Tuesday was the final day of President Donald Trump's defense team making the case that not only did the president not commit the crimes of which he is accused but that it isn't actually a crime.
The team focused the majority of their time making the case that the House had no standing with the impeachment allegations and that the United States should simply get rid of impeachment altogether. It was an accusation that sent legal scholars and commentators to Twitter to lament the absurdity.
I could watch this clip all day. #Sekulowfreude Schadenfreudian Slip: https://t.co/hwOmN0XsN9 https://t.co/2tJOtclOwk— Jed Shugerman (@Jed Shugerman) 1580240263.0
Then call the damn witness. https://t.co/2VBLJoBArw— Elie Honig (@Elie Honig) 1580239503.0
Sekulow just made a huge legal and rhetorical error. He went off script on Bolton’s book: “I don’t know what his b… https://t.co/Oxcl4wi9nb— Jed Shugerman (@Jed Shugerman) 1580238248.0
Meanwhile, Republicans worked to block Bolton from testifying. The most recent polls from Quinnipiac University show that 75 percent of Americans want witnesses in the trial.
You can see the other responses below:
That sounds like what an actual trial is like. https://t.co/KGS9NeDeUz— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti) 1580238035.0
#Sekulow defense that #Trump released the aid to #Ukraine is like saying the bank robber isn’t a bank robber cuz as… https://t.co/xVizCQrwvn— Maya Wiley (@Maya Wiley) 1580238333.0
@MollyJongFast @ewarren @BernieSanders @amyklobuchar @SpeakerPelosi @realDonaldTrump @LindseyGrahamSC Sekulow now a… https://t.co/KiSAuTzuwR— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1580238147.0
Watching @SenatorBraun talking now with @DanaBashCNN. As discussed earlier on @NewDay, GOP Senators are hiding behi… https://t.co/mm2q5qu0EV— Elie Honig (@Elie Honig) 1580240188.0
MUCH smarter to ask questions of your own side. You can make points far more effectively that way. Questions starti… https://t.co/d8LjEfO80W— Elizabeth de la Vega (@Elizabeth de la Vega) 1580242243.0
Then it’s even more important that Schiff make good on his vow to take the legal issue directly to the Chief Justic… https://t.co/Szati0rIMd— Elie Honig (@Elie Honig) 1580239280.0
@MollyJongFast @ewarren @BernieSanders @amyklobuchar @SpeakerPelosi @realDonaldTrump @LindseyGrahamSC Sekulow makes… https://t.co/lQwBvZs8N0— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1580238930.0
@charlie_savage @ritasiemion @BenjaminEHaas @steve_vladeck @marty_lederman @MonicaHakimi @oonahathaway @timkaine… https://t.co/aPvD3IO0c4— Ryan Goodman (@Ryan Goodman) 1580238661.0
@MollyJongFast @ewarren @BernieSanders @amyklobuchar @SpeakerPelosi @realDonaldTrump @LindseyGrahamSC At least debu… https://t.co/sWyXw97kvb— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1580238637.0
The Trump Administration has been a Potemkin Village since day one. Everything Trump does, including his shakedown… https://t.co/RJwMq2VSM7— Elizabeth de la Vega (@Elizabeth de la Vega) 1580238270.0