A defiant Donald Trump, emboldened by his support within the Republican-led Senate, admits to obstruction of Congress at Davos

It’s over two hours long, but, if you haven’t made your way though it yet, I’d encourage you to watch or listen to all of Congressman Adam Schiff’s opening argument, delivered this afternoon at the outset of Donald J. Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. It was an incredible performance, and it really got to the heart not only of Trump’s criminality, but what’s at stake for our country if we allow this administration to continue in the same manner without congressional oversight… For those of you who already did your civic duty today, and listened to what Schiff and others had to say about the rampant criminality of the Trump administration, here’s something else you might want to spend a few minutes considering. It’s video of Donald Trump, in Davos this morning, confessing to his obstruction of justice.

Explaining to members of the press why he’s not concerned about his impeachment trial in the Senate, Donald Trump says, “Honestly, we have all the material. They don’t have the material.” This, of course, is a reference to the fact that, yesterday, the Republican-led Senate voted along strict party lines to ensure that relevant documentation further corroborating the administration’s plan to force Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into announcing a corruption investigation into Joe Biden, be kept from the American people. This, as others, like Representative Val Demings, have pointed out, is a confession on the part of the President that, yes, he is unquestionable guilty of the second article of impeachment — “Obstruction of Congress.” He’s essentially bragging that he’s not worried, because he’s withholding evidence of his crime.

OK, I wasn’t going to just post clips of Schiff’s presentation, as I really wanted people to just follow that link and watch the whole thing for themselves, but here’s just a taste. I think it’s a nice counterpoint to what you just saw in the last clip from our defiant Criminal-In-Chief.

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10 Comments

  1. John Brown
    Posted January 23, 2020 at 6:25 am | Permalink

    I’d think he would welcome impeachment. It would be much better than the alternative of being mutilated and strung up, which is his trajectory otherwise.

  2. iRobert
    Posted January 23, 2020 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    Trump is putting GOP lawmakers into an increasingly difficult situation. He’s boiling them like frogs.

  3. Frosted Flakes
    Posted January 23, 2020 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    “This, as others, like Representative Val Demings, have pointed out, is a confession on the part of the President that, yes, he is unquestionable guilty of the second article of impeachment — “Obstruction of Congress.” He’s essentially bragging that he’s not worried, because he’s withholding evidence of his crime.”

    Is it possible that Mark is being blackmailed? Does someone have compromising info on Mark? I can’t think of how, an otherwise smart person, would say such silly things with a straight face.

    The immediate context of the “material” comment was Trump’s release of the transcripts which he considers an act of transparency—which he thinks is a piece of evidence which points toward his innocence. Generally, in the legal context, the term “material”, is used to signify EVIDENCE that points toward guilt or innocence. Mark saying “yes, he is unquestionable guilty of the second article of impeachment — “Obstruction of Congress” is some Bozo-the-clown-level -silliness.

    #jbroisyoursoulbro
    #yikes

  4. iRobert
    Posted January 23, 2020 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    It would be really cool if Trump pulled a Jim Jones routine and ordered all GOP lawmakers to drink poisoned cool-aide. It would be a fitting end to this cult.

  5. Posted January 23, 2020 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    FF: “Does someone have compromising info on Mark?”

    Um, yes…this blog. Hello?

    Maybe someone’s threatening to share this blog with Mark’s boss and/or family.

  6. Washington Post
    Posted January 23, 2020 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    “Trump did exactly what he’s accused of, but his own party, suffering from political cowardice & intellectual corruption, does not have the nerve to stop him. If that is the goal—prove Trump’s guilt & and Republicans’ complicity—Schiff hit a grand slam.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/01/22/adam-schiffs-brilliant-presentation-is-knocking-down-excuses-acquit/

  7. Frosted Flakes
    Posted January 23, 2020 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    The existence of other clowns doing clownish things says absolutely nothing about Bozos status as a clown.

  8. Frosted Flakes
    Posted January 23, 2020 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Perhaps he talked about shaving balls one too many times. It is much less embarrassing than the stuff they have him saying now though.

  9. Lynne
    Posted January 23, 2020 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Republican Senators clearly do not care about honesty or integrity of the office. I can only hope that their voters see that but I am not hopeful. We will see.

  10. wobblie
    Posted January 23, 2020 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    aloha FF, which do you prefer an elected autocrat or a hereditary one? That might be the only thing of substance that the 117th. Congress will get to decide. Who knows maybe they will let us have a plebiscite to determine if we change the name from President to, Big Brother or some other catchy title.

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