In any event, the two articles have been referred, the Senators have been sworn in and the Chief Justice of the United States came to the Senate chambers to accept the role of presiding officer of the court in accordance with the Constitution. So, now the stage is set for the official trial to commence next Tuesday. And now we learn that Alan Dershowitz and Kenneth Starr have joined the President's defense, which will be led by White House lawyer Pat Cippilone and also include Jay Sekulow, a man who was part of his team durng the Mueller investigation and has been very successful in Supreme Court cases and his son, Jay, another well qualified attorney. The process will start with Adam Schiff's team offering its case for removal from office and then rebutted by the President's team. At that point, normally we would then bring things to a vote, but the Senate Democrats, led by Chuck Schumer of New York, seek more testimony from new witnesses since they know that the case made by the House Democratic managers is a shaky one at best. Schumer is demanding fairness, acting as if the House impeachment clown show was a fair and open process. While I personally would tell them to take a hike, I have a feeling that some RINOs might come out of the woodwork to do what they can to help the Democrats with their case. Names in question include Mitt "Mittens" Romney of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine and Lamar Alexander, the lame duck Senator from Tennessee. If these four sign on with Schumer, then additional testimony will occur and the process will drag on as the Democrats try and pull more stuff out of the closet to stir the pot a little longer.
And here's the big question: Will Republicans be allowed to call additional witnesses if the Democrats are successful in their quest? Well, if they are, don't be surprised if the so-called anonymous "whistleblower" gets called as well as the Bidens, or that at least is what a few conservative Senators want. If the Democrats do call witnesses but the Republicans aren't allowed to, then, sadly, we'll know the Deep State fix is in, for we can't talk about corruption in the Ukraine without talking about the Bidens and the "whistleblower" is tied directly to them. We'll just have to wait and see if truth is allowed to rule the day. But, in the meantime, the President will still be President because there will not be sixty-seven votes to convict.
The four in question have been a problem for a while, excepting Romney, who is new and in his first term. He has, however, in his short term of service shown disagreement with the President on almost everything which seems to be more out of jealousy than anything else. You see, Romney wanted to be President in 2012, and had he held his ground in handling Candy Crowley's comments from the moderator chair during a debate, he might very well have been, but he caved under pressure. Murkowski probably should really be a Democrat, for she opposes most conservative measures. Collins is labeled as a Republican in an increasingly blue state and will be fighting for her life and Alexander, well, he would just as soon go along with the Democrats for comity, a term that has lost all validity in the the Democratic Party and he also knows he is untouchable by voters since he won't be running again. Stay tuned, part two of the "Schiff" Show is about to open.