Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Trump is guilty of all the charges made in the Impeachment documents and far, far, more. Republicans are guilty, too, of assisting, enabling, protecting, and covering up his unethical and criminal acts every way possible. This is the only conclusion a reasonable human can reach based on the action of the Republican controlled Senate. This explains why McConnell can say "We're running this just like the Clinton impeachment proceedings" when the rules proposed are nothing like the Clinton impeachment hearings.
The Republicans are guilty of coverup, and they are doing their best to keep everything out of sight of the public. They know Trump's guilty without doubt, but they can't offend their golden goose. They're getting what they've wanted for so long. Just like Evangelicals selling their souls there's no way they can give up getting the judges they need to execute their agenda. How else to explain the actions of Republicans?
The proposal under McConnell/Republicans, knowing that Roberts who must preside and isn't free until 1PM, allow 24 hours to make the case, and all 24 hours must be used within 48 hours once started. This pushes the trial well into the late, late night/early morning, guaranteeing few people will be watching.
Why else would witnesses not be immediately part of this trial? The witnesses' testimony for Clinton was all documented after a 3 year fully funded deep investigation into every aspect of the Clintons. Not so here. Calling the witnesses was a confirmation of what was in the Starr report.
Why else would the evidence not be entered into the record?
Why else would new evidence and witnesses be excluded?
Why else do everything to keep everyone as uninformed as possible, excluding witnesses, excluding evidence, doing things under the cover of darkness into the wee morning hours?
There's nothing in Trump's defense filings that address the charges, but rather it's a concatenation of TrumpTweets, compiled and backed by a wacko theory about how impeachment can't be done to this President because. An insane defense of "I can shoot someone on 5th Ave and no one can investigate or charge me while I'm President!" - A 'theory' already voiced and proposed by Trump's lawyers in Court in another case.
The only reason for going to all these extremes is because they know he's guilty and there is no defense for his actions.
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