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See how Each Senator Voted, Schumer's Response, and What This Does to American Jurisprudence and for all Defense Lawyers

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10:54 minutes to watch this unfold. Please keep this for reference in the future, in terms of talking with friends, family, and colleagues in the states in which these Republicans come from.

It saddens me deeply to observe the very obvious: that these Republicans voted like puppets in the worst imaginable tin pot banana republic, and the world will conclude that this cannot be the "world's most deliberative body."

Moveon.org put it this way in an email I just received:

What an absolute and total disgrace.

There's only one solution left to save our democracy and hold Trump accountable:

We need to make sure that this shameless cover-up ends the political careers of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Cory Gardner, Martha McSally, Joni Ernst, and every other Senate Republican who enabled this outrage.

See how each senator voted on witnesses at Trump's trial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q8Z2uu1exA

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Chuck Schumer Decries Senate Rejecting Calling Witnesses: 'A Grand Tragedy'

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/chuck-schumer-decries-senate-rejecting-calling-witnesses-a-grand-tragedy/

"To not allow a witness, a document, no witnesses, no documents, in an impeachment trial is a perfidy, a grand tragedy, one of the worst tragedies that the Senate has ever overcome. America will remember this day, unfortunately, where the Senate did not live up to its responsibilities, where the Senate turned away from truth and went along with a sham trial. If the president is acquitted with no witnesses, no documents, the acquittal will have no value, because Americans will know that this trial was not a real trial." Schumer stated.

"It had no witnesses. No documents. It is a tragedy on a very large scale," Schumer concluded.

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Not that the "greatest deliberative body in the world," the US Senate, will direct or indirectly set the standards for all judicial decisions in the future, since we have those 3 branches with all of those great checks and balances, right?

However, certainly all defense lawyers at all levels of courts in all of the states will use this Impeachment Trial as a precedent for not just rejection prosecutors' call for witnesses and documents in the prosecution of serious crimes. Why not? It worked for Trump, and the Presiding Judge was the Chief Justice of the United States.

What it says to the rest of the world remains to unfold as I study the world's presses and their treatment of this news.

What it says to the American public, 3/4 of which wanted to hear what John Bolton and others had to say, also remains to be seen. Are they angry?

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Please comment.

What is your take on this recent vote?


Don't just express the usual outrage. Please focus on what you can do next in this context.


Will the retribution come in November?


How long can 3/4 of the American public be shocked or outraged enough to hold on in their minds the fact that John Bolton was specifically denied the chance to testify, usurping justice on this scale?


Their are many historic precedents in thousands of years of World History, but none of them are very consoling at this point.



WATCH: Schiff says 'powerful' Trump is only defendant who can insist on a trial without witnesses Lead impeachment prosecutor Rep. Adam Schiff evoked a 1776 John Adams quote on the Senate floor, saying that without a fair trial, .the body must die.
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Why isn't there an uproar in Congress and the General Population about Trump promoting the violation of International Law by giving Zionist Israel land they ILLEGALLY occupy?


Will Trump get a standing ovation from Congress about this in his State of the Union Speech?



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The American public generally doesn't do well with more than one scandal at a time....but you are certainly correct in your assessment.


You should read Haaretz, the most progressive paper in Israel. It publishes Palestinian editorialists' work, the kind that no one else publishes.


And besides who the heck is Trump to be giving away someone else's land, other than a key ally of THUG-IN-CHIEF NETANYAHU? When you stop to think about this, it is all quite ludicrous.



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In this article, I laid out pretty clearly what I think is likely to evolve between now and November. Even side tracked Americans suffering from Political Attention Deficit Disorder can still remain outraged at a trial at this highest of levels with no witness and no documents.


They will vote in anger, and the pendulum will shift to a Democrat controlled Senate.


I am not a prognosticator nor was meant to be. I prefer to observe and analyze, based on history and on empirical evidence, but this conclusion is inescapable.


I believe that is what is going to happen.


I the first to concede that my prognosis depends a lot on how the media folks treat the Impeachment proceedings, which are not in fact over. Will they "give it oxygen," as Rob Kall puts it, or will they sweep it under the rug?


What Schumer et al does next week will be key.


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This guy is number than 'Pile of schiff', eh, wor?

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I don't understand what you are saying in your comment? What are you referring to? What does "eh, wor?" mean?

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I hate to tell you, but 98% of the Senate has absolutely no ethical basis for evaluating Trump. They're all warmongers and worthless garbage. Trump is honest to a fault. He knows he lies about meaningless aspects of his job, including Ukraine oligarchs that hire children of democrats and finance campaigns of their parents. He was treated like an enemy of the state as early as 2015 and investigated illegally by the FBI and more Deep State scumbags worse than any President of all time. The House is now filled with wild-eyed goofballs that cannot discern what the Truth will ever be. They belong in an asylum. Only one has any value, and that's Tulsi Gabbard. The two good senators are Bernie and Rand Paul. The rest will burn in Hell forever.

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My take is that I'm sorry the impeachment got as far as it did: I was hoping they would "throw it out of court" on the first day. Romney and Collins stopped that from happening, unfortunately.

Lamar Alexander's comments pretty much expressed my view: he did it; it doesn't deserve impeachment; there's not a need for witnesses.

I hope the voters in November focus on how they will benefit more and be harmed less by voting for a Democrat. And hopefully the Democrat chosen will make a good case, whether it's Bernie, or (gasp!) Biden or Bloomberg.

(I agree with Paul from Potomac on all his points, except I'm not sure that all except two will burn in Hell forever.)

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