If The New York Times is correct, this will probably be the last day of the Trump impeachment trial as Republicans vote against witnesses and try to sweep Trump’s wrongdoing under the rug. But will Bolton speak out on his own? Under subpoena from the House?
But first, there are more questions from the Senators. You can watch it below, via C-Span. Also, please share your thoughts and observations as well.
What on earth could the T-words have on him to prevent him from following their example?
It’s more likely that this will simply play out as campaign fodder for the rest of the year, for both parties.
I note that Alexander’s letter ends with a flurry of nonsense. He decries the “inappropriate” action by Pence’s childish spokesman but then ignores the part where the massive coverup happened. Unlike the Watergate situation, where Congressional Republicans recognized that obstructing Congress and lying about what happened were serious offenses, we are now told that it is apparently okay to lie and stonewall if you’re Trump. And this is okay because if we don’t let him do that, then somehow future presidents would be impeached for less.
This is complete Bizarro-world logic. First, the abuse and the obstruction are impeachable on their face. Second, if you don’t think the GOP is salivating to impeach the next Democratic President who has the temerity to get elected, I have a bridge to sell. These guys spent EIGHT YEARS trying to convince everyone it would be good to impeach President Obama. They’ll do exactly the same thing with the next President, and they’ll flip these moral positions back around just as fast as they flipped them to get to their current pretzel.
Or to put it another way, no witnesses.
I can only hope that the House will immediately get to work hosting John Bolton and Lev Parnas in hearings.
“Harvard professor repeatedly cited by Dershowitz in impeachment trial calls Trump defense a ‘joke’”
“E. Jean Carroll who says Trump raped her seeks his DNA”
I pity folks living in red states. Expect a prerecorded message “Sorry constituents. I’m too busy to come to the phone right now as I’m in the Oval Office kissing Trump’s rosy red butt cheeks and plan on cashing Putin’s fat check.”
Here’s phone numbers for all senators. CALL YOURS.