WH will not participate in impeachment hearings

May 2019
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I've never heard of any trial where the defendant is suppose to "cooperate" with the prosecutors. So I guess by your weird-ass logic no defendant should be allowed to cross examine witnesses or supply witnesses of their own unless first they agree to cooperate with the opposing side. That would be "whining"...

lol

Sorry, but that is not how America works.... Defendants should not have to cooperate with the prosecution in order to be able to defend themselves. God, I hope you're not a lawyer. And you have the audacity to say Trump supporters are dumb?
It's not a trial, it's an impeachment hearing.
Trump is a public servant, and as such accountable to the people who elected him, and the co-equal legislative branch of the government, a/k/a Congress.
It's Trump who is acting like a criminal defendant who knows that he's guilty.
 
May 2019
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Excerpt from today's Heather Cox Richardson letter.

"It is clear that Republicans cannot defend Trump on the merits, so they are going to attack the impeachment process. In USA Today, Maine Senator Angus King, an Independent, excoriated the officials in Trump’s administration who are not speaking up about the Ukraine scandal. They could exonerate the president with a few short statements under oath, King points out. The fact they are resolutely refusing to testify suggests they cannot defend him. King also notes that Trump is actively obstructing the process of fact-finding and attempting to intimidate witnesses. “If the president is innocent,” King writes, “he should want—no, he should demand—that the above mentioned officials appear in a public forum, under oath and subject to examination, to set the matter straight, as soon as possible.” Their silence, he concludes, speaks for itself."

 
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Excerpt from today's Heather Cox Richardson letter.

"It is clear that Republicans cannot defend Trump on the merits, so they are going to attack the impeachment process. In USA Today, Maine Senator Angus King, an Independent, excoriated the officials in Trump’s administration who are not speaking up about the Ukraine scandal. They could exonerate the president with a few short statements under oath, King points out. The fact they are resolutely refusing to testify suggests they cannot defend him. King also notes that Trump is actively obstructing the process of fact-finding and attempting to intimidate witnesses. “If the president is innocent,” King writes, “he should want—no, he should demand—that the above mentioned officials appear in a public forum, under oath and subject to examination, to set the matter straight, as soon as possible.” Their silence, he concludes, speaks for itself."

Get back to us once Democrat stop blocking Republican subpoenas and stop trying to limit Republicans in asking questions of witnesses first. Dems can block subpoenas and questioning all day but then they are outraged when executive privilege gets used to prevent their shitshow? That's hilarious.

Only corrupt prosecutors who know they have no case attempt to take due process away from the accused.