On my radio show in recent days I have been asking beltway reporters if they think House Democrats run the risk of turning their impeachment “inquiry” into a kangaroo court by repeatedly breaking with the precedents of impeachments past?
They all agreed. Yes: There is a risk, though each evaluated the size of that risk differently.
Simply put: Democrats are moving forward without a full floor vote and without the legal standards that have marked impeachments throughout our nation’s history.
White House Counsel Pat Cipollone points out—and I quote—“precedent for the rights to cross-examine witnesses, call witnesses, and present evidence dates back nearly 150 years. Yet the Committees have decided to deny the President these elementary rights and protections that form the basis of the American justice system …”
This is not just about the president.
Speaker Pelosi and her party are rejecting the deeply embedded ideals of due process for the accused.
It’s a terrible mistake.Read More »
Townhall Review – October 12, 2019
Hugh Hewitt and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton discuss Turkey’s intervention in Syria.
Hugh Hewitt and Middle East expert and scholar Michael Rubin talk about President Trump’s decision to reduce troop strength in Syria.
Sebastian Gorka and Fox Sports host Clay Travis talk about the NBA controversial support of China.
Sebastian Gorka talks with New York Congressmen Lee Zeldin about his impatience with Congressional inaction.
Dan Proft and Douglas Murray, British author, journalist and social critic discuss his recent book, “The Madness of Crowds.”Read More »
When Democrats demanded President Trump release the transcript of his phone call with Ukraine’s President Zelensky, the president quickly did so, even though such a precedent is deeply disturbing when one considers the need for any president to be able to assure their counterparts of confidentiality.
Now the tables have turned: Democrats staged a showy hearing in the House Intelligence Committee last week, featuring former Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker. Selected tiny bits of the proceedings were leaked in an attempt to bolster the Democrats’ threadbare argument that a quid pro quo happened. Republicans in the hearing say the full testimony reveals exactly the opposite, that there was no quid pro quo.
But: Adam Schiff—the chair—won’t release the transcript of the hearing after he demanded Trump release the transcript of the call.
Which one has something to hide?
The gravity of impeachment and the polarized nature of today’s political environment demands transparency.
Release the transcript, Adam Schiff.Read More »