Trey Gowdy Reveals Why Ukraine Transcript Is 'Best Piece Of Evidence' Trump Has
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Former South Carolina congressman Trey Gowdy revealed over the weekend why the call transcript of his conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is the best piece of evidence President Donald Trump has for his defense during the Senate impeachment trial.
During an interview on “America’s Newsroom,” Gowdy was asked if he were on the White House defense team, how would he frame the president’s defense before the Senators in the trial.
Trey Gowdy simply responded, “The transcript.”
“The transcript is the single best piece of evidence that the president has,” Gowdy said.
“Who brought up Rudy Giuliani’s name?” Gowdy asked. “It wasn’t Donald Trump, it was Zelensky. This was the second call, not the first call. If President Trump were really hell-bent on ensuring that Ukraine investigates the Biden’s, would he not have brought that up in the first telephone call he had with Zelensky? Why wait till the second?”
“Who brought up Bill Barr? And under what circumstances was Bill Barr’s name brought up? I think the transcript is the single best piece of evidence that the president has. I mean, laying aside the reality that there was no announcement of investigations, there was no investigation and the aid was ultimately released,” he explained.
“I don’t think the Democrats have a great case for conviction, but also would be hard-pressed to find 5 members of this ‘jury’ that have not already made up their minds,” the former South Carolina Congressman added.
The former South Carolina lawmaker hilariously predicted the revealed the Senate impeachment trial won't last longer than 6 weeks.
And if it does, Gowdy joked that it would be "cruel and unusual punishment."
“God help us if it lasts 6 weeks. The investigation is over. It’s [Adam] Schiff’s job to bring over and present the case. If he’s gonna present the case on the paper with the depositions, it shouldn’t take that long. I don’t need Adam to read the depositions to me. The jury can go read it themselves,” Gowdy said.
“If they open it up to witnesses, and they want Bolton, and then there [are] some Republicans that want 4 or 5 other witnesses, it could last 6 weeks. I just have not met anyone whose opinion has changed during the pendency of this investigation. And I can’t identify– maybe 3 open-minded jurors in the U.S. Senate. No matter how long it lasts, I don’t think it’s gonna change anyone’s mind in the Senate or among my fellow citizens,” he continued.
“The shorter the better. I’m saying 2 weeks– if it goes 6 weeks, then they’re gonna have to make some hard decisions on which witnesses are important enough to hear from and which ones, ” Gowdy said.
We know how this is going to play out.
Republicans control a 53-47 majority in the upper chamber. To impeach and remove him from office, Democrats need 67 total votes.
That means all 47 Democrats and 20 Republicans would need to vote in favor of convicting Trump and having him removed from office.
That is never going to happen.
Beyond that, it appears the Democrats latest stunt will soon be over and Trump will be fully acquitted.