Paul and his defense attorney Chet Pleban both vow a legal appeal to get the matter into a “real court.”
It ends tonight. Or rather, the Ellisville mayor’s impeachment saga is supposed to end tonight.
Three days of grinding, grueling testimony, and Ellisville City Council members still haven’t decided what to do with Mayor Adam Paul.
After a six-hour session Monday, Tuesday night featured another marathon session of deliberations on the litany of charges against Adam Paul.
Mayor Adam Paul’s impeachment trial, on stage in a gymnasium packed spectators groaning and chuckling along, now bleeds into Election Day after a six-hour marathon hearing.
At the door sits a metal detector. Inside is an elementary school gymnasium filled with folding chairs which are themselves filled with shouting residents.
A lawyer for Paul argued that the city’s charter is unconstitutional and therefore the impeachment attempt should be grounded.
A judge usually isn’t also part of the prosecution. But then again, the impeachment process for Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul has been anything but usual.
On Monday, the Ellisville City Council was ordered to hand over a number of documents to Chet Pleban, the attorney representing Mayor Adam Paul.
Paul called the impeachment attempt “the worst PR for our city” and “an epic waste of time and money.”