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Boot: The Senate got smoking-gun evidence of Trump’s guilt. 43 Republicans didn’t care.

February 15, 2021

In the 1987 movie “The Untouchables,” Eliot Ness, played by Kevin Costner, uncovers last-minute evidence that Al Capone (Robert De Niro) bribed the jury that is trying him on tax evasion charges. When Ness presents the evidence to the judge, the corrupt jury is dismissed and Capone is forced to plead guilty. Justice is done. Imagine if the judge ignored the evidence and the corrupt jury acquitted the mob boss anyway. That is essentially what occurred in former president Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Saturday when the Senate fell 10 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict, because 43 Republicans voted to acquit.

Article Source: Washington Post

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