REP SENATORS SCARED TO CALL ITS OWN WITNESSES to AID TRUMP DEFENSE

Jul 2015
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You know, I hadn't even thought of this. And it is obvious. REPS get to STACK the witness list in Trump's favor. Then DEMS will get a list of witnesses too. Then DEMS will get to ask questions of REPS own hand picked witnesses. Remember DEMs witnesses have all been vetted as they have testified and can be brought back.

What I hadn't thought of is just how TOXIC Trump's OWN witnesses could turn out to be. Remember we've not heard a WORD from any material witness (except Sondland) as Trump wouldn't let them testify--though Sondland did anyway!

EVERYONE around Trump is so corrupt and/or couldn't talk even if they wanted to so who the F are they going to find to bolster ANY defense? And here's the BIGGY. Everyone in on the UKRANIAN "drug deal" and coverup to 'defend' him is on the "drug deal". Including Pence.

Everyone doing the enabling and covering up are the very people Trump wants called up. Reps are terrified of THAT. One thing to perjure yourself behind close doors with no cameras. It's another to have been BLOCKED from going in to talk to begin with and then PERJURING YOURSELF at trial in front of the CAMERAS. And REPS won't know what they don't know because there is no transcript from the House hearings.

Imagine if these clowns bumble, fumble, and contradict their OWN WORS under oath when many of his 'defenders' can't get through a FOX interview without fucking up.

PS Would you go to JAIL for Donald Trump?
McConnell blocked by his own party from calling impeachment witnesses Trump wants for Senate trial: report
Published 13 mins ago on
December 8, 2019
By Tom Boggio

According to a report from the New York Times, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is finding his hands tied by members of his own party who are skeptical over the appropriateness of calling some the witnesses Donald Trump — and a few of his House Republican enablers — want to appear.

As the Times notes, “While Democrats who control the House are focused on a swift impeachment vote by year’s end, the White House is almost entirely consumed by the trial that would follow in the Republican-controlled Senate, where Mr. Trump’s team believes he would have the chance to defend himself and where Democrats would almost certainly fall short of the two-thirds vote they would need to remove him from office...

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May 2019
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The best that Trump's defense witnesses can do is to try to change the subject.
Putting them on the stand opens them up to cross-examination that is bound to go badly for Trump. McConnell knows that.
 
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Trump's only defense is that he's immune from any and all legal action that may be brought against him.

There's no point in even attempting to dispute the facts of the case against him. It doesn't matter if he's violated the law, in his (and the GOP's) opinion.
 
Jul 2015
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The best that Trump's defense witnesses can do is to try to change the subject.
Putting them on the stand opens them up to cross-examination that is bound to go badly for Trump. McConnell knows that.
Yep! And then try to PROCEDURALLY thwart the hell out of it as soon as a question gets asked they DON'T DARE know the answer to.
 
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It appears there will be no witnesses to defend the liar-in-chief Trump if the House passes the 2 impeachment articles. That would figure as explained in the OP.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked about the possibility of a Senate trial where neither side got witnesses, replied: “I hope so. That’s what I like.”