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originally posted by: Bhadhidar
originally posted by: rickymouse
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: Mach2
I made nothing up. Impeachment isn't a judicial event, it's the purview of Congress and the House of Representatives. It doesn't involve the Judicial Branch and the Judicial Branch has no authority in matters of impeachment.
There are rules governing the use of impeachment, the Democrats tossed out the rules set up by those who created and developed it.
Actually, and I am surprised everyone keeps (conveniently?) forgetting this;
The Democrats used the rules of impeachment set forth by the Republicans to impeach Clinton.
Talk about being “hoist(ed) by your own petard”!
While you are correct that the judicial branch has no say in the house precedings directly, they most definitely have the final say on whether privilege applies.
So there is a Mountain of evidence already. They voted to impeach based of the case they presented.
Why does Trump have to prove his Innocence? That's not how it works. In many trials, the Defense doesn't call any witnesses nor provide any proof of Innocence.
The prosecution has to prove guilt or wrongdoing.
Then why didn't the Courts deny him? Instead they are hearing his argument.
The Democrats do not want the evidence revealed.
originally posted by: pavil
a reply to: Sookiechacha
C'mon now. He doesn't have to prove his Innocence at all. The Democrats need to PROVE their case. That's how this works.
Do you ever fault the Democrats for poor tactics in this?