I’ve taken a little look at the sixth amendment. As near as I can tell, the right to face your accuser only applies for defendants in criminal court. That means that the worst killer or rapist has the right to face his accuser. This includes victims as well as any witness.
There are three reasons for this. First, it is a verification that the witness exists. Without the sixth amendment, the prosecution can just make up the witness and claim he is real.
Second, the accused is able to question the witness. Believe it or not, some witnesses do lie. When the witness is put on the witness chair under oath, it gives the accused the ability to challenge the witness’s testimony. Strange as it seems, some witnesses don’t tell the truth. Sometimes they intentionally lie, even under oath.
Third, it gives the accused a chance to uncover motives. For instance, if the witness stands to gain a few million dollars by giving false witness, it might be a good thing for the jurors to consider during deliberations.
Unfortunately, President Trump does not have this right. He is not being tried in a criminal court. He is being railroaded by a bunch of dummycrats that hate him. Instead of a jury, if impeached, he will be judged by senators. There is no doubt in my mind that he will not be found guilty.
However, the false charges brought by the false witnesses are also being displayed (very selectively) before the public. Even if there is no impeachment, the falsities remain and the president never gets a chance to challenge any of it.
Hence, he is not even being treated as well as a serial killer.
May I remind you, we don’t even know if these whistleblowers exist? Assuming he does, we don’t know his motives. Finally, there is no opportunity for the president’s lawyers to challenge the accuracy of what they say.
Is this really the way to run an impeachment? I am sure that if our forefathers considered such a thing, they likely would have written the sixth amendment a little differently.
Then again, they likely never considered the likes of the dummycrats.