Your honor, listen:
He didn't do it.
He didn't do it so much, that we shouldn't talk to anybody who was around him at the time
And also: so what if he did it?
He can do it if he wants to, he can do whatever he wants, if you keep talking about him we'll go after you for doing it, that thing you say he did, which he didn't, but which is perfectly OK for him to do.
It's so hateful to say he did the thing he didn't do AT ALL, that thing which sworn witnesses said he did do, that thing which anybody can see he did in that truncated transcript he released, that thing which we've seen him literally do on television several times, how dare you persecute him for that thing he didn't do that you've seen him do WHICH IS FINE FOR HIM TO DO.
It's so fine to do it, so perfectly justified, so absolutely OK, that we should absolutely not hear from anybody with firsthand accounts of him doing the perfectly OK thing WHICH HE DIDN'T DO but always remember that he CAN do it and it would be GREAT if he DID do but he DIDN'T and how dare you.
Oh sure. Maybe you think he did do it and has done it a lot and is still doing it and last month we all agreed it would be really very bad if he was doing it but that was before we found out that he did do it (which he DID NOT) and now we say it's fine that he did it (he DIDN'T) but the important thing is, did you know SOMEBODY ELSE DID SOMETHING ELSE
i think you see, your honor
it really makes you think
He's really innocent because even if he did it (he DID NOT) he didn't know it was illegal (which it ISN'T) and we know he's innocent of the thing he absolutely can do and everybody knows it, that's why it's SO important that we don't ever look at any of the facts or testimony pointing to it, which nobody brought up in the House because he blocked it all, WHICH WAS HIS RIGHT TO DO.
In summary, he didn't do it, but he could have if he thought he should, and anything he thinks he should do he can do, and how dare you say he did it, he was only stopping somebody else from doing that something, which was a terrible thing for them to do and also it would be perfectly fine if he had done it, that terrible thing he was trying to prevent and which he DID do AND did NOT DO.
NO FURTHER WITNESSES your honor
also NO PREVIOUS WITNESSES your honor
Also: if any of you bastards in the jury vote against my client he's going to cut your head off and put it on a stick.
The defense rests.
Also, your honor. If I may:
My client did NOT just claim he’d cut off your head and put it on a stick how DARE you suggest it how DARE you.
But listen: he will. He will.
And it would be fine if he did. It's his right to do that if he thinks it's alright.
But nobody said he would.
But listen to me carefully: he WILL.
Defense rests some more.
God bless America, or whatever.