Day 1097, Witnesses and Documents
Fifty three against, forty seven for
Admitting documents to Donald’s trial.
Loyal to the core, Trumpists slammed the door,
For documents would be a poison vial.
Forty seven for, fifty three opposed
Demanding Mick Mulvaney testify.
With witnesses and documents disposed,
Then every thought of fairness went awry.
The team of Adam Schiff had made it clear
What documents and witnesses they need.
But lawyers for the president all fear
Exposure of their client’s word and deed.
Perhaps they might let Bolton testify…
But fifty three said, “Table that as well.”
(A vote that they might later rectify,)
At least that’s what McConnell tried to sell.
Just forty seven voted their assent,
Allowing the Chief Justice to opine
On if a witness is irrelevant.
But all Republicans said, “I decline.”
So far, Republicans have gone along
With Mitch McConnell’s promise to abet
Trump in his mission to become King Kong.
A swift acquittal: the smart money bet.
No witnesses or documents portend
The swift dismissal Donald Trump demands.
He wants no “stinking” facts he must defend, (1)
Then everyone must follow his commands.
(1) See “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” (1948) directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston. The line, “…I don’t have to show you any stinking badges,” was uttered by a bandido who was trying to convince a miner, played by Humphrey Bogart that he was a federale. His purpose, of course, was to steal the gold Bogart and Huston had found.