Experts say Trump will be acquitted — but don’t be so sure

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Raw Story: Pundits are saying that the Senate will vote to acquit former President Donald Trump at the end of his second impeachment trial, set to start on Tuesday.

I’m not so sure.

After the January 6 attack on the Capitol, the House of Representatives passed an article of impeachment against Trump for “incitement of insurrection.” The article accuses the former president of engaging in high crimes and misdemeanors “by inciting violence against the Government of the United States.”

It charges him with lying about voter fraud, trying to get the Georgia secretary of state to falsify election results, and encouraging his supporters to attack the Capitol to stop the process that would certify Biden’s victory.

The article charges that the former president “has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security, democracy, and the Constitution… and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law…. [He] warrants… disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.”

The House passed this article of impeachment with 232 representatives voting yes and 197 voting no. Ten Republicans joined 222 Democrats to impeach Trump in his last days in office. The Senate will hold a trial to determine whether to convict the former president of this charge.

If all 100 senators are present, the number needed to convict is seventeen. But there is no requirement that all senators be present.  read more…

 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t be fooled about how many veterans would ever get involved in this treason.
    So far they got 20 or so,….
    5 to 10 thousand veterans showed up at Standing Rock during a blinding snowstorm, and below zero temps, on a very short notice (3 days?) . And it could have been a lot more, they had to stop because so many were flooding the sign up.
    This insurrection and murder, strikes at the core of the principles of what everyone signs up for, and if it goes south, expect massive early retirements, and shocking reduction in new recruits.

  2. You don’t need be an expert to say he will be acquitted, so much the charge of inciting violence as also trying to get falsify election results in Georgia cannot will be proved just with Trump words that said he said in both times doing an strict interpretation, are ambiguous.

  3. The Democrat Impeachment mgr is slaughtering the Rep. ‘process argument’. It’s like watching a triple deck frigate broadside a wooden ship. Regarding Trump’s ‘peace speech’, just noticed, he said, ‘go home IN peace’. Could easily be mistaken for a mass pardon.

    I don’t think Trump specifically incited violence but that was the obvious result of his buffoonery and ‘being a total idiot’ should not shield him from the consequences. It’s more like he didn’t want to know. Liz Cheney summed it up beautifully. I hate her Neocon views but I admire her bravery.

    • A ship with triple gun decks would be either a “first rate” or “second rate” “ship of the line”, not a frigate. Frigates were “fifth rate” or “sixth rate” with single gun decks.

  4. Could it be that the Impeachment Managers are in possession of video showing Trump at the White House gleefully watching the Capital insurrection in real time?

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