It is hypocritical, that while complaining about the “hyper-partisanship’” of Democrats (”Ben McAdams backs a sham procedure,” Nov. 6), Salt Lake County Republican Chair Scott Miller himself engages in that very conduct, as he propagates his own party’s mantra by repeating the false narrative that the president is deprived of due process.
Secret criminal investigations occur daily in this country. Grand juries are convened to meet in secret with prosecutors, investigators and witnesses behind closed doors. The subjects of those investigations do not have the right to ask questions or have representation. Yet, not one of them has a valid claim that their due process was violated. The time for representation and cross-examination comes in the trial phase — not the investigative phase.
It is precisely because the president has openly and repeatedly obstructed the rule of law that the committee properly began the process by gathering testimonial evidence behind closed doors. Let us not forget, that while they pretended to be locked out of the hearings for the purpose of a public spectacle for the ignorant, Miller’s Republicans are members of that committee. They, too, had the opportunity to question the witnesses. Well, at least those who did not disregard valid “due process” subpoenas at the behest of the president (obstruction).
It is ironic that Miller claims an absence of due process in the ongoing congressional inquiry of the president because the inquiry itself represents due process. The reason Miller does not cite a codified rule violation is because he can’t — no such violation exists.
It is not without notice that Miller calls the process a “sham,” yet fails to make any attempt to claim the president is innocent of wrongdoing. When one cannot refute the facts or the evidence, they are left with attacking the messengers (witnesses) and the process.
Craig Watson, North Salt Lake