McConnell might vote to convict Trump, but only if it includes a giant GOP payday

Soon-to-be Minority Leader Mitch McConnell got the headline he wanted on Tuesday when he unleashed anonymous sources to tell reporters he believed Donald Trump may...

Watch Mitch McConnell. Like A Hawk

For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?   Mark 8:36 The die is already cast in the House. There will be articles of impeachment. Somewhat surprisingly last night, House committee member James Himes indicated in response to a question that the House Intelligence committee may try to start winding down the open hearing portion of the impeachment inquiry by the end of next week. This says a couple of things to me. For starters, it tells me that the Democrats have decided on a very finite and limited basis for their articles of impeachment. They are going to focus their articles of impeachment on the extortion and bribery allegations, and the witnesses they’re calling are so rich in knowledge and testimony that they can streamline the process. The second thing that it tells me is that the Democrats feel that their message is getting through, and resonating. 13 million people tuning in to a dry congressional proceeding ain’t a bad days work. And when even the Trump Ministry of Propaganda has Chris Wallace saying, “You couldn’t watch and listen to Ambassador Yovanovitch testify and not feel sympathy and empathy for her if you have a pulse,” and co-anchor Brett Beir calling out Emperor Numbus Nuttus by saying “The GOP members were doing a good job of controlling the hearing until Trump’s inflammatory tweet, then they had to spend the rest of the session praising Ambassador Yovanovitch to try to mitigate the damage,” you’re losing the media war. And don’t think that every nightly new broadcast didn’t pay that standing ovation for David standing tall before Goliath. So now, the focus on the next inevitable step, the trial, will shift to the Senate, and Mitch McConnell. Let me make this clear, from where I’m sitting, this country has not seen a more amoral, craven, corrupt, power hungry politician since Huey Long. And unlike his idjit boss, who can’t even handle a simple shakedown scheme, McConnell is very proficient at using every ounce of his power. As Majority Leader of the Senate, McConnell will draft the rules of the road for the upcoming Senate trial, much like the Democratic majority proposed and passed the rules for the impeachment inquiry. And even at this early stage, McConnell is already considering two procedural steps for the trial that could show that either he’s terribly miscalculating, or he’s the most devious sumbitch of all time. For starters, Yertl McTurtle has already stated that he plans to hold a full and thorough trial in the Senate, not some one-and-done sham. That full and robust trial could include Saturday sessions. And it was reported earlier this week that McConnell is considering a more lengthy trial than originally conceived, possibly taking up the entire month of January. This is a clear and obvious attempt by Yertl to interfere and tinker with the Democratic primaries. But it’s also a very risky, and potentially stunning dick move by McConnell. Because the whole reason that Traitor Tot is being impeached is because he tried to strongarm Zelensky to use a sham investigation to cobble up dirt on Joe Biden, to make him a softer target in the general election. But if six Democratic Senators, including two top tier candidates, Sanders and Warren, are tied up all […]

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