Democrat Eric Swalwell struggles to defend secret, one-sided impeachment

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Congressman Eric Swalwell defended the Democrats’ sneaky, closed-door impeachment stunt. (screenshot/Fox News)

Failed presidential candidate Eric Swalwell defended the Democratic Party’s one-sided, cloak-and-dagger impeachment depositions that deprive President Trump of due process, saying they don’t want the witnesses to “share” information.

Of course, that belies the selected leaks that Democrats give to the left-wing media to push their anti-Trump narratives.

“Why are we doing this part behind closed doors? It’s because this is a tight circle of people who saw the president’s shakedown scheme,” Swalwell told Fox News host Martha MacCallum. “[What] we don’t want with this, is sharing with each other what they heard or what they did.”

Nancy Pelosi has refused to take a vote on impeachment because it would give the minority Republicans in the House the right to subpoena witnesses (including Hunter Biden).

That could easily torpedo Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and shine a glaring spotlight on Democratic corruption from the Obama administration.

The Democrats’ current impeachment inquiry violates Trump’s due-process rights since he doesn’t have the right cross-examine witnesses, call witnesses, receive transcripts of testimony, or have access to evidence.

If the House of Representatives voted to pass articles of impeachment, then House Republicans and the president would have subpoena power.

Last week, Pat Cipollone — the counselor to President Trump — blasted Democrats for staging a “legally unsupported, constitutionally invalid” impeachment inquiry. Cipollone wrote:

“You have conducted your proceedings in secret. You have violated civil liberties and the separation of powers threatening Executive Branch officials, claiming that you will seek to punish those who exercise fundamental constitutional rights and prerogatives.

All of this violates the Constitution, the rule of law, and every past precedent. Never before in our history has the House of Representatives — under the control of either political party — taken the American people down the dangerous path you seem determined to pursue.”

Republican Congressman Andy Biggs slammed the secretive impeachment inquiry as akin to “Soviet-style proceedings.”

Swalwell dismissed Bigg’s remark, saying: “When you’re attacking the process and you can’t defend what the president said, I think it’s pretty obvious that you’re ashamed of what he did…We have a crime, extortion.”

(Source: The Story)

Swalwell continued: “A crime was committed. We’re now looking at the suspect, the president.”

MacCallum asked: “You’ve already decided that there is a crime?”

Swalwell said yes, and then muttered that Trump “is entitled to a fair process.”

MacCallum sarcastically quipped, “That’s a relief!”

President Trump said he will not cooperate with the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry until they take a vote and make it official.

Eric Swalwell claimed that refusing to comply with a cloak-and-dagger political stunt is “what guilty people do.”

Martha MacCallum pointed out that “you called the president a Russian agent, and after two years of an exhaustive investigation, that was determined to not be the case.”

Fox News host Jesse Watters blasted the Democrats’ clandestine impeachment inquiry. Watters pointed out that the impeachment stunt is merely political theater designed to influence voters during an election year.

“The Democrats set up Trump in secret. Now they’re trying to impeach him in secret,” Watters said. “They don’t want the people to see what they’re doing because it’s fixed.”

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