By JOHN KANELIS / email@example.com
The first round of Donald J. Trump’s impeachment trial goes to the prosecutors who serve in the House of Representatives.
I know what you’re thinking: Sure thing, pal … you want Trump to be convicted; spare me your bias.
OK, fine. Think that if you wish.
The House managers presented compelling arguments that Donald Trump violated his oath of office, that he incited an attack on the government he took an oath to defend and protect. The attack occurred on the Sixth of January with the mob of terrorists storming the Capitol Building.
The managers provided a graphic and hard-to-watch 13-minute profanity-filled video of terrorists beating police officers, smashing windows and breaking through doorways.
Donald Trump’s legal team’s response? Incoherent, particularly the hour-long presentation delivered by Bruce Castor. I watched all of it and I cannot at this moment tell you what he was trying to say in defense of his client.
So, Round One goes to the House managers.
Will it affect an anticipated outcome, which means an acquittal on the charge of incitement of insurrection? I doubt it.
Then again, if any of the 100 senators sitting as jurors are actually keeping “an open mind,” well … one shouldn’t slam the door shut on a correct outcome.