Are Trump’s Lawyers Tanking the Impeachment Trial on Purpose?
Do they secretly want Trump to lose? To me, that appears to be the best explanation for the utter incompetence that has been displayed by Trump’s lawyers so far. Yes, they didn’t have that much time to prepare. But these are very experienced attorneys that have spent decades perfecting their skills in court. Even with minimal preparation, these veterans should have been able to put up a competent defense. But instead, we witnessed the sort of a performance that we might expect from Lionel Hutz from the Simpsons. Something seems really off, and that does not bode well for Trump.
In the legal world, justice is not always served. Really good lawyers can often win cases that should definitely not be won, and bad lawyers can lose cases that should definitely not be lost.
And right now, Trump’s lawyers are totally fumbling the football.
Bruce Castor has been particularly bad. After watching his argument, Trump was “furious and beyond angry” according to Fox News…
“Two sources in fact, who spent time with the former president today described him as being quote, ‘furious and beyond angry’ with his impeachment defense team,” Fox News correspondent Kevin Corke reported. “He was especially upset with attorney Bruce Castor, as you pointed out for his quotes, rambling opening argument. The former president spending the day watching the trial from inside his private quarters at Mar-A-Lago, no golf with the very same plan for tomorrow.”
In fact, it is being reported that Trump even considered firing Castor.
I think that he should have, because there is no way that Castor should ever be allowed to get up in front of the U.S. Senate again.
To say that it was a disastrous performance would be a major understatement.
For one thing, a lawyer should never, ever heap praise on the job that the other side has done…
‘I’ll be quite frank with you, we changed what we were going to do on account that we thought that the House manager’s presentation was well done,’ he said.
We are being told that Trump was screaming at the television when Castor was speaking, and I would have probably done the same thing if my lawyer said such a thing.
After telling the Senate about the wonderful job the impeachment managers were doing, Castor spent most of his time incoherently rambling about nothing. Here is one example…
‘Senators of the United States – they’re not ordinary people. They’re extraordinary people in the technical sense – extraordinary people,’ Castor said to the room of all 100 U.S. sen
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