December 2, 2019

Trump and Lawyers Won't Participate in Impeachment Hearings

  • Executive

By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

Neither President Trump nor his lawyers will be participating in House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings scheduled for this week.

The Background:

ABC News reports that White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a letter to Chairman Jerry Nadler:

"As for the hearing scheduled for December 4, we cannot fairly be expected to participate in a hearing while the witnesses are yet to be named and while it remains unclear whether the Judiciary Committee will afford the President a fair process through additional hearings. More importantly, an invitation to an academic discussion with law professors does not begin to provide the President with any semblance of a fair process. Accordingly, under the current circumstances, we do not intend to participate in your Wednesday hearing.”

Why It Matters:

The Trump administration is refusing to take part in the Democrats’ charade, which likely pleases his supporters and agitates his detractors.

Notable Quotes:

“I will be representing our Country in London at NATO, while the Democrats are holding the most ridiculous Impeachment hearings in history. Read the Transcripts, NOTHING was done or said wrong! The Radical Left is undercutting our Country. Hearings scheduled on same dates as NATO!”

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Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.

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