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MSNBC 20 Jan 2020

Impeachment Trial Is A “Dynamic” Situation For GOP Senators

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hoping for a fast acquittal of President Trump during the upcoming impeachment trial, but David Frum from The Atlantic tells Lawrence O'Donnell that being so blatant about his desires is "also a sign of vulnerability." Aired on 01/20/20.


Larry Sabato from the University of Virginia's Center for Politics joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" with a look at how President Trump's impeachment trial may compare to ones in the past.
Nicolle Wallace and Michael Steele discuss Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his fellow Republicans handling of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Aired on 01/21/20.
CNN Supreme Court analyst Joan Biskupic explains what would happen if a vote during the Senate impeachment trial ends in a tie.
In an exclusive interview, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons he believes conclusions about President Trump's impeachment trial are preordained. Catch the full interview later today on Why You Should Care.

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THIS SITUATION. NORM’S GUESS OR ESTIMATING THERE
NORM’S GUESS OR ESTIMATING THERE COULD BE AS MANY AS NINE
COULD BE AS MANY AS NINE REPUBLICANS WHO FAVOR WITNESSES.
REPUBLICANS WHO FAVOR WITNESSES. >> AS I LISTEN TO THE TV
>> AS I LISTEN TO THE TV COMMENTARY AND I HEAR A LOT OF
COMMENTARY AND I HEAR A LOT OF FRUSTRATION, SOME PEOPLE EVEN
FRUSTRATION, SOME PEOPLE EVEN SOUNDING DIS
SOUNDING DIS SOUNDING THIS ARGUMENT.
SOUNDING THIS ARGUMENT. FIRST EVERYONE KNEW.
FIRST EVERYONE KNEW. WHEN THE DECISION WAS MADE TO
WHEN THE DECISION WAS MADE TO PURSUE IMPEACHMENT IT WAS MADE
PURSUE IMPEACHMENT IT WAS MADE KNOWING THESE ODDS.
KNOWING THESE ODDS. SECONDLY WATCHING PEOPLE ENGAGED
SECONDLY WATCHING PEOPLE ENGAGED IN POLITICS WATCHING THE SHOW,
IN POLITICS WATCHING THE SHOW, THIS IS VERY DYNAMIC SITUATION,
THIS IS VERY DYNAMIC SITUATION, VERY UNPREDICTABLE.
VERY UNPREDICTABLE. AND THE VERY FACT MITCH
AND THE VERY FACT MITCH McCONNELL IS DOING BLATANTLY --
McCONNELL IS DOING BLATANTLY -- I WANT TO MAKE IT SEEM FAIR BUT
I WANT TO MAKE IT SEEM FAIR BUT ACTUALLY BE UNFAIR.
ACTUALLY BE UNFAIR. WHAT HE’S DONE IS NOT ONLY
WHAT HE’S DONE IS NOT ONLY MAKING IT UNFAIR, HE’S MAKING IT
MAKING IT UNFAIR, HE’S MAKING IT VISIBLY UNFAIR.
VISIBLY UNFAIR. IF YOU HAVE A 207 AREA CODE, IF

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