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A short course in rules of evidence


SpectatorOver the past weeks we have been treated to a veritable cavalcade of misinformation from the pack of braying hyenas in the press — who risibly misname themselves journalists — to the effect that: (a) there has been “no evidence” yet offered by Team Trump; (b) that there has been “no proof” offered by TT; (c) that all TT’s accusations are baseless.

The three speakers at Nov. 19’s press conference — Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis, all former prosecutors with ample trial experience — tried to explain that affidavits — memorialized statements made by eyewitnesses and experts who swear to their contents under penalty of perjury — are evidence; that documents are evidence; that audit trails can show how software flipped hundreds of thousands of votes; that avalanches of unsigned mail-in ballots with machine-perfect identical markings, without a single vote for Trump, and not a single vote for down-ballot federal or state candidates, is essentially a zero-probability event. Yet the press jackals unleashed withering scorn disguised as questions — a tactic even Gov. Cuomo now publicly deplores — that ignored those apt legal lessons.

Useful, if you think sworn affidavits and expert witnesses is not evidence.

This entry was published Fri Dec 04 08:00:04 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-12-04 08:00:04.0. [Tweet]

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