To the US Senate: Time To Hear the Witnesses

Carol Burt
4 min readJan 29, 2020
Photo by LS d’Avalonia on Unsplash

Let the witnesses testify — otherwise you’re conducting a coverup, pure and simple.

The US Senate has gotten on my last nerve. I’ll tell you one thing, though; if I get indicted for something, I want a trial just like they want to give Trump. Oh, yeah baby. That’s the ticket.

Yep. Just like Trump. I want the prosecutor to make his case about me being guilty of the crimes of which I’m accused. Then I want the prosecution to sit down, shut-up, and not say another word. Nope. Zip it. No more out of the prosecution. Gong! Their time is up.

Then, when the jury has had time to let the shock wear off from what the prosecutor said about me, I want my lawyers — three or four of them — to lay it on deep and high. I want them to say I didn’t do it, and if I did, it wasn’t even a crime. I want them to tell the jury it’s ok, don’t worry, I’m a great person who can do no wrong.

I want them to perform for me like the expensive professional hood-winkers they are. They will lie their tails off for me, and make it convincing.

I want them to show outrage. They should appear angry and wonder aloud why in the world a great person like me should be subjected to these false charges. Why would I be charged with a crime? It wasn’t even a crime if I did it, because I’m allowed to do as I see fit. I’m the grand Pooh-bah, after all.

That should be the end of it just like Trump wants that to be the end of his trial. My lawyers will conclude with a declaration of how wonderful I am and what lowlife scum my accusers are.

Then the jury votes after agreeing that my lawyers made the most impressive argument and after all, they are famous lawyers. They will find me innocent, of course, because they just heard my eloquent, slick, lying lawyers perform their best con. My defense team says this is a waste of time and just a case of sour grapes.

So the jury will then find me not guilty. Of course they will. Not only do they like and remember what my impressive lawyers said, but the lawyers have given them ample excuse to do what they wanted to and find me innocent. Yes, I’m pure and benevolent, a savior. My attorneys will say so. Eloquently. Like Trump’s…

Carol Burt

Former print journalist, former mayor, retired law enforcement officer. Writing about politics and government along with random personal essays.