1. Say what you will, we can all agree that Adam Schiff is doing a brilliant job. He won’t change any minds, as he well knows, but he is a class act, and I for one enjoy watching a virtuoso performance of any sort.
2. There has been some stupid commentary about a grand witness swap, Hunter Biden for John Bolton. The Republicans have 53 votes and they need 51 to call Hunter Biden as a witness. The same 51 votes suffice to refuse to call John Bolton as a witness. They don’t need the Democrats to agree to anything. So why don’t they call Biden?
Two reasons: First, calling any witness would prolong the trial sufficiently to delay the acquittal vote until after the State of the Union address. At the present pace, the prosecution will finish tomorrow, the defense will finish Tuesday, Senator’s questions will conclude next Thursday, and then will come the vote on whether even to consider documents and witnesses. A witness must be issued a subpoena. He or she must then respond. Then the witness must be deposed. Then the witness must testify, and Senators must be able to ask questions. The State of the Union address is scheduled for a week from Tuesday. No way they will be done by then if they have even one witness.
Second reason: It would play badly in the states where vulnerable Republican Senators are up for re-election.
That is why Schiff keeps maliciously taunting the Republicans, inviting them to subpoena the documents and call the witnesses Trump is refusing to turn over.