Why is it so hard to understand the current situation with the impeachment inquiry? Do not expect it to be like a court of law, it isn’t. It is an investigation. It is not a difficult concept folks. If you want to liken it to the criminal justice system, then look at it as being in the grand jury phase. No charges have been leveled yet. The grand jury is secret, the suspect (remember that they are not a defendant yet) does not sit in, nor do they have representation. This is all part of an investigation.
Stop trying to impede the process. If the president did nothing wrong, then the evidence will prove it right?
When the investigation phase concludes, the committee(s) may bring forth articles of impeachment. If they do, then they would be debated and voted upon by the full house.
For the sake of argument, the house votes to refer the articles to the Senate for trial.
If we had a Senate that still cared about the American system, and the rule of law, then the trial in the Senate would review the evidence, question and cross examine witnesses and review evidence.
When the trial ran through the process, the senators would vote. If guilty, then they move to the penalty phase.
In the penalty phase it could be censure, removal, or removal with disqualification from holding federal office.
The GOP needs to let the House do its duty and flow through the process. We know that Moscow Mitch is not going to let anything to happen to Trump, no matter what Trump does. He is a spineless piece of shit.
Remember, patriots believe in the justice system. They believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Impeachment is an accusation, not necessarily removal.