The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is set to begin on Monday, February 8, and unlike the first impeachment trial, there’s a very real possibility that witnesses will be allowed this time.
Though details are still being worked out between Senate Democrats and their Republican counterparts, it seems likely that witnesses will be allowed if only because Democrats have the majority and can insist on such a plan.
One of those who has agreed to testify against Trump is Jacob Chansley, who is also known as the “QAnon Shaman.” He’s this guy:
According to Chansley’s attorney, his client feels Trump “betrayed” his supporters:
“Lawyer Albert Watkins said he hasn’t spoken to any member in the Senate since announcing his offer to have Jacob Chansley testify at Trump’s trial, which is scheduled to begin the week of Feb. 8. Watkins said it’s important for senators to hear the voice of someone who was incited by Trump.
Watkins said his client was previously ‘horrendously smitten’ by Trump but now feels let down after Trump’s refusal to grant Chansley and others who participated in the insurrection a pardon. ‘He felt like he was betrayed by the president,’ Watkins said.”
And the thought of witnesses has Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) terrified and he proved that Friday when he tweeted out this:
So what if the trial does go on for months? Isn’t the purpose of a trial to uncover the truth? Not in Lindsey’s bizarro world.
Also, if Trump is so innocent, shouldn’t Senate Republicans want witnesses who could prove that he did nothing wrong?
How do you know someone’s guilty? When the people defending him are afraid of the facts.