Donald Trump inaccurately claimed that the House is holding an impeachment trial, and demanded that he be given a lawyer.
It was just explained to me that for next weeks Fake Hearing (trial) in the House, as they interview Never Trumpers and others, I get NO LAWYER & NO DUE PROCESS. It is a Pelosi, Schiff, Scam against the Republican Party and me. This Witch Hunt should not be allowed to proceed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2019
Rep. Ted Lieu:
Dear @realDonaldTrump: Can you please read the Constitution or get briefed on it? If the House impeaches (indicts), the trial is in the Senate. At that point due process attaches and your lawyers can question witnesses. #ThursdayMorning Thoughts https://t.co/pTM6uJ0UF6
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 7, 2019
Rep. Lieu was right. The House isn’t holding a trial of Trump but in his crazed need for victimization, the president has decided that impeachment hearings are the same as a trial. Rep. Lieu nailed it. Trump will have due process when the Senate holds his impeachment trial. Trump keeps trying to pull from his Mueller investigation playbook but he isn’t getting the difference between impeachment and a DOJ overseen investigation.
Trump is getting destroyed on impeachment because he doesn’t understand what’s going on.
Donald Trump isn’t being denied anything, and he’ll have plenty of time to defend himself when his Senate trial begins.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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