Trump impeachment inquiry’s secrecy, Pelosi denying a House vote, weaken Dems’ case

Trump impeachment inquiry’s secrecy, Pelosi denying a House vote, weaken Dems’ case
Nancy Pelosi (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – If the Dems showed their hand, the American people would balk at the whole silly process.]

Conducted openly and led by both sides, the Nixon impeachment hearings show the importance of presenting the case to the American people. Now in week four of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, however, Democrats show no sign of wanting a transparent process. The three Democratic-led committees in charge of the probe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sept. 24 have conducted almost the entirety of their hearings in private.

Pelosi decided last week, moreover, to refuse to allow the House to vote on initiating an impeachment inquiry “at this time,” despite one occurring in every other such inquiry in American history. …

Democrats have given various reasons they can’t do the work of the American people in front of the American people when it comes to other witnesses. On the one hand, these are “depositions,” not hearings. But what’s the difference?

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