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Saying, “The case was made,” Mitt Romney votes to convict Donald Trump on the charge of abuse of power

As we all knew would be the case, the Republican led Senate voted this afternoon to acquit Donald J. Trump on both charges he had been facing – abuse of power and obstruction of justice – bringing his rigged, witness-less farce of an impeachment trial to an official end. The bigger story of the day, […]

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We are witnessing the end of the American experiment

Well, it looks as though this is it. Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, who many thought might be a voice of reason, given that he’d already announced his retirement from the Republican controlled Senate, has announced that he will not be voting to hear the firsthand testimony of former Trump administration National Security Advisor John Bolton. […]

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Dershowitz argues that Trump can’t be found guilty so long as he felt his actions, regardless of how self-serving they may have been, were also in “the public interest”

I don’t have a ton of time right now, as I’ve just decided my night would be better spent watching Sidney Lumet’s Murder on the Orient Express than analyzing Pam Bondi’s performance today, but I wanted to at least note the fact that, this afternoon, during the Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, Alan Dershowitz made […]

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Alan Dershowitz, Donald Trump’s defense attorney, conceded in 1998 that there “certainly doesn’t have to be a crime” for impeachment to be pursued. “If you have somebody who completely corrupts the office of president, and who abuses trust, and who poses great danger to our liberty,” he said, that’s all the justification you need.

Now that the articles of impeachment have been relayed from the House to the Senate, and all of our Senators have sworn under oath to provide “impartial justice,” we’re ready for the trial of Donald J. Trump to commence. While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has yet to come forward with the rules that will […]

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Christianity Today: “Trump Should Be Removed from Office”

Remember how, not too long ago, we were talking here about Donald Trump’s desperate attempt to shore up his support among evangelical voters as Congress started moving toward impeachment? Well, it apparently didn’t work so well. Yesterday, the influential evangelical magazine Christianity Today, which was started by Billy Graham back in 1956, published a scathing […]

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