Trump’s lawyers were horrible today.
But despite the Senate’s vote to the contrary, this sham impeachment is clearly unconstitutional.
Article 2, Section 4 of our Constitution explicitly states who is subject to impeachment. To wit: “The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States”. Note that “private citizens” are not included.
So what is Donald Trump? Is he the President? Is he the Vice President? Is he a civil officer? Let’s eliminate the latter two. He is neither the Vice President nor is he a civil officer. So the relevant question is, “is he the President?”
Well, if Donald Trump is President, then Article 1, Section 3, Clause 6 mandates that “the Chief Justice shall preside.” But Chief Justice Roberts is not presiding! Why not? Because Donald Trump is NOT the President.
So if Donald Trump is not the President, and he’s not the Vice President, and he’s not a civil officer, then he is quite clearly NOT subject to an impeachment trial!
But Democrats never let the Supreme Law of the Land get in the way of their political agenda. It’s disgraceful.