White House Declines To Participate In House Witch-Hunt Hearings

The White House was given a very short time frame to decide if they want to participate in the latest moonbat impeachment hearings, and the witness list has yet to be disclosed

(Breitbart) White House Counsel Pat Cipollone wrote a five-page letter to House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) on Sunday, rejecting participation in what Cipollone called a “baseless and highly partisan” impeachment inquiry.

Nadler had given the president and his lawyers until 6:00 p.m. EST to respond to a request to participate in the opening hearing of the Judiciary Committee’ inquiry on Wednesday, focusing on constitutional and legal issues. Democrats had prepared four witnesses, unnamed as of Sunday: three were reportedly in favor of impeachment. Separately, Nadler gave the White House a deadline of Friday, Dec. 6, to participate in the broader inquiry.

In his letter (via Politico), Cipollone said that the Democrats’ process “violates all past historical precedent, basic due process rights, and fundamental fairness.” He accused Democrats of deliberately scheduling the opening hearing during the president’s upcoming trip to the NATO Leaders Summit in London this week.

Cipollone further pointed out that the opening hearing would “include no fact witnesses at all,” and that neither the first nor subsequent hearings were clear about what witnesses would be called, or about what rights the president would be provided. (He reserved the right to respond to Nadler’s broader invitation by the Friday deadline.)

Cipollone wrote, for one

Although your letter attempts to invoke precedent from the Clinton impeachment inquiry, you have completely ignored not only the process followed then, but all other historical precedent. For example, when the Judiciary Committee scheduled a similar hearing during the Clinton impeachment process, it allowed those questioning the witnesses two­ and-a-half weeks’ notice to prepare, and it scheduled the hearing on a date suggested by the President’s attorneys. Today, by contrast, you have afforded the President no scheduling input, no meaningful information, and so little time to prepare that you have effeetively denied the Administration a fair opportunity to participate.

Nadler has been one of the leaders of Trump Derangement Syndrome in Congress, and he’s now setting a very bad precedent, following on the heals of Adam Schiff’s very bad precedent. Democrats should remember that what’s good for the goose is good for the gander when there’s a Democrat president and GOP led House. Any minor things will be grounds for investiation and impeachment. And, it’s not like Nadler’s investigation is new

(Daily Caller) Nadler has continued to investigate Trump, requesting a number of documents from the White House on March 4 and sending letters seeking information from people and organizations close to Trump.

In March, the House Judiciary chairman sent requests to 81 groups, people and organizations, searching for constitutional abuses and corruption by Trump. The New York representative said in March the requests for documents are to “begin investigations, to present the case to the American people about obstruction of justice, about corruption and abuse of power.”

So, this is an open investigation in search of a crime. That’s un-American and un-Constitutional. Nadler should expect to be called to testify and be questioned, along with Schiff, if this ever makes it to the Senate. Of course, this is more about digging for dirt like the inquisition, and they want to keep it going for quite some time, rather than actually voting on impeachment.

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2 Responses to “White House Declines To Participate In House Witch-Hunt Hearings”

  1. John says:

    The 2nd of the 3 GOP House Reps who were re-elected while under multiple Federal indictments has agreed to change his plea(s) to guilty
    He had been describing the investigation/indictments as a “witch hunt” , apparently choosing the same words as doesTrump

    • Doom and Gloom says:

      Unlike the democrats, if the bitch is guilty. Fry him. What do you think of those apples, John. Over here on this side, we believe in law and order and if someone is guilty of a crime that precludes them from serving in the house or senate then they should go down.

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