Impeachment Day 7 – Phase One Complete
The legal team guiding President Trump’s defense against the Democrat’s “case” of innuendo, hearsay, and fiction has concluded their opening statements.
Jay Sekulow, one of the defense lawyers, took the time to address the alleged manuscript written by former Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton. He pointed out “You cannot impeach a president on an unsourced allegation.”
Keep in mind, the New York Times, anti-Trumpers that they are, broke this story based on what somebody said they read in an unedited, unvetted draft. Because of this, Sekulow said, “I’d call it inadmissible.”
Of course, the Dems have shown throughout this process that their regard for the rule of law and the basic fairness afforded in the American legal system falls somewhere between contempt and ridicule.
Potential Witness Testimony
The left has demanded that witness testimony be brought before the Senate. This is over and above anybody the House impeachment railroad train cherrypicked. The tactic is to get someone like Bolton on the stand in an attempt to get them to prevaricate enough that they can use half-truths to bolster their chances in the November elections. That way, the mainstream media can befuddle the public in the run-up.
Republicans, however, would then subpoena the Bidens and, likely, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). The last thing the Democrats want is to have those three under oath being grilled by the defense’s lawyers. Schiff was the mastermind in the House proceedings who changed his commentary about the phantom whistleblower several times.
The Bidens could prove that President Trump was justified in his concerns about their dealings in Ukraine. If that were to happen in public testimony, the quid pro quo foundation of the whole impeachment debacle, even if true, would become meaningless.
Individual Senators will have 16 hours to present written questions and requests to the body. Chief Justice John Roberts would then rule on procedural issues like the relevance and admissibility of evidence, subject to overrule by a majority vote of the Senate. For the remaining issues, each side is allotted 2 hours to address them.
We will keep you updated as more developments occur.
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