Newsmax.com reports that
The Senate leaders have reached a deal with House impeachment managers on the rules for the second trial of former President Donald Trump.
“All parties have agreed to a structure that will ensure a fair and honest impeachment trial,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Monday on the Senate floor. “The structure we have agreed to is eminently fair. It will allow for the trial to achieve its purpose: truth and accountability.”
There will be a debate and a subsequent simple majority vote Tuesday on the constitutionality of the impeachment trial of a former president. The Democrats have more votes in the Senate if it breaks 50-50, since Vice President Kamala Harris would cast the deciding vote. Late last month, 5 anti-Trump Republicans voted with Democrats to proceed to a Senate trial.
Then, Wednesday, there will be 16 hours of debate for both the House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense lawyers. Trump has declined an invitation to testify on his behalf.
After the senator jurors’ question period, there will be a debate and a vote on whether to call witnesses, as requested by the House impeachment managers. No witnesses were called during the passing of the House article of impeachment of “incitement of an insurrection.”
“There must, there must be truth and accountability if we are going to move forward, heal, and bring our country together once again,” Schumer said. “Sweeping something as momentous as this under the rug brings no healing whatsoever.
“A president cannot simply resign to avoid accountability for an impeachable offense, nor can they escape judgment by waiting until their final few weeks in office to betray our country.”
“The impeachment powers,” he added, “cannot be defeated by a president who decides to run.”
The trial will recess by Friday 5 p.m. ET through Saturday at the request of defense attorney David Schoen, who observes the Jewish Sabbath, per the report.
It is still unconstitutional!!!
Retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax TV on Monday that former President Donald Trump’s lawyers have three fundamental principles to argue in his impeachment trial when it starts on Tuesday, not the least of which is that the Senate can’t violate the Constitution to convict him.
Dershowitz, who defended Trump in his first impeachment trial a year ago, said Trump’s attorneys should argue several points against the charge of “incitement to insurrection.” The charge by the House refers to when he spoke to supporters on Jan. 6 in Washington before some breached the U.S. Capitol. Some lawmakers allege he egged them on in his remarks before the riot, in which there were five fatalities.
Point 1 to Dershowitz: The Senate has no jurisdiction over a former president. If it did, it could convict any former officeholder — think former President Bill Clinton, for instance — without a statute of limitations.
Secondly, Trump’s speech to supporters in Washington, in which he reiterated his long-standing claim that he lost the Nov. 3 election due to massive election fraud, was constitutionally protected.
He said the Trump team should argue that Congress cannot deny Trump the freedom of speech by saying it doesn’t apply to him.
“The Senate can’t violate the First Amendment in it’s impeachment,” Dershowitz said on “Spicer & Co.” “The House managers said the First Amendment isn’t applicable. Impeachment stands on its own.”
reeheesn the clow, send in siping circusarticipating in this three-cpectablet rt In my 62 years of life, I have never seen a President relentlessly attacked by the opposition party the way the President Donald J. Trump was.
Heck, they started before he and Melania came down that escalator to announce his candidacy.
That is how much they feared the man.
Even the Chinese releasing a worldwide plague in the form of a coronavirus couldn’t stop him. It merely slowed him down.
The economy was beginning to come back before the election.
If you consider the enormity of the political attacks which President Trump has had to endure over the last 5 years, it is simply amazing that he kept his hand on the captain’s wheel of the Ship of State.
Even before he was a candidate, the Deep State, under the orders of President Barack Hussein Obama was spying on him.
He had to battle a snobbish Republican Elite to even make it to the primaries when he emerged victorious over a group of professional politicians.
He then had to battle the Vichy Republicans, the Democrats, and the Main Stream Media, who all would have rather the Queen of Mean, Hillary Clinton had won the Presidency.
Then, once he took the Oath of Office, all bets were off, as the Republican-led House and Speaker Paul Ryan , along with Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Vichy Republicans in the Senate fought him every step of the way,, including appointing a Special Counselor to investigate “Russian Collusion”, which was a false charge from the get-go, which eventually failed to prove anything.
Then, after the Democrats took back the House in 2018, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Nadler, Adam Schiff, and the rest of the cast of idiots attempted a sham impeachment based on a “perfect” phone call to the President of Ukraine.
And, after all of that, he had to face was a rigged election, which polls show that 76% of Americans admit was rigged.
Now, the Democrats and Vichy Republicans have come up with the ultimate plan: an unconstitutional impeachment of a private citizen, accusing him of inciting violence in our nation’s capital.
If found guilty in their kangaroo court, Donald J. Trump will never be able to run from President again.
There are several problems with this ultimate plan drawn up by “the smartest people in the room”.
First, evidence continues to come out that this attack was preplanned. President Trump had nothing to do with it.
Second, he called upon the crowd to “peaceful protest”. While he was doing that, the preplanned attacked was already in progress.
Finally, you cannot, as Professor Dershowitz pointed out, convict a private citizen for exercising their First Amendment Right to Free Speech.
If you could, Maxine Waters, Chuck Schumer and the rest of the Democrats who have threated Trump and his supporters over the last 4five years, would already be in jail.
Today will be the start of a sorry spectacle.
All those who participated in all of the illegal and Unconstitutional acts perpetrated against President Trump in the last five years and are participating in this three ring circus should be ashamed.
However, they are all professional bureaucrats and politicians.
They have no shame.
So…send in the clowns.
Too late…they’re here.
Until He Comes,