Professor Jonathon Turley suggested Democrat impeachment managers may have “lost their case” after implying President Trump was a Russian asset during their final day of impeachment arguments on Friday.
Turley made the assessment to other panelists while discussing the latest developments of the impeachment trial on CBS.
As reported by The New York Daily News:
“House Democrats painted Donald Trump’s presidency as a success story for Vladimir Putin in their last round of impeachment trial arguments Friday, charging that the U.S. commander-in-chief’s Ukraine scandal was, in large part, born out of his penchant for Russian propaganda.”
“California Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead impeachment manager and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, drew the Kremlin connection as part of a speech tying Trump’s alleged solicitation of Ukrainian interference in the 2020 election to his welcoming of Russian interference in the 2016 contest.”
Professor Turley said that the attempt by Democrats to connect President Trump to Russia “may have been more passion than persuasion” and “a touch too much” for Republican Senators, who he said are not “going to buy that narrative.” Video Below
“It might have been a tad too much,” Turley said in his remarks. “It may have been more passion than persuasion because they went so far that they virtually accused the president of being a Russian asset and just short of having a KGB email address.”
He continued, “It was very stinging language. But in some ways you have to know your jury. If that’s what you’re trying to get them to embrace, if that’s what you’re trying to get them to vote on in their verdict, then you just lost your case. Because there’s no way those Republican senators are going to buy that narrative.” Video Below
Video: @JonathanTurley slams Dems on Friday's presentation thus far: "There may have been more passion than persuasion there because they went so far that they virtually accused the President of being a Russian asset and just short of having a KGB e-mail address." pic.twitter.com/y0w4Awds89
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