End The Secret Hearings and End the Coup

The Sixth Amendment of the constitution gives accused the right “to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him”. The long-standing legal precedent provides that a presumption of innocence is maintained until there has been a ruling otherwise.

President Trump has not been afforded the right to face his accuser nor has President Trump been presumed innocent during the entire process.

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) opened a September 26, hearing with a fabricated version of a phone call that transpired between the President of Ukraine and President Donald Trump. When confronted by a committee member about his blatant lie, Schiff retorted: "My summary of the president’s call was meant to be at least, part, in parody."

After the embarrassing display to establish a “quid pro quo” relationship between President Trump and the President of Ukraine, Democrats exclude Republicans from impeachment inquiry hearings. The hearing’s secretive process also restricts what congressional members can say to the press that has occurred during testimonies. As committee chair, Adam Schiff has used his power to formulate a system of rules and procedures contrary to the legal tradition.

The Wall Street Journal points out, "Mr. Schiff wants it both ways: Run his secret hearings like a criminal grand jury, but then impeach Mr. Trump of political offenses even if the President committed no crime."

Adam Schiff lied about Russia, he lied about meeting with the whistleblower, and he lied about Ukraine. Secret hearings are not consistent with the American tradition. This is a blatant attempt to usurp the electorate. Tell congress to bring a resolution to the floor, vote no, and end this witch hunt.   

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