WATCH LIVE: Impeachment Hearings At US Senate

Via Washington Post on YouTube:

Today, the Senate will vote to start President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial with a resolution that sets up the rules of the trial, including how long it will last and how long everyone has to speak. Each side will get a set amount of hours to present its case for or against the president.

President Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives in December for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Impeachment does not mean that the president has been removed from office. In the next phase, the Senate must hold a trial to make that determination. A Senate impeachment trial has happened only two other times in American history and once in the modern era. At the center of the Democrats’ case is that Trump sought to withhold military assistance and an Oval Office meeting until Ukraine announced investigations into former vice president Joe Biden and his son.

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Trump’s Campaign Manager Confronted With Actual Poll Numbers On Fox

Wow, Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale is really bad at spinning. He should take Kellyanne lessons.

He was on Fox News (natch) Tuesday morning to brag about how great Trump is doing poll-wise when Bill Hemmer pulled out actual poll numbers showing Trump UNDERWATER with suburban women by TWENTY-FOUR points.

“Blah blah blah approval isn’t ballots” sputtered the person who is running the Trump campaign.

Is Parscale still giving paid speeches in Romania? Because maybe the Romanians would be more gullible than Bill Hemmer?

Last June Parscale was trying to convince us to ignore all polling everywhere.

Don’t worry Brad, we will. We will.

Parliament Accidentally Wipes Active Casework

Parliamentary Digital Services (PDS) has today outdone itself by deactivating multiple active MPs’ staffers’ email accounts – and in the process deleting potentially years of correspondence and active constituents’ casework. PDS is often the bain of multiple staffers’ lives, and their move today has been true to form. Fibre-optic Fagins… Following an election, there is […]

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SCOTUS Punts On Obamacare; Trump Will Lie Again For 2020

Rather than fast-track the latest challenge to Obamacare, the Supreme Court punted past the 2020 election. And while that appears to be a win for the so-called Trump administration, it puts Trump’s 2016 lies about “terrific healthcare at a fraction of the cost and it’s going to be so easy” on the front burner for 2020.

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Politico gets this wrong:

The outcome means Trump will face less pressure to articulate an Obamacare replacement plan during the campaign. Republicans failed to agree on an Obamacare replacement when they had complete control of the federal government in the first two years of Trump’s presidency, and they haven’t come up with a new plan since then. A health care proposal developed by Trump’s Medicare chief Seema Verma was nixed last summer over her colleagues’ concerns it would have actually strengthened Obamacare rather than replace it.

Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach gets this right:

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NBC Hypes ‘Outraged’ Dems Calling Impeachment Rules a ‘National Disgrace’

Hours before the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump began on Tuesday, NBC’s Today show seized on “outraged” Democrats preemptively trashing the proceeding as a “national disgrace” and blasting the rules proposed by Republicans. The broadcast dutifully parroted those talking points despite the slipshod manner in which liberal lawmakers conducted impeachment in the House.

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House Managers Denounce Midnight Mitch’s ‘Rigged’ Senate Trial

Adam Schiff called a press conference this morning and passionately denounced Mitch McConnell’s attempt to control the process and keep the debate from the American people. Via CNN:

House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, who is also serving as an impeachment manager, said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing the trial late into the night in “hopes the American people will not be watching.”

Yesterday, McConnell unveiled a trial plan that would give each side 24 hours over two days to present their side. The trial is expected to begin at 1 p.m. ET each day — meaning arguments could go until 1 a.m. ET, or later if there are breaks.

“They are compressing the time of the trial. Whereas the Clinton trial managers had six hours a day to present over a course of days, they’re now presenting that we double the amount of time each day so that the proceedings can conceivably go well in the night when apparently Sen. McConnell hopes the American people will not be watching,” Schiff said.

He added: “This is not a process for a fair trial. This is the process for a rigged trial. This is the process if you do not want the American people to see the evidence.”

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