As anybody who has handed a highschool civics class is aware of, the impeachment course of will not be a authorized continuing however a political one. Fortunately, CNN host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo knew not less than that a lot. However he spent quite a lot of Wednesday’s Prime Time decrying Senate Republicans for not being neutral jurors in President Trump’s second impeachment trial. But, he by no means admitted that Democrats weren’t neutral both, and even boasted about considered one of his friends already calling for Trump’s conviction.

On prime of that, Cuomo admitted to eager to “traumatize” the Republican facet of the Senate.

“We all know this can be a political trial. Okay. We all know that. We all know the jurors are usually not neutral. We all know that. Mitch McConnell mentioned it,” he mentioned to former U.S. Lawyer Preet Bharara, as if he broke some type of main case.

However Bharara went on to elucidate that each member of the Senate, Democrats embrace, wouldn’t be allowed to jurors in “an actual trial” as a result of they’re biased towards Trump (Click on “increase”):

Nicely, I believe it did very a lot so, and this subject that we now have been speaking about, it is type of fascinating. That makes it a peculiar type of trial and creates a battle of curiosity of types as a result of quite a lot of these, the truth is, arguably, the entire senators who had been additionally jurors had been victims or potential victims of the mob violence. You’ll by no means have that in an actual trial.

And you’d anticipate that — the rationale you would not have it in a standard trial is that may prejudice these jurors towards the defendant.

After speaking with Bharara, Cuomo turned to fellow CNN host Michael Smerconish to get the feedback he was on the lookout for.

Citing a Washington Publish article arguing that roughly half of the GOP senators had been “in sync” with the previous President, Smerconish recommended “it raises additional questions of bias on their half. How can they be honest and sitting in judgment of Trump, when basically they had been doing quite a lot of the identical?”

 

 

“Precisely,” Cuomo agreed. “You’ve got witnesses, victims, and accomplices because the jury.”

However in teasing an upcoming interview with Senator Stolen Valor, aka Democrat Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cuomo threw out his disgust for biased jurors and praised the Senator for already declaring his vote. “Then, we now have a Senate juror who’s already calling for Trump’s conviction,” he touted.

And after an interview with Congresswoman Susan Wild (D-PA), Cuomo’s first query to Blumenthal was about how the GOP senators had been not a part of his household:

So that you’re in there, and you realize, as you look across the room, that a few of your brothers and some of your sisters on the suitable are actually not household to you anymore. They don’t seem to be paying consideration, Senator. They do not give a rattling. They’ve made up their thoughts of what to do right here, and it is all about expediency, though they know you bought fortunate, all of you strolling on the market that day.

As for his interview with Wild, he advised her she ought to care for her psychological well being given the trauma she skilled through the riot. However he admitted to eager to scar Republicans. “However I do wish to traumatize the people who find themselves sitting as jurors as a result of there’s an excessive amount of of a rush right here to dismiss this, to maneuver previous it, as a result of they’ve totally different political inclinations and worries,” he sneered.

Seeking to smear Republicans additional, Cuomo introduced on perpetually apocalyptic CNN journalist Carl Bernstein to rant in regards to the “ethical dimension to this” and name them “evil” (click on “increase”):

You recognize this. I’ve coated the courts. You are a lawyer. And in instances of violence, that juries consider of their minds the presence of evil. And that is actually a part of what the Republican Social gathering right here appears to refuse to contemplate. That evil has come to be the agenda of a president, and so they have gone together with it. So, there is a ethical dimension that we actually must be contemplating on this in addition to the authorized and the trial.

This was simply a continuation of Cuomo’s ghoulish attacks on Republicans since the 2020 election. That is CNN.

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The transcript is beneath, click on “increase” to learn:

CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time
February 10, 2021
9:12:18 p.m. Japanese

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CHRIS CUOMO: Now Preet, we all know this can be a political trial. Okay. We all know that. We all know the jurors are usually not neutral. We all know that. Mitch McConnell mentioned it. However do you suppose right now might have made a distinction when it type of – when it actually dawned on me and possibly on them, he actually left you guys to die in there, that he knew they had been searching you, and he didn’t cease it. Did that come by way of?

PREET BHARARA: Nicely, I believe it did very a lot so, and this subject that we now have been speaking about, it is type of fascinating. That makes it a peculiar type of trial and creates a battle of curiosity of types as a result of quite a lot of these, the truth is, arguably, the entire senators who had been additionally jurors had been victims or potential victims of the mob violence. You’ll by no means have that in an actual trial.

And you’d anticipate that — the rationale you would not have it in a standard trial is that may prejudice these jurors towards the defendant.

(…)

9:14:23 p.m. Japanese

MICHAEL SMERCONISH: Philip Bump has nice reporting in The Washington Publish tonight about how about one half of these Senate Republicans themselves had been saying and doing issues fully in sync with what the President is being held accountable for. So, it raises additional questions of bias on their half. How can they be honest and sitting in judgment of Trump, when basically they had been doing quite a lot of the identical?

CUOMO: Precisely. You’ve got witnesses, victims, and accomplices because the jury.

(…)

9:15:58 p.m. Japanese

CUOMO: Then, we now have a Senate juror who’s already calling for Trump’s conviction. What does he consider the case, and what does he consider what it means if there may be an acquittal? Subsequent.

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9:25:20 p.m. Japanese

CUOMO: And you realize, you gotta deal with your self such as you fell down a flight of stairs, Consultant [Susan Wild (D-PA)]. You recognize what I imply? You’ve to be type to your self, and should you begin to really feel issues, you bought to get assist, identical to you’d for anything. You recognize, accidents on the within are the identical as accidents on the skin.

And I do not wish to traumatize or re-traumatize, however I do wish to traumatize the people who find themselves sitting as jurors as a result of there’s an excessive amount of of a rush right here to dismiss this, to maneuver previous it, as a result of they’ve totally different political inclinations and worries.

(…)

9:28:23 p.m. Japanese

CUOMO: Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal. So that you’re in there, and you realize, as you look across the room, that a few of your brothers and some of your sisters on the suitable are actually not household to you anymore. They don’t seem to be paying consideration, Senator. They do not give a rattling. They’ve made up their thoughts of what to do right here, and it is all about expediency, though they know you bought fortunate, all of you strolling on the market that day.

(…)

9:55:32 p.m. Japanese

CARL BERNSTEIN: Sure, it is an open and shut case when it comes to the incitement. However there is a ethical dimension to this.

You recognize this. I’ve coated the courts. You are a lawyer. And in instances of violence, that juries consider of their minds the presence of evil. And that is actually a part of what the Republican Social gathering right here appears to refuse to contemplate. That evil has come to be the agenda of a president, and so they have gone together with it. So, there is a ethical dimension that we actually must be contemplating on this in addition to the authorized and the trial.

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