The question key GOP senators asked Trump’s legal team

The question key GOP senators asked Trump's legal team 1


The first day of questions has ended after senators spent hours asking President Donald Trump's legal counsel and House managers specific questions stemming from the articles of impeachment. Republican Senators Susan Collins, Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski collectively asked Trump's impeachment defense team a question during his trial before the Senate. CNN's Athena Jones reports. #CNN #News

71 Comments on "The question key GOP senators asked Trump’s legal team"

  1. Gop: blocks witness
    Also gop: “they dont even have any witnesses”

    • @Kip McEwen no one will take you serious when you say Trumpian things like shifty.

    • Can’t talk s*** unless you listen to the original manuscript and if you did you would actually see but Adam shift brought to the American people is a f****** idiot and you believe that s***

  2. Apparently democracy is just a pipe dream. Get over it…

    “America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study finds

    By Cheryl K. Chumley – The Washington Times – Monday, April 21, 2014

    America is no longer a democracy — never mind the democratic republic envisioned by Founding Fathers.

    Rather, it has taken a turn down elitist lane and become a country led by a small dominant class comprised of powerful members who exert total control over the general population — an oligarchy, said a new study jointly conducted by Princeton and Northwestern universities.”

    • @The Inquisitor apparently you just admitted you didn’t finish higher education. Good on you! Who needs to be educated… Better to be uneducated I always say. 😀

    • I have been impressed with the case made by the democrats and i actually trust the american people to exercise its democratic right to vote this horror out.

    • @Mairead Ryan indeed.. I hope your optimism sees the light of day. it’s pretty clear who the villains are over there

    • @MrToby101  MrToby101,  you say this is better than what you might have under the Democrats. But the Dems are part and parcel to the oligarchy, elites themselves. They will be in power sooner or later.
      If you are born into the elite class you would be happy with the way things are. But if you aren’t, I don’t see how this oligarchy benefits you

    • @Chris Godson Democrats are globalists shills want open borders if the Democrats ever gain power again America’s pretty much doomed. Hundreds of billions of dollars will go to the globalists for the Paris Accord millions of jobs will be lost socialism will kill millions of jobs I’m telling you the Democrats are out to destroy America you should be thanking God Trump is in power

  3. one guy being allowed to decide the “public interest” is what I call tyranny

    • That’s exactly what it is

    • ​@Jeffrey Dean again, so American democracy is finally letting ONE person decide everything? you understand that the “pubic interest” card is a free ticket for everything? also for the next democrat president? this is INSANE!

    • @The Inquisitor big words from a guy who believes in trump.. at least I am bright enough to see through his mask…

    • No, its called Presidential executive power, like Obama had before him. remember the Obamacare !! remember the Iran deal. rammed through

    • ​@AP AS you mean the Obamacare that was NOT removed by GOP house and Senat majorities (!!) 2016/2017? and you are aware that Trumps Executive power decisions are the reason why the USA is about to be kicked out of Iraq? all fallen US soldiers for nothing? sounds very “hamburger hill” – like to me

  4. Garth Seagrave | January 30, 2020 at 6:50 AM | Reply

    Lying liars and the liars that support them giving no legitimacy to an incredibly weak defense of the President’s on any level, but especially regarding having witnesses testify. There is no legal precedent to prevent that testimony…

    • Perfection Recordz | January 30, 2020 at 11:36 AM | Reply

      Why can’t liberals see their politicians and the media are on the divide and concur path from years ago under obama.People don’t do actual research or remember stuff.

    • @c b . Now you will start calling Bolton a Democrat. FFS

    • This is the biggest hoax in American history. The Democrats began the Muller investigation on private citizen/Presidential candidate Trump before the 2016 election with a Russia dossier paid for by Hillary Clinton. Let’s call witnesses I want Obama, Hillary Clinton, Biden’s, Schiff, Nadler, Schumer, Pelosi on the witness stand.

    • How many times you going to repeat this same bullshit Becka bot?

  5. Billy Anderson | January 30, 2020 at 7:03 AM | Reply

    The Nixon defense didnt work, thats already settled precedence. Remember he resigned.

    • @FIDELITY, NO to DECEIT & HATE he isn’t going anywhere. He will be your president for another five years. Hang in there buddy 👍

    • ​@FIDELITY, NO to DECEIT & HATE In point of fact, the constitution explicitly included “and misdemeanors” for the express purpose of specifically identifying non-criminal abuses of office as impeachable offenses. It is, quite literally, basic constitutional law, and something readily understood by any reasonable legal scholar. And it’s obvious, really – if that wasn’t the express intention, then they would simply have written “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes” and left it at that. All of these people stomping about screaming “No crime! No crime!” literally have no idea what they are talking about. The TV lawyers know all this, they’re just getting paid to lie so that they typical Fox viewer will be fooled.

    • @Sol Manilla Unfortunately. they can vote.

    • FIDELITY, NO to DECEIT & HATE | January 30, 2020 at 7:05 PM | Reply

      @Chadillac oh good luck to US. We deserve the government we have.

    • @FIDELITY, NO to DECEIT & HATE I agree! We deserve the strongest economy in the world and the most peace and prosperity we’ve had in 60 years! God Bless America!

  6. This is just sick how they are fighting against democracy smfh why… For power ..

  7. When you can’t defend his actions investigate the investigators.

    • @Dream Shop oh ffs lemming, the entire free world, Ukrainians,the Obama administration, the Senate both Republicans and Democrats. You would know these things if you really wanted to.

    • Renas Dupont If you slowly read your own post then Maybe, you can fathom how redundant your statement is. Have a nice day🤔.

    • Liberals are Losers It’s obvious from your Fred Flintstone demeanor you’re a Trump supporter. For geniuses like you I have just one thing to say,: Your hero will be known forever as the most corrupt dishonest president in the history of our country so we’ll see who’s the “Loser” is in 20/20. As for your loyalty to Trump: What does that say about you as a man? “That’s sad.”

    • Goldgunsgirls Dos | January 30, 2020 at 6:03 PM | Reply

      Reece Beauchamp The current argument, which trumpsters choose to ignore, is that what Biden may or may not have done is irrelevant to the impeachment trial. If anyone decides that investigating Biden is necessary then it should be done through the PROPER authorities, not some Ukranian back channel. Ur boy trump didn’t even want Biden investigated he just wanted someone to say that Biden was going to be investigated. He only wanted the optics of Biden being a criminal because he was terrified of running against him in the 2020 election. Why would you even allow a foreign country to investigate a U.S. citizen let alone a former vice-president when you have the Secret Service, the FBI, the NSA, the kkk, the CIA, devin nunes, AND rudy giuliani… Makes NO sense!

    • Bellicose Ataraxia | January 30, 2020 at 9:45 PM | Reply

      remember Adam Schiff allowed the Republicans no witnesses and refused them the right to question witnesses, end this fiasco-farce of impeachment, the Senate is not responsible for the lack of the House executing its impeachment by failing to exercise its rights in the courts, this is not a legitimate inquest, Foot Note 505…….dragging this out allows the whole process to become nothing but political theater…amazing is it not that Rush Limbaugh on Nov. 11th predicted this Lev was being groomed by the Democrats to bring forth his lying fiasco, Parnas is not protected by executive privilege, Schiff never called him as a witness….another Avenatti, another Cohen, another Christine Blasey-Ford…the call for more witnesses is to cripple 4 senators in their re-election bid

  8. “How about we just settle this in the election?”
    The Election: Voting Safety Laws prepare to be ignored!

    • Kathleen Mitchell | January 30, 2020 at 8:11 PM | Reply

      @Robert Mendoza Of course that’s what they say now. Just an announcement of an investigation. To slander Joe Biden because Biden was now going to run. To manufacture dirt on Hunter Biden, again to slander Joe. When has tRumputin ever cared about corruption? He too busy with his own corrupt and illegal schemes to worry about corruption anywhere else.

    • Anders Emil Osmundsen | January 30, 2020 at 8:14 PM | Reply

      @Casale Smith Because it will not be a fair election if he thinks (and said) he can do whatever he wants. Do you think other leaders that can do whatever they want have fair elections? Are you actually that stupid or did someone pay you to pretend you are that stupid?

    • Anders Emil Osmundsen | January 30, 2020 at 8:16 PM | Reply

      @Liberals are Losers Republicans cheated at last election, and it is proven.

    • Kathleen Mitchell | January 30, 2020 at 8:20 PM | Reply

      @Anders Emil Osmundsen That’s why the Rethugliklans want everything to be decided in November because they know they can rig the election. Like the last one.

    • @Anders Emil Osmundsen have you been listening to Warren and Bernie they are trying to out crazy each other. They have no policies just controlling people is all they want. Then you got a control freak billionaire and Joe don’t know where he is half the time. If you want to vote for one of these crazy people go ahead. By the way watch the crazy show called the view those hags have mental problems. No one is going to steal the election because no one will vote for these fool’s but more fool’s.

  9. I’ll be surprised if people start breaking the law and say that it’s the best interest for the National Security and see if they can get away with it I doubt they can but it will point out a flaw

    • Richard Partin | January 30, 2020 at 8:31 AM | Reply

      Actually Trump did break the law in case you failed to hear the announcement.

    • Dave Hendricks | January 30, 2020 at 8:33 AM | Reply

      @Richard Partin please elaborate.

    • Malomba Ngansele | January 30, 2020 at 12:41 PM | Reply

      will Robinson you Americans are fools you senate appropriated the money and your intelligence community vetted Ukraine to be corruption free and trump decided they were corrupt again and decided the hold the money without notifying the senate or the people that vetted Ukraine government and didn’t find any corruption, and why do u think trump did not go to CIA fbi nsa to tell them to investigate joe and hunter? I can give a list of names of your politicians on both sides who are corrupt but never once trump mention them to be investigated, I only remember Hilary Clinton.

    • And only during the campaign.

  10. Is that guy a lawyer for real?
    Sounds more like a bad actor hired to play a lawyer.

  11. Philbin started getting red as the questions got harder. Also, he slowed his answers to fill the 5 minutes with nothing, buts and uh’s and repeating in order to not fully answer.

  12. Back to, the house rushed and didn’t do their job bs. All witnesses and documents requested were denied.
    The republicans want irrelevant witnesses to further cloud the real issue and deflect from the guilty

    • Straight up corruption quid pro quo don’t you remember if you don’t fire that prosecutor then you’re not getting the aid remember that’s right from the horse’s mouth!!! Talk about abuse of power corruption and crime quid pro quo Joe Biden right from his mouth

    • @Linda Terry thanks for replying I can’t get one person on the other side to reply to me but CNN did not have the full impeachment trial cuz I know they’re losing

    • Kathleen Mitchell | January 30, 2020 at 9:00 PM | Reply

      @Diana Nolan I watched all the testimony in the House on C-Span live too. Good thing too because now that the fake trial is over in the Senate, I at least know what was said and by whom.

    • @Kathleen Mitchell I have looked at both sides I just want to say that and I wasn’t being biased I voted for Obama but now I’m voting for Trump and he’s just exposing these dirty politicians and that’s what they are on both sides mostly in the DNC though

    • @Kathleen Mitchell thanks for at least responding

  13. The president doesn’t have exclusive power to do whatever he wants.

    • Bellicose Ataraxia | January 30, 2020 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      @CD Smith when you have overwhelming evidence…why do you need additional witnesses? because you are standing on a pile of Bullshit to begin with…John Bolton and John Kelley prove the Democrats are grasping at straws and their claim of overwhelming evidence is a shallow sham…Pelosi-Schiff-Nadler’s I’ll huff and I’ll puff routine proves who are the Pigs in this scenario.
      The big “gotcha” of Lev Parnas’ recording of an order by President Trump to fire Marie Yovanovich (which has strategically disappeared from the news) is PROOF that Trump had his subordinates investigating corruption in Ukraine, including Burisma Holdings and Hunter Biden, in April, 2018, ONE YEAR BEFORE JOE BIDEN DECLARED HIS CANDIDACY FOR PRESIDENT.

    • Bellicose Ataraxia | January 30, 2020 at 9:44 PM | Reply

      @CD Smith i have contempt for the inept…..remember Adam Schiff allowed the Republicans no witnesses and refused them the right to question witnesses, end this fiasco-farce of impeachment, the Senate is not responsible for the lack of the House executing its impeachment by failing to exercise its rights in the courts, this is not a legitimate inquest, Foot Note 505…….dragging this out allows the whole process to become nothing but political theater…amazing is it not that Rush Limbaugh on Nov. 11th predicted this Lev was being groomed by the Democrats to bring forth his lying fiasco, Parnas is not protected by executive privilege, Schiff never called him as a witness….another Avenatti, another Cohen, another Christine Blasey-Ford…the call for more witnesses is to cripple 4 senators in their re-election bid

  14. The end of Democracy is here…

  15. They don’t even know when the hold was put on aid.

    Astounding. They claim they have a defence. If you can’t answer a simple question like that then this is no trial. You need a date to ascertain motive.

    • They don’t want to discuss dates because it makes it more and more clear to the American public that the hold was directly related to the announcement of the investigation of Biden. Obfuscate and deflect with as much as possible to keep people confused about the simple truth: Trump abused the power of his office to attempt to rig the 2020 election.

  16. “Let the voters decide.” Full speed ahead on gerrymandering, voter suppression and Russian hackers.

    • Dave Hendricks | January 30, 2020 at 8:42 PM | Reply

      @Rico Von Spacewolf you do know that the Dems fought for gerrymandering several years when it was in there favor and a huge amount of them still do.

    • Rico Von Spacewolf | January 30, 2020 at 8:50 PM | Reply

      Dave Hendricks and it’s still wrong. You did read the part where I said gerrymandering was bad right? I’m not a fan of the Dems either. I am a frustrated republican that has the courage to admit I made a mistake voting trump. Anyone that doesn’t see his lies, corruption and toxicity are bad for America has their head in the sand. Trumpism is a cult that has nothing to do with the Republican Party. Like nazism trumpism will be powerful for a few fleeting years then reviled for the rest of time.

    • @Rico Von Spacewolf i was in agreement with your points. But they are more related to policies, even if they are skewing in favor to a particular group. At the moment none of those are illegal and varies state to state. Would be just easier to put all of them into laws.

      I was pointing out that this impeachment as to be looked at the point of view legally. The republican are trying to turn it into a partisanship issue, which isn’t the case. If you are pro impeachment, the conversation should always be from the point of view of the current legal framework. Otherwise you fall into their trap and will just validate the republicans that see it as a partisan issue, not a legal one and they know it in order to win over the populace.
      Perhaps another example would be more constructive. If someone physically assault you, he is in fault. Even if from his point of view, he argues that you’ve been stealing his lunch or flirting with his girlfriend ( wether true or you were just dating the same girl) argues that it put him under duress which justifies his actions. This is what the defense team argues, if you commited a crime, there is no moral rectitude that absconde you of it. It could be only considered into leniancy for punishment.

  17. So, Rand Paul wants to name the whistleblower = commit a crime. If he does, lock him up.

  18. We also need to hear from direct witnesses like John Bolton, Mick Mulvaney, Jay Suckaload, Devin Nunes, Lindsey Graham.

    • I’ll even trade Hunter Biden, who should be of little help, for Lev Parnas and the rest of his treasure trove of information!!

  19. Lawyer for trump: Incomplete Trial without Witnesses
    Same Lawyer: There’ll be no witnesses for this trial

  20. The Ancient Truth | January 30, 2020 at 8:21 PM | Reply

    When you can’t defend his actions investigate the investigators.

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