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Democratic senator says Trump has ‘get out of jail free card’ from Senate Republicans

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has a “get out of jail free card” from Senate Republicans and that the President learned from the impeachment trial “that he can do anything.”

“He learned that he could get away with corrupting his office with absolutely no consequences,” he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on “Anderson Cooper 360” when asked about lessons Trump has learned from the trial.

“What he learned is he can do anything. He can use all of the tools that are at his disposal in the White House, at the State Department, at the Justice Department — in order to destroy his political rivals, in order to silence anyone who speaks out against him and to forgive, pardon or let off the hook his co-conspirators.”

He continued, “That’s the lesson that he has learned, and what I think we all worry is that we’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg. He essentially has a get out of jail free card from Republicans in the Senate.”

Murphy’s comments come a week after the President was acquitted in the trial and amid questions surrounding the Justice Department’s revised sentencing recommendation for longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone.

When asked on Wednesday what he had learned from the impeachment saga, Trump said, “Democrats are crooked.”

“They got a lot of crooked things going. That they’re vicious. That they shouldn’t have brought impeachment,” he said.

The President also thanked the Justice Department for intervening in the Stone case.

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat, said in a letter on Wednesday that Attorney General William Barr is expected to testify before the committee on March 31. Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat, on Wednesday also called for Barr to testify.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who’s running for president, called for Barr to be held to account in an even stronger way for the controversy around the Stone case.

Warren told Cooper that the House should begin impeachment proceedings against the attorney general.

“What Barr has done should mean that we are demanding a resignation. And if that guy won’t resign, then the House should start impeachment proceedings against him,” she said. “And the United States Congress right now should put a writer on an upcoming bill to say, ‘Hey, no funding of any investigations that Barr meddles into. No funding Barr to meddle into investigations of Donald Trump, Donald Trump’s family or any of Donald Trump’s cronies.’ Because look what we create otherwise.”

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican who voted against convicting the President on impeachment charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, said that “there haven’t been any strong indicators this week that he has” when asked on Wednesday if Trump had taken any lessons from the impeachment ordeal.

CNN

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  1. CNN and Z21 continue their childish foot stomping over President Trump’s full and complete exoneration of the House’s “No Crimes Impeachment” (NCI for short)

    Maybe if the Dems had real crimes- felonies- or even a misdemeanor or two- they might have a legitimate beef. But we all know now that all they’ve accomplished is a complete dumbing down of what it takes to impeach a President… and the unforeseen backlash is that Americans now will not choose a candidate with excessive examples of corruption- like Biden’s Ukraine debacle and Warrens claims of Indian ancestry to secure a teaching position at Harvard. Those two would be up for impeachment day one of their Democrat nomination for the Presidency- the paper work would be filed the very next day.

    The Dems are in complete shambles- a national embarrassment- they should take a cue from Joe Biden and just slink out of town with their tails tucked !

    KAG baby- November can’t come soon enough.

  2. No he didn’t get a get out of jail free card. What he did get was spared from a completely premeditated impeachment that was 100% based on the fact that they lost the election,
    and because they don’t like him. Period… They tried their hardest to fabricate something from a phone transcript that contained no evidence of a crime being committed. The entire impeachment attempt was so pathetic, they couldn’t even decide what they were going to charge him with, and each time one thing looked like it would fail, they changed to a different supposed crime. The only thing the Dems really accomplished was wasting millions of our dollars, and over three years of time that should have been spent actually doing their job. Even worse, they continued to show everyone just how childish, and completely incompetent they are….

  3. “Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who’s running for president, called for Barr to be held to account in an even stronger way for the controversy around the Stone case.

    Sure Lizzy- as soon as you are held accountable and return the hundreds of thousands of dollars you grifted from Harvard University for pretending to be an American Indian.

    Seems the more we learn about the Roger Stone case- the more disgusted we are with our US intelligence agencies- Obama appointed judges- and the whole of the Democrat party.

    We now know that pedophiles-rapists and muggers don’t get 9 years in prison- Stone supposedly threatened some guys dog- and the Dems want him lynched. In the meantime proven liars to the FBI and the US Congress walk the streets freely everyday- Hillary lied- Comey Lied- McCabe Lied- Lisa Page and Peter Strzok lied- Schiff Lied- Rosenstein Lied- everybody involved in those fake FISA warrants Lied ! Obama lied about the moles he’s planted in the US DOJ and Intelligence communities- all to spy on fellow Americans.

    The GOP needs to get ahead of this and stop playing defense- time for the subpoenas to roll with the coup and all it’s players exposed to the US judicial system.

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