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‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ reveals how Trump’s conviction is similar to OJ Simpson’s acquittal

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In 1995, defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran used a phrase during OJ Simpson’s murder trial that instantly became famous.

During the trial, Simpson appeared to have trouble putting on a glove used by the murderer.

“If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit,” Cochrane said in his closing arguments.

Maddow said a similar line could be used about President Donald Trump’s administration requiring a quid pro quo of investigating former Vice President Donald Trump in return for an official visit to the White House for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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“You could do this like a Johnnie Cochran sing-song, ‘You don’t get the date unless you prove you will investigate.’ Then we can nail down the date. It’s right there,” Maddow said.

“And for bonus points, we have the Ukrainian side confirms that yes, in fact, they understand that is the trade, that is the quid pro quo being agreed to,” she added.

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‘It’s not working’: Ari Fleischer baffled by House GOP questions in impeachment inquiry

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George W. Bush's former press secretary Ari Fleischer was mystified by the questions House Republicans posed to the first two public impeachment inquiry witnesses.

GOP lawmakers tasked Stephen Castor with questioning Bill Taylor, the acting ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, a State Department deputy who covers Ukraine, and the staunch Republican Fleischer wasn't impressed.

"Whatever the GOP counsel is doing, it's not working," Fleischer tweeted. "I don't undertand where he's going."

Taylor and Kent told lawmakers that Trump and his associates set up a separate diplomatic channel that appeared to be aimed at pressuring Ukraine to assist the president's re-election campaign, but Castor's questions focused on establishing a conspiracy theory the witnesses had already debunked.

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‘Aimed squarely at Rube Nation’: Former Republican stunned by GOP lawmakers spouting Ukraine conspiracy theories

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Tom Nichols, a former Republican and a current professor at the Naval War College in Rhode Island, found himself utterly stunned by Rep. Devin Nunes's (R-CA) questioning of impeachment inquiry witnesses Bill Taylor and George Kent during Wednesday's hearings.

During his questioning, Nunes regularly befuddled both Taylor and Kent when he brought up issues related to the Crowdstrike conspiracy theory that claims that the Ukrainian government, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

Reacting to this, Nichols said that Nunes's performance wasn't aimed at persuading the general public, but only Fox News-watching Trump supporters.

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George Kent destroys right-wing conspiracy theory Ukraine interfered in 2016 election: ‘No factual basis’

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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent debunked a right-wing conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine -- not Russia -- who intervened in the 2016 election.

Kent was interviewed by former federal prosecutor Daniel Goldman, who is currently serving as a senior advisor and director of investigations for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

"Are you aware this is all part of a larger allegation that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election?" Goldman asked.

"Yes, that is my understanding," Kent replied.

"To your knowledge, is there any factual basis to support the allegation that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election?" Goldman asked.

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