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The real value of the whole impeachment of Donald Trump lies in the position in which it put the Republican Senate. Trump was obviously guilty as charged. Lamar Alexander conceded this publicly. So Republican Senators were required either to violate their oaths to do impartial justice and uphold the Constitution or alienate their base.

Public opinion was more than 70% in favor of more witnesses and documents. So this development is unlikely to help Trump's reelection campaign. But it is a LONG, long time until November and who knows what other events and developments may occur between now and then?

An optimistic outcome would be that both the White House and the Senate change hands in November. The 2020 election could be a wave election much like that of 2006, when Democrats swept back into control of the House. Or we could have another Trump turn.

Have a nice year.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Feb 1st, 2020 at 04:13:16 PM EST

Were you expecting unanimity?

by Cat on Sun Feb 2nd, 2020 at 10:26:28 PM EST
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