Senators McConnell & Graham conspired with the defendant to rig his Senate trial by refusing to comply with due process. Trump insisted on cross-examination of witnesses. Trump also has ordered staffers not to comply and is withholding documents. The rules remain the Senate’s.
Even as he’d like a spectacle trial with his demanded CT witnesses to continue the Arms for Dirt smears, Trump also knows that the trade-off comes against media framing some campaign message of “acquittal”. Will there be compromise witnesses from the subsequent negotiations between House and Senate.