I was riveted, to be honest, & really looking forward to today.
The House Managers were slick, organised, focussed and well prepared. Trump’s were a shambles. Still, lots of Republicans seem to think the trial is unconstitutional and a conviction remains unlikely. Mitch McConnel will have to stick his neck out and give his colleagues permission to vote Yay. Closer to the actual event, that seemed a possibility but not now.
Today, the prosecution starts in earnest. It should be a harrowing watch. The Managers have one hell of a story to tell, dating back months, and they strike me as excellent story tellers. It’s very difficult to imagine how the defence lawyers are going to respond.
Of course, it’s all theatre for watching Americans and the world. It will be fascinating to see how the Republicans will justify a Nay vote. They must be delighted there are no cameras on the jurors and they all have to wear masks. Still, if Mitch shifts his approach, he might take another ten with him, enough to convict. A long shot, but a shot nonetheless.
Stay tuned. This is no white collar crime. Trump’s character is under the spotlight & it’s » Continue Reading.