Trump Defense Team Used Democrats’ Own Word Against Them
With the opening arguments having come to an end, the next step is taking questions from the Senators which was done on Wednesday.
But prior to the questioning, the President’s legal team ended their arguments with a bang.
Pat Cipollone used the Democrats’ own words against them to end the White House counsel’s opening arguments.
Red State reported, one of the things that made their presentation light years better than that of the House Democratic managers and the bloviating of folks like House Intel Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) was the simple, straight forward way they made their presentation, appealing to facts, logic and the Constitution.
Pat Cipollone exemplified that again today as he closed in a brilliant way. He noted the basic fact that Democrats sought to obscure – that the case and the articles of impeachment they’ve put forth don’t meet the constitutional standard for impeachment. That the Democratic articles are dangerous, because they are not what the Framers intended impeachment to be. Cipollone said that if you looked to the words of the past that they were true then and they’re true now. He then played the words of Democrats including present impeachment managers inveighing against partisan impeachment in 1998.
“You were right,” Cipollone said. “But I’m sorry to say you were also prophetic. And I think I couldn’t say it better so I wouldn’t. You know what the right answer is in your heart. You know what the right answer is for our country. You know what the right answer is for the American people.”
This was a nuclear bomb dropped on the Democrats. The very thing that they were protesting against back in 1996 with the Clinton impeachment is the same thing that they are doing right now with President Trump.
Pat Cipollone plays videos of Democrats warning of partisan, weak impeachment: “you were right” pic.twitter.com/YzgEq0xqLP
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 28, 2020
I’m so eager for this trial to come to an end, not just so it will be over, but so I can see the reactions from the Democrats and hear their excuses as to why President Trump was acquitted.