If you think politics is bonkers now, you have no idea. Compared to some historical political plays, the current election cycle looks like a church social. Take the Cadaver Synod, for example: An event in history where a sitting Pope of Rome put a former (as in dead) pope on trial.
No, the former pope wasn’t tried in absentia. They actually dug up the body (or pulled it out of the vault, actually) dressed it up like a morbid doll and put it on the stand.
Crazy stuff, man.