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Impeachment Day 4 – Defense Quickly And Skillfully Destroys Dems’ Case Against Trump

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IIn an exceptional hour, former President Donald Trump’s defense team thoroughly demolished the impeachment case against him that the property managers alleged for two days.

It was a resounding and humiliating defeat. The defense could have put their case on hold after the first 60 minutes. It was over. You have undoubtedly won. In the end, Trump’s attorneys used less than three hours of their allotted 16 hours before effectively resting.

The brilliance of the defense was the use of videotapes to exonerate Trump. They beat prosecutors at their own game. The clips showed the shameful hypocrisy of both the executives and the Democrats who absurdly accused Trump of instigating a riot by using the terms “fight” and “fight like hell” when he spoke on January 6, 2021 a lot of followers spoke.

The damn defense video showed every single property manager uttering the same words (and in the same context) that Trump had used – as a political metaphor. Democratic senators were also seen repeatedly saying “fight” and “fight as hell”. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said it more than 50 times. Vice President Kamala Harris referred to the words nearly 70 times.

But it didn’t stop there. President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), MP Maxine Waters (D-CA) and numerous other prominent Democrats heard rhetoric that was far uglier was than anything Trump said on January 6th. Some even wished out loud that they could slap Trump in the face. Biden imagined beating him up.

By their own twisted standard of incitement, all these Democrats would be driven out of office. But as Trump’s attorney David Schoen told the senators at the end of the video montage, “Don’t worry … you didn’t do anything wrong.” Schön was right, at least legally.

Another series of video clips showed how Democrats appeared to tolerate, condone, and encourage the violence that consumed American cities last summer. This has been contrasted with the horrific scenes of the violence itself – assault, batteries, looting, vandalism, arson, and the mass destruction of property. There were also murders, but this was not shown.

The defense team handily destroyed the property managers’ side argument that Trump should be convicted for evoking emotions by falsely telling his supporters that the election result was tampered with or stolen. On the television screens, the Senators took a trip back in time when numerous Democrats, including Pelosi and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, claimed the same thing in an earlier election result they disliked. Checkmate.

The most devastating moment came when Schön accused his colleagues of irresponsible dishonesty and duplicity. “Property managers tampered with evidence, deceived videos and misrepresented tweets,” he said. And then he went on to prove it with indisputable evidence.

Armed with a collection of pictures, Schön showed how a key tweet from Trump appeared to have been significantly altered and how many videos the former president was involved in had been cleverly edited to turn exculpatory evidence into incriminating evidence. If this were a court, prosecutors would be held in criminal contempt and thrown into the Hoosegow.

Van Der Veen put it best when he said: “This bogus impeachment threatens political speech everywhere.”

The heart of Trump’s defense was based on the actual words he used on the day of the riot. The property managers deliberately kept these words quiet during their two-day gathering of evidence. Once again the video revealed their malice. Trump was seen telling his supporters to behave “peaceful and patriotic” while hearing their “voices” in support of the Republicans who challenged the votes.

Trump has never promoted or advocated violence or property destruction, as Democrats have persistently claimed. Your impeachment, said Schön, “is driven by hatred, vitriol and political opportunism.” In a thirst for revenge on a man they long detested, they robbed Trump of due process, twisted the evidence against him and lied about what really happened.

Your ultimate goal is to prevent Trump from ever running for president again. Defense attorney Michael Van Der Veen argued, “You want Congress to control who can run for office. You want to disqualify a political opponent.” He condemned this as nothing more than “constitutional suppression culture”. He is absolutely correct.

The defense immediately admitted that the violence in the Capitol was contemptible. But in their rush to the verdict, the Democrats planned to take advantage of this tragedy for partisan gains. In doing so, they tried to deprive Trump of his main defense under the First Amendment. They wanted to punish him with impeachment for exercising his right to freedom of expression.

Van Der Veen put it best when he said: “This bogus impeachment threatens political speech everywhere.”

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Robert Dunfee