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The controversial impeachment ordeal could be over much sooner than Trump supporting Americans had feared, and it’s virtually “guaranteed” to end in an acquittal of President Donald Trump. One way or another.

On Tuesday, CNN wrote there is more at stake than expected “given the all-but-guaranteed acquittal of President Donald Trump in his trial in the Republican-led Senate.” The “gamesmanship,” they write, “finally looks to be over.”

It’s been nearly a month since the House voted on articles of impeachment and Nancy Pelosi is still sitting on them. It was an obvious attempt to blackmail the Senate into holding the trial her way, but it blew up in her face.

If she won’t send the articles over, then the President hasn’t really been impeached. Accepting defeat, she’s expected to fork them over any day now.

Donald Trump and the White House are pushing for a quick “dismissal” because the President thinks holding a trial on the bogus evidence from the House kangaroo court would give the trial legitimacy that it simply does not have.

The White House urged Senate leadership to “preserve the option of moving to swiftly dismiss the charges against President Donald Trump after opening arguments.”

Republicans are kicking it around behind the scenes but they’re shying away from it for practical reasons. First there is the vote split. If they raised a motion to dismiss on the floor, 51 votes would be needed to throw the case right out the door.

That means that it would only take three RINOs to defeat. Romney is already promising to be one of them. Enough others are sitting on the fence to make it an iffy proposition.

Senate leadership prefers to look at the upcoming trial as preserving the transparency, and shining the light into how weak the Democrat case really is. More importantly, it will clear the President completely without any further clouds over his head or asterisks next to his name in the history books.

Dismissal could also create the impression that they were “moving too quickly,” which would hurt vulnerable swing state Senators up for re-election. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “has made clear to his colleagues that he wants Trump to emerge victorious in the trial and is not willing to hold a vote that could fail,” CNN notes.

Once they get the trial underway, “the Senate can vote on the merits of the articles of impeachment.” If the charges have no “merit,” Trump walks. That, the Senators remind, “can be done with only 34 votes because the Constitution requires 67 votes to convict the President and remove him from office.”

If the trial did go that route, “Trump would have a stronger argument to say he was exonerated on the merits of the case, rather than simply relying on a procedural vote to dismiss the charges.”

Texas Senator John Cornyn agrees with that strategy. “That would be my advice. Let both sides have their say and have their vote.”

House Democrats are clinging to one last straw, their dream that they can “brand Republicans as shielding a historically corrupt President” by November. That, they fantasize, will “create a powerful line of argument for their eventual 2020 nominee, who will argue the episode shows Trump is unfit to stay in the White House.”

The way President Trump and his millions of delighted fans will see it is “vindication” of his mandate to do what it takes to drain the swamp.

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  1. joev

    Years of this hoopla bring to mind the song: Games People Play by – May God Bless America

    Joe South
    Oh the games people play now
    Every night and every day now
    Never meaning what they say now
    Never saying what they mean
    And they wile away the hours
    In their ivory towers
    Till they’re covered up with flowers
    In the back of a black limousine
    La-da da da da da da da
    La-da da da da da de
    Talking ’bout you and me
    And the games people play
    Oh we make one another cry
    Break a heart then we say goodbye
    Cross our hearts and we hope to die
    That the other was to blame
    Neither one will give in
    So we gaze at our eight by ten
    Thinking ’bout the things that might have been
    It’s a dirty rotten shame
    People walking up to you
    Singing glory hallelulia
    And they’re tryin to sock it to you
    In the name of the Lord
    They’re gonna teach you how to meditate
    Read your

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  2. N

    Swamp News, MSM=Fake News (CNN,FOX,MSNBC.etc)The Pravda/Racists Divisive Commie news and their propaganda HATE machine at full throttle! They are destroying the country within!‪ Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these lying Fake News deep state treasonous Godless NAZI commie liberal demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬ Keep America great again and not let it become another liberal commie shit hole like the rest of the lib run cities! Prosecute these deep state traders now, President Trump!

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  3. C.W. LAUDERDALE

    Rape, Pillage,Plunder; America, You’ve Been Had!

    How much more before you stand up to those who have made the following lessons learned facts?

    1. The American people are the most effectively lied to people in modern times thanks primarily to the American political class, the American bureaucracy, the American media, and American academia.

    2. Arrogance coupled with ignorance equals stupidity.

    3. The greatest threats to the American people are the corrupt and/or incompetent politicians/bureaucrats/academicians found at every level of government/academia, and the majority of the American so-called media.

    4. Most of the politicians/bureaucrats/academicians I have encountered during my years as a soldier/cop I most kindly refer to as; self-serving, witless, cowards.

    5. The American Profession of Arms and our brothers/sisters in blue have failed to protect the American people from all of their enemies, both foreign and most especially domestic.

    Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired

    PS These lessons learned were first presented to a gathering of Americans in 1989. The only positive change to the American political environment since then has been the arrival of one, Donald J. Trump! Since D.J. Trump took office I have added two more lessons learned thanks to the overall behavior of the parties highlighted in lessons learned 1-3 above. Seems approximately 25% of the American population has declared war on the rest of the nation!

    6. After carefully watching the whole of the political class since Donald J. Trump walked down that escalator in Trump Tower to date, I can say without reservation that most of the group will sell their souls and our bodies just to remain in power. (Added 2019)

    7. Want to see what the United States of America will look like if the left takes control of the government? Take your pick, New York City, Baltimore, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or the complete package; California. (Added 2019)

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  4. WhiteFalcon

    From what I read this morning, one thing they can do to help drain the swamp is to abolish the FISA court, which is apparently as corrupt as the FBI and the CIA. All three need to be investigated by a special investigator and then the rotten meat thrown out or into jail and then they should be re organized with new people.

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  5. Zeke

    First of all, Mitt Romney is the biggest dirt bag in the Republican party, and he needs to go!!! Why, because he is still pissed off because he didn’t get the Republican nomination for president! Well, that’s because he is a looser, and now he thinks this is payback time. Well Romney, you are playing with fire. You will be gone, the next time you are up for re-election!! You better think very serious about that, or you will go down just like McCain did. Another traitor!!!

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