In theory, in about 12 to 18 hours, depending on when Senators show up and finish their Daily Graft, Bribery, and Extortion: the impeachment trial begins.
I expect it to be boring as hell and about as exciting as watching, with great fear and anticipation, just how the 3rd rerun of Lassie ends…
But, just in case something interesting pops up, here’s a thread to discuss it.
So far, the proposed / approved “rules” do not include a move for summary dismissal. BUT, does this prevent a motion to the Judge Roberts that the Articles are defective on their face as no crime at all is alleged? Therefore the impeachment ought to be nullified and made to never have existed?
Ought (or will) the Republicans benefit from drawing this out? I think a large part of the timing is just to clear the Senators running for POTUS out of Iowa at the critical time of caucuses. The usual DNC Corruption of the primary process, but with a twist. So better to drag it out, help Biden get the nomination, then drag him and Hunter in to testify (and entrap…); or, end it in just a day or two to thwart the goal of sidelining the Senators Warren, Burnie, and whatziznames?
Oh, if you haven’t seen it, Pelosi is on some talk show (Bill Maher) just busting with joy and venom saying Trump is “impeached forever”. Yeah, Nancy, you have crapped in the punch bowl and it is your crap for “forever”. The Senate will dump it out back of the House for historians to document. Great display of the “Junior High School Mean Girl” ethics, maturity, and morality. Yup, marked for life… “And you shall know them by their deeds”. Oh, and you get the first glass of punch… Bottoms Up!
I’m not sure which I want more. Trump unimpeached by SCOTUS. Biden(s) twisting in the wind for weeks on the witness stand. Pelosi slapped down with a near immediate acquittal with prejudice.
But what I want doesn’t matter anyway. We’ll get what we get. Best guess right now is based on Senators saying “almost Clinton rules”. I’d like to see some kind of surprise instead of justifying the crap process of the House. But whatever…