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Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Tim Miller: Bruce Castor's opening statement in defense of former President Donald Trump was one of the worst presentations I have ever seen by a public speaker, in any context.

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An incompetent president and his incompetent legal team. Serves him right. This keeps the public from being bamboozled by slick talking lawyers. You get to see the ugly truth. There is no glossing over what happened on January 6.

#1 | Posted by cbob at 2021-02-09 09:17 PM | Reply

Well, yeah.

But look at what he has been tasked to defend.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-02-09 09:19 PM | Reply

And in this corner, Castor the Disaster!
Bruce the Goose?

POSTED BY CORKY AT 2021-02-09 03:30 PM |

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2021-02-09 09:19 PM | Reply

I read that Trump almost screamed with rage today.

This would be why lol

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2021-02-09 09:38 PM | Reply

You get what YOU DON'T PAY FOR.

#5 | Posted by bat4255 at 2021-02-09 09:43 PM | Reply

And this guy is going to win. Interesting times.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-02-09 09:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

If this is the best legal defense team that is willing to work for Trump then he is royally boned if and when he gets hit with criminal charges.

#7 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-02-09 10:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump's been Castorated!

#8 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-02-09 11:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I think Castor had to throw out his original presentation after he was gobsmacked by the Democrats case ~ which was spellbinding. Riveting even.

It was a tough act to follow when you know your own client has no case at all.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-02-10 06:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

REDIAL

"And this guy is going to win."

I know it's annoying but be patient.

This probably isn't going to be his biggest legal problem.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-02-10 06:43 AM | Reply

This probably isn't going to be his (Trump's) biggest legal problem.

#10 | POSTED BY TWINPAC

The entire world looks forward to this being true.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2021-02-10 07:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

As a trial attorney who has given far in excess of 100 opening statements to juries in the past 29 years, I cannot imagine what Castor was thinking or thought he was doing. We all have case where there is not a lot to say or the client is clearly guilty. But this is not one of them. I personally may think Trump was guilty as hell, but certainly there is a LOT any experienced attorney could say in his defense. Especially within the generalized parameters of an opening statement. Hell, Castor could have spent the whole 45 minutes just going over the argument for why the entire proceeding is unconstitutional now that Trump is out of office. Or the absurdity of claiming that a political speech to a group of supporters was specifically intended to incite an immediate insurrection. The Senators may not have agreed with him, but at least he would not have come across like a feckless amateur. Sad thing is, I have seen feckless private attorneys like this occasionally in the court house. Every body rolls their eyes when they learn who the attorney is and assume the client either could not afford better, or blindly got the name off a lawyer referral list.

#12 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-02-10 01:10 PM | Reply

Well, to be fair, at least Castor didn't leak any oil.

#13 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-02-10 03:29 PM | Reply

MODER8

Giuliani could have done a better job. In fact, I half expected him to show up in court today as part of the defense team. He might yet.

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-02-11 03:58 PM | Reply

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