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EBN

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Here, let me explain the Constitution for you


Article I, Section 2, Clause 5 of the Constitution gives the House of Representatives the sole power to bring charges against federal officers, including the President.

Article I, Section 3, Clause 6 gives the Senate the power to try an official facing impeachment charges stated in the articles.

In other words, the House is the prosecutor and the Senate is the jury. It's contingent upon the prosecutor to build a compelling case, including witness testimony.

For whatever reason, the House decided not to pursue witnesses that they now deem critical to making their case. For those who refuse to adhere to a subpoena, there's a judicial remedy for that. It's called Separation of Powers and it's a wonderful thing. The House chose not to pursue it and instead rushed forward Articles of Impeachment that they now themselves recognize are too weak to get the necessary 2/3 of the Senate to remove from office.

Hope that helps.

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Posted: 01/23/2020 at 1:53PM



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