Morning Greatness: Senators Held Hostage as Impeachment Trial Begins

Good Tuesday morning.

Here’s what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president delivers opening remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
  • President Trump participates in a pull-aside meeting with the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum
  • The president participates in a reception with the International Business Council
  • President Trump participates in a bilateral meeting with the President of the European Commission
  • The president participates in a bilateral meeting with the President of the Swiss Confederation
  • President Trump participates in a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • The president participates in a dinner with Global Chief Executive Officers

And so it begins

Today, the Senate will begin the impeachment trial of President Trump. It will start at 1pmET if you want to watch. Senate Majority Leader Cocaine Mitch will outline the rules for the trial. The hearings are projected to be 12-hours long and six days a week. Each side will get 24 hours (2 days) for their opening arguments. I love that the Senators are hostages. They have to sit there and drink their Ensure milkshakes. The Senators can’t say anything or get up and leave. They can’t even use their cell phones. How many will fall asleep? Will they bring in magazines? Crossword puzzles? Doodle? They even won’t be able to grandstand and pose for the camera.What a well-deserved nightmare for them!

It’s certainly sad for the presidential candidates who will be removed from the campaign trail right before Iowa, isn’t it? I’m sure that’s just a coincidence.

McConnell wants to finish this performance in two weeks. The Los Angeles Times doesn’t like this:

The proposed accelerated schedule infuriated Democrats, who saw it as a partisan effort to short-circuit a fair trial and to block Americans from following the historic proceedings.

What about the House Democrats’ fast-forwarded, star chamber impeachment process? I can’t imagine a better description of the House fiasco.

After the opening arguments, the Senators will have 16 hours to submit questions that will be asked by Chief Justice Obamacare Tax to the lawyers for the House Democrats and the White House. There will be four hours for debate and then a vote for witnesses.

The Trump defense has added some House members to the defense team: Congressman Doug Collins, Congressman Mike Johnson, Congressman Jim Jordan, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, Congressman Mark Meadows, Congressman John Ratcliffe, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, and Congressman Lee Zeldin.

One question that looms over the Senate is whether there will be witnesses. The Democrats want witnesses to testify in the Senate that the House couldn’t be bothered to call because they were in a hurry to impeach the president for anything. As you know, conflicts between the executive and legislative branch are often mitigated by the judicial branch. But who has time for court when you want to be able to say you’ve impeached the president? Stay tuned and get comfortable, it’s going to be a very long week.

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LOLGF. Lev Parnas asks Attorney General William Barr to recuse himself from investigation
Check Out This Supercut Of Media Personalities Arguing Witnesses Should Not Be Admitted To Clinton Impeachment Trial
Rep. Matt Gaetz: Establishment Dems are trying to keep Bernie Sanders ‘locked up’ in impeachment trial
Romney pledges ‘open mind’ ahead of impeachment trial
Sure. Biden campaign warns media against spreading Trump misinformation

WHITE SUPREMACISTS 2A supporters peacefully rally in Virginia capitol, media hardest hit

On Monday, supporters of the Second Amendment rallied in the state capitol of Virginia for the right to keep and bear arms. The media hyped and scaremongered about violence and Virginia’s Governor Democrat Blackface encouraged public hysteria by claiming there was evidence the event would turn violent and declared a state of emergency so he could disarm the protestors. All premeditated lies. Can you think of any left-wing group protest that the media fearmongers and concern trolls about violence? No, you can’t. In fact, the media embargoes stories about groups that have a history of violence at their events and pretends the violence didn’t happen after attendees are beaten and attacked with chemicals.

MSNBC advertised the event as a white supremacist rally. “Thousands of gun rights activists, white nationalists, militia groups all swarming the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond,” a “reporter” said Monday as a video showed aerial footage of the event. You can see some pictures from the rally from an attendee, where are all the white supremacists?

President Trump had a message on Monday: “The Democrat Party in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia are working hard to take away your 2nd Amendment rights. This is just the beginning. Don’t let it happen, VOTE REPUBLICAN in 2020!” If there is a better example than the Virginia gun control bonanza of what happens when Democrats get power, I can’t think of it.

If you are willing to sell your gun for $50, you probably aren’t a dangerous criminal. A church gun buyback in honor of MLK runs out of money within the first hour

Other morsels:
Davos Globalist Summit Welcomes Teen ‘Change Makers,’ Including Greta Thunberg
Hunter Biden’s Firms Scored Reportedly Hundreds of Millions from Russians, Chinese, and Kazakhs
New Jersey Teachers Prep Lesson Plans On LGBTQ History, Homosexual Persecution During Holocaust
Alphabet, Google CEO: Artificial intelligence needs to be regulated
WUT. California man named Sexy Vegan enters plea in dog sex-assault case
Media hero. Avenatti allegedly took settlement money from football fans
Baghdad protests leave 3 dead as more rockets land in Green Zone, Iraqi officials say
Ridiculous. Amtrak backs away from $25G ticket price for 2 riders in wheelchairs
Hateful person. ‘Target Tori’ gets outpouring of donations after toothbrush spat at Massachusetts store
Trump and Macron agree to trade truce and avoid massive tariffs on French wine — for now
Trump administration targets ‘birth tourism’ with new vetting plans for visas
Don’t come here. Prince Harry leaves UK for Canada to reunite with Meghan, Archie
Puerto Rico distributes emergency supplies that were left in old warehouse for years

And that’s all I have, now go beat back the angry mob!

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About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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