House Speaker Nancy Pelosi puzzled members of the press during her weekly briefing Thursday; bizarrely asserting President Trump “will not be acquitted” if he’s ultimately acquitted by the United States Senate.
“When this is over, do you think that President Trump will understand that he’s got a Congress watching this? Or will he be emboldened because the Senate will have acquitted him? asked one reporter.
“Well, he will not be acquitted. You cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial. You don’t have a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documentation,” said Pelosi.
Pelosi doubled-down on her demands for more witnesses in the ongoing Senate impeachment trial last Sunday; saying Republicans must permit further investigations or “pay a price.”
“It’s about a fair trial. They take an oath to have a fair trial. We think that would include witnesses and documentation. The ball is now in their court, so either do that or pay a price,” warned Pelosi.
Speaker Pelosi says Senate Republicans must let witnesses Testify or they will “Pay a Price”.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 27, 2020
Pelosi addressed reporters from the US Capitol last Thursday after signing her Articles of Impeachment, saying the entire process is not a “question of proof” but “allegations.”
“It’s not a question of proof, it says what allegations have been made. That has to be subjected to scrutiny as to how we go forward, but it should not be ignored in the context of other events that could substantiate some of that,” said Pelosi.
AMERICA REACTS: Trump Campaign Raises $5 MILLION On Day of Pelosi’s Impeachment Vote
President Trump’s re-election campaign raked-in big bucks on the same day Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats impeached the Chief Executive; taking-in more than $5 million in campaign contributions.
“Incredible fundraising numbers! .@realDonaldTrump has raised over 5M dollars (still growing) today as Americans use their wallet to show support against @SpeakerPelosi’s impeachment hoax! Click the link below to help defend Trump!” posted Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale.
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— Brad Parscale – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) December 19, 2019
“The Republican National Committee (RNC) also brought in record fundraising numbers, raising $20.6 million in the month of November, according to Federal Election Commission data obtained by Fox News,” reports the New York Post.
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Source: New York Post
'FANTASYLAND': McConnell Says It’s ‘Inconceivable’ 67 Senators Will Vote to Remove Trump
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw more cold-water on the Democrats’ impeachment frenzy Tuesday; saying “it’s inconceivable” that 67 Senators will vote to remove President Trump from office.
“It’s inconceivable to me that it would be 67 votes to remove the president from office,” McConnell told reporters during the third day of the public impeachment inquiry.
Sen. Mitch McConnell: "It's inconceivable to me that it would be 67 votes to remove the president from office." pic.twitter.com/KeSKGWzhW7
— The Hill (@thehill) November 19, 2019
McConnell made similar comments last week.
“I can’t imagine a scenario under which President Trump would be removed from office with 67 votes in the Senate,” McConnell told USA Today.
“Nothing is happening because House Democrats seized with Trump derangement syndrome are consumed with this argument with the president,” he said.
McConnell made similar comments last week; telling reporters “I will say I’m pretty sure how it’s likely to end. If it were today, I don’t think there’s any question it would not lead to a removal.”
Meanwhile, House Democrats refuse to commit to a formal timeline of their investigation into the President’s dealings with Ukraine.
“I haven’t had a lot of time to pay attention to the president’s tweets and the legal implications of them. I just think that was totally wrong and inappropriate and typical of the president,” Pelosi told CBS News.
“I have no idea,” she responded when asked if the process could drag-on into 2020.