CNN’s Toobin Calls Schiff Argument ‘Dazzling’: The ‘Second-Best Courtroom Address’ I’ve Ever Heard


CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin gave a whole lot of praise to Congressman Adam Schiff, one of the House impeachment managers, to his lengthy arguments today over President Donald Trump’s Ukraine conduct.

“I thought it was dazzling,” Toobin said. “I thought the way he wove through both the facts of the case and the historical context was really remarkable.”

He elaborated:

“It was the second-best courtroom address, since it’s like a courtroom, that I ever heard, after a prosecutor named Jonathan Benedict in the Michael Skakel case in Connecticut is the best I ever heard, and it’s still the best, but that was — when you consider the volume of information he covered using the video, as I think Jake mentioned earlier, the — you know, the witness testimony, the documents, it’s very persuasive stuff, and you know, if people are listening it’s very hard to imagine that they will think that the Democrats and the house managers are just making this up. The argument that the president extorted or bribed or whatever criminal term you want to use issue the, the president of Ukraine to get his political dirt on Joe Biden in return for the $390 million of taxpayer money, I mean, it’s there if you want to see it, and the question is if you want to see it.”

You can watch above, via CNN.

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