The perfect strategy:
Obstruct all witnesses and evidence and then offer a defense that there are no witnesses or evidence.
Like the guy who murders his parents and throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan.
Two big flaws:
1. The Republicans are making the best case for why we need more witnesses and evidence. And if the additional witnesses and evidence were exculpatory, it would be Trump himself demanding that they be brought forward. It is not the innocent who obstruct evidence that could exonerate them.
2. Despite all the obstruction, and even though we do need to hear from the witnesses and evidence being withheld, there already are a number of FIRST HAND (despite the Republican lies to the contrary) witnesses who have already provided extensive evidence.
And the fact remains: every person who claims Trump is innocent refuses to testify and say it under oath; every person willing to testify under oath says Trump is guilty.
April 12, 2017