According to Nancy Pelosi, the burden of proof rests with Trump

According to Nancy Pelosi, the burden of proof rests with Trump
Nancy Pelosi (Image: YouTube screen grab)

You can’t say Speaker Nancy Pelosi didn’t learn anything by watching the spectacle that was the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. Early on in the proceedings, former California Attorney General Kamala Harris among other Democrats explained that the burden of proof of innocence rested with Judge Kavanaugh, who had been accused of sexual assault. That of course is the opposite of how justice is defined in the U.S.

But the lesson evidently stuck because today during a press conference, Pelosi was asked by Fox News reporter Chad Pergram, “Why would the public not think that the House is dead set on a course to impeach the president” based on its performance the previous day?

Pelosi answered, “It’s called an impeachment inquiry and if the president has something that is exculpatory — Mr. President that means if you have anything that shows your innocence — then he should make that known.” Here’s the video:

Writes Gateway Pundit’s Cristina Laila:

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As far as ‘exculpatory evidence,’ the Democrats have denied Trump due process and won’t allow his legal counsel to attend the impeachment show trials.

Furthermore, the House Republicans have already provided four key pieces of evidence that there was no quid pro quo, no pressure on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the Biden crime family.

Another interesting point of law was revealed yesterday during the hearing by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), who claimed that when it comes to evidence, hearsay is preferable to direct testimony.

Live and learn.

LU Staff

LU Staff

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