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Watching the long and histrionic tantrum being thrown by congressional Democrats over Republicans’ refusal to allow them to have everything their way may have been, at some point, amusing. Now, it has become annoying, not to mention spectacularly, jaw-droppingly irrational. So, why the tantrum? The impeachment trial, of course – the rules of which will ultimately be dictated by the Senate majority, just as the impeachment investigation was run by the House majority. The annoying and irrational part? Democrats’ delusional belief that they will get to call any witnesses they want but that Republicans will not.
This, the third impeachment of an American president and the first engineered specifically to prevent the White House incumbent from getting the opportunity to run for re-election, was already a circus. Now, it is even more so. The fight over trial witnesses – who, when, and how many if there are witnesses at all – makes very little sense. Is one side bluffing? Is the other side calling their bluff? Is there a double bluff? Is this 4D chess or, perhaps, 5D chess? Will it be Adam Schiff in the library with the lead pipe? Is there a doctor in the house?
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More than anything, Democrats want White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and former National Security Advisor John Bolton to testify. This might be wishful thinking since these two gentlemen did not testify as part of the House investigation and the Senate has no constitutional authority to continue that investigation, which it would, effectively, be doing by hearing new witnesses. Moreover, the White House could set up a court battle over the appearance of both men. Then, of course, there is the question of whether Mulvaney or Bolton would say anything that incriminates the president and, possibly, themselves, by extension. That is, assuming there...
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