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    Thumbs down In closed-door Senate meet, McConnell gave PowerPoint presentation about impeachment process

    This is not going to be seen as defending MAGA at a time when drip drip defections of Republicans are taking place almost every other day.
    With friends like these...


    McConnell tells Senate Republicans to be ready for impeachment trial of Trump

    Oct. 16, 2019


    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republican senators Wednesday to be ready for an impeachment trial of President Trump as soon as Thanksgiving, as the Senate began to brace for a political maelstrom that would engulf the nation.

    An air of inevitability has taken hold in Congress, with the expectation Trump will become the third president in history to be impeached — and Republicans believe they need to prepare to defend the president. While McConnell briefed senators on what would happen during a Senate trial, House GOP leaders convened what they expect will be regular impeachment strategy sessions.





    In their closed-door weekly luncheon, McConnell gave a PowerPoint presentation about the impeachment process and fielded questions alongside his staff and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), who was a manager for the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...732_story.html



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    The impeachment of Trump is not going to happen.

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    What high crime or misdemeanor did Trump commit? If senate Republicans convict Trump, say good bye to a lot of Republican senators and representatives.

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    Lindsey Graham failed to remove Bill Clinton and it's likely that the Senate trial will fail for Trump as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    You only show up to attack Trump when he is wrong
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    "It's probably the biggest hoax since Big Foot!" - Mitt Romney 1-16-2012 SC Debate

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    I'd love to see someone leak footage of this PowerPoint presentation.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    ROMNEY DOWNLOADS ON TRUMP: MAY VOTE TO REMOVE!

    The Liberation of Mitt Romney

    The newly rebellious senator has become an outspoken dissident in Trump’s Republican Party, just in time for the president’s impeachment trial.

    McKay Coppins
    Oct 20, 2019




    Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 9:32 p.m. ET
    Mitt Romney is leaning forward in his chair, his eyes flashing, his voice sharp.

    It’s a strange look for the 72-year-old senator, who typically affects a measured, somber tone when discussing Donald Trump’s various moral deficiencies. But after weeks of escalating combat with the president—over Ukraine, and China, and Syria, and impeachment—the gentleman from Utah suddenly appears ready to unload.

    What set him off was my recitation of an argument I’ve heard some Republicans deploy lately to excuse Trump’s behavior. Electing a president, the argument goes, is like hiring a plumber—you don’t care about his character, you just want him to get the job done. Sitting in his Senate office, Romney is indignant. “Are you worried that your plumber overcharges you?” he asks. “Are you worried that the plumber’s going to scream at your kids? Are you worried that the plumber is going to squeal out of your driveway?” I am playing devil’s advocate; he is attempting an exorcism.

    To Romney, Trump’s performance as president is inextricably tangled up in his character. “Berating another person, or calling them names, or demeaning a class of people, not telling the truth—those are not private things,” he says, adding: “If during the campaign you pay a porn star $130,000, that now comes into the public domain.”





    At this, Romney glances over at two of his aides who are watching silently from the other end of the room, and grins. “They’re going, Oh gosh, shut up.”






    Related

    Rush Limbaugh claims Mitt Romney told Nancy Pelosi the Senate would convict Trump. It isn’t true.



    By Thomas Burr
    Updated: September 30, 2019

    Washington • Syndicated conservative talking head Rush Limbaugh falsely claimed to his massive audience this week that Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that enough Senate Republicans would break ranks to remove President Donald Trump from office.

    Limbaugh, who has a wide following among Trump supporters, said on his Wednesday program that “yesterday and today Sen. Mitt Romney, Republican, Utah, had phone calls or meetings, whatever, with Pelosi and assured her there was Republican support to remove Trump.”

    The headline on Limbaugh's website touting a transcript of his remarks declares, “Mitt Romney Cozies Up to Pelosi on Impeachment.”

    https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics...h-claims-mitt/


    'Friends' of Mitt Romney create site selling merch, encouraging Utah senator to run against Trump
    Oct 13th, 2019


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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    This is not going to be seen as defending MAGA at a time when drip drip defections of Republicans are taking place almost every other day.
    With friends like these...
    So are we supposed to believe that Senator Mitch McConnell is really, really anti-Trump?!?
    Even though President Donald chose the wife of McConnell, Elaine L. Chao, for Secretary of Transportation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Firestarter View Post
    Elaine’s father, James S.C. Chao, was a classmate at Jiao Tong University of Jiang Zemin, the president of China in the ’90s. They have kept in touch ever since.
    Through James Chao, Elaine and Mitch McConnell met Jiang several times, both in Beijing and Washington. When Jiang visited the White House in 1997, he met privately with Elaine and Mitch McConnell, before a state dinner hosted by President Clinton; Senator McConnell again met Jiang the next morning.
    In 1999, Elaine and Mitch appeared at the University of Louisville with Chinese Ambassador Li Zhaoxing.

    When James Chao emigrated from Taiwan to the USA, upon settling in New York, he founded the Foremost Maritime Corporation. Foremost transports goods to China and buys its ships from the China State Shipbuilding Corporation.
    Senator Mitch McConnell’s ties to the Chao family go back to the late 1980s, when James Chao began donating to his campaigns. In 1993, McConnell married Elaine Chao.
    In April 2008, James Chao gave Elaine and Mitch $5 to $25 million to help the McConnells get over the dip in their stock portfolio after the financial crisis earlier that year. The generous gift made McConnell one of the wealthiest in the Senate, with an estimated net worth of $22.8 million.

    In 1989, Elaine asked John Huang to raise money for Republican senators. In 1993, Huang, then head of the Lippo Bank (based in Indonesia), arranged a coalition of Chinese banks and individuals to sponsor Chao’s visit to Los Angeles as the new head of United Way.
    Huang also gave McConnell $2,000 in illegal donations as part of a foreign money-laundering scheme.
    Elaine has been a director for Protective Life Corp., which owns 50% of CRC Protective Life Insurance. Lippo co-owns the rest of the Hong Kong-based insurance company with China Resources Holdings Co., a front company for China’s People Liberation Army.
    Lippo is controlled by the Riady family and was at the centre of the Clinton “Chinagate” fundraising scandal. Lippo´s chief executive James T. Riady pled guilty to a felony charge for illegally donating to the campaign of Bill Clinton.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...=1#post6467747


    FOIA-released records show how Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and her husband Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell prioritises requests from Kentucky – home state of McConnell, where he´s running for reelection in 2020.

    Secretary Chao “met at least 10 times” with politicians and business leaders from Kentucky at the requests of McConnell’s office.
    The Transportation department has even established a special liaison, Chao’s chief of staff, Kentucky resident, Todd Inman, “to help with grant applications and other priorities…paving the way for grants totaling at least $78 million for favored projects as McConnell prepared to campaign for reelection”.

    Inman worked on McConnell’s campaigns in 2008 and 2014 and then became the deputy state director for Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign in Kentucky.
    In February 2017, Inman emailed McConnell’s chief of staff:
    The Secretary has indicated if you have a Ky-specific issue that we should flag for her attention to please continue to go through your normal channels but feel free to contact me directly as well so we can monitor or follow up as necessary.
    Starting in April 2017, Inman and Chao met annually with a delegation from river port of 59,809 people Owensboro, with long connections to McConnell, where they discussed 2 projects — upgrading road connections to a riverport and reclassifying a local parkway as an Interstate spur, which could make more businesses locating in Owensboro.

    Owensboro submitted its first grant application for “FASTLANE” in the final months of the Obama administration. Career DOT staff rejected the application.
    Owensboro submitted a second grant application in the first year of the Trump administration, which was likewise unsuccessful.
    Finally, in 2018, it was resubmitted the 3rd time. In December, city officials held a news conference to celebrate the $11.5 million federal award.

    McConnell has long touted bringing federal resources to Kentucky, which his wife can assist.
    McConnell asked Owensboro’s mayor to set up a luncheon with business and political leaders for his 2020 reelection campaign at which McConnell claimed credit for delivering the grant: “How about that $11 million BUILD grant?
    It’s done a lot to transform Owensboro, and I was really happy to have played a role in that
    ”.

    In 2003, McConnell’s involvement with Owensboro really began when then-Owensboro Mayor Waymond Morris and future mayor, Ron Payne, visited McConnell at his Washington office.
    In 2004, Owensboro used more than $1 million in city funds to build a riverside and renamed part of it the “McConnell Plaza”.
    In July 2005, McConnell phoned new mayor Tom Watson to explained that he had secured $40 million in federal funds to overhaul the riverbank.

    In December 2017, Boone County Judge/Executive Gary Moore met Chao, requesting a $67 million grant to upgrade roads, which was approved in June 2018.

    McConnell said: "All 100 senators may have one vote, but they’re not all equal. Kentucky benefits from having one of its own setting the agenda for the country".

    McConnell has boasted about using his influence to deliver federal grants for Kentucky; he wrote:
    Every single day, Kentuckians from across the Commonwealth contact me with their concerns.
    As Senate Majority Leader and a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, I am able to ensure that these issues — both large and small — are part of the national discussion. Kentucky continues to punch above its weight in Washington, and I am proud to be a strong voice for my constituents in the Senate.
    Kentucky radio host Matt Jones responded: “Mitch McConnell has been a master — a master at helping wealthy business interests get wealthier. If there is a rich guy Hall of Fame, he should be in it”: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/...e-chao-1358068
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firestarter View Post
    So are we supposed to believe that Senator Mitch McConnell is really, really anti-Trump?!?
    Even though President Donald chose the wife of McConnell, Elaine L. Chao, for Secretary of Transportation?


    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...=1#post6467747


    ..
    No , I didn't mean to suggets that. But he's a seasoned politician , probably more well versed than most Roman empire senators in the art of political maneuvering and more pro-himself than anything else.

    There is close alliance but if sands are shifting and public opinion turned anti MAGA, quite a few Senators won't hesitate to ditch him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryCanadian View Post
    The impeachment of Trump is not going to happen.
    If you're a betting person, you could make some dough LOL
    I don't recommend it though.


    Trump impeachment odds skyrocket to 62% on popular betting website
    Ben Winck
    Sep. 24, 2019, 04:15 PM

    Associated Press


    • The popular betting website PredictIt on Tuesday saw its odds of President Donald Trump's impeachment in the House soar as high as $0.62 against the dollar, implying a roughly 62% probability.
    • That price, an all-time high for Trump's presidency, was double the closing price for the same bet on Saturday.
    • The site's official rules outline the bet as the House of Representatives passing at least one article of impeachment against Trump during his first term.

    https://markets.businessinsider.com/...9-9-1028550142

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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    If you're a betting person, you could make some dough LOL
    I don't recommend it though.


    Trump impeachment odds skyrocket to 62% on popular betting website
    Ben Winck
    Sep. 24, 2019, 04:15 PM

    Associated Press


    • The popular betting website PredictIt on Tuesday saw its odds of President Donald Trump's impeachment in the House soar as high as $0.62 against the dollar, implying a roughly 62% probability.
    • That price, an all-time high for Trump's presidency, was double the closing price for the same bet on Saturday.
    • The site's official rules outline the bet as the House of Representatives passing at least one article of impeachment against Trump during his first term.

    https://markets.businessinsider.com/...9-9-1028550142
    lol Yeah and on those betting sites Hillary was expected favorite to win lol.

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    Hopefully it's not the case but there are some indications that likes of Romney could be covertly recruiting other Republican Senators like Mitch McConnell, Texas GOP rising star Ted Cruz , Marco Rubio and others with past grudges or shaky loyalties to MAGA. Rivarlies between some Republican Senators and MAGA had got very personal recently.


    Rush Limbaugh claims Mitt Romney told Nancy Pelosi the Senate would convict Trump. It isn’t true.
    September 30, 2019
    Washington • Syndicated conservative talking head Rush Limbaugh falsely claimed to his massive audience this week that Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that enough Senate Republicans would break ranks to remove President Donald Trump from office.
    The headline on Limbaugh's website touting a transcript of his remarks declares, “Mitt Romney Cozies Up to Pelosi on Impeachment.”
    https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics...h-claims-mitt/

    'Friends' of Mitt Romney create site selling merch, encouraging Utah senator to run against Trump
    Oct 13th, 2019













    Trump: My Republican opponents are 'human scum'







    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    I'd love to see someone leak footage of this PowerPoint presentation.
    Not that one, but a different video has been leaked:

    Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell throws Republican Prez Trump under the bus


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IimKh0qblR4

    A democrat Speaker of the House Pelosi this week casting doubts about MAGA's sanity was one thing, did not expect the Republican Senate leader to throw MAGA under the bus at such a crucial time ahead of likely impeachment trial and 2020 primaries.



    Related


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq8RdEbje1A

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    Coincidence that GOP's Senate Majority leader and 538's polls are 'turning' at the same time?
    Doubt it.

    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com...atings/UPDATED
    Oct. 25, 2019 at 11:49 PM
    How unpopular is Donald Trump?
    An updating calculation of the president's approval rating, accounting for each poll's quality, recency, sample size and partisan lean.



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