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Examples of House Democrats Impeachment FAILURES at: thehill.com...
Professor Turley: A judge in the District of Columbia issued an opinion that was largely lost in the crush of New Years stories. The opinion could loom large in the Senate trial, however, and one line in particular, which states “the House clearly has no intention of pursuing” the witness, may be repeated like a mantra by the Trump defense team.
The witness was Charles Kupperman, a deputy to former national security adviser John Bolton. After subpoenaing him last fall, the House withdrew its request before the court could rule on compelling his testimony for the record.
Judge Richard Leon dismissed the case before New Years Eve with a hint of frustration, if not bewilderment, that the House did not seem interested in hearing from a possible eyewitness.
Historically, that lack of attention in not only witnesses, but also a triable case, will remain one of the most baffling blunders of this impeachment.
The House refused to wait just a couple months to build a much stronger case to remove Trump.
The House refused to seek to compel several witnesses in court, burning months in which it could have secured not just decisions in its favor but also testimony.
In the mad rush to push impeachment, House Democrats could not have made it easier for President Trump's defense team in the Senate trial.
Securing an impeachment so fast does not earn you a historic prize. It simply earns you a historic failure.