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Mitch McConnell is ‘trying to filibuster the Senate trial’: Law professor blasts ‘the master of the dark arts’

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday released his proposed resolution for the rules that will govern President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

Attorney Luppe Luppen, writing under his @nycsouthpaw account on Twitter, offered his analysis of the rules.

“If I’m reading this right, and I like to think I am, they’re going to have 24h of argument from each side, 16h of questioning, THEN a debate about witnesses, and ONLY AFTER THAT are they going to decide what documentary evidence is admissible in the trial,” Luppen summarized.

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His analysis was noted by Fordham Law Prof. Jed Shugerman, who has both a Juris Doctor and PhD in history from Yale, suggested the move was similar to a filibuster.


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Intelligence failure: Donald Trump’s personal politics comes second to national security

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Joe Maguire, a Manhattan College alum whose life and career we admire, is out as President Trump’s acting director of national intelligence for committing an unpardonable sin. He told the unvarnished truth.A president needs confidence in his appointees. Trump apparently has more trust in Maguire’s replacement, U.S. Ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell, despite the fact that he lacks a background in intelligence.But watch that trust evaporate if and when Grenell dares deliver facts the president really doesn’t want to hear.A week ago, a Maguire aide briefed the House Intelligence Committee on a bi... (more…)

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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews suggests four more years of Trump might be better for Democratic Party

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As Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared headed for a decisive victory Saturday in the Nevada caucuses, MSNBC host Chris Matthews pondered whether President Donald Trump's re-election might be better for the Democratic establishment than the Vermont senator's multiracial, multigenerational movement taking over the party.

"I'm wondering if Democratic moderates want Bernie Sanders to be President?" said Matthews. "Maybe that's too exciting a question to raise. Do they want Bernie to take over the Democratic Party in perpetuity? Maybe they'd rather wait 4 years and put in a Democrat that they like."

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Trump supporters have little trust in society’s institutions — and here’s why that’s disturbing

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by Miriam Boon, University of Amsterdam; Andreu Casas Salleras, University of Amsterdam; Ericka Menchen-Trevino, American University School of Communication, and Magdalena Wojcieszak, University of California, Davis [This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.]

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