House Democrats Violated The First, Fourth, Fifth, And Sixth Amendments In Impeachment Inquiry

(Breitbart) – House Democrats violated the Bill of Rights in pursuing their impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Republicans have pointed out that Democrats’ articles of impeachment, especially the second article charging “obstruction of Congress,” punish the president for obeying the Constitution’s checks-and-balances.

Yet Democrats have also violated the basic liberties protected by the Bill of Rights, in the following four ways:

First Amendment: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), which led the impeachment inquiry, released a 300-page report in which he printed phone logs purportedly belonging to Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA), presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and journalist John Solomon. Schiff has never made clear what authority granted him the power to snoop on a journalist (among others) — a violation of freedom of the press.

Fourth Amendment: Schiff’s snooping on phone logs violated the protection against “unreasonable searches and seizures.” As the Wall Street Journal‘s Kim Strassel has noted, “Federal law bars phone carriers from handing over records without an individual’s agreement.” There are exceptions for legitimate law enforcement investigations, but there is no exception for lawmakers, and Schiff’s inquiry had no law enforcement purpose; no crime was alleged.

Fifth Amendment: President Trump was denied the due process rights guaranteed to his predecessors in prior impeachment inquiries. Unlike Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, for example, he was denied legal representation in the fact-finding stage of the inquiry. He was also told at the outset that any effort to invoke constitutional rights or privileges would itself be considered further evidence of an impeachable offense.

Sixth Amendment: Democrats violated the president’s right to counsel when they snooped on Giuliani’s phone records, even making a public record of his conversations with the White House, potentially violating attorney-client privilege. Moreover, by refusing to allow the so-called “whistleblower” to testify — and silencing questions about the “whistleblower” — Democrats denied Trump the right to confront his accuser before being impeached.

Democrats have argued that at least some of these rights only apply in a criminal trial, not an impeachment inquiry — and that if they were to apply to impeachment, it would only be in the trial phase, in the Senate, not in the House.

But impeachment — as Democrats have themselves argued — is itself a sanction that is meant, in their view, to deter misconduct. It is a penalty in and of itself, and the president is therefore entitled to all constitutional protections.

breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/17/pollak-house-democrats-violated-the-first-fourth-fifth-and-sixth-amendments-in-impeachment-inquiry/

24 COMMENTS

  1. Let’s show these Demorats how we the People of America feel when we vote these Dems out of office. Let’s show them that we are stronger and wiser than they think.
    Vote Democrats out of office everyone! USA! USA! USA!

  2. Please take some time and watch Glenn Beck’s Youtube video, The Democrat Hydra and it will be clearer why Democrats continue to act the way they do. It is intentional and it is dangerous. Bold Republican politicians know, the Dems are not going to stop, even after the impeachment fiasco is over. There are still millions of other US citizens that WE need to reach so the 2020 election is a landslide.

  3. The ideological philosophy of the Democrats is governed by the tenets of the Communist Manifesto, NOT the Constitution of the United States. This should be in the forefront of everyone’s mind come Election Day (11/03/20).

  4. I for one am growing tired of conservatives are always threatened with jail.
    I have not seen any repercussions against Democrazed like Nadler and Shifty for there lies to Congress when will there charges come.

  5. The Dims are citing the the constitution in their impeachment push saying no one is above the law. The Dims are beating the election integrity drum very hard saying POTUS Trump has allowed foreign interference in our elections. The Dims are saying POTUS Trump has endangered national security. Thats so cute isnt it? Meanwhile those same Dims have blocked POTUS Trump from securing our southern border, they have also blocked every election integrity law from being passed and they are the ones determined to destroy everyone’s 2nd amendment rights. The Dims are the ones promoting sanctuary areas all over the country knowing full well that citizens are being endangered by those protected illegals.

  6. This sham impeachment will divide this country more than it already is. Shame on all you rotten scum lying bastard Democrats.

    • The dems are guilty of doing everything they say Mr. Trump has done…what happens to them…??? NOTHING as usual. And the republicans can only offer chin music and ask constantly for more money from the folks.
      All the while I get a raise in my SS of $9.00 ( WOW) and $8.00 goes to Medicare to support the illegals.

  7. I am very proud of president Trump. He has made america a better country and he created jobs. Please stop this farse .it is unconditional. If you want to impeach someone do it to yourself. God bless america , God bless President Donald Trump.

    • I signed a petition against Pelosi and a few others for going against our constitutional rights. It’s called (We the People) you all can sign it as well. Just Google it please. From my understanding this was supposed to be presented to the American to vote. And Pelosi was scared and worried along with many other Democrats that this would be a failed impeachment.

    • Right now the Democrats can block any attempt to punish themselves as they hold the majority. Elect a Republican Congress and demand that they press ethics complaints against the most corrupt Democrats.

  8. Well, if they are doing all of this against our first, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments how come they are not being ARRESTED BY OUR US MARINES?

  9. Yes indeed, but what’s going to be done about it? That’s what I don’t understand, odumbo did so many impeachable things yet not one Republican offered to start a discussion of impeaching him.

  10. jackcandobutwont
    So your saying that there are No Repubs that aren’t lying, thieving, racist, amoral, a holes… strange but I don’t see any with halos or angles wings…maybe by glasses are a bit clouded….ok my glasses are clean yet I still don’t see any…

  11. How are they allowed to vote on 2 articles of impeachment when they against the laws? This sucks. They have been trying since inauguration to impeach our elected president, yet these articles are not valid. How many laws are we the people going to allow them to break before we prosecute them???? They are the corrupted ones.!!! They all need to be voted out & the leaders should be jailed.

  12. While this farce and kangaroo unconstitutional court continuous, the SCOTUS is no where to be found. The Court of the land should have stopped this illegal act from the start. There was no crime committed, what is Justice Roberts waiting for?

  13. Democrat congress just keeps bending the constitution to suit THEIR needs. Just maybe the electorate will see how evil these morons are.

  14. This is the type of treatment President Donald J. Trump has received since he said he was running, and paying for it himself, for The President of the United States of America. If this was done by anyone to Hillary Clinton, Schiff would have hit the fan, but instead even the media remained silent.

    “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. GOD will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”………Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who died in a German prison two weeks before the end of WWll.

  15. Dems are lying, thieven, racist, amoral aholes!! many are even worse!! just look at carlos danger, hildabeast, bill the serial rapist to name a few!!

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