with to use the funds to leverage Ukraine 

@Notre Dame Joe  what is so hard to understand about this????   Or, is it just that hard to believe Trump totally made up something to benefit himself?

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37 minutes ago, BigRedBuster said:

@Notre Dame Joe  what is so hard to understand about this????   Or, is it just that hard to believe Trump totally made up something to benefit himself?

 

@Notre Dame Joe Remember, you are not Trump.  Republicans are not Trump.  He's an individual person and he can be wrong.  It also doesn't mean YOU are wrong.  It means you had your loyalty in the wrong place.

 

You don't need to continue supporting a FOOL (and that's exactly what he is).  I used to support him.  I changed.  I woke up from always defending those actions.  You can too...just realize that Trump does not equal republican and vice versa.

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5 hours ago, Notre Dame Joe said:

 

I'll remind you of that logic when it's Comey and the Bidens turn to testify.

Didn’t Comey already testify in front of Congress for an investigation in which he was a material witness?

 

And when does Trump plan to open the investigation into Hunter and Joe?

 

@BigRedBuster isn’t the one struggling with logic here.

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6 hours ago, Notre Dame Joe said:

 

I'll remind you of that logic when it's Comey and the Bidens turn to testify.

I’m perfectly fine with them testifying. 
 

Even though their testifying  has nothing to do with this trial. 
 

It should be in a separate investigation  

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7 hours ago, Notre Dame Joe said:

 

I'll remind you of that logic when it's Comey and the Bidens turn to testify.

If they are put under investigation done with proper protocol then go right ahead 

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Maybe this is why Trump turned from wanting a full trial to a quick quiet dismissal?

 

 

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21 minutes ago, QMany said:

Maybe this is why Trump turned from wanting a full trial to a quick quiet dismissal?

 

 

 

 

@Notre Dame Joe Don't forget, Trump claims he didn't know the guy in the picture above.  This is the person you're defending and putting your trust in.

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3 hours ago, QMany said:

Maybe this is why Trump turned from wanting a full trial to a quick quiet dismissal?

 

 

 

Get your popcorn ready!

 

 

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I really, really hope Nunes is in those records so he’ll finally have to answer the tough questions rather than just file a bogus lawsuit just to quiet legitimate questions.  

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3 minutes ago, Decoy73 said:

I really, really hope Nunes is in those records so he’ll finally have to answer the tough questions rather than just file a bogus lawsuit just to quiet legitimate questions.  

 

His cow agrees.

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Moscow Mitch is going to have a hard time putting this fire out.

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2 hours ago, schriznoeder said:

 

Get your popcorn ready!

 

 

Ok give me the readers digest version of what is going on here --- thanks in advance

 

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An interesting side note on the process.  Normally don't think about this but it is the parliamentarian who really keeps things in order.

Senate Majority leaders come and go but she is the steady hand to make sure the nuts and bolts and gears of the Senate work properly.

 

 

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/13/john-roberts-senate-impeachment-whisperer-098050

 

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In a small Capitol Hill office after President Donald Trump had been impeached and official Washington bolted town for the holidays, a three-person team gathered to dig through musty old law books and congressional records.

The Senate parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, and her aides were scrambling to prepare for an event with little precedent in American history — the impeachment trial of a U.S. president. In just a few weeks, they would have to advise Chief Justice John Roberts on how to run that trial and address a slew of arcane procedural questions that few — if any — had ever been asked. Their answers, they knew, could influence how the historic event unfolded.

 

 


 

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MacDonough, 53, will bring to her assignment more than 20 years of Capitol Hill experience as a non-partisan career government employee, going all the way back to her days in the Senate Library. She started as an assistant in the parliamentarian’s office just a few months after President Bill Clinton survived his own Senate impeachment trial and rose to become the first female Senate parliamentarian in U.S. history. Along the way, MacDonough has played pivotal roles helping senators navigate vicious debates over taxes, government shutdowns and health care. She helped the upper chamber work through the controversial decision to remove the filibuster as a weapon to block judicial nominations.

One of MacDonough’s most important assignments came in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, when she was still a relatively junior Senate adviser: preparing a continuity plan in case the U.S. Capitol ever needed to be evacuated and the government relocated.

 

 

 

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I’ve been here with many, many parliamentarians. All were good. But she’s the best,” said Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, the longest active serving senator.

“She’s tough,” added Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn, the former majority whip. “She calls them straight down the middle.”

For the Trump trial, MacDonough’s three-person office will get the added responsibility of serving as the main liaison for Roberts, who along with a select group of aides must make the short commute into a building that they typically only visit on ceremonial occasions.

Her team will be tasked with delivering to Roberts the daily program that he’ll use to guide the proceedings. She will also be the one helping Roberts keep track of the clock as he calls on the people with assigned speaking roles — Trump’s White House and personal attorneys, Senate leaders and the House impeachment managers who will present the case for the Democrats. It’s a critical task for a chamber that operates on a series of careful agreements dictating time management.

 

 

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