Monday, December 09, 2019

Impeachment Proceedings Against Prez Trump As Seen From Kansas City



This historic hot mess is too important to just ignore and cast aside for national news outlets or local newsies who only really care about their makeup.

There are a few local angles for this one if only because our Democratic Party stronghold in the urban core seems enthusiastic along Ward Parkway & Brookside even if nobody else really cares . . . Meanwhile, the battle for hearts and minds in JoCo is more intense as drunk uncles confront angry aunties for control of the discourse whilst the nextgen simply enjoys their Chinese social media tech spyware.

And so, we share some of our favorite news items on the topic for this morning . . .

Real Fight Is About Process

Senate braces for brawl on Trump impeachment rules

Senate Majority Leader (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader (D-N.Y.) will try to negotiate a deal on ground rules, similar to the arrangement made before the 1999 trial of then-President Clinton. Talks haven't started yet, as lawmakers wait for the House to write and vote on any articles of impeachment.


Beltway Smackdown

Clash expected at House Judiciary briefing on report about Trump's dealings with Ukraine - impeachment latest

WASHINGTON - Another partisan clash in the House impeachment inquiry is expected Monday as the Judiciary Committee receives a briefing about two reports: one report from three other panels that found President Donald Trump solicited foreign interference in the 2020 election, and another about the constitutional basis for impeachment.


Republican Dedication

The GOP wall: Why Republicans won't walk away from Trump

WASHINGTON - Late in the afternoon of Aug. 7, 1974, Republican leaders in Congress traveled up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House to deliver a stark message to Richard Nixon: His presidency was over. The public had turned on Nixon as evidence emerged about his role in the Watergate scandal and the bottom fell out once his own party abandoned him.


NECKBEARD OUTBURST!!!

WATCH: Massive Disruption at Impeachment Hearing

The House Judiciary Committee's second hearing on the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry was instantly derailed on Monday when a supporter of the president launched a protest at the start of the proceedings. As Jerry Nadler (D-NY) called the hearing to order and began his opening statement, Infowars host Owen Shroyer started yelling at the committee chairman, accused him treason and blasted the "impeachment scam."


Making The Case

Dems present evidence as Trump's impeachment fast approaches

The impeachment of President Donald Trump is almost at hand. House Democrats are just days away from unveiling formal charges that Trump abused his power, and on Monday they presented their case to Americans that he deserves to be removed from office for it. "The evidence shows that Donald J.


Conspiracy Redux

A protester from the conspiracy site InfoWars interrupted the latest impeachment hearing as soon as it began, shouting 'Trump is innocent!'

A protester who works for right-wing news outlet InfoWars, which traffics in conspiracy theories, interrupted the first minutes of Monday's impeachment hearing by yelling loudly in the hearing room. "We know who committed the crimes and it wasn't Trump. Trump is innocent!" the protester, Owen Shroyer, yelled as he was escorted out of the hearing room.


Former 1st Lady Conclusion

Michelle Obama speaks out on impeachment proceedings: 'It's surreal'

Michelle Obama views the impeachment proceedings involving President Donald Trump as "surreal," but believes the nation can make it through the current political turmoil. The former first lady gave her thoughts on the impeachment inquiry in an exclusive interview with Jenna Bush Hager on TODAY Monday during a trip to Vietnam to raise awareness about the importance of educating young girls.


As always, we welcome predictions, insight and all manner of comments from "many sides" of this truly American circus.

You decide . . .

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

He will resign by Christmas.

Trump has always been a quitter at heart.

Anonymous said...

I hope not. Trump is imminently beatable; Pence might be able to win.

Anonymous said...

9:17, none of your other predictions have come true, neither will this one.

Jim Sez said...

What is the Democratic Party today? Well, it’s the cheerleading squad for “seventeen” government agencies that add up to the craftily-labeled “intel community,” a warm-and-fuzzy coalition of snoops, false witnesses, rogue lawfare cadres, seditionists, and bad-faith artists working sedulously to hide their previous misdeeds with ever-fresh ones. They’re the party against free speech, the party against due process of law, the party determined to provoke war with Russia. They’re the party of sexual confusion, sexual hysteria, and sexual conflict, the party of kangaroo courts, cancel culture, erasing boundaries (including national borders), and of making up rules for all that as they go along — like the Nazis and Soviets used to do. The ideas and policies they advocate are so comprehensively crazy that their old support of slavery looks quaintly straightforward in comparison.

Anonymous said...

It goes to the Senate, and the Senate acquits. Those who liked Trump before impeachment will continue to support him. Those who hated him before impeachment will continue to condemn him.

It's a total waste of time, and 100% political.

Barring any hard evidence - not opinion and supposition, but evidence - this nonsense does not move the dial one iota in terms of election odds. That is all going to come down to the eventual Dem candidate (and so far, it's a pretty sad field).

Anonymous said...

Not a lick of proof...suppositions, assertions, hearsay from people who don't know Trump, lies.

The type of case the Jackson County Prosecutor might make.

I expected better.

Anonymous said...

401k is way up, unemployment is way down and gas is cheaper than when Obama was in, what's not to like ? 1st citizen president in over 100 years is doing a great kob from where I stand.

Anonymous said...

Obama's husband should stay out of it.

Anonymous said...

Impeach Frank White

Anonymous said...

Dems don't have the votes. Three house dems already confirmed they will be voting against and that number will only grow. As a Trump guy I hope they impeach because it's good for the president. This is firing up the GOP base and bringing independents in droves to the trump and GOP in 2020 because it's obvious the the dems should never be allowed to hold power

Anonymous said...

Love it that some right-wingnut is screaming "Trump is innocent" when there have been no charges made yet.

But, the GOPhas never let the facts get in the way of their treason.

Anonymous said...


Michelle Obama is one of the many who started the turmoil. Just because they lost and they can't deal with one of their own getting caught money laundering she can't deal with it. She needs to pay attention to her own messed up daughter who is an exhibitionist and drug user.
Get it threw your heads we are not globalists and you will not put us in a life of poverty and dictatorship. Michelle Obama is a thief who stole millions from a hospital and she's pissed she can't do that anymore she's just a dumb TYPICAL BLACK women who did more harm than good. Take a look at what she did to the school system during her reign of terror, and it was a huge flop. The women is an IDIOT, and needs to keep her big mouth shut!

Anonymous said...

TKC Pro Trump commenters = Owen Shroyer.

InfoWars, Breitbart, Fox News.....this is the the current Republican party.

Anonymous said...

Which hoax are you referring to? It's a bit hard to keep up with the nonsense.

Anonymous said...

You = unable to process dissent about a broken, partisan process.

chuck said...

The Chryon below the screen on cable news, now has this line - "The President used his office to dig up dirt on political opponent".

If in indeed, this is what the Democrats/Deep State/Main Stream Media are pressing forward with, than we are living in a Salvador Dali Painting in more ways than one. Specifically the "Soft Construction With Boiled Beans Premonition Of Civil War".

The organizations, people, politicians, administrators, legislators, "journalists" et al, who have engaged in illegal, unethical, immoral and self destructive searches for unavailable and non-existent information which supposedly would justify this Bizzaro Superman World where a two tiered justice system seeks the annihilation of their opponents by whatever means necessary will bring us to war.

Insanity is understandable, but the expectation that there is no one to dispute the categorical facts that indict the Media/Deep State/Democrats for doing EXACTLY, IN SPADES, WHAT THEY ARE ACCUSING Republicans of, is sick, sick, sick.

Anonymous said...

10:37: When did Michelle Obama run for anything and when did the Barack Obama lose an election? Inquiring minds want to know!

Anonymous said...

He is impeached. It's done, and you Trump turds will be very surprised at the number of Repubturds who vote to convict him in the Senate. His legacy is forever besmirched. You turds were conned and Congress has done the right thing.

Anonymous said...

^^Keep smokin' dat shit, genius.
Fantasyland is fun.

Anonymous said...

Inspector General's report has just been realeased. It's bad news for the Trump turds! The report finds that the FISA warrants were properly obtained, and executed. There was no spying on the Trump Campaign, no evidence of a deep state conspiracy, and NO corruption of the FBI and DOJ leaders. There was NO evidence of political bias in the opening of the Russia investigation. The narrative is destroyed. The smear campaign failed, They way has been cleared for a third article of obstruction of justice. He is DONE! Bye Donnie. Will Trump apologize for the smears and lies? Further, what will chuck use now that the deep-state has been debunked?

Anonymous said...

^^ IG is an Obama appointee. No surpise there. Wait until Durham's report comes out. All you Dems will be singing a different tune. Remember, Durhams investigation is now a criminal one.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Donald Trump committed treason when he tried to coerce a foreign government into making a public announcement that his political opponent was being investigated for corruption.

Proof? - Trump confessed on live television on the White House lawn. Then he did it again!

The person who disrupted the hearing said that Obama should be lynched. That's Trump's base.

Trump is destroying our country.

Anonymous said...

You commit fraud every month when you cash your welfare check, retard.

Anonymous said...

Chuck I can just hear you at home, blaming everything like cold coffee or your dog having the runs on the Media/Deep State/Democrats conspiracy.

Doesn't not having any proof get really old?

Anonymous said...

The House Dumbocrats impeach, the Senate Republicans un-impeach... Blessed be the name of our Lord and Savior President Donald J. Trump - reelected in 2020!

MDLQ said...

.......SHEP SMITH FOR PRES. IN 2020!!!!!!!!

You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

Oh look! It's Chimpy's mom in that pic

Corn Pop said...

“Nothing is more important than the credibility and integrity of the FBI and the Department of Justice. That is why we must hold our investigators and prosecutors to the highest ethical and professional standards. The Inspector General’s investigation has provided critical transparency and accountability, and his work is a credit to the Department of Justice. I would like to thank the Inspector General and his team.

The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken. It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory. Nevertheless, the investigation and surveillance was pushed forward for the duration of the campaign and deep into President Trump’s administration. In the rush to obtain and maintain FISA surveillance of Trump campaign associates, FBI officials misled the FISA court, omitted critical exculpatory facts from their filings, and suppressed or ignored information negating the reliability of their principal source. The Inspector General found the explanations given for these actions unsatisfactory. While most of the misconduct identified by the Inspector General was committed in 2016 and 2017 by a small group of now-former FBI officials, the malfeasance and misfeasance detailed in the Inspector General’s report reflects a clear abuse of the FISA process.

NOT an olly olly in free report at all.

No one indicted yet, because The Deep State controls the IG.

Anonymous said...

Hey Chuckles:

You catch this?
"No evidence political bias influenced the decision to open the Russia probe"

Another little nugget - the DOJ IG also uncovered a number of messages from Pro-Trump FBI employees.

So, what's the new deep state fucking weirdo crew coming up with next?
Fucking weirdos....the whole lot of you.

Anonymous said...

Shit, spoke too soon, the IG is an Obama appointee. That's the new angle! Well, what about our AG? He's a Trump appointee....maybe that guy is a little biased? Nah, not to Trumpers.

Never ends with Trumpers and their excuses and weirdo conspiracy theories. It never gets old not having a shred of evidence. Just so long as there's some weirdo site out there on the internet that makes wild claims.

You could probably write a psychology text book on these people.

Anonymous said...

Well, when that text is written, what will be said about the utter derangement of those who can't accept the results of a free and fair election?

The problem with you having only one argument (i.e. Trump people are deranged, conspiracy, blahs blah) is that it runs both ways very easily. The Dems have given a clinic on conspiracy hoaxes, and their psychology can't accept anything else. Take these silly show trial hearings for instance.

The added weakness of your position is that it relies on the strawman of thinking that anyone who opposes the current insane dysfunction in the Democratic party must be a Trump supporter. False, and demonstrated to be false, time and time again.

So you're entitled to your Orange Man Bad psychosis. Just don't mistake it for an actual argument.

Anonymous said...

Approximately 2% of Americans Identify Themselves As Jewish
What Are The Odds That All Of The Following Players In The Impeachment Inquiry Would Be In That 2% Minority?

Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chair of the House Intelligence Committee - Jewish
Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chair of the House Judiciary Committee - Jewish
Daniel Goldman, director of investigations and Democrat Counsel - Jewish
Ambassador Gordon Sondland - Jewish
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman - Jewish

Professor Pamela S. Karlan of Stanford Law School - Jewish, lesbian, Democrat (a trifecta)
Professor Noah R. Feldman of Harvard Law School - Jewish, Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Democrat
Professor Michael J. Gerhardt of the Univ. North Carolina Law School, Chapel Hill - Jewish, Democrat

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/26/opinion/sunday/trump-civil-service-deep-state.html said...

Your Jew York Times admits there is a "Deep State" but, now, says it is filled with patriotic Americans who are there to protect us from Trump.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/26/opinion/sunday/trump-civil-service-deep-state.html

Lies, obfuscation and legerdemain is their - and your, stock in trade.

I am reading the report.

Anonymous said...

Right chuck. Did you know the Deep State actually controls ARBY'S as well? It's true!

And this whole microchip thing!!! You were right all along chuck!!! The Deep State Five Guys Main Stream Media are shooting electrical impulses all over!

p.s. cuckoo!! cuckoo!!

p.p.s. you're fucking crazy.

p.p.p.s. and everybody here knows it except you.

Anonymous said...

She should do a Rap video like her go to College one. Let's not Stereotype. I like when that classy rap shit comes out for proof of real talent.

chuck said...

Yes, I'm not a well man.

The voices are excruciating.

Anonymous said...

if they don't like him then maybe the democrats should like try to beat him in the next election or something , just a thought ....

-radish

Anonymous said...

They know they can't win the election; hence the shenanigans.

Anonymous said...

Yeah chuck what is the diagnosis exactly? Nobody same sounds like you. Even Steve Bannon admitted the whole Deep State shit is totally bogus.

The “deep state conspiracy theory is for nut cases,” Mr. Bannon is quoted as saying in a new book released next week, “Deep State: Trump, the FBI and the Rule of Law” by James B. Stewart, according to the Washington Times.

I mean let it go dude. I'm sure you will just say he's part of it, right?

Anonymous said...

I hope trump gets impeached and I love trump. It will only be good for him. Keep at it dems! We're loving it

Anonymous said...

The dimwits and their charades is mind numbing to watch, five minutes of watching the clown show and suicide, em arkanside is an option, Jesus Christ those guys are complete morons.

Anonymous said...

Survive the turmoil. No one is paying attention.

Anonymous said...

IT'S OFFICIAL

The national Democratic Party has been hijacked by Liberal Jews, Liberal Urban Blacks, and Liberal Homosexuals.

There is NO place in the Democratic Party anymore for moderates, blue-collar workers, heterosexuals, Protestants, etc.

For 2020, the national Democratic Party is sabotaging all their current old heterosexual leaders (Biden, Sanders, Warren) to make way for either:

1) Buttigieg (boyish homosexual, married to a man, and mayor of small town South Bend Indiana)

2) Hillary Clinton (homosexual, decades-long partner to Huma Abedin, senior associate of Clinton Crime Cartel)

Anonymous said...

^^^^^And the Republicans are attracting a bunch like you? Oy!

Anonymous said...

So 2:03, are you saying you don't like Jews?

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of SAD SACKS!!! Yakety Yak! GO TRUMP 2020

Anonymous said...

Wow. You should really read the IG report. Nothing to crow about. Comey's FBI comes off as an incompetent, partisan mess and Brennan has obviously been lying about the Steele Dossier.

May want to hold the triumphalism a bit. Durham is going to put some folks in jail.

Anonymous said...

You can call it by whatever name you like. It isn't so hard to believe that entrenched federal employees have bias and acted in concert based on that bias.

In fact, that's what the IG report says. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

2:13, you can't accuse someone of a bizarre conspiracy theory (federal employees acting on self-serving bias, not hard to believe)and be an advocate of an unhinged, discredited meme (Russia controls Trump's brain).

Intellectual consistency. What a concept!

Anonymous said...

sure 4:55, sure.

Anonymous said...

4:55 - It's 476 pages long, and you're full of shit.

Anonymous said...

Lol! Yes!

Anonymous said...

Counterargument? No?

Look, you don't have to like it. But Horowitz says that despite galloping incompetence and bias, and bad faith from many of the investigative personnel, that it didn't affect the outcome. Ok sure.

If you or I were on trial, would you accept that line of reasoning? I doubt it.

Anonymous said...

I understand why you'd have to think so. It would be something if the report gave Comey's FBI and the FISA court a clean bill of health, but it just doesn't. You'd like to oversimplify it, but you can't. The issues are very complex, far more so than simply attacking or defending Trump.

It's bad news for everyone, left or right, if something as serious and as secret as a FISA warrant is mishandled or weaponized. That's why the Horowitz report is going to be more fully analyzed for some time. It's also why some people are going to face charges--real criminal charges--for how they behaved.

Sorry for the buzzkill, sport.

Anonymous said...

Each time a Dem talks about impeachment, another $100,000 rolls into the Trump reelection campaign coffers. It's helping to build up a war chest to help win 2020. Keep it coming, idiots!

Anonymous said...

I tell you what surreal is. I just bought a homeless guy two shots of Jim Beam for $2.56 to keep from freezing.

Anonymous said...

11:47 isnt it a tad early to be drunk, oh my bad you drink 24-7 - carry on bum!