The House Managers have finally made it to the Senate to begin the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. During the next three days, they, as well as the president’s legal team, Chief Justice Roberts, and the Senate will be deciding what rules will guide the trial.
Democrats want more
Unsurprisingly, the Democrat managers are demanding more discovery, more witnesses, more evidence. These demands come after weeks of the House Democrats insisting that their impeachment case is “infallible,” “undisputed,” etc.
If that is so, why do they need more evidence and witnesses? They are admitting that they don’t really have a case that will hold up without the extra evidence and witnesses.
Fairness for whom?
The House Democrats say they want a fair trial, but anyone who has been following the impeachment inquiry knows that they ran a very one-sided inquiry, forbidding the president’s lawyers to participate for 71 of the 78 days it took to complete the inquiry. In fact, it has been all Democrat impeachment show, all the time.
You have to hand it to the Democrats, they never stop, whether they have a case or not. They never let the truth get in the way.
They continue to argue that they are fair and the Republicans are not. If those arguments don’t appear disingenuous to you, they should after you listen to the president’s lawyers.
President Trump’s lawyers put things in perspective
Deputy Counsel to the President Patrick Philbin clearly explains in the video below the abusive behavior of the House Democrats in bringing an incomplete case to the Senate. He pointed out that in a real court of law, the Democrats would be thrown out.
Philbin quoted Manager Adam Schiff, “If you only allow one side to present evidence, the outcome will be pre-determined,” and pointed out that that is exactly what the Democrats did in the House. As Philbin said, Schiff has a lot of gall!
Amendments ad nauseam
The Democrats continue to propose amendments to Senate Resolution 483 to subpoena more evidence, most of it from sources that would be covered by executive privilege. So far, the Republicans in the Senate are voting in a solid block to table the amendments according to Senator Marsha Blackburn. At this time, six or seven amendments have been proposed and tabled along party lines, Republicans 53 to Democrats 47.
I predict that the trial in the Senate is going to become very tedious and unwatchable.
The rule that the Senators are not allowed to talk about the trial must not yet apply, as both Democrat and Republican senators are commenting to the press at this time.