Former Obama Official Demands House Democrats Start Round 2 And How He Wants It Done Is Insane
Neal Katyal who was an acting solicitor general under former President Barack Obama’s administration squealed on Thursday that it’s time for the second round of impeachment unless Trump is removed from office.
“If the Senate doesn’t vote to convict Trump, or tries to monkey [with] his trial, he could, of course, be retried in the new Senate should he win reelection,” the liberal attorney argued on Twitter. “Double jeopardy protections do not apply.”
Meaning, instead of digging up another BS reason to impeachment President Trump (hell they’ll do that anyway) the Democrats will use the same reasoning[Ukraine] again after he is acquitted. That is called double jeopardy, our judicial system and the American people have no tolerance for it. Hell, if you look at the new Monmouth poll the American people for the most have no tolerance for this round either.
Shortly after that tweet, Katyal followed-up saying, “if President Trump is not held accountable for repeatedly asking foreign powers to interfere in the 2020 presidential election,” it “could very well mark the end of our democracy.”
Impt note on future: If the Senate doesn’t vote to convict Trump, or tries to monkey w his trial, he could of course be retried in the new Senate should he win re-election. Double jeopardy protections do not apply. And Senators voting on impeachment in the next months know this.
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) December 5, 2019
Actually, I think what is tearing down our democracy is Democrats holding secret hearings in a bunker, conducting double jeopardy to try to convict a man that has been acquitted, and leaking fake news.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Katyal’s tweets came the same day that he argued in a Washington Post op-ed that House Judiciary Democrats were getting too caught up with procedure and evidence and that Trump should be impeached based only on the transcript of his July phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.
“[We] didn’t need these witness accounts, and we didn’t need the day-long contemplation of constitutional law that we got on Tuesday,” he wrote. “Because Trump’s solicitations of bribes are right there in the document released by the White House. The transcript is the smoking gun.”
I’m not sure what transcript Katyal read but the one that was released by the White House contained no such “smoking gun.” Matter of fact, the Democrats had to drop bribery from the articles of impeachment because there was no such quid pro quo.