Adam Schiff’s Impeachment Defense has a Major Flaw…

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As the Trump impeachment trial begins, his lawyers are set to argue that the entire trial is unconstitutional. The same argument has been repeated by numerous news outlets and political pundits. However, Adam Schiff who helped lead the first impeachment trial is attempting to pick apart Trump’s legal defense by arguing that there is in fact historical precedent for impeaching an elected official who no longer holds office. The issue? His argument is grounded on British history.

In a Twitter thread featuring clips from the wildly popular Broadway musical “Hamilton,” Schiff attempts to explain his reasoning. Schiff begins the story by noting that Americans adopted the impeachment process from the British, his strange way of arguing that because another country with a different Constitution impeached a former official over 200 years ago it somehow applies to today’s impeachment of Trump.

Throughout the thread, Schiff details an 18th-century event when British Parliament impeached two former officials.

According to Townhall:

Senate President Pro Tempore Patrick Leahy will preside over the impeachment trial—another indication that Trump will not get a fair trial, his defense team argued.

“Can you imagine any American citizen considering it to be a trial in which the judge and jury has already announced publicly that the defendant must be convicted in this case?” Trump attorney David Schoen asked earlier this month. “And in fact, Senator Leahy called on, demanded that Senator McConnell vote for a conviction also … how can we possibly have a fair trial? Chuck Schumer, Senator Schumer promised a fair and full trial. You can’t, when you know that the jurors and the judge are biased going in.”

He went on to call the impeachment trial “completely unconstitutional” and “a very, very dangerous road to take with respect to the First Amendment, putting at risk any passionate political speaker which is really against everything we believe and in this country.”

Democrats argue that Trump committed an impeachable offense during his speech on Jan. 6th at The Ellipse, claiming he incited an insurrection by using violent rhetoric toward elected officials. However, in the defense brief, Trump’s legal counsel argues that Trump’s speech was political speech and therefore protected by the First Amendment.

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    1. Schiff to the Russians, “So you have actual scenes of the President in comprising positions?” The Russians were having a hilarious moment.

  1. Adam “Pencil Neck” Schiff is a serial liar and two-faced hypocrite. Pencil Neck’s “Integrity Quotient” is Zero

  2. Sure ADAM SHIT, go back to British’s 18th century your head not even contact with your pencil neck any longer

  3. He is such an embarrassment, as is all the devilcrats from California. Why do you dems keep voting for California’s worst slime?

    1. In my opinion, no one is elected anymore. I believe their offices are now bought and paid for, including “lyin” Biden’s and “Kommie Harris’.

  4. Schiff has to go into such a long, drawn out presentation because he needs to fabricate the illusion that this impeachment is legitimate. Whereas a simple reading of the US constitution would take only moments, be crystal clear as to what the founders intented (without speculation). And most of all, would contradict every single point he is attempting to make. In other words. His is just a long, convoluted monolog designed to disguise the lie.

  5. GO FUGURE
    THAT WHEASLE PIECE OF
    F K N SCHIFF
    IS AT IT AGAIN
    THE DEMOCRATS FAVOIT PIECE OF SCHIFF
    IT DIDNT WORK BEFORE
    SO WHY SHOULD IT THIS TIME
    ASSHOLE

  6. Liddle,sleazy,lying.pencil neck,bug=eyed,a.dipshift should be removed from office because of his lying,about the russian collusion delusion, u dummycraps are the only ones that colluded, with the government, hildebeast,obuthead,a.dipshift, other jackasses in the new communist dumbocrap death party. U are a bunch of clowns, with this dog and pony show impeachment, get off your miserable butts and do something for the American people u have been screwing over for months. Impeach,the senile,old corrupt,fool, running our government, that has destroyed 100,000 jobs already, endangered all Americans with open borders, by cartels,terrorists, murderers,drug dealers,trafficers, biden needs to be removed,now.

    1. THE STOLEN ELECTION NEEDS TO BE REVERSED! NEW VIDEO PROVES THAT MICHIGAN RECEIVED ILLEGAL BALLETS AFTER THE DEADLINE!

    2. Amen!!! Impeach Biden, Kamala, Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, Waters and all democrats including rhinos. They are evil, power mongering, hateful and aggressively corrupt. Their families should be ashamed of these idiots…..we are. Evil was and is the nature of illegal lust for power and we won’t stand for it!!!!

  7. I guess they have to waste more of our money on one impeachment after another, because they are all afraid of President Trump because he has a backbone not like the lying, cheating puppet president we have now.

  8. Why hasn’t Schiff been locked up for lying every time he opens his mouth? Lying seems to be a very bad habit of many of our so-called govt. leaders, especially on the Democrat side. Isn’t there at least one Republican in Congress with enough guts to stand up to Schiff, and kick him to the curb and out of there?

  9. Well, since it’s another Liberal sitting as Judge, over the Impeachment trial, I won’t hold my breath hoping, they will give Schiff, a lesson on the Declaration of Independence…

    However, Adam, for your information, we’re not under British rule any more!

    1. Yes, wasn’t there a revolution in 1776? Does Schiff want to go back under British control? This is the worst argument ever, using a Broadway play instead of the Constitution? Let’s shut this play down and hire some real Congressmen, not colonialists.

      1. We really, really, do need to persuade him to go to GB, too!
        He’s lost and fighting for the wrong Country…

  10. BIDEN AND HARRIS ARE GUILTY OF MULTIPLE IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES AND YET NOT ONE HAS BEEN GIVEN A FAIR HEARING! YOU CANNOT IMPEACHMENT AS THE FOUNDING FATHERS WROTE IT INTO LAW IS FOR THE REMOVAL OF A PRESIDENT FROM OFFICE. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOW EX-PRESIDENT TRUMP. THE CHARGES HAVE NO LEGAL STANDING, BECAUSE THERE IS NO LEGAL BODY THAT CAN LEGALLY TRY THE CASE! A SENATOR CANNOT PRESIDE OVER THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL! THAT JOB IS THE JOB OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT AND ONLY THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURTS JOB! THE FORMAT IS NOT BEING FOLLOWED! THEREFORE ANY DECISION BY THE SENATE HAS NO FORCE OF LAW, BECAUSE THE SENATE IS IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW!

  11. Schiff just keeps making a fool of himself. I don’t understand how he ever got elected into our government. We want someone to help America and not destroy it like Schiff. He never tells the truth.

  12. Hey Schiff you beedie eyed nut first this is not Britain and we dont give a flying flip who or how many they done what ever to no the founding fathers did not want Britain in our way of life that is why they came to this country to get away from people like you nutty demorats

  13. By their own words these Demonrats have convicted their own. If these excuses for members of Congress can impeach President Trump, then by all that’s sacred and holy, Clinton, Obama, Schumer, Pelosi, Watters, Harris and a host of other members of Congress can also be impeach for the crimes of inciting riots, paying to get riots out of prison, and for TREASON.

    1. The Liberals are all legally Declared Independent of a brain too!

      After just 4 years of President Trump, they’ve all but forgotten about July 4th and the American flag!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  14. Well, THAT’S A REACH. A play. Set in 1787. Wasn’t that the one Mike Pence got kicked out of? Schiff’s a douche.

  15. Schiffs impeachment charges against Donald Trump have major problems alright . It’s called Adam Schiff ! Pencil neck freak lost the last time around and he’ll lose again . His case is as week as his charges and this whole impeachment affair is nothing more than political grandstanding and a total waste of the taxpayers time and money . And why ? Because both he and Nancy Pelosi hate Donald J. Trump . Hatred does not lend itself to good nor rational government

  16. Lyin’ Sack o’ Schiff makes it up as he goes along, leaks CONFIDENTIAL proceedings to the press, falsely accuses a sitting president of crimes WITH ZERO EVIDENCE and conducts illegal hearings with out concern (for a start…).
    Yet the demonKKKrats (and RINO repubs) stripped Taylor of her committee seats for merely speaking her opinion (which she has a RIGHT to do).
    If anyone even thinks that TERM LIMITS aren’t a good idea, they’re as deranged as Schiff…

  17. It seems Schiff is so familiar with Broadway version of history that he is in title to do impeachment trial there but not in Capitol…!

  18. I would ask if he s nuts..but we all know he is. The founders did not impeachment of people no longer in office because ruining lives was what the british did! Along with that while I love musicals I would not see hamilton if the tickets were free as rap is offensive, its not even music. So the use minorities to pretend they are as smart as the founders which is a total joke!

  19. Wait a minute. What kind of precedent would Schiff et al, be setting if the Senate can impeach a private citizen? That means they could impeach any citizen in the US, could they not? This is not what I learned in US Government class. They are grasping at straws trying to use a foreign governmental history as precedent. Our tax money is being wasted. This guy needs to be ousted. What a travesty!

  20. I can’t think of another legislator so disconnected with reality, reason, and logic than Adam Schiff. If it doesn’t fit, you must try to mold it to the world of Schiff -dumb correctness. His logic is the most illogical display of sanity I have ever witnessed.

  21. The Dims want to impeach the President. The President is Joe Biden. Republican Senators should ask the Dims if they want to impeach the President. If they do, Republican Senators should change the name on the impeachment charge to Joe Biden and they will provide enough information to impeach him.

  22. This impeachment is not legal and all of it hinges on the definition of the word “and”. First here is the part of the Constitution affected…”Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States”. Now look at the words(and) the first use of the word. The definition of and means “1.
    used to connect words of the same part of speech, clauses, or sentences, that are to be taken jointly.
    “bread and butter”

  23. This whole impeachment farce reminds one of the Salem witch trials of long ago; Plus they picked a Trump HATER as judge despite that Impeachment calls for the CHIEF JUSTICE of the SUPREME COURT to sit in judgement.

    1. There’s not one iota of Constitutionality in this Impeachment… It only represents the Liberals’ hatred for Americans!

  24. And the Liberal Democrat ideology seems to be based on ‘the Communist Manifesto’, ‘Mein Kampf’, words of Chairman Mao, and ‘Rules for Radicals’.
    It doesn’t matter where the idea for impeachment came from when it is applied in a manner consistent with our country’s constitution, and not on English law.

    1. If the Founding Fathers’ being educated in European civics and law, gives the US Impeachment legitimacy, than we should have legal precedent to reign and rule over Great Britain too!

  25. Schiff needs to be impeached for all the lies he has told over the years. This low life punk has told so many lies he wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him in the rear.

  26. So now our country is being run on the basis of what is portrayed in a Broadway musical!!!

    Are Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck the next source material that will be replacements for the Constitution?

    1. Your question is closer to the truth than you realize!
      They are already judging environmental cases, based on hypothetical/ambiguous locations of animal dwellings, and their migration routes…

      Politicians/Media have been trying to reopen the can of worms, over the water wars, to rewrite the laws by including drought as a fossil fuel-climate change event…

      This is in spite of the historical fact, that the water wars started from natural drought conditions! …Conditions that happened centuries before any fossil fuels were invented…

      They were trying to stir up public dissent and use it in a court of law, as having been accepted in the court of public opinion…

  27. Schiff always has a major problem. He claims to have indisputable evidence but never produces anything but words that amount to nothing but air. He is a joke and another reason why politics is so corrupt and often laughable.

  28. This second Impeachment farce is to destroy the MAGA movement. The trial by the Senate is supposed to be a for a sitting President for removal. The President already left office. As you watch the chaos at the Capital you see how the left wanted to convince you using violence…..which President Trump had no part it, they want to generate an emotional response. These so called insurrection scenes were planned ahead of time, and meant to arouse emotion to get the desired affect to brainwash people.

  29. Shiff is making the assumption that impeachment is based on England’s
    Parliamentary law, and therefore should follow their rules. Our impeachment law is rooted in our Constitution. Not Parliament. Shiff likes to take truth and fact, and tie an unrecognizable knot of distorted logic only he could understand and expects all to believe it. England’s Parliament would have fun with him.

  30. Obviously, Schiff was a wimp, back in his school-boy days. And, now, he desperately wants to be the big man. Wonder if he was a pathological liar back then, too.

  31. So the hate-filled Schiff is at it again. Making up ridiculous scenarios. I wonder if he realizes that more and more people are recognizing that he is just a moronic fool.

  32. There is even more policies Schiff is using from former Soviet Union and today Russia. It does not surprise me. What is surprising, that Pelosi is still keeping such an idiot, who is actually damaging reputation of the Democratic Party. No wonder the 75 million of people are firmly behind the real president Trump.

  33. After loosing for 2nd time moron should be publicly test on knowledge Constitution and Bill of Rights so is 6 RepRats and any other idiots DemRat as a whole. I hope watermelon face pencil neck will never get a job after this gig.

  34. It just shows why he had to run for office; he isn’t qualified to practice law. In fact, I don’t think he could flip burgers either.

  35. They all failed their test in grammar, punctuation, and mechanics..

    They probably lied and cheated their way into college too, like they play politics….

    They’re trying to rewrite the laws again, to disqualify Trump with out merit…

    In order for the letter of the law to be enacted, Trump must be “in” Office; in order to be impeached, and then disqualified from future office!

    Not to mention, they’re charging Trump with a crime, he didn’t commit…

    …There’s not one “high crime and misdemeanor”!
    The 1st Amendment, is a law he exercised, not violated…

    He also assembled and demonstrated in peaceful protest.. in opposition to the election fraud..

    Every case of fraud/unConstitutional laws being broken, was rejected by the Courts…
    Not tried and adjudicated!

  36. If you had to go on a rant to show how this sham is legal, wouldn’t you give a little more thought as to whether or not it is a good idea to proceed ? Is it worth it to tick off 80 million voters ? And, dont you have more important things to do with your time ? Or is this just another distraction from what you are doing ? Say……Stealing an election ?

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