(WBNG) — President Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives and accused of obstruction of justice and abuse of power. “Those opening arguments could take a couple weeks to go through and then they will make a decision later if they will have witnesses in the trial or not, which is similar to what they did in the Bill Clinton impeachment process,” said Murat. The articles of impeachment are off to the Senate, where a trial, expected to start Tuesday, will be held to determine his future as president. “He is still impeached. Bill Clinton was still impeached for the last two years of his presidency. He will just be a president who was impeached, but he was not removed, so he will go right back to doing his job,” said Murat. “This is the first time in American history where we have a president who has been impeached and he’s also running for re-election,” said Rachel Murat, a history and government teacher at Maine-Endwell High School. “Neither party has a super majority, it is a very slim majority for the republicans right now,” said Murat. One local high school teacher says this impeachment is unique and different from the two previous trials. Former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial took a little more than a month, but teachers like Murat say they’re not sure how long it could take. The trial will run similar to any other trial, but, there are a few differing rules Murat says. A super majority, or a two-thirds vote, means 67 senators would have to vote to remove the president for it to actually happen. With 53 republicans and 45 democrats in the senate, the room is split. When it comes to voting on removing the president, it’s not a simple task, Murat says. It requires a more than a 51 percent majority vote. “It’s going to take as long as it takes. It’s going to depend on how long people want to talk for opening arguments. It depends on how long the procedural votes, if they have witnesses, clearly that’s going to take a lot longer,” said Murat. If President Trump is aquitted of both articles of impeachment, not much will change during his time in office.
This is an age when Twitter can speed episodes such as this to every corner of the globe in an instant, when TV sports debate shows and radio talk shows are aching for such material and luxuriate in picking apart every nuance. And it has been true forever that a one-day story never should be allowed to extend its life beyond a 24-hour span.Callaway’s intransigence on this topic only caused him more trouble — at five games under .500, he hardly needs more — so he later called reporters into his office and did apologize for what had occurred with Healey.It was a different media age when Tanner went off on me. He never said he was sorry for anything he said that night at Shea. I didn’t expect it. I expected to be treated the same way on the Sunday after Backman’s inside-the-parker as I had been on the Friday before it. And that’s how it went. Because of the miracle of BaseballReference.com, I am able to pinpoint the exact night when the late Chuck Tanner, the nicest man in the game’s history, went full-Mickey Callaway on me, even though nearly 37 years have passed since that date.It was July 31, 1982: a night game at Shea Stadium won by the Mets, 9-4, the loss dropping the Pirates to 3 1/2 games behind the first-place Phillies. Afterward, I entered the visiting clubhouse and walked into the manager’s office. I’ve no recollection how many reporters joined me. It was a night off for the great Charley Feeney, because the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette didn’t have a Sunday paper then. Russ Franke of the Pittsburgh Press might have been there. I’d imagine there were some New York radio types — there always were. There were no television cameras. That much is certain.MORE: What’s up with the Mets? Don’t ask Mickey CallawayThe question that sent Tanner into a rage was posed as politically as possible. I was a pretty crummy baseball writer; I didn’t understand the job to the degree necessary to excel. But I knew how to handle an interview. That question was a masterpiece of diplomacy, and I’m still proud of it:“Chuck, did you have any problem with the way Omar played Backman’s ball?”In the eighth inning, with a runner on base, Mets veteran Wally Backman smacked a shot to deep center off reliever Enrique Romo. It flew over Moreno’s head.“No, we always play Backman in,” Tanner replied.Moreno was among the fastest players in baseball, and had stolen 96 bases just two years earlier. From my perspective in the press box, it did not appear as though he was expending all that speed to chase the ball to the wall as Backman circled the bases for an inside-the-park home run. Perhaps from the dugout it appeared that he had. When I countered with the gentle suggestion that I wasn’t referring to Moreno’s positioning, Tanner suddenly recognized what I meant. And he became enraged.I don’t recall how long his tirade lasted. It might have been a minute. When you’re the object of such invective, it seems longer. I don’t remember the specific verbiage. Much of it was definitely unprintable, all of it focused on the notion that I — and perhaps any reporter, but definitely me in particular — did not have the standing to question the effort of Tanner’s players.There are enormous differences in what I encountered that night and what occurred between Newsday’s Tim Healey and Mets manager Mickey Callaway after New York’s 5-3 loss to the Cubs on Sunday. The group of reporters addressing Callaway’s use of the Mets’ bullpen had already departed the manager’s office when, Healey said, he noticed Callaway leaving as well and offered a simple, “See you tomorrow, Mickey.”Callaway took that as an affront and cursed at Healey. The Mets players saw this, and the situation escalated when Callaway told a team publicist to have Healey removed from the locker room and pitcher Jason Vargas threatened to knock the reporter out, and then moved toward him before being stopped by teammates Noah Syndergaard and Carlos Gomez.MORE: Baseball voices: Gary CohenConfrontations between managers and the media go back far past my experience that night in New York. Earlier that same 1982 season, Tanner — and I swear to you, there was no nicer man, ever — exploded when a KDKA radio reporter, the late Goose Goslin, asked him to evaluate his team with the first third of the season complete.“We’ve been horse—,” Tanner said. “Specifically,” Goslin asked, looking for a response he could put on the radio. “Specifically horse—.” It did not end there, but that was the gentlest part of Tanner’s diatribe.Radio reporter Paul Olden wound up on the wrong end of a Tommy Lasorda rant in 1978 when he asked a simple question after the Dodgers lost an extra-innings game on a three-homer day by Cubs slugger Dave Kingman: What was your opinion of Kingman’s performance?If you’ve never heard Lasorda’s response, it is glorious, in a way, (although definitely not safe for work).In 2015, Reds manager Bryan Price ripped baseball writer C. Trent Rosecrans with 77 F-bombs for breaking news that catcher Devin Mesoraco would be absent for a game. “I don’t like it,” Price said among all the profanity. “I don’t think you guys need to know everything.”MORE: Mets are one of baseball’s most perplexing teams (again)Callaway spoke with the media Monday and said he believes “everybody deserves respect regardless of job title or role” and promised to “move on” from what he labeled a “distraction.” It wasn’t the apology many in the media were looking for, particularly when he invoked the fact Billy Martin had once punched a reporter who was interviewing him. Martin was an ex-big league manager at the time, so it probably wasn’t prudent to bring up that particular episode.As an organization, the Mets apologized to Healey. They fined Vargas and Callaway; Newsday reported the amount for each was $10,000. The front office took this seriously.
Leipzig player Nordi Mukiele stretchered off after strange injury during Spurs game IT was a terrible night for Spurs as they crashed out of the Champions League to RB Leipzig.Jose Mourinho’s men suffered a 3-0 defeat in Germany, making it a 4-0 loss on aggregate.2 Hugo Lloris made two bad mistakes to give RB Leipzig an early 2-0 lead in GermanyCredit: AFPHere, SunSport’s Anthony Chapman gives his individual player ratings for Spurs.LLORIS: 3Shocking performance from the Spurs captain as his mistakes handed Leipzig an early two-goal lead in Germany.AURIER: 4Hardly threatened despite getting freedom of Spurs’ right wing and was bullied all night by Angelino.TANGANGA: 4Still failing to show why he’s become Mourinho’s golden boy and looked unsure of himself on the big stage.TOTTENHAM NEWS LIVE: FOLLOW LATEST SPURS UPDATESDIER: 4Fans thought he would push up into midfield but all Englishman did was invite pressure towards Spurs’ defence.ALDERWEIRELD: 4In the side to fire long balls to the wing backs but lack of pace saw him closed down almost immediately.SESSEGNON: 4Poor showing despite being allowed to roam even further forward than Aurier and needs a spell with the U23s to get his match fitness up.2 Gio Lo Celso was the only Spurs player who looked to be tryingCredit: PA:Press AssociationWINKS: 4Outclassed in midfield and failed to dictate the pace as he was outshone by Sabitzer.LO CELSO: 6Had a few decent moments and tried his best to drive Spurs on but received hardly any support from team-mates and was shut out on numerous occasions.LAMELA: 4Arguably Spurs’ most intelligent footballer but failed to find any gaps in the Leipzig defence and was too slow to chase down loose balls.LUCAS: 4Spurs’ Champions League hero last season was almost anonymous tonight and barely threatened at all.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’DELE: 4Devoid of aggression and lacklustre on the ball, his confidence has plummeted since being subbed in the first leg.SUB – FERNANDES: N/AReplaced Lo Celso with ten minutes left as Mourinho decided to give up on the game but had too little time to make an impact.SUB – FAGAN-WALCOTT: N/AOn for Aurier in the 90th minute but would probably have preferred not to have made his debut in the dying moments of a 4-0 Champions League exit.