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HERE TONIGHT LAWRENCE, LET ME ASK FOR YOUR LAWRENCE, LET ME ASK FOR YOUR REACTION TO THE WAY THIS WRAPPED REACTION TO THE WAY THIS WRAPPED UP TONIGHT

UP TONIGHT THIS WAS A POWERFUL CLOSING FROM THIS WAS A POWERFUL CLOSING FROM CONGRESSMAN SCHIFF CONGRESSMAN SCHIFF >> WELL, I WAS SURE ADAM SCHIFF >> WELL, I WAS SURE ADAM SCHIFF WOULD BE THE FINISHER TONIGHT WOULD BE THE FINISHER TONIGHT

HE IS THEIR CLOSER HE IS THEIR CLOSER THAT’S BEEN VERY OBVIOUS THAT’S BEEN VERY OBVIOUS WHAT WE DIDN’T KNOW IS HOW HE WHAT WE DIDN’T KNOW IS HOW HE WAS GOING TO HANDLE IT

WAS GOING TO HANDLE IT I THOUGHT HE WOULD DO BASICALLY I THOUGHT HE WOULD DO BASICALLY A WORKING SUMMATION OF WHAT YOU A WORKING SUMMATION OF WHAT YOU HEARD TODAY, HERE’S WHAT YOU HEARD TODAY, HERE’S WHAT YOU HEARD TODAY HEARD TODAY HE WENT FAR BEYOND THAT AND HE HE WENT FAR BEYOND THAT AND HE WENT TO THE CENTRAL QUESTION OF WENT TO THE CENTRAL QUESTION OF WHY THEY’RE ALL SITTING THERE, WHY THEY’RE ALL SITTING THERE, WHICH IS THE ISSUE OF GUILT AND WHICH IS THE ISSUE OF GUILT AND THEN THE ISSUE OF REMOVAL, THEN THE ISSUE OF REMOVAL, BECAUSE THEY HAVE THIS DUAL BECAUSE THEY HAVE THIS DUAL FUNCTION FUNCTION

JURORS WEIGHING THE EVIDENCE, JURORS WEIGHING THE EVIDENCE, DECIDING THE VERDICT, BUT THEN DECIDING THE VERDICT, BUT THEN THEY ARE ALSO THE JUDGES THEY ARE ALSO THE JUDGES PRONOUNCING THE SENTENCE PRONOUNCING THE SENTENCE AND HE WENT TO THE SENTENCE AND HE WENT TO THE SENTENCE AND I DON’T THINK ANYONE AND I DON’T THINK ANYONE EXPECTED HIM TO GO TO THE EXPECTED HIM TO GO TO THE SENTENCE TONIGHT

SENTENCE TONIGHT WHY THIS PRESIDENT SHOULD BE WHY THIS PRESIDENT SHOULD BE REMOVED REMOVED AND THAT’S WHAT HIS FINISH WAS AND THAT’S WHAT HIS FINISH WAS ABOUT ABOUT

IT WAS VERY POWERFUL IT WAS VERY POWERFUL HE KEPT SAYING TO THOSE HE KEPT SAYING TO THOSE SENATORS, YOU KNOW YOU CAN’T SENATORS, YOU KNOW YOU CAN’T COUNT ON HIM COUNT ON HIM MEANING, YOU KNOW YOU CAN’T — MEANING, YOU KNOW YOU CAN’T — >> HE STARTED WITH, YOU KNOW >> HE STARTED WITH, YOU KNOW HE’S GUILTY, AND THEN YOU KNOW HE’S GUILTY, AND THEN YOU KNOW YOU CAN’T COUNT ON HIM

YOU CAN’T COUNT ON HIM >> WHICH IS 100% TRUE >> WHICH IS 100% TRUE EVERYONE KNOWS THERE’S NOT A EVERYONE KNOWS THERE’S NOT A PERSON IN THAT ROOM WHO BELIEVES PERSON IN THAT ROOM WHO BELIEVES THAT THEY CAN COUNT ON DONALD THAT THEY CAN COUNT ON DONALD TRUMP TO DO ANYTHING, INCLUDING TRUMP TO DO ANYTHING, INCLUDING THE THING THAT HE HAS TOLD THEM THE THING THAT HE HAS TOLD THEM AT LUNCH HE’S GOING TO DO THIS AT LUNCH HE’S GOING TO DO THIS AFTERNOON AFTERNOON

WHETHER IT’S BIG OR SMALL WHETHER IT’S BIG OR SMALL AND SO IT WAS VERY POWERFUL AND SO IT WAS VERY POWERFUL THE COUNTRY KNOWS IT

THE COUNTRY KNOWS IT AND SO HE WAS SAYING SOMETHING AND SO HE WAS SAYING SOMETHING THAT EVERYONE KNOWS IS TRUE THAT EVERYONE KNOWS IS TRUE AND HE WAS USING IT AS THE AND HE WAS USING IT AS THE REASON, IN THIS CASE, WITH THESE REASON, IN THIS CASE, WITH THESE FACTS, BUT WHY HE HAS TO BE FACTS, BUT WHY HE HAS TO BE REMOVED REMOVED

>> THE POINT ABOUT THE >> THE POINT ABOUT THE PRESIDENT, THE DANGEROUSNESS OF PRESIDENT, THE DANGEROUSNESS OF THE PRESIDENT, THAT THE THE PRESIDENT, THAT THE PRESIDENT IS WILLING AND HAS PRESIDENT IS WILLING AND HAS SHOWN HIMSELF WILLING BY THE SHOWN HIMSELF WILLING BY THE ACTS ADJUDICATED HERE AND IN ACTS ADJUDICATED HERE AND IN OTHER CONTEXTS, HAS BEEN WILLING OTHER CONTEXTS, HAS BEEN WILLING TO PUT THE INTERESTS OF THE TO PUT THE INTERESTS OF THE COUNTRY ASIDE IN FAVOR OF HIS COUNTRY ASIDE IN FAVOR OF HIS OWN INTERESTS WHEN HE FINDS THAT OWN INTERESTS WHEN HE FINDS THAT THEY CONFLICT THEY CONFLICT THAT’S THE STORY OF THESE THAT’S THE STORY OF THESE IMPEACHMENT ARTICLES, CHAIRMAN IMPEACHMENT ARTICLES, CHAIRMAN SCHIFF WAS SAYING, AND THAT IS SCHIFF WAS SAYING, AND THAT IS WHAT YOU KNOW TO BE TRUE OF HIM WHAT YOU KNOW TO BE TRUE OF HIM AS A PERSON AND AS A PRESIDENT, AS A PERSON AND AS A PRESIDENT, AND THEREFORE IF YOU BELIEVE HE AND THEREFORE IF YOU BELIEVE HE RECALLS IT AND YOU KNOW HE DID, RECALLS IT AND YOU KNOW HE DID, IT CAN’T JUST BE THAT YOU ACCEPT IT CAN’T JUST BE THAT YOU ACCEPT IT, YOU HAVE TO REMOVE HIM IT, YOU HAVE TO REMOVE HIM I DID NOT EXPECT HIM TO WRAP HIS I DID NOT EXPECT HIM TO WRAP HIS COMMENTS THAT WAY

COMMENTS THAT WAY I FOUND IT VERY POWERFUL, I FOUND IT VERY POWERFUL, CLAIRE CLAIRE >> IT WAS VERY POWERFUL >> IT WAS VERY POWERFUL

THE PROBLEM IS THAT HE IS THE PROBLEM IS THAT HE IS SPEAKING TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT SPEAKING TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT GOING TO VOTE TO REMOVE HIM GOING TO VOTE TO REMOVE HIM AND THE FACT THAT HE’S USING AND THE FACT THAT HE’S USING THAT ARGUMENT, AND IT WAS VERY THAT ARGUMENT, AND IT WAS VERY STRONG, IT WAS PASSIONATE, IT STRONG, IT WAS PASSIONATE, IT WAS THOUGHTFUL, IT WAS COGENT, WAS THOUGHTFUL, IT WAS COGENT, IT WAS ALL THOSE THINGS, BUT, IT WAS ALL THOSE THINGS, BUT, YOU KNOW, HE REALLY MOVED ON YOU KNOW, HE REALLY MOVED ON FROM THE FIGHT OF ARE WE REALLY FROM THE FIGHT OF ARE WE REALLY GOING TO SET A PRECEDENT THAT WE GOING TO SET A PRECEDENT THAT WE HAVE NO WITNESSES AND DOCUMENTS HAVE NO WITNESSES AND DOCUMENTS AT THIS TRIAL, TO, WE’VE GOT TO AT THIS TRIAL, TO, WE’VE GOT TO GET THIS GUY OUT OF OFFICE GET THIS GUY OUT OF OFFICE BECAUSE HE’S A DANGER TO OUR BECAUSE HE’S A DANGER TO OUR COUNTRY COUNTRY MOST OF THOSE REPUBLICANS, IN MOST OF THOSE REPUBLICANS, IN FACT PROBABLY ALL 53 OF THEM, FACT PROBABLY ALL 53 OF THEM, KNOW IF THEY EVER DID THAT, THEY KNOW IF THEY EVER DID THAT, THEY PROBABLY WILL NEVER BE REELECTED PROBABLY WILL NEVER BE REELECTED AGAIN, BECAUSE MOST OF THEM ARE AGAIN, BECAUSE MOST OF THEM ARE FROM STATES THAT THAT WOULD BE FROM STATES THAT THAT WOULD BE AN UNACCEPTABLE RESULT, BECAUSE AN UNACCEPTABLE RESULT, BECAUSE THE TRUMP SUPPORTERS TO THIS THE TRUMP SUPPORTERS TO THIS MOMENT BELIEVE THIS IS ALL MOMENT BELIEVE THIS IS ALL COOKED UP

COOKED UP >> BUT IT’S NOT TRUMP SUPPORTERS >> BUT IT’S NOT TRUMP SUPPORTERS IN MAINE WHO ARE GOING TO PUT IN MAINE WHO ARE GOING TO PUT THE PRESSURE ON SUSAN COLLINS THE PRESSURE ON SUSAN COLLINS >> NO >> NO

>> AND I THINK THAT SPEECH GOES >> AND I THINK THAT SPEECH GOES STRAIGHT TO MAINE, IT GOES STRAIGHT TO MAINE, IT GOES STRAIGHT TO COLORADO, IT GOES TO STRAIGHT TO COLORADO, IT GOES TO THOSE VOTERS WHO SAY TO THEIR THOSE VOTERS WHO SAY TO THEIR SENATOR, YOU MUST DO THE RIGHT SENATOR, YOU MUST DO THE RIGHT THING THING >> VERY EFFECTIVE TO THE GREATER >> VERY EFFECTIVE TO THE GREATER AUDIENCE AUDIENCE >> YES

>> YES I ALSO THINK IT PUTS AS MUCH I ALSO THINK IT PUTS AS MUCH PRESSURE ON THE WITNESS ARGUMENT PRESSURE ON THE WITNESS ARGUMENT AS THE WITNESS ARGUMENT ITSELF, AS THE WITNESS ARGUMENT ITSELF, AND THE WITNESS ARGUMENT HAS A AND THE WITNESS ARGUMENT HAS A WAY OF SOUNDING AFTER A WHILE WAY OF SOUNDING AFTER A WHILE KIND OF LEGALISTIC AND KIND OF LEGALISTIC AND NEEDLE-THREADING NEEDLE-THREADING THIS IS WHAT IT’S ABOUT THIS IS WHAT IT’S ABOUT

AND THIS IS WHY YOU NEED THE AND THIS IS WHY YOU NEED THE WITNESSES WITNESSES AND I THINK HE HAD THAT IMPACT AND I THINK HE HAD THAT IMPACT EVEN WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT EVEN WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT WITNESSES

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