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Is Pelosi preparing to drop a bombshell on the Senate impeachment trial?

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Speaker Pelosi has announced that she will shortly submit the articles of impeachment to the Senate, quite likely during the week of January 13. As we have heard holding them up turned out well because Democrats were able to obtain new, key evidence against Trump and John Bolton indicated he would testify before the Senate if subpoenaed.

But now the big question is; what lies ahead, will Senate Majority Leader McConnell make good his threat to turn the trial into some kind of a sham or a kangaroo court, that will not allow any witnesses that might reveal new evidence? Will Mitch, the Grim Reaper, see that Trump will be quickly exonerated and, thereby, be turned into a victim of Democratic hatred, not guilty of any crime, and get an election boost?

I think Pelosi has something up her sleeve, some kind of strategy that no one is thinking about, that could totally evade the trap that McConnell has set for her and the Democrats. She is a master tactician, not someone who will let this Trump impeachment backfire and turn Trump into a hero.

Will Bolton be the vehicle that will be used to set off this political bombshell? Has Pelosi or one of her operatives had secret talks with him that indicate that he has key evidence against Trump relative to the Ukraine issue, and he will divulge it?

Senator Susan Collins may be the key to getting three other Republican senators to join with her to vote for the inclusion of witnesses and evidence in this trial. Mitt Romney and Lamar Alexander have indicated that t he y would like to see witnesses, in particular, Bolton. Other Republican senators are hearing from their constituents who want to see a fair trial. So the door is now opening wider to that possibly and that also can be attributed to Pelosi holding off the submission of the two articles.

Have Pelosi and Minority Leader Schumer secured some information that indicates that four or more Senate Republicans will vote with Democrats to allow new witnesses to testify?

If McConnell and his Senate puppets block all attempts by Democrats to have witnesses testify, then it could motivate John Bolton to step forward and agree to tell what he knows before the House Judiciary Committee and, very likely, blow the whistle on Trump.

If he does that, and he might, then the trial itself will be of no great importance, it will just be necessary to go through the motions to end it. Trump will be exposed for what he is and what he has done, and he will have no way to escape justice that the American people will bring down on him.

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America must rid itself of this empty shell of a man, one who has no conception of the principles of ethics, honesty and integrity, and who is ripping and tearing at the foundations of our country. He is an albatross around the neck of America and we must remove it if our democracy is to survive.

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#OnTheRecord - Pelosi/Trump 'will be impeached forever' -McConnell/'think of me as the Grim Reaper'. However, the presiding judge of Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate, Chief Justice John Roberts, is not yet 'on the record'. If the Chief Justice decided Trump's trial was 'rigged' by the GOP, he could say so at any time and call for a new trial at a later date. Perhaps, after the 2020 elections in November, and perhaps even with a Democrat majority controlled Senate - a Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer presiding, who has indicated he wants to hear from all the witnesses even some new witnesses added and Schumer wants to scrutinize all the documents as well/McConnell 'wants neither witnesses nor documents presented for trial'. Either a 'sham trial' now/or perhaps a 'fair trial' at a later date 'meeting the standards' set by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

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Very good, informative comment. One way or another we cannot let this turtle, McConnell, poison this process. In this next election Democrats must make him the #1 target and take him down for good. What a piece of garbage.

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