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    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/16/polit...ats/index.html

    Even before Donald Trump is impeached, the partisanship of his looming Senate trial is casting doubt on whether polarized Washington can hold a President to account -- now and in the future.

    Democrats on Sunday accused Republicans of subverting bedrock values on which America is founded after Republican Senate leadership abandoned any notion that they had not pre-judged the case.

    Furious exchanges came three days before the Democratic-led House is expected to vote to saddle Trump with the historic shame of impeachment over his demand for favors from Ukraine.

    The bitterness underscored how the saga has deepened divisions highlighted by Trump and how his power over the GOP is causing party lawmakers to ignore or deny the grave charges against him.

    The President, meanwhile, fulminated on Twitter all weekend, inciting fresh political uproar to intimidate vulnerable House Democrats and to electrify the base he needs for reelection.


    But there were also signs that the last few weeks have inflicted lasting political damage on the commander in chief as a new Fox News poll showed fully half the American voters back impeachment.

    Trump is facing two articles of impeachment -- abuse of power and obstruction of Congress -- over his pressure on Ukraine, including for a probe into one of his Democratic 2020 challengers, Joe Biden.

    The House rules committee will meet Tuesday to discuss next steps for a full House vote to make Trump the third impeached President as early as Wednesday.

    An already fevered atmosphere over impeachment deteriorated further during the weekend after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was working closely with the White House counsel to prepare for a Senate trial next year.

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made it clear in a letter to McConnell Sunday night that he prefers a Senate impeachment trial with witness testimony and new documents.

    In the letter obtained by CNN, Schumer, a New York Democrat, called for at least four witnesses to testify, including acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, former national security adviser John Bolton, senior adviser to the acting White House chief of staff Robert Blair and Office of Management and Budget official Michael Duffey.


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    That whole article is a waste of ink/bandwidth... You guys do it right after we absolutely didn't. Hilarious.
    SPORTS FREAK/ PANZERBLITZ COMMANDER/ CC2 COMMANDER

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    • #3
      Article:
      "But there were also signs that the last few weeks have inflicted lasting political damage on the commander in chief as a new Fox News poll showed fully half the American voters back impeachment."



      The needle is moving in the other direction. That is quite significant when you consider most polls (including FOX) lean Left.
      https://www.realclearpolitics.com/ep...rump-6957.html
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      "Any story sounds true until someone tells the other side and sets the record straight." -Proverbs 18:17

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