Teri Kanefield
+ Your AuthorsArchive @Teri_Kanefield Author, lawyer (UC Berkeley) My threads are here: terikanefield-blog.com/ NBC News Opinion contributor Impeachment notes: impeachment-trump.com/ Oct. 30, 2019 1 min read

I’m reading the proposed Impeachment Inquiry Procedures for the Judiciary Committee (here:
 https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/ImpeachmentInquiryProceduresJudiciary.pdf  )

I found this one interesting👇

It makes sense to me.
Trump can’t hide documents AND call in his own witnesses.

Also, consider how it all worked out for the Democrats (and how much it hurt Trump) when all those witnesses refused to testify.

They didn't have to deal with hostile (or adverse) witnesses, and the witnesses likely to lie for Trump didn't show up.

*I meant the Democrats didn't have to deal with adverse witnesses.  https://dictionary.law.com/Default.aspx?selected=884 

Because so many witnesses were willing—and even eager— to testify, the obstruction backfired.

Suppose Trump refuses to hand over an unedited transcript. The House can prevent him from sending in witnesses to testify about the call.
He can't hide evidence, then try to distort it.
Or, this: "You're not cooperating. You don't get your own witnesses."

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