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OF CORRUPTING THE ONLY OTHER METHOD OF ACCOUNTABILITY, OUR

METHOD OF ACCOUNTABILITY, OUR ELECTIONS THEMSELVES.

ELECTIONS THEMSELVES. AND SO YOU WILL VOTE TO FIND THE

AND SO YOU WILL VOTE TO FIND THE PRESIDENT GLLTUILTY OR NOT GUILT

PRESIDENT GLLTUILTY OR NOT GUILT TO FIND HIS CONDUCT IMPEACHABLE

TO FIND HIS CONDUCT IMPEACHABLE OR NOT IMPEACHABLE.

OR NOT IMPEACHABLE. BUT I WOULD SUBMIT TO YOU THESE

BUT I WOULD SUBMIT TO YOU THESE ARE NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT

ARE NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS YOU WILL MAKE.

DECISIONS YOU WILL MAKE. HOW CAN THAT BE?

HOW CAN THAT BE? HOW CAN ANY DECISION YOU WILL

HOW CAN ANY DECISION YOU WILL MAKE BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN

MAKE BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN GUILT OR INNOCENCE, THAN

GUILT OR INNOCENCE, THAN REMOVING THE PRESIDENT OR NOT

REMOVING THE PRESIDENT OR NOT REMOVING THE PRESIDENT?

REMOVING THE PRESIDENT? I BELIEVE THE MOST IMPORTANT

I BELIEVE THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION IN THIS CASE IS THE ONE

DECISION IN THIS CASE IS THE ONE YOU WILL MAKE TODAY, THE MOST

YOU WILL MAKE TODAY, THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION IS THE

IMPORTANT QUESTION IS THE QUESTION YOU MUST ANSWER TODAY,

QUESTION YOU MUST ANSWER TODAY, WILL THE PRESIDENT AND THE

WILL THE PRESIDENT AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE GET A FAIR

AMERICAN PEOPLE GET A FAIR TRIAL?

TRIAL? WILL THERE BE A FAIR TRIAL?

WILL THERE BE A FAIR TRIAL? I SUBMIT THAT THIS IS AN EVEN

I SUBMIT THAT THIS IS AN EVEN MORE IMPORTANT QUESTION THAN HOW

MORE IMPORTANT QUESTION THAN HOW YOU VOTE ON GUILT OR INNOCENCE,

YOU VOTE ON GUILT OR INNOCENCE, BECAUSE WHETHER WE HAVE A FAIR

BECAUSE WHETHER WE HAVE A FAIR TRAIL WILL DETERMINE WHETHER YOU

TRAIL WILL DETERMINE WHETHER YOU HAVE A BASIS TO RENDER A FAIR

HAVE A BASIS TO RENDER A FAIR AND IMPARTIAL VERDICT.

AND IMPARTIAL VERDICT. IT IS FOUNDATIONAL, THE

IT IS FOUNDATIONAL, THE STRUCTURE UPON WHICH EVERY OTHER

STRUCTURE UPON WHICH EVERY OTHER DECISION YOU WILL MAKE MUST

DECISION YOU WILL MAKE MUST REST.

REST. IF YOU ONLY GET TO SEE PART OF

IF YOU ONLY GET TO SEE PART OF THE EVIDENCE, IF YOU ONLY ALLOW

THE EVIDENCE, IF YOU ONLY ALLOW ONE SIDE, OR THE OTHER A CHANCE

ONE SIDE, OR THE OTHER A CHANCE TO PRESENT THEIR FULL CASE, YOUR

TO PRESENT THEIR FULL CASE, YOUR VERDICT WILL BE PRE-DETERMINED

VERDICT WILL BE PRE-DETERMINED BY THE BIAS IN THE PROCEEDING.

BY THE BIAS IN THE PROCEEDING. IF THE DEFENDANT IS NOT ALLOWED

IF THE DEFENDANT IS NOT ALLOWED TO INTRODUCE EVIDENCE OF HIS

TO INTRODUCE EVIDENCE OF HIS INNOCENCE, ITS NOT A FAIR

INNOCENCE, ITS NOT A FAIR TRIAL.

TRIAL. SO TOO FOR THE PROSECUTION.

SO TOO FOR THE PROSECUTION. IF THE HOUSE CANNOT CALL

IF THE HOUSE CANNOT CALL WITNESSES, OR INTRODUCE

WITNESSES, OR INTRODUCE DOCUMENTS, AND EVIDENCE, ITS

DOCUMENTS, AND EVIDENCE, ITS NOT A FAIR TRIAL.

NOT A FAIR TRIAL. ITS NOT REALLY A TRIAL AT ALL.

ITS NOT REALLY A TRIAL AT ALL. AMERICANS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY

AMERICANS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY ARE WATCHING US RIGHT NOW.

ARE WATCHING US RIGHT NOW. AND IMAGINE THEYRE ON GRAND

AND IMAGINE THEYRE ON GRAND JURY, OR ON JURY DUTY, IMAGINE

JURY, OR ON JURY DUTY, IMAGINE THAT THE JUDGE WALKS INTO THAT

THAT THE JUDGE WALKS INTO THAT COURTROOM AND SAYS THAT SHES

COURTROOM AND SAYS THAT SHES BEEN TALKING TO THE DEFENDANT,

BEEN TALKING TO THE DEFENDANT, AND AT THE DEFENDANTS REQUEST,

AND AT THE DEFENDANTS REQUEST, THE JUDGE HAS AGREED NOT TO LET

THE JUDGE HAS AGREED NOT TO LET THE PROSECUTION CALL ANY

THE PROSECUTION CALL ANY WITNESSES, OR INTRODUCE ANY

WITNESSES, OR INTRODUCE ANY DOCUMENTS.

DOCUMENTS. THE JUDGE AND THE DEFENDANT HAVE

THE JUDGE AND THE DEFENDANT HAVE AGREED THAT THE PROSECUTOR MAY

AGREED THAT THE PROSECUTOR MAY ONLY READ TO THE JURY THE DRY

ONLY READ TO THE JURY THE DRY TRANSCRIPTS OF THE GRAND JURY

TRANSCRIPTS OF THE GRAND JURY PROCEEDINGS.

PROCEEDINGS. THATS IT.

THATS IT. HAS ANYONE ON JURY DUTY IN THIS

HAS ANYONE ON JURY DUTY IN THIS COUNTRY EVER HEARD A JUDGE

COUNTRY EVER HEARD A JUDGE DESCRIBE SUCH A PROCEEDING AND

DESCRIBE SUCH A PROCEEDING AND CALL IT A FAIR TRIAL?

CALL IT A FAIR TRIAL? OF COURSE NOT.

OF COURSE NOT. THATS NOT A FAIR TRIAL.

THATS NOT A FAIR TRIAL. ITS A MOCKERY OF A TRIAL.

ITS A MOCKERY OF A TRIAL. UNDER THE CONSTITUTION, THIS

UNDER THE CONSTITUTION, THIS PROCEEDING, THE ONE WE ARE IN

PROCEEDING, THE ONE WE ARE IN RIGHT NOW, IS THE TRIAL.

RIGHT NOW, IS THE TRIAL. THIS IS NOT THE APPEAL FROM A

THIS IS NOT THE APPEAL FROM A TRIAL.

TRIAL. YOU ARE NOT APPELLATE COURT

YOU ARE NOT APPELLATE COURT JUDGES.

JUDGES. OKAY, ONE OF YOU IS.

OKAY, ONE OF YOU IS. AND UNLESS THIS TRIAL IS GOING

AND UNLESS THIS TRIAL IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT FROM EVERY OTHER

TO BE DIFFERENT FROM EVERY OTHER IMPEACHMENT TRIAL OR ANY OTHER

IMPEACHMENT TRIAL OR ANY OTHER KIND OF TRIAL, FOR THAT MATTER,

KIND OF TRIAL, FOR THAT MATTER, YOU MUST ALLOW THE PROSECUTION

YOU MUST ALLOW THE PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE, THE HOUSE MANAGER,

AND DEFENSE, THE HOUSE MANAGER, AND THE PRESIDENTS LAWYER, TO

AND THE PRESIDENTS LAWYER, TO CALL RELEVANT WITNESSES.

CALL RELEVANT WITNESSES. YOU MUST SUBPOENA DOCUMENTS THAT

YOU MUST SUBPOENA DOCUMENTS THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS BLOCKED BUT

THE PRESIDENT HAS BLOCKED BUT WHICH BEAR ON HIS GUILT OR

WHICH BEAR ON HIS GUILT OR INNOCENCE.

INNOCENCE. YOU MUST IMPARTIALLY DO JUSTICE

YOU MUST IMPARTIALLY DO JUSTICE AS YOUR OATH REQUIRES.

AS YOUR OATH REQUIRES. SO WHAT DOES A FAIR TRIAL LOOK

SO WHAT DOES A FAIR TRIAL LOOK LIKE IN THE CONTEXT OF

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