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Castor Oily: The Senate majority may vote to convict, yet Trump will be acquitted by supermajority

Disloyal opposition gets its 44 votes today.11 votes from the 67 votes needed to convict Trump. In this impeachment trial, Trump still needs to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue. ”They’re behaving like mob lawyers who know that they have the jury in their pocket.”


People died because of Trump’s sour grapes.

“The people… are smart enough to pick a new administration if they don’t like the old one. And they just did.”

Donald Trump spent the dying weeks of his presidency vehemently denying the obvious fact that he had lost the 2020 election. In fact, his insistence that his “stolen victory” be his major defense in the impeachment trial against him was one reason why several lawyers decided not to represent him.

But today, in a rambling and disjointed speech, Bruce Castor, who is one of two attorneys representing the former president, admitted that Trump was indeed voted out by “fed up” voters last November. Castor repeated this fact three times, directly contradicting one of the former president’s most-repeated lies. Something tells me a certain someone is not gonna be happy with this performance. Maybe Rudy Giuliani should be standing by.

www.motherjones.com/…

“This was the Four Seasons Landscaping of the legal profession.”-Senator Chris Coons

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“I mean, nobody’s mind was changed one way or the other,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told reporters. Sen. Mike Lee’s Assertion About Trump: ‘Everyone Deserves a Mulligan’

People like Trump who behave like thugs need second impeachments, and his behavior was scary enough to compel members of his own party to vote against him. The articles of impeachment mentioned his call to a Georgia official asking for him to “find” more votes, as well as the 14th Amendment which says that no person can hold office if they “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.” But now that he is out of office and has already been impeached a second time, is there any merit to bringing the charges before Senate for a vote?
The answer is: Maybe. This is uncharted territory, so we don’t fully know what comes next. However, now that Mitch McConnell is no longer at the helm, the vote could happen. Justice Roberts would preside over the impeachment proceedings if they made it to Senate, and two-thirds of — or 67 — Senators have to vote in favor. Seder believes that, for the sake of running in the future, some Republican Senators may vote with the Democrats. If the vote falls short, once again Trump will not have been “removed” from office.
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Another possibility is that Trump being impeached could open the doors to a criminal investigation. This is not up to the Senate, but the “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors” categorization does indicate criminal wrongdoing.  According to the Constitution, “The party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment, according to law.”
Trump would not automatically be barred from running for office again, since another vote would have to be taken up. That one does not require a two-thirds vote, but simply a majority. We all know Trump’s style of “campaigning” by now — and that it doesn’t stop even when he’s in office. For that reason, the possibility of him returning to office could be disastrous.

www.independent.co.uk/…

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