Could Democrats be better off without impeachment witnesses?

Could Democrats be better off without impeachment witnesses?

[Ed. – On the contrary, the tension arises solidly from the facts of the case, or the lack thereof. If the facts spoke for themselves, as Democrats have claimed, Pelosi would have sent the articles over immediately and her party wouldn’t have to worry about convincing voters.]

Democrats may want to be careful what they wish for in demanding witnesses in President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial.

That’s the warning some party strategists are sending as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., prepares to send two articles of impeachment and a roster of House prosecutors to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., later this week.

“Given where things stand right now, there’s only one smart solution: Get out of this as quickly as possible,” said Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis, former chief of staff for Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

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The tension lies not in the facts of the case but in the politics of convincing voters that Trump is unfit for the presidency before November’s election.

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