Moving the goal post on Senate rules for trial to benefit Trump

Mitch McConnell Update On Senate Trial Of Trump

Mitch McConnell Update On The Rules For A Senate Trial Of Trump

How did the impeachment fight get diverted into a struggle over the rules for a Senate trial? The pressure is on Moscow Mitch McConnell and the Republicans who are up for re-election. Either use the same rules they used for Bill Clinton’s impeachment or get caught colluding with Trump in defending foreign election interference. They think they can exonerate Trump, without proof, and sweep all the evidence and testimony against Trump under the rug.

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After the blockbuster impeachment testimony by Gordon Sondland, Fiona Hill, and the other witnesses in the House, John Bolton’s lawyer released a statement saying that his client could speak to “many relevant meetings and conversations that have not yet been discussed.”1

As Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Bolton was privy to a lot. And now he’s volunteering to testify in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. But Mitch McConnell is trying to move forward with a blatantly rigged trial with no witnesses, not even Bolton or other officials closest to Trump such as Mick Mulvaney.

Imagine you are called for jury duty, but when you arrive, you are informed that you must decide on the defendant’s guilt or innocence without hearing from a single witness in the case. That is precisely the kangaroo court system that McConnell is attempting to create for Trump’s impeachment trial.

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We cannot let that happen

Which is why, on Tuesday, MoveOn and our partners at Daily Kos and Need to Impeach began running mobile billboards (billboards on the sides of trucks that can be driven around to different locations for maximum visibility) in six different states with Republican senators most likely to break away from McConnell and call for a fair trial as well as in McConnell’s home state of Kentucky. The billboards got tons of attention, with television and press coverage in places like Maine, Arizona, and Colorado.

But our funding for the billboards ran out yesterday, and since we do not yet know when a vote will take place, we desperately need your help to continue this tactic to keep the pressure up until McConnell calls a vote.

James, will you rush a $3 donation now to help us extend these billboards? If we have the funds, we may also be able to expand them into even more states.

Although conviction requires a two-thirds majority, a vote on the Senate rules that govern the impeachment trial requires only 51 votes, meaning only four Republicans need to have the moral courage to stand up and demand that, just like any other trial conducted in the United States legal system, witnesses must be called and questioned in Trump’s impeachment.

And if we can finally hear from crucial direct witnesses to Trump’s crimes, like Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and Bolton, it will make it much, much more difficult for anyone in the Senate to vote to acquit Trump.

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We need only four Republicans, and Senator Lisa Murkowski has already hinted that she may be breaking away, expressing public concerns about McConnell’s approach. Which opens the door for Senators Cory Gardner, Susan Collins, Thom Tillis, Martha McSally, Mitt Romney, and others who do not want to be seen as blind proponents of Trump’s corruption.

Our billboards were running through McConnell’s home state of Kentucky plus Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, and Utah, but they went dark last night.

Please click here to chip in $3 and keep them up and running as long as it takes.

Ever since Mitch McConnell became the Senate majority leader, he has behaved like the villain in a comic book. Now he does not even attempt to hide the fact that no matter how reasonable, how bipartisan, or how good for the country it is. Because he will block any legislation proposed by Democrats.

He relishes the fact that he has turned the Senate into a graveyard where bills go to die. And he will use any dirty trick in the book to protect Trump and hold on to power. It is up to us to show him that he won’t get away with it, just as we did when he tried to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

Help us show Mitch that his power over Republicans in the Senate is not absolute and that he cannot keep Trump from facing the consequences of his actions.

Thanks for all you do.
–David, Anne, Brian, Corinne, and the rest of the team

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1. “What Does John Bolton Want?” The New Yorker, January 7, 2020
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BREAKING: Important Impeachment Senate Rules Update

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Fellow American,
From leaked emails to documents, damning new evidence against Donald Trump emerged over the holidays. However, Mitch McConnell is scheming to keep new evidence and witnesses out of the Senate trial. The rules that they wanted for Bill Clinton are too likely to produce the removal of Trump from office. Thus their need to move the goal post on Senate trial rules. Then they will hide all the evidence against him.

Here’s the latest impeachment news we’re following:

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Now we’re already seeing the impact of our pressure on Senate Republicans:

  • Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska has admitted to being personally disturbed by Mitch McConnell’s willingness to work directly with Trump’s legal defense team.
  • Utah Senator Mitt Romney has publicly stated that he is eager to hear from fact witnesses.

Call your Senators today to demand that they acknowledge the truth and support a real impeachment trial. The only way to keep this President’s feet to the fire is to continue to put pressure on our elected officials. Every call counts.

Call now for fair senate trial rules for Trump as with Clinton

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We’re Getting Ready to Assure Honest Senate Rules for Trump’s Trial

There’s been a LOT of impeachment news recently, and guess what — there’s going to be even more coming very soon.

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Republican’t can’t be held to their own standards, so they try to move the goal post off the field to protect Trump-Russia conspiracy from the people!

Here’s what’s incoming:

  1. Soon (really soon, like next week soon!), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will forward the articles of impeachment to the Senate.
  2. At that point, the impeachment trial will begin, likely the day after the articles are transmitted. Unless a deal for the rules is made soon, the trial will start without an agreement on whether to allow witnesses with direct knowledge of Trump’s corruption to testify.

Now, a reminder: a “trial” without witnesses is a sham, and it’s the Senate’s responsibility to be impartial jurors in impeachment proceedings. That’s why Indivisibles are working day and night to make sure our senators hear that message loud and clear. (Related: first thing Monday morning, make sure you call your senators’ offices and tell them No Sham Trial!)

Indivisibles are making calls, hosting events, writing letters to the editor, and more to show our senators that we expect a fair trial. And as an organization, we’re running ads, doing policy research, and providing all the tools to make your advocacy as effective as possible.

We’ve already spent almost $300,000 making all that happen, and it’s far from over. We can’t do any of this work without your support. So we need you to keep all our impeachment work moving.
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We know our impeachment work is going to keep heating up! We’re glad we can count on Indivisibles to be there every step of the way. Thanks for your work, and thanks for your support.

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