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Swalwell Slammed for Saying Trump's Conduct Proves He's Guilty

Rep. Eric Swalwell speaks during a House Judiciary Committee of the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump,
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calf., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 18 December 2019 09:52 AM

Rep. Eric Swalwell’s assertion that President Donald Trump's refusal to turn over the documents and allow witnesses to testify that House Democrats asked for in the impeachment inquiry means that he is guilty has sparked outrage from critics, Fox News reported on Wednesday.

Swalwell, a Democrat from California, told CNN on Tuesday that "Unless you send us (witnesses), we can only conclude that you're guilty because in America, innocent men don't conceal evidence... they are forthcoming and want to cooperate and the president is acting like a very guilty person right now."

Among those objecting to Swalwell's remarks was GOP Rep. Mark Meadows’ communications director Ben Williamson, who commented in a tweet that "I believe the Fifth Amendment was just repealed on live television.”  

Another reply on Twitter made a similar point, saying “Eric, odd thing about the US, you're innocent until proven guilty. Not his responsibility to prove he's innocent, your responsibility to prove he's guilty. Obviously you missed school that day!”

Trump has prevented several witnesses from testifying before Congress for the impeachment inquity, according to Fox.

These include acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, former national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Rep. Eric Swalwell’s assertion that President Donald Trump's refusal to turn over the documents and allow witnesses to testify that House Democrats asked for in the impeachment inquiry means that he is guilty has sparked outrage from critics . . .
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