The Trump team’s savage takedown of the Democrats’ impeachment case on Friday exposed the manipulation and fabrication of evidence on the part of the House impeachment managers, putting them in a very difficult position.
After the fact, the Democrat leaders were forced to confess to the charges of falsely adding a blue checkmark to a Twitter account used as evidence against Donald Trump — though they continued to defend the manipulation of other articles of evidence.
A senior Democrat aide admitted that a graphic displaying a tweet that Democrats claimed was proof that Trump had successfully incited his followers to violence had been “accidentally” altered to spoof a Twitter verification badge. However, the aide claimed that the content of the tweet was “entirely accurate.”
“If anything, it is further evidence of President Trump’s attention to and knowledge of what was being openly planned on January 6 by his followers, even those without Twitter verifications,” the aide continued.
Democrats have acted as though their manipulating of the evidence in the impeachment trial was “no big deal,” but as Trump lawyer Michael van der Veen pointed out, such manipulation of evidence in a real criminal trial would land Democrats in major hot water.
In a now-viral video, van der Veen slammed CBSN’s Lana Zak’s attempt to downplay the seriousness of the Democrats — admitted — “doctoring” of the evidence.
Van der Veen fired back:
[W]hat I’m telling you is they doctored evidence,” he said. “I believe your question says, ‘Well, it’s only a Twitter check and changing a year of a date here.’ They switched the date of Twitter a year to try to connect it to this case. That’s not a small thing, ma’am. The other thing they did is they put a checkmark on something to make it look like it was a validated account when it wasn’t. And when they were caught, they didn’t say anything about it. They didn’t even try to come up with an excuse about it. That’s not the way our prosecutors or our government officials should be conducting themselves.”
Watch his full brutal takedown below: