Trump says he is being denied any defense as part of impeachment proceedings, why does he need this though if he is not being accused of?
I am confused as to why Trump keeps saying that he is not being allowed any defense, when he isn t being accused of anything. Why the hell would he need any kind of defense when there is no accusation? Defense against what? Nothing?
This is also only the investigation phase, so the president is getting way ahead of himself if he indeed did nothing wrong but already believes that he needs defense. If this were to go to trial, then perhaps he can look into getting an attorney, but if you ask me the damage has already been done now that every attorney within 10,000 miles likely wants nothing to do with Trump since he has effectively ruined the careers of all lawyers who have been involved with him, most notably Giuliani and Cohen. No one in their right mind is going to want to work with Giuliani now that this shitshow has taken place.
- SlickterpLv 78 months ago
The hearings are not a trial, this is not the time for a defense. That comes in the actual trial in the Senate, if the House actually impeaches.
- AthenaLv 78 months ago
If he is not being accused of anything then why is Schiff calling these "Impeachment hearings"?
Why wouldn't these be investigative hearings?
- NosehairLv 78 months ago
You have to understand that Trump has about a third grade understanding of this process. About half of what he says is made up in large part because he has no idea what is going on.
- JeffreyLv 78 months ago
So, if someone falsely accused you of a serious crime you wouldn't hire a lawyer because you knew you were innocent.
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- The TaxpayerLv 78 months ago
If he's being accused of nothing; why is there a democrat Goat Rodeo?
- 8 months ago
Go back to the 2016 first GOP primary debate when Republican Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly simply asked candidate Trump about his verbal abuses of women. What did spoiled-brat born-rich Donald Trump do when confronted? First he got offended that anyone, but especially a powerful attractive woman, would dare to question him about bad-boy behaviors. Then Trump issued a threat: "I haven't had anything against you, but I suppose I should"---but without answering the question. The debate moved on, but how did brat-boy Trump react later to being called out for his history of misogyny? He called uninvited into "Morning Joe" on MSNBC the next morning to WHINE---and he admitted that he is prone to WHINING on air, then proved Megyn Kelly's point by pouting and pulling his "poor little me" melodrama: "She had blood coming out of her eyes" (implying host Kelly had it in for him merely because she had asked him about the documented putdowns and abuses)…"or blood coming out of her 'wherever'!" A woman who dares to ask Trump to tell the truth about ongoing bad behaviors is "on her period" or "angry"---not a truth seeker wanting Trump to explain his attitudes and behaviors.
And so it is with WHINING lifts-wearing insecure conman Trump now that the House is holding legal impeachment inquiry, complete with courageous witnesses willing to put the nation above partisanship and even willing to risk their own safety and livelihood to get the truth out. Think of the process, the Inquiry, as a GRAND JURY, G.B. Every state has its elected or appointed prosecutors who have the power (and duty) to convene a GRAND JURY in order to present evidence of possible or probable wrongdoing. The time for Trump lawyers will come when the Articles of Impeachment are passed, then send on to the SENATE, which is where the actual trial will take place. Trump has no moral compass and is a sociopath who has no sense of wrongdoing at all. Ignore his whining. This may be the very first time in his ugly mean corrupted and corrupting organized crime-filled life that he is going to be facing actual consequences for being a bad, bad toddler-stuck malignantly narcissistic bully-brat xenophobic misogynistic mobbed-up kompromat ne'er-do-well loser.Source(s): "Everything Trump Touches Dies" (2019) by Republican strategist Rick Wilson; "The Making of Donald Trump" (2016) by Pulitzer Prize winning David Cay Johnston; "Russian Roulette" (2018) by Michael Isikoff and David Corn; "The Plot to Destroy Democracy" (2018) by 35-year CIA counterespionage expert Malcolm Nance; "The MUELLER Report" (2019).
- L. E. GantLv 78 months ago
The actual impeachment is simply an accusation. To be enforced, it only requires that there be a prima facia case (ie enough evidence to show that there can be guilt).
When that process is done, the equivalent of a trial is done by the Senate. That's where the actual proving of wrong-doing is done, and where Trump can offer a defense. Until the case is before the Senate, he's just being accused, not judged.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 78 months ago
We all know that impeachment in the House is like a grand jury. They examine the charges and evidence to see if there's enough evidence there to issue an indictment. If they do impeach the president, THEN the matter goes to the Senate for an actual trial. So TRUMP IS NOT ON TRIAL. Not yet, anyway.
The phrase 'due process' comes from the 5th amendment. It says that nobody can be deprived of live, liberty or property without due process. But Trump is not at the risk of losing life, liberty or property--at least not yet. He stands to lose his public office, which is not life, liberty or property! Also grand juries do not allow defense evidence or testimony since they're really only evaluating the evidence against someone. If they decide to indict, THEN the matter goes to trial, where the defendant has the right to due process.
The Republicans don't really have a defense for Trump. So they try to pull the wool over everyone's eyes. They've said he didn't do it, okay, yeah he did it but it's not a crime, okay, it's a crime but not impeachable, etc.etc. They're grasping at straws! Trump continues to commit impeachable acts (like witness intimidation, refusal to answer subpoenas, etc.) even while he's being impeached!
- MercuriLv 78 months ago
Trump's only defense is complaining that he doesn't have any defense even though he can FULL WELL go testify if he wants. He's just lying to make it sound like it's unjust when the inquiry is perfectly justified.
- Anonymous8 months ago
Trump doesn't have any defense. Nor does he need to know what he's being accused of. All he needs to know is that he will be tried, convicted and executed.