The Democrats just lost their third battle of Trump’s impeachment trial as the Senate voted against subpoenaing Ukraine documents THREE TIMES.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wanted to subpoena the White House for documents regarding Ukraine and his amendment got tabled in a 47-53 vote along party line.
Schumer’s amendment requested documents related to Trump’s phone calls to the Ukrainian government and ‘delayed’ military aid.
The Democrats also asked for any communications from White House staffers and their efforts to investigate crooked Joe Biden.
In a separate second request, Democrats asked for State Department documents related to Ukraine and copies of Rudy Giuliani’s communications.
Republicans voted to reject the subpoena for State Department documents again in a 47-53 vote.
The Senate again voted to reject another amendment requesting to subpoena documents from the Office of Management and Budget.
‘Cocaine’ Mitch vowed to table ‘premature’ amendments, “Nobody — nobody will dictate Senate procedure to the United States Senators.” he said.
Nor should they be allowed to. Letting the Dem-Soc scum turn the already-risible Shampeachment into another Schiff circus would be an egregious, unpardonable mistake which could very well break the Republican party like Humpty Dumpty. As canny a professional politician as he is, McConnell has to know that. For him to proceed otherwise would be to open a Pandora’s box likely to create disastrous havoc reaching far beyond the confines of the Senate chamber.
Update! Teh Ted brings the pain.
In a move that likely foreshadows the bare-knuckle fights ahead, the seven House impeachment managers appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote White House counsel Pat Cipollone on Tuesday attacking his role on the Trump defense team while alleging he is a “fact witness” to the events in question.
But Sen. Ted Cruz struck back hard in a Facebook post with an argument few Democrats likely want to face.
Describing the letter as “Democrats’ opening salvo,” the Texas Republican had one question: What do they say about Rep. Adam Schiff?
“The Sixth Amendment provides the accused the right ‘to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense,’” Cruz wrote. “Note that the Sixth Amendment does not apply to the prosecution; it protects only the accused. Under the standard put forth by the House Democrats today — that any potential fact witness cannot serve as counsel in the impeachment hearing — there is an obvious person who should be disqualified: Adam Schiff.
“Schiff, it has been alleged, spoke directly with the so-called ‘whistle-blower’ and may even have helped him draft the complaint that launched this entire impeachment.
“So, maybe we should disqualify Schiff as a lawyer, and schedule him instead as a witness to explain his role in creating the ‘evidence’ in this proceeding?”
“Maybe”? No sir, ain’t no “maybe” to it. Put the lying, pencil-necked, bug-eyed shitstain under oath and grill his ass but good. Then put him in cuffs and shackles, dress him in an orange jumpsuit, toss him in a bus with bars on the windows, and march his puny punk ass off to federal lockdown with a sign around his neck saying “Free chew-toy!” Lather, rinse, repeat with Comey, Brennan, Strookzzzzcchkkk, Page, Clapper, and the whole goddamned gang of Klown Kar Koup conpirators right the way up to Ogabe himself.
Then Trump should repeal FISA; dismantle the FBI root, branch, and bough; sharply snap the CIA to heel, and remind them of what their job is actually supposed to be; and hold each and every Foggy Bottom department up by the ankles, shaking violently and pounding their heads against the ground until they all vomit and pass out. Go through the Deep State swamp like a tornado through a trailer park, until not one brick is left standing upon another. Burn the ruins, scatter the ashes, and salt the earth under them.
While we’re at it, the Prez should then hold a press conference to announce that, effective ten minutes ago, all press passes and privileges heretofore adhering to CNN, MSNBC, the WaPo, the NYT, and ABCBNBPBS are officially revoked, and that any “journalists” tarrying about the White House grounds at precisely five minutes from now will be arrested for criminal trespass and, possibly, conspiracy to commit terrorism. Announce that a federal bounty of 25,000 US dollars has now been issued for the delivery of the scalp of Jim Acosta, Shep Smith, Brian “Tater” Stelter, Paul Krugman, Rachel Madcow, Jessica Valenti, or Bill Maher for starters, with another 25k bonus for bringing in the entire pelt. More names to be added later.
Then have lunch, and take a nice nap.
Yeah, I know, I know. But a guy can dream, can’t he?