Trump’s defense team has had a pretty difficult time actually defending him during his Senate impeachment trial — which makes sense, really. It’s hard to defend someone who’s as guilty as Donald Trump is. Nevertheless, it really seems that they’re giving it their best shot, by accusing Hunter Biden of going on fishing trips with his family and basically contradicting themselves with every word that comes out of their mouths.
But Rep. Adam Schiff made quite a display out of one particular Trump defense contradiction today that caused several members of the Senate to break out into laughter, it was so ridiculous.
“Today, while we’ve been debating whether a president can be impeached for essentially bogus claims of privilege, for attempting to use the courts to cover up misconduct, the Justice Department in resisting subpoenas is in court today … because, as we know, they’re in here arguing Congress must go to court to enforce its subpoenas, but they’re in the court saying ‘Congress, thou shalt not do that,’” Schiff explained to the room, consisting mostly of GOP senators. “So the judge says: ‘If the Congress can’t enforce its subpoenas in court, then what remedy is there?’ And the Justice Department lawyer’s response is ‘Impeachment! Impeachment!’”
Republicans or not, many members of the Senate broke out into a round of laughter at Schiff’s description of the Trump defense team’s blatant hypocrisy.
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“You can’t make it up!” the Democratic Representative who served as the head of Trump’s impeachment in the House continued. “What more evidence do we need of the bad faith of this effort to cover up?”
Whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, or something in between, there are really no holes in what Schiff had to say. These people are so desperate for some sort of tangible defense for their client that they’re literally tripping over their own words.
At this rate, Trump’s impeachment defense team is going to throw this thing in the bag for us.
You can watch the clip here:
SCHIFF: “While we’ve been debating whether POTUS can be impeached for bogus claims of privilege, the DOJ is resisting subpoenas in court today… the judge says ‘if Congress can’t enforce its subpoenas, what remedy is there,’ & DOJ’s response is impeachment! You can’t make it up” pic.twitter.com/Tim1HHDgBO
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 30, 2020
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