Hong Wu wrote:Jimjam.
two small j's please ……
Hindsite wrote: jimjam allows CNN and MSNBC
truth be known I cannot recall when I last viewed/listened to CNN & MSNBC. they are too highly produced to resemble entertainment and ….. boring. I have my secret sources
Verv wrote:One of the common complaints that we receive about America, today, is that blacks are disproportionately impacted by law enforcement
I do not pay attention to this issue.
Verv wrote:someone who is as objective and intelligent as yourself, JimJam
I agree that I am a very unstable genius but objective ?……… only when I am spending my money.
Well Verve you have come close to doing the near impossible: Getting jimjam involved in a quasi serious debate. As I have noted, I am a cheap shot artist and eschew "debates" with people who start out by calling me a typical deluded and uninformed liberal moron and THEN ask me ever so nicely: "Sources please"
Verv wrote:I think you are unfamiliar with the nature of the investigations that they are putting forward
I am not, it seems, alone on this count.The House of Representatives has undertaken the impeachment inquiry of a president only four times in American history. Each time, the House has set its own ground rules. The Constitution prescribes no specific process, nor does federal law.
Verv wrote:The President isn't allowed to have a counsel present nor is he allowed to cross-examine witnesses
This flamboyant concern with due process and precedent is a distraction, an attempt to shift attention away from Mr. Trump’s gross misbehavior and to promote his divisive fantasy that he is the victim of a coup attempt. It would be naïve to believe for a second that, if the House addresses every one of the White House’s stated objections, then the president’s team will endorse this inquiry as legitimate.
Due process protections like these are provided at criminal trials, where a defendant could be convicted and sent to prison. Mr. Trump is not facing that in the House. To the extent that an impeachment can be analogized to a judicial proceeding, the House operates like a grand jury deciding whether to hand up an indictment to the Senate, which then holds a trial. Grand juries are not required to provide due process.
"The right of the minority to issue subpoenas-subject to the same rules as the majority-has been the standard, bipartisan practice in all recent resolutions authorizing presidential impeachment inquiries."
This ^ has been done in the past and needs to be done in the current situation.
" The House's failure to provide co-equal subpoena power in this case ensures that any inquiry will be nothing more than a one-sided effort by House Democrats to gather information favorable to their views and to selectively release it as only they determine”
Obviously true. ^
As I see it …… the two advisories (Donald and Nancy) are presently circling each other pursuant to the main battle/attraction. The details of the drama must be worked out in time consuming and painstaking detail.
In typical Trump M.O. the White House is trying to divert attention away from the substance of Mr. Trump’s actions and toward smaller-bore procedural fights. It wants to confuse the public and delay any final judgment by Congress.
"Society in those days was a perfectly competent, perfectly complacent, ruthless machine." Virginia Woolf 1897