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Senate impeachment trial: Republicans vote to kill Democratic amendments seeking documents via Party-line Vote
CNN ^ | 01/21/2020

Posted on 01/21/2020 7:02:11 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Senate Republicans defeated a series of amendments from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to subpoena the Trump administration for Ukraine documents on the opening day of the bitterly fought impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Schumer offered several measures seeking a trove of documents from the White House, the State Department and the Office of Management and Budget that the Trump administration refused to turn over during the House's impeachment inquiry, but the amendments were thwarted one by one on 53-47, party-line votes. At around 7:30 p.m. ET, Schumer introduced his fourth amendment subpoenaing testimony from acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.

Schumer's amendments are part of an effort from Democrats in both the House and Senate to attack the resolution laying out the rules of the trial, which puts off a decision about seeking witnesses and documents until after opening statements are given and senators have a chance to ask questions of the House impeachment managers and the President's legal team. The debate over the trial rules played out after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided to alter the trial resolution shortly before it gaveled in Tuesday, amid concerns from key Senate Republicans and an uproar from Democrats.

The new resolution will give the House impeachment managers and the President's team three days each to make their 24 hours of trial arguments, instead of two as McConnell had initially proposed. There were also changes to the section of the resolution that would not have admitted the House's evidence without a vote — now, evidence will be admitted automatically unless there is a motion from the President's team to throw out evidence.

But the changes did little to satisfy Democrats in either chamber, who have accused McConnell and Senate Republicans of working with the President to rush through

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; US: California; US: Delaware; US: New York
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1 posted on 01/21/2020 7:02:11 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


2 posted on 01/21/2020 7:03:35 PM PST by a fool in paradise (We need a tax to stamp out Communism- If you espouse Marxism we’ll redistribute all of your money.)
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To: SeekAndFind
First rule of Peach Mint:

Never bring a Schiff to a Trump fight!

3 posted on 01/21/2020 7:05:32 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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To: SeekAndFind

https://nypost.com/2020/01/18/charles-schumers-1999-letter-about-impeachment-comes-back-to-bite-him/

It has shaken me that we stand at the brink of removing a President — not because of a popular groundswell to remove him and not because of the magnitude of the wrongs he’s committed — but because conditions in late 20th century America has made it possible for a small group of people who hate Bill Clinton and hate his policies to very cleverly and very doggedly exploit the institutions of freedom that we hold dear and almost succeed in undoing him.


4 posted on 01/21/2020 7:05:53 PM PST by a fool in paradise (We need a tax to stamp out Communism- If you espouse Marxism we’ll redistribute all of your money.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s a good sign that the Republicans are holding together. RINO’s, Never Trumpers, sore losers, none are stabbing us in the back yet.


5 posted on 01/21/2020 7:24:51 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: SeekAndFind

If Democrats want people to watch this crap they need to provide some better eye candy. Do Democrats have any good looking women?


6 posted on 01/21/2020 7:45:54 PM PST by kempster (w President of all time.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, those party line votes are a bitch, huh Schiff...


7 posted on 01/21/2020 8:31:30 PM PST by bk1000 (Banned from Breitbart)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did CNN say the house vote was along party lines? I bet not.


8 posted on 01/21/2020 8:46:29 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: SeekAndFind

Choke on it Chicken-Schiff and Chuck-You....


9 posted on 01/21/2020 9:12:21 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: grey_whiskers
amid concerns from key Senate Republicans

The Weak Sisters and Pierre Delicto...

10 posted on 01/21/2020 9:54:54 PM PST by kiryandil (Chris Wallace: Because someone has to drive the Clown Car)
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To: a fool in paradise

Bill Clinton ?


11 posted on 01/21/2020 11:58:21 PM PST by HollyB
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To: a fool in paradise

Oh NM


12 posted on 01/21/2020 11:59:27 PM PST by HollyB
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To: SeekAndFind

Will the real Joe Manchin please stand up.


13 posted on 01/22/2020 12:38:19 AM PST by kempster (w President of all time.)
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To: DannyTN

The longer the circus goes on, the less time Dem candidates have to campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire, and the more the spotlight is on Joe Biden, whose corruption gets further highlighted by this circus, especially if the Dems dare not mention it, and the Republicans can and should as often as possible. This is a slomo train wreck. Pass the popcorn.


14 posted on 01/22/2020 12:38:52 AM PST by Eleutheria5 ("SHUT UP!" he explained.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who’s communicating to Trump through his toothpaste?


15 posted on 01/22/2020 12:53:51 AM PST by Varsity Flight (Mr. President, We the People's, have your back.)
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To: Varsity Flight

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16 posted on 01/22/2020 12:55:19 AM PST by Varsity Flight (Mr. President, We the People, have your back.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well from the party line votes in the Senate it has become clear that the moral rot and treason is not confined to the House. The entire Democrat Party must be destroyed to protect our freedom.

A vote for a Democrat is a vote for slavery to a totalitarian State.


17 posted on 01/22/2020 3:32:32 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: SeekAndFind
You mean, Democrats fail to get their way?


18 posted on 01/22/2020 4:16:21 AM PST by Eleutheria5 ("SHUT UP!" he explained.)
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To: KC_Conspirator
"Did CNN say the house vote was along party lines? I bet not."

"but the amendments were thwarted one by one on 53-47, party-line votes."

The quote is from the article... I don't think could personally go to the CNN website, even on a dare...

19 posted on 01/22/2020 5:40:44 AM PST by unread (A REPUBLIC..! if you can keep it....)
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To: Eleutheria5

A photoshop of Nancy’s head on her would be good.


20 posted on 01/22/2020 6:43:47 AM PST by taterjay
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