Impeachment Trial Is Shaping Up Like A ‘Klansman Trial In Mississippi In 1965’

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For Mitch McConnell to say he’s working with the White House, coordinating with the defendant in this trial before the trial has even begun is atrocious. He may think he’s a judge impaneling an all-white jury for a Klansman trial in Mississippi in 1965. That’s not the kind of trial we have.

— Richard Painter, former chief White House ethics lawyer under George W. Bush, appearing on CNN sounding off on the Senate Majority Leader’s strategy on impeachment. Also on the segment was former senator Rick Santorum who disagreed with Painter, saying McConnell was “completely appropriate.”

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