Schiff: ‘Judgment Call’ Whether To Have Witnesses In Trump’s 2nd Impeachment Trial | The Last Word 1

Schiff: ‘Judgment Call’ Whether To Have Witnesses In Trump’s 2nd Impeachment Trial | The Last Word

 

Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intel. Committee, joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss the need for witness testimony in the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, given that senators experienced the Capitol insurrection firsthand. Aired on 02/09/2021.
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Schiff: ‘Judgment Call’ Whether To Have Witnesses In Trump’s 2nd Impeachment Trial | The Last Word

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  1. In 1856, Lincoln forged the Illinois Repub party out of a mixture of contending factions, including abo.litionists, dis.sident anti•s.l.a.v.e.r.y Democrats, and liberal German immigrants. Lincoln despised Know-Nothingism, which is identical to Trump.ism today.

    In 1855, Lincoln wrote that if the “Know-Nothing” movement ever won power, it would rewrite the Declaration of Independence: “When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read ‘all men are created equal, EXCEPT for blks, and foreigners, and Ca.tho.lics.’ When it comes to this, I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty – to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy,” Lincoln stated.

    The 1856 Republican platform provides NO similarities to the modern day Republican party. Its longest plank listed the trampling of constitutional rights of the anti•s.la.very forces in the Kansas territory, including voter suppression, attacks on freedom of the press, instigation of vio.lence, and vio.lence by armed m.i.l.i.tias. This platform, sounds very similar to the Democrat platform today.

    Lincoln promised to restore the rule of law after the election by bringing members of the current administration before the bar of justice for their crimes.

    But the Republicans lost the election of 1856, so there were no prosecutions. The early platform stood as a warning of greater danger to come. But after Lincoln’s election in 1860, many of those identified in the first Republican platform as the enemies of democracy, presidential advisers among them, would not accept the results of the election, and helped precipitate the civil war.

    1. Hi David J, that was very well written but I think this statement is more accurate, Both parties played by the same rules. If a judgement is handed down it should be handed down equally and fairly. We cannot judge others if we are not willing to judge ourselves in the same way. Your side is as guilty as theirs. No amount of denial will change that

    1. @Borvo I was hoping one of you would say that . okay so if you go Google Witnesses of the September 2019 impeachment trial of Donald Trump all the witnesses that New York Times, Rudders, Washington Post, Huffington Post we’re talking about we’re all lies and propaganda is what you’re saying.

    2. @Ethan R Like a typical Trump cultist, you neither understand the process nor the terminology.
      At Trump’s first impeachment the articles of impeachment were nor even delivered to the Senate until January 2020, so talking about witnesses at the Senate trial in September 2019 is simply demonstrating your ignorance about the process of impeachment. – – – You folks are truly unbelievable!
      And again, – – -> you obviously have the internet; – – – that is, you could have easily looked this up yourself and avoided making another foolish comment.

    3. Adam is a liar and a traitor to All Americans. Traitor Adam Schiff lied every single day for 5 years about Trump/Russia while Biden took 12 Bribes from Moscow, while Clintons and FBI created the fake Russian Trump Fusion GPS thing, He should be arrested right now for Treason, Blackrock, I shares, Franklin, Templeton, All funded by Ukraine Burisma, Here is his tax statement. disclosures-clerk.house.gov/public_disc/financial-pdfs/2016/10016142.pdf All Adam does is lie lie lie.

    4. @Ethan R Excuse me, I’m not used to dealing with someone whose reading comprehension level is so low. Since you were completely unable to understand the previous comments and seem to be totally incapable of even looking up FACTS on Google, below, in a bulleted format, you will find what can be found on Google regarding the inquiry phase and trial phase and conclusion of Trump’s first impeachment:
      > The inquiry stage of Trump’s impeachment lasted from September to November 2019 in the wake of Vindman’s August whistleblower complaint alleging Trump’s abuse of power.
      > In October, three congressional committees (Intelligence, Oversight, and Foreign Affairs) deposed witnesses.
      > In November, the House Intelligence Committee held a number of public hearings in which witnesses testified publicly;
      > on December 3, the committee voted 13–9 along party lines to adopt a final report. A set of impeachment hearings before the House Judiciary Committee began on December 4;
      > on December 13, it voted 23–17 along party lines to recommend two articles of impeachment, for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The committee released a lengthy report on the impeachment articles on December 16.
      > Two days later, the full House approved both articles in a mostly party-line vote, with all Republicans opposing along with three Democrats. This made Trump the third U.S. president in history to be impeached, and marked the first fully partisan impeachment where a U.S. president was impeached without support for the impeachment from the President’s own party.
      > The articles were submitted to the Senate on January 16, 2020, initiating the trial. The trial saw NO WITNESSES or DOCUMENTS being subpoenaed, as Republican senators rejected attempts to introduce subpoenas.
      > On February 5, Trump was acquitted on both counts by the Senate, as neither count received 67 votes to convict. On Article I, abuse of power, the vote was 48 for conviction, 52 for acquittal. On Article II, obstruction of Congress, the vote was 47 for conviction, 53 for acquittal. Republican Mitt Romney, the only senator to break party lines, became the first U.S. senator to vote to convict a president of his own party in an impeachment trial, as he voted for conviction on abuse of power.
      I hope this information (these FACTS) helps your understanding of the first impeachment of Trump.
      Hopefully, someday you will have learned enough to be able to look for and find FACTS on Google all by yourself.
      Stay safe.

  2. Debating for Witnesses, Evidence…”Slow Things Down For Days”… would be the republicans complaining to immediately acquit and get back on the golf course…
    “Hoax, squawk – Hoax squawk” SEE told you “Witch hunt, squawk” phee phoo.

    1. Adam is a liar and a traitor to All Americans. Traitor Adam Schiff lied every single day for 5 years about Trump/Russia while Biden took 12 Bribes from Moscow, while Clintons and FBI created the fake Russian Trump Fusion GPS thing, He should be arrested right now for Treason, Blackrock, I shares, Franklin, Templeton, All funded by Ukraine Burisma, Here is his tax statement. disclosures-clerk.house.gov/public_disc/financial-pdfs/2016/10016142.pdf All Adam does is lie lie lie.

  3. Donald tRump is going to rue this year and all the trials and bankruptcies staring him in the face! The Impeachment is just the beginning to what will be a very interesting year! Mark my words!

    1. @Kiwi Chick They have been saying that since they made up the Russian collusion hoax. Democrats have been out to get Trump since day one. They didn’t talk about the fisa warrant during the election, because Obama would have been impeached. They had to wait until after he won the election (They lost the bet Hillary would win) to falsify documents (ONE FBI “LAWYER” Kevin Clinesmith WAS INDICTED AND TOOK THE FALL). The Obama administration committed such a crime against the American people, that they narrowed it down to Kevin Clinesmith taking the fall for everyone. Unless there is justice, what happened at the Capitol is just the first drop of blood, and the country is done for. None of this has to do with Trump.

    2. @You Tube in New Zealand we are taught in our schools to be critical thinkers and to research all information not just that which supports your own views . I stand by what I said and you sir are one eyed.

  4. No difference from the first impeachment..Rep. Doing the same as before he will once again get away with it…say goodbye to are constitution and Domocrcy

    1. He could only give vauge answers much like a fortune teller. Its up to you to decide what his words mean.

  5. brilliantly said, ty both. have the injured officers, especially the one who was blinded in 1 eye, and the mother and family of the murdered officer.

    1. @Ethan R nice try little one, but democrats aren’t stupid, we don’t believe their claptrap. i pity you and the other trumpers. you buy any old garbage.

    2. @mary jones I don’t see how you can assume that I actually enjoy making you guys look like idiots it’s actually pretty satisfying. You’re the ones that always get your feelings hurt by words you know that PC stuff. Whining and crying saying he should be removed he should be impeached. LMAO

    3. Greetings to Mr. @Ethan R … Rep. Schiff is wonderfully generous and caring toward others. Therefore we his fans equally try hard, to be ambassadors of his message of kindness, such as the endless patience that was extended to you above in this thread. It’s in that same spirit of helpfulness that i next point out… It appears from a social-ly distance that you’re maybe starting to contract the angry sub-type of Alzheimer’s.
      I apologize for the fact that i just sort of blurted that out in a Harry Truman Plain Speaking manner, rather than wait until a more diplomatic formulation eventually came to mind.
      But yet there is some urgency to speak sooner rather than later, due to an abundance of caution.
      Since just like with Covid, the medical interventions for Alzheimer’s do work best early on.

  6. Easiest trial in history. Everything in plain sight. Trump’s criminality becomes more and more obvious because he gets more and more reckless.

    1. Adam is a liar and a traitor to All Americans. Traitor Adam Schiff lied every single day for 5 years about Trump/Russia while Biden took 12 Bribes from Moscow, while Clintons and FBI created the fake Russian Trump Fusion GPS thing, He should be arrested right now for Treason, Blackrock, I shares, Franklin, Templeton, All funded by Ukraine Burisma, Here is his tax statement. disclosures-clerk.house.gov/public_disc/financial-pdfs/2016/10016142.pdf All Adam does is lie lie lie.

    1. And so will the American voters. Their families will be judged in the same way. A traitor against America cannot be trusted. Republicans SENATE Crooks enablers cannot be trusted to protect the American People or America.

    1. So was Pence. Should call to testify about how he felt when the crowd yelled that he should hang. His wife was there in the gallery watching the proceedings. Call her too.

  7. We, the people……
    deserve and have the right to demand
    the president ( our employee) to be held
    accountable just as we would any other
    EMPLOYEE. Law and order, right?

  8. I hope you have an amazing 2021,Please repent because Jesus is coming soon

    Like so more people can see this.

  9. Of course there should be witnesses. If you or I had done this be sure there would be witnesses. And we’d go to jail.

    1. All of them. If I could, I would line them up at the door and present everyone of them to tell their experience and the aftermath. I don’t care how long it takes.

  10. Bwahahahahaaaaa! Doesn’t matter. None of this squawking makes a difference but for media ratings and politicians practicing for their media carriers after office. Nothing is going to happen to trump. Politicians are above the law.

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