If this opening is any indication, these hearings will be as lopsided as Mcgregor’s win in UFC 246, with Sekulow playing the role of Connor’s left shoulder.
When this is finally over, the anti-constitutional Schiff-disturbers will look like they’ve been hit by a truck.
Now that we’re finally in a forum where the President (the accused) can have HIS side of the story heard, Schiff’s grandstanding isn’t quite as grandiose. If anything, it gets shown up as silly and sophomoric.
Especially when countered by someone who knows what the hell he is doing. Trump’s team clearly knows what the Hell they are doing.
After Schiff did his usual tapdancing and preening and melodrama in his opening comments, Sekulow answered back.
Here’s what he had to say:
Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for President Trump, criticizes lead House impeachment manager Adam Schiff and calls on senators to approve the impeachment resolution that sets up the rules for the Senate trial https://t.co/gSRupclymD pic.twitter.com/O8Dq2PUQFq
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 21, 2020
Riffing off of Schiff’s own statement about ‘the eyes of the Founders’, he proceeded to take apart what Schiff had just said:
What we just heard from Manager Schiff, ‘courts have no role’, privileges don’t apply, what happened in the past, we should just ignore. In fact, Manager Schiff just said, ‘to summarize my colleagues’ defense of the President, not in those words of course’.
That’s not the first time Mr. Schiff has put words into transcripts that did not exist. Mr. Schiff also talked about a trifecta. I’ll give you a trifecta. During the proceedings that took place before the judiciary committee, the President was denied the right to cross-examine witnesses. The President was denied the right to access evidence, and the President was denied the right to have counsel present at hearings. THAT’s a ‘trifecta’. A trifecta that violates the Constitution of the United States.
Mr. Schiff did say that the courts don’t really have a role in this. Executive Privilege, why would that matter? It matters because it’s based in the Constitution of the United States.
One manager said that it was YOU that are on trial, the Senate. He also said, and others did, that you are not capable of abiding by your oath. And then we had the invocation of the ghost of the Muller Report. I know something about that report. It came up empty on the issue of ‘Collusion with Russia’.
There was no obstruction, in fact, to the contrary of what these managers say today, came to the exact OPPOSITE conclusions of what they say.
As painful as it will be to listen to that pencil-necked Schiff-weasel drone on, at least watching Trump’s team light him up like this will be the silver lining to an otherwise tedious process.