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Mark Warde – I’ll Tell You What! – The Trouble With Good Witnesses


There is something often damaging about good witnesses. Yes, those with the best insight, when they are called to testify, can be incriminating instead. There are a few words that should cause our rabbit ears to listen intently, then in spite of a telling testimony that should indict or pardon the person in question, we should dismiss their words from the record or at least devalue their impact. Most of us have watched court sessions on TV, listened to expert journalists flap their gums or better yet, actually sit in the jurors box or take in hours of congress grilling someone on the hot-seat. Somehow there are often two widely opposing sides to the same statements. It can be maddening, especially when we are made aware of factors unsaid under oath. For the sake of objectivity, let’s not include lawyer Michael Cohen’s searing account in front of the House Oversight Committee this week, though it is equally applicable. Those words are, former or ex. When we see that a witness used to be on the staff with the person in question, we’re supposed to think, “well then, they should know what goes on,” or “they have surely got some stories to tell.” It must be the truth, right? Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!.

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