Trump Impeachment Hearings 2.0 Begin

Donald Trump was impeached by the House in January for ‘inciting an insurrection’ during his January 6 rally at The Ellipse – a false accusation that he was not even given the chance to defend himself thus ignoring due process.

(TGP) As the Senate began its impeachment hearings, the charge of “Inciting an Insurrection” against President Donald Trump was falling apart. New video documents the moment when black-clad “Antifa” supporters began trying to force their way into the Capitol building, while MAGA supporters tried to stop them. The Gateway Pundit has documented at least 20 far-left “Antifa” activists who were present “Storming the Capitol” on January 6th, including Utah native John Sullivan, who filmed himself inciting mob that led to the shooting of Ashli Babbitt.

Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) lied in his opening statement and said the Democrats’ case is “based on cold, hard facts.” Donald Trump was impeached by the House a month earlier for allegedly ‘inciting an insurrection’ during his January 6 rally at The Ellipse.

As Accuracy in Media reports, the Jamie Raskin took umbrage at a reporter’s “questions about his father’s involvement in arranging conferences with Soviet officials during the Cold War, for the purpose of undermining then-President Ronald Reagan’s anti-communist policies. His father was Marcus Raskin, a former Kennedy administration official who was a founder of the Marxist Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).”

This trial is a sham because Trump is no longer in office, but Raskin cited the framers as he argued a trial of a former president is constitutional. Then he proceeded to play a deceptively edited video of Trump to distort the facts – purposely omitting the part where Trump specifically told his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically make their voices heard.2

At the end of the video Raskin and Democrats claimed “seven people lost their lives” by their experiences that day. This is another disgusting lie. The Washington DC Police identified the four Americans killed during the chaos at the US Capitol:

Ashli Babbit, 35-years-old, Huntington, Maryland
Benjamin Phillips, 50-years-old, Ringtown, Pennsylvania
Kevin Greeson, 55-years-old, Athens, Alabama
Roseanne Boylan, 34-years-old, Kennesaw, Georgia.

Police Officer Brian Sicknick died after the rioting likely from blood clot and stroke. Two other Capitol Police officers ‘committed suicide’ later that month.  To blame their suicides on the Capitol riots is completely outrageous and disingenuous.2b

Trump’s lead defense lawyer David Schoen argued before the Senate that Trump wasn’t given any semblance of due process because he was never given the opportunity to confront the evidence. Schoen also said the rabid House impeachment managers are trying to change to Constitution so they can go after one man they hate the most: President Trump.

“Going forward with this impeachment trial of a former president of the United States is unconstitutional…and, as a matter of policy, it is wrong as wrong can be, for all of us as a nation,” Schoen said. Schoen played a compilation video of Democrats calling for Trump’s impeachment since day one of his presidency.3

WATCH:

After initial arguments from the House prosecution team and from President Donald Trump’s attorneys, the US Senate voted 56 to 44 to proceed with the impeachment trial of private citizen Donald J. Trump. Senate Democrats and six Republicans voted to move forward with the impeachment trial.

Republicans voting to join the Democrats in this unprecedented assault on our constitution:

** Ben Sasse
** Pat Toomey
** Susan Collins
** Lisa Murkowski
** Mitt Romney
** Bill Cassidy

And we haven’t even heard from the third member of Trump’s team yet.  His name is Michael Van der Veen, and last year he actually sued Trump for saying that mail-in voting is unsafe…

One of President Trump’s impeachment lawyers previously filed a lawsuit against him. Last year, Michael van der Veen sued President Trump for making “repeated claims” about mail-in voting being unsafe. A personal injury lawyer by trade, Van der Veen had sued Trump on behalf of an independent political candidate in Pennsylvania.

In addition, he has also previously called Trump a “crook”. (Source)

After gaslighting the Senate and public with a well-edited video showing provocateurs attacking the Capitol police, no effort was made by the Trump defense team to show that many of these provocateurs were known anti-Trumpers dressed as Trump supporters. What a joke!

Day #3

Democrats used their time to smear all Trump supporters as terrorists. It’s as if Black Lives Matter and Antifa never existed! And Democrats used video from Antifa operatives INSIDE THE US CAPITOL on January 6th. On Day #3, Democrats proudly displayed photos of activist “Baked Alaska” inside Pelosi’s office on January 6th. The former Buzzfeed video creator live-streamed himself inside the Capitol on DLive, a popular streaming platform, and was later arrested. Baked Alaska endorsed far-left Democrat Andrew Yang for President before he was eliminated, and even filmed a rap music video for a song called “Yang Gang Anthem” that he made about Andrew Yang. He was not a Trump supporter, but the democrats are using these agitators and provocateurs to demonize Trump supporters and gaslight the Senate and American viewers that he represents Trump and was a typical protester.

At least a dozen Republican Senators reportedly walked out of the Senate impeachment trial on Thursday, after  tried to argue that years of Trump rallies were incitement to violence.

National Review reporter John McCormack reported several Republican Senators left the chamber during part of lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin’s (D-MD) presentation, and missed the subsequent argument of Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), who argued that Trump was a future danger.

Raskin tried to claim that Trump’s speech on January 6 incited the Capitol riot because he had spent years encouraging supporters to commit acts of violence, or condoning past acts of violence, often using specific coded language to do so. Specifically, Raskin claimed Trump had incited violence against public officials in the past. He tried, for example, to link Trump to the plot uncovered (by the Trump administration) to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last fall, though one of the alleged plotters was a Black Lives Matter supporter, and another plotter had an anarchist flag and hated police.

Raskin also claimed, falsely, that Trump had praised neo-Nazis who rioted in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 — a familiar lie known as the “very fine people” hoax. In fact, Trump said the neo-Nazis should be “condemned totally.”

The Democrat House impeachment managers concluded their arguments regarding the former president on Thursday. Knowing the main points the Trump team’s arguments are about to make to the Senate, lead manager Raskin included in his remarks that even if Trump’s words on January 6 were protected by the First Amendment, he can still be impeached and convicted for them. Raskin said that the First Amendment cannot be a defense. That is absurd. Not all speech is protected by the First Amendment, but speech that is constitutionally protected must by definition not be any sort of criminal speech. If so, then a person saying it has exercised a constitutional right, and thus not committed a high crime or misdemeanor, and therefore cannot be impeached for it.

Just imagine where Raskin’s reasoning would take this country. If a president is a faithful Roman Catholic, devout Southern Baptist, or Orthodox Jew, whose faith teaches that marriage is between one man and one woman, and that sex is defined by biology rather than the gender a person chooses to identify with, that could run afoul of antidiscrimination laws. The correct response is that such beliefs are protected by the Free Speech Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the Constitution’s First Amendment, which trumps federal and state antidiscrimination laws, and therefore are perfectly legal. 

But under Raskin’s view of impeachment, such a president could be removed from office for being an active part of that church or temple because they cannot assert any part of the First Amendment as justifying their words or actions. 

You could make similar arguments for public officials who exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms, or their Fourteenth Amendment rights to travel to another state (like, for example, Florida – which seems to be controversial these days). There could be legal arguments made against those officials, who could assert those constitutional rights as protecting their actions. But if the First Amendment is not a defense against impeachment, neither is it a defense of the rights guaranteed by another constitutional amendment.2 Raaskin is trying to set the stage for further criminalization of defending our constitutional rights!

Source: Breitbart

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Day #4

President Trump’s defense team took the floor of the US Senate on Friday and Trump Attorney David Schoen ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED the House Managers. At one point Schoen played video of House Impeachment Manager Eric Swalwell giving a riveting performance on Wednesday reading off Trump’s tweets with emotional appeal. The account had never been verified by Twitter, so Swallowswell and the democrats photoshopped it to make it look more important.1

The Democrats demonized President Trump for using the word ‘fight’.  Trump’s attorneys responded with a collage of clips from each of the Democrats in the room using the word ‘fight’. The Democrats claim that because President Trump used the word ‘fight’ in his speech on January 6th in Washington D.C.  However, what every Democrat in that room forgot was that they too had used the word previously in political speech. The montage went on for 13 minutes. (The video montage starts at 7:10 timeframe.)3

House impeachment manager Stacey Plaskett pointed out that many of the democrats in the video were Black women and people of color – essentially Calling Scoen a racist for daring to call out these untouchables.

Trump impeachment attorney Michael T. van der Veen dropped a bomb on Democrats Friday during their sham political impeachment. Van der Veen reminded the American public, “One of the first people arrested was a leader of Antifa.”

Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham and colleagues strategized with the defense team and questioned the counsel, “Does a politician raising bail for rioters encourage more rioting?” President Trump’s defense team responded in less than 10 seconds ‘yes’ after being given 5 min. Some will argue that Harris was raising bail for ‘protestors’ which of course PolitiFact wanted to make it clear that “not everyone who has been arrested during protests could fairly be described as ‘rioters.”

Celebrities who also helped pay for Minnesota ‘protestors’ bail reported by People Magazine “Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Janelle Monáe and Don Cheadle were among the stars that donated to the organization, sharing the link on Twitter. Kehlani also posted their donations, each giving $1,000.” Fox News reported, “Sen. Kamala Harris promoted the bail fund group that several Biden staffers donated to during the protests that followed George Floyd’s death…”

On the link posted from Kamala Harris’s Twitter reads, “Make a donation to the Minnesota Freedom Fund. Your support will help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.” Attorney Mike Cernovich said Kamala Harris was funding domestic terrorism. Below is the post VP Kamala Harris made promoting the bail fund groups:5

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Day #5 – Trump Acquitted… Again

Democrats flipped the script Saturday morning after their case collapsed on Friday against President Trump. Democrats now wanted to change the rules and call in witnesses. This came after Senator McConnell announced he would vote to acquit.

Former President Donald Trump released a statement following his acquittal on an article of impeachment for “incitement of insurrection.”

“I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth,” the statement began. “My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country.

The statement continued on to say that “our cherished Constitutional Republic was founded on the impartial rule of law, the indispensable safeguard for our liberties, our rights and our freedoms.

It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree. I always have, and always will, be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate.”

Trump stated that “this has been another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country.” He noted that no other president has gone through similar.

The statement concluded that the movement to Make America Great Again is just beginning and that he “has so much to share with you” in the coming months.

Republican leader Mitch McConnell trashed President Trump following his second impeachment acquittal by the US Senate.  McConnell brutally slammed President Trump following his acquittal. McConnell did not hold back as he ripped Trump apart for a “disgraceful dereliction of duty” and attempting to “overturn the election.” He claimed that the protesters stormed the Capitol because they had been “fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on earth,” and that Trump was “practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.”

“There’s no question – none – that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” McConnell said. McConnell went on to say that “this was an intensifying crescendo of conspiracy theories” by a president who seemed determined to overturn the will of the voters or “torch” institutions on the way out.

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GOP Lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene Introduces Articles of Impeachment on President Joe Biden

Freshman Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene filed articles of impeachment on President Joe Biden on Thursday. She made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon. Rep. Greene promised to file charges against the corrupt Democrat last week.
Today she fulfilled that commitment.

Here are Rep. Greene’s detailed charges against corrupt President Joe Biden.

Rep. Greene focused on Joe Biden’s pay-for-play scheme that was caught on video where he threatened Ukrainian leaders in order to protect his son Hunter Biden.

Source: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-gop-lawmaker-marjorie-taylor-greene-introduces-articles-impeachment-joe-biden/

Democrats, 10 Republicans Vote for 2nd Impeachment of Trump

Democrats in the House of Representatives, joined by 10 Republicans, voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, in a 232–197 vote on Jan. 13. The single article of impeachment alleges that the president incited an insurrection that resulted in the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

The impeachment, accomplished in a single seven-hour session, was the fastest in U.S. history. It is also the first time in the nation’s history that a president has been impeached twice.

Republicans criticized the rush, arguing that it offered no due process to the president and no confidence in the proceedings to the American people. Democrats justified the truncated process by alleging that Trump poses a danger to the nation every day he is in office.

“We know that the president of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion, against our common country,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) alleged. “He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love.”

Every Democrat voted in favor of impeachment.

Republicans who voted to impeach the president were Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), John Katko (R-N.Y.), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio), Tom Rice (R-S.C.), David Valadao (R-Calif.), and Peter Meijer (R-Mich.)

Some Republicans argued that moving forward with impeachment would further divide the nation.

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Articles of Impeachment Filed Against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Over Abuse of Power During Coronavirus Pandemic

A total of 12 articles of impeachment have officially been filed against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine over abuse of power during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

Ohio State Rep. John Becker (R) was joined by Representatives Candice Keller (R), Nino Vitale (R), and Paul Zeltwanger (R) in filing articles of impeachment against Governor DeWine, according to a report by Cleveland 19 News.

The representatives argue that DeWine has abused his power during the pandemic, noting that the governor vetoed Senate Bill 55 — and threatened to veto other General Assembly legislation, including Senate Bill 311 — which seeks to severely limit the governor’s power during a pandemic.

“Governor DeWine’s mismanagement, malfeasance, misfeasance, abuse of power, and other crimes include, but are not limited to, meddling in the conduct of a presidential primary election, arbitrarily closing and placing curfews on certain businesses, while allowing other businesses to remain open,” said Rep. Becker’s office in a statement.

“He weaponized the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to bully and harass businesses and the people; to enforce a statewide mask mandate and other controversial measures of dubious ‘value,’ making Ohio a hostile work environment,” the statement added.

The statement goes on to cite the governor’s inclusion of places of worship during shutdown orders, as well as the implementation a statewide mask mandate, which has been in effect in one way or another since the summer.

“Rather than hearing the cries of Ohioans, Governor DeWine continues to stifle those cries by finding more inventive ways to use masks to muffle the voices of the people,” said Rep. Becker in his statement.

“He continues to have callous disregard for the fact that his isolation policies have led to a shockingly high number of suicides, alarming rates of drug abuse, persistently high unemployment, and the forced abandonment of the elderly by their loved ones,” the representative added.

Becker first announced his decision to file articles of impeachment against DeWine in August, citing the same issues.

According to Ohio’s Constitution, the State House of Representatives has the sole power of impeachment, but a majority of members are needed in order for impeachment to concur. It would then go to the State Senate, with a two-thirds vote needed to convict a governor of impeachment.

Source: Breitbart

Senate Votes to Acquit President Donald John Trump Concluding the Democrat / CIA Impeachment Coup

The Senate voted to acquit President Donald John Trump on the first of two articles of impeachment. The vote was 52-48 for acquittal on the first article, for “abuse of power,” with only Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), crossing party lines. Romney made history by becoming the first US Senator to vote to convict a president of his own party.

The vote was 53-47 for acquittal on the second article, for “obstruction of Congress,” with Romney voting “not guilty.”

The Chief Justice presided over the final vote, and after the clerk read each article of impeachment, each Senator stood in his or her place and responded “guilty” or “not guilty.”

With the “not guilty” vote of Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), the president was acquitted of the first article, as he passed the 34-vote threshold necessary to defeat a two-thirds vote of those president, as required by the Constitution for conviction and removal.

Sen. Moran cast the decisive vote to acquit on the second article of impeachment as well.

Source: Breitbart

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President Trump, commanding a triumphant scene at the White House complete with the playing of “Hail to the Chief,” railed against what he called an “evil” impeachment process on the following morning, hours after his historic acquittal in the Senate.

Greeted by thunderous applause and a standing ovation by his supporters, the president declared “we went through hell” but described the moment as a “celebration” — while maintaining as he did throughout the impeachment inquiry and trial that he “did nothing wrong.”

And on a day when he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were trading shots in deeply personal terms, Trump turned fire on those who prosecuted the case and other investigations against him. He called Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff “horrible” and “vicious” people.

“It was evil. It was corrupt. It was dirty cops. It was leakers and liars. This should never, ever happen to another president, ever,” Trump said. “It was a disgrace.”

He detailed the timeline of investigations, remarking of the Russia probe: “It was all bulls—.”

And as he did earlier Thursday at a prayer breakfast, Trump brandished a copy of the day’s Washington Post with a blaring headline: “Trump acquitted.”

“We can take that home, honey. Maybe we’ll frame it,” he joked to first lady Melania Trump, saying that it was the “best” headline he’s ever received from the outlet.

In the final vote, all Democratic senators supported convicting the president of both articles, including swing-vote moderate Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Doug Jones, D-Ala.

The only party defection was on the abuse of power charge from Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, who declared hours before the final vote that Trump had engaged in as “destructive an attack on the oath of office and our Constitution as I can imagine.” Romney, though, voted not guilty on the obstruction charge.

Trump, in his impeachment trial, was accused of withholding aid to Ukraine as leverage to pressure the country to launch an investigation involving former Vice President Joe Biden and his family’s dealings there. Democrats alleged he abused his power to investigate a political rival, considering Biden’s 2020 presidential bid. Trump denied any quid pro quo and repeatedly described his conversations with Ukraine’s president as “perfect.”

“Now we have that gorgeous word, I never thought I’d hear it,” Trump said Thursday. “It’s called total acquittal.”

After a while, Thursday’s more than hour-long address shifted into a rhetorical high-fiving and back-slapping phase as Trump went around the room and began thanking Republican lawmakers.

Trump lauded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for his handling of the entire process.

“You did a fantastic job,” Trump said, joking about his reputation as a quiet and shrewd political operator. “He’s the greatest poker player, right?”

And he told House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy he’ll someday be speaker of the House.

The president went on to thank a number of House lawmakers, including Reps. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Doug Collins, R-Ga., John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, and Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.

During another moment, the president joked with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, touting his “incredible” voice, saying he has one “that scares people.”

And in a bizarre moment, he even called out Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, an adviser to his impeachment legal team, on his physique.

“When I first got to know Jim Jordan, I thought, huh, he never wears a jacket,” Trump said, touting Jordan’s college wrestling career. “What the hell’s going on. He’s very proud of his body.”

Trump then shifted to thank House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., who he said has become even more “handsome” since he was shot at a congressional baseball practice in 2017.

“Steve Scalise, I think you’re better looking now,” Trump said. “You weren’t that good looking, he looks better now. I don’t know what the hell that is!”

The president’s address Thursday comes after he literally waved his acquittal in Pelosi’s face. The president, at the National Prayer Breakfast just hours before his address, held up newspapers with “Acquitted” headlines mere feet from Pelosi.

The two have been sparring all week—notably Tuesday at his third State of the Union. Following his address, the speaker tore up the pages of his speech in full view of the cameras, shocking lawmakers.

“I don’t like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong, nor do I like people who say ‘I pray for you’ when you know that is not so,” Trump said at the prayer breakfast. Pelosi had publicly said during the impeachment process that she and fellow Democrats were “prayerful” and that she prays for the president.

Following the breakfast Thursday, Pelosi fired back at Trump for his comments and his proud display of his acquittal.

“You’re impeached forever, you are never getting rid of that scar,” Pelosi declared at a press conference Thursday, even amid Trump’s victory lap.

“He shredded the truth with his speech, he’s shredding the Constitution with his conduct and I shredded his state of mind address,” she said.

But during Thursday’s speech, Trump said people like Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., “want to destroy our country.”

He went on to thank his family and apologized to them.

“I want to apologize to my family for having to go through this phony, rotten deal,” he said, calling Ivanka to the podium and giving her a hug, and welcoming Melania Trump to the stage for a kiss.

“I just want to thank my family for sticking through it,” he said. “This was not part of the deal, if I was going to run for president..I didn’t know I was going to have to run again and again and again every single week, but they stuck with me.”

Holding Melania’s hand, the president added: “Our country is thriving. Our country is respected again, and it’s an honor to be with the people in this room, it’s an honor.”

Source: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-remarks

As Ron Paul pointed out:

It may appear that the Democratic Party, furious over Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss, is the driving force behind this ongoing attempt to remove Donald Trump from office, but at every turn we see the fingerprints of the CIA and its allies in the US deep state.

In August 2016, a former acting director of the CIA, Mike Morell, wrote an extraordinary article in the New York Times accusing Donald Trump of being an “agent of the Russian Federation.” Morell was clearly using his intelligence career as a way of bolstering his claim that Trump was a Russian spy – after all, the CIA should know such a thing! But the claim was a lie.

Former CIA director John Brennan accused President Trump of “treason” and of “being in the pocket of Putin” for meeting with the Russian president in Helsinki and accepting his word that Russia did not meddle in the US election. To this day there has yet to be any evidence presented that the Russian government did interfere. Brennan openly called on “patriotic” Republicans to act against this “traitor.”

Brennan and his deep state counterparts James Comey at the FBI and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper launched an operation, using what we now know is the fake Steele dossier, to spy on the Trump presidential campaign and even attempt to entrap Trump campaign employees.

Notice a pattern here?

Dr. Paul then points to the so-called whistleblower, Eric Ciaramella, who triggered the impeachment hearings, was a CIA officer assigned the White House. He had only 2nd hand information (dismissed as hearsay in any court of law), but the Intelligence Community Inspector General’s office changed the rules just days before the complaint by Ciaramella requiring that a whistleblower must have first hand knowledge only. President Trump release the full transcript of the call which proved no quid pro quo or wrongdoing, but the CIA and democrats persisted in their attempt to oust trump. With their failing propaganda machine of MSM, they weren’t able to brainwash the public as usual.

Ron Paul concludes:

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer once warned Trump that if “you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.” It’s hard not to ask whether this is a genuine impeachment effort…or a CIA coup!