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Trumpocalypse Now
Must be nice:

(Yesterday, 04:47 PM)Mangy Wrote: It is real.

Bonus: It was sent a week ago, so Erdogan read it and threw it in the trash before invading.

lol, confirmed:


JUST IN: Erdogan reportedly threw Trump's letter in the trash upon receiving it
If it wasn't for the fact that people are dying I would be rolling on the floor laughing endlessly at Trump's impotence being exposed to the world.

Instead, I'm the Joker in the subway scene, laughing/crying uncontrollably.
Fuckface McTurtle is telling Senate Republicans to get ready for an impeachment trial around Thanksgiving:

Most of the article below:

Quote: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.

Impeachment is the first step to remove a president, with the House voting on formal charges and the Senate holding a trial in which it either convicts or acquits him.

McConnell said the Senate would likely meet six days a week during the trial, lawmakers said.

“There’s sort of a planned expectation that it would be sometime around Thanksgiving, so you’d have basically Thanksgiving to Christmas — which would be wonderful because there’s no deadline in the world like the next break to motivate senators,” Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) said.

During the meeting, Graham lobbied his colleagues to consider a public declaration in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), which would describe Trump’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky seeking an investigation into a domestic political rival as “unimpeachable.” Some senators, however, pushed back against that idea, arguing that Trump would assume that those who did not sign the document would be persuadable on a vote to oust him. 

...Republicans have been trying to coalesce around an impeachment strategy for weeks, lawmakers and aides say. In the House, they have decried the process as unfair and secretive — even as GOP members of the investigative committees have fully participated in deposing the witnesses.

On Wednesday, Trump allies showed up to McKinley’s deposition and tried to enter the private meeting room. They were denied entry, as they are not members of the House panels — and then they raced to the TV cameras to accuse Democrats of hiding investigative work from the public.

“If this case was so strong, why aren’t we doing it in front of the American people instead of behind closed doors?” asked Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), a House Intelligence Committee member who took part in the proceedings.

The House GOP criticism has unnerved some moderate Democrats, who began asking leaders about whether Republicans were being treated unfairly. In a letter to colleagues Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) sought to dispel those notions, saying that Republicans on the relevant committees have been included in the probe and questioned witnesses.

“The special counsels in the Nixon and Clinton impeachments conducted their investigations in private and we must initially do the same,” Schiff wrote. “It is of paramount importance to ensure that witnesses cannot coordinate their testimony with one another to match their description of events, or potentially conceal the truth.”

In the Senate, Republicans have been more blunt about their concerns over the impeachment process. During the Senate GOP lunch, for example, one lawmaker questioned how the party was going to stay on the same page throughout the process, according to people who spoke on the condition of anonymity to freely describe the session.

,,,Timing was a looming question in the Senate GOP meeting. McConnell said that he expected Pelosi to hold an impeachment vote by Thanksgiving and that the Senate should try to dispose of the issue by Christmas. But he also noted that motions of dismissal of the charges in an impeachment trial are handled at the discretion of the chief justice, who presides over the trial.

In this case, John G. Roberts Jr. would have the final word on how quickly the Senate could move, potentially complicating the GOP’s effort to short-circuit what could become a lengthy trial.

Republicans also expressed concern about an even more partisan Washington during a trial. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) remarked that impeachment could be “nastier than Kavanaugh,” the divisive confirmation fight last year over Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, according to two Republicans who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk freely.

“There was probably as much talk as anything about what will our lives be like through that trial,” Cramer said. 

One issue that came up, Cramer noted, was the fine line Republican senators walk between criticizing the House-led impeachment inquiry and maintaining neutrality ahead of the likely Senate trial. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who was in office for Clinton’s impeachment, said that members should not weigh in at all since they will be jurors in the process. 

“The question becomes: How do we as a conference remain strongly united and open-minded should it come to trial, while at the same time, in the meantime, standing up for obvious injustices between now and then?” Cramer said.

Graham later crossed the Capitol to brief members of House Minority Whip Steve Scalise’s (R-La.) team and deliver a simple message: “Stick to your guns, and insist on a fair process,” he said.

Graham said the Senate, following the expected release of an inspector general report on the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation, would pick up where House Republicans left off in probing alleged bias at the agency that took place in the 2016 election. Republicans have argued that the Trump campaign was a target.

Graham has also promised to invite Trump’s personal attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani to testify about allegations against the Bidens in Ukraine, which have not been substantiated. 
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