So President Trump has got away with it – no great surprise there. However, there does seem to be a yawning gap between what he, his fellow Republicans (with one Senator as an honorable exception) and anyone looking at the case with an open mind might regard as the truth of the matter.
Did he ask the Ukrainian government to dig the dirt on the Bidens? The evidence says Yes. Did he threaten to hold back on a trade deal with Ukraine until they did what he asked? The evidence says Yes.
And where does that evidence come from? Several sources including John Bolton – formerly one of Trump’s closest associates.
So how come only one Republican Senator accepts that evidence? Could it possibly be that they fear the people who voted for them last time round and who will probably do so again? Hm! I wonder!
The impeachment proceedings in the Senate were supposed to be a trial, with the Senators forming the jury. In a trial, all the jurors are supposed to approach the evidence with an open mind and make their decision based purely on the evidence. But what happened here? The jurors voted not to hear any evidence! They then reached their verdict (with one exception) based purely on prejudice and political expediency.
So what prevents anyone from reaching the conclusion that the whole affair was a complete and utter farce?