In Stalin’s Soviet Union, the government staged “show trials.” The accused was brought into a court where his guilt had already been determined.

Our U.S. Senate just completed its own version of a show trial, where Republicans decided in advance that Trump was innocent. Witnesses? Documents? Who needs ’em?

Putin should be proud.

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bigboi

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Mike

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Branson Hunter

I feel what we are witnessing is the beginning of the 4th Reich of Donald Trump.

bill jenkins

the real problem is the senate reps. are terrified with fear of their "don".

TwoToeJoe

The Senate was presented with a version of a "Stalinist" political "show trial" where the accused had already been determined to be "guilty" in advance by certain partisan congressional members laden with "overwhelming evidence". Add that to the long list of previous failures by those severely afflicted with "Trump Delusion Syndrome".

Blayd

Dumb donald could have avoided a whole lot if he had just listen to advice from the adults in the room. As expected, the vast majority of the GOP flock was spineless. Now the pendulum will swing to the other extreme missing the common sense middle ground.

I will be so glad when tRump and his childish antics, tantrums, and manure storms are finally gone.

Maybe then the nation can get back to some semblance of decorum and decency.

yuccavalley711

I thank you for your SHORT, WE:LL-WRITTEN, TO-THE-POINT article. Yes, it certainly does seem that way. It is actually SURPRISING that there is not more cooperation through our 2 branches of govt. Why do the Republicans seem to HATE the democrats so much? But then, most Democrats HATE Pres. Trump... Hate is not the issue here, it is passing decent legislation to pull us through climate change & dealing with homelessness in this supposedly RICH country! If the American people REFUSE to work together, then we can only expect catastrophe to take over, sooner or later.

Blayd

tRump is just advancing the logical path that the human race is taking. Extinction on a massive scale that will include the human race. No big deal, I'll be dead by then.

CookieG

I assume a few suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome have had a very bad week and relief is nowhere in the near future.....

The effort to impeach President Trump has been a constant three year mission of fanatical liberals suffering from severe TDS to end the Trump administration for the crime of winning the 2016 election......

Minutes after Trump took the oath of office the Washington Post declared in a headline that "The Campaign To Impeach President Trump Has Begun".........

The Democrats then claimed Trump should be impeached for implementing a travel ban.

They then claimed Trump should be impeached over alleged violations of the Emoluments Clause.........

They then claimed Trump should be impeached for firing former FBI Director James Comey.......

They then claimed Trump should be impeached for allegedly serving as a Russian asset colluding with the Russian government to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016...........

Then after a two-year special counsel investigation with unlimited resources spearheaded by a congressionally appointed special counsel supported by wall-to-wall media coverage determined not one person on the Trump campaign let alone Trump himself was a Russian agent........

Democrats still claimed Trump should be impeached.......

Then came the Ukraine phone call where reports of a whistleblower complaint surfaced in the media, charging Trump with conspiring with the Ukrainian president to interfere in the upcoming U.S. presidential election.........

The complaint was based on a July 25 phone call between the two world leaders was marked credible and urgent by the intelligence community inspector general but not by the Department of National Intelligence and yet Democrats with the help of a complicit media seized on a complaint by a TDS mole to resurrect the top item on their policy agenda: impeachment.......

Despite the White House releasing the full transcript of the phone call in full public view Democrats still charged the president with colluding with the Ukrainian government anyway and rushed to an impeachment vote by Christmas..........

A month later President Trump has again emerged triumphant in the proceedings..........

Tuesday night President Trump gave an awe inspiring State of the Union Speech that left the house managers of the impeachment trail seated together so sad and dejected that it even made me feel pity when I saw their faces.............

Even Nancy Pelosi was so enraged she tore up the transcript and left the floor despondent and tearful after the speech...........

Tuesday morning Gallup released new polling data to show Trump with the highest approval rating of his presidency with 49 percent of Americans approving of the way he is handling his job............

In contrast former President Barack Obama had an approval rating of 46 percent at the same point in his presidency in 2012..........

Bad week indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!

Branson Hunter

The cookie crumbles for not discussing meat and potato issues facing our country

CookieG

I thought the impeachment attempts was the meat and potato issue facing our country Branson.

It has been the top priority for three years now and still no results.

Would you prefer to change the subject and discuss happy thoughts?

Forgive me!

Branson Hunter

You are forgiven. The impeachment is over for now. Let's talk about issues this country needs.

CookieG

The incessant quest for impeachment of President Trump will never be over Branson.

I certainly understand why the sudden expressed need for important meat and potato issues facing our country be addressed after my comments.

The urgent need for issue discussion would not have been appropriate when Francis Moss letter compared the senate trial to a Stalinist show trial........

It would not have been appropriate when you compared the administration to a hypothetical future German Reich........

Nor would it have been appropriate when someone commented on the conjectural fears of certain elected senators........

Nor would it have been appropriate when someone indefensibly suggested that hate is not the issue.......

Nor would it have been appropriate when someone commented that childish antics, tantrums, and manure storms are finally gone.........

It was only after my expressed examples of the hypocrisies of the Stalinism, Nazism, hate, fears, and childish tantrums presently taking place in our congress that you conveniently had the desire to shift the focus in this discussion on important issues.

I sincerely thank you for your forgiveness and hope you do the same to others who do not concur with your very intelligent and insightful observations.

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