THE TOP LINE: Democrats are corrupting historic norms and processes in their desperation to impeach President Trump.

Impeachment is a grave responsibility. Process matters — not just to ensure that the President in question gets a fair shake, but because the American people must be able to trust the final results of the process.

However, in their rush to impeach President Trump, Democrats continue to show historic disregard for the House’s norms and processes.




THE BOTTOM LINE:  Democrats have no intention of providing President Trump with anything close to due process. Speaker Pelosi’s appointment of Adam Schiff to head up this investigation is just the latest in the Democrats’ disregard for process — Chairman Schiff had prior knowledge and involvement in the whistleblower complaint, grossly misrepresented the transcript at a public hearing, and never apologized for claiming he had “more than circumstantial evidence” that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. Through impeachment-by-press-conference, Speaker Pelosi has engineered her inquiry to arrive at a predetermined outcome.