Good Day World!
Despite the fact that the House vote on impeachment won't be until next week, Trump and Senate Majority Leader Moscow Mitch met yesterday to make sure the Senate trial will be a farce.
The thing that stuns me is this open conspiracy to vindicate Trump's crimes. The Trumplicans aren't even trying to hide the fact they're going to subvert justice.
Moscow Mitch went on Fox News' right-wing nut Hannity's show, and declared he and the White House were coordinating the upcoming sham.
"The case is so darn weak I don't know why the House is sending it over," Mitch gloated. "There's no chance the president is going to be impeached," he told viewers.
How comforting to know the Senate is an extension of Trump. The spineless creatures inhabiting the Senate are selling out our democracy because they're afraid of Trump.
Trump's main weapon has always been fear. He uses it like a club to control his supporters, and lawmakers throughout the government.
Democrats have pointed out that the Senate rules for impeachment trials call for a fair and honest trial that allows facts to come out. They've reminded Republicans that every single senator will take an oath to render "impartial justice."
The Republican reaction was predictable. They're ignoring those fine points of truth and justice, and are already celebrating getting Trump off the hook for his crimes.
To make sure Trump doesn't get caught again extorting (or making personal financial agreements with countries) the White House has moved to limit the amount of people who can listen in to his phone calls, after his July 25th call got him impeached.
The only question now is this going to be a Senate show trial full of revenge for Trump, or is it going to be short and sweet with a preordained result?
Either way, America loses.
Time for me to walk on down the road....