Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 | 2 a.m.
Can a person walk into a bank with a gun and hand a bank a teller a note demanding money in an attempt to rob that bank?
Such a person would be arrested and charged with armed robbery. Can this same person claim that the robbery is a hoax and a witch hunt, and demand that the evidence collected by authorities and the people in the bank who witnessed the attempted robbery not be allowed to testify, or the evidence not be presented in this person’s trial?
President Donald Trump, when caught trying to influence Ukraine’s president to investigate the Bidens, calls it a hoax and a witch hunt. He then totally blocks evidence that is being presented from all the witnesses who would testify.
So why would John Q. Public not have the same rights as Trump, who has been impeached and acquitted, even with all the witnesses and documents collected that were not allowed in his Senate trial?
Neither one of these scenarios can be justified in a court of law — not for the bank robber, and not for the president of the United States. The law should apply to everyone.