McConnell says impeachment resolution does not meet the standard demanded by the Senate
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday slammed the House Democrats’ impeachment proceedings resolution, stating it “falls way short” and effectively elevates House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) to a “de facto special prosecutor.”The Supreme Court has often ruled that an unfair process denies the accused an ability to a defense on the merit. One of their more famous cases instituted the "Brady rule" which required the prosecution to give the accused any exculpatory evidence in their possession. Schiff has already shown an attitude of denying access to that and making up evidence.
As Breitbart News’ senior editor Joel Pollak writes, the measure’s proposed rules raise red flags about the probe’s fairness:
1. The resolution gives authority to the House Intelligence Committee that it has never had before.
2. The resolution does not provide the minority with equal subpoena power, as in the past.
3. The resolution waters down minority powers over the release of Intelligence transcripts.
4. The resolution does not compel the release of past testimony.
5. The resolution restricts the president’s right to be represented.
Following the text’s release, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham issued a statement unloading on House Democrats, branding their impeachment probe a “sham.”