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January 26, 2020

Democrats Say Trump’s Lawyers Just Made A Great Case — For Calling Witnesses and Documents

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:09

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/trump-impeachment-trial-witnesses-defense-lawyers

They accused House impeachment managers of leaving out key information and presenting a skewed narrative. Leaving the trial, several Democratic senators said the obvious way to solve this dispute is to subpoena new witnesses and documents.

“The thing that most irks me, I mean really irks me, is that we’re having this conversation when there are literally people who could confirm directly — like [Trump’s acting chief of staff] Mick Mulvaney or [former national security adviser John] Bolton — they could confirm so much of this one way or the other,” said Sen. Cory Booker.

White House lawyers have opposed issuing new subpoenas. But Sen. Tim Kaine noted that one of their main objections to the impeachment process was that Trump’s lawyers were not allowed to cross-examine witnesses during their initial, closed-door depositions.

“They’re going to stand there and tell us cross-examination is the greatest engine for discovery of truth, but oh by the way we don’t want you to cross-examine witnesses,” said Kaine. “They made the case this morning for why documents and witnesses are absolutely necessary to resolve this.”

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a lawyer, said trials have shown the best way to resolve factual disputes between two legal teams is to call in witnesses and lawyers.

2 Comments »

  1. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a lawyer, said trials have shown the best way to resolve factual disputes between two legal teams is to call in witnesses and lawyers.

    Hell, yeah!!! MORE lawyers! MORE, gimme more!

    Oh,wait – the unemployment rate for attorneys in the DC area is so close to zero, there’s no sense in even looking for one who’s available. And I heard that all the top legal firms in the area turned tRump down, claiming they were far too busy. They didn’t happen to mention all the attorneys Dumpy has stiffed, as a condition for their reluctance, but they are all WELL aware of it.

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    Comment by Dennis Cole — January 26, 2020 @ 13:13

    • Hello Dennis. YES! So true. He couldn’t get top level reputation so he went with the lawyers he thinks look good on TV. This is the TV presidency. It seems he thinks this is all about ratings. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — January 26, 2020 @ 15:54


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