If The Senate shuts this down....

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    THOUGHTS FROM AN INDEPENDENT

    It's crystal clear that Senators Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham are eager to sweep this Senate impeachment trial under the rug, shut it down, and allow no new evidence or witnesses. But what happens if they try to do that? Will other Republican Senators march in lockstep, and try to deal with the coming election fallout in November? Will they break ranks and join the Democrats in insisting documents and witnesses being suppressed by President Trump be revealed? Recent polling shows:

    71% of Democrats, 56% of Independents and 40% of Republicans say Senate should call additional witnesses to testify.

    51% say Senate should remove Trump from office.

    Either way, Senate Republicans are in a tough spot. Do they cave in to public opinion and hold a fair trial? or do they cave in to Donald Trump and risk being removed from office in November?

    JMHO - Too close to call right now.

    Thoughts?

    Most Voters Want More Impeachment Witnesses as Senate Prepares for Trial
     
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    How is calling witnesses fair? The House did not call these people, so why should the Senate? You numbers are indicative of the poor education these people received. Most of them probably don't vote.
     
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    Lies.

    The house did call these people. tRump obstructed.
     
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    I like to believe that most Americans agree that this should at least look like justice has been served. The form of the trial leaves senators plenty of time to examine their life choices that led to this sorry situation where conservative lawyers will be arguing that abuse of power and obstruction are not impeachable offenses. It's anyone's guess if it will goad any of them to honor their oaths.
     
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    With the Chief justice concurring on the house Ds being a pack of halfwits I don't see ant blow back
     
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    Ya gotta ask yer self. Why didn’t the House do it’s fucking job?
     
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    You mean like the partisan hit job by the House?
     
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    Unfortunately republicans will march lock step with trump and mcconnell.

    The last thing republicans want is for the whole truth to be shown to the American public.

    This trial will be nothing but a joke. It will further divide our nation and do a lot of harm.

    I sure hope that we have an honest and fair election in November. If we do, the republicans will not have much of a chance for reelection. Which is one of the reasons why mcconnell and the rest of the republicans are doing all they can to prevent the whole truth from being shown to the American public.
     
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    Hopefully --- McConnell has a 100% Republican count for acquittal, so we don't have a problem so far.
     
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    Sucks for Trump all he has in defense is to attack the process like some obviously guilty Mob boss. He is counting entirely on every republican putting him before the party and the country,
     
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