All those mountains of evidence? Yep, never enough for the GOP when one of their own is credibly accused.
Never enough evidence to convict? Nah, that’s not the issue.
The evidence is overwhelming, and #MoscowMitch, #DirtyDershowitz (defender of wife killers and women abusers*) and #LapdogLindsey and all the rest know it.
That is why they are not questioning the amount of the evidence, they are simply going to obstruct ALL of it so that no one ever sees any of it.
1. Block all witnesses on an unprecedented blanket basis, even without citing any specific instances of privileged content or reason. Lindsey Graham was the one in 1999 who said that the day Richard Nixon earned an impeachment was the day he obstructed subpoenas.
2. Block all evidence on an unprecedented blanket basis, even though the Supreme Court ruled UNANIMOUSLY (including several Nixon appointees) in the Nixon case that, while privilege could be claimed for legitimate matters of official business in specific instances for cause, it could not be claimed on a blanket basis to protect the president from embarrassment or cover up illegal activity.
3. In the event that evidence does manage to see the light of day, claim that a president can do anything and is, effectively, above the law. Trump and his lawyers have claimed that the president cannot be indicted, cannot even be investigated and that no evidence can be provided for an impeachment trial and that even the very acts that the founders designed impeachment to address, i.e., official acts of office for soliciting foreign intervention in an American election.
*Dershowitz defended wife murderers Claus von Bulow and O.J. Simpson, and women abusers Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Epstein … and now Donald Trump.
May 31, 2017