Sen. McConnell seeks to ‘rig’ Senate trial

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So this is how you play the game. You’re in charge of a body that is about to launch a trial and you rig it so it rules favorably against a defendant?

Spoiler alert: I said I was considering a temporary end to impeachment commentary, but I am going to weigh in briefly here.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his 99 U.S. Senate colleagues are about to put Donald Trump on trial for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The House will impeach Trump in due course.

McConnell now says he will work to ensure smooth cooperation between the Senate and the White House, meaning he is going to orchestrate a not guilty verdict for the president when the time comes to take the roll among the 100 Senate “jurors.”

Isn’t that called tampering with the jury? Or some form of unseemly manipulation of the jury pool? If this matter isn’t supposed to be about politics, but about doing what’s right … what is so “right” about what McConnell is seeking to do?

 

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