Gutsy Kirstie Alley hangs tough: Trump has a right to face his accuser

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Outspoken conservative Hollywood actress Kirstie Alley is adamant that President Donald Trump is wholly justified in seeking the identity of the infamous whistleblower.

In tweets posted Monday evening, she argued that everyone “has the right” to face his or her accuser, especially when the accuser’s allegations are themselves based on hearsay.

“[W]hat if an anonymous person accused you of rape because some other anonymous person said he heard you raped someone… How would you fight that in courts?” she asked.

Look:

The idea that everyone is entitled to face his or her accuser is contained in the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense,” the Sixth Amendment reads.

However, it appears the clause pertains to criminal trials. The president currently faces an impeachment inquiry, not a criminal trial, so it’s unclear whether the clause would count.

What’s known is that the president has been using Twitter to demand he be allowed the opportunity to “meet” the whistleblower and challenge his “inaccurate” and “fraudulent” claims.

The president’s claims that the whistleblower “represented a perfect conversation with a foreign leader in a totally inaccurate and fraudulent way” was arguably valid.

Declassified by the Trump administration last week, the complaint portrays a conversation that the president had over the summer with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as nefarious and problematic. It specifically alleges that during the call, Trump used quid pro quo tactics to pressure Zelensky to investigate 2020 contender former Vice President Joe Biden.

It’s since been confirmed that this never happened. The president merely suggested that Zelensky look into credible allegations that Biden had purposefully interfered in Ukraine’s political system five years earlier to benefit his own son Hunter Biden.

The president also asked Zelensky to investigate credible allegations that certain corrupt Ukrainian officials had interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election in a bid to boost then-Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning.

Read a transcript of the phone call below:

Despite the whistleblower’s misportrayal of the phone call, congressional Democrats and their trollish media allies have taken his allegations at face value and used them to argue that the president is an “illegitimate president” who must be forcibly removed from office.

Because of these efforts — all of which are based on the false allegations of an anonymous whistleblower –, the president feels he deserves, at the very least, to confront his accuser. Not only does the left disagree, but it’s also now arguing that just his desire alone to confront the whistleblower is a dangerous threat that makes him even more impeachable.

Over at The Week, for instance, the outlet quoted a completely irrelevant and veritable nobody Brooklyn public defender to convey this very point.

“On Sunday, Trump claimed in a Twitter thread that he should be allowed to meet [the whistleblower],” a story published Monday reads. “According to Brooklyn public defender Scott Hechinger, that’s ‘grounds for impeachment, evidence of consciousness of guilt, active obstruction of justice, and just plain old unhinged and terrifying.'”

Talk about “reliable sources” …

The whistleblower’s attorney, Andrew P. Bakaj, has for his part claimed that his client’s life would be in danger were his identity exposed.

“The purpose of this letter is to formally notify you of serious concerns we have regarding our client’s personal safety,” Bakaj wrote to acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire over the weekend.

“The events of the past week have heightened our concerns that our client’s identity will be disclosed publicly and that, as a result, our client will be put in harm’s way.”

It sounds as if he believes that Trump might send someone to harm his client if the whistleblower were to be exposed. This sounds like another conspiracy theory.

Vivek Saxena

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V. Saxena is a staff writer for BizPac Review with a decade of experience as a professional writer, and a lifetime of experience as an avid news junkie. He holds a degree in computer technology from Purdue University.
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