The impeachment trial of Donald Trump is well underway in the Senate, with the lawyers of the president giving their thoughts and testimonies on Monday.

All in all, none of it was very exciting as it mostly consisted of Trump's people trying to explain why the president shouldn't be impeached despite evidence showing that he probably should be.

One of the weirdest things that occurred was the Trump's team and Republicans alike, constantly bringing up the name of Barack Obama, even though the former president has absolutely nothing to do with what is going on.

Throughout their time on the Senate floor on Monday, the names of Barack Obama and Joe Biden were constantly brought up.

Things started with Pam Bondi and Eric Herschmann claiming that both Obama and Biden should be investigated for corruption, with Bondi adding that this was necessary as the charges against Trump, who had asked Ukraine to investigate Biden, were "baseless."

Herschmann then went on to read 'charges' against Obama and claimed that he had "undermined the integrity of the United States democratic process" and had engaged with a "quid pro quo" with the then president of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev in 2012.

Meanwhile, on Fox News, David Avella, chairman of GOPPAC organisation, claims that Obama should be brought in as a witness for the impeachment trial. Once again, this impeachment has nothing to do with Obama.

Avella, who had been invited on to discuss the revelations about Trump's ties to Ukraine in John Bolton's book, bizarrely said that this trial will 'come at a cost to Democrats.'

Name another jury in America that gets to pick the process. 

Senators are going to get to pick whether they witnesses or not. Let's just say this — if they do, President Obama, Andrew McCabe, the whistleblower, (Rep. Adam) Schiff, all better clear their schedules, because they ought to be asked to testify.

Over on Twitter a simple search for 'Obama' will show dozens of tweets from prominent Trump supporters who are all claiming that Obama should also be impeached.

Although they might have grounds for a grudge this isn't really going to help their guys case, is it?

As you can imagine people were more than happy to mock Trump's team for their needless pursuit of Obama.

We'll leave you with this from Senator Patty Murray, who basically warned Trump's team to stop wasting time.

HT Politico

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