The impeachment is coming. The Democrats are going to call a number of witnesses who claim that Mr Trump, Giuliani and others were involved in the extortion attempt of Ukraine.
According to the rules of the hearings the Republicans will be able to call their own witnesses. Witnesses for the defense. Witnesses who can describe, under oath, how Mr Trump and Giuliani dd nothing wrong.
So, let’s see who the Republicans call to defend Trump.
My suggestions are pretty straightforward. Let those who are accused defend themselves. Let the witnesses for the defense testify under oath.
Rudy Giuliani. He can testify that he never attempted to influence Ukrainian policy at the behest of Donald Trump.
Mick Mulvaney. He can testify that he never put a hold on military aid. He can also explain his statement to the press that the administration does “quid pro quo” regularly. And we should “get over it”.
Lev Parnas. He claims to be working on Trump’s legal team. He can explain how his company, with no income, was able to pay Rudy Giuliani, his boss, about $500,000. His ability to make money appear from nowhere might be valuable in our attempts to balance the budget.
Mike Pompeo. He can testify as to what was on the phone call. He can also testify that he has the right to tell his employees to defy Congressional subpoenas. He can explain how he has the right to defy the law.
And finally…We would all like to hear from…..
Donald Trump. this poor man has been vilified by the Lugenpresse. He has been castigated by the Deep State. All those terrible accusations and he has no way to defend himself. Until now.
Under oath. In public testimony. Mr Trump DESERVES his day in court. Doesn’t he deserve the chance to set the record straight? To explain that he did nothing wrong? To show America that he is being persecuted and prosecuted?
So, Republicans. This is your chance to get at the truth. Call your witnesses.
Giuliani. Mulvaney. Parnas. Pompeo. Trump.
Let these men defend their good names.
Witnesses for the defense.
3 responses to “Witnesses For the Defense”
Defense requires bags of cash. Giuliani expressed this in his intercepted phone call. Nixon needed it to pay burglars. Herbert Kalmbach went to prison for handling secret payments for President Nixon. Trump needs it and will find it. If impeachment were a criminal trial, contributions to Senators who will serve as jurors would be illegal.
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Trump already has the cash: it’s in his 2020 campaign coffers.
Per The Constitution, the House presents evidence and the Senate decides. The President participating in the proceedings personally or through lawyers seems wrong to me. The President using campaign funds to pay for anti-impeachment advertising and legal advice seems wrong too; that money was contributed for a reelection campaign rather than working against impeachment.