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Here’s why McConnell is scrambling to prevent Trump from facing a real trial in the Senate

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According to The Atlantic’s David A. Graham, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s rules for the impending impeachment trial of President Trump set the stage for a “Potemkin trial, not a real one.” The phrase, which means to have a “false or deceptive appearance, especially one presented for the purpose of propaganda,” is an apt one, Graham contends, since McConnell plans to “dispose of the trial before the State of the Union address.”

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“…the rules show far more interest in speed than accuracy or deliberation,” he writes.

“McConnell indicated that the rules would mirror those adopted for Bill Clinton’s impeachment, but they diverge in crucial respects,” he continues. “These include the two-day limit, which is clearly designed to minimize public attention, and the method by which the rules were adopted: The Clinton rules came out of a bipartisan agreement, while the Trump rules are expected to pass on something like a party-line vote.”

Graham accuses McConnell of forging a “surprisingly effective working relationship with Trump,” which contributes to the “foreordained outcome” of a Trump acquittal. If McConnell were to hold a “real trial,” according to Graham, “he would risk uncovering new information that is damaging to the president.”

Read the full op-ed over at The Atlantic.


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DOJ investigating why consumers are paying record prices for beef during pandemic: report

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On Monday, Politico reported that the Justice Department and Agriculture Department are looking into what they consider to be suspicious price increases of beef for American consumers — on the suspicion that the recent spike in prices may be a result of price-fixing.

"Supermarket customers are paying more for beef than they have in decades during the coronavirus pandemic," reported Leah Nylen and Liz Crampton. "But at the same time, the companies that process the meat for sale are paying farmers and ranchers staggeringly low prices for cattle."

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Democrats win another voting rights victory as absentee restrictions struck down in South Carolina

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On Monday, voting rights attorney Marc Elias reported that a federal court has blocked a restriction on absentee ballots for the upcoming South Carolina primary.

The ruling undoes a requirement that mail-in ballots be accompanied by a witness.

BREAKING: @DCCC, @TheDemocrats, and @scdp score major voting rights victory in South Carolina. Federal Court blocks witness requirement for absentee ballots in June primary.

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GOP ripped for refusing to remove Trump from office: ‘Folly of that failure becomes clearer by the day’

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Republicans seeking to keep control of the United States Senate were harshly criticized by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for failing to remove President Donald Trump from office during impeachment.

"For four years now, as both a candidate and president, Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked America’s voting system, falsely claiming voter fraud any time it suited his needs. In a new low, last week he threatened the federal funding of two states over their reasonable moves to facilitate mail-in voting," the newspaper noted in an editorial published online on Memorial Day. "What does it say that the head of the world’s leading democracy is so intent on undermining that democracy?"

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