Here’s a newsflash, folks, anyone who attempts to block witnesses and documents during a trial is afraid of what those witnesses and documents may reveal.
That much is obvious.
Whatever political party you may consider yourself part of; we can all agree on that.
Now, it is one thing for a defendant’s legal team to attempt to block evidence, witnesses and documents that may be detrimental to their client’s case. Their job is ultimately to have the jury find their client innocent of the charges against brought them.
However, it is quite another thing when we are talking about the United States Senate running an impeachment trial.
The charges against President Trump are very serious, and if confirmed through evidence, would require the Senate to remove the president from office.
The Senate’s job in all of this is very simple – use all means necessary to determine whether or not the charges against the president are true, and if they are, take the necessary steps to remove him from office.
If the Senate were doing its job, they would not want to block any witnesses or documents.
They would want as much evidence as possible, including any and all potential witnesses and documents, to be able to determine if the charges against President Trump are true.
The only possible reason why Senators would be reluctant to bring in witnesses with firsthand knowledge of the President’s interactions with Ukraine or subpoena documents that may either incriminate or prove the president’s innocence, is because they have taken a political position to protect a member of their party instead of doing their job as United States Senators.
And as such, they are afraid that those witnesses and documents may be detrimental to the person they are attempting to protect, which is of course President Trump.
This obviously indicates that Republican Senators believe the President is guilty of the charges that have been brought against him.
Because if they truly believed the president were innocent, they would have no issue bringing in additional witnesses and documents as any additional firsthand evidence would just further prove the president’s innocence and make his acquittal in the impeachment trail even easier.
United States Senators are not elected to protect the president and they are not elected to follow their party like blind sheep. They are elected to do their jobs. And in the case of an impeachment trial, it is to take all necessary measures to determine if the charges that have been brought against the president are accurate or not.
So, let’s go back to that original statement we can all agree on – anyone who attempts to block witnesses and documents during a trial is afraid of what those witnesses and documents may reveal.
And then ask ourselves the question – what are Republican Senators so afraid of?