I wouldn’t put any eggs in that basket. Just remember Chief Justice Roberts will be the Justice presiding over the trial and they obviously have some dirt on him. I can see where he would keep the evidence introduced to a very narrow scope.
The “high crime and misdemeanor” would probably be based on the obstruction “charge” and he would limit the evidence to the list of the ten examples in the Mueller report. The Dems would be stupid to try and include any collusion claim. That could open the door to a broader scope.
and the “rules of civil procedure” might be so undeveloped (ie, there haven’t been a lot of trials in the senate) that the discretion of the trial judge is massive. And there ain’t no appeal.
(And on the face of it, it sort of makes sense to limit testimony to the issue at hand....we can’t have an OJ trial in the Senate...so your point is well taken...and yes, Roberts is totally owned).
Roberts must be sweating bullets right now.
When the RATs were in power he could be reasonable confident that the dirt would remain hidden if he danced to their tune.
The dirt is probably still there, but with conservatives in power we can also find it.
Now, one side or the other is going to release it