The Constitution Doesn’t Give Presidents Any Protections During Impeachment

The Constitution Doesn’t Give Presidents Any Protections During Impeachment

Republicans’ defense of President Trump’s pressure campaign with Ukraine has so far been much more about process than substance. Trump’s allies have talked a lot about the unfairness of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, in which, as they tell it, Trump is a beleaguered defendant deprived of his due process rights. In the words of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Democrats have cut Trump’s lawyers “out of the process in an unprecedented way.”

Article URL : https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-rights-does-trump-have-in-the-impeachment-process/

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