An advisor to President Donald Trumps 2020 campaign says that House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) isnt providing due process to Trump in the impeachment inquiry.
Jenna Ellis, the Trump campaigns senior legal adviser, said during an appearance on Fox Newss “America News HQ” over the weekend that Nadlers letter to Trump inviting the president or his counsel to appear at upcoming committee hearings contained “interesting phrasing.”
“The really interesting phrasing in that letter is that Jerry Nadler is asking the president whether he intends to exercise specific privileges. That tells you all you need to know about the bias of this and that its not actually providing the president with robust due process,” she said.
“So basically all that Nadler is asking is are you going to play along with our completely biased and manipulated rules and specific privileges we give you that you have to play along with that, and were going to lie, cheat, and steal along the way, or are you going to decline to participate entirely and then we can say, oh hey thats your fault President Trump for not participating.”
Ellis asked host Ed Henry to imagine an accused person being offered a choice between a “biased hearing” or declining to participate completely and have the judge automatically find guilt.
“That is not due process, thats not constitutional, and the American people should not be convinced at all that Jerry Nadler is sincere here,” she said.
Henry wondered why Trump wouldnt send legal representatives to the hearing to present the presidents case.
“Why isnt he committing to saying, I am sending Jenna Ellis or another lawyer up there to make the case youre making to me right now?” he said.
Ellis said that “in a regular judicial proceeding where there is due process, the prosecutor and the judge are not the same person.” She alleged that Nadler and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) are being both prosecutors and judges in the inquiry. “If they really wanted to seek truth and fairness, they would allow an impartial arbRead More – Source