Donald Trump's legal team delivered their defense of the former president Friday. They followed a tightly argued and visceral presentation delivered by House managers that, some say, has made it easy for Republican senators to convict Trump. They likely won't.
We wondered if our show, recorded in part on Thursday, would omit important events that occurred thereafter. Given that many Republican senators have already decided to acquit, why would the defense feel the need to address the 144 constitutional lawyers who debunked their First Amendment argument, the 150 constitutional lawyers who say the impeachment of Trump is constitutional, or the people of this country?
We knew the ending before it even began.
- Dahlia Lithwick - Writes about the courts and the law for Slate and hosts the podcast Amicus
- Sascha Paruk - Lead oddsmaker and editor at Sports Betting Dime
- Robyn Walsh - Assistant professor of the New Testament and early Christianity at the University of Miami and the author of The Origins of Early Christian Literature: Contextualizing the New Testament within Greco-Roman Literary Culture
- Chion Wolf - The host of Audacious with Chion Wolf on Connecticut Public Radio
- Bill Yousman - Professor of media studies at Sacred Heart University
Cat Pastor contributed to this show.