“The real story is all of the illegal leaks of classified and other information,” tweeted President Donald Trump, on or around March 2, 2017. “It is a total ‘witch hunt!'”
Turning to the Malleus Maleficarum (Witches Hammer) of circa 1484, the official witch hunt guide book, it is found that the devil and/or devils enter into a pact with the witches. This “pact”, in modern terms, is the “collusion.”
In Part II, Question I, Chapter II, of the Witches Hammer we find that the collusion and/or pact is made in two ways: either (1) a solemn ceremony “when witches meet together in conclave on a set day, and the devil appears to them in the assumed body of a man…” or (2) a private meeting, alone, at any hour, with the devil.
The “devil” in our modern developing witch hunt case is Russian President Vladmir Putin and his henchpersons, basically denoted as “Russia.” It is alleged that Donald Trump and possible associates entered into a “pact” (collusion) with “the devil” (Russia).
First it was necessary to determine if witch trial proceedings were warranted. Canon Law was consulted. Three methods were allowed in order to justify proceedings. (Background: Witch Hunt Proceedings, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, July 28, 2017.)
Once the proceedings had been justified, a Special Inquisitor, Robert Mueller, was appointed. He has convened a Court of Oyer and Terminer (meaning, “to hear and determine”).
Inquisitor Mueller must first gather witnesses. How many witnesses will be sufficient? And of what quality must be the witnesses?
In a charge of such gravity as Trump having made a pact (collusion) with the devil (Russia), two witnesses are not sufficient. “For the proof of an accusation ought to be clearer than daylight” in the serious charge of witchcraft. Furthermore, “no one is to be condemned on merely presumptive evidence,” saith the Malleus Maleficarum.
It is allowed that Inquisitor Mueller can compel witnesses to testify under oath, if we are going by the old-time Canon Law. And if, through any “damnable obstinacy”, any shall refuse to testify under oath, such persons shall on that account be considered as witches themselves.
Can Inquisitor Mueller admit any mortal enemies of Trump to appear as witnesses? Nay. For the Canon says, “You must not understand that in this kind of charge a mortal personal enemy may be admitted to give evidence.”
Additionally, there are “other serious degrees of enmity (for women are easily provoked to hatred), which need not totally disqualify a witness, although they render his evidence very doubtful…”
Inquisitor Mueller must take note of “motives of malice” when he considers the testimony of witnesses, in the traditional witch hunt proceedings.