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Breaking: Giuliani involved in bribery scheme concerning pardons

www.theguardian.com/… An associate of Rudy Giuliani told a former CIA officer a presidential pardon was “going to cost $2m”, the New York Times reported on...

Control Of The Senate May Hinge On One Word

Hey! That’s way too much bacon!   Never said   By Anybody Well, the public hearings are over, and thank God for small favors. I think I missed something like 3 hours total of the testimony. And while I’m as happy as a pig in slop, I can think of somebody even more pleased that it’s all over with. The GOP Senators. That had to be embarrassing as hell for them. You can almost see every GOP Senator wince and shake their heads when morons like Nunes, Jordan, and Stefanic opened their mouths. It had to be like watching your kid come running screaming into the room when you’ve got friends over. You ask the kid what happened, and the kid cries that they fell down, because they were being chased by a monster! You’re pretty sure that they fell down, but mortified that they’re making shit up in a bid for attention from the adults in the room. Idjits like Nunes, Stefanic et. al. can get away with that juvenile nonsense with Crowdstrike and Ukraine hackers because of the wonders of gerrymandering, although the results of the 2018 midterms, the 2019 off year elections, and the pace of GOP House retirements are showing that gerrymandering might not be the modern miracle at the 10 year mark that they were at the 2 year mark. But most Senators of both parties have come to realize that it’s kind of hard to gerrymander a whole state. Some early rumblings from actual GOP Senators who are going to have to be the ones who actually put their names and reputations on this meshugass seem to be falling along the lines of the reasoning that GOP rep Will Hurd evoked in his final comments. Mainly, that Trump is a dumb ass, he’s always been a dumb ass, and he’ll always be a dumb ass. And although he might pretty much always act like a dumb ass, being a dumb ass isn’t an impeachable offense. They are falling back on the premise that whatever His Lowness did, it doesn’t rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors. Look, we all know that the Democrats in the House Judiciary committee are going to write and approve multiple articles of impeachment. We also know that whatever they write up, the GOP Senate is going to pooh-pooh and tish-tosh them right into an acquittal vote. So, as long as the GOP is going to whitewash Trump no matter what the Democrats do, they may as well write a one word article of impeachment that can help sway the Senate next year. And that word is bribery. The GOP Senate is already indicating that their defense of Emperor Numbus Nuttus is that while he’s a supreme dipshit, being a dipshit doesn’t rise to the level of an article of impeachment. But there are two crimes that are specifically named in the constitution as high crimes, and they’re treason, and bribery. If the GOP is going to deny that anything Trump does rises to a high crime or misdemeanor, may as well let the explain how something expressly named as a high crime in the constitution doesn’t rise to that level. It’s not like there isn’t abundant evidence of the crime. You can actually argue it two ways, and there are factual predicates for both. You can claim that Trump dangled the military aid as a bribe to Zelensky to […]

‘That’s bribery’: Pelosi on Trump’s bid to get political investigations in exchange for military aid

Democrats are making a concerted effort to move away from the Latin phrase 'quid pro quo' that so dominated the news cycle for several...

Quid-Pro-Quo by another Name, is what Adam Schiff just indicated is on the Table

— Well, it’s about time they traded-in the archaic Latin for crimes that ordinary people can actually understand.  In terms, fully and clearly backed-up by...

Bribery/Extortion facts keep coming in as Witness-Day approaches

A desperate Trump imagines himself in numerous ironies in advance of must-see TV. But you didn't. You didn't sign the Whistleblower Protection Act. The law...

Bush II ethics lawyer: Trump’s offer of campaign cash to senators is tantamount to felony bribery

Earlier, Politico ran a story headlined “Trump lures GOP senators on impeachment with cold cash” It was about, well, Trump luring GOP senators with cold cash. ...

There’s no constitutional crisis: just impeach Trump for bribery

Even though the process would likely call for additional evidence and detail, that’s the logical thrust of the argument that Trump offered a bribe:...

House investigates ‘near raw bribery’ of Trump hotel rooms booked and left vacant

It’s the obvious next front in staying in Donald Trump’s hotels to suck up to him: booking rooms in Donald Trump’s hotels and not even...

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McGahn & House Reach Deal For Him To Testify House Judiciary

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‘Cold-blooded fraudster’: Judge sentences Students for Trump founder to 13 months in prison

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