Everyone is reporting that former President Donald Trump won't testify at the show-trail next week.
During my years in the criminal justice system, I learned a couple of things about trails. First, a defendant has the right to remain silent. Any good that might accrue from testifying is overshadowed by the fact that the state has an opportunity to cross-examine.
Second, there is a jurisdiction issue. It appears from a plain reading of the Constitution that the Congress has no jurisdiction over a private citizen.
Third, many Americans believe that this is a show trail, ginned up by the Democrats, who seem to be morphing into Stalinist era tactics to suppress opposition. Government is becoming more Orwellian by the day.