By James Hirsen
An idea has been floated by Republican leaders to pass a
resolution that would fundamentally alter the impeachment record of President Trump.
The means that would be used to bring about the auspicious outcome is a
legislative approach commonly known as expungement. When finalized, the "impeached"
label would be amended in the record books, as would the "forever"
characterization attached to it by the House Speaker.
More than merely a sound
idea, expungement is a necessary one because of the fatally flawed process that
the House of Representatives used to pursue the impeachment of the president in
the first place. The impeachment inquiry began without a vote. The hearings
featured secret witness "auditions." The evidence produced was
largely inadmissible hearsay and opinion. And rules that were imposed during
the process prevented the accused from mounting a defense.
The above mentioned, as
well as other defects in due process, make it imperative for the GOP to re-take
the House of Representatives and for the new leaders to expunge the impeachment
of the president, which will thereby restore integrity to the record. [more...]