Teresa Hanafin: McConnell’s “See No Evil” Impeachment Rules

What a 3-ring circus!! Present the evidence. Let all the witnesses testify. Let Judge Roberts do his job and preside. Then let the senate vote.

Are they afraid they might find something don’t want out there? Will the witnesses clear him. No one knows because all the witnesses have been forbidden from testifying.

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Teresa Hanafin writes in the Boston Globe’s Fast Forward:

You have to hand it to Mitch McConnell:He is quite open about his devotional obeisance to Trump. Just look at the TPP he has unveiled (that’s Trump Protection Plan, not Trans-Pacific Partnership) and which the Senate will vote on today: His rules are very different from those in place for the Bill Clinton trial, which he had pledged to follow. (Wait, a Republican lied? I’m shocked, shocked to find that lying is going on in here!) A cynic would sum up the proposed rules as no evidence, no witnesses, no time, no sunshine.

Evidence. The material the House collected during its impeachment investigation will not be automatically entered into evidence, as it was at the Clinton trial. Instead, it will be subject to a vote of acceptance by the full Senate, a vote that won’t happen until after statements and…

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