Susan Collins Is Getting Death Threats After Impeachment Vote to Acquit Trump

H/T Breitbart.

I hope they catch these loonies then lock them up a throw away the key.

Rep. Susan Collins (R-ME) is getting death threats after she cast her vote during the impeachment trial to acquit President Donald Trump on both charges against him.

The Maine Republican said three of those death threats were deemed “credible” and are currently being investigated.

Collins spoke openly about the death threats on Friday during the Maine Chiefs of Police Association winter conference.

“I just want you to know that I’ve always loved you and appreciated you. But now I have a real personal appreciation for all that you do to keep us safe,” Collins told the group in South Portland, Maine.

Before Collins made her decision to acquit Trump on obstruction of Congress and abuse of power, she leaned towards voting for witnesses at his impeachment trial— a vote which could have dragged out the impeachment trial for several more weeks if it was the majority.

This is not the first time Collins has received death threats based on a vote she had cast. She also received death threats when she voted to confirm now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

In October 2018, the Maine senator also received a threatening letter at her Bangor home that claimed to contain ricin, a deadly substance. The letter referenced her vote to confirm Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court Justice.

Her husband and the couple’s Labrador retriever both stayed in quarantine out of an abundance of caution for some time.

 

 

Dem Senator Is Making a Move That Will, Put Chief Justice Roberts in the Hot Seat

H/T Town Hall.

If Senator Chris Van Hollen(Delusional-MD) makes this move I will be willing to bet Chief Justice Roberts will rule in favor of the DemocRats.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) plans to make a motion on Friday that would require Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to decide, once and for all, whether or not the Senate will hear from witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

“A fair trial includes documents and witnesses. And in a fair trial the judge determines what evidence is admitted. My motion ensures the Chief Justice will serve the same role as a judge in any trial across our country – to allow the Senate access to the facts they need to get to the truth,” Van Hollen said in a statement. “My motion requires the Chief Justice to subpoena witnesses and documents if he determines they are likely to provide evidence relevant to the articles of impeachment. It would also require the Chief Justice to rule on any executive privilege – to prevent efforts by the Administration to stonewall and delay access to the facts.”

“This motion is consistent with Senate rules and could pass with a majority vote, and would preserve the right of the Senate to overrule the Chief Justice if the majority disagrees,” Van Hollen said.

“No Republican can question the fairness of this approach – the Chief Justice oversees the highest court in our land and was nominated by a Republican President,” the senator said in his statement. “And, given his authority to rule on questions of privilege, they should not fear a drawn-out process. I urge my colleagues to seek out truth and the facts and to vote in support of my motion. Anything else constitutes an effort to hide the truth.”

Democrats have repeatedly made the argument that hearing from witnesses will clear up the air on the president’s so-called wrongdoing. Two of the main people they want to hear from are former National Security Adviser John Bolton and Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.

Republicans have argued that any witnesses should have been called in the House. When these officials were slapped with Congressional subpoenas, the White House invoked executive privilege. Instead of waiting for the courts to rule whether or not these officials’ testimony was a matter of national security, Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed full steam ahead. She admitted that the courts could “take a very long time” to make a determination.

 

Impeachment: The ‘Pelosi Project’ Isn’t Just Losing Votes, It Might Even Lose Party Members!

H/T Clash Daily.

How many DemocRats in states where President Trump won big will as a way to possibly ensure reelection will switch parties?

After seeing the Schiff Show in all it’s ‘glory’, at least ONE Democrat is considering switching party affiliation.

So much for Nancy Pelosi being a ‘master Legislator’. Her ‘master plan’ is so repugnant that even Democrats want nothing to do with it.

Not even her own party is buying that ‘serious and prayerful defender of the Constitution’ schlock.

And one of the Democrats who voted against articles of impeachment in the first place has not been convinced by any of the testimony that there’s any substance to the allegations.

Rumors that had began the day with terms like ‘was in talks with’ and ‘was considering’ have been upgraded in their strength to phrases like ‘is expected to switch sides’.

We all know that nothing in politics is truly certain until it is accomplished, but signs of defection are the LAST thing Pelosi, Schiff, and Nadler need at this critical moment not only of their immediate impeachment project but in the larger sense of the spotlight of the historical record as well.

New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew, one of the lone Democrats not supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump, is expected to switch to the Republican Party, according to a senior Democratic aide.

Van Drew is one of the most moderate members of the Democratic caucus and among the 31 lawmakers who flipped districts in the midterm elections that Trump carried in 2016. He has not publicly announced his decision, and his office did not immediately respond to TIME’s request for comment.

The Washington Post reported on Saturday that Van Drew had met with Trump on Friday at the White House, where the President had encouraged him to join the Republican party.

While Van Drew’s expected decision to switch his allegiance will likely dovetail with the House vote on impeachment, internal polling from his campaign showed he was facing an uphill battle in his district. According to internal polling from earlier this month, just 24 percent of likely Democratic voters in his district said he deserved to be re-elected to Congress, and 58 percent said another candidate deserved the Democratic nomination.

…“He will be exonerated in the Senate, he will talk about that a lot, [and] it will probably help his election. That’s what we’ve accomplished,” he told reporters earlier this month. “At the same time now, impeachment may become more of a regular, ‘Hey we’re getting used to this process, we may do this more often when we don’t like something.’”  — Source: Time

It makes you wonder just how many other Democrats are looking for a way to cut themselves loose from this runaway impeachment train, doesn’t it?

Poll Shows More Oppose Impeachment than Support It

H/T Breitbart.

The DemocRats are setting up President Trump for landslide reelection and a possible supermajority in both Houses of Congress.

More Americans oppose impeachment than support it, a National Emerson College poll released on Thursday revealed.

The poll, which coincided with the seventh public impeachment hearing in the nation’s capital, found that opposition to the partisan impeachment effort is growing, while support is slipping.

Conducted November 17-20, 2019, among 1,092 registered voters, the poll found that a greater percentage of people now oppose impeachment than support it.

Support for impeachment has flipped since October from 48% support with 44% opposing to now 45% opposed and 43% in support,” Emerson found. The greatest shift in opinion occurred among independent voters, who now oppose impeachment 49 percent to 34 percent. Last month, independents supported impeachment 48 percent to 39 percent.

More via Emerson:

The impeachment hearings are being watched or followed by 69% of voters. A plurality (26%) is getting their information from Fox News, 24% are getting their information from 1 of the 3 network stations (ABC, NBC, CBS), 16% are watching CNN, 15% MSNBC and 19% are going somewhere else for their information.

The margin of error is +/- 2.9 percent.

The results coincide with a Politico-Morning Consult poll released this week, which showed support for impeachment dropping and opposition growing, particularly among independents.

As Breitbart News reported:

The survey was taken November 15-17 among 1,994 registered voters and found that 47 percent of independents actively oppose the impeachment inquiry. This figure is a 10-point increase from last week, as noted by the Hill.

Independent support for the inquiry fell to 40 percent – a seven-point drop.

Overall, support for the inquiry dropped by two points and opposition grew by three points.

Nonetheless, some left-wing politicians, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), believe the public impeachment hearings are actively convincing the American people that “we have a president who thinks he’s above the law.”

“But what I am of the opinion is that the American people now do believe, and the more they see these impeachment hearings on television, they do believe that we have a president who thinks he’s above the law,” Sanders said

We have a president who has engaged in corruption. We have a president who has obstructed justice and, in my view, somebody who’s violated the emoluments clause,” he continued.

“But my inclination is that the American people do believe that this president is in violation of the law,” he added:

 

Schiff says impeachment ‘is destined for failure,’ calls GOP ‘cult of the president’s personality’

H/T Fox News.

When the DemocRats decide to move forward with impeachment they better know that they will pay a heavy price in the 2020 elections.

All they need to do is look at history and see the price the Republicans paid for the Clinton impeachment.

The DemocRats need to remember that impeachment charges are not a guarantee of a conviction and removal from office just look at the Clinton impeachment.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff  said that impeachment “is destined for failure” without Republican support, while blasting the party as “the cult of the president’s personality” and stating that he is actually against “putting the country” through impeachment proceedings.

Schiff, on ABC News’ “This Week,” said that while he believes House Democrats could impeach the president, the move would likely fail, due to a lack of support from Republicans in the House and Senate.

“I think we’re going to do what is right for the country, and at this point, the speaker has not reached the conclusion, and I haven’t either that it’s the best for the country to put us through an impeachment proceeding that we know will, is, destined for failure in the Senate,” Schiff said.

Schiff added that the president’s “conduct qualifies” as “high crimes and misdemeanors,” but said: “at the same time, we have to recognize that the reality — that one party, the Republican Party, has turned itself into the cult of the president’s personality and is not likely to act consistent with its constitutional obligations.”

Schiff added, however, that if Trump “continues to stonewall” Congress, and “demonstrate his unfitness for office,” congressional Democrats could move forward.

“There may be little additional cost to going through that process, even if unsuccessful in the Senate,” Schiff said. “But we’re not there yet and I think if it is a close call, close calls go against putting the country through that.”

Schiff’s comments come as rank-and-file congressional Democrats have ramped up their calls for impeachment, following a rare public statement by Special Counsel Robert Mueller last week, who announced it was “not an option” for his team of prosecutors to charge the president with a crime due to longstanding Justice Department policy.

Mueller detailed the findings in his probe, maintaining that there was “not sufficient evidence to charge a conspiracy” with regard to whether members of the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election.

But Mueller did not mince words on his inquiry into whether the president obstructed justice.

“If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that,” Mueller said. “We did not determine whether the president did commit a crime.”

Mueller explained the longstanding Justice Department policy, which states that a sitting president cannot be charged with a crime, and thus said “charging the president was not an option we could consider.”

Mueller added that “it would be unfair to accuse someone of a crime when there could be no court resolution of the charge.”

But Mueller said that while the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) opinion blocks a president from indictment while in office, “the Constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse the president of wrongdoing.”

Some on the left took that comment as a green light to ramp up talks about impeachment proceedings against the president.

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., also compared Mueller’s remarks to an “impeachment referral,” and said, “We need to start impeachment proceedings. It’s our constitutional obligation.”
Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., who is also running for president, said now that Mueller’s job is done, “Impeachment hearings should begin tomorrow.”

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., whose committee would oversee impeachment proceedings, said that there “certainly is” justification to begin impeachment, but said it was critical to first gain the support fo the American people.

“Impeachment is a political act, and you cannot impeach a president if the American people will not support it,” said Nadler, D-N.Y. “The American people, right now, do not support it because they do not know the story. They don’t know the facts.”

Nadler added: “We have to get the facts out. We have to hold a series of hearings, we have to hold the investigations.”

But despite growing calls from rank-and-file Democrats, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has tread lightly on the topic, vowing to investigate allegations against the president, but stopping short of calling to begin impeachment proceedings.

Pelosi, this week, also said that Democrats “want to do what’s right and what gets results.”

“We’re legislating, we’re investigating and we’re litigating,” Pelosi said. “Everybody wants justice, everybody wants the president to be held accountable.”

But House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., despite Pelosi’s resistance to the idea, said Sunday he feels Democrats have “already begun” impeachment proceedings.

“We’ve got all these committees doing their work, we’re having hearings, we’ve already won two court cases and there are other cases that are still to be determined, so why should we get out in front of this process?” Clyburn said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“It’s kind of interesting to me when you talk to people and ask them what they think we ought to do,” he added. “They agree with what we’re doing, it’s just that, emotionally, they would like to see something done and see it done quicker.”

Trump, though, blasted the idea as a “scam.”

“I don’t see how they can,” Trump said Thursday. “It’s a dirty, filthy, disgusting word, impeach. It’s high crimes – there was no high crime. So how do you impeach?”

The White House also has ignored the discussion, and seized only on Mueller’s move to announce the official conclusion of the Russia probe. Mueller, last week, said the investigation was officially complete, his office would close, and said he was resigning from the Justice Department to return to private life.

But even without launching official impeachment proceedings, congressional Democrats are leading several high-profile Trump-focused investigations. The House Judiciary Committee, which would oversee potential impeachment proceedings, is investigating the administration’s handling of Mueller’s report, and even voted to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt for defying a subpoena requiring that he turn over an unredacted version of Mueller’s report, and its underlying evidence and documents. The president, in turn, asserted executive privilege over the files in a bid to protect them from release.

Meanwhile, the House Intelligence Committee, Oversight Committee, Ways and Means Committee and Financial Services Committee are all investigating the president and have aggressively sought his financial statements and documents for their probes, as well as testimony from high-profile Trump administration officials.

Thus far, the White House has directed the officials to defy their subpoenas to appear before Congress, and the president has vowed to block “all” subpoenas.

But Republicans, like House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins, R-Ga., are shifting their focus to Barr’s review of the origins of the Russia investigation. Barr appointed U.S. attorney from Connecticut John Durham to lead an investigation into the FBI’s original Russia probe, and alleged misconduct related to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants, as well as the FBI’s use of informants against the Trump campaign in 2016.

“It’s time for us to find out how this started and go from there,” Collins said on “Fox News Sunday.”

The Real Democratic Agenda

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

If you think the real agenda of the DemocRats has not been the impeachment of President Trump you are sadly more delusional than Crazy Bernie Sanders.

Column: It’s impeaching Donald Trump

Schiff: We Face ‘Dilemma’ on Impeachment That If We Don’t Impeach, It Sends Message Trump’s Conduct Isn’t Impeachable

H/T Breitbart. 

Pencil Neck Adam Schiff(Delusional-CA) got let down by the Mueller Report.

So now he is hanging his dream of getting rid of President Trump by impeachment. 

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) said that he isn’t in favor of impeachment yet and there is a dilemma that if President Trump isn’t impeached, it “sends a message that this kind of conduct” isn’t impeachable, but if Trump is acquitted by the Senate, it would send the same message.

Schiff said, “I’m not there yet on impeachment. I may get there. … But, here’s the awful dilemma that we face, if we don’t impeach him, that sends a message that this kind of conduct, this obstruction of justice, this kind of willing use of the help of a foreign adversary, all of the lies and cover-up, that this is non-impeachable. At the same time, if we do impeach him, and he is acquitted, as he would likely be acquitted, then the message is, those are not impeachable offenses. At the end of the day, Bill, there’s only one way to deal with this problem, whether we impeach him or not, and that is to vote his ass out of office.”