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Politics Fox’s Napolitano Calls Trump Impeachment Strategy ‘Very Unwise’: Can’t Argue Process is ‘Unfair’ if He Doesn’t Send Lawyers

01:20  03 december  2019
01:20  03 december  2019 Source:   mediaite.com

Former Clinton strategist Mark Penn counsels President Trump on impeachment

  Former Clinton strategist Mark Penn counsels President Trump on impeachment The Democratic pollster assured Trump he wouldn’t be removed from office , according to people familiar with the meeting, and encouraged him to travel the country like Clinton did when he was fighting impeachment over 20 years ago, officials said. Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington PostVice President Pence and counselor Kellyanne Conway were also present for the meeting, where Diet Cokes were served.

Image. Representative Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is convening his panel’ s first impeachment hearing Wednesday.Credit T .J. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times. WASHINGTON — Lawyers for President Trump said on Sunday that they will not participate in the

This doesn ' t mean that Thursday' s proceedings are meaningless, however. In the second stage, a public report on the findings will be sent to the House Judiciary Committee which will conduct its own proceedings and report on "such resolutions, articles of impeachment , or other recommendations as

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Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano struck out at President Donald Trump’s decision to not send lawyers to an upcoming impeachment hearing, calling the move “very unwise.”

“I am curious what you make of the fact that the president might want to skip out on this Judiciary Committee opening hearing and maybe others to follow, because it is essentially a Kangaroo court or it’s not fair,” Neil Cavuto said on Your World Monday.

White House won’t take part in first House Judiciary impeachment hearing

  White House won’t take part in first House Judiciary impeachment hearing The president will instead rely on his GOP allies on the panel.The decision indicates that President Donald Trump has listened to his allies and some congressional Republicans who argued that a White House presence at the hearing would validate a process they have harangued as illegitimate and partisan.

The process is required by the constitution, seems to be shifting voters’ opinions, and will render the president unpardonable.

Others have argued that impeaching him is a moral necessity to deter future presidents from acting like Mr. Trump , even if Senate Republicans are likely In that same Federalist Paper written in 1788, Mr. Hamilton wrote that the inherently political nature of impeachment proceedings would be sure to

“The rules about which the president are complaining were written by a Republican House of Representatives in 2015. The president would be very unwise not to send lawyers there,” Napolitano responded.

“The Democrats are not doing anything that the Democrats did not do to Nixon or the Republicans didn’t do the Bill Clinton. But I think he makes a mistake when he refuses to participate. It is a valid vote by the House of Representatives that authorized this,” he continued. “He also loses the argument that it’s unfair if he doesn’t take the opportunity to participate himself.”

Napolitano again defended his belief that Trump’s actions have merited impeachment.

“In my view, it is clearly impeachable because it involves two potential crimes,” Napolitano said. “The crime of bribery … which is defined as the failure to do an official act, release the $391 million, until a favor comes your way: not conduct an investigation, announce the existence of an investigation of Joe Biden. The other crime is asking for campaign aide from a foreign national. That’s a crime in and of itself, just asking.”

“They are free to say that’s not an impeachable offense, but they are not free to say it didn’t happen, because the evidence that it happened is overwhelming,” he said.

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McConnell: Senate won't take up impeachment trial before Christmas .
McConnell and Schumer have yet to negotiate an agreement on the trial.“What is not possible obviously would be to turn to an impeachment trial or to do [the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement] in the Senate before we break for Christmas,” McConnell told reporters, while outlining the Senate’s agenda for the rest of the year.

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