In the beginning of the week we had media stories about the political fight for witnesses for the Donald Trump impeachment trial…
Then we had John Bolton land with a ‘tell all’ book….
Republican US Senator’s talking about witnesses!
But with all of this?
The President and puppet master wants this whole thing over…
The Democrats in the House impeached him…
That’s in the books…
No Robert Mueller investigation….
No House impeachment …..
Is gonna stop and anAmerican President from using his office to do things that would put others in jail….
In the end?
Congress has continually ceded more power to the chief executive ….
Prime example is going on now….
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is sitting on trial against the President…
Anything he does can be overruled by the majority of the jury…
The jury we ALL KNOW WILL vote to acquit the defendant ….
The defendant is working WITH the jury Forman, Senate Majority Leader McConnell to craft the defense against the charges…
America is supposed to be a Democracy ….
It actually isn’t when it comes to the Presidency ….
Trump’s lawyers are in trial where they haven’t addressed the charges…
They don’t need to…
The defendant OWNS the jury….
( Of Course?….We knew the verdict before the trail…)
It was clear to Senate Republicans on Wednesday after a morning meeting between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that the question of having additional witnesses is settled, and the Senate will vote Friday to wrap up the impeachment trial of President Trump.
There was no discussion of witnesses at a Senate GOP lunch meeting Wednesday, which was held a couple hours after McConnell and Murkowski met for about 20 to 30 minutes.
That was seen as a sign by several senators that Democrats will fail to convince four Republicans to join them in calling for witnesses. Without a vote to hear from witnesses, the trial could end as soon as Friday.
“We’re going to get it done by Friday, hopefully,” Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) said following the meeting.
Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), emerging from the lunch, said, “I think I can say the mood is good.”
Braun expressed confidence that McConnell will be able to keep his conference unified enough to defeat a motion to consider subpoenas for additional witnesses and documents.
“If I had to guess, no witnesses,” he said.
“We’ll be in a place where I think everyone is going to have their mind made up and I believe that we’ll be able to move to a verdict, and the witness question will be clear at that point,” Braun added.
Murkowski did not attend the lunch.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), who has been the most outspoken advocate for calling additional witnesses, declined to comment as he left the lunch.
Romney and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) are both expected to back witnesses. Murkowski has been seen as a third possible vote, though she had not announced any decision.
Instead of discussing the possibility of having former national security adviser John Bolton appear as a witness in the trial at Wednesday’s meeting, lawmakers talked about voting Friday to move quickly to an up-or-down vote on two articles of impeachment.
“There was no discussion about that today,” Rounds said. …