Pat Cipollone is Donald Trump’s White House Counsel, but we here at AP don’t feel sorry for him, because it’s a job which he relishes.
Together with grizzled Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz; Failed Bill Clinton Prosecutor Ken Starr; and Jay Sekulow — Cipollone, although a smooth talker, is (before the
end of this post yet!) about to get his comeuppance from Chief Justice John Roberts.
That’s because the very eloquent and always persuasive Congressman Adam Schiff and his colleague from the Centennial State, Congressman Jason Crow, are getting right down to the nitty-gritty in
courtroom tactics as they stay highly focused on removing Donald Trump from office if enough Republican senators are willing to adhere to the oath they took to be impartial
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has said that any
deal — under which the Senators could hear witnesses if such a deal were to include Hunter Biden — is totally and completely “off the table.”
But Congressman Crow, who is younger than Schumer by far, with much more recent courtroom experience, knows full well that Donald Trump’s Acting Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, if he were to
testify truthfully, would undoubtedly provide much testimony highly damaging to Trump.
So, we sent associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, who covers Congress for us, to speak with Congressman Crow.
“Melissa,” Crow began, “Mulvaney is totally loyal to Trump, and he wants his boss to remove that nasty word ‘Acting' from his title, so Mulvaney’s not my first choice for somebody to grill.”
“But John Bolton, who used to be Trump’s National Security Advisor, wants very badly to testify.”
“And,” Crow continued, "since Bolton’s always been a national security hawk, who was let go by Team Trump, that means he disagrees with Trump; so I’ve persuaded Schumer to let me and Adam make a
Perfect Deal with Trump’s lawyers, under which we get to question Bolton and they get to question Hunter Biden, because what the Republican National Committe desperately wants to do, is to use
anything that Hunter will say against his father, who looks as though he’ll be our nominee — as we all know, that’s what landed Trump in this Swamp which he, and only he, created.”
“And I know that Hunter’s perfectly willing to endure withering questioning from Dershowitz, Starr, Sekulow, or whoever, so we could hear Bolton -- and so, if we convince Senators Collins,
Murkowski, Alexander, and Gardner to let us question Bolton, no Republican Senator with any integrity could avoid voting to convict and remove Trump."
“As Adam has been saying today, if Cipollone wants to argue about Executive Privilege, just let the Chief Justice rule on those points!”
(That link will tell you, first, that Senator Lindsey
Graham (R-Palmetto State) has been, in his own words, “sick as a dog” while he's been a juror; and, second, why Chief Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff knows full
well that Chief Justice Roberts would be a fair judge on any spurious claims that Trump’s lawyers would raise having to do with executive privilege.)
Only one minute ago, ASR Smith watched, with great exuberance, as Chief Justice Roberts told Cippolone and Company that, late today, Bolton is required to testify.