- Sep 2019
Basically it's just part of the investigation. Not the trial.Once again, the variants of "Due Process," as per the US Constitution, ONLY apply regarding the potential deprivation of a person's life or liberty or property.
And, a public servant's removal from office does NOT deprive someone of their life or liberty or property.
In short, the impeachment process is NOT a criminal trial, nor even a civil trial for that matter. Rather, it is a remedial tool that serves to effectively maintain constitutional government by removing individuals in which congress sees as being unfit for office.