Should I rob the bank......God didn't say "No" so it's OK. Brilliant logicWell this is solid....god didn’t tell him NOT to go to the insurrection....
Apparently a president can indeed say "No thanks, go away" and sign off on Secret Service detail after they're out of office if they want.
Considering some of the restrictions that detail places upon said former president (can't drive a car ever again, secret service agent follows you everywhere short of into the shitter stall with you, etc) it wouldn't surprise me that it gets "inconvenient" for him and his goals and plans ahead and he signs off to make them go away.
I'm not a Trump fan but question whether his speech qualified as inciting the Senate break-in. He talked trash and said fight but you also fight in court which is totally OK. From what I heard, which was clips, he made comments no different from those many, if not most people, have made. i.e. I'd like to wring his neck.
The point is whether he deliberately and intentionally pushed people over the line. If someone is angry at someone else and you say "Give him a kick in the head" not expecting him to do it are you an accomplice?
Obviously, if you know the angry person is mentally challenged with a history of violence and takes everything for face value you are in trouble.
I don't see it making him friends on any side of the Senate but if it was a simple trial for a lay person would the charges stick?
Trump's defence would likely be he didn't think his followers were that gullible. Is that believable?
It's not just the speech taken in a vacuum. Look at all the events leading up to it then look at the speech again and see what you think. Think about the timing of the speech too....the date...the other events happening that day. Look at what Rudy says too.
You're all acting like this is a court with an impartial judge presiding over a case.
The Senate is made up of 100 senators. They all vote on whether the impeached is found guilty or not. 2/3rds of the Senate need to agree on a guilty verdict for the conviction to stick.
There are 51 Republican senators and 46 Democrat senators.
Traditionally, senators vote on partisan lines. No US President has ever been convicted at their Senate trials. Senators typically have already made up their mind whether to convict or not before the trial even begins.
This is how Bill Clinton got off on his impeachment trial.
This is how Trump will get off during his Senate trial.
This is why this is nothing but a dog and pony show.
Trump is setting up to be the greatest **** disturber that ever lived, Guinness Book level.
He’s popular now, once presidents leave they tend to get more popular. He has no vices... doesn’t smoke, drink, gamble and he’s getting past the age of banging pornstars. He’ll have the best healthcare available so count on him being active for a few more years.
He will likely become the biggest ‘influencer’ on the planet once he leaves. Won’t surprise me to see factions sprout up around the globe, there are a lot of crazy’s that buy into nationalism and chauvinism.