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    IMPEACHMENT TRIAL THAT’S NOT STOPPING THEM FROM THAT’S NOT STOPPING THEM FROM COORDINATING ON CONTINUED COORDINATING ON CONTINUED EFFORTS TO AFFECT THE EFFORTS TO AFFECT THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

    PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION BUT WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH HOUSE BUT WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH HOUSE RESOLUTION 755, A MEASURE RESOLUTION 755, A MEASURE IMPEACHING DONALD TRUMP FOR HIGH IMPEACHING DONALD TRUMP FOR HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS IT TOOK LESS THAN TEN MINUTES IT TOOK LESS THAN TEN MINUTES FOR THE HOUSE JUDICIARY FOR THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TO MAKE HISTORY THIS COMMITTEE TO MAKE HISTORY THIS MORNING MORNING

    UNLIKE THE EMOTION AND CHAOS YOU UNLIKE THE EMOTION AND CHAOS YOU MAY HAVE SEEN IN THE LAST TWO MAY HAVE SEEN IN THE LAST TWO DAYS, THIS VOTE TO IMPEACH DAYS, THIS VOTE TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT TRUMP ENDED ON A QUICK PRESIDENT TRUMP ENDED ON A QUICK AND FORMAL ROUTINE MEASURE AND FORMAL ROUTINE MEASURE REPUBLICANS OFFERING NOs, REPUBLICANS OFFERING NOs, DEMOCRATS VOTING AYE AND DID IT DEMOCRATS VOTING AYE AND DID IT WITHOUT NOTICEABLE FANFARE WITHOUT NOTICEABLE FANFARE HOLDING UP A POCKET OF THE HOLDING UP A POCKET OF THE CONSTITUTION WHILE SHE VOTED

    CONSTITUTION WHILE SHE VOTED HERE’S SOME OF THE TEN MINUTES HERE’S SOME OF THE TEN MINUTES >> THE QUESTION NOW IS ARTICLE 1 >> THE QUESTION NOW IS ARTICLE 1 OF THE CONSTITUTION, IMPEACHING OF THE CONSTITUTION, IMPEACHING DONALD J TRUMP FOR ABUSING HIS DONALD J

    TRUMP FOR ABUSING HIS POWERS POWERS CLERK WILL-CALL THE ROLL CLERK WILL-CALL THE ROLL CLERICAL REPORT

    CLERICAL REPORT >> MR CHAIRMAN THERE’S 23 AYES >> MR CHAIRMAN THERE’S 23 AYES AND 17 NOTES AND 17 NOTES

    >> ARTICLE 2 IMPEACHING DONALD >> ARTICLE 2 IMPEACHING DONALD J TRUMP FOR OBSTRUCTING J TRUMP FOR OBSTRUCTING CONGRESS CONGRESS CLERICAL REPORT

    CLERICAL REPORT >> MR CHAIRMAN, THERE ARE 23 >> MR CHAIRMAN, THERE ARE 23 AYES AND 17 NOs AYES AND 17 NOs

    >> THE ARTICLE IS AGREED TO >> THE ARTICLE IS AGREED TO THE RESOLUTION IS ORD AS AMENDED THE RESOLUTION IS ORD AS AMENDED REPORTEDLY FAVORABLY TO THE REPORTEDLY FAVORABLY TO THE HOUSE HOUSE >> AND THERE YOU HAVE IT

    >> AND THERE YOU HAVE IT PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE COMPANY PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE COMPANY OF ONLY PRESIDENTS JOHNSON, OF ONLY PRESIDENTS JOHNSON, NIXON AND CLINTON NIXON AND CLINTON AS YOU HEARD THE CHAIRMAN SAY AS YOU HEARD THE CHAIRMAN SAY THERE THE VOTE 23-17 PARTY LINE THERE THE VOTE 23-17 PARTY LINE

    ALL REPUBLICANS VOTING AGAINST, ALL REPUBLICANS VOTING AGAINST, ALL DEMOCRATS VOTING FOR ALL DEMOCRATS VOTING FOR SHORTLY AFTER THE VOTE HOUSE SHORTLY AFTER THE VOTE HOUSE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN JERRY NADLER JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN JERRY NADLER MADE A BRIEF AND PRETTY MUCH MADE A BRIEF AND PRETTY MUCH SOMBER STATEMENT SOMBER STATEMENT >> TODAY IS A SOLEMN AND SAD >> TODAY IS A SOLEMN AND SAD DAY

    DAY FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A LITTLE FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A LITTLE OVER A CENTURY AND A HALF THE OVER A CENTURY AND A HALF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HAS HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HAS VOTED ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT VOTED ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT FOR ABUSE AGAINST THE PRESIDENT FOR ABUSE OF POWER AND OBSTRUCTION OF OF POWER AND OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS CONGRESS THE HOUSE WILL ACT THE HOUSE WILL ACT EXPEDITIOUSLY EXPEDITIOUSLY

    THANK YOU THANK YOU >> AND THEY ARE ACTING >> AND THEY ARE ACTING EXPEDITIOUSLY EXPEDITIOUSLY EVERYONE IS EXPECTING ANOTHER EVERYONE IS EXPECTING ANOTHER PARTY LINE VOTE ON THE FLOOR OF PARTY LINE VOTE ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT IS NEXT WEEK THAT IS NEXT WEEK AND THEN THE PRESIDENT WILL HAVE AND THEN THE PRESIDENT WILL HAVE AT LEAST AN ASTERISK ON THE AT LEAST AN ASTERISK ON THE PRESIDENCY WHICH SAYS BASICALLY PRESIDENCY WHICH SAYS BASICALLY THIS FIRST-TERM PRESIDENT THIS FIRST-TERM PRESIDENT IMPEACHED FOR ABUSING HIS OFFICE IMPEACHED FOR ABUSING HIS OFFICE TO PRESSURE A FOREIGN COUNTRY TO TO PRESSURE A FOREIGN COUNTRY TO TRY TO HELP HIM CHEAT IN THE TRY TO HELP HIM CHEAT IN THE ELECTION ELECTION

    THAT IS WHERE WE BEGIN THAT IS WHERE WE BEGIN LEADING OFF DISCUSSION IS LEADING OFF DISCUSSION IS DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMAN KAREN DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMAN KAREN BASS OF CALIFORNIA, A MEMBER OF BASS OF CALIFORNIA, A MEMBER OF THAT HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE THAT HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE GOOD EVENING TO YOU

    GOOD EVENING TO YOU >> THANK YOU >> THANK YOU GOOD EVENING GOOD EVENING

    >> WE SAW A LOT OF AMERICANS >> WE SAW A LOT OF AMERICANS REALLY ALL OVER THE PLACE WERE REALLY ALL OVER THE PLACE WERE WATCHING WHAT HAPPENED IN THE WATCHING WHAT HAPPENED IN THE HOUSE JUDICIARY HEARINGS HOUSE JUDICIARY HEARINGS THE LATE NIGHT, THE ADJOURNMENT, THE LATE NIGHT, THE ADJOURNMENT, COME BACK COME BACK WHEN YOU TAKE IT ALL TOGETHER, WHEN YOU TAKE IT ALL TOGETHER, WHAT DO YOU THINK PEOPLE SHOULD WHAT DO YOU THINK PEOPLE SHOULD FOCUS ON AND UNDERSTAND JUST FOCUS ON AND UNDERSTAND JUST HAPPENED? HAPPENED? >> WELL, I HOPE THAT PEOPLE >> WELL, I HOPE THAT PEOPLE FOCUS ON THE GRAVITY OF THIS

    FOCUS ON THE GRAVITY OF THIS I MEAN, THIS WAS JUST AN I MEAN, THIS WAS JUST AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT DAY IN OUR INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT DAY IN OUR HISTORY, BUT UNDERSTANDING HOW HISTORY, BUT UNDERSTANDING HOW SERIOUS IT WAS THAT THE SERIOUS IT WAS THAT THE PRESIDENT ABUSED THE POWER OF PRESIDENT ABUSED THE POWER OF THE OFFICE FOR HIS OWN PERSONAL THE OFFICE FOR HIS OWN PERSONAL GAIN GAIN AND TO MAKE IT WORSE HE DID IT AND TO MAKE IT WORSE HE DID IT IN ORDER TO FIX OR PUT AWAY ON IN ORDER TO FIX OR PUT AWAY ON THE NEXT ELECTION IN HIS FAVOR THE NEXT ELECTION IN HIS FAVOR

    AND IF YOU GO BACK AND LOOK AT AND IF YOU GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF WHEN THE THE HISTORY OF WHEN THE CONSTITUTION WAS BEING PUT CONSTITUTION WAS BEING PUT TOGETHER, IMPEACHMENT WAS TOGETHER, IMPEACHMENT WAS INSERTED IN, THIS IS EXACTLY INSERTED IN, THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE FRAMERS WERE CONCERNED WHAT THE FRAMERS WERE CONCERNED ABOUT ABOUT THEY WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THEY WERE CONCERNED ABOUT FOREIGN INTERVENTION ESPECIALLY FOREIGN INTERVENTION ESPECIALLY IN AN ELECTION AND A PRESIDENT IN AN ELECTION AND A PRESIDENT WHO WOULD TAKE HIS AUTHORITY TO WHO WOULD TAKE HIS AUTHORITY TO BEYOND — TO AN EXTREME AND USE BEYOND — TO AN EXTREME AND USE IT IN AN ABUSIVE MANNER IT IN AN ABUSIVE MANNER AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HAS AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE AND WHY WE HAD TO HAPPENED HERE AND WHY WE HAD TO RESORT TO IMPEACHING HIM

    RESORT TO IMPEACHING HIM >> WHAT WAS IT LIKE OTHER THAN >> WHAT WAS IT LIKE OTHER THAN WHAT WE SAW IN THE ROOM GOING WHAT WE SAW IN THE ROOM GOING OUT AND YOUR COLLEAGUES GIVING OUT AND YOUR COLLEAGUES GIVING ALL THE RANK WITH REPUBLICAN ALL THE RANK WITH REPUBLICAN SNZ SNZ >> THERE WAS NO JOY AT ALL >> THERE WAS NO JOY AT ALL

    I THINK ALL OF US FEEL THE I THINK ALL OF US FEEL THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY, FEEL THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY, FEEL THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE DECISIONS WE SERIOUSNESS OF THE DECISIONS WE MADE MADE BUT THE OTHER REASON WHY IT WAS BUT THE OTHER REASON WHY IT WAS SO IMPORTANT FOR US TO DO THIS SO IMPORTANT FOR US TO DO THIS AND SO URGENT IS BECAUSE WE ALSO AND SO URGENT IS BECAUSE WE ALSO FEEL AS THOUGH WE’RE WATCHING A FEEL AS THOUGH WE’RE WATCHING A CRIME WHILE IT’S BEING CRIME WHILE IT’S BEING COMMITTED COMMITTED AND SO THERE WAS NO REASON IN AND SO THERE WAS NO REASON IN THE WORLD TO THINK THAT THE THE WORLD TO THINK THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS GOING TO STOP

    PRESIDENT WAS GOING TO STOP YOU KNOW THAT THAT INFAMOUS YOU KNOW THAT THAT INFAMOUS PHONE CALL WAS LITERALLY THE DAY PHONE CALL WAS LITERALLY THE DAY AFTER MUELLER TESTIFIED BEFORE AFTER MUELLER TESTIFIED BEFORE THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WHERE THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WHERE CLEARLY THE PRESIDENT FELT CLEARLY THE PRESIDENT FELT EMBOLDENED THAT HE COULD TAKE IT EMBOLDENED THAT HE COULD TAKE IT A STEP FURTHER AND INTERFERE IN A STEP FURTHER AND INTERFERE IN THE NEXT ELECTION THE NEXT ELECTION AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE UNACCEPTABLE

    SO IF WE HAD DONE NOTHING I SO IF WE HAD DONE NOTHING I THINK IT REALLY WOULD HAVE BEEN THINK IT REALLY WOULD HAVE BEEN A TRAGEDY TO OUR DEMOCRACY, AND A TRAGEDY TO OUR DEMOCRACY, AND WE JUST COULD NOT SIT ON YOUR WE JUST COULD NOT SIT ON YOUR HANDS HANDS >> WHEN YOU LOOK TOWARDS THE >> WHEN YOU LOOK TOWARDS THE SENATE TRIAL ASSUMING THAT THE SENATE TRIAL ASSUMING THAT THE HOUSE DOES VOTE ON IT NEXT WEEK, HOUSE DOES VOTE ON IT NEXT WEEK, WHAT DO AMERICANS TAKE FROM IT WHAT DO AMERICANS TAKE FROM IT APART FROM THE PREDICTIONS AND APART FROM THE PREDICTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS ABOUT THE ULTIMATE EXPECTATIONS ABOUT THE ULTIMATE OUTCOME? OUTCOME? WHAT IS THE POINT OF HAVING A WHAT IS THE POINT OF HAVING A PUBLIC TRIAL AND ACCOUNTABILITY PUBLIC TRIAL AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR IT? FOR IT? >> WELL, AS YOU KNOW THE >> WELL, AS YOU KNOW THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS IS TWO-STEP IMPEACHMENT PROCESS IS TWO-STEP PROCESS PROCESS SO WHAT WE DID WAS ESSENTIALLY SO WHAT WE DID WAS ESSENTIALLY INDICT THE PRESIDENT, AND THEN INDICT THE PRESIDENT, AND THEN WE HAND HIM OVER TO THE SENATE WE HAND HIM OVER TO THE SENATE FOR TRIAL

    FOR TRIAL NOW HERE’S WHAT I’M CONCERNED NOW HERE’S WHAT I’M CONCERNED ABOUT ABOUT THE LEADER OF THE SENATE HAS THE LEADER OF THE SENATE HAS BASICALLY SAID HE IS IN LOCK BASICALLY SAID HE IS IN LOCK STEP AND HE IS GOING TO STEP AND HE IS GOING TO COORDINATE WITH THE DEFENDANT COORDINATE WITH THE DEFENDANT

    AND SO IF YOU CAN IMAGINE GOING AND SO IF YOU CAN IMAGINE GOING INTO A COURTROOM IN A TRIAL AND INTO A COURTROOM IN A TRIAL AND THE FOREMAN OF THE JURY SAYS, THE FOREMAN OF THE JURY SAYS, WELL, I’M WORKING WITH THE WELL, I’M WORKING WITH THE PERSON THAT’S, YOU KNOW, BEING PERSON THAT’S, YOU KNOW, BEING ACCUSED OF THE CRIME ACCUSED OF THE CRIME SO IT’S COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE SO IT’S COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE AND COLLINS SHOULD RECUSE AND COLLINS SHOULD RECUSE HIMSELF HIMSELF BUT I THINK IT SPEAKS TO THE BUT I THINK IT SPEAKS TO THE WHOLE WAY HE’S GONE WITH HIS WHOLE WAY HE’S GONE WITH HIS PRESIDENCY, HE’S KIND OF PRESIDENCY, HE’S KIND OF INFECTED AND CONTAMINATED THE INFECTED AND CONTAMINATED THE CULTURE

    CULTURE WHERE THE SENATE COULD FEEL WHERE THE SENATE COULD FEEL EMBOLDENED ENOUGH YES I’M GOING EMBOLDENED ENOUGH YES I’M GOING TO PUT MY FOOTS ON THE SCALE, TO PUT MY FOOTS ON THE SCALE, BOLDLY SAYING HE’S COORDINATING BOLDLY SAYING HE’S COORDINATING WITH THE WHITE HOUSE WITH THE WHITE HOUSE HOW CAN A JUROR COORDINATE WITH HOW CAN A JUROR COORDINATE WITH THE DEFENDANT? THE DEFENDANT? THAT IS CORRUPT THAT IS CORRUPT

    >> YOU THINK HE INFECTS PEOPLE >> YOU THINK HE INFECTS PEOPLE IS THAT WHY YOU DON’T HANG OUT IS THAT WHY YOU DON’T HANG OUT WITH HIM MUCH, CONGRESSWOMAN? WITH HIM MUCH, CONGRESSWOMAN? >> I DON’T THINK WE HAVE MUCH IN >> I DON’T THINK WE HAVE MUCH IN COMMON COMMON >> AS YOU SAY THERE’S MUCH TO >> AS YOU SAY THERE’S MUCH TO KEEP TRACK OF HERE AND IT’S KEEP TRACK OF HERE AND IT’S CERTAINLY TRUE AS WE’RE GOING TO CERTAINLY TRUE AS WE’RE GOING TO BE COVERING TONIGHT THE SENATE BE COVERING TONIGHT THE SENATE APPEARS READY TO DISPENSE WITH

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