It sounds as though you are advocating for a Moscow show trial.Bob Butler wrote: ↑Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:09 pmIn the second impeachment, the speech was recorded and the congress folk were direct witnesses to the result. The impeachment vote in the house is the equivalent of the grand jury in an ordinary persecution. The defendant doesn't get to present his side until the trial. I suspect there will be enough time allowed for any evidence to be presented, but as usual there will be no evidence presented of fraud as there is none. If it existed, why not present it to anyone? Likely not a lot of time allotted. Congress has enough to do. But enough. Especially with McConnell holding things over Trump so he will hopefully behave. If he goes crazy with pardoning everyone, a pardon would be interpreted as an admission of guilt. Maybe not? With Biden already in power there will be time enough. No total urgency. Time ought to be given to Trump. We will see how he uses it.
The Democrats rushed the impeachment because it is a political witch hunt. As the events of 6 January are pieced together, it appears that the people who breached the perimeter of the Capitol did so around half an hour before President Trump finished his speech. This suggests their actions were premeditated and not incited by the words President Trump said (even though President Trump never called for physical violence).