November 18, 2019

Trump says he likes the idea of testifying in "the phony Impeachment Witch Hunt."

63 comments:

traditionalguy said...

He's baiting her. Will she trap him or we he trap her?

Jeff Brokaw said...

I’ll take “Things Guilty People Never Say” for $1000, Alex.

Earnest Prole said...

What could possibly go wrong?

Wince said...

It's likely even fewer people will tune in to the hearings now in anticipation of the main act, Trump.

She also said I could do it in writing.

Trump will get the last laugh when it's in a note tied to a rock thrown through her office window.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

OY.
Tell Pelosi to pound sand. Nothing until the Whistle-blower testifies.

*As Liar Adam Schitt(D) promised.

narayanan said...

Anybody pick up on - DEFACE THE NATION -!

Give it to em Donny Boy

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Reminder.

Schitt promised the whistleblower on a silver platter.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

I do love that Trump mocks the elite asshole corrupt liar democratic press.

tim in vermont said...

I think Trump needs to provide a summary of his defense.

gilbar said...

first it was the whistle blower! and the Phone Call!
then Trump released the transcripts, and then those were passe

THEN! it was the second whistle blower! and the second Phone Call!
Then, more transcripts; and THOSE were passe

NOW! it's: We're going to DEMAND that Trump testify!
And, he says: SURE; and suddenly written answers will be fine, thanx

Must really bum them out, that he keeps putting stuff in the open (unlike schiffty schift)

Michael K said...

I doubt this is a good idea unless he has a plan to condition this on open testimony by Ciamarella or the supposed "whistleblower."

rcocean said...

Agree. Trump should only appear, if Eric Ciaremella, the whistleblower apppears.

rcocean said...

I remember Ford testified about the Pardon in front of Congress. Don't remember any POTUS since that's done it. Certainly Billy Bob Clinton didn't.

AllenS said...

Would someone help me out here, I can't recall what Trump is charged with.

Seeing Red said...

A summary of his defense includes what areas are the president’s purview.

State Dept -replaceable ambassadors do not have more authority than the President.

MadisonMan said...

AllenS, the apt question is "What is he charged with this week?" Because you know that as soon as he testifies about something, the Democrats will charge him with something else.
Appearing before Congress is a bad idea (so naturally it's something Pelosi thought of)

tim maguire said...

In writing, maybe. In person, absolutely not.

rcocean said...

Trump is charged with acting Republican while being President.

Its usually a hanging offense, but impeachment will suffice.

TJM said...

I have not watched Deface the Nation in over 20 years. These left-wing loon shows hold no interest for me. I love TRUMP, he fights, unlike Pussy Bush and Traitor McCain (traitor to his party and constituents, that is)

Jeff Brokaw said...

“I do love that Trump mocks the elite asshole corrupt liar democratic press.”

YES. So richly deserved too.

narayanan said...

Trump is going for two scoops of SOTU ?

narciso said...

I supplied weapons when obama would not, for three years, now who deserves to be on the docket?

rcocean said...

The D's have yet to go through Trump's tax returns, and find some crimes hidden therein. Then there's the embollullent clause, which no one understands, but is very, very, criminal. And some bimbo will no doubt pop up to claim Trump raped her in 1995 in a Walmart photo booth.

Dave Begley said...

Calling out the clowns. I like it.

rcocean said...

As AllenS stated, there is no crime, so Trump's testimony can't hurt him. There was no crime with Mueller either, but that didn't stop all the legal beagles from inventing some, and criticizing Trump for being "reckless" and "Obstructing the investigation".

According, to Fox's Judge Napoliano Trump has already committed at least 100 crimes in office, and should be in prison for life. In fact, every week the Judge finds a new crime that no one else sees. He's a legal genius.

Karen of Texas said...

Trump has to dangle the possibility of testifying because he's using what Nancy said as a springboard to get his message out.  See how he points out that Congress is doing nothing - look at the listed things Trump implies he supports. He's getting that out there because it wouldn't get air time any other way. Most blokes are going to look at "...USMCA, infrastructure, lower drug pricing & much more?") and think hey, I want lower drug prices. And the rework of NAFTA means no great sucking sound of jobs south. And our infrastructure sucks - I'm sick of potholes and rolling blackouts - and that means jobs, too.

Ken B said...

New tag: cooperation bullshit.

Browndog said...

Blogger Skylark said...

I think Trump needs to provide a summary of his defense.


Therein lies the problem.

This is not a trial. The trial happens in the Senate. This is supposed to be evidence gathering/fact finding.

Francisco D said...

If I were Trump, I would ask to be impeached so that there could be a trial where rules of evidence apply instead of rules of Media/DNC/LLR bullshit.

If we allow the MSM/DNC/LLR complex to destroy a duly elected POTUS, we are truly fucked. All power has then been transferred to our "betters" who will make all of our decisions for us.

Browndog said...

Written answers--no way.

Full blown televised event? Hell yes!

I want to see red-faced pencil neck slamming his gavel repeatedly "The President will suspend! The President is not recognized!! You're not in charge here!!!"

Birkel said...

Best guess:
Trump is baiting Democratics to act crazy.

tim in vermont said...

It’s a legal proceeding when Schiff wants it to be, and not when he doesn’t. It’s Calvinball.

Ken B said...

Bad precedent, ergo won’t happen.

mccullough said...

He’s testifying by Tweet, as he always

Nervous Nancy. Shifty Schiff. Bit players in Trump’s production. Bad guys of the week.

Trump is a fan of Screwball Comedies.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Birkel said...

Best guess:
Trump is baiting Democratics to act crazy.


This. They're DemocRATs they won't back down, even if it means a full blown trial in the Senate. That's not something they want when they've got four Senators running for President.

narciso said...

Ahem:


https://mobile.twitter.com/ByronYork/status/1196434751206416385?fbclid=IwAR0owYv3sThMPU9gsZTGFiqC9dlCpBX7NcvQR9RV2luJkLrF0wV5Y8exEHg

Birkel said...

Reading the IG Horowitz FISA abuse report is going to be LIT AF.
The level of scandal implied by the Democratics hair-on-fire spectacle has me modestly interested.

I cannot be enthused because Deep State actors will likely operate to protect their own, of course.

Birkel said...

Rasmussen tracking poll:

Only 18% think Trump will be impeached, 45% think he will be reelected; 48% want House hearings to be EXPANDED to include Joe and Hunter Biden.

gilbar said...

down from a high of 29% when Rasmussen Reports first asked this question in late December 2017.

serious question:
Back in December 2017, what were we pretending was the impeachable offense?
I can't remember that far back

Mid-Life Lawyer said...

This is the prototypical Trump move. He would never testify. He does this type of "strongly consider" thing all the time, and the media fall for it every time.

Howard said...

Allen S. Impeachment is the charge sheet. We could not possibly comment on an ongoing investigation. Your indignation and unwavering loyalty to the President is duly noted.

Big Mike said...

Him and Prince Andrew. Hubris. Sheer Hubris.

Big Mike said...

Would someone help me out here, I can't recall what Trump is charged with.

He is charged with being an Orange Man, despite never having attended Syracuse.

M Jordan said...

I play a lot of online chess. I’m so-so (1300) but I beat better players more often than weaker ones because I employ the a certain strategy: I don’t make the expected moves. The better players — let’s call them “elite “ — have difficulty dealing with moves that aren’t sanctioned. They expect certain openings, certain trades, castling at certain times, etc. and when they face a foe who doesn’t play by those unwritten Rules of Queensbury, they’re flustered.

Trump does this all the time. Nancy thought she’d forced Trump’s hand here but he received it and upped the ante. The last thing Dems need is Trump on the witness stand. They may not realize that yet, but I’m telling you, it will not work out to their advantage.

We are witnessing the greatest performance artist in the history of the presidency.

Stephen said...

What a fake! Trump will never testify under oath. It would be a disaster for him.

mockturtle said...

M Jordan: I like your chess analogy and it certainly does apply to Trump. As I have previously observed, the 16th Century Japanese daimyo/warrior Nobunaga won by the same tactic, using totally unorthodox and unexpected moves against his adversaries.

mockturtle said...

Big Mike observes: He is charged with being an Orange Man, despite never having attended Syracuse.

And never lived in Ulster.

rcocean said...

"I don’t make the expected moves. The better players — let’s call them “elite “ — have difficulty dealing with moves that aren’t sanctioned."

No one ever expects the Spanish inquisition. Or

1. Pawn to A3.

rcocean said...

When playing chess, I often have my King lead a kamikaze attack on the other King. No one expects that.

mockturtle said...

When playing chess, I often have my King lead a kamikaze attack on the other King. No one expects that.

:-D A very measured kamikaze attack.

Michael K said...

Your indignation and unwavering loyalty to the Constitution is duly noted.

FIFY

narciso said...

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/11/18/analysis_medias_no_evidence_biden_standard_is_a_double_standard_121241.html

AllenS said...

Howard said...
Allen S. Impeachment is the charge sheet.

Would it be possible, Howard, for you to cite a statute that Trump has violated? Or, if you are unable to do that, could you please provide us with a case law precedent for your wild ass acquisitions that would hold Trump guilty of what, exactly?

AllenS said...

"acquisitions" I meant "assumptions" which is kinda close, somewhat close.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Reminder

Adam Schitt promised the whistleblower would provide testimony.

link working.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

wtf??
was potus' visit to Walter Reed have to do with poison?
This action was initiated by the sudden onset of symptoms experienced by the President’s food tester, who was reported stricken with severe symptoms?

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-11-18-president-trump-unscheduled-stop-military-hospital-tests-chemical-food-poisoning.html

Gojuplyr831@gmail.com said...

What if Trump shows up and bring the IG's FISA report - and starts asking questions of his own?

Howard said...

Allen S. No, but the impeachment standard is so broad, they don't need no stinking statutes. It's reality TV theater that I am not watching. I think we need to defeat Trump on the campaign trail and quit taking the shinny juicy bait he keeps trolling.

Inga said...

“wtf??
was potus' visit to Walter Reed have to do with poison?
This action was initiated by the sudden onset of symptoms experienced by the President’s food tester, who was reported stricken with severe symptoms?

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-11-18-president-trump-unscheduled-stop-military-hospital-tests-chemical-food-poisoning.html”

As reported by Alex Jones. You people are nuts. Trump probably has angina from plaque in his arteries from years of stuffing his face with Big Macs.

Birkel said...

Bye, Felicia.

Unknown said...

> What a fake! Trump will never testify under oath. It would be a disaster for him.

Who would not want to "testify" under the Shitt rules?

Shitt asks all the questions, and the Republicans are blocked.

They applaud people like YoYo who have zero knowledge of the incident in question.

Its a court when they want it to be (witness tampering tweets) and not a court when convenient (no due process, no standard of evidence).

Sure, sign me up!

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Big Mike said...

This Is from the Babylon Bee satirical website:

“The impeachment hearings have been thrown into chaos after President Trump announced that he supports impeachment, forcing Democrats to oppose their own impeachment inquiry.”