At The American Spectator, Scott McKay suggests that President Trump should be entitled to a serious defense, and he ought to be allowed to call any witnesses he chooses to the trial. On the list of potential witnesses McKay suggests, are Hunter Biden, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. He writes (abridged):
Sometime this week — the current schedule suggests it might happen Wednesday — a Democrat-majority House of Representatives will vote more or less purely along party lines to impeach President Donald Trump.
And that Hard Left contingent, which now constitutes the majority of the Democrats’ House caucus, is in a position to dictate to Speaker Nancy Pelosi what comes of impeachment. Pelosi knows it’s a disaster and has known it for weeks, but she understands either she moves this forward, in which case she loses her speakership in January of 2021 after the American people turn Democrat House members out of office next year, or she loses it now if she does what she knows is the smart move and kills it.
Ted Cruz had this right. He said in an interview with Glenn Beck last week that President Trump is an American citizen entitled to a defense should he go on trial for his office.
“We’re going to allow the White House and the president to present their defense,” Cruz said. “I believe that means if the president wants to call witnesses, the president should be able to call witnesses.”
He went further: “If the president wants to call Hunter Biden or the whistleblower — whomever the president wants to call.”
The show must commence even — or perhaps especially — if it means that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky were to request to testify?
What might he say? Perhaps that everything the House impeachment managers say is a lie, that Trump didn’t pressure him, that no aid was held up, that to date there has not been any extraordinary investigative activity done with respect to the Bidens’ corruption, though that is changing due to unrelated events taking place (namely Burisma Holdings’ CEO, who put Hunter Biden on that company’s board, having absconded with several billion dollars)?
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