Prior to the start of the impeachment trial in the Senate, Georgia Senator David Perdue sat down for an interview with Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" to talk about what the trial is going to look like and if it's going to be fair.
Chuck Todd thought he would try and be cute and ask the Senator what was a poor attempt at a "gotcha" question in which he hoped to entrap the Senator.
Given that this entire account of the Ukraine phone call and withholding funds is a complete fabrication and the impeachment is a big circus act, Chuck Todd asked Sen. Purdue if he’d be comfortable defending Barack Obama if the circumstances were the same.
“In Fast and Furious, he [Obama] did exactly this. He withheld evidence from the House of Representatives, and the Republicans decided that it was not obstruction of Congress. The Democrats agreed, and we did not pursue it. Nancy Pelosi, Nadler, all said that that was not obstruction. And yet, in this case, when the President decides to use executive privilege, they now — all of a sudden — say, ‘Oh, no. That is obstruction of Congress. So, it’s a little bit hypocritical I think to see some of the comments that are coming out now versus what happened back in '98."
Senator Purdue made it clear what he thinks should happen with the impeachment trial, “My personal preference, Chuck, would be to see this thing dismissed out of hand because I think it’s an illegitimate process in the House. They did not give this President due process.”
I, however, don't think that this is going to be what will happen. I think they're going to agree to the rules of the Clinton trial. Have a trial where the House managers get to present their evidence. Then the President's legal team will refute it, the Senate will vote to not convict and it's over until the Dems try and do it again.