James Comey, Nellie Ohr, FISA warrant, Senate floor
Foreign agent, Robert Mueller, Crossfire Hurricane
Peter Strzok, phone text, CrowdStrike, what’s next?
Whistleblower, Lisa Page, they don’t know in Ukraine
Adam Schiff, Hamilton, “Danger” is back again,
John Bolton, Manuscript, Inadmissible
Trump’s shoes, FBI, investigate the sad guy
Dossier, filed away, what else is there left to say?
Well … quite a lot, actually. Sekulow’s speech wasn’t rambling or inarticulate so much as simply pointless. He touched on more conspiracy theories than can be composed by a whole alphabet of secret Twitter sources, but even when accepting such ideas as Joe Biden being corrupt, or Donald Trump being the downtrodden underdog, Sekulow failed to knit the threads together into something that looked more organized than dryer lint. If Adam Schiff gave a moving speech for the ages, and he did, Sekulow’s coda didn’t merit a moment.
Mostly, what Sekulow achieved in an hour was the same thing his compatriots managed in a much shorter period—a statement that he had nothing. That there was no defense of Trump’s actions. That there was no answer to the challenges posed by new evidence. And he demonstrated that Donald Trump selects lawyers by loyalty, not competence.
Not one of Trump’s attorneys could produce anything that looked like a closing argument. Because that first requires an argument.