The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

Madam President, what concerns me far more than hair-splitting about who elicited the answer as opposed to who wrote it down, is this process of prepping sessions whereby counsel in the case effectively puts himself in the position of a witness, which is incompatible with the role of trial counsel. That, I would suggest - and I am not going to pursue it now, but I am putting down a marker - is far more to the point than arguing the toss over who elicited the answer as opposed to who wrote it down. I will withdraw the suggestion that Mr Koumjian wrote it down, but it is plain as a pike staff that it was him who elicited the answer, I would suggest. Can I move on? This is really wasting an enormous amount of time:

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