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billryan
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May 19th, 2017 at 1:34:54 PM permalink
And yet is still drawing his salary as Sheriff.
gamerfreak
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May 19th, 2017 at 1:37:54 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

I believe an impeachment trial is closer to a civil one than a criminal one. The burden of evidence being much lower.
Having a secret meeting with the Russian Ambassador in the Oval Office, where he not only passes along code word secrets but says he fired Comey in order to relieve pressure on him not only sounds like obstruction but collusion, as well.

Somebody please convince me I'm wrong?


You aren't wrong at all. Impeachment is not a civil/criminal decision, it's 100% a political decision. The burden of evidence is 0. The house can impeach for any reason they like.

After a president is impeached by the House, he is not removed from office until the Senate has a more court-style hearing/vote where a defense/prosecution is heard.
ams288
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May 19th, 2017 at 1:46:28 PM permalink
I will say: At least this nonstop dumpster fire of a President is entertaining.

That's about the only good thing I can see from the Trump Presidency.... gotta take what you can get I guess.
"Trumped up trickle down" has an entire new meaning now, thanks to those Russian prostitutes...
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May 19th, 2017 at 2:05:13 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

And yet is still drawing his salary as Sheriff.



It appears that the racist, sexist, rapist and scam artist Trump is having difficulty of finding good & qualify candidates to fill WH staffs and other positions.

Despite Multiple Lawsuits, Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Says Heíll Take DHS Position
http://www.snopes.com/2017/05/18/milwaukee-sheriff-david-clarke/

Clarke is currently the target of multiple lawsuits in Milwaukee County that accuse him of harassing a private citizen, and his staff of abusing inmates in his jails. Seven of his employees face potential criminal charges for turning off the water in a manís cell for a week in 2016, causing him to die of dehydration. Clarke has also been scrutinized for a trip to Russia in 2015, now that multiple investigations into the presidentís dealings with the Russian government are underway.
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May 19th, 2017 at 2:17:46 PM permalink
Quote: 777

It appears that the racist, sexist, rapist and scam artist Trump

When they go low, we go high. Or NOT, in 777's case.
The slyest rhymes, the sharpest suits; In miracles made real; Like a bird in flight on a hot sweet night; You know you're right just to hold her tight; He soothes it right, makes it out of sight; And every thing's good in the world tonight. Ladies and Gentlemen, he knows the ABC's of gaming inside and out and upside down, so please put your hands together for the Wizard of Vegas !
billryan
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May 19th, 2017 at 3:21:04 PM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

When they go low, we go high. Or NOT, in 777's case.



Ain't no "they" or "we", just U.S.
ams288
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May 19th, 2017 at 5:56:02 PM permalink
One thing that got lost in all the chaos this week:

The House GOP has not sent their TrumpCare 2.0 bill over to the Senate yet.

In their rush to pass it, they may have screwed up and passed a bill that the Senate would not be able to pass during Reconciliation (where they'd only need 51 votes instead of 60).

They may have to vote on it AGAIN in the House, and the CBO score will be coming out on May 24 which will surely be awful and make it harder to pass.
"Trumped up trickle down" has an entire new meaning now, thanks to those Russian prostitutes...
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May 19th, 2017 at 6:23:02 PM permalink
Quote: ams288

One thing that got lost in all the chaos this week:

The House GOP has not sent their TrumpCare 2.0 bill over to the Senate yet.

In their rush to pass it, they may have screwed up and passed a bill that the Senate would not be able to pass during Reconciliation (where they'd only need 51 votes instead of 60).

They may have to vote on it AGAIN in the House, and the CBO score will be coming out on May 24 which will surely be awful and make it harder to pass.



I really, really doubt the Senate would vote on it before they get the CBO report, after the condemnation the House got for doing that. So I'm guessing the Senate will put forth a more reasonable bill for the House to consider. Then it will depend on House factions.

I'm also guessing the White House will stay out of it until and unless something shows up to sign, and it will get signed, not vetoed. Then another round of smug self-congratulatory rhetoric. I hope whatever does pass will be worthy of it.

However, I think it's most likely there will not be a new law this session, given the protests in home districts.
"If the house lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game."
alphastorm
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May 19th, 2017 at 7:47:53 PM permalink
What irks me the most is Trump playing golf 21 times in 16 weeks. Someone mentioned that as a golfer on a college team, even they didn't play as much.
gamerfreak
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May 19th, 2017 at 8:21:53 PM permalink
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What irks me the most is Trump playing golf 21 times in 16 weeks. Someone mentioned that as a golfer on a college team, even they didn't play as much.


He also heavily criticized Obama for taking vacations, and promised he'd have no time to do so himself with all the winning he'd be doing.

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