It was a little over a week ago that some Democratic senators were reportedly mulling the idea of offering the Republicans a one-for-one witness swap: the GOP would get to call Hunter Biden to testify at the impeachment trial if the Democrats could have John Bolton.
Bolton fever seems to have cooled off pretty quickly, but even though Rep. Jerry Nadler keeps insisting that the House Democrats have a slam-dunk case against the president, he and Rep. Adam Schiff still think that it’s up to the Senate to call witnesses to buttress their case. And in a bit of what sounds like desperation on his part, Schiff has proposed a “cap” of one week on witness depositions. He just needs one week … promise.
In an effort to rebuff arguments that calling witnesses would prolong the impeachment trial, Representative Adam Schiff suggested limiting the depositions of witnesses to one week https://t.co/grW6SU4DTI
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) January 31, 2020
We like how you can see the desperation in the New York Post’s featured photo:
— New York Post (@nypost) January 31, 2020
Schiff said that he wants one week devoted to closed-door depositions from witnesses in the trial as senators prepare to vote on the matter Friday.
“I will make an offer to opposing counsel, who says this will stretch on indefinitely if you decide to have a single witness,” Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager, told senators.
“Let’s cabin the depositions to one week. I think we can. I think we should. I think we must,” the California Democrat added.
How about no.
Which will turn into six months
— GlennAC (@GlennAC14) January 31, 2020
— steve wolf ☃️ (@brisque) January 31, 2020
— Alan (@AlanScott61) January 31, 2020
Then tell Schiff to ask the House to impeach again, because investigation is over.
— Where's Hunter? (@OdietamoLives) January 31, 2020
No! Not one day more! We have heard enough
— Dr.Deplorable, PhD (@DrDeplorable2u) January 31, 2020
Sorry you're done
— DOUGLAS HAIGHT (@HAIGHTDOUGLAS) January 31, 2020
— Johnnymauler 🇺🇸👹🍷🏒🎸 (@johnnymauler) January 31, 2020
The Kavanaugh trick.
— gwgm (@gwgmtweets) January 31, 2020
Maybe Michael Avenatti will come bursting into the Senate chamber like Kool-Aid Man with a surprise witness … if he’s not in jail.
I call Adam Schiff, Eric Ciaramella, and Hunter Biden to the stand.
— The Left Ruins Everything (@TheLeftRuins) January 31, 2020
Misko and Chalupa too!!
— Jason J Liberty 🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@Drkwggs) January 31, 2020
And they couldn't do that in the House because….
— Jay Wright 🇺🇸🏳️🌈 (@JayWrighterz) January 31, 2020
How many weeks did Schiff spend in the basement?
— Dan (@Dman1_1976) January 31, 2020
I would like to devote one week to not having to hear or see Shifty Schiff.
— Jimmy M (@scools12) January 31, 2020
Tired of seeing his face
— BertieC (@tyamd_c) January 31, 2020
It's a gift that he's too stupid to know dem's are losing the base with this crap.
— Peppyone (@Peppyone) January 31, 2020
They already had their witnesses, built their case and presented it to the Senate. If they have so little faith in their findings, maybe they found no basis and the matter should be dismissed. They want another bite at the apple.
— P Murrane (@MurraneP) January 31, 2020
Just enough to hurt @BernieSanders @ewarren and @amyklobuchar in Iowa so that whoever he wants can win… he doesn’t care because he wants the limelight but someone who does care is working with him. Who is it? Hillary? Biden? Bloomberg? True rigging going on here
— Bryan Eure (@JBryanEure) January 31, 2020
It wouldn’t be the first Democratic primary that was rigged.
Sekulow: You want negotiation? Here's my proposal. Let's just go to closing arguments and a final vote.
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) January 31, 2020
Report: ‘Several’ Senate Democrats considering a John Bolton-for-Hunter Biden witness trade https://t.co/YMfW10FAp6
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 22, 2020