The best news? From Breitbart, Rubio: ‘Possible’ We Have Senate Impeachment Vote by Sunday Morning
Yesterday, at the second shampeachment of President Donald J Trump, the defense got it's turn, and instead of using the full 16 hours or so allotted to them, as predicted, they went short; with a 3 hour presentation, refuting the House managers efforts to cast Trumps many rallies (and in particular the one on Jan. 6) as incitement to insurrection. You can see the whole thing at CTH, Defense Begins – Senate Impeachment Trial for Insurrection – Day Four, 12:00pm Livestream. Also as expected, the defense played many clips of Democrats also using "fighting words" in political speech, making the point that it's utter hypocrisy for Democrats to be basing these charges on those words. NYPo, Trump team trolls Democrats with clips of repeated vows to ‘fight’, Tyler O'Neil at PJ Media, Team Trump Exposes Democrat 'Incitement' in Hard-Hitting Video and 5 Must-Watch Moments From Team Trump's Impeachment Defense. Althouse has the two minute version at A pithy montage of incitement hypocrisy. and a much longer 12 minute version at The Trump lawyers' "Fight" montage is devastating and — if you're not bent on getting Trump convicted — hilarious.. Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 02.12.21, The Fed: Trump Legal Team Obliterates Democrats’ Case With Videos Of Their Violent Rhetoric, also, Five Times Joe Biden Openly Urged Violence Against Political Opponents and Michelle Malkin: Maxine Waters, Racial Insurrectionist If this were a real jury, composed on unbiased people this should have completely demolished the Democrat incitement to insurrection case. But it's the Senate. At Da Caller, Biden Predicts ‘Some Minds May Be Changed’ By Impeachment Managers’ Arguments. Seems unlikely.
After the defense rested, came the question and answer period, where questions for Senators (or often groups of Senators would pose leading questions to either the House Managers, the Defense team or both. AllahPundit was happy about that Question From Bernie Sanders For Trump Lawyer: Did Trump Win The Election? Irrelevant to incitement. Also, Question From Collins And Murkowski: When Did Trump Know Congress Was In Danger And What Did He Do About It? No investigation into that. Fox, Graham asks about what Pelosi knew prior to the Capitol riot, asked on Hannity, not in Senate.
The House Managers got caught playing fast and loose with the facts a few times. Sundance, House Impeachment Managers Manipulated Evidence and Created Fake Tweets
Yesterday ended with an illuminating moment, when Senator Mike Lee declared that he’d been misquoted by the prosecution. A befuddled Senator Leahy, the juror who is presiding over the trial, tried to sweep the matter aside with a procedural motion suggested to him by an aide. It turns out that the prosecutors were quoting a news story. So the matter was resolved with the prosecutors saying they’d strike the objected-to quotation.
As I noted earlier this week: The left has now admitted they control antifa and BLM, and can dial up or dial down the violence and rioting and arson depending on their particular political needs in a week.
Given that, this is an ominous warning: ->
This is all trivial, except for one fact: the politicians, reporters, writers, editors, “intellectuals,” college professors and so on who try to intimidate you with their claim to be smarter and more knowledgeable than you, are, with only occasional exceptions, frauds.