UPDATE, JAN 22: I also offered a beginner’s guide to BBC Berkshire on Tuesday, just before the substantive proceedings of the Donald Trump trial opened.
This is one of the most critical moments in American history since 1945 because of a series of issues. Among them is whether or not a President can bypass Congress, bypass the courts, bypass the Constitution for his personal gain.
On that account, we need to go through this process.
ORIGINAL ENTRY: As Donald Trump’s impeachment trial opens, I joined BBC outlets on Tuesday to explain the process, the evidence, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s effort to railroad the proceedings into a quick vote failing to convict Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of justice.
What raises questions is the way this trial is being set up in the Senate: where if you shout “Witch Hunt” and “Hoax” loudly enough, if you shout loudly enough, if you have a Majority Leader who defends you, there isn’t even a real trial.
And if you don’t have a real trial, given the seriousness of the charges, then you are in effect stomping on the US Constitution and putting the American system at risk.