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The Senate Impeachment Trial Could Use a Little Secrecy

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Senate tradition comparative practice and democratic theory all support the use of secrecy in at least some phases of an impeachment trial
Senate tradition comparative practice and democratic theory all support the use of secrecy in at least some phases of an impeachment trial
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Former Senator Jeff Flake caused a minor stir earlier this fall when he stated that 'AT LEAST 35' Republican senators would vote to remove President Donald Trump from office—if they could do so in secret. Those 35 votes would almost certainly put the total tally well above the two-thirds mark required for an impeachment conviction.

Public proceedings would expose any Republican senators who indicate a willingness to convict, or even a willingness to acknowledge the seriousness of the charges, to recriminations from the president and his supporters. 

Private proceedings, Flake implied, would embolden some of those senators to turn on Trump. 

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Mr. President, it is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe his enemies. It bears noting that so fraught with malice was the phrase "enemy of the people," that even Nikita Khrushchev forbade its use, telling the Soviet Communist Party that the phrase had been introduced by Stalin for the purpose of "annihilating such individuals" who disagreed with the supreme leader.. #NoQuestionNow

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