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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:43 AM

Trump's Senate Impeachment is a good test for America

America has not fully impeached, with a Senate conviction and formal removal from office, an elected officer ever.

The highest ranking officer was Secy of War, Belknap, who was only a nominee with Senate approval.
He was not elected by a citizen vote. That case was a very different time, under very different sets of laws and precedents. We should move forward to prove our legal system can handle this simple, yet important, legal processes.
This is just a trial for a crime. The Senators are jurors.
Senators must respect being a juror and honor the law, over their own political 'futures'.
(This is the one slippery slope we face... A Senator who votes to protect their own re-election and not the crime's conviction or acquittal may be worse than a traitor. We have not tested this aspect, and we must let that occur to see if we can trust the Senate with an impeachment trial, or need to amend the Constitution to find a better pool of jurors)

A Senate Trial, should be given a full opportunity to be 'tested' and we wrangle through the complexities, which we've never confronted before.
If we can experience the variables, the legal challenges and set some new precedence; our republic will be better off going forward. We will be able to develop a more precise set of procedures for future impeachments.

This will be a learning experience, because it's un-chartered territory.
The trial could create important aspects of our Constitution.
We must be diligent about every step we take, so that;
--the defendants are given the greatest opportunity to prove innocence with tangible evidence, so we have greater confidence in our system's ability to assure the nation is protected from insurgencies, from the very bad actors who make take future office and that we can reduce another Civil War from occurring, and from unwarranted prosecutions, for less than serious reasons.

This impeachment, IMO, should go forward with remarkable and intentional transparency, remarkable protections for both defendant & prosecutors of the indictment. We can prove that America is fully prepared to calmly and effectively handle an impeachment of a duly-elected office holder.

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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:52 AM

1. It depends on how many republican Senators have been compromised,

By trump and Putin. I also think soon some will be getting exposed , so they could see the writing on the wall trump and many others are going down pretty soon.

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