Courts don't determine what qualifies as an impeachable offense. Congress does.
There is no evidence of wrongdoing and this would never be tried in a real courtWhy is it a “poor case”?
You think it’s unclear whether Trump engaged in a shakedown of Ukraine to force them to announce investigations that would help him politically?
You think it’s unclear whether he ordered his people to defy subpoenas for documents and testimony?
What’s “poor” about it?
Congress doesn't need the courts to compel testimony. A plain ole' congressional subpoena does the trick.Courts compel witnesses to testify. Can't read ?
The House Democrats didn't first ask the courts to compel witnesses to testify but instead jumped straight to declaring Trump's blocking their testimony an impeachable offense. So much for the separation of powers.
There is no executive privilege in impeachment hearings. Study your history. Besides, Trump has never formally used executive privilege.....because he knows it would be challenged and the Courts would rule against him.He is exerting executive privilege, just as Obama did before him, and preceeding presidents before Obama
he has, or he has not, used the power of his office to prevent persons from testifying?He did not invoke executive privilege. And he likely declined to do that because executive privilege cannot be used to shield evidence of illegal conduct. And it’s a question-by-question inquiry in any event. It’s not a tool to be used in an across-the-board coverup.
Wrong. Trump can prohibit Bolton from testifying.There is no executive privilege in impeachment hearings. Study your history. Besides, Trump has never formally used executive privilege.....because he knows it would be challenged and the Courts would rule against him.