Nancy Pelosi is not conducting an impeachment. She has turned the House into a modern day Star Chamber.
The President’s attorney sent the House a letter yesterday notifying them that Trump will not participate in the wildly unconstitutional Star Chamber like proceedings that Nancy Pelosi has misnamed an “impeachment inquiry.” I’ve included the text of the entire letter at the bottom of this post. I recommend that you read the entire letter.
The original “Star Chamber” was a dedicated Court that operated outside of the common law in Britain. It became infamous as a place of corrupt and secret proceedings running roughshod over individual rights in order to achieve the King’s desired ends rather than to administer justice. Parliament finally shut down this obscene “Star Chamber” of history in 1641, at the start of the English Civil War, which pitted Parliament against the King.
The spirit and lessons of the Star Chamber, however, are very much with us today. The Star Chamber served as a cautionary tale for our Founders when they were drafting the Constitution and Bill of Rights. And it seems to be serving as a script for Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats as they busily produce their impeachment theater.
The Star Chamber proceeding that Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff are running is not a search for the truth. This proceeding, which is without Constitutional predicate or due process protections, and is shrouded in secrecy, is designed, like the Star Chamber, to produce a desired result, truth and justice be damned. Don’t take my word for it, though. Below the fold you can find the full text of Pat Cippolone’s letter on behalf of the President, noting all of these issues and refusing to take any farther part in these farcical proceedings. I recommend that you read it the whole thing.