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From the article:

The House Judiciary Committee voted across party lines Friday to approve two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

The committee voted 23-17 on articles of impeachment charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Every Republican on the panel voted against the articles of impeachment. Every Democrat voted in favor of the articles of impeachment, except Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., who was forced to miss the vote due to a medical issue.

Democrats argue that Trump abused his power by conditioning a White House meeting and nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine approved by Congress for a public announcement of investigations that could help his re-election campaign. Democrats also charged Trump with obstruction of Congress after the administration refused to comply with subpoenas or provide witnesses in its impeachment inquiry.

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djfrodo 281 days ago

Unfortunately the fix is already in - Mitch McConnell said last night that he's coordinating with Trump's lawyers and will let them dictate the rules of a trial in the Senate.

So, even if Trump gets impeached in the house, which he will, the Senate can call zero witnesses and acquit in a one or two week trial, and there's nothing anyone can do about it.

Sorry, but this isn't going anywhere.

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eugene 281 days ago

I could call you defeatist...but, I think you're right.

If McConnell is coordinating with the WH, it's a done deal, and there's no way 20 republican Senators flip on Trump.

Franklin was totally correct - “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

Seems we can't.