Trump’s impeachment defense is that David Holmes could not overhear him on the phone with Sondland because it is impossible to overhear another person on the phone.
I have been watching people making phone calls my entire life. My hearing is, and has been, great. Never have I been watching a person making a call, which was not on speakerphone, and been able to hear or understand a conversation. I’ve even tried, but to no avail. Try it live!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2019
Trump was responding to Holmes’s testifying that he overheard Trump’s call with Gordon Sondland:
David Holmes testifies about hearing Trump ask about the Biden investigation in vivid detail. pic.twitter.com/VCmdsHFwEb
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) November 21, 2019
Trump’s impeachment defense that the witness is lying because it is impossible to hear another person on the phone without the speakerphone on, which is absurd and not even close to the truth.
Once again, Donald Trump doesn’t contest the fact that he was on a phone call with Gordon Sondland asking how the plot to extort Ukraine was going. Trump wants the nation to focus on the witness who could overhear the call as if discrediting the witness makes his phone call to Sondland disappear.
Trump and his party keep avoiding the facts because acknowledging the facts would require an admission of impeachable offenses.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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