Impeachment Trial: Day 7 – Shocking Revelations as Focus is Placed on Bidens

Pray that God will bring Truth and Light into these proceedings. May His Will be done.


Streamed live on January 27, 2020

Bondi focuses on the Bidens

Pam Bondi, Florida’s former attorney general, took on the issue of Hunter Biden, saying the defense team “would prefer not to be talking about this, but the House managers have placed this squarely at issue, so we must address it.”

Bondi spent 30 minutes outlining Hunter Biden’s involvement on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, and Joe Biden’s role in crafting the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy.

She cited multiple new reports that questioned the younger Biden’s role at Burisma.

Bondi quoted a Washington Post article that said, “The appointment of the vice president’s son to a Ukrainian oil board looks nepotistic at best, nefarious at worst.”

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More on Hunter Biden

Private attorney Eric Herschmann, himself a board member of a natural gas company, says Hunter Biden is far from qualified to sit on an energy company board.

“He did have one qualification: he was the son of the vice president of the United States,” he said. “He was the son of the man in charge of the Ukrainian portfolio for the prior administration. And we are to believe there is nothing to see here, that for anyone to investigate or inquire about this would be a sham.”

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A defense of Rudy Giuliani

Trump attorney Jane Raskin launched a defense of Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, by calling him a “shiny object meant to distract.”

Raskin said Giuliani was not conducting a secret scheme to help Trump get reelected.

“Yes, Mayor Giuliani was the president’s personal attorney, but he was not on a political errand,” Raskin said. “As he as stated repeatedly and publicly, he was doing what good defense attorneys do.”

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Republicans give Dershowitz a thumbs-up

The closing argument by former Harvard law professor and defense attorney Alan Dershowitz seemed to please Republican senators — and even earned him a hug from outspoken Trump critic Norm Eisen.

Dershowitz, who wrapped up Monday’s argument on behalf of Trump’s legal team, argued among other things that the claims in former national security adviser John Bolton’s unpublished book — if true — wouldn’t constitute an impeachable defense. Bolton reportedly linked President Donald Trump directly to the freeze in Ukraine aid.

The performance appeared to satisfy Republicans, a number of whom went over to Dershowitz to shake his hand after the Senate adjourned for the night. Eisen — a former White House lawyer in the Obama administration who worked as a part-time House Judiciary Committee counsel — hugged Dershowitz, and the two exchanged what appeared to be pleasantries. — Jesse Naranjo

Dershowitz addresses Bolton

Former Harvard law professor and noted criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz finally mentioned John Bolton by name late Monday night as he was wrapping up his presentation — marking the day’s only direct reference on the Senate floor to the former national security adviser who has threatened to upend the impeachment trial.

“Nothing in the Bolton revelations, even if true, would rise to the level of an abuse of power or an impeachable offense,” Dershowitz said.

Dershowitz also argued that both of Democrats’ articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — are not legitimate impeachable offenses. — Andrew Desiderio and Kyle Cheney

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Unfortunately, I am unable to find one video with full coverage of Day 7, most likely due to the length of the day. Though there are many available videos online that make up the entirety of the day. I recommend CSPAN for a bi-partisan view of the event.


Endnotes:

  1. Pam Bondi, Eric Herschmann: https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending/30-second-recap-impeachment-trial-day-6/3HXQVNH53ZDV3MX4L6QMI4C3IM/
  2. Jane Raskin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opUEUiOgz5Y
  3. Alan Dershowitz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqmhfyH09jM

11 thoughts on “Impeachment Trial: Day 7 – Shocking Revelations as Focus is Placed on Bidens

  1. Excellent post Dee! Praise God the truth is coming out and this impeachment is being revealed for the sham that it is! It’s the democrats that need to be investigated, not Trump. Biden and his son are the ones dripping with corruption, not Trump. Bolton is a neocon globalist and a liar and he shouldn’t even be allowed to testify with his mouth full of lies. The Ukrainian President already said nobody pushed him. There was no quid pro quo and the transcripts prove it. The whole impeachment has been a ridiculous circus full of lies and false accusations against Trump since day 1.

    I really can’t believe they have let it go on so long. What a stupid waste of time. They need to throw Pelosi and Schiff out for good, Schumer too. Then go after Biden and his son for corruption and go get Hillary too for her corruption with the “yellow cake” on the tarmac. Everything the dems tried to accuse Trump of were crimes they were actually committing! What a bunch of traitors. I pray God smites their wicked agenda and spreads revival in this country. The impeachment is already dead in the water and even the few sane democrats that are left in the party know that. The more the dems talk, the more everyone can see what traitorous liars they are.

    Trump 2020 landslide! God bless!

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    • Amen Ryan. I have to admit, my jaw was hanging open as they discussed the Bidens. To think that Joe Biden is a part of this sham after he had the prosecutor fired that was investigating Burisma (where his son worked) in the Ukraine, with Obama’s blessing and direction, is the epitome of crime and corruption. THAT is an impeachable offense. Not the request by Trump to investigate this crime. This is the point that Trump’s team is making by addressing the Bidens. The House says he had no reason to ask for an investigation other than to discredit Biden for the presidency. Now we know he had every reason and every right.

      If you haven’t had a chance yet to listen to Dershowitz’ presentation, please do. He outlines what the legal conditions are to impeach and this current impeachment flies in the face of all legitimate charges for impeachment. Let’s pray that God opens the eyes of the Senate to see this for what it is and to acquit President Trump.

      Lord, please expose the lies and bring forth Truth in these proceedings. Let justice be served, however that looks in Your eyes. Amen.

      God bless, brother.

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    • Agreed. I was just thinking last night that I never thought I would see such blatant corruption in our government that would allow a President to be impeached on such fabricated and weak arguments in order to cover up their own corruption. Not only that, they accuse him of committing the crimes they are actively committing in this trial… obstruction of and tampering with the upcoming Presidential election. That’s really what this is about.

      As I watch these proceedings and then listen to people’s comments that are for the impeachment, I find myself wondering if we’re watching the same trial. It’s as if they don’t have eyes to see or ears to hear what’s actually going on. The only explanation I can come up with are the scriptures that say Satan has blinded the minds of the unbelieving and has taken them captive to do his will.

      I will continue to pray that God opens the eyes of all involved to see the lies and the truth – and to respond appropriately. While keeping in mind that God is in control regardless of the outcome.

      God bless.

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