Today, the Senate voted to rule out-of-order issuing any subpoenas to call witnesses, evidence and documents in the “trial” of President Donald J. Trump, which polls show 75% of the public wanted. House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi calls senators who voted against trial witnesses: ‘accomplices to the President’s cover-up’
- Editor’s note:
+ We are witnessing a watershed moment in usurping due process!
+ Congress deserves one of the lowest approval ratings of any organization in this country.
+ What ensues is a public collapse of faith in the institutions of our federal government when 75% polled wanted witnesses, evidence, and a real Senate trial.
+ House Majority Leader (D-CA) Nancy Pelosi: “He [Trump] will not be acquitted. You cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial. You don’t have a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documentation and that.” Read more
+ Other highlights are below –
+ “MSNBC legal analyst Joyce Vance Vance and former federal prosecutor: ‘There is no longer rule of law,’ Senate has handed over their oversight ability” Read more
+ Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said “Trump may win this day, but he will not win the nation. From MSNBC. Read more
+ Former Senator Claire McCaskill says that Attorney General Barr switched the DOJ’s position on ‘putting Michael Flynn in prison,’ and that ‘there is stuff going on in the Dept of Justice that we have not seen in my lifetime … That bright line between politics and the rule of law, Trump is destroying it,'” on Hardball, MSNBC.” Read more
+ “When a lawyer for President Trump suggested to senators this week that whatever a president does in pursuit of re-election is inherently in the public’s interest, the moment crystallized fears among some of Mr. Trump’s critics about creeping presidential autocracy,” by Charlie Savage, The New York Times. Read more
+ “The phrase “75% of Americans” began trending across the United States on Tuesday [Jan. 28] afternoon after a new nationwide poll showed an overwhelming majority of American voters in support of hearing from witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
“The latest Quinnipiac University poll, released earlier today, shows that a large majority—75 percent—of voters think the Senate should allow witness testimony in the ongoing impeachment trial. Respondents appeared to have answered along party lines, with 49 percent of self-identified Republicans, 95 percent of Democrats and 75 percent of independents saying there should be witnesses,” by Christina Zhao, Newsweek. Read more
+ “The Treasury Department announced earlier this week that it was lifting sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Deripaska is an ally of Vladimir Putin,” by Saleha Mohsin, Bloomberg. Ed. note: They have projects in McConnell’s Kentucky. Read more
+ “In Senate trial, Trump may have gained power but lost political case”
“Analysis: It’s hard for the president to cast himself as the victim of a system that looks rigged by him — especially after GOP senators say he’s guilty,” by Jonathan Allen, NBC News. Read more
“Pelosi Statement on Senate Vote to Block Witnesses and Documents”
Click here for the Press Release.